NOAA photos coastal infrastructure

Unlocking the Value in Natural and Hybrid Coastal Infrastructure

Threatened by rising sea levels and the incidence of extreme weather events, coastal communities, economies and ecosystems could benefit greatly by conserving natural coastal “infrastructure,” as well as implementing innovative hybrid approaches that combine habitat restoration and built structures, according to NOAA study authors.

Americans against the Tea Party Inhore snowball

Extreme Weather, Climate Controversy Set the Political Stage

The flow of news and developments directly and indirectly related to climate change has been fast and strong this past couple of weeks as government leaders in the U.S. and around the world prepare for U.N. climate treaty talks in Paris.

Satellite measurements indicate a rapidly accelerating ice mass loss in the Greenland and Antarctica

Greenland Ice Melt 2014 and Beyond: Follow the Water

Greenland ice melt accelerating Recent high quality satellite measurements of the ice mass of Greenland and Antarctica taken over the past eleven years indicates rapidly accelerating rates of mass loss in the past decade. Ten years ago Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise was half a millimeter per year. Now, according to Professor Jason Box of the Geological Survey of Denmark…

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Sea Level Rise and Global Warming

Infographic: Sea Level Rise and Global Warming

We’ve been focusing lately on sea level rise. Most recently we’ve featured the work of John Englander, oceanographer and author of High Tide on Main Street. Englander’s approach is to emphasis the reality of current and projected sea level rise without the ideological baggage attached to much of the mainstream media’s narrative of climate change – both left and right. This is one…

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Sea Level Rise will continue despite what we do to slow global warming. We must learn to adapt to changing global coastlines

Green and Sustainable is Well and Good – It Will Not Stop Sea Level Rise

By John Englander Editor’s note: the following post is republished here with the author’s permission. The article first appeared on JohnEnglander.net. See his TED talk as he describes how we must learn to adapt even as we work to slow climate change.  Most of us today strive to be more “green” and sustainable. Efforts range from reducing our energy use and our “carbon…

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The changing shorelines from rising sea levels is unstoppable. We must learn to adapt to this new reality.

Rising Seas – Adapting to Changing Coastlines

Sea level rise and the changing shoreline Oceanographer and author of High Tide on Main Street, John Englander is a leading expert and educator on sea level rise. In this TED talk Englander explains how human civilization takes for granted global coastlines, given that for all of recorded human history, it hasn’t really moved in any significant way. But that is changing. The new reality,…

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$11.9 Trillion: Price Tag on Climate Change Coral Reef Impacts

Small island developing states (SIDS) are being affected disproportionately by sea level rise and the effects of climate change. They’re calling for change, releasing two research studies and urging drastic changes to reduce fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions.