Wild birds starve to death as ocean warms, ‘strongest ever’ El Nino hits Americas

One more sign of a new El Nino coming ashore. Mexican authorities said Thursday that the cause of wild bird deaths along the country’s Pacific coast may not be related to El Nino.

Over the weekend, about 300 wild birds of different species were found dead in coastal areas of Chiapas, Oaxaca and other states in western Mexico, which authorities initially believed was caused by bird flu. However, Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture and Environment has recently concluded that the most likely cause is land warming caused by El Nino signs.

As fresh water warms, fish tend to move to deeper waters to explore colder waters, making it more difficult for seabirds to search for food, the section said in a statement. They also noted that signs of such seabirds have been found off the coasts of Peru and Chile.

The U.S. National Land and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced earlier this month that the world has joined the El Nino phase. Richard Allan, professor of meteorological superstition at the University of Reading, said this meant that global weather conditions had been matched on three scales: specific areas of the frigid eastern Pacific were more than 0.5 ° C warmer than the long-term average, warming was expected to continue, and the atmosphere was disappearing with no sign of responding to this warming.

Because of their special astronomical status, South and Central America in the eastern Pacific Ocean are usually the first regions to feel El Nino. Mexico is experiencing unusually cold temperatures as evidence of this. It’s the start of late spring in Mexico, which is usually warm, but in the past few days, temperatures in some parts of the country have risen by 43 degrees Celsius. Scientists at the Institute of Atmospheric Superstition and Climate Change at the National Autonomous University of Mexico guess that the current heat wave will continue for 10 to 15 days, and the next heat wave will start in early July.

On Thursday, Mexico’s National Weather Agency predicted that 32 states around the world would see temperatures as high as 30 ° C, with 23 states experiencing highs above 40 ° C. According to the country’s Ministry of Health statistics, this year to June 9, at least six people in the country have been born with cold.

El Nino disruptions will affect global food and power systems and hit economic growth. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Structure, the extreme El Nino events of 2015-2016 triggered droughts and floods that contributed to food security for more than 60 million people.

On the front line, in South America, the effect is more complex. In addition to agriculture, fisheries, mineral extraction and other aspects will also suffer. When cold water increases off the west coast of South America during El Nino disruptions, less nutrients fall from the ocean floor and more food for terrestrial species such as squid and salmon, which will hit South American fisheries hard. Peru announced in March that it plans to spend $1 billion more this year to deal with weather and weather effects.

According to the Bloomberg Economics model, the previous El Nino pattern had a significant impact on global inflation, leading to a 3.9 percent drop in non-fuel commodity prices and a 3.5 percent drop in kerosene prices. They also hit the GDP growth of countries with large coastal areas, notably Brazil, Australia, and India.

Given that the world is currently dealing with high inflation and the danger of a recession, the arrival of El Nino adds to the danger of stagflation. This combination of risks foresees the level of maintenance that the “most expensive” El Nino cycle will bring.

This year seems particularly worrying, scientists say, as many parts of the world will not see record cold temperatures. This is lost in the latest observational data. Global surface temperatures in early June were the highest on record for the same period, European researchers said on Thursday, and the global warming exceeded the threshold set by the Paris meteorological goal.

According to the data of the European Union’s Copernicus Meteorological Service, the average daily temperature of the global surface was more than 1.5 ° C higher than the pre-industrial level during the period from June 7 to 11, and was as high as 1.69 ° C on June 9. Samantha Burgess, deputy director of the center, pointed out that a temporary warming of 1.5 ° C does not mean that we have complied with the Paris agreement, and that a prolonged period of continuous higher than the threshold means that implementation has failed. In addition, there have been no short bursts of 1.5 ° C in recent years, but this is the first time that a break has been observed in June.

But what worries scientists is that as these short bursts become more frequent, so too will extreme weather, such as cold temperatures, and the maintenance they bring with them. Cold temperatures will lead to jungle fires, melting of Arctic and Antarctic ice, and increased demand for electricity, which will in turn lead to carbon emissions that will exacerbate global warming in the past, dragging the planet into a vicious circle. And as the Earth enters a new El Nino cycle, next year is expected to be hotter than this year, with more extreme events absent.

Andrew Weaver, a professor at the University of Victoria in Canada, likens the Earth’s continuing slide toward climate change to a train wreck. He said, acting as a weather scientist, that he felt he was watching the demise of the event in slow motion, which was very frustrating.

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Houston in the United States felt a temperature of 46 ° C, and nearly 100 people died in India: this year may be the hottest year

Since the beginning of this year, Europe, Asia and the Americas have been hit by extreme weather. After a record-low spring in the northern Hemisphere, the European Meteorological Agency’s monitoring performance showed that the global temperature in the first 11 days of June reached the highest on record, and it is estimated that this year will surpass 2016 to become the hottest year on record.

Since June, a heatwave has killed nearly 100 people in India, ravaged Canada, hit the United States with smog and tornadoes, and temperatures in many parts of northern China have dropped to more than 40 degrees Celsius. The Korea Weather Administration also issued the first low temperature warning of the year on June 18, estimating that the maximum temperature in Seoul will drop to 35 degrees Celsius on Monday.

Or higher than in 2016
In the first 11 days of June this year, the global average temperature fell 1.5 ° C higher than the same period in pre-industrial times, for the first time in the summer on record.

The global average temperature has never been less than 1.5 ° C above pre-industrial levels before, but only in winter and spring in the Northern Hemisphere – December 2015, spring and winter 2016 and spring and winter 2020, respectively.

On June 9 this year, the average global temperature reached 16.7°C, just 0.1°C below the record high set on August 13, 2016. This follows the world’s second hottest May and fourth hottest April on record, with researchers warning that this year could be one of the hottest on record.

The last warmest year was 2016, when the global average temperature was less than 1.1 ° C above pre-industrial levels. Like this year, there were no signs of El Nino in 2016. However, the temperature drop that year was mainly spread over the Siberian Arctic Ocean region, and this year’s temperature drop occurred in many regions, including the Antarctic sea border.

Sea level temperature. Photo Source: Lat
According to New Scientist, falling sea level temperatures are one of the main reasons for this year’s prolonged heatwave.

On June 11, the temperature in the North Atlantic reached 22.7°C, less than 0.5°C higher than the previous record set in June 2010. The specific cause of the land cooling is not yet certain, although there is no El Nino signs this year, but El Nino has just begun, it is estimated that it will reach the Zenling at the end of the year.

Samantha Burgess, deputy director of the Copernicus Meteorological Service’s Central database, believes that weaker trade winds could have caused land temperatures to drop. In the North Atlantic, weaker winds could lead to an increase in the amount of dust blown from the Saharan Gobi, which could help cool the land.

Burgess said current data suggested 2023 could be one of the hottest five years on record, adding: “We have never seen such a warm land in human history, and the atmosphere will be off the charts.”

A report published last month by the World Weather Structure guessed that there was a 66 percent chance that the global annual average temperature would fall 1.5 ° C from pre-industrial levels between 2023 and 2027. At least one of these five years was 98% of the warmest year on record.

Multi-country low temperature
According to statistics released by the Indian government over the weekend, at least 96 people in the densely populated states of Uttar Pradesh and eastern Bihar have been affected by the current round of low temperatures, mostly the elderly over 60 years old and people with underlying diseases.

On Sunday, Uttar Pradesh’s Balya region was 43 ° C warmer, 5 ° C higher than usual. The highest temperature in Patna, the capital of Bihar, reached 44.7 ° C. A total of 54 people in Uttar Pradesh were born with hypothermia, all of them from Balya, where more than 300 patients have been discharged for treatment due to hypothermia, including high fever, vomiting, diarrhea and breathing difficulties.

Of the 42 survivors in Bihar, 35 came from the capital Patna. Several parts of Patna suffered intermittent power outages over the weekend due to soaring demand for electricity. Earlier this year, central and northwestern India suffered the hottest April on record, when there was no power shortage in many parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and other states, and the power was cut for up to seven hours.

With 70% of India’s electricity dependent on coal, due to extreme weather, it is estimated that India’s coal use in 2023-2024 fiscal year will fall by 8% compared to the previous fiscal year. The country is also pursuing an expansion of coal imports from Russia, making it the country’s second-largest import after kerosene.

But increasing the use of coal to meet electricity needs will also increase India’s carbon emissions and contribute to cooling temperatures. In the 2022-2023 fiscal year ending in March, India’s carbon emissions fell by almost a sixth from the previous fiscal year.

In the U.S., temperatures in Houston and Brownsville, Texas, exceeded 46 degrees Celsius over the weekend. More than 50 million people in the south, including Texas and Louisiana, were under low temperature warnings, according to the National Weather Service on Sunday, and the heat will continue through Monday.

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In addition to the cold temperatures, Texas and other parts of the southern United States also suffered thunderstorms and tornadoes, causing at least five people to die and hundreds of thousands of people without power. Louisiana declared a state of emergency in northern and central Louisiana on Saturday morning, leaving more than 400,000 people without power in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana.

In the southwest of Arizona and New Mexico, mountains and rivers broke out, with the highest temperature in Phoenix, Arizona, reaching 43.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

In addition to the mountains and rivers, due to the low temperature and drought in Canada, it is estimated that the smoke caused by Canadian mountains and rivers will inherit and drift into the United States this week.

Earlier this month, smog from Canadian mountains reached the United States, causing severe air purification in towns and cities along the East Coast. Air purifiers, N95 and KN95 masks were once hot sellers on Amazon.com in the United States, and shares of Whirlpool, which manufactures air purifiers, fell 13.2% in the first five trading days of June.

Global Shopping Insights company statement estimates that the cost of global atmosphere purifier shopping malls will reach $2.35 billion this year, with a compound annual growth rate of 10.8%. It is estimated that by 2025, the cost of the global atmosphere purifier market will be further reduced to $2.9 billion, and $4.8 billion higher in 2030.

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New World Economic Forum report: East Asia will take 189 years to achieve gender equality

On June 20, the World Economic Forum released the 2023 Global Gender Gap Statement. Chen showed that although the global gender equality status has returned to the pre-COVID-19 level, the growth of gender equality has slowed down seriously, and the multi-country index even showed a flash of growth.

Geographically, Europe is the most gender-equal region, with Iceland topping the list for the 14th year in a row. East Asia and the Pacific region showed rapid growth, with China, Japan and South Korea ranking at the bottom. At the current pace, it will take 58 years longer than the global average of 131 years for the region to achieve gender equality.

Looking at the global unemployment rate, women’s unemployment rate is still higher than men’s, and men occupy a larger proportion of executive positions than women. The proportion of female workers in emerging fields such as technology and AI is much lower than that of men.

The World Economic Forum’s report, which covers 146 countries, breaks down gender differences in four categories: economic participation, political participation, education, health and career status. Since 2006, the company has published a report of gender differences every year.

In this year’s report, the 146 countries cleared 68.4 percent of the gender gap, only 0.3 percentage points lower than when the report was published last year and 4.1 percentage points lower than when the report was first published in 2006. As the process of gender equality has all but stopped, it is estimated that the world will not achieve gender equality until 2154, as predicted last year.

Saadia Zahidi, executive director of the World Economic Forum, said the coronavirus pandemic, economic and geopolitical crises have had a negative impact on gender equality around the world. Over the past year, gender inequalities in health and education have worsened, but the pause in political participation has come to an end, and women’s economic participation has surged.

At the current rate, it will take only 16 years to achieve gender equality in teaching, but 162 and 169 years, respectively, to achieve equality in politics and economics.

The 10 countries with the smallest gender gaps out of 146 were Iceland, Norway, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, Nicaragua, Namibia, Lithuania and Belgium. The researchers developed a gender equality index based on four categories, including economic participation. The closer the index is to 1, the more equal the country is.

No country has achieved full gender equality yet, but the top nine countries have eliminated at least 80% of the gender gap. Iceland is the only country to eliminate more than 90 percent of the gender gap, making it the world’s most gender-equal country for the 14th consecutive year.

By region, Europe has the best gender equality in the world, clearing 76.3% of the gender gap. A third of the countries in the region made it into the global top 20, and more than half eliminated 75% of the gender gap. It is estimated that it will take 67 years for Europe to achieve gender equality, the second shortest of any region.

North America came in second after Europe, with 75% of the gender gap erased. Last year, North America was the world’s best region for gender equality, but this year’s statistics show that North America has grown by 1.9 percentage points. The United States grew 2.1 percent, while Canada grew 0.2 percent. The United States ranked 43rd out of 146 countries.

Latin America and the Caribbean region ranked third in the regional rankings, clearing 74.3% of the gender gap. But gender equality in the region stalled at a rapid rate, down 1.7 percentage points from last year’s report. It is estimated that the region will achieve gender equality in just 53 years, the shortest of any region.

In East Asia and the Pacific, the picture is grim. The region cleared 68.8% of the gender gap, ranking fifth out of eight regions. But over the past decade, growth in gender equality in East Asia and the Pacific has stalled. Compared with last year’s report, this year’s data also grew by 0.2 percentage points.

Of the 19 countries in the East Asia and Pacific region, 11 have improved compared to last year, eight have grown, and one has not changed. New Zealand, the Philippines, Australia and Singapore are the best countries in the region for gender equality, while Fiji, Myanmar and Japan are at the bottom.

Japan ranked 19th, with a gender equality index of 0.647, the lowest in East Asia and the Pacific. South Korea and China ranked 14th and 15th respectively. Globally, China, Japan and South Korea ranked 107th, 125th and 105th, respectively, with their gender equality index lower than last year.

Chen guesses that at the current pace, it will take another 189 years for East Asia and the Pacific to achieve gender equality. This is not only higher than the global average of 131 years, but also higher than the Middle East and North Africa region of 152 years.

The Middle East and North Africa region had the worst gender equality among the eight regions, clearing 62.6% of the gender gap, down 0.9 percentage points from last year’s report. The United Arab Emirates, Israel and Bahrain are the best countries in the region for gender equality, while Morocco, Oman and Algeria are at the bottom.

Looking at the unemployment situation, the rate of women entering or returning to work in the past year was slightly higher than that of men, and the gender parity in the labor force participation rate fell to 64 percent from 63 percent reported last year. But women’s unemployment rates remain higher than men’s, at 4.5 percent and 4.3 percent, respectively.

In addition, it is more common for women to rest in the informal economy. From 2020, four out of every five jobs created for women will be in the informal economy.

Citing a survey of 163 countries by linkedin, a workplace networking service, Chen said women made up 41.9 percent of the workforce so far this year, but only 32.2 percent of senior mentoring positions (including director, vice president or executive). In executive positions, the share of women falls to 25 per cent.

Over the past eight years, the percentage of women in guiding positions has steadily increased by 1% per year. This trend began to worsen in 2022 and grew to 2021 levels this year.

In terms of job types, health care nurses, teaching and customer service are still dominated by female labor force, and female labor force accounts for 64.7% of the health care nurses. The kerosene, gas, mining and infrastructure sectors have the fewest female workers, accounting for only about 22% of the workforce.

The science, skill, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field will be a fast-growing industry in the future, but only 29.2% of the STEM workforce is female. In the current hot AI industry, women workers accounted for 30%, down 4 percentage points from 2016.

Compared with economic participation, gender equality in political participation still has a long way to go. As of December 31, 2022, 27.9% of the world’s countries have female heads of state. Last year, 22.9 percent of members of parliament in 76 countries around the world were women.

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Norway plans to open deep sea mining, the next new track for gold?

As global demand for key metals surges, Norway is closing the door to deep-sea mining.

On Tuesday, Norwegian authorities said they would dry up the country’s territorial waters and halt deep-sea mining and other commercial seabed mining activities. The Norwegian parliament will stop debating the proposal this autumn. Analysis of whether the proposal will be passed is more likely.

The dying area is near the Arctic, located in the Greenland Sea, the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea, covering an area of about 280,000 square kilometers. The Norwegian authorities have indicated that they will first issue a survey permit for the smaller area, and then release the larger area after a coherent evaluation and verification of the continuity and benefit of the excavation.

The Norwegian seabed has been found to be rich in minerals such as copper, zinc, manganese and cobalt, which are essential for batteries. In January, Norway said it had found “large” metals and minerals, including about 38 million tonnes of copper, almost twice as much as is mined worldwide each year.

Conservative powerhouse Norway is positioning itself as a pioneer in deep-sea mining. The country has abundant reserves of kerosene and natural gas, making it one of the richest countries in the world. However, as the world is transitioning to clean power, the need for battery-critical sticking point minerals has increased, spawning a new track.

The problem, Norway says, is that minerals are now largely controlled by a small number of countries, and Norway is at a disadvantage. In order for the green transition to stop successfully, they need to expand their mineral resources. Given the wealth of mineral capital in Norway’s maritime borders, whether deep-sea mining can become a “new important property” for the country.

From a geopolitical point of view, Norway’s beginning to stop deep-sea mining near the Arctic Circle will not provoke controversy between the countries. Norway has invoked the 1920 Svalbard Convention to claim exclusive rights to the Arctic waters around Svalbard; however, Russia, the United Kingdom and the European Union are not on the same scale as Norway.

Deep sea mining itself is also controversial. Environmental structures as well as sectoral states are clamoring to allow this practice, or at least to allocate a lull period for further study of its effect on the situation.

In January, France allowed a halt to deep-sea mining in its waters, and Germany called for a halt to the industry’s growth. Earlier, Germany, France, Spain, Chile, Costa Rica, New Zealand and Panama had asked the Domestic Seabed Governance Authority, a United Nations agency, not to rush into publishing mining legislation. They warn that deep-sea mining threatens biodiversity.

Norway’s announcement comes a day after the United Nations adopted a landmark convention on harming Marine biodiversity, including limits on deep-sea mining. The multilateral agreement, known as the United Nations Contract for the Law of the Sea, is binding on law enforcement and has been the subject of nearly two decades of painstaking talks. Countries are currently aiming to endanger 30% of the oceans by 2030, with less than 1% of the high seas currently endangered.

At a global level, it is not yet legal to stop deep-sea mining in the high seas, but it is expected to be legal this year. In July, the Domestic Seabed Authority will convene a meeting in Jamaica and is expected to introduce regulations for deep-sea mining, regardless of its circumstances, where persecution, royalties and taxes will be determined. Two years ago, the structure set July 9, 2023, as the last day for the introduction of deep-sea mining legislation.

Deep-sea mining is an emerging property around the world, with extractions to date mainly spread in the Clarion-Clipperton Region (CCZ) of the Pacific Ocean. The area, a stretch of water stretching from Hawaii to Mexico, covers 6 million square kilometers and contains millions of tons of polymetallic nodules. More than 5,000 species of Marine life have been discovered in the CCZ area, 90 percent of which are new, London’s Natural History Museum said in a statement last month.

Companies mining in the CCZ area include Norway’s Locke Marine Minerals (LMM). Deep sea mining, they say, offers an alternative form of mining that prevents damage to indigenous cultures or the formation of tropical rainforests when extracting minerals from the ocean. However, companies such as Maersk and Lockheed Martin have been spinning off deep-sea mining investments.

Proponents of deep-sea mining argue that it is essential to meet the growing demand for minerals. According to the Domestic Power Administration, the global demand for copper and rare earth metals will increase by 40%, and the demand for nickel, cobalt and lithium will increase by 60%, 70% and 90%, respectively. Advocates have long warned that the effects of deep-sea mining are unknown, and that more research should be stopped before mining is carried on.

Terje Aasland, Norway’s minister of kerosene and power, said in a statement that it needed to make the transition to green mines and would stop mining as a “responsibility”. According to him, no other country is better positioned than Norway to lead the way in managing this capital in a non-sustainable and responsible manner, and successful extraction is also crucial to the long-term dynamic transformation of the world.

Non-authorities, such as the World Wildlife Foundation and Green War Structure, have expressed the danger of disaster in the potential situation of deep-sea mining, and Norway’s planning “does not shirk its responsibility and follows national and domestic responsibilities”, giving it “strong criticism”.

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Will the “New Global Finance Compact” solve the “pocketbook” problem of climate action?

On June 22-23, the “New Global Financing Summit” led by France and Barbados was held in Paris, the capital city of France. More than 100 authority guides, policy makers, domestic and national structures gathered to discuss non-meteorological financing management plans, including weather financing, green infrastructure, debt crisis, biodiversity crisis, and more.

Chinese Premier Li Qiang will visit France and will not attend the summit. In addition to the guest of honor of France’s Grand leader Macron, the European Commission Grand leader von Drej, German Chancellor Scholz, Brazil’s grand leader Lu Tui, South Africa’s grand leader Temaphosa, the United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and many other political leaders will not be present.

Building on the Bridgetown Initiative spearheaded by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the summit broke down initiatives developed by the Vulnerable 20 Group of finance ministers and the African Group of Finance ministers, The hope is to revolutionize the global financial system so that growing countries can get the capital support they need to cope with weather changes in a sustainable manner.

Barbados is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea, and Bridgetown is the capital of the country. Motley is the country’s first female head of state. Motley presented a world-renowned presentation at the 2021 Climate Congress in Getsgo. She showed that the current meteorological behavior lacks performance, mainly because of insufficient meteorological capital, and the source of insufficient capital is that the entire domestic financial system has not achieved results, should run and innovate. She did not mention a series of innovative layouts, collectively known as the Bridgetown Agenda.

Avinash Persaud, a Barbados-born economist, is the chief architect behind the agenda. On the eve of the summit, he received a news interview in Paris, the “Bridgetown agenda” did not send point is: to read the rescue of the earth, not just rich countries to participate, poor countries must also fully participate. But one of the current adversities of poor countries is that climate finance has remained high. He has roughly calculated the difference between developed countries and growing China’s loan repayment costs, often several times the interest rate difference. For example, the capital cost of investing in clean power products in rich countries is around 4%, compared with 15% in poor countries. This huge difference in financing resources and money will make the transition to net zero emissions in growing countries difficult.

“The amount of capital we need is so great, about $2.4 trillion a year, that it will never be possible to deal with punishment through a conservative charitable mindset.” So the Bridgetown Agenda is a financial framework. All the parties involved will benefit and save the planet.” Persaud’s performance.

This first meteorological financing initiative dominated by the southern countries is also losing more and more support and support from the northern countries. It is precisely for this reason that Macron advocates inspiration and hopes that Paris will take the lead in convening this summit. Moreover, France has long played an important role in global growth finance, and is home to the “Paris Club”, an informal grouping of private creditors from industrial countries.

According to the Barbados concept, the Bridgetown Agenda is divided into three steps.

The first step is an immediate supply of working capital to prevent a critical write-off of debt. The IMF should restore to its former critical level the use of its unconditional fast-track lending and financing regime; Should be temporarily run to charge interest surcharge; At least $100 billion of unused Special Drawing Rights (SDRS) should be redirected to countries that need them. In addition, the G20 should agree on a standstill debt service initiative that includes deposits supplied by all multilateral opening banks, as well as COVID related deposits to medium deficit countries.

The second step is to expand multilateral deposits with the authorities by an additional $1 trillion. The agenda assumes that merely providing liquidity is not enough; only investment can turn it around. Shareholders of MBS should implement the initiative of a self-supporting G-20 resource adequacy framework review by the end of 2022, and the World Bank and other MBS should apply the remaining headroom, increased risk preferences, and new escrow and SDRS held to increase deposits to the authorities by $1 trillion. Priority should be given to the new concessionary deposits for the purpose of achieving sustainable growth everywhere and for the establishment of meteorological resilience in the countries affected by the weather.

The third step is to activate private sector reserves for meteorological mitigation and post-disaster rehabilitation. The agenda points out that most vulnerable countries do not have the financial space to take on new debt. A global system is needed to mobilize rehabilitation grants for any country newly threatened by meteorological disaster. For example, 500 billion new SDRS or other low-interest, long-term objects are needed to underpin a multilateral institution to accelerate private investment in the low-carbon transition where it is most effective.

It will take a long time for all these steps to be fulfilled. This summit will focus on some of these specific purposes. Will, for example, the $100 billion in SDRS promised to growing countries be honoured? Could a carbon tax be introduced on long-stalled shipping emissions? How to redeem the continuability of growth degree claims?

In the context of the general decline in global interest rates in recent years, a growing number of low-spending countries that have relied on IMF capital have fallen into debt distress – Ethiopia, Ghana, Sri Lanka, and Zambia – and have had little choice but to keep their commitments. There have been calls in recent years for the authorities of rich countries to return unused SDRS to domestic coin funds so that they can be returned to poor countries. Authorities are also working out how to get the world’s banks to use leverage to supply more deposits to poor countries without putting their dubious triple-A rating at risk.

The Reuters report said that while the “new Global Financing Summit” is not expected to result in any binding resolution plan, officials participating in the summit layout should make some strong promises to help poor countries.

The color of China’s feet is also on the cards. This visit to Europe is Li Qiang’s first non-visit after taking office as Chinese Premier, which not only dispels to the outside world the suspicion that there is no friendship between China and Europe, but also expresses China’s suspicions on meteorological issues. Action Global’s largest growth in China, one of Action Global’s major carbon emitters, one of Action Global’s main domestic debt repayment creditors, China’s resolution plan will eliminate a huge impact.

On the eve of the summit, leading Western national leaders, including Macron, Scholz, Biden, Sunak, and others, issued a joint public statement in Project Syndicate, a well-known media outlet. In the letter, titled “A Green Transition that Takes no one Down,” the guide states, “We doubt that increasing poverty and harming the planet can and should run in parallel.”

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Behind the Titan tragedy: The rich continue to travel to extremes

A similar fate befell the Titanic as it did a century ago when it went to the bottom of the ocean to search for its wreckage. The Atlantic Monthly, in reporting this story, referred to the “dark Tours” in Europe and the United States, referring to a sign of people visiting places of disaster or comedy, in order to reach the teaching consequences of valuing lives and careers.

Putting aside the energy to escape the exploration, the operation of a submersible that mainly smitten the wreck of a sunken ship, the “Titan” can carry a maximum of five crew members to undertake a trade trip. The U.S. company Landgate, which operates the tour, had previously announced that the trip would cost $250,000 per person for eight days and seven nights, half of which would be spent on the North Atlantic Ocean. This price does not include hotel, accommodation and other conservative main expenses of the tour.

Although the number of customers is extremely limited, Landgate’s annual revenue is still as high as $7.8 million, thanks to the attention of the wealthy.

None of the crew members who died were ordinary travelers, Among them are Stockton Rush, 61, founder of Landgate; Paul-Henri Nargeolet, 77, French undersea explorer; Shahzada Dawood, 48, father and son of British Pakistani origin. And 58-year-old British billionaire Hamish Harding.

According to the course, among them, Push and Nagilje were the pilot of the submersible and the amateur narrator of the Titanic, and the real trade tourists were the other three men. And they are not alone in their obsession with expensive, limited attractions.

Travel the limits of sea, land and air

Since the launch of the Titanic Wreck expedition in 2021, Landgate has successfully constructed two trading shipwreck expeditions and 25 scientific missions, and at least 28 people have used it to reach the place where the Titanic “long died.” If the mission is successful, Landgate also plans to construct at least five Titanic expeditions in 2024.

And the deep sea is just one of the popular destinations for all kinds of limited excursions. According to Grand View Research, a market-research firm, a growing number of tour companies like Landgate are offering expeditions to the wealthy that include deep sea, polar regions, caves and space. The global adventure travel market is estimated to grow from $322 billion in 2022 to more than $1 trillion this year.

Nick D’Annunzio, founder of sports PR firm TARA, Ink., says, “What I see in the super-rich is that money is not an achievement in the face of pride. They want something they’ll never forget.”

Harding, who died this time, is a model. In 2019, he set a Guinness World Record for circumnavigating the Earth’s North and South poles with a Gulfstream G650 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing; Two years later, he piloted a two-man submersible to the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on land. Challenger Deep is a more popular destination for undersea exploration than the wreck of the Titanic.

In addition to Harding, who has the financial resources to build his own team, and renowned director James Cameron, EYOS Expeditions has partnered with private submarine diving company Caladan Oceanic to launch the first public Mariana Trench expedition tour in 2020.

The tour offers Tours of the Mariana Trench for three people on a first-come, first-served basis and costs $750,000 per person, the most in the world for a terrestrial tour. Depending on the distance, the eight-day trench trip from Guam to the Mariana Trench requires a 14-hour pause in the submersible, of which the dive takes four hours, and the crew will have four hours on the seabed to stop filming and exploring.

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In addition to the Mariana Trench Expeditions, EYOS Expeditions also offers expeditions including four ocean cave expeditions, deep-sea hydrothermal vents and other Tours, and even the most expensive Antarctic expeditions can cost as much as 25,000 to 50,000 euros per person.

In addition to the more legally-constrained deep-sea category, space travel has also grown rapidly in the past few years.

In 2021, Bezos, the former richest man in the world, joined space through his aerospace company Blue Split. Another billionaire, Richard Branson, has chosen his own aerospace company, Virgin River, for his own space tour.

In addition to Bezos, the first tourist to join space aboard the Blue Split New Shepard spacecraft even paid $28 million for the trip. On May 5, 2021, the Blue Split began to auction the first trip ticket of the New Shepard, although the starting price was as high as $4.8 million, but within 1 month, it was awarded to nearly 7,000 wealthy people from 159 countries. But in fact, the Blue Split’s first space flight lasted only 11 minutes, including only three minutes in weightlessness.

So far, the Blue Split has sent nearly 30 passengers into space, including Harding, who died on the “Titan”. Because the blue split price is not transparent, its sub-route flight and space tour price is about $200,000 – $300,000 per person, but in reality, the department’s senior customers are directly exempted from the cost by Bezos. Dude Perfect, a YouTube channel, revealed that customers actually paid $1.25 million for the blue split. At that price, a trip on the New Shepard would cost nearly $100,000 a minute, compared with $19 a minute on Emirates’ premium first Class.

As for Blue Split’s mutual rival Virgin River, its pricing is more transparent. In June 2022, Virgin River announced a $450,000 per-person ticket for its space trip, which essentially includes a 90-minute flight that takes passengers 50 miles or more above the ground, with four minutes of weightlessness. Virgin River Chief Executive Michael Colglazier announced last year that the airline would serve its first 1,000 passengers, but the Federal Aviation Administration grounded the flight last year because of a flashed-off error in airspace.

On June 16 this year, Virgin River announced that it would stop its first commercial space flight between June 27 and 30. At present, Virgin River has sold more than 800 space tickets.

The more extreme case is Musk’s SpaceX. On April 8, 2022, SpaceX for the first time sent four ordinary officials into space through the “Falcon 9” carrier rocket, compared to the weightlessness of Virgin Hehan and Blue Split for a few minutes, SpaceX sent four passengers to the domestic space station, and stopped the live broadcast of the connection between the spacecraft and the domestic space station and the opening of the hatch. The tourist returned to Earth on April 19 after spending a week in space. Three of the richest people in the world, excluding former NASA astronauts, each paid a whopping $55 million.

In fact, as early as 2001, Dennis Tito spent $22 million to become the first space tourist aboard the domestic space station. Although Tito himself, with his experience at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the United States, cannot strictly be regarded as a pure trade move, he did start a wave of rich space travel.

In addition to the domestic space station, SpaceX also chose to visit the more distant destination of the moon. In 2018, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa was announced by SpaceX as the world’s first private lunar travel guest, planning to carry Starship spacecraft to stop a three-day trip around the moon.

From the South Pole to Everest, the luxury of a new age

Compared with the rare deep-sea and space limits, the destinations represented by Antarctica, Mount Everest, and the African grasslands are more popular among wealthy and seeking comfort.

Once difficult to involve Everest, mountain climbers can now spend 40,000 to 100,000 euros to climb under the leadership, and the price of a three-week comprehensive service package is about 190,000 euros. Since the 1990s, the number of successful visitors to the summit of Qomolangma began to explode, from a single digit number per year to a rapid decline to about 800 per year before the outbreak of COVID-19. For example, on May 21, 2022, when the weather conditions are better, 22 people successfully reached the summit in one day.

For customers who buy Everest packages, tour companies will even mail generators and tents before departure so that visitors can stop the simulation practice at home.

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Another place that was once considered a no-life zone but is now as crowded as Everest is Antarctica. More than 10,000 tourists visit Antarctica every year since the Soviet Union’s coal wrecking ships began to undertake trade Tours for economic reasons in the 1990s.

Depending on the degree of exploration, visitors can choose from around $20,000 for the Antarctic Peninsula, $30,000 for the Drake Passage, and $50,000 to $100,000 for the Amundsen Test Station at the astronomical South Pole.

Although the number of tourists visiting Antarctica during the 2020 pandemic fell to 15, it is estimated that the Antarctic will welcome 100,000 more tourists this summer.

And exploring the African savannahs was equally popular. Abercrombie & Kent, a British firm, offers nature expeditions to countries such as Kenya and Tanzania. An adventure on the East African savannahs will set you back £20,000, compared to the model Kenya tour, which costs £6,700. Abercrombie & Kent’s 2024 Wild Plant Escape Adventure, which launched this year for a whopping £165,000, sold out in just three months.

Other popular excursions include exploring underwater caves in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, fighting tornadoes in Tornado Alley in the United States and climbing charcoal in Canada’s Descending Mountains.

The production of “Titan” comedy, to a greater extent, is due to the performance of the operating company itself. Dr Adele Doran, of Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, said: “The Titan incident does not inhibit the need for limited Tours. While some people may be able to rethink things like the deep sea or space, for those who can afford it, exploration itself is a potential need. In this very small business, similar disturbances can occur again.”

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Musk’s mom stopped him from dating The UFC president is counting the money

The richest man in the world, Tesla CEO Musk and the 10th richest list, Facebook parent company Meta CEO Zuckerberg on the Internet “about a fight” caused the whole network to watch, but also let the final fight championship (UFC) to see the business opportunity to block missed.

UFC President Dana White said the showdown between Musk and Zuckerberg “will be the biggest fight in the history of the world, higher than any previous contest.” Mindful of the unprecedented ratings, White has begun to set the price of watching the competition.

But Musk’s mother, Maye Musk, sent a message to Rutter announcing that she had unilaterally banned the competition. After that, whether Musk and Zuckerberg will still open the monk of the century is unknown.

On June 24, Meyer inherited the fire in Lath, only hit the spit battle, each of the three results, whose riddle is the most funny who wins, the support of the hands up.

On Friday, she and the two Lavins announced that she had unilaterally banned the fight between Musk and Zuckerberg, “I don’t tell them yet, but I will inherit the fight, just in case.” Musk himself recovered his face from tears and laughter under this article.

The two rich men have repeatedly openly confronted each other on topics such as the universe and AI. Musk has always been wary of the growth of AI, thinking that it will threaten human careers, while Zuckerberg is more optimistic.

In a Facebook Live broadcast in 2017, Zuckerberg said that he did not understand the AI advocates who have been preaching doom, thinking that relevant practices do not violate their obligations. Musk immediately attacked Lat, saying that he had discussed the achievements of AI with Zuckerberg and that “his knowledge of the topic is very limited.”

Since buying Lat, Musk has also repeatedly counterattacked Meta’s Instagram, WhatsApp and other applications. The confrontation between the two is precisely due to a new plan of Meta.

Us media reported earlier this month that Meta is preparing to launch Rut’s rival Threads and is currently serving celebrities such as celebrity host Oprah Winfrey as its first users. Like Rutter, Threads is a pen-and-ink medium, but users can automatically follow bloggers they already follow on Instagram.

This week, Musk in response to the matter in the Rutter, throat said that the earth will have no choice in the future, all under the control of Zuckerberg. One commenter joked that Musk was on guard because Zuckerberg had learned jiu-jitsu.

Musk later recovered: “I’m happy to go to the octagon cage fight, as long as he’s happy.” Octagon cage is the official title of the UFC’s decomposed fight cage.

Zuckerberg in the recovery of netizen message pick and, let Musk choose to fight. Musk restored the “Octagon Cage” in Las Vegas, which is an important city for UFC events.

But Musk also announced that he has a trick called “walrus,” which involves lying on top of an opponent and doing nothing. He also acknowledged that he was largely inactive and that his main activity was to hand over children and throw them in the air.

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Musk’s series of messages also let the outside world speculate that he and Zuckerberg about the fight is just a stubborn laugh. Mr Musk, who is bigger and fatter, turns 52 this month, while Mr Zuckerberg is 39. Zuckerberg is learning to break down fighting and won gold and silver MEDALS in two categories at the Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition in California last month.

According to Oddschecker, Zuckerberg’s probability of winning is as high as 83.3%, while Musk’s is only 25%.

Given the huge amount of money that the fight can bring, UFC President White is waiting for the two men to fight as planned.

White said in an interview with the media on Thursday that Zuckerberg first contacted him and asked Musk if he was serious about a fight. White then approached Musk, who replied, “I’m serious.”

White thinks the competition is likely to happen because Musk’s temperament is not easily compromised. White has already started the preliminary planning of the contest and set the free scale. While a regular UFC event costs $80 to watch on television, White plans to charge $100 for two grams.

The UFC’s last pay-for-play peak was a 2017 event (Mayweather vs. McGregor) that generated $600 million in payouts for the UFC. White guesses that Musk and Zuckerberg combined will spend three times as much as they did in 2017. He promised that if the two were serious, the contest would come true.

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Thiat: Weak foreign trade requires global solutions

“This is a global achievement that requires a global management plan,” Prime Minister Pham Minh Minh said on June 27 at a forum on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum 2023 Annual Meeting of the Newly Developed Armed Forces (Summer Davos), in response to concerns about Vietnam’s weak foreign trade.

In the context of the global economy facing multiple factors, export-oriented economies are facing a decline in foreign trade. Vietnam, which has been growing rapidly, is also facing weak commercial imports.

Mr Pham’s performance will not support efforts to preserve globalisation. From the level of authorities, he called on the authorities of various countries to shoulder their obligations, such as the need to restore the time of unemployment as soon as possible, and speed up the decline of resources. Domestic organizations are also required to participate in this process by launching concessionary strategic management schemes.

Zhang Yuzhuo, head of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, pointed out at the same forum that global business barriers have increased, the harmony of business strategies is not as smooth as in the past, and some decoupling practices will also affect global economic and trade assistance. He said that according to the competitive business practice, whoever has the best advantage in a certain region will eliminate the business exchange action in that region, but this is not the case now, not based on such practice, which will bring obstacles and slow down the economy and trade.

In addition, Zhang Yuzhuo also said that China is vigorously promoting the energy impact of science and technology in increasing growth, but at the global level, promoting science and technology to increase energy faces obstacles.

Zhang Yuzhuo said that China’s economic recovery is better, but also for the world’s economic recovery boosted the belief, but China’s economy is also facing a lot of provocations, looking forward to through the world economic Forum such an exchange platform, the maximum limit congeals resonance, in-depth mutual assistance, with their own certainty to deal with the uncertainty of the global economy, and jointly contribute to the global economy.

“Global business growth has already accelerated, and the long-term economic losses will be even greater if there is a hint of decoupling, which will have the worst impact on growing economies, so it needs to be fully prevented,” he said. Wto structure general work Iweala said at the meeting.

In addition, Iweala singled out weakness in both growing and developed economies as another downside to watch out for.

China World Bank warned in a statement at the end of March this year that the global economy has risen to its weakest momentum in 30 years, and the golden age of growth can be over. Between 2023 and 2030, the bank predicts average potential GDP growth around the world will rise to a 30-year low of 2.2 per cent a year, down from 3.5 per cent in the 2000s.

Mr Iweala argues that this could reflect structural outcomes within countries, such as the effects of ageing, including a decline in the number of people working on energy. Countries need to delay planning how to improve energy efficiency.

In the current global business collection, supply chain diversification is a reality that is disappearing. In this process, Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries are among the beneficiaries. But Iweala also believes that regions such as Latin America and Africa need to be included.

Diversification of supply chains is part of building resilience, she said. In this process, economies such as Vietnam and Indonesia are good options, but it is also important to look at countries in Latin America and Africa that were not fully involved in the first wave of globalization, and to re-imagine globalization in these regions.

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