Adaptation

Green Bonds Issuance Reaches Record High Despite US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

Funding renewable energy and low-carbon mass transportation projects emerged as main themes as new, green bonds issuance surged 78% in 2017.

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What Does the Future Hold for America’s Coastal Cities?

Coastal cities face challenging times in a climate-changed world

Scientists have observed a rapidly-growing atmospheric carbon presence. Whatever your views on the cause of this phenomenon, the trend is confirmed and supported throughout the scientific community. And with increasing levels of atmospheric carbon, and the subsequent UV heat-trapping, global temperatures continue to rise. With warming atmospheric temperatures, ocean levels will also gradually increase, heralding a plethora of future problems and developments on a …

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The Sad Irony of Trump’s Presidential Response to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas

  The oblivious president On Tuesday, August 29, as Hurricane Harvey lingered over Houston dumping an “unprecedented” four feet of rain, plus a few inches, the presidential entourage landed in Corpus Christi. Three days earlier Hurricane Harvey came ashore north of Corpus, pounding the small community of Rockport as a Category 4 storm. South Texas took the brunt of what is becoming a new …

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Caribbean Nations Look to International Community to Help Conserve Region’s Sandy Beaches

Beach erosion

A prospective US$4.5 million from South Korea could lead to the launch of an inter4national project on the part of Association of Caribbean States' members to stem the loss of sandy beaches throughout the region.

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Chronically Inundated US Coastal Communities Could Jump from 90-plus to Nearly 170 In Less Than 20 Years

Chronic inundation and real estate value

Government authorities and residents in a fast rising number of US coastal communities across the nation will face some very difficult choices in coming years as a result of chronic inundation, including the possibility of having to abandon entire towns and perhaps even cities, according to a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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