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2011-09-13 21:49:52

Sea levels, erosion top public concerns Europeans face greater risk of illness, property damage and job losses because of the impacts of climate change on the seas around them. Worried citizens, whose biggest related top-of-mind concerns are sea level rise and coastal erosion, are taking personal actions to reduce carbon emissions. However, they largely blame climate change on other groups of people or nations and assign governments and industry responsibility for mitigating the problem...

2011-08-03 10:30:00

IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD and WI analyzed in NRDC web tool WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change will worsen the health problems associated with the Midwest's already-high rate of flooding, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. A new web tool unveiled by NRDC lets users read just how badly their state might be impacted by climate change. On the site, www.nrdc.org/climatemaps, users can see local data and maps detailing extreme...

2011-08-03 09:08:00

AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV, analyzed in NRDC web tool WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change is expected to lead to increased threats of Dengue Fever and worsen drought, floods, and air pollution along with myriad health problems, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. A new web tool unveiled by NRDC lets users read just how badly their state might be impacted by climate change. On the site, www.nrdc.org/climatemaps,...

2011-05-16 17:14:24

The majority of seaports around the world are unprepared for the potentially damaging impacts of climate change in the coming century, according to a new Stanford University study. In a survey posed to port authorities around the world, the Stanford team found that most officials are unsure how best to protect their facilities from rising sea levels and more frequent Katrina-magnitude storms, which scientists say could be a consequence of global warming. Results from the survey are published...

2011-02-10 11:27:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A-B Tech is adding its voice to the global dialogue on climate by establishing a new institute designed to educate citizens about climate-related issues. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) A-B Tech President Hank Dunn said The Institute for Climate Education and Geophysical Engagement will offer credit and non-credit classes, workshops, seminars and other training for the general public about climate and...

2011-01-27 04:06:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International leaders attending the World Economic Forum in snow-covered Davos, Switzerland, are embracing the new perspective of the Global Adaptation Institute (www.globalai.org) that puts "adaptation" at the center of world climate policy. Institute CEO, Dr. Juan Jose Daboub, former Managing Director of the World Bank, speaking to journalists at the conference said: "Some of the world's most prominent private sector leaders...

2010-12-08 22:17:45

USC Center for Sustainable Cities hosts forum on state's recent report dealing with impact on water supply, beaches, more WHAT: Climate variability is increasing and its effects are being felt in many parts of the world. California's hot dry climate, fragile fresh water resources, and 1,100 miles of coastline will be impacted. The State of California's advisory panel on climate change adaptation, led by USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development professor Daniel Mazmanian, recently...

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2010-12-02 07:35:00

Growing staple food prices in 2008 and 2010 may be just a quick preview of things to come in the future as impacts from climate change and population growth merge, according to a report issued at UN talks in Cancun on Wednesday. In the next 40 years, corn prices could rise by 42-131 percent, rice prices by 11-78 percent, and that of wheat by 17-67 percent, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) said. The price increase forecasts are based on a range of 15 scenarios whose...

2010-11-15 06:08:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new climate group "Global Adaptation Institute" hosted fifteen prominent experts at its First International Workshop on Global Adaptation Metrics. (www.GlobalAdaptationInstitute.org) Amid estimates that climate change adaptation may require US$150-200 billion annually in public and private investment, Global Adaptation Institute gathered scientists, researchers and economists from top international universities, consultancies, and...

2010-09-20 21:02:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A focus on 'resilience,' on climate adaptation, must be at the center of any realistic approach to climate change. That is why we're here on this first day of Climate Week NYC," commented Global Adaptation Institute CEO Dr. Juan Jose Daboub to reporters after the keynote panel discussion on "Risk and Resilience," co-sponsored by Swiss Re and the Climate Group. "The need for urgent action on adaptation measures is supported by the study Swiss...