Storm Surge

Sambouya, Gambia, Africa, December 15, 2020, horizontal wide angle photography: landscape with sandy ground, many holes, palm trees and sand mining big trucks, with bright sky, outdoors on a sunny day
We know that forests are crucial to fighting global climate change, but another important and perhaps less appreciated aspect is the way they affect the climate on a much more local scale.
An aerial view of the Mai Po nature reserve beside Shenzen City, China
In 2018, the highest decision-making body on financial and economic issues in China mandated competent authorities to implement coastal conservation and restoration projects through the use of Nature-based Solutions.
While much of the nation’s attention to climate adaptation has focused on large coastal cities with outsize risks, some of the most forward-leaning climate policies are coming from less urbanized places.
New research on microgrids and solar backup systems, and a wildfire outage vulnerability map for the state of California. Climate change is fueling more floods, droughts, wildfires, and extreme storms across the United States.
Caption: ‘Protection Zone’ consisting of concrete walls and demountable flood barriers at the low-lying fishing village of Tai O in Lantau Island, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
For the urban coastal city of Hong Kong, typhoons are a regular occurrence from May to October. Consequently, Hong Kong’s infrastructure is designed to cope with the strong winds, floods, and storm surges they bring. Recently, however, the territory experienced two powerful storms in consecutive years. In 2017, Super Typhoon Hato struck the region, and in the following year, the city witnessed Super Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest typhoon since 1983. But Hong Kong suffered lower economic losses from both storms when compared with the neighboring Guangdong region and the city of Macau, thanks partly to its well-coordinated response and resilient infrastructure.
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This paper explores destructive coastal floods that are commonly increasing in frequency in certain regions and which may be caused by global precipitation intensification.
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