When Joe Biden boasted to world leaders last month that the US would halve its greenhouse emissions by 2030 from 2005 levels — urging his counterparts from countries like China and India to commit to stronger action — the US president left environmentalists unconvinced. The cuts are more ambitious than previous targets to burn less fossil fuel. But they will not stop the US from overshooting its fair share of the emissions that can be released to meet the 2015 Paris Agreement pledge to keep warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, and ideally 1.5C, according to independent research project Climate Action Tracker. This is a question of justice: The US has polluted the atmosphere more than any other economy on the planet and also has more money to deal with it. Factoring in those inequalities, Biden's pledge is "very close to or just within" the range of cuts needed to reach 2C, said Andreas Geiges, a researcher at Climate Analytics, which jointly runs the project. But it falls … [Read more...] about Climate justice: Do pledges ignore unequal emissions?
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A MUM has gone viral after sharing her teething hack online, with an alarming number of parents wanting to try it themselves at home. But experts warn against the unsafe idea and say it's a potential choking hazard, and urge parents not to try it with their young kids. The TikTok user uses a yoghurt pouch to create small, frozen drops that her baby can suck on, and says that the cold temperature will help sooth aching gums. But the size of the drops is what's concerning as they can easily become lodged in your little one's airways - so it's been advised not to try it at home. According to the Raising Children network in Australia, anything smaller than a D-size battery should be kept well out of reach of young children, Kidspot reports - and similar advice is given here in the UK. Dr Richard Daniels, NHS Paediatric Registrar and clinical adviser for the paediatric health app Juno Health says "we'd advise not to risk it" and explained the potential harm it could … [Read more...] about Mum’s teething hack for her baby goes viral – but experts warn parents NOT to try as it’s a choking hazard
IT'S had us all playing detective for seven weeks - and after Sunday's Line of Duty, many fans are still trying to work something out. How did it all go so wrong? The nation has been gripped by series 6 and the hunt for "H" or "the fourth man," the bent copper lurking amongst the fictional crime drama who was in league with the OCG (Organised Crime Gang). And Mother of God, it wasn't who we were expecting. Even our AC-12 heroes, Superintendent Ted Hastings, Detective Inspector Kate Fleming and Detective Inspector Steve Arnott couldn't believe the top villain was, in fact, chief plonker, DSI Ian Buckells, played by Nigel Boyle. Neither could the fans. Almost 13 million viewers tuned into the BBC One show, but plenty vented their fury and disappointment on social media afterwards. Others reckon the big reveal was a good twist. For the DIR, we interrogate Sun readers for their verdicts. So, was writer Jed Mercurio guilty of a terrible ending or not guilty? … [Read more...] about Anti-climax or genius? Line of Duty fans are torn over THAT controversial series finale as “H” is finally unmasked
SHE is known to her legions of fans as the body-confident former reality star who is not afraid to show some skin. But while her biggest challenge used to be choosing which slinky dress to wear to an Essex hotspot, these days Kate Ferdinand is instead learning to love her new post-baby body. The former Towie regular, who is married to ex-England footie star Rio, has candidly revealed how “overwhelmed” she was adjusting to her figure following the birth of their son Cree shortly before Christmas . Kate, 29, won huge praise from her fans when just 11 days after Cree’s birth she shared a warts-and-all picture with the tot on Instagram . Wearing a pair of less-than-glamorous big black pants she also talked about how difficult she was finding being a new mum. And in an exclusive interview from the family home in Kent, Kate says she felt she had to speak out. She also admits it is “crazy” looking back on her days on ITVBe reality show The Only Way Is Essex, which … [Read more...] about Kate Ferdinand says she felt ‘abnormal’ and struggled with her postpartum body following the birth of her baby son Cree
The probation officer for the Fishmongers Hall killer tried to get him a job with a heel bar the day before his attack. Ken Skelton, Usman Khan's probation officer, told the employer he had undergone a "thorough risk assessment". Mr Skelton told the inquest there were "no concerns" about allowing Khan to attend the Cambridge University prisoner rehabilitation project in which he killed two workers. Khan stabbed and killed Jack Merritt , 25, and Saskia Jones , 23 - workers on the Learning Together project - at a conference at Fishmongers' Hall on 29 November 2019. He was wearing a fake suicide vest and was shot dead by armed police on London Bridge 13 minutes after the attack began. Advertisement Mr Skelton was introduced to the Timpson Trust, which oversees the employment of former offenders in the company's stores, by Learning Together. When they told Amy Ludlow, the co-director of the programme, that they did not employ … [Read more...] about Fishmongers’ Hall inquest: Probation had ‘no concerns’ over killer Usman Khan