In the Amazon, the World’s Largest Reservoir of Biodiversity, Two-Thirds of Species Have Lost Habitat to Fire and Deforestation

Inside Climate News

Science Amazon Rainforest Biodiversity Brazil Climate Change DeforestationA new report finds that up to 85 percent of threatened animal and plant species have had their habitat damaged by mining, agriculture or logging.

Coffee prices spike, thanks to climate change

Inhabitant

If melting polar ice caps and a deforested Amazon seem too far away to be real, many consumers may soon get an up-close and personal taste of climate change in their coffee cups. Coffee bean prices are about to spike

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Climate Change Is Intensifying the Water Cycle, New IPCC Report Finds

Circle of Blue

The climate crisis will jeopardize key sources of fresh water and make extreme weather events more severe. There are a handful of high-impact “tipping points” that could drastically change global or regional water cycles. degrees, the goal established in the Paris Climate Agreement.

Palm oil map to aid in sustainable planning

Successful Green

Daily News Social Responsibility Sustainability climate change deforestation mapping palm oil sattelite social responsibility Southeast Asia successful GREEN sustainability

1,900th Post: Climate Change As A Wicked Problem

Edouard Stenger

Years ago, when I discovered the threat of climate change and the opportunities presented by solar photovoltaic energy, I thought this was pretty straightforward. But even solving both energy and transportation equations would not solve climate change entirely.

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Guest Commentary: Brazilian’s first tort climate case for illegal deforestation in Amazonia

Law Columbia

Over the last year Brazil has seen numerous innovative climate litigation claims filed that have questioned the country’s climate policies and general effects of activities on climate change. (I Illegal deforestation in traditional land. Climate Damage.

I Have Been Censored By Facebook For Telling The Truth About Climate Change And Extinctions

Environmental Progress

It is called, “On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare.” As background, my new book, Apocalypse Never , is a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence on climate change, deforestation, plastic waste, species extinction, and other major environmental topics.

2020 87

The Stream, July 1, 2021: Brazil Bans Outdoor Fires To Curb Deforestation In Amazon

Circle of Blue

Climate is going to challenge our economies and the health of all people who live here.” – Cathy Whitlock, a Montana State University paleoclimatologist. A newly released climate assessment found that climate change, especially water scarcity, is affecting the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

The Penumbras and Emanations of Climate Change: The Case for Environmental Constitutionalism in The U.S. Context.

Vermont Law

were created to do just what the Youth Plaintiffs are vindicating; relief from the effects of climate change and preserving the planet for future generations. Yet, for climate activists, Juliana. case has been dismissed, this is not the time for climate activists to give up.

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How to Spread the Word About Climate Change

Environment Blog

Climate change has never been more relevant – global warming is impacting everything we do, from the food we eat and the transport we use to the homes we live in, our family and friends, and the air we breathe. Not exactly inspiring anyone to change their habits, is it? Climate

2019 52

Testimony by Michael Shellenberger before the House Agriculture Committee on “Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors”

Environmental Progress

Testimony before the House Agriculture Committee for a Hearing on “Climate Change and the U.S. Technological change and agricultural modernization will significantly outweigh climate change in the U.S. It similarly suggests that the risks of climate change to U.S.

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Why clearing Brazil’s forests for farming can make it harder to grow crops

Environmental News Bits

But the deforestation that facilitated Brazil’s soybean boom is now undermining it, bringing hotter and drier weather that makes soybeans less productive,… Read more → Agriculture Climate change PublicationsRead the full story from NPR. Millions of acres of Brazil’s forest and grasslands have been cleared over the past 30 years to grow soybeans, making the country the world’s biggest soybean producer.

The Origins of Climate Awareness in the Legal Academy

Legal Planet

Today, climate change is the central, though by no means the only, concern in environmental law. I found only one relevant reference using the term “climate change” before 1985. There were a few more mentions of climate change in 1983.

Earth Overshoot Day: we have just exceeded what Earth can regenerate in a year

A Greener Life

decrease in global forest biocapacity due in large part to the spike in Amazon deforestation. million hectares of forest were lost in 2020 and estimates for 2021 indicate up to 43% year-over-year increase in deforestation. Image credit: Earth Overshoot Day. By Anders Lorenzen.

Increasing Natural Disasters Are “Not So Natural” Afterall

Nature Talkies

When the world is standing amidst a climate crisis and facing multiple threats from nature, we really need to ponder what all this rage is about and how we can fix our ways for a healthier and safer planet. Deforestation.

IPCC: The planet is on red alert

A Greener Life

Just months be fore the crucial UN climate summit, COP26 kicks off in Glasgow, UK in November the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued one of its starkest reports stating that governments have taken too long to take action and we are now paying the price.

Understanding Ecology: A beginner’s handbook

Nature Talkies

Changes occurring in the ecosystem due to different factors like increase in temperature, overexploitation of natural resources, excessive fishing, deforestation, and other human activities disturb the balance in the environment. Ecology Climate Change Deforestation Ecosystem

Analysis: Water crisis pushes Brazil’s rural producers to switch to solar energy

A Greener Life

However, most farmers opting to transition to cleaner energy aren’t influenced by climate mitigation. The increase in energy demand and climate risks, manifest in lower seasonal rainfall, have worried the electricity sector for years.

Reporting on COP: Farming for the Future – Climate Change and Food Security

Vermont Law

with increasing evidence showing that this is man-made climate change. Thus, the urgency for solutions increases here at COP22 where the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (. is meeting to discuss and improve climate change goals. and renewable energy, co-benefits and trade-offs around land use and deforestation concerns, and exploration of funding options.

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Book review: Enlightenment Now, by Steven Pinker

Edouard Stenger

Firstly, the author completely misses the mark on the topic I have dedicated part of my professional life for the past 10+ years: climate change. Fails to address climate change. But we need REAL solutions now, both to climate change and plastic pollution.

2018 52

Climate Change in the Courts

Vermont Law

It has been a busy year for climate litigation and 2020 promises even more fireworks. the landmark securities fraud trial in New York against Exxon, and the proliferation of state nuisance cases against oil companies will put courts in the position to answer important questions on how they will handle climate issues. This will require radical overhaul of the nation’s energy and transportation systems and fundamental changes to agricultural production and the built environment.

2019 40

Ready for COP: Growing Pains: Are GMOs an Adaptation Solution for Growing, Hungry Populations Affected by Climate Change?

Vermont Law

Although this is 100 million less than 10 years ago, the future of food security remains uncertain in the face of climate change. will be particularly challenging due to changing precipitation patterns, warming temperatures, and extreme weather events resulting from climate change. Ideally this will be done without increasing deforestation and consequently decreasing carbon storage. The agriculture sector directly impacts climate change.

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Global emissions from energy are flat. Now what ?

Edouard Stenger

There are still reasons to cheer in our fight against climate change. This is the third year in a row that emissions from energy are flat, yet, climate scientists report that our atmosphere is seeing its carbon content grow faster than ever. Deforestation is one.

2017 52

HotSpots H2O: Years-Long Drought Pushes Brazil to the Brink

Circle of Blue

Scientists attribute the drought’s severity to climate change, deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, and the La Niña weather pattern. By the end of this century, the region’s annual rainfall is expected to drop by up to 30 percent due to climate change.

It is the time for nature: World Environment Day 2020

Manning Law

As ecosystems and biodiversity fall to cities, agriculture, infrastructure, climate change and pollution, nature’s ability to provide food, oxygen, clean water and climate regulation plummets. Meanwhile, the climate emergency has not gone away. This means, as Joseph Stiglitz and other luminaries recently said, we face going out of the COVID frying pan into the climate fire. COVID-19 recovery packages can spark change.

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Global Warming, Sea-Ice Loss Intensify Polar Bear Decline

Nature Talkies

Promote better use of natural resources, preventing deforestation, and massive use of fossil fuels. Climate Change Global Warming greenhouse Gases Polar Bear

Major developments for global climate litigation: the Human Rights Council recognizes the right to a healthy environment and the Committee on the Rights of the Child publishes its decision in an international youth climate case

Law Columbia

The last few days saw two major developments in international rights-based climate litigation, with the adoption of a new resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) and a long-awaited decision on a climate case by the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Recent Developments on rights-based climate litigation. In particular, the recognition can embolden stakeholders and courts, to adopt a rights-based approach to climate litigation.

Benefits of Going ‘Solar’ at Home or Business

Nature Talkies

Deforestation, industrialisation, pollution, climate changes and overexploitation of natural resources are the major forces behind ecological disharmony today. Environment Science Earth Friendly Forest and Climate Change Solar Energy Solar Power

2020 52

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

Law Columbia

How would such a legal system work, and could giving rights to nature help in the legal battle against climate change? Climate litigation using the rights of nature. The complaint also alleges that climate change is one of the threats faced by the river.

IPCC report urges for action to limit global warming to 1.5C

Edouard Stenger

Earlier this month, the scientists of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report on limiting global warming to 1.5C. Deforestation and environmental destruction are still a reality in many countries around the world. Systemic change is urgently required.

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September 2021 Updates to the Climate Case Charts

Law Columbia

Each month, Arnold & Porter and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law collect and summarize developments in climate-related litigation, which we also add to our U.S. climate litigation charts. HERE ARE THE ADDITIONS TO THE CLIMATE CASE CHART SINCE UPDATE # 149. Circuit Found Deficiencies in Climate Change and Environmental Justice Analyses for Texas LNG Export Terminals. With respect to climate change, the D.C.

Energy news as COP23 is taking place in Germany

Edouard Stenger

Here are the news that caught my interest as the annual climate change conference, COP23, is currently taking place in Bonn, Germany. Meanwhile, many forget that the flip side of local air pollution is global climate change.

2017 52

A Global Biogas Revolution Is Taking Place

Edouard Stenger

Capturing and putting to good use these methane emissions from our many waste streams could limit climate change drastically. Most commercial fertilizers are a byproduct of natural gas and thus contribute to the climate emergency we are now facing.

2019 52

HotSpots H2O: Indigenous Communities, Biodiversity Along Brazil-Peru Border Threatened by Highway Construction

Circle of Blue

The Acre, Moa, Juruá, and Japiim rivers, which succumbed earlier this year to increased flooding linked to climate change and extreme rain events, are keystone socio-environmental features. Rio Acre © Arison Jardim/Secom. Christian Thorsberg, Circle of Blue.

What’s Up With Water — August 16, 2021

Circle of Blue

This week, Circle of Blue looks at a major new climate report, which finds that a warming planet is accelerating the water cycle. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of the world’s leading climate scientists, has released its sixth assessment report.

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On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

Environmental Progress

On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30.

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

Legal Planet

Both are leading scholars in their fields, exceptional classroom educators, and leaders of public interest initiatives that are shaping climate change and environmental law and policy in California, the U.S., and China could drive global climate action.

Announcing "Apocalypse Never"

Environmental Progress

Apocalypse Never contains chapters on climate change, deforestation, species extinction, plastic waste, meat, nuclear, renewables, fossil fuels, poverty, and much more. Dear Friends, I am happy to announce that on June 30, HarperCollins will publish my new book, Apocalypse Never.

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The Stream, September 23, 2021: New York City Risks Running Out of Water By 2050

Circle of Blue

Climate change will lead to more extreme weather in Brazil , including droughts and floods. When we think about people who are incarcerated, I would argue that they are on the front lines of climate change.” – Andrea Armstrong, a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans.

Three River Communities, Worlds Apart, Tell Stories of Indigeneity in the Age of the Anthropocene

Circle of Blue

The Dayak-Bahau man had been arrested for protesting the mass deforestation of his ancestral lands, Borneo’s tropical rainforests, which account for six percent of the world’s biodiversity. Kalimantan, Borneo © Marc Veraat. By Christian Thorsberg, Circle of Blue — August 10, 2021.