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 …

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? …

Integrated Assessment Models

Lingo Cards Integrated assessment modelling (IAM) is a type of scientific modelling often used by the environmental sciences and environmental policy analysis. The modelling is integrated because environmental problems do not respect the borders between academic disciplines. Integrated assessment models therefore integrate knowledge from two or more domains into a single framework. Integrated modelling is …

Banking on Climate Change (2018)

New report: Banking on Climate Change. Rainforest Action Network’s ninth annual fossil fuel finance report card shows how big banks continue to fund the climate crisis Key Linkshttps://www.ran.org/bankingonclimatechange2018 Banking on Climate Change (PDF) Press Release: SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2018 — A report released today by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

Cultures Under Water

Archives of the livestreaming videos from Tempe, Arizona – Cultures Under Water – climate impacts on tribal cultural heritage Key Links https://law.asu.edu/content/cultures-under-water-climate-impacts-tribal-cultural-heritage Extreme weather and climate events have increased over the past 50 years and Indigenous people are among the most vulnerable to the adverse effects because they are often inextricably tied to their land. …