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This heat wave was planned in a board room.

Last Friday, President Obama and various national and local government agencies issued statements about an impending heatwave, directing people to stay inside, drink plenty of water, and watch for signs of heat stroke. Over the weekend, 26 states issued heat advisories, and press swarmed to public parks to photograph people sunbathing and cooling off in... (More...)
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What the World Humanitarian Summit means for Climate Change

As 350.org’s Climate Impacts Coordinator, I joined about 9000 other delegates from around the world  for the first ever World Humanitarian Summit from May 23-24th. While 350.org doesn’t provide humanitarian aid, we’re increasingly concerned with just how hard climate change is biting, and committed to supporting people-oriented responses to the impacts of climate change. With... (More...)
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Hunger pangs of starving farmers met by a barrage of bullets

On the morning of April 1, 2016 police forces opened fire at some 5,000 farmers and indigenous Lumad demanding relief and subsidies for farm communities who have been intensely affected by the El Nino dry spell in Kidapawan City. 350 Pilipinas condemns the violent dispersal of protesting farmers, which has resulted in the death of... (More...)
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After the floods: your stories

You may well have seen pictures from the severe floods in the UK over the past couple of weeks. Scotland, northern England and parts of Wales have been hit hardest following what a spokesperson for the UK Environment Agency described as ‘incredible amounts of rain’. Our thoughts are with the people in the affected areas,... (More...)
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El Niño: State of Emergency

Intensified by climate change, this El Niño is exceeding previous records and it is on track to unleashing severe and destructive extreme weather in the coming months. “This El Niño is playing out in uncharted territory. Our planet has altered dramatically because of climate change.” — Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization  ... (More...)
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20,000 Haiyan survivors demand: ‘Our survival is non-negotiable’

TACLOBAN, Philippines – Despite heavy rainfall, 20,000 survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Haiyan) marched at ‘ground zero’ days before the second anniversary of the world’s most powerful typhoon to ever make landfall, only comparable to the recent ‘Patricia’. The march intends to hold the administration of President Noynoy Aquino accountable for the... (More...)
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The Bahamas: There’s No Forgetting the Role Climate Change Played in Our Destruction

At the beginning of October, The Bahamas was battered by the first Category 4 storm to hit it since 1866, Hurricane Joaquin. The hurricane then went on to contribute to record shattering flooding and rain in South Carolina, USA. As the people of The Bahamas face the hard, expensive work of rebuilding their homes, schools, roads... (More...)
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