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COP 17 Resources

Written by Paul Mackie on . Posted in COP17, The Wonk Room

The annual United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) Climate Change Conference, COP17 for short, is taking place this week (Nov 28) and next (week of Dec 5) in Durban, South Africa. Check out the official COP17 web site here: http://www.cop17-cmp7durban.com/ The Nature Conservancy is at COP17 to demonstrate how natural solutions can help fight […]

Conservancy Lead Scientist M. Sanjayan Forecasts More Wacky Weather

Written by Paul Mackie on . Posted in Extreme weather, Learn

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There are probably two reasons for the weird weather that constantly dominates recent news headlines.

M. Sanjayan, lead scientist of The Nature Conservancy, told the CBS Early Show today that there are probably two reasons for the weird weather that constantly dominates recent news headlines. The latest is the unusual snowfall seen along the Northeast on the weekend lead-up to Halloween. In some places, there was more than two feet of snow.

Karen Wayland Brings Policy Insight to The Nature Conservancy

Written by Paul Mackie on . Posted in Learn, The Wonk Room

I interviewed The Nature Conservancy’s new Director of Climate Change Policy, Karen Wayland, about what she thinks the Conservancy brings to the current environment of U.S. and international climate policy. She also talked about her experience working on Capitol Hill as senior advisor on energy and the environment with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi […]

What Happened at the Most Recent International Climate Talks in Bonn, Germany?

Written by Paul Mackie on . Posted in Learn, The Wonk Room

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 […]

A Long List of Climate Cuts in the House’s Budget

Written by Paul Mackie on . Posted in Act, The Wonk Room

The U.S. spends about $1 billion per year on global efforts to curb carbon pollution – “a very small portion of the federal budget” – and the House is proposing to slash about 40 percent of that funding, well above the cuts in most other areas of the budget. Here is The Nature Conservancy’s breakdown. Don’t hold your breath, it’s a painfully long list.

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