Tag: Climate

NEWS

UN Head — Cooperate Or Perish

António Guterres told world leaders at the opening of the Cop27 UN climate summit in Egypt on Monday: “We are in the fight of our lives, and we are losing … And our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible. “We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator.” He […]

NEWS

Centrist US Lawmaker Touts His Climate, Tax, Health Proposals 

WASHINGTON — A key centrist U.S. lawmaker, Senator Joe Manchin, on Sunday staunchly defended a legislative deal he negotiated that would affect an array of climate, health care, prescription drug, and tax policies, saying that in “normal times,” opposition Republicans would support it even though they are now uniformly lining up against it. Manchin told CNN’s “State of the Union” show […]

Jamaica

Jamaica The First To Launch Climate Risk Analysis Tool

Photo credit: JIS Rudranath Fraser Jamaica now has the capacity to conduct more informed climate risk analyses to better guide the public sector’s decision-making regarding future infrastructural investments. This follows the official launch of the Jamaica Systemic Risk Assessment Tool (J-SRAT) by the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Matthew Samuda, […]

COMMENTARY

Is Trump Telling Americans To Choke On Their Smoke?

President Trump, in his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, is not only giving the world his middle finger, but also unwittingly telling Americans to choke on their smoke. “Thus, as of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris Accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our […]

NEWS

Pipeline Project Failed Obama’s Climate Test

President Barack Obama has turned his back on the application to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. The President has frowned on the project as he believed it would not have served the “national interests” of the U.S. Over the years, this has been a hotly debated topic among environmentalists in the U.S. as well as a power play […]

NEWS

Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

The President, in his weekly address, called the nation’s attention to Earth Day. He posited that this is a day that one should not only celebrate and show appreciation for but ought to be reminded that the earth is the planet called home and ought to be protected. He lamented the fact that there’s no greater threat to our planet […]