Humans may devote resources to deal with climate changes that are already unavoidable, including improving levees to withstand rising sea levels, designing buildings to handle higher temperatures, and constructing dams to store water that previously was held in mountain snowpacks.
Satellite image of the southwest coast of the Netherlands, where sediment-carrying rivers have created a massive delta of islands and waterways in the gaps between coastal dunes. After unusually severe spring tides devastated this region in 1953, the Dutch built an elaborate system of dikes, canals, dams bridges, and locks to hold back the North Sea.
NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
A report released May 12, 2011, from the National Research Council reiterates the pressing need for substantial action to limit the magnitude of climate change and to prepare...
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Green buildingLast Updated on 2012-09-28 at 14:17
Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources — energy, water, and materials — thereby reducing a... More »
Colorado River water supply Last Updated on 2012-09-11 at 14:20
This curriculum module will look at the Colorado River water supply, climate issues and water extraction issues. We will study the data, the possible consequences to various... More »