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Scientists say these 10 major cities could become unlivable within 80 years

As global temperatures and sea levels rise, some of the world's major cities could experience unbearable living conditions.  Cities like Chicago and Delhi have already endured fatal heat waves, which could get worse in the future. While climate scientists don't anticipate any location to become fully uninhabitable, they worry that some areas will struggle to support human life.  As scientific projections of the impacts of climate change become more robust, the threats of extreme storms, cat...
Tags: Florida, Oregon, US, America, Trends, Ipcc, Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, Delhi, Vermont, University Of Michigan, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Miami Dade, Nature Climate Change, Rood


Wild Women of the Wasatch | ep14 | Sustainable Shredders

Meet three women leading the sustainability movement in the Wasatch: Sylvia Semper - Senior Legal Counsel for Vivint Solar Sylvia’s mind and personality is as bright as the sun the company she works for is aiming to harness. As a senior legal counsel for Vivint Solar, she is in the thick of understanding and implementing policy for clean and renewable energy systems. Growing up in New York, Sylvia became a high speed skier chasing her brothers around the mountain. She competitively ski rac...
Tags: Utah, New York, Congress, Oregon, Massachusetts, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Skiing, Arctic, Salt Lake City, HILARY, Alta, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, US Forest Service, NSAA


'Our house is on fire': Greta Thunberg, 16, urges leaders to act on climate

Swedish school strike activist demands economists tackle runaway global warming. Read her Davos speech hereOur house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire.According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), we are less than 12 years away from not being able to undo our mistakes. In that time, unprecedented changes in all aspects of society need to have taken place, including a reduction of our CO2 emissions by at least 50%. Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Davos, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global climate talks, Paris Climate Agreement, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, Greta Thunberg, IPCC Intergovernmental Panel


TRB dispatch: Climate change urgency, Jarrett Walker on justice, and a visit to the Bicycle Committee

Portland resident and renowned transit expert Jarrett Walker at the lectern.(Photos: Aaron Brown) As we shared yesterday, BikePortland correspondent Aaron Brown is at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. thanks to a funding partnership with the Transportation Research and Education Consortium at Portland State University. Here’s his first dispatch… Jarrett Walker: Geometry of the City “When we get excited about [a new form of transportation] that won’t scale,...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Elon Musk, Washington, Oregon, US, Research, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Norway, PSU, Columbus, Rhode Island, Trump


What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

Fractious UN climate change talks ended with a deal on putting the Paris agreement into practice – but much else left unresolved‘We can move forward now’: climate talks take significant stepCountries settled on most of the tricky elements of the “rulebook” for putting the 2015 Paris agreement into practice. This includes how governments will measure, report on and verify their emissions-cutting efforts, a key element because it ensures all countries are held to proper standards and find it harde...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Environment, Americas, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Ethical and green living, Paris, Global climate talks, United Nations, Poland, Brazil, Un, Carbon Offsetting, Cop 21: Un Climate Change Conference, Paris Climate Agreement


'Window is narrowing': scientists urge action at UN climate talks

Gilet jaunes protests cast shadow as concerns raised over backlash against rapid changeScientists have laid down the gauntlet for political leaders as the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, wrestles with the challenge of cutting emissions without sparking social tensions like those seen recently in France.The UN climate talks – known as COP24 and the most important since the Paris agreement was signed in 2015 – aim to set a new rulebook for governments to reduce greenhouse gases and to raise...
Tags: Climate Change, France, Environment, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris, Global climate talks, United Nations, Un, Katowice Poland, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC


'The window is narrowing': scientists urge action at UN climate talks

Gilet jaunes protests cast shadow as concerns raised over backlash against rapid changeScientists have laid down the gauntlet for political leaders as the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, wrestles with the challenge of cutting emissions without sparking social tensions like those seen recently in France.The UN climate talks – known as COP24 and the most important since the Paris agreement was signed in 2015 – aim to set a new rulebook for governments to reduce greenhouse gases and to raise...
Tags: Climate Change, France, Environment, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris, Global climate talks, United Nations, Un, Katowice Poland, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC


What’s the Buzz? Heard on the floor at the COP24, on renewable fuels and more

COP24 descends on Katowice, Poland. What’s the buzz, what’s the mood? The Mood “Pretty intense I’d say. Good.” notes Climate Ethanol Alliances’s James Cogan. “We’ve been in a dozen transport energy events so far.” The Message Climate Ethanol Alliance’s James Cogan handing out bio-oriented t-shirt messaging at COP 24. “Fortunately the IEA had their big event today, and they shouted it loud and clear..  “use bioenergy in transport or suffer the consequences”. The Brazil pavilion just had a...
Tags: Europe, England, France, US, Ipcc, Britain, Top Stories, Poland, European Commission, Brazil, IEA, Un, Richard, Anne, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, International Energy Agency IEA


Australia's silence during climate change debate shocks COP24 delegates

Country accused of tacitly supporting oil allies’ rejection of the latest science As four of the world’s largest oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from “welcoming” a key scientific report on global warming, Australia’s silence during a key debate is being viewed as tacit support for the four oil allies: the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait.The end of the first week of the UN climate talks – known as COP24 – in Katowice, Poland, has been mired by protracted debate over whether the...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Climate Change, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Environment, Oil, World news, Australia news, US news, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global climate talks, United Nations, Poland


A closer look into Harvard scientists' plan to block out the sun

Solar geoengineering aims to cool global temperatures by reflecting some of the sun's light back into space.The team plans to test how releasing particles at high altitudes affects a small part of the stratosphere.Solar geoengineering solutions such as this could be a relatively cheap way to curb global warming. None In March 1991, the second-largest volcano eruption of the 20th century occurred at Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. The blast proved toxic to the environment and deadly to hundred...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Africa, Harvard, Philippines, Innovation, Solar Energy, Mississippi River, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Sahel, Mount Pinatubo


Rising Seas Give Island Nation a Stark Choice: Relocate or Elevate (slashdot)

Climate change means the low-lying Marshall Islands must consider drastic measures, including building new artificial islands. National Geographic: The navigational prowess of Marshall Islanders is legendary. For thousands of years, Marshallese have embraced their watery environment, building a culture on more than 1,200 islands scattered across 750,000 square miles of ocean. But powerful tropical cyclones, damaged reefs and fisheries, worsening droughts, and sea-level rise threaten the coral re...
Tags: News, Pacific, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Fletcher, Majuro, Kiribati Tuvalu, Msmash, Chip Fletcher, Marshall Islanders, Marshall Islands University of Hawaii


Rising Seas Give Island Nation a Stark Choice: Relocate or Elevate

Climate change means the low-lying Marshall Islands must consider drastic measures, including building new artificial islands. National Geographic: The navigational prowess of Marshall Islanders is legendary. For thousands of years, Marshallese have embraced their watery environment, building a culture on more than 1,200 islands scattered across 750,000 square miles of ocean. But powerful tropical cyclones, damaged reefs and fisheries, worsening droughts, and sea-level rise threaten the coral re...
Tags: Tech, Pacific, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Fletcher, Majuro, Kiribati Tuvalu, Chip Fletcher, Marshall Islanders, Marshall Islands University of Hawaii


Oceans heating faster than previously thought: study

The world's oceans have absorbed more heat than previously thought over the last quarter of a century, scientists said Thursday, leaving Earth more sensitive still to the effects of climate change. According to their most recent assessment this month, scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say the world's oceans have absorbed 90 percent of the temperature rise caused by man-made carbon emissions. It found that for each of the last 25 years, oceans may have absorbe...
Tags: Science, Earth, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC


The oceans, the true keepers of climate change, may meet our grimmest estimates

Earth, our ocean-dominated world, stores away a vast majority of the planet's accumulating heat in the seas.  In fact, over 90 percent of the planet's rising warmth — specifically trapped by human-created greenhouse gas emissions — is absorbed by the deep, salty waters. For the last half-century, scientists have worked to put a more precise number on just how much heat the oceans take up each year, and for good reason: More heat absorption might provide evidence that our pale blue dot ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Ipcc, Nasa, Earth, United Nations, Antarctica, Princeton University, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Willis, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Josh Willis, American Meteorological Society, Weddell Sea, Ralph Keeling, Jack Pan


Why the Trump administration is terrified of these children

Twenty-one children, adolescents, and young adults — all between the ages of 11 and 21 — were set to face off against the United States in an Oregon courthouse on Oct. 29.  But instead, the highest court in the land has temporarily halted the unprecedented climate trial after the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court — in a 38-page request — to put things on hold.  The young plaintiffs, some still in grammar school, are suing the U.S. government for supporting a national energy system tha...
Tags: New York, Science, Justice, Supreme Court, Obama, Oregon, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, United States, United Nations, Columbia University, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Arctic Ocean


Silicon Valley’s largest accelerator is looking for carbon-sucking technologies — including one that could become ‘the largest infrastructure project ever’

Most scientists agree that we'll need to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere in order to avoid the worst consequences of   climate change. This week, Silicon Valley's largest startup accelerator, Y Combinator, put out a request for startups working on high-tech ways to remove CO2 from the air.  A recent report National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggests the US government should immediately invest in "negative-emissions technologies" as well. For decades, scienti...
Tags: Y Combinator, US, Trends, Ipcc, Nas, Earth, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Airbnb, Columbia, Burns, Gordon, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Sahara, Erin Burns


We’re altering the climate so severely that we’ll soon face apocalyptic repercussions. Sucking carbon dioxide out of the air could save us.

The Earth is warming so rapidly that most experts agree we'll need to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere in order to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine lays out a range of options for how to do that.  But the authors say developing these negative-emissions technologies requires large-scale investment from the government — and the funding has to come immediately.  Deadly hurricanes seem to be be...
Tags: California, US, Trends, Ipcc, Nas, Nasa, Earth, Bill Gates, Princeton University, Burns, Gordon, US Geological Survey, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Cape Town South Africa, Erin Burns, Stephen Pacala


Bill Gates and Ban Ki-moon are recruiting mayors, heads of state, and finance pros around the world on a last-ditch quest to save us from catastrophic heat, drought, and flooding

On Tuesday, 28 commissioners and 17 countries around the world banded together to form the Global Commission on Adaptation. Their task for the next year will be to figure out the best ways to both fight and cope with the dramatic, disastrous effects of life on a hotter planet. The program is led by Bill Gates, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva. The commission also includes 25 other leaders from around the globe, including the mayors of Miami and Paris, as well as China's env...
Tags: UK, China, US, Trends, Ipcc, Paris, Bill Gates, Moon, United Nations, Un, Miami, World Bank, Gates, Christiana Figueres, Jos, The Hague


The earth’s fate isn’t on individuals — it’s on society

Following the 2015 Paris Agreement to hold the global increase in climate to below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was asked to produce a report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5℃. The report focuses on what must be done if we want to avoid warming above 1.5℃, and the difference between 1.5℃ and 2℃ warming. The general message is that the ecological and social impacts of 1.5℃ are significantly more manageable than 2℃ – half a degree...
Tags: Startups, Ipcc, Paris, Un, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Syndication


Bill Gates and Ban Ki-moon are recruiting mayors, heads of state, and finance pros around the world on a last-minute quest to save us from catastrophic heat, drought and flooding

On Tuesday, 28 commissioners and 17 countries around the world banded together to form the Global Commission on Adaptation. Their task for the next year will be to figure out the best ways to both fight and cope with the dramatic, disastrous effects of life on a hotter planet. The program is led by Bill Gates, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva. The commission also includes 25 other leaders from around the globe, including the mayors of Miami and Paris, as well as China's env...
Tags: UK, China, US, Trends, Ipcc, Paris, Bill Gates, Moon, United Nations, Un, Miami, World Bank, Gates, Christiana Figueres, Jos, The Hague


New interactive scenario explorer for 1.5 degrees C pathways

IIASA and the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) have made the scenarios underlying last week's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 degrees C Special Report publicly available, in an interactive online resource. The resource provides scenarios and a suite of visualization and analysis tools, making the assessment more transparent to researchers, policymakers, and the public.
Tags: Science, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium IAMC


There's almost no chance humanity will act quickly enough to prevent catastrophic climate change, so here are the geoengineering techniques that might cool the planet

We are running out of time to prevent catastrophic effects of climate change from reshaping our world. That's the message of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which found that the world will start to experience some of the most severe effects of climate change once the planet warms 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial temperatures. Human activity has already caused Earth's temperature to rise about 1 degree C, and another half-degree will make the eff...
Tags: US, Trends, Ipcc, Earth, Paris, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass


Trump silent as the UN warns of climate change catastrophe

New report warns ‘unprecedented’ changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and povertyFaced with a major UN report that warns of floods, drought, extreme heat and increased poverty should the world not take radical action to address climate change, Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically reluctant to speak out.The US president was visiting Florida, a state particularly vulnerable to sea level rise and currently in the path of Hurricane Michael, when the UN Intergovernmental ...
Tags: Florida, Climate Change, Environment, US, US news, United Nations, Un, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, UN Intergovernmental Panel


Trump quiet as the UN warns of climate change catastrophe

President says he ‘will be looking at’ report warning ‘unprecedented’ changes needed to avoid extreme heat, floods and povertyFaced with a major UN report that warns of floods, drought, extreme heat and increased poverty should the world not take radical action to address climate change, Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically quiet.The US president was visiting Florida, a state particularly vulnerable to sea level rise and currently in the path of Hurricane Michael, when the UN Intergovernme...
Tags: Florida, Climate Change, Environment, US, World news, US news, United Nations, Un, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, UN Intergovernmental Panel


IIASA contributes to IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C, a new assessment on minimizing global warming, and multiple IIASA researchers were involved in its production.
Tags: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC


'Tipping points' could exacerbate climate crisis, scientists fear

IPCC report ‘underestimates potential of these key dangers to send Earth into spiral of runaway climate change’World leaders ‘have moral obligation to act’ after UN climate reportKey dangers largely left out of the IPCC special report on 1.5C of warming are raising alarm among some scientists who fear we may have underestimated the impacts of humans on the Earth’s climate.The IPCC report sets out the world’s current knowledge of the impacts of 1.5C of warming and clearly shows the dangers of bre...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Ipcc, World news, Earth, Global climate talks, United Nations, Sea Ice, Antarctica, Un, Polar regions, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC


Reaction of the European Geosciences Union to IPCC report on Global Warming of 1.5 C

(European Geosciences Union) Yesterday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations scientific and intergovernmental body, published the summary for policymakers of its Global Warming of 1.5ºC (SR15) report. EGU representatives react to the findings.
Tags: Global Warming, Ipcc, United Nations, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, European Geosciences Union, C. European Geosciences Union


The scariest parts of the new climate change report: The goals the world set are inadequate, and the track we're on is disastrous

The world will see catastrophic effects of climate change if temperatures climb to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, according to a new report. These effects include extreme heatwaves, severe droughts, the death of coral reefs, mass extinctions, sea-level rise, and more. We're on track to hit that 1.5-degree temperature rise by 2040. If we reach 2 degrees C of warming, the effects will be even more disastrous. It's still possible to avoid the worst of these predictions, but doing...
Tags: New York, Trends, Ipcc, Paris, Antarctica, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Miami, National Geographic, Trump, Michael Mann, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Hoesung Lee, Hans Otto


The Guardian view on climate change: a global emergency | Editorial

The consequences of catastrophic warming will be political and even military, not just environmentalClimate change is an existential threat to the human race. This may seem an absurd or alarmist statement, since we have been conditioned by unparallelled growth to expect that there are no catastrophes that are insurmountable. Even apocalyptic science fiction deals with bands of survivors who have, by definition, survived. And we always imagine ourselves as among the survivors. But the threat is r...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Americas, World news, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris, Australian politics, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Global climate talks, United Nations, Brazil, Scott Morrison, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Jair Bolsonaro, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC


Report ‘Rightly Concludes’ That Nuclear Has a Role, Says Foratom

8 Oct (NucNet): The report published today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) rightly concludes that nuclear power has a key role to play in fighting global warming and that renewables alone cannot solve the climate crisis, said Yves Desbazeille, director-general of the Brussels-based industry group Foratom. [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Brussels, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC, Foratom, Yves Desbazeille, Oct NucNet