Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spring Thaw to Bring Midwest Floods; California Catastrophic Drought Locked In

Spring Thaw to Trigger Midwest Floods; California Catastrophic Drought Locked In says NOAA in their official spring outlook, reports Andrea Thompson at Climate Central. The snow accumulation from all that frigid weather is likely to cause flooding, while no let-up … Continue reading

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2ºC Warming Can Seriously Threaten Crops, Food Security More Than Thought

2ºC Warming Is Enough To Seriously Threaten Crops, Food Security More Than Thought says a new study, reports Ari Phillips in Climate Progress. Published in Nature Climate Change, it found that assuming a 2 C (4 F) degree rise by … Continue reading

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AAAS: Climate Change Threatens World With Irreversible Changes

AAAS: Climate Change Threatens World With Irreversible Changes warn scientists of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, reports Suzanne Goldenberg at the UK Guardian. AAAS, which rarely makes policy statements, is urging the US to act swiftly to … Continue reading

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We Can Save World’s Forests At A Fraction Of Cost Of Fossil Fuels Subsidies

We Can Save World’s Forests At A Fraction Of Cost Of Fossil Fuels Subsidies a new UN report says, reports Mongabay.com. Investing $30 billion a year in forest conservation — less than seven percent of the $480 billion spent annually … Continue reading

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Vote In 2014 Elections: Vote For Climate Leaders, Clean Energy Jobs

Vote In 2014 Elections: Vote For Climate Leaders, Clean Energy Jobs – although clean energy is making some headway, unless we have strong leadership on climate change, there’s a good chance that carbon pollution won’t be cut fast enough to … Continue reading

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UN Scientists See Grim Future If No Action Taken On Climate Change

UN Scientists See Grim Future If No Action Taken On Climate Change says a leaked draft report on climate change, reports Agence France Presse. The darkest report yet on the impacts of climate change, points to a future stalked by … Continue reading

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US Military: Climate Change Like ‘100-Year War’

US Military: Climate Change Like ‘100-Year War’ says a senior US Army officer who specialises in environmental security, reports Ed King and Responding to Climate Change. Brigadier General (ret) Chris King warned that failed states, extreme weather events and mass … Continue reading

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World Must Use Renewables To Avoid Water And Energy Crisis

World Must Use Renewables To Avoid Water And Energy Crisis says a new UN water development report, reports Magda Mis at Reuters. All sources of energy use water, but fossil fuels consume (vs. just use) much more water than renewable … Continue reading

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Be a Part of Climate Action Week

Be a Part of Climate Action Week writes Iowa State Representative Bob Hogg at Iowa Climate Advocates. Climate Action Across America will take place from April 21st to 25th, and culminate in various activities in Washington DC. Can’t be there? … Continue reading

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Climate Change News Resources – an annotated list

March 2014 I report weekly on climate change news at the Huffington Post (Climate Change This Week), using a host of resources, both news sources, and news outlets that gather headlines from primary sources. There are many more resources that … Continue reading

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