Posts Tagged climate change

Floating Cities for Rising Seas

October 28, 2009
Floating Cities for Rising Seas

Here at the Institute, sea-level rise is way up there on our list of pressing climate-related problems facing cities like New York (our director has a great little interview on the subject and co-chairs the Mayors Panel on Climate Change that just released this report).  It’s no coincedence then, that this story on Dutch designs […]

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Americans Rank Climate Change Among Lowest in International Poll

August 3, 2009
Americans Rank Climate Change Among Lowest in International Poll

Last week the Guardian reported on an opinion poll that found the American public ranking climate change lower in priority than almost any other nation included in the study.  We couldn’t even muster a majority (only 44% thought it should be a major focus) and delivered numbers that compared most closely with those of Iraq […]

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NASA Scientists Draw on Emergence Theory to Predict Climate Change

July 6, 2009
NASA Scientists Draw on Emergence Theory to Predict Climate Change

How do you prepare for something that cannot be predicted? This is a major challenge for sustainability with respect to climate change. The best we can do is use what information we have now and employ our best understanding of world systems and processes to find probable future outcomes and prepare accordingly. Predicting climate change […]

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‘Climate Refugees’ or ‘Environmentally Induced Migration’?

June 18, 2009
'Climate Refugees' or 'Environmentally Induced Migration'?

The New York Times recently reported on a new study which documents and forecasts the increasing prevalence of large-scale, climate change-induced displacement and migration of human populations. The bulky document is authored by a host of heavy-hitting agencies, including the United Nations, CARE, and Columbia University. As Tom Zeller points out, the report is packed […]

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Climate Change Economics

June 8, 2009
Climate Change Economics

Carbon-Based shared a great website: The Real Climate Economics. “The Real Climate Economics website offers a reader’s guide to the real economics of climate change, an emerging body of scholarship that is consistent with the urgency of the problem as seen from a climate science perspective.” “As the climate policy debate intensifies, economic analysis is […]

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