How to communicate uncertainty around climate change

September 16, 2015 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler & Maya Sanchez Uncertainty surrounding climate change is often used as an excuse for inaction. But people make decisions in spite of uncertainty all the time in other parts of their lives: […]

Climate change resilience under stress

September 4, 2015 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Jim Jarvie An advisory released this August by the US National Weather Service warned this year’s El Niño could be among the strongest ever recorded, lasting well into the first few months of 2016. Facing an El Niño of this […]

Balancing efficiency and resilience: a recipe for systems that last

August 2, 2015 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Ella Jamsin Over the course of evolution, ecosystems have perfected their strategies for long-term prosperity, in particular by balancing efficiency with what makes systems resilient to perturbations. After over four billion years of natural […]

Good to share? Efficiency drive in US telecoms sector is increasing climate vulnerability

January 12, 2015 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler An increasing trend towards consolidation and sharing of infrastructure in the US telecommunications sector is increasing vulnerability to climate risks, according to a new report funded by the US General Services Administration […]

The new mantra of attribution and detection

November 26, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Amanda L. Rycerz Over the past decade, the media, climate crusaders and sceptics alike have echoed the same mantra “no single extreme event can be attributed to human-induced climate change”. Whether this statement was […]

UK Chief Scientific Advisor calls for better climate change communication

June 20, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Will Bugler The grand surroundings of the British Medical Association’s central London headquarters played host to the University of Reading Walker Institute’s Annual Lecture earlier this month. The focus of the 2014 lecture was […]

Issues of resilience, interdependence and growth affect global climate change risk

June 5, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Robin Webster Half of the world’s economic output will be concentrated in countries at “extreme risk” from natural hazards by 2025, according to a new study. It suggests that economic growth will not necessarily […]

Connecting the dots: sharing knowledge to build climate resilient green economies

March 4, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Susannah Fisher Climate change policymakers need to be able to find information that matters quickly, so they can use the most up-to-date knowledge on climate resilient planning to develop policies. When they enter the […]

Meandering in the Annapurna: evidence of climate impacts in Nepal

February 8, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Margot Le Guen and Agathe Cavicchioli We landed at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport in October 2013 full of expectations. Our knowledge of observed climate changes and projected impacts gleaned from years of academic study […]

Resilient cities need social infrastructure too

August 12, 2013 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Megan Marini Forget sustainability. Resilience is becoming the new buzzword. Hurricane Sandy’s $50 billion worth of damage in New York City has laid bare the very real cost to cities around the world grappling with […]

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