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Tim Radford: Rising Tides Will Displace Millions

An estimated 13 million US citizens could some time in this century become climate refugees, driven from their seaside homes by sea level rise of possibly 1.8 meters, according to new research.

March 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Amahia Mallea: As flood risks increase across the US, it’s time to recognize the limits of levees

The US has more than 100,000 miles of levees nationwide, in all 50 states and one of every five counties. They were simply not designed to deal with extreme weather conditions. It’s time to re-think flood control.

July 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Andrew Revkin: Development and Disasters — A Deadly Combination Well Beyond Houston

Scientists warn of more and expanding “bull’s-eyes” as Americans build in parts of the country at ever greater risk because of climate change and severe weather. The consequences of Houston’s … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ilan Kelman: Hurricane Harvey Isn’t a “Natural” Disaster. Politics Created the Chaos

Don’t blame climate change for Houston’s vulnerability. A hurricane need not become a disaster. Weather and climate don’t cause disasters—vulnerability does. Perhaps counter-intuitively, this means that the widespread discussion as … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

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