climate change

Sea Level Rise Could Reduce The World Economy By 10 Percent This Century

BY JEFF SPROSS, ClimateProgress FEBRUARY 5, 2014 AT 3:55 PM New research predicts that by 2100, damage from flooding and rising seas could cost the world almost a tenth of its economy. The paper, by researchers at the University of Southampton, modeled the economic effects of future sea level rise, using various projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on…

Climate Change’s Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren’t Ready For: Report

12/3/13 By Kate Sheppard, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Climatic changes — and the results of those changes — could occur within decades or even sooner, and they are becoming a greater concern for scientists, according to a new paper from the National Academy of Sciences. “The most challenging changes…

Give me your message for the U.S. Dept. of Energy? I’ll deliver it tomorrow.

If there is anything you would like to say to the U.S. Department of Energy, tell me today and I’ll deliver it tomorrow. U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman will be in Charleston tomorrow.  He will be at the dedication of Clemson University’s Energy Innovation Center, an 82,000…

UN climate report: Humans are ‘dominant’ cause of global warming

The Hill’s Energy & Environment BlogBy Ben Geman               A United Nations climate science panel has concluded there’s at least a 95 percent chance human activities are the main driver of global warming over the last six decades.   “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many…

Climate costs rise like sea levels with delayed action on climate change

September 18, 2013 By Sandra Bridges | The Hill’s Congress Blog Many of the readers have visited Charleston’s Market, just a couple blocks from the harbor, where my business is located.  Tourism is our lifeblood as it is for our city.  So when our low-lying area of Charleston is flooded…