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.

We need to use more renewable resources as opposed to burning fossil fuels for obtaining energy. Global warming is clearly in effect, causing each summer to be warmer than the last. To adapt to a warmer world we will need to reduce the burning of... Read More
From nature we see that there is an overall change in climate, not only global warming. Trends demonstrate that the world is generally warming, however, some places will get more precipitation and some will get less. There is variability in the... Read More
Australia is heavily dependent on coal-fired power – “It’s cheap and easy, and to get change is very hard,” Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore told the C40 News Team during a gathering of world mayors in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With many government leaders... Read More
Planet Forward
A rising tide may lift all boats, but what does it do to marshlands? In this week's WEBISODE we showcase NSF funded scientist's work on how marshes are affected by sea level rise. We also take you on a trip halfway around!
If you've ever seen a large factory, you'll have noticed the large amounts of exhaust emitted through smokestacks. This exhaust actually contains a lot of wasted energy, so these innovators are trying to use that waste to create a clean and... Read More
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

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