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The Massive Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change - Bloomberg

The Massive Cost of Not Adapting to Climate Change - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The world must invest $1.8 trillion by 2030 to prepare for the effects of global warming. A new report said the payoff could be four times that.
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Cloning giant redwoods could help combat climate change

Cloning giant redwoods could help combat climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Archangel Ancient Tree Archive clones champion redwood trees, the biggest and tallest of their species, to preserve their genetics and to combat climate change.
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Why the Little Ice Age Doesn't Matter

Why the Little Ice Age Doesn't Matter | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
While parts of the world have warmed or cooled in the past, modern climate change is happening just about everywhere at the same time.
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This hurricane-proof home is made of recycled plastic bottles

This hurricane-proof home is made of recycled plastic bottles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
One structure, two solutions to climate change issues: excess waste and extreme weather.
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With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First? - The New York Times

With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First? - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As the dangers and costs of climate change rise, policymakers are facing painful choices about how to decide which communities to protect.
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Soaring temperatures will raise the risk of armed conflict

Soaring temperatures will raise the risk of armed conflict | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it

And in more unsettling climate related news...

 

Researchers at Stanford and elsewhere also found climate change “substantially increased” the chance of armed conflict in a small portion of cases in the past century.

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The Democrats’ climate-change plans, compared

The Democrats’ climate-change plans, compared | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and other Democratic hopefuls are competing to deliver the most aggressive climate policy packages.
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Turning one greenhouse gas into another could combat climate change

Turning one greenhouse gas into another could combat climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A new Stanford study finds that removing methane from the atmosphere, and converting it into carbon dioxide, could combat global warming.
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Hawaii Lawmakers Look To Protect Coastline From Climate Change

Hawaii Lawmakers Look To Protect Coastline From Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The push comes as Waikiki Beach faces frequent flooding thanks to climate change's rising sea levels.
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By 2080, Tropical Diseases Could Be Headed to Alaska

By 2080, Tropical Diseases Could Be Headed to Alaska | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Under one pessimistic climate change forecast, mosquitoes could expand their range all the way to the Arctic, redefining what we mean by 'tropical' diseases.
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Britain (Yes, Rainy Britain) Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says - The New York Times

Britain (Yes, Rainy Britain) Could Run Short of Water by 2050, Official Says - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Climate change and population growth, meaning less supply and more demand, could equal an “existential threat,” England’s environment chief warned.
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One man’s two-decade quest to suck greenhouse gas out of the sky

One man’s two-decade quest to suck greenhouse gas out of the sky | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Klaus Lackner’s once wacky idea increasingly looks like an essential part of solving climate change.
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Here's an Interactive Map That Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Town in 60 Years

Here's an Interactive Map That Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Town in 60 Years | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
If we do nothing to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the weather in New York City will feel like Alabama and Los Angeles will be as hot as the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
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A giant pumice stone floating in the Pacific could help heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef

A giant pumice stone floating in the Pacific could help heal Australia's Great Barrier Reef | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A pumice "raft" the size of Manhattan is drifting towards Australia, bringing along with it new marine life that could help with the recovery of the Great Barrier Reef's corals that have seen rapid deterioration in recent years due to climate change.
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Many Animals Can’t Adapt to Climate Change Fast Enough

Many Animals Can’t Adapt to Climate Change Fast Enough | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Researchers find some species seem to be able to cope with global warming, but are still running out of time.
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A ‘Climate Emergency’ Was Declared in New York City. Will That Change Anything? - The New York Times

A ‘Climate Emergency’ Was Declared in New York City. Will That Change Anything? - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The city is now the largest on earth to pass such a measure.
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Here are 10 ways AI could help fight climate change

Here are 10 ways AI could help fight climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Machine learning has the potential to make some real inroads against our biggest threat.
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Here are 10 ways AI could help fight climate change

Here are 10 ways AI could help fight climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Machine learning has the potential to make some real inroads against our biggest threat.
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Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years - The New York Times

Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Some of the world's largest companies estimate they face roughly $1 trillion in climate-related risks, with most of that looming in just the next five years.
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13 Major Companies Call On Congress To Accelerate Climate Legislation. Here’s Why.

13 Major Companies Call On Congress To Accelerate Climate Legislation. Here’s Why. | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
To avoid the worst risks of climate change, we need climate legislation that can harness the power of the whole economy to drive down emissions.
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A futuristic plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines

A futuristic plan would turn air conditioners into climate-change-fighting machines | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The proposal would transform air-conditioning units into machines that capture carbon dioxide and transform it into fuel.The context: Air-conditioning units are energy intensive, causing emissions that contribute to rising global temperatures (which then, ironically, cause more people to buy AC units).
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Big Buildings Hurt the Climate. New York City Hopes to Change That. - The New York Times

Big Buildings Hurt the Climate. New York City Hopes to Change That. - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
To fight climate change, the city is forcing the buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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AT&T, hit by higher natural disaster costs, unveils 30-year climate change model

AT&T, hit by higher natural disaster costs, unveils 30-year climate change model | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The announcement follows several natural disasters that cost the company $847 million since 2016, including $626 million in 2017 alone.
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Australian Rat Declared Extinct Due To Man-Made Climate Change

Australian Rat Declared Extinct Due To Man-Made Climate Change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
One expert said the island mammal "is just the first of what will be countless species lost to climate change if we don’t get our pollution under control."
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