The civil war in Libya is still raging. Earlier this month, gunmen attacked the headquarter of the national oil company.
“[local militia fighters] started shooting at the assailants inside while the assailants threw grenades down on them from the second floor. I think that most injuries happened because the respondents were shooting in.”Baha Elddin, oil company employee
“It’s a reminder that the country remains at risk. There is still a backdrop of violence and instability that could again cut production at anytime in the future.”Riccardo Fabiani, geopolitical analyst
Three to six people died in the attack. No-one has claimed responsibility, reported New York Times. More than 100 have died since August in a surge of violence including clashes between army groups belonging to the Defense Ministry and the Interior Ministry, reports Anadolu Agency.
Millions of people could flee their homes as a result of climate change. Hundreds of thousands of which are expected to travel toward Europe. But the United Nations does not have a coherent plan on disaster displacement.
The big oil companies knew already thirty years ago about the “potentially catastrophic events” they were causing by selling fossil fuels. Yet some of them later sponsored climate change denialism. Similarly, we know today that air pollution kills 400.000 Europeans every year. Roughly speaking, every time a person is killed in a car accident, ten others have been killed by car exhaust (and dirty fuels and other pollutants).
Hurricane Florence was not as destructive as feared, but these drone photos of flooded farms in North Carolina still strike a nerve. Each roof visible above the dirty flood water represents thousands of animals drowned in their cages. Also, many farms that wasn’t flooded have been cut off from feed supplies, and millions of animals are starving to death.