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Friday, 12 August 2016

Climate Terrors Add To Growing Migrant Crisis


CLIMATE NEWS


Young, new arrivals from Sudan’s Darfur region endure a sandstorm in the border town of Bamina, eastern Chad. Rainfall in this region has been in decline since 1950. This, coupled with deforestation, has had a devastating effect on the environment. Credit: ©UNHCR/H.Caux



War on Climate Terror (II): Fleeing Disasters, Escaping Drought, Migrating



ROME, Aug 11 2016 (IPS) - “No one can deny the terrible similarities between those running from the threat of guns and those fleeing creeping desertification, water shortages, floods and hurricanes.”
Hardly a short, simply-worded statement could so sharply describe the ignored human drama of millions of victims of man-made wars, violence, poverty and disasters like the one spelled out by the authoritative voice of Prof. Dr.Konrad Osterwalder, the former rector of United Nations University, a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organisation headquartered in Japan.
But while widespread violence and climate catastrophes are common to all continents and countries, there is an overwhelming consensus among experts, scientific community and international specialised organisations that Africa is the most impacted region by them.
Only second to Asia, both extension and population wise, Africa is on the one hand home to nearly half of some 40 on-going armed conflicts. On the other, this continent made of 54 states and 1,2 billion inhabitants, is the most hit region by all sorts of consequences of growing climate change—to which by the way it is the least originator.
Key Facts
The cause-effect relationship between climate and massive population movement is already an indisputable fact. See what world specialised organisations say:
1. – Droughts combined with population growth, a lack of sustainable land and water management, natural disasters, political conflicts and tensions and other factors have resulted in massive population movements across Africa, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reports.





Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is a threat to Food and Farms

"This new mega corporation would be the world's biggest seed maker and pesticide company, defying important antitrust protections, giving it unacceptable control over critical aspects of our food supply—undermining consumer choice and the freedom and stability of farmers worldwide."


There is a Green Presidential Candidate - Jill Stein. 

The 66-year-old presumptive nominee, who has presented herself as a third-party alternative to both the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, is set to be nominated at her party’s convention in Houston on Saturday.

Clinton: "Destroy Syria for Israel"

A newly-released Hilary Clinton email confirmed that the Obama administration has deliberately provoked the civil war in Syria as the “best way to help Israel.” In an indication of her murderous nature, Clinton wrote that it was the “right thing” to personally threaten Bashar Assad’s family with death.
Battle of Aleppo Would Have Been Long Over if Not for the US

Russia and the Syrian government have launched a joint large-scale humanitarian relief operation in Aleppo, establishing three corridors for civilians and one for militants wishing to lay down arms,


The storms of the future are here now

"Our atmosphere is changing. We literally do not have the same sort of atmosphere as we did 20 or 100 years ago. A warmer atmosphere is able to hold more water vapor, and that means  the heaviest rainstorms are getting more intense."
Global warming and the future of storms

Hurricanes will become more frequent and more intense

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