Study Finds Indian Ocean Sea-Level Rise Threatens Coastal Areas; Climate Change Partly Responsible

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finds that the sea-level rise is at least partly a result of climate change. The rise—which may aggravate monsoon flooding in Bangladesh and India—could have future impacts on both regional and global climate. The study indicated that the Seychelles Islands and Zanzibar off Tanzania’s coastline show the largest sea level drop. 2010) Patterns of Indian Ocean sea-level change in a warming climate.

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. Unfortunately, this conference focused primarily on setting a cap on carbon emissions and providing financial aid to developing countries to build capacities to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. Tags: Climate Change Perspective Policy

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Global study shows uneven urbanization among large cities in the last two decades

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Kathmandu in Nepal, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania). The world has experienced significant urbanization in recent decades. According to the latest report from the United Nations (UN), the global population in 2018 was 7.6 billion and the urban population was 4.2 billion.

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Researchers castigate planning bodies for ill-conceived Jatropha programs

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Research on Jatropha planting in Tanzania found the net present value of a five-year investment in Jatropha plantation was negative with a loss of US$ 65 per ha on lands with yields of 2 tons/ha of seeds and only slightly beneficial at US$9 per ha with yields of 3 tons when the average expected Jatropha seed yield on poor barren soils is only 1.7 The results of massive plantings of Jatropha worldwide for use as a biofuel feedstock—some 12.8

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Researchers Finds Lake Tanganyika Has Experienced Unprecedented Warming Over Last Century

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Lake Tanganyika is bordered by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia—four of the poorest countries in the world, according to the United Nations Human Development Index. Climate change models show a general warming in the region, which, if accurate, would cause even greater warming of the Lake Tanganyika’s surface waters and more stratification in the lake as a whole.

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