Daily Archives: September 19, 2015

A Historical Geography of Ghana, Kwamina B. Dickson

Originally published in 1969, this book presents a historical geography of Ghana from the earliest times onwards. It describes the people and their social organization, migrations, agriculture, artefacts, manufacturing and history. Numerous illustrative figures, appendices and a detailed bibliography are also provided. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Ghana and the development of historical geography.

  • Paperback: 394 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 2, 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 052109657X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521096577
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches

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Rising sea levels threatening many livelihoods at Senegal’s coast


CCTV Africa

Published on Sep 19, 2015

The effects of global warming are threatening many livelihoods in Senegal. The country’s coastline, which supports large amounts of income streams is rapidly being eroded. Leslie Mirungu reports.

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Progressive Roundtable – Jail The Climate Deniers!


The Big Picture RT

Published on Sep 19, 2015

. Another day, another warning sign that climate change could soon spin rapidly out of control. According to a new study out of Lund University in Sweden – the melting of arctic sea ice – which is now happening at an alarmingly fast rate – is increasing the release of methane into the atmosphere. So why is this such a big deal? Easy – Methane is one of the strongest of the natural greenhouse gases. It’s about 80 times more potent than CO2 – and while it may not get as much attention as its cousin CO2 – it certainly can do as much – if not more – damage to our planet. As my recent documentary “Last Hours” pointed out – a massive release of methane could produce a sudden global warming event that could lead to an extinction of species on a wide scale – including humans.

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Climate science: Understand Arctic methane variability

14 May 2014

http://www.nature.com/news/climate-science-understand-arctic-methane-variability-1.15196

Expand ground monitoring of polar sources of this greenhouse gas to find out how climate change will influence its release, says Torben R. Christensen.

As a PhD student in 1991, I placed my first methane-emissions measurement chamber on the Alaskan tundra. My goal was to reduce uncertainties in the estimates of greenhouse-gas emissions from the Arctic. The first assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had been released, and methane emissions from wetlands in the region had been identified as a ‘wild card’ in the climate system. They still are.

I followed the best practices at the time. My gas samples were handled according to protocols and calibrated against ‘god bottles’ of gases with precisely known concentrations — part of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s network of standards for atmospheric trace gas analysis. Other scientists carried out similarly careful work. More than 20 years on, Arctic methane emissions remain just as uncertain.

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War Profits Drive GOP Hawks: Wilkerson on GOP Debatee


TheRealNews

Published on Sep 18, 2015

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the war mongering talk of star of the moment, Carly Fiorina, and most other GOP candidates

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No Dissension on Oil Exploration in Canada PM Debate


TheRealNews

Published on Sep 19, 2015

Writer Nora Loreto and Green Party member Dimitri Lascaris argue all leading parties overemphasize the link of jobs and oil expansion while organized labor takes them at their word.

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Champions of the Earth 2015


UNEP

Published on Sep 19, 2015

On 27 September, UNEP will award the individuals and organizations selected as Champions of the Earth. Watch and get inspired.

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