Sea Level Rise

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Creative ways cities can fight the climate change 'slow tsunami'

Creative ways cities can fight the climate change ‘slow tsunami’

When it comes to climate change impacts, estuaries are the proverbial canaries in the coal mine. These unique habitats, which are also home to 22 of the world’s 32 largest cities and are essential hubs for global commerce, face not just the threat posed by rising sea levels, but also a complex nexus of increasing […]

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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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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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Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force: Reinvent Urban Infrastructure or Lose Trillions

Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force: Reinvent Urban Infrastructure or Lose Trillions

In the report’s introductory letter, Task Force Chair Harvey Ruvin, Miami-Dade clerk of the courts, describes sea level rise as a “measurable, trackable, and relentless” consequence of climate change that, lacking “innovative adaptive capital planning,” will “threaten trillions of dollars of the region’s built environment” as well as its water supply, natural resources, agricultural soils, […]

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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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Local Government Units urged to adopt science-based disaster prepared tools

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, May 28 (PIA)  – The Department of Science and Technology  (DOST) has appealed to local government units, disaster managers, and other stakeholders to adopt science and  technology –based  tools to boost their disaster  preparedness. “We at the DOST  believe that we could use science to better understand and improve our disaster  […]

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2014 Rising Seas Summit - Sept. 2014 in NYC!

2014 Rising Seas Summit – Sept. 2014 in NYC!

Register today — early bird registration now available! The inaugural Rising Seas Summit brought together more than 170 professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats is critical to […]

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Feedback Invited on New Land Use Guidelines to Address Sea Level Rise

New guidelines for land use development in areas affected by sea level rise are under consideration by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Local Governments are invited to provide comments by early August.  Read More  

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