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Climate News

 

Recent Events

  • ​​USACE-Broward County Seawall Study Results Workshop: This event was held on Monday, September 10th. Please watch the video of the event and fill out the survey​.
  • October 24-25, 2018 - 10th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit "Celebrating a decade of progress" hosted by Miami Dade County Event Info​

Upcoming Events

  • November 28-29, 2018 - Companies vs Climate Change Event Website

  • December 1, 2018 - Florida Solar Congress Event Website

  • December 2-14, 2018 - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 24th Conference of Parties Event Website

  • December 10-14, 2018 - American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Event Website

  • February 21, 2019 - Broward County Climate Chage Task Force​ Meeting 

  • April 23-25, 2019 - National Adaptation Forum, created by and for the members of the adaptation community, the meeting focuses on established and emerging issues of the day, Madison Wisconsin Event Website​

County News

  • Read the latest Climate, Energy & Sustainability eNews October Edition
  • Have you heard about the regional media collaboration between Miami Herald, The Palm Beach Post, South Florida Sun Sentinel with reporting help by WLRN Public Radio and Television? Check out The Invading Sea​
  • USACE Flood Risk Study Addresses Sea Level Rise - Coastal flood modeling is underway, in a collaborative project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to evaluate seawall heights along the Intracoastal, flood risks and economic implications, and recommended resiliency standards to reduce tidal flooding impacts compounded by sea level rise and severe storms.

  • Future Conditions Average Wet Season Groundwater Elevation Map Online Interactive Map  |  To request a copy of the Groundwater Elevation static map (PDF), email Resilience@Broward.org.
  • Broward commissioners challenge Donald Trump on climate change - In their resolution, the commissioners said Trump’s decision, announced last week, “reverses decades of American diplomatic leadership, places our country on the wrong side of history, cedes the development of a clean energy economy to China, Europe and other nations, and raises the potential for harm to the American people and economy.”

National and International Headlines

Scientific Papers and Reports

 

  • McAlpine, S., and Porter, J. 2018. Estimating Recent Local Imapcts of Sea-Level Rise on Current Real-Estate Losses: A Housing Market Case Study in Miami-Dade, Florida. Population Research and Policy Review. Article (PDF)
  • Wynes, S. and Nicholas, K. A. 2017. The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions. Environmental Research Letters, Volume 12, Number 7.  Article
  • Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. 2017. Report of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices.  Report (PDF)
  • Fulton, L., et al. 2017. Three Revolutions in Urban Transportation. ITDP and UC Davis.  Summary   Report (PDF)
  • United Nations Secretary-General. 2017. Oceans and the law of the sea: The effects of climate change on oceans. Report A/72/70. Report (PDF)
  • Moomaw, B. and Smith, D. 2017. The Great American Stand: U.S. Forests and ​ the Climate Emergency. Asheville, NC: Dogwood Alliance. Report (PDF)
  • Clayton, S., Manning, C. M., Krygsman, K., Speiser, M. 2017. Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, and ecoAmerica. Report (PDF)
  • World Meteorological Organization. 2017. WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2016. Geneva, Switzerland. Press Release   Report (PDF)
  • Sarfaty, M., et al. 2017. Medical Alert! Climate Change is Harming Our Health. Fairfax, VA: Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health. Report (PDF)
  • C40 Cities and Arup. 2016. Deadline 2020: How cities will get the job done. London, United Kingdom. Report (PDF)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2016. Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2016. Fourth edition. EPA 430-R-16-004. www.epa.gov/climate-indicators

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