Daily Archives: December 18, 2015

Explaining the Refugee Crisis


World Economic Forum

Published on Nov 25, 2015

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CMEs May Hit Earth Today | S0 News Dec.18, 2015


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Published on Dec 18, 2015

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ICCG Webinar: “Impact of Climate Change on Alpine Water Resoruces”


ICCGOV

Published on Dec 18, 2015

Throughout 2015, ICCG is running a series of webinars on their current hot topic: water. This recording is the eight webinar filmed as part of this series. It is entitled “Impact of Climate Change on Alpine Water Resources”. The webinar was given by Prof. Massarutto A. on Dec 16, 2015.

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New Zealand’s climate scientist Dr David Wratt talks climate change


ClimateState

Published on Dec 18, 2015

One of New Zealand’s leading climate scientist, Dr David Wratt, answers a series of questions about climate change in this new video series by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA).

Climate change is often described as the world’s most serious environmental issue. It is already having an impact in many areas of the globe. NIWA has put together a series of short videos explaining and discussing climate change and its effects in New Zealand.

Dr Wratt is speaking as emeritus scientist at NIWA and an Adjunct Professor in the Climate Change Research Institute at Victoria University. In the videos he is interviewed by NIWA intern Annie Hale, from Colorado College, USA.

Watch the entire interview series in episodes, at NIWA http://www.niwa.co.nz/news/new-video-…

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Rising Seas Are Swallowing This North American Island


National Geographic

Published on Dec 18, 2015

Lennox Island is a small but culturally rich coastal community in Prince Edward Island, Canada, that is seeing the negative impact of climate change and sea-level rise. Home to Mi’kmaq (pronounced MIG-maw) First Nations people, the island faces flooding and land erosion that threaten both homes and the roads that connect the residents to the mainland. Also at risk are several archaeological sites that hold vital artifacts from the Mi’kmaq’s aboriginal ancestors. The longtime residents of Lennox Island are doing their best to mitigate the effects of climate change but fear that eventually they’ll lose their houses to the rising waters.

Click here to read more: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/20…

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The Ominous Story of Syria’s Climate Refugees – Scientific American

Farmers who have escaped the battle-torn nation explain how drought and government abuse have driven social violence

A Syrian man comforts his wife after a treacherous sea crossing of around 16-kilometer from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos in an overcrowded raft. Many refugees are overwhelmed with relief upon safely reaching the European coast.
Photograph by John Wendle

Kemal Ali ran a successful well-digging business for farmers in northern Syria for 30 years. He had everything he needed for the job: a heavy driver to pound pipe into the ground, a battered but reliable truck to carry his machinery, a willing crew of young men to do the grunt work. More than that, he had a sharp sense of where to dig as well as trusted contacts in local government on whom he could count to look the other way if he bent the rules. Then things changed. In the winter of 2006–2007, the water table began sinking like never before.

Ali had a problem. “Before the drought I would have to dig 60 or 70 meters to find water,” he recalls. “Then I had to dig 100 to 200 meters. Then, when the drought hit very strongly, I had to dig 500 meters. The deepest I ever had to dig was 700 meters. The water kept dropping and dropping.” From that winter through 2010, Syria suffered its most devastating drought on record. Ali’s business disappeared. He tried to find work but could not. Social uprisings in the country began to escalate. He was almost killed by crossfire. Now Ali sits in a wheelchair at a camp for wounded and ill refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos.

…(read more).

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Why This Refugee Farmer Left His Land


Scientific American

Published on Dec 18, 2015

Farming is becoming ever more difficult on lands that are getting hotter and drier. For more information on how climate change can stir social unrest in the Middle East, check out http://www.scientificamerican.com/art…

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