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Flooding linked to climate change puts beaches, nuclear plants at risk

Only Half of Businesses Believe They Have Achieved Cyber Resilience

“Business resilience” is the modern evolution of what was once known as “business continuity”, the change in terms precipitated by the global connections and always-on culture of the internet. When you boil the concept down, it’s basically a form of disaster recovery planning. Given the ever-present threats of hacking and disruption of online services, “recovery” isn’t good enough anymore; businesses have to harden themselves against an expectation of continual cyber security incidents that are potentially ruinous if successful – thus the need for a cyber resilience posture…

 

Electric grid resiliency will protect Florida consumers, boost economy

Preparing for extreme weather events and natural disasters poses significant challenges to utilities and policymakers across America.

Major weather events affect millions of Americans each year, wreaking billions of dollars in damage and often resulting in the loss of life. The economic costs and the health threats to vulnerable populations like seniors mount every day the lights remain out.

Florida policymakers are wisely working on solutions to improve the resiliency of the state’s electric grid by advancing bipartisan legislation to create a long-term, comprehensive approach to storm hardening…

 

Flooding linked to climate change puts beaches, nuclear plants at risk

hot march

A hot March: Global average temperature anomalies in degrees Celsius, compared to the 1951-1980 average for that month. Chart: NASA GISS

An increasing risk of flooding across the U.S. from climate change has caused lawmakers — from Hawaii to the East Coast — to consider new measures to protect at-risk areas.

The big picture: The risks span from the nation’s natural jewels to some of its most important infrastructure. Rising sea levels mean that Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach could be underwater within the next 15 to 20 years — and an increasing number of U.S. nuclear plants were never designed to handle the flood risk from climate change…

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