Stories about Disaster from August, 2021
"A single breadfruit tree [can] produce enough fruit to feed an entire family, and can live up to 80-100 years, providing entrepreneurs in Haiti with professional opportunities for years to come."
The pandemic has led to an exponential rise in the amount of plastic waste and in Nepal, much of it is not properly segregated or disposed of.
"The repeated nature of these offences suggests a lack of respect for Jamaica’s environmental laws and regulations and the human rights of those who have been negatively affected."
'To me, the most important part of this week's big IPCC climate report is that science has now established a direct causal link between fossil fuel burning and extreme weather.'
Bhutan has even been able to help other countries, sending 230,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Nepal.
Not only was this earthquake more intense than 2010's, it was also closer to the surface, and was followed by several substantial aftershocks, prompting a tsunami alert in the region.
To counter the trending #HelpTurkey the government responded with its own hashtags #StrongTurkiye and #WeDontNeedHelp.
"This is a final call for action and that we do not have any more excuses, or time to lose, and that every single degree matters."
In response to wildfires ravaging throughout North Macedonia, the government mobilized the the army for firefighting, and imposed complete ban on movement in forest areas, declaring a state of crisis.
While the Met office warned that “August is likely to be wetter than usual,” no one quite expected the degree of flooding that took place.
As the extent of the damage comes to light, the ruling Justice and Development Party has faced criticism and public outcry for the country's lack of safety measures and emergency plans.