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Date: 2017-10-23 Page is: DBtxt001.php L0300-CLIMATE-CHANGE

EXISTENTIAL RISK
CLIMATE CHANGE
CLIMATE CHANGE is one of the biggest risks that has emerged perhaps in all of history

THE IMPACT OF SEA LEVEL RISE


Climate Change
CLIMATE CHANGE
Some highlights from the IPCC report of 2013
Open in slideshare

FACT: Land and sea temperatures are rising as shwn in this graph for period
FACT: increase in CO2 concentration in the atmosphere mainly due to human activity: industry, transportation, increased population.
CORRELATION: Very strong

CLIMATE CHANGE ... Hansen etal predictions 2015
RISK-p3-14 ... Some highlights from the Hansen etal report of 2015
James Hansen and many other scientists have been working on the matter of climate change for a long time. Climate change is very complicated, but the evidence is that we are facing change that has not been seen in MILLIONS of years. We are not facing a 100 year storm, but a disruption that happens only a few times in the life of the planet. This Hansen report should be a wake up call to decision makers. It further justifies the MDIA rethink of how we do metrics about all decision making and the accounting for risk.
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Climate Reality Project
Climate-Reality-Project-Ten-Clear-Indicators-Our-Climate-is-Changing-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/ClimateRealityProject/Climate-Reality-Project-Ten-Clear-Indicators-Our-Climate-is-Changing-2015.pdf'
Open PDF ... Climate-Reality-Project-Ten-Clear-Indicators-Our-Climate-is-Changing-2015
In need of climate justice
Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson ... 'The richest countries caused the problem, but it is the world's poorest who are suffering from the effects.'
Open file 1626

University of Chicago
Calculating-the-Temperature-Potential-of-Fossil-Fuels-150407
SUBJECT: Calculating the Temperature Potential of Fossil Fuels ... AUTHORS: Michael Greenstone (mgreenst@uchicago.edu) and Daniel Stuart (dstuart@uchicago.edu)
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/UChicago/Calculating-the-Temperature-Potential-of-Fossil-Fuels-150407.pdf'
Open PDF ... Calculating-the-Temperature-Potential-of-Fossil-Fuels-150407

GLOBAL INITIATIVES to address CLIMATE CHANGE

United Nations - Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
UNFCCC - Kyoto - 1997
UNFCCC-Kyota-Protocol-Reference-Manual-1997
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/FCCC/UNFCCC-Kyota-Protocol-Reference-Manual-1997.pdf'
Open PDF ... UNFCCC-Kyota-Protocol-Reference-Manual-1997
UNFCCC - Durban Conference - 2011
UN climate conference 2011
UN climate deal hailed as 'important advance' ... New accord will put all countries under the same legal requirements to control greenhouse gases by 2020 at the latest.
Open file 3620
Durban Climate Conference, November 2011
Kofi Annan on the decisions Africa needs from Durban climate conference ...
Open file 1542
UNFCCC - Lima - 2014
UN-FCCC Conference in Lima ... December 2014
Lima discord ... The Lima agreement makes it likelier that a weak global climate deal will be signed next year.
Open file 8760
UN-FCCC-Draft-from-Lima-Conference-141213
http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/FCCC//UN-FCCC-Draft-from-Lima-Conference-141213.pdf
Open PDF ... UN-FCCC-Draft-from-Lima-Conference-141213
UN-FCCC-Draft-from-Lima-Conference-141213
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/FCCC/UN-FCCC-Draft-from-Lima-Conference-141213.pdf'
Open PDF ... UN-FCCC-Draft-from-Lima-Conference-141213

ISSUES about Climate Change

Misinformation about climate change
Climate Change ... Misinformation
Heartlands Institute ... It wasn’t just the billboards: How activists brought down the Heartland Institute
Open file 2463

PEOPLE

People ... Richard Miller
Global Warming
Rachel Maddow and Professor Richard Muller on global warming science
Open file 2904

People ... James Hansen
James-Hansen-ACPD-Climate-Change-Impacts-15-20059-2015
http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/15/20059/2015/acpd-15-20059-2015.pdf
'http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/People/JamesHansen/James-Hansen-ACPD-Climate-Change-Impacts-15-20059-2015.pdf'
Open PDF ... James-Hansen-ACPD-Climate-Change-Impacts-15-20059-2015

People ... Bjørn Lomborg
Global warming is real, but not the most important economic issue
Bjørn Lomborg on GLOBAL WARNING and Seeming Green
Open file 1646

People ... Naomi Klein

Economic Impact
Naomi Klein on Climate Debt: Why Rich Countries Should Pay Reparations to Poor Countries for the Climate Crisis.
Open file 3441

People ... Pope Francis
papa-francesco-20150524-enciclica-laudato-si
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/PopeFrancis/papa-francesco-20150524-enciclica-laudato-si.pdf'
Open PDF ... papa-francesco-20150524-enciclica-laudato-si
papa-francesco-20150524-enciclica-laudato-si-italian
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/PopeFrancis/papa-francesco-20150524-enciclica-laudato-si-italian.pdf'
Open PDF ... papa-francesco-20150524-enciclica-laudato-si-italian

People ... President Obama
USA-President-Obamas-Plan-to-Fight-Climate-Change-The-White-House-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/USA/USA-President-Obamas-Plan-to-Fight-Climate-Change-The-White-House-2015.pdf'
Open PDF ... USA-President-Obamas-Plan-to-Fight-Climate-Change-The-White-House-2015

EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
Growing in number as time goes by and temperatures rise
GO TOP

Superstorm Sandy
Superstorm Sandy
US braces as Hurricane Sandy nears landfall ... Hundreds of thousands of residents ordered to evacuate from cities as 'super-storm' bears down on east coast.
Open file 3502
Extreme Weather Events
US braces as Hurricane Sandy nears landfall ... Hundreds of thousands of residents ordered to evacuate from cities as 'super-storm' bears down on east coast.
Open file 3513
Superstorm Sandy
Country ... USA ... Chris Christie Went Ballistic On John Boehner In A Press Conference That Was Like Something Out Of A Movie
Open file 3921
Climate Change
Tom Engelhardt ... The mandate of hell: How not to change the world ... Superstorm Sandy revealed just how 'unprepared' the US infrastructure is for 'predicted climate change events'.
Open file 3613
Climate Change: It's bad and getting worse
AlJazeera English ... Features ... Severe weather events are wracking the planet, and experts warn of even greater consequences to come.
Open file 0107
Funding for Climate Change Impact Mitigation
Climate funds pledged for poor countries ... Rich nations pledge short-term funds to combat climate change in poor countries, but long-term funds remain doubtful.
Open file 3621
Greenhouse Gases
Report: Global carbon dioxide output soaring ... US department of energy says greenhouse emissions rose six per cent in 2010, far more than recent worst case scenario.
Open file 3622
Pricing pollution
101 East ... Pricing pollution ... Australia, one of the world's biggest polluters, has unveiled a radical move to tackle climate change, but will it work?
Open file 3623
Weather ... Global Warming
Debating global warming ... Plenty of theories still doing the rounds, some undisputed and some that are dubious.
Open file 3626
Climate Change ... Missing from US Politics 2012
Mark Hertsgaard ... The deafening silence on climate change ... Global warming has seldom been mentioned this year on the campaign trail, despite Obama's promise to the contrary.
Open file 3690
Climate Change ... Missing from US Politics 2012
Inside Story US 2012 ... US 2012 climate dialogue runs aground ... Why have the US presidential candidates been avoiding discussing climate change in the run up to the elections?
Open file 3691
Climate Change
Missing from US Politics 2012
Hilal Elver ... The cold shoulder to climate change ... Neither candidate has mentioned climate change in the debates or the campaign at large, despite its obvious impact.
Open file 3692

COUNTRY IMPACTS
From the Climate Reality Project, August 2015
GO TOP

Country ... Nigeria
Country ... Nigeria ... Extreme Weather
Nigeria hit by worst flooding in a generation ... Much of the country has been badly affected by exceptional monsoon rain.
Open file 3767

Country ... Philippines
Country ... Philippines ... Extreme Weather
Hundreds dead in Philippines typhoon ... More than 320 people believed dead, with another 87,000 evacuated as Bopha causes havoc across the country's south.
Open file 3768
Country ... Nigeria
Country ... Nigeria ... Extreme Weather
Nigeria hit by worst flooding in a generation ... Much of the country has been badly affected by exceptional monsoon rain.
Open file 3767

Country ... Philippines
Country ... Philippines ... Extreme Weather
Hundreds dead in Philippines typhoon ... More than 320 people believed dead, with another 87,000 evacuated as Bopha causes havoc across the country's south.
Open file 3768
Ineffective Leadership Response
Climate Changes ... GOOD NIGHT DOHA ... AND WAKE UP! Kay Embren in Stockholm asking the basic question about conference performance, especially in the case of climate change. Surely there is a better way. He suggests the city level would be better than the national level.
Open file 3778

Islamic Initiatives
Islamic-Declaration-on-Global-Climate-Change-Symposium-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/Misc/Islamic-Declaration-on-Global-Climate-Change-Symposium-2015.pdf'
Open PDF ... Islamic-Declaration-on-Global-Climate-Change-Symposium-2015

INSTITUTIONS engaged with Climate Change initiatives

Institutions ... Brookings
Brookings-determining_proper_scope_climate_change_benefits
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/Brookings/Brookings-determining_proper_scope_climate_change_benefits.pdf'
Open PDF ... Brookings-determining_proper_scope_climate_change_benefits

Institutions ... COIN
COIN ... Climate Outreach & Information Network
Adam Corner ... A-new-conversation-with-the-centre-right-about-climate-change
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/COIN/COIN-A-new-conversation-with-the-centre-right-about-climate-change.pdf'
Open PDF ... COIN ... Climate Outreach & Information Network

Institutions ... EESI
EESI-Climate-Change-News-141013
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/EESI/EESI-Climate-Change-News-141013.pdf'
Open PDF ... COIN ... Climate Outreach & Information Network

Institutions ... GreenPeace
GreenPeace-Climate-Denialism-Annex-A
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/GreenPeace/GreenPeace-Climate-Denialism-Annex-A.pdf'
Open PDF ... GreenPeace-Climate-Denialism-Annex-A

Institutions ... IPCC
IPCC-AR5_Transport_Briefing_WEB_EN
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/IPCC/IPCC-AR5_Transport_Briefing_WEB_EN.pdf'
Open PDF ... IPCC-AR5_Transport_Briefing_WEB_EN
IPCC-AR5_Transport_Infographic_WEB_EN
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/IPCC/IPCC-AR5_Transport_Infographic_WEB_EN.pdf'
Open PDF ... IPCC-AR5_Transport_Infographic_WEB_EN

Institutions ... MIT
MIT-JPSPGC-Rpt264-Inadequate-Policy-Response
Expectations for a New Climate Agreement ... Henry D. Jacoby and Y.-H. Henry Chen
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/MIT/MIT-JPSPGC-Rpt264-Inadequate-Policy-Response.pdf'
Open PDF ... MIT-JPSPGC-Rpt264-Inadequate-Policy-Response

Institutions ... TEC
Mr-Andrae-Presentation.pdf
The role of cloud computing, telepresence and telecommuting for reducing energy usage - Dr. Anders S.G. Andrae, Huawei, Nov. 1, 2013
http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/TEC/Mr-Andrae-Presentation.pdf
Open PDF ... Mr-Andrae-Presentation.pdf
Mr-Hilty-Presentation.pdf
ICT for Sustainability ... Lorenz Hilty
http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/TEC/Mr-Hilty-Presentation.pdf
Open PDF ... Mr-Hilty-Presentation.pdf
Mr-Labelle-Presentation
ICTs for climate and environmental action in the developing world ... Richard Labelle, Consulting ICT4D/ICT4S
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/TEC/Mr-Labelle-Presentation.pdf'
Open PDF ... Mr-Labelle-Presentation
Mr-Naumann-Presentation.pdf
Green Software Engineering
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/TEC/Mr-Naumann-Presentation.pdf'
Open PDF ... Mr-Naumann-Presentation.pdf
Mr-Neves-Presentation.pdf
The Role of ICT in Driving a Sustainable Future
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/TEC/Mr-Neves-Presentation.pdf'
Open PDF ... Mr-Neves-Presentation.pdf
Mr-Rodrigues-Presentation.pdf
WEEE recycling: key aspects in reducing the carbon footprint and providing access to scarce resources
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/TEC/Mr-Rodrigues-Presentation.pdf'
Open PDF ... Mr-Rodrigues-Presentation.pdf

Institutions ... Yale
Climate-Change-Six-Americas-September-2012
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/Yale/Climate-Change-Six-Americas-September-2012.pdf'
Open PDF ... Climate-Change-Six-Americas-September-2012

Institutions ... 350.org
350-org-3-thoughts-on-this-election
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/350/10ThousandGirl/350-org-3-thoughts-on-this-election.pdf'
Open PDF ... 350-org-3-thoughts-on-this-election
350-org-1000-year-flood
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/350/350-org-1000-year-flood.pdf'
Open PDF ... 350-org-1000-year-flood
Bill McGibben
BILL McKIBBEN ... At End of Warmest Year on Record, ‘Alternative Nobel’ Winner Bill McKibben Urges Action on Climate
Open file 8877
Issues ... Climate
Why Do Republicans Reject Human-Made Climate Change?
Open file 8470
Issues ... Climate
Amory B. Lovins ... Climate: Eight Convenient Truths
Open file 9381
Issue ... Climate ... Carbon Tax
What we can learn from British Columbia’s carbon tax
Open file 9383

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
Climate Change ... Union of Concerned Scientists ... global-warming-effects
'http://www.climatehotmap.org/global-warming-effects/'
Open LINK ... global-warming-effects
Engines-For-Change-Executive-Summary-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Transport/Engines-For-Change-Executive-Summary-2015.pdf'
Open PDF ... Engines-For-Change-Executive-Summary-2015
Engines-For-Change-Full-Report-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Transport/Engines-For-Change-Full-Report-2015.pdf'
Open PDF ... Engines-For-Change-Full-Report-2015
Engines-For-Change-Methodology-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Transport/Engines-For-Change-Methodology-2015.pdf'
Open PDF ... Engines-For-Change-Methodology-2015
UCS-Nuclear-Power-and-Global-Warming-2007
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Energy/UCS/UCS-Nuclear-Power-and-Global-Warming-2007.pdf'
Open PDF ... UCS-Nuclear-Power-and-Global-Warming-2007
UCS-Carbon-pollution-limits-under-attack
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/UCS/UCS-Carbon-pollution-limits-under-attack.pdf'
Open PDF ... UCS-Carbon-pollution-limits-under-attack

NASA
The current and future consequences of global change
'http://climate.nasa.gov/effects/'
Open LINK ... The current and future consequences of global change

IPCC

IPCC-WG1AR5-Policy-Makers-Summary-SPM-FINAL-2013
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/IPCC/IPCC-WG1AR5-Policy-Makers-Summary-SPM-FINAL-2013.pdf'
Open PDF ... IPCC-WG1AR5-Policy-Makers-Summary-SPM-FINAL-2013

CitiGroup
Citi-GPS-Energy-Darwinism-II-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Companies/CitiGroup/Citi-GPS-Energy-Darwinism-II-2015.pdf'
Open PDF ... Citi-GPS-Energy-Darwinism-II-2015

Sierra Club
Sierra-Club-Beyond-Coal-Paris-2015-Factsheet
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/SierraClub/Sierra-Club-Beyond-Coal-Paris-2015-Factsheet.pdf'
Open PDF ... Sierra-Club-Beyond-Coal-Paris-2015-Factsheet

Impact on biodiversity
Climate Change ... Impact on biodiversity
Loss of Diversity Near Melting Coastal Glaciers
Open file 10657

Impact of coal
Climate Change ... Beyond Coal
NEW ANALYSIS BY SIERRA CLUB: U.S. ON TRACK TO DRIVE LOWEST EMISSIONS SINCE 1995
Open file 10658

Misc. ... unclassified
Calculating-the-Temperature-Potential-of-Fossil-Fuels-150407
AUTHORS: Michael Greenstone (mgreenst@uchicago.edu) and Daniel Stuart (dstuart@uchicago.edu)
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/Misc/Calculating-the-Temperature-Potential-of-Fossil-Fuels-150407.pdf'
Open PDF ... Calculating-the-Temperature-Potential-of-Fossil-Fuels-150407
Islamic-Declaration-on-Global-Climate-Change-Symposium-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/Misc/Islamic-Declaration-on-Global-Climate-Change-Symposium-2015.pdf'
Open PDF ... Islamic-Declaration-on-Global-Climate-Change-Symposium-2015
Climate Change
Time lapse videos
Time lapse Google Earth videos showing dramatic change in physical geography over a 10 year period
Open file 12410

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Climate

Climate Change
CLIMATE CHANGE
Some highlights from the IPCC report of 2013
Open in slideshare
CLIMATE CHANGE ... Hansen etal predictions 2015
RISK-p3-14 ... Some highlights from the Hansen etal report of 2015
Open in slideshare
CLIMATE CHANGE ... SOME OF THE DATA
MDIA-p3-14 ... Some graphs and commentary from the Climate Reality Project
Open in slideshare

Climate Reality Project
Ten-Clear-Indicators-Our-Climate-is-Changing-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/ClimateRealityProject/Climate-Reality-Project-Ten-Clear-Indicators-Our-Climate-is-Changing-2015.pdf'
Open PDF ... Climate-Reality-Project-Ten-Clear-Indicators-Our-Climate-is-Changing-2015
Ten-Clear-Indicators-Our-Climate-is-Changing-2015
In page graphics
In need of climate justice
Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson ... 'The richest countries caused the problem, but it is the world's poorest who are suffering from the effects.'
Open file 1626

People ... Bjørn Lomborg
Global warming is real, but not the most important economic issue
Bjørn Lomborg on GLOBAL WARNING and Seeming Green
Open file 1646

University of Chicago
Calculating-the-Temperature-Potential-of-Fossil-Fuels-150407
SUBJECT: Calculating the Temperature Potential of Fossil Fuels ... AUTHORS: Michael Greenstone (mgreenst@uchicago.edu) and Daniel Stuart (dstuart@uchicago.edu)
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/UChicago/Calculating-the-Temperature-Potential-of-Fossil-Fuels-150407.pdf'
Open PDF ... Calculating-the-Temperature-Potential-of-Fossil-Fuels-150407

United Nations - Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFCCC-Kyota-Protocol-Reference-Manual-1997
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/FCCC/UNFCCC-Kyota-Protocol-Reference-Manual-1997.pdf'
Open PDF ... UNFCCC-Kyota-Protocol-Reference-Manual-1997
UN climate conference 2011
UN climate deal hailed as 'important advance' ... New accord will put all countries under the same legal requirements to control greenhouse gases by 2020 at the latest.
Open file 3620
Durban Climate Conference, November 2011
Kofi Annan on the decisions Africa needs from Durban climate conference ...
Open file 1542
UN-FCCC Conference in Lima ... December 2014
Lima discord ... The Lima agreement makes it likelier that a weak global climate deal will be signed next year.
Open file 8760
UN-FCCC-Draft-from-Lima-Conference-141213
http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/FCCC//UN-FCCC-Draft-from-Lima-Conference-141213.pdf
Open PDF ... UN-FCCC-Draft-from-Lima-Conference-141213
UN-FCCC-Draft-from-Lima-Conference-141213
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/FCCC/UN-FCCC-Draft-from-Lima-Conference-141213.pdf'
Open PDF ... UN-FCCC-Draft-from-Lima-Conference-141213

Misinformation about climate change
Climate Change ... Misinformation
Heartlands Institute ... It wasn’t just the billboards: How activists brought down the Heartland Institute
Open file 2463

Extreme weather events
Weather ... Hurricane Sandy
US braces as Hurricane Sandy nears landfall ... Hundreds of thousands of residents ordered to evacuate from cities as 'super-storm' bears down on east coast.
Open file 3502
Extreme Weather Events
US braces as Hurricane Sandy nears landfall ... Hundreds of thousands of residents ordered to evacuate from cities as 'super-storm' bears down on east coast.
Open file 3513
Superstorm Sandy
Country ... USA ... Chris Christie Went Ballistic On John Boehner In A Press Conference That Was Like Something Out Of A Movie
Open file 3921
Climate Change
Tom Engelhardt ... The mandate of hell: How not to change the world ... Superstorm Sandy revealed just how 'unprepared' the US infrastructure is for 'predicted climate change events'.
Open file 3613
Climate Change: It's bad and getting worse
AlJazeera English ... Features ... Severe weather events are wracking the planet, and experts warn of even greater consequences to come.
Open file 0107
Funding for Climate Change Impact Mitigation
Climate funds pledged for poor countries ... Rich nations pledge short-term funds to combat climate change in poor countries, but long-term funds remain doubtful.
Open file 3621
Greenhouse Gases
Report: Global carbon dioxide output soaring ... US department of energy says greenhouse emissions rose six per cent in 2010, far more than recent worst case scenario.
Open file 3622
Pricing pollution
101 East ... Pricing pollution ... Australia, one of the world's biggest polluters, has unveiled a radical move to tackle climate change, but will it work?
Open file 3623
Weather ... Global Warming
Debating global warming ... Plenty of theories still doing the rounds, some undisputed and some that are dubious.
Open file 3626
Climate Change ... Missing from US Politics 2012
Mark Hertsgaard ... The deafening silence on climate change ... Global warming has seldom been mentioned this year on the campaign trail, despite Obama's promise to the contrary.
Open file 3690
Climate Change ... Missing from US Politics 2012
Inside Story US 2012 ... US 2012 climate dialogue runs aground ... Why have the US presidential candidates been avoiding discussing climate change in the run up to the elections?
Open file 3691
Climate Change
Missing from US Politics 2012
Hilal Elver ... The cold shoulder to climate change ... Neither candidate has mentioned climate change in the debates or the campaign at large, despite its obvious impact.
Open file 3692
Ineffective Leadership Response
Climate Changes ... GOOD NIGHT DOHA ... AND WAKE UP! Kay Embren in Stockholm asking the basic question about conference performance, especially in the case of climate change. Surely there is a better way. He suggests the city level would be better than the national level.
Open file 3778

ORGANIZATIONS
From the Climate Reality Project, August 2015
GO TOP

Islamic Initiatives
Islamic-Declaration-on-Global-Climate-Change-Symposium-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/Misc/Islamic-Declaration-on-Global-Climate-Change-Symposium-2015.pdf'
Open PDF ... Islamic-Declaration-on-Global-Climate-Change-Symposium-2015

Institutions ... Brookings
Brookings-determining_proper_scope_climate_change_benefits
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/Brookings/Brookings-determining_proper_scope_climate_change_benefits.pdf'
Open PDF ... Brookings-determining_proper_scope_climate_change_benefits

Institutions ... COIN
COIN ... Climate Outreach & Information Network
Adam Corner ... A-new-conversation-with-the-centre-right-about-climate-change
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/COIN/COIN-A-new-conversation-with-the-centre-right-about-climate-change.pdf'
Open PDF ... COIN ... Climate Outreach & Information Network

Institutions ... EESI
EESI-Climate-Change-News-141013
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/EESI/EESI-Climate-Change-News-141013.pdf'
Open PDF ... COIN ... Climate Outreach & Information Network

Institutions ... GreenPeace
GreenPeace-Climate-Denialism-Annex-A
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/GreenPeace/GreenPeace-Climate-Denialism-Annex-A.pdf'
Open PDF ... GreenPeace-Climate-Denialism-Annex-A

Institutions ... IPCC
IPCC-AR5_Transport_Briefing_WEB_EN
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/IPCC/IPCC-AR5_Transport_Briefing_WEB_EN.pdf'
Open PDF ... IPCC-AR5_Transport_Briefing_WEB_EN
IPCC-AR5_Transport_Infographic_WEB_EN
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/IPCC/IPCC-AR5_Transport_Infographic_WEB_EN.pdf'
Open PDF ... IPCC-AR5_Transport_Infographic_WEB_EN

Institutions ... MIT
MIT-JPSPGC-Rpt264-Inadequate-Policy-Response
Expectations for a New Climate Agreement ... Henry D. Jacoby and Y.-H. Henry Chen
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/MIT/MIT-JPSPGC-Rpt264-Inadequate-Policy-Response.pdf'
Open PDF ... MIT-JPSPGC-Rpt264-Inadequate-Policy-Response

Institutions ... TEC
Mr-Andrae-Presentation.pdf
The role of cloud computing, telepresence and telecommuting for reducing energy usage - Dr. Anders S.G. Andrae, Huawei, Nov. 1, 2013
http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/TEC/Mr-Andrae-Presentation.pdf
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Mr-Hilty-Presentation.pdf
ICT for Sustainability ... Lorenz Hilty
http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/TEC/Mr-Hilty-Presentation.pdf
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Mr-Labelle-Presentation
ICTs for climate and environmental action in the developing world ... Richard Labelle, Consulting ICT4D/ICT4S
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/TEC/Mr-Labelle-Presentation.pdf'
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Mr-Naumann-Presentation.pdf
Green Software Engineering
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/TEC/Mr-Naumann-Presentation.pdf'
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Mr-Neves-Presentation.pdf
The Role of ICT in Driving a Sustainable Future
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/TEC/Mr-Neves-Presentation.pdf'
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Mr-Rodrigues-Presentation.pdf
WEEE recycling: key aspects in reducing the carbon footprint and providing access to scarce resources
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/TEC/Mr-Rodrigues-Presentation.pdf'
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Institutions ... Yale
Climate-Change-Six-Americas-September-2012
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/Yale/Climate-Change-Six-Americas-September-2012.pdf'
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Institutions ... 350.org
Bill McGibben
BILL McKIBBEN ... At End of Warmest Year on Record, ‘Alternative Nobel’ Winner Bill McKibben Urges Action on Climate
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Issues
Climate
Why Do Republicans Reject Human-Made Climate Change?
Open file 8470
Issues
Climate
Amory B. Lovins ... Climate: Eight Convenient Truths
Open file 9381
Issue ... Climate
Carbon Tax
What we can learn from British Columbia’s carbon tax
Open file 9383

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
Climate Change ... Union of Concerned Scientists ... global-warming-effects
'http://www.climatehotmap.org/global-warming-effects/'
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Engines-For-Change-Executive-Summary-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Transport/Engines-For-Change-Executive-Summary-2015.pdf'
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Engines-For-Change-Full-Report-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Transport/Engines-For-Change-Full-Report-2015.pdf'
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Engines-For-Change-Methodology-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Transport/Engines-For-Change-Methodology-2015.pdf'
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UCS-Nuclear-Power-and-Global-Warming-2007
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Energy/UCS/UCS-Nuclear-Power-and-Global-Warming-2007.pdf'
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UCS-Carbon-pollution-limits-under-attack
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/UCS/UCS-Carbon-pollution-limits-under-attack.pdf'
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NASA
The current and future consequences of global change
'http://climate.nasa.gov/effects/'
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IPCC

IPCC-WG1AR5-Policy-Makers-Summary-SPM-FINAL-2013
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Issues/ClimateChange/IPCC/IPCC-WG1AR5-Policy-Makers-Summary-SPM-FINAL-2013.pdf'
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Pope Francis
papa-francesco-20150524-enciclica-laudato-si
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/PopeFrancis/papa-francesco-20150524-enciclica-laudato-si.pdf'
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papa-francesco-20150524-enciclica-laudato-si-italian
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President Obama
USA-President-Obamas-Plan-to-Fight-Climate-Change-The-White-House-2015
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CitiGroup
Citi-GPS-Energy-Darwinism-II-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Companies/CitiGroup/Citi-GPS-Energy-Darwinism-II-2015.pdf'
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Sierra Club
Sierra-Club-Beyond-Coal-Paris-2015-Factsheet
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/ClimateChange/SierraClub/Sierra-Club-Beyond-Coal-Paris-2015-Factsheet.pdf'
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Impact on biodiversity
Climate Change ... Impact on biodiversity
Loss of Diversity Near Melting Coastal Glaciers
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Impact of coal
Climate Change ... Beyond Coal
NEW ANALYSIS BY SIERRA CLUB: U.S. ON TRACK TO DRIVE LOWEST EMISSIONS SINCE 1995
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Misc. ... unclassified
Calculating-the-Temperature-Potential-of-Fossil-Fuels-150407
AUTHORS: Michael Greenstone (mgreenst@uchicago.edu) and Daniel Stuart (dstuart@uchicago.edu)
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Islamic-Declaration-on-Global-Climate-Change-Symposium-2015
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TEN CLEAR INDICATORS OUR CLIMATE IS CHANGING
From the Climate Reality Project, August 2015
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TEN CLEAR INDICATORS OUR CLIMATE IS CHANGING
How do we know our climate is changing permanently, rather than just going through a normal period of flux? Let’s look at 10 major changes scientists have seen in our climate system to help set the record straight.
Few global trends have been as controversial as climate change and the Earth’s warming. The Earth has gone through many shifts in cooling and warming driven by natural factors like the sun’s energy or variations in its orbit, but the trend scientists have seen over the past 50 years is unmistakable.
Let’s take a closer look: globally, average surface temperatures increased 1.1—1.6 degrees Fahrenheit (0.6—0.9 degrees Celsius) between 1906 and 2005. However, it’s the rate of temperature change that’s especially troubling to scientists; temperatures have risen nearly twice as fast in the last 50 years alone.
What other ways has our climate system changed in the last century? How do we really know our climate is changing permanently, rather than just going through a normal period of flux? Between opinions from climate deniers and misinformation campaigns from the fossil fuel industry, it can be a challenge to get the unobstructed facts.
So to help set the record straight, we’re going to focus on 10 major changes scientists have seen in our climate system. Each indicator described below has been extensively studied over the past several decades, and was captured from many different data sets and technologies.
'https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/10-indicators-that-show-climate-change' AUGUST 18, 2015 | 12:00 PM
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1. AIR TEMPERATURES OVER LAND ARE INCREASING.


It’s clear that weather stations on land show average air temperatures are rising, and as a result, the frequency and severity of droughts and heat waves are increasing. Intense droughts can lead to destructive wildfires, failed crops, and low water supplies, many of which are deeply affecting southern areas of the United States and other parts of the world.
2. AIR TEMPERATURES OVER OCEANS ARE INCREASING.


Roughly 70 percent of the world is covered by oceans, so you can understand how hotter air over them could make a vast difference in the climate system.
Oceans evaporate more water as the air right near the surface gets warmer. The result? More floods, more hurricanes, and more extreme precipitation events.
3. ARCTIC SEA ICE IS DECREASING.


Satellite images from space show that the area covered by sea ice in the Arctic is shrinking, and it’s continued a downward trend for the past 30 years. The Arctic ice cap grows each winter when there’s less sunlight, and shrinks each summer when days are longer, reaching its lowest point of the year in September.
Some research suggests that the Arctic could lose almost all of its summer ice cover by 2100, but others believe that it could melt completely much sooner than that – in just a few decades.
4. GLACIERS ARE MELTING.


The disappearance of glaciers is one of the clearest signs of climate change. People who rely on melting glacier water are facing shortages, and in many regions, the situation is only getting worse.
In a world unaffected by climate change, glacier mass stays balanced, meaning the ice that evaporates in the summer is fully replaced by snowfall in the winter. However, when more ice melts than is replaced, the glacier loses mass. And the people who depend on melting ice for water to support their farming and living needs are deeply affected.
5. SEA LEVELS ARE RISING.


Sea levels have been rising for the past century. And the pace is only increasing in recent years as glaciers melt faster and water temperatures increase, causing oceans to expand. You can imagine how this would affect the almost 40 percent of the US population that lives in a highly populated coastal area. Let’s not forget that eight of the 10 largest cities in the world are near a coast.
Consider how many millions of people are at risk as sea levels rise, storms intensify, and more extreme flooding occurs. Additionally, marine life is threatened as salt water intrudes into fresh water aquifers, many of which support human communities and natural ecosystems.
6. HUMIDITY (EVERYONE’S FAVORITE) IS INCREASING


More humidity means more water vapor is in the air, making it feel stickier in hot weather. Water vapor itself is an important part of the water cycle, and it contributes to the earth’s natural greenhouse effect. Air conditioners have to work much harder to make us feel cool as the amount of water vapor in the air increases. Which means more energy use, which can in turn contribute to more climate change. Lose-lose.
7. OCEAN HEAT CONTENT IS INCREASING.


The ocean stores and releases heat over long periods of time. This is a natural and important part of stabilizing the climate system. Natural climate patterns (think, El Niño) occur regularly because of warmer ocean waters and influence areas like regional climates and marine life.
But it’s when short-term, natural climate patterns like El Niño occur at the same time as oceans are becoming warmer and warmer that we know that larger changes are happening. The increased heat content leads to higher sea levels, melting glaciers, and stress to marine ecosystems.
8. SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE IS INCREASING.


Measuring instruments show that water temperatures at the ocean’s surface are going up. To some extent, this is a normal pattern: the ocean surface warms as it absorbs sunlight. The ocean then releases some of its heat into the atmosphere, creating wind and rain clouds.
However, as the ocean’s surface temperature continues to increase over time, more and more heat is released into the atmosphere. This additional heat can lead to stronger and more frequent storms like tropical cyclones and hurricanes.
9. SNOW IS DECREASING.


Satellites show areas covered by snow in the Northern Hemisphere are becoming smaller. Snow is important as it helps control how much of the sun’s energy Earth absorbs. Light-colored snow and ice reflect this energy back into space, helping keep the planet cool.
However, as the snow and ice melts, it’s replaced by dark land and ocean, both of which absorb energy. The amount of snow and ice loss in the last 30 years is higher than many scientists predicted, which means the Earth is absorbing more solar energy than had been projected.
10. EARTH’S LOWER ATMOSPHERE TEMPERATURE IS INCREASING.


The lowest layer of the atmosphere, called the troposphere, is the layer we’re most familiar with – it’s where we live and where our weather occurs. Satellite measurements show that this lowest layer of the atmosphere is warming as greenhouse gases build up and trap heat that radiates from the Earth’s surface.
Scientists tell us that human activity, particularly the burning of fossil fuels, caused this increase in atmospheric temperatures. In fact, carbon dioxide levels have increased about 40 percent since the Industrial Revolution began in 1750. And unless we put a stop to this trend as soon as possible, these levels – and temperatures – likely will increase even more.
THE SIGNS ARE CLEAR. IT’S TIME TO TAKE ACTION
It’s difficult to argue against what’s happening once you’ve seen these 10 climate change indicators. That’s why it’s up to each and everyone one of us to do our part and help spread truthful information about climate change to our networks of friends, peers, and family members.
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CLIMATE CHANGE ... SOME OF THE DATA
MDIA-p3-14 ... Some graphs and commentary from the Climate Reality Project
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