World's Top Canadian News Today: Updates on COVID-19, Climate Change, and International Conflicts The news cycle in the world has been dominated by three central themes — COVID-19, Climate Change, and International Conflicts. Here is a brief update on each of these topics. COVID-19: The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 230 million, with more than 4.7 million deaths. Despite the efforts of countries to vaccinate their populations, the rise of new variants of the virus has made it difficult to contain the spread.
In recent weeks the delta variant has become a concern, leading to renewed lockdowns and restrictions in some countries, including China and Australia. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization continues to call for global solidarity in vaccine distribution to ensure equitable access to vaccines for all countries. Climate Change: The world is experiencing more and more frequent climate emergencies. The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow, UK, in November is aimed at being a pivotal moment for the world to come together to take action on climate change.