Navigation Links
Indigenous peoples at world summit to share climate change observations, coping techniques
Date:4/19/2009

y of precipitation, the direction and intensity of winds, waves, ocean currents and storm circulations, the volume of rivers, and the ranges of plants and animals.

UNU researchers say the greatest number of people will be affected by climate change through more frequent drought and spreading desertification, by rising sea levels that inundate coastal communities, through the expanded range of diseases like malaria and dengue fever, and by the disappearance of glaciers, which will stunt the usual supply of water in areas such as the Indian subcontinent, where more than 2 billion people will reside by 2050.

Dr. Anthony Oliver-Smith of the University of Florida and UNU's Institute for the Environment and Human Security, who researches the link between the environment and migration, says the impact of climate change on Indigenous Peoples will be particularly severe because most practice subsistence lifestyles and share a deep connection with ancestral lands.

Says Prof. Oliver-Smith: "Climate change will make things significantly worse for people with difficult lives already due to discrimination, poor nutrition and health conditions. Most Indigenous Peoples today live oppressed existences as minority groups within states. Climate change for them layers another potentially crushing pressure on top of many others."

Human rights regime proposed to protect victims of forced "climigration"

Alaskan human rights lawyer and Summit participant Robin Bronen is part of a growing group of experts calling for an international legal regime to protect the rights of people uprooted by the creeping effects of climate change.

She coined the term "climigration" to describe forced, permanent migration of communities due to severe climate change impacts on infrastructure such as health clinics and schools, and on livelihoods and well-being.

"Communities forced to relocate must participate throughout the process, includi
'/>"/>

Contact: Terry Collins
terrycollins@rogers.com
416-538-8712
United Nations University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related biology news :

1. Indigenous water frogs under threat
2. Forest peoples rights key to reducing emissions from deforestation
3. The worlds oldest bacteria
4. When bivalves ruled the world
5. Brains timing linked with timescales of the natural visual world
6. Amid spiralling government interest, worlds top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei
7. Smithsonian scientists help lead effort to barcode worlds species
8. NASA celebrates a decade observing climate impacts on health of worlds oceans
9. The best both of worlds -- how to have sex and survive
10. NASA celebrates a decade observing climate impacts on health of worlds oceans
11. Amid spiralling government interest, worlds top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for other purposes can ... human cells, including those that cause Legionnaires, disease, brucellosis, ... mBio , the online open-access journal of the American ... non-antibiotic drugs that could one day help curb bacterial ... list inhibit the growth of at least three of ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... coral communities showing signs of damage from the Deepwater Horizon ... in the Gulf of Mexico. The discovery was made by ... Penn State University. A paper describing this work and additional ... Mexico will be published during the last week of July ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . , "The ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... the South Pole in 1911, but new research shows ... , Using data from 16 ice cores collected from ... South Pole, a group led by Joe McConnell of ... the most accurate and precise reconstruction to date of ... described in an article published today in the online ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New route to identify drugs that can fight bacterial infections 2Impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coral is deeper and broader than predicted 2Lead pollution beat explorers to South Pole, persists today 2Lead pollution beat explorers to South Pole, persists today 3
... NOAA scientists report the discovery of the first known colony of ... A report on the discovery was published last month in the ... name due to its flat-topped, table-like shape, table coral ( Acropora ... of the tropical Pacific, but it has never been observed in ...
... online by the Nature journal Leukemia suggests ... some types of leukemia resist treatment can increase the ... Cincinnati Children,s Hospital Medical Center report that their experimental ... along with chemotherapy was particularly effective at stopping ...
... Calif. , Aug. 8, 2013 The radio frequency ... moving slowly mainly due to high costs and the criticality ... related to food safety and drug traceability in the U.S. ... into the market. New analysis from Frost & ...
Cached Biology News:Study suggests way to fight therapy resistant leukemia by blocking DNA repair 2Study suggests way to fight therapy resistant leukemia by blocking DNA repair 3Frost & Sullivan: Government Mandates Create Momentum in Uptake of Radio Frequency Identification in Global Cold Chain 2Frost & Sullivan: Government Mandates Create Momentum in Uptake of Radio Frequency Identification in Global Cold Chain 3Frost & Sullivan: Government Mandates Create Momentum in Uptake of Radio Frequency Identification in Global Cold Chain 4
(Date:7/29/2014)... (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The first ... a next generation approach to robotics. What sets Droidles ... patent pending technology that allows them to communicate, share ... wirelessly over the internet. , “The invention is the ... the little Droidles a life of their own, both ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Eppendorf Centrifuge 5427 R has ... R is geared towards high-end applications like genomic, atomic, ... towards work requiring high sample throughput. Pipette.com is excited ... their extensive 16, 48, and 64 multichannel pipettes as ... tubes, PCR strip tubes, and more. , Introducing ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... The prestigious "Discovery or Exploration in History ... to Juliana Hillis and Kaylie O’Connell, students at Stoneham ... an Egg, Everything: America’s First IVF Baby". This project ... National History Day program during a week-long final competition ... Washington, D.C. , The growing popularity of the assisted ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Dr. Jason Wendel – recipient of a ... of the Top 10 Plastic Surgeon Specialists for Nashville, TN ... His complete line includes a Hydration Booster, Retexturing Night Crème, ... and skin a younger, more radiant appearance while protecting them ... different, that is why at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Droidles, the Social Network of Robots and Open Source Platform for the Internet of Things, Launches for Crowd Funding on IndieGoGo.com 2International Pipette Distributor, Pipette.com Announces the Addition of the Eppendorf Centrifuge 5427 R to Their Product Portfolio 2In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) was the Subject of This Year’s Winning Entry for the Prestigious Library of Congress “Discovery or Exploration in History Award” 2In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) was the Subject of This Year’s Winning Entry for the Prestigious Library of Congress “Discovery or Exploration in History Award” 3Dr. J. J. Wendel Launches New Line of Skin Care Products 2
... MONTREAL and KIEL, Germany, ... researchers at the Kiel- based Collagen,Research Institute (CRI) ... peptides (FORTIGEL(R)) in the context of cell experiments.,Last ... the congress of the,Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) ...
... , BOZEN, Italy, September 14 ... CytoCare(TM) and i.v.STATION(TM) Robots to,be deployed across all of its ... "After multi-year due diligence on 2 ... on this exciting new technology [due to RIVA,s,publicly announced multi-year ...
... , , , ... Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP ), a leading provider of ... today introduced the IVIS Lumina XR in vivo imaging system, ... XR system combines highly sensitive bioluminescence and fluorescence molecular optical ...
Cached Biology Technology:Important Step Forward in Osteoarthritis Research: Bioactive Collagen Peptides Stimulate the Regeneration of Cartilage Tissue 2Important Step Forward in Osteoarthritis Research: Bioactive Collagen Peptides Stimulate the Regeneration of Cartilage Tissue 3Dr M Group Selects Health Robotics' Technology Over RIVA for all of its I.V. Compounding Centers in South East Asia 2Dr M Group Selects Health Robotics' Technology Over RIVA for all of its I.V. Compounding Centers in South East Asia 3Dr M Group Selects Health Robotics' Technology Over RIVA for all of its I.V. Compounding Centers in South East Asia 4Caliper Life Sciences Launches IVIS(R) In Vivo Imaging System with X-Ray 2Caliper Life Sciences Launches IVIS(R) In Vivo Imaging System with X-Ray 3
... Dot Blot Kits overcome this limitation and ... a wide range in low-density protein array ... They are ideal for performing reverse-phase protein ... for the presence of low abundant antigens. ...
AC input: 50-60 Hz 115-120 V...
... is an aqueous solution that contains ... non-toxic stabilizing chemicals in a MES ... 6.5. This product contains a ... bromonitrodioxane as a preservative. StabilZyme ...
... [3D12] to Lambda Free Light Chain ... light chains of human immunoglobulin. ... constantly expressed epitope of lambda chain. ... of free lambda chains but not ...
Biology Products: