Climate Change

N.J. Braces For Future Disasters By Fleeing, And Fortifying, The Coast

"It has been nearly two years since Hurricane Sandy crashed ashore in New Jersey, devastating cities throughout the region. As cities and towns along the coast consider how to prepare for future weather patterns, and avert the kind of damage that happened in 2012, a two-pronged response has emerged — a kind of municipal fight-or-flight response."

Source: NPR, 09/29/2014

US Fails To Address Coastal, Inland Flood Risks, Civil Engineers Say

"Nine years after levee failures flooded New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and two years after Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, the nation has failed to determine the flooding risks faced by communities across the United States, the American Society of Civil Engineers said in a new report."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 09/26/2014
October 2, 2014

American Climate Values 2014: Insights by Race and Ethnicity

ecoAmerica has released a new report on African, Asian, and Hispanic/Latino American attitudes, values, and motivations on climate change, and will host a webinar on this research on Oct 2nd, 1-2pm ET. All journalists are invited to register.

"Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic"

"Ellesmere Island, Nunavut — It’s August, and there’s snow on the ground. The six-week summer has already passed; our 24-hour daylight will drop to 16 in just a month’s time. Small, brittle leaves crunch underfoot as I walk across tundra that’s already beginning to freeze for the long winter ahead. The top of the world is a cold place. I’ve been at a field camp here in the Canadian high Arctic gathering climate change data from one of the most remote and isolated regions of the planet. It is barren, wild and beautiful. Yet this place is not beyond the reach of our carbon emissions."

Source: NY Times, 09/24/2014

"U.S. Joins Other Nations in Deforestation Accord At UN Summit"

"Moving to halt a powerful contributor to climate change, the United States has joined more than 110 corporations, civil society groups and governments to launch a global initiative to reduce deforestation sharply over the next 15 years, with the goal of eliminating the practice by 2030."

Source: LA Times, 09/24/2014

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