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Risk Atlas of most vulnerable countries to climate change

Risk Atlas  of most vulnerable countries to climate change | WaterSecurity | Scoop.it
A third of global economic output worth $44 trillion is likely to face ‘high’ or ‘extreme’ risk as a result of global warming
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Phailin hit the Bay of Bengal in early October, prompting India’s largest civil evacuation in 23 years, with over 550,000 people leaving their homes.

The storm caused an estimated US$4.15 billion of damage to the agriculture and power sectors in the state of Odisha, while around one million tonnes of rice were destroyed

 

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Amazon more resilient to climate change

Amazon more resilient to climate change | WaterSecurity | Scoop.it
The Amazon rainforest is less vulnerable to die off because of global warming than widely believed, a study has showed.
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IMF Chief: ‘Unless We Take Action On Climate Change, Future Generations Will Be Roasted, Toasted, Fried And Grilled’

IMF Chief: ‘Unless We Take Action On Climate Change, Future Generations Will Be Roasted, Toasted, Fried And Grilled’ | WaterSecurity | Scoop.it

Another day, another icon of the global financial system becomes a climate hawk.

You may recall World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said of the climate crisis: “If there is no action soon, the future will become bleak.”

Turns out IMF managing director Christine Lagarde is also a climate hawk — and she’s the formerconservative finance minister of France.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, she said, “the real wild card in the pack” of economic pivot points is “Increasing vulnerability from resource scarcity and climate change, with the potential for major social and economic disruption.” She called climate change “the greatest economic challenge of the 21st century.

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Discussion on Future Energy Mix at NARUC Celebrates Natural Gas and Coal, Doesn’t Mention Climate

Discussion on Future Energy Mix at NARUC Celebrates Natural Gas and Coal, Doesn’t Mention Climate | WaterSecurity | Scoop.it
By Adam James The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners recently held a session titled “Getting It Right: Gas, coal, and the Future Generation Resources Mix.” In an embarrassingly one-sided panel discussion featuring David Carroll,...
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Global worming: how worms are accelerating climate change - The Guardian (blog)

Global worming: how worms are accelerating climate change - The Guardian (blog) | WaterSecurity | Scoop.it
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Global worming: how worms are accelerating climate change
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It may not be all about us humans - earthworms could be contributing to climate change too, according to a new study.
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Report: Climate change could devastate agriculture - USA TODAY

Report: Climate change could devastate agriculture - USA TODAY | WaterSecurity | Scoop.it
Report: Climate change could devastate agriculture
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A comprehensive USDA study concludes rising temperatures could cost farmers millions as they battle new pests, faster weed growth and get smaller yields as climate change continues.
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Climate change real economic risk, World Bank tells G20 - The Economic Times

Climate change real economic risk, World Bank tells G20 - The Economic Times | WaterSecurity | Scoop.it
President of World Bank warned G20 that global warming is a real risk to the planet and already affecting the world economy in unprecedented ways.
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This is just short of the proposition that ptresent econimic crisis has root cause in climate change. Surely some modern and young economists would do research ...but by that time climate change may go viral!

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This is just short of the proposition that ptresent econimic crisis has root cause in climate change. Surely some modern and young economists would do research ...but by that time climate change may go viral!

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GOP Senator Not Convinced Climate Change An Actual Problem

GOP Senator Not Convinced Climate Change An Actual Problem | WaterSecurity | Scoop.it
One of the Grand Old Party's brightest young stars claims he's still not convinced climate change is a real problem. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R), spoke at the inaugural BuzzFeed Brews event in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night.
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How Climate Change Impacts America’s Energy Infrastructure | WRI Insights

How Climate Change Impacts America’s Energy Infrastructure | WRI Insights | WaterSecurity | Scoop.it
How Climate Change Impacts America’s Energy Infrastructure http://t.co/UCF9pg4W via @zite
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Report outlines climate change options for Obama administration - MiamiHerald.com

Report outlines climate change options for Obama administration - MiamiHerald.com | WaterSecurity | Scoop.it
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The Baffling Response to Arctic Climate Change | DeSmogBlog

The Baffling Response to Arctic Climate Change | DeSmogBlog | WaterSecurity | Scoop.it

The Arctic may seem like a distant place, just as the most extreme consequences of our wasteful use of fossil fuels may appear to be in some distant future. Both are closer than most of us realize.
 
The Arctic is a focal point for some of the most profound impacts of climate change. One of the world’s top ice experts, Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University, calls the situation a “global disaster,” suggesting ice is disappearing faster than predicted and could be gone within as few as four years.

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