SAGE member Brian McAdoo thought everyone who is interested in coastal resiliency should check this paper out because it delves into the financials of investing in natural infrastructure to reduce flooding.
FINANCING NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COASTAL FLOOD DAMAGE REDUCTION
Scientists and most of the public know that the Earth’s climate is changing. Have you ever wondered what would happen if we stopped emitting greenhouse gases today? How long would it take global warming to slow down? This blog by Richard B. Rood, Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan addresses just that question. The answer might surprise you...
If we stopped emitting greenhouse gases right now, would we stop climate change?
July 4, 2017 7.01pm EDT •Updated July 7, 2017 3.35pm EDT
Check out this really cool article about an ancient Roman sea wall that is getting stronger with age.
"Ancient concrete may stall sea threat
By Ben Guarino, Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Two thousand years ago, Roman builders constructed vast sea walls and harbor piers. The concrete they used outlasted the empire — and still holds lessons for modern engineers, scientists say...
A bunch of half-sunken structures off the Italian coast might sound less impressive than a gladiatorial colosseum. But underwater, the marvel is in the material. The harbor concrete, a mixture of volcanic ash and quicklime, has withstood the sea for two millennia and counting. What’s more, it is stronger than when it was first mixed."
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