Cover of the book, "Drought, Flood, Fire: How Climate Change Contributes to Catastrophes."

Review | Drought, Flood, Fire: How Climate Change Contributes to Catastrophes

G.T. Dempsey

"Drought, Flood, Fire: How Climate Change Contributes to Catastrophes" is written by a scientist who understands how to meaningfully inform his non-scientist readers.  

White heron wading in the wetlands in Ironia, New Jersey. Photo: USGS, public domain

Flooding Can Help Protect Wetlands From Climate Change

Elizabeth Borneman

Targeted flooding may be one tool that conservationists and wetland restoration specialists have to make wetland areas more resilient in the face of climate change.

Using Twitter to Map Nuisance Flooding

Caitlin Dempsey

To get a better understanding of localized flooding, the researchers mined Twitter data for geolocated tweets to fill in the gaps in data about flooding.

High tide flooding in Port Orchard, Washington, on Jan. 6, 2010. (Ray Garrido, courtesy of Washington Department of Ecology)

Sunny Day Flooding is Increasing

Elizabeth Borneman

Research has shown that the instances of tidal flooding have increased on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts of the United States.

How New York City is Protecting Its Subway System Against Flooding

Caitlin Dempsey

A flex-gate is a highly flexible covering that can be quickly deployed to protect a subway's entrance and underground structures in the event of a flood.

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