2017 set to break record for number of billion-dollar weather disasters in the US

November 1, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler 2017 may end up being the most costly year on record for climate and weather disasters, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), the U.S.’s scorekeeper for recording and calculating the […]

Shock decline in flying insects

October 16, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Tim Radford The mass of flying insects in parts of Germany has fallen by three-quarters in the last 27 years. Since the territories sampled were all nature reserves in some way protected from pesticides and […]

The chokepoints that threaten the global food trade

October 13, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Gracie Pearsall A recent report published by the UK think-tank, Chatham House, has identified 14 critical locations that, while integral to global food trade, are also extremely at risk to the effects of climate change. The report […]

Is Syria’s war linked to climate change?

September 18, 2017 Get Resilient 0

By Lina Eklund, Lund University and Darcy Thompson, Lund University The Syrian civil war has raged for more than six years now. You’ve probably heard the following story linking it to climate change: an intense drought, made more likely thanks to global […]

How resilient is Game of Thrones’ Winterfell?

August 14, 2017 Get Resilient 0

While in the midst of preparations for an upcoming disaster at Winterfell, Sansa Stark displays true Chief Resilience Officer capabilities. Who would have expected modern-day resilience concepts in Game of Thrones?  

Climate change could alter the chemistry of deepwater lakes

July 9, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Alexander L. Forrest, University of California, Davis In an age of rapid global population growth, demand for safe, clean water is constantly increasing. In 2010 the United States alone used 355 billion gallons of water per […]

How can cities bank on climate change?

June 14, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributors: Andrew Eil & Stacy Swann, Climate Finance Advisors, BLLC A few weeks ago, the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100 RC) program is convening nearly 500 urban resilience leaders from cities around the world, including […]

Urban resilience in a land of flood and drought

April 3, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler India has a tempestuous relationship with water. The seasonal monsoon winds drive dramatic changes to the country’s weather systems, blowing in wet weather from the south-west, or dry from the north-east. The […]

It’s official: 2016’s Great Barrier Reef bleaching was unlike anything that went before

January 4, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributors: Sophie Lewis & Jennie Mallela It is no longer news that the Great Barrier Reef has suffered extreme bleaching. In early 2016, we heard that the reef had suffered the worst bleaching ever recorded. Surveys published in June […]

Five ways to build inclusive cities

December 13, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Gaelle Gourmelon Striking with indiscriminate intensity, Hurricane Matthew blew through the Caribbean and the eastern United States in late September. The Category 4 storm ploughed the U.S. Gulf Coast with winds as high as […]

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