Adaptation Stories

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Jakarta to Complete Giant Sea Wall in 2020

Jakarta to Complete Giant Sea Wall in 2020

The city of Jakarta is constructing a giant sea wall, known as the Jakarta Coastal Defense Strategy (JCDS), to protect low-lying regions as sea levels rise and land subsides due to heavy extraction of groundwater from the delta soil. A 2009 study by Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) climatologist Armi Susandi predicted that a quarter […]

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The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic

The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic

In the Opinion Pages of The New York Times, Richard A. Muller, a professor of physics at the University of California writes: “CALL me a converted skeptic. Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming. Last year, following an intensive […]

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Taking the Plunge: No More Fence-Sitting

Taking the Plunge: No More Fence-Sitting

No More Fence-Sitting by Heather Armstrong It occurred to me not that long ago, that I was no longer a “fence-sitter”. I had the awareness that my lifestyle was out of balance. I had finished university, was earning a reasonable wage and having fun with my financial freedom, however, deep down, I knew I was […]

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Taking the Plunge: Reducing My Carbon Footprint with Negawatts and Geothermal

Taking the Plunge: Reducing My Carbon Footprint with Negawatts and Geothermal

Reducing My Carbon Footprint with Negawatts and Geothermal by Camille Minogue My house was uninsulated and had oil heat, I drove a gasoline powered vehicle, and I was flitting all over the globe on exotic vacations. At the same time, I claimed to be concerned about the environment and climate change. Yes, there was something […]

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Taking The Plunge: Send Us Your Story!

Taking The Plunge: Send Us Your Story!

With all the information floating around about climate change and advice on ways people can live more harmoniously with the environment, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused. But once in a while, it all comes together, and people feel inspired to take the plunge by making significant and satisfying changes to incorporate adaptation into […]

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