This past winter in Nashville was unusually warm and rainy. And it looks like spring will be, too.

It’s not just you: This winter was warmer and wetter than normal in Nashville.

Experts say those higher temperatures are part of a warming trend in the Nashville climate over the past few decades, even accounting for normal fluctuations in weather.

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Bangladesh's geography will naturally counter sea level rise until it becomes too rapid due to climate change

Environmental scientist Jonathan Gilligan talks to Climate Tribune. Sea level rise is a concern in all coastal regions in the world. Bangladesh happens to be among the most vulnerable areas. But for all the talk about how vulnerable the country is, the river laden land has evolved to create mechanisms that naturally counter sea level rise. Environmental scientist Jonathan Gilligan says this aspect is often not understood. This is not to say there is no risk from human induced sea level rise and all the commotion about part of the country submerging underwater deserves less attention.

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Good Law | Bad Law Podcast

Good Law | Bad Law #112 - Lawmakers May Not Hold the Key to Climate Change Aaron J. Freiwald, host of the weekly Good Law | Bad Law podcast and managing partner of Freiwald Law, interviewed Mike Vandenbergh and me about our book, Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change. Listen Listen at Good Law | Bad Law Description How can private industry make the quickest impact on climate change?

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Beyond Politics Webinar at the Environmental Law Institute

Mike Vandenbergh and I participated in a webinar hosted by the Environmental Law Institute on our book, Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change. You can watch the webinar on YouTube and download the transcript Panelists Cassie Phillips, Director, Private Environmental Governance Initiative, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator Jonathan Gilligan, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University and Co-Author, Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change Stephen Harper, Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, Intel Corporation Jackie Roberts, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Carlyle Group Michael P.

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Two US Professors meet DU VC

Prof Dr Steve Goodbred and Prof Dr Jonathan M Gilligan of Vanderbilt University in United States of America (USA) met Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Dhaka University (DU) Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman at his office on the campus on Tuesday. During the meeting, they discussed the possibilities of strengthening the ongoing joint collaborative academic and research programmes on climate change, environment, river erosion, water pollution and arsenic being conducted by the two universities.

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Scientific and Informed Research Needed on Waterways

Workshop on River Navigability Scientific and Informed Research Needed on Waterways National and international experts, academicians, researchers, civil society organizers are expressing their concern that changes in the river network of Bangladesh is being evident day by day. An expert workshop on this issue has stressed the need for scientific and informed research on this field. The workshop titled “River Navigation and Inland Shipping in Bangladesh: Economic Importance and Impacts of Environmental Change”” was held in the CARS Auditorium of University of Dhaka Saturday.

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Political leaning influences city water policies as strongly as climate

Urban water conservation policies are reflecting the nation’s political polarization, with a new report demonstrating that a city’s water ordinances can be as much related to whether it leans left or right as to whether the climate is wet or dry. Vanderbilt University environmental researchers found Los Angeles ranks No. 1 for number and strength of policies, followed by six other left-leaning California cities along with Austin, Texas. It takes until San Antonio, Texas, at No.

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My book reviewed in Nature Climate Change

Time to Re-Think Solutions

For people working to address climate change, there is certainly no viable alternative to reading this book. Beyond Politics presses readers to think beyond their current conception of climate change solutions and, while laying out a reasoned private governance response accompanied by a realistic assessment of its limitations, provides the groundwork for future research and initiatives to reduce emissions.

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My Book Reviewed in Science Magazine

Faced with Government Inaction, Private Firms Emerge as Major Players in Climate Mitigation

In a thoughtful and far-ranging new book, Michael P. Vandenbergh and Jonathan M. Gilligan turn that view upside down. Both from Vanderbilt University—Vandenbergh a lawyer and Gilligan a professor of civil and environmental engineering—the authors help explain why firms from Coca-Cola to UPS are motivated to be leaders in cutting emissions.

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