Daily Archives: February 23, 2017

Alex Randall talks about climate displacement


CGTN America

Published on Feb 23, 2017

For more on climate displacement, CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Alex Randall, program manager at the climate change and migration coalition.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump Claims, Gets, Undue Credit


Associated Press

Published on Feb 23, 2017
President Donald Trump is giving himself too much credit sending criminal foreigners out of the country. He’s getting too much credit from one of the few women with a top White House job for elevating women in the administration. (Feb. 23)

Mexican farmers face crisis as climate change affects US border crops

When The Levees Broke Part 2 (2006) New Orleans


Neily Dennis

Published on Jul 20, 2013

UMass Boston Scientists Predict Heat, Sea Level Rise Increase for City of Boston – University of Massachusetts Boston

A chart from the Climate Ready Boston report showing projected sea level rise for three different emissions scenarios.
Image by: Climate Ready Boston
https://www.umb.edu/news/detail/umass_boston_scientists_predict_heat_sea_level_rise_increase_for_city
Anna Fisher-Pinkert | June 17, 2016

More severe storms, higher coastal waters, and extreme heat waves are coming to Boston in the near future. Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration plans to prepare the city for climate change using scientific projections compiled by a team of scientists from across the region. This group, led by School for the Environment Associate Professor of Hydrology Ellen Douglas and Professor of Climate Adaptation Paul Kirshen brought together experts to focus on sea level rise, coastal storms, extreme precipitation and extreme temperature projections for the Boston region.

In a new report for Climate Ready Boston, the teams led by Douglas and Kirshen provided a scientific consensus that will be used to inform long term planning for the City of Boston. The study’s key findings include:

Sea level rise is an increasing problem:

  • By 2050, sea level rise in Boston will likely be between 8 and 18 inches. The worst case scenario could mean 30 inches of sea level rise by 2050.
  • By 2100, sea level rise will likely be between 2.5 and 7.4 feet. The worst case projection suggests that number could be as high as 10 feet.

An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (4th Edition)

The fourth edition of this highly regarded and successful text continues to provide a clear and accessible introduction to the world of GIS for students and professionals. With an increased focus on the practical applications of GIS, the new edition features a wealth of new multi-disciplinary case studies and examples of GIS in practice, demonstrating how it is used worldwide and within a variety of different industries.

Furthermore, the new edition has been substantially revised and updated to include coverage of the latest advances in GIS such as web and mobile applications.

An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems is suitable for students of Geographical Information studies at all levels, from undergraduate to professionals retraining in GIS.

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