Climate change could force a billion people from their homes by 2050, potentially triggering major health crises around the world, according to a new study.
Heatwaves are affecting many more vulnerable people, global warming is boosting the transmission of deadly diseases such as dengue fever, and damage to crops from extreme weather threatens hunger for millions of children.
Many governments are trying to cut their greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris climate agreement, though President Donald Trump has weakened the pact by saying the U.S., the world's second biggest greenhouse gas polluter after China, will pull out. "In addition, the number of people affected by heat waves has increased by about 125 million, reaching a record high of 175 million people exposed in 2015, the health consequences from heat stress or heat stroke to the worsening of a heart failure pre-existing or increased risk of kidney failure linked to dehydration". Labour productivity among farm workers fell by 5.3 per cent since the year 2000, mainly because sweltering conditions sapped the strength of workers in nations from India to Brazil.
Called "countdown on health and climate change: 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for the public health", this report intends to measure all of the years until 2030, the progress made to 40 key indicators regarding these two subjects.
87% of cities globally are in breach of World Health Organization air pollution guidelines - there were 803,000 premature and avoidable deaths in 2015 across 21 Asian countries.
Although the danger is clear, the authors say the good news is that the solution is quite straightforward: "We simply must stop burning fossil fuels and releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, transitioning to clean, renewable energy resources".
Nearly 200 nations will meet in Germany from Nov 6 to 17 to work on a "rule book" for the 2015 Paris climate agreement for shifting from fossil fuels.
Ford brought out factory driver and drifting legend Ken Block to show off the Drift Stick, and it looks like a whole bunch of fun. As a result, RS owners will be able to initiate slides that are very similar to the ones Block showcases in his Gymkhana videos .
American Airlines said its service between Tallahassee and Washington will be provided by 76 seat regional jets. American Airlines now operates nonstop service from Montgomery to Dallas, Texas and Charlotte, N.C.
Also, Google teases its viewers that only the sharp-eyed can see the "devilish details " the team inserted in them. Life can be spooky. "This Halloween, dress as your favourite character and do the Monster Mash", Google said.
Credit Suisse now expects Royal Mail to generate EBIT of £515mln, £444mln and £382mln in 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively. There are now 141,032,810 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 3,873,660.
On August 22 Deutsche Bank made no change to the stock rating of "Buy" but moved down the price target from $21.00 to $13.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 86,655 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,512,128.45.
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A draw is hardly a Greek tragedy for Valverde, yet he will no doubt feel this was a win that slipped through his side's hands. On the one occasion they did put the ball in the net, Denis Suarez's effort was correctly ruled out for offside.
Charlie Adam had stressed that he wants to stay at Stoke City but is also frustrated over his lack of first-team action. Deeney and Allen were booked after squaring up in injury time of Watford's 1-0 league defeat on Saturday .
Chunkzz director, Omar Lulu also confirmed the news of Mia Khalifa debuting in the mainstream cinema with a Malayalam movie. After ruling the porn industry for a brief period of time, former adult movie star Mia Khalifa now works as a journalist.
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Fisherman catches fish that grew around a drink wrapper
Though he said he hasn't seen anything like the Powerade wrapper before, he said the experience changed his outlook on litter. The sad series of images that Turnbull posted on Facebook is another reminder that our plastic waste never just "goes away".
Sunderland sack Grayson after torrid start to season
Ex-Preston North End manager Simon Grayson has been sacked by Sunderland after just four months in charge at the Stadium of Light. Changing that mentality after relegation is hard , but he will be back because there will be a lot of people interested in him.
Shahid Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali to REUNITE!
It's been 10 years since Imtiaz Ali and Shahid Kapoor gave Bollywood one of the best films of all time - Jab We Met . Their oh-so-cute pairing along with the master love storyteller Imtiaz Ali had truly created magic.
Kangana As Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai
Talking about her character, Kangana had told a daily, "But when you talk about Laxmibai, she was the general of an army". Seeing her adorn the regal ensemble, we must admit, we're absolutely in awe of her and can't wait for the film's release.
Stock Impressing Investors: Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN)
Sheehan now expects that the brokerage will earn $0.21 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.36. Opera Trading Capital purchased a new stake in shares of Huntsman Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at about $129,000.
Jaipur Municipal Corp. mandates National song, anthem for staff
A directive, issued on Monday, came into effect on Tuesday when all staffers of the JMC sang the national anthem in the morning. This would help in developing the habit of reaching the office on time and staying till the office closes, the mayor said.
Officers, firefighters dance to Thriller for kids with allergies
The Tarpon Springs agencies have now issued a challenge to other agencies to take the Thriller challenge to help spread awareness. They encourage having allergy-friendly treats or small toys available for trick-or-treaters that may be suffering from allergies.
Shots fired into vehicle with man, child inside on Pape Avenue
Police believe the suspect fled in a silver SUV with tinted windows and headed southbound on Pape Avenue from Withrow Avenue. According to police, the man was sitting in his auto with the child when a suspect walked up and fired at least four shots.