Aga Khan warns climate change will affect Muslim world — Gulf News com

Spiritual leader claims ‘band of land’ where many Muslims live could be wiped out Aga Khan gives the closing remarks of the seminar, during the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 Winner’s -Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf New Dubai: Climate change threatens to wipe out areas of the Islamic world within two decades, the spiritual leader…

Social Justice, the Environment, and Sikhs — by Sumeet Kaur on Tikkun org

Climate change disproportionately affects marginalized people and those on the periphery of global society. Heat waves, droughts, floods, and wildfires will exacerbate weaknesses in many ecosystems, ultimately leaving those whose livelihoods rely directly on the environment in worse shape than others. Farmers in Punjab, India – the birthplace and homeland for Sikhs – have already…

Rising temperature: ‘Mountainous regions warming up more rapidly’ — By Shahzad Anwar on Pamir Times Net

ISLAMABAD: Glaciers across the world are seriously threatened by climate change and global warming, warned international experts in a recently-released report. The team of scientists came together as part of the Mountain Research Initiative, a global effort funded by Swiss National Foundation. Scientists from Pakistan, China, US, Canada, UK, Ecuador, Italy, Austria and Kazakhstan took…

USGCRP (US Global Change Research Program) Releases National Climate Assessment, Launches New Website

Today, delivering on our legal mandate and thePresident’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Global Change Research Program released the Third National Climate Assessment, the most comprehensive, authoritative, transparent scientific report on U.S. climate change impacts ever generated. The report confirms that climate change is affecting every region of the country and key sectors of the…

UN climate panel blames humans for global warming —Deutsche Welle de

A new report published by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns of rising temperatures and says global warming could have devastating effects as the risk of heat waves, floods and droughts increases. After being closeted behind closed doors since Monday (23.09.2013), scientists and government representatives of the 195 UN member states came up…

Evangelical Church in Germany Council Chair challenges rich societies to rethink

Berlin (epd). The Chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Nikolaus Schneider, has called for a change of attitude in rich societies so that disadvantaged persons can share in prosperity. He shares the view that new mission statements were needed for business, politics and individual lifestyles, Schneider said on Thursday in…

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Climate Resilience Current scientific predictions suggest that the greatest burden of climate change will fall on poor and developing world countries. Estimates about the potential impacts of climate change from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the World Bank suggest that as much as 75-80 percent of climate change losses – human, social and…

Iceberg breaks loose in Antarctica – Al Jazeera

The iceberg broke off from the Mertz Glacier Tongue, a 160km spit of ice in the Southern Ocean [AFP] An iceberg the size of the European country of Luxembourg has broken off from a glacier in Antarctica in an event that could disrupt ocean circulation patterns around the world, scientists warn. Nearly 3,000 square kilometres of iceberg broke off…