Climate Change

Climate change affects all of us and all the systems on planet Earth - from natural disasters to disrupted growing seasons, our changing climate is having widespread effects. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, how to adapt and how to try and cut down on the change while we still can.

Jakarta is one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia and one that is grappling with the impacts of climate change on lower-income populations. The city’s poor are often disproportionately affected by catastrophic weather events like floods, the... Read More
Climate change is more than a local problem. Cities worldwide are grappling with the consequences. In hope of discovering answers, C40 Cities has partnered with the Clinton Climate Initiative to enhance debate on environmental policy. Watch More C40... Read More
National Science Foundation
Villanova University marine scientist Nathaniel Weston studies how both land use and climate change can impact habitat in tidal marshes, including how rising sea levels may affect microbes and other plants and animals.
National Science Foundation
Decadal fluctuations in ocean salinity, nutrients, chlorophyll, a variety of zooplankton species, and fish stocks in the Northeast Pacific have been unexplained for many years. They are often poorly correlated with the most widely used indicator of... Read More
Planet Forward
It’s 5:00 am and I wake up to the sounds of rural Vietnam – the neighborhood roosters are having a crow-off, dogs and birds in the area are eagerly trying to participate, and my roommate the gecko calls out letting me know he was successful in... Read More
“San Francisco prides itself on being one of the most sustainable cities in the U.S.,” the city’s director of the Department of Environment, Melanie Nutter, told the C40 News Team in this interview. The city brought its experience with innovative... Read More
National Science Foundation
While investigating the effects of climate change on nitrogen cycling in temperate coastal systems, Rhode Island researchers made the first scientific link between warming and fundamental changes in nutrient cycles. Researchers found that the... Read More
In this interview from the C40 Cities Mayor’s Summit, Portland, Ore., Mayor Sam Adams talks about the importance of cities sharing best practices for developing sustainable communities and mitigating the impacts of climate change. He calls the... Read More
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership group recently held its global Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event hosts mayors, city representatives and climate and sustainability experts from around the world and encourages the sharing of best-... Read More
Would you climb a 300 foot tree to measure climate change? This week our WEBISODE focuses on some pretty daring work done by a research team from Humboldt State University led by Steve Sillet.

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