Extreme Weather

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Climate change: Implications for employment

Key findings from the intergovernmental panel on climate change fifth assessment report Publication date: 2014 Number of pages: 20 Author(s): Mike Scott, freelance journalist The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the most comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate. It provides the scientific fact base that will be used around […]

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CLOUDBURST ADAPTATION: A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

CLOUDBURST ADAPTATION: A COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

This report, by Ramboll, outlines results from a socio-economic cost benefit analysis. The analysis is based on alternative solutions to address heavy precipitation events associated with climate change for the municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. Read the report here.            

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Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit

  Over 40 Speakers & 60 Participant Organizations Already Confirmed The draft program agenda for the 2014 Rising Seas Summit is now published at http://www.risingseassummit.org/agenda.html   When: September 24-26, 2014 Where: New York City Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase Announced Presenters from the National Climate Assessment, Climate Central, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and […]

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Insurers zero in on flood-prone areas

Insurers zero in on flood-prone areas

CBC reports on a new tool to help municipalities set priorities in spending on stormwater sewers After a year in which it paid nearly $1 billion in claims in Ontario and $1.7 billion in Alberta because of natural disasters, the insurance industry is testing out a new tool that will help identify where municipalities might direct […]

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Farmers Insurance Drops Climate Change Lawsuits Against Chicago-Area Cities

Farmers Insurance Drops Climate Change Lawsuits Against Chicago-Area Cities

Who should pay for the impacts of climate change? This conundrum was at the center of nine class action lawsuits filed by Farmers Insurance in April against dozens of cities in the Chicago area for failing to prepare for the floods that hit Illinois last spring. The insurance company argued that local governments should have […]

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Norfolk gets evidence of climate change every high tide

Norfolk gets evidence of climate change every high tide

NORFOLK — where the sea is rising faster than anywhere else on the East Coast. When Debbie Miller and husband Gary Chiaverotti had four feet added to the foundation of their Norfolk, Virginia home, seen Oct. 23, 2007, the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid 95 percent of the $140,000 cost. (Photo: Family photo/The Washington Post) At high […]

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Resilience Thinking and the Future of Watersheds: POLIS webinar June 26th

You are invited to the next webinar in POLIS’ 2013/2014 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. WHAT: Resilience Thinking and the Future of Watersheds DATE: Thursday, June 26th, 2014 TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) REGISTER: http://polis.adobeconnect.com/resilience/event/event_info.html **Space is limited** In this webinar, Ryan Plummer (Director, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre; […]

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Buyer Beware: Home Insurance, Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In many parts of the country, climate change is mixing with natural variability to pile on the risk of damage to Australian homes. Where Australians live, the design of settlements, the cost of housing, and whether homes are insurable or not are not issues of the future, but very much issues of today. The Climate […]

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