The Role Of Managed Retreat In Adapting To Sea Level Rise

Energy Innovation

Energy Innovation partners with the independent nonprofit Aspen Global Change Institute to provide climate and energy research updates. Mach and Miyuki Hino of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and a full list of AGCI’s quarterly research updates covering recent climate change research on clean energy pathways is available online at [link]. The scope of people and properties exposed to potential damage from sea level rise is immense.

New IPCC Report Reveals Accelerating Ice Melt and Sea Level Rise

Green Market Oracle

Climate impacts are accelerating and this is expediting the timelines for the melting of the cryosphere and sea level rise. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report indicates that ocean surface temperatures have been steadily warming since 1970 and in the last quarter century they have been warming twice as fast. The climate ocean nexus is increasingly clear.

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Sea Level Rise: The Past As An Indicator Of The Future

Energy Innovation

Energy Innovation partners with the independent nonprofit Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) to provide climate and energy research updates. The research synopsis below comes from AGCI’s John Katzenberger , and a full list of AGCI’s quarterly research updates covering recent climate change research on clean energy pathways is available online at [link]. Both approaches utilize computer models to further explore the relationship between sea level and climate.

This Dark Beacon warns of the dangers of sea level rise

AGreenLiving

On the Greek island of Spetses, Irish designer Kieran Donnellan and a group of participants from the 2019 international festival Meetings of Design Students (MEDS) have installed a striking charred-wood pavilion that warns of the dangers of sea level rise. Charred timber was used to clad the structure in a nod to the charring techniques used in traditional boat building and to allude to the overarching theme of global warming.

Immersive, dystopian exhibit shows what life could be like post-climate change

Inhabitat - Innovation

As a wake up call to the possible effects of global warming, Superflux has created immersive art that explores the possible consequences of sea level rise for city dwellers in coastal areas

Impacts of Climate Change in Vietnam

The Environmental Blog

As we all know that climate change is one of the most significant challenges that we are facing in this century. Vietnam, known for its beaches, rivers, and bustling cities, is considered as one of the countries which are significantly impacted by global climate change. The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) Index ranks Vietnam as the 89 th least ready to adapt to climate change. Current Status of Climate Change in Vietnam.

North America’s very wet weekend bears the fingerprints of climate change

Grist

Kerry Emanuel, a climate scientist at MIT, said it was difficult to pin any of the specific events on climate change. But, he said, there’s reliable evidence that global warming is driving an increase in the frequency of highly destructive tropical storms and heavy rainfall.

Climate change is an infrastructure problem – map of electric vehicle chargers shows one reason why

Renewable Energy World

vehicle fleet, considered crucial to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change. The greenhouse gas emissions those fossil fuels release when burned have raised global temperature by about 1.1°C Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change demonstrates.

House hunters are fleeing climate change, causing a new kind of gentrification

Grist

Climate change is causing many Americans to rethink where they want to live , according to a new survey conducted by real estate brokerage Redfin. That means lower-income individuals will increasingly only be able to afford property in areas plagued by dangerous climate risks.

The 101 on Climate Change

Christopher Kemper

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION I have a deep love for the environment at all levels?—?not At a conceptual level, I believe that the ecosystem must be balanced and that among the largest issues facing the world?—?poverty 2004 Tsunami This changed my life.

50 Books on Climate Change and Sustainbility

Green Market Oracle

Here are fifty recently published books on the subjects of global warming, climate mitigation and social change. Climate impacts 2. Climate action 4. Residents are already starting to see the effects of sea level rise today.

Big Oil Foresaw Extreme Flooding Now Predicted to Hit US Coasts Almost Daily

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 6 mins Oil companies have long been aware that their products cause global warming and the impacts, including from rising seas, could be catastrophic. coastal cities , barring efforts to mitigate climate change and reduce sea level rise.

How great is the risk of economic collapse from climate change?

Business Green

Calls for action to address economic risks from worrying climate scenarios have come from natural scientists for decades - now economists are lending their voices, writes the University of Delaware's Dr James Rising. Does unmitigated climate change carry the risk of economic collapse?

2019 is Another Data Point in the Constellation of Hot Data

Green Market Oracle

The heat records keep adding to the mountain of data points that demonstrate that we are suffering from ever worsening global warming. also saw extremely warm temperatures including states like Ohio and Wisconsin.

From the BP Spill to a Disappearing Island: A Decade of Covering Climate and the Environment in Louisiana

DeSmogBlog

The state's role in the oil and gas industry impacts both global markets and global climate change. It’s also on the front line of climate change impacts due to sea level rise and is vulnerable to storm systems intensified by global warming.

‘Code Red for Humanity’: IPCC Report Warns Window for Climate Action Is Closing Fast

DeSmogBlog

“This report is a reality check,” said Valérie Masson-Delmotte, a climate scientist at the University of Paris-Saclay and co-chair of the panel that produced the report. ” “Global warming of 1.5°C By Jake Johnson at Common Dreams.

What effect will the “Code Red” climate report have on COP26?

Renewable Energy World

Anybody who’s watched the news over the past month will know that the effects of climate change are becoming too pressing to ignore. The recent rate of sea level rise has nearly tripled compared to 1901-1971.

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Newly released video game challenges players to survive the climate apocalypse

AGreenLiving

Ever wonder how you’ll survive an apocalyptic climate crisis ? You can now get a simulated preview of your survival chances in a newly released, multiplatform video game, The Climate Trail. Developed by William Volk, the game focuses on a group of climate refugees fleeing Atlanta for Canada as the conditions all around them worsen. Thus, he released The Climate Trail, which combines visual graphic novel storytelling with simulation game elements.

You Can't Say You Haven't Been Warned

Green Market Oracle

Despite an unremitting stream of warnings and studies we still are not doing what we must to protect the natural world and keep temperatures from warming beyond critical upper temperature limits. We were warned not to surpass warming of 1.5

Climate Change: Where Are We Now?

Unsustainable

Photo Credit: REUTERS While some politicians and citizens continue to deny the existence of man-made global warming, the evidence supporting it continues to grow. words by Henry Lewis Introduction As the clock continues ticking toward the collective future of the human species on planet Earth, there are still some among us who are either skeptics or out-right deniers of climate change. Every extra bit of warming matters, especially since warming of 1.5°C

'Every fraction of warming matters': World careering towards irreversible climate impacts, top scientists warn

Business Green

Landmark IPCC report provides wave of stark warnings, but stresses that rapidly putting the global economy on course to net zero emissions by 2050 could hugely reduce the escalating impacts that will result from a warmer world. The changes we experience will increase with additional warming.".

Clear and present danger: Why business leaders must take a more active stance on the climate crisis

Business Green

The planet's extreme situation demands a much more aggressive approach, argue Imagine's Paul Polman, Agder Energi's Steffen Syvertsen, and Bjørn K Haugland from Skift Business Climate Leaders. Until recently, most of us thought that the climate crisis was far away.

'Climate breakdown has already begun': Green figures react to IPCC's landmark climate warning

Business Green

Roundup of reaction from politicians, NGOs, and business figures as the world's top climate scientists serve up latest evidence on scale of potential climate cataclysm ahead. Global heating is affecting every region on Earth, with many of the changes becoming irreversible. "We

Report: It’s time for the U.S. to research solar geoengineering

Grist

To avoid the most disastrous sea-level rise, storms, heat waves, and drought, the best available science says that greenhouse gas emissions must be cut in half in the next decade or so and brought to net-zero by the middle of the century.

Kids May be Our Best Hope of Getting Through to Climate Deniers

Green Market Oracle

This is critical because people who deny the veracity of climate change are almost impossible to reach with science and reason. According to a 2018 Gallup poll , there is a global warming age gap. The poll found that 70 percent of Americans age 18 to 34 say they worry about climate change, compared to 56 percent of people 55 and older. So many climate skeptics have been erroneously led to believe that the science of climate change is political.

Severe coastal floods could affect 287 million people by 2100

AGreenLiving

The study was inspired by a continuous rise in the number of coastal floods across the world, and it builds upon previous research from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Many of the floods are related to the rise in sea levels caused by melting glaciers. However, even if the measures being taken to curb greenhouse gas emissions are maintained, global warming would still continue at a rate of 1.8

These scientists are trying to save melting Arctic ice

Grist

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Tiny glass beads might seem an unlikely hero in the fight against climate change, but they may end up playing an outsize role in tackling one of the natural world’s most dire predicaments. Arctic ice levels are both a primary indicator of rising global temperatures and a key determinant of how bad climate change might get.

A decidedly impartial review of Mark Jacobson’s 100% Clean, Renewable Energy and Storage for Everything

Renewable Energy World

So just how did Jacobson, an athletic, brainy competitive tennis player growing up in 1970s California decide to change the way that energy is made and distributed worldwide? Climate Change Conference in Paris. Happy Earth Day 2021!

UN: Water infrastructure gap risks fuelling coronavirus and climate crisis

Business Green

World Water Day report highlights how over half the population lack access to safely managed sanitation – and climate impacts threaten to further undermine water security. She also called for water issues to be better incorporated into UN climate negotiations.

I Converted a Home Fully to Electricity. Here’s How It Worked — and What It Cost

GreenTechMedia

In all likelihood it will get worse as we experience more extreme weather events and sea levels rise from melting ice sheets. Humanity is facing an “all hands on deck” climate change emergency.

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Trump’s exit might not be the Paris Agreement’s biggest problem

Grist

On Monday, his administration began the formal process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate agreement. in 2016, set a target of keeping global warming to no more than 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, with an ambitious goal of keeping it below 1.5 To achieve this stricter goal, global greenhouse gas emissions would have to be slashed in half from current levels by 2030. Sea levels are doing pretty much the same thing.”.

The results are in from the Arctic’s annual checkup

Grist

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. And some fish populations in the Bering Sea, which supplies about 40 percent of the American seafood catch, have begun to migrate north as waters warm, threatening food webs.

Hurricane Dorian Sets More Climate Records

Green Market Oracle

Despite advances in attribution science we need to be cautious when linking this or any individual storm to global warming, however, we cannot discount the basic physics at play. The tropical Atlantic Ocean has warmed over the past century, at least partly due to human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases," National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) said. They are also about storm surges that exacerbate sea level rise and cause widespread flooding.

Oil Spills Illustrate the Dangers of Fossil Fuels

Green Market Oracle

The fossil fuel industry is driving feedback loops that include both melting permafrost and sea level rise. The Arctic is warming faster than the rate of global average warming.

Why We Need Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Green Market Oracle

As emissions keep rising and global carbon budgets decline, it is becoming increasingly apparent that if we are to stave off the worst of climate change we must deploy and scale these desperate remedies as quickly as possible. Climatic Change.

Businesses Cannot Ignore Climate Risks

Green Market Oracle

The far reaching economic repercussions of the climate crisis means that businesses can either adapt or die. However, failure to inculcate the reality of climate change into business strategy is a matter of survival. Businesses that fail to address the threats associated with climate change will be dangerously unprepared for the realities of the world we live in. They point to a two-fold increase in sea levels between 1993 and 2010 compared to last century.

A North-Pole, How Much Longer?

Mr. Sustainability

Climate science makes it clear that ice-free summers in the near future are inevitable. More recently, the situation surrounding the melting of Arctic sea ice has inspired me with a sense of terror as well. Arctic sea ice extent averaged for September 2020 was 3.92 sea levels.

28 Posts Commemorating the Seminal Efforts of Female Environmentalists

Green Market Oracle

The despicable abuse hurled at global climate icon Greta Thunberg by world leaders is a deplorable case in point. She also references work by Anshelm and Hultman suggesting that climate skeptics are linked to [toxic] masculinity. The inclusion of women is key to climate action.

If Paris Goals Are Not Met, Sea Level Rise May Become Unstoppable By 2060

CleanTechnica

A new study claims failure to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees C will lead to irreversible loss of the Antarctic ice cap. And that means sea levels will rise faster and faster with no way to stop it.