Global Warming Producing More Powerful Hurricanes

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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

Insurance Companies Not Ignoring Climate Change

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Climate Change Risks Spark New Types Of Insurance Policies Coral reefs, mangroves and even some fish could soon have their own insurance policies as the industry seeks new ways to boost protection for those affected by the ocean changes wrought by climate change. Warmer sea temperatures have led to more intense storms in the Atlantic

White House Approves Report On Climate Change

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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 air temperature has increased by about 1.8°F (1.0°C) over the last 115 years (1901–2016). This

Hurricanes Add Momentum To Climate Conversation

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Tensions Rising With Tides and Temperatures Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have poured new fuel on the debate over man-made climate change. It’s unfortunate that there is even a debate at all. We are wasting critical time and resources as we seek to justify our overconsumption and our fascination with capitalizing on the misfortunes of

UNDP Launches Program For Green Cities

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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, we are also celebrating the International Day for Poverty Eradication. Many of the world’s poor

Are Cities Ready For The Next Major Hurricane

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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 levee system built by the US Army Corps of Engineers had structural flaws, and those

Sao Paulo Water Crisis A Symptom Of Deforestation In Amazon

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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 but it has barely made a drop of difference because of climate change. The main

Climate Change Talks Convene In Yokohama

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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, options for adaptation, and the interactions among climate changes, other stresses on societies, and opportunities