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cities and global warming and climate change

Threats Rising Due To Climate Change By Michael Kimmelman, New York Times With climate change, the Java Sea is rising and weather here is becoming more extreme. Earlier this month another freakish storm briefly turned Jakarta’s streets into rivers and brought this vast area of nearly 30 million residents to a virtual halt. One local […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

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 […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Coastal Communities Suing Fossil Fuel Companies Three California communities are suing 37 of the world’s largest oil, gas and coal companies for knowingly contributing to climate change. San Mateo and Marin counties, as well as the city of Imperial Beach, have filed suit against companies like Exxon, Shell, and Chevron, which they claim produced roughly […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Climate Change 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 his 74 years. His picture shows a lake, brimming with water, in front of a range […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Trumped By Public Opinion, Political Support As U.S. President Trump breaks the U.S. commitment to the Paris Agreement On Climate Change, grassroots support is rising up. Nearly 70 percent of Americans, including a majority of people in all 50 states, support the Paris Agreement on climate change. The global climate deal, struck in late 2015, was […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Climate Solutions Abound Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing foreign leaders not to follow President Trump’s lead on climate change. In an interview with the Associated Press, Bloomberg said other countries should continue pursuing the goals laid out in the international Paris climate accord, regardless of whether Trump pulls the U.S. out of […]

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cities and global warming and climate change

Cities Tackling Issues and Opportunities Cities around the world have multiplied their efforts to emit fewer greenhouse gases and brace for climate-change-driven natural disasters, scientists and environmentalists say. Amid uncertainty over whether Washington will withdraw from a global accord to combat climate change, many people are increasingly pinning their hopes on cities to cut global […]

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Investing In The Future By James B. Stewart, New York Times The trustees of Cooperstown, N.Y., hardly expected their village (population 1,834) to emerge as a flash point in a national debate over climate change and socially responsible investing. But when they voted in October to divest the pension fund they oversee of all fossil […]

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greener cities

Greenhouse Gas Reductions Critical The landmark global climate change deal brokered in Paris cleared an important hurdle this week when it secured enough official support to go into effect, but experts say the biggest hurdle — signatory countries turning their emissions, clean energy and climate adaptation financing goals from mere promises into reality — still […]

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sustainable cities and global warming

Chromium-6 In Drinking Water In the film Erin Brockovich, the environmental crusader confronts the lawyer of a power company that polluted the tap water of Hinkley, Calif., with a carcinogenic chemical called chromium-6. When the lawyer picks up a glass of water, Brockovich says: “We had that water brought in ‘specially for you folks. Came […]

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