0 Have your say The rise of the world’s population is set to create mass migration on an unprecedented scale, writes Bill Jamieson. What today is the biggest long-term challenge we face? Climate change is certainly one; debt and poverty reduction another.But both are dwarfed by a phenomenon already widely evident across Europe and which has already forced governments into policy change unthinkable barely a decade ago. It is the mass movements of populations from poorer countries to richer ones: movement on a scale that is set to dwarf the migrant crisis of 2014-16.The abject misery of thousands of fleeing migrants – from the 7,000–strong ‘caravan’ heading to the Mexican-US border to the continuing arrivals of desperate people from Africa and the Middle East – is seldom far from our television screens and newspaper headlines.The ‘migrant caravan’ is case in point. This started with 1,000 people fleeing oppression in … [Read more...] about Migration, not climate, is world’s biggest challenge – Bill Jamieson
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The first sun bear cub to ever be born in the UK has emerged from its den for the first time at Chester Zoo... in very wobbly fashion! The little female cub – which does not yet have a name - had several minor tumbles as she tried to keep up with mum, Milli. The chunky youngster was seen exploring her heated indoor habitat at the zoo in front of enthralled visitors before the sleepy-eyed cub headed back to the den for some more cuddle-time with mum. Tim Rowlands, Curator of Mammals at Chester Zoo, said: “The new cub has plenty of enthusiasm but, at just 12 weeks old, she’s still somewhat wobbly on her legs. “She’ll soon find her feet though and it won’t be long until mum Milli really has her paws full. “Her little one will quickly gain in confidence; become more and more excitable and look to explore. “That’s when her parenting skills will be given a new test. “We’re sure she’ll come through it with flying colours … [Read more...] about Chester Zoo’s new sun bear cub is the UK’s first
As Britain comes to the end of its second month of extreme heat, many British people are enjoying another week of basking in the never-ending sunshine. However, as the heatwave continues the Met Office has issued a health warning urging people to stay out of the sun and a hosepipe ban has been brought into force. Worldwide, soaring temperatures are taking a far more serious toll. Deadly wildfires have torn through Greece and Sweden and a record 41.1C has been recorded in Japan, where after claiming 65 lives, the heatwave has been declared a natural disaster. More than 22,000 people have also been taken to hospital, with heat stroke, nearly half of them elderly. As the UK heads towards record temperatures and the world continues to heat up, many have started to question what is behind this spate of hot weather, and how it fits into our understanding of climate change. What is causing the current phase of hot and dry weather in the UK? While hot weather … [Read more...] about Why is it so hot in the UK and around the world?
Scotland By Nick Eardley BBC Scotland 26 June 2018 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/uk-scotland-44617141 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsScotland Brexit After MPs walked out of PMQs, senior SNP MPs say it won't be business … [Read more...] about Is the SNP planning more disruption?
Cricket has always been a sport at the mercy of the weather. In the 1930s, county cricket clubs in England were headed for financial ruin after a succession of wet summers. Twenty years later, persistent rain saw desperate clubs experiment with blankets, rubber mats and suction pumps. As recently as the summer of 2012, three of England's 13 One Day International events were abandoned due to rain, while no result was possible in two of their seven Test matches with West Indies and South Africa. That's why the sport must take notice of a report published by Climate Coalition, the UK's largest climate change action group, in February. The document names cricket as the sport that will be hardest hit by climate change in England, stating that "wetter winters and more intense summer downpours are disrupting the game at every level". That was reiterated by Glamorgan Head of Operations, Dan Cherry, who warned that climate change could "fundamentally change the game". "The less … [Read more...] about UK: What impact is climate change having on cricket?