Tag: climate change impacts

Becoming a Witness to Climate Change

Written by | November 25th, 2013

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Intellectualizing climate change is one thing. But to see a changing climate first hand? That’s an experience that will stick with our lead scientist forever.

Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Written by | November 5th, 2013

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The finalists of Solution Search, a contest to illuminate successful innovations in community-led conservation, are, in short, changing the world. Meet the winners.

Would the Titanic Still Sink in 2012?

Written by | March 23rd, 2012

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April 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Could this ship navigate today’s changing oceans? Our scientist explains how climate change may actually be responsible for more icebergs in the ocean.

Climate Change: A Slender Hope

Written by | June 17th, 2011

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The headlines about climate change are scary and discouraging — but are they the whole story? Conservancy scientist Mark Spalding says: Let’s not give up before we start.

An Historic Coalition on Climate Change Legislation

Written by | May 19th, 2010

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What’s the American Power Act? A bill that could kick-start a new clean energy industry — and make the United States a global leader against climate change, says the Conservancy’s Bob Bendick.

The Risks of Moving to the Frontier for Hydrocarbons

Written by | May 10th, 2010

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The Gulf oil spill is a consequence of the world’s push to extract hydrocarbons from increasingly more difficult and expensive places — and a sign we should be diversifying our energy supplies.

Translating How Climate Change Will Impact Your Backyard

Written by | February 18th, 2010

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Climate change is going to impact everybody’s backyard — but so many people don’t understand that. Time to get the data out to them, says Conservancy scientist Evan Girvetz.

When Climate Change Demands a New Nature, Will We Be Ready?

Written by | September 30th, 2009

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In 50 years, many parts of the world will be unrecognizable because of climate change, population growth, shifting agriculture, new energy sources, hundreds of new cities and imperiled water supplies. The pressures of the climate crisis, coupled with the global recession, are pushing the conservation movement to reexamine many of its core assumptions. There is […]

Climate Change Impacts: Now Scarier Than Any Hollywood Thriller

Written by | June 19th, 2009

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For all the doom and gloom forecasts that have dominated climate change warnings, it’s easy to understand why people envision a future when post-apocalyptic survivors struggling to save civilization in a barren world where people battle over scarce food and water supplies. The realities of climate change will probably not be so sensational. But a landmark scientific report issued by the US government this week clearly shows that the impacts will be just as scary.

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