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Floridian Scientists, Officials Call on Presidential Candidates to Debate Sea-Level Rise Threatening 40% of U.S. Population

October 11, 2012

Today more than a hundred scientists and government officials in Florida called on the Presidential candidates to address the danger of sea level rise at the third and final presidential debate in Boca Raton on October 22. read more


Climate Change Could Kill More Than 100 Million People by 2030

September 26, 2012

Without fast action, accelerating climate change impacts will cause more than 100 million deaths and knock off more than 3% of GDP (gross domestic product) by 2030, according to… read more


Arctic Loses a Quarter-Million Square Miles of Sea Ice

September 19, 2012

The Arctic sea ice has lost an astonishing 260,000 square miles of protective sea ice, the area of France, in the two weeks since the all-time record low was broken. read more


World’s Most Successful Environmental Treaty Turns 25

September 14, 2012

The world’s most successful environmental treaty turns 25 this week on September 16th. The treaty is the Montreal Protocol and its success has avoided one of the most severe global environmental threats the world has ever faced—the destruction of the stratospheric ozone by chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). read more


Many Himalayan Glaciers Melting at Alarming Rates

September 14, 2012

Glaciers in the east and central regions of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region are retreating at an alarming rate according to a new report released this week by the National Research Council. read more


Arctic Sea Ice Levels Hit Record Low

August 28, 2012

Arctic sea ice has hit record lows with weeks still to go in the melt season, an indication of accelerating global warming. Arctic sea ice has reached the lowest level ever observed in the three decades since polar cap observations began, according to… read more


IGSD Designated NGO Lead on Steering Committee of Landmark Climate and Clean Air Coalition To Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

August 27, 2012

The Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development, long a champion of efforts to reduce HFCs, black carbon, methane, and tropospheric ozone, has joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC). read more


Climate Change Impacts Linked to Ozone Depletion

August 1, 2012

“A warming world with violent storms holds many unpleasant surprises” said Durwood Zaelke, President of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD). read more


Cuts in super greenhouse gas stalled by China, India, and Brazil

July 27, 2012

“China, India, and Brazil have again stalled formal negotiations to cut production of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol, a fast-action strategy that would provide the biggest, fastest, and cheapest climate mitigation available to the world this decade”, according to… read more


Split Decision this Week for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

July 26, 2012

This has been a rough week in the fight against climate, leaving many advocates feeling justifiably bruised. The New York Times has reported that record breaking droughts across North America are affecting 88% of the U.S. corn crop and will likely drive up prices on staple groceries next year. read more


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