NEW! 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.
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.”
Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal
- Global trends in the economy, emissions and population growth make it extremely unlikely that the planet will remain below the 2°C threshold, according to new research that paints a sobering picture of the international effort to stem dangerous climate change.
Credit: Seth Wynes/Kimberly Nicholas, Environmental Research Letters, 2017
Food industry is cooking the planet
- One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.
Spheres of Influence: Individual actions have the greatest effect when they influence broader systems. Illustration: Elise Amel
Source: Three Revolutions in Urban Transportation
A sea snail shell is dissolved over the course of 45 days in seawater adjusted to an ocean chemistry projected for the year 2100. (Photo: NOAA)
Climate Change As Genocide: Inaction Equals Annihilation
- Failing to halt the advance of climate change means complicity with mass human annihilation. Only dramatic and concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen from becoming the global norm.
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Abstract Report (PDF)
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