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Commentary: Your Local Bank and Climate Change
Financial regulators, major universities and scientists are calling on lending institutions to integrate climate change data into actionable lending practices for climate adaptation. Will your bank respond? Commentary by Mitchell Chester, of Climate Monitor, on June 19, 2019.
05:08
June 20, 2019
Climate Crisis Raises Risk of Conflict
 A warmer world will be more dangerous. As the thermometer rises, so does the risk of conflict and bloodshed in more vulnerable regions.  This report is by Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network, from London, June 14, 2019.  For more reports, please visit ClimateNewsNetwork.net. 
06:49
June 17, 2019
Emergency Transitional Shelters in the Era of Climate Change
An innovative emergency housing unit is used all over the world in times of natural disasters to house climate refugees, but it has never been used in the United States or Canada. Now, with the help of Sweden's "Better Shelter," volunteers from Florida are working with Habitat For Humanity and Florida State University's Panama City Campus to demonstrate this incredible engineering and humanitarian solution. For more information, please visit ResponsiveShelter.org. 
07:58
May 22, 2019
Issued by Earth: Our Joint Climate Credit Card
An Op-Ed on how your personal climate debt rises each day, and what you can do about it.  Written by Mitch Chester, for Climate Monitor, on May 12, 2019. 
11:26
May 12, 2019
Fast Arctic Melt Could Cost $70 Trillion
Polar change, notably the fast Arctic melt, could impose huge costs on world economies. New evidence shows how rapidly the frozen north is changing.   This report is by Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network, from London on April 26, 2019.    
08:25
April 29, 2019
Arctic Leaks of Laughing Gas May Add to Heat. You've heard about Greenhouse Gases, but little is known about Nitrous Oxide.
Laughing gas from the thawing Alaskan permafrost is no laughing matter. Nitrous oxide is one of the most potent greenhouse gases.  This report is by Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network, from London on April 22, 2019.   
06:03
April 24, 2019
U.S. Midwest Floods Prompt Workers to Migrate
US Midwest floods are prompting workers to migrate to safer ground, according to  LinkedIn data. This report is by Sebastien Malo for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, with editing by Jason Fields.  The report is provided by The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, covers climate change, humanitarian news, women's and LGBT rights, human trafficking and property rights. news.trust.org/climate. For more information about climate refugees, a term which does not exist in international law, please visit the UNHCR.org  website and read about Climate Change and Disaster Displacement. The focus? Families and communities forced to leave their homes in other nations and what is known as “Destination States.”  For video reports, lease visit TheYearsProject.org and see trailers on Climate Refugees.  New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman uncovers why people are leaving their homes. If you are concerned about population movement due to climate effects and other factors such as diminishing agriculture yields, these videos are a must-see.  Music, "Nearing The End," by Neil Cross courtesy AudioBlocks.com. This podcast was produced by Climate Monitor Media, Inc.
04:49
April 18, 2019
Earth is About to Pass a Temperature Peak and World Hunger is Growing.
The modern world is about to pass a temperature peak dating back for millions of years – because CO2 levels have already passed an ancient record. Meanwhile, Climate change is speeding up, and among its impacts is a setback for efforts to feed the world: hunger is growing again. This report is by Veteran Journalists Tim Radford and Alex Kirby of the Climate News Network, from London, April 8th and March 29, 2019.  The Climate News Network is a free and objective service publishing a daily news story on climate and energy issues.  It’s run by four volunteers, all veteran journalists who have covered climate change for many years for international newspapers and broadcasters. By making a pledge through Patreon to Climate Liability News, you will be contributing to the costs that enable the journalists to keep on publishing their daily stories and providing training to journalists where they need it most. The goal is to become sustainable, so that the Climate News Network can employ an editor to oversee the writing and publishing of articles, and so that it can concentrate on expanding the Network's reach among those who need it. Any contribution, no matter how small, would be hugely important. To make a donation, become a patron at ClimateNewsNetwork.net.  Thank you for your generosity.  This podcast was produced by Climate Monitor. 
13:47
April 16, 2019
Carbon Farming: Harnessing the Power of the Earth
Before John Wick was the co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project, he was just trying to find a way to get rid of weeds on his ranch when he stumbled upon a powerful climate change solution. Then he learned about an approach to farming helps sequester carbon in the soil, and could be a major solution in the fight against climate change. The following presentation entitled Carbon Farming: Harnessing the Power of the Earth was produced by The Years Project. For insightful and timely video reports on Climate Change, please visit TheYearsProject.com.  Carbon Farming: Harnessing The Power of Soil was produced by the Years Project. With Executive Producers Joel Bach and Drew Magraten, writing by Matt Rosenbaum and  Script Editors Joel Bach, Maggie Badore, Josh Futtersak and Drew Magratten. The video was edited by Ethan David. Research sources for the presentation can be seen at TheYearsProject.com.  Please visit TheYearsProject.com for emotional and hard-hitting accounts of the effects of climate change from across the planet and to support the Project’s on-going work. This podcast was produced by Climate Monitor, which can be heard on major podcast platforms. Thanks for joining us.  
06:44
April 13, 2019
Half a Degree May Make Heat Impact Far Worse
  This report is by Tim Radford of the Climate News Network, from London, on April 4, 2019. For more climate and energy news, please visit ClimateNewsNetwork.net. 
06:29
April 7, 2019
Climate Liability News Roundup 4.7.19
 A summary of recent reports from ClimateLiabilityNews.org,  Climate Liability News is a not-for-profit news site dedicated to reporting on the issues at the intersection of climate change impacts and law. Those issues include government and corporate responsibility and accountability for global warming and its consequences across society and around the world. Through hard-nosed, uncompromising journalism, we seek to advance a greater understanding and wider public discussion of the role of the law in addressing the wide-ranging impacts of of climate change.   Climate Liability News is a project funded by donations to Climate Communications & Law, a new 501(c)3 nonprofit. Climate Communications & Law seeks to deepen the public’s understanding of the issue of climate change and how its impacts are being dealt with by the legal system in the United States and around the world. The editorial content of CLN is not subject to approval or influence by CCL donors. This podcast was produced by Mitch Chester of Climate Monitor.
11:58
April 7, 2019
Climate Liability News Roundup 4.1.19
A summary of recent reports from ClimateLiabilityNews.org,  Climate Liability News is a not-for-profit news site dedicated to reporting on the issues at the intersection of climate change impacts and law. Those issues include government and corporate responsibility and accountability for global warming and its consequences across society and around the world. Through hard-nosed, uncompromising journalism, we seek to advance a greater understanding and wider public discussion of the role of the law in addressing the wide-ranging impacts of of climate change.   Climate Liability News is a project funded by donations to Climate Communications & Law, a new 501(c)3 nonprofit. Climate Communications & Law seeks to deepen the public’s understanding of the issue of climate change and how its impacts are being dealt with by the legal system in the United States and around the world. The editorial content of CLN is not subject to approval or influence by CCL donors. This podcast was produced by Mitch Chester of Climate Monitor.
09:51
April 1, 2019
The Climate Innovation Report 3.28.19
The world of climate and energy research offers a vast array of possibilities. At Climate Monitor, we recognize a nation that ignores science can fade.  We can't let that happen. While so much attention is focused on the effects and threats of climate change and sea level rise, there is little emphasis on what researchers are discovering and proactively doing to face the challenges of our shared warming emergency.  The purpose of this episode is to inform podcast listeners about exciting efforts to understand and deal with the greatest challenges of our time.  Here are links to the reports which are summarized in this podcast: "Drought Effects On Aging Power Plants May Be Larger Than Expected." https://nicholas.duke.edu/about/news/drought-effects-aging-power-plants-may-be-larger-expected. "Study Suggests Trees are Crucial to the Future of our Cities."  https://news.wisc.edu/study-suggests-trees-are-crucial-to-the-future-of-our-cities/  "Green Tech Startups See Boost in Patents and Investment When Partnering With Government." https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/289814 "Solar-Powered Moisture Harvester Collects and Cleans Water From Air." https://news.utexas.edu/2019/03/13/solar-powered-moisture-harvester-collects-and-cleans-water-from-air/ "Stanford Researchers Create Hydrogen Fuel From Seawater."  https://news.stanford.edu/press/view/26790 
07:32
March 28, 2019
Climate Liability News Roundup 3.24.19
 A summary of recent reports from ClimateLiabilityNews.org,  Climate Liability News is a not-for-profit news site dedicated to reporting on the issues at the intersection of climate change impacts and law. Those issues include government and corporate responsibility and accountability for global warming and its consequences across society and around the world. Through hard-nosed, uncompromising journalism, we seek to advance a greater understanding and wider public discussion of the role of the law in addressing the wide-ranging impacts of of climate change.   Climate Liability News is a project funded by donations to Climate Communications & Law, a new 501(c)3 nonprofit. Climate Communications & Law seeks to deepen the public’s understanding of the issue of climate change and how its impacts are being dealt with by the legal system in the United States and around the world. The editorial content of CLN is not subject to approval or influence by CCL donors. This podcast was produced by Mitch Chester of Climate Monitor.
07:52
March 25, 2019
See the Velocity of Glacial Melt in Greenland
Internationally famed sea level rise expert John Englander explains why his upcoming tour to the majestic island of Greenland is so important, and how you can personally participate in witnessing the velocity of historic land ice melt by spending a week in one of the most intriguing areas on our fragile Earth. In this March 18, 2019 interview with the Author of "High Tide on Main Street, Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis," Climate Monitor's Mitch Chester questions Mr. Englander about the pace of change on the Greenland ice sheet, and why we need to monitor it with extreme caution.  You can tour with Mr. Englander in Greenland later this year. For more information, visit JohnEnglander.net or by sending an email to Greenland@JohnEnglander.net. Podcast produced by Climate Monitor Media, Inc.
19:27
March 19, 2019
Climate Liability News Roundup 3.16.19
 A summary of recent reports from ClimateLiabilityNews.org,  Climate Liability News is a not-for-profit news site dedicated to reporting on the issues at the intersection of climate change impacts and law. Those issues include government and corporate responsibility and accountability for global warming and its consequences across society and around the world. Through hard-nosed, uncompromising journalism, we seek to advance a greater understanding and wider public discussion of the role of the law in addressing the wide-ranging impacts of of climate change.   Climate Liability News is a project funded by donations to Climate Communications & Law, a new 501(c)3 nonprofit. Climate Communications & Law seeks to deepen the public’s understanding of the issue of climate change and how its impacts are being dealt with by the legal system in the United States and around the world. The editorial content of CLN is not subject to approval or influence by CCL donors. This podcast was produced by Mitch Chester of Climate Monitor.
06:49
March 16, 2019
Climate Liability News Roundup 3.10.19
A summary of recent reports from ClimateLiabilityNews.org,  Climate Liability News is a not-for-profit news site dedicated to reporting on the issues at the intersection of climate change impacts and law. Those issues include government and corporate responsibility and accountability for global warming and its consequences across society and around the world. Through hard-nosed, uncompromising journalism, we seek to advance a greater understanding and wider public discussion of the role of the law in addressing the wide-ranging impacts of of climate change.   Climate Liability News is a project funded by donations to Climate Communications & Law, a new 501(c)3 nonprofit. Climate Communications & Law seeks to deepen the public’s understanding of the issue of climate change and how its impacts are being dealt with by the legal system in the United States and around the world. The editorial content of CLN is not subject to approval or influence by CCL donors. This podcast was produced by Mitch Chester of Climate Monitor.
08:58
March 10, 2019
The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Explained
Before the “Green New Deal” was announced by Congressional supporters, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, H.R. 763, was introduced as proposed Federal Legislation.  Climate Monitor’s Mitch Chester spoke with Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Miami Leader Greg Hamra about H.R. 763, how it offers a creative and practical vehicle for the “Green New Idea” initiative, and the opportunities for the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate to enact a bipartisan climate solution to drive down carbon pollution.   The interview was conducted on Sunday, February 24, 2019, as Mr. Hamra was returning from a Citizens’ Climate Lobby meeting in Tampa, Florida.  More information: https://energyinnovationact.org/ and https://citizensclimatelobby.org/
34:19
February 27, 2019
Energy From Greenhouse Gases Is Possible
Laboratories can make energy from greenhouse gases, power smartphones with their own radiation, and cut shipping costs naturally. And each could become reality.   This report is by Tim Radford of the Climate News Network, from London, on February 8, 2019. For more climate and energy news, please visit ClimateNewsNetwork.net. For videos and films on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise issues, interviews, news, research and solutions, please check out the Climate Monitor streaming TV channels on Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV/Alexa, or visit ClimateMonitor.tv. 
09:27
February 10, 2019
Drought and Conflict Can Spur Climate Refugees
How do you identify climate refugees? And is climate change at the heart of the flow of asylum-seekers? Statistics can offer a cautious answer.  A report from London's Climate News Network, written by veteran journalist Tim Radford, on January 25, 2019. For more reports from the Climate News Network visit ClimateNewsNetwork.net. For video reports, news, information, research and interviews, please visit ClimateMonitor.tv or visit the Channel on RokuTV and Amazon Fire TV with Alexa. 
06:06
February 3, 2019
The Climate Change Resisters' League
Some governments take global warming seriously, while others defy the science and virtually ignore it. The Climate Change  Resisters' League names names. A report by Kieran Cooks, of the Climate News Network, from London, on January 8, 2019. For more reports, visit ClimateNewsNetwork.net and visit Climate Monitor on Roku and Amazon Fire TV/Alexa, or on our website at ClimateMonitor.tv. 
06:23
January 16, 2019
The Global Warming 'Pause' Never Happened.
Claims of a global warming "pause" in observed temperatures early this century are unfounded and lack statistical significance, researchers say.  A report by Alex Kirby of the Climate News Network, from London, December 19, 2018. Narrated by Mitch Chester of Climate Monitor. 
07:24
December 25, 2018
Greenland's Icecap Melt Picks Up Speed
Recent melting of Greenland's icecap has been more intense than ever. And all the signs are that it could get worse. A report by Tim Radford, of ClimateNewsNetwork.net, from London, December 13, 2018. Narrated by Mitch Chester of Climate Monitor.
06:08
December 15, 2018
Better Land Use Could Slash US Emissions
New research confirms again that nature knows best. The US could cut a fifth of its greenhouse gas emissions through better land use. A report by Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network in London, on December 7, 2018. For more climate reports, please visit ClimateNewsNetwork.net or visit Climate Monitor TV on Roku and Amazon streaming TV platforms. We are also on the web at ClimateMonitor.tv.
09:27
December 8, 2018
Climate Change Is Drying Out A Parched World
Researchers say most of the water vanishing from the Aral Sea and the Great Salt Lake is now in the oceans of this increasingly parched world. A report by Tim Radford, of ClimateNewsNetwork.net, from London on December 5, 2018. Narrated by Mitch Chester of Climate Monitor.
11:04
December 6, 2018
Summary of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, Vol. II.
A video summary of the dramatic U.S. Government's just-released Fourth National Climate Assessment, Vol. II. Hear the main summaries of the critical findings, and how every segment of American life is being touched and threatened by climate change and its multiple dimensions. Produced by Climate Monitor Media, Inc. 11.26.18.
16:12
November 28, 2018
Climate Impacts Will Seldom Strike Singly
Climate impacts aren’t just potentially catastrophic: they could be simultaneous multiple disasters. US scientists have compiled a catalog of calamity and a map of mayhem. A report by Tim Radford, from London, via ClimateNewsNetwork.net. Nov. 20, 2019. An audio version of the video report posted on Climate Monitor TV platforms (Roku TV, Alexa Fire TV/Alexa and ClimateMonitor.tv) on November 22, 2018.
04:40
November 23, 2018
UK Scientists Risk Prison To Urge Climate Action
A group of British scientists and their supporters is willing to risk a prison term to press governments to tackle climate change and the environmental crisis. A report by Alex Kirby, of the Climate News Network, from London, on Oct. 31, 2018. For more insightful reporting, please visit ClimateNewsNetwork.net. This podcast is produced by Climate Monitor Media, Inc., which stream broadcasts Climate Monitor on Roku streaming TV, Amazon Fire streaming TV with Alexa, and at ClimateMonitor.tv. Announced by Mitch Chester.
03:45
November 1, 2018
Big Oil Should Pay It's Fair Share For Climate Damages
A compelling review of why climate litigation should be initiated against Big Oil by the City of Fort Lauderdale. Narrated by Mitch Chester, CEO of Climate Monitor Media, Inc. This Op-Ed was published on TheInvadingSea.com, which is a collaboration of four South Florida media organizations-the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post and WLRN Public Media. 10.29.18.
06:09
October 30, 2018
A Warmer Climate Means the U.S. Faces Big Losses
Greenhouse gas emissions impose a social cost- in ecosystem damage, in climate extremes, and in human health and wealth. The United States is impacted more than you might think.
06:23
October 4, 2018
Landslides: A Growing Risk To the Poorest
Waterlogged hillsides are dangerous. For those who live on them or further downhill, they can be deadly. The global risk of landslides is rising. A report by Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network, from London, September 3, 2018. Read by Mitch Chester.
06:04
September 6, 2018
Building Toxicity Requires Strong Legal Action
With each construction permit, local governments and private landowners are creating dangerous conditions in coastal regions that will further endanger our oceans and future generations. Commentary by Mitchell Chester of Climate Monitor.
04:40
August 20, 2018
Geo-Engineered Crops May Help, and Harm
To cool the world and also boost plant growth, geo-engineered crops might do the trick. But if they work by dimming the sunlight, the plants will suffer. A report by Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network, from London, August 13, 2018. Narrated by Mitch Chester.
04:58
August 14, 2018
Climate Strategies Need Tailoring To the Poorest
Climate change presents a dilemma. Inaction means ultimate catastrophe. But before then, an ill-considered climate strategy could harm the poorest even more. A report by Tim Radford of the Climate News Network, from London, August 10, 2018.
06:16
August 13, 2018
China's Falling Emissions Raise Climate Hopes
China’s falling emissions of greenhouse gases offer optimism that moves to curb global temperature rise may be starting to work. A report by Kieran Cooke, of the Climate News Network, from London, July 12, 2018.
04:58
July 19, 2018
Report: The Cost of Rising Seas May be $27 Trillion (U.S.) a Year by 2100
In 80 years the rising seas cost may be $27 trillion dollars globally, with the oceans possibly nearing two meters about their present levels. A report by Alex Kirby of the ClimateNewsNetwork.net, from London, July 4, 2018.
05:59
July 9, 2018
The World's Great Cities Hold The Key To Fossil Fuel Cuts
The great cities, which are hotspots of global wealth creation, are huge emitters of greenhouse gases. Civic leaders could be among those best placed to save the planet. A report from Tim Radford of the Climate News Network, in London, June 6, 2018.
05:54
July 4, 2018
New Fuel From Carbon Dioxide Can Slow Climate Change
New fuel from C02, the source of all fossil fuels, can help to slow climate change. A report by Tim Radford, of ClimateNewsNetwork.net, from London, on June 27, 2018.
04:43
July 1, 2018
Shrinking Harvests Are Likely As Heat Increases
A warmer world could mean shrinking harvests and a more meager diet for millions of people, according to two new studies. A report from the ClimateNewsNetwork.net, by Tim Radford, from London, June 19, 2018.
04:48
June 23, 2018
Monitored From Space, Light From Plant Growth Shows Earth's Climate Budget
Invisible flickering detected by satellite could throw new light from plant growth on the mysteries of the planet’s carbon budget. A report by Tim Radford of the Climate News Network, from London, June 18, 2018. More information can be found at ClimateNewsNetwork.net. For videos on climate change and sea level rise issues, research, ideas, presentations and solutions, please visit Climate Monitor on RokuTV, Amazon Fire TV with Alexa, and at ClimateMonitor.net.
04:38
June 19, 2018
Climate Monitor As A Teaching Tool
Learn how educators can use Climate Monitor to teach the multidimensinal issues of climate change and sea level rise.
01:03
June 16, 2018
Homeless Bangladeshis Flee Before Rising Waters
Rising sea levels and recurrent floods mean more homeless Bangladeshis, with unpredictably changing rainfall patterns compounding their plight. A report from the Climate News Network, June 13, 2018, from London.
05:52
June 14, 2018
The Risks to the U.S. Economy from China's Climate Impact
In this globalised world China’s climate impact could hit America’s economy, as one country’s calamities indirectly harm other nations. The losses could grow. A report by Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network. Fron London, May 30,2018.
06:07
June 9, 2018
World Temperature Rise Nears Danger Level
With world temperature rise already 1°C above pre-industrial levels, new research shows that there is only a 0.5°C safety margin left in the system before the most vulnerable groups of people suffer severely. A report from Paul Brown, of the Climate News Network, from London, May 22, 2018. Produced by Climate Monitor TV.
05:25
May 31, 2018
Record heat means hurricanes gain ferocity faster
Hurricane forces are accelerating, and devastating floods can be linked to warmer oceans. But climate change is not the only factor. This report is by Tim Radford, of the Climate News Network, from London, May 18, 2018. This podcast is presented by Climate Monitor, a streaming TV service devoted exclusively to climate change and sea level rise reports, research, discussions and solutions. Check us out on the Climate Monitor Channel on RokuTV, Amazon Fire TV and at ClimateMonitor.tv.
03:32
May 19, 2018
Our Warming Planet Faces A Cooling Crisis
As climate change warms the Earth, one significant concern is the cooling crisis, the quest for energy-hungry artificial ways to keep ourselves cool. A report from the Climate News Network, London, May 15, 2018. Written by Alex Kirby, a former BBC journalist and environment correspondent.
04:34
May 16, 2018
Energy Efficiency Cuts Carbon From Buildings
This week's podcast explores how massive savings in carbon emissions can be achieved inside the built environment. Written by Veteran Journalist Paul Brown, of the Climate News Network, the report illustrates in stark economic terms what can be accomplished in containing global warming if we employ some simple and cost-effective measures, which are available today. ClimateNewsNetwork.net.
04:33
April 29, 2018
Climate Monitor Podcast: Financial Adaptation & Rising Seas
How society is making rising sea levels exponentially worse than it has to be, by casting a myopic eye on financial adaptation. There is plenty of work for Congress and coastal state capitols to do to allow America to get ready. By Mitch Chester, CEO of Climate Monitor Media, Inc.
06:19
April 14, 2018
The Spreading Sahara Desert
Climate change means the Sahara Desert is growing, with consequences for humans. A report by Tim Radford of the Climate News Network from London, April 5, 2018. Brought to you by Climate Monitor, Earth's Climate Channel on Roku and Amazon Fire TV and on the web at ClimateMonitor.tv.
04:13
April 6, 2018
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