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If climate change is happening, why the uncertainty?

Climate Week NYC began on Sept. 23, 2013, with the opening ceremony featuring a distinguished panel of guests including Tony ...

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How at risk is your city?

I currently live in the East Village of New York - an area badly hit by Hurricane Sandy. In the aftermath ...

STORY URL: Mind the risk: cities under threat from natural disasters | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
The world's sprawling cities are centres of economic activity and growth....

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Is Asia-Pacific ready for frequent events like Typhoon Usagi

The Asia-Pacific region comprises 52 percent of the Earth's surface area and 40 percent of the world's population ...

STORY URL: Typhoon Usagi Destroys Homes, Causes Dozens Of Deaths In China : NPR
The typhoon, which stormed ashore north of Hong Kong on Sunday evening, has been blamed for at least 25 deaths in south China's Guangdong province. Some 8,490 houses reportedly collapsed in the ty...

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Demand climate action at Climate Week NYC 2013

Against the backdrop of President Obama's commitment to take action on climate change, the imminent publication of the Intergovernmental Panel ...

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Misunderstanding climate risk

I am sure that nobody will be surprised to discover that a study of reporting on climate science revealed that ...

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Vulnerability profiles of 20 Indian cities

With rapid urbanization and economic growth in developing countries, more and more people are migrating to cities for better opportunities ...

STORY URL: Climate Resilient Urban Development: Vulnerability Profiles of 20 Indian Cities | ACCCRN
https://acccrn.org/resources/documents-and-tools/2013/08/01/climate-resilient-urban-development-vulnerability-profiles-

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One year on from Hurricane Sandy: Building urban resilience

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the Eastern Seaboard of the US, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its ...

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Join us in New York and online for Climate Week NYC

Climate Week NYC, marking its 5th anniversary in 2013, is the global summit that has become a key event on ...

STORY URL: Climate Week NYC
Join us for the fifth anniversary of Climate Week NYC. See you there, September 23-29, 2013.

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Re-imagining food

Every year, more than a trillion eggs are laid globally by hens kept in horrific conditions in battery farms. Josh ...

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Goodbye plastic ocean gyres!

My war on plastics began when I first heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Then I found out there ...

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The Philippines: stories of displacement and resilience

The Philippines battles with high levels of poverty and inequality. The proportion of households living below the official poverty line ...

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Obama, climate and "new waves of refugees"

In June at a press conference in Germany, Barak Obama spoke about America’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and ...

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Sustainable energy future: where do we stand?

It is axiomatic that when 50 people get together to talk about something, sparks are likely to fly -- our sustainable ...

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Where are all the hurricanes?

Those of us on the US East Coast were less than thrilled to hear in the spring that forecasting institutions ...

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Nat Cat Protection Gap for Jakarta, Indonesia

A recent study by Swiss Re revealed that a 1 in a 100 year earthquake event today may cause a ...

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