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Current CO2 emissions greatly outpace ocean CO2 level caused by ancient volcanoes

According to a new study, human activities are leading to CO2 emissions at a rate three to eight times faster than what the volcanic eruptions might have done, which may prove catastrophic to species in water and on land

United Nations celebrates 75th anniversary amidst rising concerns of unilateralism

Formed after the second world war, the UN as a multilateral forum to preserve world peace and security is facing the growing challenge of US unilateralism and its complete disregard for international laws

With Abraham Accords, US and Israel seek to consolidate hegemony in the region

The United States and Israel are the only true winners of the recent Abraham Accords where the UAE and Bahrain normalized ties with the latter. The cause of the Palestinians has once again been abandoned

FB whistleblower confirms how social network benefitted from fake news, bots and misinformation

Sophie Zhang, former data scientist at Facebook, reveals how she fought to remove bot accounts and sophisticated networks that targeted users in different countries to manipulate elections, and spread misinformation.

Gitmo files WikiLeaks’ Guantanamo files exposed inhumane American ‘war on terror’

The documents published by Wikileaks in 2011 revealed how top US officials were directly involved in the torture and illegal detention of many innocents. This explains the US attempt to punish Julian Assange for revealing their failures

oxfam COVID vaccine supply report Rich countries corner nearly 51% supply of five major COVID-19 vaccine candidates: Oxfam

According to a recent study by Oxfam International, wealthy nations, which account for nearly 13% of the global population, have cornered a lion’s share of supply deals for vaccine candidates in phase-3 of the clinical trials

COVID-19: Why do some patients suffer brain damage?

A debate continues to rage about whether the brain damage due to COVID-19 in some patients is because of the attack of the virus, or due to an immune response

Assange will not get a fair trial in US, says Pentagon Papers publisher in testimony

In the recent set of testimonies, Assange’s defense team dismantled the prosecution’s argument that Assange caused any harm by publishing classified names

Climate study of past 66 million years reveals earth’s current temperature rise is unprecedented

The study published in the Science journal concludes that this human-made climate change is far beyond the natural changes that are triggered by the earth’s changing orbit

COVID-19 lockdowns didn’t help in reducing carbon emission: UN report

The report found that due to lockdowns, the daily level emissions of greenhouse gases decreased by 17% in April when compared to 2019. But, as the world went back to work, emissions rose and crossed last year’s levels

NATO divisions in Eastern Med Tensions flare up in eastern Mediterranean, cracks widen in NATO

Turkey’s ambition to become a regional hegemon and European desire to have diversified access to oil and gas are creating a conflict situation in the Eastern Mediterranean region

Did the end of green Sahara lead to the collapse of civilisations?

We discuss the possible relationship between the desertification of the Green Sahara and consequent climate shifts that may have led civilisations across Asia and Africa to collapse.

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