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IPCC First Report To Confirm Link Between Climate Change And Extreme Weather

IPCC First Report To Confirm Link Between Climate Change And Extreme Weather

The United Nations created Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is to release its first special report today in which it will highlight extreme weather conditions and explore its links to rising greenhouse gas emissions. Compiled over two years by 220 scientists, this report is the first comprehensive examination of scientific knowledge on the subject.

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Floods show what lies ahead for sinking Bangkok

Floods show what lies ahead for sinking Bangkok

The Thai capital, built on swampland, is slowly sinking and the floods currently besieging Bangkok could be merely a foretaste of a grim future as sea level are forecasted to rise by 19 to 29 centimeters by 2050 as a result of global warming, experts say.

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Shorelines, Sandy or Otherwise, That May Not Last

Shorelines, Sandy or Otherwise, That May Not Last

“The World’s Beaches: A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline,” authored by Orrin H. Pilkey, William J. Neal, James Andrew Graham Cooper And Joseph T. Kelley, “is a comprehensive, readable guide to the physical features of many kinds of beaches and some of the threats they face”. A book review by Cornelia Dean , The New York Times.

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Colombian Pacific Beaches at the Mouth of Bahia de Buenaventura; By William J. Neal & Orrin H. Pilkey

Colombian Pacific Beaches at the Mouth of Bahia de Buenaventura; By William J. Neal & Orrin H. Pilkey

Among the world’s most remote beaches are those that line the 62 barrier islands of Colombia’s Pacific Coast. Only two roads lead over the Andes to access points from which the islands and their few, very small, subsistence coastal villages can be reached by boat. By William J. Neal and Orrin H. Pilkey

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The Rising Sea

The Rising Sea

On Shishmaref Island in Alaska, homes are being washed into the sea. In the South Pacific, small island nations face annihilation by encroaching waters. In coastal Louisiana, an area the size of a football field disappears every day. For these communities, sea level rise isn’t a distant, abstract fear: it’s happening now and it’s threatening their way of life… A book by Orrin H. Pilkey and Rob Young, published by Island Press.

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Global Climate Change: A Primer

Global Climate Change: A Primer

This timely, informative book is exactly what the public needs to understand the ongoing disruption of the earth’s climate. The authors present an excellent summary of what we know, and what we don’t know, about the planet’s climate. A book by Orrin H. Pilkey, Keith C. Pilkey, illustrated with batik art by Mary Edna Fraser
, and published by Duke University Press.

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Shifting Sands and Rising Seas

Shifting Sands and Rising Seas

“In a time of rising seas, it is senseless and dangerous to build on barrier islands.” World-renowned coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey and artist Mary Edna Fraser, an internationally recognized master of the textile art of batik, bring an understanding of coastal geology and global change to the public in a way that is scientifically astute and visually intriguing. By Celie Daily and Orrin Pilkey.

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Our Expanding Oceans, and Global Climate Change: A Primer

Our Expanding Oceans, and Global Climate Change: A Primer

Our Expanding Oceans exhibit is based on a new book, “Global Climate Change: A Primer,” written by renowned climate scientist Orrin Pilkey and son Keith Pilkey. To visually emphasize the effects of climate change, the book is illustrated with Mary Edna Fraser’s striking batik paintings. The exhibit featuring over 50 batiks on silk, opened at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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Hundreds of Barrier Islands Newly Identified in Global Survey

Hundreds of Barrier Islands Newly Identified in Global Survey

Earth has 657 more barrier islands than previously thought, according to a new global survey by researchers from Duke University and Meredith College. Barrier islands help protect low-lying mainland coasts against erosion and storm damage, and can be important wildlife habitats.

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