Monday, June 16, 2008

Environmental News Across the Diaspora

It is often reported that global warming will have the most profound effect on the lives of people already living in perilous and tenuous conditions around the world. So while we live in relative physical comfort in North America and the United Kingdom and may not feel a sense of urgency around changing our lifestyles, perhaps this information found on my environmental news feed, may motivate and encourage us to continue to live more consciously on behalf of our brothers and sisters around the world:

Al Gore backs O-B-A-M-A!

Global warming changing the landscape of Africa.

Climate change affects the Masai.

Farmers, conservationists fight against coal mining in South Africa.

Eco-friendly asthma inhalers to be more costly in U.S., jeopardizing health of African American children.

East African birds face dangers in the midst of global warming.

Food crisis may help small African farmers.

Big European investors buying up cheap farmland in Africa for greater control of food.

Check out this article from Urban Habitat to learn more about the impact of climate change on black, brown and poor populations around the world and suggestions on how you can help address and reduce these impacts.

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