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Posted on November 16, 2017 - 11:47am, by abrown
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Facing the rising tide: Sustainable ways to address climate change for resilient coastal communities and healthy marine ecosystems in Southeast Asia

The effects of climate change are increasingly felt, and threaten livelihoods and biodiversity in coastal and marine ecosystems, globally. Sea-level rise and increased storm intensity severely affect coastal communities, while rising water temperatures and ocean acidifcation change coastal and oceanic ecosystems dramatically. Healthy, well-functioning ecosystems enhance natural resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change and reduce the vulnerability of people. The Paris Agreement realizes this connection and charts a new course in the global climate effort. Still, the sum of local actions are essential in taking the Paris Agreement forward and successfully addressing climate change.

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Posted on November 14, 2017 - 10:26pm, by abrown
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Via IUCN

"The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany."

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Posted on November 14, 2017 - 2:23pm, by raye
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Via The Pardee Periodical: Journal of Global Affairs

"Terrestrial systems have long been the favored child in conservation campaigns and climate policy. This bias is understandable – humans live on land, not in the sea; and what is out of sight is out of mind. However, while we do not immediately think of the oceans as sustaining human society, we have benefited from their services through things such as food supply and climate regulation. Today, marine systems around the world are on the brink of collapse, facing decline from traditional human stressors such as over-fishing and pollution. Unless we act fast, climate change will be the proverbial straw."

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Posted on November 13, 2017 - 10:53am, by raye
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Via United Nations: Climate Change 

"[At] the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), the World Health Organization, in collaboration with the UN Climate Change secretariat and in partnership with the Fijian Presidency of the twenty-third Conference of the Parties (COP23), has launched a special initiative to protect people living in Small Island Developing States from the heath impacts of climate change."

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Posted on November 8, 2017 - 2:12pm, by abrown
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Via NewsDeeply

"Alone on a remote northern Alaska island, biologist George Divoky has been monitoring a population of sea ice-dependent black guillemots for four decades. Now he fears he’s watching the colony in a slow-motion collapse as temperatures rise and its prey disappears."

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Posted on November 7, 2017 - 3:30pm, by abrown
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Via Independent

"Syria has become a signatory of the Paris climate agreement, leaving the US as the only country in the world not to support the framework deal to combat greenhouse gas emissions."

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Posted on November 7, 2017 - 9:42am, by raye
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Via The Atlantic

"Climate change is real. It’s caused by greenhouse-gas pollution released by human industrial activity. Its consequences can already be felt across every region and coastline of the United States—and, unless we stop emitting greenhouse gases soon, those consequences will almost certainly get worse."

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Posted on November 6, 2017 - 1:04pm, by abrown

Via The Seattle Times

"Warm water linked to the blob appears to have knocked back Gulf of Alaska cod. Fishing fleets, many based in Washington, are bracing for cuts."

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Posted on November 6, 2017 - 11:38am, by abrown
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Via NewsDeeply

"As this year’s meeting to implement the Paris Agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions, marine advocates will be present to argue that ocean protections play a crucial role in fighting climate change."

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Posted on November 3, 2017 - 3:20pm, by raye

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