September 2 2015Welcome to the August 27 2015 wo

first_imgSeptember 2, 2015Welcome to the August 27. 2015 workshop participants.from left: Michael Rosati II [seminar week]Laura Villa Baroncelli from France [seminar week]Ryan David Erica Qualizza from Italy [seminar week]Felipe Fierro from ColumbiaNick Skinner [scholarship][photo by Sue Kirsch]last_img

The Increase in Flood Risks on the Coasts

first_imgThe Increase in Flood Risks on the Coasts in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Share Around 20,000 homes built in the past decade are at significant risk of chronic coastal flooding by 2050, according to a new report from Zillow. The analysis by Climate Central and Zillow shows that 800,000 existing homes worth $451 billion will be at risk in a 10-year flood by 2050. This is an increase from last year’s estimate of around 386,000 current U.S. homes.”This research suggests that the impact of climate change on the lives and pocketbooks of homeowners is closer than you think. For home buyers over the next few years, the impact of climate change will be felt within the span of their 30-year mortgage,” said Skylar Olsen, Zillow’s Director of Economic Research and Outreach. “Without intervention, hundreds of thousands of coastal homes will experience regular flooding and the damage will cost billions. Given that a home is most people’s largest and longest-living asset, it takes only one major flood to wipe out a chunk of that long-growing equity.  Rebuilding is expensive, so it’s doubly tragic that we continue to build brand new units in areas likely to flood.”While some cities may only be impacted on their beaches, depending on the local rate of rise, local tides and storms, the potential future development of coastal defenses, the flatness of the landscape and where homes are built other cities may see a far reaching impact from storms. Florida would have the most homes in the zone at risk from sea-level rise and 10-year floods by 2100 (1.58 million), followed by New Jersey (282,354), Virginia (167,090), Louisiana (157,050) and California (143,217).”Thanks to Zillow’s data, Climate Central’s sea level rise analysis provides an economic view of coastal flood risks that homeowners may face – not generations into the future, but within the time frame of a typical home loan,” said Dr. Benjamin Strauss, CEO and chief scientist of Climate Central. “In many states, building on land projected by 2050 to face chronic flood risks has outpaced development in safer places. Failure to control climate pollution will lead to faster-rising seas and bigger coastal risk zones, but building a cleaner-running economy can still reduce these consequences.”center_img 19 hours ago 83 Views Climate Change Flooding hurricanes 2019-08-01 Seth Welbornlast_img read more

UHD TV broadcaster and producer Insight TV has nam

first_imgUHD TV broadcaster and producer Insight TV has named Robert Gold as VP of distribution for the Americas, while Jonathan Shrank has been promoted to VP, distribution, EMEA, effective immediately.Robert GoldGold, a former Discovery executive, was previously SVP of distribution at Poker Central, a 24/7 linear channel startup where he managed distribution strategy, sales, marketing, and negotiating and securing the service with MVPDs, SVOD, and OTT providers.Prior to joining Insight, Shrank was senior distribution and business development manager at the BBC, where he negotiated and closed distribution deals with major partners across TV platforms and led the distribution strategy and engagement for Red Button coverage of major sporting and music events. Before that he led content acquisition forJonathan ShrankGlobecast in New York, licensing linear and VOD content for OTT and Satellite platforms.“Robert, and Jonathan have impressive backgrounds in the TV distribution lifecycle and their sales and marketing experience are exactly what we’re looking for. We know their ability to nurture business relationships and provide strong and effective leadership will help lay the groundwork for us to not only meet but exceed our goals next year and well into the future,” said Rian Bester, CEO, Insight TV.last_img read more