Climate Change

World Bank invests $4.5 bln to arm cities against climate change

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"Investment in urban resilience not only avoids losses but it generates value and it catalyses growth"

By Sophie Hares

TEPIC, Mexico, Dec 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cash-short cities with big ambitions to protect themselves from climate change will be able to tap into $4.5 billion in loans and technical support from the World Bank, working with a global alliance of cities and local governments. ... Read more about World Bank invests $4.5 bln to arm cities against climate change

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Climate change harms health worldwide as millions swelter-study

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125 million extra people exposed to heat waves since 2000

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle

OSLO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Climate change has caused severe harm to human health since the year 2000 by stoking more heat waves, the spread of some mosquito-borne diseases and under-nutrition as crops fail, scientists said on Tuesday.

Scant action to slow global warming over the past 25 years has jeopardised "human life and livelihoods", they wrote in a report published in The Lancet, a British medical journal. ... Read more about Climate change harms health worldwide as millions swelter-study

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Climate Action -- Mobility Solutions: Financing Climate Neutral Cities

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Climate Action Mobility Solutions and Financing Climate Neutral Cities

The City of Palo Alto leads our state and the world in addressing climate change and local solutions.

The easy actions are being done. But some challenges are beyond any city border, and require a broader view of what’s possible.

Join us to explore two of the most vexing challenges we face in our region.

Bring your ideas, best practices, trends and technologies that will help Palo Alto, Silicon Valley and cities everywhere. ... Read more about Climate Action -- Mobility Solutions: Financing Climate Neutral Cities

The Global Challenges -- Energy-Water Nexus and Climate Change

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The Global Challenge – Making The World Work For Everyone

Do you think you could run the world better than our current world leaders?

Here’s your chance!

The Global Challenge is a participatory educational simulation developed to help create solutions to the uneven distribution of global resources.

The mission is to:

"make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone"

Register for the event here: ... Read more about The Global Challenges -- Energy-Water Nexus and Climate Change

Scientific consensus: Earth's climate is warming

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Temperature data from four international science institutions. All show rapid warming in the past few decades and that the last decade has been the warmest on record.
Temperature data from four international science institutions. All show rapid warming in the past few decades and that the last decade has been the warmest on record.

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The world's threatened rivers - in pictures

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From Bangalore’s water riots to Russia’s “river of blood”, rivers are under threat from many sources including industry, agriculture and climate change ... Read more about The world's threatened rivers - in pictures

US States & Cities With the Best Summer Weather on Cool Maps

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All temperature & precipitation numbers are averaged from daily data for the years 2000 to 2014, collected from the National Climatic Data Center. In cases where measurements were unavailable for the entire span, only areas with at least 60 months of data were included.
 
Averages were restricted to this period to give you a broad based, yet current snapshot of the weather in each area.
 
Some areas had one weather station collecting data, while others had a number of them.

What's Really warming the world?

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https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/
MethodologyNASA's ModelResearchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global warming. Around the world there are 28 or so research groups in more than a dozen countries who have written 61 climate models.

Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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Forzieri, G., Feyen, L., Rojas, R., Flörke, M., Wimmer, F., and Bianchi, A.
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Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change. In order to plan suitable adaptation strategies it is important for decision makers to know how drought conditions will develop at regional scales. This paper therefore addresses the issue of future developments in streamflow drought characteristics across Europe. ... Read more about Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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