Wildfire, Hurricanes, Floods And Droughts Quadrupled In Cost Since 1980

By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News. -

In the last 40 years, 663 disasters linked to climate change in the United States killed 14,223 people. The total cost: an estimated $1.77 trillion, a bit more than Canada's Gross National [...]

A World So Changed

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental Institute for Social Research. -

Over the past month, the Indian state of Kerala has struggled with the worst floods since 1924. Over three hundred people have been killed and millions of people have been affected in this state [...]

Meet America’s New Climate Normal: Towns That Flood When It Isn’t Raining

By Elizabeth Rush, Theguardian.com -

I spend the afternoon in Shorecrest, a neighborhood a couple of miles north of downtown Miami. To get there I leave the beach behind and drive past Arky’s Live Bait & Tackle, Deal and Discounts [...]

U.S. Coastal Flooding Breaks Records As Sea Level Rises, NOAA Report Shows

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

The nation's coasts broke records for tidal flooding over the past year as storms combined with rising seas to inundate downtown areas of Miami, Boston and other major cities, according to [...]

Sea Level Rise Is Creeping Into Coastal Cities.

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

To get a sense of how much it will cost the nation to save itself from rising seas over the next 50 years, consider Norfolk, Virginia. In November, the Army Corps released a proposal for [...]

Texas Is Flooded Because Our Democracy Is, Too

By Basav Sen, www.otherwords.org -

By Basav Sen for Other Words - Our culture of legalized bribery makes climate disasters more likely, but there's an alternative. “It’s flooding down in Texas,” goes the old song. “All of the [...]

Louisiana Takes Suit Against Energy Corps To Supreme Court

By Kevin McGill, www.ap.com -

By Kevin McGill for Associated Press. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana flood protection board has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive its lawsuit seeking to make oil, gas and pipeline companies [...]

The Jersey Shore Would Rather Fight Flooding With Walls Than Retreat

By Christopher Flavelle, www.bloomberg.com -

By Christopher Flavelle for Bloomberg - In coastal New Jersey, the debate about whether the climate is changing has been superseded by a more urgent question: What to do about it? While local [...]

Louisiana Governor Requests Bailout As Flood Costs Rise To $15bn

By Matthew Teague, www.theguardian.com/ -

By Matthew Teague for The Guardian - The cost of August’s historic flooding in Louisiana is surging into view now, and rising as fast as riverwater. It could hit $15bn, according to a new report, [...]

In A Warming World, Deluges Like Louisiana’s Expected To Increase

By Zahra Hirji, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - The devastating rainstorm that unleashed terrifying flooding last weekend in Louisiana, with thousands of people escaping their homes and whole parishes [...]

People Who Estimate Floods Can’t Assume Climate Isn’t Changing

By Marlene Cimons, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Marlene Cimons for Climate Progress - For decades, ever since scientists began estimating the threat of floods, the stale-sounding concept of “stationarity” has been a big factor in their [...]

Bad River Reservation Under State Of Emergency

By Staff, www.nativenewsonline.net -

By Staff of Native News Online - ODANAH, WISCONSIN – The Bad River Reservation experienced severe flooding on Monday, July 11, 2016, through Thursday, July 14, 2016. The floods were the result of [...]

Earth Enters New Era Of Climate Change

By Sharmini Peries, www.therealnews.com -

By Sharmini Peries for The Real New - Last week storms battered the Southwest in the United States and in Louisiana, which was the hardest hit state, three people lost their lives and thousands [...]