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The impact of climate change on language loss

Tuesday, December 4, 2018  
Posted by: Dana Walker

Images of extreme weather and alarming headlines about climate change have become

 

common. Last month, dire predictions about our warming planet from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were reported as distressing scenes from a devastating tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia were still in the news.

As residents of Sulawesi villages mourn their losses and rebuild their neighbourhoods, scientists and policy makers seek to better understand and prepare for the effects of climate change. Often overlooked are the effects on the world’s languages.

Read more here. 


 
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