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    A remarkable series of rebuttals to climate contrarians/deniers/"faux-skeptics" has appeared on The Conversation, an Australian academic site:  "The debate... More »

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The Contrarians? Full article with references Last Updated on 2017-01-16 08:14:16   Climate Contrarians AKA climate science deniers or climate "faux" skeptics spread disinformation about climate and try to prevent responsible climate risk management. Information for this rather comprehensive article is drawn from the many sources and links in the text. Who are the contrarians? What is the contrarian Agenda? What do contrarians Say about global warming? [The "Four Fallacy Trenches"] What about Real Scientific Skepticism and contrarians? What are some Contrarian Tactics and Fallacies? What about "fringe" contrarian ideas? Aren't there some contrarians with credentials who disproved mainstream climate science? ANSWER = NO The Tobacco Analogy What do contrarians misunderstand about climate Risk Management? or WHY CONTRARIANS ARE CLIMATE RISK... More »
Department of Defense Acknowledges Risks of Climate Change Last Updated on 2017-01-16 08:13:02 IS CLIMATE CHANGE A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT? THE U.S. MILITARY AND MILITARY EXPERTS SAY YES! 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review Video on the military aspects of climate change - Watch it! Analysis (Guy Quinlan) The Waxman-Whitehouse letter on National security and climate change Climate Risks Relevant to Speech by John Kerry  (by Climate Nexus) 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review   2014 QUADRENNIAL DEFENSE REVIEW Full text is HERE. Quotes from the review are below: "The impacts of climate change may increase the frequency, scale, and complexity of future missions, including defense support to civil authorities, while at the same time undermining the capacity of our domestic installations to support training activities." "Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As... More »
CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE RISK OF NUCLEAR WAR Last Updated on 2017-01-16 08:12:19 CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE RISK OF NUCLEAR WAR For some time experts, including the U.S. military, have been warning Congress that climate change has serious national security implications, including increased risk of armed conflict.[1] Now a December 2016 article from the Princeton University Project on Science and Global Security[2] specifically calls attention to risks of nuclear war. One of the most dangerous possible nuclear flash points is in South Asia, where nuclear-armed India and Pakistan have fought three wars and numerous smaller armed conflicts, often over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Now the danger is being heightened by increasing tensions over water rights. Both countries depend heavily on the Indus River system, originating in the snow and glacier meltwater of the Himalayas, and tensions have been rising over such actions as India’s construction of dams on... More »
Trump, Denial, and Climate Change Risk Last Updated on 2017-01-16 08:11:40 Climate Portal Statement on Trump and the U. S. Elections Climate action is multifaceted. Trump can slow some of it but he cannot kill it. Trump cannot cancel the Paris Agreement. Probably he will try to sabotage it. U.S. national climate action (e.g. the EPA) will be hit hard in the short run. Climate anti-science contrarian/deniers will be appointed, and science will suffer. But: The states (CA NY ...) and cities responsible for most CO2 will continue to act. Business will continue to wake up to climate risk. People will continue to put solar panels on their roofs. Also: The old Confederacy, Midwest farmers and Rust Belt supporters for Trump will be hit harder and harder by extreme weather. Eventually all will reject the climate contrarian "hoax" lie. There is still no choice but optimism. We have to keep going. You can help. Coverage of Climate... More »
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Last Updated on 2017-01-16 08:10:57 The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) is a 15-year, voluntary, non-binding agreement which recognizes that the State has the primary role to reduce disaster risk. Disaster risk includes disasters from climate change impacts, as stressed in the Disaster risk reduction and resilience in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, document by the UNISDR (United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction). The Sendai Framework aims for: The substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries.  Click Here for the chart for the Sendai Framework Specifically, the Sendai Framework has seven targets and four priorities for action... More »