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climate change impacts

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Alaska is Going to be the Next Florida'

September 27, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Alaska and Environmental Risk

There is widespread agreement that carbon emissions have significantly increased since the industrial revolution and these emissions are playing a climate-changing role, but the consensus diverges when modeling future climate change effect scenarios.[read more]

Costing Climate: It is All Relative

August 1, 2014 by Roger Pielke, Jr.

Climate Change and Future Cost

"Based on a leading aggregate damage estimate in the climate economics literature, a delay that results in warming of 3° Celsius above preindustrial levels, instead of 2°, could increase economic damages by approximately 0.9 percent of global output."[read more]

Reflections on Climate Change After Biking Across Turkey

June 17, 2014 by David Kroodsma

Turkey and Climate Change

I'm writing this blog entry from Batumi, Georgia, sitting on a beach chair and gazing across the Black Sea. This morning we left Turkey and entered Georgia, where we quickly realized just how much Turkish we had learned in our six weeks in the country.[read more]

How Will Climate Change Affect You? Find the Information You Need Here

May 16, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Climate Change Effects

On Monday, scientists announced new findings that the massive West Antarctica ice sheet is rapidly melting due to climate change, and the retreat is now irreversible. One of the study’s lead authors said the ice sheet “has passed the point of no return."[read more]

Oceans, Islands, Energy, and Climate Change

April 22, 2014 by Jim Baird

Oceans, Heat, and Climate

 

Over 30 years ago scientists failed to make the link between climate change and the thermal inertia of the oceans. We are paying now for the oversight and will into the future. Particularly island nations who must make the clean energy required for their self-preservation.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: On Negative Climate Change Outlook

April 1, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Negative Climate Change Outlook

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released its latest report on the current state of global warming, the risks it poses and mitigation efforts. The prognosis is negative, as the list of key risks laid out in the report describes.[read more]

Nature Stunner: As Climate Change Speeds Up, The Number Of Extremely Hot Days Is Soaring

February 28, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Temperature Extremes and Climate Change

The number of very hot days have soared in the past 15 years, a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change reports. Based on observations, the authors conclude that “the term 'pause' is ill-chosen and even misleading in the context of climate change.”[read more]

IPCC: Climate Impacts 'Are Very Evident, They're Widespread' And 'We Are Not Prepared'

February 27, 2014 by Joseph Romm

IPCC and Climate Impacts

The next big report from the world’s leading climate scientists is on impacts, it’s due the end of March, and it isn’t pretty. As the AP summarized, starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease are likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change.[read more]

Secretary Kerry is Right that Climate Change Needs to be Tackled like a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

February 18, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Climate Change and Impact

 

Secretary of State John Kerry got it right when he identified climate change as one of the most urgent issues facing the world in a February 16 speech in Jakarta. Kerry got it right on the science, the urgency, and the opportunity to be found in clean energy solutions.[read more]