Climate Variability and Climate Change: The New Climate Dice


This peer-reviewed paper, which has been submitted to a leading scientific journal and made available to Time.com prior to publication, can be downloaded at the following website: http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2012/05/10/global-warming-an-exclusive-look-at-james-hansens-scary-new-math/#ixzz1z1Yv5dJP

[Notice that the date on the New York Times article is May 10, 2012 and the date on the journal article is November 10, 2011.  Given humanity’s urgent need for scientific information, we need to speed up the scientific journal publication process, without compromising the quality of the publications.]

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Did you know that between 60 and 80% of the food produced in most developing countries is produced by women


Did you know that “…up to 75% of people living in developing countries rely on agriculture for their livelihoods and that over 90% of Africa’s agricultural production comes from small-scale production. Many of these farmers are women, who play a critical role in food and nutrition security and are responsible for growing, buying, selling and cooking the food. Between 60 and 80% of the food produced in most developing countries is produced by women and in sub-Saharan Africa, the figure is between 80 and 90 per cent. Yet less than 2% of land in sub-Saharan Africa is owned by women.”

“Across Africa, farmers are experiencing unpredictable growing seasons, making the age-old art and science of farming a guessing game. It is estimated that by 2050, up to 25% of world food production could be lost as a result of climate change, water scarcity and land degradation. This, combined with an expected population of 9 billion in 2050, paints a frightening picture of what may lie ahead for the next generation.”
Excerpt from GIMAC speaking notes for Mary Robinson President, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ)

The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ)

Why women are world’s best climate change defense


The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ)

The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ) is a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those many victims of climate change who are usually forgotten – the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world.

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