Climate change is a hotly debated topic and will continue to be that way well into the future. At the end of October, top officials gathered together at Cisco's San Francisco Hunter's Point Office to sign what they’re considering an historic climate change plan. It calls for unprecedented cooperation among West Coast governments, including British Columbia.
California's Governor, Jerry Brown said this is significant. The plan requires that all jurisdictions account for costs of carbon pollution, and where possible, link programs to grow the low-carbon economy. The issue is working on a problem we can’t see yet.
The Bay Conservation and Development Commission says its study shows a potential rise of 16 inches by 2050 and 55 inches by 2100. Without their levees, San Francisco and Oakland airports might be inundated. Officials hope to have an agreement on climate change by 2015 in Paris.
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Flooding rain and locally severe thunderstorms will advance across the southeastern United States through Monday.
Rain continued to plague NASCAR drivers and fans at Bristol, Tennessee, on Sunday as officials were forced to postpone the Food City 500 to Monday.
Following rain to end the weekend in Florida, a spell of dry weather will threaten to worsen drought conditions and exacerbate brush fires plaguing the state.
Warmer and dry weather will return to southern Germany early this week for Springfest Frühlingsfest 2017.
Rain threatening to cause flooding in the Carolinas into Monday will also put many outdoor plans in jeopardy in the Northeast through the first half of this week.
The March for Science at the National Mall attracted thousands to share their views about the current political climate despite rainy conditions.
The potential for damaging thunderstorms and flooding downpours will target parts of the South into Saturday evening.