Flooding disasters in Australia and Brazil are a reminder that it can happen here. More than ever, climate change makes the time right for reform of the U.S.’s National Flood Insurance Program.
Archive for January, 2011
It’s easy for me to forget that this past June, I was playing men’s league baseball in suffocating temperatures and cursing Apollo, Greek god of the sun. Fast forward to bitter-cold January and I’m overhearing conversations on the street that go something like this: “What is going on, here? I thought we were supposed to [...]
The Nature Conservancy’s Nawa Irianto and other Conservancy staff are working in Indonesia to reduce the impact of logging practices and maintain healthy forests.
As our coastlines erode, we are also losing some of our great Massachusetts beach stories. But if we can adapt to climate change, we can save our beaches and our stories.
Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona recently wrote that “the impact of our oil dependence is more than just a vague, geopolitical risk – it is felt directly by our troops on the front lines every day, where they use petroleum for everything from armored vehicles to air conditioners.”
Rivers contribute three times the amount of nitrous oxide to the atmosphere as had been estimated by the International Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations scientific body charged with reviewing climate change research.
Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, and in fact all of the East Coast, just keep barreling through the devastating effects of what appears to be angrier and angrier seas.
Climate change is creating longer drought periods in Puerto Rico, which causes emblematic mountain “coqui” frogs to clump together in ways that expose them to a deadly fungus.
From building codes to light-rail expansion, cities across the U.S. and the globe are enacting plans for climate change. Many of their efforts are detailed by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.
With progress on climate legislation remaining elusive despite a year-end flurry of Congressional action, all eyes in the U.S. are turning toward the Environmental Protection Agency.