Global warming

MEDIA ALERT: SpaceshipOne Working to Ensure Earth’s Life-Support Stability for 50 Years

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

With the right knowledge and leadership, we can make SpaceshipOnes life support systems sustainable and healthy for all inhabitants into the future, and supply clean, abundant energy for all.

Key Points: 
  • With the right knowledge and leadership, we can make SpaceshipOnes life support systems sustainable and healthy for all inhabitants into the future, and supply clean, abundant energy for all.
  • EDITORS NOTE: This tour accommodates a very limited number of individuals and requires prior clearance.
  • Visit the booth or go online to test your knowledge of all things climate change with SpaceshipOnes interactive quiz at QuizBam .
  • Participants have a chance to win a Negative bracelet made of carbon dioxide pulled from air, and meet Negative co-founder Tito Jankowski .

2020 Call for Code Global Challenge Led by IBM Takes On Climate Change on 75th Anniversary of United Nations

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 8:00am

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here:

Key Points: 
  • Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here:
    On its 75th anniversary, the United Nations is demanding a 'global reality check' and has launched the biggest-ever global conversation on how to address the world's most pressing issues such as climate change.
  • Three quarters of respondents agree that the open source community can help scale climate change solutions to communities in need.
  • "As part of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, we are proud to work with our Founding Partner IBM to help commemorate this momentous occasion by focusing the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge on climate change.
  • In a 'global reality check', four innovative data streams will build the first ever repository of crowd-sourced solutions to major global challenges, including climate change.

Coastal Recreation and Tourism Leaders Demand Urgent Federal Action on Climate Change

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:48pm

"Our ocean and coasts are under siege due to climate change," said Dr. Chad Nelsen, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation.

Key Points: 
  • "Our ocean and coasts are under siege due to climate change," said Dr. Chad Nelsen, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation.
  • The climate crisis is also increasingly taking a devastating toll on coastal economies and local communities.
  • That's why we're adamant that federal leaders take action now to protect the nation's coasts for this and future generations."
  • "SIMA and the surf industry join the Surfrider Foundation in demanding that federal leaders take action on the climate crisis."

Statement - Government of Canada will defend federal climate action in the Supreme Court

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:03am

Today's decision from the Court of Appeal of Alberta is one step in the process.

Key Points: 
  • Today's decision from the Court of Appeal of Alberta is one step in the process.
  • We have already heard from the Ontario and Saskatchewan Courts of Appeal, both of which determined that the federal plan to put a price on pollution is constitutional.
  • "For too long, there has been too much pollution in Canada because it has been free to pollute.
  • That is why the Government of Canada has committed to putting a price on carbon pollution, which will ensure cleaner air, fewer emissions, and more money in peoples' pockets through payment from the Climate Action Incentive.

Climate change and agriculture

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 12:03am

This POSTnote examines measures to reduce the impacts of food production and agricultural land use on climate change (mitigation) and to adapt agricultural land use to that change (adaptation).

Key Points: 
  • This POSTnote examines measures to reduce the impacts of food production and agricultural land use on climate change (mitigation) and to adapt agricultural land use to that change (adaptation).
  • Agriculture is responsible for a substantial proportion of UK (10%) and global (10-12%) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause climate change.
  • In the UK, climate change is projected to result in warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers.
  • Globally, climate change is projected to increase temperatures and change rainfall patterns; increasing the frequency of extreme events, such as droughts and floods.Resulting impacts on food production come at a time when there is increasing pressure from population and consumption growth.Impacts of climate change on agriculture across the globe will have direct implications for UK food security as the UK imports 40% of the food it consumes.

ICE to Recommence Emissions Auctions on Behalf of the UK Government Publishes Auction Calendar for 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 5:42pm

Aviation allowances (EUAAs) are scheduled to be sold during one auction on March 25, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Aviation allowances (EUAAs) are scheduled to be sold during one auction on March 25, 2020.
  • In line with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK will remain in the EU ETS until December 31, 2020.
  • ICE has conducted Phase III EUA auctions on behalf of the UK Government since November 2012 and the first EUAA auction on ICE took place in September 2014.
  • Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange.

New Climate Action Funding Announced for Science North

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 4:57pm

Today,at the Thunder Bay Science Festival, the Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, announced $100,000 in funding through the federal government's Climate Action Fund to Science North.

Key Points: 
  • Today,at the Thunder Bay Science Festival, the Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, announced $100,000 in funding through the federal government's Climate Action Fund to Science North.
  • This funding will allow Science North to engage Indigenous students and youth across Northern Ontario on climate change.
  • These activities, such as the Climate Connections event taking place today at the Thunder Bay Science Festival, will increase students' understanding of climate change science and empower them to take climate action.
  • Through outreach programs and Climate Connections events delivered by Science North and funded by the Climate Action Fund, students will become more informed and innovative citizens who are motivated and skilled to create a better future through action."

The Financial Industry Could Lose up to US$1 Trillion If It Fails to Respond to Climate Change According to Oliver Wyman

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:54pm

The financial industry could lose up to $1 trillion in the event of major policy shifts that aim to slow climate change, such as levying a carbon tax.

Key Points: 
  • The financial industry could lose up to $1 trillion in the event of major policy shifts that aim to slow climate change, such as levying a carbon tax.
  • This is according to Climate Change: Three Imperatives For Financial Services , a new report by Oliver Wyman, the global management consultancy.
  • Previous studies have estimated that the green economy will require up to US$6 trillion of capital mobilized in the coming years.
  • The report highlights three recommendations that banks must follow in the face of climate change:
    Act on the risks.

Central banks plan radical regulatory changes to tackle climate crisis - time for banks to get ready

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:50pm

"Four years after the Paris agreement the climate change debate continues to proliferate.

Key Points: 
  • "Four years after the Paris agreement the climate change debate continues to proliferate.
  • The report, based on research and surveys with 33 central banks and regulatory authorities, finds that 70% of respondents consider climate change a 'major threat' to financial stability.
  • Just over half of central banks (55%) say they are monitoring climate risks.
  • Central banks and regulatory authorities are increasingly integrating climate risks into their activities.

70 Percent Of Americans Rarely Discuss The Environmental Impact Of Their Food, According To New Research From Yale And Earth Day Network

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:00pm

However, 70% rarely or never talk about this issue with friends or family.

Key Points: 
  • However, 70% rarely or never talk about this issue with friends or family.
  • "This data is a wake-up call for the climate movement," said Jillian Semaan, Food and Environment Director, Earth Day Network.
  • These and other findings come from a nationally representative survey conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and Earth Day Network.
  • The research was funded by Earth Day Network as part of its Foodprints for the Future campaign.