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Event Date: 
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 9:30am

Climate change impacts women disproportionately to men, and these impacts are amplified in vulnerable populations where communities have fewer resources to recover from and adapt to climate disasters. In the aftermath of the Bangladesh cyclone in 1991, for example, five times as many women died compared to men. In the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami 70% of the fatalities were women.[1]Gender inequalities extend to areas that are affected by other climate change impacts like deforestation, desertification, and higher temperatures.

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COP 22
Event Date: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Michael Schelde PhD, Director of the Grundtvig Study Center, Aarhus University, Denmark, to speak on Scandinavian Creation Theology

Monday, Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m. (refreshments), 7 p.m. (lecture)

University of St. Thomas, Robertson Hall, Room 116

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This morning at the COP, British medical journal The Lancet launched a new initiative called "The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change." The initiative is an international, multi-disciplinary research collaboration between academic institutions following the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, which emphasized that the response to climate change could be “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.”

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COP 22

In the wake of U.S. election results, Americans attending COP22 started getting a lot of questions from their global colleagues: What do we think of the president-elect? What positions will he take on (name your issue)? Who will he appoint to be in his Cabinet? But mostly—since we are here at a conference focused on international cooperation on dealing with our shared planetary climate crisis—the question was: “What does the election mean for U.S. action on climate change?”

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In Remembrance is an annual event at the Captain Joe Byrd Prison Cemetery in Huntsville, co-hosted by the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy and Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Huntsville. On the Saturday after All Souls Day, participants held an interfaith service of remembrance and prayed for the 3,500 families represented by the headstones. 

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