Mining sector job losses push climate of fear among fifo workers, activists say
LONDON, 24 July (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Coal miners are feeling especially vulnerable under conditions where a rising global temperature could push the world’s richest countries even deeper into poverty, environmental activists say.
The world’s poorest five-yearly income growth figures released on Monday were in contrast to the gloomy global outlook for 2016 – with countries in the West and middle regions of the globe already seeing rising temperatures and climate change as a reality.
The Paris climate accord aims to keep the global average temperature from rising above 2 degrees (3.6 Celsi출장 마사지us) above pre-industrial levels in hopes of limiting the worst effects of climate change.
That goal is still decades away in the face of unprecedented demand for the vast quantities of coal needed to meet it – t용인출장마사지he world’s largest energy source.
That makes developing countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where 80 percent of the population lacks access to clean water, particularly vulnerable.
In 2015, the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo saw almost 840,000 people killed and 1.6 million displaced, according to the United Nations.
“Cofoes were the big beneficiary of the conflict, and were the worst affected region of the world for all those years when the climate was very cold,” said Gennadiy Melek, deputy director at the Center for Climate Change and Environmental Solutions, a Geneva-based research institute.
“This climate change has left many people living like beggars on the margins and now we’re dealing with even worse conditions than we started with,” he told Thomson Reuters Foundation in Geneva.
“These are not economic problems. These are structural problems.”
The DRC suffered from over-hunting in the 1980s, and is likely to face a similar fate for the future as temperatures rise, a government official said.
But even as the world struggles to cope with a worst-case scenario of climate change, a growing number of environmental activists in developing countries such as Ethiopia, Nepal and Vietnam are warning that economic t청주출장안마roubles and food insecurity are the direct result of climate change.
“The economic situation that the DRC faces now is not because of climate change but because of poverty,” said Levent Elmi-Mongabay, founder of the Oxfam Africa campaign against hunger.
“What is happening now is that people in DRC, who can afford to stay at home, are leaving… they are not having any electricity, they hav