China Winter Olympics: Why are people boycotting the Beijing Games? - BBC My World #shorts

China Winter Olympics: Why are people boycotting the Beijing Games? – BBC My World #shorts

The Beijing Winter Olympics are kicking off in February 2022, but the United States, the UK, Canada and Australia have already announced diplomatic boycotts of the Games, because of allegations of human rights abuses in China. In this YouTube #shorts…

Afro-Indigenous TikToker on what it means to be both black and Indigenous

Afro-Indigenous TikToker on what it means to be both black and Indigenous

In the United States, thousands of people identify as Afro-Indigenous. Yet, whilst the histories of black and indigenous people are intertwined, the relationship is rarely taught. This leaves the Afro-Indigenous community to often feel misinterpreted or ignored by the mainstream…

India's air pollution: The role of stubble burning

India’s air pollution: The role of stubble burning

Stubble Burning has been the one the major causes of Delhi’s air pollution for decades. According to experts, farmers in northern India burn about 23 million tonnes of crop stubble every year. Now, the effects of stubble burning have led…

How did the Youth Climate Movement begin? - BBC My World

How did the Youth Climate Movement begin? – BBC My World

Young people are front and central to the conversation about climate change. From the millions attending school strikes to the activists addressing world leaders at the biggest climate conference – COP26. We spoke to four young activists from across the…

Fighting Forest Fires with AI - BBC My World

Fighting Forest Fires with AI – BBC My World

Reshma, 15, from the USA, has come up with a solution to help predict forest fires. Forest fires have become a global problem through climate change, causing deaths, and threatening biodiversity by destroying animals and nature. Reshma’s project, “AI against…

Confused about these climate change terms? - BBC My World #shorts

Confused about these climate change terms? – BBC My World #shorts

World leaders have been meeting in Glasgow for the United Nations COP26 summit to take action on climate change. But what exactly are they talking about? Here’s BBC weather presenter Abbie Dewhurst with some commonly used climate terms and what…

COP 26: What is climate colonialism? - BBC My World

COP 26: What is climate colonialism? – BBC My World

The long-lasting effects of colonialism has deepened the issues of the climate crisis, impacting the lives of millions of Indigenous people around the world. It has become a major talking point at the climate conference in Glasgow, COP26. Indigenous activists…

Why is 1.5C so important? - BBC My World #shorts

Why is 1.5C so important? – BBC My World #shorts

Six years ago world leaders agreed to keep temperatures from rising past two degrees celsius and as close as possible to 1.5C above pre-industrial times. This is because rising temperatures can lead to more extreme weather events, such as melting…

COP26: Youth activists call for climate action  - BBC My World

COP26: Youth activists call for climate action – BBC My World

This is the year for young climate activists at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. From addressing world leaders inside the summit, to organising protests on the streets outside – young people from across the world have travelled to Glasgow…

Net Zero: What is it and can we reach it? - BBC My World #shorts

Net Zero: What is it and can we reach it? – BBC My World #shorts

Global attempts are being made to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This means balancing out the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced with the amount removed from the atmosphere. But, some scientists and climate activists say a net…

What's COP26 all about? - BBC My World #shorts

What’s COP26 all about? – BBC My World #shorts

A summit which is seen as crucial if climate change is to be brought under control is taking place – it’s called COP26. Chances are you’ve heard the name mentioned quite a bit over the past couple of months. But…

Korean YouTuber #SylviaKim reacts to the global success of SQUID GAME

Korean YouTuber #SylviaKim reacts to the global success of SQUID GAME

Korean YouTuber Sylvia Kim gives us her take on the Netflix mega-hit Squid Game and tells us why interest in Korean culture is at an all-time high. Squid game has over-taken Bridgerton as Netflix’s biggest series launch, with 111 million…

Greenwashing: What you need to know - BBC My World #shorts

Greenwashing: What you need to know – BBC My World #shorts

Being eco-friendly, sustainable, or green, has become the latest fashion. But some companies which brand themselves in this way have been accused of exaggerating or making up their sustainable credentials – this is known as ‘greenwashing’. Advertising regulators are now…

China to stop funding overseas coal plants - BBC My World #shorts #china

China to stop funding overseas coal plants – BBC My World #shorts #china

China has pledged to not build any new coal-fire energy plants abroad, a move that could be pivotal in tackling global emissions. President Xi Jinping made the announcement in his address at the United Nations General Assembly. China has been…

Texas abortion ban: Roe v. Wade EXPLAINED - BBC My World #shorts

Texas abortion ban: Roe v. Wade EXPLAINED – BBC My World #shorts

The US state of Texas introduced the country’s most restrictive abortion law, which bans the procedure from as early as six weeks. Doctors and women’s rights groups have strongly condemned the law, which took effect after the Supreme Court failed…

Afghanistan: Women in Kabul defying the Taliban - BBC My World

Afghanistan: Women in Kabul defying the Taliban – BBC My World

On the streets of Kabul, and at huge risk to themselves, women have been protesting in Afghanistan’s capital. They’re demanding that women be treated with equal rights, dignity and with respect. When the Taliban were last in control of Afghanistan…