November 2012

Communicating Ocean Change - Harnessing the energy of waves

In a week when news regarding climate change is grim, (penguins losing their ice; droughts impacting migrating birds and the Mississippi; escaping methane; the challenges of sea level rise in Miami), it’s a joy to find that forward-thinking individuals are looking for new ways to light our homes with sustainable energy.

As discussed in this article, there are many questions regarding the feasibility of harnessing wave action, but uncertainty has never stopped innovative people from taking on a technological challenge.

Rise: Climate Change and Coastal Communities - Rooted at the Waters Edge

This is the sixth of six multimedia pieces telling the story of climate change and coastal communities from the perspective of local people in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wedding the immediacy of photography with the emotional intimacy of audio design, these six multimedia “webstories” provide a unique and engaging approach to environmental storytelling.

Rise: Climate Change and Coastal Communities - Mortgaging the Future

Rising sea levels bring high tides and high waves to our shores. Extreme weather events cause our rivers to flood. It is no longer possible to halt all the impacts coming with climate change. It is time to start adapting to those changes that are now inevitable.