Posted on 28 September 2010 by admin
High winds cause up to 90 percent of storm damage in the Caribbean. Credit:maistora/creative commons license.
By Peter Richards*
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sep 28, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – With a recent study warning that the Caribbean could lose six percent of its Gross Domestic Product annually to the ravages of climate change, some experts say that a combination of adaptation funding and risk pooling is the region’s best hope for the future. Continue Reading
Posted on 23 September 2010 by admin
By Mitch Moxley *
BEIJING, Sep 23, 2010 (IPS/TerraVIva) – Dubbed “The Great Green Wall,” a human-made ecological barrier designed to stop rapidly encroaching deserts and combat climate change is coming up across China. By 2050, the artificial forest is to stretch 400 million hectares ÔÇô covering more than 42 percent of ChinaÔÇÖs landmass. Continue Reading