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Ciepło, zimno i śmierć w oczach mediów
Published by Listy z naszego sadu
Zabarwione politycznie relacje o temperaturach tego lata dają wiele żaru, ale mało światła.
“Zabójcze fale upałów stają się częstsze z powodu zmiany klimatu” - oznajmia CNN. “Fale skrajnych upałów zmienią nasz sposób życia. Nie jesteśmy gotowi” - ostrzega TIME.
Jedne relacje są bardziej sensacyjne niż inne, ale wszędzie jest ten sam temat: niebezpieczne fale gorąca będą częstsze i ostrzejsze z powodu globalnego ocieplenia.
California is handling climate change all wrong
Published by Los Angeles Times
Gov. Jerry Brown has won praise for promising that California will live up to the Paris accord despite President Trump’s withdrawal from the treaty. He also signed a climate deal with China last month, and has unveiled plans for a global climate summit in San Francisco next year. Earlier this week, California lawmakers voted to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program for another 10 years.
The message is clear: With a few other states, California is going it alone — an approach that is popular locally and resonates with much of the world.
The pure cruelty of food aid cuts
Published by New York Daily News
Proposed cutbacks to nearly all nonmilitary spending in the Trump administration’s budget proposal have generated strong opposition from a range of groups. Cuts to teacher training and education grants agitate teacher unions; decreases to agricultural subsidies are criticized by congressmen representing farmers; disability advocates decry plans to tighten insurance criteria.
One proposed cut does not have a powerful U.S. advocacy group fighting against it — yet the money is one of the best ways of helping improve the lot of humanity.
Learning from Malaria
Published by Project Syndicate
It is one of the best untold stories in the annals of development: great strides have been made against malaria, a disease that was once endemic across the world and, more recently, has remained the scourge of developing countries. Over the last 15 years, more than six million lives have been saved. Even better, the lessons of that success can – and therefore should – be applied to other great development challenges.
Paris não é a solução
Published by Negócios
Trump merece ser criticado por abandonar o acordo climático de Paris sem nenhum plano de acção alternativo. Mas, ignorando a realidade, o resto do mundo não está a fazer muito melhor.
A decisão do presidente Donald Trump de retirar os Estados Unidos do Acordo de Paris deixa o país sem uma política para o aquecimento global. Isso é alarmante. Mas a resposta do mundo – redobrar os esforços, em oposição a Trump – também deve causar preocupação.
Heat-death hysteria: the wrong reason to fight climate change
Published by New York Post
Politically tinged coverage of summer temperatures offers a lot of heat but not much light.
“Deadly heat waves becoming more common due to climate change,” declares CNN. “Extreme heat waves will change how we live. We’re not ready,” warns TIME.
Some stories are more sensationalist than others, but there is a common theme: Dangerous heat waves will increase in frequency and ferocity because of global warming.
Mudar a narrativa sobre o Haiti
Published by Negócios
Priorizar os problemas e, em seguida, concentrar-se nas soluções mais eficazes, é uma narrativa que beneficiaria todos os países.
Determinar prioridades, no que respeita à despesa, é difícil em qualquer país. Mas é especialmente desafiador no Haiti, onde, depois de anos de divisões políticas, um governo recentemente eleito está a ter dificuldades em impulsionar a economia e melhorar o bem-estar da população, vendo-se confrontado com as consequências prolongadas do terramoto de 2010.