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Climate Change Is Literally Making You Lose Sleep

Climate Change Is Literally Making You Lose Sleep

Climate change caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases is wreaking havoc on our planet — from heat waves to heavy rainstorms to higher sea levels, the consequences of global warming are far-reaching. The mere thought of the irreversible damage being done to our planet is enough to leave us tossing and turning at night. But […]

World Environment Day: I’m With Nature

World Environment Day: I’m With Nature

Man is both creature and moulder of his environment, which gives him physical sustenance and affords him the opportunity for intellectual, moral, social and spiritual growth. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human race on this planet a stage has been reached when, through the rapid acceleration of science and technology, man has […]

Sustainable Incentives: How Not to Eat the Planet

Sustainable Incentives: How Not to Eat the Planet

  More than seven billion people currently call our planet home, and their lives depend on finite resources. With both climate change impacts and populations on the rise, we need to understand how we can meet the growing food demand while simultaneously preserving the environment and building community resilience. Agriculture and the environment are often […]

Frequently Asked Questions On Climate Change And Disaster Displacement

Frequently Asked Questions On Climate Change And Disaster Displacement

As activities get underway in Marrakech at COP22, the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about climate change and displacement. 1. How many people are already displaced by climate change? Displacement linked to climate change is not a future hypothetical […]

Women Leading Climate Action

Women Leading Climate Action

The Issue Our climate is changing, fast, with devastating impact on species and ecosystems. In the past 10 years, 87 per cent of disasters have been climate-related [1]. When floods and drought come, they do not discriminate between men and women. But there’s a marked difference in how women and men experience the impact of […]

Trump Win Raises Question About UN Climate Deal

Trump Win Raises Question About UN Climate Deal

The election of a U.S. president who has called global warming a “hoax” raised questions Wednesday about America’s involvement in the Paris Agreement on climate change — and the future of the deal itself. As the sun rose over the Atlas mountains, news of Trump’s victory was still sinking in at U.N. climate talks in […]

‘Climate Change: A Big Threat To Food Security’

‘Climate Change: A Big Threat To Food Security’

One of the biggest issues related to climate change is food security. The world’s poorest, many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists, are hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters. This information was revealed by Mr Alhaji M. Jallow, the FAO country representative, at a media briefing in Kampala […]

Women Are Vital To Climate Change

Women Are Vital To Climate Change

London’s Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames is famously known as the “Ladies Bridge,” for it was built largely by women during the height of World War II. On another continent, women fighting a different war have built an equally remarkable structure: a 3,300-meter anti-salt dyke constructed by a women’s association in Senegal to reclaim […]

US To Assist Nigeria On Climate Change

US To Assist Nigeria On Climate Change

The United States government has pledged to assist Nigeria in resolving challenges bordering on climate change in line with its bilateral relationship with Nigeria. The US Special Envoy on Climate Change, Mr Jonathan Pershing, who disclosed this in Abuja yesterday when he led a 5-man delegation to the Ministry of Environment, said that climate change […]

Are Drought-Resistant Crops In Africa The Tech Fix They’re Cracked Up To Be?

Are Drought-Resistant Crops In Africa The Tech Fix They’re Cracked Up To Be?

The rains are not what they once were in Kitui County. As climate change bites, the wet season is more erratic and drought has become an all-too-common phenomenon in this rural corner of eastern Kenya. This year, the community’s produce of peas, sorghum and other staples failed to reach maturity because the rains arrived one […]

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