The global climate negotiations that opened today in Poland must produce results — not just words. Two Nature Conservancy policy experts explain what needs to happen in Warsaw to prepare a path for progress on this urgent global problem.
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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.
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.
A new report lays out strategies that support plants and animals in adapting to a rapidly changing climate. The Conservancy’s Sarah Murdock explains how they can also help keep nature healthy for people.
We all may joke about enjoying warmer winter days with climate change. Is this just gallows humor? Is there anything funny about global warming? The Nature Conservancy’s Sarene Marshall reflects on some serious problems with how we’ve framed the issue.
American voters passed 46 out of 57 state and local funding measures for land and water conservation, underscoring bipartisan support for nature – and all of its benefits for people.
With a tourism-based economy that depends on coral reefs, fisheries and coastal communities, the people of the Florida Keys are taking local actions to fight global warming and sea level rise. Check out this video to learn what’s happening in Monroe County.
In the next Into the Islands video adventure, Travel with Dan Ho to the island of Yap, where an aspiring marine biologist is keeping an eye on rising sea levels.
It’s been a long, hot summer across much of the U.S. Recent science confirms that we’re experiencing a trend of much warmer summers – but is there anything we can do about it? Two Conservancy experts say yes.
A Conservancy carbon market specialist looks to family history to inspire his work valuing the carbon stored in forests in order to fight global warming and finance forest restoration.
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.
In the wake of the “derecho” storm that hit the Mid-Atlantic, Governor O’Malley blamed global warming for prolonged power outages in Maryland.
An unusually warm March lulled Michigan cherry blossoms into blooming early so that April frosts decimated the crop. The tough year for northern growers won’t stop the National Cherry Festival this week, but the luscious, local fruits are hard to come by – and pricey if you can find them. Another sign of climate change?
In the News is a Planet Change selection of the latest news on climate change, nature, our environment and the impacts of a changing planet. Continue reading to delve into all that we find interesting this week and to count down the top 20 cities with billions at risk from climate change (in U.S. #19 Virginia Beach, #12 New Orleans, #3 New York City and Newark and #1 Miami).