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Tag Archives: Climate Change

February 26, 2017
Communicating the Health Risks Of Climate Change
The Dirt

Given only about one-third of Americans are environmentalists, framing climate change as a health problem first and foremost could help spur more action. Everyone is concerned with the health of their communities and children.

February 23, 2017
We Can’t Ignore Health Impacts of Climate Change
The Dirt

Former VP Al Gore and his Climate Reality Project, former President Jimmy Carter, the American Public Health Association, public health expert Dr. Howard Frumkin, and others presided over a one-day summit at the Carter Center in Atlanta last week. Here’s what they discussed.

February 22, 2017
Enhancing the Resilience of Transport Infrastructure
World Bank

Since 2002, more than 260,000 kilometers of road were constructed or rehabilitated by World Bank supported projects. For these investments, we believe it is critical that they are resilient to climate and possible climate change.

Smart Cities Should Focus on Climate Change
Financial Express

A former Earth Sciences Ministry secretary today said while the Smart City project focuses on “infrastructure and development plans”, it gives lesser attention to impacts of climate change and natural calamities.

Africa’s Resilient Cities Plan for the Future
CNN

In Dakar, the battle against nature has already begun, with coastal erosion wreaking havoc on the city’s peninsula that stretches into the Atlantic — forcing people to move out of their homes and ruining its long, sandy beaches. But now, the city is fighting back.

February 21, 2017
February 20, 2017
Nashville’s ‘Quiet Revolution’ to Fight Climate Change
The Tennessean

Something historic is underfoot in Metro Nashville. To people who care about climate change, or to people who simply live on planet Earth, a small committee of environmentally conscious people may have just sparked a quiet revolution.

A Conservative Solution to Climate Change
Tri-City Herald

The Climate Leadership Council, a group of prominent Republicans who served as secretary of State and of Treasury for Presidents Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II, have proposed a solution to climate change that most Americans can embrace.

February 16, 2017
Gore: Climate Could Render Islamic Cities Uninhabitable
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A re-fashioned meeting on the threats of climate change to human health got underway in Atlanta on Thursday, with former Vice President Al Gore, the event organizer, warning that some well-populated areas of the planet are on the verge of becoming uninhabitable.

February 15, 2017
February 14, 2017
Louisville Faith Groups Helping Beat the Urban Heat
Grist

Environmental and spiritual leaders are teaming up to help some of Louisville’s heat-fighting strategies take root in vulnerable neighborhoods — and to better align preaching and teaching with the city’s environmental needs.

February 12, 2017
Climate Change Fight Will Be Fought in Cities
Thomson Reuters Foundation

With two-thirds of the world population due to be living in cities by 2050, climate action taken by urban officials and residents is increasingly important.

February 7, 2017
Sharing the Urban Commons
Geographical

The growth of cities is one of the defining challenges of our century. Efficient, compact urban living might relieve environmental pressures, but urban sprawl could add to the climate crisis.

January 30, 2017
January 29, 2017
January 26, 2017
Building to the Sky, With a Plan for Rising Waters
New York Times

New York developers want tenants in the towers’ 760 apartments to be able to live in their apartments for at least a week, no matter how high floodwaters may reach nor how long the power is out.

How Federal Climate Denial Could Energize Cities
Phys.org

In one of his first actions as president, Donald Trump rolled back previous federal policies on climate protection, energy efficiency and sustainability. But don’t expect some local governments to slow down their own efforts.

January 25, 2017
San Diego Adopts Forestry Urban Plan
San Diego Union-Tribune

Neighborhoods in San Diego, especially those in low-income and urban areas, would get significantly more trees under a five-year “urban forestry” plan the City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday.

The 1953 Storm Surge That Kicked Off Climate Debates
City Metric

The worst natural disaster in modern British history occurred on the night of 31 January, 1953. A tidal surge caused the North Sea to rise up to five metres above its average level, which led to widespread flooding along the east coast of Britain, and began the debates on climate change.

January 24, 2017
Trump Orchestrates Major Shift on Climate
The Dirt

In the final weeks of his administration, President Obama made some important progress on the climate and environment. Unfortunately, much of that forward momentum is expected to be undone as the Trump administration.

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