The Sea Level Rise Solution that is as Charismatic as Mud

The Sea Level Rise Solution that is as Charismatic as Mud

This past fall, when soon-to-be President Trump used “drain the swamp”  as an anti-corruption rallying cry, some biologists and wetlands advocates pointed out that swamps are actually quite useful. Also called wetlands, swamps can be a critical part of natural infrastructure to protect the shoreline from storm surge and sea level rise.

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Sea Level Rise Seen with New Eyes: the OWLs of San Mateo

Sea Level Rise Seen with New Eyes: the OWLs of San Mateo

On Aug. 4, 2016, the climate change communication NGO Climate Access launched a new project in San Mateo, California, on the San Francisco Bay, called Look Ahead - San Mateo. The project involves an installation in a popular bay-side park, Coyote Point, to help people visualize future sea levels and new approaches for adapting the shoreline.

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Identity and Vulnerability: The Case of Sama-Bajaus

Identity and Vulnerability: The Case of Sama-Bajaus

During the monsoon season, they can barely fish and their seaweeds get washed away by strong currents or infected by diseases. Community-based hazard mapping results show that the community’s exposure to these hazards will become even more intense and frequent in the coming years. Despite these threats to their safety and their livelihood, the Sama-Bajau chose to stay in Mariki.

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Expedition to a Climate Refuge in Madagascar

Expedition to a Climate Refuge in Madagascar

Just a short boat ride from the Madagascar coastline, these beautiful reefs support the fishing livelihoods of local Malagasy communities. We see many large and colourful parrotfish, indications of low fishing effort and the use of traditional gears, which are good signs of reef recovery. Fish biomass is calculated at 1100 kg/ha, well above a recently published target of 500 kg/ha that maintains healthy ecosystems and functioning ecosystem processes.

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