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Future Risks: Climate change

Future Risks: Climate change

Climate change is a reality. Extreme weather can disrupt the production and shipment of commodities putting global supply chains at risk. Often, environmental threats are connected in ways we don’t expect. Consider the case of the Bark Beetle, a parasite that kills trees. Warmer weather expands the beetle’s habitat destroying more forests. Wildfires then become …

Earth’s Climate – Global Warming

Earth’s Climate – Global Warming

A natural phenomenon called the greenhouse effect heats the Earth’s surface. This effect occurs when energy from the sun reaches the Earth as electromagnetic radiation and causes material to heat up. Atmospheric gases absorb and re-radiate this heat, keeping it close to the Earth’s surface. To access a comprehensive array of complete multimedia lessons, as …

Polar Bear Dying From Global Warming

Polar Bear Dying From Global Warming

She’s far from the great glassiers where the ice flow bring seals. But she struggles on. It’s not until she hauls herself out of the water that I see what state she’s in. She’s tired, emaciated and must find food quickly. Her fat reserves hardly protect her now from the cold. And from my own …

Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change

Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change

“We are hurtling toward the day when climate change could be irreversible.” “Rising sea levels already altering this nation’s coast.” “China’s capital is choking in its worst pollution of the year.” “5% of species will become extinct.” “Sea levels rising, glaciers melting.” Okay. Enough. I get it. It’s not like I don’t care about polar …