Issue 25 – Special Edition: Climate – June 2017

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Table of Contents:

1. Letter from the Guest Editor – June Special Climate Change Edition. The realities of today show that the battle against climate change is an ongoing one that is just beginning…

 2. New research predicts the future of coral reefs under climate change. New climate model projections of the world’s coral reefs reveal which reefs will be hit first by annual coral bleaching, an event that poses the gravest threat…

 3. Telling the Stories of South Florida’s Battle with Sea Level Rise. A hotbed of rapid environmental change due to rising seas, Miami is also becoming a place of innovative environmental communication for diverse communities.

 4. Bleaching in Fiji: The Impacts of El Niño 2015.  It’s April 2016, just off the coast of Beqa – a small island to the south of Fiji’s main island Viti Levu. Amanda and myself are currently living on the beautiful…

 5. Connect with the Global Marine Community. In a nutshell, the Global Marine Community is a free interactive resource that gives you access to a weekly email detailing a round-up of events and opportunities in ocean conservation.

 6. Watercolor Artist, Sheila Horne. Artists have long been inspired by nature, and their contribution to awareness and advocacy of environmental issues cannot be understated. Mrs. Horne’s work…

 7. Architecture as Adaptation. As global warming and rising sea levels march forward at an increasing pace, humankind and society have no further option but to confront these changes head-on in how we live our lives…

8. Climate Change Misconceptions & What You Can Do. It’s in the news. It’s science. It’s somewhat controversial. While we’re certain that Earth’s climate

 9. Interview: Melissa White, Executive Director of Key Biscayne Community Foundation.  Key Biscayne is particularly vulnerable to the effects of sea level rise. Flooding already occurs..

10. More Bang for the Buck: Record New Renewable Power Capacity Added at Lower Cost. As the cost of clean technology continues to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016…

11. Planning for Climate Change & Rising Sea Levels: An Example from Boston.  The City of Boston convened a group of climate scientists and experts to determine a consensus on what the effects of climate change will be for…

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