El Niño is the formation of warmer-than-usual ocean waters in the equatorial Pacific, with extensive temperature changes along the coast of South America during the month of December -- hence the Spanish name "El Niño," the Christmas child. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

When Sea Levels Rise, Damage Costs Rise Even Faster

Damages from extreme events like floods are even more relevant than the mean sea level itself when it comes to the costs of climate impacts for coastal regions. However, while it is now rather well understood how sea-levels will rise in the future, only small progress has been made estimating how the implied damage for cities at the coasts will increase during the next decades.

Clouds over the Atlantic Ocean. (Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Meeting

The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (MAFMC) Collaborative Research Committee will hold a closed meeting to review and make recommendations on collaborative research project proposals. (From the Federal Register) — Read the full article here: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/03/03/2016-04667/mid-atlantic-fishery-management-council-mafmc-meeting