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(background in hydrometeorology, climate research, aviation weather forecasting, automated observing networks and the impacts of air pollution on health.)
Australian Financial Review
– Sep 14, 3:44 PM
New Zealand has become the first country in the world to make climate risk reporting mandatory for banks, asset managers and insurers. Under new legislation announced on Tuesday morning, large financial institutions would be required to report…
Bill PugsleyAttn PM Trudeau for action in Canada- New Zealand has become the first country in the world to make climate risk reporting mandatory for banks, asset managers and insurers.
This week, Edmonton city council is considering a historic plan — one that incorporates a carbon budget limiting greenhouse gas emissions it can emit. It would be the first city to do so in Canada. The plan sets a goal for Edmonton to become…
American cities have a big problem with huge vehicles. More than two out of every three new automobiles now sold in the United States are “light trucks,” a classification that includes SUVs, pickup trucks, and minivans. That share is…
Bill PugsleyA recent report cites the growing popularity of SUVs as a primary culprit for the recent increase in pedestrian fatalities. In 2019 some 8,800 pedestrians were killed in the US, 45% more than a decade ago. During that period cyclist deaths rose 38%.”
Since the beginning of this pandemic, there have been warnings that the upcoming fall and winter could be far worse than spring and summer were. CDC director Robert Redfield said it in April and again in July ; several public health experts echoed…
Bill Pugsleyas the Norwegian phrase goes, “There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.'