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Killing Heat — It Felt Like 165 Degrees in Iran Today

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In Iran it was 115 degrees Fahrenheit today (46 C). Add in humidity and the heat index was a stunning 165 F (74 C). But what they really should be concerned about is the wet bulb reading

A Limit to Human Heat Endurance

Thirty five degrees Celsius. According to recent research, it’s the wet bulb temperature at which the human body is rendered physically unable to cool itself in the shade. At which evaporation not longer cools the skin. A temperature that results in hyperthermia, heat exhaustion and heat stroke — even when sitting still and out of direct sunlight over the course of about 1-3 hours. Basically, it’s the physical limits of human heat endurance.

The primary factors involved in determining wet bulb temperature are atmospheric temperature and humidity. The temperature of an air parcel cooled to saturation (100 percent humidity). Basically, it’s the…

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Do you know your NDA? The CCCCC is GCF Ready

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The Green Climate Fund (GCF) aims to multiply current actions and responses to climate change while deploying unprecedented levels of funding to invest in low-emission and climate-resilient development in the battle to save our Earth.  The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) was accredited as a regional implementing entity by to this key multilateral financing mechanism to support climate action in developing countries on July 09, 2015.

The Executive Director of the CCCCC, Dr. Kenrick Leslie says “It speaks to the high calibre of work being done in the region and the strength of our internal systems. We will now move forward with a set of ambitious and bankable projects that we have been developing under a directive from CARICOM Heads”.

The first GCF “Readiness Week” was  held from April 25 to 29th, 2016 to assist direct access entities in developing their project ideas. The event brought together the centre…

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Break Free From Fossil Fuels

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The largest global moment of civil disobedience in the history of the environmental movement begins today in the UK. This is the beginning of a wave of peaceful direct actions across six continents, lasting for 12 days, targeting the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects.

Hundreds draw red line to block the UK’s largest open cast coal mine Hundreds draw red line to block the UK’s largest open cast coal mine

Tomorrow thousands of people in Batangas, the Philippines will march onto the site of a proposed coal plant and over the next two weeks actions will unfold in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey and the United States — a giant wave unlike anything this movement has tried before.

You can follow each action live, as well as see all of the highlights of this unprecedented moment at breakfree2016.org

The scale of these actions is important; the world has never faced an injustice as great as climate…

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