The seas are rising relentlessly but not the world leaders. It’s hot even in the Arctic but decision-makers are cool. Young people are on the streets protesting against inaction, but heads of states huddled together in Osaka, Japan for the G20 meeting with facile jokes, embarrassing handshakes and posed smiles.
The 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) brought together governments from around the world. Participants were expected to set out new goals and develop an action plan for nature over the next decade. The conference was held in Montréal, Quebec, the seat of the UNCBD
The zeal could not be more pronounced in the UAE, a country hosting cultures of over 200 nationalities, and which has a huge expatriate presence from Kerala.
The military rulers of Myanmar which had overthrown the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy in 2021 have now dissolved the NLD and other opposition parties that had refused to register their parties according to the new rules. The NLD and other parties argue that to fall in line
COVID-19 was already spreading widely around the world in February and early March of 2020 — well before many Americans had gotten the message that the disease was something to take seriously. Now, the New York Times has reported that staffers at the disease intelligence service at the Centers for Disease
The trial currently opposing Gwyneth Paltrow and a retired optometrist called Terry Sanderson should not be interesting. It’s a civil trial over an alleged ski collision. Sanderson filed it in 2019, claiming Paltrow skied into him, knocking him out and leaving him with multiple injuries, at an upscale Utah resort in 2016.
With the collapse of several banks in the last few weeks, many fear that their deposits aren’t safe and another financial crisis is looming. Worse, the fight in Washington over raising the debt ceiling threatens to strain the system still more. These two issues may seem worlds apart, but both flow from the same