Tag: climate change

Climate changes poses imminent threat to Africa

Climate changes poses imminent threat to Africa

| December 15, 2015

(GIN)—While government leaders, media and climate justice activists converged in Paris to advance the fight against global warming and, as President Barack Obama said, “save the one planet we have,” extreme weather patterns were already creating havoc across the African continent. A rare weather pattern that brought 60 degree days to the East Coast of […]

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Climate change and Black America

Climate change and Black America

| December 3, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Why are millions of black American youth and elders suffering disproportionately from asthma and other respiratory illnesses much more than the national norm? Why is the overall public health status of black Americans at a higher risk than other Americans? What do public environmental and climate […]

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World Bank unveils ambitious climate business plan for Africa

World Bank unveils ambitious climate business plan for Africa

| December 1, 2015

(GIN)—“Africans had the least responsibility for putting carbon in the air and yet they’re feeling the brunt of climate change.” That was the view expressed by World Bank President Jim Yong Kim at the launch of the 21st climate change conference—known as COP21—opening this week. He added: “We want to make sure Africa is not forgotten […]

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Climate confab will be ‘a walkover for polluters,’ Nigerian activists warn

Climate confab will be ‘a walkover for polluters,’ Nigerian activists warn

| November 10, 2015

(GIN)—The upcoming climate talks in Paris—opening Nov. 30—are already firing up climate activists who fear it will do little to avert climate disaster. Nigerian environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey questioned the confab’s lofty goals when it was empowering corporations at the same time. “It’s another walkover for polluters,” he said dismissively. “The outcome is already known,” said […]

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What is Climate Change?

What is Climate Change?

| October 27, 2015

By Denise Abdul-Rahman Our climate (temperature and weather) are changing. It is changing because of carbon pollution (CO2) that is emitted into the air. These emissions come largely from industrial plants and from automobile emissions. Some studies even include meat consumption as a major factor. Whatever the cause, we have huge gigaton of carbon emitted […]

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The GOP’s ‘acting-the-fool’ dynamic

The GOP’s ‘acting-the-fool’ dynamic

| March 9, 2015

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Among the formal definitions for “acting the fool” are: one who is deficient in judgment, sense or understanding. Perhaps the dictionaries should add a new one: today’s Republican Party February was a great month for those who think the GOP has become a dustbin of ideological extremists with no […]

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Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

| September 24, 2014

(GIN)–New York streets were overflowing on Sunday with hand-made posters, buttons, baby carriages, bicycles, musical bands and nearly 400,000 marchers demanding an end to the exploitation of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas that are creating havoc for the environment in the U.S., Africa and most of the world. Marchers came by […]

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Global warming could melt Africa’s famed mountain peaks

Global warming could melt Africa’s famed mountain peaks

| March 20, 2014

(GIN)—Ice is vanishing from Africa’s snow-topped peaks, raising fears of a meltdown from the continent’s “Alps.” “We are the last few who will climb on the ice, it is going so fast,” said John Medenge, who scaled the treacherous ridge up Mount Stanley, part of the Rwenzori mountain range straddling the border between Uganda and […]

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Pan-African group takes a stand at climate summit

Pan-African group takes a stand at climate summit

| November 26, 2013

(GIN)–A movement for climate justice, building across Africa, was in the house at the global Climate Summit recently held in Warsaw, Poland. Writing in African Green Media, Fidelis Zvomuya of Zimbabwe observed: “As the world gathers for the 19th annual UN Climate Change talks (COP 19), Africa stands at the precipice. In the subcontinent, climate change […]

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