Posts Tagged "climate change"

UM’s Special Report on Climate Change

httpv:// The University of Miami's CLIMATE CHANGE Special Report has launched. The science, says Ben Kirtman, is absolute. The earth is warming, and this is not a good thing. Polar ice is melting. Sea levels are rising. The world is hotter, and extreme weather patterns are becoming the norm. The December 2015 accord at the climate change summit in Paris by 196 nations is heralded as a giant leap...

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Miami Takes Center Stage as ‘Ground Zero’ for Climate Change

UM Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc looked out at the gathering of scientists, researchers, students, and government officials and told them the issues of climate change and sustainability “are first and foremost on everyone’s mind” at the University of Miami. So it was appropriate that on Friday,  November 13, 2015, the University’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) co-hosted a conference on climate change with the...

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Each year, the National Hurricane Center estimates that tropical storm-related flood damage costs literally billions of dollars. In 2011, it was estimated at $8,410,469,500. In 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina, that number was $51,173,065,465. So, to have a tool that can help forecast the potential for flooding rise means better preparation and reduced damage and costs. A multi-model seasonal climate prediction system has shown it...

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