Helping Birds Adapt to Climate Change in the Nevada Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

Planting trees to help birds adapt to climate change is the latest chapter in a history of Amargosa River conservation. The post Helping Birds Adapt to Climate Change in the Nevada Desert appeared first on Cool Green Science.

Climate Change

Environmental Economics

Last week ( or at least that's when it was covered in the popular press ), climate scientist Ed Hawkins put out a simple illustration of changes in global temperatures since 1850.    I used Dr. Hawkins image and had a little fun:      

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A Climate Change Crash

10,000 Birds

We expect climate change to have a mostly negative effect on natural habitats, at least short and medium term. Yes, there has “always” been climate change. Stable and healthy modern ecosystems known to have existed in recent decades (there may be none extant at this very moment) arrived at that state after a long history involving change. But we also know that rapid change can have long term devastating effects.

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. Climate change is the biggest threat to migratory birds this century.

Stand-up economist: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change

Environmental Economics

Yoram Bauman:  This is the fifth such review I’ve been involved in and it is almost certainly the last review I’ll be doing, for the simple reason that the vast majority of textbooks now have excellent content on climate change! (If

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. I’d like to take a moment to touch on a few disparate aspects of the relationship between climate change and birds. because the Holocene had little rapid climate change.

The Holidays Are a Great Time To Talk About Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Four essential things you can tell your family about climate change. Climate Change Climate

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EPA: Climate change research

Environmental Economics

From the EPA climate change webpage : EPA research improves knowledge of the health and environment effects of climate change and provides sustainable solutions for communities to effectively manage and reduce the impacts of a changing climate. Research Areas for Climate Change. Air Quality and Climate Change. Ecosystems and Climate Change. Energy and Climate C hange. Human Health and Climate Change.

Overcoming a Climate Change Fallacy

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate Change From the Field Ideas Climate Natural Climate Solutions Nature-based Solutions TNC ScienceNew Science shows coastal wetlands in the U.S. remove more greenhouse gases – especially CO2 – than they release. For now.

Can Migrating Birds Adapt To Climate Change?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Migratory birds are facing changing insect hatches and tree blooms. Birds & Birding Climate Change Birds Climate NatureNet FellowsHow can they adapt? And how can you help?

Climate Change and Snot

Environmental Economics

I like when The Daily Show makes my job easy: The Daily Show Daily Show Full Episodes ,   More Daily Show Videos ,   Comedy Central Full Episodes

Is Climate Change Fair?

Environmental Economics

Just got around to reading the Hsiang et al piece in Science on the inequitable economics impacts of climate change.  Here's the abstract: Estimates of climate change damage are central to the design of climate policies. Here, we develop a flexible architecture for computing damages that integrates climate science, econometric analyses, and process models. B ) Change in all-cause mortality rates, across all age groups. (

"Climate Change’s Bottom Line"

Environmental Economics

From a profile of "the Risky Business Project, an unusual collection of business and policy leaders determined to prepare American companies for climate change": In May 2014, the committee members gathered at the Bloomberg Philanthropies offices in Manhattan to hear two of the authors commissioned by the Rhodium Group — Robert E. Kopp, a climate scientist at Rutgers University, and Solomon M.

Inner Climate Change

The Green Changemakers

Source: [link] How do we navigate the intensity of emotions and reactions stirred up by climate change, or COVID-19 for that matter? In this documentary you will go with us on a journey to see how our inner climate relates to the topic of climate change.

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Climate change threatens Christmas

Environmental Economics

adaptation. https://t.co/hslh2bpBht. hslh2bpBht. — (((Richard Tol))) (@RichardTol) December 12, 2016

Audubon’s New Report on Climate Change Shows Us How We Can Make a Difference

10,000 Birds

The data and modeling are complex, but the story these numbers tell us simple: Audubon scientists used over 140 million data points to analyze which North American bird species would be most affected by climate change. Roseate Spoonbills are predicted to move northward as a result of climate change. Audubon lists many ways we can take action to reduce climate change, but I especially appreciate Audubon Florida’s model ordinance toolkit.

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EPA: Climate change research grants

Environmental Economics

From the EPA's climate change website : EPA funds climate change research grants to improve knowledge of the health and environment effects of climate change, and provide sustainable solutions for communities to effectively manage and reduce the impacts of a changing climate. Understanding the underlying factors contributing to changes air pollution and water quality.

"Conservatives and Climate Change"

Environmental Economics

Paul Krugman: On Sunday Henry Paulson, the former Treasury secretary and a lifelong Republican, had an Op-Ed article about climate policy in The New York Times. In the article, he declared that man-made climate change is “the challenge of our time,” and called for a national tax on carbon emissions to encourage conservation and the adoption of green technologies. Considering the prevalence of climate denial within today’s G.O.P.,

System change not climate change

Green (Living) Review

While “personal solutions” have some effect, even the smallest things, but they will not really change anything unless we are, all together, prepared to change the system. Thus system change that is required for the world to become a better place where people and the Planet count and not (just) money. Then, and more for reasons of climatic change than anything else, in the early fifth century they just packed up and left.

Climate change and stock shifts

Environmental Economics

But many other fishermen do not blame climate change. Years of overfishing have winnowed some fish populations, muddling efforts to measure climate change’s impact. Fishermen, scientists and regulators often disagree over whether the current changes are temporary or the new normal. Weather records document a steady, if slow warming of the region’s waters since the 1850s, and a 50- to-70-year climatic cycle set off unusual ocean warming in the 1950s.

Revealed costs of climate change?

Environmental Economics

government has started programs to pay for the relocation of those located in particularly vulnerable areas : In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and drainage systems. The U.S.

Water pricing, "free" markets and climate change

Environmental Economics

  I don't think adaption to climate change can be accomplished efficiently by government taking a hands off approach. day conference on the economics of climate change adaptation. Matt Kahn: Adam Nagourney appears to be an adherent of the ideas of the Club of Rome.

"Economists agree: economic models underestimate climate change"

Environmental Economics

David Roberts: It's fairly well-established at this point that there's a robust scientific consensus about the threat of climate change. Now the New York–based Institute for Policy Integrity has tried to remedy that situation with just such a large-scale survey of economists who have published work on climate change. Like scientists, economists agree that climate change is a serious threat and that immediate action is needed to address it.

Censorship on Climate Change

Green Home Blog

Censorship on Climate Change. Denial Whatever you choose to call it – climate change or global warming – it’s a hot-button issue as divisive and discordant in its arena (e.g., In fact, Hansen admitted in a New York Times interview that NASA officials had ordered his work audited before being released so as to prevent factual but damaging climate information leaking into the ‘wrong hands’ (read environmentalists and concerned citizens).

"Crime, weather, and climate change"

Environmental Economics

This paper estimates the impact of climate change on the prevalence of criminal activity in the United States. Between 2010 and 2099, climate change will cause an additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 Based on these per-offense valuations, the right-hand side of  Table 3  shows estimates of the social cost of the climate-related crime that is likely to occur between 2010 and 2099. Matthew Ranson in JEEM : Abstract.

Climate Change And Birds: Europe vs. North America

10,000 Birds

I want to alert you to a recent study (from April) that looks at the plight of bird populations under conditions of climate change in Europe and North America. From the Abstract and summary: Changes in climate can cause populations of species to decline, to increase, or to remain steady. Despite many differences between the two regions, expectations about how a species might respond to climate change did predict actual responses.

"Republicans criticize climate change cost accounting"

Environmental Economics

In other words, some people don't like measuring the benefits of climate change mitigation: Senate Republicans are criticizing the Obama administration for using what they see as an opaque, secretive process to calculate the costs associated with climate change. The administration uses social cost of carbon to calculate the societal benefits of regulations that reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are believed to cause climate change.

The ‘Alal uses tools, Climate Change Hammers Hawaii

10,000 Birds

In a related story, a recent study notes that Kauai, an Island of Hawaii, have lost a lot of birds due to climate change. Birds climate change Conservation Hawaii tool useHawaiian Crows Use Tools. From Nature, “ Discovery of species-wide tool use in the Hawaiian crow “: Only a handful of bird species are known to use foraging tools in the wild.

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Beloved climate change scientist Konrad “Koni” Steffen loses life falling through melting glacier

Green Prophet

It looks like climate change actually claimed him as a victim,” a colleague said. ” Professor Steffen contributed to the landmark Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a lead author on the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.

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My Day at the Reality of Climate Change Hackathon

Nature Conservancy - Science

36 hours at a Yale hackathon where students experiment with virtual, augmented and mixed reality to confront that global reality check of all reality checks: climate change. Climate Change Ideas Nature Tech Climate Natural Climate Solutions TNC Science

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Weitzman on climate change

Environmental Economics

Weitzman has also been working on environmental economics and most recently, in a series of widely cited academic papers, on the economics of global warming; the most famous, on the "Economics of Catastrophic Climate Change." Does it portend catastrophic climate change?

The Climate Change Grammar Police*

Environmental Economics

"Has Exxon been funding these organizations?" " she asked. "Well, "Well, the answer is yes," [Kenneth Cohen, ExxonMobil's VP of Public and Government Affairs] replied. "And "And I will let those organizations respond for themselves."

No punches pulled in Climate Change Encyclical

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Pope Francis pulls no punches in Climate Change Encyclical The care of the Planet is at the heart of The Holy Father's attention in this Encyclical “Praised be You, my Lord, for Brother Sun and Sister Moon, for Brother Wind and Sister Water, for Brother Fire; praised be You, my Lord, for our Sister Mother Earth, our common home, which sustains and governs us.” climate change Climate Change Encyclical Holy Father Pope Francis

EconTalk Podcast: Martin Weitzman on Climate Change

Environmental Economics

Russ Roberts: Is climate change the ultimate Black Swan? Martin Weitzman of Harvard University and co-author of Climate Shock talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the risks of climate change. Weitzman argues that climate change is a fat-tailed phenomenon--there is a non-trivial risk of a catastrophe.

3 global reports on climate change we can’t ignore

Green Prophet

The reports lay bare the horrific state of climate breakdown and its impacts across the globe whilst indicating the solutions are available to make possible meeting the goals set out under the Paris agreement. . The world has woken up to the reality of climate breakdown.

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Copenhagen Consensus 2012: Climate Change

Environmental Economics

When it comes to climate change, the experts recommend spending a small amount – roughly $1 billion – to investigate the feasibility of cooling the planet through geo-engineering options. One reason that climate change ranks low in the Copenhagen Consensus exercise is that the benefit-cost analyses conducted for the Copenhagen Consensus were required to use 3% and 5% discount rates. That is, climate policy is not about spending money.

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Climate Change is Here

10,000 Birds

July was the hottest month on record in the lower 48 states of the United States. Drought grips much of the nation’s west. And we might as well get used to it. Asides

Some more costs of climate change adaptation

Environmental Economics

More evidence that adaptation is no panacea:  Residents of a small Alaskan village voted this week to relocate their entire community from a barrier island that has been steadily disappearing because of erosion and flooding attributed to climate change. Shishmaref is not alone in facing a move because of the effects of climate change. The effort earned the residents the title of the United States’ first “climate refugees.”

A 'comical' example of the potential impacts of climate change

Environmental Economics

Was Syria's civil war sparked by climate change?    Some think so. HT: David Zetland via FB

Managing Fisheries in the Face of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Climate change is impacting fisheries, but regulating agencies are ill-equipped to respond to the challenges. Climate Change Fish & Fisheries Climate Fisheries Oceans

RECYCLING HELPS US AVOID TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE

Green (Living) Review

Climate change and environmental destruction are contentious and disputed topics. In the US, for instance, there is a powerful faction of Republican politicians who flat-out deny that climate change even exists. In Britain, the Environment Secretary, Owen Patterson , is also a climate change sceptic, oddly enough. The 2011 Durban Climate Change Conference is a case in point – we’re three years later and no agreements have been reached.

Snowy Owls as Climate Change Ambassadors?

10,000 Birds

The New York Times has an article about how Snowy Owls can serve as both harbingers of and ambassadors about climate change. Such a charismatic creature can certainly get attention… a. Asides

How Does Climate Change Affect Biodiversity?

Greentumble

We often consider climate change in terms of. But arguably the most significant effects of a warming planet and changing weather patterns will be on other living species; plants, animals, birds and marine life. Biodiversity – the number and range of living species – is expected to suffer a significant decline as the climate warms, resulting in negative impacts on global ecosystems and, ultimately, on humankind. Changes in populations and distribution.