Category Archives: Climate Change

Alaskans Acknowledge Climate Change

Citizens and politicians in Alaska are well aware of the effects on their state. From the NY Times, see Impossible to Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting a Plan to Fight Climate Change.

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New Ebook Available from the NAS

New from the National Academy of Sciences: Protecting the Health and Well-Being of Communities in a Changing Climate; Proceedings of a Workshop (2018) [Note: all of their ebooks are free.}

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No Mention of Climate Change in FEMA’s Strategic Plan

From the HuffPost: FEMA’s Latest Excuse For Why It’s Ignoring Climate Change: It Forgot Rep. Keith Ellison asked the agency why, and so far he’s not happy with the answer. In its latest response, FEMA says it basically forgot. “There … Continue reading

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Who Should Pay the Cost of Unnatural Disasters?

From the Sierra Club magazine: The Case for Climate Reparations. Who should pay the costs for climate-change-related disasters?

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Coastal Issues for Boston

The Wall St. Journal published an article on Jan. 28th titled: Boston Agonizes Over How to Protect Itself from Future Storms; cities that designated protections for past floods find future ones may be worse, but changes carry huge price tags. … Continue reading

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Climate Change in Boston

Boston’s Rendezvous with Climate Destiny; A coastal winter storm shows one of America’s oldest cities what sea-level rise really means. Update:  I just found this article in Ensia (thanks to Homeland Security Wire) with some details re scientific research on … Continue reading

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Climate Change and City Credit Ratings

When Climate Change Becomes a Credit Problem. Coming in the aftermath of hurricanes that severely damaged parts of Houston and much of the United States Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico this year, the message from Moody’s was clear. Governments must … Continue reading

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