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Climate change poses growing threat of conflict in the Arctic, report finds

Climate change poses growing threat of conflict in the Arctic, report finds | climate, conflict and environmental justice | Scoop.it
Report by former military officers says prospect of ice-free Arctic has set off scramble for shipping lanes and for access to oil
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Scramble for resources by superpowers and resource scarcity for indigenous communities in changing #climate. Is this our future? 

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There Are No Human Rights on a Dead Planet

There Are No Human Rights on a Dead Planet | climate, conflict and environmental justice | Scoop.it

ThLet's break down the artificial barriers that have so long separated the human rights, environmental, and development communities. We face common threats. But there are common solutions....

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There are no jobs nor human rights on a dead planet. 

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Deadly Environment

Deadly Environment | climate, conflict and environmental justice | Scoop.it
The dramatic rise in killings of environmental and land defenders
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There is no human rights without environmental rights

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Rise in violence 'linked to climate'

Rise in violence 'linked to climate' | climate, conflict and environmental justice | Scoop.it
Changes in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study by US scientists suggests.
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From last year, but still a relevant article. Although I am not convinced of a linear link from climate to conflict, I do believe that increased stress and challenges over resource use, may in the future be a cause of more conflicts. 

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UK storms a result of climate change, say nearly half of poll respondents - The Guardian

UK storms a result of climate change, say nearly half of poll respondents - The Guardian | climate, conflict and environmental justice | Scoop.it
The Guardian UK storms a result of climate change, say nearly half of poll respondents The Guardian Nearly half of people believe that the floods and storms that have ravaged Britain for the past three months are a result of climate change,...
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The discourse on climate and floods is currently very topical. It remains to be seen whether it is a passing trend or an initial step towards change.

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Justice Matters - Iokine Rodriguez - YouTube

This video was produced by the Global Environmental Justice Group in the School of International Development (DEV), University of East Anglia. For further in...
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Venezuela: divergence in narratives about fire management: indigenous rights and  national interests.  

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We all are drivers of (climate) change

We all are drivers of (climate) change | climate, conflict and environmental justice | Scoop.it
Climate change impacts on food security are happening now. But will the IPCC report convince decision and policy makers to take the necessary bold actions?

Via CGIAR Climate
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The science is there, what will we do with it? 

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CGIAR Climate's curator insight, April 16, 2014 5:48 AM

In her analysis of the IPCC’s findings, Sonja Vermeulen, head of research for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), notes that the growing consensus on the impact of climate change on food security should accelerate the expansion of proven adaptation strategies and new programs. 

Eli Levine's curator insight, April 16, 2014 8:15 AM

Remember kids, the climate is partially how the French aristocracy got wiped out.  One minature ice age and a few failed wheat harvests later, people were hungry.  Rather than allowing the people to maintain their household wealth, the French aristocracy taxed the peasants heavier in order to pay for their involvement in our American revolution and their wars with the British.  The combination of taxation on the poor, rather than on the rich, coupled with the general lack of food to feed people left things so tense between the peasants and the aristocracy that things eventually broke down, in spite of the controls that the aristocracy had over the peasantry and the middle class.

 

As the rich and the private/public elite take more from the general public, the more unstable their positions become relative to the society, even if they put the mental and physical manacles on the general public.  This is truly becoming a dangerous world for us all.  And it's mostly thanks to the greed and insatiable hunger for wealth and relative power that has taken over the rich and the powerful.  No sense of reality; no sense of self-interest.  All actions aimed at their own self-destruction.

 

Silly brains.

 

Think about it.

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Climate change is here now and it could lead to global conflict

Climate change is here now and it could lead to global conflict | climate, conflict and environmental justice | Scoop.it
Nicholas Stern: Extreme weather events in the UK and overseas are part of a growing pattern that it would be very unwise for us, or our leaders, to ignore
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Climate change more likely to leads to conflict than prosperity, Lord Stern agrees. What now then? green investment? Head in sand? new MDG?

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