Six takeaways from Zurich Insurance’s position on climate change

January 13, 2018 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler Global insurance giant Zurich, one of the world’s largest companies, has published its updated position on climate change. The view of large insurance companies on the potential impact of climate change is particularly […]

5 insights for addressing borderless climate risks

December 13, 2017 Get Resilient 0

Contributor Kevin M. Adams Borderless climate risks have the potential to severely hamper or completely roll-back progress made on building resilience through climate change adaptation. Can they be addressed in the follow-up of the Paris […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

A temperature timeline to put things in perspective

September 10, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler This timeline of the Earth’s average temperature really puts the last 100 years into perspective, showing just how much human CO2 emissions have affected our climate. Also, note how stable the climate […]

Planning for yesterday: why are we building as if we live in a stationary climate?

January 7, 2016 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler When planners, architects and designers build major pieces of infrastructure they, very prudently, consider the impact of future extreme weather events. However as thousands of flood victims in the north of England […]

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