Somini Sengupta🥭By 2050, 500-700 million people living in places like India, Bangladesh and Pakistan could experience heatwaves that exceed the survivability threshold. Loss in outdoor labor: $2.8-$4.7 trillion across Asia on average per year
bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @business
Climate change leaders said the choice of Harris signaled that Democrats will try to ensure that communities burdened by pollution would benefit from a transition to clean energy.
Somini Sengupta🥭Ms. Harris "favors a ban on fracking, a position that could put her at odds with Mr. Biden, who has called for a ban on new leases on federal lands but stopped short of calling for a comprehensive ban."
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his new running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), have differences on energy and the environment to work out as the campaign moves forward.
Somini Sengupta🥭Harris proposes to "convene major emitters in 2021 to negotiate an international phaseout of fossil fuel subsidies and a managed decline of production."
This goes beyond Biden's pledge to quickly rejoin the Paris Agreement.
Indian immigrants from Dalit backgrounds are rising up against caste discrimination at their workplaces in the United States.
Somini Sengupta🥭When the dehumanizing legacy of caste follows us across the oceans:
“after moving to New York and avoiding Indian-only communities, for the first time, I was not scared of someone finding out my caste.”
He is not a threat. He is a loving, innocent child. I can’t bear him becoming another hashtag.
Somini Sengupta🥭"Where could we safely raise a family? Where could we feel like we didn’t have a constant threat or target on our backs? And although we weren’t quite sure, we knew that going back to the US was out of the question."