climate canary
 n.— «They are dubbed the “climate canaries”—the people destined to become the first victims of world climate change. And as government ministers sit down in Nairobi at this weekend’s United Nations Climate Conference, the people most likely to be wiped out by devastating global warming will be only a few hundred miles away from their deliberations. Those people, according to research commissioned by the charity Christian Aid, will be the three million pastoralists of northern Kenya, whose way of life has sustained them for thousands of years but who now face eradication» —“3 Million Kenya Herdsmen Face Extinction From Global Warming” African News Dimension (Johannesburg, South AFrica) Nov. 12, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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