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Climate Change Seen Firsthand

by Julie Schwietert Oct 15, 2009

MAYBE CLIMATE CHANGE can really only be understood by seeing it first hand.

In their travels around the world, Matador’s editors have witnessed the effects of climate change with their own eyes. Today, in recognition of Blog Action Day, Matador editors Lola Akinmade and Hal Amen posted dispatches about climate change issues in Nigeria and Bolivia.

Matador Goods editor Lola Akinmade examines this image, explaining how global poverty and climate change are inextricably linked. Click here to read the full article, “The Scarcity of Breath.”

Matador Trips editor Hal Amen reports on why a receding, melting glacier matters to a community in Bolivia. Click here to read about “los pobres dying of thirst. Just one consequence among countless others of climate change.”

Community Connection:

Have you witnessed the effects of climate change in your travels or in your own community? Share the story below. If you have a photo that tells the story better, consider submitting it to Matador’s Flickr photo pool!

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