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Climate Change Is Real: Just Ask the World Bank


Climate Change Is Real: Just Ask the World BankTime is running out. This week, government officials and climate scientists from all over the world are meeting in Berlin, Germany, to finalize a U.N. study on climate change and its solutions. While the study hasn’t been released yet, a draft of it has, and it’s pretty stunning. The draft report from the International Panel on Climate […]
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Climate change will result in battles over water and food within next five to 10 years


Climate change will 'lead to battles for food', says head of World BankJim Yong Kim urges campaigners and scientists to work together to form a coherent plan in the fight against climate change. Battles over water and food will erupt within the next five to 10 years as a result of climate change, the president of the World Bank said as he urged those campaigning against global warming to learn the lessons […]
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Health professionals worldwide demand urgent climate action


Health Professionals Worldwide Demand Urgent Climate Action Following IPCC ReportHealth and medical organizations from around the world are calling on governments to respond to the major health risks described in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s recent Second Working Group reporting, ‘Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation,’ which was released on Monday. In a briefing document summarizing the IPCC report’s implications for health, now and in […]
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Governments to increase use of solar power


IPCC Climate Change Report Calls For Solar Power BoostUnited Nations climate change experts are expected to call on governments to increase their use of solar, wind and other renewable energies to avoid the devastating impact of global warming. According to The Sunday Times, a leaked copy of a report due from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group on the mitigation of climate […]
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Stop GM Maize plans for SA


stop GM maizeNow is the time to speak up if you want to stop the introduction of more GM maize into our food chain.  Du Pont Pioneer published an application in the Beeld newspaper for the intentional introduction/trial release of  TC1507 x NK603 and TC1507 x MON810 and TC1507 x MON810 x NK603. These maize lines express […]
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Ban Ki-moon: world leaders distracted by politics and oil, while climate change threatens whole of humanity


ban-ki-moonWorld leaders take a “narrow minded” approach on climate change, and are too frequently distracted by the issues that will gain votes in the next election, according to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Speaking in Brussel, he said that domestic concerns, along with the crises in Syria and Ukraine, had “distracted” leaders from taking action […]
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