Daily Archives: March 14, 2016

Climate – Data.gov

For more information see:

Here you can find data related to climate change that can help inform and prepare America’s communities, businesses, and citizens. You can currently find data and resources related to coastal flooding, food resilience, water, ecosystem vulnerability, human health, energy infrastructure, transportation and the Arctic region. Over time, you will be able to find additional data and tools relevant to other important climate-related impacts.

See:

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit fact sheet

Meeting the challenges of a changing climate

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides scientific tools, information, and expertise to help people manage their climate-related risks and opportunities, and improve their resilience to extreme events. The site is designed to serve interested citizens, communities, businesses, resource managers, planners, and policy leaders at all levels of government.

 

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Climate Services for Resilient Development


U.S. Department of State

Published on Jun 10, 2015

The United States Institute of Peace hosts a discussion on climate services for resilient development on June 9, 2015. The discussion was held as the Administration announced the launch of an international public-private partnership to empower developing nations to boost their own climate resilience — delivering on a major commitment announced by President Obama at the UN Climate Summit in New York last September. More information about the announcement can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-…

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/06/09/fact-sheet-launching-public-private-partnership-empower-climate-resilien

John Holdren, remarks

Introduction by:

Kelly Gallagher,
Climate Services for Resiliant Development Project
3 Countries – Bangladesh, Columbia, Ethiopia
Senior Policy Advisor for Climate Change and International affairs in the Environment and Energy Division of the White House
Director, International Environment Program at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

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Climate science for climate services : the new Met Office Hadley Centre climate programme


Grantham Imperial

Published on Mar 14, 2016

A Grantham Institute seminar by Professor Stephen Belcher, Met Office Hadley Centre.

With manmade climate change now a well-established fact, the Met Office Hadley Centre has developed a new science programme focusing on improving our understanding of extreme weather events. Prof Stephen Belcher introduces this new programme, which will underpin the development of new climate services

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A.U. announces regional centres for disease control


CCTV Africa

Published on Mar 14, 2016

The Africa union has just announced the nation’s which Wil host regional centres for its newly formed center for disease control. The AU said it will keep its regional coordination office of the continent’s CDC in Addis Ababa. Girum Chala has more.

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South Africa: Dry season has serious effects on wildlife in Kruger National Park


CCTV Africa

Published on Mar 14, 2016

South Africa has been hit hard by drought in most of the country’s nine provinces. For the past few months there have been ongoing humanitarian operations to try and get much-needed water to desperate communities across the country. And the drought has also had a serious effect on wildlife in the iconic, tourist destination, the Kruger National Park. CCTV Correspondent René Del Carme has the story.

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How to Transition to a Just Monetary System


transitionus

Published on Mar 14, 2016

http://transitionus.org
Video channel – Transition United States

Climate change and extreme economic inequality are two sides of the same coin, and our current debt-based monetary system is the enabler and driver of these two modern day disasters. If we want to successfully transition to an environmentally sustainable future, we must tackle the transition to a economically sustainable monetary system.

This webinar covers what the presenters argue are the essential characteristics of a just and sustainable monetary system for everyday transactions, and outlines the practical challenges and solutions to starting one in your local community.

Speaker Bios:

Scott Morris is based in Ithaca, NY, where he has founded a successor program to the Ithaca Hours known as Ithacash. His prior work piloting a volunteerism-empowering system in Iowa was featured in the documentary “Money & Life” and now he works to spread the good word about the power and potential of complementary currencies. He is the US fellow of the Amsterdam-based agency for community currencies, Qoin, and hopes to see a robust community of practice in the US come to life around using these systems to make the world a better place. You can reach him via twitter via @CS_Morris and check out the Ithacash website at www.ithacash.com to learn more.

Chong Kee Tan has been an activist for 20 years, working in the areas of Asian democracy, press freedom, censorship, and — after coming to the United States — in the area of equal rights and sustainability. After the 2008 financial crisis, he began studying our financial and monetary systems, and quickly came to realize that these systems are the root causes of the most pressing problems facing the world today. He started Bay Bucks as a TransitionSF project in hopes of reversing the rising trends of inequality and making the SF Bay Area more resilient. Chong Kee received his BA (Hons) in Computer Science from Cambridge University and his PhD in Chinese Literature from Stanford University.

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Erik van Sebille Our plastic oceans 28 October 2015


Grantham Imperial

Published on Mar 14, 2016

A Grantham Seminar br Dr Erik van Sebille, Grantham Institute.

Plastic is one of the best materials ever invented, but it doesn’t belong in the ocean. In this seminar, Dr Erik van Sebille explains how ocean currents move plastic around the globe, and whether the infamous ‘garbage patches’ in the middle of our oceans are as big a problem as we imagine.

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