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President Obama launches effort to highlight health costs of climate change

The White House launched a new initiative linking climate change and public health on Tuesday.

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Harjeet Singh: Vanuatu needs compensation, not charity

As it become one of the most contentious issues at the U.N. climate talks, ActionAid’s Harjeet Singh argues compensation for climate impacts is vital for climate impacted countries like Vanuatu.

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Doctors call for health institutions to lead on climate action

As the impacts of climate change mount, physicians are leading the charge to inform the public on the public health consequences of global warming.

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Climate change looms large in national security forecasts

Changes to the climate are causing more severe storms, withering heatwaves, and water shortages that may be igniting conflict around the globe.

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Weather presenters forecast stormy future without bold climate action

As part of a new campaign ahead of the UN climate summit in New York this month, the World Meteorological Organization is warning of a future of floods, storms and searing heat is climate change continues unabated.

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Climate change to cut crop yields and drive up food prices

As news reports of dry weather driving up food prices continues to hit the headlines, new research has warned that climate change’s impact on food security could be higher than previously thought.

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Climate change a global security threat, warn senior military officials

Climate change and extreme weather represent huge threats to countries’ national security, senior military officials have warned.

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Drought stricken crops photo

Drought stricken crops Creative Commons: US Department of Agriculture, 2012 Source: Flickr

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Flooding photo

Flooding in the UK Creative Commons: Cheltenham Borough Council, 2007 Source: Flickr

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Droughts have become more frequent in Eastern Africa. >> Truth-out.org

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