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CAMBIO CLIMATICO

Mudança do clima pode provocar migração inédita na

Ásia-Pacífico

Por David FogartyPromueve Bolivia Conferencia Mundial sobre Cambio Climático.

do SwissInfo

CINGAPURA (Reuters) – Os governos da região da Ásia-Pacífico correm o risco de ver um número sem precedentes de pessoas se deslocado por enchentes, tempestades e outros impactos da mudança climática, afirmou o Banco de Desenvolvimento Asiático (BDA) num relatório na segunda-feira. (mais…)

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Why has extreme weather failed to heat up climate debate?

The world is experiencing the hottest weather on record but politicians have failed to respond. They need a wake-up call

A Pakistani mother carries her children through flood water A Pakistani mother carries her children through flood water in Muzaffargarh city, Punjab province. Because warmer air holds more water vapour than cold, the country has seen the worst flooding in its history. Photograph: K M Chaudary/AP
We’ve had so much record heat around the world lately that the records themselves are setting records: 17 nations have reached new temperature highs, a new record for records in a year.
Pakistan hit (129F) 54C, a new record for all of Asia. Moscow had never hit 100F (38C) before; lately it’s been a rare day when the mercury settles lower. (mais…)

BRAZIL ILLEGAL KILLING SHARKS?

Asia demand ‘spurs Brazilian shark kills’

Shark fin and shark fin soup at Honolulu restaurant May 2010 From shark fin to soup is a trail of ecosystem destruction, environmentalists say

Demand for shark fin soup in Asia has been blamed for the illegal killing of nearly 300,000 sharks off Brazil, an environmental group has alleged. (mais…)