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In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. A United Nations report released on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 says humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. So the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life. AP
In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. A United Nations report released on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 says humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. So the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life. AP
A man watches a cloud of sand dust coming from the Sahara desert flying over Algiers, Sunday, Feb.21, 2021. Recently, the Saharan dust plume, which covers parts of Southern and Central Europe, has caused short, rapid spikes in air pollution throughout the region. AP
A man watches a cloud of sand dust coming from the Sahara desert flying over Algiers, Sunday, Feb.21, 2021. Recently, the Saharan dust plume, which covers parts of Southern and Central Europe, has caused short, rapid spikes in air pollution throughout the region. AP
In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 file photo, the lakebed of Suesca lagoon sits dry and cracked, in Suesca, Colombia, after years of very little rainfall. AP
In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 file photo, the lakebed of Suesca lagoon sits dry and cracked, in Suesca, Colombia, after years of very little rainfall. AP
Plastic bottles and other garbage floats in the Potpecko lake near Priboj, in southwest Serbia, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. AP
Plastic bottles and other garbage floats in the Potpecko lake near Priboj, in southwest Serbia, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. AP
A worker uses a forklift to move household waste following the Lunar New Year's holiday, at a resource recycling facility in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. AP
A worker uses a forklift to move household waste following the Lunar New Year's holiday, at a resource recycling facility in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. AP
A worker sorts cans from household waste following the Lunar New Year's holiday, at a resource recycling facility in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. AP
A worker sorts cans from household waste following the Lunar New Year's holiday, at a resource recycling facility in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. AP
Kenyan Nzambi Matee,(R) 29-year-old entrepreneur and inventor,shows a mix of sand and crushed plastics to be used for recycling paving brick- in industrial area in Nairobi February 15, 2021. AFP
Kenyan Nzambi Matee,(R) 29-year-old entrepreneur and inventor,shows a mix of sand and crushed plastics to be used for recycling paving brick- in industrial area in Nairobi February 15, 2021. AFP
A man tries to chase away a swarm of desert locusts away from a farm, near the town of Rumuruti, Kenya, February 1, 2021. REUTERS
A man tries to chase away a swarm of desert locusts away from a farm, near the town of Rumuruti, Kenya, February 1, 2021. REUTERS
A man tries to chase away a swarm of desert locusts in Naiperere, near the town of Rumuruti, Kenya, January 30, 2021. REUTERS
A man tries to chase away a swarm of desert locusts in Naiperere, near the town of Rumuruti, Kenya, January 30, 2021. REUTERS
A picuture taken on February 9, 2021, shows a local farmer walking in a swarm of desert locust in Meru, Kenya. AFP
A picuture taken on February 9, 2021, shows a local farmer walking in a swarm of desert locust in Meru, Kenya. AFP
A picuture taken on February 9, 2021, shows a swarm of desert locust fly after an aircraft sprayed pesticide in Meru, Kenya. AFP
A picuture taken on February 9, 2021, shows a swarm of desert locust fly after an aircraft sprayed pesticide in Meru, Kenya. AFP
 A picuture taken on February 9, 2021, shows an airplane spraying pesticide over the trees covered by desert locusts in Meru, Kenya. AFP
A picuture taken on February 9, 2021, shows an airplane spraying pesticide over the trees covered by desert locusts in Meru, Kenya. AFP
 A man engulfed by a swarm of desert locusts, stands on top of a hill near Nanyuki, Kenya, January 30, 2021. REUTERS
A man engulfed by a swarm of desert locusts, stands on top of a hill near Nanyuki, Kenya, January 30, 2021. REUTERS
A man ride bicycle as snow falls in a main street in Jerusalem, 17 February 2021. Israeli Forecasters and the Meteorological Service expect snow fall in Jerusalem.  EPA
A man ride bicycle as snow falls in a main street in Jerusalem, 17 February 2021. Israeli Forecasters and the Meteorological Service expect snow fall in Jerusalem. EPA
Men walk past a snow covered construction site as steam rises from chimneys of a heating power plant on a frosty day in Moscow on February 15, 2021. AFP
Men walk past a snow covered construction site as steam rises from chimneys of a heating power plant on a frosty day in Moscow on February 15, 2021. AFP
A sudden heavy bout of snow and frozen rain makes visibility low on MS Hwy. 463 in Madison, Miss., early Monday morning, Feb. 15, 2021. According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, Miss., a winter storm warning continues for all counties. AP
A sudden heavy bout of snow and frozen rain makes visibility low on MS Hwy. 463 in Madison, Miss., early Monday morning, Feb. 15, 2021. According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, Miss., a winter storm warning continues for all counties. AP
In this aerial photo, a Safeway market has a partially collapsed roof, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Troutdale, Ore., due to added weight of snow and ice from a weekend winter storm. AP
In this aerial photo, a Safeway market has a partially collapsed roof, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Troutdale, Ore., due to added weight of snow and ice from a weekend winter storm. AP
People walk through falling snow during a storm in New York, New York, USA, 18 February 2021. The storm, which has caused large widespread power outages in Texas and other parts of the United States, is expected to drop several inches of snow in the New York area and other parts of the Eastern Seaboard. EPA
People walk through falling snow during a storm in New York, New York, USA, 18 February 2021. The storm, which has caused large widespread power outages in Texas and other parts of the United States, is expected to drop several inches of snow in the New York area and other parts of the Eastern Seaboard. EPA
People seeking shelter from below freezing temperatures rest inside a church warming center Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Houston. More than 4 million people in Texas still had no power a full day after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge of demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state's power grid and causing widespread blackouts. AP
People seeking shelter from below freezing temperatures rest inside a church warming center Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Houston. More than 4 million people in Texas still had no power a full day after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge of demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state's power grid and causing widespread blackouts. AP
Icicles grow on the side of a church in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on February 16, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. AFP
Icicles grow on the side of a church in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on February 16, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. AFP
A white-winged dove lies dead in the snow on 17th Street Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Odessa, Texas. Many residents and businesses were left without power following a weekend of below freezing temperatures in Midland and Odessa. AP
A white-winged dove lies dead in the snow on 17th Street Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Odessa, Texas. Many residents and businesses were left without power following a weekend of below freezing temperatures in Midland and Odessa. AP




In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. A United Nations report released on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 says humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. So the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life. AP
In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. A United Nations report released on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 says humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. So the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life. AP
A man watches a cloud of sand dust coming from the Sahara desert flying over Algiers, Sunday, Feb.21, 2021. Recently, the Saharan dust plume, which covers parts of Southern and Central Europe, has caused short, rapid spikes in air pollution throughout the region. AP
A man watches a cloud of sand dust coming from the Sahara desert flying over Algiers, Sunday, Feb.21, 2021. Recently, the Saharan dust plume, which covers parts of Southern and Central Europe, has caused short, rapid spikes in air pollution throughout the region. AP
In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 file photo, the lakebed of Suesca lagoon sits dry and cracked, in Suesca, Colombia, after years of very little rainfall. AP
In this Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 file photo, the lakebed of Suesca lagoon sits dry and cracked, in Suesca, Colombia, after years of very little rainfall. AP
Plastic bottles and other garbage floats in the Potpecko lake near Priboj, in southwest Serbia, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. AP
Plastic bottles and other garbage floats in the Potpecko lake near Priboj, in southwest Serbia, on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. AP
A worker uses a forklift to move household waste following the Lunar New Year's holiday, at a resource recycling facility in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. AP
A worker uses a forklift to move household waste following the Lunar New Year's holiday, at a resource recycling facility in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. AP
A worker sorts cans from household waste following the Lunar New Year's holiday, at a resource recycling facility in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. AP
A worker sorts cans from household waste following the Lunar New Year's holiday, at a resource recycling facility in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. AP
Kenyan Nzambi Matee,(R) 29-year-old entrepreneur and inventor,shows a mix of sand and crushed plastics to be used for recycling paving brick- in industrial area in Nairobi February 15, 2021. AFP
Kenyan Nzambi Matee,(R) 29-year-old entrepreneur and inventor,shows a mix of sand and crushed plastics to be used for recycling paving brick- in industrial area in Nairobi February 15, 2021. AFP
A man tries to chase away a swarm of desert locusts away from a farm, near the town of Rumuruti, Kenya, February 1, 2021. REUTERS
A man tries to chase away a swarm of desert locusts away from a farm, near the town of Rumuruti, Kenya, February 1, 2021. REUTERS
A man tries to chase away a swarm of desert locusts in Naiperere, near the town of Rumuruti, Kenya, January 30, 2021. REUTERS
A man tries to chase away a swarm of desert locusts in Naiperere, near the town of Rumuruti, Kenya, January 30, 2021. REUTERS
A picuture taken on February 9, 2021, shows a local farmer walking in a swarm of desert locust in Meru, Kenya. AFP
A picuture taken on February 9, 2021, shows a local farmer walking in a swarm of desert locust in Meru, Kenya. AFP
A picuture taken on February 9, 2021, shows a swarm of desert locust fly after an aircraft sprayed pesticide in Meru, Kenya. AFP
A picuture taken on February 9, 2021, shows a swarm of desert locust fly after an aircraft sprayed pesticide in Meru, Kenya. AFP
 A picuture taken on February 9, 2021, shows an airplane spraying pesticide over the trees covered by desert locusts in Meru, Kenya. AFP
A picuture taken on February 9, 2021, shows an airplane spraying pesticide over the trees covered by desert locusts in Meru, Kenya. AFP
 A man engulfed by a swarm of desert locusts, stands on top of a hill near Nanyuki, Kenya, January 30, 2021. REUTERS
A man engulfed by a swarm of desert locusts, stands on top of a hill near Nanyuki, Kenya, January 30, 2021. REUTERS
A man ride bicycle as snow falls in a main street in Jerusalem, 17 February 2021. Israeli Forecasters and the Meteorological Service expect snow fall in Jerusalem.  EPA
A man ride bicycle as snow falls in a main street in Jerusalem, 17 February 2021. Israeli Forecasters and the Meteorological Service expect snow fall in Jerusalem. EPA
Men walk past a snow covered construction site as steam rises from chimneys of a heating power plant on a frosty day in Moscow on February 15, 2021. AFP
Men walk past a snow covered construction site as steam rises from chimneys of a heating power plant on a frosty day in Moscow on February 15, 2021. AFP
A sudden heavy bout of snow and frozen rain makes visibility low on MS Hwy. 463 in Madison, Miss., early Monday morning, Feb. 15, 2021. According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, Miss., a winter storm warning continues for all counties. AP
A sudden heavy bout of snow and frozen rain makes visibility low on MS Hwy. 463 in Madison, Miss., early Monday morning, Feb. 15, 2021. According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, Miss., a winter storm warning continues for all counties. AP
In this aerial photo, a Safeway market has a partially collapsed roof, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Troutdale, Ore., due to added weight of snow and ice from a weekend winter storm. AP
In this aerial photo, a Safeway market has a partially collapsed roof, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Troutdale, Ore., due to added weight of snow and ice from a weekend winter storm. AP
People walk through falling snow during a storm in New York, New York, USA, 18 February 2021. The storm, which has caused large widespread power outages in Texas and other parts of the United States, is expected to drop several inches of snow in the New York area and other parts of the Eastern Seaboard. EPA
People walk through falling snow during a storm in New York, New York, USA, 18 February 2021. The storm, which has caused large widespread power outages in Texas and other parts of the United States, is expected to drop several inches of snow in the New York area and other parts of the Eastern Seaboard. EPA
People seeking shelter from below freezing temperatures rest inside a church warming center Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Houston. More than 4 million people in Texas still had no power a full day after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge of demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state's power grid and causing widespread blackouts. AP
People seeking shelter from below freezing temperatures rest inside a church warming center Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Houston. More than 4 million people in Texas still had no power a full day after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge of demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state's power grid and causing widespread blackouts. AP
Icicles grow on the side of a church in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on February 16, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. AFP
Icicles grow on the side of a church in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on February 16, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. AFP
A white-winged dove lies dead in the snow on 17th Street Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Odessa, Texas. Many residents and businesses were left without power following a weekend of below freezing temperatures in Midland and Odessa. AP
A white-winged dove lies dead in the snow on 17th Street Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, in Odessa, Texas. Many residents and businesses were left without power following a weekend of below freezing temperatures in Midland and Odessa. AP




Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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