Wednesday, January 22, 2014

GMO's Top Climate Change Stories of 2013

Here are the Green Market Oracle's (GMO) top climate change stories for 2013 organized under the headings of the 20 most important related subjects.

This assemblage of 158 climate change articles is comprised of stories that address scientific studies (including the IPCC's findings), extreme weather (floods, droughts, desertification, cold, costs, Typhoon Haiyan, and Hurricane Sandy), the social impacts of climate change (health, population, food, agriculture, organics, GMOs, conflict and climate refugees), and natural resources (biodiversity, water, oceans, forests and trees).


Science

Scientific Studies

Two Extreme Weather Reports Presented at COP 19/CMP 9 Support Climate Finance
CO2 Will Adversely Impact Rainfall Around the World
Review of the Most Extreme US Weather Events of 2012
Satellite Animation: Review of Extreme Weather in 2012 (Video)
James Hansen's 2012 Research Linking Global Warming and Extreme Weather
New Report on Extreme Weather in Australia
Video - Climate Change and Extreme Weather: Prof. Jennifer Francis (2013)
Video - Overview of the IPCC Report on Extreme Events (SREX)
Video- Extreme Weather and Climate Change: Wet Get Wetter and the Dry Drier
Video - IPCC Report on Climate and Society
Video - NASA Study Projects Warming-Driven Changes in Global Rainfall
Video - Climate Change Fueling Wilder Weather (Climate Commission)

IPCC

Second Quarter of the Fifth IPCC Report Leaked
IPCC Report Predicts More Frequent and More Intense Extreme Weather
Debunking Efforts to Undermine the Latest IPCC Report
IPCC AR5 WGl Summary: Headline Statements from the Summary for Policymakers
Background of the IPCC's Latest Climate Report
The Science in the 2013 IPCC Report: Unequivocal Evidence of Anthropogenic Climate Change
Non-Profit Groups and Scientists React to the Fifth IPCC Report
The Business Community Responds to the 2013 IPCC Report
UN and US Political Reactions to the 2013 IPCC Report
IPCC Charts: Surface Temperatures, Sea Levels and CO2
Greenpeace Report - Dealing in Doubt: A Chronicle of Climate Denial
Video - NASA uses IPCC Data to Project Temperature and Precipitation Increases

Extreme Weather 

General

Extreme Weather and Existential Reflections on Life in the Anthropocene
The World “Connects the Dots” Between Extreme Weather
Video - Summary of Evidence Linking Extreme Weather to Climate Change
Video - Extreme Weather May not be More Frequent now but it Will Be
Global Extreme Weather 2013 Timeline (Tiki-Toki) 
Infographic - Warming Temperatures and Extreme Weather
Infographic - Extreme Weather: A Survival Guide
Two Extreme Weather Reports
Video - Summary of Evidence Linking Extreme Weather to Climate Change
CO2 Will Adversely Impact Rainfall Around the World
IPCC Report Predicts More Frequent and More Intense Extreme Weather
James Hansen's 2012 Research Linking Global Warming and Extreme Weather
Video - Climate Change and Extreme Weather: Prof. Jennifer Francis (2013)
Video - NASA Study Projects Warming-Driven Changes in Global Rainfall
Video - Climate Change Fueling Wilder Weather (Climate Commission)
Infographic - Extreme Weather Impacts Those Who Contribute the Least Climate Change Causing Emissions  

Floods

Infographic - People Living Less than 5m Above Sea Level
The Costs of Flood Damage will Rise Along with Sea Levels
Melting Arctic Ice and Flooding
Biblical Colorado Flooding and the Cost of Climate Change
Unprecedented Heavy Rains in Japan and Climate Change Impacts in the Summer of 2013
Mexico's Extreme Weather and Government Action on Climate Change
Flooding from Climate Change will Submerge 1700 US Cities by 2100
Global Extreme Weather 2013 Timeline (Tiki-Toki)
Video - Sea Level Rise: A Slow-Motion Disaster
Video - Forced Migration from Sea Level Rise: The Marshallese are Losing their Homeland
UCS Facts Sheet on Global Warming and Sea Level Rise
Global Warming and Sea Level Rises on the US East Coast
Infographic - Sea Level Rise and Global Warming
The Middle East Hit by Anomalous Winter Storm
Europe Pounded by its Worst Storm in Decades
Typhoon Haiyan and Climate Change
Cyclone Phailin Breaks Records in India

Drought

11th Session of the UNCCD Conference of Parties to Combat Desertification
Global Extreme Weather in 2013
Makower on Sustainability as a Risk Management Tool
Mexico's Extreme Weather and Drought
New Report on Extreme Weather Including Drought
CO2 Will Adversely Impact Rainfall Causing Drought and Floods
Biblical Colorado Flooding Follows Years of Drought
Infographic - Warming Temperatures and Extreme Weather
Reducing Water Use in the United States
NASA Imagery Shows Trees are Dying due to Years of Drought
The Rim Fire: More Evidence of Climate Change
Video - How Climate Change Fuels Wildfires
New Report on Extreme Weather in Australia

Desertification

11th Session of the UNCCD Conference of Parties to Combat Desertification
Canada Withdraws from UN Efforts to Combat Desertification

Cold

Temperature Fluctuations and Cold Snaps are Consistent with Climate Change
Video - How Global Warming Can Exacerbate Cold Snaps (Jetstream and Rossby Waves)
Video - Why Cold Weather Does Not Disprove Global Warming!
Extreme Cold in North America is due to Stratospheric Warming
The Middle East Hit by Anomalous Cold Temperatures and Snow
Report on Extreme Weather in Australia

Costs

Video - Superstorm Sandy Costs Tens of Billions More than Originally Thought
Video - Cost of Extreme Weather in September 2013 in the US and Around the World
Infographic - The Cost of Weather Disasters in 2013 (Jan - Sep)

Typhoon Haiyan

The Horrors of Typhoon Haiyan
Typhoon Haiyan and Climate Change
Super Typhoon Haiyan May be the Strongest Storm in History
Typhoon Haiyan: Why We Must Help the People of the Philippines
The Philippine's Climate Negotiator Delivers Typhoon Haiyan Inspired Speech at COP 19
Video - Naderev SaƱo's Emotional Plea at the United Nations Climate Negotiations

Hurricane Sandy

Video - Superstorm Sandy Costs Tens of Billions More than Originally Thought
Video - Superstorm Sandy Climate Change and Extreme Weather
Remembering Superstorm Sandy and Preventing a Recurrence
Petition to Avoid a Repeat of Hurricane Sandy
Video - Superstorm Sandy Climate Change and Extreme Weather: Two Women that are Models of Resilience

Social Impacts

Health

Infographic - Climate Change as a Health Issue
Guide - Environmental, Health, and Safety
List of Environmental, Health and Conservation Issues
Environmental Activism Due to Health Concerns is Changing China

Population Growth

World Population Day and Curbing Co2 Emissions on a Per Capita Basis
Adolescent Pregnancy on World Population Day 2013
Infographics: Population, Food, Agriculture, Water, GHGs and Solutions (World Resources Institute)

Food and Agriculture

Video - Sustainable Meat: Trailer from the Documentary "American Meat"
Insects are a Sustainable Food Choice
In India Childhood Malnutrition is Compounded by Deadly Corruption

Organics and GMOs

Organic Produce and Sustainable Seafoods
Genetic Engineering: The Dark Side of Climate Ready Crops
Video - The Passage of the "Monsanto Protection Act"
Agricultural Costs of Climate Change, Land Degradation and Water Scarcity
Video - International Day Of Protest Against Monsanto & GMO Foods

Climate Refugees

Climate Refugee Campaign: Postcards from the Frontlines
What is Environmental Migration and Who are Climate Refugees
Video - Beyond Environmental Refuge
Video - Climate Refugees the Documentary

Conflict

Climate Change Exacerbates Social Tensions and Causes Conflict
Climate Change and Conflict
Climate Change and Conflict: Excerpts from a 2013 US Intelligence Report
The DoD's Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap (CCAR)


Natural Resources

Nature (Biodiversity)

Video - The Business Case for Conserving Nature
20 Studies Demonstrate the Business Case for Sustainability
Video - The Business Case for Sustainability
Video - Ray Anderson: The business logic of sustainability
The International Day for Biological Diversity 2013

Water

Report - Water Cooperation in Action: Approaches, Tools and Processes
Infographic - Water
World Water Week 2013: Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships
3 Verdantix Water Reports in Honor of World Water Week
Agricultural Costs of Climate Change, Land Degradation and Water Scarcity
World Water Week Raises Awareness through Gamification
WBCSD Report: Building the Business case for Water Valuation
Disturbing Water Statistics from the Food Tank
Water Infographic: The Water Cycle
Six Innovations for Better Water Management
Video - Water in the Anthropocene
New Water Quality Runoff Tool from the USDA
110 Water Conservation Tips for Businesses and Homes
Video - World Water Day: What Individuals Can Do
Video: World Water Day: Problems and Solutions Animated Short
Video - The Big Thirst the Business of Water
Video - World Water Day 2013: Message from UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon
Documentary - Water on the Table
The Carbon Trust's Water Standard
Worldwatch Institute: The Looming Threat of Water Scarcity
World Water Day 2013: International Year of Water Cooperation
Solutions to the World Water Crisis Requires International Cooperation
The International Day for Biological Diversity 2013

Oceans

The Extinction of the World's Oceans May Have Already Begun
The World’s Aquifers are Being Tapped Unsustainably
Video - World Oceans Day 2013
The State of Our Oceans: We are Headed Towards a Marine Mass Extinction
Sea Turtles and the Commercial Fishing Industry

Forests and Trees

The Vital Role of Forests: Carbon, Rain and Food
International Forest Day 2013
NASA Imagery Shows Trees are Dying in US Forests
Infographic - Forests and Land Use
2012 Review of Forests and Trees

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2012

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2011

GMO's Top Business Stories of 2011
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2010

GMO's Top Environmental Stories of 2010

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