... Submitted Smith Lever proposal with David Wolfe to
develop climate change extension materials – Dec 2010
Cornell Water Resource Institute Faculty Grant with
Shorna Allred – Attitudes of Climate Change Adaptation of
... National Academy of Sciences’
Abrupt Climate Change
Richard B. Alley
“Available evidence suggests that
abrupt climate change is not only
possible but likely, potentially with
large impacts on ecosystems and
“We do not yet understand abrupt
climate changes well eno ...
Keith_Brander Iimpacts of climate change
... services will be damaged and degraded by climate change. Can we identify areas and
ecosystems that are particularly vulnerable? How soon could climate have an impact
on marine ecosystem services? How great is the impact likely to be under different
scenarios of climate change? Do we have monitoring ...
Ladies and gentlemen Climate Change has become a reality much
... Climate Change has become a reality much faster than all scenarios predicted.
Climate change is not just an environmental issue, as too many people still believe. It
is an all-encompassing threat, to health, to agriculture, to peace and security, to the
very ground millions of people live on, to the ...
Links to the Exam Specifications: How does ocean acidification meet
... Developing an awareness of the direct
impacts of global warming through case
studies of vulnerable places to
understand the resulting environmental,
ecological and economic impacts.
The study of one cold environment to
illustrate the impacts of climate on the
nature of the ecosystem.
A Temperate Empire - Rachel Carson Center for Environment and
... in understanding the natural history of the region’s peculiarities and, ultimately, in
overcoming them. By doing so, they generated arguments and evidence—both
rhetorical and material—for climate change.
By the late eighteenth century, naturalists, large landowners, and officials maintained
that two ...
COOK ISLANDS CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION EXPERIENCE
... Development of Adaptation Measures in Pacific Island
• Formation of Aitutaki Climate Change Community Team
• Training workshop for a core group of village based
• Community Vulnerability and Adaptation assessment
through problem/solution identification in villages
... Enhanced knowledge of climate science and the
direct and indirect impacts
Development and access to funding mechanisms
Changes in financial, technical and human resource
Prevailing economic conditions in the caribean
Results from the M&E framework
International negotiations on emissions con ...
... Provide food
Contribute to energy production
Improve water quality
Help manage flood risk
Webinar Poster - POLIS Water Sustainability Project
... Presented by Lindene Patton, with respondents Robert
Sandford and Jon O’Riordan
In North America, extreme weather events appear to be on
the rise, along with associated macroeconomic impacts. A
recent study shows that economies properly insured for
loss are more economically resilient to extreme wea ...
... next 10–15 years and be reduced to very low levels, well below half of levels in 2000
by the middle of the twenty-first century.
We are taking a lead in proactively addressing the challenge of global warming and
seizing the opportunities it presents to leading businesses to achieve the deep
Climate Change and the Hydrologic Cycle
... precipitation and salinity of ocean are directly affected. This is affecting the ecological balance.
These hydrologic changes will affect the performance of the existing infrastructure and will
lead to more natural disaster (floods, droughts, etc). Another challenge will be the outdated
historical r ...
... Pierre Mayaudon, ambassador and head of the European Union delegation, emphasised that all
the financial institutions in Bangladesh dealing with climate change funds have to be made
credible and transparent.
Merete Lundemo, Norwegian ambassador to Bangladesh, and Ashadul Islam, additional
45176 - infoHouse
... Use the World Café process to
explore what we can do to address
Reflect on how the Environmental
Partnership Summit can be a forum
Experience the World Café process
and consider implications for your
Have fun together!
Global Climate Change - Rock and Wrap It Up!
... weather events, like hurricanes
• Shifts in ecosystem characteristics, like the length of the
growing season, and migration changes
• Increasing threats to human health
... assessment, mitigation and adaptation
Some uncertainty in climate change projections
Lack of understanding of how to apply this knowledge to
support decision making and risk analyses
Impacts of regional climate change and local vulnerabilities
have been inadequately studied
... •AR4 represents 6 years of research and analysis
•Cautious and rigorous scientific approach to its
•Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2007
... impacts on human health, with
significant loss of life” (IPCC,
THINK GLOBAL, WORK LOCAL
... gases associated with the use of fossil fuels
and with some agricultural practices.
As emissions increase, global warming will
continue and possibly accelerate in future
decades, leading to phenomena such as rising
sea levels, melting glaciers and increased
weather extremes. The impacts could be
Climate resilience can be generally defined as the capacity for a socio-ecological system to: (1) absorb stresses and maintain function in the face of external stresses imposed upon it by climate change and (2) adapt, reorganize, and evolve into more desirable configurations that improve the sustainability of the system, leaving it better prepared for future climate change impacts. With the rising awareness of climate change impacts by both national and international bodies, building climate resilience has become a major goal for these institutions. The key focus of climate resilience efforts is to address the vulnerability that communities, states, and countries currently have with regards to the environmental consequences of climate change. Currently, climate resilience efforts encompass social, economic, technological, and political strategies that are being implemented at all scales of society. From local community action to global treaties, addressing climate resilience is becoming a priority, although it could be argued that a significant amount of the theory has yet to be translated into practice. Despite this, there is a robust and ever-growing movement fueled by local and national bodies alike geared towards building and improving climate resilience.