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*[http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2008/06/business_leaders_urge_wealthy.html "Business leaders urge wealthy nations to take lead in global warming battle". Associated Press. June 20, 2008] *[http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2008/06/business_leaders_urge_wealthy.html "Business leaders urge wealthy nations to take lead in global warming battle". Associated Press. June 20, 2008]
*[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity Anup Shah. "Climate Justice and Equity". Global Issues. January 01, 2008] *[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity Anup Shah. "Climate Justice and Equity". Global Issues. January 01, 2008]
-*[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity "What equals effective". Down To Earth Magazine. December 15, 2007] 
*[http://www.climateark.org/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=68824 Jim Hardley. "China Says Rich Countries Should Take Lead on Global Warming". New York Times. February 7, 2007] *[http://www.climateark.org/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=68824 Jim Hardley. "China Says Rich Countries Should Take Lead on Global Warming". New York Times. February 7, 2007]
*[http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-06/08/content_6142284.htm "Hu urges 'common but differentiated responsibilities'". China Daily. June 8, 2007] *[http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-06/08/content_6142284.htm "Hu urges 'common but differentiated responsibilities'". China Daily. June 8, 2007]
*[http://www.enews20.com/news_UN_Rich_Nations_Must_Lead_Fight_Against_Global_Warming_03996.html "UN: Rich Nations Must Lead Fight Against Global Warming". eNews. November 27th 2007] *[http://www.enews20.com/news_UN_Rich_Nations_Must_Lead_Fight_Against_Global_Warming_03996.html "UN: Rich Nations Must Lead Fight Against Global Warming". eNews. November 27th 2007]
-*[http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/40227/story.htm Chris Buckley. "China Says Global Warming in Hands of Wealthy Nations". Reuters. February 7, 2007] 
*[http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/40227/story.htm Chris Buckley. "China Says Global Warming in Hands of Wealthy Nations". Reuters. February 7, 2007] *[http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/40227/story.htm Chris Buckley. "China Says Global Warming in Hands of Wealthy Nations". Reuters. February 7, 2007]
*[http://www.china.org.cn/english/international/211775.htm Li Heng. "Developed Countries Most to Blame for Climate Change." China.org. May 24, 2007] *[http://www.china.org.cn/english/international/211775.htm Li Heng. "Developed Countries Most to Blame for Climate Change." China.org. May 24, 2007]
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*[http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/12/bali_lessons.html Kit Batten. "The Lessons of Bali: The U.S. Needs to Lead on Global Warming". Center for American Progress. December 18, 2007] *[http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/12/bali_lessons.html Kit Batten. "The Lessons of Bali: The U.S. Needs to Lead on Global Warming". Center for American Progress. December 18, 2007]
*[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity Anup Shah. "Climate Justice and Equity". Global Issues. January 01, 2008] *[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity Anup Shah. "Climate Justice and Equity". Global Issues. January 01, 2008]
-*[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity "What equals effective". Down To Earth Magazine. December 15, 2007] +*[http://www.globalissues.org/article/231/climate-justice-and-equity "What equals effective". Down To Earth Magazine. December 15, 2007]
-*[http://www.pewtrusts.org/our_work_report_detail.aspx?id=32716 "Taking Responsibility: Why the United States Must Lead the World in Reducing Global Warming Pollution". Pew Charitable Trust. Dec 06, 2007]+
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==Resources for country-specific scenarios == ==Resources for country-specific scenarios ==

Revision as of 04:32, 18 February 2010

This page is a portal for The People Speak's Spring 2010 Global Debates. It provides resources and links on the topics of the contest. The topic for this year's contest is:

"Annex I Countries of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) should provide significantly increased aid to developing countries for the specific purpose of climate change adaptation."
See Debatepedia's pro/con article on the topic here.

Student participants will also be required to submit an adaptation plan for a specific country and the specific climate change threat we've paired with that country. Here are students' five options to choose from:

  1. Country: Ethiopia. Threat: Drought
  2. Country: Bangladesh. Threat: Flooding
  3. Country: Philippines. Threat: Storms (more frequent, more intense)
  4. Country: Maldives. Threat: Sea level rise
  5. Country: Malawi. Threat: Uncertainty in agriculture, food deficits

See links to resources for these scenarious at the bottom of the page.

Here is the guide and worksheet for constructing your climate change adaptation plan:

Below are links to resources that will be of use to both the larger debate topic and to the country-specific and scenario-specific plans.

Good starting places

Primary resources (reports and studies)

Resources on developing world responsibilities on climate aid

Resources for country-specific scenarios

Country: Ethiopia. Threat: Drought

Country: Bangladesh. Threat: Flooding

Country: Philippines. Threat: Storms (more frequent, more intense)

Country: Maldives. Threat: Sea level rise

Country: Malawi. Threat: Uncertainty in agriculture, food deficits

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