Ignition Resistant Roofs

Ignition Resistant Roofs

Ignition Resistant Roofs

12/07/19

“How can we make our buildings’ roofs resistant to wildfire?”

 

Wildfires pose a threat to all buildings in or near the wildland-urban interface. To protect against this, fireproof housing designs must be implemented. Part of this will be to design Ignition Resistant Roofs that won’t flame up in the case of wildfire contact. These are usually built by lacking pores and holes for which ember can enter and having a fireproof coating.

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Fireproof Housing

Fireproof Housing

Fireproof Housing

12/06/19

“How can we create homes that are resilient to wildfires?”

 

Wildfires are destroying homes all over dry, forested areas. And with the ascent of climate change, the wildland-urban interface is only becoming larger and more deadly. To save lives, we need to think about how to make our housing stock more resilient to these disasters. This can come in the form of Fireproof Housing, often accomplished by changing the external surface to a burn-resistant material such as fiber-cement composite or creating a defensive landscape.

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Hail Resilience

Hail Resilience

Hail Resilience

12/05/19

“How can we protect ourselves against hail?”

 

Hail is very intrusive. It damages car windows, roofs, and transmission lines. As a result, we need to build Hail Resilience in some form. Whether it be bulletproof glass in windows or shielding on electricity poles, this can be accomplished.

 

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Short-Term Climate Refugees

Short-Term Climate Refugees

Short-Term Climate Refugees

12/04/19

“How are people temporarily displaces from their homes because of climate change?”

 

Climate change is making environmental disasters larger and stronger than ever before. Whether it be the fires raging in Northern California or the Hurricanes blasting Puerto Rico, things are definitely not what they used to be. This can cause locations to be temporarily uninhabitable, and only after infrastructure reaches a certain level of repair can these Short-Term Climate Refugees return to their home. An example of this can be found in Hurricane Katrina, where numerous families from New Orleans had to spend extended time outside of the city before returning.

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Why Education Will Be Necessary to Build a Resilient Society

Why Education Will Be Necessary to Build a Resilient Society

Why Education Will Be Necessary to Build a Resilient Society

12/03/19

“Why will education be a vital part of building climate change resilience?”

 

On this blog, we have talked about how building resilience will involve large investments in infrastructure and policy. However, another aspect is often overlooked but just as vital, education. Since people will need to learn about what resilience and climate change is and how to prepare for it, they will need to receive some form of education. This could through a myriad of different ways, such as through standard classrooms, billboard signs explaining what to do in case of an emergency, or even on Twitter. This is Why Education Will Be Necessary to Build a Resilient Society.

Wildfire Fuel

Wildfire Fuel

Wildfire Fuel

12/02/19

“What causes wildfires to occur?”

 

Wildfires can devastate communities and are only becoming a more pertinent problem with the advent of climate change. But what exactly is the primary factor for their spread? Well, just like parasites need a host to grow, fires need substances to burn. This Wildfire Fuel often comes in the form of trees, bushes, grass, and other burnable vegetative material that wildfire fuel managers have to contend with.

How Climate Change Will Disrupt Global Supply Chains

How Climate Change Will Disrupt Global Supply Chains

How Climate Change Will Disrupt Global Supply Chains

12/01/19

“How will global supply chains be critically impacted by climate change?”

 

Global supply chains for businesses rest upon the physical transport of items, which are contingent upon weather conditions. However, with the Earth’s equilibrium being sent into imbalance with climate change, these conditions are going to become more chaotic, whether it be greater turbulence in the oceans impeding freight traffic or ports being flooded by sea-level rise, governments, institutions, and individuals will need to deal with How Climate Change Will Disrupt Global Supply Chains.