Egypt’s Pyramid Builders Succumbed to Climate Change

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The people who had built the great pyramids were powerless against the climate change which led to a global drought 4200 years ago. Was climate change to blame? The study entitled Nile delta response toHolocene climate variability ,was authored by Christopher Bernhard of the US Geological survey (USGS), Benjamin Horto of the University of Pennsylvania, and Jean-Daniel Stanley of the Smithsonian Institution.

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Win a Climate Change Summer Camp in Jordan

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A free, two week summer camp on climate change at the end of the summer, in Jordan. This year they’re tackling two aspects of climate strategies specific to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) : the question of gender-sensitivity in adaptation efforts, and the impacts of climate change upon resource-challenged urban life. Strengthen research aimed at sustainable solutions for climate, adaptation strategies, gender and environment.

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How can the Arab World Benefit from Climate Change Negotiations in Qatar?

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The last international climate change negotiation (COP17) took place in Durban in 2011 and the outcomes were pretty disappointing given the urgency of the matter in hand. Unsatisfactory outcomes aside, climate change negotiations have been providing momentous opportunities for NGOs, individuals and the private sector to engage and exchange ideas on solutions to climate change mitigation. Image UN Framework Convention on Climate Change via UNFCC.

Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

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What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

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WASHINGTON — Israel is the best-prepared country in the Middle East for climate change, followed closely by the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey, according to data released Nov. It also comes right before the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP20), to take place Dec. and Djibouti (49.6). Worldwide, the country least prepared for climate change is the landlocked African nation of Chad, with a score of 31.6.

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Export Oil, Import Water = Risky Economics for Middle East

Green Prophet

The MENA region is most at risk, with the most water-stressed countries being Bahrain (1), Qatar (2), Kuwait (3), Libya (4) Djibouti (5), UAE (6), Yemen (7), Saudi Arabia (8), Oman (9) and Egypt (10), according to the Maplecroft Water Stress Index 2012. It has been the norm for thousands of years and people have adapted their survival strategies to changes in rainfall and temperature,” he told IRIN. Water scarcity has already become a fact of daily life for Egyptians.

The Horn of Africa Famine: A Cautionary Tale for MENA

Green Prophet

While many news outlets focus on Rupert Murdoch, for whom oil shale in Israel is likely a dwindling concern by now, we really ought to have our eyes on Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, where global warming , climate change, higher carbon concentrations, whatever you want to call one of the most serious challenges humanity has ever faced, is presently, right now, starving millions of people to death. Climate change is dramatic.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. Indeed top climate scientists and biologists are telling us that reaching zero emissions is not enough – we then have to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration from the current 394 parts per million (ppm) to 350 ppm (according to 350.org ) and thence to 300 ppm ( according to the latest science-informed 300.org ).

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

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As outlined below and based on fossil fuel burning, Net Carbon Debt (Net Climate Debt) has been estimated for all Carbon Debtor countries and Net Carbon Credit (Net Climate Credit) has been estimated for all Carbon Creditor countries. This information is crucial for climate justice as the World faces a worsening climate crisis born of GHG profligacy and climate change inaction. tonnes per person (Climate Credit) = -71.49

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

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At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen. This approach may indeed help avert “ climate genocide ”.

Extinction Week on 10,000 Birds

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We recognize that climate change is going to radically alter ecosystems but we sure aren’t doing anywhere near enough to prevent it. Djibouti Francolin. Passenger Pigeon. Kioea. Broad-billed Parrot. Alaotra Grebe. Saint Helena Cuckoo. Grand Cayman Thrush. Ascencion Crake. Kakawahie. What do the eight birds above have in common? They are all extinct.

Yemen Running Dry As Water Shortage Reaches Extreme Levels in Africa and the Middle East

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In a new ranking of 186 countries, the water stress index rates 17 countries as ‘extreme risk,’ with the Middle East and North African (MENA) nations of Bahrain (1), Qatar (2), Kuwait (3) Saudi Arabia (4) Libya (5), the disputed territory of Western Sahara (6), Yemen (7), Israel (8), Djibouti (9) and Jordan (10) topping the ranking.

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Wall of Trees Hopes to Stand Ready Against the Sahara

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The planned wall of trees would extend from Senegal to Djibouti. Climate change has been severe and the fallout has been a lack of rain. A green barrier could be the only defense against the marching sand dunes of the Sahara. It is a fact that trees are the best cure for soil erosion, soil shifting and water retention. Eleven African nations are now looking towards tree plantations to protect the little arable lands they have against impeding desertification.

Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Highlights Another Year of Impressive Renewable Energy Growth

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"Renewables are one of the most important tools in this century for social, economic, and environmental progress," says Alexander Ochs, director of climate and energy at Worldwatch. For example, Djibouti, Scotland, and the small-island state of Tuvalu all aim to derive 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Worldwatch Institute researchers contribute to leading global study on renewable energy development Washington, D.C.

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