Paper: Covid has combined with climate change to wrought another dimension of grimness – older women, some even grandmothers, being pushed into prostitution. ...
“It was difficult to find minor girls during the lockdown as they were locked in their homes so traffickers moved their attention to older women who were in need of money to keep the sex trade going." ... “We are still in the process of realising the complete impact that COVID-19 brought in this region already battling climate change effects,” Social activist Pampa Ghosh said.
Several areas in the Sundarbans have been washed away due to the rise in water levels, displacing a large number of people who were then forced to migrate due to financial insecurity and vulnerabilities.
'Global warming or climate change' ranked dead last among seven environmental issues in the 2022 Gallup survey. Americans ranking of environmental concerns found the quality of drinking water, rivers, and lakes were ranked as one and two respectively. Followed by concern over "the loss of tropical rain forests"; "air pollution," species extinction, and finally at the very bottom, "global warming or climate change."
Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr, an early investor in Google, Amazon and other leading tech companies, and his wife, Ann, have agreed to donate $1.1 billion to Stanford University to set up a new school devoted to the study of climate change and its solutions. The gift, announced Wednesday, is the largest in Stanford history. It ranks as the second largest donation to any university in American history...
It will be called the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. “Stanford is making a bold, actionable, and enduring commitment to tackle humanity’s greatest challenge" ... The university will add 60 faculty over the next 10 years, hiring experts in energy, climate science, sustainable development and environmental justice. ...
“I don’t see how giving a billion dollars to a rich university is going to move the needle on this issue in a near-term time frame,” David Callahan, author of “The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age” told the New York Times
"Climate change is creating a new ageof infectious dangers." Climate Change Could Spark Future Pandemics - "The research, published in Nature, uses modeling to map how climate change could shift the geographic ranges of 3,100 mammals species and the viruses they carry by 2070. ... The findings suggest that climate change could “easily become the dominant [human] driver” of cross-species virus transmission by 2070, the authors say."
Marc Morano: "They want to keep both climate and COVID fears humming along to push their so-called solutions, so what better way than to merge the two issues!? Worried about COVID-19, then support the UN Paris climate pact, the Green New Deal, carbon taxes, etc. or else you are a gramma killer!"