It is no small feat providing accurate and timely climate information to a variety of customers. NOAA wants to continue playing that very important role. The agency is only asking for a chance to do it better.
Archive for June, 2011
Duncan Marsh, international climate policy director from The Nature Conservancy, considers forest carbon and disaster preparedness in a recent interview from Bonn, Germany on Climate Change TV. He explains how rich and poor countries are facing different challenges in the forest sector and how insurance is taking on added importance for us all as we [...]
This article was originally published in the Albany (N.Y.) Times Union and was written by Curt Stager, a professor at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks and author of “Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth.” Two or three feet above normal lake level may not sound like much, but it has wrought havoc at [...]
A drumbeat of reports is building the case that carbon pollution is serious business demanding attention and action.
Our pilot program in the municipality of São Félix do Xingu will provide an example to the state of Pará and to Brazil for how to count the carbon that is stored in the trees, generate revenue through payments for reducing carbon pollution, and create participatory processes to direct that revenue to places where it will have the most impact. If we are successful, perhaps future generations will have a parade, like the bumba-meu-boi parade, that celebrates the story of a rancher’s prized tree — standing tall in the Amazon — that was once cut down but later restored.
Climate change is upon us. There’s a risk that the populace will jump from disbelief to despondency, with no space for the critical emotion of outrage and the determination to do what we can to prevent runaway climate change and to start planning for how we will adapt to the slower changes. The headlines are not the whole story. Let’s not give up before we start.
The Nature Conservancy is working with villagers in Madang Province to map and plan the future of their lands, and establish an income-producing coffee cooperative.
Even on a small scale, an oil spill can be a nasty mess.
News from Brazil and Indonesia reinforce need for on-the-ground forest protection models with effective incentives for sustainable land use and development.
The extreme floods across the U.S. this spring have been historic. The effects on local communities and individual lives are devastating. The core message is clear: the risk for the future is great; and we must find more solutions to reduce this risk and help us cope with its impacts.
In-depth reporting on the world’s forests and connections to climate change wins prize for environmental reporting.
People around the world are already living with climate change and its disruptions to daily life – new films share their voices.
The lives of humans and forests are interlinked, and preserving our forests is crucial to preserving our quality of life.
The Conservancy is having a little fun with World Oceans Day. Check out our new online quiz to find out what type of ocean lover you are and to determine your celebrity ocean character match.