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Climate Action -- Mobility Solutions: Financing Climate Neutral Cities

Submitted by wrscpmd on Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:41

World Resources Simulation Center

Climate Action Mobility Solutions and Financing Climate Neutral Cities

The City of Palo Alto leads our state and the world in addressing climate change and local solutions.

The easy actions are being done. But some challenges are beyond any city border, and require a broader view of what’s possible.

Join us to explore two of the most vexing challenges we face in our region.

Bring your ideas, best practices, trends and technologies that will help Palo Alto, Silicon Valley and cities everywhere.

The Global Challenges -- Energy-Water Nexus and Climate Change

Submitted by wrscpmd on Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:12

World Resources Simulation Center - SIMCenter

The Global Challenge – Making The World Work For Everyone

Do you think you could run the world better than our current world leaders?

Here’s your chance!

The Global Challenge is a participatory educational simulation developed to help create solutions to the uneven distribution of global resources.

The mission is to:

"make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone"

Register for the event here:

US States & Cities With the Best Summer Weather on Cool Maps

Submitted by Shristi on Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:27

All temperature & precipitation numbers are averaged from daily data for the years 2000 to 2014, collected from the National Climatic Data Center. In cases where measurements were unavailable for the entire span, only areas with at least 60 months of data were included.

Averages were restricted to this period to give you a broad based, yet current snapshot of the weather in each area.

What's Really warming the world?

Submitted by Shristi on Mon, 07/31/2017 - 13:45
MethodologyNASA's ModelResearchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global warming. Around the world there are 28 or so research groups in more than a dozen countries who have written 61 climate models.

Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe


Copernicus GmbH

Forzieri, G., Feyen, L., Rojas, R., Flörke, M., Wimmer, F., and Bianchi, A.

Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change.

Rising sea levels are threat to ports, experts say


Orange County Register

Joshua Stewart

Due to rising sea levels, storms will make it more likely that the Port of Long Beach’s wharves will be damaged, critical roads submerged and utilities harmed, bringing activity at one of the state’s economic hubs to a disruptive lurch, experts say.

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