A Green New Deal revisited!

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Back in 2007, I wrote a column calling for a “Green New Deal,” and I later expanded on the idea in a book, “Hot, Flat and Crowded.” Barack Obama picked up the theme and made a Green New Deal part of his 2008 platform, but the idea just never took off. So I’m excited that… Read more »

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Will Climate Summit deliver?

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The much hyped Climate Summit in Le Bourget, located to the north of Paris, was recently declared open by leaders of over 150 countries amidst tight security. As the main agenda is climate change and its damaging impact, there is high hope around the globe that the summit will be result-oriented this time around, rather… Read more »

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A Note on Climate Change, Food Security

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Climate change will affect agriculture, forestry, fisheries and livestock production through higher temperatures, changes in rainfall and elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration. Global mean surface temperatures are projected to rise by 1.8°C to 4.0°C by 2100. Such changes could severely impact food production and availability. Therefore, it is essential to take action now to mitigate… Read more »

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Agriculture: Nothing to expect from Copenhagen

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During 7 to 18 December, 2009, the world leaders from 192 countries will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark, to negotiate an agreement at the COP 15 of the UNFCCC to keep global temperatures below catastrophic levels. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted in 1992… Read more »

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