30 July 2017

1a) Obama Emissions Rules Could Yield $300 Billion Annually by 2030
... The $370 billion in gross benefits includes the positive impacts of reducing 980 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030, along with the health benefits of also reducing other pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides. These benefits would be four times greater than the projected $84 billion in total costs of implementing major regulations crafted under the Obama administration ...
1b) If You Think Fighting Climate Change Will Be Expensive, Calculate the Cost of Letting It Happen
... Politicians sometimes argue that fighting climate change is bad for the economy. But climate change itself is bad for the economy. Investing in climate resilience is not only a national security priority, but an enormous economic opportunity. ...
2) Climate-smart soils
... implementation of soil-based greenhouse gas mitigation activities are at an early stage & accurately quantifying emissions and reductions remains a substantial challenge. Emerging research & information technology developments provide the potential for a broader inclusion of soils in greenhouse gas policies.
3) New Video Visualizes a Century of Global Warming in Just 35 Seconds
In just 35 seconds, a new video illustrates how drastically temperatures in each of the world’s 191 countries have changed over the last century.
4) Agroecology to the Rescue: 7 Ways Ecologists are Working Toward Healthier Food Systems
... encourage more ecologists to engage in ecological research that can impact food system change. Their expertise in the science of ecology can show how an ecological understanding of the design and management of food systems can help us take major steps toward sustainability ...
5) Less than 2 deg C warming by 2100 unlikely
The likely range of global temperature increase is 2.0–4.9 °C, with median 3.2 °C and a 5% (1%) chance that it will be less than 2 °C (1.5 °C)