Tagged: Climate Change

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Poor crop yields, water shortages and more extreme temperatures are pushing rural villagers closer to the brink as climate change grips Nepal. Watch our slideshow of local people and the problems they are facing.

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Oxfam Global Ambassador and Hollywood actor Gael Garcia Bernal stars in our new on-line advertisement, urging people to join the new “tck tck tck” climate change campaign.

Oxfam Global Ambassador and Hollywood actor Gael Garcia Bernal stars in a new on-line advertisement made by international agency Oxfam urging people to join the new “tck tck tck” climate change campaign.

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Imja Glacier Lake (5010m) is growing rapidly resulting from melting of the Imja Tsho Glacier, due to rise in temperature. The lake is at   high risk of Glacier Lakes Outburst Flood threatening communities living below. Credit: Govinda Joshi/ICIMOD Nepal

Poor crop yields, water shortages and more extreme temperatures are pushing rural villagers closer to the brink as climate change grips Nepal, according to a new report launched by the international aid agency Oxfam.

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River life on Char Atra, Bangladesh. The island is experiencing deeper and longer lasting floods due to climate change. Credit: Dan Chung

The world’s most climate vulnerable countries must work together in international climate negotiations or the needs of the one billion people they represent risk being ignored, concluded a summit of international civil society in Dhaka this week.

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Oxfam G8 Big Heads stunt: The G8 are cooking up the planet and spicing it with CO2. Credit: Nicola Sacco/Oxfam-UCODEP

After three days of talking, the Italian G8 Summit 2009 was more about broken promises and photo opportunities, instead of real progress on solving poverty.

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Oxfam Big Heads stunt: The G8 feasts while 1 in 6 in the world go hungry. Credit: Ilaria Di Biagio/Oxfam-UCODEP

We've reviewed and analyzed the G8 Communique from Day 1 of the Summit, and here's our take.

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Cyclone Aila (25 May 2009) caused substantial damage across areas of southern Bangladesh and West Bengal. Most of the damage was due to the high tidal surge, which broke through embankments, submerging villages and rural markets. Credit: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Our new report warns multiple climate impacts could reverse 50 years of work to end poverty. Shifting seasons are destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger - but this is just one of the multiple climate change impacts taking their toll on the world’s poorest people.

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Elisabeth Tamara, 10, with Nevado Huascaran, the highest mountain in Peru, in the background. Locals, who depend on glacial melt for their water   supplies, say the level of ice and snow on the mountain is retreating. Credit: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

The G8 Summit is an important opportunity to give action on climate change a huge political boost. G8 countries created the climate crisis and they have the financial resources to tackle it.

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