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Chris Knight

Chris has embarked on an epic journey. He is walking the length of the Ganges river from source to sea. He began his walk at the end of October 2014 and expects it to take approximately 6 months. You can follow his journey at www.walkingtheganges.com.

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What is Resilience?

Put simply resilience is the ability of a system to absorb shock and carry on performing the function that it was designed to do. The system can be anything from global supply chains to individual houses, from transport networks to local allotments. Resilience is a response to the realisation that we have designed our world to work well, so long as nothing changes very much. Our trains run unless there is bad weather, our energy supplies are secure unless there is an earthquake and our communities hang together until there is cause to riot.

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Glacial retreat at the source of the Gan...
Guest Articles, Biodiversity, Communities

Editor's Note: Chris Knight sent this article to Get Resilient as he embarked on an e...

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The new mantra of attribution and detect...
Guest Articles

Over the past decade, the media, climate crusaders and skeptics alike have echoed the...

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In Iceland's resilience, a lesson for us...
Communities

Heimaey, Iceland – The grassy slopes above this small Icelandic fishing town ex...

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Natural buffers: managing wetlands for f...
Biodiversity, Communities

For years communities across the world have suffered the devastating effects of flood...

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Focus on resilience can risk turning int...
General

As scientists and policymakers explore ways of making social and environmental system...

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Climate change: the cause of the next fi...
General

The impacts of the global financial crash are still being felt around the world. But ...

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Resilient cities: how do you build a cit...
Cities

Seeking out stories of strong leadership, the right infrastructure and communities wh...

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UK Chief Scientific Advisor calls for be...
General

The grand surroundings of the British Medical Association's central London headquarte...

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The Rise of Resilience: Linking Resilien...
Guest Articles, Cities

Cities around the world are making plans, developing agendas, and articulating goals ...

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Issues of resilience, interdependence an...
Cities, Biodiversity, Communities, Transport, Energy, Food

Half of the world's economic output will be concentrated in countries at "extrem...

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To build climate resilience cities must ...
Cities

As the most densely populated places on Earth, cities and towns concentrate risk from...

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Behind the numbers – a look at ND-GAIN...
General

How do you compare where countries stand on climate change? How vulnerable are they t...

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