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Scientists Identify Tipping Points of Climate Change

By Steve Connor The Independent, February 5, 2008 A major international investigation by dozens of leading climate scientists has found that the “tipping points” for all nine scenarios – such as the melting of the Arctic sea ice or the disappearance of the Amazon rainforest – could occur within the next 100 years. (more…)

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Latin America's Democratic Revolution and the Greening of the Left

by Daniel Denvir Global warming, indigenous rights, energy sovereignty and Latin America’s democratic revolution were on the top of Ecuador’s colloquium celebrating the Action Week / 2008 World Social Forum here in the capital. The set of panel discussions, entitled “Another Latin America: Where Are the New Revolutions Going?” took place on Friday January 25th, […]

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Health Care: “Climate Change Will Ride Across This Landscape as the Fifth Horseman”

Excerpt from a lecture entitled Climate change and health: preparing for unprecedented challenges, presented by Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, in Bethesda, Maryland on December 10 As the climate scientists tell us, even if greenhouse gas emissions were to stop today, the consequences will be felt throughout this century. In the […]

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