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Coursera World Bank

Some final concluding thoughts about the unavoidable complexities of climate science and the need to confront uncertainties and inconsistencies. Some respected scientists question the seriousness of climate risks and as the discussion forums illustrate, this can make for quite heated … Continue reading

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what’s the plan?

The notion that we can reasonably adapt to 4°C is ill-founded because (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6hdzDj-9cy6VUlOc1VMRHZwYUk/edit): • Climate researcher Rachel Warren says that: “In… a 4°C world, the limits for human adaptation are likely to be exceeded in many parts of the world, … Continue reading

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the New Climate Normal

Turn Down the Heat : Confronting the New Climate Normal cb Download English PDF (16.03Mb) This report focuses on the risks of climate change to development in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and parts … Continue reading

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Risk management for climate change

http://climatescreeningtools.worldbank.org/ The Guardian actually took the risk of creating a campaign for fossil fuel divestment and its editor decided to make climate change its priority this year. Here is the link: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2015/mar/16/keep-it-in-the-ground-guardian-climate-change-campaign Many institutions (including all the institutions that have … Continue reading

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Mexico’s INDC

Mexico Becomes First Developing Country to Release New Climate Plan (INDC) by Taryn Fransen, Juan-Carlos Altamirano, Heather McGray and Kathleen Mogelgaard – March 31, 2015 In 2012, Mexico became the first developing country to pass comprehensive climate change legislation. Last … Continue reading

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https://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/press-releases/general/more-and-stronger-natural-disasters-european-red-cross-societies-and-european-commission-launch-campaign-to-improve-preparedness-/ http://www.redcross.ca/blog/2014/9/disaster-resilience-journal–an-interactive-documentary-of-resilience-in-the-face-of-disasters http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1109877?query=featured_home& http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/2010BAMS3092.1 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/weather-disasters-increasing-insurance-industry-warns-1.1306326  

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climate change risk perceptions

The American public’s climate change risk perceptions, policy preferences, and behavior are particularly important as the United States alone produces approximately 20% of global carbon emissions. Although China is now considered to be the world’s largest overall emitter of carbon … Continue reading

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Risk Abatement

Risk abatement means minimizing the risk or minimizing the impact of that risk. There are four categories of risk management: Modify exposure: different water supply, treat supply water to remove contaminant, increase dilution, have residents purchase bottled water Modify effects: … Continue reading

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