World hunger: almost 135 million people suffer from acute food insecurity

World hunger: almost 135 million people suffer from acute food insecurity

The conclusion is from the Global Report 2020 on Food Crises, released recently by the UN

This is the highest number in four years of existence of the report, organized by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Program.

Number of obese children have increased 11 times in four decades

Number of obese children have increased 11 times in four decades

More than 124 million children and adolescents worldwide were obese in 2016, which is 11 times more than 40 years ago.

According to a report by the United Nations and The Lancet magazine, the number of obese children and adolescents increased from 11 million worldwide in 1975 to 124 million in 2016. Children’s exposure to advertisements and commercials about junk food and sugary drinks is associated with inappropriate food choices and being overweight or obese.

Half a million displaced war victims in northwest

Half a million displaced war victims in northwest

Most of the people affected by the military operation underway in Idleb are Syrians who had already fled other parts of the country affected by the war.

About half a million people are internally displaced due to clashes that have been going on for two months in northwest Syria, the United Nations announced. “Since December 1, 520,000 people have been displaced (…) with the majority (80%) being women and children”, David Swanson, spokesman for the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office, told France Presse.

UK anticipates ban on gasoline and diesel vehicles to 2035

UK anticipates ban on gasoline and diesel vehicles to 2035

Measure anticipates the previously established term by five years.

The UK plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles until 2035, in an attempt to accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions and combat climate change, announced British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The measure anticipates the deadline previously set, up to 2040, by five years, including automobiles and vans and, for the first time, hybrid vehicles that combine fuels that generate emissions with clean technologies.

Warmer temperatures were recorded between 2010 and 2019

Warmer temperatures were recorded between 2010 and 2019

The United Nations considers that the growing global warming is confirmed, marked by the increase of extreme weather phenomena. 2016 was the hottest year and 2019 followed, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

“Unfortunately, many extreme weather phenomena await us in 2020 and in the coming decades, motivated by the record levels of concentration of greenhouse gases that retain heat in the atmosphere,” said Petteri Taalas, secretary general of the United Nations agency Nations (UN) in a statement.

The official said that the year started with “strong meteorological and climatic phenomena”, as in Australia, which “had its warmest and driest year in 2019”, he added.

Planet temperature will rise

Planet temperature will rise

Temperature will rise by 3.2 degrees, even if the Paris Agreement’s reduction commitments will be fulfilled, warns the UN.

The United Nations Environment Program annual report on carbon emissions compares the actual reductions with those needed to “fight” against global warming.

The data will be analyzed at the Climate Summit that is to be held in Madrid between December 2nd and the 13th.

Fourth climate strike takes place in 157 countries

Fourth climate strike takes place in 157 countries

Since August 2018, young people from 6,600 cities in 223 countries have participated in the climate strikes.

The Global Climate Strike is held today in 157 countries and its fourth edition aims to mobilize young people to participate in the 2019 United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP25). In total, 63,000 climate strikes have already taken place.