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Global Climate at Risk as Nearly 1,200 New Coal Plants Proposed [interactive infographic]

Global Climate at Risk as Nearly 1,200 New Coal Plants Proposed [interactive infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it

The World Resources Institute (WRI) released a report, Global Coal Risk Assessment, that analyzes information about proposed new coal-fired plants and other market trends in order to assess potential future risks to the global climate.

The report finds that there are 1,199 new coal power plants in the works, totaling more than 1.4 million megawatts of capacity worldwide. That’s four times the capacity of all the coal-fired power plants in the U.S. Seventy-six percent of the coal plants are proposed for India and China, with the U.S. seventh in the world for coal power plants in development.
According to the WRI, if all of these projects are built, it would add new coal power capacity that is almost four times the current capacity of all coal-fired plants in the U.S.


View the locations of proposed coal-fired power plants by country in this interactive map at the article link.

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Storm Surge Interactive Map Shows What Parts of NYC Could be Affected by Rising Sea Levels

Storm Surge Interactive Map Shows What Parts of NYC Could be Affected by Rising Sea Levels | green infographics | Scoop.it
Climate Central's new Storm Surge interactive map helps New Yorkers see if their neighborhoods could be flooded by rising sea levels.

Although the city has committed to investing in a system to deter an abundance of stormwater overflow, flooding is still a major concern for New York City. The New Jersey non-profit, Climate Central, has created an interactive map that illustrates to New Yorkers just how global warming and flooding could affect the city by as early as 2020. Called Surging Seas, the map allows visitors to type in their zip codes and see projected flooding risks over time...

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Energy Infrastructure Threat from Sea Level Rise: an interactive infographic

Energy Infrastructure Threat from Sea Level Rise: an interactive infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

Sea level rise from global warming is well on the way to doubling the risk of coastal floods 4 feet or more over high tide by 2030 at locations nationwide.


In the lower 48 states, nearly 300 energy facilities stand on land below that level, including natural gas infrastructure, electric power plants and oil and gas refineries. Many more facilities are at risk at higher levels, where flooding will become progressively more likely with time as the sea continues to rise. These results come from a Climate Central combined analysis of datasets from NOAA, USGS and FEMA, published in a Surging Seas Brief and included in testimony before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on April 19, 2012.


For a fuller picture of risk from sea level rise and storm surge, including statistics for 3,000 towns, cities, counties and states, plus threat timelines, see the Surging Seas interactive map.

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Surprise Toxins In Your Home

Surprise Toxins In Your Home | green infographics | Scoop.it

Did you know the chemicals you are using to keep your home neat and tidy could actually be causing damage to your family’s health? This infographic done with Ecomom, looks at common household cleaning products and uncovers the toxins lurking inside.

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