Extreme weather in 2023 due to climate change

This article summarises events in 2023 associated with extreme weather linked to climate change. 25 Apr 2023. World’s ice melting five times faster than in the 90s Polar ice is melting at an unprecedented rate and accounts for a quarter of all sea level rise, researchers say. “Ice losses from Greenland and Antarctica have rapidly… Continue reading Extreme weather in 2023 due to climate change


Empire State Building green retrofit

NYC Empire State Building. Credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NYC_Empire_State_Building.jpg

Photo credit: Daniel Schwen The Empire State Building is undergoing a green retrofit to convert into an “eco-friendly” skyscraper. Many older tall city buildings have poor energy and sustainability ratings; it is hoped that this retrofit will provide a template for others to follow. The Clinton Climate Initiative is a partner in the project Summary of retrofits “Every… Continue reading Empire State Building green retrofit


New York

New York panorama. Credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Assemblage.jpg

New York City, credit B.KERR New York City has set an ambitious plan to go green. It’s called PLANYC 2020. In December 2006, Mayor Michael R. Bloombert challenged New Yorkers to generate ideas of achieving 10 key goals for the city’s sustainable future. New Yorkers in all five boroughs responded, with the result being the release of PLANYC… Continue reading New York