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  1. Salvadoran Rural Communities Face Climate Injustice

    - Inter Press Service

    TECOLUCA, El Salvador, Nov 30 (IPS) - For farmers in the valleys below the 15 de Septiembre hydroelectric plant in central El Salvador, the rains bring floods. Now that the rains are more unpredictable, the loss of crops and disruption of fishing are even more devastating as they deal with erratic climate-change-induced flooding.

    For decades, poor fishing and farming communities in southern El Salvador have paid the price for the electricity generated by one of the country's five dams, as constant and sometimes extreme rains cause the reservoir to release water that ends up flooding the low-lying area where the families live.

  2. I Want to Live On Documentary Premiere on Kazakhstan Nuclear Test Survivors

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (IPS) - This week in New York, nuclear arms and the efforts to abolish these weapons will reign paramount. Since its adoption in 2017 and its subsequent implementation in 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has been signed by over 90 Member States, 69 of whom have ratified or acceded to it.

  3. Rich Distort Climate Problems, Offer Self-Serving Solutions

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 29 (IPS) - Many in the wealthy West have misrepresented the causes of global warming, offering false solutions while claiming the high moral ground. This distracts attention from how they became wealthy while emitting greenhouse gases.

  4. Oceans: Our First Line of Defense Against the Impacts of Climate Change

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEREY BAY, California, Nov 29 (IPS) - Just a few weeks ago, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres opened the Climate Ambition Summit with a warning that by failing to act on the climate crisis, he said “humanity has opened the gates of hell.” Could not say it more strongly. And he also said, as you may recall, we’re moving “toward a dangerous and unstable world.”

  5. Impact of ‘failed promises’ on climate, evident in Antarctica: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

    - UN News

    The impact of “failed promises” to address the rapid rise in global temperatures is strikingly evident in Antarctica in the South Pole, according to the UN Resident Coordinator in Chile.

  6. Right Here, Right Now: ECWs USD 150 Million Climate Appeal to Save Children at Risk

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Nov 28 (IPS) - A catastrophic surge in the frequency, intensity, and severity of extreme weather events has placed children on the frontlines of climate emergencies. Nearly half of the world’s children, or one billion, live in countries at extremely high risk from the effects of the climate crisis. Most of these children face multiple vulnerabilities.

  7. Explainer: What’s COP28 and why is it important?

    - UN News

    Global temperatures continue to reach record levels and, as the year draws to a close, the diplomatic heat is rising as all eyes turn to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where world leaders are meeting from 30 November to 12 December, to chart an ambitious way forward in the global fight against climate change.

  8. Latin America Heads to COP28 with Insufficiently Ambitious Goals

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Nov 27 2023 (IPS) - Throughout 2023, Latin America has suffered heat waves, long, intense droughts, destructive floods and devastating hurricanes – phenomena related to the effects of a climate crisis derived mostly from the burning of fossil fuels.

  9. Dear World Leaders, Are You Listening Now?

    - Inter Press Service

    TORONTO, Canada, Nov 27 (IPS) - Another year and another UN climate change conference. As our ‘world leaders’ prepare for two air-conditioned weeks of wrangling at COP28 in Dubai later this month, forgive us for sounding underwhelmed, despairing, and even cynical about these annual jamborees where actions rarely match promises.

  10. U.S.-China Climate Agreement: A Leap Forward in Global Climate Cooperation

    - Inter Press Service

    CAIRO, Nov 27 (IPS) - The recent U.S.-China summit on November 15 in San Francisco, against a backdrop of low expectations, surprisingly made significant strides with the unveiling of the “Sunnylands Statement on Enhancing Cooperation to Address the Climate Crisis.” This agreement, the result of two years of negotiations between climate envoys John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua, represents a considerable advancement following the 2021 joint declaration at the Glasgow Climate Summit.

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