Category Archives: Extreme Weather

White House Approves Report On Climate Change

Human Activities Causing Global Warming The climate of the United States is strongly connected to the changing global climate. The statements below highlight past, current, and projected climate changes for the United States and the globe. Global annually averaged surface … Continue reading

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Climate Change The Top Threat In Chile

Climate Change Now Taught In Public Schools Fernando Rojas is holding up a photograph of a pocket of countryside, between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains, that has been his home, his livelihood, and his passion for all of … Continue reading

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UNDP Launches Program For Green Cities

Cities A Massive Problem, Opportunity By Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme On behalf of UNDP, welcome to the launch of the UNDP Sustainable Urbanization Strategy.¬†As we meet here in Quito today for the Habitat III conference, … Continue reading

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Are Cities Ready For The Next Major Hurricane

Coastal Cities Unprepared For Extreme Storms By Nick Stockton, Wired After the storm, after the flooding, after the investigations, the US came to realize that what happened to New Orleans on August 29, 2005 was not a natural disaster. The … Continue reading

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Sao Paulo Water Crisis A Symptom Of Deforestation In Amazon

Another Symptom Of Amazon Destruction, Privatization In Brazil’s biggest city, a record dry season and rising demand for water has led to a punishing drought. It has actually been raining quite heavily over the last few days around Sao Paulo … Continue reading

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Rising Temperatures Ahead In Cities Around The Globe

Thermal Momentum Will Change Life In Many Cities If it feels hot to you now in the dog days of this summer, imagine a time when summertime Boston starts feeling like Miami and even Montana sizzles. Thanks to climate change, … Continue reading

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Climate Change Talks Convene In Yokohama

IPCC Preparing Report On Climate Change Impacts Government representatives and scientists on Tuesday opened a five-day meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to finalize a report assessing the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems, … Continue reading

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British Floods Just A Warning Shot

Extreme Weather Testing Urban Resiliency Around Globe Just outside this pretty village in southwest England is a steep, grassy mound called Burrow Mump. From the ruined church on the top, you can see miles of what look like shallow lakes … Continue reading

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Super Typhoon Death Toll Could Reach 10,000

Extreme Weather A Matter Of Survival For Many Cities In the wake of once-Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda), the death toll has climbed to over 3,600 with more than 12,000 injured and more missing according to the Philippines government. … Continue reading

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