World 23 September 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-49796807 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Climate change will be top of the agenda when the world's leaders meet in New York this week. But what else will be discussed at the annual … [Read more...] about What is the United Nations and what does it do?
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The Guardian has updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world. Instead of “climate change” the preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and “global heating” is favoured over “global warming”, although the original terms are not banned. “We want to ensure that we are being scientifically precise, while also communicating clearly with readers on this very important issue,” said the editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner. “The phrase ‘climate change’, for example, sounds rather passive and gentle when what scientists are talking about is a catastrophe for humanity.” “Increasingly, climate scientists and organisations from the UN to the Met Office are changing their terminology, and using stronger language to describe the situation we’re in,” she said. The United Nations secretary general, António … [Read more...] about Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment
Dr Robin Nandy, chief of immunisations at Unicef, said parents and doctors have 'dropped their guard' against the illness. He claims they have 'forgotten how dangerous these diseases can be' Britain risks returning to the days when children were ‘dying like flies’ from measles because of rising complacency over vaccinations, a United Nations expert has warned. Dr Robin Nandy, chief of immunisations at Unicef, said parents and doctors have ‘dropped their guard’ against the illness. He highlighted the loss of the UK’s measles-free status as a sign of how falling vaccination rates threaten to reverse decades of progress against infectious diseases. Dr Nandy said: ‘People have forgotten how dangerous these diseases can be. I’m from the generation of physicians that have seen children dying like flies of measles in sub-Saharan Africa. It’s something that completely sticks in your mind.’ He added: ‘If you look at younger … [Read more...] about Don’t take vaccines for granted: If we fail to act now, measles will have children ‘dropping like flies’, says UN expert as Unicef warns parents have ‘dropped their guard’ against illness
United Airlines is under fire after allowing a passenger wearing a t-shirt advocating the lynching of journalists onto a flight despite complaints from fellow travelers. An unidentified man was seen boarding a United flight from Los Angeles to Boston on Friday while wearing a shirt with the words: 'Rope. Tree. Journalist. SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.' Journalist Jessica Sidman, the food editor of The Washingtonian magazine, tweeted a photo of the passenger. She said her brother took the photo before complaining to a flight attendant. 'He told her he didn't want one passenger threatening to kill other passengers,' Sidman wrote in a Twitter thread. United Airlines is under fire after allowing a passenger with a t-shirt with the words: 'Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required' emblazoned on the back onto a flight despite complaints from fellow travelers. Journalist Jessica Sidman, the food editor of The Washingtonian magazine, tweeted a photo of the unidentified man … [Read more...] about Outrage at United Airlines for letting a passenger fly with a t-shirt advocating the lynching of journalists despite complaints from fellow travelers
Greta Thunberg has excoriated world leaders for their “betrayal” of young people through their inertia over the climate crisis at a United Nations summit that failed to deliver ambitious new commitments to address dangerous global heating. In a stinging speech on Monday, the teenage Swedish climate activist told governments that “you are still not mature enough to tell it like it is. You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal.” Days after millions of young people joined protests worldwide to demand emergency action on climate change, leaders gathered for the annual United Nations general assembly aiming to inject fresh momentum into efforts to curb carbon emissions. But Thunberg predicted the summit would not deliver any new plans in line with the radical cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are needed to avoid catastrophic climate breakdown. “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty … [Read more...] about Greta Thunberg condemns world leaders in emotional speech at UN