At one point in Al Gore’s seminal 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth,” the former vice president laments that his tobacco-farming parents didn’t stop raising tobacco until after their beloved daughter Nancy died of lung cancer in Tennessee. “It’s just human nature to take time to connect the dots,” Gore says
Greta Thunberg has said that the world needs to learn the lessons of coronavirus and treat climate change with similar urgency.
Power outages compounded the misery of millions of people wilting in a heatwave across India and Pakistan on Friday, with experts blaming climate change for an early onset of roasting summer temperatures.
Climate scientists say heatwaves more frequent and more intense; Hundreds of deaths attributed to the heat in Portugal; Britain braced for hottest day on record; Temperatures reached 45.7˚C in Spain in recent days.
One of the interesting aspects of Open AI’s flip-flop over CEO Sam Altman is the financial angle. It was Altman who struck a deal with Microsoft and raised Open AI’s market value to $80 billion. When Altman was sacked by the now melted board of directors, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella offered Altman a job,
Boris Johnson is expected to apologise for “unquestionably” making mistakes in his handling of the pandemic during his appearance before the Covid Inquiry. But the former prime minister will argue that his controversial decisions ended up saving “tens if not hundreds of thousands of lives”.
The slow but inexorable pace of social change sometimes leaves political parties stranded. One hundred years ago on Wednesday, Labour won more seats than the Liberals in the general election, and six weeks later Ramsay MacDonald formed the first Labour government after negotiations in a hung parliament.
It’s so unfortunate that the Russia and Ukraine war is still going on despite heavy losses recorded from both sides. There is no solution to any conflict through the use of force and attacks. It’s the need of the hour to start meaningful peace talks so as to avoid any further human and financial losses