Author Archives: MotherEarthDesk

Climate Change And War Pushes Africa On Top Of Global Hunger Index 2017

Global Hunger Index 2017

Although global hunger had fallen more than a quarter since 2000, recent events like war and climate shocks are causing it to take a u-turn again, and the first victim of this is going to be Africa, said an annual Global Hunger Index 2017 on Thursday. Among the 119 countries surveyed, nearly half had “serious”,  “alarming” and “extremely alarming” hunger levels ...

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Consequences of Climate Change: Poor Nations suffer The Worst

A group of experts from Europe claims that the poorest nations of the planet are more likely to suffer from the dire consequences of climate change such as floods, droughts, famine, and diseases as weather conditions worsen. German strategy expert Ernst Rauch revealed that 60% of weather-related deaths around the world were among people who annually earn $1,000 or less ...

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Cascadia Subduction Zone could trigger a Disastrous earthquake

Cascadia subduction zone, a fault that runs from Vancouver Island to northern California, is bracing itself for an earthquake as pressure has built up in the zone since the 1700s. The eventual earthquake could measure at a magnitude of 9 and could be potentially comparable to the San Sixto earthquake, which hit Mexico in 1787 with an estimated magnitude of ...

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Fears Growing over A BIG ONE in San Andreas Fault, Here’s what You Need to Know

San Andrea Fault

On September 19th Los Angeles was rocked by an earthquake. Although it was a small quake of magnitude 3.6, it was enough to provoke some alarmed tweets and freak-out reaction GIFs. That same week, a devastating 7.1 magnitude quake struck Mexico, causing widespread damage and loss of life including in the densely-populated capital, Mexico City. Since then fears are growing ...

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Tropical Storm Nate kills 22 in Central America, heads for U.S.

Tropical Storm Nate killed at least 22 people in Central America on Thursday as it pummeled the region with heavy rain while heading toward Mexico’s Caribbean resorts and the U.S. Gulf Coast where it could strike as a hurricane this weekend. In Nicaragua, at least 11 people died, seven others were reported missing and thousands had to evacuate homes because ...

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Climate Change Is Making Us Sick: Claims New Book

A new book, co-authored by Stanford wilderness medicine expert Paul Auerbach warns that climate change is making us less immune and more prone to diseases. The book, titled Enviromedics, describes the frightening effects of climate change on health. It started back in 2008, when Jay Lemery, MD read an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association about ...

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What’s the economic cost of a big earthquake, Mexican Government still searching for answers

Mexico-City-Earthquake

Mexican government officials are still tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, but for the manager of a downtown restaurant, it is already all too clear. Sitting at the entrance of his Guapa Papa restaurant Monday surrounded in caution tape, Antonio Luna said: “This is a bust. It’s already closed ...

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