Sample question 1: “View urban planning and the impacts of pandemics on future sea-level rise through a global governance perspective.” (I don’t know how to do this yet but this project sets up an analytical framework to be able to do so in the future.)
1 All language evolves in the climate system.
– Language 1.0 is the language of biological life, but including mathematics / logic.
This corresponds roughly to how Max Tegmark views Life 1.0.
MIT: View of downtown Boston in a 4°C world. The high-tide line is 8.24 m (27 ft) above 2000 levels. This is only an extreme sea-level rise scenario (RCP8.5 without inevitable West Antarctic collapse); it excludes riverine flooding, storm surges, and land subsidence.
Visualizing SLR in Google Earth: SLR scenarios in coastal cities worldwide can be shown in a klm layer for Google Earth for 1.5°C to 4°C worlds, thanks to Climate Central modeling based on NOAA data. Additionally, a process (not equilibrium) view is possible for the contiguous U.S., e.g. for an extreme RCP8.5 scenario for the year 2100 (klm layer download link).
Harvard Business School: View of Cambridge in a 4°C world. The high-tide line here is up to 10.07 m (33 ft) above 2000 levels. Again, without riverine flooding, storm surges, and land subsidence.
Front: The ~400 kW rooftop solar PV at HBS show that effective mitigation won’t mean technology alone but changing society; and that even innovative urban-scale thought today falls short by far.