Climate Change

May 9, 2017

Climate in the Trump Era: Can China Lead?

All are invited to a panel discussion at Kings College London, UK, on May 9 at 5:00 p.m., organised by the Lau China Institute and chinadialogue. US President Donald Trump, who once called climate change a Chinese hoax, threatens domestic climate change action in the United States, and the UN Paris Agreement itself. With the US in retreat and Europe divided, can China step up and lead? If so, how might it shape global climate action, and what can it tell us about how China is changing?

Topics on the Beat: 

Sea-Level Rise: Gentrification As High Ground Becomes Hot Property

"MIAMI — One of the first sea-level rise maps Broadway Harewood saw was a few years back, when climate activists gathered in his neighborhood to talk about how global warming would affect people in less-affluent South Florida communities."

Source: ClimateWire, 05/02/2017

Melting Arctic Threatens Age-Old Hunt In Northernmost Greenland Village

"The northernmost village in Greenland sits just shy of 78 degrees north latitude — deep in the Arctic — yet during the summer, meltwater is everywhere. It flows in small rivulets and larger streams, past multicolored houses built against a sloping hill and down to the Inglefield Bredning, as it is called in Danish — a broad body of water at the confluence of several fjords."

Source: Washington Post, 05/01/2017

"U.S. Appeals Court Grants Trump Request On Climate Regulations Case"

"A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted a Trump administration request to put on hold a legal challenge by industry and a group of states to former President Barack Obama's regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants, rules that the Republican president is moving to undo.

A 10-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the request to put the litigation involving the regulations, known as the Clean Power Plan, in abeyance for at least 60 days while the administration plans its next steps.

Source: Reuters, 05/01/2017

EPA Website Removes Climate Science Site From Public View

"The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday evening that its website would be “undergoing changes” to better represent the new direction the agency is taking, triggering the removal of several agency websites containing detailed climate data and scientific information."

Source: Washington Post, 05/01/2017

"Huge Climate March Crowds Protest Trump's Anti-Environment Actions"

"It might not be the largest crowd ever assembled on the National Mall, or the hottest spring day ever recorded in the nation's capital, but the heat was oppressive enough, and the People's Climate March impressive enough in scale to send a message."

Source: InsideClimate News, 05/01/2017


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