"African Leaders Call For New Global Taxes To Fund Climate Change Action"

"African leaders on Wednesday proposed new global taxes and reforms to international financial institutions to help fund climate change action in a declaration that will form the basis of their negotiating position at November's COP28 summit."

Source: Reuters, 09/07/2023

"Climate-Linked Ills Threaten Humanity"

"The floods came, and then the sickness.

Muhammad Yaqoob stood on his concrete porch and watched the black, angry water swirl around the acacia trees and rush toward his village last September, the deluge making a sound that was like nothing he had ever heard. “It was like thousands of snakes sighing all at once,” he recalled.

Source: Washington Post, 09/06/2023

"‘Alarming’ Scale Of Marine Sand Dredging Laid Bare By New Data Platform"

"One million lorries of sand a day are being extracted from the world’s oceans, posing a “significant” threat to marine life and coastal communities facing rising sea levels and storms, according to the first-ever global data platform to monitor the industry."

Source: Guardian, 09/06/2023
September 29, 2023

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