See the crazy visuals coming out of Greenland’s heat wave right now

Grist

Earlier this month, an ice chunk the size of lower Manhattan broke off Greenland and melted into the sea. Greenland does melt in the summer, but this year it started early: by May , temperatures were already breaking records and sea ice was retreating faster than usual. But, to state the obvious, Greenland ice melt isn’t operating in a vacuum: Arctic sea ice levels are far below average right now, too. World Meteorological Organization, told CNN.

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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Seven ways to inform better decisions with TCFD reporting

GreenBiz

A global energy company wanted to undertake a physical risk assessment to understand the firm’s potential exposure to climate hazards, such as heatwaves, wildfires, droughts and sea-level rise that could lead to supply chain disruptions and increased operating costs for the business.

The COVID Covenant: Going big is the price of admission

GreenBiz

This is a threat we know will affect billions of people and displace hundreds of millions more through sea-level rise, desertification and other disastrous impacts by the time our children are grown. We need to shift the whole game, raise the level of ambition, move that needle.

You Can't Say You Haven't Been Warned

Green Market Oracle

The world's leading scientific organizations have also repeatedly warned us about climate change. It specifically points to rising greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation. A 2019 IPCC report warned that we are seeing accelerated ice melt and sea level rise. The well documented effects of catastrophic warming includes cataclysmic flooding from sea level rise , more frequent and devastating extreme weather, massive wildfires , and chronic food shortages.

These scientists are trying to save melting Arctic ice

Grist

Glaciers, polar land, and sea ice are rapidly melting, much faster than many scientists expected, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report on oceans and the cryosphere released Wednesday reiterated. Arctic ice levels are both a primary indicator of rising global temperatures and a key determinant of how bad climate change might get. Even international organizations like the U.N.

Empty labs, abandoned research: Coronavirus puts climate science on hold

Grist

Bristol is trying to understand how much of that carbon stored in the melting permafrost makes its way into the sea, and eventually, into the atmosphere, where it will help heat up the planet. In the two long weeks since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, research into our warming climate has been put on hold. Imagine working on an experiment that was two years in the making, and then watching it all melt away just before you could finish it.

How a program in Washington state is bringing climate change into the classroom

Grist

Clair — to teach students the science behind the greenhouse effect, sea-level rise, and intensified weather events. The result was ClimeTime, which funds projects and events that connect public school teachers with environmental organizations in their communities, as well as teacher trainings like the one outside Olympia. Hausman is finding that this local focus helps make abstract, complex concepts — like rising global temperatures — feel real for her students.

Corporate Action on Climate Change Has to Include Lobbying

Andrew Winston

This is the logic and imperative behind an announcement today from 11 environmental and sustainability organizations that have significant influence on the world’s largest companies and on policymakers. Using a full-page ad in The New York Times , the group is calling for business to advocate for policies, at all levels of government, that are consistent with what climate science is telling us we need to do — what they’re calling a “science-based climate policy agenda.”

UN: Water infrastructure gap risks fuelling coronavirus and climate crisis

Business Green

Developed by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in collaboration with UN-Water, the report sets out a raft of recommendations for policymakers and business leaders. He also advised that governments should anticipate and respond to climate risks at every level of water management. "We

8 cities share how racial justice is embedded into their climate plans

GreenBiz

Last week, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group , an organization of mayors from around the global, launched a Detailed Agenda for Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19 to ensure that this crisis propels sustainable innovations instead of a return to old ways. .

The 101 on Climate Change

Christopher Kemper

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION I have a deep love for the environment at all levels?—?not At a conceptual level, I believe that the ecosystem must be balanced and that among the largest issues facing the world?—?poverty

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.

Seven ways to inform better decisions with TCFD reporting

AGreenLiving

There are many more examples of how TCFD reporting is helping organizations inform better decision-making and capture new opportunities in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

After the Hurricanes: Asking the Hard Questions to Ensure a Stronger & Healthier Tomorrow.

Earth Gratitude

Many of us acted quickly upon our heartfelt desire to be of service and to help, donating to the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Hand in Hand benefit and other organizations that are on the ground helping with the recovery and rescue. The Hard Questions How will rising sea levels and intensifying storms affect my area in the years to come? cities most vulnerable to sea level rise. © Organic Gardens.

Cities need to act on climate adaptation now

Unsustainable

Together, these measures widened the window of advance warning from less than one day to as much as four days, expanding options for residents, businesses, and community and relief organizations to plan and prepare. Sea-level rise and storm surges alone could cost coastal cities USD 1 trillion each year by 2050, affecting more than 800 million people, the report estimated.

Seven ways to inform better decisions with TCFD reporting

AGreenLiving

Purchasing manager: Minimizing supply chain disruption by identifying suppliers vulnerable to physical risks A global energy company wanted to undertake a physical risk assessment to understand the firm’s potential exposure to climate hazards, such as heatwaves, wildfires, droughts and sea-level rise that could lead to supply chain disruptions and increased operating costs for the business.

The World in 2030: Nine Megatrends to Watch

Andrew Winston

Countervailing forces will include a rising cost of living in the most desirable cities. The amount of information collected on every person, product, and organization will grow exponentially, and the pressure to share that information — with customers and consumers in particular — will expand. But that’s not likely to happen with current levels of commitment in global governments: The important Paris climate accord of 2015, in theory, agrees to hold warming to 2 degrees Celsius.

The World in 2030: Nine Megatrends to Watch

Andrew Winston

Countervailing forces will include a rising cost of living in the most desirable cities. The amount of information collected on every person, product, and organization will grow exponentially, and the pressure to share that information — with customers and consumers in particular — will expand. But that’s not likely to happen with current levels of commitment in global governments: The important Paris climate accord of 2015, in theory, agrees to hold warming to 2 degrees Celsius.

The COVID Covenant: Going big is the price of admission

AGreenLiving

This is a threat we know will affect billions of people and displace hundreds of millions more through sea-level rise, desertification and other disastrous impacts by the time our children are grown. We need to shift the whole game, raise the level of ambition, move that needle. I will practice, and advocate for, unprecedented levels of collaboration and I will mobile mobilize my organization(s), city, company and others in my circle of influence to do the same.

Want to prevent California’s looming flood disaster? Grow a marsh.

Grist

We’re standing 10 feet below sea level,” Bryan Brock, an engineer with California’s Department of Water Resources, told me during a visit in May. Brock, who has a white-blond goatee sprouting from his chin like tuft grass, evinced supreme calm as he explained: “None of these people realize it driving past, but they’re below sea level. No one foresaw that this very bounty — soil rich with organic material — would, over time, become a curse of sorts.

A North-Pole, How Much Longer?

Mr. Sustainability

More recently, the situation surrounding the melting of Arctic sea ice has inspired me with a sense of terror as well. It is true that we have always heard ‘scary’ stories about sea ice disappearing and polar bears going extinct. Arctic sea ice extent averaged for September 2020 was 3.92

How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice

GreenBiz

When the EPA found high levels of the chemical in the air near a school, "that's really what sparked the people to join me and we formed this Concerned Citizens of St. As they meticulously canvassed high-rise apartment buildings, the major relief organizations and the NYPD seemed strangely missing in action. Despite being told after Sandy that his organization couldn't grow, he said, "We're still here. How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice.

Why We Need Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Green Market Oracle

As emissions keep rising and global carbon budgets decline, it is becoming increasingly apparent that if we are to stave off the worst of climate change we must deploy and scale these desperate remedies as quickly as possible. The average level of atmospheric CO2 for the month of December 2019 at Mauna Loa was 411.76 degree C above preindustrial norms (World Meteorological Organization [WMO], 2017). World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

50 Books on Climate Change and Sustainbility

Green Market Oracle

These books are organized in the following six categories: 1. Residents are already starting to see the effects of sea level rise today. Falling sea levels allowed our passage across the Bering Sea.

8 cities share how racial justice is embedded into their climate plans

AGreenLiving

” Another organization, Climate Mayors , a network of 438 United States mayors, hopes to provide peer-to-peer sharing between American cities to help adapt to and in some ways reverse our changing climate. The city is also investing in seawalls to prevent erosion due to sea level rise.

Climate Change: Where Are We Now?

Unsustainable

What I do trust, however, are the findings of scientists from such prestigious organizations as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the Union of Concerned Scientists USA (UCSUSA), to name but a few of the groups that have stated that 97% of climate scientists worldwide agree that global warming is caused by human activities. Featured Photo: Harrison (coal-fired) Power Station, Haywood, West Virginia.

How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice

AGreenLiving

When the EPA found high levels of the chemical in the air near a school, “that’s really what sparked the people to join me and we formed this Concerned Citizens of St. As they meticulously canvassed high-rise apartment buildings, the major relief organizations and the NYPD seemed strangely missing in action. ” He noted that one former RYTF organizer, Khaleel Anderson, is running for the New York State Assembly.

28 Posts Commemorating the Seminal Efforts of Female Environmentalists

Green Market Oracle

Read more » 100 Inspirational Female Environmentalists Here is a series of comprehensive lists of female environmentalists from well known environmental organizations and individuals. Read more » Remembering Berta on International Women's Day On International Women's Day 2016 we mourn the loss of Berta Cáceres, a truly heroic environmental organizer. In 1993 she co-founded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH).