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RODEL URMATAN
Works at Waste Management Sustainability Services
Attended Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines
Lives in Diamond Bar, California
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US Government Accountability Office Includes Climate Change on 2013 "High Risk List"

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has included climate change on it's 2013 High Risk List. The report argues that the US Federal government can limit it's fiscal exposure by "better managing climate change risks." The report argues that "The federal government needs a strategic approach with strong leadership and the authority to manage climate change risks that encompasses the entire range of related federal activities and addresses all key elements of strategic planning."

It is notable that this is a report from the US Federal Government about fiscal risks faced by the US Government, rather than a report from an external advocacy group.

Here is a link to the climate section of GAO report:
http://www.gao.gov/highrisk/limiting_federal_government_fiscal_exposure

The full GAO High Risk report is available here:
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-283


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A connexion between climate change and water : extreme weather events result in desertification or extreme flooding in different areas and hinder development and access to safe water. The launched UN water platform provides useful information on water management and statistics
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Interesting take on climate change mitigation.
 
Stabilizing Climate Requires New Technologies

+Steven Davis , +Ken Caldeira  and colleagues have a authored new paper published today in Environmental Research Letters showing that stabilizing climate requires new technologies that do not release greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. In the figure, each "wedge" represents 1 billion tons of avoided carbon emissions. Davis et al. show that 21 such wedges are required to stabilize global carbon emissions, while 31 such wedges are required to stabilize climate (since approximately half of the emitted carbon stays in the atmosphere, meaning that stabilization of emissions will still result in accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide). It has been argued that deployment of existing technologies could provide 7 such wedges, leading to the conclusion that stabilizing climate requires new technologies that do not release greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

Here is a link to the UC-Irvine news story:
http://news.uci.edu/press-releases/major-cuts-to-surging-co2-emissions-are-needed-now-not-down-the-road-study-finds/

Here is a link to the peer-reviewed paper:
http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/1/011001

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Scientists See Big Impacts on U.S. Ecosystems from Global Warming http://nyti.ms/UR1uZf
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  • Development Resource Consultants, Inc.
  • Total Petroleum, Inc.
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Chino Hills, California - Manila, Philippines - Walnut, California - Manila, Philippines - Tanglin Road, Singapore - Hanamaki, Japan - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia - Rowland Heights, California
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Architect, LEED AP, Sustainable Development and Green Building Professional, Environmental Activist and Climate Change Advocate.
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    Architecture
  • University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines
    MS Architecture
  • Purdue University
    Lean Six Sigma
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