Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Climate Change http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:42:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Big Things Come in Small Climates http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/big-things-come-in-small-climates/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/big-things-come-in-small-climates/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:52:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20598 tree in field, CambodiaFor years, climate scientists ignored small patches of vegetation — yet they held a big secret.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/big-things-come-in-small-climates/feed/ 0 Small Islands, Giant Oceans: Q&A with President Tong of the Republic of Kiribati http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-islands-giant-oceans-qa-with-president-tong-of-the-republic-of-kiribati/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-islands-giant-oceans-qa-with-president-tong-of-the-republic-of-kiribati/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20575 President Anote Tong of KiribatiKiribati's newest announcement aims to regenerate a vital ocean area the size of California.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-islands-giant-oceans-qa-with-president-tong-of-the-republic-of-kiribati/feed/ 1 A Harrowing Journey in Search of Climate Clues http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/a-harrowing-journey-in-search-of-climate-clues/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/a-harrowing-journey-in-search-of-climate-clues/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20537 Paul Mayewski, Sanjayan in AndesTo retrieve ice cores, some climate scientists must go to the ends of the Earth. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/a-harrowing-journey-in-search-of-climate-clues/feed/ 0 Small Farms, Large Stakes: Climate Change and Smallholder Farmers http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-farms-large-stakes-climate-change-and-smallholder-farmers/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-farms-large-stakes-climate-change-and-smallholder-farmers/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:30:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20503 Farmer in Tanzania. Smallholder farmers are estimated to represent 85% of the world's farms and provide over 80% of the food consumed in the developing world. (© Benjamin Drummond)The impacts of climate change on smallholders will likely have enormous consequences for all of us.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-farms-large-stakes-climate-change-and-smallholder-farmers/feed/ 2 Urban Jungle: Jakarta’s Green Wall http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/urban-jungle-jakartas-green-wall/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/urban-jungle-jakartas-green-wall/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20328 Panoramic cityscape of Indonesia's capital city, JakartaForests store fresh water cities depend on — and keep it from descending on them all at once. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/urban-jungle-jakartas-green-wall/feed/ 1 Climate Scientists Are People, Too http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/climate-scientists-are-people-too/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/climate-scientists-are-people-too/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20260 scientist at weather station in MalaysiaWhen scientists are seen as human, they are more likable — and more trusted.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/climate-scientists-are-people-too/feed/ 1 The EU’s Carbon Footprint Is Bigger Than You Think http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-eus-carbon-footprint-is-bigger-than-you-think/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-eus-carbon-footprint-is-bigger-than-you-think/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20243 cropland bordering rainforest, Iguacu National Park, BrazilSince 1990, the EU has massively increased its imports of carbon-intensive products.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-eus-carbon-footprint-is-bigger-than-you-think/feed/ 7 Why Palm Oil Isn’t the Enemy http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/why-palm-oil-isnt-the-enemy/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/why-palm-oil-isnt-the-enemy/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20191 oil palm fruit in MalaysiaIt’s where and how it’s grown that we need to change.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/why-palm-oil-isnt-the-enemy/feed/ 11 The New Face of Climate Change http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-new-face-of-climate-change/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-new-face-of-climate-change/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20160 children in MadagascarClimate change isn't happening in the distant future in a faraway place. It’s us. It’s now.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/the-new-face-of-climate-change/feed/ 1 Is There a Silver Lining to the New IPCC Climate Change Report? http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-a-silver-lining-to-the-new-ipcc-climate-change-report/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-a-silver-lining-to-the-new-ipcc-climate-change-report/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:01:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20149 mangroves and coral reefs in Raja Ampat, IndonesiaWe are already living in the age of adaptation — and protecting nature may be the easiest way to do it.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/03/is-there-a-silver-lining-to-the-new-ipcc-climate-change-report/feed/ 5