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2011-02-22 10:55:00

Food shortages sparked by climate change are causing southern Europe to see a sharp increase in migrants from Africa. "When people are not living in sustainable conditions, they migrate," claimed a speaker at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with "environmental refugees" expected to continue flooding into the global north, AFP reports. Fifty million "environmental refugees" will migrate by 2020, University of California, Los Angeles...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

Preeminent climate scientist and noted environmental leaders speak out on behalf of the Kiribati Nation, calling upon world leaders who will gather this month at the Economic Summit in Seoul and U.N. Climate talks in Cancun to address the issue of water scarcity and its impact on food sources. James Hansen, world renowned climate scientist, Lester Brown, Founder and President of Earth Policy Institute, Rabbi Warren Stone, religious environmental activist who served as delegate at the U.N....

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2009-02-09 16:26:03

Last year, a 17-year-old boy was admitted to the psychiatric unit at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne because he was convinced that if he drank, millions of people would die. According to the Boston Globe, Australian doctors wrote the case up as the first known instance of "climate change delusion," because he was refusing to drink water due to the growing concern of climate change. The psychiatrist who runs the inpatient unit where the boy was treated, Robert Salo, has now seen...

2005-11-11 13:52:24

Amid predictions that by 2010 the world will need to cope with as many as 50 million people escaping the effects of creeping environmental deterioration, United Nations University experts say the international community urgently needs to define, recognize and extend support to this new category of 'refugee'. In a statement to mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction (October 12), UNU's Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn says such problems as sea level...

2005-10-11 01:04:04

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - A deteriorating environment could drive about 50 million people from their homes by 2010 and the world needs to define a new category of "environmental" refugee, a U.N. study said on Tuesday. Desertification, rising sea levels, flooding and storms linked to climate change might displace hundreds of millions of people, according to the report by the U.N. University's Institute for Environment and Human Security. "We're...

2005-10-11 01:00:00

OSLO -- A deteriorating environment could drive about 50 million people from their homes by 2010 and the world needs to define a new category of "environmental" refugee, a U.N. study said on Tuesday. Desertification, rising sea levels, flooding and storms linked to climate change might displace hundreds of millions of people, according to the report by the U.N. University's Institute for Environment and Human Security. "We're ringing a kind of scientific and political alarm bell," Janos...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.