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Where’s The Water?

20 Feb 2012 11:26 am | Climate Himalaya

It is a commonly held view that future wars in the world will be fought over that most basic of necessities, which is fast becoming scarce: Water. Only 2.75 percent of the world’s water is fresh – and soon to be the most sought after (and fought after) commodity in the world. The last century ...
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Information Flow Can Help Farmers Cope With Climate Change

20 Feb 2012 11:13 am | Climate Himalaya

The instant communications technology that nurtured grassroots revolutions in the Arab world could also help farmers cope with climate change, according to Iowa State University researchers. And so the researchers – Steven Fales, a professor of agronomy; and Gene Takle, director of Iowa State’s Climate Science Program, a professor of agronomy and of geological and ...
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Skeptical Science Takes a Look at NIPCC in Midst of Heartland Hoopla

20 Feb 2012 11:05 am | Climate Himalaya

Skeptical Science has done what it does so well this week and taken an opportunity to look into a scientific matter related to a current hot topic, the Heartland Institute leak. Dana Nuccitelli, in the piece reposted in full below, discusses the “climate-skeptic” NIPCC report and how it differs from the Nobel-prize-winning IPCC’s widely cited ...
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Changing Climates of Governance

20 Feb 2012 10:59 am | Climate Himalaya

Understanding real-world complexity and anticipating change are the key to global and local governance in the 21st century: Shyam Sharan, India The issue of global governance has acquired increasing salience in recent years. With the process of globalisation and the increasing interconnectedness of economies, issues that transcend national and regional boundaries have become progressively more ...
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Population Is ‘Our Biggest Challenge’

20 Feb 2012 10:56 am | Climate Himalaya

Population is ‘our biggest challenge’ says government chief scientist Sir John Beddington. The next world population milestone of 8 billion will come sooner than we think – perhaps as early as 2025 – yet we remain reluctant to debate the issue. A forthcoming Royal Society report may force us to While many commentators look ahead ...
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Adopt ‘Climate Smart’ Agriculture To Ensure Food Security, Adaptation

20 Feb 2012 10:41 am | Climate Himalaya

AN expert from the Food and Agriculture Office (FAO) is pitching calls for the adoption of “climate-smart agriculture” to address the twin challenges of achieving food security and climate change. Hideki Kanamaru of the Climate, Energy and Tenure Division (NRC) of the FAO told participants of the APEC Symposium on Climate Change held at the ...
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