Climate Change

It’s Time to Tie Executive Compensation to Sustainability

Despite conflicting messages about climate change from U.S. government leaders, sustainability is getting more and more attention at American companies.

Source: Harvard Business Review

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The Sea Level Around Florida Is Rising Six Times Faster Than Average

Sea level rise has already ensured that floods are becoming common, not freak weather extremes; it’s guaranteeing that hurricanes and their associated storm surges are just getting that much more powerful.

Source: IFLSCIENCE

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Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help

The US government’s withdrawal from dealing with, or even acknowledging, climate change may have provoked widespread opprobrium, but for Alaskan communities at risk of toppling into the sea, the risks are rather more personal.

Source: The Guardian
 

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Climate change is disrupting the birds and the bees

Over the last two decades, scientists have found that warmer temperatures are quietly spoiling the mood, making it harder for plants and animals to reproduce.

Source: BBC

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There’s Almost No Chance Of Meeting Paris Climate Goals, Warns Grim New Study

Two degrees Celsius: That’s the global temperature increment scientists say the world must stay beneath to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
Source: There’s Almost No Chance Of Meeting Paris Climate Goals, Warns Grim New Study 

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Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says

There is only a 5% chance that the Earth will avoid warming by at least 2C come the end of the century, according to new research that paints a sobering picture of the international effort to stem dangerous climate change.

Source: Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says

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Bill Nye: ‘You can shoot the messenger but climate is still changing’

“You can’t choose to believe in gravity; if you walk off a cliff, you will be affected aversely. Climate change is not a 50-50 thing which you can choose to believe in or not. If you choose to ignore human’s influence on the world’s climate, we will be affected adversely.”
Source:  Bill Nye: ‘You can shoot […]

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Bill Nye Slams ‘Dingbats,’ Says Climate Deniers Are Old And Will Soon Be Dead

Nye predicted that the ignorance that has dominated a number of scientific debates, including climate science and autism, won’t last.

Source: Bill Nye Slams ‘Dingbats,’ Says Climate Deniers Are Old And Will Soon Be Dead

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Scientists say Miami could cease to exist in our children’s lifetime

Miami, a city of 430,000 people, could disappear within the century if the worst climate-change predictions come true.

Source: In Miami-Dade County, 1.6 million square feet of office space and 1.8 million square feet of retail space was under construction in the second quarter of 2016, the BBC reported.

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The Future Of Cap-And-Trade In California Hangs In The Balance

California’s milestone climate legislation is at a critical crossroads, and reluctance toward the program from both liberals and conservatives could stand in the way of extending it.
Source: The Future Of Cap-And-Trade In California Hangs In The Balance

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Antarctica’s ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, study says

If greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reduced, ice-free areas are expected to surge by as much as 17,000 square kilometres
Source: Antarctica’s ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, study says

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A million bottles a minute: world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’

Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments
Source: A million bottles a minute: world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’

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Mayors of 7,400 cities vow to meet Obama’s climate commitments

‘Global covenant of mayors’ to work together on climate change whether current White House resident agrees or not
Source: Mayors of 7,400 cities vow to meet Obama’s climate commitments

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EPA To Dismantle Rule That Protects Drinking Water For 117 Million

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to undo yet another Obama-era environmental regulation after releasing a proposal on Tuesday meant to dismantle a rule protecting rivers and streams from pollution.
The latest target from the notably anti-environmental administration of President Donald Trump is the Clean Water Rule, which in 2015 updated a longstanding act passed during […]

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The race to save Florida’s devastated coral reef from global warming

PICKLES REEF, Fla. — Twenty feet under water, Nature Conservancy biologist Jennifer Stein swims over to several large corals and pulls several laminated cards from her dive belt.
“Disease,” reads one, as she gestures to a coral that exhibits white splotches. “Recent mortality,” reads another card. Along the miles of coral reef off the Florida Keys, […]

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Guest column: Health impacts of climate change are serious

Political battles make lively news, but they drown out the widespread reports of damages climate change causes to human health.
Source: Guest column: Health impacts of climate change are serious

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Hundreds of US mayors endorse switch to 100% renewable energy by 2035

Leaders from more than 250 cities unanimously back a resolution to reach clean energy goal at the US Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach
Source: Hundreds of US mayors endorse switch to 100% renewable energy by 2035

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Mayors, Sidestepping Trump, Vow to Fill Void on Climate Change

American mayors in Miami Beach for their annual meeting urged the federal government to fight global warming and vowed to step up their own efforts.
Source: Mayors, Sidestepping Trump, Vow to Fill Void on Climate Change

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Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster

Yet another study confirms that the rate of sea level rise is increasing.
Source: Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster

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Real News Interview: How High Sea Level Rise?

Much prefer to stay on the safe side of the camera, but completed this interview for RealNews Network a few weeks ago. Deeply honored to follow and comment on sea level update by Eric Rignot, one o…
Source: Real News Interview: How High Sea Level Rise?

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