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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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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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.

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

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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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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

Champagne Production Threatened In Climate Change

Green Prophet

Some Champagne farmers are pruning the vines less drastically, to create a leafier, more favorable micro-climate for the grapes. Food Sustainable agriculture Climate ChangeThe world has been feeling the effects of global warming on food crops for a couple of decades already.

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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).

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 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.

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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Climate science

Environmental Economics

I think I have followed all of the paths and if you insist on denial then there is no way out of the graphic. It is much easier to accept our fate. Source: Slate. Hat tip: The Dancing Carpenter

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

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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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.

Coming Together on Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

On the other hand, we’ve seen action for climate solutions crop up in across America in unexpected places, like doctor’s offices, churches, and local communities. Local leaders from many backgrounds have joined the ranks of committed climate advocates.

Smallholder farmers need seat at climate table

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Short - term, reactive solutions are not enough to help smallholder farmers cope with climate change, according to a 2015 report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). “If

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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

Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today. The way we manage our lands can either accelerate or slow the rate of climate change.

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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Lost in the Tweetstorm: The Truth About Climate Doesn’t Change with the Weather

Conservancy Talk

This is the crucial distinction between weather and climate. Climate, on the other hand, refers to long-term, gradual and much more predictable changes.

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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 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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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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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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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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Acting on Climate for the Win

Conservancy Talk

Climate change, more so than almost any other challenge we face as a planet, will not be fixed by one nation acting alone. leadership on climate action proved no small factor in getting nations like China to be a team player in Paris.

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Climate Records Shattered in 2013

Green (Living) Review

If global warming could be compared to middle-age weight gain, then Earth is growing a boomer belly, according to a newly released report on the state of the global climate. Climate data show that global temperatures in 2013 continued their long-term rising trend.

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Climate Week 2013 Partners

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Climate Week 2013’s Headline Partner is Andrex® Eco, Kimberly-Clark’s first truly pioneering sustainable toilet tissue product. Climate Week’s Supporting Partners are Crown Paints, Ecotricity and Shields Environmental: Crown Paints measures the carbon footprint of every product it manufactures. This shows that to the organizers of Climate Week the actions don't matter as long as the cash is forthcoming.

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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.

People's Climate March Leaves Trail Of Trash

Green (Living) Review

Around 400,000 people marched through Manhattan to send a message to world leaders regarding the dire consequences of climate change, and the urgent, desperate necessity of enacting sweeping reforms to stop it. green living People''s Climate March

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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?

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. climate change recycling

A Spirituality Equal to Climate Change.

Elephant Journal

Climate change will impact every human institution and living species, thereby challenging us to rethink what it is we are doing on the planet.

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger: climate change is not science fiction

Green (Living) Review

Arnold Schwarzenegger climate change science