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Rising sea levels are threat to ports, experts say

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Due to rising sea levels, storms will make it more likely that the Port of Long Beach’s wharves will be damaged, critical roads submerged and utilities harmed, bringing activity at one of the state’s economic hubs to a disruptive lurch, experts say.

And to some extent, it’s inevitable, Rick Cameron, the director of environmental affairs and planning at the port, said Friday at the Aquarium of the Pacific during a joint hearing of the Assembly’s Select Committee On Sea Level Rise And The California Economy and the Select Committee On Ports. ... Read more about Rising sea levels are threat to ports, experts say

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UN chief Antonio Guterres warns of serious clean water shortages by 2050

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UNITED NATIONS: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that by 2050 global demand for fresh water is projected to grow by more than 40 per cent and at least a quarter of the world's population will live in countries with a "chronic or recurrent" lack of clean water.

He told the Security Council that "strains on water access are already rising in all regions," noting that three- quarters of the 193 UN member states share rivers or lake basins with their neighbors.
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NASA: Sea level rise could be worse than we thought

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Tia Ghose
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The consequences of global sea level rise could be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by the dominant climate models, which don't fully account for the fast breakup of ice sheets and glaciers, NASA scientists said Wednesday at a press briefing. ... Read more about NASA: Sea level rise could be worse than we thought

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Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

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As the demand for freshwater and energy increases in San Diego County and Northern Baja, the fresh water supply continues to shrink while energy generation remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Due to these opposing trends in supply and demand, it becomes increasingly imperative to identify solutions that move these communities to their preferred state in which they are largely reliant on renewable energy and use water sustainably. Large-scale energy solutions include wind power, one of the must abundant sources of energy in these regions. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

Geodesign Session 4 Enery and Water Sustainable Practices

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There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 4 Enery and Water Sustainable Practices

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Geodesign Session 4 Water Sustainable Practices SD and No Baja

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There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 4 Water Sustainable Practices SD and No Baja

Too Big to Flood? Megacities Face Future of Major Storm Risk

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Bruce Stutz
The flooding in Bangkok in 2011 was the worst in 50 years.
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By the middle of the century, the scores of billions it cost to compensate the greater New York City area for being unprepared for superstorm Sandy may seem like a bargain. Without major adaptation measures to increase the level of storm protection beyond a 1-in-100-year event, the value of the city’s buildings, transportation, and utilities utility infrastructures currently at risk from storm surges and flooding — an estimated $320 billion — will be worth $2 trillion by 2070, according to continuing studies by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). ... Read more about Too Big to Flood? Megacities Face Future of Major Storm Risk

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How Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction By 2050?

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Since the Industrial Revolution, the world has been hooked on fossil fuels. This fatal addiction has us living on borrowed time, facing ecological and economic ruin by 2050. 

At present we remain dangerously over-reliant on fossil-fuel power. However, it’s not too late – if we take steps in the right direction we can beat our addiction. ... Read more about How Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction By 2050?

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Global Impacts - Irreversible Changes

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http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/11/23/infographic-climate-change-latin-america-middle-east-central-asia

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Weather extremes are already affecting lives around the world, damaging crops and coastlines and putting water security at risk.

Climate change will have increasingly severe consequences as extreme heat becomes more frequent, water resources become less reliable, diseases move into new ranges, and sea levels rise.  ... Read more about Global Impacts - Irreversible Changes

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