Tag: disaster

    “Don’t look up”: the satire movie did not impress critics but captured social networks

    Netflix’s new movie “Don’t Look Up” was released just a few days ago, but has already garnered very mixed reviews. Opinion leaders call the film “genius” and film experts “far-fetched.”  Modern satire starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence has won the favor of social media, although it has been well received by film critics. Let’s […]

    Cars float on the streets: Oman and Iran covered with a powerful flood
    09 Jan 2022

    Heavy rains have caused deadly flooding in Oman and Iran. More than ten people have already become victims of the disaster, The Watchers reports. Heavy rainfall also affected the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Muscat reportedly received 110 mm of rain in just a few hours, the same as in two […]

    Oman: torrential rain floods wadis, six people killed
    08 Jan 2022

    Severe weather fronts have hit the Gulf region over the new year. Flooding in Oman, triggered by heavy rainfall that began on New Year’s Eve, has killed six people and left several towns completely cut off, The National News reports. Oman TV reported on January 1 that a man was found dead in his vehicle […]

    Over the past 50 years, more than two million people have died due to climate change on the planet – the United Nations
    04 Jan 2022

    Over the years, natural disasters have damaged the world economy by $ 3.64 trillion. According to the World Meteorological Organization, the number of weather-related natural disasters has increased fivefold over the past 50 years. Scientists say that natural disasters have become more frequent due to climate change and more extreme weather conditions. However, deaths due […]

    We are living in an age of disorder and discontent – opinion

    Let’s read the opinion written by Sir John Jenkins for Arab News. He’s a senior fellow at Policy Exchange. Until December 2017, he was the corresponding director (Middle East) at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, based in Manama, Bahrain, and was a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He was […]

    Damage from 10 of the worst natural disasters in 2021 exceeded $170 billion – report
    30 Dec 2021

    The world’s most damaging ten natural disasters in 2021 resulted in more than $170 billion in economic losses, The Hill reported, citing Christian Aid’s annual report. “The losses from climate change have been serious this year, both in terms of staggering financial losses and in terms of death and displacement of people around the world,” […]

    Droughts displacing families across Iraq: IOM tracking

    Thousands of families across Iraq continue to be displaced from their homes due to drought, tracking updates on climate-induced displacement show, painting a stark picture of the increasingly dire consequences of climate breakdown on the population and particularly the agricultural community, Rudaw states. At least 3,334 families remain displaced as a result of drought conditions […]

    WHO chief calls for global action to ‘end pandemic’ in 2022

    The WHO official urged an expansion of a worldwide vaccination campaign and implementing strict measures to put an end to the pandemic soon.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on the world to make “hard decisions” in order to “end the pandemic” next year. “2022 must be the year we end the pandemic,” WHO […]

    World raw material prices have risen steadily in 2021

    The dynamics of commodity markets remained volatile this year: prices for wheat, coffee, sugar, wood, and energy rose steadily, while gold prices fell despite accelerating inflation. The cost of coffee in 2021 has doubled amid adverse weather conditions in Brazil, which destroyed most of the crop, writes MarketWatch. “There was a terrible drought, and then […]

    Australia admitted in a report on 2020 bushfires that climate change was the driving factor
    25 Dec 2021

    Two years has passed since Australia’s largest bushfire razed more than a million hectares, but the scars are still burned into the memories of those who were there. Gospers Mountain bushfire residents live in fear of next blaze, ABC states. Locals around Lithgow reflect on the fire which burned from October 2019 to January 2020. […]