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Funerals by Zoom: How COVID-19 is changing death, as well as life, in Canada

Fr. Dominic Barber stood on the sidewalk, outside the care home in Markham, Ont., and shouted the prayers through the glass. “God have mercy,” he yelled, his hand held up in a blessing. He could not lay hands on the woman, as she neared death. He could not anoint her with oils. All he could […]

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Changing Weather Patterns Spell Doom for Unprepared Pakistan Farmers — Global Issues

Inconsistent rainfall can be disastrous for winter and summer crops in Pakistan, where many farmers are still unaware of how to adapt to climate change. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS by Xari Jalil Friday, March 13, 2020 Inter Press Service Mar 13 (IPS) – Unpredictable weather patterns in the form of excessive or prolonged rainfall are wreaking […]

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The Changing Distribution of World Population — Global Issues

by Joseph Chamie (new york) Friday, December 06, 2019 Inter Press Service Joseph Chamie, a former director of the United Nations Population Division, is currently an independent consulting demographer NEW YORK, Dec 06 (IPS) – In addition to its unprecedented rapid rate of demographic growth during the past 75 years, world population’s distribution across the […]

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