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Climate policy after Paris?

Environmental Economics

So this happened a week ago today: Climate policy expert Billy Pizer will give a public lecture Thursday, November 3, at 5 p.m. The lecture, "Climate Policy After Paris: How the U.S. 's Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

Acting on Climate for the Win

Conservancy Talk

Climate change, more so than almost any other challenge we face as a planet, will not be fixed by one nation acting alone. leadership on climate action proved no small factor in getting nations like China to be a team player in Paris.

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Migration in Motion: Visualizing Species Movements Due to Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

As climate change alters 
habitats and disrupts ecosystems, where will
 animals move to survive?
 As part of that study, scientists modeled the distribution and habitat needs of 2,903 vertebrate species in the Western hemisphere against land use and projected climate patterns.

Polar Vortex ? Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

this week has generated a lot of questions about climate change. Does the polar vortex disprove the theory of climate change? However, it does highlight the important distinction between weather and climate. The impacts of climate change will be felt by everyone.

Tackling the Climate Challenge

Conservancy Talk

Climate change is the biggest threat to achieving the mission of The Nature Conservancy, and perhaps the greatest challenge of our time. Last week, TNC co-sponsored the American Climate Leadership Summit, hosted by ecoAmerica. You’ll notice I haven’t said much about climate change yet.

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Climate Change and Birds

10,000 Birds

When climate changes, causing habitats to move, birds can get up and fly away to a new habitat, so really, they’ll be fine. I’ve been working on climate change lately (not causing it, but reading and writing about it) and birds have come up in a few places.

10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

You no doubt have heard about these and other effects of climate change. A changing climate will likely change your health, your sports and even what you drink. For Earth Week, we look at some of the unexpected potential effects of climate change, for both people and wildlife.

Political Green: The Climate is Mum

Green Home Blog

Political Green: The Climate is Mum. Climate change has not been discussed in any of the three presidential debates, a first since this issue became recognized on the political world stage since the 1980’s.

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Can Grasslands, The Ecosystem Underdog, Play an Underground Role in Climate Solutions?

Nature Conservancy - Science

My favorite baseball teams, the Royals and the Cubs, reminded us of this over the last two years, and prairies (the underdog in the world series of ecosystems) proved this again recently in an analysis demonstrating that grasslands have a role to play in our climate change solutions (Ahlering et al.

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We Applaud Proposed Conservative Case for Addressing Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

We should all welcome the carbon dividend proposal announced by the Climate Leadership Council today. One way we can put out the welcome mat is by reexamining our insistence on implementation of the Clean Power Plan as the Climate Leadership Council suggests.

Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today. The way we manage our lands can either accelerate or slow the rate of climate change.

5 Ways We Can Turn Paris Climate Commitments into Action

Conservancy Talk

The event marks a watershed moment in global efforts to address climate change and create a prosperous, low-carbon future. We need to carry on the spirit of collaboration we saw at the Paris climate talks. And we need to hold leaders accountable for their climate promises.

The Incredible Shrinking Bison, an Unexpected Impact of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Here’s a climate change impact you probably never considered: bison diets. As the climate warms, bison in North America are likely to shrink , as documented in research published by Joseph Craine and colleagues. Climate Change and the Future of Bison.

Double or Nothing? Our Climate Gamble

Nature Conservancy - Science

Communicating Climate Change and the Scientific Delusional Disorder. 10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change. Mother Nature just doubled the bet on the consequences of climate change, and right now the “cards” take the form of a paper just published in Nature by DeConto & Pollard.

An Environmentalist Goes to Alabama to Talk About Climate Change—Find Out What Happens Next

Conservancy Talk

commitments under the recent Paris climate agreement. But one message seems clear to me – we’d better get to work building a majority coalition that will support legislatively driven climate policy. Climate change also poses significant economic risks to the U.S.

Water and Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

Representatives of the more than 150 countries meeting in New York on April 22 for the symbolic signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change can justly celebrate a historic moment. Although Paris never set out directly to solve these problems, the links with climate change are inescapable.

The human/climate change connection: two approaches, same story

Environmental Economics

What is the connection between humans and temperature changes over time? 

Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View from Tanzania

Nature Conservancy - Science

As people around the world celebrate the remarkable Paris Agreement to address climate change , there’s a genuine opportunity for countries to act on their financial pledges to help the world adapt to climate change – especially people in developing countries who are most vulnerable.

Climate exodus facing the Middle East

Green Prophet

The conflict in Syria happening now was predicted six years ago by water and climate scientists. New research from Germany says climate refugees from the Middle East will be fleeing for cover in the near future. Health Climate Change

Climate change could make coffee extinct by 2080

Green Prophet

According to a new report issued by the Climate Institute, global warming will underpin an estimated 50 percent drop in coffee production by 2050. Significantly altered micro-climates will affect both coffee quality and yield sizes. “It’s

How California Uses Forests—and Economic Forces—to Fight Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

Louis Blumberg directs The Nature Conservancy’s California Climate Change Program. It’s easy sometimes to get frustrated about climate progress, even after the historic and ambitious Paris agreement in December.

Vegan Message Passionately Conveyed at People’s Climate March

Eccorazzi

Animal rights activists and folks who know animal ag is responsible for the greatest percentage of our earth''s crises represented at People''s Climate March. Read More The post Vegan Message Passionately Conveyed at People’s Climate March appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Becoming a Witness to Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

For years, I have understood the causes and consequences of climate change – intellectually at least – yet something always nagged at me. Like so many other things that we take on faith or on professional credentials, sometimes talking about climate change felt more ritual than real.

What’s Your Climate Change Elevator Pitch?

Sightline Daily

The clever folks over at Climate Denial Crock of the Week (that’s Peter Sinclair) and Skeptical Science (John Cook) were in San Fran back in December, interviewing scientists, when they had the brilliant idea to ask each one to give their best climate change “elevator pitch.”

Pope Francis’ Climate Change Talking Points

Sightline Daily

And he’s talking about climate change—a lot. But Francis is taking on climate change specifically, he’s talking about it in powerful new ways, and he’s going to great lengths to deliver his message far beyond the Catholic Church. Climate & Energy

Donald Trump Is "Not a Big Believer" in Climate Change

Mother Jones

One exception, where he actually did answer to the question asked of him, was the following exchange about climate change. As he has made clear many times before , he is a strident denier of climate science—or, as he puts it, "not a big believer," as though accepting the premise that greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels warms the planet requires some sort of leap of faith. Naturally, Trump also doesn't view climate change as a national security threat.

"Shattering Myths to Help the Climate"

Environmental Economics

Robert Frank: Why aren’t we demanding more forceful [climate] action? One reason may be the frequent incantation of a motley collection of myths, each one rooted in bad economics: Myth 1: The enormous uncertainty of climate science argues for a wait-and-see strategy. The claim here is that reducing greenhouse gases would be a wasted expense if climate change ends up causing only minor problems.

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Making Sea Turtles “Climate Proof”

Nature Conservancy - Science

The nesting beaches of hawksbill sea turtles are particularly vulnerable to climate change. How can conservationists help sea turtles adapt to climate change? Fifty to 60 years from now, beach erosion due to climate change could undo all this success,” he says.

Free Webinar on Climate Change Solutions

Green (Living) Review

Gaia Education are holding a free webinar on climate change solutions. Their next project is to launch a series of free webinars with the first one exploring Climate Change Solutions.

Video: The Art of Talking Climate Science

Sightline Daily

Here’s a perfect example: When the International Panel on Climate Change says “very likely” they mean greater than 90 percent. Political opponents of climate action use confusion to sow the seeds of doubt and stall progress. Climate & Energy

Breaking the Climate Fear Taboo

Sightline Daily

Photo Credit: catchesthelight via Compfight cc Over the past decade, we’ve seen a huge proliferation of research, workshops, conferences, strategy sessions, and articles about climate change communications. Here are some guidelines: Breaking the Climate Fear Taboo.

Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

” With those words this afternoon, President Obama took an important step toward turning his pledges on climate change into reality. February’s State of the Union address put climate change back on the national agenda.

Communicating Climate Change and the Scientific Delusional Disorder

Nature Conservancy - Science

In a New York Times op-ed piece this past Saturday, Naomi Oreskes articulates very well the implications of this communications problem for action on climate change. As a scientist, I must remind you that we cannot say for sure if humans are causing a global climate change catastrophe.

This Video by a woman who works for NASA flipped my perspective on Climate Change.

Elephant Journal

“Can you imagine if all of us NASA people just sat around going ‘Ah, that’s too hard,’ every time some ginormous obstacle happened?”.

Climate Change and Birds

10,000 Birds

I write a lot about climate change on my other blog , and so I don’t really feel a strong need to touch on this topic very often here. But when you think about it, climate change might be more important to the people who read 10,000 Birds than a lot of other groups of people. People like to deny the reality of climate change, but it is real, and sea level rise is part of that. The birds are in trouble and some of them are going to go extinct because of climate change.

Looking Back at Paris: Investing in Nature Gains Traction as Climate Solution

Conservancy Talk

climate convention where leaders made critical progress. Investing in Nature Emerges as Solution Investing in nature has been a priority at TNC during the past few years, and I was encouraged to see the idea gaining traction in discussions and events at the Paris climate convention.

New Federal Report: Climate Change Is Really, Really Scary.

Mother Jones

Must Reads: America Under the Gun | How to Win Any Climate Change Argument | Sequestration, Explained | Best. → Environment , Politics , Science , The Climate Desk , Top Stories. New Federal Report: Climate Change Is Really, Really Scary. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content.

Before the Flood: the Must-See Climate Change Film by Leonardo DiCaprio

Conservancy Talk

On stage in London introducing the film DiCaprio said, “The journey for me was to try and make a modern-day film about climate change. It draws attention to the topic but also allows critics to depict him and the climate issue as “fantasy.”

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Obama’s Climate Failure

Sightline Daily

When it comes to climate policy, I’m with country music star Toby Keith: we need a little less talk and a lot more action. So I didn’t listen to Obama’s big climate address yesterday because I already know that the President is a brilliant orator. Sweeping rhetoric isn’t going to convince me the Obama administration is serious about tackling climate change. Some billed today’s event as the opening move in a three-pronged attack on climate change. Climate & Energy

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The Sound of Skeptics: Parody to Highlight the Nonsense of Climate Change Naysayers. {Video}

Elephant Journal

This parody soley reflects the opinions of the parody writer and performer, even if 97% of climate scientists are in consensus about them.