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Sea-level Rise: Not Just for the Coasts Anymore

“Their results suggest that coastal regions will be far from the only ones affected by sea-level rise. A huge number of counties far from the coast—some deep in the US interior—will see dramatic changes in the number of people relocating there.” ARS Technica reports, As sea levels rise, little of the United States will be […]

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Need to Prepare for Millions of Climate Change Refugees

World needs to prepare for ‘millions’ of climate displaced: U.N. January 21, 2020 Reuters reported: DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The world needs to prepare for millions of people being driven from their homes by the impact of climate change, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Speaking to Reuters at the World Economic Forum, Filippo […]

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Climate Change Refugees Seeking Asylum

A United Nations panel has ruled refugees fleeing the effects of the climate crisis cannot be forced to return home by their adoptive countries: [CNN Report: Climate refugees cannot be sent back home, United Nations rules in landmark decision] Factual background 2.1 The author claims that the effects of climate change and sea level rise […]

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Netherlands Double Whammy

Molly Quell reports: Blowing in the Wind: Why the Netherlands Is Sinking Over the centuries, windmills built to drain peatland for agriculture have been causing the ground to steadily sink. This subsidence means that in a low-lying nation famous for engineering its way around rising seas, the ground is also sinking lower, creating huge problems […]

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Sea Level Rise and Real Estate in Florida

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Your Florida coastal home could lose 15% of its value by 2030 due to sea rise   Increasing sea rise is going to water down the value of some of the most coveted and expensive real estate in Florida, and insurance rates will go up too. That’s the conclusion of […]

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Bittle at the Baffler on Floods and Sea Level Impacts in the USA

Bittle at the Baffler on flood and sea level impacts in the USA: “a neighborhood that feels more like an unclaimed frontier than a subdivision in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas. Dogs run free across acres of empty land, the sound of a falling acorn echoes for blocks” “Funded by the federal government, […]

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Climate Crisis Update

Florida town dealing with sea level rise “Our risk is undeniable. The modelers get it. The mortgage institutions get it. Insurance gets it.” https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2019/12/27/a-south-florida-towns-pioneering-plan-to-fund-retreat-from-sea-rise/ sea level rise and storm surge “every 10cm of sea level rise increases the frequency of a given coastal flood by a factor of three.” “This means that 10cm of sea […]

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Sea Level Rise in New Jersey

A report by Rutgers University documents the greater than average rise in sea level along the New Jersey shore. Not only is the sea level rising, but the land is also sinking. Among the report’s findings: Sea levels rose an average of 1.5 feet along the New Jersey coast from 1911 to 2019, compared with […]

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Sea Level Rising Faster

Articles The New York Times “Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows” and

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Mortgage-backed Securities Exposed to Coastal Flooding Risk

An article in the Business Telegraph entitled “Climate change: the CMBS angle” explains: “… $56bn in commercial mortgage-backed securities that are exposed to coastal flooding risk in the US, and it’s not pretty viewing.” “It is often asked why US politicians are blasé about climate change, but we may suggest that will all change if […]

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    • New Jersey Requires Climate Change Risk Analysis for Building Permits
      The New York Times reports, “With 130-Mile Coast, New Jersey Marks a First in Climate Change Fight New Jersey will become the first state to require that builders take into account the impact of climate change, including rising sea levels, in order to win government approval for projects, Gov. Philip D. Murphy announced on Monday. […]
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      The LA Times reports,”The municipal bond market looks to satellites to help assess climate risk” The $3.8-trillion municipal-bond market has found a new tool in its effort to understand the effects of climate change: satellites orbiting Earth. Assessing climate risks is a particularly vexing problem given that U.S. state and local governments tend to give […]
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      Air Quality News reports, “Air pollution responsible for half of childhood asthma cases in Barcelona” Air pollution is responsible for nearly half of all childhood asthma cases in Barcelona, according to research published by the Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal). Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease, and although it is known to […]
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      The level of CO2 is increasing due to human activity. A percentage of the CO2 is absorbed into the ocean. Increased CO2 increases the acidity. CNN reports, The Pacific Ocean is so acidic that it’s dissolving Dungeness crabs’ shells. “The Pacific Ocean is becoming more acidic, and the cash-crabs that live in its coastal waters […]
    • Sea-level Rise: Not Just for the Coasts Anymore
      “Their results suggest that coastal regions will be far from the only ones affected by sea-level rise. A huge number of counties far from the coast—some deep in the US interior—will see dramatic changes in the number of people relocating there.” ARS Technica reports, As sea levels rise, little of the United States will be […]
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