Widespread devastation and extreme weather are likely to become inevitable in the next two decades thanks to human behavior that causes rising temperatures, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned.
Only rapid and drastic reductions in greenhouse gases in this decade can prevent such climate degradation, although some climate changes are “irreversible,” the world’s leading climate scientists have said.
Cuomo’s aide resigns amid sexual harassment scandal
A senior aide to the New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, who has often defended him in the past, resigned Sunday following a report by a state attorney general that the governor had sexually harassed 11 women.
Melissa DeRosa, the governor’s secretary, was linked in the report to efforts to cover up the governor’s actions and retaliate against one of his accusers. The report described DeRosa as a central figure in Cuomo’s office’s retaliation against one of the women, Lindsey Boylan, after she became the first person to speak publicly.
Cuomo has denied wrongdoing and said he “never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances.”
Brittany commisso, a former aide and one of 11 women Cuomo is accused of sexually harassing, has said the governor “must be held accountable” and that what he did to her was “a crime.”.
Cuomo’s attorney has described Commisso’s account as fabricated., claiming that the emails and other documentary evidence undermine his story. “There has not been an open-minded fact search … the investigators acted as prosecutors, judges and jurors,” Glavin said.
Taliban score another victory as fighters take over Afghan city of Kunduz
The Taliban have won a major symbolic victory after their fighters seized a large city for the first time in northern Afghanistan, the fifth provincial capital the group has captured in three days.
Much of Kunduz, a strategic city close to the Tajik border and a major political and military center, was under the control of gunmen on Sunday, including the governor’s office, as residents fled and pro-government forces retreated to the airport. near.
“The enemy left behind vehicles, weapons and equipment,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted about the city’s abandoned police headquarters, promising further advances.
In other news …
Stat of the day: a record number of US children in the hospital with Covid
With about 90 million adult Americans remaining unvaccinated and vaccinations unauthorized for those 12 years or less, an increasing number of children in the US are becoming ill with the virus. On Sunday, the director of the National Institutes of Health, Francis Collins, said: “The largest number of children so far in the entire pandemic at the moment are in the hospital, 1,450 children in the hospital from Covid-19.”
Don’t Miss: Flight Attendants Deal With ‘Unprecedented Increase’ In Unruly Passengers
We all know the strange story of air rage, but according to new figures, disruptive behavior on planes is on the rise in the U.S. More than 85% of attendees have dealt with unruly passengers in the first six months of 2021 , according to the Association of Flight Attendants, and the Federal Aviation Administration has investigated more than 600 incidents involving passenger misbehavior in the same period, nearly double the number. in the previous two years combined.
Climate control: California’s resort town running out of water
The city of Mendocino draws nearly 2 million visitors a year with its rugged beaches, scenic walks, and charming bed and breakfasts. Despite being located along several major rivers, streams, and springs, over the past century it has relied on shallow wells for water. But now, its water levels have dropped rapidly, during a historic drought in the western United States that threatens the community.
Last thing: rice babies on the rise in Japan
Who doesn’t love a hug? The owner of a rice shop in southern Japan must have thought the same and came up with a kind of solution for grandparents who have to wait a little longer before they can meet their new grandchildren: parents in Japan are sending bags of rice weighing the same as her newborn baby and bringing a photo of her face to relatives who cannot visit them due to the pandemic, so they can hug them “and feel the tenderness.”
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