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Climate Change 101 – Glenn Loury & Patrick T. Brown, Video

A youtube video featuring Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University) and Patrick T. Brown (Stanford University).

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The global climate refugee crisis has already begun; By Orrin H. Pilkey & Keith C. Pilkey

There are a couple of reasons why climate change is creating a new category of refugee.

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Miami meteorologist John Morales is looking for higher ground

Weathercasters like Morales are becoming indispensable interpreters of a more chaotic, violent environment. Climate change remains taboo for many meteorologists, who often misunderstand climate science and shy away from a topic that, particularly in conservative states, is seen as political.

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Climate Diaries: The hottest climate science in the world’s coldest place

A lot of what’s happening to sea level starts at the poles, where that ice is either liberated or sequestered … melted or frozen. NASA’s “Operation IceBridge” flies planes to Antarctica from South America to study how fast that continent’s ice is melting.

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A New IFC Vision for Greening Banks in Emerging Markets

This past fiscal year, 36 percent of our own accounts and mobilization supported climate-smart projects — up from 12 percent a decade ago. Since May, we have been applying a carbon price to all project finance investments in the cement, chemicals, and thermal power sectors, at $40-80 per metric ton…Yet we should do more.

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Why the current hurricane rating system needs to be scrapped

For decades, hurricanes have been rated on a scale of 1 to 5 based solely on a storm’s wind speeds. But as recent hurricanes show, a tropical cyclone’s winds often tell us little about its real threats — coastal storm surge and precipitation-driven flooding.

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The Sudden, Shocking Growth of Hurricane Michael

In little more than a day, a Category 1 storm became a “worst-case scenario” Category 4.

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Sentinels of the sea at risk from changing climate

Climate change’s effect on coastal ecosystems is very likely to increase mortality risks of adult oyster populations in the next 20 years.

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We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

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