Coastal Resilience and Regional Adaptation | Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS)

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Coastal Resilience and Regional Adaptation

Coastal Resilience and Regional Adaptation

In partnership with MCAS Beaufort and the state of South Carolina, Marines volunteered to assist installation staff construct a living shoreline with oyster shell and bamboo stakes donated by the state government at the station’s Laurel Bay Boat Ramp.

Description

Why? The Southeast is facing various changes, ranging from increased flooding, storm surge, coastal erosion, and extreme temperature and precipitation variations, to the effects of increased coastal population, urban sprawl and developmental pressures on coastal industries and activities. These challenges pose and opportunity for military installations, communities and organizations/agencies in the Southeast to consider the need for actions to improve resiliency.

How? Identifying the most significant risks and vulnerabilities due to these challenges, especially those that impact coastal military installations and communities in the region, will help determine how SERPPAS can effectively engage to minimize these risks.  This could include evaluating historically effective SERPPAS programs (species at risk, compatible land use, etc) and develop additional tools to assist with coastal resilience.

Benefit? Regional coordination on these issues can further enhance military installation mission sustainment; minimize the potential for new coastal species placement on the endangered species list and/or critical habitat designated in the vicinity of military installations; prioritize watershed protection for increased water supply resilience to installations and surrounding communities; increase the geographical effectiveness of protecting military installations and communities to coastal and severe weather events; and increase collaboration and shared knowledge among natural resource agencies and the military, resulting in increased resilience for installations on the coast and elsewhere in the region.

Documents Library

Date Title Author
02/28/18 MILITARY EXPERT PANEL REPORT SEA LEVEL RISE AND THE U.S. MILITARY’S MISSION The Center for Climate and Security
02/28/18 PATTERNS AND PROJECTIONS OF HIGH TIDE FLOODING ALONG THE U.S. COASTLINE USING A COMMON IMPACT THRESHOLD NOAA
01/31/18 Department of Defense Climate-Related Risk to DoD Infrastructure Initial Vulnerability Assessment Survey (SLVAS) Report DOD
12/05/16 SECAS Fact Sheet SECAS
11/07/16 Opportunities to Enhance the Nation’s Resilience to Climate Change The White House Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
09/21/16 Presidential Memorandum: Climate Change and National Security The White House
09/21/16 Implications for US National Security of Anticipated Climate Change National Intelligence Council
09/01/16 The US Military on the Front Lines of Rising Seas Union of Concerned Scientists
09/01/16 Living Shorelines in the Southeast: Research and Data Gaps GSAA
07/14/16 Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation NOAA
04/01/16 Regional Sea Level Scenarios for Coastal Risk Management: Managing the Uncertainty of Future Sea Level Change and Extreme Water Levels for Department of Defense Coastal Sites Worldwide DoD
01/14/16 DoD Directive 4715.21: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
10/19/15 Southeast Regional Climate Assessment Steven McNulty, et. al.
07/09/15 Keeping North Carolina’s Farms and Forests Vibrant and Resilient – An Adaptive Management Strategy North Carolina Agriculture and Forestry Adaptation Work Group
04/01/15 Climate Change Adaptation in United States Federal Natural Resource Science and Management Agencies: A Synthesis Jessica E. Halofsky, David L. Peterson, and Kailey W. Marcinkowski
02/23/15 Climate Change Adaptation by Federal Agencies: An Analysis of Plans and Issues for Congress Jane E. Leggett
12/31/14 Connecting on Climate: A Guide to Effective Climate Change Communication Center for Research on Environmental Decisions – Earth Institute, Columbia University
10/22/14 Priority Agenda: Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America’s Natural Resources Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
10/19/14 Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap Department of Defense
07/31/14 The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change Council of Economic Advisors – Executive Office of the President of the United States
05/31/14 Climate Change Adaptation: DoD Can Improve Infrastructure Planning and Processes to Better Account for Potential Impacts United States Government Accountability Office
05/06/14 Climate Change Impacts in the United States – U.S. National Climate Assessment Melillo, Jerry M., Terese (T.C.) Richmond, and Gary W. Yohe, Eds.
03/31/14 GAO-14-74, Climate Change: Energy Infrastructure Risks & Adaptation Efforts United States Government Accountability Office
03/19/14 IPCC Summary for Policy Makers Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.)
03/19/14 What We Know: The Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change The AAAS Climate Science Panel
03/04/14 Quadrennial Defense Review 2014 Department of Defense
12/31/13 Department of Army High-Level Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Engineer Research Development Center
06/25/13 The President’s Climate Action Plan Executive Office of the President
01/01/13 Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Military Installations: Policy Implications Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, US Department of Defense
10/01/11 Trends and Implications of Climate Change for National Security (Defense Science Board) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
06/01/11 Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces Committee on National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces; National Research Council
11/01/10 USAF Climate Change Projections Mr. Raymond Kiess / Lt Col Jason Patla, Director of Operations, 14th Weather Squadron

Websites and Resources Library

Tagged Resources

Listed below are websites containing information related to living shorelines. SERPPAS is interested in exploring wider use of living shorelines at those military installations where estuarine shorelines and the adjacent estuarine habitat could be benefited and the military’s long-term ability to use the property appropriately would be protected and enhanced. The purpose of the tagged resources below is to provide a guide for SERPPAS members and the public who wish to gather more information about living shorelines. Each website header is hyperlinked to a web address; additionally, you may find a summary of the types of content contained within each website below the header. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated over time as new information is collected. A filtering function is also present and available for use so that the list of websites can be narrowed down according to content type.

APNEP – Policy Board Meeting Materials

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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Engineering with Nature

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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NOAA Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

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North Carolina Coastal Federation

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Oyster Restoration Workgroup

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Southern Environmental Law Center

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The Nature Conservancy – Coastal Resilience

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science – Center for Coastal Resources Management

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GREECE and the Rothschild Rockefeller “Resilient” PLAN . . .

FIRES in GREECE and the Rothschild Rockefeller “Resilient” PLAN . . .
  1. How the fires in Mati, Greece, spread – a visual guide | World news …

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2Proxy  Highlight

    8 hours ago … The fire, which killed scores of people and injured almost 200, rapidly took hold on Monday. 
  2. Athens – 100 Resilient Cities

    https://www.100resilientcities.org/wp-content/uploProxy  Highlight

    Linking the resilience strategy with other plans in Athens. Athens’ … by both intense heat (climate change) and earthquakes. … Change Adaptation and Mitigation Action plan was ….. Since 2009, Greece has been in recession, with depressed. 
  3. Greece wildfires: Is it safe to travel to Greece? – The Telegraph

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/euProxy  Highlight

    1 day ago … A blaze swept through the resort town of Mati, in the Attica region, an hour from … Rachel Howard, one of Telegraph Travel’s Greece experts, said that only the … “ Never throw away lit cigarettes [and] avoid outdoor activities that may cause fire. … The European Environment Agency says that climate change … 
  4. In Greece, Wildfires Kill Dozens, Driving Some Into the Sea – The …

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/world/europe/grProxy  Highlight

    1 day ago … Heat waves can be linked to climate change in several ways: Increased … On Tuesday, after touring Mati, a coastal village wiped out by fire, … 
  5. Survivors of the Greek wildfires in Mati, near Athens, speak out

    https://www.nbcnews.com/video/survivors-of-the-greProxy  Highlight

    11 hours ago … A survivor of the horrific inferno that engulfed Mati, Greece, spoke about her ordeal after flames engulfed her house and killed dozens nearby.

FOSSIL FUEL ENDING: Rockefellers to switch investments to ‘clean energy’ – BBC News

COMMENT:
 
Total Disruption is about to occur with the discontinued use of gas driven cars, trucks, buses, farm equipment, gas powered tools, and everything else gas.  Kiss your gas Good Bye!
 
Our petroleum was NEVER a fossil fuel which NEVER came from dead dinosaurs or plant material, but does that really matter?  Those with the money are changing civilization as we have know it and leading all of us into
chaos, financial ruin, and stealing resources that will disrupt our ability to live . . .
                                
 

 

Rockefellers to switch investments to ‘clean energy’ 9/23/2014

Media captionValerie Rockefeller Wayne, chair of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, spoke to the BBC about the decisionHeirs to the Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune from oil, are to sell investments in fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy, reports say.

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is joining a coalition of philanthropists pledging to rid themselves of more than $50bn (£31bn) in fossil fuel assets.

The announcement was made on Monday, a day before the UN climate change summit opens on Tuesday.

Some 650 individuals and 180 institutions have joined the coalition.

It is part of a growing global initiative called Global Divest-Invest, which began on university campuses several years ago, the New York Times reports.

Pledges from pension funds, religious groups and big universities have reportedly doubled since the start of 2014.

UN summit

Rockefeller Brothers Fund director Stephen Heintz said the move to divest from fossil fuels would be in line with oil tycoon John D Rockefeller’s wishes,

“We are quite convinced that if he were alive today, as an astute businessman looking out to the future, he would be moving out of fossil fuels and investing in clean, renewable energy,” Mr Heintz said in a statement.

A general view shows the plenary session at the Bella Center of Copenhagen on 19 December 2009 at the end of the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The last major conference on climate change, in Copenhagen in 2009, ended without resultsThe philanthropic organisation was founded in 1940 by the sons of John D Rockefeller. As of 31 July 2014, the fund’s investment assets were worth $860m.

“There is a moral imperative to preserve a healthy planet,” Valerie Rockefeller Wayne, a great-great-granddaughter of Mr Rockefeller and a trustee of the fund, is quoted by the Washington Post as saying.

A climate change summit is due to start on Tuesday at the UN headquarters in New York, with 125 heads of state and government members expected to attend.

It is the first such gathering since the unsuccessful climate conference in Copenhagen in 2009.


At the scene: Matt McGrath, Environment Correspondent, BBC News

The event held to launch the Rockefellers’ news was more revivalist meeting than press conference. There was whooping, cheering, hollering and stamping of feet.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu appeared by video and told the assembly that the move was “a tipping point of transition to a new energy economy that was just and equitable”.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund director Stephen Heintz said dryly that “everyone noted the irony” that a foundation built on oil wealth would now be leading the charge out of fossil fuel.

Actor Mark Ruffalo, who also signed the pledge, told the conference: “These are not silly people, these are people who know how to deal with money.”

They recognised that clean energy was “the future”, he said – prompting more whooping, cheering and stamping of feet.


UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes leaders can make progress on a universal climate agreement to be signed by all nations at the end of 2015.

On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets in more than 2,000 locations worldwide, demanding urgent action on climate change and calling for curbs on carbon emissions.

Business leaders, environmentalists and celebrities also joined the demonstrations, which were organised by The People’s Climate March.

Media captionHuge crowds attended climate marches in New York and other cities around the world on Sunday

 

Building Resilience: A Climate Adaptation Plan NASHVILLE

http://www.nashvillempo.org/docs/BuildingResilience_DRAFT.pdf

Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
Respectfully prepared in partnership with Climate Solutions University for the citizens of
Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties by the:
Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
800 Second Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
Phone: (615) 862‐7204 Fax: (615) 862‐7209
www.NashvilleMPO.org
Building Resilience:
A Climate Adaptation Plan

NASHVILLE CAP

 

Google Is Building a City of the Future in Toronto. Would Anyone Want to Live There? – POLITICO Magazine

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/06/29/google-city-technology-toronto-canada-218841

An illustration of a futuristic Toronto, with Google's logo looming over the skyline. | Illustration by Ben Fearnley
Illustration by Ben Fearnley

LETTER FROM TORONTO

Google Is Building a City of the Future in Toronto. Would Anyone Want to Live There?

It could be the coolest new neighborhood on the planet—or a peek into the Orwellian metropolis that knows everything you did last night.

TORONTO—Even with a chilly mid-May breeze blowing off Lake Ontario, this city’s western waterfront approaches idyllic. The lake laps up against the boardwalk, people sit in colorful Adirondack chairs and footfalls of pedestrians compete with the cry of gulls. But walk east, and the scene quickly changes. Cut off from gleaming downtown Toronto by the Gardiner Expressway, the city trails off into a dusty landscape of rock-strewn parking lots and heaps of construction materials. Toronto’s eastern waterfront is bleak enough that Guillermo del Toro’s gothic film The Shape of Water used it as a plausible stand-in for Baltimore circa 1962. Says Adam Vaughan, a former journalist who represents this district in Canada’s Parliament, “It’s this weird industrial land that’s just been sitting there—acres and acres of it. And no one’s really known what to do with it.”

That was before Google.

This past October, a coalition of the Toronto, Ontario and Canadian governments contracted with Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, to come up with a $50 million design for a dozen acres on the waterfront’s far eastern end. The idea is to reimagine Toronto’s derelict waterfront as “the world’s first neighborhood built from the internet up,” as Sidewalk describes it. The neighborhood, called Quayside, would leapfrog the usual slow walk of gentrification to build an entire zone, all at once, as a “smart city,” a sensor-enabled, highly wired metropolis that can run itself.

Toronto’s choice of the Google-affiliated firm immediately captured the attention of urban planners and city officials all over the world; magazine stories trumpeted “Google’s Guinea-Pig City” and “A Smarter Smart City.” Still in its early days, the partnership has left people curious but wary. Google? What does a tech company know about running a real live city?

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/06/29/google-city-technology-toronto-canada-218841

RESILIENT CITIES: Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase . . .

  1. RESILIENT CITIES:  Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase . . .

    The FCC and cities: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    (6-15-18)

    EXCERPT:

    A curious contrarian to this view is the current Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which has interpreted its statutory mandate to dramatically reduce its regulatory power cable companies, and wireless companies, while simultaneously asserting new authority to regulate prices and micromanage the activities of local governments.

    A major tactic in the FCC’s effort to regulate cities is through its Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) process. The

    However, even if motivated by the right reasons, the BDAC suffers from significant failures of design and execution. Due to these failures, I expect the BDAC and the FCC will adopt a framework in which industry gets all the benefits with no obligations, and municipalities will be forced to bear all the costs and receive no guaranteed benefits. This kind of process will result in a transfer of wealth from public to private enterprises—and leave American cities and metropolitan areas no better positioned to tap into digital telecommunications to unlock innovation and shared economic prosperity. Here I discuss what the BDAC got right and where it veered way off track

    The Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase, is an initiative that aims to help leaders in U.S. metropolitan areas reorient their economies toward greater engagement in world markets.

    • Infrastructure Connectivity: Infrastructure connectivity matters for regional competitiveness because firms rely upon global access, both physically and digitally, to participate in the efficiencies of global value chains. We measure infrastructure connectivity through aviation passenger flows and internet download speeds.

    Global Cities Initiative: A Joint Project of … – Brookings Institution

    https://www.brookings.edu/project/global-cities/Proxy  Highlight

    The Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase, is an initiative that aims to help leaders in U.S. metropolitan areas reorient their … 
  2. Global Cities Initiative: The Exchange – Brookings Institution

    https://www.brookings.edu/global-cities-initiativeProxy  Highlight

    The Exchange is a network of metro areas that over the course of the first five years of the Global Cities Initiative developed and implemented regional trade and … 
  3. About the Global Cities Initiative – Brookings Institution

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    “Representing Louisville-Lexington, it struck me as I listened and spoke in these sessions that the enduring value of the GCI work has been not just to convene … 
  4. Redefining Global Cities – Brookings Institution

    https://www.brookings.edu/research/redefining-global-cities/Proxy  Highlight

    Sep 29, 2016 … The world’s largest metropolitan areas concentrate the drivers of global prosperity, but there isn’t one way to be a global city—this report … 
  5. Global Cities – Brookings Institution

    https://www.brookings.edu/book/global-cities-a-short-history/Proxy  Highlight

    Nov 29, 2016 … Why have some cities become great global centers, and which cities will be future leaders? What explains the rise and fall of global cities? 
  6. Global Metro Monitor – Brookings Institution

    https://www.brookings.edu/research/global-metro-monitor/Proxy  Highlight

    Jan 22, 2015 … With only 20 percent of the population, the world’s 300 largest metropolitan economies accounted for nearly half of global output in 2014. 
  7. Securing global cities – Brookings Institution

    https://www.brookings.edu/events/securing-global-cities/Proxy  Highlight

    Mar 16, 2017 … On March 16, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings released a new report titled “Securing global cities: Best practices, innovations, and the … 
  8. redefining global cities – Brookings Institution

    https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/Proxy  Highlight

    Sep 28, 2016 … city. No longer is the global economy driven by a select few major financial centers like New York, London, and Tokyo. Today, members of a … 
  9. Cities & Regions – Brookings Institution

    https://www.brookings.edu/topic/cities-regions/Proxy  Highlight

    The FCC and cities: The good, the bad, and the ugly … Cover image for global metro monitor … 21,2017: Aerospace Campus of British Columbia Institute of. 
  10. the making of global cities – Brookings Institution

    https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/Proxy  Highlight

    Sep 28, 2016 … THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION | METROPOLITAN POLICY … through the Global Cities Initiative and the Brookings-Rockefeller Project on …

KILL CITIES – by Rothschild and Rockefeller – Gone Main Stream . . .

https://conta.cc/2Gapapv

KILL CITIES – by Rothschild and Rockefeller  – Gone Main Stream . . . Washington Post and beyond . . .

Apparently, the Rothschilds have access to technology that causes the kind of freak weather currently linked to climate change, and use it to drive people out of farms and rural areas into inner cities.

“This a genocide program,” says California conspiracist Deborah Tavares in a YouTube video cited by the Post. “We are being moved now into what they call ‘resilient cities.’ And it’s important to get this word out, start looking it up: Resilient cities. Understand what this is: This is a plan brought in by Rothschild and Rockefeller.”

A New and Great American Hero in DC Stands Tall . . .
Members of Congress know the Rothschild’s control the
weather and are behind resilient cities, but would never
admit it because they feed at the DC Rothschild taxpayer
money trough as the pigs in muck and the liars that they
are. We the People are in Great Danger!

CORRECTED–
Debunking Snoop –
Recently snoop4truth sent out a mass email 
accusing Deborah Tavares of spreading hoaxes. 
Snoop4truth is an anonymous troll.He presents his incorrect positions and
accusations as fact. And of course he
is wrong.One thing for sure he is no legal expert.

His repeated assertion that Rod Class is Judge Dale is not only
laughable it is a redirection technique. As he doesn’t mention
my name or web site, he hopes to decrease the chances that
folks will visit it. Because, if they did they might run across the
interview of former World Bank attorney Karen Hudes on a
Rod Class call whereby she independently confirms information
Judge Dale provides in his book The Great American Adventure.
You can hear 15 minutes of her interview here:
https://anticorruptionsociety.com/2014/06/02/former-world-bank-attorney-exposes-the-banksters-and-the-bar/They might also discover attorney/researcher Melvin Stamper’s book
Fruit from a Poisonous Tree. Stamper also independently confirms
Judge Dale’s information. If snoop4truth had the legal expertise to
challenge either of these legal giants, he would surely not be posting

anonymously.

Snoop4truth is likely a paid disinformation agent. We should ignore
all his anonymous messages . . .where ever they appear.
Perhaps Deborah should feel good about the fact that she is getting
her message out so far and wide that our common enemy now has
to pay people to try and discredit her.
Best,
AL Whitney, Editor of AntiCorruptionSociety.com
Host of In Defense of Humanity on RBN, Saturdays at 8 pm ET
Kill Cities by Rothschild and Rockefeller
Kill Cities by Rothschild and Rockefeller