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The climate change has a price tag and it could be expensive for the world, the increasing greenhouse gas emissions will exert a growing economic impact on countries leading to price rises, slow-paced technological changes, and slow growth in per-capita incomes. In this exclusive series, we highlight the various climatic and growth scenarios, analysis of economic and environmental costs, damaging eco-systems, changes in socio-economic structures and living situations.

Climate Change Series

Why some green policies can actually harm progress on climate change

Feb 04, 2020 13:06 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Youd be forgiven for thinking that businesses are racing ahead in the green transition. After all, big corporations like Sainsburys and Microsoft have made public announcements about going carbon neutral, or even carbon...

Climate Change Series

Media 'impartiality' on climate change is ethically misguided and downright dangerous

Feb 03, 2020 12:31 pm UTC| Insights & Views

In September 2019, the editor of The Conversation, Misha Ketchell, declared The Conversations editorial team in Australia was henceforth taking what he called a zero-tolerance approach to climate change deniers and...

Climate Change Series

Climate change, pollution and urbanization threaten water in Canada

Feb 03, 2020 12:20 pm UTC| Nature

In recent years, the daily news has been flooded with stories of water woes from coast to coast to coast. There are melting glaciers and ice sheets in northern and western Canada and lead in drinking water in the older...

Climate Change Series

Why we should be wary of blaming 'overpopulation' for the climate crisis

Jan 29, 2020 07:19 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The annual World Economic Forum in Davos brought together representatives from government and business to deliberate how to solve the worsening climate and ecological crisis. The meeting came just as devastating bush fires...

Climate Change Series

UN ruling could be a game-changer for climate refugees and climate action

Jan 29, 2020 06:44 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The recent ruling by the United Nations that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change is a potential game-changer not just for climate refugees, but also for...

Climate Change Series

Climate crisis: how to make space for 2 billion trees on a crowded island like the UK

Jan 29, 2020 06:14 am UTC| Nature

The UKs official climate advisor, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), recently published a report outlining how to reduce the 12% of greenhouse gas emissions that come from land use by two thirds by 2050. Alongside...

Climate Change Series

Climate crisis: we are not individuals fighting a faceless system – we are the system that needs to change

Jan 24, 2020 05:39 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Climate change no longer seems just a future threat. In 2019, major fires in Australia, Russia and California burned over 13.5 million hectares of land an area four times greater than the size of Belgium. Major floods and...

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Economy

Afghanistan inks $160 million solar and wind power deal with US, Turkey, India.

Afghanistan signed a $160 million solar photovoltaic and wind power project deal with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Turkey, and India that will bolster its grid by 110 megawatts in the next 16...

UAE, Israel eye energy, infrastructure cooperation

The energy ministers of the UAE and Israel explored possible investment opportunities in energy, infrastructure, oil, gas, and renewable energy in a video call on Wednesday. The two countries also focused on advanced...

S. Korean healthcare and cosmetics exports surge 42% in August

South Korea exported US$1.69 billion worth of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and medical devices in August, up 42 percent from a year ago. According to data from the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), the...

CaixaBank's acquisition of Bankia to create Spain's largest bank

CaixaBank will acquire state-owned Bankia in an all-share deal that would create Spains largest bank with total assets exceeding $786.6 billion. The deal will help the companies tackle dwindling profitability due to the...

Dubai’s DP World to work with Israel’s DoverTower in bid for Haifa Port

Dubai state-owned DP World is teaming up with Israels DoverTower in a joint venture that will bid in the privatization and to conduct a study on opening a direct shipping line between the two Middle East states. Haifa...

Politics

Joe Biden Nomination: UK Labor MP Chris Bryant nominates former VP for Nobel Peace Prize

Joe Biden faces off with Donald Trump in the first of three presidential debates, which could help him maintain his steady lead in the public opinion polls in several swing states. Along with his opponent, Biden has also...

Donald Trump announcement: POTUS reveals plan to distribute 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests

The United States is still struggling with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with millions infected and over 200,000 Americans dead from the disease. This week, Donald Trump announced his administrations plan of distributing...

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump could face imprisonment, says former Watergate prosecutor

White House adviser Ivanka Trump was among the names dropped in the New York Times piece that revealed her father Donald Trumps financial records. Nick Akerman, who served as a prosecutor during the Watergate proceedings,...

Melania Trump, Jill Biden meet for the first time at first presidential debate

First lady Melania Trump often keeps a low profile when it comes to her husband Donald Trumps campaigning for reelection, having only made her case for him at the Republican National Convention. With Donald Trump facing...

Science

Asteroid alert: Rock similar to Chelyabinsk meteor to pass by Earth today

There is a very minute chance of an asteroid posing a threat to Earth, especially in recent years. One asteroid is set to make its approach to Earth today but will not pose a threat to the planet. Known as 2020 SV5, the...

NASA: Chandra X-Ray Observatory turns images of Milky Way galaxy into sound

Astronauts and scientists are the only ones who have been able to hear the sounds of space and the universe. Now, everyone can be able to hear what the Milky Way sounds like thanks to NASAs Chandra X-Ray...

Aliens: ROCOSMOS astronaut claims first meeting will intelligent extraterrestrial life forms would be diplomatic

Even as space agencies are looking for signs of life in the form of microbes, there may still lie the possibility of meeting actual extraterrestrials or intelligent beings outside Earth. In case the latter happens, a...

NASA releases image of the universe taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

We have long known that the universe is massive, larger than we could ever imagine. However, it does pose the question as to how big it actually is, and NASA has released a photo capturing the universe we live in in its...

Technology

Motorola Razr 2020 arrives on Oct. 2 with up to $700 discount on T-Mobile

The Motorola Razr 2020 is almost here, and T-Mobile appears to have one of the best offers that could get its customers up to 50% discount. It is also worth noting that the upcoming smartphone will have a number of specs...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ last phase of development sends CD Projekt Red in a crunch

CD Projekt Red has maintained that Cyberpunk 2077 will remain in its current release date set in November. With just more than a month left, however, a report emerged claiming the studio has required its developers to work...

iOS 14.2 beta 2 code hints at iPhone 12 boxes not having free EarPods

A recent update on the iOS 14 has reportedly contained codes that seem to correspond with an earlier about the iPhone 12. The codes in question dropped a crucial word and now suggests the new smartphones will be shipped...

‘Mass Effect: Legendary Edition’ is delayed to ‘early 2021’

The Mass Effect trilogy in its remastered state has been on top of the wish list of its avid fans for years. Unfortunately, they will need more patience as the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is now reportedly scheduled for...

‘Final Fantasy 16’ gets provisional M age rating

More information is being released since Final Fantasy 16 was announced during the PlayStation 5 event earlier this month. One of them includes its age rating that indicates the titles content, visuals, and gameplay are...
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