Rushing To The Coast – The Wrong Way To Adapt To Global Warming

Jim Conca

You’d think climate-influenced human migration would be away from coastal areas flooded by sea level rise. But that’s not what researchers from across the United States and Europe are projecting.

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. As societies around the world continue emitting heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, they face the consequence of sea level rise. Since 1900, sea levels have increased 8 inches on average globally, and by 2100, sea levels will likely rise between 1 and 4 feet (Sweet et al.

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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. 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 report states increasing rates of melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic are contributing to accelerating sea level rise.

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. New research focused on the mechanisms and rates of how snow and ice is lost to the ocean from the land, along with studies of past climates offer new insights into how much sea level may change in the coming years. 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

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. Eco Green a-small-kitchen art city climate change art design dystopia sea level rise shock singapore

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. One such study published April 16 in the journal Scientific Reports projects an exponential increase in the frequency of coastal flooding from rising seas. coastal cities , barring efforts to mitigate climate change and reduce sea level rise.

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. Nine of the ten warmest years have all occurred in the last decade and the five warmest years have all occurred in the past five years (NOAA's current global average yearly heat rankings: 1st: 2016, 2nd: 2015, 3rd: 2017, 4th: 2018, and 5th: 2014). also saw extremely warm temperatures including states like Ohio and Wisconsin.

Newly released video game challenges players to survive the climate apocalypse

AGreenLiving

Incorporating scientific information about global warming , greenhouse gas emissions and sea level rise , Volk hopes the game will be introduced to schools as an instructive tool, teaching the value of resourcefulness in unpredictable and risky scenarios. There are three levels of difficulty: moderate, significant and extreme. Ever wonder how you’ll survive an apocalyptic climate crisis ?

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.

Impacts of Climate Change in Vietnam

The Environmental Blog

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. Below we will discuss constraints such as temperature, sea-level rise, and rainfall in more detail. Sea-Level Rise. Image Source: Medium.

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 A half century ago climate models accurately predicted global warming. A brief review of climate science shows us that we have known about the dangers of a warming planet since the 1950s.

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

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

Green Market Oracle

According to a 2018 Gallup poll , there is a global warming age gap. They are aware that we are not doing what we must to address biodiversity loss, sea-level rise, and extreme weather including devastating heat waves. Studies show that kids can influence adults in ways that very few others can. This is critical because people who deny the veracity of climate change are almost impossible to reach with science and reason.

These scientists are trying to save melting Arctic ice

Grist

Glaciers, polar land, and sea ice are rapidly melting, much faster than many scientists expected, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report on oceans and the cryosphere released Wednesday reiterated. Arctic ice levels are both a primary indicator of rising global temperatures and a key determinant of how bad climate change might get. to host the First Annual Global Climate Restoration Forum to discuss geoengineering solutions.

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. Barry Cinnamon is CEO of California's Cinnamon Energy Systems.

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UN: Water infrastructure gap risks fuelling coronavirus and climate crisis

Business Green

A continuing shortfall in global water infrastructure risks exacerbating both the climate crisis and the escalating coronavirus pandemic, according to a sobering new report from the UN released to coincide with yesterday's World Water Day. This potential of water must be explored, given that our actions to reduce global warming are currently lagging behind our ambitions, despite wide adherence to the Paris Agreement.

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.

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

The results are in from the Arctic’s annual checkup

Grist

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. Through global sea-level rise, the release of permafrost carbon, and its role in regulating global weather patterns, the Arctic is vitally connected to people worldwide.”.

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.

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

Grist

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. The combined emissions from 1750 to 2030 would add up to 1 meter of sea-level rise by 2300, with devastating consequences for coastal communities.

Businesses Cannot Ignore Climate Risks

Green Market Oracle

Risks A report from Zurich reviewed the risks to infrastructure and the need for businesses to prepare for rising sea levels associated with global warming. As explained by Zurich, "businesses that don't build resilience to rising sea levels will get soaked". 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

More recently, the situation surrounding the melting of Arctic sea ice has inspired me with a sense of terror as well. It is true that we have always heard ‘scary’ stories about sea ice disappearing and polar bears going extinct. Arctic sea ice extent averaged for September 2020 was 3.92

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. The average level of atmospheric CO2 for the month of December 2019 at Mauna Loa was 411.76 We have known that we require carbon capture technologies for many years but that need has grown as our emissions continue to rise. Global Carbon Project.

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. Residents are already starting to see the effects of sea level rise today. A significant proportion of global carbon emissions come from farming meat.

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. The collection of CO 2 and other greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere traps heat which has subsequently caused surface temperatures to steadily rise, particularly since the 1980s. Note: This graph illustrates the change in global surface temperature relative to 1951-1980 average temperatures.

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 serves on the board of 350.org and is the coordinator of the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice. Five years later she oversaw the signing of the historic accord at COP21 in which 195 countries agreed to limit global warming.