Climate

Experts review IGAD Climate Hazard Risks and Food Security Atlas

Kigali Rwanda: A Regional Stakeholder’s workshop on the IGAD/ICPAC Atlas for Climate Hazard Risks and Food Security is to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 24 February 2016.

The IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC ), World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for East and Central Africa (RBN)and partners are jointly organizing a Regional Stakeholder’s workshop on the IGAD/ICPAC Atlas for Climate Hazard Risks and Food Security on 24 February 2016.

Agriculture and Climate Change: A Scoping Report

Patrick Luganda NECJOGHA Online
Executive Summary AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE
This report, Agriculture and Climate Change: A Scoping Report, is a product of the Meridian Institute-convened Global Dialogues on Climate Change and Agriculture initiated in August 2010. Reflecting the special characteristics of the agricultural sector, this report aims to contribute to continued policy discussion on agriculture and climate change in the context of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (the Convention).

US PRESIDENT OBAMA BEGINS REVERSING BUSH CLIMATE POLICIES

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama began reversing the climate policies of the Bush administration on Monday, clearing the way for new rules to force automakers to produce more fuel-efficient and less polluting cars.

The president told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider immediately a request by California to impose its own strict limits on vehicle carbon dioxide emissions, blamed for contributing to global warming.

Obama, a Democrat, took over from former President George W. Bush last Tuesday.

George Bush Admits Global Warming Real: Pray, The Next Big Hoax?

For those who fervently follow global warming to the secret labyrinths of the White House, we all know what the professional spinners did with that email attachment from the Environmental Protection Agency about how greenhouse gases were polluting the environment and should be checked.

Wired: Scientists fighting disease with climate forecasts

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A cyclone wrecks coastal Myanmar, spawning outbreaks of malaria, cholera and dengue fever. Flooding inundates Iowa, raising an array of public health concerns.

As these disasters draw attention to weather hazards, which many fear could be exacerbated by climate change, scientists are working to be able to better predict health dangers as they forecast the weather.

"Everything is connected in our Earth system," Conrad C. Lautenbacher, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said at a panel on "Changing Climate: Changing Health Patterns."