Tag Archives: Global warming

Global Warming – Over-Consumption, Not Over-Population, is the Main Threat

Over consumption in the Rich nations is driving global warming; not the rising population of the poor countries. Continue reading

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‘Global Warming’ – 2 Basic Issues Everyone Ignores

Rising greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is only a symptom of two fundamental problems that rarely get discussed at climate forums. Continue reading

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Global Warming and REDD+: Protect Forests But Ignore the Root Cause

Global efforts to protect forests through the REDD / REDD+ initiatives are great. But the question is why the the rich countries don’t actually cut their own emissions. Moreover, forests have other roles beyond carbon sequestering. So forests must be viewed from a holistic perspective, not just greenhouse gas emission angle. Continue reading

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Why Climate Change Debates have no Gender Focus?

While gender equality is widely recognized as a prerequisite for sustainable development and as central to global initiatives such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a gender perspective is, so far, missing from climate change policy. Continue reading

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South Asia most Vulnerable to Climate Change

Maplecroft’s Climate Change Vulnerability Index suggests that Bangladesh and India are world’s most vulnerable countries to climatic disturbances. South Asia as whole is at risk of climate change disasters. Safest countries are in north Europe. China and Japan are also at high risk. Continue reading

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Why Climate Change is Also a Gender Issue For Poor Countries?

Poor countries are expected to be the worst affected by climate change problems. Poor women living there will be significantly more vulnerable due to their weak gender. All hardships falling on the family ultimately falls on them because of their roles as care givers and food providers. Therefore they must be given voice in all decision making processes. Continue reading

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Why Poor Women should Worry about Climate Change?

It is widely acknowledged that the impact of climate change will not be same for all – weaker groups of people will be the worst affected. Therefore, the poor of the world and particularly poor women will face most of the music of climatic mood swings. Continue reading

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