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If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won’t Fight For It

While UK surveys show that the great majority would like to see the living planet protected, few are prepared to take action. This, the author thinks, reflects a second environmental crisis: the removal of children from the natural world.

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It Is Time For The Judiciary To Step In And Avert Climate Catastrophe

Judicial intervention would depoliticise climate change, restore democracy and protect citizens from human right violations.

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Why A Global Climate Treaty Remains Worth Fighting For

Progress towards an international agreement on tackling climate change has been painfully slow, dogged by fundamental disagreements between the countries involved and exacerbated by the financial crisis. Many of the differences between countries revolve around the concept of historic responsibility…

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Greenhouse Gases Hit Record High

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record high in 2011, the World Meteorological Organization reported. Carbon dioxide levels reached 391 parts per million in 2011.

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All Nations Will Suffer Effects of Climate Change, Warns World Bank

All nations will suffer the effects of a world 4C hotter, but it is the world’s poorest countries that will be hit hardest by food shortages, rising sea levels, cyclones and drought…

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USGS Study Tracks Pacific Walrus, Observes Effects of Arctic Sea Ice Loss on Behavior

Sparse summer sea ice in the Arctic over the past five years has caused behavioral changes in Pacific walruses according to research published by U.S. Geological Survey and Russian scientists.

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Climate Adaptation, a Blog by Michael Cote

Despite the bold talk of massive infrastructure improvements in the direct aftermath of the storm called Sandy, Cote wonders if the nation’s famously short memory will prove a barrier now…

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What’s Next After Superstorm Sandy?

All along the coast, hundreds of homes were lost, and thousands of people still have no power after Sandy wreaked havoc. The impact is not unlike many other destructive recent storms in the United States, such as Ivan, Katrina and Ike. So what can be done..?

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Climate change, not the national debt, is the legacy we should care about

Worry about the grandchildren? Then stop global warming, but don’t pretend deficit reduction by slashing pensions is for them.

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