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10 Essential Climate Science Insights for 2022

Mohammad Shtayyeh, Prime Minister of Palestine, with Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.

As world leaders, scientists and diplomats at the United Nations’ annual climate conference, COP27, struggle to agree on how to manage the extremes of climate change, global scientists presented the 10 essential scientific climate insights of the year as guideposts to negotiation.

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Refugees Around the World Struggle to Survive

Syrian refugee boys engage in literacy lessons at the UN Women Oasis in Jordan's Azraq refugee camp, developed and operated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in conjunction with the Government of Jordan for refugees of the Syrian Civil War. (Photo: Christopher Herwig / UN Women) Posted for media use

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 14, 2022 (Maximpact.com News) – A giant fire broke out on January 10, sweeping through refugee dwellings in Cox’s Bazar on the southeast coast of Bangladesh, site of the world’s largest refugee camp. The damage is extensive, refugees had to breach barbed wire fencing to reach safety, and 5,000 are now homeless.

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Escaping Migrants Sell What They Have: Their Bodies

A sailing yacht in the North Sea, August 15, 2020 (Photo by Ronnie Robertson) Creative Commons license via Flickr

What’s that in the distance? A yacht? Are you thinking, “Oh, those lucky wealthy people playing on their pleasure boat?” Well, you could be wrong. The people below decks are often migrants desperate to escape violence or natural disaster in their home countries.

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President Biden Welcomes Refugees, Reversing Trump Policy

An internally displaced Yemeni woman and her daughter look over the capital city of Sana’a, Yemen. August 2017 (Photo by Giles Clarke courtesy UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) Posted for media use

“We face a crisis of more than 80 million displaced people suffering all around the world,” President Joe Biden told diplomats at the U.S. State Dept. Friday, setting the stage for an about-face on U.S. refugee policy. While the previous administration imposed travel bans, separated families and built border walls, Biden signed an executive order “to begin the hard work of restoring our refugee admissions program to help meet the unprecedented global need.”

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