Mitch fiddles while Miami is inundated

Environmental Economics

Climate change poses economic risks and requires policy action. Mainstream economists may have been slow to recognize the serious threats posed by climate change but this year it was clear that a shift has occurred. There is a very interesting body of work emerging that combines insights from financial economics on risk , insurance and incentives for mitigating risks, with cross-disciplinary research on climate damages, the social cost of carbon and appropriate.

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Canon and the University of Miami Take a Deeper Dive into World Oceans Day

Green Living Guy

So let’s talk how Canon and the University of Miami are celebrated World Oceans Day (6/8). However, climate change serves the biggest threat to our beautiful oceans. First of all; did you know our oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface?

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Artist unveils sand-covered traffic jam on Miami beach to protest climate change


This time, the innovative artist has unveiled his largest art installation yet — a collection of more than 60 “vehicles” made of sand that are stuck in a traffic jam on Miami Beach. According to the artist, the installation, called Order of Importance, was created to raise awareness to the burgeoning issue of climate change. At the unveiling, the artist revealed that his work was inspired by the ongoing climate crisis.

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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.  Finally, we use the cross-sectional heterogeneity across regions to predict the scope for future climate change adaptation.    Ignoring heterogeneity (blue bars) makes it look like climate change will be bad for hot places but actually good for cold places. 

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"Perils of Climate Change Could Swamp Coastal Real Estate"

Environmental Economics

Rising sea levels are changing the way people think about waterfront real estate. Though demand remains strong and developers continue to build near the water in many coastal cities, homeowners across the nation are slowly growing wary of buying property in areas most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. percent in high-risk flood zones in Miami-Dade County, according to housing data.

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Melting Florida panther statue highlights climate change


But it’s for a good cause — The CLEO Institute is working with the VoLo Foundation and Miami ad agency Zubi to make an artistic statement about how climate change is decimating the panther population and other wildlife.

Museum of Plastic pops up at Art Basel Miami


The Museum of Plastic is popping up once again, this time at the EDITION Hotel during Art Basel Miami, from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8. Inhabitat: What is Art Basel Miami? It will be installed at the EDITION Hotel , which is right on Miami Beach.

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Obra Architects stimulates climate change discussion with a climate-correcting machine


To raise awareness about climate change, Obra Architects has created the Perpetual Spring , an eye-catching pavilion at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. Dubbed a “climate-correcting machine,” the installation uses greenhouse technology to create perpetual, spring-like weather conditions through the fall and winter in reference to global warming. Obra Architects stimulates climate change discussion with a climate-correcting machine.

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, December 4

Cool Green Science

CBS Miami ). Early warning systems are key to saving us from the nasty effects of climate change, says a new study. In today’s green news, whales, chimps and cows – oh my! A pod of pilot whales is stranded off the Everglades’ coast and marine experts are trying to figure out why. ( Should chimps have human rights ? If that will free this one from a captive shed, then yes, says the Nonhuman Rights Project. ( MNN ).

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Sustainable Westchester and Blink Charging Announce Working Partnership to Promote Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in New York

Green Living Guy

Miami Beach, FL – Sept 25, 2020 – Blink Charging Co.

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Solar powered yacht – sails and moors for off-grid escape

Green Prophet

The flatlands people of Holland or The Netherlands as you might call them are at home with the idea of climate adverse consequences. for the yacht maker Arku in Miami, with an option of it becoming an off-grid home. .

Ocean Acidification: The Next Big Threat to Coral Reefs?

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Dr. Lizzie Mcleod, Climate Adaptation Scientist for the Nature Conservancy, Asia Pacific Region. Ocean acidification occurs independently from–but in combination with– climate change. Because human activities (primarily burning of fossil fuels) are releasing CO 2 into the atmosphere very quickly, the ocean is taking up CO 2 faster today than it has in the past which is causing the chemistry of the world’s oceans to change more quickly than they can handle.

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Nature Protects People

Cool Green Science

Last week, I was in South Florida with partners from local government, the private sector and the international community to highlight the vital role that nature plays in protecting people in Miami-Dade County and coastal communities around the world. Miami-Dade is one of the most economically vulnerable locations on the planet. And as the Miami Herald reported in Miami-Dade turns to nature to combat sea level rise , we feel there is more to be done.

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Storms in the 21st Century: Tracking Sandy

Green Home Blog

Hurricane Sandy Climate scientists warned us several years ago that increasing global warming would set off a chain reaction of bad weather called a negative feedback loop – defined as, “The worse it gets, the worse it gets.”. Hurricane Sandy was a good example of what happens when business, industry and even the average citizen ignore the warnings of experts like NASA’s chief climate scientist James Hansen. Storms in the 21st Century: Tracking Sandy.

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It’s not the tide. It’s not the wind. It’s us.

Green Prophet

When former US Vice President Al Gore warned about the consequences of global warming and climate change and was both applauded and condemned for his efforts , there were still more deniers than believers that our modern civilization was causing this two sided phenomenon. was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in Oslo, Norway , the unpleasant realities of both global warming and climate change have been advancing more rapidly than anyone could have imagined.

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U.S. Task Force Finds Increasing Impacts Of Global Warming In Hawaii

Eco Friendly Daily

However, changing weather patterns and the increasing temperatures in general will also impact island populations. Recently the United States’ Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force met in Hawaii to discuss changes on the various islands of the state. The Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force stopped in Honolulu, Hawaii to discuss with local officials and local residents how climate change may be impacting the area.

Ghost Lemurs, Seeking Nemo, and the $100B Hurricane

Nature Conservancy - Science

Miami Bat Squad tracks rare species to golf course roost. Climate Change. Fixing climate change, that is, says a new report. Elevated carbion dioxide is changing the way sharks swim. A major accounting firm just ran the numbers on climate change. Environmental prize winners call philanthropy to action on climate. Climate Etc.). The Cooler biodiversity Climate Change news research tactics wildlife

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As Seas Rise, Nature Can Protect Our Cities

Cool Green Science

Can these dire predictions motivate the urgent changes to our cities and societies that we need to thrive in a warming world? In the United States , huge swaths of Miami and Manhattan lie just 6 feet above sea level, and New Orleans barely peeks above the sea. But regardless of what we do from today on, this latest news just reinforces that our climate is transforming in unprecedented ways, and we must learn to adapt.

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The political equivalent of putting your fingers in your ears and screaming "I can't hear you, LALALALALALALALA!"

Environmental Economics

Rick Scott didn't want the terms "climate change" or "global warming" officially associated with his state, he won't be happy with the media attention his decision has sparked. Scott, a Republican, banned the use of those terms in state communications and publications shortly after he took office in 2011, according to a Miami Herald story Sunday by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. If Florida Gov.

2015 157

Could the Florida Aquarium save ‘Americas Great Barrier Reef?’


Lucie Inlet, north of Miami, to the Dry Tortugas, which are west of the Florida Keys. But pollution , climate change and the orange sponge that invades the weakened reefs have destroyed much of the ecosystem. ’ Eco Green bbc botanical caribbean climate change design florida innovative designs museum plant project project-coral recycling science service

Upcoming vegan festivals around the US in 2020


Seed Food and Wine Miami, November 5-8 For a more upscale veg experience, Seed bills itself as, “the premiere plant based food and wine festival in the country.” As plant-based eating has crept into the mainstream in recent years, vegan festivals have proliferated.

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Israel’s Advantix to Wring out the Soggy Air of the USA

Green Prophet

The company has now moved its sales division to Miami to try to break into the US market which is um… heating up , while keeping its manufacturing in Israel and in India. Swamp coolers do not even work in humid climates. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy clean technology Climate Change IsraelIn our warming world, ever more moisture is being held by ever warmer air. This means more places now suffer from humid heat more of the time.

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You should only subsidize a bad on opposite day

Environmental Economics

Miami Beach is leading the way, increasing local fees to finance a $400 million plan that includes raising streets, installing pumps and elevating sea walls. A Republican congressman from Colorado, Ken Buck, recently called one military proposal part of a “radical climate change agenda.”. Flood walls, pumps and road improvements are also subsidies for those who build/remain in risky areas:  Local governments, under pressure from annoyed citizens, are beginning to act.

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Growing your own food in America is now a criminal act?

Green Prophet

This allowed the upscale village of Miami Shores to take legal action against residents who to grow food in their yards on the grounds that vegetable patches are “ugly.” Given the high degree of deference that must be given to a democratically elected governmental body… Miami Shores’ ban on vegetable gardens outside of the backyard passes constitutional scrutiny,” wrote Judge Monica Gordo. I am disappointed by today’s ruling,” Ricketts said in a statement to the Miami Herald. “My

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Key phase of Everglades restoration project starts in November


Related: Can Florida save its prized Everglades from climate change destruction? Highway 41 that join Tampa and Miami. Federal and Florida state authorities are working together to complete the Tamiami Trail Next Steps Project, an important part of restoring the Everglades.

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"Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries"

Environmental Economics

The increasingly routine tidal flooding is making life miserable in places like Miami Beach; Charleston, S.C.; I remember testifying before the NC something or other on climate change, discussing benefit transfer methods that could be used to estimate the cost of climate changes.

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Tidings from the King Tide

Cool Green Science

People often talk about King Tides and climate change, but I think it’s important to point out that these tides are cyclical and predictable, and they happen all around the world. They’re not caused by climate change. Diver Freddy Perez from the Miami Beach Storm Water Dept. Patricia Sagastume Looking at the pictures of water flowing down Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderale and road crews plugging drains in Miami Beach, I’m reminded of a line from one of E.B.

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Jetting across the world to show how bad it is to be jetting across the world

Green (Living) Review

It is exactly the same as what the environmental NGOs do when they jet to each and every climate conference. It must be said that DiCaprio’s documentary is, ironically, a testament to excessive consumption because he jets around the world to China, India, the Arctic, Miami, Italy, Indonesia and beyond, meeting the Pope, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, addressing the UN in New York and Paris, chatting with U.S.

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South Florida Citizens Demand Rubio Support Climate Action.

Sierra Club Compass

Paying to Power Our Cars » South Florida Citizens Demand Rubio Support Climate Action. Floridians Delivering A Letter to Senator Marco Rubio Demanding Climate Action. Just last week, Senator Rubio made the latest in a string of ridiculous comments about climate disruption, telling a group of Washington reporters that he wasn’t doing anything to fix the climate crisis. Rubio once shrugged off a question on climate disruption, claiming he wasn't a scientist.

The Adaptable Ptarmigan, Duckweed in Your Gas Tank & Much More

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ptarmigans have amazing adaptations to life in the cold and snow — beyond their seasonal change of outerwear. How the climate 27 million years ago shaped sexual dimorphism in pinnipeds. Climate Change. Findings inform planning to mitigate damage from climate change driven flooding. Imminent ruling in FOIA suit for climate scientist Michael Mann’s e-mails unites strange bedfellows. Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media).

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Can We Outrun the Rising Tide?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sea-level rise is inundating coastal cities such as Miami and is exacerbating the impact of coastal storms such as Hurricane Sandy. A warming climate may have something to do with this. As sea levels rise, saltwater creeps up the river and changes the entire ecology of the system. Or, we can choose to curb the ongoing changes in global climate and enforce coastal zone planning that will allow us to enjoy the coast and its resources into the future.

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Breathing New Life Into Cities

Cool Green Science

Excessive heat, poor air and water quality, increased flood risk and the loss of biodiversity are interconnected problems caused in large part by inadequate urban planning and investment, and exacerbated by the impacts of climate change. These solutions can help ensure that cities are resilient to the many tests of climate change. In other cities, such as Miami, the Conservancy is exploring natural solutions to protect urban areas from storms and sea level rise.

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Luxury vegan silk startup sets high bar for sustainable fashion


All products are designed in Miami, where the company is based. Inasmuch, the brand has a front-row seat to the impacts of climate change. Luxury comes in many forms but often at a significant cost to the planet. This U.S.-based

EWG warns forever chemicals are contaminating US drinking water at levels far worse than expected


Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ known as PFAS, per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, persist in the environment , grossly tainting the drinking water of many United States cities, like Miami, New Orleans and Philadelphia. Related: Climate change-induced melting of mountain ice threatens global supply of freshwater PFAS are highly fluorinated chemicals that do not break down in the environment.

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One Year Later: The First ALEC Protest in Cincinnati | PR Watch

PR Watch

In early April 2011, a group of college students at Miami University in Ohio came across a blog post written by a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor on a little-known group that brings together legislators and corporations to vote on "model" legislation. According to Adam Stant, one of the organizing grad students from Miami University, the students drew inspiration from the protests in Wisconsin earlier in the spring over the states budget and Walkers anti-worker agenda. "If

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BC's carbon tax apparently works (i.e., carbon emissions have fallen and it hasn't destroyed the economy)

Environmental Economics

Eduardo Porter in the Economic Scene column of today's NYTimes: Ted Cruz says climate change is not happening. Marco Rubio, whose hometown, Miami, is projected to be largely underwater within the not too distant future as ice caps shrink and the sea level rises, argues that government efforts to combat it will “destroy our economy.” As it turns out, a carbon tax is the most efficient, market-friendly instrument available in the quiver against climate change.

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Coal Money in Politics: Whatcom County

Sightline Daily

The race for the Whatcom County Council may turn into one of the nation’s most important votes for climate change. According to the Miami Herald , for example, he bought three North Bay properties for $19.6 Other employees also show up as smaller donors to Republican candidates, including to the bete noir of state climate policy, Senator Doug Ericksen. Climate & Energy

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Why the Green New Deal is More Prevalent and Necessary Than When it was First Proposed

Green Prophet

Let’s just get this out of the way first, climate change is real and it is a direct consequence of our lack of regard for the scientific data. Ed Markey (D-MA) in February 2019, they unintentionally suggested solutions to our two biggest issues at the present time: COVID-19 and climate change. Nowhere within the proposal are there dollar signs, but a roadmap for the next 30 years to have government action to create real change.

Global business opportunities in Israel, according to Pedro Espinoza

Green Prophet

The reality of climate change is stark. Desperate people that can’t feed their families are willing to send their children to the hands of conflict hoping that change, any kind of change, might put food and opportunities on the table. I changed my religion.

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12 Uber Simple Steps to Green Your Life in 2012

Green Prophet

On the last Saturday in March – March 31 in 2012 – hundreds of people, businesses, and governments around the world turn off their lights for an hour as part of Earth Hour, a movement to address climate change. Similar programs exist in other cities, and more are planned for places from Miami, Florida, to Madison, Wisconsin. Step in for this wonderful list of 12 easy ways to green your 2012. image via maliny.

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HafenCity: A Case Study on Future-Adaptive Urban Development

The Green Changemakers

Cities need to plan for the future now by developing infrastructure and communities that make them resilient, rugged and adaptable to planetary changes. Since the water level of the River Elbe varies twice daily by more than 3 meters, depending on the ebb and flow of the tide, perception of the quarter is constantly changing. In consequence, bridges and stairs are necessary to navigate these level changes.

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The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Tools

The Green Changemakers

Magazine #45 :: Climate Solutions Green-Collar Jobs for Urban America A green-collar job involves environment-friendly products or services. White on Black, Black on White Hear two participants in a gathering about social change describe their feelings about talking about race, privilege, and how we can move forward together. It Took a Village In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city. In the Native Way In Miami, homeless citizens didn’t wait for the city.

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Going Green: 12 Simple Steps for 2012

The Green Changemakers

Hunger, poverty, and climate change are issues that we can all help address. 2) Turn off the lights On the last Saturday in March—March 31 in 2012—hundreds of people, businesses, and governments around the world turn off their lights for an hour as part of Earth Hour, a movement to address climate change. Similar programs exist in other cities, and more are planned for places from Miami, Florida, to Madison, Wisconsin.

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