Category Archives: Climate Change

Another Perspective on the Need for DATA on WHAT WORKS

From the blog on the CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research, I think they do stuff with forests) web site at <http://blog.cifor.org/47876/time-to-get-it-together-on-mitigation-and-adaptation?fnl=en> Note that this article is based on a systematic survey of existing project documentation. WE NEED MORE, and, … [Read more]

Overfishing + Nutrients + Climate Change = Sick Reefs

Important Article from NATURE COMMUNICATIONS Click below to download — Authors and Abstract on this page Overfishing and Nutrient Pollution Interact with Temperature to Disrupt Coral Reefs Down to Microbial Scales. Jesse R. Zaneveld, Deron E. Burkepile, Andrew A. Shantz, Catharine … [Read more]

Review of Threats to Tropical Coastal Ecosystem Services

Dr. Edwin A. Hernández-Delgado of the University of Puerto Rico has just had an important new publication accepted in Volume 101, 15 December, pp 5-28 of the Marine Pollution Bulletin, entitled, “The emerging threats of climate change on tropical coastal … [Read more]

Research Study: Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Coastal Zone Management in the US Virgin Islands

Over the past year we have been consulting with some of the students in the graduate School of Forestry of Yale University on some papers that were written as a product of their field visit to the United States Virgin … [Read more]

Mangroves Can Cope with Sea Level Rise by Increasing Soil Height

[From a post by the Washington Office of IUCN, to the DC Marine Conservation e-mail group]                  30-Jul-2013  A new report by The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International shows that mangroves can adapt … [Read more]

Huffington Post on Lemurs: speech by Russell Mittermeier, pres. Conservation International

Madagascar is one of the world’s most heavily impacted countries in terms of recent habitat destruction, and its globally unique species are sending us an urgent warning. Nearly 90 percent of its natural vegetation has already been lost, and erosion on the island is severe. [Read more]

International trade drives biodiversity threats in developing nations

from Nature:Letters (which suggests the article is not fully peer-reviewed), information about a very important study that illustrates the direct links between globalization and threats to biodiversity and important habitats. [Read more]

Sea Level Rise in South Pacific Atolls

Late last year, Dr. Arthur Webb of the Pacific Island Applied Geoscience Commission made a presentation on Atoll shoreline response to sea level rise over the last 50 years – Pingelap & Mokil Atolls, FSM (Federated States of Mictronesia). [Read more]

Investors Not Accounting for Climate Change Effects

Investment portfolios around the world are filled with “hidden risks” because their managers do not consider climate change when making investment decisions — largely because asset owners aren’t asking them to. [Read more]

Sea Level Rise: Important Article in NewScientist, July 2009

These reports are both a good reference, and AN IMPORTANT REMINDER that we need to feature future SEA LEVEL RISE issues in all of our reports. [Read more]