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Category: Climate Change :: Climate Change Impacts
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A toxic fungal threat is encroaching on global food supply chains 12.10.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Shifting climates are encouraging these pests and diseases to flourish.
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Doug Ford rolls back climate policies while unprecedented tornadoes ravage his province 27.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Karl Nerenberg On Friday September 21, the most violent and destructive weather event in recent memory hit the Ottawa-Gatineau region. It consisted of not one, not two, not three, but six tornadoes, accompanied by vicious thunderstorms, rainfall that turned quiet streets into torrential rivers and winds that reached 260 kilometres per hour. It was an unprecedented weather catastrophe by any measure. On that same day, National Post columnist Rex Murphy unloaded a full bore attack on one of his favourite targets: anybody who evinces the slightest concern for the environment. Murphy was notionally praising his new hero, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, who had just cancelled Ontario's Green Energy Act. In reality, Murphy was attacking the very fundament of current scientific thinking, to wit, that human activity can (and frequently does) have a devastating impact on the environment, including the climate, of planet Earth. "It's quite queasy being a green," Murphy wrote, just as multiple tornadoes were closing in ...
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Trade and food security are linked — and both are in danger 27.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Climate change is disrupting our agricultural production, and we'll need international agreements to solve the global challenge.
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What the drought warnings across Canada are telling us 30.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Emma Lui As more than 500 forest fires burn across B.C., the drought conditions across the province are also worsening.  On Monday, CBC reported , "Nearly one-quarter of B.C.'s regions are now at the highest drought rating, with no significant rain in the forecast." B.C. is not alone in experiencing droughts and other extreme weather events, all of which are worsening with climate change. Many regions across provinces and territories, which are on the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples, have issued drought warnings. There were 120 forest fires burning in northern Ontario earlier this month, which have now decreased to 26 fires.    These extreme weather patterns seriously threaten clean drinking water sources, watersheds as well as our food security. Despite drought, forest fires and extreme weather events, most governments continue to promote an economic system that puts unlimited growth above water, our climate and the vital needs of people and the planet.  Governments must take immediate ...
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Sick of coal yet? 29.8.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The recent EPA decision doesn't just fail sustainability professionals — it will trigger a public health crisis.
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These 4 recommendations can boost your company's resilience 27.8.2018 GreenBiz.com
To understand and report on business risks, get to know the TFCD.
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The E in ESG: How to effectively evaluate your environmental risk 13.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Environmental, social or governance risks are relevant to the creditworthiness of rated entities across multiple sectors, but the materiality of those factors can differ by entity, industry and country.
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Hiding in plain sight: The carbon cost of everyday products 28.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Richer nations may import the products, but they're not held accountable for the emissions.
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Storm damage to forests costs billions — here's how artificial intelligence can help 25.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
What happens when computer science and forest management meet.
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All risk, no reward: funding disaster mitigation can prove difficult 14.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Why do investments in climate adaptation lag behind the level of funding needed?
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Hell and polluted water: what holistic water management can do 7.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the 'One Water' movement is successfully leveraging new practices to improve the health, and wealth, of cities and businesses.
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Climate of litigation? Why climate science will disrupt public and private law 22.5.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
And not just for lawyers.
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3 cities using parks to climate-proof their future 25.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Here's what Gladsaxe, Jakarta and Chicago have in common.
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Human Role in Climate Change Removed From Science Report 6.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of the human impact on climate change in drafts of a long-awaited report on sea level rise and storm surge that is intended to protect parks and visitors from the effects of climate change. This directly contradicts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's vow to Congress that his department is not censoring science. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaks at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference on February 23, 2018, in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast . National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of humans' role in causing climate change in drafts of a long-awaited report on sea level rise and storm surge, contradicting Interior Secretary ...
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Is the future of farming vertical? 6.4.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Companies including AeroFarms aim to narrow the farm-to-table gap.
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Key Assessment of Climate Threats, Cyberwar and Terrorism Goes "Missing" Under Trump 27.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
What poses a bigger threat to the United States -- climate disruption or terrorism? Federal officials may know the answer, but a strategic data analysis comparing the relative likelihood and severity of national security threats ranging from terrorism and cyberwarfare to industrial accidents and climate-fueled natural disasters remains out of public view under the Trump administration. (Image: jxfzsy / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Want to see more coverage of the issues that matter? Make a donation to Truthout to ensure that we can publish more original stories like this one. What poses the bigger threat to the United States, terrorist attacks or flooding and extreme weather fueled by climate disruption? What about cyberwarfare, outbreaks of infectious disease or  crumbling infrastructure? Politicians give various answers to such questions, depending on their political priorities. For example, President Trump has scoffed at the threat of climate disruption while rolling back Obama-era environmental ...
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Climate change is threatening the garment industry 27.3.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Extreme weather in India is harming worker health and posing risks to women's rights.
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3 problems that water abundance brings to coastal communities 23.3.2018 GreenBiz.com
And two things are missing in the face of rising seas and warmer oceans.
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"Neglect and Bureaucracy": Six Months After Maria, Trump Condemned for Failed Response in Puerto Rico 21.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A house that was washed away by heavy surf during the passing of Hurricane Maria is seen six months after the hurricane, in Manati, Puerto Rico, on March 18, 2018. Many people on the island remain displaced, and thousands are without power. (Photo: Ricardo Arduegno / AFP / Getty Images) Did you know? Truthout is a nonprofit publication and the vast majority of our budget comes from reader donations. It's easy to support our work -- click here to get started. It has been exactly six months since  Hurricane Maria  ravaged the island of Puerto Rico, but thousands of residents of the American territory still lack electricity or are unable to return home, illustrating how the Trump administration and Congress have failed to adequately address the crisis that followed the devastating storm in September.   Carmen Yulín Cruz, mayor of San Juan and an  outspoken critic  of the floundering federal relief efforts, tweeted Tuesday: Six months after María things are not what they should be. Thousands still w/o ...
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Toward an Ecologically Based Post-Capitalism: Interview With Novelist Kim Stanley Robinson 17.3.2018 Truthout.com
To get through the climate change emergency, we need the state itself to become just and scientific because justice is a climate-change technology of great power, says award-winning science- and climate-fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson. But it would require replacing capitalism with an ecologically-based socialist democracy. (Photo: Victor ) Kim Stanley Robinson  is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author. A science- and climate-fiction novelist, Robinson has written more than 20 books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt and 2312. In 2008, he was named a "Hero of the Environment" by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. In this interview, Truthout talks with Robinson about his books Green Earth and New York 2140. Set in the present or near future, Green Earth portrays struggles over climate science in the US capital, whereas New York 2140 depicts life in a 22nd century ...
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