Tag Archive | Climate Change

“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.
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“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”

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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.

“A Tiny Island Prepares the World for a Climate Refugee Crisis”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-15/a-tiny-island-prepares-the-world-for-a-climate-refugee-crisis

Climate change is likely to cause global sea levels to rise by one to three feet by the end of the century, a panel of scientists backed by the UN said. While the U.S. and Europe seek to curb inflows of migrants and refugees, Fiji has offered to take in people from the nearby islands of Kiribati and Tuvalu, which are set to disappear because of rising sea levels.

“Climate change ‘will create world’s biggest refugee crisis'”

Successive droughts, like those seen in sub-Saharan Africa, could cause millions to migrate to cities.

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Tens of millions of people will be forced from their homes by climate change in the next decade, creating the biggest refugee crisis the world has ever seen, according to a new report.

“U.N.: Cheaper to invest in climate change fight than to rebuild after a disaster”

https://www.upi.com/UN-Cheaper-to-invest-in-climate-change-fight-than-to-rebuild-after-a-disaster/7401507629325/?nll=1

Investments necessary to reduce climate change risks may be less than what’s needed to rebuild after related disasters, U.N. leaders said from Tehran.