Earth is suffering

Posted : 2024-02-01 13:44 Updated : 2024-02-03 18:06
A kayak is left on the dry soil next to the low water-level reservoir of Sau, with in background the Sant Roma de Sau church, in the province of Girona in Catalonia, Jan. 15. Catalonia has been struggling with three years of historic droughts, with some residents already experiencing water restrictions in their daily life. AFP-Yonhap

Floating houses are seen stranded due to a severe drought affecting the Rio Negro, in the harbor of the Cacau Pirera district of Iranduba, in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Sept. 25, 2023. Reuters-Yonhap

A clam lies dead on the dry surface of the Arnius-Boadella reservoir, which is only at 12 percent of its capacity, near Figueras, north of Girona, Spain, Jan. 25. AP-Yonhap

A flock of sheep crosses the Guadalteba reservoir after they drank water, during a strong drought in Campillos, near Malaga, southern Spain, Jan. 29. Reuters-Yonhap

A child holds a dried fish found at a reservoir for paddy fields that is died up due to drought in Kuta Cot Glie, Aceh province, Indonesia, Jan. 24. AFP-Yonhap

Flames rise from a forest during a wildfire in Bogota, Colombia, Jan. 24. AFP-Yonhap

Fire and smoke rise from trees as a wildfire burns at Los Alerces National Park in Chubut, Argentina, Jan. 28. Reuters-Yonhap

Tourists enjoy the day at Futalaufquen Lake as smoke rises from trees while a wildfire burns at Los Alerces National Park in Chubut, Argentina, Jan. 28. Reuters-Yonhap

A helicopter drops water as firefighters battle wildfires in Pringle Bay, near Cape Town, South Africa, Jan. 30. AP-Yonhap

Smog is settled over the Russian city of Novosibirsk. According to the West Siberian branch of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, the 'black sky' air pollution alert issued for the area will be valid until Jan. 23. TASS-Yonhap

An Air Asia plane descends towards Chiang Mai International Airport amid high levels of air pollution in Chiang Mai, Thailand, April 10, 2023. AFP-Yonhap

A boy search for reycleable waste to be sold to factories, on a roadside in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 24. EPA-Yonhap

A demonstrator wears a gas mask during a protest against pollution from a Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) refinery in the city of Monterrey, Mexico, Jan. 28. EPA-Yonhap

A vendor, left, looks on as vehicles drive through a flooded street following heavy rains in Sana'a, Yemen, Jan. 18. EPA-Yonhap

A motorcyclist drives through a flooded street following heavy rains in Sana'a, Yemen, Jan. 18. EPA-Yonhap

Heloisa Regina walks inside her flooded bar after deadly rainfall in Duque de Caxias, Brazil, Jan. 14. AP-Yonhap

A motorbike carries people through a flooded road after heavy downpour in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 13. AP-Yonhap

A car sits along a flooded road during a rainstorm in San Diego, Jan. 22. AP-Yonhap

Juan Gonzales gestures to the waterline of a flooded home during a rainstorm in San Diego, Jan. 22. AP-Yonhap

A displaced Palestinian woman stands at the entrance of a tent flooded by heavy rain in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Jan. 27, at a makeshift camp set up by people who fled the ongoing battles between Israel and Hamas militants. AFP-Yonhap

A displaced Palestinian man helps a woman to find her way amid tents flooded by heavy rain in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Jan. 27, at a makeshift camp set up by people who fled the ongoing battles between Israel and Hamas militants. AFP-Yonhap

A general view of a clogged-up canal filled with styrofoam and single-use plastic at Obalende in Lagos, Nigeria, Jan. 23. AFP-Yonhap

A woman carries belongings on her head while walking through an area covered in waste in downtown Kampala, Uganda, Jan. 22. AFP-Yonhap

A girl plays near recyclable plastic waste materials at a residential area near Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Jan. 25. Reuters-Yonhap

The Bantar Gebang landfill in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Jan. 25. Reuters-Yonhap

Sellers and buyers trade among piles of plastic in the historical Merkato district of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan. 27. AFP-Yonhap

Laborers put plastic collected from garbage into a recycling machine in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 28. Reuters-Yonhap

Plastic waste is on fire at a plastic recycling dump in Valle de Chalco, Mexico, Jan. 30. Reuters-Yonhap