2023 begins and neither war, nor COVID, nor the climate crisis will have granted humanity a winter truce.
In China, the ‘A4 revolution’ has brought the government to its knees and it has ended its ‘Zero Covid’ policy. But no sooner have we rejoiced than the number of contaminations has exploded. The rest of the world is worried that an epidemic wave will start again, and Beijing is in denial.
In Ukraine, the blow struck by Ukrainians in Makiïvka on 31 December against Russian soldiers suggests a turning point in the war, but certainly not its end, as the invasion has been going on for almost a year.
Too hot in Europe and too cold on the US east coast, this winter also reminds us of the threat of climate change, with its extreme and unpredictable weather events.
The year is starting with a bang: roller coaster, parcel bombs, black runways… Press cartoonists have no shortage of images to represent it, and their humour, always on point, does us good…
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