Tag: environmental refugees

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, February 23

Written by | February 23rd, 2011

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Can’t stop sneezing? Suffering from sinus pressure? Blame that changing climate.

  1. Which US state is the biggest power-plant polluter? (Huffington Post Green)
  2. A new report suggests that Californians might be shelling out too much green for green energy. (Grist)
  3. Climate change will probably make your allergies worse. Sorry! (The Daily Green)
  4. The UN and AAAS report that 50 million environmental refugees will flee their homes by 2020. (Treehugger)
  5. Sustainability doesn’t sell…or does it? (GreenBiz)

For Climate Refugees, Climate Change Is Personal

Written by | June 26th, 2009

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With so much public and political attention on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, I often get asked to explain why climate change adaptation is also important. It’s important because the climate has already started to change, and it is affecting people and nature in negative ways. As a scientist, I can rattle off facts and figures […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 25

Written by | June 25th, 2009

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Can social media save the world? Are cancers affecting wildlife now? This morning’s Cool Green News round-up has all the stories you need to know about, so look no further… just read on. Haven’t caught on to social media like Twitter yet? Now might be the time, because the U.N. is hoping it will help […]

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, June 4

Written by | June 4th, 2009

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It’s all about global climate change today, from the Middle East to Africa and China to the Pacific Islands. Find out what’s going on around the world in our roundup of Cool Green Morning news. As if Israel and Palestine don’t have enough differences, a new report from the World Bank highlights the challenges with their water-sharing system. Another […]

Why Bill Gates ‘Gets It’ About Climate Change

Written by | April 15th, 2009

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I have heard some conservationists lament that Bill Gates and his philanthropic foundation don’t “get it” when it comes to the environment — because they focus on vaccines and agricultural development, but not on environmental protection that also contributes to human well-being. I think Mr. Gates has already “gotten it.” In his 2009 Annual Letter […]

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