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Himalayas expedition scales the remote mountains to Namche

Himalayas expedition scales the remote mountains to Namche | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Suzanne Goldenberg: Two days into the trip and the great injustice of climate change is clear: countries least responsible for the problem will suffer most...
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Flood warnings and storms herald the end of summer

Flood warnings and storms herald the end of summer | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Flood warnings were issued and some travellers faced difficult journeys as heavy rain and strong winds whipped across parts of the UK on Tuesday.
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Heavy weather

Heavy weather | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Severe storms make the public think of climate change. Scientists must work to evaluate the link.
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Insuring Against Drought

Insuring Against Drought | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Research economist Dan Osgood discusses index insurance and how it is helping some poor rural communities reduce hardships caused by drought in East Africa.
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Civil conflicts are associated with the global climate

Civil conflicts are associated with the global climate | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
It has been proposed that changes in global climate have been responsible for episodes of widespread violence and even the collapse of civilizations.
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Climate change: Notes from a cold climate

Climate change: Notes from a cold climate | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Deborah Dixon explores an elegiac exhibition about the far reaches of the Arctic.
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Climate Change and Migration Dynamics

Climate Change and Migration Dynamics | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Climate change is a new driver of human migration, and is expected by many to dwarf all other factors in its impact. http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/climatechange-2011.pdf

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UAE to host convention aimed at helping combat climate change

UAE to host convention aimed at helping combat climate change | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
A conference on carbon capture technology will begin this week in the capital.
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Warming Guyana coast risks malaria resurgence

Warming Guyana coast risks malaria resurgence | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Health minister fears climate change will push the mosquito-borne disease back into populated coastal areas...
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Kiribati ponders floating island to fight sea rise

The president of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati is so worried about climate change wiping out his country that he's considering ideas as strange as building a floating island.

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South Africa: Minister Edna Molewa and Kwazulu-Natal Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize to Collaborate Ahead of Climate Change Negotiations

South Africa: Minister Edna Molewa and Kwazulu-Natal Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize to Collaborate Ahead of Climate Change Negotiations | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Today, we had an opportunity to interact with two critical stakeholder and partner groupings in KwaZulu-Natal, being the Executive Council of the Provincial Government, led by Premier Zweli Mkhize andre presentatives of C17 (the civil society secretariat) responsible for mobilisation of South African civil society and social movements ahead of the Durban Conference.
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UN climate boss says Durban talks can deliver

UN climate boss says Durban talks can deliver | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
A record rise in global greenhouse emissions and ever tighter economic constraints make it crucial for United Nations climate talks in South Africa in November to overcome years of deadlock and deliver a solution, the U.N.'s climate chief told Reuters.
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Climate impacts on birds, agriculture linked

Climate impacts on birds, agriculture linked | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
As climate change alters weather patterns in northeast India, it is threatening local birds that long have helped farmers...
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How to ensure climate change finance is well spent

How to ensure climate change finance is well spent | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Neil Bird and Jonathan Glennie: Those deciding how to best use money for climate mitigation in poor countries can learn from 50 years of debate on aid effectiveness.
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Cloudy with a Chance of Insurgency

Cloudy with a Chance of Insurgency | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

As the East Coast of the United States was pounded by a hurricane over the weekend, mere days after an earthquake had cracked monuments and upset lawn furniture from Virginia Beach to Baltimore, Mother Nature was once again front-page news across the country. So it was fortuitous that last week's issue of the scientific journal Nature included a much-talked-about article linking the wrath of nature to the wrath of man. "Climate Shifts Cause War" and "First Proof that Climate Is a Trigger for Conflict," the headlines suggested.

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Tapping into the Geothermal Energy to Power the East African Region beyond Kenya

Tapping into the Geothermal Energy to Power the East African Region beyond Kenya | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Ministers and technical experts in Ministries of Energy and/ or Mines from the African Rift Geothermal Development Facility (ARGeo) member countries, are meeting at the UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya for a High Level Geothermal Meeting
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Global Soil Partnership for Food Security launched at FAO

Global Soil Partnership for Food Security launched at FAO | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf warned today that pressure on the world's soil resources and land degradation are threatening global food security. He called for a renewed international effort to assure sufficient fertile and healthy soils today and for future generations.

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Environmental science: Climate for conflict

Environmental science: Climate for conflict | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
The idea that climate influences the onset of wars is enticing, but controversial. A study now finds a convincing correlation between global climate and civil conflict in countries affected by the El Nino/Southern Oscillation.
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KENYA: Dry data

KENYA: Dry data | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
East African leaders, donors and NGOs began a two-meeting in the Kenyan capital on 8 September to once again discuss how to prevent the region’s frequent droughts from triggering severe food crises or even famine.
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SA to show Brics way to carbon capture

SA to show Brics way to carbon capture | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
SA AIMS to take the lead in the Brics bloc of developing countries in reducing carbon emissions through a five-year, $1bn, Norwegian- managed experimental carbon capture and storage technology.
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EU will re-sign Kyoto if others act - Economy

EU will re-sign Kyoto if others act - Economy | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
The European Union is willing to sign up to a second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, after the present one expires at the end of next year, but only if commitments are...
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UAE outlines importance of Carbon Capture and Storage Projects to be brought under CDM

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change and Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, today outlined a robust set of modalities and procedures that will explicitly indicate how carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects can be incorporated under the existing rules of the clean development mechanism (CDM).

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Low Emission Sustainable Development

Low Emission Sustainable Development | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
In late 2010, the U.S. Government launched a program to help countries develop in a way that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
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Singapore gov't seeks public views on climate change issues

Singapore government on Wednesday started public consultations to get feedback on climate change issues that will possibly feed into its national climate change strategy.

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Kenya's farmers turn to greenhouses to beat changing weather - AlertNet

Kenya's farmers turn to greenhouses to beat changing weather - AlertNet | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Greenhouse farming shows promise in Kenya as a way of dealing with drought, new crop pests and other climate-related problems...
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