As sea levels rise, can Singapore ratchet up the ambition of its climate targets?

Eco-Business

The low-lying island-state is safeguarding plant biodiversity, boosting food security and beefing up its drainage systems. But there’s more it can do to tackle the existential threat of climate change, experts say

3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation

GreenBiz

More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile of coastline have been lost to the sea. Coastal wetlands can defend communities from storm surge and sea level rise. Much like the mangroves in Indonesia, Canada has its own coastal wetlands that protect its coasts from sea level rise.

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How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change

GreenBiz

How a Blue New Deal charts a course for a sustainable sea change. Aquaculture, sustainable fisheries and marine biodiversity conservation: helping U.S. Joel Makower. Mon, 07/20/2020 - 02:11.

Kids May be Our Best Hope of Getting Through to Climate Deniers

Green Market Oracle

They are aware that we are not doing what we must to address biodiversity loss, sea-level rise, and extreme weather including devastating heat waves. Studies show that kids can influence adults in ways that very few others can. This is critical because people who deny the veracity of climate change are almost impossible to reach with science and reason. According to a 2018 Gallup poll , there is a global warming age gap.

The Story of Sustainability in 2018: “We Have About 12 Years Left”

Andrew Winston

To avoid some of the most devastating impacts of climate change, the world must slash carbon emissions by 45% by 2030, and completely decarbonize by 2050 (while, in the meantime, emissions are still rising ). Other studies tell us that sea level rise is going to be worse than we thought, Antarctica is melting three times faster than a decade ago, and Greenland is losing ice quickly as well. 2) Corporate buying of clean energy keeps rising.

1 trillion trees are great, except when they’re not: Paper aims to clarify benefits of nature-based solutions approach

Envirotec Magazine

The concept of nature-based solutions broadly refers to working with and enhancing nature to address major challenges, from climate change to biodiversity loss and poverty alleviation. But tree plantations can threaten natural habitats and often use only a single non-native species, and so have low biodiversity value and low resilience to any future shocks. Tree-planting gained President Trump’s support in late January as a tool to fight climate change.

3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation

AGreenLiving

More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile of coastline have been lost to the sea. Coastal wetlands can defend communities from storm surge and sea level rise. Much like the mangroves in Indonesia, Canada has its own coastal wetlands that protect its coasts from sea level rise.

Urgency and consistency must be the watchwords for UK climate action in 2020

Business Green

October's Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) summit in China will review the Aichi targets which seek to halt and reverse the catastrophic loss of nature and wildlife that our species is driving across the planet. Is it any wonder they see this mortgaging of their future - this passing of the burden of the costs and the losses from fires, storms, sea-level rises, drought and deforestation onto them - as a monstrous betrayal?

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50 Books on Climate Change and Sustainbility

Green Market Oracle

Residents are already starting to see the effects of sea level rise today. Wild species, too, are escaping warming seas and desiccated lands, creeping, swimming, and flying in a mass exodus from their past habitats.

A Green Christmas Carol

Green Market Oracle

In addition to the pandemic we are facing a biodiversity crisis and a climate crisis. As this year comes to an end rising emissions are exhausting our carbon budgets. Many eco-systems will be lost and sea ice will disappear as will glaciers.

Airport Runways Underwater: Rising Seas Threaten 80 Airports (Maps)

CleanTechnica

"While global climate-related threats like droughts, wildfires and biodiversity loss get a lot of attention (and rightfully so), one problem is quietly creeping up on us, and it could have disastrous consequences," Mansie Hough at the World Resources Institute (WRI) recently wrote in an email to CleanTechnica. Climate Change Research Water airports flooding maps rising seas sea level rise