OP-ED: What G7 leaders could have said, but didn’t

The world’s richest countries once again failed to agree to fund poorer countries in the climate change fight The four-day G7 summit in Cornwall ended with little cause for celebration from anyone worried about climate change. Most of the pledges that emerged were relatively old news, with the UK repeating its promise of 500 million […]

As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate

As summit ends, G-7 urged to deliver on vaccines, climate

The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises Sunday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making huge corporations pay their fair share of taxes and tackling climate change with a blend of technology and money. They want to show that international cooperation is […]

S Korea’s Moon heads for G7 summit overshadowed by China

South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Washington, US, May 21, 2021. REUTERS

South Korea is one of several guest nations invited to the G7 meeting as the rich democracies try to show the world they can still act in concert to tackle major crises by donating hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries and pledging to slow climate change. “We will show our leadership at […]

Study: Arctic sea ice thinning faster than expected

File Photo: An iceberg is pictured near the island of Kulusuk (also spelled Qulusuk), in the Sermersooq municipality on the southeastern shore of Greenland on August 17, 2019 AFP The analysis concluded the ice in the region is thinning at a rate 70% to 100% faster than the established consensus Sea ice in the Arctic’s […]

ED: We must protect the Sundarbans

Bangladesh has failed to recognize just how important the Sundarbans are Cyclone Yaas has come and gone and once again, it is the Sundarbans which has protected Bangladesh from the worst of its effects — something that it has done time and again with each and every tropical storm that hits Bangladesh. Yet, the forest […]

As rising ‘heat shocks’ ruin rice crops, Bangladesh faces hunger risk

Pakistan pins big hopes on small dams to help farmers beat drought

KISHOREGANJ DISTRICT, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Standing in his paddy field in northeast Bangladesh, Shafiqul Islam Talukder holds a handful of empty stalks – all chaff, with no rice grains. Two days of sudden, intensely hot air that swept across the country in April disrupted the rice’s growth, destroying the crop his family was […]

ED: Cutting down the methane

Matuail Landfill emits about four tons of methane gas into the atmosphere every single hour One of the major drivers of climate change in the world is methane, the impact of which is 80 times greater than that of carbon dioxide, and it is worrisome that Bangladesh has serious sources of methane emission across the […]