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Column: Need To Change Course On Climate

Column: Need To Change Course On Climate

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] On Friday, November 23rd, the United States Government released the Climate Science Special Report – the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This report was produced by 13 U.S. Federal Agencies – civil service scientists – and has caused the Trump Administration some consternation, since it refutes the... Read more of this article

Column: Call To Action On Climate Change

Column: Call To Action On Climate Change

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] last week published a report which deserves close attention. While three years ago, the historic Paris Conference concluded with a consensus limiting any median temperature rise to 2 degrees C, this latest meeting of the IPCC has concluded... Read more of this article

Column: Environment, Pollution, Climate Change

Column: Environment, Pollution, Climate Change

[Written by Mark Hartl] Despite the dramatic news coverage of oil spills and other big pollution disasters in our seas and oceans, most environmental pollution is caused by much smaller incidents that are often invisible, persistent, and far more difficult to track. While animals and plants caught up in these disasters are easily identified as stressed... Read more of this article

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part III

Column: Security Of Our Energy Supply Part III

[Opinion column written by Nick Hutchings] I finished Part II of this essay by asking our decision makers if they believe 97% of climate scientists are correct in their assertion that climate change is, to a very large degree, the result of burning fossil fuel and, if they do, would they also agree that waiting to see it those scientists are right,... Read more of this article

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