Daily Archives: September 11, 2022

GLOBALink | UN University report warns of rising interconnected disaster risks

New China TV – Sep 11, 2022

According to the “Interconnected Disaster Risks 2021/2022” report, the world has witnessed another record-setting year of catastrophic disasters, during which over 10,000 human lives were lost and an estimated 280 billion U.S. dollars in damages were incurred globally #GLOBALink

UN chief has ‘never seen climate carnage’ like Pakistan floods | Al Jazeera Newsfeed

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who is visiting flood-ravaged Pakistan, says he has “never seen climate carnage” on such a scale, blaming wealthier countries for contributing to the devastation.

WION Climate Tracker: UN Chief Guterres urges support for flood-hit Pakistan

WION – Sep 10, 2022

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has urged support for flood-hit Pakistan. He has blamed the situation on climate change and said, ‘never seen climate carnage on this scale’.

U.N. chief visits flood areas in Pakistan

Reuters – Sep 10, 2022

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres visited several areas of Pakistan ravaged by floods, as he rounded off a two-day trip to raise awareness of the disaster which has killed more than 1,391 people.

UN chief Guterres blames climate change for Pakistan floods | DW News

DW News – Sep 10, 2022

UN chief Antonio Guterres says floods that have left half a million people homeless in Pakistan are due to countries with high carbon emissions. Guterres said ignoring climate change amounted to collective suicide. His address from Pakistan came as the first US plane carrying humanitarian aid arrived in the country.

Pakistan flooding: UN chief urges global response | DW News

DW News – Sep 9, 2022

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday appealed for more global support for Pakistan as two months of rainfall has inundated large swathes of the country.

More than 1,391 people have been killed as Pakistan after record monsoon rains and glacier melt in northern mountains triggered devastating floods. Unprecedented loss of property, livestock, and crops, has impacted nearly 33 million people in the country.

“At this stage, food is one of the biggest requirements as people have lost everything,” Adil Sheraz, CARE Country Director Pakistan, told DW, highlighting other needs, including shelter, clean drinking water, medical supplies, and sanitation facilities.

Deadly earthquake rocks southwestern China – BBC News

BBC News – Sep 6, 2022

At least 65 people have been killed after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China, state media said.

The quake struck at 13:00 local time (05:00 GMT) on Monday in Sichuan province at a depth of 10km (6 miles).

The epicentre of the quake was at Luding, a town in a remote mountain region located about 226km southwest of Chengdu, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre.

Some 21 million people in Sichuan’s capital Chengdu were last week ordered to stay at home because of Covid rules.

Pakistan floods: more than 1300 dead and 33 million affected – BBC News

BBC News – Sep 7, 2022

Floods in Pakistan have affected around 33 million people and caused at least 1,343 deaths, the country’s National Disaster Management Agency said.

Water levels in the country’s biggest lake are starting to recede after monsoon rain caused it to be dangerously full, officials said.

Damaged infrastructure has been hampering aid and rescue operations, which cannot keep pace with demand.

Charles III proclaimed king in historic ceremony – BBC News

Sep 10, 2022

Trumpets and cries of “God save the King” were heard as Charles III was proclaimed monarch during an elaborate ceremony at St. James’s Palace.

Charles became king immediately after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, but a historic meeting formally confirmed his role on Saturday.

It is the first time that cameras have been inside this ceremony, the last of which took place over 70 years ago.

Who made these circles in the Sahara?

May 10, 2022

Someone left these marks in the sand. We had to find out who.

Deep in the Sahara, far from any towns, roads, or other signs of life, is a row of markings in the sand. There are dozens of them stretching for miles in a straight line in central Algeria, each consisting of a central point surrounded by a circle of 12 nodes, like numbers on a clock. And when we started making this video, no one seemed to know what they were.

We first saw the circles back in September 2021, after finding a Reddit post on r/WhatIsThis with coordinates asking what the circles could be. With just two upvotes and two commenters, it wasn’t exactly a lively discussion. But seeing the circles themselves on Google Earth was fascinating: They were eerily perfect in their shape and regularity, but so deeply isolated in the desert. We were hooked on finding an answer.

So we decided to make a video out of trying to solve the mystery, no matter where it took us. We documented every step of the process — from Zoom calls and web browser screen recordings to vlogs and field shoots — to show the reporting process from the inside out. And when we maxed out what we could learn on the internet, we handed over this story to a team in Algeria to take it all the way.


Check out the circles for yourself: https://www.google.com/maps/@27.27012…

Read Will K’s original post: https://www.reddit.com/r/Whatisthis/c…

Here’s the 1885 document that Melissa found: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi…

Read Dale Lightfoot on the sustainability of qanats: https://link.springer.com/article/10….

My interview with Marta Musso didn’t make the final cut, but you can check out her work on the history of the hydrocarbon industry and Algerian decolonization: https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1mt…

I also spoke to Roberto Cantoni, who wrote a great book that covers the same history: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapter…

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