Climate Change

"Should Candidates Discuss Global Warming?"

"Ever since comprehensive legislation to reduce greenhouse gases died in Congress two years ago, my colleague John Broder noted here recently, climate change has been the issue that national politicians seem to avoid at all costs. Supporting renewable energy? Fine. Advocating energy independence? Great. Calling for action on global warming? Not so much."

Source: Green/NYT, 08/17/2012
September 18, 2012 to September 20, 2012

Climate Change Adaptation Forum Focusing on Food Security and Traditional Plant Use

This forum is for community‐level practitioners, academics, government representatives and community leaders who work in the area of climate change adaptation in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities in Canada and Tribes in the United States.

September 14, 2012 to September 15, 2012

Homburg Academy Summer Institutes International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Real Estate

An inter-disciplinary conference to promote new perspectives and innovation in the urban environment in a global context.

Analysis: "The Rising Tide -- Environmental Refugees"

"The modern world has long thought of refugees in strictly political terms, victims in a world riven by competing ideologies. But as climate change continues unabated, there is a growing population of displaced men, women and children whose homes have been rendered unlivable thanks to a wide spectrum of environmental disasters."

Source: New American Media, 08/16/2012

"Scorching Phoenix Plans For An Even Hotter Future"

"The Arizona city already logs more days over 100 degrees than any U.S. city, and climate researchers predict Phoenix will grow hotter still in the coming decades. Planners are taking the projections seriously, and are looking for ways to adapt the city and its residents to a hotter, drier reality."

Source: NPR, 08/15/2012

"Climate Change and the Fate of a Million Kids"

"If you had to pick ground zero for climate change, you might pick the Sahel, the grasslands between the Sahara in the north and African tropical rainforests in the south. The region is immensely fertile—when it isn't being slammed by recurrent droughts and floods. Many human lives are suspended in a fragile balance with the volatile climate of this region."

Source: Mother Jones, 08/14/2012

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