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New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding
Description: "Most estimates of global mean sea-level rise this century fall below 2 m. This quantity is comparable to the positive vertical bias of the principle digital elevation model (DEM) used to assess global and national population exposures to extreme coastal
Publication Date: Oct 29, 2019
Topics: Flooding / Sea level rise /

Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
Description: The IPCC finds major changes in high mountains affecting downstream communities, melting ice (glaciers and ice sheets), rising seas, more frequent extreme sea level events, changing ocean ecosystems, declining Arctic sea ice, thawing permafrost.
Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Publication Date: Sep 25, 2019
Topics: Glaciers / Sea and Polar ice / Sea level rise / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Sea Level Rise Adaptation Framework: A user guide to planning with nature as demonstrated in Marin County
Description: "As sea levels continue to rise, coastal communities will need to adapt their shorelines in order to manage risk and create greater social and ecological resilience to a changing landscape. Adapting to sea level rise will be challenging; coastal planners
Source: San Francisco Estuary Institute
Publication Date: Sep 6, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / California: Bay Area and Delta / Flooding / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Sea level rise /

Climate Change and California's Water
Description: "Five climate pressures -- warming temperatures, shrinking snowpack, shorter and more intense wet seasons, more volatile precipitation, and rising seas -- affect all aspects of water management. All of these pressures are already underway." (Fact sheet, S
Source: Public Policy Institute of California
Publication Date: Sep 4, 2019
Topics: California: Statewide / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Marine and Coastal Protected Areas
Description: "What is in the Toolkit? A step-by-step guide to undertaking a Rapid Vulnerability Assessment for marine and coastal areas; Structured and searchable adaptation strategy ideas with supporting case studies, reports and tools; Foundational resources; Select
Publication Date: Aug 1, 2019
Topics: Flooding / Sea level rise / Adaptation /

Evaluating sea-level rise vulnerability assessments in the USA
Description: "Many coastal communities around the world are increasingly faced with pressure from sea level rise (SLR). Adapting to the impacts of SLR is now considered inevitable. Many coastal communities in the USA have started to invest in vulnerability assessments
Publication Date: Jul 18, 2019
Topics: Sea level rise /

Regional Resilience Toolkit: 5 Steps to Build Large-Scale Resilience to Natural Disasters
Description: "The toolkit is set up to allow multiple jurisdictions and levels of government to work together for regional-scale actions. It is also designed for non-governmental partners and community groups to engage in a more inclusive and holistic process so that
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Jul 1, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature / Wildfires /

Climate Costs in 2040
Description: Projections of how much localities will have to pay to adapt to sea level rise by 2040.
Publication Date: Jun 20, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / Sea level rise /

Adapting to Rising Tides Bay Shoreline Flood Exlorer
Description: "The Adapting to Rising Tides program has developed this website to help Bay Area communities prepare for the impacts of current and future flooding due to sea level rise and storm surges by learning about causes of flooding, exploring maps of flood risk
Source: San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
Publication Date: May 27, 2019
Topics: Adaptation / California: Bay Area and Delta / Flooding / Sea level rise /

Climate Change Risks Faced by California's State Water Project
Description: "A 'bottom-up' climate change vulnerability assessment conducted by the California Department of Water Resources." A story map presenting risks such as long-term persistent hydrologic change and sea level rise. Keyword: SWP
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: May 22, 2019
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / California: Statewide / Sea level rise / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /


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