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Biggest climatic tragedy in Brazil

A huge storm in Rio de Janeiro's mountainous region is considered the biggest climatic tragedy of country's history. The number ...

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A 'Sandy' experience

As part of the Open Minds project people from around the world shared their thoughts. In this clip Lou Ann ...

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Population Dynamics Everywhere

Population Dynamics Everywhere: How do we Preserve Wealth and Health? By Hans Groth, Chairman of the Board, WDA Forum, St ...

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A beach body at age 94?

Charles Eugster, born 1919 in London, is the world's oldest competitive oarsman and bodybuilder. His TEDx Talk gives insights into ...

STORY URL: Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea: Charles Eugster at TEDxZurich
Of the recent changes that the human race has experienced, the increasing population numbers are especially dramatic and worrying coupled with the frightenin...

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Unclear communication about risk

Unclear communication about risk is a risk. During hurricane Sandy the NHC had no system in place to issue clear ...

STORY URL: Sandy criticism prompts change in storm warnings
Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else.

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Manage disaster risk

For years now, we've been seeing a dramatic rise in economic losses caused by natural catastrophes. Since 1980, the global ...

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Some age old questions...

The proportion of the world's population aged over 60 will jump from 11.2% to 21.8% over the next ...

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Climate adaptation

Historically, Samoa has suffered extensive damage from flooding, especially along its coast. Future coastal flooding events are expected to increase ...

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Adaptation is a must

Societies and local communities need to adapt to a changing environment. The earlier they decide to do so, the lower ...

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Feeding 9 billion

What keeps me awake at night regarding climate change is the potential effect on the world’s food supply. How ...

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