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NASA On Hurricane Season & Amazon Fires

NASA On Hurricane Season & Amazon Fires

“Warmer than average sea surface temperatures in the tropical North Atlantic Ocean so far in 2020 have set the stage for an active hurricane season and elevated the risk of fires in the southern Amazon,” according to scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine. “Variations in ocean sea surface temperatures alter weather... Read more of this article

Webinar On Climate Risk & Resilience Strategies

Webinar On Climate Risk & Resilience Strategies

The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] will be hosting a webinar to discuss the latest developments in climate risk & resilience strategies with leaders from the U.S. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] will host a special webinar to explore the latest developments in climate risk and resilience strategies... Read more of this article

ABIR To Host Climate Risk Webinar On June 22

ABIR To Host Climate Risk Webinar On June 22

The Association Of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers [ABIR] will be hosting a Climate Risk Webinar on Monday, June 22 at 11.00am. ABIR said, “Celebrate International Climate Change Day with a Climate Risk Webinar including Bermuda Market Leaders and featuring special guest, Ms. Ekhosuehi Iyahen, Secretary-General, Insurance Development Forum. “The... Read more of this article

Earth Day Marked Virtually During Pandemic

Earth Day Marked Virtually During Pandemic

Virtual activities helped to mark Earth Day today [April 22] as we navigate the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with residents being urged to support environmentally-positive organizations and causes, along with finding other ways to address the threat of climate change. A spokesperson said, “Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this as the... Read more of this article

Climate Wise: Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Climate Wise: Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Climate Wise is working to “engender mass support to change the direction of the planet’s climate crisis” by taking donations and investing them “in projects which make meaningful and certified change to the environment.” A spokesperson said, “Climate Wise announced the launch of an organisation designed to engender mass... Read more of this article

‘Protecting Our Planet & The Public Purse’

‘Protecting Our Planet & The Public Purse’

Guy Carpenter has released a new report: Protecting Our Planet & The Public Purse, which highlights how the “risk landscape for public sector entities is changing at an unparalleled rate.” A spokesperson said, “Severe weather events and demographic challenges are putting an increasing strain on government finances, requiring a... Read more of this article

Warwick Academy Students Hold Demonstration

Warwick Academy Students Hold Demonstration

Friday, February 28 marked the 20th consecutive Friday morning that a small group of Warwick Academy students demonstrated on Middle Road to raise awareness about climate change, with the students holding the demonstration before school started. A spokesperson said, “Friday, February 28 marked the 20th consecutive Friday morning that a small... Read more of this article

NOAA/NASA: Second Warmest Year On Record

NOAA/NASA: Second Warmest Year On Record

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA], Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. “Globally, 2019 temperatures were second only to those of 2016 and continued the planet’s long-term warming trend: the past... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda National Trust Tree Planting

Photos: Bermuda National Trust Tree Planting

In an effort to start the new decade on an environmentally friendly note, the Bermuda National Trust [BNT] held an event today [Jan 1], aimed at ensuring 50 trees were planted at various locations across Bermuda in celebration of their 50th anniversary. A Bermuda Climate Action Network spokesperson previously said, “The newly formed Climate Action... Read more of this article

Public Invited To Plant Trees To Start New Year

Public Invited To Plant Trees To Start New Year

The community is invited to join the Bermuda National Trust [BNT] in celebration of their 50th anniversary by planting 50 trees on New Year’s Day at various locations across Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The newly formed Climate Action Network [Bermuda CAN] supports the National Trust event and encourages people to sign up to help at one of... Read more of this article

Vision 2020: Bermuda Climate Action Network

Vision 2020: Bermuda Climate Action Network

A group called the Bermuda Climate Action Network [Bermuda CAN] said they will working to address environmental concerns on the island, with their first initiative aiming to plant 2,020 trees in 2020. A spokesperson said, “The United Nations’ COP25 opened in Spain. This two-week conference involving global leaders addressing practical solutions... Read more of this article

AXA Launches New Phase In Its Climate Strategy

AXA Launches New Phase In Its Climate Strategy

AXA launched a new phase in its climate strategy, which “aims to accelerate its contribution to the transition towards a more sustainable and less carbon-intensive economy by 2050.” This announcement was made during the ‘AXA Climate Impact Day’, an event organized by AXA in collaboration with the United Nations Principles for... Read more of this article

Greta Thunberg Sails ‘Close To Bermuda’

Greta Thunberg Sails ‘Close To Bermuda’

Teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg recently sailed ’close to Bermuda’ as she makes her way towards Europe from the United States, tweeting about her proximity to the island. She is best known for sparking the ‘school strike’ movement when, at age 15, she began spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call... Read more of this article