Inaction on economic, climate and resource threats raising anxieties at Rio+20

AlertNet: Brazil's Amazon region this year saw its worst flooding in over 100 years of record-keeping, just seven years after it suffered its worst recorded drought. "We are seeing the cycle of climate extremes has changed totally,' observed Eduardo Braga, a former governor of Amazonas state and now chair of Brazil's Senate. "What was a climate extreme that came every 30 or 50 or 100 years is now much more frequent.' "In our opinion this is one of the alerts humanity needs to understand,' he warned Saturday......

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