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This is what climate change looks like

This is what climate change looks like

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photo exhibition is showing the effects of climate change to world leaders and climate change experts.  Entitled “Climate Change — In Focus,” it shows the best 100 photographs from a global competition and it’s currently on display at the United Nations’ COP22 climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, where it will be seen by attendees who have come from all over the world.  While it was also open to adults, the competition aimed to showcase the images and views of young people.  The project was created by award-winning photographer Henry Dallal, who curated an exhibition from master photographers at COP21 in Paris…

 

Jamie Morton: Quake’s lessons can’t be ignored

“Just imagine everything black”, New York firefighter Mike Schramm tried to put it to me, one morning three years ago.  “It was basically hell on earth… you could smell it from a quarter mile away.”  We were standing amid the ruins in Breezy Point – a plucky little seaside community on New York’s Rockaway Peninsula, affectionately dubbed the Irish Riviera.  The proud settlement had lost 30 firefighters at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

But that hadn’t prepared it for the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, which caught Breezy Point square in its eye when it bore down on the US eastern seaboard on October 29, 2012.  One hundred and twenty-five homes burned when seawater met power lines; 230 more were flattened in the…

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