Category: Climate Change

The Private Flood Insurance Market

Kousky, Carolyn, et al. “The emerging private residential flood insurance market in the United States.” Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center (2018). Bakkensen, Laura A., and Lint Barrage. Flood Risk Belief Heterogeneity and Coastal Home Price Dynamics: Going Under…

The Precautionary Principle

Bourguignon, Didier. “The precautionary principle: Definitions, applications and governance.” European Parliament Research Service Paper (2015). Treaty on European Union, Article 191 2. Union policy on the environment shall aim at a high level of protection taking into account the diversity…

The First Climate Treaty – The Montreal Protocol

Chlorofluorocarbons and Ozone Depletion – A National Historic Chemical Landmark Molina, Mario J., and F. Sherwood Rowland. “Stratospheric sink for chlorofluoromethanes: chlorine atom-catalysed destruction of ozone.” Nature 249.5460 (1974): 810. (the first ozone hole paper) The Montreal Protocol on Substances that…

Decarbonization

Legal Pathways To Deep Decarbonization In The United States: Summary And Key Recommendations (Publisher’s WWW site) Dernbach, John C., The Dozen Types of Legal Tools in the Deep Decarbonization Toolbox (September 10, 2018). 39 Energy Law Journal 101; Widener Law Commonwealth…

The Paris Climate Change Agreement

Paris Mismatches: The Impact of the COP21 Climate Change Negotiations on the Oil and Gas Industries Withdrawal from International Agreements: Legal Framework, the Paris Agreement, and the Iran Nuclear Agreement – CRS 2017 President Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement…

Sea-level rise Projections for Maryland 2018

In fulfillment of requirements of the Maryland Commission on Climate Change Act of 2015, this report provides updated projections of the amount of sea-level rise relative to Maryland coastal lands that is expected into the next century. These projections represent…

Climate Change Risks to Mountain Ecology and Communities

Alfthan, B., Gjerdi, H.L., Puikkonen, L., Andresen, M., Semernya, L., Schoolmeester, T., Jurek, M. (2018). Mountain Adaptation Outlook Series – Synthesis Report. United Nations Environment Programme, and GRID-Arendal, Nairobi, Vienna, and Arendal. www.unenvironment.org, www.grida.no – Original Link Also see: Alfthan, B., Gupta,…

Putting the Camp Fire in perspective

The Great Fire of 1910 (original link) This is a report on the Fire of 1910, which burned over 3,000,000 acres/4,700 sq. miles over a weekend. (Likely started by flaming cinders from a steam train.) The Camp Fire burned about 100,000…

Hurricane Florence and Climate Change

The human influence on Hurricane Florence – a real time forecast based on climate change information For Hurricane Florence, we present the first advance forecasted attribution statements about the human influence on a tropical cyclone. We find that rainfall will…

Hurricane Michael – Aerial image of damage

One flight today covering the outer coast from St. George Island east to Cedar Key, FL as well as Bonifay, FL, Chipley, FL and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from West Bay, FL to Point Washington, FL. Web viewer: https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/michael/index.html#8/29.988/-84.532  

Hurricane Harvey: Texas at Risk Page

Hurricane Harvey: Texas at Risk, Texas General Land Office (2018) Recommendation #4 The state legislature should establish by state statute a Regional Building Code District (RBCD) with standard-setting authority in the high-risk hurricane region of Southeast Texas which would replace…