Monthly Archives: February 2014

NUIM Launches new International Masters in Transformative Community Development

  Climate change threatens the livelihoods of rural communities in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa where agriculture is predominantly rain-fed and subsistence farming is the norm. With climate change the area suitable for agriculture, the length of growing seasons and yield potentials are expected to dramatically decrease, adversely affecting food security and exacerbating malnutrition. The […]

Climate change scientist stresses the need to plan for extreme weather

Dr Conor Murphy says preventative measures against flooding are cheaper than dealing in a reactive manner   First published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014, 01:03 (Source: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/climate-change-scientist-stresses-the-need-to-plan-for-extreme-weather-1.1679489) Putting preventative measures in place to deal with flooding is cheaper than dealing in a reactive way to the extreme weather that is going to become more frequent over […]