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Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part II

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part II

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part II I finished Part I of this essay by saying hats off to... Read more of this article

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] Further to news coverage of Stratton Hatfield’s recent speech to Hamilton Rotarians about the benefits of energy from the sun and relative to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on BELCO’s proposed integrated resource plan [IRP], Part I Any discussion about energy, whether about security of... Read more of this article

Ocean Risk Summit To Be Held In Bermuda

Ocean Risk Summit To Be Held In Bermuda

From 8-10th May 2018, Bermuda will host leaders from across the political, economic, environmental and risk sectors for the first-ever Ocean Risk Summit at the Fairmont Southampton. According to the summit’s website “The event will present high-level speakers providing expert data, analysis and innovative tools to help participants identify... Read more of this article

First-Ever Ocean Risk Summit In Bermuda

First-Ever Ocean Risk Summit In Bermuda

High level representatives of governments, the finance sector, the [re]insurance industry, and other sectors will consider specific risks posed by changes in the world’s oceans caused by climate change and other man-made impacts at a first-of-its-kind conference to be hosted in Bermuda in May 2018. A spokesperson, “The Ocean Risk Summit will... Read more of this article

“Disappointment” At USA Out Of Climate Deal

“Disappointment” At USA Out Of Climate Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Thursday [June 1] that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, with Bermuda environmental organisation Greenrock saying that while they are still reflecting on the repercussions of the USA’s decision, their “initial thoughts are that of extreme disappointment.” The deal,... Read more of this article

NASA & NOAA: 2016 Warmest Year On Record

NASA & NOAA: 2016 Warmest Year On Record

Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and NOAA, marking the third year in a row to set a new record for global average surface temperatures. “Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit [0.99 degrees Celsius] warmer than... Read more of this article

Earth’s 2015 Temperatures Warmest Since 1880

Earth’s 2015 Temperatures Warmest Since 1880

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA]. NASA said, “Globally-averaged temperatures in 2015 shattered the previous mark set in 2014 by 0.23 degrees Fahrenheit [0.13 Celsius]. Only once... Read more of this article

Smith Attends Paris Climate Change Conference

Smith Attends Paris Climate Change Conference

The growing need for vehicle emission control around the world was the subject of an address given at the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris by Donal Smith,the Founder and CEO of Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd. [BECL]. BECL said, “In presenting an overview of his Bermuda-based operation to delegates assembled at the ‘Wider Caribbean... Read more of this article

Greenrock Hosts Rally On Climate Change

Greenrock Hosts Rally On Climate Change

Greenrock said they “would like to thank those who took time out of their lunch hours, amid the Black Friday sales, to support our solidarity rally on climate change. “Brief speeches were given by Councillor Dennis G Tucker [representing City Hall]; Senator Diallo Rabain [representing the Opposition]; Stuart Hayward [representing the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Climate Change Rally To Be Held On Nov. 27

Climate Change Rally To Be Held On Nov. 27

Greenrock is calling on people in Bermuda to attend  a climate change rally to be held on Friday, November 27, from 12.30pm to 1.00pm on the front lawn of City Hall. A spokesperson said, “These climate change talks begin on November 30, and the people’s climate change march was due to be held on November 29th to encourage these talks to develop... Read more of this article

Saturday Screening Of ‘Disruption’ At BUEI

Saturday Screening Of ‘Disruption’ At BUEI

On Saturday [Sept 20] BUEI and Greenrock will be presenting a free screening of ‘Disruption’, a behind-the-scenes look at the effort to organize the People’s Climate March. The screening will take place at 7.30pm in the BUEI Auditorium. A spokesperson said, “On September 20th, 2014 the People’s Climate March, dubbed the... Read more of this article

ABIR Supports President’s Climate Change Plan

ABIR Supports President’s Climate Change Plan

Bradley Kading, President of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers [ABIR], released a letter sent to President Barack Obama in response to his Climate Action Plan. The letter said, “On behalf of the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) please accept these comments in support of key elements of your Climate Action... Read more of this article

Geneva Association’s Report On Ocean Warming

Geneva Association’s Report On Ocean Warming

In some high-risk areas, ocean warming and climate change threaten the insurability of catastrophe risk. This is one of the conclusions of a research report issued today by the Climate Risks and Insurance working group of international insurance think tank, The Geneva Association. “There is new, robust evidence that the global oceans have warmed significantly,”... Read more of this article