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Tag Archives: Climate Change

December 7, 2016
Community Capitals as Resilience to Climate Change
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

This article reviews the concept of resilience in relation to climate change and vulnerability; and emerging perspectives on community-level impacts of climate change, resilience dimensions, and community capitals.

December 6, 2016
Climate Change Displacement: The New Gentrification
Architects' Newspaper

Local and federal agencies are working with architects and planners to protect communities and redevelop neighborhoods in the aftermath of climate-related disasters. But what happens to residents who are too poor to get out of the way of storms—and too poor to return?

December 5, 2016
Could Green Facades Cool Down Future Cities?
Pensoft Publishers

Predictions for temperature rise and the sensitivity of urban ecosystems to heat stress pose a pressure to find the best solution for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Could green façades be a sustainable and easy to implement strategy to keep our cities cool?

December 4, 2016
Google Timelapse Shows How Humans Have Changed the Earth

Google recently updated their Earth Timelapse, which reveals the devastating impact human beings had on Earth between 1984 and 2016. From retreating glaciers to sprawling cities, Google Earth Timelapse allows a casual observer to see how much humanity has changed the planet over the last 32 years.

December 1, 2016
The Areas America Could Abandon First

You could drive a shrimp boat 1,300 miles along the Gulf Coast and not pass a single county or parish that voted against Donald Trump. Those cities and towns had better hope he remembers their support: Without new federal spending, climate change could destroy them.

With Warming Climate, Poorer Suburbs More At Risk
City Metric

Australian cities are getting hotter. The many reasons for this include densification policies, climate change, and social trends such as bigger houses and apartment living, which leave less space for gardens and trees. But some areas are more exposed to heat than others.

November 30, 2016
Cities and States Lead on Climate Change
New York Times

As President-elect Donald J. Trump considers whether to break the United States commitment to the Paris climate accord, the rise of clean energy across the heartland is already too well entrenched to be reversed.

Constant Flooding: Houston’s New Normal
The Urban Edge

Across the region, Houstonians are asking: is constant flooding the new normal? Yes, says Kinder Institute Fellow Sam Brody, a professor with the department of marine sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston.

Alaska Towns Face Tough Choices in Face of Climate Change
Alaska Dispatch News

Small, vulnerable Alaska towns could move to higher ground, a wrenching prospect that, for a small village, could cost as much as $200 million. Or they could stand their ground and hope to find money to fortify their buildings and shore up their coastline.

November 29, 2016
High-Rises Are Energy Hogs, Not Climate Solutions

With the current emphasis on expanding high-rise construction, the City of Seattle is moving in a different direction that seriously compromises the long-term goal of urban sustainability.

November 28, 2016
Draft of CA Municipal Climate Policy Guidelines Released
Streetsblog Cal

The Transformative Climate Communities program, funded from cap and trade, will focus on encouraging public participation among state agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and “provide local economic, environmental, and health benefits to disadvantaged communities.”

Why Conservation Fails

To meet the Paris Agreement, northern leaders at COP22 should commit to paying for forest protection, say experts in a new report.

November 27, 2016
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November 17, 2016
Cities Urged to Adopt Long-Term Climate Strategies

A new report from the Kresge Foundation and Abt Associates concludes that American cities are making progress responding to immediate extreme weather events. But it also advises city leaders to devote more attention to long-term climate adaptation strategies.

November 16, 2016
Trees, Grass, Drought and Charlotte’s Future
Naked City Blog

Water supply is on my mind this week, as a smoky haze drifts around Charlotte, reminding us of the wildfires in the tinder-dry foothills and mountains west of the city. Two Western North Carolina counties are now in exceptional drought and seven others in “extreme drought.”


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