With national climate action nowhere in sight, a new corporate ambition: beat the Paris goals

September 30, 2019 by  
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Optimism. Frustration. Accountability. Action. Inclusivity. Those are the unifying themes of Climate Week 2019.

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Big Ag is in the running to be a climate crisis hero

September 30, 2019 by  
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Agriculture’s biggest trade groups have started promoting farmers’ role in mitigating climate change.

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Climate Week 2019: Huge commitments, big money and collaboration

September 30, 2019 by  
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Now it’s time to put in the work.

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IPCC landmark report warns about the state of the oceans, polar ice content and the climate crisis

September 26, 2019 by  
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The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — which is, in fact, the UN body responsible for communicating on the deteriorating climate — has officially recognized the oceans as a critical component in the climate change crisis. Warming ocean temperatures are becoming commonplace and are melting ice sheets and glaciers and contributing to rising sea levels. Additionally, the warm waters affect the ocean’s oxygen levels. As these phenomena accelerate toward a tipping point, nature’s ecosystems will be disrupted, and human society will be adversely affected. The IPCC’s announcement of its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate — which is based on almost 7,000 peer-reviewed research articles — signals a crucial milestone. If things remain as the status quo, then ecological upheaval is imminent. Related: Even scientists are shocked by the latest UN report on climate change Our oceans comprise an important habitat that many living things, including humans, rely on for food and sustenance. Oceans also collectively absorb more than a quarter of the human-made carbon dioxide being produced, while simultaneously providing half of the oxygen created on our planet. Similarly, more than 90 percent of the heat generated via greenhouse gas emissions is likewise absorbed by our oceans. In this way, the oceans play a significant role in global climate regulation. But our climate is in dire crisis. Rising global temperatures are making oceans warmer through marine heatwaves. Warm ocean water is less likely to hold oxygen, leading to subsequent ocean acidification. Plus, warmer waters bleach coral reefs and also increase the likelihood of water chemistry disruptions, so that both bacterial and algal blooms become more common, as do red tides. Marine biodiversity is thrown off-kilter, leaving certain ocean regions devoid of life. Mass endangerment and extinctions of particular marine species becomes inevitable, and fishing yields dwindle considerably. Hence, for the 70-member coalition known as the Ocean and Climate Platform, the ocean’s sustainability comes into question. To stem the tide of climate catastrophe, the authors of the report are warning humanity and calling for policy change. If human-induced warming continues, there will come a time when the damage can no longer be healed. Immediate collaborative action is required, before it is too late, to reverse and remedy the climate crisis. + IPCC Image via Oregon State University

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There’s another grim climate report on oceans — but there’s still time to act

September 26, 2019 by  
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

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There’s another grim climate report on oceans — but there’s still time to act

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

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Farming plays key role in UN climate push on land restoration

September 26, 2019 by  
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“The whole land-climate system” needs indigenous peoples, sustainable agriculture and reforestation to cut emissions.

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The new language of climate change: Trillions

September 24, 2019 by  
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Bye-bye, billions. It’s time for trillions to seize center stage of the climate conversation.

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The new language of climate change: Trillions

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Bye-bye, billions. It’s time for trillions to seize center stage of the climate conversation.

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Youth are calling for immediate climate action, and majority of Americans agree

September 19, 2019 by  
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Major CBS News poll released as part of Covering Climate Now, a collaboration of more than 250 news outlets around the world to strengthen coverage of the climate story

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