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. But we also know that rapid change can have long term devastating effects.

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. 

Recycling helps us avoid tackling Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) 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.

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. But less than hundred years later the Vikings seem to have abandoned Greenland for climatic reasons.

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.

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.

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.

No punches pulled in Climate Change Encyclical

Green (Living) Review

We are invited to “change direction” by taking on the beauty and responsibility of the task of “caring for our common home”. climate change Climate Change Encyclical Holy Father Pope Francis

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.

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Climate Change and Snot

Environmental Economics

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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

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., Tagged: climate change , ecofriendly , G.

Climate change threatens Christmas

Environmental Economics

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

"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.

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?

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.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: climate change is not science fiction

Green (Living) Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger climate change science

Predicting Adaptation to Climate Change using Regional Heterogeneity in Mortality Effects of Temperature

Environmental Economics

My research on environmental economics is in solar geoengineering , health effects of air pollution and climate change , behavioral economics , and some other stuff.    Lastly, when allowing for adaptation (gray bars), climate change isn't as bad.

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Infrastructure week and [shhhh.] climate change

Environmental Economics

Hey, ignoring the potential for climate change doesn't make me look like a complete idiot ( Trump's infrastructure. )! Since the beginning of his administration, Mr. Trump and his appointees have steadily worked to roll back climate change regulations. chief, Scott Pruitt, has taken the lead role in the administration’s efforts to undo climate policies and question the validity of climate science.

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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. Quick Navigation for Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity.

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.

Champagne Production Threatened In Climate Change

Green Prophet

Wheat and corn harvests are diminishing all over the planet, due to extreme weather changes and pests that thrive in heat. Some Champagne farmers are pruning the vines less drastically, to create a leafier, more favorable micro-climate for the grapes.

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.

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.

Malawian Farmers Fight Climate Change Head On

Greentumble

Analysts have attributed all these calamities to climate change as a result of human destructive activities. He says with the unpredictability of the climate nowadays, it is essential to diversify crops to ensure food security by planting sweet potato which is drought resistant.

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.

FAIR TRADE IN A WORLD OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Green (Living) Review

While governments, scientists, civil society and others convened at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the U.N.’s s climate. disasters and higher costs to adapt to and mitigate climate change impacts.

Here’s How Climate Change Will Make Food Less Nutritious

Green (Living) Review

The increase in nutritional deficiencies these drops could cause “represents the most significant health threat ever shown to be associated with climate change,” according to a Harvard press release. climate change food nutrition

"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.,

Rural Boreholes in Malawi Affected By Climate Change

Greentumble

He believes that this is due to climate change and environmental degradation in the area. Further reading: Malawian Farmers Fight Climate Change Head On. Climate ChangeClean and safe water is essential. item if we are to have a healthier population.

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.

"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.

Fight Climate Change! John Kerry’s Inspiring Speech.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Green Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only action climate change fighting Climate Change global warming Inspiring Speech john kerry Kerry on climate change Kerry's speach trump Trump climate change UN"This is not pre-ordained. It’s not written in the stars. This is about choices choices that we still have.".

Climate Change is the Car Alarm of the 2010's?

Environmental Economics

Interesting read in the WSJ on the demise of relevance for climate change as an issue : The descent of climate change into the abyss of social-justice identity politics represents the last gasp of a cause that has lost its vitality. Climate alarm is like a car alarm—a blaring noise people are tuning out*. *I

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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.

New Science Shows Nature’s Potential to Fight Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research shows that we have vastly underestimated the potential for nature to fight climate change. Climate Change Adaptation Agriculture Climate Forest Carbon Research Restoration Wetlands

The 14-Year-Old Voice of the Climate Change Generation

Green (Living) Review

We are the generation of change.” In December, HBO will debut the music video “Be the Change,” by Martinez’ hip-hop group, Voice of Youth. In These Times spoke to Martinez about how to stop climate change. activism climate change green living

"Trump denies calling climate change a hoax"

Environmental Economics

In case you missed the debate Monday night (I wish I had), I think this was the only environmental economics: Donald Trump on Monday sparred with Hillary Clinton over whether he has called climate change a hoax as they debated the nation's energy policy. She predicted that “some country is going to be the clean energy superpower of the 20th century,” adding that, “Donald Trump thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.” 

On my reading list: "The Economic Impacts of Climate Change"

Environmental Economics

Abstract:  This article reviews the economic impacts of climate change and the policy implications of the results. Current estimates indicate that climate change will likely have a limited impact on the economy and human welfare in the twenty-first century. In fact, the initial impacts of climate change may well be positive. Poverty reduction complements greenhouse gas emissions reduction as a means to reduce climate change impacts.

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"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.

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.

"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.

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.