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How global warming is adding to the health risks of poor people

By Abdul Rashid Thomas ~ The Sierra Leone Telegraph ~ The number of people dying due to climate-led changes in the environment are increasing and the poorest populations remain the hardest hit. Writing in theconversation.com, Lenore Manderson warns: “Developed economies are able to reduce environmental health risks through improved infrastructure, legal interventions and education. But the poorest populations, with the least political traction, remain vulnerable. Global warming simply adds to their health…

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Santa Barbara School Board Adopts Sweeping Climate Change Resolution

By Josh Molina ~ Noozhawk ~ Santa Babara Unified School District trustees have approved a sweeping resolution recognizing the threat of climate change and its connection to social justice and equity. The resolution, backed last week on a 5-0 vote, states that climate change disproportionately affects young people, people of color and those living in poverty. “Children represent a particularly vulnerable group because greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere will continue…

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