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 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.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Climate Change Daily Vid Dec 10 2017:Footage of starving polar bear exposes climate change impact

Starving Polar Bear Draws Attention to Climate Change A video of an emaciated polar bear filmed last July near Baffin Island, Nunavut by Paul Nicklen of SeaLegacy has gone viral across social media, putting a face to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic.

“It’s a very sad video—one that’s hard to watch for anyone who cares about wildlife,” said Geoff York, senior director of conservation at Polar Bears International. “In the footage, the bear clearly appears to be on its last legs. It’s in extremely poor body condition and visibly appears to be starving.”

The future for polar bears

Research shows that sea ice retreat, and the reduced hunting opportunities polar bears experience with less ice, already has led to reduced body condition and survival in some polar bear subpopulations.

“When biologists talk about reduced survival, what they are really saying is that more polar bears are starving to death,” said Dr. Steven Amstrup, PBI’s chief scientist. “And this is what starvation looks like.”

Climate Change Daily Vid Dec 9 2017:Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency Due to Fires

Governor of California Jerry Brown said climate change has exacerbated droughts in the state.

As of December 8, more than 141,000 acres had burned and 212,000 people had been evacuated.

December 2017 Wildfires

Release Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017

Time: 1:00 p.m.


Mandatory evacuations have been lifted in the unincorporated areas East and North of Santa Paula’s City Limits.
• The unincorporated area East of Santa Paula Creek, North of HWY 126, West of Hall Rd, North to the Las Padres National Forest
• The unincorporated area north of Santa Paula on SR 150 North of Bridge Road to Thomas Aquinas College

A complete list of evacuations and road closures may be found at:

Friday, 8 December 2017

Climate Change Daily VId Dec 8 2017:Goldman Sachs??? Climate Change huh???

Interview with director Jeff Orlowski’s award-winning documentary films
Chasing Ice & Chasing Coral

documents the devastating impacts of climate change on ecosystems around the world – from the Arctic glaciers to the Great Barrier Reef.

In this discussion, he describes capturing those impacts on film while also offering an optimistic set of solutions for the future.

FILMMAKER JEFF ORLOWSKI’s feature length documentary Chasing Ice was invited to screen at the White House, the United Nations and the United States Congress and has captured over 40 awards from film festivals around the world. It went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song, and has screened on all seven continents.

Climate Change Daily VId Dec 7 2017: Anthropogenic Climate Change Is Real Give it a listen

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Musical Credits: Kevin Goldberg - Bass, Vocals Connor Lonsdale - Drums Tennessee Mowrey - Guitar, Vocals Ampersand - vocals, keyboards Semi Colon - vocals Produced by Ampersand Mixed by Robert M. Powell
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Climate Change Daily Vid Dec 6 2017:How the military fights climate change

Dr. Titley has spoken across the country and throughout the world on the importance of climate change as it relates to National Security.

He was invited to present on behalf of the Department of Defense at both Congressional Hearings and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meetings from 2009 to 2011. He has presented a TEDx talk on climate change and speaks regularly on this topic at Universities across the country.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Climate Change Daily Vid Dec 5 2017: Barack is back in town - Climate Summit in Chicago.

North American Climate Summit in Chicago.

Chicago hosts the 2017 North American Climate Summit, bringing together Mayors from the U.S., Canada and Mexico to articulate commitments to the Paris Agreement and recognize the impact cities can have in the fight against climate change.

On December 4-6, 2017, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hosted the North American Climate Summit in concert with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy partners, bringing together leaders from the U.S., Canada and Mexico to sign the Chicago Climate Charter and commit to addressing climate change at the local level.

A highlight of the Summit was the 5th annual 2017 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards luncheon. The ceremony celebrated mayors and cities undertaking the most ambitious and innovative projects to tackle climate change. Given the increasingly important role cities must play in driving climate action in the United States, the Awards will have a special focus on the leadership of U.S. cities on the global stage.

Mayors gathered for the Summit will be invited to make commitments to move forward with significant emissions reductions regardless of action taken by their respective federal governments. Working together, we can harness existing climate goals and create a regional roadmap for climate leadership.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Climate Change Daily VId Dec 4 2017: The Plight of Tropical Forests

Interview with Frances Seymour; Former Senior Fellow for Global Development and author of "Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics, and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change"

Every year, millions of trees are cut from our rainforests to extract oil and raise cattle to make money. These trees are essential for the air we all breathe. The burning of these trees alone contributes to over 15% of greenhouse gasses each year.

Working hand-in-hand with the indigenous communities who have called the rainforest home for millennia, The Rainforest Partnership help communities' sustainable micro-economies to resist deforestation by outside interests. Together we protect the forest.

Climate Change Daily Vid Dec 3 2017:Investors getting down with Climate Change Finance

Climate Change Finance becoming increasingly popular with Investors
Quintuple Shot

Stefanie Linhardt speaks to finance leaders about global trends in sustainable finance and how financial institutions can help achieve the Paris Agreement targets.

HSBC's Daniel Klier, global head of corporate sustainability and sustainable finance

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Climate Change Daily Vid Dec 2 2017:Security & climate change in the Pacific

Security and climate change in the Pacific: from Asia to the US

Since the first George W. Bush administration, the US security community has recognised the national security threats of climate change.

These high-probability, high-impact threats have remained a priority area for action within Congress and the Department of Defense.

The Asia-Pacific region is acutely vulnerable to the security impacts of climate change.

A range of underlying security fragilities and geo-strategic tensions will be shaped by increasingly frequent and severe disasters, impacts to coastal infrastructure and populations, sea level rise altering maritime boundary delimitations, greater food insecurity, and irregular migration flows.

This discussion explored these risks, how US military installations, operations, and strategies in the region may be shaped by them, and their influence on US bilateral and multilateral relationships.

  • John Conger Former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Senior Policy Advisor, The Center for Climate and Security
  • Shiloh Fetzek Senior Fellow for International Affairs, The Center for Climate and Security
  • Brigadier General (Retd) Gerald Galloway Former Dean of the Academic Board, United States Military Academy at West Point Member, Advisory Board, The Center for Climate and Security
  • Sherri Goodman Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security) Senior Advisor for International Security, The Center for Climate and Security
  • Dr Marcus King Director of the Master of Arts in International Affairs Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University Member, Advisory Board, The Center for Climate and Security
  •  Rear Admiral (Retd) Ann Phillips Former Director of the Surface Warfare Division, US Navy Member, Advisory Board, The Center for Climate and Security

The IISS was founded in the UK in 1958 with a focus on nuclear deterrence and arms control. Today, it is also renowned for The Military Balance, its annual assessment of countries' armed forces and for its high-powered security summits, including the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue

The Center for Climate and Security (CCS) is a non-partisan policy institute with a team and distinguished Advisory Board of security and military experts, and the only institution exclusively focused on the intersection of climate and security. CCS envisions a climate-resilient world which recognizes that climate change threats to security are significant and unprecedented, and acts to address those threats in a manner that is commensurate to their scale, consequence and probability. To further this goal, CCS facilitates policy development processes and dialogues, provides analysis, conducts research, communicates to the public, and acts as a resource hub in the climate and security field.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Climate Change Daily VId Dec 1 2017: New Race Against Climate Change Initiative

Sir Richard Branson at it again on the Climate Change battle

Sir Richard Branson backs new sustainability campaign and adds first name to new online pledge

The DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team, in conjunction with Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and its partners, has today launched an innovative new initiative entitled the Race Against Climate Change (RACC).

The new campaign aims to accelerate the energy transition and help the world achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Accord (COP21), and was unveiled during a special live event held in the Formula E pit lane on the eve of the opening rounds to the new season in Hong Kong. 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”