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What you should know about the IPCC report on climate change

Many may not even be aware that the latest U.N. report on climate change exists, much less that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report issued some serious and scary issues for the future of the planet. The IPCC report on climate change is something that more should be paying attention to and researching in terms of ways we can solve the problems it raises for the future health of our planet.

The reports behind climate change show concern for the future of our world. (Credit: Ian McPherson)

The reports behind climate change show concern for the future of our world. (Credit: Ian McPherson)

Key takeaways on climate change

Not interested in delving into the volumes of research necessary to understand what the IPCC report on climate change is saying? Read more

Natural disaster relief—the economics of climate change

Several Maryland National Guard units and local authorities assisted in evacuations of citizens in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. (Courtesy of The National Guard)

Several Maryland National Guard units and local authorities assisted in evacuations of citizens in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. (Courtesy of The National Guard)

Whichever side you take when it comes to global warming, there is no doubt that the economics of climate change are becoming increasingly significant. As more weather events, from hurricanes and typhoons to tsunamis and earthquakes, become more ferocious, the need for natural disaster relief will continue to increase. How will nations respond, and what is the long-term impact of these weather events, both on the planet and on the economy?

The cumulative effect

Researching the intersection between natural disasters and economics is an area rich with possibility. Read more

Global warming, climate change, environmental ethics: Free research on current environmental issues

Environmental issuesToday’s current environmental issues provoke a good deal of science, research and controversy. Questia, the premier online research and paper-writing tool, is a terrific resource for exploring the history of complex environmental topics such as climate change, global warming and sustainable development. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the first eight months of 2012 were the hottest ever recorded in the continental United States. Researchers at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center have said a key indicator of climate change, arctic ice, has melted to its lowest level on record this year. Read more