Climate disasters displace millions of people worldwide @ Guardian Interactive More than 32 million people fled their homes last year because of disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes – 98% of displacement related to climate change. Asia and west and central Africa bore the brunt. Some 1.3 million people were displaced in rich countries, with the US particularly affected. Floods in India and Nigeria accounted for 41% of displacement, according to the International Displacement Monitoring Centre and Norwegian Refugee Council
YET AGAIN! Enbridge has notified the press about a 2,500 barrel spill this past Saturday at its Cushing terminal in Oklahoma. While the news media is refering to the spill as a “crude oil” spill, this was probably taken directly from an Enbridge press release. It is very likely this was a tar sands spill. No media reports include anything except the basic statement provided by Enbridge, so there is more information to be discovered @ Tar Sands Blockade
A new study of more than 12,000 scientific articles published between 1991 and 2011 has found a 97% agreement among climate scientists that climate change is happening.
Research has also found that when people don’t realize there’s a scientific consensus, they’re less likely to support climate action. For this reason the new Consensus project works to highlight that the cause of climate change is clear and solutions are within reach! @ Consensus project
Arctic atmospheric research station gets funding to stay alive Laboratory in Eureka, Nunavut, studies ozone depletion and the effects of climate change. A $5-million government grant will allow it to remain in operation @ Toronto Star