"Three years after the region narrowly escaped catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Sandy, the city and state remain vulnerable to the kind of devastation that left 159 Americans dead and $67 billion in damage when the massive storm barreled into the Northeast in the fall of 2012, environmental advocates say.
“Massachusetts is squandering the opportunity to plan for big storms,” said Jack Clarke, director of public policy at Mass Audubon and a member of the state’s coastal erosion commission. “The lack of executive and legislative branch leadership on climate change preparedness in Massachusetts is stunning.”
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Restore America's Estuaries (RAE), in partnership with the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), is pleased to announce a first-of-its-kind living shorelines event! Living Shorelines: Sound Science, Innovative Approaches, Connected Community, will feature nationally-relevant issues and discussions along with region-specific workshops.
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Why you should attend!
Heads up! Ariana is quoted in Science magazine in the article, "Breaking the Waves" by Gabriel Popkin. The article is about natural and hybrid infrastructure for coastal protection. Ariana's quotes are based on the paper she presented at the SAGE Jamaica workshop. This is exactly the kind of work SAGE is hoping to inspire.
The Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF) is a public interest organization that produces learning events about climate security, which we define as the threats to society from a changing climate and related disruptions to natural systems. Our main products are free webinars that convene global experts on food and water security, public health, economic vitality, infrastructure, governance and other impacts that must be solved in meeting climate security challenges.
The latest session is particularly SAGE relevant: "Living" Flood Maps to Prepare Coastal Communities. Download the PDF here.
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"As the world prepares for the most important global climate summit yet in Paris later this month, news from Greenland could add urgency to the negotiations. For another major glacier appears to have begun a rapid retreat into a deep underwater basin, a troubling sign previously noticed at Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier and also in the Amundsen Sea region of West Antarctica.
And in all of these cases, warm ocean waters reaching the deep bases of marine glaciers appears to be a major cause."
Chris Mooney, "A New Threat to Sea Level." Washington Post. 11-13-15
Jay Landers, (Contributing Editor, Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA)
Civil Engineering—ASCE, Vol. 85, No. 9, September 2015, pp. 34-37