Extreme Weather

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Bombshell: Study Ties Epic California Drought, ‘Frigid East’ To Manmade Climate Change

Bombshell: Study Ties Epic California Drought, ‘Frigid East’ To Manmade Climate Change

Natural variability alone cannot explain the extreme weather pattern that has driven both the record-setting California drought and the cooler weather seen in the Midwest and East this winter, a major new study finds. A new study in Geophysical Research Letters (subs. req’d) takes the warming link to the California drought to the next level of understanding. […]

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Managing risk through catastrophe insurance: Reducing the fiscal and economic impact of disasters

Managing risk through catastrophe insurance: Reducing the fiscal and economic impact of disasters

This paper, released by the Insurance Bureau of Canada, offers an in-depth look at how insurance helps to lower the economic and fiscal costs of natural disasters. It demonstrates that insurance is an efficient and effective way to mitigate these impacts. The research presented here can help policy-makers, and homeowners plan for disaster risk and management […]

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CFAX Interview: ACT ED Deborah Harford on WA Mudslide and Extreme Weather

Click here to listen to ACT’s Executive Director Deborah Harford speak about WA mudslide and extreme weather in an interview on CFAX (interview begins at the 14 minute mark).

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Monster El Nino Emerging From the Depths: Nose of Massive Kelvin Wave Breaks Surface in Eastern Pacific

We are observing an extraordinarily powerful Kelvin Wave, one that was likely intensified by factors related to human global warming, traveling across the Pacific. It appears to be an epic event in the making. One that may be hotter and stronger than even the record-shattering 1997-98 El Nino. What this means is that we may […]

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“Resilient Rhode Island Act” introduced to protect from Sea Level Rise

“Rhode Island is particularly vulnerable to climate change, and well-positioned to become a global leader in expertise and technology to help communities and businesses become resilient to the changing world,” Rep. Handy (D-Dist. 18, Cranston), who is chairman of the House Environment Committee, said. “If we act now, it will both bring more certainty to families […]

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ACT ED Spoke at National Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges, Adaptations

ACT ED Spoke at National Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges, Adaptations

Canada’s only national voice on climate change, the Canadian Climate Forum, organized a Symposium on Extreme Weather: Impacts, Challenges, Adaptations, to examine the incidence and impact of severe weather, the challenges it raises – and how we can prepare for, or adapt to it, to minimize its often devastating effects. 2013 was a year of costly […]

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ACT Executive Director To Moderate GLOBE 2014 Food/Water Security Session

ACT Executive Director Deborah Harford will moderate the session on Food and Water Security in a Changing World at 2:45pm on March 27th at the GLOBE 2014 Conference. Panelists are: Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stockholm Water Institute; Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture; Tim Brown, Chairman, President & CEO, Nestle Waters North America; […]

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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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