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Preparing for Sea Level Rise: This Is What Bipartisan Leadership Looks Like

, senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program

I spent this weekend with a bipartisan group of 40 elected officials from coastal communities around the country. There were 19 Republicans, 17 Democrats, and a handful of independents in the room, apparently, but people’s politics were all but invisible. On display was leadership in the face of a very big challenge. Read more >

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Hurricanes Sandy, Katrina, and the Growing Risks of Storm Surge and Blackouts

, director of energy research, Clean Energy

Superstorm Sandy was a big wake-up call for the Northeast when it made landfall near Atlantic City, NJ, on October 29, 2012. In addition to the tragic loss of lives and property, Sandy caused billions of dollars of damages and left more than 8 million people in 21 states without power. On the third anniversary of Sandy, a new UCS analysis looks at what steps have been taken to make our electricity grid less vulnerable and more resilient to power outages from storm surge and coastal flooding on the East and Gulf Coasts. The answer? Some, but not enough. Read more >

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Coming Soon to New Hampshire: Local Leaders Tackle Our Non-Partisan Coastal Flooding Problem

, senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program

What do you get when you take sound science and add real-life coastal impacts—like the king tide flooding many witnessed last week? In a rational world, you get elected officials concerned about coastal flooding, erosion, subsidence, heavier precipitation and sea level rise coming together and seeking solutions. And this is what we can expect from the October 2015 Rising Tides Summit. Read more >

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Sea Level Rise and the March of King Tides: Why We Need to Get Familiar with This Week’s Tidal Flooding

, senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program

This week, many residents of the U.S. East Coast communities are witnessing flood waters rise with each high tide. These people are getting a taste of the future. Almost like being picked to try out some futuristic device for a few days — only this is messy, costly, and, if you realize it’s a taste of things to come, unnerving. Unwilling pioneers, in a way, these people are living on the front line of sea level rise and experiencing the periodic soaking that others don’t yet know, but will. Read more >

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Anchorage Event a Great Warm-Up for Fort Lauderdale

, UCS Science Network

While the Arctic Council normally meets at a table with only eight chairs, the US has invited world leaders, researchers, and media to a party that promises to be standing room only. Read more >

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