Category: Earth/Climate science

Drought Prediction

Drought Prediction

Drought Prediction

09/27/20

“How can we use our analytical prowess to predict droughts?”

Droughts are one of the most horrendous events that can befall an area. The lack of water can lead to agricultural failure and mass starvation. To prepare for this, Drought Prediction can be used to see when these conditions will occur. This can be accomplished using statistical techniques and watershed monitoring.

Water Storage

Water Storage

Water Storage

09/21/20

“Why should we store water for later use?”

Water is one of the most vital components of human health. However, once extracted it may not be used for a significant period of time. Because of this, dedicated Water Storage infrastructure needs to be cultivated and distributed around human settlement.  

Drainage Basins

Drainage Basins

Drainage Basins

09/19/20

“What is the common area that precipitation drains into?”

Precipitation builds up and collects volume over time. Eventually, it will need to be filtered out and drained into a common outlet. This usually ends up in Drainage Basins such as rivers, bays, or other bodies of water. Drainage basins are a vital part of the water systems of the world and without them life would not flourish.

Why Accurate Air Quality Measurement Is Critical for Public Health

Why Accurate Air Quality Measurement Is Critical for Public Health

Why Accurate Air Quality Measurement Is Critical for Public Health

09/16/20

“Why is accurate air quality measurement so critical for public health?”

Poor air quality is one of the leading causes of death and health problems worldwide. Preventative measures such as closing windows and obtaining N95 masks are critical to establishing resilience against this. However, public coordination of these efforts can only happen if an accurate estimation of what’s happening outside is measured. This is Why Accurate Air Quality Measurement Is Critical for Public Health.

Climate Adaptation and Economic Migration

Climate Adaptation and Economic Migration

Climate Adaptation and Economic Migration

09/15/20

“How can migration be a form of economic adaptation to climate change?”

As the climate changes, some areas will become more suitable for economic activity and some will be less. As a result, some communities and individuals may migrate so they can have an economic opportunity, whether it be creating a farm farther north in the northern hemisphere or opening up swimming pools in a hotter area. This is the link between Climate Adaptation and Economic Migration.

Seed Vaults

Seed Vaults

Seed Vaults

09/11/20

“How can we ensure the continuation of biodiversity by storing seeds of plant species in isolated vaults?”

The biodiversity of plants in this world is one of the most important factors for our food system. However, since industrialized agriculture relies on large quantities of monoculture, much of this biodiversity is being lost. To prevent this from happening, we can engineer giant Seed Vaults that store seeds from plant species from all over the world. In case a plant species needs to be repopulated, one can call upon the seed vault to provide supplies.

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Climate Adaptation Informational Communities

Climate Adaptation Informational Communities

Climate Adaptation Informational Communities

09/10/20

“How can we create informational communities on climate adaptation?”

Climate adaptation is one of the fastest-growing topics in the world right now. However, its novelty is also leading to a dearth of connections. For this reason, we need to see how Climate Adaptation Informational Communities can form and implement them system-wide.

South-South Cooperation on Climate Adaptation

South-South Cooperation on Climate Adaptation

South-South Cooperation on Climate Adaptation

09/09/20

“How can countries from the global south cooperate on climate adaptation?”

In the field of International Development, assistance is usually seen in the form of a country from the Global North helping one from the Global South. And while this may be beneficial, individuals in more privileged countries may not have the exact knowledge on how to best assistance from those who are not. For this reason, a new South-South Cooperation on Climate Adaptation is emerging, where countries from the Global South will work together to make their societies, infrastructures, and economy more resilient in the new climate paradigm.

Global Adaptation Cooperation

Global Adaptation Cooperation

Global Adaptation Cooperation

09/08/20

“How does global cooperation on adaptation lead towards action?”

Climate adaptation is one of the most serious tasks of the current generation. And since this is a global problem, affecting people from the wildfires in the Western US to the flooding in Bangladesh, people will need to work together. For this reason, Global Adaptation Cooperation is extremely important.