Floods

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Rising Sea Levels Seen In South Carolina

South Carolina is famous for coastal vacation areas such as Hilton Head and its natural beauty has been a draw for decades. Tragically,coastal landscapes are being altered by one of the main impacts of climate change: rising seas. You will have to go into less developed and less popular areas though to see the most […]

April 29th

Megastorm Could Result In Californian Megaflood

Talk of flooding to an Australian these days and you’ll discover just how affected we all were by the 2010–2011 Queensland floods. Nearly forty people lost their lives and $30 billion AUD was racked up in damages. New geologic evidence should similarly concern residents of California according to an article in Scientific American entitled ‘California Megaflood: […]

January 21st

Removing Sea Defences Could Reduce Impact of Flooding on Coastal Regions

  It might sound counter-intuitive, but a new study has shown that removing sea defences and allowing natural erosion may in fact in times of rising sea level flooding. Robert Nicholls, Professor of Coastal Engineering at the University of Southampton and co-author of this study, says the research shows that protecting our coastline from erosion simply […]

December 3rd

Variety Of Tsunami Threats On U.S. East Coast, New Research Concludes

  New studies conducted by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey have found that tsunamis pose a risk to the East Coast of the United States. Researcher Uri ten Brink noted that, “although the risk is small,” a variety of sources could actually trigger a tsunami on the East Coast. Brink also stated: “Hurricane Sandy showed […]

November 22nd

Romney Wants To Get Rid Of Disaster Relief, Seriously

  Yep, one of the two possible-to-get-elected candidates for president of the United States of America wants to get rid of federal disaster relief. He wants to privatize it! Which would basically mean that you’d have to pay for help in disaster situations (nevermind if that’s not really an option for some people or places). […]

October 31st

Climate Change Causing Extreme Drought and Flooding in UK

  The UK has experienced a record rainfall on top of a severe drought this year. The record rainfall created widespread flooding of a magnitude never seen before. Still, the groundwater levels were above and “well above” the average for early Autumn. Terry Marsh from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) says: “sustained recoveries of […]

October 19th

Global Food Reserves Lowest in 40 Years

  For over half of the last decade, the world has consumed more food than it has  produced. What happens when the world consumes more food than it produces? Well, it must start tapping into the global food reserves ,and it seems that in the past decade those reserves have been hit pretty hard. As a result, global food reserves have […]

October 19th

While Romney Mocks Sea-Level Rise, City Planners across the Country Take Action

  At the Republican national convention last week, Mitt Romney mocked efforts to address climate change, specifically deriding President Obama for seeking to address rising ocean levels.  Here’s what he said: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans…(pause to allow for laughter) and to heal the planet.  My promise … is […]

September 7th

Fossil Fuels & Global Warming Lead to Truly Extreme Weather

  This was recently reposted over on CleanTechnica, from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), but I thought it made for a great Planetsave repost as well. It was written by SACE Executive Director Dr. Stephen Smith. The lead-in video is from the insightful and super talented Peter Sinclair. Check it out: “Welcome to the rest of […]

July 27th

Drowning World (Photo Exhibit)

  London’s Somerset House recently hosted Gideon Mendel’s “Drowning World” photo exhibit. The pictures are stunning. Here are just a few: For more, check out the Guardian slideshow.  

July 25th

Fiji Floods — How You Can Help

  It was brought to my attention recently that Fiji was recently slammed with some horrible floods. Somehow, I didn’t run across this via any of my daily news sources (and believe me, I’ve got a ton of those). A friend of the network from Fiji actually contacted us about the floods, writing, “I am […]

April 15th

Climate Disasters Displaced 42.5 Million in Asia in Last 2 Years

  The claim that global warming and climate change aren’t real gets increasingly ridiculous each year. For one, the science just makes it so much more obvious as it develops (but, truthfully, it’s been obvious for years). Additionally, the real-world climate disasters just keep increasing. In the past two years, for example, 42 million Asians […]

March 15th

2011 Natural Disasters Cost World More than Ever Before

  The economic toll of natural disasters cost the world a record amount in 2011, it was reported this week. The total cost was around $380 billion, according to the United Nations. The costliest disasters were earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand. However, floods in Thailand (the most costly floods in Thailand’s history) and elsewhere, fires, […]

March 8th