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Human-induced climate change is getting personal, even in America

Experts mull over disaster risk reduction in northeast

A workshop-cum-seminar on disaster risk reduction in the context of climate change was recently held in Kohima, where experts discussed measures to deal with natural disaster.  The need to strengthen disaster preparedness in the Northeast along with mass involvement of the public and allied departments was stressed at the recently held workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Dimapur…

 

Global warming hits close to home: Human-induced climate change is getting personal, even in America

FILE  - This July 10, 2008 file photo made with a fisheye lens shows ice floes in Baffin Bay above the Arctic Circle, seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent. In the annual Arctic Report Card, released Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. a record emerged for sea ice, which appears when Arctic Ocean water freezes. If governments are serious about the global warming targets they adopted in Paris, scientists say they have two options: eliminating fossil fuels immediately or finding ways to undo their damage to the climate system in the future.  The first is politically impossible _ the world is still hooked on using oil, coal and natural gas _ which leaves the option of a major cleanup of the atmosphere later this century.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

FILE – This July 10, 2008 file photo made with a fisheye lens shows ice floes in Baffin Bay above the Arctic Circle, seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent. In the annual Arctic Report Card, released Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. a record emerged for sea ice, which appears when Arctic Ocean water freezes. If governments are serious about the global warming targets they adopted in Paris, scientists say they have two options: eliminating fossil fuels immediately or finding ways to undo their damage to the climate system in the future. The first is politically impossible _ the world is still hooked on using oil, coal and natural gas _ which leaves the option of a major cleanup of the atmosphere later this century. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Activists wanting to solve the crisis of human-caused climate change face a serious dilemma. The threat appears neither close enough to get our sustained attention, nor distant enough to postpone doing something about it now. There’s a corollary problem: it’s too big a situation for my behaviour to impact, but it is too critical to ignore…

 

Serbian Resilience and 30 Years of Crises

Whenever there is talk of an impending global crisis, you are sure to find someone in Belgrade who will dryly quip that Serbia is well prepared for it, simply by virtue of having endured 30 years of political and social instability.  While the joke may raise a laugh, the chaotic nature of official responses to natural disasters and sluggish growth post the 2008 global economic crisis give the lie to those who would say the same of the government and those charged with overseeing our economy. It would appear we are resilient solely on a personal, psychological level…

 

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