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STATEMENT: Global Commission on Adaptation COVID-19 Call to Action 9.7.2020 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: Global Commission on Adaptation COVID-19 Call to Action Global Commission on Adaptation Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 Download the PDF version The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically exposed the risks humanity faces and how unprepared we are to respond. People’s health, well-being, and livelihoods are all affected. These threats are multiplied by the growing impacts of the climate crisis — more extreme storms, droughts, heat waves, food crises, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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STATEMENT: Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 9.7.2020 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19Download the PDF version The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically exposed the risks humanity faces and how unprepared we are to respond. People’s health, well-being, and livelihoods are all affected. These threats are multiplied by the growing impacts of the climate crisis — more extreme storms, droughts, heat waves, food crises, and diseases — which have not stopped. Vulnerable populations are hit hardest: The pandemic could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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California megadrought? Not if you look at precipitation 5.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

Climate change is increasing California's wet-to-dry extremes, but average precipitation is not declining.

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Worries mount in Yucca Valley that Joshua trees will be designated an endangered species 3.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The proposed listing of western Joshua trees as an endangered species has some residents of Yucca Valley worried.

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Racism makes the impacts of climate change unequal 2.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360 . The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans have cast stark new light on the racism that remains deeply embedded in U.S. society. It is as present in matters of the environment as in other aspects of life: Both historical and present-day injustices have left people of color exposed to far greater environmental health hazards than whites. Elizabeth Yeampierre has been an important voice on these issues for more than two decades. As co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance , she leads a coalition of more than 70 organizations focused on addressing racial and economic inequities together with climate change. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Yeampierre draws a direct line from slavery and the rapacious exploitation of natural resources to current issues of environmental justice. "I think about people who got the worst food, the worst ...
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5 Benefits to Local Action on Climate Resilience 24.6.2020 WRI Stories
5 Benefits to Local Action on Climate Resilience Comments|Add Comment|PrintInvolving local actors in climate resilience strategies prioritizes the community's well-being and leads to more effective adaptation. Photo by Zhida Li/Unsplash From locust swarms in Africa threatening food security, to raging wildfires in Australia, to flooding affecting countries worldwide and more, communities are trying to cope with the effects of climate change. Local leadership, site-specific strategies and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation 17.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published in World Resources Institute . In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile of coastline have been lost to the sea. The flooding and erosion are exacerbated by the destruction of natural mangrove forests. These forests absorb the brunt of waves’ impact, significantly reducing both the height and speed of waves reaching shore. And mature mangroves can store nearly 1,000 tons of carbon per hectare, thus mitigating climate change while also helping communities adapt. Without mangroves, 18 million more people worldwide would suffer from coastal flooding each year (an increase of 39 percent). That’s why in Demak, Java, a diverse group of residents, NGOs, universities and the Indonesian government are working together on the "Building with Nature" project to restore a ...
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Policy News: June 2, 2020 2.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Letter to the community Racism and prejudice continue to harm scientists, future scientists, and the communities we serve. ESA leaders echo the message of these protests: Black lives matter. Webinar: Invasive Species Policy and COVID-19 Webinar recording and related resources posted online. Ecology of COVID-19 blog series ESA guest blogs explore the ...
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Hurricanes are getting stronger, more dangerous and forming earlier. Here’s how we can prepare. 26.5.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post originally appeared on EDF’s Growing Returns. It was written by Natalie Peyronnin Snider) Last week, Tropical Storm Arthur skirted North Carolina’s coast before veering into the Atlantic. While damage was minimal, this marked the sixth straight year that a named storm developed in the Atlantic before the official start of hurricane season on […]
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3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation 26.5.2020 THE CITY FIX
In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile ...
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3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptations 21.5.2020 WRI Stories
3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptations Comments|Add Comment|PrintMangroves – which improve climate resilience and protect from coastal flooding – are one example of a nature-based solution with vast economic and climate benefits. Photo by Pat Williams/Flickr In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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These key investments can build resilience to pandemics and climate change 30.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Here's what will help beyond immediate disaster response.
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This Month in Climate Science, February-March 2020: Carbon Sinks Shrink, Bumble Bees Decline, Nightingale Wings Shorten – and Ecosystems Could Collapse Faster 27.4.2020 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, February-March 2020: Carbon Sinks Shrink, Bumble Bees Decline, Nightingale Wings Shorten – and Ecosystems Could Collapse Faster Comments|Add Comment|PrintBumble bee species are declining. Photo by Matt/Flickr Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we don't reduce emissions at a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Number of People Affected by Floods Will Double by 2030 27.4.2020 THE CITY FIX
Flooding has already caused more than $1 trillion in losses globally since 1980, and the situation is poised to worsen: New analysis from WRI’s Aqueduct Floods finds that the number of people affected by floods will double worldwide by 2030. According to data from ...
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The Number of People Affected by Floods Will Double by 2030 23.4.2020 WRI Stories
The Number of People Affected by Floods Will Double by 2030 Comments|Add Comment|PrintIn 2011, a flooded street in Thailand became a river, forcing some residents to use boats to travel. Photo by ebvImages/Flickr Flooding has already caused more than $1 trillion in losses globally since 1980, and the situation is poised to worsen: New analysis from WRI’s Aqueduct Floods finds that the number of people affected by floods will double worldwide by 2030. According to data from the tool, which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: New Data Shows Millions of People, Trillions in Property at Risk from Flooding — But Infrastructure Investments Now Can Significantly Lower Flood Risk 23.4.2020 WRI Stories
RELEASE: New Data Shows Millions of People, Trillions in Property at Risk from Flooding — But Infrastructure Investments Now Can Significantly Lower Flood Risk Flooding Could Worsen Impacts of COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases   Washington, DC (April 23, 2020) — As the world grapples with the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, a potential threat multiplier is flooding. In 2019, floods caused $45.9 billion in economic losses and nearly 4,500 deaths worldwide (natural disasters caused... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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5 Ways Momentum for Climate Action Has Grown Since the Paris Agreement Was Signed 23.4.2020 THE CITY FIX
Since the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in 2015 and signed by 175 countries on Earth Day the following year, global momentum to tackle the climate emergency has been building. Progress has been made on almost every front, ...
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5 Ways Momentum for Climate Action Has Grown Since the Paris Agreement Was Signed 21.4.2020 WRI Stories
5 Ways Momentum for Climate Action Has Grown Since the Paris Agreement Was Signed Comments|Add Comment|PrintSan Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm. Photo by Ian D. Keating/Flickr */ Since the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in 2015 and signed by 175 countries on Earth Day the following year, global momentum to tackle the climate emergency has been building. Progress has been made on almost every front, from bold corporate emissions-reduction targets and plummeting renewable energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Climate warming may hit Colorado River Basin farmers hardest as shrinking snowpack leads to less irrigation water 21.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado River Basin farmers will be hardest hit by climate warming, along with food growers in Central Asia and the southern Andes, due to high dependence on shrinking snow as a source of irrigation water, new research has found.
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Biodiversity, pandemics and the circle of life 20.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Addressing biodiversity, like so many other things, seems to have been shunted aside by the coronavirus outbreak. It would make much more sense to keep it front and center.
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