Daily Archives: October 29, 2022

Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 28, 2022

Democracy Now! Oct 28, 2022

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The dream of emission-free flying | Focus on Europe

DW News Oct 29, 2022

A French inventor has built a climate-friendly glider that has traveled 2,000 kilometers without emitting any CO2. It takes off, flies, and lands using only solar and wind energy. He’s hoping to transform the aircraft industry.

State of the Climate in Africa | World Meteorological Organization

State of the Climate in Africa


The State of the Climate in Africa report provides details of extreme weather and climate change impacts in the entire region, from the Sahara to the Serengeti and from coastal waters to mountain peaks.

It gives information on climate indicators including temperatures, ocean heat and acidification, sea level rise and glaciers, as well as on extreme events like tropical cyclones, heatwaves, drought, heavy precipitation and cold waves. It also highlights the impacts of the changing climate on agriculture and food security, migration and displacement, socioeconomic development, the environment and ecosystem services.

WMO CPDB Extranet – SoC_Africa_2021_SG-slides.pdf

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In bulletproof vests and helmets, Ukrainian farmers risk lives to plough fields • FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24 English – Apr 27, 2022

In the Zaporizhzhia region of Ukraine, farmer Yuri is getting ready for a day’s work ploughing fields. Before setting off, he puts on a bulletproof vest and a ballistic helmet. Since the Russian invasion on February 24, farming in this area near the frontlines has become a high-risk profession, but farmers like Yuri are determined to continue working in a sector vital to the Ukrainian economy.

Live: Russia suspends participation in Ukraine grain export deal • FRANCE 24 English

FRANCE 24 English – Oct 29, 2022

Russia has suspended participation in a UN-brokered deal to export agricultural produce from Ukrainian ports following attacks on ships in Crimea, TASS quoted the defence ministry as saying on Saturday. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).

Environmentalists in danger | DW Documentary

DW Documentary Oct 29, 2022

The fight against the destruction of nature is a dangerous one. Around the globe, people are risking their lives to protect the environment and climate. When environmentalists’ activities disrupt organized crime and other illegal profiteers, they are sued, threatened and even murdered. According to the organization Global Witness, 227 environmental activists were killed in 2020 alone, and the number of unreported cases is probably much higher.

In addition to environmentalists, indigenous people who fight illegal land grabs and journalists who report on environmental crimes are often also in grave danger. This documentary accompanies those for whom fighting for the environment is dangerous work. The filmmakers travel to Nigeria, a country known for its oil wealth. But in parts of the Niger Delta, people suffer due to leaking oil pipelines.

Huge areas are contaminated with oil, leading to empty fishing nets, polluted water, contaminated fields and a high mortality rate. Many people are starving. And they are as good as defenseless, because anyone who resists the oil mafia is threatened or even killed.

In Peru, non-governmental organizations and indigenous people are up against international corporate interests that exploit the rainforest. Illegal palm oil, cocoa and coffee plantations are tearing huge holes in the jungle. Added to this is the overexploitation of tropical timber and, more recently, the production of cocaine. For those who want to protect the Amazon rainforest, the work is extremely dangerous. In Europe, too, the pressure on environmentalists is growing.

Due to an increase in timber and energy prices, illegal logging in Romania’s forests is becoming more and more profitable for criminals. And those who work to uncover the illegal business live in fear of retribution.

The WMO State of the Global Climate in 2021 – English

World Meteorological Organization – WMO

– May 18, 2022

Four key climate change indicators – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification – set new records in 2021. This is yet another clear sign that human activities are causing planetary scale changes on land, in the ocean, and in the atmosphere, with harmful and long-lasting ramifications for sustainable development and ecosystems, according to the World Meteorological Organization. https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press…

WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin – October 2022

World Meteorological Organization – WMO– Oct 26, 2022

World Meteorological Organization

Climate change threatens livelihoods in Africa | DW News

DW New – Oct 29, 2022
Across the African continent, extreme weather caused by climate change is upending people’s lives – forcing them to flee their homes and pushing millions into hunger and starvation. There are grim, new figures from the World Meterological Organisation: They say Africa is warming faster than any other place in the world, and with that agricultural productivity is declining. The rise in sea levels is increasing along the African coastline at a higher rate than the global average, threatening low-lying coastal cities. Extreme weather events like floods and droughts are increasing in frequency and intensity killing thousands of people. Large swathes of Africa are already experiencing acute drought.

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A 30 year history of UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre

UN Environment Programme – Oct 29, 2022

The International Environmental Technology Centre’s vision is for countries to implement sustainable solutions to environmental challenges, with focus on holistic waste management. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) is located in Osaka, Japan. IETC was established in 1992, as a follow-up to Decision 16/34 of the UN Environment Governing Council. Learn more: www.unep.org/ietc