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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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Climate change threatens Christmas

Environmental Economics

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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Arnold Schwarzenegger: climate change is not science fiction

Green (Living) Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger climate change science

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.

Climate Change and Snot

Environmental Economics

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"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.

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?

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

Long-term Records Validate What We Know About Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nature is validating what we know about climate change from long-term records of temperature. Climate Change Adaptation Agriculture Birds Climate Migrations Pollinators

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"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.” 

A (Happy) Climate Change Science Surprise

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservancy scientists were not surprised when research showed that changes in the way California manages its natural and agricultural lands could contribute to meeting the state’s ambitious climate change goals. Climate Change Ideas Climate Nature-based Solutions Research

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

"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.

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."

Climate Change and the Oceans

Green Living Ideas

The temperature and the currents of the ocean are changing dramatically in the face of climate change. Learn what NEEF has to say about Climate Change and the Oceans. The post Climate Change and the Oceans appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Climate Change and the Oceans

Green Living Ideas

The temperature and the currents of the ocean are changing dramatically in the face of climate change. Learn what NEEF has to say about Climate Change and the Oceans. The post Climate Change and the Oceans appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Climate Change and the Oceans

Green Living Ideas

The temperature and the currents of the ocean are changing dramatically in the face of climate change. Learn what NEEF has to say about Climate Change and the Oceans. The post Climate Change and the Oceans appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

"Republicans hope for climate change action"

Environmental Economics

This proposal is textbook good ( PDF ): Hoping to jump-start the debate on climate change, a group of high-profile Republicans that includes three former Cabinet secretaries is calling for a substantial new carbon tax, and then to offset the pain higher prices cause the middle class by returning all money raised to American taxpayers.

What can small cities do to fight climate change?

Green (Living) Review

Our huge and wasteful appetite for energy sucks money out of the economy and produces greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. climate change green living CARROTS BEAT STICKS Everyone should know by now that the U.S.

"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.,

Climate change will stir 'unimaginable' refugee crisis, says military

Green (Living) Review

The generals said the impacts of climate change were already factors in the conflicts driving a current crisis of migration into Europe, having been linked to the Arab Spring , the war in Syria and the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency.

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.”

We are All Climate Change Deniers.

Elephant Journal

Confronting climate change requires more than mental muscle and a strong will. Writer's Contest 2** Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Breakthrough Institute climate change climate denial Dot Earth Blog

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.