NOTICE News Daily: March 22, 2023

On today’s NOTICE News Daily: The head of the U.N. is warning climate change is a “ticking bomb,” as a new report says this may be humanity’s final chance to curb changes that could be catastrophic. Plus: a major holiday begins tonight!

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U.N. Climate Change Report

Top Story: ‘Climate Time Bomb Ticking’, Emissions Must Urgently Be Cut Says UN Chief

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that the “climate time bomb is ticking” as he urged rich nations on Monday to slash emissions sooner after a new assessment from scientists said there was little time to lose in tackling climate change. >> Full story

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In Other News…

  • New York City Braces For Trump Indictment After Ex-President Urges Protests: Workers erected barricades around a Manhattan courthouse on Monday as New York City braced for a possible indictment of Donald Trump over an alleged hush-money payment to a woman during his 2016 campaign. >> Full story
  • School workers in the nation’s second-largest district go on strike, shutting down schools: “A union representing 30,000 Los Angeles school custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers and other support staff has started a three-day strike with support from the district’s teachers, effectively stopping classes for more than a half million students in the nation’s second-largest school system.” >> Full story from CNN
  • Biden creates two new national monuments in Nevada and Texas: >> Full story from Reuters
Ramadan Begins

Islamic Holiday of Ramadan Begins Tonight

Ramadan is a month-long Islamic holiday where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, refraining from food, drink, and vices. It’s a time for practicing charity and prayer, and breaking the fast with a big meal called iftar. Ramadan is celebrated on a different date each year since the Islamic calendar is lunar-based. Exceptions are made for those who cannot participate safely, and it’s similar to Christian Lent and the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. >> More from Encyclopedia Britanica