Helping Birds Adapt to Climate Change in the Nevada Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

Planting trees to help birds adapt to climate change is the latest chapter in a history of Amargosa River conservation. The post Helping Birds Adapt to Climate Change in the Nevada Desert appeared first on Cool Green Science.

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:      


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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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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. 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.

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.

Giving Wildlife Room to Roam in the Face of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

Why Idaho’s Pioneer Mountains give wildlife room to roam in the face of climate change. The post Giving Wildlife Room to Roam in the Face of Climate Change appeared first on Cool Green Science. Climate Change Climate TNC Science Wildlife

Stand-up economist: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change

Environmental Economics

Yoram Bauman:  This is the fifth such review I’ve been involved in and it is almost certainly the last review I’ll be doing, for the simple reason that the vast majority of textbooks now have excellent content on climate change! (If

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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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 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.

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

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?

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

Hello, weather and climate

Environmental Economics

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

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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

2019 66

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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"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.

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

2017 100

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.

2016 109

Jetting around the world to save the climate

Green (Living) Review

But hey, the motorcar must be banned, wood burning for heating and cooking stopped, and people must stop eating meat; that will save the climate and the Planet. If it is all about tackling climate change then it is time they started with themselves and had those meetings in the virtual realm.

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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

Birders Should Attend the People’s Climate March

10,000 Birds

His topic was the report recently issued by the Audubon Society where the organization claimed 314 species of birds in the United States and Canada are threatened by climate change. Stopping climate change should be a top priority for birders who are at all interested in continuing to see birds which is all of us. Especially as that sand is probably heating up and your brains must be cooked by now… Fortunately, there are many organizations working to fight climate change.

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“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

2020 100

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.

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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.

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. Roseate Spoonbills are predicted to move northward as a result of climate change. Audubon lists many ways we can take action to reduce climate change, but I especially appreciate Audubon Florida’s model ordinance toolkit. Birding Audubon climate change

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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):  :). Damian.

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.

"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.,

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

"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.

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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Climate change threatens Christmas

Environmental Economics

adaptation. hslh2bpBht. — (((Richard Tol))) (@RichardTol) December 12, 2016

Climate Change And Birds: Europe vs. North America

10,000 Birds

I want to alert you to a recent study (from April) that looks at the plight of bird populations under conditions of climate change in Europe and North America. From the Abstract and summary: Changes in climate can cause populations of species to decline, to increase, or to remain steady. Despite many differences between the two regions, expectations about how a species might respond to climate change did predict actual responses. Birds climate change global warming research

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”. Then, and more for reasons of climatic change than anything else, in the early fifth century they just packed up and left.

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.