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Climate crisis could displace 1.2 billion people from their homes by 2050- New report warns

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According to a new report, the global climate crisis could see more than a billion people displaced from their homes by 2050.

 

The report called the Ecological Threat Register, conducted by the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), says the projected displacement of people will occur as ecological disasters drive mass migrations and greater armed conflict.

 

According to the IEP,  by 2050 no country will be able to escape the impact of the climate crisis and the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries will be hardest hit.

“Ecological threats and climate change pose serious challenges to global development and peacefulness,” the report said.

“The world’s least resilient countries, when faced with ecological breakdowns, are more likely to experience civil unrest, political instability, social fragmentation and economic collapse.”

 

The report drew on data from international organizations like the United Nations, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the IEP’s prior research on countries’ resilience levels. Using these figures, The IEP, which derived its report from data from international organizations like the United Nations, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the IEP’s prior research on countries’ resilience level, says more than a billion people lived in 31 countries that had low resilience — meaning they aren’t equipped to withstand the impact of ecological change in the coming decades.

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The global population currently stands at 7.8 billion. That number is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050 straining the world’s already stretched natural resources, the report said.

 

Most of this population growth is expected to take place in countries with ongoing armed conflict, like those in Sub-Saharan Africa, the report said.

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The report projected that by 2050, global demand for food will increase by 50% and 3.5 billion people could suffer from food insecurity.

 

Water scarcity may be an even bigger issue — already, there are more than 2.6 billion people facing extreme water stress, meaning they either don’t have enough water for their needs or that their water supply is at risk of disruption.

 

By 2040, a total of 5.4 billion people or more than half of the world’s projected population will live in countries facing high or extreme water stress.

 

China and India, the world’s top two most populous countries, will be among those countries, the report said.

 

According to the report, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa are the regions facing the highest number of threats of displacement from the climate change.

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“Not all of these people will be displaced, however it is likely that a large number of them will be,” said the IEP.

Countries in places like North America and Europe will be more able to manage the effects of these disasters but will likely face huge flows of climate refugees, the report warned.

“This will have huge social and political impacts, not just in the developing world, but also in the developed, as mass displacement will lead to larger refugee flows to the most developed countries,” said IEP founder Steve Killelea in a news release, adding that ecological change was “the next big global threat to our planet.”

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Romain Grosjean shares update from hospital after horror Formula 1 crash

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Romain Grosjean, 34, has shared multiple updates from the hospital after he miraculously survived a horror crash that broke his car in half and saw it go up in flames while he was still in it.

 

The Haas-Ferrari driver said from the hospital that he is “loving life” after suffering only burns in Sunday’s horror Formula One crash.

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His car crashed into a barrier early on during the Bahrain Grand Prix and his vehicle subsequently exploded into a fireball.

 

Viewers were stunned to see the French-Swiss veteran walk away from the wreckage seemingly injury free after race stewards quickly intervened with a fire extinguisher.

 

It was later revealed that Grosjean would need to stay in hospital overnight to be treated for burns on his hands.

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With large bandages visible in his latest update on Instagram, the driver wrote: “Thank you so much for all your messages. Loving life.”

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Romain Grosjean shares update from hospital after horror Formula 1 crash

 

In an initial post, he said: “Hello everyone, I just wanted to say I am OK – well, sort of OK.

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“Thank you very much for all the messages. I wasn’t for the halo some years ago, but I think it’s the greatest thing that we’ve brought to Formula 1.

 

“Without it I wouldn’t be able to speak with you today.”

 

Romain Grosjean shares update from hospital after horror Formula 1 crash

Romain Grosjean shares update from hospital after horror Formula 1 crash

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Missing 3-year-old girl found safe and reunited with her mother in Rivers

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A 3-year-old girl has been found safe and reunited with her mother after she went missing for six hours in Diobu area of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

 

The Commander of Diobu Vigilante group, Godstime Ihunwo, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, November 29, said that the child went missing due to the ”carelessness” of her mother.

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“Thanks b 2 God almighty as me & my boys in conjunction with 3 God-fearing & kind hearted men, whom out of their efforts made our job easier in rescuing one Miss Chinaza Ikpe, a 3 years old girl child that went missing 6 hours ago, at about 1pm 2day 29/11/2020, just bcs of d carelessness of her mother Mrs Chinasa. d Child has been handed over 2 d mother by me COMR. GODSTIME W. IHUNWO, d C.S.O./Commander Diobu Vigilante, RUMUELECHI COMMUNITY M/3 UNIT” he said.

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Missing 3-year-old girl found safe and reunited with her mother in Rivers Missing 3-year-old girl found safe and reunited with her mother in Rivers Missing 3-year-old girl found safe and reunited with her mother in Rivers Missing 3-year-old girl found safe and reunited with her mother in Rivers Missing 3-year-old girl found safe and reunited with her mother in Rivers

 

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Niger workers to resume suspended strike action on Tuesday

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Workers in Niger state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), have disclosed that they will be resuming their suspended indefinite strike action over the decision of the State Government to pay the November salaries of civil servants on a percentage basis.

 

Leaders of the organized labour in the state said the strike will resume on Tuesday, 1st December 2020 should the government fails to address their grievances.

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The NLC disclosed this in a letter addressed to Governor Dani Bello through the Niger Head of Service and signed by NLC Chairman, Comrade Yakubu Garba and TUC Chairman, Comrade Tanimu Yunusa.

 

It read;

 

“We write on behalf of the State Executive Council (SEC) of Niger State Organised Labour to convey to your esteemed office the harmonized position of the affiliate unions as follows:

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“That Niger State Government should refund the slashed June 2020 2020 salaries to desirable civil servants latest Tuesday, 1st December.

“That the discussion on payment of outstanding October 2020 salaries of local government workers must be conclusive on or before Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

“That the proposal by Niger State Government to pay November 2020 salaries of LGAs and state workers on a percentage basis is unacceptable and vehemently rejected.

“That failure of the government to address issues 1, 2 and 3 above, the Organized Labour will be left with no other option than to resume the earlier suspended indefinite strike action effective midnight of
Tuesday, December 1, 2020.”

 

 

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