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    As long as the People are not leading the change for an ecological paradigm-shift, the nightmare of flooding will prevail

    David Sauvage · Tuesday, 19 April - 07:19 edit

Why don't capitalists give Nature a break ? After a hotel project in the Blue Bay Ramsar site, an hotel in a dune system at La Cambuse, a planned hotel in a wetland at Les Salines Black-River, proposed villas in Pointe d’Esny and Belle Ombre wetland systems, and the Pomponette coastline to name a few, we need to end these ecocides.

The Ecological Crisis is such a tremendous challenge to address that all the People of the Republic of Mauritius should be deeply part of it. We believe that Rezistans ek Alternativ has paved the way forward as we succeeded to federate an unprecedented horizontal mobilisation to face the Wakashio oil spill, and such an eco-socialist open-approach is a must-have to face the Ecological Crisis.

The worst is that big corporations and oligarchs have access to such information, as it is the case for the ESA 2009 Study, for them to craft their EIA applications, or the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to be able to carefully select the lands they speculate on, leaving the flood-prone lands to the working-class. Climate injustice also starts here.

#mauritius #esabillnow #ramsar #wetlands #climate

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    Climate change is expected to hit heritage sites across Africa / ArsTechnica · Monday, 28 February, 2022 - 19:11 · 1 minute

Image of archeological ruins as the oceanside.

Enlarge / Tipasa, a Roman site in Algeria, faces a high risk from sea level rise. (credit: Ethel Davies / Getty Images )

Climate change is poised to impact not just our present but our history as well. According to the IUCN , climate change has now become “the most prevalent threat” to heritage sites around the world. Many wealthy countries like the United States have data about what's likely to be impacted, but other parts of the world are facing a dearth of information on this issue.

New work performed by an international team of 11 researchers across various disciplines aims to address this lack of data for the continent of Africa. The team identified hundreds of sites with cultural importance and compared their locations to where future sea level rise flooding and erosion is expected to occur in the future. “If you have erosion, you’re more likely to have flooding, and vice versa,” Joanne Clarke, a professor of archaeology at the University of East Anglia and one of the authors, told Ars.

Clarke noted that this information could be used to help protect the sites and better understand which parts of the continent need more protection. Further, she argued that the ways in which we look at the issue of climate change and heritage sites is skewed toward wealthier parts of the world, which are better able to manage the worst of the world’s shifting climate.

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