Resilience and the crash

October 22, 2015 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: New Economics Foundation Financial system resilience – what is it, and why does it matter? Should we be worried about another crash? Kirsty Styles chats to Josh Ryan-Collins, Associate Director of Economy & Finance […]

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 […]

Rolling to resilience: how did skateboarding help make cities more flood resilient?

June 5, 2015 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Alastair Baglee Skateboarding and climate change resilience; what on earth can these two activities have in common? The story of skateboarding is more closely linked to climate extremes than you might think… here’s how. […]

Plague outbreaks that ravaged Europe for centuries were driven by climate changes in Asia

March 4, 2015 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Boris Schmid and Nils Christian Stenseth The Black Death struck Europe in 1347, killing 30-50% of the European population in six violent years. It wasn’t a one-off epidemic: it signalled the start of the second […]

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 […]

Focus on resilience can risk turning into a power grab, researchers caution

September 14, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Thomas Hubert As scientists and policymakers explore ways of making social and environmental systems more able to withstand shocks, there are growing concerns that existing inequality and power imbalances may be reinforced in the […]

The rise of resilience: Linking resilience and sustainability in city planning

June 10, 2014 Get Resilient 0

Contributor: Dr Timon McPhearson Cities around the world are making plans, developing agendas, and articulating goals for urban resilience, but is urban resilience really possible? Resilience to what, for what, and for whom? Additionally, resilience is […]

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 […]

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