Thirsty in Paradise: Water Crises Are a Growing Problem Across the Caribbean islands

Thirsty in Paradise: Water Crises Are a Growing Problem Across the Caribbean islands

Editorial credit: Angga Budhiyanto / Shutterstock.com By Farah Nibbs | The Conversation In the popular imagination, the Caribbean is paradise, an exotic place to escape to. But behind the images of balmy beaches and lush hotel grounds lies a crisis, the likes of which its residents have never experienced. Caribbean islands are in a water crisis, […]

Webinar: Air Pollution and Hearth Health / 19 April 2024, 10:00-12:00pm (ET)

Webinar: Air Pollution and Hearth Health / 19 April 2024, 10:00-12:00pm (ET)

Photo courtesy: PAHO Context This webinar is jointly organized by the Climate Change and Environmental Determinants of Health Unit, which belongs to PAHO’s Department of Social and Environmental Determinants for Health Equity, and the Subregional Coordination Program for the Caribbean (SPB-CRB), WHO Air Quality, Energy and Health Unit, and the World Health Federation. The event will be […]

“You Are Failing Us” Arctic Youth Ambassador Charitie Ropati Admonishes Global Leaders

“You Are Failing Us” Arctic Youth Ambassador Charitie Ropati Admonishes Global Leaders

Photo courtesy: Charitie Ropati By Lyndon Taylor Arctic Youth Ambassador and Girl Rising Fellow Charitie Ropati has called on global leaders to take action and do what needs to be done to transition away from fossil fuels. Delivering one of the keynote presentations at the opening session of the 2024 UN Partnership Forum organized by […]

Extreme Heat: How Major Cities, Including NYC, Are Responding in the Era of Climate Change

Extreme Heat: How Major Cities, Including NYC, Are Responding in the Era of Climate Change

By JR Holguin BROOKLYN, NY: As extreme heat incidents surge across the country, officials from three major U.S. cities – Phoenix, Miami, and Los Angeles – convened in a recent virtual news conference by the Ethnic Media Services (EMS) to spotlight their individual strategies to tackle the heat menace. A Startling Surge in Heat-Related Deaths […]

How Climate Change Changes Us

How Climate Change Changes Us

By Selen Ozturk | Sep 19, 2023 As climate change alters temperatures and weather patterns worldwide, it also alters our lives socially, politically and spiritually, climate experts shared at an EMS briefing. The social cost of climate change Hannah Hess, Associate Director of the Denver, Colorado-based Climate Impact Lab, noted that the financial cost of […]

Not a Moment to Waste: Small Island States Must Defend Themselves

Not a Moment to Waste: Small Island States Must Defend Themselves

By Sir Ronald Sanders Call me a cynic, but years of participation in negotiations between developed and developing countries have schooled me to be cautious about grand announcements and promises. The devil is usually in the details. Experience has taught me to remain hopeful, but to be vigilant in ensuring the commitments, pledges and promises […]

The OAS is Broke and Broken

The OAS is Broke and Broken

(In replacement of his weekly commentary, Sir Ronald Sanders has provided the following statement made at the OAS General Assembly in Peru on 6 October., 2022) As we meet at this 52nd regular session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, the OAS is financially broke. We are trying to run an […]

‘We Are Not Drowning, We Are Fighting’: Countries Vulnerable to Climate Disaster Issue Rallying Cry

‘We Are Not Drowning, We Are Fighting’: Countries Vulnerable to Climate Disaster Issue Rallying Cry

By Sam Meredith, CNBC GLASGOW, Scotland — World leaders, campaigners and environmental activists representing people most threatened by climate change issued a defiant “warrior cry” at the COP26 summit on Monday: Do not compromise on 1.5 degrees Celsius. World leaders and delegates representing almost every country have convened in Glasgow, Scotland for U.N.-brokered climate talks, […]

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