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Why this matters: Climate change-related flooding is devastating the country. More than 500,000 people have been affected in 17 of the country’s 18 states. And in Khartoum state alone, more than 100,000 people are in need of shelter after having lost their homes. Moreover, the flooding has increased discontent with Sudan’s transitional government, which came to power last year, as climate events like this can be destabilizing. On September 10th, the government declared a 3-month state of emergency after its currency fell sharply, and the government took additional steps to shore up its economy and solicit aid. The question is will that be enough.
Reuters reported that there are many refugees searching for shelter after the floods. One refugee told Reuters, “We hope that things get better, that this flood gets better. But from what we see, what is coming may be harder… that is why we are calling on everyone to stand by the citizens, the simple, poor citizens who have lost their shelter and home.” According to Reuters, assistance is needed urgently for 85,000 internally displaced and 40,000 refugees have been affected by the floods in Khartoum, in eastern Sudan, along the White Nile, and in the troubled Darfur region.
By Dr. Julio Friedmann As Congress prepares major climate legislation and President Biden looks to take more executive action, net-zero emissions has become the science-based star of the show. That show features a climate solution that is often overlooked – undiscovered and waiting in the wings. Carbon dioxide removal (CDR), which pulls carbon dioxide (CO2) […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer UN Climate Change has published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, which evaluated information from 75 parties to the Paris agreement representing 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The results: “governments are nowhere close to the level of ambition needed to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees and meet the […]
Why this Matters: Under the Paris Agreement, nations agreed to prevent the rise in global temperature from reaching two degrees Celsius and keeping the rise under 1.5 degrees celsius, but that won’t be possible if our emissions start going up again.
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