At the 9th Annual Climate Leadership Summit in Broward County, leaders from the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact unveiled a second version of the Regional Climate Action Plan.
Moody’s Investor Services Inc., one of the country’s largest credit rating agencies, released a new report warning U.S. cities and states to prepare for the effects of climate change or risk having their credit rating downgraded.
Read the full article here. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava has written a resolution asking the county mayor’s office to look into how much it would cost to install solar-powered traffic lights, or even backup generators for signals.
Read the full article here. The author, a professor at the University of Miami, describes her and her family’s experiences preparing for, weathering, and recovering from Hurricane Irma.
Read the full article here. At a post-Irma summit in South Florida, officials said the key to preparing the region for future storms goes beyond dealing with sea level rise—it requires addressing chronic issues like low wages, aging infrastructure, and high housing costs. Irma had serious consequences for vulnerable residents. People with limited incomes struggled […]
Read the full article here. Businesses in South Florida towns are taking steps to prepare for flooding even on days with no rain. Unless buildings are equipped for king tide flooding, they’re vulnerable to water damage. A recent assessment of sea level risk issued by Climate Central ranked the top 25 U.S. cities with the […]
Read the full article here. The Surfrider Foundation’s 2017 State of the Beach Report Card grades states for their sediment management, coastal armoring, development, and sea level rise policies. Florida, New Jersey, Georgia, and North Carolina were the worst performing states, all earning a D or lower.
Read the full article here. After the U.S. pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, nearly 2,600 cities, states, companies, and campuses pledged to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is part of a history of local action leading the way in the U.S. Nonprofits like the Institute for Sustainable Communities and local […]
Read the full article here. Outdated knowledge systems have exacerbated recent disasters and contributed to growing financial losses from extreme weather. Cities need new ways of knowing, evaluating, and anticipating risk by updating their information systems. Cities need to better anticipate what would happen in the case of these types of unprecedented extreme weather events. What’s […]
Researchers have calculated the potential economic impact climate change will have in each U.S. county.