New Bangkok park is designed for a future of flooded cities

This new park is designed for a future of flooded cities: Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn Centennial Park can hold a million gallons of rainwater to help control the city’s increasing floods.  Fast Company, 22 Aug 2018   By ADELE PETERS Sitting on former swampland in a low-lying river delta, Bangkok has always flooded. In the 1800s, the majority of the population lived in floating homes and …

By century end, 2.5 million homes and businesses near the coasts will be at risk of flooding on a regular basis, 26 times a year or more

By ED LEEFELDT MONEYWATCH June 25, 2018, Rising sea levels may create “tipping points” for seaside towns After Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey in 2012, singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen lamented that “the Jersey shore has always been a special place where if you had a few bucks you could own a beach house.” As shoreline communities from the San Francisco Bay to Miami Beach encounter ever higher-reaching …

Properties exposed to rising sea levels sell at a 7% discount to comparable properties not subject to climate-related risk

By David Morris, 21 Apr 2018, Fortune.com, Climate Change Is Already Depressing the Price of Flood-Prone Real Estate New research shows that real estate properties in areas affected by extreme weather and sea level rise are losing value relative to less exposed properties. The effects are already substantial, but they may point to a looming collapse as climate change makes coastal communities untenable. …

Avoid Gulf stream disruption at all costs, scientists warn

How close the world is to a catastrophic collapse of giant ocean currents is unknown, making halting global warming more critical than ever, scientists say By Damian Carrington, Environment editor, Guardian Fri 13 Apr 2018   Other research this week showed that Greenland’s massive ice cap is melting at the fastest rate for at least 450 years. Photograph: Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace Serious disruption to …

Dangerous climate tipping point is ‘about a century ahead of schedule’ warns scientist: A slowing Gulf Stream system means catastrophic East Coast flooding will get much worse

By Joe Romm, 12 April 2018, Climate Progress TAXIS SIT IN A FLOODED LOT AFTER HURRICANE SANDY OCTOBER 30, 2012 IN HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY. CREDIT: MICHAEL BOCCHIERI/GETTY IMAGES New research provides strong evidence that one of the long-predicted worst-case impacts of climate change — a severe slow-down of the Gulf Stream system — has already started. The system, also known …

Disappearing polar ice setting off alarms: The short-term consequences of Arctic (and Antarctic) warming may already be felt in other latitudes. The long-term threat to coastlines is becoming even more dire.

By Daisy DUNNE, Carbon Brief , 2018 SEA ICE Limiting warming to 1.5C could ‘substantially’ cut risk of ice-free Arctic summers Meeting the Paris Agreement’s aspirational target of limiting global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels could “substantially” reduce the risk of sea ice-free summers in the Arctic, research shows. Two new studies find that, under 1.5C of warming, Arctic waters could experience …

NYC can expect a Hurricane Sandy-like flood every 5 years if we turn around fossil fuel use now (1.5 C) or three per decade if temps rise around 2 C

The study found that New York City can expect two Hurricane Sandy-like floods per decade by the year 2100 if global temperatures rise 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and three such events per decade if temperatures rise to 2.0 and 2.5 C. Credit: DJ Rasmussen, Princeton University The 2015 Paris climate agreement sought to stabilize global temperatures by limiting …