The ECOreport reposts news of a new study, Fighting Climate Change Through Urban Ecosystem Restoration
Originally Published on SFU News
By Ian Bryce
Flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase over the next few decades and will be extremely costly to manage. But a new study from Simon Fraser University shows how cities working together to restore and maintain ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to respond to climate change, and provides additional benefits such as buoyant property values and community health.
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The ECOreport reposts news from California, where Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit
Originally Published on the Daily KOS
by Dan Bacher
California Governor Jerry Brown announced yesterday, via video message at the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, Germany, that the state will convene the “world’s climate leaders” in San Francisco in September 2018 for a “Global Climate Action Summit.”
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The ECOreport publishes another Op-ED about climate impacts, Canada Facing Increased Flooding
From the David Suzuki Foundation
By David Suzuki, with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Communications Specialist Theresa Beer.
Spring flooding in Canada this year upended lives, inundated city streets and swamped houses, prompting calls for sandbags, seawalls and dikes to save communities. Ontario and Quebec’s April rainfall was double the 30-year average. Thousands of homes in 130 Quebec municipalities stretching from the Ontario border to the Gaspé Peninsula flooded in May. Montreal residents raced to protect their homes and families as three dikes gave way and the city declared a state of emergency. The Ontario government had to boost its resources for an emergency flood response.
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The ECOreport Looks At A Joint Health Canada & Science Media Centre of Canada report, Canada is 1.7 degrees warmer than in 1948
By Roy L Hales
Average global temperatures keep rising. While 2016 is the warmest year on record, the previous record was set in 2015 and, before that, 2014. A new joint report from Health Canada and the Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC) puts this into perspective. Canada is 1.7 degrees warmer than in 1948.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed from the United States, Withdrawing From Paris Accord Was Not In The National Interest
Originally Posted on the Thoughts of a Lapsed Physicist
By Allan Hoffman
It is hard to even know where to begin to respond to President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. This is not because it was unexpected – the Trump Administration has sent several signals through its appointments that acceptance of and actions to address global warming and climate change is not on its agenda. What is most striking and disturbing, in this author’s opinion, is the distortion of facts and outright lying that defined the President’s withdrawal statement, and the impact that this withdrawal will have on our country and its standing in the world. While the decision by the U.S. to withdraw will not stop other countries, and states and localities in the U.S., from continuing their efforts to reduce carbon emissions, it will slow down the global effort and is a tragic decision on three grounds – moral, economic, and national security. I discuss each of these below.
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The ECOreport attends a Science Media Centre of Canada webinar on how the Changing Climate Affects Sea Level Rise
By Roy L Hales
Sea levels are already rising. One tends to think of impacts in the Third World but, between 1969 and 2010, Prince Edward Island lost 20 square kilometres. According to Dr. Adam Fenech, Director of the Climate Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island, close to a thousand PEI homes, 17 lighthouses (one of which is already half in the water) and a number of wind turbines could be lost by 2100. A new webinar from the Science Media Centre of Canada discussed an important factor not included in this calculation. The changing climate affects sea level rise.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about America’s withdrawal, Paris Agreement Better Off Without Trump
The Conversation via Clean Technica
By Luke Kemp
The conventional wisdom that the United States should remain under the Paris Agreement is wrong. A US withdrawal would be the best outcome for international climate action.
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The ECOreport looks into the United States withdrawal from COP 21, Trump wants a new climate deal
By Roy L Hales
Though often been portrayed as a climate change denier, the President made no reference to climate when he explained the reasons for America’s withdrawal from the agreement reached at Paris in 2015. Rather, it seems Donald Trump wants a new climate deal.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Trump’s climate policy, RMI Reacts To America’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement
Originally Published on RMI Outlet
Friends, we are greatly disappointed in President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
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The ECOreport reposts an appeal for Americans to Take action, Stand with 68 Climate Mayors Supporting the Paris Agreement
Press Release from Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles
Trump just pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement to combat global climate change. He denies reality, but we won’t.
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