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COP21: Waiting on the World to Address Climate Change

Today was the first day of the long-awaited climate change conference in Paris. This massive Sustainable Development Forum is raising much awareness about climate change, and it’s about time. 301 more words

Ilmastopelottelua Pariisin tapaan.

Pariisin ilmastokokoukseen liittyen monet tahot tuovat toinen toistaan pelottavampia ilmastouhkia.

Äsken Naomi Klein Helsingin Sanomissa http://www.hs.fi/ulkomaat/a1447912454947#kommentit julistaa: “Ilmastonmuutoksen vähättely on moraalitonta” ja jo vuosia sitten pääministerinä Matti Vanhanen jyrähti: “Kaikkinainen ilmastonmuutoksen vähättely on lopetettava heti” , jne. 440 more words

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The Frontline of Climate Change: The Heroic Struggle of Anote Tong, President of Kiribati

With one of the lowest carbon-emission footprints in the world, the Pacific islands nation of Kiribati, is one of the first places to confront sea level rise and other devastating real-life consequences of climate change. 72 more words

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For some, the game is already up.

In yesterday’s blog post I showed some pictures of idyllic Pacific islands around the coast of Papua New Guinea.  ‘Idyllic’  when you have the luxury of just taking pictures and moving on, but for some of these communities, the threat of rising sea levels through global warming is very real. 343 more words

Anote Tong: My country will be underwater soon -- unless we work together - TED interview

Anote Tong: My country will be underwater soon — unless we work together

For the people of Kiribati, climate change isn’t something to be debated, denied or legislated against — it’s an everyday reality. 76 more words

Alternate Energy

Dish Fifteen: Kiribati

Dawn wrote me an email last week, you may recall, and we had a conversation by email, which I partially shared with you. But this is the first one she sent me: 1,166 more words

Assigning blame for the flooding of Pacific atolls

Summary: Polar bears and pacific atolls (flooded by rising seas) are the poster children for climate change. Oddly, both are weak examples. Previous posts discussed polar bears. 1,849 more words

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