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The Climate Change-Conflict Nexus

Does climate change cause conflict? The question is more than theoretical, and may have profound consequences at the United Nations and for the effort to reach an internationally binding climate change agreement.

Will Climate Change Cause Bhutan's Glacial Lakes to Burst? (Video)

Global warming means melting glaciers. And Bhutan, this means that glacial lakes are filling to capacity. For the farmers in the valleys below, this means sudden, deadly floods.

Global warming means melting glaciers. And in the small mountain kingdom of Bhutan, this means that glacial lakes are filling to capacity.  For the farmers who live and work in the valleys below, this means sudden, unpredictable, and potentially deadly flooding. Here is a video from the UN about an effort by Bhutanese to adapt to this scary new reality.  

Welcome to the UN, Edward Norton

Fight Club star Edward Norton becomes the newest member of the UN family, joining as a Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity.

Fight Club star Edward Norton becomes the newest member of the UN family, joining as a Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity.
 

Hollywood Stars and Under-Secretaries of State Talk Global Water Issues

At a reception at the State Department yesterday Lupe Fiasco, Emile Hirsch, Kenna, Undersecretary of State Maria Otero and Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley.

Actors, Musicians, ambassadors and under-secretaries of state mingled together in the plush Ben Franklin room at State Department Headquarters last night in a reception to honor a Hollywood Star-Washington, D.C.

Government Should Defend Climate Science

UN Foundation President Senator Timothy Wirth pens an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle on why government should be defending climate science.

UN Foundation President Senator Timothy Wirth pens an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle:

Porsche Unveils Green Supercar

Today, at the 80th Geneva Motor Show, Porsche unveiled the 918 Spyder, which gets 94 mpg and goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.

Bloom Box Wave of the Future?

Bloom Energy's backyard power plant could promise cheap and clean energy for all and deliver a serious blow to climate change.

 

Palin Takes the Easy Road on Climate Change

Today Sarah Palin became a "follower" on her own Facebook account. Sadly she decided to lock herself in step with a group of opportunists trying to derail needed action on climate change.

Today Sarah Palin became a "follower" on her own Facebook account.   Sadly she decided to lock herself in step with the group of opportunists trying to derail needed action on climate change.  That's more going steady than going rogue.

Danke Je Wel, Yvo De Boer

The UN's top climate change official is stepping down.

Ted Turner and Sen Tim Wirth at the UN Today for Investors Summit on Climate Risk

UN Foundation President Tim Wirth and Chair Ted Turner appeared on CNBC this morning to talk about Haiti and about a major meeting on green investing at the UN.

Haiti has justifiably been taking up alot of energy and focus of the United Nations over the last two days. But it is worth noting that there has been a long scheduled meeting of entrepreneurs and investors concerned about climate change at the UN today.

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