Philadelphia International Airport grapples with climate change and sea-level rise

GreenBiz

The airport is next to the Delaware River, which will rise as the Atlantic does. Cities Climate Strategy Transportation & Mobility

Governments should prepare for 3m sea-level rise by 2100, says IMechE

Envirotec Magazine

Governments around the world must step up their preparations for a minimum sea level rise of 1 metre this century and be planning for up to 3 metres, according to a report released by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in November. Rising sea levels present society with a significant shift in one of the most fundamental of baselines – the height of high tide. Water Level Management Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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Climate Change Hits Asia Hardest

Jim Conca

McKinsey&Company's Climate risk in Asia report indicates that Asia gets hit hardest by climate change, which shouldn’t be surprising.

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As sea levels rise, can Singapore ratchet up the ambition of its climate targets?

Eco-Business

But there’s more it can do to tackle the existential threat of climate change, experts say The low-lying island-state is safeguarding plant biodiversity, boosting food security and beefing up its drainage systems.

6 Keys to Turn Coastal Resilience Plans into Action

The City Fix

Cyclone Amphan slammed into countries surrounding the Sea of Bengal this May. The storm was the second most powerful the region has seen in two decades, affecting over 12 million people in four countries. In Bangladesh, the water surged up to 4. Continue reading on TheCityFix.com.

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.

Waterworld? Floating Cities Turn Hollywood Sci-fi Into Reality As Sea Levels Rise

Forbes Green Tech

Floating cities have now become real solutions to the global climate change crisis, and entrepreneurs have been scrambling to create the technology that will allow humanity to move out into the sea. Yes, it has really come to this

Philadelphia International Airport grapples with climate change and sea-level rise

AGreenLiving

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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. Sea level rise is symbolized by two pools of water, one located on the ground floor and the other on the upper level connected via ladder.

Climate change is forcing major airports to future-proof against rising sea levels and floods

Inhabitat - Innovation

To mitigate against the risks of sea level rise and consequential flooding, many airports across the country and internationally have had to invest in protective countermeasures

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.

See the crazy visuals coming out of Greenland’s heat wave right now

Grist

Earlier this month, an ice chunk the size of lower Manhattan broke off Greenland and melted into the sea. Greenland does melt in the summer, but this year it started early: by May , temperatures were already breaking records and sea ice was retreating faster than usual. But, to state the obvious, Greenland ice melt isn’t operating in a vacuum: Arctic sea ice levels are far below average right now, too. News Science Greenland heat wave sea ice melt sea level ris

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

Flood City Fights Climate Change with Infrastructure and Social Media

Unsustainable

Journalists from the Miami Herald to the BBC have crowned Miami, FL, Ground Zero, for the effects of Climate Change. In 2017 the city of Miami Beach dove into the second stage of its $400- to $500-million investment project, (which began in 2013), to raise roads and install pumps in response to annually rising sea-levels. The panel was assembled to review and critique the city’s plans and efforts in the face of a changing environment.

CX Landscape proposes futuristic coastal park in response to climate change

AGreenLiving

Australia-based CX Landscape has unveiled designs for Sea Line Park, a conceptual project to link the eastern and western inner suburbs of Melbourne with a linear coastal park. Designed to serve as a new line of defense against rising waters, the Sea Line Park would comprise three islands, two pontoon bridges and undersea roads to provide a new direct connection between Williams Town to the west and Elwood in the east.

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

AGreenLiving

As a wake up call to the possible effects of global warming, London-based multidisciplinary design studio Superflux has created “Mitigation of Shock, Singapore,” an immersive exhibition that explores the possible consequences of sea level rise for city dwellers in coastal areas. Set in the first half of the 23rd century, 100 years from now, Mitigation of Shock, Singapore explores the narrative of a family fighting to survive in a post- climate change future.

New tool assesses climate change impact on Europe’s roads

Envirotec Magazine

The impact of climate change on our road network is climbing the list of national priorities. Across Europe, National Road Administrations (NRAs) are having to deal with more frequent and severe weather, greater sea level rises and increased stress on infrastructure leading to higher deterioration rates. DeTECToR equips NRAs with the insight to implement the latest climate change research and best practice.

Corporate Action on Climate Change Has to Include Lobbying

Andrew Winston

I’m reposting this one from the fall about the need for companies to get proactive on lobbying for climate action. This article is what led to my larger piece about climate leadership which went up on HBR last week. The business world has recently started acting on climate change in earnest. The climate crisis is upon us, and there’s no time to wait for voluntary corporate action to tackle the challenge. (Hi all.

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.

Roman ruins, Saxon forts, and medieval castles all face destruction from climate change

Business Green

Some of the UK's most famous historical landscapes could be damaged through sea-level rise, coastal erosion, and flooding, new research warns

3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation

The City Fix

In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. Climate Resilience adaptation climate change climate resilient Global Commission on Adaptation Jonathan Cook mangrove nature nature-based solutions resilience

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.

When teaching kids about climate change, don’t be a downer

Grist

Life as an outdoor educator might seem like it’s all fun and games — romping around outside, playing games, looking at bugs — until it comes to talking to 9-year-olds about climate change. Wetlands are a unique habitat that filters water, sucks up carbon dioxide, and protects our coasts — but the triple threat of sea-level rise, pollution, and development is putting them at risk.

How a program in Washington state is bringing climate change into the classroom

Grist

In some parts of the country, climate change may be the most controversial subject that science teachers bring up in their classrooms. But the majority of public school teachers don’t deal with this, because they aren’t mentioning climate change at all. Clair — to teach students the science behind the greenhouse effect, sea-level rise, and intensified weather events. Some are intimidated by the complexity of climate science.

The climate change ‘tipping point’ has already arrived for these 70 U.S. counties

Grist

counties and found that over 70 have already exceeded 2 degrees C of warming above pre-industrial levels. Extreme climate change has arrived in America. Of course, climate catastrophes aren’t just about higher average regional temperatures. Cold, heat, flood, drought, and sea-level rise all pose significant risks to U.S. degrees C of warming compared to pre-industrial levels. which is even more reason to take climate action now).

Climate change-induced melting of mountain ice threatens global supply of freshwater

AGreenLiving

A study recently published in Nature found that glacier-based freshwater systems are highly threatened by climate change. The study warns that the depletion of freshwater supplies and severe water shortages will become more evident, especially as “water stress, governance, hydropolitical tension and future climatic and socio-economic changes” put these natural water towers at risk.

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. Those consequences are starting to play out, and studies continue to project alarming climatic trends for the future. One such study published April 16 in the journal Scientific Reports projects an exponential increase in the frequency of coastal flooding from rising seas.

Venice’s worst flood in 50 years blamed on climate change

AGreenLiving

A combination of climate change and a billion-dollar project derailed by political scandal are factors contributing to the damage. Related: Study estimates sea level rise two times worse than worst-case scenario Climate change is exacerbating the situation as melting ice, snow and glaciers around the world are raising sea levels. The sea level rise places Venice at greater risk.

3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation

GreenBiz

3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation. In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile of coastline have been lost to the sea. Countries around the world can harness the power of nature to adapt to climate impacts.

Critical Antarctic glaciers are drifting away

AGreenLiving

The findings, which follow analyses of satellite imagery, indicate that a natural buffer that prevents the glaciers from breaking away is deteriorating at a rapid rate and could lead to destructive sea level rise. The two Antarctic glaciers in question, Pine Island and Thwaites, are located along the coast of the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica. Currently, the two glaciers already contribute to about 5% of global sea level rise.

New study: Antarctica’s tipping point is closer than we thought.

Grist

The findings suggest that estimates for global sea-level rise need to be reworked and that we’re even closer to the day that fish start chasing each other through New York City’s subway tunnels. The scientists behind the new study in Scientific Reports were able to reconstruct a 6,250-year record of how fast Antarctic glaciers slipped into the sea. This new paper didn’t lay out any new estimates for future sea level rise.

Seven ways to inform better decisions with TCFD reporting

GreenBiz

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is helping to bring transparency to climate risk throughout capital markets, with the aim of making markets more efficient and economies more stable and resilient. . Seven ways to inform better decisions with TCFD reporting.

5 ways businesses can take action to reduce environmental racism

GreenBiz

The urgency of now is underscored by the climate crisis and the need for climate justice. . Businesses continue to lead on climate in the absence of U.S. of how the climate crisis affects people. The business role in climate justice .

The digital divide worsens the inequitable impacts of the climate crisis

GreenBiz

The digital divide worsens the inequitable impacts of the climate crisis. This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Climate Change.

Louisiana Breaks Ground on Isle de Jean Charles Resettlement Project Amid Pandemic

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 8 mins The COVID -19 pandemic hasn’t changed life much for Chris Burnet, a lifelong resident of Isle de Jean Charles, a quickly eroding strip of land among south Louisiana’s wetlands. Though the island, about 80 miles southwest of New Orleans, can’t be saved from the sea-level rise and coastal erosion that’s been intensified by climate change, Burnet is happy he still lives there, even though his days there are numbered.

The COVID Covenant: Going big is the price of admission

GreenBiz

This year’s Climate Week commitments notwithstanding, we haven’t shown the same guts and drive on climate as on COVID. Take climate change — in the grand scheme, a far greater and decidedly more existential emergency than the current pandemic. Climate Change.

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. Read time: 7 mins What happens in Louisiana doesn’t stay in Louisiana.

Scientists: Let’s just spray trillions of tons of snow on Antarctica?

Grist

It could save coastal cities around the world, like Hong Kong and New York City, from sea level rise, a new study found. In Western Antarctica, ice is breaking off into the sea faster than it’s naturally replenished by snowfall due to warming ocean currents. Still, the researchers feel it is an essential thought exercise given the catastrophic changes that will happen if the ice sheet melts.

Antarctica’s glaciers are melting so fast, you can swim in them. In a Speedo.

Grist

Even as someone who spends most of her time thinking about climate change, it’s easy for me to forget about the looming danger of changes happening at the bottom of the earth. I swam here today as we are in a climate emergency. The collapse of Thwaites alone could lead to about 3 feet of sea-level rise. Climate News Science

These 4 MacArthur geniuses are taking on the climate crisis

Grist

If any tough problem needs a squad of geniuses to work some magic, it’s the climate crisis. Here’s a sampler of some of their work around sea-level rise, art, and agriculture. It’s not easy to visualize environmental problems like lead-poisoned water or climate change. Last year, he installed an exhibit that envisioned Times Square drowned in 26 feet of water as a result of sea-level rise. We know the seas are already rising.

This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic

GreenBiz

The engineering of waterways, oil and gas development and sea level rise have erased 2,000 square miles from the Louisiana coastline since the 1930s. The engineering of waterways, oil and gas development and sea level rise have erased 2,000 square miles from the Louisiana coastline since the 1930s. Climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions threatens to raise the sea level by more than six feet this century.

The World in 2030: Nine Megatrends to Watch

Andrew Winston

That said, the other megatrends, especially climate change, could slow or change the outcomes here. Countervailing forces will include a rising cost of living in the most desirable cities. Climate Crisis : The climate will continue to change quickly and feature regular, extreme weather everywhere. Yes, there’s still uncertainty about how everything will play out exactly , but not about whether the climate is changing dramatically and dangerously.