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.

Can Migrating Birds Adapt To Climate Change?

Nature Conservancy - Science

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

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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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 human effects on the climate are much older than that.

Paris Climate Agreement: We Are Still In

Indigenize

I feel proud to be able to tell you that my employer, Naropa University, joins other college and university leaders, mayors, governors, investors and businesses in declaring that regardless of current decisions made by the Republican president, we will continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement. Cranky Rants Spiritual Ecopsychology business climate change earth Exxon naropa university nature Paris climate agreement resistance Trump We Are Still In

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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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Climate coolinator

Environmental Economics

But now, after another year of record temperatures and stalemated climate politics, a more serious look at the science of quick-fix global temperature solutions may be coming. Global Change Research Program, the coordinating body for federal spending on climate research. "There

Climate Crisis Solutions conference

Indigenize

The presentations cover a wide variety of topics related to climate change. […]. Announcements Spiritual Ecopsychology animism bioregionalism climate change ecopsychology emotions spirituality stones storytelling vulnerability work that reconnectsI’m pleased to be one of the presenters in Ohio this coming weekend at the 63rd annual conference put on by the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions.

Wagner on Mankiw: climate shocked!

Environmental Economics

Gernot Wagner, author of  Climate Shock , put it this way on facebook about the key role of conservatives in taxing carbon :    

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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.

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. Water and Climate Change

Climate policy after Paris?

Environmental Economics

So this happened a week ago today: Climate policy expert Billy Pizer will give a public lecture Thursday, November 3, at 5 p.m. The lecture, "Climate Policy After Paris: How the U.S. 's Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

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Hello, weather and climate

Environmental Economics

Weather changes all the time; climate is the average line. Great song. Well done Michelle Jewell. https://t.co/gZgkNlUcQW. gZgkNlUcQW. Charles Kolstad (@CharlesKolstad) March 14, 2016

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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 policy vs adaptation

Environmental Economics

That’s only partly facetious; I think climate change is going to impose substantial costs going forward, a lot more than just damage to sewer pipes and salt bills. [4].

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. The birds are in trouble and some of them are going to go extinct because of climate change.

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

"Making climate agreements work"

Environmental Economics

" As it turns out, they thing cap-and-trade is preferred to a carbon tax: Climate change is a global tragedy-of-the-commons problem. Transfers to developing or reluctant countries, such as through the Green Climate Fund, could be set up to address concerns about fairness. Similarly, even if a good agreement is reached on climate change, it must still be enforced. For that reason we believe it should sit at the heart of any successful global climate agreement.

System change not climate change

Green (Living) Review

When it comes to climate change the question we also have to ask ourselves if why is the emphasis placed so much on the word “carbon” and everything almost is, even when it is pollution in the form of soot, and such, all called carbon, in the latter instance “brown carbon”.

Tackling the Climate Challenge

Conservancy Talk

Climate change is the biggest threat to achieving the mission of The Nature Conservancy, and perhaps the greatest challenge of our time. Last week, TNC co-sponsored the American Climate Leadership Summit, hosted by ecoAmerica. You’ll notice I haven’t said much about climate change yet.

Remove climate + sustainability

Environmental Economics

a former #EPA colleague (he's there, I'm not) just said his office was told to remove ALL mentions of climate + sustainability from website. Kaitlin StackWhitney (@KStackWhitney) January 25, 2017

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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.

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.

A Consensus Climate Solution

Conservancy Talk

decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, it’s the renewed commitment to climate action we’re seeing across the country. make good on its promise for climate action. What kind of climate plan could garner such broad support?

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Climate after Growth – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

The ship of “green growth” to solve the climate crisis and to grow the economy is not going to sail. climate Climate after Growth economy green living post-carbon

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"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 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

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

How Do Ocean Currents Affect Climate?

Greentumble

The Earth’s climate is dynamic and ever-evolving. Previous ice ages are just one example that demonstrate how fluid and adaptable climate can be, and we’ve now reached the stage where human actions have the potential to set off similar dramatic shifts in the Earth’s living conditions.

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Making Sea Turtles “Climate Proof”

Nature Conservancy - Science

The nesting beaches of hawksbill sea turtles are particularly vulnerable to climate change. How can conservationists help sea turtles adapt to climate change? Fifty to 60 years from now, beach erosion due to climate change could undo all this success,” he says.

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?

Quote of the Day: Global Heating? Climate Crisis?

Environmental Economics

The Guardian has indicated that it is changing its guidelines for writing about climate change :   “We want to ensure that we are being scientifically precise, while also communicating clearly with readers on this very important issue,” said the editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner. The phrase ‘climate change’, for example, sounds rather passive and gentle when what scientists are talking about is a catastrophe for humanity.”.

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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.

Political Green: The Climate is Mum

Green Home Blog

Political Green: The Climate is Mum. Climate change has not been discussed in any of the three presidential debates, a first since this issue became recognized on the political world stage since the 1980’s.

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How Does Climate Change Affect Biodiversity?

Greentumble

We often consider climate change in terms of. 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. Climate Change

POTUS rocks climate economics

Environmental Economics

We continue to cover COP21 as passively as humanly possible*. From the inbox: John -- just for fun, you might check out this video of President Obama in Paris talking about market failure, externalities, the commons, and pricing carbon to address market failure (start at 38:30 and watch until about 44:15): https://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2015/12/01/president-holds-press-conference-paris  :). Damian.

No punches pulled in Climate Change Encyclical

Green (Living) Review

No surprise there that they do not like the Pope's message as (1) they are climate change deniers to the hilt and (2) they see the Holy Father as the Antichrist (and I kid you not there). climate change Climate Change Encyclical Holy Father Pope Francis

Climate change threatens Christmas

Environmental Economics

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

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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Birds In a Changing Climate: A Primer

10,000 Birds

Climate Change. The few remaining climate scientists that deny this are one-by-one changing their minds or will eventually be exposed as complete frauds , due to who is funding their “research” People care about climate change because it threatens coastal areas, fisheries, and food and water supplies, which is why Secretary of State John Kerry stated (correctly, I think) it was a matter of national security. So what does climate change mean for birds?

"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.,

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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