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Will Climate Change Cause More Migrants than Wars?

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BUENOS AIRES, May 17 2018 (IPS) - Climate change is one of the main drivers of migration and will be increasingly so. It will even have a more significant role in the displacement of people than armed conflicts, which today cause major refugee crises. ... Read more about Will Climate Change Cause More Migrants than Wars?

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Which cities face most, least air pollution according to new WHO data

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(CNN)Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills 7 million people each year, according to a new study from the World Health Organization.

The study is an analysis of what the WHO says is the world's most comprehensive database on ambient air pollution. The organization collected the data from more than 4,300 cities and 108 countries. ... Read more about Which cities face most, least air pollution according to new WHO data

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Pollution Sources in China Increased More Than 50 Percent in Eight Years

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The number of pollution sources in China has gone up by more than 50 percent since 2010, Reuters reported Thursday, indicating that the country still has a lot of work to do in its efforts to clean up its environment. ... Read more about Pollution Sources in China Increased More Than 50 Percent in Eight Years

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Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

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A relatively small number of fossil fuel producers and their investors could hold the key to tackling climate change

 

Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world'€s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report. ... Read more about Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

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Why Paris will be a Peace Conference - before the wars begin

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A failure to cap greenhouse gas emissions will not just bring on climate shocks, but also worldwide instability, insurrection, and resource wars, writes Michael T. Klare  In this sense, COP21 in Paris should be considered not just a climate summit but a peace conference as well '€“ one taking place before the wars begin. ... Read more about Why Paris will be a Peace Conference - before the wars begin

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MOST books about the environment take the West as their starting point. This is understandable. For decades America was the world’s biggest polluter, contributing more to the problem than any other country, whereas Europe—at least in its politicians’ minds—has model environmental laws and holds plenty of righteous talks to negotiate new solutions. ... Read more about Take the Lead

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Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank

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Study finds dirty air takes huge economic toll on poor countries and costs the world more than $5tn annually in lost work days and welfare costs ... Read more about Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank

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Global air pollution crisis 'must not be left to private sector'

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Energy authority says governments must take responsibility, and investment would pay for itself in health benefits.  The global air pollution crisis killing more than 6 million people a year must be tackled by governments as a matter of urgency and not just left to the private sector, a report from the world’s leading energy authority says.
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Interactive Map Shows Where Toxic Air Pollution From Oil and Gas Industry Is Threatening 12.4 Million Americans

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Two leading national environmental groups—Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and Earthworks—unveiled a suite of tools Wednesday designed to inform and mobilize American ... Read more about Interactive Map Shows Where Toxic Air Pollution From Oil and Gas Industry Is Threatening 12.4 Million Americans

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11 maps to mark the COP21 climate talks

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Verbose. Indecipherable. Incroyable. Those are just a few ways to describe the dizzyingly complex COP21 climate negotiations in Paris this year.

Keeping the words to a minimum, the global maps below display some of what's at stake amid a changing climate, and where climate movement is afoot. Follow the links to the interactive original versions.

 

 

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