Sea Level Rise

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Climate change having affect on coastal infrastructure

Climate change can have especially detrimental affects for coastal communities such as coastal erosion, saltwater inundation, and flooding affecting coastal infrastructure. This is especially a problem for wastewater treatment, as some communities found out after Hurricane Sandy: “The danger is that stormwater could inundate the [treatment] plants, damage electrical systems and other vital controls and […]

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Today is Earth Overshoot Day - In less than 8 Months, Humanity has exhausted Earth's budget for the year

Today is Earth Overshoot Day – In less than 8 Months, Humanity has exhausted Earth’s budget for the year

In less than 8 Months, Humanity exhausts Earth’s budget for the year. Earth Overshoot Day 2015 is today, August 13. Please see the new website for Earth Overshoot Day at www.overshootday.org. Below is information from Earth Overshoot Day 2014: August 19 is Earth Overshoot Day 2014, marking the date when humanity has exhausted nature’s budget for […]

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Deadly floods leave trail of destruction across southern Asia

Deadly floods leave trail of destruction across southern Asia

Heavy monsoon rains have continued to lash much of southern Asia, threatening further casualties and more destruction after a week of lethal floods and landslides. More than 100 people have died and up to 1 million fled their homes as land from Pakistan to Burma was deluged. Read the full article here. __ In Canada, we face similar […]

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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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