Sea Level Rise

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ICLR is hosting Free Webinars on Flood Issues

On September 10 Slobodan Simonovic will lead a webinar about a tool he has developed with his team for adjusting IDF curves for the effects of change in the climate. (For details contact Dan Sandink at dsandink@iclr.org.)   On September 19 Cathryn Ryan of the University of Calgary will lead a Friday Forum workshop and webinar to discuss the […]

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Rising sea levels in Metro Vancouver spark open competition: Innovative solutions sought as one-metre rise around Vancouver predicted by 2100

Rising sea levels in Metro Vancouver spark open competition: Innovative solutions sought as one-metre rise around Vancouver predicted by 2100

A sandbag dike holds back the water from the Fraser River in Chilliwack, B.C., on June 28, 2012.    Photograph by: JONATHAN HAYWARD , THE CANADIAN PRESS SFU Public Square is looking for innovative ideas on how to combat a predicted one-metre rise in sea levels around Metro Vancouver due to climate change. This fall, the […]

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Report: Climate changing more rapidly than at any point on record

Report: Climate changing more rapidly than at any point on record

Going, going … As a whole, the world’s glaciers—such as Italy’s Careser Glacier, seen here in August 1933 (top) and August 2012 (bottom)—have lost ice for the last 23 years in a row. IMAGES: COURTESY OF LUCA CARTURAN/UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA A new look at the “vital signs” of Earth’s climate reveals a stark picture of declining health. […]

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New reports on Fraser River flood risk released

New reports on Fraser River flood risk released

BC Government Online News Source: Newsroom VICTORIA – Two new reports released today will help planners and engineers in developing strategies to manage increased flood risk along the Fraser River. The report, Fraser River Design Flood Level Update – Hope to Mission, provides diking authorities with updated design flood levels in comparison with crest levels of […]

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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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