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Trees Defend Cities, Citizens From Extreme Weather By Linh Anh Cat, Forbes A new study demonstrates that urban trees saves money and lives. Trees reduce deaths, injuries and electricity consumption for air-conditioning. Trees also promote wellness. High air temperatures are a significant public health threat, killing an estimated 12,000 people annually worldwide in a typical year, with one […]

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sustainable cities and global warming

Businesses Leading Cities Toward Resiliency Floods. Droughts. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Heat waves. Energy shortages and food shortages. Climate change is impacting every region of the globe. Extreme weather is taking an extreme toll on cities, communities and businesses around the world. The battle against global warming and climate change isn’t just about energy efficiency, it’s also […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainable Cities Now About Resilience Climate change is already driving mass migration around the globe. Military and security experts believe that climate change will fuel future migration patterns more than any other factor, which represents a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions. Last year, the UN analyzed the issue in a report, Groundswell – Preparing for Internal Climate […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Global Warming Gaining Momentum The start of 2019 has been marked by high impact weather in many parts of the world, including record heat, wildfires and rainfall in South America and Australasia, dangerous and extreme cold in North America, and heavy snowfall in the Alps and Himalayas. Experts say that it will get worse. Meteorologists are already […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Greener Cities Essential The battle against global warming and climate change will be won or lost in our cities. Cities are the capitals of consumption and power. To promote greener cities, the Urban Sustainability Framework (USF), launched by the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), serves as a guide for cities seeking to enhance their sustainability. Launched at the […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Global Warming Rising Parts of New South Wales, Australia’s most populated state, and an area of Western Australia, saw record high minimum temperatures of 33 Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) last week. The maximum is expected to soar to more than 45C (113F) on Wednesday in parts of New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. “Avoid physical […]

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Naturalist Opens Climate Change Conference Sir David Attenborough announced the United Nations’ launch of a new campaign enabling people to unite in actions to battle climate change. In an address to the opening session of United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, Sir David Attenborough urged everyone to use the UN’s new ActNow.bot, […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Economic Toll Rising Daily By Umair Irfan, Vox News Federal scientists have once again contradicted the White House, this time in a major new climate change assessment that was rushed to release the Friday after Thanksgiving. The findings, however, should give even the Trump administration pause: Global warming could cause more harm to the US […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Sustainability Back In Spotlight William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, pioneers in adapting the western economic growth model to focus on environmental issues and sharing the benefits of technology, won the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize. In a joint award that turned the spotlight on a rapidly shifting global debate over the impact of climate change, the […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Hurricanes, Cyclones Gathering Strength Editor’s Note: This study was published just weeks before Hurricane Michael rearranged the Florida panhandle. The IPCC AR5 presents a strong body of scientific evidence that most of the global warming observed over the past half century is very likely due to human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. But what does this change mean […]

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