Why no rush to aid Pakistan? Russia, Pakistan Show Need for Climate Action

The images are devastating, as are the numbers. The floods in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, by now reaching as far south as the Punjab, have affected more people than all major natural disasters in the past six years combined. Some 14 million people - 2 million displaced - and 300,000 homes have been hit, with 1,600 fatalities so far.

http://bit.ly/c3sv9s



Global Warming and the Pakistani Flood

It's impossible to look at the images coming out of Pakistan and not shake your head at the brutality of Mother Nature. But is it Mother Nature's fault-or our own?

http://www.progressive.org/wx081310.html



Errant climate may be sign of breakdown, scientists say

Floods, fires, melting ice, and feverish heat - from smoke-choked Moscow to water-soaked Iowa and the High Arctic, the planet seems to be having a midsummer breakdown. It is not just a portent of things to come, scientists say, but a sign of troubling climate change already under way.

http://bit.ly/9pw7xW



'Blocked' jetstream to blame for freak weather in Russia and Pakistan, say scientists

A massive heatwave in Russia and the current devastating floods in Pakistan could be linked by the unusual behaviour of the jetstream, scientists believe.

http://bit.ly/ccH5DG



World feeling the heat as 17 countries experience record temperatures

2010 sees record highs in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine but also many African, Middle Eastern and Latin American countries.

http://bit.ly/cgpOBf



Biggest relocation in China since Three Gorges

China's growing thirst for water is driving one of the world's biggest mass relocations, with 440,000 people leaving their homes to make way for a huge man-made canal project to channel water to drought-prone Beijing.

http://bit.ly/cABfzn



Russia, Pakistan Show Need for Climate Action

By Simon Butler

If you are not at least a little bit scared about the Russian heatwave or the huge floods in Pakistan, then you really should be.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26210.htm



Am I an Activist for Caring About My Grandchildren's Future? I Guess I Am

Concerted action to tackle climate change will happen only if the public demands it for the sake of future generations.

http://bit.ly/djU21z


From Information Clearing House

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Why is the World Unmoved by the Plight of Pakistan?
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