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How climate change, urbanization are changing disaster aid

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Via Scoop.it – “Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy” LONDON (AlertNet) – Picture this: a terrible drought forces you to abandon your meager plot of farmland, so you migrate to a city where the jobs are, only to end up living in a slum regularly submerged…Via www.reuters.com

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Hawaii Planning and Regulatory Tools To Adapt to Sea-Level Rise

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Via Scoop.it – “Environmental, Climate, Global warming, Oil, Trash, recycling, Green, Energy” Part 1 of this editorial series introduced climate change and sea-level rise adaptation and highlighted three major recommendations for state action to facilitate preparations for sea-level rise: adopting a sea-level rise planning …Via www.civilbeat.com

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Rick Perry’s made-up ‘facts’ about climate change – Washington Post (blog)

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Via Scoop.it – Green InnovationThe question of whether humans have contributed to climate change in recent years has generated increasing skepticism among the American public, especially as proposals to deal with the problem, such as reducing carbon emissions, have come with high price tags. But Perry is wrong to suggest that that skepticism has gained strength among scientists. To the contrary, various surveys of climate researchers suggest growing acceptance, with as many as 98 percent believing in the concept of man-made climate change. A 2010 study by the National Academy…read more

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Not Done Yet

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[From: Amnesty International] The Copenhagen climate summit has ended without the fair, ambitious and legally binding agreement that millions of citizens around the work demanded. More than 120 world leaders who gathered in Copenhagen have been unable to resolve the issues blocking the road towards a just outcome, leaving the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people at greater risk of losing their homes, health and livelihoods as a result of climate change. Even so, it is impossible to be without hope. A movement touching millions of people in hundreds of…read more

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