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Climate Change Behind Africa Cholera Surge, Top Health Officials Say
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Climate Change Behind Africa Cholera Surge, Top Health Officials Say

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the continent’s chief health advisory body, has tied the worst outbreak of cholera in three years to climate change, saying adverse weather is raising the risk of this disease faster than in the rest of the world. That’s as floods in Democratic Republic of Congo — and across...

Carbon Colonialism, COP28 and the Climate Crisis
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Carbon Colonialism, COP28 and the Climate Crisis

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan Dubai, UAE – More than 100,000 people have descended on the United Nations climate summit here in Dubai, making it the largest ever. The goal of COP28, the 28th annual “Conference of Parties” to the climate negotiations, is to halt catastrophic climate change. As the impacts of the climate emergency become increasingly...

“Historic” or “Historic Failure”? Fossil Fuels at COP28
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“Historic” or “Historic Failure”? Fossil Fuels at COP28

Another climate change COP has come and gone. As has become quite common by now, a complex set of intergovernmental negotiations are ultimately reduced to a fight over one particular issue. At the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, UAE (COP28), this issue was the phasing out of fossil fuels. The decision adopted in Dubai...

Beyond Borders and Billionaires at COP28: Rethinking Elite Accountability for Climate Justice
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Beyond Borders and Billionaires at COP28: Rethinking Elite Accountability for Climate Justice

At least of 25% of the billionaires who participated as representatives at COP28 have amassed their wealth through sectors like petrochemicals, mining, and beef production. The collective net worth of the 34 billionaires that were present totaled approximately $495.5 billion. Introduction The global community is currently facing twin conundrums of the escalating climate crisis and...

Was COP28 a Success? Depends On Who You Ask
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Was COP28 a Success? Depends On Who You Ask

COP28 was a success—but only if we’re grading on a very lenient curve. The United Nations’ climate summit known as COP28 concluded last Wednesday in Dubai, and the results represented a landmark—only observers can’t seem to decide if it was good or bad. President of COP28, Emirati official, and UAE state oil concern chief Sultan Al-Jaber was...

Biggest climate deniers, blockers, and fossil fuel PR firms attend COP28
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Biggest climate deniers, blockers, and fossil fuel PR firms attend COP28

Shills for Chevron, Exxon, Shell, and Total among those at UN climate talks DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Fossil fuel corporations aren’t the only ones flooding climate talks. As analysis by Corporate Accountability finds, some of the fossil fuel industry’s most vocal surrogates for climate denial and propaganda are well-represented. What’s more, these climate obstructors have...

COP28 draft agreement drops phaseout of fossil fuels
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COP28 draft agreement drops phaseout of fossil fuels

A draft agreement from the UN’s COP28 climate summit has dropped references to the phaseout of fossil fuels, triggering a backlash from countries that accuse Saudi Arabia and other petrostates of thwarting efforts to tackle global warming.The document, which will have to be agreed on by almost 200 countries at the summit in Dubai, sets...