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Resilient shores: After Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

Resilient shores: After Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

After the wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water. Residents returned to find roads inundated by the storm surge. Some maneuvered through the streets by boat. This mode of transport could […]

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Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change – Annenberg Space for Photography – Los Angeles photo exhibit report

Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change – Annenberg Space for Photography – Los Angeles photo exhibit report

On view from December 13, 2014 to May 3, 2015 at the Annenberg Space for Photography is a timely exhibition focused on coastal resiliency called Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change.  The exhibition features work from acclaimed fine art, news and architectural photographers Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes, Paula Bronstein, Jonas Bendiksen and Monica Nouwens, and will include a number of newly […]

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Bad News for Florida: Models of Greenland Ice Melting Could Be Way Off

Bad News for Florida: Models of Greenland Ice Melting Could Be Way Off

Existing computer models may be severely underestimating the risk to Greenland’s ice sheet — which would add 20 feet to sea levels if it all melted — from warming temperatures, according to two studies released Monday. Satellite data were instrumental for both studies — one which concludes that Greenland is likely to see many more […]

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New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

New Documentary Raises Awareness for Adaptation Needs

A new documentary released on 11 December 2014 highlights the growing recognition of the need for adaptation to climate change around the world, as recognized by governments at this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Lima. The 20 minute documentary “Adapting to a changing climate” introduces viewers to the topic of climate change adaptation by […]

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Cities Impacts & Adaptation Tool: includes over 500 climate change adaptation strategies

Cities Impacts & Adaptation Tool: includes over 500 climate change adaptation strategies

The Cities Impacts & Adaptation Tool (CIAT) is a climate adaptation planning support tool for decision makers at the city level in the Great Lakes Region of North America. It provides usable data such as demographics, socioeconomic data, and both current and projected climate trends. Using this information, the tool also identifies a custom network […]

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Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP): Upcoming Events

Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CCACoP): Upcoming Events

Municipalities in a Changing Climate: decision support tools to help prepare for what’s to come When: December 10, 2014 from 1:00-2:00pm ET (Please note your time zone) Presenters: Ashlee Jensen Grace (Urban adaptation project manager at the University of Michigan Climate Centre) and Slobodon P. Simonovic (Professor with the Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of […]

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Ontario Climate Consortium E-Newsletter

Ontario Climate Consortium E-Newsletter

Join Henk Ovink, Principle Rebuild by Design & Senior Advisor to the Hurricane Sandy Taskforce for a Special Climate Change Adaptation Seminar Climate change and extreme weather are having a major impact on Ontario municipalities. Flooding in cities like Toronto, Thunder Bay, Stratford, Orangeville, and Burlington to name a few are costing municipal governments, businesses, […]

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Community flood maps

Community flood maps

The interactive map tool depicts the landward extent of flooding (how far floodwaters would travel in a horizontal direction) — and how deep the water could become — in the event of a one percent annual chance (or 100-year) flood. In areas with the greatest risk of flooding, known as Special Flood Hazard Areas, a […]

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