All posts tagged with: climate change

Water in Crisis - Spotlight on Bangladesh

Posted May 7, 2014 Avatar Ann Naser Nabil

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The WHO estimates that 97% of the people of Bangladesh have access to water and only 40% percent have proper sanitation. With a staggering 60% of the population that has to endure unsafe drinking water, the nation is in danger. The availability of this water greatly fluctuates throughout the year as the warmer season brings massive amounts of water in frequent monsoons and the cooler season brings drought. The infrastructure cannot adequately deal with the barrage of water in monsoon season so t...


Are we fighting climate change

Posted April 28, 2014 no picture chilufya_connect_zambia

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Climate change is not a theory but, it is a real situation, which treats the survival of life. This is because all organisms on earth depend on the environment to sustain their lives. Climate change can be described as the significant change of weather patterns and conditions of an area, over a long period of time. Climate change is a natural process but, due to human activities (emission of green houses, pollution, deforestation etc.) the rate at which climate change occurs has ac...


There is so much pegged on 2015

Posted April 27, 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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I recently realized how significant the year 2015 will be for this world. There is so much pegged on it, most of which is on how the world will focus its development agenda for the coming decade or so. In a moment I will break it down to you, but I am very sure you have a slight idea of what it is I am aiming at. Even if you are new to the development world, or your focus is not as global; I am confident you have mentioned some of these agendas under discussion. Millennium Developm...


Changing the role of pollutants

Posted April 3, 2014 no picture JESSY MWANDWE

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The combustion of wood, oil and coal results in increased levels of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide acts as a greenhouse gas because it lets natural light in through but traps out on going long-level radiation. The consequence is that increased levels of carbon dioxide are slowly making the earth warmer causing climate change. Greenhouse gases can cause depletion of the ozone layer which protects humans from cancer of the skin. It also reduces...


Tragedy

Posted March 16, 2014 no picture Mychal Bliss Mwenyah

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Tragedy after tragedy, same topic every decade with no absolute idea to do away with the scourge. Climate change with a negative effect in the lives of the old, the young and more especially the youth who are considered to be the leaders of tomorrow. One among many areas of concern is the socio-economic sector. The natural causes of climate change is addressed by a layer which protects us from the harmful rays of the sun; this protective layer is called the ozone layer. But the activities undert...


global warming

Posted March 4, 2014 no picture Katongo Kampamba-VOY-ZAMBIA

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GLOBAL WARMING The American Geophysical Union (AGU) stated that human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal and petroleum, have significantly increased atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (gases such as carbon dioxide that trap solar radiation). The continued build-up of these gases in the atmosphere is expected to cause major disruptions to the global climate system, including rising average surface temperatures, rising sea levels caused b...


Solar Energy, "These advantages are global"

Posted March 3, 2014 Avatar Santiago_GEMConnect_CarolBaur_Mexico

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Solar energy, radiant light and heat from the sun, is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal electricity, solar architecture and artificial photosynthesis. Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute solar energy. Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors to har...


Moving Forward through Climate Smart Leaders

Posted December 16, 2013 no picture Achmad

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The Issue: Repeated warnings of climate change impacts have obtruded scientists, civil society and indigenous peoples to look for initiatives and solutions. A thousand pace should be taken before a negative impact in the world, more notably global warming due. Before a solution has been met, we have already suffered the impacts. For instance, floods, droughts, epidemics, diseases, and uncertain climate conditions are negative impacts due to climate change. So, it is very important to...


Remembering Nelson Mandela and His Fight for Climate Justice

Posted December 13, 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Remembering Nelson Mandela and His Fight for Climate Justice By Brentin Mock Tue. December 10, 2013. Nelson Mandela, who died last week, is best known for his fight against South African apartheid. But his long walk to freedom also included steps toward solving this mammoth problem called climate change. He envisioned a world where all people are able to live a fully dignified life, with clean air to breathe and clean water to drink—and where poor countries are not left with the repercussions...


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