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The methane time bomb

I don't know what the probabilities are for this to happen but given the potential risk and scale some precautionary ...

STORY URL: Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb
Nafeez Ahmed: Dismissals of catastrophic methane danger ignore robust science in favour of outdated mythology of climate safety

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Rethinking the right to build

In this interview clip architect Michael Sorkin says "This global warming thing is real. Storms are getting more frequent and ...

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Climate change and conflict

Scientists from lots of disciplines looking at lots of cases find 'remarkable' support for the view that human conflict increases ...

STORY URL: Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/07/31/science.1235367

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As glaciers retreat - what can be done?

Christoph Bissig is a ski patroller on Mount Titlis, a glacier location in central Switzerland that sees skiing year round ...

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The silent disaster

I just stumbled over this article on the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23346370 "The Alaskan village set ...

STORY URL: The American village set to disappear
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23346370

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Belch = End of Civilization?

Imagine this, you belch and a swarm of those dreaded mosquitoes drop dead right in front of your eyes.... While ...

STORY URL: Arctic Methane Catastrophe
Please visit our Facebook page for up to date info...https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Arctic-Methane-Catastrophe/123481571180746 Please visit our other cha...

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Something you didn't know

"The world experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes during the 2001-2010 decade," says the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in a ...

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Who has the guts to change the system?

Organic farmer Wendy Peter explains why organic farming cannot be compared to industrial farming. She shares that large-scale industrial farming ...

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Solar Impulse: a dramatic finish

Solar Impulse finished its journey across the US this past weekend, but not without some drama. The crew discovered a ...

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Sustainable change in SA

While in South Africa, the Open Minds film team met with Davin Chown, Director of Genesis Eco-Energy. He spoke with ...

STORY URL: Davin Chown's Page
Davin Chown's Page on Africa Sustainable Energy & Environment Platform

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Climate change: a grandmother's thoughts

As part of Swiss Re's 150 year anniversary Open Minds project, we're speaking to people from around the world. This ...

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Agroterrorism - the new threat to food security

Food security is increasingly becoming an oxymoron in many parts of the world. From last year’s droughts which decimated ...

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The reality of urban resilience

In my last blog ( https://openminds.swissre.com/story/273/solutions-in-the-city), I explain why Swiss Re is supporting US city ...

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Monsun - unbürokratische Hilfe

In Indien profitieren heute mehr als 1,5 Millionen Bauern von Mikroversicherungen. Swiss Re bietet eine sogenannte Indexversicherung an. Das ...

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If New York can't handle it ...

Elisabeth Champ has volunteered in the wake of disasters in Haiti, Japan and the Philippines. She talks about her experience ...

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