Daily Archives: February 16, 2013

What is Climate? Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Seven Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapte 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

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Published on Jun 22, 2012

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America’s Climate Choices: Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change


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Uploaded on May 2, 2011

Across the United States, the impacts of climate change are already in evidence and projected future impacts will have significant consequences. The range of possible future climate conditions demands a new paradigm for managing and protecting our people, resources, and infrastructure. The panel report, Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, urges consideration of a variety of potential climate futures and associated impacts for which we must prepare, some well outside the realm of current experience. The report calls for a national adaptation strategy to support and coordinate a decentralized network of adaptation efforts.

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America’s Climate Choices: Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change


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Uploaded on May 2, 2011

As people, organizations, and governments move to limit the magnitude of climate change and respond to its impacts, demand for information to support climate-related decisions has grown rapidly. Today, however, the nation lacks comprehensive, robust, and credible information systems to inform climate choices and evaluate their effectiveness. This panel report, Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change, calls on the federal government to take the lead in coordinating climate-related information dissemination and management.

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America’s Climate Choices: Advancing the Science of Climate Change


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Uploaded on Sep 23, 2010

http://americasclimatechoices.org In the face of a changing global environment, knowledge is power. Advancing the Science of Climate Change, one of four panel reports from the America’s Climate Choices project, maps out the realm of our accumulated knowledge regarding climate change and charts a path forward, urging that research on climate change enter a new era focused on the needs of decision makers. In this video, the leaders of that panel, Drs. Pamela Matson and Thomas Dietz, describe the panel’s key findings and the lines of evidence that brought them to those conclusions.

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Join Global Power Shift

Published on Dec 20, 2012

Join us: http://globalpowershift.org

Application deadline EXTENDED to January 4.

PHASE 1: ISTANBUL, JUNE 10-17, 2013
PHASE 2: EVERYWHERE, 2013-14

Global Power Shift is the starting point for a new phase in the international climate movement. First, hundreds of climate leaders from around the world will gather in Istanbul to launch a year of new strategy and action for the movement. Then, we will fan out across the globe to spark an unprecedented wave of events and mobilizations for climate action.

Video by Kevin Buckland http://www.ctrlartshift.org

Music by Supergood ( http://www.supergood.org )

Many thanks to Núria Campabadal for all her help!

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350 eARTh: Climate Change Art Visible From Space


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Uploaded on Dec 15, 2010

Much gratitude and props to Shipwr3k for letting us use the gorgeous track “Chasing Circles”: http://shipwrek.bandcamp.com/

Thanks to DigitalGlobe for lending us their amazing satellite: http://www.digitalglobe.com/

Our hats off to Ryan Dexter for his amazing editing work on this piece: http://www.youtube.com/user/RyanDexter

And above all, thanks to the thousands of people around the world who helped make this project happen.

More info at http://earth.350.org

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350.org: Because the world needs to know


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Uploaded on Jun 9, 2008

350 is the most important number in the world. It’s the safe line for our global climate and a start line for a global movement.
Visit http://350.org to join the movement (and invite your friends to our Facebook group! http://facebook.com/350.org)

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Preparing for the Rising Tide Report | The Boston Harbor Association

Photo Credit: Steve Hollinger

http://www.tbha.org/preparing-rising-tide-report

Events such as Superstorm Sandy highlight the growing relevance of climate change and draw attention to the importance of taking steps today to be prepared for the likely events of tomorrow. Preparing for the Rising Tide provides policy makers, planners and property owners with site-specific examples of how to assess vulnerability and increase resilience to coastal flooding over time.

Preparedness plans need to be robust enough to handle any future condition, and/or flexible enough to change over time to meet needs as they arise. Ideally they include “no-regret” and co-benefit” solutions that extend beyond flood control goals. Cost-effective preparedness plans will result in both “here and now” and “prepare and monitor” actions based on threshold triggers such as sea level rise.

Previous reports have described a range of large-scale adaptation strategies. This report takes those recommendations and applies them to specific properties in Boston. Some cities such as Seattle, WA and Charleston, SC are developing “floodable zones” that preserve the city’s access to its waterfront while minimizing damage when periodic flooding occurs. This concept of “living with water” is an option to consider in Boston as well.

Download Full Report
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Download Boston Sea Level Rise Maps
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BBC News – Asteroid 2012 DA14 in record-breaking Earth pass

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21442863
15 February 2013 Last updated at 14:28 ET
By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News

Nasa coverage of the moment the asteroid passed closest to Earth

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An asteroid as large as an Olympic swimming pool has raced past the Earth at a distance of just 27,700km (17,200mi) – the closest ever predicted for an object of that size.

It passed far closer even than the geosynchronous satellites that orbit the Earth, but there was no risk of impacts or collisions.

Its closest approach was at 19:25 GMT.

For regions in darkness, it should have remained visible until about midnight through good binoculars or a telescope.

The asteroid’s arrival was preceded by a damaging meteor event in Russia on Friday – but indications from the meteor’s path suggest that the two events are entirely unrelated – just a “cosmic coincidence”, as Alan Fitzsimmons of Queens University Belfast told BBC News.

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Deadly Comets and Meteors 1/3

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