Day: February 1, 2020

Why Tight-Knit Communities Are More Resilient to Climate Change

Why Tight-Knit Communities Are More Resilient to Climate Change

Why Tight-Knit Communities Are More Resilient to Climate Change

02/01/20

“Why is it that tight-knit communities have better resilience to climate change?”

 

When disaster strikes, community life is disrupted. However, if these communities have formed tight-knit interdependent relationships, then they can work together to surmount any challenges. This vital characteristic proved itself during the 1995 Chicago heatwave when the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago had a fatality rate 1/11th that of the Englewood neighborhood due to its closer community despite having similar demographics, location, and resources. This is Why Tight-Knit Communities Are More Resilient to Climate Change.