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The world's poorest president

The world's poorest president | People and Places | Scoop.it
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Botswana: Backwater to global hub

Botswana: Backwater to global hub | People and Places | Scoop.it
As diamond mining giant De Beers moves its sales business from London to Gaborone, the BBC's Rob Young looks at the transformation of Botswana's capital.
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How climate change is affecting Greenland

How climate change is affecting Greenland | People and Places | Scoop.it
New weather patterns and melting ice bring new opportunities for the world’s largest island.
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Climate change may be to blame for 'great extinction'

Climate change may be to blame for 'great extinction' | People and Places | Scoop.it
A form of climate change may have been behind the biggest mass extinction of life since the Earth formed. New research shows that the “Great Dying” took place over just 200,000 years and probably even a shorter time frame.
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Filipino super-typhoon an ominous warning of climate change impact

Filipino super-typhoon an ominous warning of climate change impact | People and Places | Scoop.it
Philippines is having to adapt and adjust to rapidly deteriorating climatic trends at a great cost to its economy
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The city of 2050

The city of 2050 | People and Places | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered where you or your children may be living in 2050? Experts predict that by then three quarters of the world's population will live in cities.
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Weather extremes show climate risk: UN

Weather extremes show climate risk: UN | People and Places | Scoop.it
LAST year's record shrinkage of Arctic sea ice and a spell of catastrophic droughts, floods and storms highlight the risk to the planet from climate change, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says.
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Climate change threatens food security - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Climate change threatens food security - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | People and Places | Scoop.it
As Australia debates ways to secure food production, a new study warns of dramatic crop losses across the Asia Pacific region.
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Wars in prospect as climate change stirs unrest, UN told

Wars in prospect as climate change stirs unrest, UN told | People and Places | Scoop.it
Either rich nations will find a way to supply needy nations suffering from damaging climate effects 'or you will have all kinds of unrest and revolutions,' top German climate advisor tells UN.
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