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8 U.S. cities and counties commit to prepare for climate change

November 19th, 2010

Eight cities and counties have committed to prepare for climate change effects and will be participating in a new program on adapting to a new warmer world set up by ICLEI, an association devoted to helping cities and counties become more sustainable.

By working with ICLEI’s program — called Climate Resilient Communities (CRC) — the cities will to to find ways to keep their infrastructure, roads, water sources and citizens safe from the effects of climate change. For instance, in Miami-Dade County, officials will look at ways to protect freshwater aquifers from intrusion by salt water caused by rising sea levels and storm-related flooding, problems that are already beginning to affect the area, according to ICLEI.

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July 2010 was the second hottest since satellite records began

August 5th, 2010

July 2010 was the second hottest July in the 32-year history of charting temperatures by satellite, according to preliminary records kept by the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
The global average temperature was only 0.03 C cooler than the record set in July 1998, said Dr. John Christy, professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center

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