All posts tagged with: climate change

Lest We Forget

Publié 25 juin 2014 no picture Amarnath Reddy

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“Nature Protects if She is Protected” was the motto of the biggest ever environmental conference held in India, the United Nations Conference of Parties 11 (COP11) in 2012. Seemingly, the Government of India has forgotten to practice before it preaches. It is now undeniable that the disaster in Uttarakhand, India which occurred exactly a year ago was waiting to happen, thanks to the utter callousness of authorities and an untimely monsoon spell which took the nation by surpri...


WED 2014....

Publié 4 juin 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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World Environment Day (WED) is a supposedly great day celebrated every June 5th to celebrate the environment and all that it has to offer. It is a day set aside by the United Nations to celebrate the sustainability and well being of mother earth and to campaign for its sustainability, protection and conservation. Yet with all of these campaigns and preparations we still have degradation, high levels of pollution, oil spills, land grabbing, and GMOs. Other environmental destruct...


Water in Crisis - Spotlight on Bangladesh

Publié 7 mai 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

Publié 28 avril 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

Publié 27 avril 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

Publié 3 avril 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

Publié 16 mars 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

Publié 4 mars 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"

Publié 3 mars 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...


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