Extreme Events

Buzzwords Extreme Events = Lying in the outermost (“most unusual”) 10 percent of a place’s history Also see: Extreme Heat Events = Sustained periods of abnormally and uncomfortably hot, and often humid, weather. NOAA https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-events https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/advancing-study-extreme-events Observing Mother Nature CEC http://www.cec.org/our-work/projects/monitoring-health-impacts-extreme-heat-events http://www.cec.org/our-work/projects/helping-north-america-communities-adapt-climate-change-pilot-syndromic-surveillance-system-extreme-heat-events https://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/pubs/ClimateChangeandExtremeHeatEvents.pdf Headlines https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-events-virtually-impossible-without-warming Planeta.com Health Changing Climate Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and …

Carbon Footprint

Photo Carbon Footprint = the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc. Translating: What is the carbon footprint of global tourism? (double check translations!) Spanish: ¿Cuál es la huella de carbono del turismo global? French: Quelle est l’empreinte carbone du …

Warming Stripes

Buzzwords Warming Stripes = Visualization of climate change Hashtag: #WarmingStripes Climate Lab: Climate change is a complex global issue, requiring simple communication about its effects at the local scale. This set of visualisations highlight how we have witnessed temperatures change across the globe over the past century or more. The colour of each stripe represents …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

Cultures Under Water

Archives of the livestreaming videos from Tempe, Arizona – Cultures Under Water – climate impacts on tribal cultural heritage Key Links https://law.asu.edu/content/cultures-under-water-climate-impacts-tribal-cultural-heritage Extreme weather and climate events have increased over the past 50 years and Indigenous people are among the most vulnerable to the adverse effects because they are often inextricably tied to their land. …

Tourism Trends 11.2017 Suzanne Becken

Kudos to Suzanne Becken for recording this video, a greeting for the World Travel Market, a snapshot of tourism trends in 2017. YouTube Twitter https://twitter.com/SusanneBecken Tweets by SusanneBecken Key Links Lecture by Professor Susanne Becken, Griffith University, Australia at the WTM 2017 in London(link is external) Interview with Faith Taylor at the World Travel & …

Climate #COP23

Hashtags The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference took place November 6-17 at the WorldConference Centre in Bonn, Germany The conference, officially referred as COP 23/ CMP 13/ CMA 1-2, is hosted by the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and presided over by Fiji. The UNFCCC secretariat and the Government of Fiji are closely working with …

National Climate Assessment #nca4

Cover Recommended Reading: Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I, the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Key Links https://science2017.globalchange.gov https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Hashtags: #CSSR2017 #NCA4 Summary New observations and new research have increased our understanding of past, current, and future …

Adapting to Climate Change

Recommended Reading: Adapting to climate change: guidance for protected area managers and planners Author(s): Gross, John E. Watson, James E.M. Welling, Leigh A. Woodley, Stephen Abstract: The world’s climate is changing rapidly and protected areas are an increasingly important component of national and international climate change adaptation strategies. These guidelines articulate essential elements for adaptation planning and implementation, and …

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

To be honest, we rarely talk about this connection: Indigenous peoples and climate change. UN CC:Learn – http://www.uncclearn.org – has released a new document that explores this topic. Indigenous peoples and climate change From victims to change agents through decent work has been published by the International Labour Office in Geneva. Key Links Download available in English …