Daily Archives: December 11, 2018

How Climate Change Could Drown New York City | Vanity Fair

Published on Nov 3, 2016
Vanity Fair

Take a look at how climate change and the rising sea level will affect New York City in the future with Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind “Gasland” and the new film “How To Let Go Of The World.”

New York Might Look Like This As Sea Levels Rise

Published on Sep 23, 2016
New York Magazin

When will New York City sink? Things aren’t looking great.

Rising Sea Levels Putting New York City at Risk

Published on Dec 30, 2011
Wall Street Journal

If global warming melts the Earth’s ice caps, New York City could be awash in water. WSJ’s Robert Lee Hotz reports how a possible rise in sea levels is putting New York at risk and what engineers are proposing to protect the populous city.

Going UP: Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay – KQED QUEST

Published on Jun 28, 2010

Scientists say it’s no secret San Francisco Bay is rising, along with all of the earth’s oceans. The reason — global warming. This rise in sea level will affect everyone who lives, works, or plays near the bay. QUEST asks how high will the Bay rise and when? And what steps can communities take to plan for it?

The regional impact of climate change around the globe

DW News
Published on Dec 8, 2018

The United Nations IPCC’s latest report on climate change and global warming highlighted how risks associated with extreme weather events are expected to keep increasing as the average global temperature rises. The IPCC report shows, for example, that in many places around the world, the likelihood of droughts and heavy rain is higher under global warming of 2 degrees Celsius. In addition to extreme weather events, the report also highlights “slow-onset events,” such as sea-level rise or salinization of soils, which can have devastating impacts.

Climate Talks Open in Poland on Somber Note

Published on Dec 4, 2018
VOA News

Delegates from 200 nations are in Poland hoping to keep the world’s attention on combating the potentially devastating effects of human impacted climate change. But with global instability on the rise and the United States having withdrawn from the Paris Climate accord, progress is slow — as VOA’s Kevin Enochs reports.

Climate Scientist: World’s Richest Must Radically Change Lifestyles to Prevent Global Catastrophe

Published on Dec 11, 2018
Democracy Now

https://democracynow.org – The 24th United Nations climate summit comes amid growing warnings about the catastrophic danger climate change poses to the world. In October, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate climate change or face global catastrophe—with severe droughts, floods, sea level rise and extreme heat set to cause mass displacement and poverty. But on Saturday, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait blocked language “welcoming” the landmark IPCC climate report. New studies show global carbon emissions may have risen as much 3.7 percent in 2018, marking the second annual increase in a row. A recent report likened the rising emissions to a “speeding freight train.” We speak with Kevin Anderson, professor in climate change leadership at Uppsala University’s Centre for Environment and Development Studies, and 15-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg about the drastic action needed to fight climate change and the impact of President Trump on climate change activism.