climate change http://wrkf.org en For N.J. Mayor, The Time To Adapt To Rising Sea Levels Is Now http://wrkf.org/post/nj-mayor-time-adapt-rising-sea-levels-now Last week, scientists warned that a massive chunk of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet will eventually drift into the sea and melt, raising sea levels at least 10 feet higher than previous predictions.<p>Even before the announcement, scientists at the nonprofit research organization <a href="http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/research/reports/surging-seas/#sthash.TDpZ2bWu.dpuf" target="_blank">Climate Central predicted</a> that surging seas could put the homes of nearly 5 million Americans underwater by the end of this century.<p>Dawn Zimmer, mayor of Hoboken, N.J., is a member of President Obama' Wed, 21 May 2014 07:20:00 +0000 NPR Staff 26880 at http://wrkf.org For N.J. Mayor, The Time To Adapt To Rising Sea Levels Is Now Report: Climate Change Making Allergies Worse http://wrkf.org/post/report-climate-change-making-allergies-worse For millions of Americans, the joy of spring and the return of grass, trees and flowers is overshadowed by one thing: allergies.<p>In much of the country, it&#8217;s been a brutally long, cold winter, which can make for a particularly bad allergy season. Most of the worst cities in the country for allergies are in the South.<p>And while this year&#8217;s cold, wet winter is affecting spring allergies this year, recent reports indicate that the warming climate is making pollen counts rise. Thu, 08 May 2014 21:25:35 +0000 editor 26315 at http://wrkf.org Report: Climate Change Making Allergies Worse Report: Climate Change Creates Public Health Costs http://wrkf.org/post/report-climate-change-creates-public-health-costs Melissa Block speaks with Brian Stone, director of the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology, about the public health effects of climate change. Tue, 06 May 2014 21:34:00 +0000 editor 26225 at http://wrkf.org Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians http://wrkf.org/post/why-farmers-can-prevent-global-warming-just-well-vegetarians We Americans are <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/06/27/155527365/visualizing-a-nation-of-meat-eaters">heavy consumers</a> of meat, and we're increasingly reminded that eating less of it will shrink our carbon footprint. Growing the crops to feed all those animals releases lots of greenhouse gases.<p>But a new study argues that eating less meat isn't a very practical climate-protection recipe for developing countries, where demand for meat is rising most quickly. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:10:00 +0000 editor 23029 at http://wrkf.org Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians Economist Says Best Climate Fix A Tough Sell, But Worth It http://wrkf.org/post/economist-says-best-climate-fix-tough-sell-worth-it We often talk about climate change as a matter of science. But the biggest questions are really about money. How much would it cost to fix the problem — and what price will we pay if we don't?<p>The man who invented the field of climate economics 40 years ago says there's actually a straightforward way to solve the problem. <a href="http://www.econ.yale.edu/~nordhaus/homepage/">William Nordhaus</a> has written a book that lays it out in simple terms.<p>Nordhaus has been at Yale University since 1967. Now 72 years old, he has silver hair and a warm demeanor. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:59:00 +0000 Richard Harris 22464 at http://wrkf.org Economist Says Best Climate Fix A Tough Sell, But Worth It Entrepreneurs Looking For 'Windfall' Cash In On Climate Change http://wrkf.org/post/entrepreneurs-looking-windfall-cash-climate-change <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1ltifF4gWU</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:56:53 +0000 editor 21864 at http://wrkf.org Entrepreneurs Looking For 'Windfall' Cash In On Climate Change Key West Awash With Plans For Rising Sea Level http://wrkf.org/post/key-west-awash-plans-rising-sea-level Florida — especially South Florida — is very flat and very low, and in places like Miami Beach and Key West, buildings are just 3 feet above sea level. Scientists now say there may be a 3-foot rise in the world's oceans by the end of the century.<p>Under ordinances recently adopted in Key West, all new buildings will have to be raised at least a foot and a half higher than the old standard, use green building codes, and have large, freshwater cisterns. The water will be used in gardens, swimming pools and toilets. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:06:00 +0000 Greg Allen 18674 at http://wrkf.org Key West Awash With Plans For Rising Sea Level To Fix Climate Change, Scientists Turn To Hacking The Earth http://wrkf.org/post/fix-climate-change-scientists-turn-hacking-earth In the summer of 2012, a small group of the Haida people, a native community in Canada, had a problem. The salmon they rely on were disappearing. So the Haida took matters into their own hands.<p>They partnered with an American businessman, drew up plans and then took a boat full of iron dust into the waters off their home island and put the dust in the ocean.<p>When they spread the iron dust, it created a big algae bloom. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 21:43:00 +0000 editor 17711 at http://wrkf.org How Many Scientists Does It Take To Write A Climate Report? http://wrkf.org/post/how-many-scientists-does-it-take-write-climate-report Scientists and government representatives are meeting in Stockholm this week to produce the latest high-level review of climate change. It's thousands of pages of material, and if it's done right, it should harbor very few surprises.<p>That's because it's supposed to compile what scientists know — and what they don't — about climate change. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:01:00 +0000 Richard Harris 16546 at http://wrkf.org How Many Scientists Does It Take To Write A Climate Report? The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — How We Got This Way: Rising Seas, Sinking Land http://wrkf.org/post/last-call-how-we-got-way-rising-seas-sinking-land <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="A street submerged by water in Venice, La. Thu, 16 May 2013 15:42:22 +0000 editor 10485 at http://wrkf.org The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — How We Got This Way: Rising Seas, Sinking Land