Health and Climate Change

Youth Call for ‘Change of Course’ to Solve Climate Crisis

Dec 12th, 2012 | By
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IPS: While world leaders were wrapping up the United Nations conference on climate change (COP 18) in Doha, Qatar this past weekend with the annual vague promise to tackle the enormous crises brought on by extreme weather and global warming, a delegation of youth gathered far from the high-level conference halls to say “no” to

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Doha Climate Conference Closes on ‘Weak Deal’

Dec 11th, 2012 | By
Activists march to demand action on climate change during the UN's 18th climate change conference in Doha, Qatar. photograph: mohammed dabbous/reuters




Irishtimes: Doha climate conference closes on ‘weak deal’ unlikely to stem emissions. After marathon negotiations at the weekend, the UN’s 18th conference on climate change in Doha, Qatar, finally produced an agreement that would see the Kyoto Protocol continuing for a further seven years. But the deal was denounced by climate activists as inadequate to

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Doha Summit Launches Climate Damage Aid

Dec 11th, 2012 | By
The need for aid to deal with climate disasters looks set to grow (Image: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)




NewsScientist: The latest summit to stop climate change, held in Doha, Qatar, over the past two weeks has been roundly slammed. Little was agreed to curb greenhouse gas emissions and the latest modelling, carried out by the Climate Action Tracker consortium shows global averages temperatures are still set to rise by at least 3 °C

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Climate Talks Dead As A Doha

Dec 11th, 2012 | By
UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, and UNFCCC executive secretary, Christiana Figueres, during an informal ministerial round table in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: UNFCCC




The Australian: WE mean no disrespect to the denizens of Doha when we say their city has become the international capital for dashed hopes.  For 11 years, the interminable search for a new World Trade Organisation agreement has edged its way forward at a snail’s pace in what has become known as the Doha Round.

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Doha Climate Change Deal Clears Way For ‘Damage Aid’ To Poor Nations

Dec 10th, 2012 | By
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Guardian: EU, Australia and Norway also sign up to new carbon-cutting targets as fortnight-long conference in Qatar closes. Poor countries have won historic recognition of the plight they face from the ravages of climate change, wringing a pledge from rich nations that they will receive funds to repair the “loss and damage” incurred. This is

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EU To Support Bhutan Under Global Climate Change Alliance

Dec 7th, 2012 | By
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Govt. of Bhutan: Thimphu, November 30: A Financing Agreement (FA) to formalise the European Union’s (EU) support to Bhutan under the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) was signed between the EU and the government. The Officiating Secretary of the Gross National Happiness Commission signed the FA in the presence of the EU Ambassador to Bhutan,

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Climate Change Impacts On Mountains: Time For Action Now

Dec 6th, 2012 | By
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MP Press Release: Mainstreaming Rio+20 outcomes in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) processes for prosperous, resilient, and sustainable mountain ecosystems and communities” was held in Doha, Qatar, on 3 December 2012, on the sidelines of the 2012 UN Climate Change Conference.   The strong negative impact of climate change on the life

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Eco Talks Enter New Round In UN Climate Conference

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
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CoP18: Second week of COP18/CMP8 begins with talk of progress and calls for pledges. A thumbs up by top officials on the progress so far at COP18/CMP8, an ambitious Qatari recycling programme in the world of sport and a small and colourful demonstration by tax activists were some of the highlights of the eighth day

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Citizen Scientists Help Map Mangroves From Qatar To Brazil

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
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CoP 18: Smartphone technology brings public and researchers together to study nature. It came from a simple idea to help exchange students communicate effectively with each other. When a group of students on a Qatar Foundation International (QFI) exchange programme to Doha had difficulty communicating with their Qatari counterparts, the programme organisers came up with

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Climate Change: Dealing With Loss And Damage

Dec 4th, 2012 | By
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IRIN: In a formal letter to Qatar – host of the 18th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – a coalition of 40 NGOs, backed by academics, has called for urgent action on loss and damage caused by climate change. The NGOs have drawn up a framework to

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Global Water Crisis: Seen From The First Himalayan Glacial Trickle

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By
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Global water crisis: Reporter William Wheeler talks about water stress from the effects of climate change high in the Himalayas where India and Pakistan’s great rivers start to Haiti’s fresh-water pollution. In the Nepalese Himalayas in 2009, I trekked into the Langtang Valley, just short of the Tibetan border, and to a village of empty

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Gross National Happiness In Bhutan: The Big Idea From A Tiny State

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
The principles of Bhutan’s gross national happiness system are spelled out for pupils at a secondary school in Paro, a largely agricultural region.  Photograph: Jean-Baptiste Lopez




Guardian: Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens’ happiness levels, not the GDP. Now its ideas are attracting interest at the UN climate change conference in Doha. A series of hand-painted signs dot the side of the winding mountain road that runs between the airport and the Bhutanese capital, Thimphu. Instead of commands to cut

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Climate Justice Ambassadors in Nepal’s

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
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Global Youth Board member Abhisekh organized Nepal’s first Academy himself with the assistance from Integrated Effort for Development (IED), the Rotary Club of Dhulikhel and Dhulikhel Municipality. The Academy took place in Dhulikel on 27 November 2012 – the children of Plant-fpr-the-Planet welcome the 40 new Climate Justice Ambassadors who took part! Abhisekh declared: “Nepal

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COP18: Increased Support Needed for Climate Change Law and Policy Reform

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
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IDLO: As the 18th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meets in Doha to move the international climate change agenda forward, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) urges increased recognition of the vital role national legal and policy frameworks play in enabling effective climate change response. Despite

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Shepherding Old Ways Into New Solutions To Help The Environment

Nov 30th, 2012 | By
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CoP18: Pastoralists explain significance of ancient practice to the modern world. The ancient practice of pastoralism is alive and well today and present in developing and developed countries alike across the globe, according to experts. Pastoralism, which involves shepherding and husbandry of animals such as camels, goats and cattle, can be adapted with proper management

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Pakistan Ranks Third In Climate-Risk Index 2013

Nov 29th, 2012 | By
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  Pakistan Today: Despite severe flooding in 2011, Pakistan managed to drop itself from first last year, to third position this year in the league table for countries that were worst hit by extreme weather events in 2011, according to a ‘climate risk index 2013’ published here on Tuesday. In 2011, the ranking of the

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Arab World To Share Unique Perspective On Climate Change

Nov 29th, 2012 | By
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CoP18: Hikma’ sessions discuss traditional methods of societies in extreme climates. While climate change is a relatively modern phenomenon for much of the world, people living in Arab regions have coped with similar conditions for thousands of years. COP18/CMP8 Doha, which will be the first time that the annual climate change conference has been held

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Solar Mama Shines As Beacon Of Hope For Her Community’s Future

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
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CoP18: Illiterate Grandmothers Become Solar Engineers: Incredible Story of Solar Mamas. Rafea Anadi appears almost lost within her long, black veil. Short of stature and slightly bowed, she seems she could be blown away by the wind. But one look in her dark brown eyes – unflinching, unafraid – and you know that Ms. Anadi

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Vital UN Climate Change Talks Open In Doha With Call For Action

Nov 27th, 2012 | By
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CoP 18: Participants from 194 nations hear urgent plea for progress on climate change. The 18th United Nations Climate Change Conference has opened in Doha, with a call for action from the President of the sessions. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Atttiyah told participants at the opening ceremony of the 18th Conference of the Parties to the

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Time Is Running Out: The Doha Climate Talks Must Put An End To Excuses

Nov 27th, 2012 | By
At the UN climate talks Doha negotiators from 194 countries are meeting in an atmosphere of mutual mistrust.' Photograph: Osama Faisal/AP




Guardian: The evidence of climate change is clearer than ever. The poor countries have done everything asked of them. Now the rich nations must face their responsibilities. Last month was the 333rd consecutive month that global temperatures were above the 20th century average, and 2012 will almost certainly be the hottest ever recorded in the

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Climate Change Talks: What Are The Goals In Qatar

Nov 27th, 2012 | By
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the opening session of the climate change conference in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)




The Christian Science Monitor: UN talks for a new pact to curb greenhouse emissions and slow climate change are underway in Qatar. Negotiators hope to extend the Kyoto Protocol. The concentration of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide has jumped 20 percent since 2000, according to a U.N. report released last week. United Nations talks

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The Planet’s Thermostat Moves To Doha

Nov 27th, 2012 | By
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IPS: Qatar, a major oil-producing country, is hosting the latest round of UN climate talks, where the world’s countries will need to negotiate measurable targets to keep global warming under control. The upcoming United Nations climate talks may have a renewed sense of urgency with a new World Bank report warning that the planet is

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Using Disaster Warning Tools To Their Best Potential

Nov 27th, 2012 | By
A communication gap between scientists and decision-makers was revealed during the Horn of Africa's 2011 drought. Source: Flickr/ Oxfam International




Scidev.net: Stronger links between scientific tools and the environment in which they operate can improve the effectiveness of early warning. To say there is a lot riding on disaster management is an understatement. The lives and livelihoods lost, as well as extensive damage, underscore the human, environmental, social and economic cost of extreme events that

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Climate Change Impact, Adaptation Practices And Policy In Nepal Himalaya

Nov 26th, 2012 | By
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UNU: Adaptation to climate change (CC) impact is an emerging area of research and development in Nepal. Many households were deeply affected by climatic variability and natural disasters coupled with a decade-long conflict, leaving them with few options to cope with CC in Nepal. A study was conducted on people’s experience in CC and its

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Climate Talks Factbox: Major Nations’ Positions

Nov 26th, 2012 | By
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The Sydney Morning Herald: More than 190 countries are meeting in Doha, Qatar, from November 26 to December 7 to make progress on a new deal to fight climate change, due to be agreed by 2015 and come into force in 2020. The current emissions-cutting pact, the Kyoto Protocol, commits most developed states to binding

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Why Disaster Warning And Development Go Hand In Hand

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By
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Scidev.net: To engage people in early action we must understand their experience, behaviour and constraints, says disaster policy expert Andrew Collins. Disaster predictions have significant uncertainty that tends to undermine efforts to act on early warnings. In Bangladesh, for example, where there are extensive climatic hazards, people risk their lives by not taking refuge in

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Climate Impacts Cost Pakistan Up To $14bn A Year

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By
Photo: Last year's floods were the worst in Pakistan's history. Credit: Green Left Australia




The News: The ever-increasing roles of the private sector and businesses in protecting coastal areas and maintaining their ecological integrity were the main topics of discussion at a learning event of the ninth regional meeting of the Mangroves for the Future initiative titled “Resilience, Climate Change and the Private Sector in Sustainable Coastal Management”. Leading

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Tomorrow Is Too Late for Adaptation to Climate Change

Nov 22nd, 2012 | By
Rey Antonio: "I had never seen such high waves." Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS




IPS News: You can still see broken plates, toys, books and some photographs among the rubble that was once the homes of Rey Antonio Acosta’s family and other families in Mar Verde, the beach community where Hurricane Sandy made landfall in this eastern Cuban city. “Come here and see what pain is,” the 12-year-old boy,

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Climate Change: To Save Trees, Save People

Nov 22nd, 2012 | By
A growing tree absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - the carbon stays in the tree until it is destroyed. Photo: Charles Akena/IRIN




IRIN: Scientists are pushing for changes to a UN mechanism that aims to curtail greenhouse gases by preventing forest loss. Environmentalists have long argued the mechanism must also protect biodiversity and forest-dependent communities. Now, ahead of climate talks in Doha, this thinking is finding a broader audience. The mechanism, REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and

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Bias in Ecology and Climate Studies? How Leaves Shrink as They Dry out Is Often Overlooked

Nov 21st, 2012 | By
How much a leaf shrinks once it dries out varies with the species. The leaves of the Colorado ragwort lose nearly half their size. (Credit: Ben Blonder)




ScienceDaily: Leaves shrink when they dry out. What sounds straightforward has far-reaching consequences for scientists studying how ecosystems work or reconstructing past climates, a team of 40 middle school students led by a UA graduate student has discovered. Students at Miles Exploratory Learning Center place a leaf on a precision scale encased in a transparent

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Writing Is On The Wall’ At Climate Summit

Nov 20th, 2012 | By
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Aljazeera: As climate talks approach, a new report finds most fossil fuels must stay in the ground to prevent dangerous warming. Two-thirds of the world’s proven fossil fuel reserves cannot be used without risking dangerous climate change, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. Preventing the consumption of those two-thirds will be the primary

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Turn Down The Heat: Why 4°C Warmer World Must Be Avoided

Nov 20th, 2012 | By
A glacier field is seen near K2 in the Chinese province of Xinjiang during the summer of 2000. Researchers in Beijing warned this week of "drastic" glacier melt in southwest China. Credit: Spigel Online Photo Gallery




World Bank: This report provides a snapshot of recent scientific literature and new analyses of likely impacts and risks that would be associated with a 4° Celsius warming within this century. It is a rigorous attempt to outline a range of risks, focusing on developing countries and especially the poor. A 4°C world would be

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UN Climate Change Conference Doha 2012: Facts And Way Forward

Nov 20th, 2012 | By
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DAILY UPDATES ON: The 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference : COP18/CMP8 DOHA QATAR Overview – Doha’s largest ever conference About 17,000 people (delegates and visitors) will attend COP18/CMP8 – making it Doha’s largest ever conference. Delegates from 194 nations will be present. There will be about 1,500 journalists from Qatar, the region and the

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Coal Blooded-Putting Profits Before People

Nov 19th, 2012 | By
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Shankar Sharma: A survey report of a large number of coal power plants in US (as forwarded below) has a huge relevance to Indian power sector. A 2000 report on power plant pollution in US is reported to have found that all power plants in the U.S. (both coal and other fuel sources) are responsible

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It Is Time For The Judiciary To Step In And Avert Climate Catastrophe

Nov 16th, 2012 | By
More than 180 countries have acknowledged and agreed that dangerous climate change poses a real and potentially irreversible threat to humanity and the planet. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/EPA




Guardian: Judicial intervention would de-politicise climate change, restore democracy and protect citizens from human right violations. Military reports warn our governments of the impending problem of oil decline, endangering western society. Science informs our politicians that we have only a few years left to avert dangerous climate change. Still, the public is largely unaware and

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UMPI Professor Performs Research In Himalayas On Climate Change

Nov 16th, 2012 | By
OSING AT THE YEETSIN HOTEL - After their expedition, research team members returned to Bhutan’s capitol, Thimphu, and experienced the culture, including wearing these gho, traditional dress for men. Standing with UMPI faculty member David Putnam (center) are, from left, his son Aaron Putnam and Dr. Edward Cook, both of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. – Contributed image




Fiddlehead Focus: This fall, a University of Maine at Presque Isle faculty member was able to join his son on the trip of a lifetime: an international research expedition to Bhutan organized by Columbia University that could have far-reaching impacts on issues ranging from climate change to the future of water resources in southern Asia.

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Link Between Global Warming And Drought Questioned

Nov 16th, 2012 | By
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New Scientist: THE world has been suffering more droughts in recent decades, and climate change will bring many more, according to received wisdom. Now it is being challenged by an analysis that questions a key index on which it is based. Predictions of megadroughts affecting Africa and the western side of North America may be

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Climate Change Could Hit Crops Far Worse Than Thought

Nov 8th, 2012 | By
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Scidevnet: The impact of climate changeon key food crops in Africa and South Asia may be much worse than previously estimated — with reductions of up to 40 per cent by the 2080s — according to a study, which synthesised results from related studies published over the last 20 years. It also identified “major gaps

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Climate Change Is Real

Nov 6th, 2012 | By
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CNN: Hurricane Sandy gave the Eastern seaboard a real pounding this week, with heavy rain, widespread flooding and high winds. In addition to damage from water and wind, the East Coast is experiencing cascading effects of power outages and disrupted transportation systems. Downed power lines have led to fires and electrocutions. Widespread shutdowns of government

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Mountain Meadows Dwindling in U.S. Due to Climate Change, Study

Nov 6th, 2012 | By
Debris flow. Conditions for a dense tree invasion are even more favorable near a 1934 debris flow off Mount Jefferson, compared to the islands of old trees dispersed in the meadow. (Credit: Photo by Harold Zald, courtesy of Oregon State University)




Science Daily: Some high mountain meadows in the Pacific Northwest are declining rapidly due to climate change, a study suggests, as reduced snowpacks, longer growing seasons and other factors allow trees to invade these unique ecosystems that once were carpeted with grasses, shrubs and wildflowers. The process appears to have been going on for decades,

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Climate Services’ Go Global

Nov 6th, 2012 | By
Predicting the onset of rain in Africa is one of a growing number of 'climate services' on offer.

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Nature: UN meteorological body approves framework for managing climate predictions. An international framework for providing information about how Earth’s climate will affect everything from health to disaster planning is set to bring order to an area that has given some scientists cause for concern. The field of ‘climate services’ has boomed in recent years, with

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Why Businesses Must Focus On Climate Change Mitigation And Adaptation

Nov 5th, 2012 | By
Adaptation means recognizing and preparing for impacts like water stress, coastal flooding, or supply chain disruptions. Photo credit: Flickr/dachalan




WRI: This week, Hurricane Sandy drew attention to the increasing climate-related risks for communities and businesses. More and more companies are recognizing and reporting on actions they’re taking to “mitigate” climate change, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through energy efficiency, renewable power, and cleaner vehicles. Now, businesses are finding they’ll also need to “adapt” to

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Q&A: Food Production Accounts for 29 Percent of Greenhouse Gases

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By
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IPS News: Food production, including agriculture, represent 29 percent of the greenhouse gases that are causing global warming, say scientists with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Feeding the global population today involves the release of 10,000 to 16,000 megatonnes of CO2 equivalent into the atmosphere annually, say two reports published Wednesday Oct.

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Kaira For Regional Cooperation To Manage Climate Change, Risks

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By
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AP of Pakistan: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Thursday that Pakistan realizes that managing climate change and the accompanying risks were not possible without regional cooperation and coordinated efforts. Speaking at a meeting on “Engaging SAARC for Disaster Resilience” here he said that disaster risk reduction needs to be a

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Global Warming Threatens Agricultural Productivity In Africa And South Asia

Nov 3rd, 2012 | By
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Environmental Research Web: The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Christensen et al. 2007) has, with greater confidence than previous reports, warned the international community that the increase in anthropogenic greenhouse-gas emissions will result in global climate change. One of the most direct and threatening impacts it may have on

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UN Publishes Atlas Of Health And Climate

Oct 31st, 2012 | By
On this map from the Atlas of Health and Climate, red areas show global distribution of fire occurrences over a 10-day period from August 8 to September 8, 2012. (Map courtesy WMO/WHO) Environment News Service (http://s.tt/1ricH)




Medical News Today: Climate information can help nations reduce risk of disease and poor health. With this in mind, two UN agencies have produced an atlas of health and climate that illustrates some of the most pressing challenges, both now and in the future. The aim is to help national leaders and agencies concerned with

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Climate Change Adding Sting To Mosquito Bite, Says WHO Report

Oct 31st, 2012 | By
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Times of India: The warning is ominous — climate change and global warming will make vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria– already causing havoc in the country more lethal. A landmark report on climate change and health, published by the World Health Organization on Monday, said that in the last 100 years, the world has

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Growing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Due to Meat Production

Oct 31st, 2012 | By
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UNEP: Both intensive (industrial) and non-intensive (traditional) forms of meat production result in the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs). As meat supply and consumption increase around the world, more sustainable food systems must be encouraged. Why is this issue important? For many thousands of years, mankind has lived in close proximity with numerous animal species,

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Extreme Weather Hits the Poor First – And Hardest

Oct 30th, 2012 | By
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IPS News: The old adage ‘nature is the great equaliser’ no longer holds true in countries like Sri Lanka, where the poor bear the brunt of extreme weather events. Gamhevage Dayananda, a farmer from the remote village of Pansalgolla in Sri Lanka’s north-central Polonnaruwa district, can attest to this reality, as he and his fellow

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Climate Change Mitigation ‘Far Cheaper Than Inaction’

Oct 29th, 2012 | By
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Nature: Tackling the global climate crisis could reap significant economic benefits for both developed and developing countries, according to a new report. The impacts of climate change and a carbon-intensive economy cost the world around US$1.2 trillion a year — 1.6 per cent of the total global GDP (gross domestic product), states ‘Climate Vulnerability Monitor:

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Climate Crisis: Palm Trees In The Antarctic, 540% Increase

Oct 25th, 2012 | By
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Countercurrent: Climate crisis is going to bring in anomalies that at first glance appear “amazing”. But there is apprehension of increase in the number of heat related deaths and reduced size of fishes, possibilities of growth of palm trees in the Antarctic. The poor people are suffering. Palm trees could grow in the Antarctic, just

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Extreme Weather Creating Urgent Need For Better Forecasts

Oct 23rd, 2012 | By
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Alertnet: Since returning to farming after decades of displacement during Sri Lanka’s long civil war, Kusmalatha Tammitta has faced a new enemy: extreme weather, particularly long droughts followed by bursts of heavy rain. “There are 22 wells in this village. All are dry,” Tammitta told AlertNet. After an eight-month drought, she said, she had lost

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Pakistan Should Take Strong Position On Global Climate Change Issues

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By
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Business Recorder: A renowned Climate Scientist, Professor Dr Qamar-Uz-Zaman Chaudhry remained the director general of Pakistan Meteorological Department between 1996 and 2010. He is a research scientist in the fields of Global Warming & Climate Change, Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, Hydrology and Seismology. He has produced more than 70 research papers and articles, published in national

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South Korea To Host Giant Climate Change Fund

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By
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The Sunday Morning Herald: A new UN fund meant to manage billions of dollars to help developing nations combat climate change will be based in South Korea, leaders of the fund agreed on Saturday. The Green Climate Fund is to be sited in Songdo, Incheon City, South Korea, the board of the fund said. Germany,

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Climate Change: Kenyan Women Demand Differentiated Adaptation, Mitigation Policies

Oct 17th, 2012 | By
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Africa Science News: Despite existing evidence of the impact of climate change on women, there is a very poor gender aspect in the Kenya government responses in terms of policies and legal framework. The threat of climate change, manifested in the increase of extreme weather conditions such as, droughts, storms or floods is a sustainable

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Extreme Weather And Climate Change In American Mind: A Yale Project

Oct 10th, 2012 | By
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Yale Project: This report is based on findings from a nationally representative survey – Climate Change in the American Mind – conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. Interview dates: August 31, 2012 – September, 2012. Interviews: 1,061 Adults (18+) Total average margin

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Climate Conversations: Preparation, Better Information Key As Climate Shifts Intensify

Oct 8th, 2012 | By
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Alertnet: Jan Egeland,  deputy executive director of Human Rights Watch, said on Friday in Bangkok that the world can prevent the loss of millions of lives from climate disasters by ensuring information on climate change reaches the most vulnerable people.  “There is an enormous disconnect between the thousands and thousands of scientists who know more

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Bhutan And Climate Change

Oct 5th, 2012 | By
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Adventure Cetre: In this day and age of technological developments that make the world feel like a smaller and smaller place, Bhutan is one of the few countries that maintains a sense of mystery and intrigue. This is mainly due to the country’s relative isolation up until the 1970s. Tucked between India and China, this

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Bhutan Aims To Be First 100% Organic Nation

Oct 4th, 2012 | By
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AFP: The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking “happiness” for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 percent organic. The tiny Buddhist-majority nation wedged between China and India has an unusual and some say enviable approach to economic development, centred on

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Climate: Some Caution About Aerosols

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By
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Science 20: Thanks to science journalism that primarily exists to be cheerleaders and rehash IPCC press releases, the public thinks if we just banned carbon dioxide our climate issues would go away. Of course, to scientists outside the media spotlight or well-funded advocacy groups like Union of Concerned Scientists, climate reality is much more nuanced

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