sea level rise

7/24/15 Newsletter: Regulations, Sea Level Rise, Internships & More

Regulations SBA Administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet, has appointed South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Frank Knapp as Chair of the Region IV Regulatory Fairness Board of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Regulatory Fairness Board is an uncompensated body that has a representative from each state that…

Businesses Lead on Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

December 2nd, 2013 › Clean Energy, Climate Action › Chris Carnevale › This post is part four of a blog series on sea level rise, being developed concurrent with the new IPCC climate report, Florida Atlantic University’s Sea Level Rise Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Oct. 16 – 17, and…

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…

FL seas level rise alliance good model for SC

The New York TimesNovember 11, 2013 South Florida Faces Ominous Prospects From Rising Waters By NICK MADIGAN MIAMI BEACH — In the most dire predictions, South Florida’s delicate barrier islands, coastal communities and captivating subtropical beaches will be lost to the rising waters in as few as 100 years. Further…

Superstorm Sandy’s warning about our future

  Today is the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy that devastated the New York and New Jersey coastal communities.  Sandy wasn’t a hurricane but the cost in terms of dollars was enormous. –$2.4 billion authorized by the SBA in disaster loans for residents and businesses –$2.7 billion in funding…

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…

When it comes to predicting the impact of EPA rules, we can’t trust the utility companies

Seven times either I or the SC Small Business Chamber has intervened in rate hearings for SCE&G and Duke Energy.  Seven times the public was told that these power companies had to have every penny of their rate hike proposal or their world would come to an end.  Seven times…