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  • National Teachers Group Confronts Climate Denial: Keep the Politics Out of Science Class

    NAAEE applauds NSTA's Position Statement on "The Teaching of Climate Science” and welcomes their firm stand against misinformation on climate science and assertion of the need to educate our students about climate change. NAAEE’s Executive Director, Judy Braus, was on the team that helped develop the position statement, along with a committed group of interdisciplinary educators and ...

  • EU examines impact of climate change on jobs

    On 22 and 23 June, the European Commission will hold a major event in Brussels to examine the impact of climate change on employment. Bringing together around 300 policy makers and experts, this latest edition of the Restructuring Forum will address issues such as how many jobs will be lost and how many created due to climate change; how skills and qualifications will have to evolve; and what ...


    By European Commission

  • SEC: businesses should disclose climate change impacts

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued 'interpretive guidance' to companies on January 27 to indicate how companies should handle the impacts of climate change in their financial disclosures. While the SEC guidance does not create new legal requirements, it points out where companies could be liable if they fail to disclose potential climate change impacts. Specifically, the SEC ...

  • UK expertise can drive climate change action

    The UK is to use its world-leading climate and adaptation expertise to help countries successfully tackle climate change. Launching the programme, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey hosted a round table with representatives from government departments and the UK’s leading organisations at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew today. The group’s aim is to create a flexible ...

  • Social impacts of climate change in the UK

    Research on the differential social impacts of climate change in the UK is being published today by the Scotland & Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research (SNIFFER) and is supported by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The research, which was undertaken by CAG Consultants, draws attention to the link between climate and welfare, and scopes out national and local ...

  • Managing the impacts of climate change on poverty

    Climate change is already preventing people from escaping poverty, and without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development, together with emissions-reductions efforts that protect the poor, there could be more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030, according to a new World Bank Group report released before the international climate conference in Paris. The report, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Launch of UK/India research collaboration on climate change impacts

    Over the last four years DECC and the Indian MoEF have worked collaboratively on a project, funded by DECC, to better understand the potential impacts of climate change on India and provide adaptation response options in two Indian States. DECC Officials are in Delhi for the final launch event. The work looks at national level socio-economic impacts of climate change on extreme weather events, ...

  • Impact of climate change on marine algae

    With climate change looming large, countries around the world are mobilising their top scientists in an effort to measure its impact on the environment and society. One such scientist is the young Dr Björn Rost, who was recently awarded a EUR 1.4 million Independent Researcher Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). His research will focus on the impact of climate change on micro algae in ...

  • Public Health Community Announces Major Initiative on Climate Change

    The American Public Health Association (APHA) today announced a major new initiative addressing the connection between climate change and America’s health.  Over the next six months public health experts will develop a list of key recommendations on the health impacts of climate change, and next April 50,000 APHA members in communities across the nation will observe National Public Health ...

  • Are we underestimating the impacts of climate change?

    In the wake of new findings that the world’s oceans are absorbing carbon dioxide at a decreasing rate, that China’s greenhouse gas emissions have been grossly underestimated, and greenhouse gas emissions world wide are rising at a staggering pace, many scientists now believe the impacts of climate change will be more severe and will happen much faster than previously believed. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Vulnerability analyses: getting back to basics

    If vulnerability analyses are to be truly useful in assessing the impacts of climate change and supporting decisions on adaptation, methods must become standardised, replicable and founded on concepts that can be ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • America`s climate choices study

    The National Research Council held a public briefing May 19, 2010 in Washington, DC to release and discuss three new report--"Advancing the Science of Climate Change", "Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change" and "Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change". The briefing on the reports was broadcast ...

  • UN warns of impact of climate change on South Asia

    Climate change could have a particularly severe impact on South Asia, where a large proportion of the region’s population depends on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods, a United Nations-sponsored conference heard today. A six-day workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh, starting today, is examining the effects of global warming on the predominantly agricultural region, with over two-thirds of ...


    By United Nations

  • Baroness Young leaves adaptation sub-committee - 21st January 2011

    Baroness Barbara Young, one of the founding members of the Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) is leaving the Committee to take up a new post as Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, which will take up a significant portion of her time. Barbara Young joined the Committee in May 2009 and has made a significant contribution to the ASC’s first report into adaptation in the UK and ongoing work. ...

  • Image competition winners show personal impact of climate change

    James Alexander took first prize for his striking picture of the devastating impact climate change is having in Africa. James’ moving entry of a mummified zebra carcass in Kenya was selected by the judges for its haunting and stark message of the consequences of climate change. Six runners-up were also selected including Leanne Hughes for her picture of a windfarm taken in Anglesey, and ...

  • A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Regarding President Obama’s Executive Order on Climate Preparedness

    “The recent anniversary of Superstorm Sandy serves as a stark reminder of how disruptions to our nation’s critical infrastructure have far-reaching economic, health, safety and security impacts. As a country, we have a shared responsibility to prepare for storms of increasing intensity and frequency by improving the resilience of our communities to better withstand these ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EU plan target health problems of climate change

    The European Commission has published a plan detailing the impacts of climate change on health and outlining the role of the health sector and the needed adaptation measures. The plan was launched as a Staff Working Document on 1st April at the same time as the EU’s White Paper on Climate Change Adaptation and outlines EU plans for tackling all emergency and health-related problems associated ...

  • Putting a human face to impacts of climate change

    Rising temperatures. Melting icecaps. Dying coral reefs. The list of physical manifestations of greenhouse gas emissions that are discussed during climate talks tends to omit one vital component of the issue — the effect on human beings themselves. This is according to Koko Warner, head of Environmental ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Ten principles of climate change communication

    Successful communication of climate change needs to be tangible, relevant and tailored to its audience, according to new research. The study established 10 key principles for effective communication using a brainstorming exercise between scientists and local government. For climate change policy to be effective, it must go hand-in-hand with good communication about climate change and its impacts. ...

  • Gore Nobel lecture: time to make peace with the planet

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore said today that there still is time to forestall the most disastrous impacts of climate change, but only if the world community unites and acts immediately. In his lecture upon acceptance of the prize he shares with the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, Gore said, 'It is time to make peace with the planet.' 'We must begin by making ...

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