Rich countries have failed to provide the financial assistance needed for the developing world to cut greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the impacts of climate breakdown, poorer nations have warned, after a US summit of world leaders ended with few new funding promises. The failure leaves billions of people at risk from the worsening ravages of extreme weather, as poor countries struggle with the Covid-19 crisis and rapidly mounting debt.
Guardian 24th April 2021 read more »
A major incident has been declared in Northern Ireland as firefighters struggle to bring a wildfire in the Mourne Mountains under control. Fire crews have spent a second day tackling the blaze which has engulfed a large area in County Down from Bloody Bridge, across Thomas Mountain and the base of Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland’s highest mountain. The public have been warned to stay away from an area normally popular with visitors.
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