Cyclone Gabrielle Lashes New Zealand

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 03:13:51 +0000

Cyclone Gabrielle has been lashing New Zealand with strong winds and heavy rain in mid-February 2023, adding to what has already been an unusually wet start to the year. The latest round of extreme weather brought destructive flooding, storm surge, and landslides to the region. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the NASA-NOAA […]

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Adapting to Climate Change by Washing the Driveway

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2022 07:31:50 +0000

Climate change is about extremes and adapting to those extremes. Brisbane experienced a 10-year drought from 2001 to 2011. During that time, washing your car was illegal and hosing down the driveway was punishable by social death. Neighbors dobbed in neighbors as our lawns turned brown and our flower gardens died. We were adapting to […]

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Pakistan Flooding Death Toll Increases As Long-Term Damage Looms

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 19:20:50 +0000

Another 54 people died in Pakistan in a 24-hour span earlier this week, bringing the official death toll of the extreme rains and flooding to 1,481. The unprecedented monsoon rains submerged one-third of the country — including much of the nation’s main agricultural region — and left 33 million homeless. Estimates of the total costs […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: Hydropower’s Climate Risks

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 04:12:00 +0000

While hydropower provides about 16% of global electricity generation today, climate change is predicted to drive various changes in hydrology that could translate into a spectrum of risks for hydropower production. A recent study published in the journal Water estimates 61% of all global hydropower dams will be in basins with very high or extreme […]

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NOAA: 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report & Useful Interactive Tools

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 17:30:47 +0000

Continuously tracking how and why sea level is changing is an important part of informing plans for adaptation. Our ability to monitor and understand the individual factors that contribute to sea level rise allows us to track sea level changes in a way that has never before been possible.

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Undisclosed Flood Damage Financially Soaks Home Buyers

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 09:50:28 +0000

Across the United States, the majority of states lack laws that require flood damages be fully disclosed to home buyers. The consequences can be financially ruinous to those who unwittingly purchase a flood-prone home. States that don’t require disclosure of flood risks, or have inadequate disclosure requirements, hurt those with future flood damages. Why wouldn’t a state […]

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