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California Increasing Weather Volatility

One of the most notable changes in weather doing to global warming is volatility. We are not saying that the Earth‘s temperature is just going to rise. In general, as energy is added to a system, the fluctuations in the system increase. So, we expect more storms, more droughts, more wildfires, more floods, more fluctuations []

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Can You Weather The Whether?

Sidd says: i can‘t believe anybody is moving to the coast. But apparently some people like throwing their money into the ocean. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-23/the-latest-climate-threat-for-coastal-cities-more-rich-people paper on Miami Dade climate effect on real estate appreciation the higher the better paper is at http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aabb32#supplementarydata may affect us at some point.

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Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

The [Federal Open Market Committee] will continue to strike a balance between avoiding an overheating economy and bringing price inflation to 2 percent on a sustained basis, Chairman Jerome H. Powell said Congress as Fed chair. The new Chairman of the Federal Reserve made his first testimony to Congress: The Congress has assigned us []

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Climate Denial and Climate Change Change

The North Pole saw record high temperatures for February during 2018. Reuters reported: Temperatures may have soared as high as 35 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) at the pole, according to the U.S. Global Forecast System model. While there are no direct measurements of temperature there, Zack Labe, a climate scientist working on his PhD []

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Flood Risk Denial

Climate change is causing extreme weather events. In addition, climate change is causing the sea level to rise. In an article for Phys.org, anthropologist David Casagrande asks, When people‘s homes are damaged by flooding year after year and they are offered a buyout, why don‘t they leave? In some cases, houses on Smith Island in []

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When Your Property Goes Underwater

The right to the free flow of water has long maintained public right-of-way easements in the United States. In general, if a waterway is navigable, it is a public right-of-way; however, the results of climate change and rising sea levels have turned people‘s private property into navigable waterways. An article in Bloomberg entitled The Fighting []

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Climate Change Hammers US Coasts

In a report published by NOAA, the 2017 nationwide average annual frequency of high tide flooding hit an alltime record. If high tide flooding in 2018 follows historical patterns, flooding will be most common during the winter (DecFeb) along the West Coast and the northern section of Northeast Atlantic Coast in response to winter storms []

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A Capitalist Growth Economy

International Economics 101 On a finite planet, endless economic growth is impossible. 1) The US is built on a capitalist growth economy 2) A capitalistic growth economy is dependent on population growth 3) Inbreeding of ignorant racists is not a growth economy strategy (such as Germany did through World War II) 4) Immigration (such as []

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Internet Privacy

The information on how the Trump campaign obtained and exploited citizens‘ privacy should serve as an example to your personal responsibility in maintaining internet security. Do not use any Facebook game, IQ test, quiz or other third-party APP‘s (applications). Never give permission allowing a third party access to your personal information. Shame on you if []

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9 Out of 10 People Breath Polluted Air

In a new release from the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution levels remain dangerously high. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO said, ‘It is unacceptable that over 3 billion people most []

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The Economic Monsters: Inflation and Interest Rates

by Daniel Brouse Economist In 2006 and 2007, we forecast the impending great recession. Our investment advice was to sell all your real estate. If you could not sell it, leverage it to the hilt (so you had your cash out before failure.) Turned out to be an accurate forecast. In 2017 and 2018, we []

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San Francisco Bay‘s Double Whammy

by Daniel Brouse and Sidd Mukherjee Coastal communities are being forced to adapt to rising sea levels; however, San Francisco has an even bigger problem sinking land. In a report published in Science Advances (07 Mar 2018: Vol. 4, no. 3, eaap9234 / DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aap9234), the Bay Area has to face both rising sea []

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Buyer Beware: Flood and Storm Damage

As sea levels rise and storms become more volatile, some areas are actually reducing their standards for building codes. The Insurance Institute for Business Home Safety released their 2018 report. The analysis assesses the progress of 18 hurricane-prone coastal states along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Coast in strengthening their residential building []

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Rising Flood Frequency

The Journal Nature published an article entitled Attack of the extreme floods: As the oceans rise, researchers aim to forecast where severe storms will trigger the worst flooding. the height of what constitutes a 50-year flood event has risen by more than 10 centimeters per decade in some places A rule of thumb holds that []

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Glaciers Are Vanishing

Around the world glaciers are melting at an alarming rate. The World Glacier Monitoring Service publishes a survey of the mass changes from glaciers. In their latest survey, the found The average mass balance of the glaciers with available long-term observation series around the world continues to be negative, with tentative figures indicating a further []

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Boulder Sues Over Climate Change

Boulder Colorado is suing Exxon and Suncor to recover costs of climate change adaptation. ‘The average person should know we‘re finally dealing with the costs of climate change. Irrespective of weather, this is a big concern to you,‘ said Richard Wiles, the executive director of the Centre for Climate Integrity. ‘If your city or state []

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Climate Science Special Report: Human Induced

The Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I has determined that climate change is being unduly accelerated by human activities. The report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the []

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Underwater: Sea Level Rise

In a recent study by Matthias Mengel, Alexander Nauels, Joeri Rogelj Carl-Friedrich Schleussner entitled Committed sea-level rise under the Paris Agreement and the legacy of delayed mitigation action published in the Journal Nature, the authors contend sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 meters (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even []

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Floridians: You‘re At Risk of Flooding

If you purchase real estate in a flood plain and obtain a mortgage, you will be required to purchase flood insurance. Roy Wright oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program. In a presentation to the Insurance- Risk-Linked Securities Conference, Wright said to forget about checking the flood plain maps and check []

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