As a result of climate change, more and more regions are turning into inhospitable deserts. Fertile soil becomes so desiccated or saline that hardly anything will grow in it. Hunger and thirst force ever more people to flee their homes.
Terrorism and climate change are widely considered as the two most significant threats of our time, but what few realize is to what extent the two are connected.
This year's COP23 has built on innovative solutions that were introduced in COP21. This included changing our understanding of carbon's function, says Indian environmentalist Dr. Vandana Shiva.
The inhabitants of Lau Lagoon in Solomon Islands have lived in harmony with nature for generations. Now their entire way of life is vanishing beneath the waves.
Island nations of the world, unite! The UN climate conference in Bonn symbolizes cooperation between those responsible for climate change and its victims, says Klaus Töpfer, former head of the UN environment program.
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