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Windfall Centre Updates
Global temperatures continue to rise
U.S scientists stated November was the warmest on record
Hot spots include Eurasia, Central American and the Indian Ocean
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the average global temperature, for water and land surfaces combined, was 56.6 degrees (13.7 Celsius). That's 1.4 degrees (0.78 degrees Celsius) above the 20th-century average. It was also the 345th straight month with above-average temperatures. That's almost 29 years.
Learn the effects of driver behaviour on your fleets budget
The driver behavior ebook explores the impact of driver behavior on the fuel economy of vehicles within your fleet. The ebook quantifies the impact of different aspects of driver behavior such as aggressive acceleration, braking, and idling. The ebook also investigates the impact of driver behavior on the fuel efficiency and operating costs of plug-in vehicles.
World Bank is offering a free climate change course
Learn why a 4 degree warmer world must be avoided
This analysis presents the likely impacts of a 4-degree warming trajectory and stresses the need for decision makers and communities to take a firm look at their adaptation choices, while signaling the urgency for mitigation action. Participants will also be introduced to the risks of triggering non-linearity, and tipping elements like the disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet and large-scale Amazon dieback.
The Ontario Power Authority and local electric utilities have joined together under the Home Assistance Program. This is a FREE program designed to help income-eligible Ontario homeowners, tenants and social and/or assisted housing providers improve the energy efficiency of their homes or buildings.