climate change

Why are we still using 100 to 1000-year rainfall designations of events? False security is not productive.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has posted online its report, Tropical Cyclone Florence in South Carolina. Florence came to the North Carolina and South Carolina coast in September of 2018 causing widespread flooding.  The SCDNR report includes maps showing the extent of the devastation in our state. The…

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…