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In today’s featured cartoon, Harry Burton refers to the leaked US Supreme Court opinion that the Roe v. Wade judgment on right to abortion could be overturned. The decision, if finalised, would dismantle 50 years of precedent and pave the way for states to severely curtail abortion rights in the United States.
Seyran Caferli depicts the worsening condition of the Earth due to global warming. According to a new study by Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, with climate change playing a role, water scarcity is going to increase over the next few decades in more than 80 per cent of the world’s croplands.
Bob Moran takes a dig at Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates who has recently warned that there is a ‘way above five percent’ risk the world has not yet seen the worst of the Covid pandemic. Stressing on the need for increasing global surveillance, the philanthropist warned of the likelihood of an even more fatal and transmissive variant of Covid.
Peter Brookes refers to the results of UK local elections which will play a deciding factor in upcoming general elections in 2024. Though the Labour Party enjoyed a surge in the polls, that wasn’t enough for the overall victory.
Brian Adcock draws on how Ukraine, represented here by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, is managing to survive repeated Russian attacks on a steel mill in Mariupol. Ukraine has managed to evacuate its citizens from the steel mill.