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.
God save the Queen and God bless America - God is a figure that is nowhere but everywhere at the same time. But that is slowly changing in the UK as it increasingly becomes more secular. A British Social Attitudes survey revealed that 53% of adults had no religious affiliation. The study showed only 3% of adults under 24 identify as Anglican and 5% identify as Catholic. The numbers continue to change when looking at young people and religion. The survey reported 70 of 16 to 29 year olds in the UK say they have no religion and 59% say they never attend a religious service. Only 7 per cent of the participants said they attended religious services on at least a weekly basis. UK pop
Insight into whether Mars will become our new home is underway! Humanity is a step closer to discovering its mysteries through their InSight mission. Nearly a century ago man made their fist steps on the Moon - How long will it take men to mark their first step in Mars? From its launch, the mission took 205 days to complete; not considering pre-launch technical issues. Immense calculations and pre-programming went into the InSight aircraft, expanding the achievements of the human race. The next steps will define the security and understanding of Mars and its atmosphere, and whether or not we can live on Mars. A Nasa overview tells the story of how all of this came to be: See also: To the moon and beyond For the next couple of weeks NASA will continue to investigate and update
Nearly 1,200 people came down to Victoria Park for Red Run on World AIDS Day . The event raised over £130,000 for local and international charities. Runners came around 11 am for registration and the entertainment scheduled. They were entertained by DJs from Horse Meat Disco and drag girl band DENIM. The queens were doing warm up and stretches with crowd leading up to the race. Panels of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt were on display beside a pop-up AIDS Memorial. Inside the memorial, people wrote the names of those who lost loved ones from AIDS. Starbucks, one of the event’s sponsors, gave out free coffee and tea on sit. Just before the run began, Madam Storm, inspirational coach, gave a motivational speech and affirmations to the runners. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London,