UN Climate Summit commences
The United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow called COP26 is underway. On Monday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged countries to end coal use, phase out petrol-powered cars, and end deforestation. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged a net zero emissions target for 2070, which is 20 years behind schedule according to the target set by Johnson.
SC may allow Texas abortion ban to be challenged
After three hours of deliberation, a majority of the Supreme Court justices appeared to be willing on Monday, to let abortion providers challenge the Texas law that banned medically-terminated pregnancies. This means that providers can sue and win a federal court order blocking the ban’s enforcement.
Shanghai Disneyland tests 34,000 visitors after one positive COVID-19 case
China locked nearly 34,000 people in Shanghai’s Disneyland after a single positive COVID-19 case emerged. The case came from a woman who traveled to the amusement park from nearby Hangzhou over the weekend. The massive crowd underwent testing, and the whole process ended at midnight. They were then taken home using 220 park buses. All of them tested negative, according to Monday’s results. Still, officials asked them to stay home for two days. They will have to re-test in two weeks.
A migrant woman died during detainment after an attempted swim from Tijuana to U.S.
The woman was part of a group of about 70 migrants attempting to enter the United States, died while being detained on Saturday. She entered the U.S. late Friday night by swimming from Tijuana, Mexico, around the border barrier and into San Diego, Customs and Border Protection said in a statement. She was a part of 36 other detainees who tried to swim around a metal border fence that stretches into the Pacific Ocean and separates Mexico and the U.S.
Numerous NYC municipal workers placed on unpaid leave for flouting vaccine mandate
Thousands of New York City police officers, firefighters, and other municipal workers have been placed on unpaid leave because they refused to comply with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The protest comes at a time when five million people across the world died of the disease. On Saturday, the Food and Drug Administration also green-lit the Pfizer vaccine for children aged five to eleven years, making 28 million more American kids eligible for inoculation.