Are Floating Neighborhoods a Solution for Rising Sea Levels?

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As sea-level rise threatens cities throughout the world, some are looking at how humans can. The post Are Floating Neighborhoods a Solution for Rising Sea Levels? EcoTech Home & Garden floating neighborhood rising sea level Schoonschip

Why is future sea level rise still so uncertain?

Real Climate

Three new papers in the last couple of weeks have each made separate claims about whether sea level rise from the loss of ice in West Antarctica is more or less than you might have thought last month and with more or less certainty. Arctic and Antarctic Climate Science Sea level rise

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The Acceleration of an Antarctic Glacier Shows How Global Warming Can Rapidly Break Up Polar Ice and Raise Sea Level

Inside Climate News

New research on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet tracked the disintegration of a floating ice shelf and how that accelerated the flow of the Pine Island Glacier to the sea. Science Antarctica glaciers ice melt sea ice Sea Level Rise

Sea level in the IPCC 6th assessment report (AR6)

Real Climate

My top 3 impressions up-front: The sea level projections for the year 2100 have been adjusted upwards again. The IPCC gives more consideration to the large long-term sea-level rise beyond the year 2100. The finding of sea-level acceleration is not new.

Komodo dragon in danger of extinction as sea levels rise

Environmental News Bits

The komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, is threatened with extinction as rising water levels driven by the climate crisis shrink its habitat, according to the latest “red list” update. Read the full story in The Guardian. Read more → Endangered species

Extreme sea levels to become much more common worldwide as Earth warms

Environmental News Bits

A new study predicts that extreme sea levels — exceptionally high seas due to the combination of tide, waves and storm surge — along coastlines the world over will become 100 times more frequent by the end of the century in about half of the… Read more → Climate change Floods Publications Sustainable communitiesRead the full story from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Three Reasons the House Reconciliation Bill Is Good News for Flood Resilience and Communities

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change budget reconciliation Climate change; global warming; sea level rise; flooding; FEMA Flood Insurance Flood Response NFIP

California May Buy Up Beach Houses Threatened by Sea Level Rise

Scientific American

Municipalities would then rent the homes until they are doomed. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Sustainability Climate Environment

Louisiana Policymakers: To Solve the Dead Zone, Climate Change, and COVID-19, Embrace Equitable, Science-Based Policies Now

Union of Concerned Scientists

People in Louisiana face a series of interconnected challenges: climate change causing sea level rise and extreme weather; the Gulf Coast dead zone affecting the fishing industry; and high rates of COVID-19 transmission.

The Stream, August 4, 2021: Experts Say Rising Sea Levels and Flooding Could Make Lagos Uninhabitable

Circle of Blue

Lagos, Nigeria , could be uninhabitable by the end of the century as flooding events worsen and sea levels continue to rise. Rising Sea Levels and Erosion Threaten To Drown Lagos. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Real Climate

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Earth911 Podcast: Coastal Flooding in 2050 With Climate Scientist James Renwick

Earth 911

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Earth911 Podcast: Discover The Atlas of Disappearing Places With Christina Conklin

Earth 911

Earth Watch EcoTech Inspire & Motivate Podcasts Atlas of Disappearing Places coastal flooding oceans sea-level riseThe Atlas of Disappearing Places, a new book by Christina Conklin and Marina Psaros, is.

AR6 of the best

Real Climate

Sea level rise is a big deal Use, abuse and misuse of the CMIP6 ensemble The radiative forcing bar chart has gone full circle Droughts and floods are complicated Don’t mention the hiatus. Climate Science Featured Story IPCC climate models drought extremes sea level rise

Hot off the Press: The New IPCC Report

Legal Planet

Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels. Climate Change Disasters Federal Climate Policy Regulatory Policy scientific uncertainty climate science Disaster Law droughts extreme events heat waves IPCC Sixth Assessment sea level rise

Delayed harm and the politics of climate change, reconsidered

Legal Planet

First, after carbon dioxide emissions cease, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels begin to decrease, as they are absorbed by natural processes and sinks in the oceans and on land. Climate Change Politics sea level rise

Mangrove restoration scales up in Indonesia

A Greener Life

As the risks of sea-level rise, stronger tropical storms and seawater intrusion grow due to climate change , Indonesia is ramping up efforts to protect mangrove ecosystems across the archipelago as part of both its COVID-19 recovery efforts and climate change commitments.

Degradation of coastal regions in the Pacific Islands

Our Environment

Rising sea levels and increased intensity of storm surges are playing a considerable role in the degradation of coastal regions in the Pacific Islands. Illustrating the variation in sea levels from 1993 – 2018. climate change Pacific Island sea level Uncategorized

Gideon Mendel: Drowning World Opens May 1

Academy of Natural Sciences

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Giant Ice Shelf Crumbling Faster than Expected

Scientific American

Antarctica’s enormous Pine Island Glacier could follow right behind it, raising global sea level significantly. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Cities 'Game' Federal Program Meant to Reduce Flood Risk

Scientific American

The program, offering reduced insurance costs, does little to encourage adaptation to sea level rise. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Sustainability Natural Disasters Policy & Ethics

Film review: An inconvenient sequel

Edouard Stenger

Whether in the US or around the world, rising sea levels, extreme weather events such as tornadoes, droughts and so on are increasingly unpredictable and destructive. I saw last week An Inconvenient Sequel by Al Gore, the sequel of 2006 hit documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.

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New Research Explores the Costs of Climate Tipping Points, and How They Could Compound One Another

Inside Climate News

The findings could help policy makers determine a price for carbon that better reflects future economic impacts like sea level rise. By Bob Berwyn Calculating the future cost of global warming is one of society’s most urgent challenges.

New research explores the costs of climate tipping points and how they could compound one another

Environmental News Bits

The findings could help policy makers determine a price for carbon that better reflects future economic impacts like sea level rise. Read the full story at Inside Climate News. Read more → Climate change Publications Sustainable communities

GHub: The new place to be for ice sheet scientists

Environmental News Bits

With NSF funding, ice sheet and computer scientists have created a new online platform that aims to reduce bottlenecks in research on ice sheets and sea level rise Read more → Climate change Geology Information toolsRead the full story from the University of Buffalo.

New resource outlines nature-based solutions for dealing with flooding

Environmental News Bits

As extreme weather events become more frequent, and sea levels continue to rise, flooding will be a more common issue in many locations. Read the full story at Treehugger. Managing flood risk will be increasingly important for a huge number of communities and jurisdictions over the coming years. New international guidelines which outline nature-based solutions… Read more → Floods Publications Sustainable communities

The climate crisis will create two classes: those who can flee, and those who cannot

Environmental News Bits

Nearly 700 million people worldwide live in low coastal zones vulnerable to sea-level rise and coastal storms. Read the full story in The Guardian. That number could reach a billion by 2050 Read more → Climate change

As storms become more frequent and volatile, some ports plan for the risk — but most do not

Environmental News Bits

The interconnectedness of ports leave assets such as warehouses, trucking networks and railroads vulnerable to disruptions from climate change and rising sea levels. Read the full story at Supply Chain Dive. Read more → Climate change Supply chain Transportation

An Unexpected Source of Mercury: Greenland’s Glaciers

IEAM Blog

Ice—the Greenland Ice Sheet—is everywhere but is rapidly becoming a major contributor to sea level rise as it […]. By Roberta Attanasio, IEAM Blog Editor Greenland. Credit: Rene Schwietzke (CC BY 2.0).

No more excuses: ‘Unimaginable, unforgiving world’ without drastic emission cuts, IPCC warns

Environmental News Bits

Human activity is “unequivocally” producing a world of heat waves, wildfires, floods, sea level rise, and needless death and suffering, “it is more likely than not” that average global warming will exceed 1.5°C Read the full story at The Energy Mix. C by 2040, and faster, deeper emission reductions will be needed to bring temperatures back… Read more → Climate change Publications

Climate change is making ocean waves more powerful, threatening to erode many coastlines

Environmental News Bits

by Thomas Mortlock (Macquarie University), Itxaso Odériz (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)), Nobuhito Mori (Kyoto University), and Rodolfo Silva (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)) Sea level rise isn’t the only way climate change will devastate the coast.

High-tide flood risk is accelerating, putting coastal economies at risk

Environmental News Bits

by Renee Collini (Mississippi State University) As sea level rises, it can be easy to miss the subtlety of higher water. It’s much harder to overlook saltwater more frequently flooding streets, impeding daily life and making existing problems worse.

As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

Environmental News Bits

Gilligan, (Vanderbilt University) Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise force them to leave their countries, people often find closed borders and little assistance. by Katharine M.

Maldives Builds First-Of-Its Kind Floating Island City To Mitigate Climate Change

Environmental Leader

To mitigate the effects of climate change and rising sea levels, the atoll nation of Maldives is building the first-of-its kind floating island city.

Maldives Builds First-Of-Its Kind Floating Island City To Mitigate Climate Change

Environmental Leader

To mitigate the effects of climate change and rising sea levels, the atoll nation of Maldives is building the first-of-its kind floating island city.

Climate Change Is Widespread, Rapid, and Intensifying — And Terrifying

Law and Environment

Many changes due to past and future greenhouse gas emissions are irreversible for centuries to millennia, especially changes in the ocean, ice sheets and global sea level. The IPCC has released its Sixth Assessment Report on the physical science basis of climate change.

The Stream, October 7, 2021: Global Water Stress Will Rise, WMO Report Finds

Circle of Blue

A new report finds tidal marshes in New Jersey are not elevating fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels. The research found that most marshes in New Jersey are not increasing their elevation fast enough to keep up with rising sea levels. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

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IPCC: The planet is on red alert

A Greener Life

Some of those predicted changes are already happening such as continued sea level rise which is now irreversible over a time span of hundreds to thousands of years. The Dixie Fire in Caifornia. Photo credit: JOSH EDELSON / AFP. By Anders Lorenzen.

Building a More Resilient, Just City

Academy of Natural Sciences

As extreme storms become more ubiquitous, Philadelphia is among numerous cities grappling with flooding issues against the backdrop of aging infrastructure, rising sea levels and more extreme precipitation events.

Climate Change Is Widespread, Rapid, and Intensifying — And Terrifying

Acoel

Many changes due to past and future greenhouse gas emissions are irreversible for centuries to millennia, especially changes in the ocean, ice sheets and global sea level. Posted on August 10, 2021 by Seth Jaffe.