The death of forests due to these fires releases more carbon dioxide and heat not only in Syria and Lebanon, but also throughout the entire region, because Mediterranean forests have a giant climatic effect in terms of humidity, rain and winds on the entire interior regions of the southern Mediterranean. Hence, the greenhouse gases that were absorbed by the trees will eventually find their way into our lungs, even after the fires subside.
Research has confirmed that coronavirus can spread through wastewater, which is a very dangerous indicator, especially in a country like Iraq that has historically not paid enough attention to this issue, a terrifying fact that could make Iraqis more vulnerable to the outbreak of the pandemic.
In Sumar, a town located about 30 kilometers north of Diwaniyah city in the region of al-Furat al-Awsat in Iraq, lives Halimah al-Sawady who found herself beset by challenges triggered by climate change…
After the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003, Iraqis did not wait long before starting to rebuild what was destroyed. They brought down the dams that Saddam built and let water flood and revive their reservoirs. This is a look at the prevailing situation, years later.