Community is the key to resilience

July 24, 2017 by  
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Four weeks into the job, Josh Stanbro, chief resilience officer of the City and County of Honolulu, discussed confronting the sustainability challenges confronting the city and Hawaii as a state and part of the world at large.”On Oahu, people recognize that there are direct and immediate threats from climate change,” said Stanbro. Forward-thinking Honolulu had recently voted to establish an office of resilience that tackles affordable housing, critical infrastructure and response to natural hazards associated with climate change and sea level rise.  

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INFOGRAPHIC: What you need to know about Sea Level Rise

June 16, 2016 by  
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We know that sea levels are rising and we know that many coastal cities struggle regularly with resulting flooding, but how much do we know about where we are headed? Which cities are taking action to protect themselves and which are not doing enough? Who will be hit the hardest and how much will the damage from sea level rise cost us? To help us understand the impacts, Eastern Kentucky University’s Safety, Security and Emergency Management Program put together this infographic, which discusses in detail the causes, victims, and solutions for sea level rise. Lean more about what’s in store below.. + Eastern Kentucky University The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Surfers drop in for the climate action ride

May 5, 2016 by  
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The World Surf League funds research on ocean health, acidification, coral reef health and sea level rise.

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James Hansen warns dangerous effects of climate change could hit much sooner than we think

March 23, 2016 by  
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Last year a working paper led by retired NASA scientist James Hansen incited controversy , and now, the final version of the research is stirring debate once again. In the paper, Hansen and other international scientists warn that the 2°C Paris limit could still cause irreparable damage to our planet, specifically through polar ice melts , superstorms , and rising sea levels that could demolish coastal cities. And those effects could be felt within decades, not centuries. Read the rest of James Hansen warns dangerous effects of climate change could hit much sooner than we think

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Bioclimatic boarding house keeps naturally cool in tropical Indonesia

March 23, 2016 by  
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US barrier islands and shorelines may be completely uninhabitable in 50 years

January 21, 2016 by  
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While it is clear that climate change is having an active impact in the present , it is still uncertain how climate change will affect the global ecosystem and economic system in the future. Dr. Harold Wanless, chairman of the department of Geological Sciences at the University of Miami , believes that projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration underestimate the impact of rapid sea level rise this century. Wanless believes that the world may be in for a 30 feet sea level rise by the end of the century, four times NOAA’s projections, which could make most barrier islands and some shorelines unlivable in 50 years. Read the rest of US barrier islands and shorelines may be completely uninhabitable in 50 years

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Tangier Island in Virginia may be lost to sea level rise in 50 years

December 11, 2015 by  
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As the Obama Administration works to secure a climate deal in Paris, members of Congress don’t have to go far to witness the real impacts of climate change. The historic Chesapeake Bay community located only 91 miles from Washington DC called Tangier Island may share the same fate as the Maldives . Only three miles long and one mile wide, Tangier Island has already suffered a tremendous loss of land over the past two centuries. The island’s land mass is only 33% of its size in 1850 and continues to shrink. According to a recent report from the US Army Corps of Engineers, if the current rate of sea level rise continues, Tangier Island will be uninhabitable within 50 years. Read the rest of Tangier Island in Virginia may be lost to sea level rise in 50 years

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Burning all of Earth’s fossil fuels would completely melt Antarctica

September 14, 2015 by  
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Much global attention has been focused on the effects of climate change in the Arctic, and for good reason. The Arctic is melting disproportionately quickly and the loss of its sea ice has the potential to catastrophically alter climates around the globe. Antarctica is finally getting its turn under the microscope as scientists explore the question of whether Antarctica could melt as a result of catastrophic climate change . Recent research concludes that if all of the world’s fossil fuels were burned, the coldest continent would thaw for the first time in fifteen million years. Read the rest of Burning all of Earth’s fossil fuels would completely melt Antarctica

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This floating survival shelter rises above floods

August 28, 2015 by  
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The alarming pace of rising sea levels has inspired designers Zhou Ying and Niu Yuntao to create a floating emergency shelter that could save lives during floods and tsunamis . Instead of conventional exposed life rafts, survivors can use the Duckweed Survival House as an enclosed floating shelter that protects people from large waves while trying to get to safety. Read the rest of This floating survival shelter rises above floods

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NASA predicts a dangerous sudden rise in sea levels

August 27, 2015 by  
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Sea levels are rising at a speed that is both shocking and devastating. NASA satellite data reveals we could be looking at a three-foot (one meter) rise in the next 100-200 years, putting coastal regions and the existence of vulnerable island nations in serious jeopardy. 150 million people currently live within that one meter range around the globe, which is disappearing quickly as polar ice sheets melt away. Read the rest of NASA predicts a dangerous sudden rise in sea levels

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