Tag Archives: Vulnerability

sendai earthquake tsunami damage

Climate overshadows disaster risk reduction. Here’s how to change that.

Next Saturday, the Third Wold Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) kicks off in the coastal city of Sendai. Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Disaster risk reduction (DRR)… Read more »

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The NRC is wrong – we’re nowhere near ready to research geoengineering

Last week, the National Research Council released a lengthy, two-volume report on geoengineering. The central crux of the report and the surrounding debate seems to be that, sure, geoengineering is… Read more »

duluth flood damage

Minnesota’s DOT is ready for climate change. ODOT? Not so much.

Climate change will have profound and diverse impacts upon infrastructure throughout the United States, including transportation infrastructure. Rising sea levels, stronger storm surges, more severe flooding, land subsidence, soil erosion,… Read more »

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In the wake of the Detroit shutoffs, do Americans have a right to water?

Originally posted on Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc’s blog. In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly formally recognized there exists a human right to water and sanitation. The body called… Read more »

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Sorry, Roger Pielke, climate change is causing more disasters

Back in March, controversial political scientist Roger Pielke, Jr. published his first post for FiveThirtyEight. The piece centered on the argument that climate change is not contributing to an increase in… Read more »

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Why peace & international engagement may threaten Burma’s fragile ecosystems

This article is cross-posted from New Security Beat. Political and economic changes in Burma have been as rapid as they are surprising. In just three years, the country has gone… Read more »