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East Asia-Pacific Children Highly Vulnerable to Climate Change Impacts

The UNICEF report, Children's Vulnerabilities of Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific , supported by Reed Elsevier, highlights that children are likely to be among those most affected by climate change. Millions of children across East Asia and the Pacific already...

Insurance Commissioner Expands Reach of Climate Change Survey: Doubles Number of Insurers Required to Respond

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has announced that the Connecticut and Minnesota Departments of Insurance have joined with California, New York and Washington Departments of Insurance to require insurers to respond to the Climate Risk Survey adopted in 2009 by the National Association of...

Dust in the Wind – A "Silent Epidemic" Rises in the Southwest

By J. Wylie Donald Statisticians call it a correlation when two sets of data are strongly linked. In January, the governor of California declared a state of emergency arising from the persistent drought that resulted in 2013 being the driest year on record. In June of last year, a federal judge...

Four Big Ideas on Climate Change

By Paula Boutis The UN climate convention conference that wrapped up in December in Lima was meant to deliver a draft for a new universal climate agreement to be inked in Paris, France in 2015 and to come into effect in 2020. Before the meeting, hopes were officially high: All eyes will now...

Brown Says Climate Change Could Lead to Mass Migration

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said last week that the ongoing impacts of climate change could soon spark in the Americas the same kind of human mass migration currently underway in Europe, where hordes of refugees are fleeing to escape the civil war in Syria. Brown’s comments came in regard...

PA Climate Impacts Assessment Update

In 2008, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (Act 70), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this Act: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], which directed the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to conduct a study of the potential impacts...

Lahore High Court Orders Pakistan to Act on Climate Change

Ashgar Leghari, a farmer from Pakistan, sued the national government for failure to carry out the 2012 National Climate Policy and Framework. The Lahore High Court ruled that “Climate Change is a defining challenge of our time and has led to dramatic alterations in our planet’s climate system...