Tag Archives: climate-change

Developing Countries’ Climate Change Adaptation Costs May Double $100 Billion per Year by 2050

Global climate is on track for changes including a greater than 2°C rise in average temperature, and that's going to result in adaptation costs for developing countries well above the World Bank's 2°C estimate of $70 billion by 2020 and as much as $100 billion per year by 2050, according to a report produced by ActionAid, Care, GermanWatch and WWF, which in a report introduced at the Bonn Climate Change Conference urge government leaders to adopt a set of policies to scale up and accelerate climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts.

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The Unexpected Consequences of Climate Change

Scientists and organization from around the world warn that the door is quickly closely for the chance to avert a climate catastrophe

Climate Change Consequences – Often Unexpected (via Skeptical Science) Posted on 11 May 2012 by dana1981 An increasingly common fallback position once climate change “skeptics” accept that the planet is warming and humans are the dominant cause is the myth that climate change won’t be bad.  In fact, this particular myth comes in at #3 on our list of most used climate…

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UN, Indigenous Leaders Meet to Share Knowledge, Join in Climate Change Initiatives

Representatives from UN bodies have been meeting with indigenous community leaders, experts and climate scientists in a series of meeting during the last few years, the overarching aim of which is to ensure that indigenous peoples have a say in international climate negotiations and treaties, and that traditional knowledge is incorporated in a globally shared knowledge base of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, methods and tools.

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Heartland Institute’s Unapologetic Stance to Enormous PR Blunder Exposes – again – Lobby Organization’s Intellectual Dishonesty

Do you want to be associated with this guy?

It is no surprise that the Heartland Institue would yet again engage in intellectual dishonesty and scare tactics in its ongoing attempt to confuse and manipulate populate opinion on climate change – they’ve been doing it for years. What has startled everyone this time, from supporters to critics like us, is the boneheaded blunder and pointless tastelessness of the short-lived Chicago-area billboard campaign from …

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75% of Americans Support Regulating CO2; 60% Support Carbon Tax

Two-thirds of Americans support regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, a majority support a carbon tax as a means of doing so.

The following post is republished from my colleague Zach Shahan, site director for CleanTechnica.com. Zach explores the disconnect between the GOP “party line” on taking action to curb greenhouse gas emissions, clean energy development and what people actually want. [repostus hash=4d51e9a5ab47fa36f3668d0767555af1 title=75%25+of+Americans+Support+Regulating+CO2%3B+60%25+Support+Carbon+Tax host=Clean+Technica short=1aiGp snip=%C2%A0+Something+I+often+think+and+try+to+often+convey+is+that+there+is+a+huge+disconnect+between+what+Republican+voters+actually+want+and+what+Republican+politicians+push+and+allow.+The+vast+majority+of+Americans+support+clean+energy%2C+support+reducing+pollution%2C+and+support+fighting+global+warming%2C+including%26hellip%3B thumb=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.1.rp-api.com%2Fthumb%2F1661161 jump=1]

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Enviro News Wrap: Climate Change and the Election; Koch Bros. Disinformation Campaign; the Scramble for the Arctic, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Obama is setting the stage for the 2012 Election and climate change will be front and center. With the majority of Americans supporting a national policy on greenhouse gas emissions, it’s a seemingly sound strategy. My prediction is that Romney will use the Big Tobacco strategy of creating …

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