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Lovelock Warns Against Putting Too Much Faith in Engineering Solutions to Climate Change

Lovelock Warns Against Putting Too Much Faith in Engineering Solutions to Climate Change

Engineering solutions to modify the Earth’s environment and climate may be necessary if humanity is to adapt to global warming, a group of influential scientists announced today. Technological fixes such as encouraging cloud formation and increasing the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the oceans have the potential to limit climate change, according to papers […]

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Experts Warn that the West Coast of Africa will be Submerged by 2099

Swathes of West Africa’s coastline extending from the orange dunes in Mauritania to the dense tropical forests in Cameroon will be underwater by the end of the century as a direct consequence of climate change, environmental experts warn.“The coastline will be completely changed by the end of this century because the sea level is rising […]

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Mali Works to Protect Communities and Elephant Populations in the Face of Climate Change

Implementers of an international project to help endangered elephants in Mali want to prove that by doing so, they can also help local communities adapt to climate change in the Sahel. The Malian government lists elephants in Gourma in the country’s far desert north as highly endangered. A drought in the 1970’s killed most of […]

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Report Urges the Protection of Biodiversity to Increase Food Security

A new report produced by Greenpeace suggests that a review of recent scientific literature underlines that the most effective strategy to adapt agriculture to climate change is to increase biodiversity. Food Security and Climate Change: The Answer is Biodiversity, goes on to state that a mix of different crops and varieties in one field is […]

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New IPCC Technical Paper Focuses on Water

The sixth in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Technical Paper series, Climate Change and Water, addresses issues of freshwater and climate change. The paper notes “abundant evidence that freshwater resources are vulnerable and have the potential to be strongly impacted by climate change, with wide ranging consequences for human societies and ecosystems.” It also […]

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Report Focuses on Human Rights Concerns Resulting from Climate Change

A new report discusses human rights concerns raised by anthropogenic climate change and by the strategies devised to address it. Climate Change and Human Rights: A Rough Guide, produced by the International Council on Human Rights Policy, indicates areas where climate change will have direct and indirect human rights impacts, and where human rights principles […]

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New Paper Investigates Pastoral Land Rights in the Face of Climate Change

A new paper produced by the International Institute for Environment and Development, titled Browsing on fences. Pastoral land rights, livelihoods and adaptation to climate change,addresses the rights to land of pastoral groups while accounting for changes brought about by climate change.It brings together the input from over 120 participants from a web-based forum organized in […]

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Health Canada Report to be Released with Little Fanfare

The Conservative government is planning a quiet release for a major Health Canada report that warns of the harmful impact of climate change on the health of Canadians, particularly the young, elderly and aboriginals. Those involved with the report were informed in a July 3 conference call that the government is preparing a “low-profile release” […]

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