Trump and Biden: Little room for climate change in US election
12 September 2020 | 3:14 pm
As the US faces wildfires and storms, climate change remains one of the most divisive topics among voters. Yet despite the high stakes, so far, it has played a minor role in the upcoming election.
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US President Joe Biden has promised to meet lawmakers on guns. Meanwhile, details from the grim day inside the elementary school emerge.
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An English farmer wants to reduce his cows’ methane emissions by using special feed. Garlic pellets are said to help significantly reduce CO2 in factory farming.
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The US president has outlined a new plan for economic cooperation with Latin America amidst rising Chinese influence in the region. He is also expected to present a new plan for regional migration issues.
Amid growing concern over price hikes of gas, kerosene and charcoal, a young Nigerian from Kano State invented a water-powered stove. With the help of some chemical components, the prototype works mainly with water to generate a clean, flammable gas.
To stay under 1.5C, according to the IPCC, means that carbon emissions from everything that we do, buy, use or eat must peak by 2025, and tumble rapidly after that, reaching net-zero by the middle of this century.
This week, the US pledged close to $2 billion in private sector funds to help fight migration, adding to another billion already promised in December. US Vice President Kamala Harris made the announcement on day one of the Summit of the Americas, which is taking place in Los Angeles. The move is supposed to help control migration from Central America, one of the major themes of the talks. But there were some key players missing from the US-hosted summit. We take a closer look.
The American and Brazilian presidents spoke on the sidelines of the Americas Summit, with Jair Bolsonaro trying to breathe life into his re-election campaign and Joe Biden keen to have something to show for his event.
In a bid to reassert US influence in Latin America and counter Chinese influence, Biden signed a new pact to take more laborers and offer greater humanitarian assistance to migrants.
Fijian Defense Minister Inia Seruiratu said his country was threatened more by climate change than the geopolitical competition in the region. Fiji has borne the costly impact of several cyclones in recent years.
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