wn.com 12 May, 2022 10:15 am

Lebanon is burning but election candidates ignore climate change

Beirut — Lebanon has seen raging forest fires, damaging floods, and repeated power cuts that are bringing business to its knees. Yet climate change issues are largely absent from the political agenda ahead of parliamentary elections this weekend. With the economy in free fall and rampant corruption enraging the public, prospective MPs said the climate is not seen as a key concern by voters facing crises on all sides. “Climate change is an important and crucial topic, but given the overwhelming
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