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“My children have gone to bed hungry for the past three years. Our crops failed and the coffee farms have cut wages to $4 a day,” he says, playing nervously with the white maize kernels in a plastic trough strapped to his waist.“We hope the harvest will be good, but until then we have only one quintal [46kg] of maize left – which is barely enough for a month. I have to find a way to travel north, or else my children will suffer even more.”

Source: ‘People are dying’: how the climate crisis has sparked an exodus to the US | Global development | The Guardian

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After decades of growth, global CO2 emissions plateaued between 2014 and 2016, and there were hopes they had peaked. But fossil fuel emissions rose by 1.7% in 2017 and are set to rise 2.7% this year, to 37.1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to figures published today.

Source: Global Carbon Budget 2018: Emissions to hit all-time high – CNN

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There is a 75-80% chance of a climate-warming El Niño event by February, according to the latest analysis from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization.The last El Niño event ended in 2016 and helped make that year the hottest ever recorded by adding to the heating caused by humanity’s carbon emissions. The 2019 event is not currently forecast to be as strong as in 2016.

Source: Climate-warming El Niño very likely in 2019, says UN agency | Environment | The Guardian

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Climate change may bring with it a grim harm: Researchers report that rising temperatures might trigger a spike in suicides in the United States and Mexico.

“When talking about climate change, it’s often easy to think in abstractions. But the thousands of additional suicides that are likely to occur as a result of unmitigated climate change are not just a number, they represent tragic losses for families across the country,” said study author Marshall Burke, an assistant professor of earth system science at Stanford University.

In the study, his team analyzed several decades of temperature and suicide data in the two countries. They also sifted through more than half a billion Twitter messages to see whether words such as “lonely,” “suicidal,” and “trapped” were used more often during heat waves. (more…)

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The Climate Change Debate….appropriate on this Earth Day.

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Rick Perry  |  Marco Rubio   |   Rand Paul  |    Jeb Bush  |   Ted Cruz

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This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one.

Clean air and water, and a livable climate

are inalienable human rights.

And solving this crisis is not a question of politics.

It is our moral obligation.”

LEONARDO DICAPRIO

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Pictured Cape Henlopen, Delaware
From Google Images

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From Various Health Sources…Thursday May 08, 2014

• Weight-loss surgery not only helps obese people drop pounds, but it may also prevent the dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, according to new research.

•  Including a test of the heart’s electrical activity in screening programs for high school athletes increases the odds of detecting problems that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death, according to a new study.

•  Summertime ozone air pollution levels in the United States could rise 70 percent by 2050 due to climate change, according to a new study.

That means that nearly all regions of the continental U.S. will have at least a few days of unhealthy air during the summers. But heavily polluted areas in the East, Midwest and West Coast that already have many days with high ozone levels could be faced with unhealthy air for most of the summer.

•  One-quarter of U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have trouble getting enough access to enough food, according to new research.

Remember folks, move more eat less and buy local at your Farmers Markets.

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