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Climate change, hoax or imminent catastrophe?

Climate change, hoax or imminent catastrophe?

The coastline of the Netherlands is slowly being washed away because of the wind, sea currents and rising sea-levels due to global warming. Since 1990, tons of sand have been transferred from the North Sea to mitigate this erosion, but despite th ...

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Imagining the unimaginable: Examining future climate change scenarios

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Superstorm Sandy, although not the most expensive hurricane to make U.S. landfall (Katrina holds that distinction), caused $65 billion in economic damages and was responsible for the death of 117 people in t ...

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Is your strategy for responding to extreme weather events up to the challenge?

Is your strategy for responding to extreme weather events up to the challenge?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. I'm a big fan of Yogi-isms. "It ain't over 'til it's over" is regarded as one of the most well-known quotes from Yogi Berra, a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the New York Yankees. He fir ...

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White House Climate Change Report:  How the energy industry is responding

White House Climate Change Report: How the energy industry is responding

The National Climate Assessment [1] was recently released with a broad range of updated research findings about the near term and potential long term impacts of climate change in the US. The White House report represents an accessible articulation ...

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How will new component features and system design changes shorten restoration in distribution systems after extreme weather events?

How will new component features and system design changes shorten restoration in distribution systems after extreme weather events?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Over the last few years in the United States about two thirds of power outages were caused by extreme weather events, which also happen to be amongst the costliest in history. Below, Figure 1 displays the nu ...

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