Time Magazine International Edition November 22, 2021

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Time Magazine UK Ltd.
25 期号


what you said about

THE CLIMATE ISSUE After reading about what’s at stake for the world in the Nov. 8/Nov. 15 issue, readers shared their hopes that leaders will take bold steps to address climate change—and fears that they will fall short. “We are currently caught in a Catch-22 created by decades of pursuing economic growth,” wrote Barbara Williams of Long Hanborough, U.K. “If we fail to change our direction, we are doomed to a very messy collapse.” Readers were inspired by the young people at the forefront of the climate-change movement. “Maybe it’s time for the world’s leaders to listen to even one young voice,” wrote Dennis Fitzgerald of Box Hill, Australia. “The ones that are going to be living in the world … long after they are gone.” Donna Snow of Lacey, Wash.,…

time 2030 at cop26

AS NEGOTIATIONS AMONG WORLD leaders continued at COP26, the 2021 U.N. climate-change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, TIME convened its own solution-focused roundtable. On Nov. 2, TIME hosted an event for more than 100 conference attendees. The evening included a keynote panel moderated by TIME co-owner and Salesforce chair and CEO Marc Benioff and featured U.S. special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry; former Vice President Al Gore, a Nobel Peace Prize winner for his work on climate change; Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate, founder of the Rise Up movement; and designer Stella McCartney, a sustainable fashion pioneer. The event, part of TIME’s decade-long 2030 initiative focused on how to build a healthier, more resilient planet, was held in partnership with SOMPO Holdings and BCG. As oceanographer Sylvia Earle—whom TIME named a “Hero…

for the record

‘ALL I AM DOING IS THINKING ABOUT MY CHILD.’SURAYA, mother of a baby handed to U.S. soldiers during chaotic evacuations at the airport in Kabul, on Aug. 19; months later, the baby is still unaccounted for, Reuters reported on Nov. 5 24 Number of U.S. state legislatures that have introduced bills aiming to restrict teaching and training—primarily related to race, racism and gender—in schools and workplaces in 2021, according to a PEN America report published on Nov. 8 £155 million Donation made by Vietnamese billionaire Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao to Oxford University’s Linacre College, which will now be named Thao College, the college announced Nov. 1 ‘My wing is feeling a little sore.’BIG BIRD, the Sesame Street Muppet, sharing his COVID-19 vaccination status—and its aftereffects—in a Nov. 6 tweet‘They have a nice spiciness to them,…

zero hour

IN A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT DURING THE opening days of COP26—the U.N. climate summit taking place in Glasgow over the first two weeks of November—India, the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2070. The announcement means that all five of the world’s largest emitters now have a net-zero target—a date by which they intend to add no more carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere than they take out. Climate scientists say the world needs to cut human-caused CO₂ emissions by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030, and reach net zero around 2050, lest global warming rise more than 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. That’s the point at which climate-change impacts become much worse for much of the world; avoiding it was the aim…

fouled waters

Hindu devotees bathe among clumps of toxic foam in the Yamuna River in New Delhi on Nov. 10, as part of rituals during the four-day Chhath Puja festival. During Chhath Puja celebrations, which are dedicated to the sun god Lord Surya, it is traditional to bathe and pray in holy waters. The foam, which has been appearing more regularly on the river, is formed by sewage and pollution containing phosphates. —Jennifer Duggan GRAPHIC: EMILY BARONE AND LON TWEETEN FOR TIME; YAMUNA RIVER: ANINDITO MUKHERJEE—GETTY IMAGES…

u.s. taxpayers bankrolled general electric. then it moved its workforce overseas

GE, WHICH ON NOV. 9 ANNOUNCED IT WILL divide itself into three public companies—aviation, health care and energy—has seen a 75% decline in its domestic labor force since 1989, per a new report from Cornell University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. That’s a drop from 277,000 to just 70,000 U.S. workers; noteworthy, the report says, because of the state and federal taxpayer grants and subsidies GE received while disinvesting in the U.S. economy. CASHING IN GE has drawn more than $2.2 billion in public funds since 1992, according to data compiled by Good Jobs First, a nonprofit economic watchdog. (The company contests this figure.) GE’s reliance on subsidies is “indisputable,” says Nick Juravich, a primary author of the report and the associate director of the Labor Resource Center at UMass…