Between ambition and reality. This is what the latest PwC Low Carbon Economy report is talking about: current trends indicate a 40 C global economy warming while key actors talk about 20 C.
According to the report, the global average temperature will hit an increase of 3.4 to 4.8 degrees Celsius by the end of the century unless carbon emissions are cut five times faster… than they are right now. Is it doable?
That’s what the 2015 Climate Change conference (COP15) will be all about: negotiating the negotiated.
And who has more reasons to fear Russian energy bans.
Gazprom has just reduced its energy exports to Romania as of today. The figure pretty much explains Western silence or slow motion in dealing with what we may call the Eastern European crisis since this goes well beyond Ukraine.
Source: Eurostat as published by Global Trade Information Services
Update. Officially not Ebola, definitely a malaria case!
A 51-year old Romanian guy returns from Nigeria some 2 weeks ago. Nobody bothers to check him or his medical condition even if the Ebola outbreak dates back prior to his arrival.
The man gets to go on holiday at the seaside and today he even queues outside the hospital accusing symptoms similar to Ebola. For two weeks, the guy wanders around the country, meets and greets family or friends, and only today checks in at the hospital.
The lab tests confirming or not Ebola will only be available after 72 hours since Romania does not have a lab facility to run such tests.
Some days ago, the health officials assured the population that an Ebola virus outbreak in Romania is unlikely. It takes 72 hours to find out.
According to the WHO, the transmission of Ebola is fairly quick:
Ebola then spreads in the community through human-to-human transmission, with infection resulting from direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and indirect contact with environments contaminated with such fluids.
Burial ceremonies in which mourners have direct contact with the body of the deceased person can also play a role in the transmission of Ebola. Men who have recovered from the disease can still transmit the virus through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery from illness.