The COP19 climate change negotiations lurched to conclusion over the weekend with less than inspiring results – but some notable outcomes will propel the process forward. The director of the Conservancy’s California Climate Change Program shares his perspectives on the waning day of the talks.
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The world’s brain trust on climate science, known as the IPCC, has issued its latest opus on what we know about global warming. Some findings – like the need for action yesterday – haven’t changed. The Nature Conservancy’s climate experts share important findings and Climate Scientist Evan Girvetz explains what we’ve learned since the last report.
The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva is interviewed about recent research highlighting the risk of storm surge to U.S. coastal residents and the role of nature in helping to defend our communities.
From carbon-rich forests, to wetlands and floodplains, the director of our California climate program, finds reasons for hope in fighting global warming with solutions from nature.
The Ellis family’s summer adventure in Mexico continues with a promised visit to a real rainforest, to see their scientist dad at work. But, before the swashbuckling adventure, it turns out scientists do a lot of meeting and talking, too – about how people will actually “add” carbon to their forests and farms.
Hot rain and other extreme and unusual weather events have been making headlines. Our senior scientist says it’s time to prepare for more heat waves, droughts, floods and fires.
The Nature Conservancy’s Frank Lowenstein gives a preview of the President’s speech on climate change.
National Geographic photographer James Balog and his crew risk life and limb “Chasing Ice” to record in pictures the story of diminishing Arctic ice sheets. It’s not too late to see the film, but time may be running out for some of the glaciers.
The Nature Conservancy’s Frank Lowenstein is headed to Peru on an official visit as part of his fellowship with the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas.
During the recent Feast of St. Francis observance, many Catholic groups held screenings of an Academy Award-nominated film documenting the plight of islanders affected by climate change. Check out the trailer of the film “Sun Come Up” in today’s post.
Check out the California Climate Change Chronicles to catch up on breaking climate policy news: California’s governor has signed a trio of bills into law dealing with emissions reductions, economic benefits for communities and coastal resilience to climate change.
Himalayan glaciers may be receding, but a new study finds that changes to monsoons and snowmelt – as well as increasing pressure on groundwater – are more immediate concerns for local water supplies.
A 10-member crew from Papua New Guinea uses traditional seafaring knowledge to raise awareness of threats that climate change is bringing to their islands and culture.
The Nature Conservancy has published a new report focusing on lessons for climate finance from Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Mexico and Peru. Click on this post to learn more and download the full report.
After too many encounters with “I”-named hurricanes, Sarene Marshall’s family has kept a wary eye on storm Isaac brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.
A group of 121 experts has named The Nature Conservancy a “high-impact nonprofit” working in the field of climate change, according to Philanthropedia.
This latest season of heat and drought is driving home to many of us, that in order to protect our families from needless impacts, we need to take steps to avoid looming climate bankruptcy.