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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...

2010-09-10 15:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Global Adaptation Institute," a new non-profit focused on adaptation to climate change, announced that the former second in command at the World Bank, Dr. Juan Jose Daboub, will be its founding CEO, amid estimates that climate adaptation could require US$ 150-200 billion annually in public and private investment. The climate NGO (http://www.GlobalAdaptationInstitute.org), to be based in Washington and launching later this year, seeks to...

2010-07-22 15:02:06

California, Pacific Northwest and Colorado achieve positive net impacts; other states languish A climate-change study at Sandia National Laboratories that models the near-term effects of declining rainfall in each of the 48 U.S. continental states makes clear the economic toll that could occur unless an appropriate amount of initial investment "” a kind of upfront insurance payment "” is made to forestall much larger economic problems down the road. Why tie climate change to...

2010-07-20 12:30:00

Greatest Risks Seen in 14 States: AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, ID, KS, MS, MT, NE, NV, NM, OK and TX; How Big a Threat to Food Supply? At-Risk Counties Are Home to Over $100 Billion in Crops. WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1,100 U.S. counties-- more than one-third of all counties in the lower 48 states -- now face higher risks of water shortages by mid-century as the result of global warming and more than 400 of these counties will be at extremely high risk for water...

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2009-12-20 09:25:27

Most Australians believe climate change is happening now and is caused by human activity, according to preliminary results from a new national survey. Preliminary results from the survey by the UNSW City Futures Research Centre for the Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI) have indicated that a large majority "“ 78 per cent "“ of Australians believe climate change is happening now while a further 14 per cent expect it...

2009-12-15 08:36:00

Strengthening the Transportation System's Resilience May Reduce Long-Term Costs from Climate Change WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new white paper released today asserts that short-term efforts to increase the transportation system's resilience will reduce long-term costs from climate change and proposes federal policy options for the Administration and Congress to address the impacts of climate change on the transportation sector. A significant amount of the nation's...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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