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Cancún, impensable sede de una cumbre climática

Posted on 08 November 2010 by admin

Vista aérea del hotel Moon Palace, sede oficial de la COP 16, donde se pretende instalar un aerogenerador sin estudio de impacto ambiental. / Crédito:Cortesía CEMDA

Por Emilio Godoy

MÉXICO, nov (TierramĂ©rica/TerraViva) – Las bellezas de la ciudad oceánica mexicana de CancĂşn pueden haber sido una razĂłn para elegirla como sede de la prĂłxima cumbre mundial de cambio climático. Pero nada indica que sea un modelo de adaptaciĂłn a los rigores del recalentamiento.
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MALAWI: Des sols plus riches assurent la première défense contre les changements climatiques

Posted on 26 October 2010 by admin

Granary in Mchinji: in the face of declining harvests, farmers are adopting adaptation strategies within their limited means. Credit:FISD/IPS.

Claire Ngozo*

MCHINJI DISTRICT, 26 oct (IPS/TerraViva) – Le Malawi a demandĂ© aux cadres des gouvernements locaux d’élaborer des stratĂ©gies d’intervention locale contre les effets des changements climatiques.
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INDIA: Extreme Weather Sows Uncertainty in Farmers’ Lives

Posted on 19 October 2010 by admin

Stanzin Dolma of Choglamsar-Leh breaks down while showing the ruins of her home, wrecked by the August floods and landslides. Credit:Athar Parvaiz/IPS.

By Athar Parvaiz*

LEH, India, Oct 19, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – When dark clouds waft above, hearts pound in fear and nightmarish thoughts strike the minds of the inhabitants of this desert town, which lies more than 3,048 metres above sea level in the northern Indian province of Ladakh. Continue Reading

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The Yin and Yang of Climate Extremes

Posted on 13 October 2010 by admin

A truck left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Credit:Susannah Sayler/The Canary Project, Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

By Stephen Leahy*

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Oct 13, 2010 (TierramĂ©rica/TerraViva) – The floods that affected 20 million people in Pakistan and the devastating six- week heat wave in Russia in recent months are tragic climate events — and they’re closely linked. Continue Reading

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JAPAN: Climate Change Concerns Give Aid A Green Hue

Posted on 07 October 2010 by admin

By Suvendrini Kakuchi*

TOKYO, Oct 7, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – It may not be easy to imagine Japan as a jolly green giant, but to several Asian countries that have been enjoying environmental projects funded by Japanese aid, that’s what this nation has resembled in the last two decades. Continue Reading

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MALAWI: Richer Soil First Defence Against Climate Change

Posted on 06 October 2010 by admin

Granary in Mchinji: in the face of declining harvests, farmers are adopting adaptation strategies within their limited means. Credit:FISD/IPS.

By Claire Ngozo*

MCHINJI DISTRICT, Malawi, Oct 6, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Malawi has directed local government officials to develop local response strategies to the effects of climate change. Continue Reading

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NEPAL: Himalayas Unsettled by Melting Glaciers, More Avalanches

Posted on 04 October 2010 by admin

The Tso Rolpa glacial lake in central Nepal has grown due to the faster melting of snow with global warming. Credit:Kishor Rimal/IPS.

By Bhuwan Sharma*

KATHMANDU, Oct 4, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – For the last two climbing seasons, Dawa Sherpa has missed scaling the summit of Mt Everest. But the climate ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and two-time Everest summiteer may not be relishing the thought of bearing witness once more to the impact of rising temperatures on the world’s highest peak. Continue Reading

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CARIBBEAN: Sharing the Pain of Climate Change

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

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CHINA: Great Green Wall Rises, But Questions Remain

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 – covering more than 42 percent of China’s landmass. Continue Reading

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