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Follow us @climatechangelb                          Issue 39 - September 2015


Muslim scholars issued an Islamic Declaration on Climate Change – drawing from religious teachings – calling on the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims to do their part in fighting climate change by eliminating dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and committing to renewable energy sources because “the climate crisis is also a moral crisis”.

For those of you interested in learning more about climate change, we have uncovered valuable opportunities in the form of online training courses that are free of charge and accessible to all. We recommend these two e-learning sites hosted by the United Nations Climate Change Learning Partnership and The World Bank

Ecotourism

travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of the local people (TIES, 2015) 
21 September 2015

INDC Final Consultation Meeting @ Mövenpick

  50%


of the Lebanese car fleet is over 20 years old
Stinking vacations

Caribbean beaches are attacked by sargassum, a seaweed that has laid siege to coastlines. Warmer ocean temperatures lead to seaweed booms which are ugly, smelly, harmful to marine life and – more alarmingly – tourism revenues. Some vacationers however, have braved the stink.
Frightening budget

By August 13 humanity's demand on nature exceeded what Earth can regenerate in 2015. Earth Overshoot Day is the day when humanity's demand for natural resources surpasses nature's supply. Yet another spotlight shed on the COP21 in Paris. 

Climate change for bookworms:
Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats by Gwynne Dyer (Chapter Five, pages 165 to 167)

Drought periods in Lebanon are predicted to occur 15-30 days  earlier due to climate change and to become 9 days and 18 days longer by 2040 and 2090, respectively.

Photo Credit: lainfo.es
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