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Global warming caused by humans is rising by 0.26°C per ten years: report

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The second annual Indicators of Global Climate Change Report is showing that the pace of increase in global warming caused by humans is 0.26°C per decade, the greatest rate since records have been kept. According to a paper compiled by more than fifty climate experts working under the direction of the University of Leeds, the amount of warming caused by human activity has increased to 1.19°C in the last ten years (2014–2023). It increases by 1.14°C between 2013 and 2022 (as reported in the study from the previous year).

In the multi-data set mean used in the study, the total warming resulting from human activity exceeded the 1850–1900 average by 1.43°C, with a total of 1.3°C recorded last year.

According to the analysis, El Niño and other natural climatic variability contributed to the record temperatures in 2023. According to the estimate, there are only about 200 gigatonnes (billion tonnes) of leftover carbon budget, or how much carbon dioxide may be released before committing to a 1.5°C global warming target. This represents the current emissions for about five years.

The remaining carbon budget for 1.5°C was estimated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2020 to be between 300 and 900 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide, with a middle estimate of 500. Global warming and CO2 emissions have persisted since then. According to the paper, the remaining carbon budget for 1.5°C at the beginning of 2024 was estimated to be between 100 and 450 gigatonnes, with a central estimate of 200.

Although the rise in greenhouse gas emissions has slowed due to climate action, according to Piers Forster, head of the University of Leeds Priestley Centre for Climate Futures, their data indicates that the amount of global heat induced by human activity has continued to increase over the past year. “Global temperatures are still rising faster than ever before and in the wrong direction. The purpose of our investigation is to monitor the long-term patterns brought forth by human activity.

According to Forster, shorter-term natural changes alter this long-term tendency, which in turn produces observed temperatures. “These natural causes were briefly contributing roughly 10% to the long-term warming last year, when observed temperature records were broken.”

The results were released in time for the Bonn Climate Conference, which takes place from June 3 to June 13. The conference is anticipated to establish the framework for this year’s climate negotiations and start talks over a new financing target to replace the current one of $100 billion annually. The purpose of the new financial aim is to direct more funding towards the critically required climate action in developing nations.

Speaking on Monday in Bonn, UN climate chief Simon Stiell warned that without worldwide collaboration urged by the UN, global warming might reach five degrees, a temperature that most of mankind would probably not be able to withstand. Right now, we’re aiming at 2.7 degrees. Reaching our common target of 1.5 will require a long and steep road ahead of us because this is still absurdly high.

The 1.5°C budget is less than it has ever been, according to Joeri Rogelj, a professor of climate science and policy at Imperial College London. This is because of the continuous release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and the unprecedented warming that has occurred over the past year. He continued by saying that it is lower than what one would anticipate if prior emissions were simply tallied. “Global warming is currently at 1.3°C; the only way to prevent the planet from warming by another quarter of a degree by 2035 is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas pollution over the next 5 to 10 years.”

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During the G7 meeting, Modi and Trudeau interact briefly as tensions over the Nijjar massacre claims rise.

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Toronto: On Friday, during the G7 leaders’ summit in Apulia, Italy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau had a brief meeting. This was the first time the two leaders had met since Trudeau revealed in the House of Commons on September 18, 2018, that there were “credible allegations” of a possible connection between Indian agents and the three-month-old murder of pro-Khalistan activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Surrey, British Columbia.

The meeting was not scheduled by either PM on their official calendar.

Modi shared a picture of the two leaders together on X, none of them seemed to be smiling. A Canadian PMO official was quoted by the Globe and Mail in a statement that stated, “The Prime Minister congratulated Prime Minister Modi on his re-election and the leaders had a brief discussion on the bilateral relationship.” Of course, there are significant problems currently dividing our two nations. We hope you understand that we won’t be releasing any more information at this time,” the statement continued.

On June 5, after Modi was re-elected to a third term, Trudeau’s office released a statement. In that statement, it was said that “Canada stands ready to work together to advance the relationship between our peoples – anchored to human rights, diversity, and the rule of law” as both bilateral and Indo-Pacific partners. “India looks forward to working with Canada based on mutual understanding and respect for each other’s concerns,” was Modi’s response on X four days later.

They had last had a face-to-face meeting in September of last year at the G20 leaders’ conference in New Delhi. It was subsequently revealed that Trudeau had brought up the subject of Nijjar’s murder in that conversation. Trudeau “raised the importance of respecting the rule of law, democratic principles, and national sovereignty,” according to his PMO at the time.

At the time, a statement from the External Affairs Ministry emphasised New Delhi’s “strong concerns about continuing anti-India activities of extremist elements in Canada” while stating that “mutual respect and trust” were crucial for the relationship to advance.

The next meeting of the G7 leaders will take place in Canada in 2025 in Kananaskis, Alberta. As an outreach partner for the earlier events in Italy, Germany, Japan, and the UK, India was invited. But when Canada last hosted the summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, in 2018, India was not invited.

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Did the G7 proclamation no longer include abortion or the LGBTQ community? Italy responds

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Artificial intelligence, the world economy, security and defence, and the ongoing battles in Gaza and Ukraine were the main topics of discussion during the G7 conference in Italy. However, the actual G7 proclamation, which was released to the public on Friday, included no mention of LGBTQ problems or abortion rights.

According to The Guardian, Italy’s far-right government, led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, denied that the G7 declaration’s references to abortion and the LGBTQ community had been eliminated. It should be mentioned that during last year’s G7 conference in Japan, both of these allusions were mentioned in the statement.

The protection of the LGBTQ community’s “gender identity and sexual orientation” was not included in the statement released on June 13, the first day of the summit. The proclamation also omitted the word “abortion.”

The G7 leaders committed to ensuring that women have “universal access to adequate, affordable, and quality health services for women, including comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights for all,” even though abortion was not included in the declaration.

The G7 leaders pledged last year to include “access to safe and legal abortion” in Japan’s women’s healthcare system. Bloomberg was the first to report on the loss of LGBTQ rights and abortion, and they connected it to Pope Francis’s participation in the G7 summit.

Meloni’s office was quoted in The Guardian as saying, “There is no basis for the Bloomberg report that suggested that any mention of LGBT rights will be eliminated from the final G7 communiqué. This rebuilding is absolutely denied by the Italian presidency [of the G7].

Meloni and French President Emmanuel Macron have previously spat over allegations that Italy had softened the G7 declaration’s final wording regarding access to safe abortion.

On the fringes of the conference, Macron remarked to an Italian journalist, “You don’t have the same sensibilities in your country.” The French government envisions gender equality, although not all political parties share this goal.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is re-elected for a second term following a stunning last-minute coalition agreement.

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Legislators on Friday re-elected South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to a second term. This came about when his party, hours before the election, forged an unexpected coalition agreement with a former political rival.

In Parliament, African National Congress leader Ramaphosa defeated the unexpectedly nominated Julius Malema of the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters with a decisive win. In the 400-member house, Ramaphosa earned 283 votes to Malema’s 44.

With the support of some smaller parties and legislators from the Democratic Alliance, the nation’s second-largest party, 71-year-old Ramaphosa was able to win a second term. After the African National Congress (ANC) lost its long-held majority in a historic election two weeks ago, reducing it to 159 members in Parliament, they supported him in the vote and helped him over the finish line.

The ANC and the DA inked the last-minute deal during a break in what ended up being an extended parliamentary session, thereby guaranteeing Ramaphosa’s continued leadership of Africa’s most developed economy. In their first national coalition in which no party holds a majority in Parliament, the parties will now share governance of South Africa.

The agreement, known as a government of national unity, unites the ANC with the Democratic Alliance (DA), a white-led party that has long served as the primary opposition and the ANC’s most ardent opponent. Two smaller parties at least joined the deal as well.

The agreement, which thrust South Africa into unknown territory, was hailed by Ramaphosa as a “new birth, a new era for our country” and he urged the involved parties “to overcome their differences and to work together.”

He declared, “This is what we are going to do, and this is what I promise to accomplish as President.”

Since the apartheid system of white minority rule ended in 1994, the ANC, the renowned party of Nelson Mandela, had controlled South Africa with a comfortable majority.

However, in the humiliating national election held on May 29, a pivotal moment for the nation, it lost its 30-year majority. The vote took place in the midst of a general outcry among South Africans due to the country’s high rates of unemployment, inequality, and poverty.

Given the radically divergent philosophies of the ANC, a former liberation movement, and the centrist, business-friendly DA, which received 21% of the vote in the national election—the second-largest percentage after the ANC’s 40%—analysts caution that difficulties may lie ahead.

To start, the DA took issue with the ANC government’s decision to bring a highly sensitive case before the UN Supreme Court, accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza.

The first person to confirm the deal was DA leader John Steenhuisen.

He said, “A deal has been signed, and the DA lawmakers will vote for Ramaphosa for president,” as he left Friday’s sessions to give a speech that was broadcast live on television. “From today, the DA will co-govern the Republic of South Africa in a spirit of unity and collaboration,” he stated.

The Parliament session started at 10 a.m. in the unusual setting of a conference center near Cape Town’s waterfront, after the city’s historic National Assembly building was gutted in a fire in 2022. The house first went through the hours long swearing-in of hundreds of new lawmakers and electing a speaker and a deputy speaker.

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The presidential election took place late at night, and the results weren’t made public until well after 10 p.m. As midnight slipped into Saturday, Ramaphosa concluded his acceptance speech.

The MK Party, led by former president Jacob Zuma, boycotted the meeting, although this had little bearing on the results because a quorum only requires a third of the chamber.

Speaking with anyone else who wished to join the unity government, the ANC was willing to listen, according to Secretary-General Fikile Mbalula. He claimed that the multi-party accord will “prioritize the country across the political and ideological divide.” There are eighteen political groups represented in Parliament.

A few parties declined to participate, among them Malema’s EFF.

The Patriotic Alliance, whose leader, Gayton McKenzie, served a prison sentence for bank robbery, and the Inkatha Freedom Party were the other two parties who signed onto the coalition agreement.

McKenzie claimed that just as he had been granted a second shot at life, South Africa now had one as well—a chance to address its severe socioeconomic issues.

After the election results were announced on June 2, Parliament had to vote on the president within 14 days, giving the ANC a deadline to reach a coalition agreement. The final negotiations for a coalition agreement were held over the course of Thursday and Friday, according to party officials, after the ANC had been trying for two weeks to reach one.

Since the African National Congress (ANC) won the first all-race election in 1994 and put an end to over fifty years of racial segregation, South Africa has not experienced such a high degree of political unpredictability. Since then, starting with Mandela, every leader in South Africa has come from the ANC.

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The new unity administration also had similarities to the 1994 act of reconciliation when the African National Congress (ANC) held the majority and Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first Black president, invited political rivals to join a unity government. In his early political career, Ramaphosa had been instrumental in such negotiations.

The ANC’s hand was forced this time.

Leader of the PA McKenzie remarked, “The ANC has been very magnanimous in that they have accepted defeat and said, ‘let’s talk.”

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