Floating above the rising tides debate: Keren Bolter at TEDxMiami 2013 by TEDxTalks

Posted December 3, 2013

TEDx - Floating Above the Rising Tides Debate

Keren Bolter is dedicated to increasing awareness of the need for adaption to sea level rise in South Florida. Her research to date includes mapping and analysis of the impacts of sea level rise, addressing both physical, socioeconomic, and health implications.

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LED Streetlights Installed in Coleman Park Neighborhood

Posted December 3, 2013

LED2Future of Coleman Park Neighborhood Looking “Brighter!”

Coleman Park, one of West Palm Beach’s most historic neighborhoods is now the first community in the entire state of Florida to receive new, brighter, safer high-tech LED streetlights from FPL.

The lights are being paid for by the City, and are part of Mayor Muoio’s promise to pursue environmentally friendly projects as part of the city’s Department of Sustainability.

LED lights offer a savings of approximately 60% over the older lights.

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IPCC Working Group I Fifth Assessment Report Press Release Out

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group I put out it’s Fifth Assessment Report in September. The press release on September 27 from Stockholm, Sweeden had the following to report.

“Human influence on the climate system is clear,” and “Warming in the climate system is unequivocal,” IPCC report says.

Thomas Stocker, the other Co-Chair of Working Group I said: “Continued emissions of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and changes in all components of the climate system. Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.”

“Heat waves are very likely to occur more frequently and last longer. As the Earth warms, we expect to see currently wet regions receiving more rainfall, and dry regions receiving less, although there will be exceptions,” he added.

Co-Chair Thomas Stocker concluded: “As a result of our past, present and expected future emissions of CO2, we are committed to climate change, and effects will persist for many centuries even if emissions of CO2 stop.”

Read full press release, report and more here: http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/press_information.shtml

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President Obama is taking action on climate change

The President speaks on his plan to reduce carbon pollution and prepare our country for the impacts of climate change.

View the video of President Obama’s speech, and view the plan here.