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As Biden takes office, demand state and feds address climate change | Opinion

As Biden takes office, demand state and feds address climate change | Opinion

Economy
As I think of the future and what is to come in the next decade or so of my life, I can’t help but feel a sense of despair when I realize that the place I call home, Florida, might not exist as we know it by the time my nieces and nephews, now children, become teenagers. Issues such as sea-level rise, the restoration of the Everglades ecosystem, the impacts of flooding along the Florida coastline and the increase of blue-green and red algae must be addressed by the incoming Biden administration as a priority. These issues, among many others, have been ignored for too long by inept and slow-acting local, state and federal officeholders. The urgency of the matter has not been taken seriously, and I only hope that the new administration takes the steps to prioritize the impacts of ...
UN warns against lopsided trade rules, climate change, others

UN warns against lopsided trade rules, climate change, others

Business
Sequel to global leaders moves to assess the intricate supply chain vulnerabilities of essential goods due to COVID-19-related trade restrictions, the United Nations, yesterday, insisted that there was a need to realign structure and substance of trade rules to respond to rising inequalities, climate change, and frustrations with trade’s role in development. While G20 governments continue to impose trade-restrictive measures, the UN noted that these come when the World Trade Organisation (WTO) reforms are on the table, as its negotiation and adjudication functions have been weakened by the ongoing U.S.-China trade wars. This was contained in a report authored by Chief of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), New York Office, Chantal Carpentier, and Visiting Pro...