The next big financial crisis could be triggered by climate change – but central banks can prevent it

Environmental News Bits

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What Is the UK Doing to Stop Climate Change?

Climate Change Blawg

2008 Climate Change Act An Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, the Climate Change Act 2008 is a landmark […]. Greenhouse gasses, global warming, and catastrophic climate change have been subjects of controversy for decades, and time is running out, but the UK is making impressive strides in its efforts to protect the planet. The post What Is the UK Doing to Stop Climate Change? appeared first on Climate Change Blawg: Climate Change Law Blogs, News & Insights.

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Japanese Nobel-prize-winning particle physicist Toshihide Maskawa dies aged 81

Physics World

Maskawa shared half the 2008 Nobel prize with the Japanese physicist Makoto Kobayashi for their work on the mechanism of “broken symmetry” that led to the prediction of a new family of quarks. It is the theory that explains this broken symmetry that has handed the 2008 prize to Maskawa.

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Stiglitz Versus Cochrane: What Are the Non-Market Quality of Life Impacts of Climate Change?

Environmental and Urban Economics

Some readings; 2008 Urban Growth and Climate Change 2010 Climatopolis 2021 Adapting to Climate ChangeJohn Cochrane recently posted an important blog post sketching out his claim that climate change will only have a small impact on world GNP over the next 75 years. He argues that the trend growth (3% growth for 60 years) will swamp the effect of climate change).

Should countries issue binding unilateral declarations on GHG emission targets?

Law Columbia

Germany has enshrined a 55 per cent greenhouse gas reduction target by 2030 in relation to 1990 levels in binding federal legislation (the “Klimaschutzgesetz”), and the UK has included the target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 (100% relative to 1990 levels) in the 2008 Climate Act.

A Different Lesson in Property Stipulations

Energy & the Law

In 2008 Sampson sent a letter to Ellison, operator of leases on one tract, enclosing the stipulation and requesting that Ellison “signify your acceptance of the description of the [Northwest Tract] as set out in the Stipulation… [.]” Concho contended that by signing the 2008 letter Ellison ratified the stipulation as a matter of law, which bound Marsha as his successor. The 2008 letter could not have ratified the stipulation because it was not capable of being ratified.

2008 100

Climate realism: the solutions that might work at scale

Physics World

He professes his love for Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air , the 2008 book by the late University of Cambridge physicist David MacKay.

2008 85

Life beyond the Nobel: Takaaki Kajita and the hunt for gravitational waves

Physics World

Despite adding to Japan’s rich legacy in neutrino physics, in 2008 – before Kajita was awarded the Nobel prize – he made a bold decision to switch research fields. Kajita became director of ICRR in 2008 and played a major role in getting KAGRA funded and constructed.

2008 111

The Rights of Nature — Can an Ecosystem Bear Legal Rights?

Law Columbia

In 2008, Ecuador became the first country in the world to formally recognize and implement the Rights of Nature, which Ecuadorians refer to as the Rights of Pachamama (Mother Earth). By Tiffany Challe*. Photo by Mark Koch on Unsplash.

Texas Supreme Court Update: Boundary Dispute Between Leasehold Owner and Lessees of Adjacent Tract

The Energy Law Blog

In 2008, Samson’s landman prepared a Boundary Stipulation of Ownership of Mineral Interest between the Farmars (owners of the southeast-tract mineral estate) and the Richeys (owners of the northwest-tract mineral estate).

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Environmental Budget Cuts in NC: 2008-2018

Smith Enviorment

The report, The Thin Green Line, looks at staffing levels and funding for environmental programs between 2008 and 2018 in the lower 48 states. The report compares 2018 funding levels to both 2008 dollars and inflation-adjusted 2008 dollars. The percentage increase or decrease in funding calculated for each state represents the change from inflation-adjusted 2008 funding. environmental programs experienced a 34% reduction in operating funds between 2008 and 2018.

2019 40

Massachusetts Governor Baker Signs New Climate Legislation


The legislation, announced in a Press Release , updates the greenhouse gas emissions limits related to the 2008 Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act, and commits Massachusetts to achieve Net Zero emissions in 2050.

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Opinion: So, Germany, you want to do more to tackle climate change?

A Greener Life

It was evident how much influence they had on Merkel’s government after the latter did not want to take meaningful action against them following the Dieselgate scandal from 2008 – 2015. Flooding in the German region of Rhineland – Palatinate. Photo credit: CnndrBrbr via Wikimedia.

Public Opinion and the Limits of Climate Policy

Legal Planet

As in 2008, about 20% of the population in 2019 were skeptics, while the remainder were either concerned or had mixed views. Gallup has studied environmental attitudes in America for several decades. Their historical compilation is very revealing about our present political situation.

2008 83

The Shock of the Global

Legal Planet

And aluminum prices are higher than at any time since the financial crisis of 2008. Over the last several decades, and particularly since the shale gas boom that started in earnest in 2008, we have built an energy system that is increasingly reliant on natural gas.

Unveiling molecular structure and nanomechanics of peptide nanotubes using high-resolution AFM

Physics World

Vladimir Korolkov received his PhD in chemistry from Moscow University in 2008. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

2008 82

Europe’s Post-Pandemic Economic Challenges


If policymakers get it wrong, they risk a repeat of the tepid growth that followed the global financial crisis of 2008. By Alfred Kammer. Getting fiscal policy right will be harder than dealing with inflation.

2022 61

From the History Books: The Rethinking of the International Monetary System


Subsequent experience (especially the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis) showed that even such domestic stability may not suffice for stability of the system when it comes to systemically important countries. By Atish Rex Ghosh. Fifty years ago, the world changed.

2008 109

Should the official Atlantic hurricane season be lengthened?

Real Climate

In 2008, after a series of Atlantic hurricane seasons that began earlier than normal, a study was published that explored whether the anomalously early starts may be part of a larger trend ( Kossin 2008 ). 35, 2008.

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X-ray dark-field imaging may help diagnose lung disease

Physics World

The researchers first investigated X-ray dark-field chest imaging in 2008. ©

2008 108

The opportunities and challenges of doing science in China

Physics World

In 2004 I moved to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics before heading to University College London in 2008. Eastern promise Roberto Soria says there are many opportunities for researchers in China, despite the impact that the pandemic has had. Courtesy: Roberto Soria).

2026 89

A Long-Running Dispute Over an Acquisition Agreement is Returned to the Trial Court

Energy & the Law

To meet its burden to conclusively establish the accrual date, Eagle maintained that all of TRO-X’s claims accrued in 2008 when Eagle completed the Chesapeake transaction. Co-author Rusty Tucker. This is another chapter in the dispute between Eagle Oil & Gas Co. TRO-X, L.P.

2007 130

Guest Essay: FracTracker Response To Marcellus Shale Coalition On Lycoming Creek Watershed Digital Atlas Of Unconventional Gas Drilling Impacts

PA Environment Daily

If the former is true, then we suppose everyone should ignore the more than 634 violations in the Lycoming watershed since 2008, or the 17,220 violations assessed to unconventional well sites statewide since 2005.

2005 83

Degradation of coastal regions in the Pacific Islands

Our Environment

Photo credit. Written by: Jack McCulloch. Rising sea levels and increased intensity of storm surges are playing a considerable role in the degradation of coastal regions in the Pacific Islands.

New method predicts ‘stealth’ solar storms before they wreak geomagnetic havoc on Earth

Frontier Sin

Palmerio and collaborators looked at four stealth CMEs that occurred between 2008 and 2016. By Mischa Dijkstra, Frontiers science writer. Image credit: Lukasz Pawel Szczepanski /

2016 107

Catherine Heymans appointed first female Astronomer Royal for Scotland

Physics World

Heymans has a DPhil in astrophysics from the University of Oxford and, following postdoctoral positions in Germany and Canada, moved to the University of Edinburgh in 2008.

2008 83

U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Begins Arctic Journey

Ocean Conservancy

times larger than the number of ships passing through the region in 2008.” Over the next few weeks, the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy will travel from the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska through Arctic waters to the northern Atlantic Ocean.

Rulemaking Nightmares


2008 U.S. LEXIS 28171, 2008 WL 926587, at *2 (N.D. 7, 2008). And how could there be when the court of appeals is citing cases dated in 1991, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2011. Posted on October 6, 2021 by John M. Barkett. Part I: Rulemaking. Beginning in 2012, I spent seven years on the Advisory Committee for Civil Rules.

2015 40

Dr Krithi K. Karanth – Finding your Passion and Having an Impact #WomeninScience

Frontier Sin

I graduated from Duke University in the US in 2008 with my PhD and have been an Associate Professor there since then as adjunct faculty. Author: Emma Phipps, Journal Specialist. This week, we speak to Dr. Krithi K.

Western PA Conservancy Begins Accepting Applications For Canoe Access Grants Oct. 18

PA Environment Daily

The Fund Roy Weil and Mary Shaw, outdoor enthusiasts and Conservancy members since 1974, established the Canoe Access Development Fund in 2008 to help make the rivers and streams of Western Pennsylvania more accessible for recreation and encourage others to get outdoors.

2008 56

Electric Vehicles Combat Climate Change

Global Green

Electric energy generation by renewable sources has doubled since 2008. CHRIS JOHNSTON DECEMBER 2, 2020. Chris Johnston is co-author of The Arrival of the Electric Car – An Overview of the EV Revolution Happening Now.

2020 83

Parents of Children Killed by Fentanyl, and Environmental Progress, Request Action by Los Angeles Sheriff

Environmental Progress

July 28, 2021 Sheriff Alex Villanueva Hall of Justice 211 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 229-1700 Dear Sheriff Villanueva, Thank you for taking action to end the homeless encampments in Venice Beach with care and compassion.

2001 81

A personal mission: one scientist’s search for a theory of everything

Physics World

A childhood recollection from 1988 is followed by a trip to Germany in 2008, a 2011 conference in India, a memory from Iceland dated 2006, and then another visit to Germany in 2009. Jesper Grimstrup is a Danish theoretical physicist who received his PhD in 2002.

2002 114

Profs. William Boyd and Alex Wang Join Prof. Ted Parson in Emmett Institute Faculty Leadership

Legal Planet

This month, the Emmett Institute is thrilled to welcome two of our core faculty members, W illiam Boyd and Alex Wang , to new roles at the Institute. Both will serve as faculty co-directors alongside our faculty director Ted Parson. In their new roles, Prof. Wang and Prof.

What’s Up With Water- October 4, 2021

Circle of Blue

In 2008, Michigan responded to new threats to its water supply by requiring farmers to register any new well able to pump at least 100,000 gallons a day. Transcript. Welcome to “What’s Up With Water,” your need-to-know news of the world’s water from Circle of Blue. I’m Eileen Wray-McCann.

2021 83

Gideon Mendel: Drowning World Opens May 1

Academy of Natural Sciences

Haiti (2008), Pakistan (2010), Australia and Thailand (2011), Nigeria (2012), Germany and The Philippines (2013),?England?and

Racial Impact Analyses

Green Law

In 2008, Iowa passed a law requiring racial impact statements for laws concerning its criminal justice system after a report found the state ranked highest in racial disparity in its prison population. Elisabeth Haub Law School of Law Pace University Land Use Law Center Supervisor: John R. Nolon, Distinguished Professor Blog No. 25 of the Land Use, Human Health, and Equity Project Editor: Brooke Mercaldi Contributing Author: William West [*]. Racial Impact Analyses.

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Water Science Institute, Partners Celebrate Big Spring Run Legacy Sediment Stream Restoration Project In Lancaster County Sept. 30

PA Environment Daily

The Water Science Institute and its partners are hosting a celebration of the Big Spring Run Legacy Sediment Stream Restoration Project in West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County on September 30 at 10:00 a.m.

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The Stream, July 9, 2021: Colorado River Indian Tribes Play Crucial Role In Drought Management

Circle of Blue

Ohio, Michigan and Ontario have given themselves until 2025 to reduce phosphorus into Lake Erie by 40 percent compared to 2008 levels — a deadline they collectively are not on track to achieve despite throwing billions of dollars at the problem. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

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China’s Beijing Graphene Institute looks to accelerate the ‘graphene era’

Physics World

I started research in graphene in 2008. Graphene pioneer: Zhongfan Liu is founding president of Beijing Graphene Institute. Courtesy: Beijing Graphene Institute). What is the role of the Beijing Graphene Institute (BGI) and why was it created?

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