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Video Friday: Emotional Plea from Philippine Negotiator as COP18 Comes to an Unsettled End

“If not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where?” Naderev Saño, lead negotiator for the Philippines at the COP18 climate talks, gives an emotional and heart-felt plea for action in the waning hours of the conference. In his address Saño referenced the devastation brought by Typhoon Bopha, responsible for at least 500 deaths, as it plowed into the southern Philippine island …

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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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An Abdication of Leadership: Climate Change Absent on the National Political Stage

Climate change absent in presidential debates

Despite weeks of cajoling and  demands to insert climate into the discussion during the presidential debates, the final debate ended on Monday with climate clearly absent for the 1st time in 24 years. “Climate change threatens us: the candidates silence threatens to seal our fate,” said Brad Johnson, campaign manager of Climate Science. “President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Mitt Romney and …

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Closing in on Climate Tipping Points: Irreversible Climate Change, Managing the Risk and Learning to Adapt

Could the warnings be any clearer? Climate tipping points are upon us and adaptation as will as mitigation are key to grappling with global warming

In the past days and weeks several scientific reports indicate that, even while advocating a 1.5 to 2 C degree rise in average global temperatures over the next century, we may now be at or even passed critical tipping points and heading into a world of irreversible global warming. Earlier this month the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a report warning that …

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