Research shows that 80 airports around the world could be underwater with one meter of sea level rise, which scientists predict is likely to occur by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions aren't reduced.
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Most scientific reports on climate look at changes since the pre-industrial era or since record-keeping began. But even looking at the past decade, it’s clear that our world today is very different from the world of 2010, thanks to climate change.
Urban adaptation should incorporate climate risks into planning, work with vulnerable communities and focus on nature-based solution.
The people of Fiji, one of the countries most threatened by climate change, are taking adaptation and resilience into their own hands. Vulnerable neighborhoods in Lautoka City are building infrastructure to withstand stronger storms, and nurturing coastal ecosystems to defend against sea level rise.
This Month in Climate Science summarizes significant new research and gives a clearer picture of the threats posed by climate change. Some findings from December 2018 include more record wet and dry months, record carbon emissions in 2018, and thick Arctic sea ice declining by 95 percent.
The Fourth National Climate Assessment report, from the U.S. government’s Global Change Research Program, was just released. The report, prepared with the support and approval of 13 federal agencies, and with input from hundreds of government and non-governmental experts, provides an comprehensive look at how climate change will impact the United States. Read a statement by Dan Lashof, U.S. Director, World Resources Institute.
Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. This installment of the This Month in Climate Science blog series explores studies published in October 2018.
Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. Research published in June 2018 revealed record flooding in the United States, dying ancient trees, threatened corals and more.
Parts of the United States are experiencing blizzard and frigid temperatures, possibly spurred by climatic changes. It's reminiscent of the types of extreme conditions we witnessed over and over last year.
Seaside communities from South Asia to the Caribbean have suffered terribly from flooding. Arivudai Nambi Appadurai, India Adaptation Strategy Head for the Climate Resilience Practice and WRI India, distills how they can adapt, with a focus on the dynamics of environmental justice and sustainable development.
In this episode of the WRI Podcast, we learn about how mayors are leading the fight for climate resiliency, and what they need to succeed.
A major new paper released by the World Resources Institute today presents a policy roadmap for the Trump administration and Congress to support local and state efforts to enhance resilience to climate change.
The U.S. government has spent $375 billion over the past decade in direct costs due to extreme weather. New WRI research outlines how the federal government and Congress can support local communities at the frontlines of climate impacts.
This paper presents a roadmap of eight priority federal policy opportunities that build on the recommendations from the 2015 Rising Tides Summit, a first-of-its-kind bipartisan gathering of nearly 40 U.S. mayors and local elected officials from 18 of the 23 coastal U.S. states.
WRI will host a press call with James C. Cason and Dawn Zimmer to discuss new WRI analysis and a policy roadmap for the Trump administration and Congress to support communities in building resilient infrastructure and protecting the American economy and its citizens from climate-impacts.
Given the increasing costs of extreme weather and other climate impacts in the United States, it's clear that resilience needs to be incorporated into all future investments and planning. A White House report released today outlines key opportunities for the next administration.
Climate change has been largely ignored in the U.S. election, while coverage on major broadcast networks declined by 5 percent between 2014 and 2015. Experts like Thomas Friedman, Joe Romm and Andrew Steer weigh in on what's needed to push climate firmly into the public discourse.
Hampton Roads, Va. faces the fastest rates of sea level rise along the U.S. East Coast. A two-year pilot project found ways to coordinate resilience planning between the local government and the U.S. Department of Defense.
The White House and U.S. Military have continued to raise alarms about the serious and direct risks of climate change-related impacts to local communities and military installations. On Wednesday, October 19, at 9:30 a.m. EDT, World Resources Institute and Old Dominion University will host a media event, Sea Level Rise: An Intergovernmental Blueprint for Community Resiliency.
New research finds that sea levels increased at a faster rate this past century than any other in nearly 3,000 years. While this is old news to the local elected officials on the front lines of coastal flooding in the United States, the findings will hopefully inspire much-needed action at the federal level.