Hundreds of demonstrators set up camp across the UK, disrupting traffic and concrete production. The second day of a week long nationwide protest demands more action on climate change from the British government. Their message to world leaders: This is a climate emergency. In the face of runaway climate chaos, governments around the world are in denial, say the activists hoping to land themselves in jail in defence of our planet — and the survival of our species.
Despite the urgency of a "climate emergency" we're nowhere near fulfilling the Paris agreement. Why are we so reluctant to act? Climate psychologist Per Espen Stoknes says we need to move away from pointing blame. Environmental activists in London and other cities have said they are ready to shift from disruption to dialogue. A look back at a week of loud and creative protests that brought parts of the UK capital to a standstill.
Extinction Rebellion has won a legal challenge in London's High Court against a police-imposed blanket ban on the group's protests.
Judges said separate gatherings could not be defined as a single "public assembly. Extinction Rebellion brought London to a standstill late last year and again in April, blockading some of the busiest parts of the city to protest a lack of climate action on the part of the British government. This month, the group is out on the streets again for two weeks of protests in cities around the world, even defying a police ban on their biggest protests in London. German climate activist Luisa Neubauer says politicians are hampering urgent climate action measures.
She spoke to DW about the growing Fridays for Future movement and why older generations need to step up. An online documentary about a journey deep into the Kazakh steppes to solve a deadly mystery and save an ancient and unique species from extinction. E-waste is a global problem, while the mining of fresh resources for electronics leaves devastation in its wake. And yet, the more cutting-edge our devices, the harder they are to recycle. Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam's writings on civil disobedience were central to the movement.
Hallam has been criticized by his fellow activists for relativizing the Holocaust. Production of coal, oil and gas is set to outstrip carbon budgets required to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.
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Twenty-five years into our democratic dispensation, black Africans are worst affected by ongoing economic inequality in South Africa, Statistician General Risenga Maluleke said on Tuesday. To understand why this is so, one has to start with unemployment and education levels, which are poverty's most significant contributing factors, according to statistics from the community survey, Maluleke said.
Now, when you look at that, then you look at the unemployment among black Africans, particularly black African females. They are vulnerable to labour markets, followed by coloured females. The conference, hosted by UJ, together with the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflections MISTRA , offered a platform for academics, as well as other stakeholders, to share ideas on challenges presented in the past 25 years, in a bid to help pave a way forward for South Africa.
The Statistician-General further explained that poverty is measured in two forms: money metrics and through a multi-dimensional poverty index. On the former scale, it could be seen that poverty had been on the rise in South Africa after having declined until We compare with other countries on 1 dollar a day money metric. Statistics showed that poverty was declining coming out of to at The conference will come to a close on Wednesday with closing remarks from the Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu.
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