Monthly Archives: October 2015
October 22, 2015.
Will a $6 billion barrier protect Venice from climate driven sea level rise? We certainly hope so. As a UNESCO ‘World Heritage Site’, there is no doubt that Venice is a gem of architecture, history, culture and so much more. A small city with a long, rich history, it holds an astonishing number of art and architectural treasures within its fragile borders. It all started roughly 1600 years ago, when settlers began building a community on the marshy islands in the lagoon off the coast of what is present day northern Italy. The founders' idea...
October 1, 2015.
Wondering who will save the planet from climate change? So are we. Which leads us to the most important global climate meeting to date: COP21, taking place in Paris in December 2015. Negotiators from 130+ countries will be attending a meeting in Paris to hammer out, hopefully, the most significant binding climate agreement to date. And with so many countries involved - it is critical to have a system for reaching a deal. It started at the Earth Summit in Brazil (1992), when countries joined an international treaty -- the United Nations Framework...