Navigation Links
Most US organizations not adapting to climate change
Date:12/2/2008

New Haven, Conn.Organizations in the United States that are at the highest risk of sustaining damage from climate change are not adapting enough to the dangers posed by rising temperatures, according to a Yale report.

"Despite a half century of climate change that has already significantly affected temperature and precipitation patterns and has already had widespread ecological and hydrological impacts, and despite a near certainty that the United States will experience at least as much climate change in the coming decades just as a result of current atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, little adaptation has occurred," says Robert Repetto, author of "The Climate Crisis and the Adaptation Myth" and a senior fellow of the United Nations Foundation.

Repetto says that private- and public-sector organizations face significant obstacles to adaptation because of uncertainties over the occurrence of climate change at the regional and local levels, over the future frequency of extreme weather events, and over the ecological, economic and other impacts of climate change.

In addition, organizations lack relevant data for planning and forecasting, and the data that are available are typically outdated and unrepresentative of future conditions. Other institutional barriers to adaptation are overcoming or revising codes, rules and regulations that impede change; the lack of clear directions and mandates to take action; political or ideological resistance to the need for responsiveness to climate change; the preoccupation with near-term challenges and priorities and the lingering perception that climate change is a concern only for sometime in the future; and the inertia created by a business-as-usual assumption that future conditions will be like those of the past.

"Those organizations in the public and private sectors that are most at risk, that are making long-term investments and commitments and that have the planning, forec
'/>"/>

Contact: David DeFusco
david.defusco@yale.edu
203-436-4842
Yale University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Evolution education is a must says coalition of scientific and teaching organizations
2. Report -- adapting farming to climate change
3. Adapting local ecosystems can soften impact of global climate change
4. Biogeography, changing climates and niche evolution
5. Cool idea for efficient climate control wins recognition
6. Key link in how plants adapt to climate discovered by Stanford researchers
7. Getting warmer? Prehistoric climate can help forecast future changes
8. Climate change opens new avenue for spread of invasive plants
9. Alpine rivers hold important clues for preserving biodiversity and coping with climate change
10. Issues at intersection of climate change and health impact global well-being
11. UI researchers help to improve carbon measurements in global climate studies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31 de julho de 2015 A 10 ... ) será realizada pela BGI de 22-25 de outubro de ... A conferência está celebrando seu 10 o. ... ICG se tornou uma das reuniões mais influentes do ... científicos mais dinâmicos, entusiastas e prazerosos. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... SHENZHEN, China , 31. Juli 2015 Die ... ) wird von BGI veranstaltet und findet vom ... Shenzhen, China , statt. ... Jubiläum. Seit ihrem Start 2006 ist die ICG ... Bereich „omik" geworden. Sie ist eines der dynamischsten, ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Cellecta, Inc., a U.S.-based ... analysis and biomarker discovery, announced the release of ... targeting all human protein coding genes. CRISPR technology ... a gene,s function. Cellecta,s new Human Whole Genome ... tool so that researchers can investigate in a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):A 10a. Conferência Internacional sobre Genômica (ICG-10) será em outubro 2A 10a. Conferência Internacional sobre Genômica (ICG-10) será em outubro 3Die 10. internationale Konferenz zu Genomik (ICG-10) beginnt im Oktober 2Die 10. internationale Konferenz zu Genomik (ICG-10) beginnt im Oktober 3CELLECTA, INC. Announces Launch of Human Whole Genome CRISPR Knockout Library 2
... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced today a $480,000 gift ... the James P. Ferris Fellowship in Astrobiology, which will ... research in the interdisciplinary field of astrobiology. The fellowship ... of chemistry and chemical biology, currently a senior research ...
... a fully functional body: as embryos develop and grow, they ... size of the embryo. The exact mechanism underlying this fundamental ... researchers from EMBL Heidelberg is now one step closer to ... vertebrae in a mouse embryo is controlled by how the ...
... androgen deprivation therapies to prevent precancerous prostate abnormalities developing ... men with precancers with specific genetic alterations, according to ... Cancer Discovery , a journal of the American Association ... of prostate cancer cells are very dependent on signals ...
Cached Biology News:Rensselaer awarded gift to establish fellowship in astrobiology 2Sync to grow 2Preventing prostate cancer through androgen deprivation may have harmful effects 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life Sciences ... medicine company focused on the development of autologous ... quarter ended June 30, 2015, corporate highlights, and ... report are available at www.sedar.com ,  ... "RepliCel expects to launch its RCS-01 ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... ... Capital Edge Consulting , a nationwide consulting firm that specializes in helping ... one of the top 5000 companies listed on the 2015 Inc. 5000 , ... is truly an honor to be recognized as one of America’s fastest growing companies. ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Calif. , Aug. 27, 2015  Asterias Biotherapeutics, ... the emerging field of regenerative medicine, today announced that ... conferences in the month of September.  ... present at Rodman & Renshaw,s 17th Annual Global Investment ... PT at the St. Regis Hotel in ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... , ... Inc. Magazine released its annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately ... for the three years through 2014. Being named to the Inc. 5000 list designates ... country. , “We are thrilled to make the Inc. 5000 list for 2015,” ...
Breaking Biology Technology:RepliCel Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2RepliCel Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3RepliCel Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4RepliCel Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Capital Edge Consulting Makes Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2Capital Edge Consulting Makes Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies 3Asterias Biotherapeutics to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2iLab Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List 2iLab Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List 3
... Group (USA) Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Results -- NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ... ... --> ... s = ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab ...
... SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 19 Jennerex, Inc., a ... commercialization of first-in-class, breakthrough targeted oncolytic products for ... subscribed private placement financing with aggregate gross proceeds ... from this transaction will be used to advance ...
... offers a new transfection kit ideal for biotherapeutic protein ... new Trans IT-PRO™ Kit will decrease time to ... transient transfection. Trans IT-PRO™ Kit uses animal origin ... in suspension CHO and 293 derived cells. Since it ...
Cached Biology Technology:Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Results 2Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Results 3Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Results 4Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Results 5Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Results 6Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Results 7Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Results 8Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Results 9Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Results 10Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Results 11Tiens Biotech Group (USA) Reports Second Quarter and Six-Month Results 12Jennerex Completes Fully Subscribed Private Placement for Aggregate Gross Proceeds of $8.6 Million 2
2,4,6, Trinitrophenyl hapten is conjugated to lipopolysaccharide (LPS)....
SHEEP ANTI BOVINE LACTOPEROXIDASE...
... and flexibility press-to-seal silicone isolators can be ... researcher. They are available either pre-cut to ... that can be easily trimmed to prepare ... non-cytotoxic and can be used to isolate ...
Request Info...
Biology Products: