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Yale Climate Media Forum: Books on climate change and economics (pt. 1)

The U.S. in 2016 “experienced 16 weather and climate disasters each with losses exceeding $1 billion, totaling approximately $306 billion – a new U.S. record,” according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report released earlier this month. Several of 2017’s natural

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Warming weather threatens a Vermont sport

In Vermont, snowmobiling is a popular winter pastime. But as the climate warms, winters are getting shorter and warmer, and there are fewer days with snow on the ground. Manning: “The climate is changing in ways that really threaten the

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Yale Climate Media Forum: A climate vision, inspired by MLK, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned a world where everyone lived in harmony – he and others called it a “Beloved Community”. Patterson: “It is a community where we have racial justice, where we don’t have discrimination and where we’re living

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2018-01-15 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: This eco-hero wears a cape

It’s a rapper … it’s an environmental activist … it’s Mr. Eco! In elementary schools around the world, a green-caped superhero is using hip-hop to teach kids about environmental issues. Mr. Eco’s ‘Oh So Solar’ lyric: “I’m oh so solar.

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2018-01-12 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Understanding ‘bomb-cyclone’ weather in a climate context

With New England, much of the middle Atlantic region, and parts of the southeast extending well into Florida suffering through late December-, early January-punishing cold temperatures, and in a number of places, record night-time lows and heavy snowfalls – the

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Yale Climate Media Forum: New tech beams heat into space

Sending heat into outer space may sound like science fiction, but a new technology does just that to help cool buildings more efficiently. It makes use of a natural phenomenon. Raman: “The earth is radiating heat out. Some of it

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Yale Climate Media Forum: The ‘Oprah2020’ hashtag bandwagon

The #Oprah2020 hashtag bandwagon took little time to get rolling, doubtless more so among the “never Trump” element of the society and the electorate than among the strategically targeted electoral college critical mass itself. So can the “Oprah 2020” and

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2018-01-10 16:36   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Meteorologist knows which way the wind blows

Meteorologist Erika Navarro became fascinated by hurricanes at age 12, when the torrential rains of Hurricane Floyd struck her home state of New Jersey. Navarro: “I remember just staring out my window for three days, because that’s how much it

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Yale Climate Media Forum: ‘Watchdog’ agency urges action on costly impacts

The warnings were there in terms that are readily understood – dollars and cents. The Government Accountability Office reported that the costs to address the after-affects of extreme weather, fire, and other factors related to climate change are likely to

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2018-01-09 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Snowshoe hares face a new threat: warmer winters

During the summer in Wisconsin, a snowshoe hare is an unremarkable shade of brown. But as winter approaches, the hare grows new white fur to match the snow, making it nearly invisible to predators … unless the snow fails to

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Middle ground: Fertile for climate change dialogue

The daily dose of news is often served up as a popularity poll: 26% of Americans like the tax plan; 37% approve of the President; 61% prefer dogs to cats. Any hope of nuance is lost in a one-dimensional, up/down

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2018-01-08 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Arena offers free E.V. charging

It’s an hour before the puck drops at a Blackhawks hockey game at the United Center in Chicago. Cars are jockeying for parking spots and fans sporting red jerseys stream into the arena. On their way, they may pass a

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Talanoa: ‘Straight talk’ to break climate impasses

For two weeks this past November, Bonn must have felt a little like Fiji, and a touch of the South Pacific lay over the Rhine. The ongoing political debate on the future of the global climate during that period was

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Community builds dunes with Christmas trees

With the holiday season over, Carolina Beach in North Carolina has found a unique and earth-friendly way to dispose of old Christmas trees: the community is using them to help protect the shoreline. Crouch: “We’re constantly seeing erosion from storms,

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Church turns to energy from underground

In its 90-year history, Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis has never had air conditioning. Halbardier: “For some people, it means that they find it uncomfortable to be in church on Sunday because it gets hot.” That’s Art Halbardier, the

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2018-01-04 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Startup aims for affordable geothermal

Whether it’s a frosty January morning or a steamy August afternoon, the temperature several feet underground stays relatively constant. Geothermal energy systems draw on this constant temperature to efficiently heat and cool buildings. But Katie Ullmann, with the new company

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2018-01-03 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Giant concrete domes could protect shorelines

In Stratford, Connecticut, where the Housatonic River feeds Long Island Sound, coastal marshland once helped absorb flood water and protect the coastline. But over time, the marsh was destroyed and the shoreline severely eroded. A few years ago, Jennifer Mattei

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2018-01-02 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Nonprofit helps 20,000 apartments go energy efficient

Improving energy efficiency not only helps prevent global warming pollution. It can lower utility bills, and provide much-needed savings for low income people. Elevate Energy is a Chicago-based nonprofit that helps make affordable housing developments more energy efficient. The organization

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2018-01-01 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Seventh-generation champagne producer tackles climate

For Michel Drappier, owner of a historic vineyard in France, champagne is not just a drink. It’s a legacy. Drappier: “I am today the seventh generation of the same family producing champagne.” He says global warming is changing champagne production,

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2017-12-29 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Saltier seas warn of floods to come

New Orleans is no stranger to downpours and flooded streets. But this year, residents found themselves even wetter than usual. Brooke Perry’s home is in the Gentilly neighborhood, which stretches from below sea level to the shores of Lake Ponchartrain.

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Yale Climate Media Forum: 3D maps show famous landmarks under water

If global sea levels were to rise eight feet, landmarks such as the National Mall in Washington, D.C., or Battery Park in New York City, would be underwater. It’s hard to imagine. But a report by the National Oceanic and

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Scientists learning from Indigenous peoples

It’s no secret that climate change is wreaking havoc on some of the world’s largest cities. But less reported are its effects on more rural areas and the Indigenous peoples who live there. After living on their respective territories for

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2017-12-27 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Warming temperatures are hurting coffee farms

For Hector Daniel Flores Mejia, climate change is personal. His family owns a coffee farm in Honduras. The farm’s location was once ideal for growing coffee plants. But climate change is bringing warmer temperatures and more humid conditions. It’s leading

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Yale Climate Media Forum: A ‘forest city’ is growing in China

The world’s first “forest city” is under construction in China. The plan calls for terraced buildings with almost a million plants and 40,000 trees … growing not just on the ground, but on balconies and rooftops. In the architectural designs,

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2017-12-26 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: White Christmases grow less common in Canada

At this time of year, many folks dream of a white Christmas. But as the climate warms, that dream may come true less often … even in Canada, one of the snowiest countries in the world. There, a white Christmas

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Christmas trees struggle in changing climate

A Christmas tree can fill your home with festive cheer. But it can also fill your living room with a blanket of hard, dry needles. It’s a prickly problem that may be tougher to avoid as the climate warms. Chastagner:

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2017-12-22 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Tiny city has big clean energy plans

One of the latest U.S. cities to commit to all-renewable energy is smaller than most colleges, and it’s hoping its size can actually be a strength. Senum: “Nevada City is a very small town, more like a hamlet, in the

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2017-12-21 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Piloting aviation industry through a changing climate

There’s something rather unsettling about eerie pictures of flooded airport runways, and it’s not just the submerged jet bridges. Such photos capture the type of disruptive scenes that could become more common in the future, as the effects of climate

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2017-12-20 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate change makes trees vulnerable to pests

Beetles no bigger than a grain of rice are destroying conifer forests, and their greatest weapon is invisible. Six: “Bark beetles are tiny little insects. They kill trees by actually releasing these odors, these pheromones that attract other beetles to

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2017-12-20 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: A selection for the solstice

The wildfires in California are a painful reminder that climate change does not take a holiday. So here – for the climate activists, communicators, or scientists on your list – is a selection of recent titles (most were released in

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2017-12-19 12:05   Click to comment


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