NewsRegional Fidel Castro warns again about nuclear war and climate change by: – January 10, 2012 Fidel Castro. Photo credit: globalresearch.caHAVANA, Cuba (South Sentinel) — Former Cuban president Fidel Castro warned last week that nuclear war and climate change are critical dangers for humanity, which keeps standing far away from getting any closer to a solution.In an article published on Cubadebate website, titled “The Walk to the Abyss,” Fidel said that never before in history has humanity faced the dangers it is facing at present.In previous occasions, Fidel Castro has extensively written about these issues, two of his articles written in August and September 2010 respectively deal with the catastrophe of a nuclear war: Nuclear Winter and Nuclear Winter and Peace.The military technologies that may affect the whole planet, such as the atomic bomb, are increasingly spoken of today, he said and noted that thousands of such weapons are now ready to be used in an incomparably stronger manner than those launched over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,The weapons of this kind, which are kept in depots, as they add to those already deployed, amount to over 20,000 nuclear warheads, said Fidel Castro, who noted that just a hundred of those weapons could be enough to trigger a nuclear winter that would kill the population of the planet in a brief time, as US scientist Alan Robock has explained.Those who usually read the news and reliable international analyses know that the risk of a nuclear war outbreak increases as tensions grow in the Near East, said Fidel and pointed out that the Israeli government has stockpiled hundreds of nuclear weapons, which are ready to be used, while tension also grows about Russia, a country with unquestionable response capacity, which is now being threatened with a alleged European nuclear shield.The Cuban leader said that the United States not only promotes wars, but also is the bigger producer and exporter of weapons in the world. This powerful country – Fidel pointed out — has signed accords to supply 60 billion dollars to Saudi Arabia over the next years, where US transnational companies and their allies extract 10 million barrels of light oil every single day.In his article, Fidel Castro maintained his view that humanity has no guarantee at all, since outer space is full of US satellites designed to spy on everything that takes place in the world, even over the roofs of the buildings in any nation of the planet.However, the war is a tragedy that may take place while it is quite probable to occur; but if humanity were able to delay it for indefinite time, another similarly dramatic event is already taking place at a speedy way: climate change, he noted.He recalled that the US administration opposed the Kyoto Protocol on the environment, a behaviour that not even coincided with that of its closest allies, whose territories would be tremendously affected, some of which, like Holland, would almost disappear completely.Fidel Castro insisted that the planet is now fully lacking policies about this serious problem, while the sea level continues to increase and the huge ice layers covering the Antarctic and Greenland, which accumulate over 90 percent of the world´s fresh water, are melting at growing pace.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! Share 23 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet
New Delhi: England’s long international summer is finally coming to an end when the fifth and final Ashes Test begins at The Oval against Australia. The Ashes has been retained by Australia after their win at Old Trafford which helped them take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series. With the Ashes lost, there is still plenty at stake for Joe Root’s side. England will be determined to avoid a defeat at home to Australia for the first time in 18 years while Australia will be determined to match Steve Waugh’s achievement and win a series in England for the first time since 2001. A win for England will result in the first drawn Ashes series in 47 years, with the 1972 series also ending 2-2.Heading into the final match, there are changes made on both sides. England have made two major changes with Jason Roy and Craig Overton getting the axe after a poor series. Roy, who was England’s mainstay in their World Cup triumph, has endured a miserable time in the Ashes with just 110 runs in eight innings with a high score of 31. Craig Overton, who managed just two wickets in the previous Test, has also been dropped. In their place, Sam Curran and Chris Woakes have been included in the team. Curran, who played a starring role in England’s triumph against India and Sri Lanka, will make his Ashes debut at The Oval. Curran’s inclusion will also boost the bowling. Curran will cushion the absence of Ben Stokes, who will be unable to bowl due to a shoulder injury. Chris Woakes could further boost the bowling and batting in addition to the likes of Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer. Also Read | Steve Smith Eyes Record, Australia Aim To End 18 Years Of Ashes Pain In EnglandFor Australia, there has been one major change with Mitchell Marsh getting a look-in in place of Travis Head. The Australian left-arm all-rounder has endured a tough time in the Ashes and Marsh is being looked up as someone who can contribute with both bat and ball. Marsh had a good 2017/18 Ashes, smashing two centuries in Perth and Sydney but not contributing much with the ball. Also Read | Steve Smith’s Freakish Run Streak Against England Will Leave You StunnedThe rest of the squad remains the same with James Pattinson and Michael Neser missing out. The call to rest either Pat Cummins or Josh Hazlewood, Australia’s two leading wicket-takers in the series will be taken on the match day. In their place, Peter Siddle could make a comeback.Squads for the final Ashes Test England (Playing XI):Joe Root (c), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Chris WoakesAustralia (12-man squad):David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Mitch Marsh, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Australia has retained the Ashes in England for first time in 18 years.Australia have not won a series in England since 2001.The last drawn Ashes Test series was in 1972 in England which ended 2-2.