Category: Earth/Climate science

Climate Adaptation Budget Prioritization

Climate Adaptation Budget Prioritization

Climate Adaptation Budget Prioritization

07/14/20

“How should we prioritize budgets for climate adaptation?”

 

Climate adaptation is a fascinating world. There seem to be so many projects to do, from wildfire research to flood planning. However, all of these cost time and money, which are not finite resources. Because of this, Climate Adaptation Budget Prioritization needs to take place. This includes activities such as scoping out the needs for the community, evaluating cash on hand, and creating a long-term scenario plan.

Climate Reassurance

Climate Reassurance

Climate Reassurance

07/13/20

“Why do we need to be reassured about surviving and thriving in climate change?”

 

Every day, we seem to be bombarded with bad news about the climate. Whether it be the ever-rising sea levels or the ascent of more vermin infestations, things seem to be perpetually making our climate anxiety tick. But extreme fear will only lead to paralysis. Climate Reassurance can be used to inform everyone that change is possible and that we can get this solution under control. One example includes the world-famous Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez and her Green New Deal Platform.

 

The Social Cost of Carbon

The Social Cost of Carbon

The Social Cost of Carbon

07/12/20

“How can we assign a social cost to carbon?”

 

As the climate becomes hotter and hotter, the more disasters will take place over the world. And since this increase is primarily driven by carbon, wouldn’t it make sense to estimate the amount of economic damage that emitting one more unit of CO2 would do? This is the main idea behind The Social Cost of Carbon and is an avenue being explored by researchers all over the world.

Climate Anxiety

Climate Anxiety

Climate Anxiety

07/11/20

“Why are people becoming more anxious about the changing climate?”

 

Anxiety is a common part of human existence, whether it be from passing a test to losing one’s job. However, with the advent of climate, Climate Anxiety is going to become apparent as people will be nervous about losing their places of residence and livelihoods to climate change. 

Climate-Induced Insect Swarm Resilience

Climate-Induced Insect Swarm Resilience

Climate-Induced Insect Swarm Resilience

07/09/20

“Why will we have to prepare for climate-induced insect swarms?”

 

With the advent of climate change, insect swarms are going to become much more prevalent. To combat this, governments and communities are going to see how they can adapt to this and create Climate-Induced Insect Swarm Resilience. This can be accomplished by many actions such as preparing supplies or refurbishing homes.

Why a Diverse Stakeholder Group Is Necessary for Proper Climate Adaptation Work

Why a Diverse Stakeholder Group Is Necessary for Proper Climate Adaptation Work

Why a Diverse Stakeholder Group Is Necessary for Proper Climate Adaptation Work

06/30/20

“Why is a diverse stakeholder group necessary for proper climate adaptation work?”

 

Climate Adaptation projects revolve around working with stakeholders. But if the stakeholder group is comprised only of individuals from systematically privileged backgrounds, then numerous misadaptations may occur. If representatives from all communities affected can attend, then this problem can be filtered out. This is Why a Diverse Stakeholder Group Is Necessary for Proper Climate Adaptation Work.

Climate Redlining

Climate Redlining

Climate Redlining

06/28/20

“How might climate change spur a new form of redlining?”

 

Climate change is causing entire regions of cities to become less inhabitable. As more data on climate vulnerabilities becomes available, investors become more aware of these risks, and may exacerbate or even deny financial services to residents in these neighborhoods. Since previous systemic exclusion has caused less-privileged groups to live in such zones, this will further perpetuate inequality and constitute a new form of Climate Redlining.

Rental Assistance and Climate Resilience

Rental Assistance and Climate Resilience

Rental Assistance and Climate Resilience

06/27/20

“How can rental assistance be apart of climate resilience?”

 

When a climate disaster strikes, residents may be unable to work at their normal jobs or leave their living space. This may cause them to lose income, which can land in eviction if they can not pay their rent on time. If rental assistance can be provided, then they can stay in their homes and weather out any difficulties, thereby increasing the region’s adaptive capacity. This is the connection between Rental Assistance and Climate Resilience.

Climate Economic Impacts and Equity

Climate Economic Impacts and Equity

Climate Economic Impacts and Equity

06/22/20

“Why do climate economic impacts have to do with equity?”

 

Climate change is going to wreak havoc on the world’s economic institutions. The brunt of this will be felt by communities that have been oppressed by preexisting oppressive power structures. If we are to make a truly climate-resilient world, then we will need to discuss the link between Climate Economic Impacts and Equity.

And don’t forget, #BlackLivesMatter