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Global sea levels are rising fast, so where does that leave the cities most at risk?

Amy Lieberman – 10/14/16

The severe risk of climate change and rising sea levels on urban areas has not been addressed in the UN’s proposed New Urban Agenda, so flood-risk cities will have to learn from each another and share solutions. 928 more words

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Hurricane Nicole and King Tide Already Flooding Fort Lauderdale

Every October, the king tide sweeps across South Florida as the full moon orbits closest to Earth. This alignment causes the highest water level of the year. 178 more words

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Venice's Vast New Flood Barrier Is Almost Here

Will our technological advances save us as a species? How much will we continue alter Mother Earth? This is an interesting article about adaptation to climate change, but how much can we adjust will be the real question. 991 more words

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The Dangerous Flaw in Flood Risk Maps

Laura Bliss  Sep 2, 2016

FEMA bases flood insurance rates on the way water behaved in the past. But the atmosphere is changing.

Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida last night. 2,041 more words

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Sea level regulated tetrapod diversity dynamics through the Jurassic/Cretaceous interval.

The Jurassic/Cretaceous (J/K) boundary, 145 Myr ago, remains as the less understood of major Mesozoic stratigraphic boundaries. Sedimentological, palynological and geochemical studies, indicate a climatic shift from predominantly arid to semi arid conditions in the latest Jurassic to more amicable humid conditions in the earliest Cretaceous. 513 more words

KHNL: Rising sea levels threaten nearly 1 in 10 Hawaii homes, study finds

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Some 37,000 Hawaii homes could be underwater by 2100 if global sea levels rise by six feet, as expected if the world doesn’t make drastic changes to lower carb… 229 more words

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Urban planning in time of climate change

A look at what planners might have to offer …

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:00 AM

 Dev Niyogi, Purdue University professor of agronomy and earth, atmospheric and planetary science and Indiana’s state climatologist, says it’s possible to design cities to reduce the effects of climate change. 725 more words

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