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.    I used Dr. Hawkins image and had a little fun:      

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.

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Climate report shows iconic cedars of Lebanon in distress (video)

Green Prophet

The Lebanese cedar tree is being decimated by climate change, a new video report released by Greenpeace explores. Climate change is impacting the Middle East in extreme ways – from drought and famine in Syria, to forest fires in Israel and Lebanon, to wars over water in Iraq. .

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The Holidays Are a Great Time To Talk About Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Four essential things you can tell your family about climate change. Climate Change Climate

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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?

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.

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 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

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. Both the Obama administration and the United Nations-led climate research body, now writing its first full-scale assessment report since 2007, are giving earnest attention to geoengineering. Global Change Research Program, the coordinating body for federal spending on climate research. "There

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. Very simply put, the bird population in the Mohave is in the process of collapse, and the reason for it appears to be climate change. People often think of human caused climate change as something that has happened over recent years, or the last couple of decades.

WAPO: Americans broadly accept climate science.

Environmental Economics

 This is In spite of everything [*]: Americans remain shaky on the details of climate science even as they have grown increasingly concerned about human activity warming the Earth, according to a national poll by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) that probed the public’s understanding of climate change. In just five years, the percentage of people calling climate change a “crisis” has jumped from 23 percent to 38 percent.

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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

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.

"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.

“We’ll stop cutting trees” part of Tel Aviv’s climate action plan

Green Prophet

Tel Aviv has published a detailed climate action plan to cope with the threat of climate change, including the launch of a series of significant, new municipal initiatives. Cities bikes lanes Climate Change renewable energy smart cities Solar Energy Tel Aviv

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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. Here, we develop a flexible architecture for computing damages that integrates climate science, econometric analyses, and process models. Impacts are changes relative to counterfactual “no additional climate change” trajectories.

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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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). Treasury Department and a member of the Climate Change Taskforce at the Council of Foreign Relations.

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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

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Beloved climate change scientist Konrad “Koni” Steffen loses life falling through melting glacier

Green Prophet

It looks like climate change actually claimed him as a victim,” a colleague said. ” Professor Steffen contributed to the landmark Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a lead author on the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.

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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

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. I’d like to take a moment to touch on a few disparate aspects of the relationship between climate change and birds. because the Holocene had little rapid climate change.

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]. Menzie Chen: I wonder if any of those who argue better to adjust than to try to price carbon and were caught in those flight cancellations reconsidered there positions.

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.

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.

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.,

Climate change threatens Christmas

Environmental Economics

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

Cass Sunstein on the climate rule

Environmental Economics

The new climate change rule makes a lot of economic sense; the cost is justified by the public health benefits alone. link]. Cass Sunstein (@CassSunstein) August 3, 2015

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"Crazy Climate Economics"

Environmental Economics

Paul Krugman: What do I mean by crazy climate economics? But Republicans have only themselves to blame: Their scorched-earth opposition to any kind of climate policy has left executive action by the White House as the only route forward. Furthermore, it turns out that focusing climate policy on coal-fired power plants isn’t bad as a first step. First, we’ll see any effort to limit pollution denounced as a tyrannical act.

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.

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., In fact, Hansen admitted in a New York Times interview that NASA officials had ordered his work audited before being released so as to prevent factual but damaging climate information leaking into the ‘wrong hands’ (read environmentalists and concerned citizens).

"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 11  Given the considerably uncertainty about how to value criminal offenses, I emphasize that the calculations presented here are intended to provide only a “back-of-the-envelope” estimate of the rough magnitude of the social costs of future climate-related crime.

"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.

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. 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. But scientists say those cyclical effects are now being turbocharged by human-caused climate change.

"Depression Economics and Climate Policy"

Environmental Economics

Paul Krugman: Ross Douthat attempts to justify the reform conservative backdown on climate policy; John Quiggin isn’t persuaded. Douthat’s essential point, as I understand it, is that economic troubles make this a bad time to take on the burden of climate adjustment, that they strengthen the case for waiting to see if we can get by doing less and using cheaper approaches. This is an ideal time to be doing a lot about climate!

Inner Climate Change

The Green Changemakers

Source: [link] How do we navigate the intensity of emotions and reactions stirred up by climate change, or COVID-19 for that matter? In this documentary you will go with us on a journey to see how our inner climate relates to the topic of climate change. Watch all the sessions of the Climate Change & Consciousness conference for free. Climate-change Inspiration Mindfulness Sustainability

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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. Quick Navigation for How Ocean Currents Affect Climate. What factors affect global climate? How does the ocean influence climate? What factors affect global climate?

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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.

"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.

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. American Climate Leadership Summit Keynote Speech Good afternoon, everyone. At The Nature Conservancy, that’s exactly how we view climate change — as the biggest threat to earth and the biggest challenge to fulfilling our mission.