Extreme weather events are natural disasters that are inevitable and devastating. According to Germanwatch - a Germany-based non-profit, more than 526,000 people over the world died as a direct result of more than 11,500 extreme weather events during 1998-2017, and the total economic losses amounted to around US$3,47 trillion.With global warming, both the number and intensity … [Read more...] about Top 10 Countries Affected by Extreme Weather Events During 1998-2017 (Fatalities)
India is expected to surpass China to become the world’s most populous country by around 2027, according to the latest report “World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights”, released by the United Nations on 17 June 2019.At present, India is the second most populous country, with around 1.36 billion people. It is projected that India will have around 1.47 billion people by … [Read more...] about India Will Soon Overtake China As Most Populous Country, An Honor or Horror?
Over the next 30 years, Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is expected to double, adding an additional one billion people, said a new UN Population Division report released on 17 June 2019. It is further projected that the region’s population will still be rising fast at the end of the century, when the number of people in other regions on Earth will be reducing.The UN report … [Read more...] about Sub-Saharan Africa Population Will Double by 2050, Amazing or Alarming?
Nowadays, global warming has become a major environmental concern that has drawn public attention worldwide. To better understand the extent of the issue, a summary of key facts and statistics about climate change, complied from international reports, is present here.2018 was the hottest year in Europe and the Middle East on record and the fourth warmest year on Earth since … [Read more...] about Key Facts and Statistics About Climate Change on Earth
Negative impacts of climate warming are already being experienced globally. As set out by the IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming, limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels is necessary to prevent irreversible devastating changes. To achieve this goal will require reaching net zero CO2 emissions in most if not all countries by 2050.Several days ago, the … [Read more...] about Taking Care of Our Earth – A Global Agenda for Net Zero CO2 Emissions by 2050, UN Appeals