Climate Change

‘Climate Change Threatens Irreversible and Dangerous Impacts’

  Human Wrongs Watch Copenhagen, 2 November 2014 — Human influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts observed on all continents. If left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts…

The Growing Menace of Desertification to World’s Agriculture, Eco-systems

  Human Wrongs Watch The growing menace of desertification poses a distinct threat to the world’s agriculture and eco-systems, the United Nations agriculture agency on 22 October 2014 warned, as it announced a new initiative aimed at curbing the spread…

Nine Out of Ten of the World’s 570 Million Farms Are Managed by Families

Human Wrongs Watch Rome, 16 October 2014 — Nine out of ten of the world’s 570 million farms are managed by families, making the family farm the predominant of agriculture, and consequently a potentially crucial agent of change in achieving sustainable food…

What Is Known and What Is Not Known about Impacts of Climate Change – Report

Human Wrongs Watch Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 16 October 2014 lunched the full version of its contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. This definitive assessment…

Planet Racing Towards Catastrophe and Politics Just Looking On

Human Wrongs Watch By Roberto Savio* Rome, October 2014 — If ever there was a need to prove that we are faced with a total lack of global governance, the U.N. Climate Summit, extraordinarily called by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…

World Habitat Day: 70 % of Urban Dwellers Live in Slums and Informal Settlements

  Human Wrongs Watch New York, 6 October 2014 — Over the past decade, efforts under the Millennium Development Goals have cut the proportion of people living in slums by more than half. Yet, over the same period, rapid urbanization, especially…

Five Garbage Patches Occupy 15, 915, 933 Square Kilometers of Ocean

Human Wrongs Watch The steady build-up of garbage in the world’s oceans is a “tremendous challenge” and a growing threat to the planet’s marine ecosystems with the potential for “significant socio-economic consequences,” the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on 1 October 2014…

99% of Deaths Attributable to Climate-related Changes Occur in Developing Countries — Children Make Up 80% of those Deaths

  Human Wrongs Watch As evidence of the increase in greenhouse gasses mounts, children – the most vulnerable and largest population affected by climate change – continue to be ignored in high level climate negotiations. In response, top climate change…

Beating Climate Change, Either Lead or Get Out of the Way

Human Wrongs Watch By Arin de Hoog – 22 September, 2014, Greenpeace* – Yesterday [21 September 2014], over half a million people in 160 countries across the world marched against climate change. What clearer signal can there be to policy leaders that they need…

Not sure what to bring to the NY Climate Summit? Just ask Denmark!

  Human Wrongs Watch By Kat Skeie* and Tarjei Haaland* – 16 September, 2014, Greenpeace – Climate change is back on the global political agenda. On September 23rd, world leaders from government, finance, business and civil society will convene for the New York Climate Summit hosted by…

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