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 […]

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 […]

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