“Climate Change Is Raising Flood Risk in the Northern U.S.”

Flood risk and water supply analyses have historically been performed based on the assumption that the climate remains statistically stationary.  Our basis for water supply infrastructure and flood insurance is, therefore, fundamentally flawed. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-is-raising-flood-risk-in-the-northern-u-s/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_NEWS

“Everglade’s water at risk from sea level rise”

“Climate change and other hurdles mean it will take more water — and potentially more taxpayer money — to save the Everglades, according to new scientific findings released Thursday.” http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-everglades-report-card-2016-20161215-story.html

“Atmospheric rivers and the mass mortality of wild oysters: insight into an extreme future?”

“Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and severity of extreme events. However, the biological consequences of extremes remain poorly resolved owing to their unpredictable nature and difficulty in quantifying their mechanisms and impacts. One key feature… Read More

“Great Barrier Reef not likely to survive if warming trend continues, says report”

Hopefully, enough people will recognize the need to take action to save coral reefs before it is too late. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/09/great-barrier-reef-not-likely-to-survive-if-warming-trend-continues-says-report

“Storm surge damage falls $8.3 billion a year in Louisiana’s new coastal plan”

Cost effective adaptation measures must be part of the sustainability puzzle. http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2017/01/2017_master_plan_surge_damage.html

“With enough evidence, even skepticism will thaw”

We are long past the threshold of “a preponerance of the evidence” and we have achieved an understanding “beyond a reasonable doubt” of the fact that combustion of fossil fuels is causing irreparable harm. http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/2016/12/30/with-enough-evidence-even-skepticism-will-thaw/

“Abnormally warm Arctic spurs planet to second warmest November on record”

“2016’s average November global land temperature was the warmest on record, 2.3 degrees above average.” This is why we need to make haste! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/12/15/abnormally-warm-arctic-spurs-planet-to-second-warmest-november-on-record/

“Eight scientific visions for a thriving planet”

There are a lot of issues that need to be addressed to achieve global sustainability.  This provides information of a wide range of interesting topics. https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/article/eight-scientific-visions-thriving-planet/

“All the Questions You Had About Climate Models But Were Afraid to Ask”

“Climate scientists tell us it’s going to get hotter. How much it rains and where it rains is likely to shift. Sea-level rise is apt to accelerate. Oceans are on their way to becoming more acidic and less… Read More

Emissions Gap Report 2016

“There is a troubling paradox at the heart of climate policy. On the one hand, nobody can doubt the historic success of the Paris Agreement. On the other hand, everybody willing to look can see the impact of… Read More