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The Connection Between Climate Change and Migration

October 23rd, 2011 | by Kate Follot

Not only have we settled in disaster prone areas, but when things get bad because of Climate Change, we move to even worse areas. Last year, according to the United Nations, 210 million people - about three per cent of the global population - migrated between countries, and in 2009 about 740 million people moved within countries


Historical Summer Extremes to Become the Future Norm

September 11th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

Researchers from Boston University have estimated the effects near-term increases in global average temperatures will have on summertime temperatures across the globe, based on current warming trends and a desire to minimise overall warming to 2°


Barbie & Disney Causing Deforestation — Greenpeace Protests {3 Videos}

June 8th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Greenpeace has a new major campaign targeting some key toy companies -- Mattel (Barbie maker), Hasbro, and Disney (links take you to PDFs of Greenpeace letters to these companies). The letters above call on these major toy companies "to immediately act to protect forests in South East Asia and worldwide."



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