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Posted on 29 August 2011 by admin

- Pescadoras mexicanas a la captura del cambio climático.
- Mujeres brasileñas remontan el impacto de las inundaciones.
- Contaminar se conjuga en masculino.
 

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OP-ED: Expanding Deserts, Falling Water Tables and Toxins Driving People from Homes

Posted on 23 August 2011 by admin

By Lester R. Brown*

WASHINGTON, Aug 23, 2011 (IPS) – People do not normally leave their homes, their families, and their communities unless they have no other option. Yet as environmental stresses mount, we can expect to see a growing number of environmental refugees. Rising seas and increasingly devastating storms grab headlines, but expanding deserts, falling water tables, and toxic waste and radiation are also forcing people from their homes. Continue Reading

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MOZAMBIQUE: Climate Change Threatens Smallholder Farmers

Posted on 17 August 2011 by admin

By Johannes Myburgh

MAPUTO, Aug 17 (IPS) – Long after the wintry sun set over her patch of crops outside the Mozambican capital Angelina Jossefa keeps pulling out weeds. Much of her lettuce, carrots and beetroot died during a cruel winter, which means she has to work harder to feed her three children. Continue Reading

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Q&A: “Climate Change Is Affecting Traditional Knowledge”

Posted on 16 August 2011 by admin

Constanza Vieira interviews Colombian biologist BRIGITTE BAPTISTE *
BOGOTA, Aug 16, 2011 (Tierramérica) – The traditional knowledge of nature developed since ancestral times by Colombia’s indigenous peoples is increasingly challenged by the unnatural effects of climate change, a phenomenon that is deeply troubling to the keepers of this knowledge, says biologist Brigitte Baptiste.
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Diálogos: Cambios del clima afectan conocimiento tradicional

Posted on 15 August 2011 by admin

Por Constanza Vieira *

Colombia no tiene ningún sistema de monitoreo de biodiversidad que le indique qué puede estar pasando con relación al calentamiento global, afirma en esta entrevista exclusiva la directora del estatal Instituto Humboldt de la Biodiversidad, Brigitte Baptiste.

BOGOTÁ, 15 ago (Tierramérica).- El conocimiento ancestral de la naturaleza que desarrollaron los pueblos nativos de Colombia está perdiendo validez ante manifestaciones del cambio climático que desconciertan a sus sabios, afirma la bióloga Brigitte Baptiste.
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NAMBIA: No Option but to Adapt to a Changing Climate

Posted on 15 August 2011 by admin

By Marianne Pretorius

WINDHOEK, Aug 15 (IPS) – Extreme weather conditions predicted because of climate change in Namibia are likely to have a tremendous effect on the 70 percent of the country’s people who live in rural areas and depend heavily on agriculture. Continue Reading

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Análisis: Tras el pico del petróleo, la globalización se irá a pique

Posted on 08 August 2011 by admin

Por Gunter Pauli *

La realidad indica que, en la economía globalizada, la pobreza es el único fenómeno sostenible, afirma en esta columna el emprendedor Gunter Pauli.

BERLIN, 8 ago (Tierramérica).- La economía mundial siguió durante décadas la senda de la globalización. El timón dirigido hacia economías de escala cada vez más grandes a costos marginales cada vez más bajos empujó al sector manufacturero a estandarizarse y reducir radicalmente los gastos mediante la subcontratación y el control de la cadena de suministros.
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Analysis: After Peak Oil, Peak Globalization

Posted on 08 August 2011 by admin

By Gunter Pauli *

The reality of a globalized economy seems to be that poverty is its only sustainable phenomenon, says entrepreneur Gunter Pauli in this column.

BERLIN, Aug 8 (Tierramérica).- For decades the world economy has been on a path towards globalization. The drive to achieve ever larger economies of scale at ever lower marginal costs pushed manufacturing to standardize, slashing expenses by outsourcing and supply chain management, consolidating suppliers, eliminating unnecessary in-house middle management, pushing for mergers and acquisitions, purging excess to deliver better returns to investors and ever lower prices to customers, thus strengthening their purchasing power and bringing more citizens into the sought-after middle class.

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