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Climate change and sea level rise in Guyana

15 September 2013

Tash Van Doimen Guyana, situated on the northeast coast of South America, is considered a Caribbean country for historical reasons as well as political affiliation, being a member of the Caribbean community. It is not susceptible to hurricanes and typhoons like the rest of the Caribbean, however, it often falls victim to their spin-offs....
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Lessons in storm surge and Sandy’s politics

30 November 2012

Pedro Walpole, SJ with scientific contribution from Wendy Clavano Tropical cyclone Sandy killed 71 people when it blew through Haiti and Cuba last October.  In Haiti, over 370,000 people are still in tent cities since the January 2010 earthquake and the recent droughts and now floods have destroyed crops, compounding the problems.  Even if...
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Climate migration and urbanisation: possible scenarios for urgent environmental concerns

17 June 2011

Hervé Pierre Guillot SJ In its June 2011 issue, Etudes, “magazine de culture contemporaine” published by the French Province of the Society of Jesus since 1856, gives an insight into two major issues directly linked with environmental concerns: climate migration and urbanisation. Both issues are considered less in an alarmist than in a positive...
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Climate Change Debate Rises with Pakistan Floods

15 August 2010

"If this is not God’s wrath, what is?" 40-year-old taxi driver Bakht Zada said of the massive floods in Pakistan that have swept away his life earnings. Speaking to IPS from Madyan city in Swat district in north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Zada might pin the blame for Pakistan’s worst floods in 80 years on forces...
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