Climate Change

May 30, 2012

Implications of a Data-Driven Built Environment

The intention of this event, hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences, is to look at the potential data pool for the entire real estate industry and draw out the value between data sets and determine what data should be collected in order achieve sustainability and market transformation goals.

Deniers Hack Feed of "Science Writing in Age of Denial" Conference

A star-studded cast of experts spent two days discussing "Science Writing in the Age of Denial" at the University of Wisconsin April 23-24. Most who attended praised it. Unable to argue the science, science deniers advanced their arguments by trying to silence the conference Twitterfeed with a denial-of-service attack, according to the Knight Science Journalism Tracker.

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"Rising Seas Threaten Hundreds Of U.S. Energy Facilities"

"Sea level rise from global warming is well on the way to doubling the risk of coastal floods 4 feet or more over high tide by 2030 at locations nationwide. In the lower 48 states, nearly 300 energy facilities stand on land below that level, including natural gas infrastructure, electric power plants, and oil and gas refineries. Many more facilities are at risk at higher levels, where flooding will become progressively more likely with time as the sea continues to rise. These results come from a Climate Central combined analysis of datasets from NOAA, USGS and FEMA."

Source: Oregon Public Broadcasting, 04/20/2012
August 7, 2016 to August 12, 2016

Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting

The 101st annual ESA meeting, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will support sessions that explore how ecosystem structure and function respond to multiple drivers of change, how resource managers can cope with developing novel ecosystems, and potential benefits and problems that society will face as we progress into the Anthropocene Epoch.

"U.S. Suggests No Emissions Limits To Protect Polar Bears"

"SEATTLE -- Polar bears are skating on thin ice in Alaska these days: Warming temperatures have resulted in dramatic shrinkage of sea ice, leaving the bears with fewer ice floes on which to rest and hunt seals. But at least for the moment, the Endangered Species Act won't be used to control the greenhouse gas emissions that conservationists say are contributing to climate change and posing one of the biggest threats to the bears' survival."

Source: LA Times, 04/18/2012


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