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Climate Equity: Building Resilience for Communities on the Frontlines of Climate Change

, lead economist and climate policy manager

Today the Union of Concerned Scientists released a new report, Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Rising Seas, which calls attention to the need for more resources and greater policy attention to help protect and prepare communities on the front lines of climate change. Read more >

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La equidad climática requiere mayor resiliencia ante el cambio climático en las comunidades en la primera línea de sus impactos

Ramón Bueno, , UCS

El informe que publica hoy la Unión de Científicos Comprometidos (UCS, por sus siglas en inglés), titulado Sobrevivir y prosperar ante el crecimiento de los mares, se enfoca en identificar comunidades en las costas bajo un doble desafío por peligros del clima y desventajas socioeconómicas, y recomienda soluciones equitativas que las ayuden. Read more >

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Clean Energy Microgrids, Storage, and Building Grid Resilience

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

The significant impacts of power outages are driving interest and technology innovation to provide electric power in a sustainable manner, even when the grid is damaged. An approach that’s growing in popularity and is becoming increasingly cost-effective is to combine solar plus storage to provide this added layer of reliability. Read more >

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Welcome to the Reign of King Tide: 10 Things to Know about This Week’s Tidal Flooding

, senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program

This week, the so-called “king tides” are rolling in atop elevated sea levels, courtesy of climate change, and the flooding is well underway. This morning, Charleston Harbor, SC saw what is reported to be among the highest water levels ever recorded there—higher than during Hurricane David in 1979, meteorologists said—and the resulting morning gridlock as roads flooded and were closed. Southeast Florida neighborhoods are flooding over a succession of high tides, not surprisingly. Flood warnings are in effect for the East, West and Gulf Coast locations and forecasts warn of flooding through the weekend in low-lying areas. Read more >

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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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