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People are not having children ‘because of Climate Change’

People are not having children ‘because of Climate Change’

Environment, Featured, Health, Specials
An investigation by Voice of London has revealed that climate change is becoming a more important factor behind the decision of some people not to have children. Even though the discussion around Global Warming has increased significantly in recent times, the effort we - as human race - are putting to tackle it is mostly inappropriate, as recent studies show. The World Meteorological Organization has recently claimed that “2018 is on course to be the 4th warmest year on record. This would mean that the past four years – 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 – are also the four warmest years in the series.” A group of 13 US governmental agencies led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a study last month warning on the effect that climate change may have on the
US military officer to VoL: “There should be a pause on people having children”

US military officer to VoL: “There should be a pause on people having children”

Environment, Health
An investigation by Voice of London has revealed how an increasing number of people consider climate change one of the main reason they do not have children. In an exclusive interview for VoL, Ellen, 29, US military officer said: “There should be a pause on people having children. And that’s a sacrifice that should be made. I can’t tell everybody what to do, but I do wish that families would take a second to think about whether or not they are going to have their biological children and maybe make the sacrifice not to have kids. And instead of biological children, they decide to adopt. It is a sacrifice that should be made for the sake of the environment.” https://twitter.com/No_Kids_LLC/status/1049697273242943493 Read the full VoL investigation on the topic: People are not ha
The Great Smog’s aftermath

The Great Smog’s aftermath

Environment, Investigations, Specials
66 years on from London's toxic Great Smog and despite the growing amount of research and attention focused on air pollution, this still remains a concerning issue worldwide. A brief look on the London Great Smog It was the 5th of December 1952 when a thick, yellow fog left London in a virtual standstill for four days and entered the history pages of what today is known as the Great Smog.  People were using low-quality sulphurous coal to stay warm and around the same time an anticyclone was hanging over London which resulted in keeping the cold air trapped as well as the chimney smoke close to the ground.  With visibility reduced to just a few yards, effects of the smog included major disruption to public transport, emergency services and outdoor sports events. Experts esti
COP24 – Moment of action on climate change

COP24 – Moment of action on climate change

Environment, Featured, Investigations, Specials
Governments are meeting in Katowice, Poland until the 14 December for the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24), where they plan to put in practice what was agreed in Paris in 2015. It is 'the most important global decision' regarding climate change. Almost 200 nations are set to meet to agree on ‘the Paris rulebook’, a set of global robust guidelines for implementation, and to ensure vulnerable countries get the support they need to reduce climate change. They are in a moment of reckoning, with this year set to be the fourth warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization. It also follows a report from the UN demonstrating a rise in global CO2 emissions and the recent IPCC report that called for urgent action in the next 12 years to limit warming to 1.5C.
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