What’s New in the Climate Web
We are constantly adding new materials to the Climate Web – often dozens of items a day. On any given day, these items may be current news stories, great new reports and publications, older but still useful materials we haven’t come across before, videos and infographics, and even new websites that had previously eluded our searches. There is an amazing diversity of good ideas and work out there to which we should all pay attention, but which you’re unlikely to see crossing your inbox or browser. It simply gets lost in the noise.
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What’s New in the Climate Web — May 23, 2017
- A brand new 284-page e-book: The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change. It’s also available in paperback form from Amazon. This encyclopedic volume covers everything from climate science to the cognitive biases interfering with our ability to perceive and respond to climate change.
- A 225-page e-book from 2009: Climate Change: A Silent Threat, authored by Sylvain Richer de Forges. It, too, reflects an enormous amount of work that is well organized and illustrated.
- A really cool map that illustrates 100-year and 250-year flood risk to the street level. I wish this map had been around in 1991 when we bought a house here in Portland, not knowing it was in a flood plain. We found out when we flooded in 1996. On this map, that address is clearly in the 100-year flood plain.
- A 2016 blog post from my former WRI colleague Robert Repetto, “Why Does Exxon Mobil Favor a Carbon Tax?” It is an excellent illustration of the complexities of Climate Chess.
- Another 2016 piece by Robert Repetto: “Government Policies Are Discouraging Adaptation to Climate Change,” pointing to the vexing challenge of creating safety nets without discouraging risk management.
- 2nd and 3rd Order Impacts as Invisible Business Risk
- Climate Change Forecasts as Business Risk
- Climate Policies and Measures as Business Risk
- Climate Stress Testing as Measure of Business Risk
- Consumer Responses as Business Risk
- Economic/Political Disruption as Business Risk
- Increasing Environmental Variability as Business Risk
- Investor Climate Responses as Business Risk
- Legal System Responses as Business Risk
- Low Carbon Market Transformation as Business Risk
- Not “Business” Risk – Sectoral Risk