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Morgan Stanley Issues Warning re Climate Change

Posted: 02.25.2019 no comments

 

While governments and corporations are starting to protect themselves from the impacts of climate change, Morgan Stanley says private businesses need to do more.   Read the entire article at AXIOS.     What to watch: The investment bank’s strategists are recommending companies strongly consider preparing for a world with more frequent and intense weather events, […]

 

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World’s Driest Desert Floods in Chile

Posted: 02.15.2019 no comments

 

The world’s driest desert is flooding and some of the planet’s wettest woodlands are burning. Welcome to summer in Chile.   Read the entire article at Bloomberg.    Rains high up in the Andes mountains have led to torrents of water pouring into the Atacama desert below, sweeping away houses and roads. Meanwhile in the south, blistering […]

 

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Climate Change Is a Public Health Emergency

Posted: 02.01.2019 no comments

 

Ever since human-caused climate change emerged into public consciousness around the late 1980s, news stories and public awareness campaigns surrounding the topic have predominantly been accompanied by images of polar bears and melting ice, reinforcing common misconceptions that the impacts are far away in space and time and removed from our daily lives.   Read […]

 

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Humans are Reversing the Climate Clock – by 50 Million Years

Posted: 12.17.2018 no comments

 

Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published on Dec. 10, 2018 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years. And it’s taken just two centuries.   Read the entire article at […]

 

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Insurer Liquidated by CA Wildfires – Unable to Pay Claims

Posted: 12.11.2018 no comments

 

California’s Camp Fire didn’t just kill dozens of people and destroy thousands of homes. It also left an insurance company in financial ruins, unable to pay millions of dollars to policyholders. A state judge ruled that Merced Property & Casualty Co. can’t meet its obligations after last month’s Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. […]

 

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George R.R. Martin reveals the climate change lesson from Game of Thrones

Posted: 10.24.2018 no comments

 

“Climate change should be the number one priority for any politician,” says best-selling author. Pundits and fans alike have long argued that Martin’s fantasy epic is a climate change metaphor or parable since a major theme is that the climate is about to change for the worse in a way that endangers everyone.   Read the entire article at ThinkProgress.    […]

 

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Storm-proof Affordable Housing for Florida Keys Workers

Posted: 09.11.2018 no comments

 

After the destruction of Hurricane Irma, the Florida Keys Community Land Trust started building affordable cottages that can withstand the next storm. Like other tourist destinations, the Keys — a string of islands off the southern tip of Florida — require workers to staff their restaurants, hotels, and glass-bottom boats.   Read the entire article at CityLab. […]

 

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Reaching the Point of No Return

Posted: 06.15.2018 no comments

 

Don Hall, a co-executive director of Transition U.S., a non-profit organization working to build community resilience in the face of environmental and economic crisis, says our nation as a whole is poorly prepared to deal with the impacts of climate change.    Read the entire article at American City&County.   “This is a much bigger issue […]

 

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“There is no time to lose”: Pope Francis warns oil executives on climate change

Posted: 06.13.2018 no comments

 

In an address to dozens of top oil executives, investors and industry experts, Pope Francis brought attention to the existential threats posed by climate change, and the urgent action that was needed to combat the global crisis.   Read the entire article at Salon.   The leader of the Catholic Church offered an appeal as to […]

 

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Climate Council Disbanded While Tanker Traverses Arctic Without an Ice Breaker, and Harvey Continues Record Breaking Run

Posted: 08.30.2017 no comments

 

  This article, written by Tim Rumage, appeared originally at Planetary Ethicist.   The disbanding of the Climate Council1 was an easy story to miss in the last couple of weeks of statutes, protests, Harvey and floods. Even today’s news of the US State Department’s proposed reorganization2 (which functionally demotes discussions on Climate Change and […]

 

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