Headline, October 03 2021/ ''' '' DEFEND PLANET - DEFEAT POVERTY '' ''' : !WOW!


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SVALBARD - A NORWEGIAN ARCHIPELAGO chilling halfway between the Nordic country and the North Pole, is known as much for its rugged beauty as its remoteness.

From the village of Longyearbyen, visitors and roughly 2,400 residents can appreciate the stark terrain around the fjord known as Adventfjorden.

But the beauty of this Arctic inlet conceals messier, microscopic secrets.

''People see this nice clean, white landscape,'' said Claudia Halsband, a marine ecologist in Tromso, Norway, ''but that's only part of the story.''

The fjord has a sizable problem with subtle trash - namely microfibers, a squiggly subset of microplastics that slough off synthetic fabrics. Microfibers are turning up everywhere. and among researchers there's growing recognition that sewage is helping to spread them, said Peter S. Ross an ocean pollution scientist who has studied the plastic fouling the Arctic.

While the precise impact of microfibers building up in ecosystems remains a topic of debate, tiny Longyearbyen expels an extraordinary amount of them in its sewage :

A new study shows that the village of thousand emits roughly as many as all the microplastics emitted by waste water treatment plant near Vancouver that serves around 1.3 million people.

THE LIVE CONCERTS TOOK PLACE A DAY after student Greta Thunberg, joined hands to protest environmental policies as part of the #FridayforFuture movement.

Stars sing live at the Global Citizen concert : Billie Ellish, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay among the various artists who performed at worldwide event.

Benefit concerts across the globe have a decades - old tradition. In 1985, international stars played the Live Aid concerts in London and Philadelphia, which were relaunched as Live 8 in 12 cities in 2005.

Two years later, the world listened to Live Earth, initiated by AI Gore. Events like these, broadcasts live around the world, create a sense of community.

The ''Defend the Planet, defeat poverty'' concert held on Saturday, September 25, saw artists from all continents taking to the stage, but it was no longer just about solidarity with people in other parts of the globe.

Instead, it was to highlight the common problems facing people now, reports DW. The 24-hour live stream concert promoting the cause included Billie Eilish, Lorde and Jennifer Lopez, Metallica and Aldeia Mutum, Elton John and Ed Sheeran.

The concert took place in New York and Los Angeles, Paris and London, as well as in Rio and Mumbai.

The live concerts took place a day after climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, joined hands to protest environmental policies as part of the #FridaysforFuture movement.

Large demonstrations were held in many countries, including Germany, where Thunberg attended a rally in Berlin.


A look back at July 13, 1985, shows just how much times have changed. Back then, stars like Tina Turner, David Bowie and Madonna gathered at either London's Wembley Stadium or Philadelphia's John F Kennedy Stadium to play their sets at the Live Aid concerts and collect donations for Africa famine relief.

After his set in London, Phil Collins boarded a Concorde supersonic jet to fly to the US and perform live there, too.

Decades before anyone thought twice about carbon footprints, the crowd in Philadelphia cheered the musician. But even in the recent past, climate-conscious people like Leonardo DiCaprio have traveled to climate summits on private jets.

In 2019, observers at the high-profile Google Camp on climate change in Italy listed more than 100 takeoffs and landings by private jets, which, according to media reports, emitted a combined 864 tons of carbon monoxide.


Global Citizens Live aims to avoid any such scenario where possible. The organizers promise to offset all CO2 emissions generated by the event., which means Global Citizens plan to finance projects that protect the climate.

According to Global Citizen, the compensation for events from 2019 and 2020 benefitted a Brazilian project that protects the rainforest from deforestation.

The concert streamed live on Global Citizen's YouTube channel are part of the global Recovery Plan for the world campaign to end Covid-19 and kickstart global recovery.

The organisers point out, for instance, that about 700 million people worldwide live in extreme poverty.

The campaign aims to deliver one billion doses of Covid vaccine to countries in the global South by the end of September and another two billion doses by the end of 2022, as well as to end hunger crises and curb the climate crisis through the zero-emissions goal of the world's largest companies.

Some of the money raised at the event will also be used to donate vaccines. The organisers argue they want governments, big business and philanthropists to work together to protect the planet and defeat poverty.

Various international leaders, including former German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, support the event, as do the EU Commission and the United Nations - although it is not entirely clear what that support involves..

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Climate, Pollution, Artists, Stars, Climate Activists and Change, continues. The World Students Society thanks authors Jessica Leigh Hester and News Desk : The Express Tribune.

With respectful dedication to Mankind, Leaders, Grandparents, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world.

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