The summit is intended to kickstart a process that it is hoped will result in a substantive international agreement at next December’s global climate negotiations in Paris.
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Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently published an op-ed on The Huffington Post on the recent pattern of extreme weather events across New York State as well as his office’s efforts to address the effects of climate change and protect our communities.
The World Meteorological Organization, an agency of the United Nations, reported recently that the global average concentration of carbon dioxide, a major GHG, reached a record level of 396 parts per million in 2013 …
Was it hundreds from Conn? or Thousands? at the ?#?PeoplesClimateMarch?? The Associated Press, and therefore just about every newspaper in the state, ran the headline, courtesy of The AP, “Hundreds head from Conn. to NYC for climate march.” Other news organizations followed suit, like CBS reporting “Thousands to attend climate march.”
Having ridden the train with others, both going (on Saturday) and coming home Sunday, I think hundreds is a very low average estimate. Thousands of people from the state were in those trains. I spoke with people who boarded trains close to 7 a.m. Many others filled the trains later in the morning and day.
As nurses, we care for our communities. We are there for the boy with the broken arm, the lady from the bank with heart problems, or the retiree with the flu. We are there when our friends and neighbors are hurting, and we do our best to get them better. We are there to help
According to a recent report by the National Audubon Society, these birds are just a few of the local species that may disappear from Greenwich and its environs by 2080 because of climate change — read that as global warming. Rising temperatures and tides, the report says, could force the birds to seek cooler climates
In remarks delivered during a forum New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a report that, for the first time, details the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme rainfall events across New York State and outlined the unique approach his office has taken on environmental issues in the last 3 ½ years.
Connecticut Audubon Society’s education director, Michelle Eckman, has been selected as one of 26 recipients of a prestigious international fellowship to develop a climate change curriculum for high school freshmen in New Haven, with a goal of expanding the curriculum to high schools throughout the state.
Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run, the White House said Tuesday.
Summary. Sea level rise is caused by expansion of ocean water as the world’s temperature rises, and by net melting of glaciers, ice sheets and ice shelves. Ice will continue melting as long as the temperature remains above the freezing point. Sea level rise is already impacting coastal cities in the U. S. and elsewhere.
Aiming to spread awareness of the tribal sustainability partnerships that emerged following the November Indigenous Peoples Working Group meeting at Dartmouth, students and research fellows presented findings at a Thursday panel on tribal sustainability and Arctic protection initiatives.
The Risky Business Project, describes historical patterns of changes brought about by global warming in the U. S., and projects future changes up to the year 2100 based on risk analysis as used in the business world. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from global warming expert and Headlines contributor Henry Auer.
The U. S. National Climate Assessment: Effects of Warming and Measures to Counteract Them, by Henry AuerJun 24th, 2014 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
Important procedures involved in combating further warming include risk assessment and evaluation, and iterative (cyclical) sequences of planning, decision-making and implementation of projects, coupled with critical analysis of steps in these processes along the way. Applying the results of such analysis back to optimize the steps should be done repetitively in order to achieve desired goals.
In Connecticut, all local building officials can do is grit their teeth and enforce the state building code. While they can encourage homeowners to build or renovate to higher standards including those for wind, communities cannot mandate requirements that exceed the state code. For more on this story, visit: Wind becoming a new Connecticut shoreline
Ten states — Maine, Vermont, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Delaware, New Mexico, Connecticut and New York — have gotten at least 2 degrees warmer in the past 30 years.
EPA has clear authority to address this harmful pollution, authority that is manifest in our nation’s clean air laws, that has been confirmed time and again by the United States Supreme Court, and that has been recognized even by those who continue to obstruct climate progress in the courts. And the agency has a responsibility to exercise that authority through science-based actions to address climate pollution in a way that protects public health and welfare.
Last month, Farmers Insurance Co., one of the nation’s largest insurers, filed nine class action suits alleging that about 200 Chicago area localities knew that climate change would lead to greater rainfall but haven’t taken action to guard against future flooding.
A denier resorted to unacceptable tactics during a presentation to a public audience. His accusations and misrepresentations cannot stand, and must be opposed.
In response to the White House’s release of the Third National Climate Assessment, Eastern Connecticut State University signed a commitment this week to prepare for the impact of climate change and increase the University’s resilience. Eastern’s President Elsa Núñez became the first college president in Connecticut, and one of only 30 presidents nationwide, to become
Glaciers in western Antarctica are melting at an “unstoppable” rate that could cause worldwide sea levels to rise far quicker than previously thought, two groups of scientists said Monday.
Teams of researchers from NASA and the University of California said the ice sheets will continue to retreat for decades or even centuries to come, regardless of any human effort to reduce carbon emissions a primary cause of climate change ’ though warming temperatures could accelerate the process.