Tag Archive | Climate Change

“Changing Monsoon Patterns Worsening India’s Water Crisis, Conflicts: Study “

https://www.bloombergquint.com/global-economics/2018/06/07/changing-monsoon-patterns-worsening-indias-water-crisis-conflicts-study

“Across the country, people are facing dried-up wells and rivers; some places have suffered repeated droughts in recent years,” said a statement by Climate Trends. A worsening of the situation could fuel many interstate and international water conflicts in India, it added.

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“British lawmakers want to force big companies to report on their climate-change risks”

Oil refinery at Grangemouth, Scotland

https://qz.com/1295904/british-lawmakers-want-to-force-big-companies-to-report-on-their-climate-change-risks/

A report by the British parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee, published yesterday (June 4), calls for mandatory public reporting by large companies and asset managers, particularly pension funds, on their exposure to climate change by 2022.

“Why You Can’t Have Free Trade And Save The Planet”

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So here is the impasse of modern civilization: the free trade promoted by most economists and politicians continues to drive a substantial part of the greenhouse gas emissions that they want to reduce, and yet the sustainable technologies they propose to cut emissions are in themselves dependent on economic growth, international trade, and the use of more and more natural resources.

“Climate Change Just Got a Little Less Terrible”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-09/climate-change-just-got-a-little-less-terrible

A new analysis rules out the worst case scenario. But without radical change, we’re still in plenty of danger.

“Polar bears could become extinct faster than was feared, study says”

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Polar bears could be sliding towards extinction faster than previously feared, with the animals facing an increasing struggle to find enough food to survive as climate change steadily transforms their environment.

“Hundreds of wildflower species found blooming in midwinter”

The daisy, Bellis perennis

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UK survey finds 532 types – far more than older textbooks suggest should be out

“The biggest players in finance are factoring a new type of risk into their decisions — and it’s long overdue”

thomas fire wildfire surfers california

http://www.businessinsider.com/blackrock-jp-morgan-banks-factoring-climate-risks-into-decisions-2017-12

Over 200 firms, managing a combined $81.7 trillion, pledged earlier this month to regularly report the risk climate change poses to their business, and make progress on initiatives to reduce their impact on the planet.

“World Bank to end financial support for oil and gas exploration”

The One Planet summit in Paris

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The World Bank will end its financial support for oil and gas exploration within the next two years in response to the growing threat posed by climate change.