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. Business & Politics Water Comoros conflict Djibouti Egypt Iraq Jordan Kuwait Libya mesqas Morocco Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia Sudan Syria United Arab Emirates water Yemen

Great Green Wall of Trees for Africa

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Monster locust swarm attacks Middle East and Africa

Green Prophet

It’s hitting Ethiopian, Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti and Eritrea – Horn of Africa countries and it’s threatening the Middle East. They are working closely with these countries as well as their neighbours, Djibouti and Eritrea, while monitoring Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen for any developments. The locust outbreak in Yemen. There is a real life plague of biblical proportions happening now in East Africa.

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Has the World Grown Immune to Mass Starvation in the Horn of Africa?

Celsias

People in parts of Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia are affected , actually devastated by this event. No rain for two years and the prolonged drought is causing the severe food crisis in the Horn of Africa. And its already affecting about 10 million people. Has the world grown immune to the problems of starvation? This year's wet season has officially ended and there is now very little prospect of rain or relief for the next few months.

Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

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Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains. Some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions – particularly rainfall shortages in Africa – acutely affecting food availability and access for millions of people, a quarterly report by the United Nations says.

Extinction Week on 10,000 Birds

10,000 Birds

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. They all went extinct since 1500 and they are only eight of the nearly two hundred species that have blinked out since then. Of those nearly two hundred there are very few that people would recognize. Most existed on small islands far from major population centers.

Egypt’s Pyramid Builders Succumbed to Climate Change

Green Prophet

” Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya , Syria , the UK, the US and northeastern Brazil have all faced droughts this year. . Pollen and ash in Nile river delta sediment provides evidence of ancient climactic events including mega-droughts and wildfires which wiped out pyramid-building civilizations, says a study published in the recent July 2012 edition of Geology.They waited seventy days for her to reappear. Finally she came.

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

Green Prophet

However the risk is that Gulf state constituencies may drown out other frameworks and issues that are more relevant to a larger majority of non-oil rich countries from the MENA such as the alternative energy sector in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt , Tunisa, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Mauritania, Morocco and Israel. 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.

Rural, Poor Women and Children in Middle East Lagging Behind in Access to Basic Healthcare

Green Prophet

The study looks at access to maternal and child health among two groups – the poorest and richest 20 per cent of the population, and urban and rural dwellers – in 10 countries and territories: Algeria, Djibouti, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, the occupied Palestinian territory, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen.

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Wall of Trees Hopes to Stand Ready Against the Sahara

Eco Friendly Daily

The planned wall of trees would extend from Senegal to Djibouti. 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.

What Israel, the UAE and Qatar have in common

Green Prophet

and Djibouti (49.6). 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. 5 by the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).

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Saudi’s Parrot Fish Festival Undermines Red Sea Conservation

Green Prophet

Furthermore legal frameworks such as he Jeddah Convention aim to establish a legally binding agreement which expresses the commitment and political will of parties (Djibouti, Yemen, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Egypt and Jordan) to tackle marine and coastal environmental issues through joint coordinated activities. An archaic Saudia Arabian practice of trapping parrot fish in the Red Sea has to stop.

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

Green (Living) Review

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. Renewable energy technologies set new installation records as their contribution to the global energy mix continued to climb in 2013.

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Win a Climate Change Summer Camp in Jordan

Green Prophet

“In 19 out of 22 Arab countries, the annual urbanization rate exceeds the rate of population growth with the exceptions of Djibouti, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates (countries with over 75% urban populations). A free, two week summer camp on climate change at the end of the summer, in Jordan. Apply now! The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Foundation (HBS) in Ramallah, along with their Beirut and Tunis offices, hosts their Second Regional Summer School.

MENA Mayors Put Heads Together to Build Stronger Cities

Green Prophet

Countries like Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Kuwait, and Djibouti will see their urban population doubling over the next 20 years. Middle East city heads want to make their cities more sustainable. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is 60 percent urbanized compared to the global average of 52 percent and is home to one of the world’s most rapidly expanding populations. By 2030, a 45 percent increase of MENA’s urban population will add another 106 million people to urban centres.

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.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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St Kitts & Nevis (21.8), Nigeria (21.8), Fiji (21.8), Guinea (22.5), Mauritius (22.5), Cuba (23.3), Togo (23.3), Vanuatu (24.0), Philippines (24.0), Malawi (24.0), Mali (24.9), Chad (24.9), Sri Lanka (25.8), Uganda (26.7), Dominica (26.7), St Lucia (26.7), Egypt (27.7), Niue (27.7), Ghana (27.7), Moldova (28.8), Grenada (28.8), El Salvador (30.0), Guinea-Bissau (30.0), Tanzania (30.0), Djibouti (30.0).

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

Green Blog

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.

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

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Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

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