“Reducing human-caused methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective strategies to rapidly reduce the rate of warming and contribute significantly to global efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C.”
Since the coup in Myanmar on February 1, the international community has struggled to agree on coherent action against the military (also known as the Tatmadaw).Tough action by the UN Security Council has been stymied by China, Russia, India and Vietnam, who see the Myanmar crisis as an internal affair.
For President Donald Trump to withdraw support of the WHO at a critical time in the world’s history, when a pandemic of enormous proportions is threatening the survival of millions of people, is unethical. As Physicians for Human Rights has stated, “President Trump is putting lives at risk in what may be an attempt to deflect attention from his own administration’s failures in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“It’s bad enough that Trump is responsible for so many deaths in his own country, now he is actively complicit in causing even more across the globe.”
“Climate policy proposals that do not squarely confront the issue of supply are not making a serious attempt to avert catastrophe.”