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New Coastal Risk Screening Tool Supports Sea Level Rise and Flood Mapping by Year, Water Level, and Elevation Dataset

New Coastal Risk Screening Tool Supports Sea Level Rise and Flood Mapping by Year, Water Level, and Elevation Dataset

  • Published: Mar 12th, 2020

Climate Central today announced the release of its global Coastal Risk Screening Tool to generate customizable, localized maps of projected sea level rise and coastal flood risks by year, water level, and elevation.

SERIES: Water Ways: Dutch Lessons for a Changing Coast

SERIES: Water Ways: Dutch Lessons for a Changing Coast

  • Published: Mar 9th, 2020

The Netherlands’ climate change adaptation strategies could be a model for the Louisiana coast. The series was produced in collaboration with WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and Climate Central, and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative.

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

Could Kennedy Space Center launch pads be at risk as climate changes? Experts say yes

  • Published: Nov 14th, 2019

Created to propel humankind beyond the limits of Earth, Kennedy Space Center is now facing a terrestrial threat — the warming of our home planet, leading to sea level rise, erosion and catastrophic flooding — that could hinder our push to deep space.

Cape Canaveral launch sites threatened by rising seas

Cape Canaveral launch sites threatened by rising seas

  • Published: Oct 30th, 2019

Climate Central examined flood risks facing NASA's space launch sites at the John F. Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood

Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood

  • Published: Oct 29th, 2019

New elevation data show that by midcentury frequent coastal flooding will rise higher than areas currently home to hundreds of millions of people.

Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2019

Recent housing growth rates are faster in high flood risk zones for most coastal states.

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

  • Published: May 1st, 2019

Unchecked warming emissions are projected to leave hundreds of houses of worship in areas vulnerable to chronic flooding by midcentury.

‘Protectors of the Coast’ — What the Northward March of Mangroves Means for Fishing, Flooding and Carbon

‘Protectors of the Coast’ — What the Northward March of Mangroves Means for Fishing, Flooding and Carbon

  • Published: Mar 22nd, 2019

Ranges of mangroves have naturally waxed and waned over the years, influenced by the weather, but with climate change has come a crucial reduction in crop- and tree-killing freeze events.