Cop27 should lead by preparing us for an over-heated world

30 November 2022 – Mukesh Kapila First published, 13 November 2022 on The National News Limiting global warming to 1.5°C is no longer possible. We must prepare to endure difficult times ahead Flood-affected people wait for food distributed by army troops in a flood-hit area of Punjab, Pakistan, on August 27. AP The 27th ConferenceContinue reading “Cop27 should lead by preparing us for an over-heated world”

What Climate ‘Code Red’ Means for Africa

There is much talk on the #ClimateCrisis. And the impacts of #globalwarming take on existentialist proportions for the most poor and vulnerable on the planet. Especially so for peoples in #Africa as their continent is warming slightly faster and their sea levels rising slightly more than elsewhere, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. What will happen there?

Hindsight 2020 as Foresight 2021: The world in the rear view mirror is closer than it may appear

Hindsight 2020 and Foresight 2021 are much the same. This critical “review of reviews” analyses the true state of the world at the end of this tumultuous year and posits that the next year will be much the same. Can #COVID19 be fully blamed for all the world’s afflictions? Before the pandemic the world was already crumbling fast and progress on all fronts of development, environment, health, humanitarian and human rights had faltered or regressed. To make future progress self and collective delusions have to be torn away to grip the sad realties most people are mired in and the tough challenges we face