Icons at Risk: Climate Change Threatening Australian Tourism (2018)

Climate Council Report Cover ReadingsIcons at Risk: Climate Change Threatening Australian Tourism (PDF) Key FindingsClimate change poses a significant threat to many of Australia’s iconic natural areas that underpin our tourism industry.›The United Nations has identified the Australia/New Zealand region as one of five Climate Change Vulnerable Hotspots for the global tourism industry.›The top five …

Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change

Conference poster Livestreaming today (May 8, 2019) Kudos to the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies for livestreaming Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change. Hashtags: #DRCLASxAMAZONIA #OurPlanetaryFutures Key Links Conference Event Page Conference Program (PDF) Facebook Videos Background Climate change is one of the most important long-term threats for the …

Disappearing World Heritage Glaciers as a Keystone of Nature Conservation in a Changing Climate

Photo: Pierre Galland, Xinjiang Tianshan New publication: Disappearing World Heritage Glaciers as a Keystone of Nature Conservation in a Changing Climate Key Links https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018EF001139 https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2018EF001139 (PDF) The World Heritage convention aims at protecting the Earth’s outmost assets and commits humanity to transmit them to future generations. However, many World Heritage sites are affected by anthropogenic …

Civil Cafe: Pricing Carbon

Buzzwords The bulk of Hawaii’s emissions come from the electricity and transportation sectors — driving, flying and shipping in goods and tourists from thousands of miles away. Civil Beat partnered with the Sustainability Business Forum to bring a Civil Cafe panel discussion on pricing carbon emissions. The discussion was moderated by Civil Beat’s politics and …

UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2018

Cover Reading: Emissions Gap Report 2018 New report from UNEP Key Links https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/emissions-gap-report-2018 Full report Emissions Gap Report The goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as agreed at the Conference of the Parties in 2015, is to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It …

Climate COP24

Poster The UN climate summits, the COP (Conference of the Parties) are global events which negotiate climate policy. Katowice, Poland hosted the event, Climate #COP24 in 2018. Key Links unfccc.int/katowice unfccc-cop24.streamworld.de Facebook: UNclimatechange Questions Will the conference and side events have livestreaming and archived video? Will press conferences be streamed online? Are there guidelines or …

Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume Two

Cover Just Released: Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States. Hashtag: #NCA4 Key Links https://nca2018.globalchange.gov https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads/NCA4_Ch01_Overview.pdf https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads/NCA4_Report-in-Brief.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Questionsgood Is the report or portions of the report available in other languages? Are there relevant videos and Q&A sessions with the authors? Is there an audio version of …

Australia Climate 2018

Australia flag The rolling conversation about climate change in Australia Headlines ‘We’ll be voting soon’: Students take on PM over climate change https://www.smh.com.au/education/school-students-on-mass-strike-to-protest-climate-change-inaction-20181129-p50j4c.html https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/26/im-striking-from-school-for-climate-change-too-save-the-world-australians-students-should-too https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-australia-46380418 Australia named as one of the world’s worst performers Queensland bushfires: Thousands told to flee ‘catastrophic’ threat Embedded Tweets What the kids learn at school.My @smh @theage cartoon. pic.twitter.com/elgKCcijUX — …

Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC (2018)

Report cover Recommended Reading: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC The report considers the global effort needed to achieve the Paris Agreement’s ambitious goal of limiting warming to 1.5℃. Hashtag: #SR15 Key Linksipcc.chsr15Interview requests Time stamps: 28:30 Q&A 29:30 What’s new? 30:30 Are you optimistic? …