We’re paying the cost of climate change now | The Gazette

‘In this year of devastating hurricanes, in the more frequent floods here in the Midwest, in the reshaping of our weather systems in myriad ways, we can see the impacts of climate change all around us. Last year was the second warmest year on record for the continental United States, and the Arctic is experiencing its second warmest year in 1,500 years, after 2016.’

Source: We’re paying the cost of climate change now | The Gazette

Hawaii Pledges 100% Renewable Ground Transportation by 2045 | Fleet News Daily

‘Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, Kaua’i County Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr., and Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe, in the place of Mayor Harry Kim, set the target today. By signing the proclamations, the leaders have pledged to transform Hawaii’s public and private ground transportation to 100 percent renewable fuel sources by 2045.’

Source: Hawaii Pledges 100% Renewable Ground Transportation by 2045 | Fleet News Daily

Iceland’s Frozen Volcanoes Are Waking Up—And Climate Change May be to Blame

‘Interactions between rifts in continental plates and the pressure underground from gas and magma build-up can be altered from changes above the ground—including melting glaciers.’

‘…Due to a rapid increase in global temperatures over the past few decades, the decrease in glacier coverage also causes a decrease in pressure on the Earth’s surface.’

Source: Iceland’s Frozen Volcanoes Are Waking Up—And Climate Change May be to Blame

COP23 Kicks Off with Strong Calls to Hold to Paris Agreement Path | UNFCCC

‘The opening of the conference (COP23, 6- 17 November) takes place against this year’s background of destructive hurricanes, fires, floods, droughts, melting ice and impacts on agriculture which threaten food security.’

COP23, like others, began with some inspirational messaging in the form of a music video,

‘…And Bonn schools are on board, including the school children who sang along with artist Bernadette La Hengst in the COP23 song “I’m an Island”, a contribution to the conference by Theater Bonn Save the World Festival led by Nicola Bramkamp with the help of Germany’s Development Ministry.’

Source: COP23 Kicks Off with Strong Calls to Hold to Paris Agreement Path

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