Wildfire Economic Resilience

Wildfire Economic Resilience

Wildfire Economic Resilience

05/13/21

“How can we build economic resilience to wildfires?”

Wildfires are becoming an even more serious threat in Mediterranean climates. This will pose serious threats to their nature-based economies, whether it be wineries in California or tourism sites in Portugal. To prevent unnecessary economic damage, we will need to invest in Wildfire Economic Resilience and modify our structures around the issue. Examples include using fire-adapted shrubbery or learning controlled-burning techniques from indigenous people.

Intranational Climate Equity Cooperation

Intranational Climate Equity Cooperation

Intranational Climate Equity Cooperation

05/12/21

“How can we cooperate on climate equity projects within our own country?”

Climate equity is one of the most important concerns in our world. While it can be done internationally, we must also think of what is happening within our own backyards. Intranational Climate Equity Cooperation will be the tool used to solve this, whether it be wildfire planning in the Western U.S or sea-level rise work in Bangladesh.

Why Land Reclamation Can Lead to Worse Flooding

Why Land Reclamation Can Lead to Worse Flooding

Why Land Reclamation Can Lead to Worse Flooding

05/08/21

“Why does reclaimed land lead to worse flooding?”

Many keen observers have noticed that areas that started a land reclamation process experience worse flooding. This is because reclaimed land destroys natural barriers such as wetlands and mangroves. To prevent this from happening, municipalities and land-use managers should look into more natural and gradual processes and practices for land reclamation (if they even do it at all). This is Why Land Reclamation Can Lead to Worse Flooding.

Year-Round Wildfire Seasons

Year-Round Wildfire Seasons

Year-Round Wildfire Seasons

05/07/21

“Why will there be year-round wildfire seasons for Mediterranean climates in the future?”

Climate change is causing rainfall levels to decline and average temperatures to escalate in Mediterranean climatic zones, thereby expanding the wildfire season. However, this might be exacerbated so much that the wildfire season may never end, and instead any time of the year will be ripe for wildfires. Year-Round Wildfire Seasons are coming and will soon be a part of life for many Mediterranean areas.

Why Indigenous People Must Be Compensated for Sharing Their Climate Adaptation Knowledge

Why Indigenous People Must Be Compensated for Sharing Their Climate Adaptation Knowledge

Why Indigenous People Must Be Compensated for Sharing Their Climate Adaptation Knowledge

05/06/21

“Why do you need to compensate indigenous people for sharing their climate adaptation knowledge?”

Indigenous people in all parts of the world have wide and deep expertise of their surrounding environments that is far beyond what colonizers know about. For this reason, many adaptation practitioners will want to use the knowledge that indigenous people have cultivated over the millennia. However, giving out this knowledge takes time and resources, and there needs to be assurance that it will not be used against them. If this does not happen, then it amounts to exploitation. This is Why Indigenous People Must Be Compensated for Sharing Their Climate Adaptation Knowledge.

Climate Evictions

Climate Evictions

Climate Evictions

05/05/21

“How will climate impacts lead to an increase in evictions?”

Climate change is going to make areas less fit for human habitation. This effect will be seen evenly, with some places losing habitability faster than others. Since some areas will become more desirable to live in face of this, there will be more demand to live in these places by wealthy people. If nothing is done to stop this, a wave of Climate Evictions will occur displacing lower-income and oppressed people living in climate safe areas.