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A resource for people looking to find out about the science and the impacts of Climate Change and Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). This is accomplished by curating scientific, political and business videos, news reports, surveys and polls as well as creating original content. (CHECK OUT OUR HSAWR ORIGINAL VIDEOS) The Pentagon," calls CLIMATE CHANGE an “urgent and growing threat to America's national security” and blames it for “increased natural disasters” that will require more American troops designated to combat bad weather.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Climate Change Daily Vid Dec 15 2017:Australian agtech company The Yield is revolutionizing farming practices

Australian agtech company The Yield is revolutionizing farming practices by using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help growers understand data and adopt more sustainable practices.



The Yield is an Australian agricultural technology company.

On a mission to transform food and farming practices by building secure, scalable digital technology. Working closely with produce growers to design their products

Committed to solving real challenges – at farm level and throughout the food chain.

Ros Harvey FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Ros Harvey is an experienced entrepreneur and executive in the field of technology – particularly the Internet of Things (IoT) and user-centric design. Ros is committed to creating public good through the innovative use of technology, which is reflected throughout her career.

After founding The Yield in 2014, Ros now leads an experienced team which brings together leading engineers, data scientists, agriculturists and technologists. Each of these skills work together to ensure our solutions offer real outcomes for growers and industry.



Climate Change Daily VId Dec 14 2017:Kenya, government and U.N. help with Coral reefs

Coral reefs stop erosion, and are incredibly biodiverse. Mangroves store carbon and keep rising seas at bay. But U.N. officials say we are losing both at an alarming rate. In Kenya, government and U.N. officials are enlisting locals to help replace what is being lost.



Kenya—Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya Plus (StARCK+)

Much of Kenya’s economy is based around sectors that are highly climate vulnerable, particularly tourism, arable agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, and livestock. Minor industries that employ significant numbers, such as forestry and coastal and freshwater fisheries, are also sensitive to climate change.

Kenya’s energy sector is highly dependent on hydropower, and therefore it—along with the industry and manufacturing that it powers—is also climate vulnerable. StARCK+ is designed to achieve transformational change by helping Kenya to scale up private sector innovation and investment in low carbon and adaptation products, services, and assets such as clean energy, sustainable agriculture, water management, and weather forecasting.

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  • Helped draft Kenya’s Climate Change Act in 2016. 
  • Supported 15,000 people to cope with climate change through the adoption of climate smart agricultural practices, with more than 20,000 farmers additionally supported through access to downscaled weather and climate information services. 
  •  Provided 66,655 people with access to cleaner energy through fuel efficient and cleaner fuel cookstoves, saving the equivalent of 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. 
  •  Awarded FICCF grants to the UN, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, and the ClimateCare carbon offset company. 
  •  Facilitated innovative coordination between MFIs, climate specialists, and agricultural supply chain actors resulting in groundbreaking, systemic shifts in agriculture production. Examples include increased uptake of climate resilient crops such as sorghum and cassava, diversified income generation such as utilizing indigenous chicken, and production improvements in dairy and crops that reduce net emissions whilst increasing productivity.

Climate Change Daily VIds Dec 13 2017: Bloomberg and Carney spreading the word

Forget the Trump Administration's stance on Climate Change, Americans, both individuals and companies turn up to Paris Summit to provide support.


The risk is that people aren’t thinking about this sufficiently, and that there’s a bigger adjustment that comes -- you get a climate Minsky moment where there’s much tougher regimes put in place, Carney said in an interview on Bloomberg Television , noting there’s already upheaval in the strategy of German utilities and stemming from the Volkswagen AG emissions scandal.

Nearly 240 firms have signed up to a disclosure campaign led by billionaire Michael Bloomberg and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. The number has more than doubled over the past six months.

Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, said the firms will benefit by demonstrating to employees, customers and shareholders that they are being environmentally friendly, managing climate risks and pursuing climate-related business opportunities. "If the investing public likes what they are doing, they'll get a higher valuation, their stock will go up and [corporate] bonuses will be bigger," he said.

Climate Change Daily Vids Dec 12 2017:Bib Inglis' Son made him believe the Climate Change Facts

Republican politician Bob Inglis used to think that climate change was nonsense; but his son--and science--changed his mind. Today he advocates letting market forces do their work. "The thing to do is to make it apparent in the marketplace what the costs of energy are, and eliminate all the subsidies, and have a level playing field and a strong competition. If you do that, we can fix climate change. That is what needs to be done."



A Conservative Who Believes That Climate Change Is Real
Republican Bob Inglis’ statement that he believed in human-caused climate change helped cost him his seat in Congress. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, Inglis explains why he is now trying to persuade his fellow conservatives that their principles can help save the planet.
Coal-fired electricity causes 23,600 premature deaths each year in the United States. There are over 3 million lost workdays. Those are real and quantifiable costs that aren’t attributed to the cost of electricity at my meter. And so I’m blissfully unaware of the true cost of my electricity. And since it appears so cheap, I don’t innovate because there’s no reason to innovate. I live in South Carolina — I could have a solar hot water heater for example, but I don’t have one. Anyone altruistic would put one on their roof. I would like to be altruistic, but I’ve got two kids in college, and I can’t afford to be altruistic. But if the meter started reflecting the real cost of electricity, I would look at things differently.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Climate Change Daily Vid Dec 11 2017: From France AFD Committed $160B to Fight Climate Change

As part of Climate Finance Day organized in Paris on 11 December, AFD is gathering a panel of international financial experts for its “Mainstreaming!” initiative. The aim is to get investors from all over the world to take greater account of the climate in order to speed up financing for the fight against climate change.



Remy Rioux, chief executive officer at Agence Francaise de Developpement, discusses private funding to fight climate change and the possible impact from Brexit. He speaks with Francine Lacqua

The climate has been a priority for AFD since 2005. Because the climate and development are two interrelated emergencies. Because all over the world, energy and ecological transitions are full of opportunities. Two years after the Paris Agreement, now is the time for action. Climate investments are already underway and result in concrete actions. Alongside our partners, we are seeking to further scale up the movement. So that the investments of today shape the world of tomorrow.



Amazon.com: Best Sellers Climate Change

Lord Nicholas Stern

Today’s young people can and should hold their parents’ generation to account for their present actions. They can elicit an emotional response that can motivate action. If thinking about the lives of unborn future generations seems too abstract to motivate you to act, try instead looking a young child or grandchild in the eye and asking yourself what sort of future you are leaving for them. There is something that, on reflection, many adults would surely find repugnant in the idea that they will leave their children a damaged planet that will radically affect their life possibilities. Lord Nicholas Stern

Kiribati President Anote Tong

"…I remember I had been trying to convince him to visit Kiribati and he did in 2011. He came to Kiribati and I remember he went to visit one of these communities that was flooded every time there is very high tides and there was this young boy who stepped up to the Secretary General and said Mr. Secretary General, you are a very important man you know, is there something that you can do to ensure I will have a future, that I will have a home. And the Secretary General came back and he said Mr. President I have been listening to you at the General Assembly but I never truly understood what it was you trying to communicate but now I do and I feel and I understand I would do everything that I can”