Sea Level Rise

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Climate Change 'Triple Threat' Increases Risk for Coastal Cities

Climate Change ‘Triple Threat’ Increases Risk for Coastal Cities

Many US cities are at increased risk of climate change due to being located along the coast. New research published in the journal Nature Climate Change lays out why coastal places are at increased risk. The combination of sea level rise, increased precipitation, and storm surge will cause larger and more detrimental effects for cities like […]

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Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments

Paying for Urban Infrastructure Adaptation in Canada: An Analysis of Existing and Potential Economic Instruments for Local Governments

Local governments in Canada are on the front lines of climate change impacts, but the cost of adapting infrastructure to flooding and other climate-driven challenges is a barrier to implementation. This report, developed by ACT through a project supported by Natural Resources Canada under the program of the Economics Working Group of Canada’s Adaptation Platform, the […]

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SFU ViPS Public Lecture: Adam Sobel (Columbia University) "Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses"

SFU ViPS Public Lecture: Adam Sobel (Columbia University) “Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses”

SFU’s Institute for Values in Policy and Science (ViPS) and Urban Studies invites you to a public lecture and discussion addressing issues related to policy and the science of climate change: Dr. Adam Sobel (Columbia University), “Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Predictions and Responses.” Sobel’s recent book, Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future raises questions of how […]

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New! Sea Level Rise and Extreme Precipitation Webinars

New! Sea Level Rise and Extreme Precipitation Webinars

The Fraser Basin Council is pleased to offer two free educational and informative sessions to prepare you for the upcoming impacts of climate change in BC. These webinars provide training and learning opportunities for climate change adaptation planning in your community. Register today! New Sea Level Rise Projections in British Columbia When: Wednesday, March 25, […]

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In major shift, Obama administration will plan for rising seas in all federal projects

In major shift, Obama administration will plan for rising seas in all federal projects

President Obama will issue an executive order Friday directing federal agencies–as well as state and local governments drawing on federal funds–to adopt stricter building and siting standards to reflect scientific projections that future flooding will be more frequent and intense due to climate change. The order, described by senior administration officials, represents a major shift for the […]

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300,000 at risk in Lower Mainland flood: experts

300,000 at risk in Lower Mainland flood: experts

More than 300,000 homes and billions of dollars of infrastructure could be affected by a major flood in the Lower Mainland because our dikes haven’t been built to withstand more severe flooding caused by climate change, reports and experts say. A $500,000 push is under way to assess how bad the damage could be and […]

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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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