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Plastic pollution bad for your health PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 July 2016 07:33

Have you ever imagined for a second that a single, tiny, unrecognized piece of waste can cause devastating consequences to your health? Plastics waste contributes to health damage. It is almost impossible to not see the bottles littered along the streets or waterways when walking throughout the country. It seems we are dependent upon plastics and cannot escape from the harm.  It becomes a situation where we are darned if we do and darned if we don’t because the plastic improves our lives but harms us in the long run. According to a January 2015 report from World Watch Institute, plastic production and consumption has been rising for the last 50 years.  An estimated 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a four percent increase over 2012, and confirming an upward trend over the past years. In 2008, our global plastic consumption worldwide was 260 million tons and according to a report by a global industry analyst, plastic consumption reached around 297.5 million tons by the end of 2015. Add a comment

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Climate Change: Too little too late PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 July 2016 07:40

Countries around the world are being threatened by extreme weather conditions from climate change. It is true that scientists, researchers and other experts are addressing the issue but  our whole lives depend upon the earth functioning. All the progress humans have made can go poof in an instant if the world becomes uninhabitable.

Tom Osborn founder and chief executive officer, Greenchar said ‘if there is something today that nobody, regardless of socio- economic status, ethnicity or race can run away from, it is the issue of climate change. In particular the world’s poorest people are most vulnerable to the devastating effect of climate change because developing nations don’t have the necessary means to fight it.” Add a comment

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Toward a more reflective planet PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 June 2016 07:18

The last time the atmosphere held as much carbon dioxide as it does today was about three million years ago – a time when sea levels were 10-30 meters higher than they are now. Climate models have long struggled to duplicate those large fluctuations in sea levels – until now. Indeed, for the first time, a high-quality model of Antarctic ice and climate has been able to simulate these large swings. That is smart science, but it brings devastating news.  Add a comment

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Nature’s Answer to Climate Risk PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 June 2016 07:07

Nearly half the world’s population – some 3.5 billion people – lives near coasts. As climate change exacerbates the effects of storms, flooding, and erosion, the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of those people will be at risk. In fact, the latest edition of the World Economic Forum’s World Risk Assessment Report names failure to adapt to the effects of climate change as the single greatest risk, in terms of impact, to societies and economies around the world. Add a comment

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Ethiopia, where the Paris Climate Agreement gets real PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:01

The same day global leaders were gathering at the United Nations in New York to sign an historic climate agreement, my family and I stood in front of a tiny solar-powered trailer on the side of a dusty, dirt-packed road in southern Ethiopia.
The tiny SolarKiosk, nestled near traditional thatched huts and surrounded by cows and goats, sells different-sized solar lanterns, as well as power for mobile phones and bottles of Fanta. Add a comment

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1. Do you think the drought will affect next year's harvest?

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2. Do you think the water problem in Addis Ababa will be solved by next year?

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