Roundup: Jean Yule, climate change, Palestine
Jean Russel Yule, OAM: activist, writer, educator 20-1-1918 — 13-10-2012.
In order to tackle the looming catastrophe of climate change, we must first change the way information flows.
Pointing to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy and other weather disasters this year, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told an international climate conference Tuesday that it was time to “prove wrong” those who still have doubts about global warming.
The planet must not be allowed to warm beyond 2 degrees Celsius, according to the official targets at the Climate Change Conference in Doha. But a new study shows the goal is far from realistic. Current human activity is set to increase the temperature by some 5 degrees, and the consequences will be dire, scientists warn.
Churches for Middle East Peace and other church and civil society groups in the United States are working to forestall a backlash against Palestinians.