Category: Climate Change

Beaches and Sea Level Rise

Videos Beach: A River of Sand The Science of Waves on Water – Physics of an Ocean Wave How Level is Sea Level? The Beaches Are Moving “The Beaches Are Moving” is a 60-minute documentary that focuses on North Carolina’s…

Oyster Takings Claims

Campo v. United States, No. 20-44, 2021 WL 6102151 (Fed. Cl. Dec. 23, 2021) [For a good discussion of the Louisiana law on property interests in oyster leases, see: John J. Costonis, Avenal v. State: Takings and Damagings in Louisiana,…

BP P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

This is a climate case based on public nuisance and misrepresentation. Defendants removed to federal court under the federal officer statute and the Circuit sent it back. Defendants appealed to the USSC, which accepted cert. and rule that when the…

FEMA Strategic Plans

FEMA Strategic Plan 2014–2018 – Obama Administration, mentions climate 8 times. FEMA Strategic Plan 2018–2033 – Trump Administration, mentions climate 0 times. FEMA Strategic Plan 2022–2618 – Biden Administration, mentions climate 93 times.

Mitigation Banking and Offsets – Bad Science and Failed Policy

Office, U.S.G.A., on Transportation, U.S.C.H.C. & Infrastructure, 2005. Wetlands Protection: Corps of Engineers Does Not Have an Effective Oversight Approach to Ensure that Compensatory Mitigation is Occurring: Report to the Ranking Democratic Member, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of…

Resources – Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD) DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement

News – The final EIS is available: https://www.nola.com/news/environment/article_65b9af6e-3837-11ed-903e-a786ab658b0e.html See also: River Diversion Research Articles The official site: Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion (MBSD) DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement Released for Public Review and Comment Note – in order to make it more difficult for…

Petition Requesting That The Federal Emergency Management Agency Amend Its Regulations Implementing the National Flood Insurance Program

Petition Requesting That The Federal Emergency Management Agency Amend Its Regulations Implementing the National Flood Insurance Program I. Introduction Flooding poses a significant threat to life and property and is the most common natural hazard in the United States. Since…

NASA Science Briefs – The Great Ice Meltdown and Rising Seas: Lessons for Tomorrow

The Great Ice Meltdown and Rising Seas: Lessons for Tomorrow By Vivien Gornitz — June 2012 As accumulating atmospheric greenhouse gases lead to further climate warming, sea level rise will accelerate, endangering coastal communities by more frequent flooding, exacerbated beach…

Fake news and disinformation

The Bad News Game This is a learning tool on how to build effective fake news. The objective is to teach critical thinking about fake news and disinformation. The Bad News Primer on Dis/Misinformation The Bad News Game (Click on…

Restoring Environmental and Climate Regulations

Sabin Center Climate Deregulation Tracker Harvard Regulatory Rollback Tracker Berkeley website focused on strategies for reversing the nearly 200 federal rollbacks Day 2 Actions

Floodplain Buyouts – History

Conrad, David R. Higher Ground: A Report on Voluntary Property Buyouts in the Nation’s Floodplains: A Common Ground Solution Serving People At Risk, Taxpayers and the Environment. National Wildlife Federation, 1998.  

Siberian heatwave of 2020 almost impossible without climate change

Prolonged Siberian heat of 2020 A large, rapid multi-method attribution study, supported by observational and large ensemble model analyses, indicates with high confidence that extremely warm periods such as the 6 months of January – June 2020 over the Siberian…

NOAA – 2019 State of U.S. High Tide Flooding with a 2020 Outlook

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Sea level rise flooding of U.S. coastlines is happening now, and it is becoming more frequent each year. This flooding typically occurs when ocean waters reach 0.5 meter (m) to 0.65 m above the daily average high tide…

FloodFactor – Find your home’s Flood Factor – Tool for Determining Present and Future Flood Risk

https://floodfactor.com/ Flood Factor™ Defining American’s past, present, and future flood risk. Flood Factor is a free online tool created by the nonprofit First Street Foundation that makes it easy for Americans to finally find their property’s current and future risk of flooding,…

SOLVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America

Majority Staff Report, Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, SOLVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America (June 2020) Executive Summary American leadership and ingenuity are central to…

Law: Carbon Capture and Storage, Technological Advancements and Operational Hurdles – Feb 2020

“Law: Carbon Capture and Storage, Technological Advancements and Operational Hurdles” – recording National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Grant ECOLE: Emerging Technologies in Occupational Health and the Environment Workshop Program February 14, 2020 9AM-12:00 Noon 8:45 – Welcome 9:00 -10:15…

California – Climate Change and Sea Level Assessment

Council, Ocean Protection. “State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance, 2018 Update.” Ocean Protection Council: Sacramento, CA, USA (2018): 84. This updated document, the “State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance” (Guidance), provides a bold, science-based methodology for state and local…

The Paris Climate Change Agreement

The Paris Agreement – Full Text Sachs, Noah, The Paris Agreement in the 2020s: Breakdown or Breakup? (October 3, 2019). Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2019. The Paris climate agreement is at risk of falling apart in the…

FISCAL MONITOR: How to Mitigate Climate Change, IMF (2019)

FISCAL MONITOR: How to Mitigate Climate Change, IMF (2019) The projections included in this issue of the Fiscal Monitor are drawn from the same database used for the October 2019 World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report (and are…

Federal Disaster Insurance – Senate Report – 1956

Federal Disaster Insurance, Report of the Committee on Banking and Currency, United States Senate (January, 9 1956) – large file LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL UNITED STATES SENATE, COMMITTEE ON BANKING AND CURRENCY, November 30, 1955. Hon. J. W. FULBRIGHT, Chairman, Committee…