UN issues severe climate warning ahead of summit

 The Independent 

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By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor

A study has revealed the emissions pledges agreed at the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009 are not enough to halt warmiThe world is now firmly on the path for dangerous climate change in the coming century, a major new assessment reveals today on the eve of the forthcoming UN climate conference which opens next week in Mexico. Continue reading UN issues severe climate warning ahead of summit

Hatoyama promises again to ease base burden on Okinawa after rally

Kyodo News

TOKYO, April 26 KYODO

Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama promised again Monday to try to alleviate the burden of hosting U.S. military facilities on people in Okinawa Prefecture and remove safety risks posed by a U.S. Marine base there, following the previous day’s massive protest rally in the village of Yomitan. Continue reading Hatoyama promises again to ease base burden on Okinawa after rally

After the massacre, the dilemma of Iraqi Christians

Independent Catholic News
“Iraqi Christians are now terrified and in shock. They are faced with a terrible dilemma: emigrate and save the lives of their loved ones, or stay in the country and witness to the faith, risking death.” This is what Fides has learned from Fr Vincent Van Vossel, CSSR, Superior of the Redemptorists in Baghdad, after the massacre that took place October 31 in the Syrian Catholic Church of Our Lady of Salvation. Continue reading After the massacre, the dilemma of Iraqi Christians

UN issues severe climate warning ahead of summit

The Independent
By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor

A woman poses in front of climate artwork in Copenhagen in 2009. The world is now firmly on the path for dangerous climate change in the coming century, a major new assessment reveals today on the eve of the forthcoming UN climate conference which opens next week in Mexico. (AFP/File/Adrian Dennis)

A study has revealed the emissions pledges agreed at the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009 are not enough to halt warming

The world is now firmly on the path for dangerous climate change in the coming century, a major new assessment reveals today on the eve of the forthcoming UN climate conference which opens next week in Mexico. Continue reading UN issues severe climate warning ahead of summit

Going Hungry in the Richest Nation on Earth

By Matthew O. Berger
WASHINGTON, Nov 24, 2010 (IPS) – While many U.S. residents prepare for their annual Thanksgiving feast Thursday, one in six are at risk of hunger – including a quarter of all children in the country.

Globally, 925 million people, or a little less than 15 percent of the world population, is undernourished. Ironically, Washington’s efforts to alleviate hunger abroad may be more successful than at home, analysts say. Continue reading Going Hungry in the Richest Nation on Earth