It's in the process?
Are we not ready for Carbon tax and we need the EU to help us? Seems that everyone wants to cut carbon but no one wants to pay for it...now.
It's in the process?
NYT Article: "Studying Cities to Find Global Warming's Benefits"
Are we already past the point of mitigating climate change, and instead trying to harness whatever good can come of it? I hope not.
Climate chance and enviromental justice. Is it posible to create a global indicator for the "cost" of climate chance?.
World Bank President Kim: "A 4-degree warmer world can, and must be, avoided".
Posted by Rehnuma Islam
Are President Obama's advisers telling him to "deflect the issue [of climate change] entirely"?? I think so.
It is disturbing that in his news conference last week, the president invoked the false choice that he himself described earlier this year between the environment and the economy. That is unfortunate. On the other hand, it is true that the fiscal cliff is the most pressing issue right now, and trying to tie in a carbon tax into these negotiations, while actually a great idea, is probably too much to ask. But, really, it's just another version of the "if not now, when" problem.
Yesterday's WNYC media discussions of Superstorm Sandy touched on the climate change aspect of extreme weather a lot, and one of the questions that was asked was "Was Sandy a tipping point in our thinking about climate change?"
Today, on WNYC, there are two separate discussions on Sandy.
The first was on Sandy and climate change, with two Columbia researchers. This is available as a podcast at http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2012/nov/15/climate-science-and-sandy/.
Also of note from this segment was the link to a Columbia climate forum called After Sandy: Climate and Our Coastal Future. That is happening on Monday (11/19), and you have to register (but you can also stream this, from what I understand): http://www.worldleaders.columbia.edu/events/after-sandy-climate-and-our-coastal-future.
In a few minutes, Catherine Seavitt (from our 10/24 discussion), and Eric Sanderson (a recent GEOS speaker and author of "Manahatta") will be on the Leonard Lopate show discussing the future of NYC's waterfront in the wake of Sandy.
Here is a copy of the Professor Fekete's presentation and related readings.
Professor Balazs Fekete - Notes from Speaker presented on Nov. 7, 2012
By Christine Ramadhin and Annesia Lamb
Balazs Fekete an assistant professor from City College, CUNY gave a talk entitled “The Science is settled. Why don’t we act?”
This article show some examples of adaptation of NYC to our changing climate.