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Wikileaks: Carving Up The Arctic Sea

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By Bhavani Prakash Our earlier interview “Pen Hadow: Melting Arctic Sea Ice And How It Will Affect Asia” explained at ground level how the Arctic Sea ice is melting at an alarming rate, and the worrying consequences it has for Asia and the rest of the world – through rising sea levels and increasingly erratic […]

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May 14th, 2011 | Posted in Climate Change,World | Read More »

Everything you need to know about Global Warming in 5 minutes by a Top Hedge Fund Manager

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by Bhavani Prakash Jeremy Gratham, a top hedge fund manager at GMO has raised quite a few eyebrows. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo (GMO) is a Boston-based asset management firm with more than US $107 billion under management as at December 2009.  According to Wikipedia, “Grantham is regarded as a highly knowledgeable investor in various stock, bond, and […]

August 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change,World | Read More »

Climate Change in Asia: Who cares if Bangladesh drowns?

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South Asia comprises three percent of the world’s land mass, yet it is inhabited by one-fifth of the world’s population. Of the region’s population 60% live off or near coastal areas, and are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and rising sea levels. According to the UNEP  South Asia Environment Outlook 2009  Climate Change […]

May 4th, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change,S.E.Asia/Australasia | Read More »

Stanford scientists link ocean acidification to prehistoric mass extinction

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In a new study released by Stanford University in April 2010, scientists have found evidence that links ocean acidification due to volcanic eruptions 250 million years ago, with the wiping out of 90% of marine species and 75% of land species. This event called the “end-Permian” extinction has conditions parallel to the combination of ocean acidification that […]

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Biodiversity & Ecosystems,Climate Change,Water,World | Read More »

Bolivia Climate Change Conference and the Rights of Mother Earth

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  The World’s People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth was held recently in Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 19-22  as an alternative to the Copenhagen Summit held in December 2009, which are widely seen to have failed in securing a concrete commitment in reducing global carbon emissions reductions.    Here is a video […]

April 28th, 2010 | Posted in Climate Change,World | Read More »

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