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Can the solution to climate change help eliminate poverty?

Can the solution to climate change help eliminate poverty? | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
It is clear that climate change and poverty are two separate problems that affect all corners of the world, but can the solution to one help eliminate the other? Ecosystem-based adaptation is becoming more widely recognized as a possible solution to addressing climate change. Although this program does have its setbacks and limitations, it provides a plan to combat climate change while uplifting poverty stricken communities most vulnerable to the negative effects of climate change.
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To deal with one and not the other is a fool's errand.

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Cities support more native biodiversity than previously thought

Cities support more native biodiversity than previously thought | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
The rapid conversion of natural lands to cement-dominated urban centers is causing great losses in biodiversity. Yet, according to a new study involving 147 cities worldwide, surprisingly high numbers of plant and animal species persist and even flourish in urban environments -- to the tune of hundreds of bird species and thousands of plant species in a single city.
PIRatE Lab's insight:

Hummmm....well yes, critters do persist.  But if we were to measure functioning and interactions, this would pale in significance to natural landscapes.

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