Sea level rise and climate change

Quick bibliography: Reviews/recent articles on sea level rise and climate change. **Updated January 2021** Classic reviews: *Hallegatte, S., Green, C., Nicholls, R. J., & Corfee-Morlot, J. (2013). Future flood losses in major coastal cities. Nature Climate Change, 3(9), 802-806. [PDF] [Cited by] “Flood exposure is increasing in coastal cities owing to growing populations and assets, the changing climate, and subsidence. Average global flood losses in…

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Excessive rainfall–the new normal

News: Do you see a trend? More episodes of excessive, even extreme rainfall leading to widespread, frequent, and long-lasting flooding. It is happening now in the midwestern United States–and other regions around the world. Is this unexpected? No, predictions since at least the 1980’s based on unrestrained climate change have forecast this very scenario. And, recent research backs it up showing “a tendency towards greater…

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How cities are/will be impacted by climate change

**updated June 2021** News: City life has changed and will change even more due to the impacts of climate change. Cities in the United States may face greater challenges than cities elsewhere due to complacency, denial, inadequate infrastructure, and other reasons. Yet, some U.S. cities are taking strong actions–despite the current U.S. Government Executive Branch. The climate changes that may have the greatest impact are…

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Most-read Science topics (quick post)

Over the last year (since September 2018), the top 5 posts searched and read on Science Connections have been: The impact of sea level rise on Florida–and the world Consumer DNA testing–no oversight, no peer review, only estimates Looking to the past for an alternative to cement Facial recognition and privacy Now that China will no longer take it, the U.S. and other countries will…

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Climate change impacts on human behavior

Connections:  The difference in human behavior that climate change has been shown to cause can be detrimental in the long run if we get stuck in the spiral downwards of getting mad at each other instead of working together for the future of our planet. News: As the climate continues to change, the psychological impact on us/humans will continue to grow. Many of us have begun…

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