Climate Change

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The Climate Change-Conflict Nexus

Does climate change cause conflict? The question is more than theoretical, and may have profound consequences at the United Nations and for the effort to reach an internationally binding climate change agreement.

Osama Bin Laden, aid expert

From the New York Times:
We are in need of a big change in the method of relief work because the number of victims is great due to climate changes in modern times

How Much Gas Do You Emit?


This post was submitted by Preethi Sundararaman, an Ashoka Summer Associate working with the FEC Healthcare for All team.

How Climate Change and Gender Inequality Go Hand in Hand

New research by the UN, WEDO and the University of London shows that climate change has a disproportionate effect on women, worsening global gender inequalities.

While war, poverty, health and a range of other pressing global issues affect women worldwide, climate wouldn't be one of the first you'd think of. Well, think again.

Climate Blowback: What I didn’t say was not what I didn’t mean not to say


My post criticizing Sachs on climate change got many negative responses yesterday. The main problem was that I was much too terse about an issue that people care a lot about (you should probably apply a “weekend discount” to things I post on weekends!). So some understandably jumped to conclusions about what I was saying, which were inaccurate.

Welcome to the new world order

Sean Paul Kelley writes that he visited 20 countries this year.  And in all but two (Singapore and Vietnam) people complained "about massively altered traditional weather patterns" and how that affected their daily life.   In a beautiful post he continues:  
But here’s the whole point of my anecdotes, from an interview of Jared Diamond:

(Re)insurers against climate change

If I were to pick a business that would have a strong interest in warding off the catastrophic effects of global warming, I'd probably think insurance companies. So it makes sense that the re-insurance industry -- from what I understand, basically the insurers of the insurers -- has voiced its stake in the matter. More surprising, though, might be its optimism.

How many lightbulbs does it take to change global warming?

Well, many. But, according to the S-G, it can make a big difference:
Recently, I visited an ambitious project to promote energy-saving lighting in China. By phasing out old-fashioned incandescent lightbulbs and introducing a new generation of lighting, China expects to cut national energy consumption by 8 per cent.

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