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.

The past couple of years, one of the most significant changes that is happening to Thailand has been the flood problem. Sometimes the flood occurs in communities where there has been no history of flood.  Sometimes it occurs un-seasonally in flood... Read More
Planet Forward
Once called the "Venice of the East" because of its extensive canal system, Bangkok is a city that has been dealing with flooding for hundreds of years. It's built on water. In fact, the primary housing option in the city in the 18th century was... Read More
The George Washington University
Update (11/1/2012): In response to questions surrounding Hurricane Sandy, we are featuring "'The Big Uneasy,' The PF Interview with Harry Shearer." We hope this idea will provide insight into dramatic weather events and the measures that communities... Read More
London Mayor Boris Johnson is "totally committed" to bringing 100,000 electric vehicles to London, his environment advisor, Kulveer Ranger, said. Charging networks are a key component of this effort, and the city is looking to add 1,300 charging... Read More
National Science Foundation
Researchers have developed a new way to monitor organic aerosols (OA)--a sizable class of atmospheric aerosols, which exert a strong impact on climate as well as human health. Aerosols are tiny particles suspended in the air. The new measurement... Read More
Planet Forward
In this week’s WEBISODE we travel to Bangkok to see what they are doing to cope with floods. PF Producer Victoria Riess talks with Porntep Techapaibul, the Deputy Governor of Bangkok. WATCH!
Focusing on sustainability makes for a more livable city, Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle told the C40 News Team. Watch his interview conducted during the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo.
In early August of the summer of 2011, scorching heat continues to smash records in many parts of the country. In Austin, Texas, triple-digit temperatures are causing unprecedented demands on power grids. Oklahoma City is on track to eclipse the... Read More
In Heidelberg, Germany, energy consumption across all municipal buildings has been reduced by more than 50 percent. The city is also building a new, zero-emissions development at the site of a former freight yard. In this interview during the C40... Read More
energyNOW
Check out this new technology that has the potential to save our environment and solve our energy problems. An artificial leaf removes excess carbon from the air, and researchers can then use that carbon to make gasoline.

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