The United States Department of Defense is coming to grips with the implications of climate change for national security.
A warming climate will bring stronger storms and rising seas to the nation’s coasts. Now is the time to reform and strengthen the national effort to prepare for growing coastal risks.
We’ve made little progress in preparing our communities and vital ecosystems for storms and sea-level rise, but there are tools we can use if government agencies and nonprofits take action.
As Vancouver and other cities invent and implement ways to decarbonize their systems and strengthen resilience to climate change, we are reinventing the basic model for urban development that has prevailed since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
You probably don’t think of procurement —the steps governments take to obtain goods and services— as a way to create the resilient cities of the future. Think again.
Hurricane Sandy was a traumatic experience that millions of Americans consider best forgotten. But as the pain of loss and hardship fades, so can the sense of urgency for rethinking our relationship to the coast.
Caregivers are underappreciated and underutilized partners in disaster response. But with proper recognition and support, they could become a linchpin of successful disaster response.
Excerpts from four Island Press books highlight activists, organizations, and strategies from environmental movements in the past.
As climate and weather patterns shift, the resulting environmental crisis is being leveraged as a tool for terror and political violence.
Protesting may seem like an ineffective method for taking action on such a substantial issue, but raising the profile about our climate crisis is an important strategy that’s still needed in the US.