http://www.100resilientcities.org/ As the triple threats of climate change, rapid urbanization, and globalization exert pressure on cities, many of those places are looking to be more resilient — now and 25, 50, or 100 years from now. But what is urban resilience, and how do you … Continue reading Planning for Resilience
Miami Beach flooding
What a week we had here in Miami Beach! 7.14” of rain around high tide, Tuesday August 1, 2017. Last year, in August 2016, we were fighting flood waters back home in Louisiana with the 30″ rainstorm my family receive in Livingston Parish. Climate Change … Continue reading Miami Beach flooding
Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings.
Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings. That’s according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. You’re probably used to hearing about how denser cities cut transportation emissions, thanks to reduced driving. This study … Continue reading Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings.
The irreversible momentum of clean energy
Barack Obama President of the United States, Washington, DC 20500, USA. Email: email@example.com. After 20 January 2017: firstname.lastname@example.org Private-sector efforts help drive decoupling of emissions and economic growth The release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) due to human activity is increasing … Continue reading The irreversible momentum of clean energy
Ocean current sends out chilling warning
January 8, 2017, by Tim Radford New research forecasts much colder weather in northern Europe if rising CO2 emissions continue to impact on the Atlantic ocean current. LONDON, 8 January, 2017 – Here is the long-term weather forecast for the North Atlantic, in a world … Continue reading Ocean current sends out chilling warning
10 mph Moving Sidewalks Could Make Crosstown Buses Obsolete
I have wondered this my entire life! What a fantastical read … By Justin Davidson Perhaps you’ve been stuck behind the wheel on a city street, cursing your fellow drivers and feeling tempted to abandon your ride and hoof it the rest of the way. … Continue reading 10 mph Moving Sidewalks Could Make Crosstown Buses Obsolete
Hurricane Nicole and King Tide Already Flooding Fort Lauderdale
Every October, the king tide sweeps across South Florida as the full moon orbits closest to Earth. This alignment causes the highest water level of the year. Roads and yards flood. But scientists say this could be one of the worst Fort Lauderdale has faced — … Continue reading Hurricane Nicole and King Tide Already Flooding Fort Lauderdale
How Can We End Homelessness? Let’s Start—and Finish—With Veterans
We are so close to this goal. We should not change our focus before we meet it. By Elisha Harig-Blaine Since the numbers for the 2013 Point-in- Time (PIT) survey conducted for the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) were released, there has … Continue reading How Can We End Homelessness? Let’s Start—and Finish—With Veterans