Category Archives: Climate Change

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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EDF Rescues Climate Data from EPA

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has received information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), after filing Freedom of Information requests.  [Update: the Diva cannot find the EDF site again, but here is more info from the Environment Data and … Continue reading

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“Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale”

The Diva has been contemplating the concept of resilience, as described in the document Disaster Resilience; A National Imperative, published by the National Academy of Sciences in 2012. Reviewing it against the present setting of disaster recovery efforts in Houston, … Continue reading

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How To Do Disaster Planning When Ignoring Climate Change?

From the NY Times: Trump Ignores Climate Change. That’s Very Bad for Disaster Planners. In Washington, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is leading recovery efforts that could cost taxpayers more than $50 billion after devastating storms hit Texas, Florida, Puerto … Continue reading

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Major Climate Science Report Released

US report finds climate change 90% manmade, contradicting Trump officials. Major report by government agencies goes against senior members of Trump administration and finds evidence of global warming stronger than ever. A copy of the Executive Summary can be found … Continue reading

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Acknowledging Climate Change

Former FEMA Director, Craig Fugate, brings up topic of climate change . See: Ex-FEMA Director: Rebuilding Puerto Rico Requires Acknowledging Climate Change. Obama instructed FEMA to consider climate change in responding to Superstorm Sandy. The Trump administration’s response has been … Continue reading

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Federal Advisory Committee on Climate Change Abolished

By not renewing the committee, Pres. Trump has in fact abolished it.  See: The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

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