Coffee and Climate: The Extinction of Coffee?



The world’s most famous coffee species is feared to face extinction and climate change could heavily impact nations producing coffee.

Yes, you read it right – coffee is on the brink of extinction.

That is, if climate change continues on its current course and we do not exhaust all possible efforts to somehow reverse or slow down its aggravating effects.
Climate change endangers the future of coffee.Climate change endangers the future of coffee.

Global warming coupled with human intrusion dangerously threatens the life span of our go-to morning drink. And we ought to be alarmed.
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

Facing the Danger of Rising Sea Levels



A recent report published by the world’s leading climate scientists warns us of what seems like a period of harrowing years for the future of humanity.
shows hands drowning in flood with buildings and homes in the background also submerged in flood.shows hands drowning in flood with buildings and homes in the background also submerged in flood.

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming landmark statement on the impacts of increasing global temperature. This includes projections on the land’s heat records, worsened flooding, species extinction, and rising sea levels.
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

Why you should Avoid Using Plastic Bottles



Plastic bottles are one of the leading causes of environmental degradation. Find out how you should deal with these hazards before they ruin our planet!

In my previous flood safety tips, I have repeatedly provided ways on how to protect one’s assets, homes, and loved ones from flooding. However, some people keep on asking me if I won’t directly address the root causes of climate change.

This image shows a mound of used plastic bottles.Water bottles are one of the leading causes of environmental degradation. | photo courtesy of cloudfront.net

Since people are asking me of my opinion about the root causes of climate change, I’ll give one short comprehensive answer — we should all ditch the plastic bottle.
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

What effects does flood have on forests?



Flood contaminated with chemicals can do more harm to forest compared to damages brought by drought or fire. Such flood can directly affect even photosynthesis.

Forests play a great factor in controlling flood. During rainy season, trees absorb water. Any flow of water is hampered by a cluster of trees; thus slowing down the flood’s descent.

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Trees also hold back and delay the flow of rainwater to streams and rivers. The soil tend to have a more open area which results from greater amounts of organic matter. They are also drier during summer periods due to high water consumption of forests. These conditions enhance the ability of the soil to receive and store rainwater, which is commonly referred to as a ‘sponge effect’.
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

Greece suffered floods of ‘biblical proportions’



Overnight severe storms hit Athens, capital of Greece resulting in flashfloods along the streets damaging buildings and loss of lives.

Another storm of ‘biblical proportions’ has hit the European continent. This time in Greece. Flash floods from Wednesday’s night of severe storm has cut a path of destruction near the Greek capital, killing 16 people and sweeping cars into buildings like rubber toys.

mud brought by flooding

The calamity was the worst to hit the capital in decades and the Greek government has declared a day of national mourning for the victims. The hardest hit was the town of Mandra, a suburb outside the outskirts of Athens. It is estimated about 500 homes and businesses were affected.
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

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