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Climate: 7 questions on 2 degrees

NewsDay Zimbabwe - WE’RE 2°C from a different world. Humans never have lived on a planet that’s 2°C (3,6 Fahrenheit) warmer than it was before we started burning fossil fuels in the late 1800s and climate experts say we risk fundamentally changing life on this planet if we do cross that 2°C mark.

A believer among the skeptics: A Canadian´s crusade to convert Christians to climate change belief

BullFax - Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, a cheerful, Toronto-born evangelical Christian, has become the hottest ticket in the highly polarized U.S. debate over climate change. Named in 2014 by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in America, she is sought out by Hollywood stars, applauded by environmentalists and fellow scientists, and a huge draw on the Christian speaking circuit because she has opened the door, if only a crack, to the largest and single most stubborn community of climate skeptics in America — evangelicals.

Climate scientist sees opportunity for Iowa

The Des Moines Register - As a 21-year-old University of Toronto student, Katharine Hayhoe needed a course to wrap up her degree in physics and astronomy. She'd already earned a minor in Spanish and taken the standard electives like children's literature and art history.

New Academic Research Finds Deferred Income Annuities Reduce Overall Cost of Funding Retirement

InsuranceNewsNet - Including a deferred income annuity (DIA) in a retirement portfolio helps reduce the cost of funding retirement while also offsetting risk and providing asset allocation flexibility, according to a new academic paper authored by Michael Finke, Professor and Director of Retirement Planning and Living, Texas Tech University and Wade Pfau, Professor of Retirement Income, American College.