Climate Change in Cincinnati
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 27

Climate Change in Cincinnati Larry Falkin PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 69 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Climate Change in Cincinnati Larry Falkin City of Cincinnati, Office of Environment and Sustainability [email protected] (513) 352-5325. Introduction. Cincinnati is like many Midwest Cities. Efforts to reduce carbon emissions have been a Priority for Years.

Download Presentation

Climate Change in Cincinnati Larry Falkin

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Climate change in cincinnati larry falkin

Climate Change in Cincinnati

Larry Falkin

City of Cincinnati, Office of Environment and Sustainability

[email protected] (513) 352-5325


Introduction

Introduction

  • Cincinnati is like many Midwest Cities.

    • Efforts to reduce carbon emissions have been a Priority for Years.

    • Preparing for our changed climate is a New Priorities


Mitigation the green cincinnati plan

Mitigation – The Green Cincinnati Plan

  • Adopted 2008; Revised and Re-Adopted 2013

  • Goals –

    • Reduce Carbon Emissions 2% Per Year

    • Create Jobs

    • Save Money

    • Improve Public Health

    • Improve Quality of Life


Mitigation the green cincinnati plan1

Mitigation – The Green Cincinnati Plan

  • Results

    • Reduced Carbon Emissions 8% by 2012 (4 years) while producing other benefits.

    • Examples: LED Streetlights; Solar on City Buildings; Electricity Aggregation; Cincy Red Bike; NZE Police Station


Climate adaptation

Climate Adaptation

  • Our Climate has Changed, And Will Change.

  • What Will Those Changes Be in Cincinnati? How do we Prepare for Those Changes?

  • For Cincinnati, It’s Not: Sea Level Rise; Coastal Storms; Wildfires; Acute Water Shortages.

  • Key Information – National Climate Assessment Report; Hamilton County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan


Local threats from climate change

Local Threats from Climate Change

  • Acute Threats

    • Floods; Heat Waves; Wind Storms; etc.

  • Chronic Threats

    • Crop Loss; Tree Loss; Exotic Diseases; etc.

  • Local Effects of Global Climate Disruption

    • Food Shortages; Energy Shortages; Displaced Populations; Federal Debt; etc.


Floods

FLOODS


Climate change in cincinnati larry falkin

HEAT


Crop loss

Crop Loss

“Key Message 6: Food Security

Climate change effects on agriculture will have consequences for food security, both in the U.S. and globally, through changes in crop yields and food prices and effects on food processing, storage, transportation, and retailing. Adaptation measures can help delay and reduce some of these impacts.”

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/ (page 162)


Food shortages

Food Shortages

“There is a 63% chance that the United States will experience a food price spike of 50% or more within the next 10 years.”

Dr. Lewis Ziska


Tree loss

Tree Loss


Tropical diseases examples

*

*

*

*

*

*

West Nile Virus

Cryptococcus Gattii fungus

Rift Valley Fever

Dengue Fever

Chikungunya

Chagas Disease

Tropical Diseases (Examples)

*The exact point of origin of many diseases is uncertain


Displaced populations

Displaced Populations


Climate change in cincinnati larry falkin

2013 Hamilton County Multi‐Hazard Mitigation Plan


Green cincinnati plan

Green Cincinnati Plan

  • Adaptation Recommendations

    1) Prepare for

    Prolonged Heat

    2) Choose Plants for

    Changed Growing Zones

    3) Mitigate Urban Heat

    Island

    4) Harden Infrastructure

    for Stormier Weather


Local threats from climate change1

Local Threats from Climate Change

  • Acute Threats

    • Floods; Heat Waves; Wind Storms; etc.

  • Chronic Threats

    • Crop Loss; Tree Loss; Exotic Diseases; etc.

  • Local Effects of Global Climate Disruption

    • Food Shortages; Energy Shortages; Displaced Populations; Federal Debt; etc.

      Addressed in MHMP Partially AddressedNot Addressed


Resilience

Resilience

  • How Quickly Will We Recover From a Disaster?

  • How Much Help Will We Need?

  • How Do We Increase Our Capacity to Withstand Shocks?


Climate change in cincinnati larry falkin

Climate Change in Cincinnati

Larry Falkin

City of Cincinnati, Office of Environment and Sustainability

[email protected] (513) 352-5325


  • Login