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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

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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

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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

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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.

The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku

Sightline Daily

Reports released by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can be daunting, even for science and policy insiders. On a whim he illustrated each haiku and shared the results with family and a few friends. Climate change and haiku.

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Do People Care About Climate Change ?

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that scientists are now 95 percent sure that global warming has been set in motion as a direct result of human actions, and the planet has already begun to feel these effects. The United States experienced the hottest year on record in 2012, polar ice caps have melted faster in the past 20 years than in the past 10,000, and extreme weather events have become more frequent.

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.

Sea Level Rise Could be more than twice as high as 2007 IPPC Projection

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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.

Certainer

Environmental Economics

In its "synthesis report," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that the hundreds of authors involved in the study were even more certain than before that the planet is warming and humans are the cause. via www.cnn.com. The founder of the Weather Channel disagrees:   See? I'm fair and balanced

It's Final -- Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use

Green (Living) Review

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released two of its Working Group reports at the end of last month ( WGI and WGIII ), and their short discussion of biofuels has ignited a fierce debate as to whether they’re of any environmental benefit at all.

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

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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.

Massive solar panel factory opens in Qatar, long overdue

Green Prophet

Qatar Solar Energy has unveiled a massive factory that will produce high quality solar panels that make the most of the desert sun, a boon not just for the emirate, but potentially for the entire Middle East.

Faith and science leaders unite to save our planet – on Indiegogo!

Green Prophet

We report on news, and on the ground organizations like the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development , based in Jerusalem, physically unites people of faith to spark change in local communities. Check it out on Indiegogo and mark your support with a small donation.

'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." climate change green living IPCC

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. It could create a safety cap on pollution. A lot could change between now and 2050.

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). 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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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. Scientists have found a plethora of evidence to support the conclusion that the planet is changing. On the surface, it is a good, common-sense approach.

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.

Maldives’ Floating “Green” Golf Island Not So Green

Green Prophet

A floating ‘green’ golf course Island is planned for the climate change-vulnerable nation of the Maldives but how green is it really? The Maldives is a small archipelago nation that is extremely vulnerable to climate change due to the risk of rising sea levels.

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.

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.

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.

The Holy Land Puts Its Faith In Climate Action

Green Prophet

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. Which is why it’s so great to hear that the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land (CRIHL) , which represent all recognized religions in the Holy Land, has formally recognized the global challenge of climate change.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.”

IPCC 5 in Haiku.

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International climate scientist Gregory Johnson, who co-authored the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change''s 5th report, which came out in September, has simplified the 2000 page preview report into 19 illustrated haiku. Amazing what the bout of the flu can do.

Green is Good: Science-Based Conservation in the 21st Century

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nature Conservancy scientists look into buckets of water collected from the vernal pools on the Howard Ranch near Sacramento for research into the effects of cattle grazing on California’s delicate vernal pool habitats. On the contrary.

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.

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.

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. Of course, the political climate in the United States presents its own challenges.

Sip, Don’t Gulp

Eco Friendly Daily

Just when you thought it was safe to drink the water, another threat is on the horizon. Researchers at Ohio State University have been looking at the effects of climate change on fresh water. Our best bet is tuning into ways to reduce the steamroller called climate change.

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.

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.

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!"