Adding to Planetary Alarm Bells, Top US Finance Official Warns Climate Crisis a Recipe for Global Economic Collapse


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CFTC Commissioner Rostin Behnam says, “As most of the world’s markets and market regulators are taking steps towards assessing and mitigating the current and potential threats of climate change, we in the U.S. must also demand action from all segments of the public and private sectors, including this agency.”

More Mangroves: Protecting Tropical Coastal Areas from Cyclone Damage


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Storms such as the recent cyclone Fani remind us that climate change will expose both India and Bangladesh to future superstorms; both states continue to fail to safeguard the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, and a major bulwark against future calamities.