News Highlights

Natural Climate Solutions Highlights of TNC’s “Speak Up” Campaign

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is highlighting five things we all can do to help speak up about climate change. Supporting “natural climate solutions” is a major component of their environmental action guide.

Access to a healthy environment declared a human right by UN rights council

The Human Rights Council recognised this Friday, for the first time, that having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right.

September 2021 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

NOAA and its partners have released the latest Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks, which recap summer conditions and provide insight into what might be expected this autumn.

Climate Change & Crops

As dry spells and heat waves collide more often, farmers face damaging impacts to crops, Climate Central reports.

UN General Assembly and Climate Week NYC to Accelerate Climate Action

Climate Week New York City (CWNYC 2021) from 20 to 26 September provides a platform for showcasing leading climate action and exploring how accelerate action to tackle the climate crisis. CWNYC will focus on fulfilling and increasing commitments made by businesses, governments and organizations to deliver the promise of the Paris Agreement.

NASA Drought Research Shows Value of Both Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

A recent study suggests the western United States is headed for prolonged drought conditions whether greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb or are aggressively reined in. However, the study also showed that the severity of acute, extreme drought events and the overall severity of prolonged drought conditions can be reduced with emissions-curbing efforts compared to a high-emissions future. This is important information for decision-makers considering two tools they can use to reduce climate impacts: Adaptation and mitigation.

Resources: 2021 Fall Package

Climate Central reports: A warming fall season means that summer mosquitoes, sweltering heat, wildfires, and allergies are sticking around longer.

The new IPCC Report includes – get this, good news

Tucked into the abundant bad news about worsening extreme weather and unavoidable warming is a key message and reason for hope, if not yet confidence – the Paris targets are still within reach.

A New Window on Rising Seas

NASA’s Sea Level Change Team has created a sea level projection tool that makes extensive data on future sea level rise from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) easily accessible to the public – and to everyone with a stake in planning for the changes to come.

IPCC 6th Assessment Report – The Physical Science Basis – Summary from Climate Central

Part I of the new IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, The Physical Science Basis, updates the current scientific understanding of climate change, indicating that the impacts of climate change are largely happening the way scientists have expected.

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