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Artic Ice Melt Could Trigger Uncontrollable Climate Change at Global Level by City-Tech Blogger Henry Ovalle

Artic scientists believe that the accelerated melting of the ice cap could cause a disaster around the globe. According to the Artic Resilience Report, the effects of Artic warming could reach all the way to the Indian Ocean. (graphic courtesy of OnTheWorldMap) This puts climate change at a global level out of hand. Scientists describe

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New information on Sea Levels Rise

As sea levels rise the impacts are already being felt around the world. Because the phenomenon is widespread there has been a spate of news reports and new scientific studies reconfirming that the rising seas are caused in great part by greenhouse gas emissions. One study making headlines is by controversial climatologist and former NASA

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LEDs LIGHTS UP CITIES

More and more large cities in the United States are replacing traditional street lights with newer light-emitting diodes or LED lights. The LEDs use much less electricity and last much longer than traditional streetlights. In 2013, the City of Los Angeles retrofitted 140,000 LED street lights and within a year had energy savings of 63

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Droughts & Floods

Droughts and floods have headlined world news for years, but this year weather-related events have broken many records. Drought is ravaging California for the fourth straight year, and now affects Washington State and Oregon. Texas and Oklahoma have been hit by both drought and severe heat waves. In Southeast Asia, Indian temperatures soaring over 100 degrees

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Resilient Cities Congress 2015, June 8-10

Resilient Cities Congress 2015: 6th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation  June 8-10, Gustav-Stresemann-Institut e.V. (GSI), 68 Langer Grabenweg ▪ Bonn D-53175 ▪ Germany  ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) Ever since The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation was launched in 2010, it has been in the global spotlight. This major annual conference on urban resilience and climate

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