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Nature’s Climate Solutions

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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. We aim to inspire change across hundreds of millions of acres around the world.

Greenhouse Gases Peak at Record Levels for 2012, Highest in 800,000 Years

Green Prophet

Green Prophet received the update from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. According to latest estimates, atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for what is climate change hit a new record in 2012.

UN Climate Panel Chief Rajendra Pachauri resigns over sex scandal

Green Prophet

Rajendra Pachauri, director of think-tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has resigned as chief of the United Nations (UN) panel of climate scientists today after allegations of sexual harassment, which he has denied.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 15

Conservancy Talk

Climate change illustrated haiku, exponential tree growth, and disappearing sea cows–all in today’s green news. A scientist uses very creative means to communicate the main points of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. ( Sightline Daily ). A study in California finds that trees’ growth rates actually increase over their lifetime.

Al Gore goes vegan for environmental reasons

Green Blog

Former Vice President, climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore has switched to a vegan diet due to environmental concerns. The Washington Post caught up on this, investigated further and found “an individual familiar with Gore''s decision” who told the paper that Gore had taken up a vegan diet several months ago. Rajendra Pachauri , chairperson of the IPCC, have stressed the importance of cutting back on meat.

Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Despite increasing crop and timber demands to feed a growing human population, despite the impacts of climate change on forests, and despite deforestation emissions in the tropics that are on par with those from the global transportation sector, global forests are a net sink for atmospheric carbon.

Dispatch from inside Masdar

Green Prophet

Solar energy generated by a 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant as well as panels mounted on the institute’s buildings provide nearly all of the electricity. The effects of man-made Climate Change will not spare this region.

The American Meteorological Society-Warming of the Climate System is Unequivocal

Celsias

Background This statement provides a brief overview of how and why global climate has changed over the past century and will continue to change in the future. It is based on the peer-reviewed scientific literature and is consistent with the vast weight of current scientific understanding as expressed in assessments and reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

UN Blames People for Global Warming, Warns of Dire Consequences

Green Prophet

Just when the weather was cooling down in the Middle East a little, we get woke up again with the usual alarm and this time from a United Nations panel: humankind is to blame for global warming, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns in a new report just out.

'It Is Not Hopeless,' says World's Chief Climate Scientist

Green (Living) Review

As Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change opens meeting to finalize latest report to the world, head of agency says meeting challenge of global warming will not be easy, but that it can be done "It is not hopeless."

Oregon has a climate law implementation problem. HB 3470 has an answer.

Sightline Daily

Oregon is facing a similar dilemma: the Beaver state has had climate change pollution goals in law for eight years, but doesn’t have a mechanism to meet the legal pollution limits. Wealthier countries that emit more must cut more to stay within our global means.

We can't claim to be Nobel Prize winners, but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night

Environmental Economics

Hey John, looks like we have some competition for our FORTHCOMING encyclopedia titled "Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, available for pre-order on Amazon for the low price of $71.20 (with a picture above). and global warming. on the panel

Coral Reefs & Climate Change: What the New IPCC Report Says

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just issued the portion of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) that deals with the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and social systems as well as opportunities for adaptation — and coral reefs take center stage in the document. .

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U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming

Green (Living) Review

COPENHAGEN — The gathering risks of climate change are so profound that they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if greenhouse emissions continue at a runaway pace, according to a major new United Nations report.

New Divestment Campaign Targets the Gates Foundation

Sightline Daily

Bill Gates told Rolling Stone that “climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. A Seattle campaign has just launched to change that. On September 2, 2015, California’s Assembly voted to divest the state’s public pension funds from coal.

How Science Prevailed Over the Politics of Climate Change

Eco Friendly Daily

Perhaps no topic has aroused such passion and fury on both fronts as climate change. The Science of Global Warming. The evidence documenting global warming continues to mount. On the surface, it is a good, common-sense approach.

Study: Earth’s Water Cycles Changing Rapidly Due To Global Warming

Eco Friendly Daily

The planet is changing due to global warming. In the face of these changes, scientists are now following natural phenomena closer than ever before to detail potential changes. One group of researchers performed such studies regarding water cycles on the planet.

Climate change means unexpected rain increase for Iran and Iraq?

Green Prophet

The prospect of climate change sparking food and water shortages in the Middle East is less likely than previously thought, with new research by an Australian climate scientist suggesting that rainfall will be significantly higher in key parts of the region.

The Holy Land Puts Its Faith In Climate Action

Green Prophet

The Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land, which includes Palestinian and Israeli religious organisations, has officially recognized global warming and need for action. Whilst the major world religions can boast some great green principles at their core such as moderation , limiting waste and caring for nature , they have been rather slow to acknowledge human-induced climate change and the need for joint action.

World Bank's Tata Mundra conflicts with climate findings

Sierra Club Compass

That’s the conclusion of the newest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). For the local people living near Tata Mundra on the Kutch coast of Gujarat, India, this information is crucial.

Global Response to Climate Change Urged

Celsias

“The heat is on. Now we must act,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the launch of the report of the UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Is Global Warming in a Hiatus

Celsias

On September 27 2013 the 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be released. If you measure global

Africa's worst drought tied to industrial pollution by the West

Green (Living) Review

A new study blames the dry spell on pollution in the Northern Hemisphere, primarily from America and Europe. "Even changes from relatively far away spread into the tropics," said Dargan Frierson, a study co-author and climatologist at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today

Green Prophet

The United Nations has issued a five years in the making report on climate change, and our future. Green Prophet obtained today’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and the future looks bleak if we do not take action today.

IEA warns world headed for irreversible climate change in five years, greenhouse emissions soaring

Green Blog

The energy report contained a very urgent call for action on climate. The IEA report warned that if our energy infrastructure is not rapidly changed the world will head towards irreversible climate change in five years. And so they warn that our last chance against dangerous climate change will be lost forever. And this will lock the world on a path towards irreversible climate change with disastrous effects.

The 10 things you need to know from the new IPCC climate report

Green (Living) Review

The chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri, called the report the “strongest, most robust and most comprehensive” to come out of the IPCC, which has been tracking climate change since 1988.

Gordon Brown calls climate change deniers “flat-earthers”

Green Blog

He said: “With only days to go before Copenhagen we mustn’t be distracted by the behind-the-times, anti-science, flat-earth climate sceptics. And Brown and Miliband do have the climate science on their side.

Tackling climate change presents a ‘golden opportunity’ for public health

Green (Living) Review

For Carol Kelly, biking to and from work is a no-brainer: She doesn’t have to deal with the notorious Seattle traffic, she can exercise without visiting the dreary gym, and she saves money on gas. If everyone were on bikes, it wouldn’t be as much of a problem.”

Permafrost Thawing May Cause Major Increase in Global Warming Feedback Loop

Celsias

Should permafrost thawing accelerate as expected, resulting carbon dioxide and methane emissions will significantly amplify global warming, according to a report published today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) titled Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost.

How Oceans Contribute to Climate Change

Eco Friendly Daily

Much of the focus on getting control of climate change has centered on fossil fuel emissions. The changing composition of the world’s oceans has concerned scientists because of its potential to increase land loss due to shoreline erosion.

How Climate Change Threatens Alexandria, Casablanca, and Tunis

Green Prophet

The Middle East/North Africa region is the second most vulnerable to climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC). Keep an eye on the coast. More on Climate Change and MENA: MENA is Fired Up for a Solar Boom.

What they said

Environmental Economics

Mark Thoma: Robert Stavins: Climate Realities : It is true that, in theory, we can avoid the worst consequences of climate change with an intensive global effort over the next several decades. The world is now on track to more than double current greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere by the end of the century. The United Nations has set a goal of keeping global temperatures from rising by no more than two degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.

Dramatic Sea Level Rise Expected From Faster Melting of Arctic Snow and Ice

Green (Living) Review

This is more than two and a half times higher than the 2007 projection of a half to two feet by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In addition to the global impacts, the increasing temperatures in the Arctic are expected to create fundamental changes in Arctic ecosystems, possibly erasing entire habitats. Combating this threat to the Arctic and the globe requires tackling the problem of climate change.

Study Links Ozone Hole to Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

While previous work has shown that the ozone hole is changing the atmospheric flow in the high latitudes, the Columbia Engineering paper, “Impact of Polar Ozone Depletion on Subtropical Precipitation,” demonstrates that the ozone hole is able to influence the tropical circulation and increase rainfall at low latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere. The ozone hole is a big player in the climate system!"

Watch out for a Warmer World - So Prepare for More Frequent, More Extreme Weather

Celsias

Limiting climate change will require “substantial and sustained” GHG reductions says a new report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Climate Change Means Floods and Heat Ahead and Almost Certainly Caused by Human Activity

Celsias

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change also said there was a 95 per cent likelihood that global warming is caused by human activities.

Studies Forecast More Extreme Weather Due to Global Warming

Celsias

According to a report by the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , the weather for the future continues to be stormy. A draft summary of an international report from the world’s top climate scientists says that there is at least a 2-in-3 probability that climate extremes have worsened due to climate change.

Carbon emissions sees record rise despite economic recession

Green Blog

According to an unpublished report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) global greenhouse gas emissions has increased to new record levels. Analysts from IEA says the extreme rise in greenhouse gas emissions will make it impossible to reach the 2 degrees target that politicians have claimed is the threshold we should aim for to prevent dangerous runaway climate change. This is the worst news on emissions," Birol told the Guardian. "It

There is nothing funny about climate change

Environmental Economics

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned Monday that global warming is likely to become completely irreversible if no successful effort is made to slow down the trend before 2006. "If we wait until 1998 or even 1995 to really start doing something about climate change, our planet's rising temperature will already have set in motion a series of devastating and irreparable long-term consequences.

Sea Level Rise Outpaces Expert Predictions

Celsias

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projected an annual sea level rise last year in 2011 of 2 millimeters per year. Global temperatures, on the other hand, are continuing to rise at the consistent pace which IPCC predicted.