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Can the Poor be Insured Against Climate Change?

Publié le 1 février, 2008 | Pas de commentaires
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Can the Poor be Insured Against Climate Change?

Moving into the XXI century, images of lives devastated by floods in Asia, droughts in Africa and cyclones in Central America are becoming increasingly familiar, reminding us of how vulnerable people in developing countries are to climate change. Considering the hardships these people face every time a catastrophe dawns on them, could they not perhaps […]

The Nobel Prize and the ‘Wicked’ Challenge of Climate Change

Publié le 1 décembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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The Nobel Prize and the ‘Wicked’ Challenge of Climate Change

As recognized by the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore’s style of science communication reflect complimentary approaches to global capacity-building in the face of ‘wicked planetary environmental issues’. How do these initiatives work to strengthen communication between science, politics and people? Might their effects be enhanced by […]