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Drought, icemelt, superstorms … a review of 2012’s environmental news | guardian.co.uk

The Guardian’s environment team pick their biggest moments of what was a tumultuous year for nature and green politics The storm on 29 October killed more than 125 people after making landfall in America, paralysing the lower half of Manhattan, and obliterating entire neighbourhoods in New York and New Jersey. Sandy killed more than 70 on its path through the ...

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Climate talks resume amid warnings of looming calamity | ReliefWeb

PARIS, Nov 24, 2012 (AFP) – Nearly  200 nations gather in Doha from Monday for a new round of climate talks as a rush of reports warn extreme weather events like superstorm Sandy may become commonplace if mitigation efforts fail. Negotiators will converge in the Qatari capital for two weeks under the UN banner to review commitments to cutting climate-altering ...

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The right question in the wake of Sandy | KansasCity.com

Do you know whether your aunt’s cancer was caused by the cigarettes she smoked? No – but we know without a doubt that cigarette smoking causes cancer. Do you know whether too much weight and too little exercise caused your uncle’s heart attack? You cannot say for sure about those extra pounds – but no one questions the scientific fact ...

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Sandy and climate change: All in this together | Oxfam America The Politics of Poverty Blog

by Heather Coleman In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, we are experiencing a potential shift in the political tides on climate change. Mayor Bloomberg’s endorsement of President Obama Thursday, citing climate change, thrust climate issues into the political debate. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy have also made strong statements calling climate change a reality and ...

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Bill McKibben on Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: ‘If There Was Ever a Wake-up Call, This Is It’

Much of the East Coast is shut down today as residents prepare for Hurricane Sandy, a massive storm that could impact up to 50 million people from the Carolinas to Boston. The storm has already killed 66 people in the Caribbean, where it battered Haiti and Cuba. “This thing is stitched together from elements natural and unnatural, and it seems ...

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