Speeding sea level rise threatens nuclear plants

Eco-Business

With sea level rise accelerating faster than thought, the risk is growing for coastal cities ? and for nuclear power stations

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

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

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This Dark Beacon warns of the dangers of sea level rise

Inhabitat - Innovation

Set atop a small hill overlooking the old harbor, the installation — titled the Dark Beacon — is placed close to an existing lighthouse that serves as a counterpoint to the pavilion; whereas the lighthouse warns of immediate dangers, the Dark Beacon warns of future dangers

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

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

Eco-Business

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

The Role Of Managed Retreat In Adapting To Sea Level Rise

Energy Innovation

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. The scope of people and properties exposed to potential damage from sea level rise is immense.

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.

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

Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions Is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure

The City Fix

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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 states increasing rates of melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic are contributing to accelerating sea level rise. Warmer seas support algae blooms, decimate ocean fisheries , contribute to inland wildfires and fuel extreme storms including hurricanes like Dorian.

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

Energy Innovation

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. Earth’s rapid warming since the 19 th century offers a unique challenge to the research community in projecting the extent of sea level rise (SLR) by 2100 and beyond. Sea level rise meets storm surge and spills over the Boston Harborwalk.

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

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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.

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

Climate Change Hits Asia Hardest

Jim Conca

Asia has more people in coastal cities than all other cities in the world combined, so sea level rise and severe weather will be worse there than anywhere else.

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Critical Antarctic glaciers are drifting away

Inhabitat - Innovation

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

Be prepared: Energy, food and medicine at risk from rising seas, engineers warn

GreenBiz

Sobering report from Institution of Mechanical Engineers warns governments and businesses are ill-prepared for sea level rises expected this century. Infrastructure Risk & Resilience

Be prepared: Energy, food and medicine at risk from rising seas, engineers warn

AGreenLiving

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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

Flood City Fights Climate Change with Infrastructure and Social Media

Unsustainable

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. Tides are a major concern in flood contribution, especially the King Tides, seasonal tide surges traditionally occurring September and November, resulting in above average water levels and “sunny day flooding”, flooding without rain.

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

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

What the Arctic and Antarctic are trying to tell us, and why Southeast Asia must listen

Eco-Business

The melting of the ice caps affects everyone — particularly Southeast Asia — and the world must strive to meet its Paris Agreement targets to avoid dramatic sea level rise from 2050, say polar explorer Robert Swan and scientist Adam Switzer

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

Be prepared: Energy, food and medicine at risk from rising seas, engineers warn

Business Green

Sobering report from Institution of Mechanical Engineers warns governments and businesses are ill-prepared for sea level rises expected this century

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

The City Fix

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

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.

Hoboken, New Jersey Sues Oil Industry for Climate Impacts From its 'Deceptive Actions'

DeSmogBlog

The lawsuit seeks to recover costs associated with climate impacts like extreme flooding and sea level rise. Read time: 5 mins New Jersey has now joined the wave of lawsuits seeking to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for climate impacts.

Delaware Just Sued 30 Fossil Fuel Companies and the American Petroleum Institute Over Climate 'Denial and Disinformation'

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 7 mins Delaware, the home state of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, announced on Thursday , September 10 that it is taking dozens of major oil and gas companies including BP , Chevron, and ExxonMobil to court over the rising costs of climate impacts such as sea level rise and coastal flooding. Like other U.S.

‘Fossil Fuel Companies Knew’: Honolulu Files Lawsuit Over Climate Impacts

DeSmogBlog

On Monday the City of Honolulu filed a lawsuit against 10 oil and gas companies, seeking monetary damages to help pay for costs associated with climate impacts like sea level rise and flooding. Read time: 4 mins Hawaii has officially joined the fight to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for the climate crisis.

Researchers identify human influence as key agent of ocean warming patterns in the future

Envirotec Magazine

The implications of their results, published on 12 August in Nature , appear to be significant because regional sea level, affecting coastal populations around the world, depends on patterns of ocean warming. The results imply widespread ocean warming and sea level rise, compared to the past, including increased warming near the Eastern edges of ocean basins leading to more sea level rise along the Western coastlines of continents in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation

GreenBiz

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. Coastal wetlands can defend communities from storm surge and sea level rise. Much like the mangroves in Indonesia, Canada has its own coastal wetlands that protect its coasts from sea level rise.

E8 portfolio company StormSensor, which helps municipalities and industrial companies monitor stormw

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Measure impact of sea level rise on infrastructur. Stormwater is the number one cause of water pollution in urban areas. StormSensor is a stormwater management solution designed to "take the expense, fear, and frustration" out of stormwater compliance.

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.

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

DeSmogBlog

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. 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.

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. Even given huge cost and effort this solution would take, it will still only save us from sea-level rise if we meet the most ambitious Paris climate target of 1.5

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

Grist

“The fact that such warm water was just now recorded by our team along a section of Thwaites grounding zone where we have known the glacier is melting suggests that it may be undergoing an unstoppable retreat that has huge implications for global sea-level rise,” said David Holland, director of New York University’s Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, in a press release. The collapse of Thwaites alone could lead to about 3 feet of sea-level rise.

Seven ways to inform better decisions with TCFD reporting

GreenBiz

A global energy company wanted to undertake a physical risk assessment to understand the firm’s potential exposure to climate hazards, such as heatwaves, wildfires, droughts and sea-level rise that could lead to supply chain disruptions and increased operating costs for the business.

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.