Climate change

Bill McKibben and 350.org: “Do the Math.”

On November 7th, we’re hitting the road to jumpstart the next phase of the climate movement. It’s simple math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them. This November, Bill…

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Climate Funding Opportunities

The newest version of the Climate Funding document provides a snapshot of currently available, climate-related funding opportunities (as of April 23rd).  The next update to this document will be in December 2012 or January 2013.  Future grant opportunities are contingent upon funding appropriations.  The document can be found here: Climate Funding Opportunities_Apr2012 If you have any questions/comments, please contact Brent Schleck (brent.schleck@noaa.gov) or Heather Stirratt (heather.stirratt@noaa.gov).  Please feel free to share this document with anyone that you think could benefit from it.…

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New: A Human Health Perspective On Climate Change

     The Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health (IWGCCH) just posted the 80-page document,  A Human Health Perspective On Climate Change: A Report Outlining the Research Needs on the Human Health Effects of Climate Change, http://ow.ly/1FaT2 From the Executive Summary: “[The IWGCCH] assembled to develop a white paper on relevant federal research and science needs, including research on mitigation and adaptation strategies. Examples of mitigation and adaptation research needs are identified, but a comprehensive discussion Cuantas mas…

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Aquatic ‘dead zones’ contribute to climate change

As reported at Science Daily http://ow.ly/1leJO “The increased frequency and intensity of oxygen-deprived “dead zones” along the world’s coasts can negatively impact environmental conditions in far more than just local waters. In the March 12 edition of the journal Science, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science oceanographer Dr. Lou Codispoti explains that the increased amount of nitrous oxide (N2O) produced in low-oxygen (hypoxic) waters can elevate concentrations in the atmosphere, further exacerbating the impacts of global warming and contributing…

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NYT: SEC Issues Climate-Risk Guidance Despite Tough Political Environment

SEC issues climate risk requirement in 3-2 vote  “The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday said companies must disclose to investors the physical impact that climate change has on assets and the consequences of regulations curbing greenhouse gas emissions.  The SEC public disclosure guidance on climate-related risks is seen as a major victory by an army of environmental groups and institutional investors that have pressed the issue since 2007.”  More: http://ow.ly/11yQn Posted via email from r7roundtable’s posterous

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