The ongoing El Nino is expected to weaken at the second quarter of 2016, but the phenomenon continues to wield its knock-on effectdamaging around the globe.
Heightened flooding is a major issue in South American countries and the desert countries in the Middle East, but severe drought is causing the greatest threat to life in Africa and Asia.
Failed crops raise the shadow of famine as hunger crisis spread in South Africa. The worst drought in decades brought distress migration and suicides among farmers in Western India.
Severe heat wave in Southeast Asian countries reaches dangerous levels, prompting some schools to close.
While ice glaciers in Greenland and New Zealand are melting at disturbing rate wiping all kinds of records. NASA Scientists say, â€œThings are getting more extreme and theyâ€™re getting more common.â€
This worrying and unequalled rate of climate change continue to send us a powerful messageand forworld leaders to act swiftly.
As night follows day and summer follows spring, does La Nina always follow El Nino?Â The coming months will be of great concern to those of us likely to be affected by any La Nina occurrence.
â€œItâ€™s in everyoneâ€™s interests for Maersk and the ITF to have a positive relationship. Millions of the transport workers represented by our unions work for Maersk directly or via subsidiary companies and we are committed to making sure they have decent terms and conditions. As a key industry player we think Maersk wants that too, which is why good faith open dialogue is the only thing that makes sense moving forward.â€ -ITF maritime coordinator Jacqueline Smith
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
ByÂ Edgar Allan J. Tac-an