Global Warming Resources

New GAIN Index Draws Attention to Climate Change Resiliency as Superstorm Sandy Hits East Coast

GAIN focuses on building resilience in response to climate change as the hybrid storm Sandy batters the U.S. east coast

A free, open-source, open-data online navigation tool, the Global Adaptation Institute's 2012 GAIN Index offers much more than just a ranking of countries' resiliency to climate change. It's providing prominent private and public sector organizations the data and tools to make better informed decisions as to how best to invest in climate change adaptation efforts.

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Video Friday: David Roberts – Climate Change is Simple; the Cause, Effect, and Consequence of Global Warming in 15 Minutes

Speaking at a TEDx event at The Evergreen State College,  Grist staff writer David Roberts pushes back against the concerted effort to confuse and sow doubt about climate change. The key points about climate change, its causes and effects, are simple, Robert says. Give him 15 minutes and he’ll prove it.

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EarthTalk: Climate Change and Extreme Weather

In a poll conducted by Yale University, four out of five Americans reported personally experiencing one or more types of extreme weather in 2011, while more than a third said they were personally harmed by one or more of these events. A large majority of Americans believe that global warming made several high profile extreme weather events worse

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is the scientific consensus on all the extreme weather we’ve been having—from monster tornadoes to massive floods and wildfires? Is there a clear connection to climate change? And if so what are we doing to be prepared?   – Jason Devine, Summit, PA Extreme …

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New CDP Report Points to the Growth of Corporate Sustainability

Companies begin to see sustainability efforts as key to their bottom line

The CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2012 indicates that there has been an increase in corporate sustainability around the world. The CDP assesses corporate risks and opportunities on behalf of 655 institutional investors with $78 trillion in assets. The CDP harnesses the power of market forces to collect information from companies about their GHG emissions, water usage and other environmental impacts. The CDP has assembled the world’s largest collection …

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EarthTalk: Atmospheric CO2 – Is it Too Late Anyway?

The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere today is roughly 390 parts per million (ppm), well above the 275 ppm it was before we started pumping pollution skyward during the Industrial Revolution. Climate scientists and green leaders today agree that 350 ppm would be a tolerable upper limit.

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I read that CO2 in our atmosphere is now more than 300 parts per million. Doesn’t this mean that we’re too late to avoid the worst impacts of climate change?  — Karl Bren, Richmond, VA Actually the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the …

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Recommended Video Series: Don’t Just Sit There – Do Something! (about climate change)

Five Common Myths Skeptics Use About Climate Change I recently discovered a YouTube video series called Don’t Just Sit There Do Something!  The series is produced by Joylette Portlock, a Stanford and MIT-educated scientist, in conjunction with her website DoSomethingAboutClimate.com. Her videos combine information and action tips to help her audience learn about climate change while offering simple action steps individuals can take to do something about …

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