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Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 9, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI



One house remains above water level


An orange line painted on the condemned house – and Robb Braidwood, Office of Emergency Management Chesapeake, Virginia – shows the usual high water in the area.” A storm is not even necessary , says Braidwood. Heavy rains and winds in the wrong direction at a high enough tide. “


As seawater warms, it expands. This thermal expansion accounts for about a third of the current rise in sea level. The melting of mountain glaciers account for another third.By 2100, it will no doubt raises several centimeters sea level, but no more. The volume of ice mountains remains small enough.

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Its contribution is small today but worrying sign, its surface began to melt in the summer. The ice sheet contains enough water to raise sea levels by almost 7.5 m.


The East Antarctica seems fairly stable. However, the warming of the ocean mine parts of the ice sheet of West Antarctica. The future of the cap, such as Greenland, is very uncertain.


A coastal defense work today protects Malé, the capital of Maldives. This archipelago in the Indian Ocean is the lowest country in the world and flat. Rising seas could force Maldivians to abandon their homeland before 2100. More than 100 000 people live on this island of 1.9 km2.


Dangerously exposed to the next typhoon, these families homeless crowd into coastal slums in Manila, Philippines. Rapid land subsidence worse by the global sea level rise.

A Year of Recovery After Hurricane Sandy

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

Times Documentaries presents “Coming Back: A Year of Recovery After Hurricane Sandy.” A video portrait of four neighborhoods struggling in the aftermath of the 2012 storm.

‘Rising Waters: Photographs from unveiled at Museum of the City of New York

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , on October 25, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


Vivid images taken by both professionals and everyday New Yorkers during and after the storm.

On October 29, 2013, on the one-year anniversary of the day that Hurricane Sandy struck New York City and the surrounding region with devastating consequences, the Museum of the City of New York will open a major photography exhibition featuring images taken by both professionals and everyday New Yorkers who captured astonishing moments on their smartphones during the storm and its aftermath. The exhibition, Rising Waters: Photographs from Hurricane Sandy draws on work submitted by over 900 photographers, many of whom were personally and profoundly impacted by the storm.


Presented in collaboration with the International Center of Photography, Rising Waters chronicles the cataclysmic force of Sandy through more than 200 color and black-and-white pictures. By incorporating print and digital images from a diverse group of photographers, spanning a wide spectrum of locations, the exhibition is a reflection on Sandy that is unique in power and scope. Shots range from iconic depictions of large-scale destruction, to intimate portraits of Sandy’s impact on the lives of everyday people, to images taken during the height of the storm by photographers in perilous positions.

One year later, Rising Waters presents a visual history of the worst storm ever to hit the New York City region,” said Susan Henshaw Jones, the Ronay Menschel Director of the City Museum. “New Yorkers have short memories, but these images will shock and amaze, and this exhibition, I hope, will spark conversations about how to make our city better prepared for future storms.” (





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