Author: Isaac Gendler

Climate Adaptation Redesign

Climate Adaptation Redesign

Climate Adaptation Redesign

11/22/20

“Why will we need to redesign everything for climate impacts?”

Climate change is upending everything in society. As such, our designs for everything we had in the past will need to change as well. This Climate Adaptation Redesign is going to become a part of our everyday life.

Tax Base Loss and Managed Retreat

Tax Base Loss and Managed Retreat

Tax Base Loss and Managed Retreat

11/21/20

“How can managed retreat lead to a tax base loss?”

Managed retreat is used to move people out of high-risk disaster zones. However, if these same people leave the entire municipality, then they leave the tax base as well. This causes a loss of income for the municipality, which could make building further adaptive capacity more difficult. Future community managers and organizers must take into account Tax Base Loss and Managed Retreat in their climate adaptation plans.

Why Holidays Lead to Increased Carbon Emissions

Why Holidays Lead to Increased Carbon Emissions

Why Holidays Lead to Increased Carbon Emissions

11/20/20

“Why do holidays lead to increased carbon emissions?”

Everyone loves holidays. They allow families to reconnect, friends to rejoice, and communities to celebrate. However, they come with one big problem. Holiday seasons come with increased levels of travel, food consumption, and material use. All of these activities produce carbon emissions. So logically, holiday seasons further accelerate global warming. So next time, be mindful of how festivals contribute to environmental degradation, and Why Holidays Lead to Increased Carbon Emissions.

Climate Adaptation Planning

Climate Adaptation Planning

Climate Adaptation Planning

11/19/20

“How can we make plans to adapt to climate change?”

Climate adaptation is something that all areas of the globe are going to have to plan for. To accomplish this, they are going to have to look into Climate Adaptation Planning, whether this be through trimming trees for wildfire preparation or creating porous sidewalks for extreme flooding.

Desertification

Desertification

Desertification

11/18/20

“How can drylands turn into a desert?”

The climate is changing. And one of the most brutal aspects of it is occurring in dry climates right now. As dry climates become drier, some of them are becoming at risk of being reclassified as deserts. This shift will induce systemic ecosystem change that could result in millions of not billions losing food access. Desertification is a strong issue that must be dealt with considerably.

Home Hardening Adaptation Programs

Home Hardening Adaptation Programs

Home Hardening Adaptation Programs

11/17/20

“How can governments institute programs to harden community homes against the effects of climate change?”

Home hardening is one of the most effective ways to adapt to climate change, whether it be for preventing wildfire damage or flooding. However, sometimes leaving everything up to individual mandate won’t solve things by themselves. Home Hardening Adaptation Programs may need to be implemented through mandates and subsidizations. These can ease the stress on people can produce more resilient communities.

How Housing Densification Can Protect Against Sea-Level Rise

How Housing Densification Can Protect Against Sea-Level Rise

How Housing Densification Can Protect Against Sea-Level Rise

11/16/20

“How can housing densification protect against sea-level rise?”

With the advent of climate change, sea-level rise is going to consume more and more land available for people to live. To accommodate the people who will be forced to move, housing densification can occur in safe areas away from flood zones, leading to a more available living space and an adapted, resilient future. This is How Housing Densification Can Protect Against Sea-Level Rise.

Resilience Funding

Resilience Funding

Resilience Funding

11/15/20

“How will resilience projects be financed?”

Whether we like it or not, climate change has arrived and will be here to stay. Communities and infrastructure are going to be devastated, and it’s important to make sure too much tragedy, particularly for vulnerable communities, will not occur. This can be solved using Resilience Funding, in which special funds are permitted to finance updates to infrastructure.

Climate Reparations

Climate Reparations

Climate Reparations

11/04/20

“Why should we consider climate reparations?”

The more resources that a country uses, the more greenhouse gases it emits. So it should not come as a surprise that wealthier nations have contributed more to climate change than lower-income ones. And since the effects of climate change are hitting lower-income countries earlier and with more deadly force, there needs to be serious talk about adjusting for equity. This can come in the form of Climate Reparations, in which wealthier nations and individuals pay for their lower-income counterparts for putting them in catastrophic positions. Climate reparations is a deep and complex topic and is something that will become more prominent in the future.