Rain, rain here to stay?  In the Eastern US a ridiculous amount of rain fell this week, flooding Detroit on August 11, the Mid-Atlantic on August 12th, and Long Island on August 13th.  If rainfalls of 6, 10 or 13 inches are going to ...

As we mentioned in the previous post, the State of NJ is proposing new rules for development in the coastal zone that make it easier to develop in the coastal zone. If it wasn’t so sad it would be laughable after what we’ve ...

We recently posted about the proposed rules in NJ that would make it easier to develop in the coastal zone, here. Please read the additional opinion pieces from the Press of Atlantic City here, and from the Star Ledger here. Additional ...

Please take a good look at the picture above.  The state of NJ just guaranteed that we will all go through that living hell again. I guess the state didn’t get the message we posted yesterday about the Rutgers Climate Adaptation ...

The Rutgers Climate Institute has done great things to help us Re-Think the Coast.  Most recently their “working briefs” as the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance on climate impacts in NJ found here. The reports are available ...

A new report called Risky Business is saying the US economy faces graves threats from global warming.  This report was not written by academics or environmental leaders, but by some serious capitalists like Henry Paulson and Michael ...

Note this piece says we are “socializing the risk” for sea level rise in places like Florida.  Remember the other side – that we privatizing the benefit (living near the water.) Eugene Linden in the LA Times We wrote ...

Futurecoast is getting people to think about climate change by playing a game instead of reading the news or scientific reports.  Participants record voice-mail messages from a future that they imagine.  The “game” is ...

Over 150 teams submitted proposals to make the NY / NJ region more resilient, ten finalists were selected and the winning six designs were announced yesterday by HUD Secretary Sean Donovan.  This finishes a year an a half long process ...

If a tree falls on your house, your insurance company should cover that, right?  Well yes, except if the tree was dead, and leaning over your house for years and the insurance company told you to address it.  Then you would likely ...