More Droughts and Floods than previously Known. Effects.

Richard Damania, Lead Economist of Water Global Practice, The World Bank speaks at keynote event October 2017. What are the effects of droughts and floods on firms, farms and families? They are more significant and numerous than previously known. New data reveals how increasingly erratic rainfall, poorly managed water supplies, and deepening water deficits can…

Why forests *really* matter for climate change


Forest conservation has long been seen as a way of mitigating climate change, but across the world, natural landscapes are increasingly threatened by industrial development and urbanisation. According to the organisation Redd+, deforestation primarily in the tropical regions contributes a remarkable 10% of annual global CO2 emissions. https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2017/11/14/forests-matter-climate-change-cop23

Tesla’s Gamechanger Truck (500 Miles fully loaded)

The truck has a 500-mile range on one charge even if it’s fully loaded at a gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds. It also comes with a million-mile guarantee on its powertrain. Musk said it will be able to maintain a speed of 65 mph while going up a 5 percent grade. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/17/564777998/tesla-unveils-its-electric-semi-truck-and-adds-a-roadster Music by…

Super Flash Flood Hits Greece (Footage Compilation)

At least 15 people are dead and a dozen injured after overnight downpours caused sudden and catastrophic flooding in cities outside Athens, according to Reuters. In western cities like Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, citizens lost homes, cars and businesses. Forecasters expect more rain tonight. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/16/564576504/deadly-floods-devastate-western-greek-cities Part of the footage via Understanding Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTSzYz54q9g…

Rockström: Earth System in 2050 – Carbon Law


Johan Rockström from the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden speaks about sustainable development goals. This talk is part of the Impacts World 2017 conference, more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wICG8eTcchM Rockström at https://twitter.com/jrockstrom

Title: World Development within a Resilient and Stable Earth system – Only Path to the SDGs

Trees and Climate the Good the Bad and the Ugly

Rupert Seidl from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Vienna, Austria), gave this talk at the Impacts 2017 conference, titled “Climate impacts on forests: The good, the bad and the ugly.”

For the full lecture with other speakers, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7me1vjWJ60M

Oil Billionaires Profit from Climate Change


Over the next few months, communities around the globe will launch Fossil Free Resolution Campaigns to build a world free from fossil fuels, powered by 100% renewable energy for all. Everyone has a role to play in the #FossilFree movement. It’s a global movement, anchored by local action. Join Us. http://gofossilfree.org/usa

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