Climate change news Updates: 30 October, 2013

30 October 2013: Climate Change News updates:

1. Accelerating Rate Of Climate Change Will Challenge Farmers
Climate change is forcing farmers to adapt, but the accelerating rate of change will present bigger challenges to food production. That was one of the messages conveyed during a day long symposium at the Vermont Law School sponsored by the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law last week.

2. Lessons on adapting to climate change
Representatives from 20 cities from  across South Asia will come together in Kochi on Wednesday to learn from each other on the issue of adaptation to climate change at the seminar on  Asian Cities Adapt: Learning Exchange, co-organised by ICLEI South Asia and Kochi Corporation. The two-day workshop, will present an impressive line-up of high-level local representatives from India, the Philippines, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Nepal, who will discuss solutions on how cities can adapt to climate change, together with climate experts and other practitioners from India, Southeast Asia and Europe. The civic representatives from other cities include Male city (Maldives) Mayor Maizan Ali Manik, Mongla Mayor Zulfikar Ali, and Singra (Bangladesh) Mayor Shamim Al Razi, and Shimla Deputy Mayor Tikender S Panwar.

3. Indonesians Unaware of Climate Change
A new survey has revealed that information on climate change is failing to reach people who are most prone to the environmental changes in Indonesia. BBC Media Action which launched Survey Climate Asia said that the survey, which studied how people deal with effects of climate change, found campaigns related to the global phenomenon did not reach suburban areas in Indonesia and that they failed to inform the public on how to adapt to the changes they were facing. The survey involved more than 33,500 respondents in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam.

4. Climate change may make coastal flooding like Sandy’s more frequent
Beyond coastal flooding events, climate change is leading to other extreme weather patterns. In 2003 and 2004, a series of summer heat waves in Central Europe and Russia took more than 30,000 lives, by some estimates. A 2010 heat wave killed 11,000 in Moscow alone. These are related to rising global land temperatures, as well as decreasing air quality….



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