Climate Change

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Two Most Renowned Scientific Institutions in Britain and the US: ‘Climate change is more certain than ever’

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time and the indisputable warming of the world over the past century is largely the result of human activities, according to the two most august science bodies in Britain and the United States. The speed of global warming is now 10 times faster than at […]

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January 2014’s extreme weather worldwide – interactive map

From temperatures as low as -36C in Russia to some of the wettest weather in the UK’s history, this map shows the extreme weather events of last month from around the world. The data was sourced from the Japanese Meteorological Agency and covers all of January 2014. Hover over each marker to see which World […]

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Damage to coastal infrastructure from storm surges, floods may reach 9% of global GDP

Damage to the world’s coastal infrastructure as a result of flooding, sea level rise, and coastline development is expected to cost as much as 9 percent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to a new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Read the full Homeland Security News Wire article here. Access […]

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Alarming Video Shows Arctic Ice Disappearing

Old ice in the Arctic is vanishing. That’s a problem, since it’s more resistant to melting than young ice. You’ve probably heard that ice in the Arctic is melting. But you may have never seen it shown this clearly. A video from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration shows 27 years of ice melting away in a matter of […]

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Building resilience article by Professor Gordon McBean

Professor Gordon McBean, former Chair of the Joint Scientific Committee for the World Climate Research Programme, current Board Chair of START and professor at Western University, talks candidly about the Coastal Cities at Risk project and how resilience can be forged by vulnerable townships. View the publication here in International Innovation Issue 126, pages 83-85. International Innovation is […]

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UNEP Two Minute Videos on Oceans: Adaptation to Sea Level Rise

UNEP educates the public about the world’s oceans with its video series: Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey! The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has partnered with cartoonist Jim Toomey – of Sherman’s Lagoon fame – in developing a series of six two-minute videos intended to raise awareness of the importance of oceans and […]

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NAP’s Guide to Science Issues and the State of the Union

The 2014 State of the Union address focused on topics such as energy, climate change, education, and gun violence. National Academies Press annotated the complete text of the President’s State of the Union speech with relevant reports from the National Academies that provide authoritative, independent guidance on these issues. The full transcript of the President’s speech, […]

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Putting the brakes on climate change – new PICS free online course shows how

PICS Climate Insights 101 Climate Insights 101 is a short course series designed to provide users with an in-depth understanding of climate science and related issues. 101 is produced as a series of modules, each with several animated lessons. A New Module on Mitigation was just released this past Thursday, January 24th, 2014. Lesson 1: Mitigation […]

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