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. 

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.

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.

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?

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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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. Birding Audubon climate changePhoto by Mac Stone.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Climate Change and Snot

Environmental Economics

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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.

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?

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

"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.

Climate change threatens Christmas

Environmental Economics

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

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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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

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.,

How Does Climate Change Affect Biodiversity?

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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.

Climate Change is Already Heating Up the World’s Cities

Nature Conservancy - Science

While it is hard to attribute any single event like the "Lucifer" heat wave to climate change, new science makes it abundantly clear that climate change has already made our summers hotter and riskier.

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 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.

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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Our 2 Biggest Obstacles to Fighting Climate Change.

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Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Green Yoga being Uncomfortable climate change ego fighting Climate Change greed green klesas Planet Earth yoga sutrasFor many, willful ignorance has become this “magical pill” that relieves them of taking responsibility or action.

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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"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.

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.

Climate Change and the Future of Bison

Nature Conservancy - Science

To understand how hotter climates are likely to affect bison, researcher Joe Craine recently led a study that synthesized weights of bison from Nature Conservancy herds as well as a number of other federal, state and private herds. Climate change is likely to impact grasslands worldwide.

"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.

"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.

"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.” 

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

Another benefit of climate change.

Environmental Economics

the potential to uncover cool new tourist attractions. One of the biggest canyons in the world has been discovered buried beneath. more than two miles of ice in Greenland

"Details Of Obama’s Climate Change Plan"

Environmental Economics

president to combat the effects of climate change. Here are some key details of Obama’s climate change plan: Immediate removal of smokestacks atop White House. The Onion: President Obama unveiled Monday a plan to increase the country’s clean power usage that many are calling the strongest action ever taken by a U.S. Designates team of workers to cool down planet’s hottest surfaces with damp towels and washcloths. Increases wind by 80 million gusts.

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."

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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Pope Francis scooped on climate change doctrine!

Green Prophet

It puts a papal high beam on environmental stewardship and climate change , specifically on its impact on human life. He continues that the heaviest impacts of climate change “will probably fall in the coming decades on developing countries.

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.

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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