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Tag Archives: Climate Change

May 29, 2017
Food Innovation in the Era of Climate Change
Innovators Magazine

A growing global population will inevitably place ever greater pressures on the food system and have major implications on climate change. This was one of the areas discussed at this month’s global food innovation summit in Milan.

May 25, 2017
Jersey Municipal Bond Ratings Don’t Reflect Rising Seas
Bloomberg

Last summer, when flood-prone Ocean County wanted to sell $31 million in bonds maturing over 20 years, neither of its two rating companies, Moody’s Investors Service or S&P Global Ratings, asked any questions about the expected effect of climate change on its finances.

Jerry Brown’s New Optimism For Trump, Climate Change
Governing Magazine

Governor Jerry Brown reiterated criticism of Trump, who has called climate change a hoax. However, he also expressed optimism that the president would come around on the issue, in part because China and other world powers were forging ahead.

May 23, 2017
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Capetown, Climate, and the Water Crisis
Africa Times

The water crisis and unrelenting drought in Cape Town, South Africa, have become so dire that city officials on Tuesday recommended the highest level of water restrictions for its nearly 4 million people.

May 19, 2017
Weather Pushes Back LA Stadium Opening
Los Angeles Times

Dozens of false starts and failed plans marked the NFL’s two-decade absence from Los Angeles, and now there will be more waiting before a permanent home is ready.

Urbanizing Iranian and Pakistani Coast at Risk of Tsunami
City Metric

That tsunamis can cause death and devastation has become painfully clear over the past two decades. On Boxing Day, 2004, a magnitude 9 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra caused waves several metres high to devastate the Indian Ocean – killing more than 230,000 people in 14 countries.

May 18, 2017
Are Glass Towers an Environmental Burden
Now Toronto

During a week of torrential rain that put Toronto Islands on evacuation alert, the city’s Parks and Environment Committee was mulling over ambitious new blueprints for meeting Toronto’s 2050 climate targets.

May 17, 2017
An Urban Forest in Barcelona
CityLab

The city is planning a major green makeover to combat the heat island and create a more welcoming place for humans and animals alike.

May 16, 2017
Will Oil Prices Collapse with Electric Vehicles on the Rise?
Huffington Post Canada

A new report from a Stanford University lecturer predicts oil prices could collapse permanently as soon as four years from now, as electric cars and ride-hailing fleets bring a rapid end to the age of the personal combustible-engine vehicle.

May 15, 2017
Showing How Climate Change Will Impact Home
Tech Crunch

We’ve all seen the maps that show Florida being consumed by rising sea levels. But many of us still underestimate the impact of climate change because we can’t actually visualize its effects on the places we care about.

May 14, 2017
Addressing Climate-Induced Risks In An Urbanizing World
United Nations Development Programme

How is it that our cities face such high susceptibility to natural hazards and climatic impacts? What can be done to address the situation currently, while also ensuring that future urban development is duly informed by risk and resilience considerations?

2100: The City After Climate Change
Landscape Architecture Magazine

Vanessa Keith’s 2100: A Dystopian Utopia—The City After Climate Change, envisions a world where preventing the two-degree Celsius change in global temperatures to forestall a total ecological collapse is a quaint memory.

May 11, 2017
Interview: Building Resilient Cities
Deutsche Welle

Cities need to adapt to climate change, but how? DW spoke with an expert at the 2017 Resilient Cities forum in Bonn to discuss the current challenges and draw the path toward a sustainable future.

May 10, 2017
Mississippi River Cities Urge Fed To Take Climate Action
MPR News

St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman and his fellow Mississippi River mayors are urging President Trump to reconsider pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, saying it would be bad for their cities’ economies.

Europe’s Climate Leaders Offer Four Key Lessons
Citiscope

During recent visits across Europe, I spoke with leaders to learn their most effective climate strategies. In all cases, these cities combined bold carbon-reduction targets with thoughtful, methodical long-term plans to get the job done. But that was only the beginning.

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