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28.12.2023 Taut Bataut

Recently, the 28th edition of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Climate Conference was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with more than70,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries in attendance. Despite its significant scale and global representation, concerns regarding the effectiveness of COP conferences in addressing climate change persist. COP conferences have been held annually since 1995, with the overarching goal of preventing dangerous human interference with the climate system…

06.12.2023 Simon Chege Ndiritu

Amidst wild claims that the world has only up to 2030s to prevent civilization’s collapse due to global warming and climate change, it is puzzling that Biden proposed the construction of an oil pipeline from the Middle East to Europe to cement continued use of fossil fuel, and accompanying CO2 emissions many decades into the future. Again, Biden did not propose harnessing the abundant solar energy in the Middle East’s deserts and transferring it to Europe, if the promise of green solar energy is to be taken seriously…

25.11.2023 Taut Bataut

Rishi Sunak’s recent policy changes and the decision to push back key climate commitments have raised serious concerns about the UK’s commitment to fighting the climate crisis. In light of this, the Just Stop Oil protests have gained prominence as they demand immediate action to address the nation’s contribution to the climate problem. Sunak’s U-turn on climate policies, including the delay in phasing out petrol and diesel cars and gas boilers, has prompted a divisive reaction from various quarters, with environmentalists and climate scientists expressing dismay while …

21.10.2023 Viktor Goncharov

On 10 September, unprecedented Storm Daniel struck the eastern coast of Libya, producing waves as high as a two-story house, which overwhelmed two dams and, sweeping away houses, bridges, cars and people in its path, flooded the city of Derna with a population of 100,000 people. According to experts, such downpours only happen once every 100 years. As of 11 October 4,333 people were reported dead and approximately 8,000 others missing. 70 per cent of civilian infrastructure was destroyed, including 95 per cent of educational institutions. 42 thousand residents of this region were displaced after losing their homes. In total, this flood caused more than two billion dollars in damage…