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mi ti gay shuhn

  • n  to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
  • n  a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
  • n  the action of lessening in severity or intensity

  • As a result, says Ugandan climate change specialist James Magezi-Akiiki, "in Africa, adaptation to climate change is more important than mitigation.
  • Further, while increased mitigation efforts will reduce climate impacts, even the most aggressive mitigation efforts will not eliminate the need for substantial adaptation .
  • Ultimately, Judge Robertson recognized that the Corps "obviously worked backwards from the mitigation dollars it could afford to make the project appear to return a positive .
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  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    This kind of comprehensive agreement would be an important step forward in the effort to rally the world around a solution to our climate challenge,Obama said. "And we agreed that each of us would take significant mitigation actions and...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in New York Times (blog)
    I would not be at this point, if they had another way of transportation, suggesting they ride the subway. From my perspective, it relates to is mitigation. If you're out in the middle of a field and someone sneezes that's one thing. If you're in a... Joe Biden FOXNews Apr 30, 2009 64408 85626 mitigation Mrs. Clinton emphasized that such a level of support was only possible in the context of a strong accord in which all major economies stand behind meaningful mitigation actions and provide full transparency as to their implementation."

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