War

October 6, 2014--War and water (Huff Post)

The tide of war and peace often turns on water, as is the case with the conflict in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). These countries lack water security, which is a condition where individuals and nations have access to an adequate quantity and quality of water with acceptable costs and risks.


May 19, 2014--U.N. decries water as weapon of war in military conflicts (Inter Press Service)

The United Nations, which is trying to help resolve the widespread shortage of water in the developing world, is faced with a growing new problem: the use of water as a weapon of war in ongoing conflicts. The most recent examples are largely in the Middle East and Africa, including Iraq, Egypt, Israel (where supplies to the occupied territories have been shut off) and Botswana.


December 31, 2013--Climate change worse than we thought, likely to be 'catastrophic rather than simply dangerous' (Huff Post)

Climate change may be far worse than scientists thought, causing global temperatures to rise by at least 4 degrees Celsius by 2100, or about 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Nature, takes a fresh look at clouds' effect on the planet, according to a report by The Guardian.


February 8, 2013--Predictions of the human cost of climate change (Science Daily)

A new book, "Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change," predicts a grim future for billions of people in this century. It is a factual account of a staggering human toll, based on hard data. Author Andrew Guzman, an authority on international law and economics, is a professor and associate dean at UC Berkeley School of Law.


March 22, 2010--Unclean water claims more lives than war (Environmental News Service)

Unsafe water kills more people than war plus all other forms of violence combined, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message to the world today, designated as World Water Day.


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