Tag: impacts of climate change

Adapting to Climate Change: A New US Priority

Written by | October 22nd, 2010

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President Obama has been given a new plan to combat the effects of climate change. The Conservancy’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Leader analyzes the report and explains why it’s timing is so vital.

Searching for Climate Change Cures

Written by | December 2nd, 2009

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Even if an international agreement in Copenhagen succeeds in putting the world on a pathway toward significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, people and nature are going to be dealing with the impacts of rising seas, melting permafrost and changing climate patterns for years to come. What are the cures? How can we help people and […]

Bangkok Dispatch: Climate Negotiations Resume

Written by | October 2nd, 2009

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We are back on the negotiating trail, this time in Bangkok, continuing international discussions that happened in Bonn in June and August. I arrived here late last night wondering what I would wake up to in the morning. So much has been happening recently on climate change, from last week’s “Climate Week” in New York […]

Climate Change Legislation: It’s Time to Act

Written by | September 30th, 2009

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I went to Capitol Hill this morning to watch Senators Barbara Boxer and John Kerry unveil their climate bill. It was an exciting moment.  Three months ago, the House of Representatives passed climate change legislation, surprising many people who thought it could not be done so quickly – less than three months from discussion draft […]

Planet Change: Speaking Out on Climate Change

Written by | September 21st, 2009

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Over the past several months, I and many of my colleagues across The Nature Conservancy have  been working on Planet Change, a new microsite we are launching today to draw attention to the need for a global solution to climate change that significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions as well as two crucial, yet often overlooked […]

Climate Change Set to Get Personal

Written by | August 27th, 2009

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What does climate change mean to you?  Maybe you think about polar bears stranded on a melting ice block. But climate change is going to be a lot more personal to U.S. residents than that, according to a new analysis released today by The Nature Conservancy. Longer, drier droughts could wither crops and push family […]

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