Climate activists hold placards as they march during a protest in London. File
Floods, earthquakes, bushfires have become the order of the day – and it is not confined to one particular country or area as would happen in the past.
In a world of increasing connectivity, nature seems to be unleashing a disaster streak that links a good number of areas in the globe.
Now to collect data that can help presage drastic weather changes and keep people abreast of research in climate change, Air New Zealand is converting one of its domestic aircraft into a flying environmental monitor as part of a world-first project with Nasa.
According to a report in a section of the Australlian media, New Zealand's national carrier will install satellite receivers on one of its Bombardier Q300 turbo-prop aircraft, which will then collect environmental data for Nasa's Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System as it flies between 19 different airports around the country.
An Air New Zealand Bombardier Q300, will be used for the project.
The Nasa programme consists of eight small satellites measuring wind speeds around the globe by tracing GPS and other signals reflected from the ocean and uses that to predict cyclones and hurricanes, the report said.
The project is the first time a commercial airline has worked with a Nasa earth science mission.
While most of her peers are preparing for university or enjoying summer vacation, 17-year-old Howey Ou is braving intimidation and criticism in China to save the world from climate catastrophe.
Greta Thunberg has said that the world needs to learn the lessons of coronavirus and treat climate change with similar urgency.
Researchers also hope to learn whether larger rewards will encourage more citizens away from their cars.
Climate activists placed more than 2,000 pairs of children's shoes in neat rows across London's Trafalgar Square on Monday to demand the British government stop bailing out carbon intensive industries that pollute the environment.
British and European Union negotiators have the options in front of them to conclude a Brexit free-trade deal this week, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin was quoted as saying on Tuesday, expressing hope that they would succeed.
Dr Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesperson for the UAE Government said, “The vaccine is currently given to our first line defenders because they are more vulnerable to infection than others, and to the elderly and people with chronic diseases."
The rally in the city of Multan was held a day after police, on orders from the government, carried out the arrests and banned the gathering, defending the move as necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan.