The warming planet is imperiled not only by rapidly changing and often destructive weather patterns, but also increases in disease-producing viruses threatening to humans. As a result, the World Health Organization intends to frame climate change as a public-health issue.
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A special series in The Lancet medical journal says if people eat fewer steaks and hamburgers it would cut the methane flatulence from cows, sheep and goats, which accounts for nearly a quarter of all emissions worldwide.
Tiny Tuvalu, barely two meters above sea level, has summoned the rest of the world to take stronger action against climate change before it sinks. The alarm was sounded on the heels of a call from Britain’s chief scientific adviser for an international agreement on warming strategy.
Britain’s chief scientific adviser says global warming poses a greater threat than world terrorism and agreement must be reached within two years to mitigate global warming and minimize environmental catastrophe.
Bjorn Lomborg, who recently claimed that polar-bear numbers were actually increasing and then had to abandon his claim when science intervened, says the best climate-change strategy is to “make the rest of the world as rich as New York” so all the people of the world can afford air conditioners.
The Turkish Armed Forces says global warming will likely herald regional upheaval and wars in the near future.
With approximately five billion people facing clean-water shortages by 2025, Turkey could become a target – for Israel, Syria and Iraq, in particular – because of its plentiful clean water resources.