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Friday, November 2, 2018

Nov 2

Interesting Facts
The National Weather Service Is Predicting a Mild Winter For Most Of The U.S. The Climate Prediction Center, a part of the National Weather Service, is calling for a mild winter for most of the United States. The seasonal forecast is predicting warmer-than-normal conditions for most of the northern and western United States with the Pacific Northwest and Alaska seeing the biggest difference in temperatures. Read more 

Policy Developments and Outlook

The Battle for sustainable development will be won in cities - What should the inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable urban development look like? The key dimension of inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities is their ability to anticipate, reduce, mitigate, respond to and recover from a wide range of risks. The increased frequency and magnitude of urban disasters inflict an exponential economic cost as is evident by a string of disasters over the past decade. In big metropolitans as Cape Town and New Delhi, climate change is already aggravating water scarcity.  Read More

What is Climate-Ready Infrastructure? Some Cities Are Starting to Adapt Infrastructure systems are the front line of defense against flooding, heat, wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters. However the country is more frequently exceeding these historical conditions and is expected to see more frequent and intense extreme weather events. Said another way, because of climate change, natural systems are now changing faster than infrastructure. Read More 

Energy Companies Could Feel The Effects Of Climate Change On Their The Bottom Line "Disruptive climate change forces energy companies to take a hard look at changes they must make to become part of the reduction of greenhouse gases" Ben Ratner, senior director with the Environmental Defense Fund's EDF+Business, said. Read more 

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