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The Crisis Over California’s Water

This article from CounterPunch.org further illustrates the situation regarding water availability in California: It doesn’t take long once you’ve left the greater Los Angeles area, away from all the lush lawns, water features, green parkways and manicured foliage to see … Continue reading

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Future Does Not Promise Lower Food Prices In Turkey

This report by the Daily Sabah highlights some of the factors affecting food prices in Turkey: The price of food, which has been viewed as one of the main drivers behind untamed inflation by some economists and statesmen in Turkey … Continue reading

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Brazil’s water crisis amid drought could lead to rationing

This report by the L.A. Times illustrates how drought is affecting Brazil: A drought in Brazil has led to a water crisis and the country’s largest population center is facing the prospect of rationing. Brazil’s Public Ministry, a federal regulatory … Continue reading

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Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous

Natural disasters have become more frequent and costly since the 1970s, as this article from the Guardian illustrates: Forget the future. The world already is nearly five times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s, because … Continue reading

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Extreme heat to become more common in our changing world.

As reported by Climate Central, a recent land temperature analysis covering the years 1979 – 2012 indicates that instances of extreme heat are becoming more common worldwide: “This study shows that the frequency of hot extremes over land has continued … Continue reading

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Recent report by the IPCC highlights future effects of climate change

A recent article on the BBC news website speaks on how serious the effects of climate change on our changing world could be: The costs of inaction on climate change will be “catastrophic”, according to US Secretary of State John … Continue reading

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