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How the World’s Richest People Are Driving Global Warming
It’s the bedrock idea underpinning global climate politics: Countries that got rich by spewing greenhouse gasses have a responsibility to cut emissions faster than those that didn’t while putting up money to help poor nations adapt.
This framework made sense at the dawn of climate diplomacy. Back in 1990, almost two-thirds of all disparities in emissions could be explained by national rankings of pollution. But after more than three decades of rising income inequality worldwide, what if gaps between nation states are no longer the best way to understand the problem?
There’s growing evidence that the inequality between rich and poor people’s emissions within countries now overwhelms the country-to-country disparities. In other words: High emitters have more in common across international boundaries, no matter where they call home.
Analysts from the World Inequality Lab, which is led by the Paris School of Economics and University of California at Berkeley recently put forward an alternative assessment focusing more on varying measures of consumer income than gross domestic product. After a generation of poorly distributed gains from globalization, it turns out that personal wealth does more than national wealth to explain the sources of emissions. Climate progress means first curbing the carbon output of the wealthier among us.
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Peka dalam tangani perubahan iklim (in Bahasa Malaysia)
Pemanasan global dan perubahan iklim benar-benar berlaku dan perlu perhatian serius dalam menanganinya. Peningkatan suhu dunia akibat pemanasan global terjadi apabila atmosfera bumi dan permukaannya dipanaskan secara beransur-ansur oleh haba (gelombang inframerah) yang terperangkap serta tidak terlepas ke luar angkasa..............................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
In the past, fasting was attributed to human spiritual belief in worshiping God for meditation reasons. It has been practised for thousands of years in serving various purposes of life. It is still a practice today. Generally, the practitioners are subjected to certain dietary procedure which trains them to be better disciplined to gain better self-control.
Fasting to Muslims is a practice of abstaining from food and drinks, sexual contact, arguments and unkind language or acts from dawn to sunset. It is the fourth pillar of Islam.
Carbon dioxide emissions causing global warming
The earth’s atmosphere contains important greenhouse gases (GHGs), mainly in the form of water vapour containing small amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2 ), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). GHGs function as a thermal blanket for the planet, absorbing heat from the sun and keeping its surface warm (on average 15°C) to support life.............................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)
We are in big trouble
Global warming is daunting. So here’s a place to start: Often-asked questions with some straightforward answers. WHAT IS HAPPENING? Climate change or global warming? Both are accurate, but they mean different things. You can think of global warming as one type of climate change. The broader term covers changes beyond warmer temperatures, such as shifting rainfall patterns. Scientists have used both terms for decades.....................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)