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twins

11 July 2016 | Geo Risk    Topics Online homepage El Niño and its twin sister La Niña 2015 gave us the third overall strongest El Niño event ever recorded after 1997/98 and 1982/83. Now it is the turn of La Niña, which … Continue reading

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400ppm milestone

World’s carbon dioxide concentration teetering on the point of no return Future in which global concentration of CO2 is permanently above 400 parts per million looms ‘We’re going into very new territory’: James Butler, of the US National Oceanographic and … Continue reading

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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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carbon dioxide emissions

Countries are submitting their plans for emission reductions now for discussion at the Paris IPCC meeting. Plans are in the form of “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDCs). You can track INDCs submitted to date and analyses by several NGOs: WRI … 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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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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Unconscious Decision Making

Published on Jul 26, 2012 Instinct is the driving force behind human decision making. Irrationality must be recognized if we’re going to get beyond the risks of not being built as thinking machines, says David Ropeik. David P. Ropeik is … Continue reading

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