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COP23 Kicks Off with Strong Calls to Hold to Paris Agreement Path | UNFCCC

‘The opening of the conference (COP23, 6- 17 November) takes place against this year’s background of destructive hurricanes, fires, floods, droughts, melting ice and impacts on agriculture which threaten food security.’

COP23, like others, began with some inspirational messaging in the form of a music video,

‘…And Bonn schools are on board, including the school children who sang along with artist Bernadette La Hengst in the COP23 song “I’m an Island”, a contribution to the conference by Theater Bonn Save the World Festival led by Nicola Bramkamp with the help of Germany’s Development Ministry.’

Source: COP23 Kicks Off with Strong Calls to Hold to Paris Agreement Path

Climate change fueling disasters, disease in ‘potentially irreversible’ ways, report warns – Chicago Tribune

‘…Heat waves are striking more people, disease-carrying mosquitoes are spreading and weather disasters are becoming more common, the authors note in the report published Monday by the British medical journal the Lancet. Climate change is a “threat multiplier,” they write, and its blows hit hardest in the most vulnerable communities, where people are suffering from poverty, water scarcity, inadequate housing or other crises.’

Source: Climate change fueling disasters, disease in ‘potentially irreversible’ ways, report warns – Chicago Tribune