Posts Tagged ‘El Niño–Southern Oscillation’

There has never been a country that should have been so rich but ended up this poor

(Media Release) Venezuela has become a failed state. According to the International Monetary Fund’s latest projections, it has the world’s worst economic growth, worst inflation and ninth-worst unemployment rate right now. It also has the second-worst murder rate, and an infant mortality rate that’s gotten 100 times worse itself the past four years. And in […]

Thought it couldn’t get any worse for N Koreans? Think again

(Media Release) North Korea‘s already-low food supply is set to deteriorate this year as dry weather hits crop yields, the United Nations‘ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned. “Given the tight food supplies in 2015/16, the country’s food security situation is expected to deteriorate from the previous year when most households were already estimated to […]

Oxfam says wealth of richest 1% equal to other 99%

(Media Release) The richest 1% now has as much wealth as the rest of the world combined, according to Oxfam. It uses data from Credit Suisse from October for the report, which urges leaders meeting in Davos this week to take action on inequality. Oxfam also calculated that the richest 62 people in the world […]

Current El Nino climate event ‘among the strongest’

(Media Release) The current El Nino weather phenomenon could be one of the strongest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The event occurs when the waters of the Pacific become exceptionally warm and distort weather patterns around the world. Researchers say parts of the Pacific are likely to be 2C warmer than usual. […]

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