Month: June 2017

The Hidden Costs of Sea Level Rise

Excerpt from Timothy H. Dixon’s book Curbing Catastrophe: Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World (Cambridge University Press, 2017), posted on Alternet, 6/28/2016 GRACE [The Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment, a joint satellite mission of NASA and the German Aerospace Center] makes a map of the Earth’s gravitational field roughly once month, giving […]

U.S. Coastal Cities Will Flood More Often and More Severely, Study Warns

Georgina Gustin, Inside Climate News 6/7/2017 Cities lining the U.S. coasts should brace for a lot more flooding — from “nuisance” floods that shut down streets during high tides to deluges that take lives and wipe out infrastructure. In a new study published Wednesday, researchers from Princeton and Rutgers universities warn that the current flooding […]