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May 24, 2016 Coastal Cities Look to Resilience Chiefs to Combat Climate Change

Source: Scientific America

MIAMI—On the job just six months as the chief resilience officer in Florida’s largest county, Jim Murley has gotten pretty good at his climate change 101 speech. It’s out of necessity.

May 24, 2016 Burning all fossil fuels could lead to global warmth not seen in 65 million years

Source: USA Today

If every last crumb of fossil fuel on the planet was burned — all 5.5 trillion tons of the Earth's oil, coal and natural gas now underground — the world could heat up by as much as 18 degrees in the next three centuries,...

May 20, 2016 India Records Its Hottest Day Ever As Temperatures Soar To 124 F

Source: Huff Post

The severe heat wave that stifled India last May caused at least 2,300 deaths across the country. It was, according to Jeff Masters, Weather Underground’s director of meteorology, the fifth deadliest heat wave in Earth’s recorded...

May 20, 2016 Carbon Dioxide Levels Jump by Record Amount Due to El Nino

Source: ABC News

The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped by the biggest amount on record last month, a rise amplified by El Nino, scientists say.

May 19, 2016 These U.S. Cities Are Best Prepared to Adapt to Climate Change

Source: Alternet

While many municipalities have plans to cope with higher temperatures and rising sea levels, few have developed detailed strategies to implement them.

May 19, 2016 We need a Paris climate talks to fix the global food system

Source: Quartz

International trade in food has grown markedly in recent decades. Some 20% of food now crosses an international border.

May 18, 2016 Ontario to spend $5.4 billion to cut carbon footprint : Globe and Mail

Source: Reuters

The government of the Canadian province of Ontario plans to spend more than C$7 billion ($5.41 billion) over four years from 2017 in a bid to cut the province’s carbon footprint, the Globe and Mail reported on Monday.

May 18, 2016 The Biggest Source of Air Pollution In Your Area May Surprise You

Source: Gixmodo

The largest source of deadly air pollution in many parts of the world isn’t cars or power plants—it’s farms. That’s the unsettling conclusion of a study conducted by researchers at Columbia University, who found that agricultural...

May 18, 2016 Why 2016 could be the hottest year in history

Metro International - The prediction of climate scientists and indeed the World Economic Forum is that the involuntary displacement of very large numbers of people is the "new normal" â?? not some temporary "blip" â??...

May 18, 2016 Why We Should Stop Calling California's Water Shortage a Drought

Source: Fortune

“As long as the public sector continues to refer to this as the drought, public policy is not going to change, because everyone is going to wait for a good rain,” he said at Fortune’s Brainstorm E conference on Tuesday in...

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