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Climate crisis ‘affecting quality of life and fuelling discontent’

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New York/IBNS: The climate crisis, as well as persistently high inequalities, and rising levels of food insecurity and undernourishment, is affecting the quality of life in many societies and fuelling discontent, the UN warned on Thursday, on the publication of the 2020 World Economic Situation Report (WESP).
2019 second hottest year on record, UN confirms
New York/IBNS: Last year was the second warmest year on record, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed on Wednesday.
Climate denial wastes time amid Australian bushfire crisis: official
Canberra/Xinhua/UNI: Australia's science minister has said that people arguing over the existence of climate change and its impact on bushfires are wasting time.
At least 61 killed, scores trapped as avalanches hits life in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
Islamabad/UNI: At least 61 people were killed and scores of others trapped in separate incidents of avalanches in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Tuesday.
Hazardous bushfire smoke delays first day of Australian Open tennis qualifiers
Sydney/Xinhua/UNI: Thick bushfire smoke has delayed the first day of qualifiers at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Tuesday, with the toxic smog deemed too hazardous for athletes to play in.
New Zealand volcanic eruption death toll rises to 18
Wellington/Xinhua/UNI:  The death toll of New Zealand's White Island volcanic eruption last month rose to 18 following the death of a severely injured person at an Australian hospital on Sunday night.
Thousands evacuated as Philippine volcano threatens big eruption
Manila/Xinhua/UNI: Nearly 50,000 people living near a volcano on an island close to the Philippine capital have heeded official warning to evacuate as fears of an eruption grew, officials said on Monday.
Australian PM open to increasing emissions reduction target in response to bushfires
Canberra/Xinhua/UNI: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday that the government's emissions targets need to "evolve."
Evacuations underway in several towns in Philippines due to Volcanic activity - Reports Mo...
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Philippine authorities started to evacuate three towns in the province of Batangas, close to the capital Manila, over Taal Volcano’s increased activity and a strong explosion that resulted in a half mile-high pillar of ash, media reported on Sunday.
Aamir Khan lauds District Officials for Swachh Bharat Mission
New Delhi/IBNS: The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, organised the ODF Sustainability workshop here on Sunday, with a special session by Shri Aamir Khan (Actor and Founder, Paani Foundation).
Earthquake measuring 3.4 on Richter Scale hits Kangra
Kangra/IBNS/UNI: An earthquake measuring  3.4 on the Richter Scale hit Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district on Sunday.
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