Coastal Planners Advised by Climate Scientists to Look at Where Ice is Melting

November 16, 2017 – In the journal Science Advances, yesterday, researchers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Caltech, in Pasadena, California, revealed a forecasting ... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Sets 75% 2030 Emission Reduction Target

November 15, 2017 – Microsoft in 2009 made a pledge to reduce its carbon emissions by 30% from 2007 levels by 2012. This commitment focused on improving energy use in operations ... Continue Reading →

COP23 Meets in Bonn After U.S. Releases National Climate Assessment and Army Corps Proposes $1.8 Billion to Keep Norfolk from Disappearing

November 6, 2017 – The nations of the world have gathered in Bonn starting today to continue to work on what was agreed to in Paris two years ago. COP23, however, has in attendance ... Continue Reading →

Oil and Natural Gas Producers Still Treat the Commons as a Public Dumping Ground – This Has to Stop

November 2, 2017 – In medieval times the “commons” was land set aside by a feudal lord for peasants to share for grazing sheep, goats, and cows. In sharing the common ... Continue Reading →

G20 Countries Efforts to Decarbonize So Far Lacking

October 30, 2017 – In the latest Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) report looking at decarbonizing trends in G20 countries, carbon emissions per dollar of GDP fell in 2016 by 2.6%. ... Continue Reading →

Will Indigenous Knowledge Help Humanity to Step Back from the Climate Change Brink?

October 28, 2017 – Here in Canada the federal government of the day has made one of its goals to reconcile with its Indigenous peoples including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit. ... Continue Reading →

How Climate Change May Change Our Behaviour

September 30, 2017 – We are already seeing behavioural change as we humans come to grips with the science of climate change. As an observing and reasoning species, the range ... Continue Reading →

U.S. Alliance of States Tackles Climate Change

September 23, 2017 – The United States Climate Alliance represents states united for climate action. Founded in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the ... Continue Reading →

Ice Melting at the Poles Means Sea Level Changes You’d Never Expect

September 17, 2017 – As ice sheets in Antarctica, Greenland and the Canadian Northern Archipelago melt, they create an uneven pattern of sea level rise around the world. Researchers ... Continue Reading →

Flood Hazard Risk Exposure in the United States an Issue After Harvey and Irma

September 16, 2017 – In past postings on flood risk from rising sea levels and extreme weather events, I have largely focused on residential and urban exposure to large-scale ... Continue Reading →