Climate change takes center stage at UNGA

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Climate activist Vanessa Nakate of Uganda poses for a portrait in New York outside the United Nations headquarters, Sept. 14, 2022.

Climate activist Vanessa Nakate of Uganda poses for a portrait in New York outside the United Nations headquarters, Sept. 14, 2022. Nakate was a recipient of a Goalkeepers Global Goals Award given by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Sept. 20, 2022. 

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Many world leaders took to the stage at the UN General Assembly this week to speak about devastating losses their countries have experienced due to climate-fueled natural disasters. Low-emitting countries are calling on historic polluters to help pay for the damage. And polls opened on Friday in the four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine. People in Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia were told to vote on whether to join Russia. Also, this summer’s travel chaos led to cancellations, delayed flights and lost luggage. In Spain, airlines and airports are trying to make the most of it with a chain of nonprofit shops where shoppers can buy what other travelers have lost. Plus, a photography exhibit honors those who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.


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