Iraq's 'Green belt' neglected in faltering climate fight | The West Asia Post | WION

Karbala’s green belt which was once seen as a green fortress protecting Iraq against sand storms and desertification is now a wilted failure plagued by corruption and the lack of climate action. Iraq is grappling with climate change, its farmers are dealing with the effects and this could soon tensions in the country

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  1. western conispiracy to dismantle and there allies. will pay price fir this .. after killung 500.000 .. western asia..?

  2. Ananya is one of the cutest anchors I've seen in a while. She should be given more screen time. Remove other anchors and place her in prime time programmes. Want to see her doing some regular show atleast for 1 hour straight.

  3. The real problem is unlimited multiplicative nature of that people and their extraordinary ability to abuse any resources for their personal benefits. So, do not blame climate change. If funding problem, they should build huge solar farms and use the funds generated by selling green energy.

  4. It would be a dream come true if air traffic ceased for one year, along with auto maker, weapons factories. ooooooo………….hear the trillionaires groan. lol, aahhhh, one can dream, it's my 'bubble'.

  5. Good people of the world!
    Desert dust storms do not happen low to the ground!…
    When dust storms occur, dust is thrown hundreds of metres into the air.
    How is this grove of trees at ground level supposed to stop high altitude dust?
    Whoever came up with this idea really needs to reassess their game plan!🙄👍

  6. It used to be good when Saddam was there BUT United snakes of murica destroyed it . We indians stand with iraq 🇮🇳🤝🇮🇶

  7. good lord.
    Pls help.
    Let's pray for Wisedom and intelligence to solve these problems
    before man decides to go at war with neighbors and neighbouring countries.
    or perhaps.. since the population has swelled so much that destruction is inevitable

  8. Don't be discourage,be stronger of faith that Allah found a righteous one to lead a prayer for you Iraqi.Don't loose hope that God felt pitty to you plants like a living creation that needs water to make them alive.I pray for you too.

  9. Corruption started in Iraq since 1990 when sanction started, it has a big impact on the people it changed them completely by ignoring doing the right thing towards each other 😥

  10. I wish everyone could come to Canada and Russia and we could abandon the vast majority of the rest of the world. Just let it return to peace.

  11. Cause of the governments not caring and only caring bout there pay packets!!!! Democracy and bureaucracy needs to go we all need to go back to theocracy

  12. They take advantage of having Nato protection. They invade and destroy Syria and Iraq, knowing that they cant strike back.

    I am from a Nato member, and i am agaisnt Both Turkey and USA being Nato members.

    That 2 t3rr0r1st nations dont represent the other Nato members.

    Turkey are totaly destroying Iraq, because they use Nato as a shield in case Iraq and Syria tries to strike back.

    We keep Nato name, because of our brothers from Canada. USA dont represent Nato moral standards. Neither Turkey.

  13. This development is so telling. It shows that neither the proud desert dwellers understood their lands, neither did the foreign experts who advised. They did not calculate right. If you want to plant a lot of trees you need water. You need to assess water in the ground, the air and water bodies. The water in rivers and other water bodies is swiftly decreasing because of industrial use and in the case of Iraq the dams in Turkey. Nothing new about this situation at all. And tree plantings failing is something that has happened in others countries for a while now. For the same reasons and others.
    So I ask myself: How little do the landowners and the foreign advisors understand of water management ?? How is it even possible that the decreasing water because of the Turkish dams, climate change and industrial use was not properly assessed ? How is such a repeated failure in such a simple and important project possible ?? We know the answers. My 10 year old kid would have done it better based on elementary school water management tutorials and common sense.

  14. i like how wion covers a wide range of topics but the photos and videos feel like there's never been actual on ground coverage. It feels like you are using other sources of footage.

  15. Like caloric, humors, phlogiston and luminiferous ether the radiative greenhouse effect theory is bogus as is the CO2 driven climate change and global warming fear mongering stacked on top of it.

  16. You can ask the pro-Iran elected government in Baghdad for assistance but Im guessing with their repeated demands the US vacate/vamos their country ASAP its probably not a top priority for them, just saying Face it the $1T they spent trying to bring freedom, democracy, Tom Cruise and HBO there doesn't go as far as it used to

  17. testimony of the young farmer is pathetic and alarming: of all people, an Iraqi farmer should be a metaphor for our global survival…
    Inch Allah

  18. What a mess. Thanks Bush war criminal! The US wasted too much on rotten policies in the middle east!! Just look at the crazy religious 🌰s everywhere especially Iran.

  19. 💐Salam alaykum💐
    I invite you to the Religion of Islam, as you may find peace.
    💎Islam💎 is the latest revelation from The Almighty Allah (God) for the humankind worldwide.
    If you die as a non-Muslim there'd be an eternal punishment in the hell fire for other religions will be invalid and it'll have consequences.
    Welcome To Islam ❤💐🌹💎🕋

  20. No mention of Turkey's huge dams on the main sources of water in Iraq? Man! you are really biased.


    Today there is no greater glory for man than that of service in the cause of the “Most Great Peace.” Peace is light whereas war is darkness. Peace is life; war is death. Peace is guidance; war is error. Peace is the foundation of God; war is satanic institution. Peace is the illumination of the world of humanity; war is the destroyer of human foundations. When we consider outcomes in the world of existence we find that peace and fellowship are factors of up building and betterment whereas war and strife are the causes of destruction and disintegration. All created things are expressions of the affinity and cohesion of elementary substances, and non-existence is the absence of their attraction and agreement. Various elements unite harmoniously in composition but when these elements become discordant, repelling each other, decomposition and non-existence result. Everything partakes of this nature and is subject to this principle, for the creative foundation in all its degrees and kingdoms is an expression or outcome of love. Consider the restlessness and agitation of the human world today because of war. Peace is health and construction; war is disease and dissolution. When the banner of truth is raised, peace becomes the cause of the welfare and advancement of the human world. In all cycles and ages war has been a factor of derangement and discomfort whereas peace and brotherhood have brought security and consideration of human interests. This distinction is especially pronounced in the present world conditions, for warfare in former centuries had not attained the degree of savagery and destructiveness which now characterizes it. If two nations were at war in olden times, ten or twenty thousand would be sacrificed but in this century the destruction of one hundred thousand lives in a day is quite possible. So perfected has the science of killing become and so efficient the means and instruments of its accomplishment that a whole nation can be obliterated in a short time. Therefore comparison with the methods and results of ancient warfare is out of the question.

    According to an intrinsic law, all phenomena of being attain to a summit and degree of consummation, after which a new order and condition is established. As the instruments and science of war have reached the degree of thoroughness and proficiency, it is hoped that the transformation of the human world is at hand and that in the coming centuries all the energies and inventions of man will be utilized in promoting the interests of peace and brotherhood. Therefore may this esteemed and worthy society for the establishment of international peace be confirmed in its sincere intentions and empowered by God. Then will it hasten the time when the banner of universal agreement will be raised and international welfare will be proclaimed and consummated so that the darkness which now encompasses the world shall pass away.

    (Abdu'l-Baha, Baha'i World Faith – Abdu'l-Baha Section, p. 232)

       “Glorified is He before Whom all the dwellers of earth and
    heaven bow down in adoration and unto Whom all men turn
    in supplication. He is the One Who holdeth in His grasp the
    mighty kingdom of all created things and unto Him shall all
    return. He is the One Who revealeth whatsoever He willeth
    and by His injunction 'Be Thou' all things have come into being“.
     ( The Bab, Selections from the  Writings of the Bab, p. 3)

  22. If they see the positive effects of the green belt system then why not embark on more similar systems??


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