Author: Resiliency Florida

Accelerating Rate of Sea Level Rise and The Fate of Coastal Ecosystems and Urbanized Areas

John F. Meeder, Science Trends, Jan. 22, 2018 During the past 3000 years (called the Late Holocene) the rate of sea level rise was less than 1 mm y-1 and coastal ecosystems such as barrier islands and coastal wetlands were stable, that is shorelines remained in the same location because sediment accumulation kept up with sea […]

HUD Tells States to Consider Sea Level Rise when Rebuilding from Storms

Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, Feb. 7, 2018 The Department of Housing and Urban Development this week put out a notice to states receiving federal funding to help recover from last year’s three major hurricanes to “take into account” sea level rise when they build new structures in flood-prone areas. The directive appears to mostly follow […]

Is the US Ready for More Billion-Dollar Storms?

Deborah Acosta, New York Times, Feb. 7, 2018 The superstorms and wildfires of 2017 cost a record-breaking $306 billion. As the Trump administration seeks to reverse environmental rules, is the federal government prepared to address even stronger storms? Read the entire article by clicking here: https://www.nytimes.com/video/climate/100000005539793/billion-dollar-storms-is-this-the-new-normal.html?action=click&gtype=vhs&version=vhs-heading&module=vhs&region=title-area

Rising Sea-Levels Could Impact State Road 520 Causeway, Other Riverfront Brevard Roads

Rick Neale, Florida Today, Feb. 8, 2018 VIERA — Cocoa Beach officials have voiced concerns “for years and years” about the State Road 520 causeway’s low-lying elevation across the Banana River, Space Coast Transportation Planning Director Bob Kamm said. This barrier-island highway is a key corridor on a newly released list of Brevard County roadways most vulnerable to sea level rise. […]

Designing for Disruption

Opinion by Carl Elefante, Architect Magazine, Feb. 7, 2018 In 2017, the United States experienced an alarming series of natural disasters. In less than a month, hurricanes wreaked havoc in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Throughout the fall, California suffered nearly perpetual wildfires. Significant social, economic, and […]

Satellite Observations Show Sea Levels Rising, and Climate Change is Accelerating it

Brandon Miller, CNN, Feb. 12, 2018 Sea level rise is happening now, and the rate at which it is rising is increasing every year, according to a study released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers, led by University of Colorado-Boulder professor of aerospace engineering sciences Steve Nerem, used satellite data dating to 1993 […]