How climate change is already threatening human health


Grist

Editor’s note: We’re publishing a series from The Story Group that shows Americans on the front lines of climate change. The videos put faces to the warnings in the latest National Climate Assessment.

“Climate change and health are connected right here, right now, in our backyards all across the United States,” says Kim Knowlton, a convening lead author of the National Climate Assessment’s Human Health chapter.

Global warming threatens our well-being in many ways, including impacts from increased extreme weather events, wildfires, decreased air quality, and illnesses transmitted by food, water, and disease carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks. And those effects will hit the poor and people of color the hardest. 

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Asia: Cashmere Trade Threatening Wildlife with Extinction


The link below is to an article reporting on the threat to wildlife in Asia posed by the cashmere trade, which is displacing native wildlife.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0725-gen-cashmere.html

The Wilderness Society Being Torn Apart


Infighting is threatening to destroy the environmental group, ‘The Wilderness Society.’ A court battle now looms in order to sort out the mess that has become The Wilderness Society.

This is a group that I have supported in the past and depending on the outcome of the court case and what then happens with The Wilderness Society will determine whether I support the group again.

The Wilderness Society is a well known environmental group in Australia. It was formed to fight the Franklin Dam project in Tasmania in the 1970s.

The following link is to an ABC news article reporting on the story:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/05/03/2889021.htm

The Wilderness Society website:

http://www.wilderness.org.au/

The video below is a reflection on the Franklin Dam project protest.