Today, behind closed doors, House and Senate conferees are meeting to negotiate an important provision in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) – an investment mechanism that would help coastal communities from the damaging effects of climate change.
Want daily updates on important issues? Subscribe to
The best science suggests that on our current CO2 emissions path, by 2100 we could well pass the tipping point that would make 200+ feet of sea level rise all but unstoppable -- though it would certainly take a long time after 2100 for the full melt-out to actually occur.
Manmade climate change significantly worsened the chances a unique superstorm like Sandy would devastate New Jersey and New York. If humanity's unrestricted emissions of carbon pollution continue unabated, Sandy-type storm surges will become the norm on the East Coast.
Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli have been battling for control of Virginia’s Executive Mansion all year. It’s not often that energy and climate change play a significant role in gubernatorial races but if it’s true anywhere, it’s certainly true here.
A man from the small island nation of Kiribati is trying to convince New Zealand judges that he's a climate change refugee in what will become a more common plight as sea-level rise threatens low-lying islands and coastal areas.