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‘Nobody Is Truly Ready’ For Rise of Seas

‘Nobody Is Truly Ready’ For Rise of Seas

Abandon Seaside! Globe is Flooding! Invest in Arks! So might scream tabloid headlines had news of projections for rising seas, which were contained in a bumper climate report published Sunday by the United Nations, been, well, new. They weren’t. They were a synthesis of previously published research on a decades-old topic. So the latest ringing of… Read More

Jersey Retreating From Rivers, But Not Coast, After Sandy

Jersey Retreating From Rivers, But Not Coast, After Sandy

Jim Hutchison stepped down his front stairs into a tempestuous night to toss chicken bones in the trash when he noticed floodwaters starting to course past his blacked-out house in South River, N.J. After stepping back inside, he was quickly followed by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge, which was being funneled down a nearby river. The floodwaters con… Read More

UN Climate Report Rings Alarm, Offers Guidance

UN Climate Report Rings Alarm, Offers Guidance

The most sophisticated, comprehensive and succinct scientific account of the accelerating impacts of human activity on the world around us, from warming and rising oceans to the growing toll of heat stroke, was published Sunday by a United Nations panel. The picture that emerged from the 116-page synthesis of three blockbuster climate change report… Read More

Sandy Motivates NY to Explore Microgrids

Sandy Motivates NY to Explore Microgrids

While Sandy inspired New York City to call for a study to contemplate a microgrid in the Rockaways, the state is moving more aggressively on microgrids there and elsewhere throughout the state.… Read More

An Ill Wind Blows in Antarctica, Threatens Global Flooding

An Ill Wind Blows in Antarctica, Threatens Global Flooding

The Southern Ocean's notoriously strong gales are growing stronger, and that's foreboding news for coastlines everywhere.… Read More

Two Years On: Sandy Inspires Storm of Climate Research

Two Years On: Sandy Inspires Storm of Climate Research

The two years that have passed since Hurricane Sandy crashed into the New Jersey shoreline have not been enough time for scientists and researchers to make much headway on the hows and whys of the Northeast’s epic storm. But that’s not because they aren’t trying. In fact, Sandy has spurred an unprecedented amount of research, attempting to tackle … Read More

6 Degrees: Rising Seas, Shrinking Goats & Zombie Ice

6 Degrees: Rising Seas, Shrinking Goats & Zombie Ice

This year breaks heat records, the drought hangs on, goats get smaller and more in this week’s climate news. … Read More

San Francisco Rising to Threat of Swelling Seas

San Francisco Rising to Threat of Swelling Seas

The fog of uncertainty cast by rising seas is starting to lift from $25 billion worth of public projects planned in San Francisco. The City by the (rising) Bay, where bayfront shorelines will continue to experience worsening high tide flooding, where the nearby international airport is among the nation’s most vulnerable to floods, and where Pacifi… Read More