Climate | Insights

June 5, 2018

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Publisher | Smithsonian

Authors | Marcello Rossi

A new generation of start-ups are working to help farmers in a region that faces a vast amount of different challenges.

ARTICLE

Publisher | NASA

Authors | NASA

In spite of the low temperatures in parts of the United States last month, 2018 experienced globally the third warmest April in 138 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

ARTICLE

Publisher | Business Insider

Authors | Zoë Bernard

The number of bicycles intended for public use has experienced massive growth since 2013, when there were only 700,000 public-use bicycles in circulation worldwide. By 2016, that number had more than tripled to 2.3 million.

VIDEO

Publisher | Vox

Speaker | Dr. M. Sanjayan

Hosted by Emmy-nominated conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, the videos explore the surprising elements of our lives that contribute to climate change and the groundbreaking work being done to fight back. Featuring conversations with experts, scientists, thought leaders and activists, the series takes what can seem like an overwhelming problem and breaks it down into bitesize pieces: from clean energy to food waste, religion to smartphones.

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Publisher | Newscientist

Author | Michael Le Page

The phrase “worse than we thought” is a cliché when it comes to climate change. There are lots of studies suggesting we’re in for more warming and worse consequences than thought, and few saying it won’t be as bad. But guess what? It’s worse than we thought.

VIDEO

Publisher | TED

Speaker | Ted Halstead

Policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead proposes a transformative solution based on the conservative principles of free markets and limited government. Learn more about how this carbon dividends plan could trigger an international domino effect towards a more popular, cost-effective and equitable climate solution.

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ARTICLE

Publisher | The globe and mail

Author | Glen Hodgson

Debates about reducing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions frequently reference the costs of different policy choices going forward. There is comparatively little debate about the current and expected economic costs of climate change. Policy debate and decisions need to recognize that there is also a cost to doing little or nothing to curb emissions.

VIDEO

Publisher | VICE

The world is already feeling the effects of climate change, and it is in for much worse if immediate action isn’t taken to curb warming emissions, scientists warn. Projections show climate change could cause as much as $44 trillion in damage over the next five decades. And in the U.S., as many as 100 million Americans live in coastal cities and towns where rising sea levels pose a risk to residential and business properties.

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Article

Publisher | Accenture

Authors | Muqsit Ashraf

Oil and gas companies are about to enter a new paradigm. One that is being shaped by a combination of factors that are turning the energy industry upside down.

Book

Publisher | Simon & Schuster

Author | Naomi Klein

You have been told the market will save us, when in fact our addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. You have been told it’s impossible to get off fossil fuels, when in fact we know exactly how to do it – it just requires breaking every rule in the ‘free-market’ playbook. You have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight back is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring.

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