TA researcher is predicting suicide rates will rise as a result of climate change after finding a link between high and varied temperatures and people taking their own life. "Based on Australia's climate the high risk seasons for Brisbane and Sydney are spring and early summer, so it is therefore necessary to strengthen current monitoring systems on attempted suicide especially in areas with high unemployment rates. As global climate change and financial recession continue, it is vital to develop local interventions to reduce suicidal risk," states the lead author of the newly published article.
This article taken from ''Science Daily,'' discusses the link between climate change and the heat in Australia to increased suicide rates. This study was done by Queensland University of Technology stating that there needs to be careful monitoring of suicide rates especially in areas where there are social and economic issues. I think this is important because it shows that there is a psychological consequences when the earth is out of equilibrium.
This article taken from the CNN website discusses the business loss caused by the drought in northern California. Hotels, restaurants, and other facilities that depend on the snow pack are loosing money and tourists. Locals have had to find work elsewhere. This not only causes problems for the local community in terms of money but also with water supply. The rivers are heavily dependent on the snow packs, with less snow there will be less water supply and consequently a very dry summer. The next couple of months or years are most likely going to have a domino affect and we're going to experience a very dry summer.
White House Announces 7 Regional Climate Hubs New York Times The action is also part of a push to build political support for the administration's more divisive moves on climate change — in particular, the Environmental Protection Agency's...
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According to this article from the New York Times, the Obama administration has announced a program for farmers, and other land related individuals linked to climate change. The program would help rural communities with climate change emergencies like drought, fires, and floods.
This article taken from theorist.org and written by John Upton, talks about how popular news stations continually ignore the problem of climate change. They do not broadcast important details about it and, they do not seem to care. It also mentions how a broadcast named Al Jazeera is taking a stand by broadcasting these important issues to anyone who will listen. I think this incredibly important because other than hearing about environmental issues on the street, people are able to get facts from a news station that's giving the important details and how serious the issue is.
Maya L. Harris argues for different solutions to poverty, which persists but now afflicts a very different demographic from Lyndon Johnson's day.
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This article from the opinion section of the San Jose Mercury news explains how women and their children are now the majority in poverty. The majority are no longer rural community member, the reason being is because women are left to be single mothers and also work to provide for their family. Most single mothers are also the individuals that work minimum wage positions.