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 […]

Smart cities in India, can they deliver?

December 2, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler New technologies are shaping our cities in ways that we have not seen before. IT systems can help manage energy use, transport flows, water resources any many other functions. But where does […]

Lessons from the Chennai floods: Local businesses are uniquely equipped to help during disaster

November 25, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Anu Jogesh A year ago this month, heavy rains off the southeast coast of India set off a chain of events that resulted in one of the costliest disasters of 2015. Floods ravaged parts of Tamil […]

Crossing the 400 parts per million rubicon is an alarm call for investment in climate resilience

September 29, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler This month the earth entered a new climatic era. We now live in a world in which carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will ‘never again’ fall below 400 parts per million (ppm). […]

Struck down by Brexit Brexitus

September 14, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Jeremy Bugler I must explain the prolonged silence since last I blogged.  I have been struck down by a virus, bred by Etonians, hatched by zealots. I refer of course to the Brexit Brexitus. […]

On the front lines: Climate change’s complex relationship with conflict

September 14, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Few things have a more significant impact on the fabric of a nation than war. Protracted conflict is often economically and socially ruinous costs both lives and livelihoods, and scars the collective […]

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