Thursday, December 2, 2010

World Watch: Hot hot heat

* World: 2010 could be “one of the three warmest years on record” according to data released by the World Meteorological Organization at a climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico.

* Israel: At least forty prison guards died as a result of a raging forest fire in northern Israel.

* Nigeria: Authorities plan to charge former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in a $180 million bribery case allegedly involving energy firm Halliburton.

* India: India will supposedly buy billions of dollars worth of arms from Russia and France as part of a “military modernization” plan.

Image – Mikhail Metzel/Associated Press via CBC (“Fading sunflowers droop in a field in Voronezh region, some 415 km south of Moscow, after weeks of searing heat and practically no rain during the summer of 2010. A severe drought destroyed one-fifth of the wheat crop in Russia, the world's third-largest exporter of the grain.”)
Online Sources- MSNBC, BBC News, The Guardian, Voice of America

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