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Global tourism lost £244 billion in five months – UN

25/08/2020

The global tourism industry has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, with 320 billion US dollars (£244 billion) lost in exports in the first five months of the year and more than 120 million jobs put at risk, the UN chief has said.

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UN weather agency warns of repercussions amid Arctic heatwave

24/07/2020

The UN weather agency warned that average temperatures in Siberia were 10C (18F) above average last month, a spate of exceptional heat that has fanned devastating fires in the Arctic Circle and contributed to a rapid depletion in ice sea off Russia’s Arctic coast.