Category: Policy

Why Less Harsh Climate Migration Laws Can Prevent Genocides

Why Less Harsh Climate Migration Laws Can Prevent Genocides

Why Less Harsh Climate Migration Laws Can Prevent Genocides

01/27/21

“How could less harsh climate migration laws prevent genocides?”

Today marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Eighty years ago, 6 million Jews and 11 million Roma, Slavs, Afro-Europeans, Soviet civilians and prisoners of war, Disabled people, homosexual men, and political dissidents were massacred in what is now known as one of the greatest atrocities to ever occur. Much of this was caused by the fact that other nations such as the United States refused to take in refugees from these groups even as they knew that the genocide was going on. 

In the future, climate refugee population is going to explode in the coming years. If no action is taken, then many of these communities may face certain death. By allowing them into other countries, we can avert this catastrophe from happening. This is Why Less Harsh Climate Migration Laws Can Prevent Genocides.

Land Taxes to Benefit Indigenous Communities

Land Taxes to Benefit Indigenous Communities

Land Taxes to Benefit Indigenous Communities

01/26/21

“How can we make a land tax to benefit indigenous communities?”

If you are living in stolen indigenous land like the U.S, Canada, or Australia, you are benefiting from violent settler-colonialism. To assist and help repair the damage done to the local indigenous community, a land-tax can be paid that directly goes to them. An example can be found in the voluntary Shuumi Land Tax for non-indigenous individuals living on traditional Lisjan Ohlone territory (the modern-day Eastern San Francisco Bay). This is how to use Land Taxes to Benefit Indigenous Communities.

Why There May Be More Pets in Shelters as a Result of Climate Change Impacts

Why There May Be More Pets in Shelters as a Result of Climate Change Impacts

Why There May Be More Pets in Shelters as a Result of Climate Change Impacts

01/25/21

“Why may there be more pets in shelters as a result of climate change impacts?”

As more climate impacts occur from Global Warming, more households will be separated. This may cause furry animals to get lost from their original owners and end up in pounds. This is Why There May Be More Pets in Shelters as a Result of Climate Change Impacts.

How to Prepare for Climate Change Impacts Through Home Repair Programs

How to Prepare for Climate Change Impacts Through Home Repair Programs

How to Prepare for Climate Change Impacts Through Home Repair Programs 

01/24/21

“How can we prepare for climate change impacts through home repair programs?”

Homes in disrepair are more prone to be hurt by climate impacts. To prevent against this, repairs and retrofits can be taken out by local governments to strengthen their adaptation capability. Whether it be through updating a building to the latest wildfire codes or elevating it to accommodate for sea-level rise, this is How to Prepare for Climate Change Impacts Through Home Repair Programs.

Climate Trajectories

Climate Trajectories

Climate Trajectories

01/23/21

“What are the different climate trajectories that we may be headed towards?”

Depending on how much investment is put into climate mitigation, we may be headed on vastly different trajectories. A 2 degrees C rise in temperatures by mid-century is going to be catastrophically different than one that is 5 degrees c. This is why understanding Climate Trajectories is so important, especially for designing climate-adapted infrastructure.

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International Climate Disasters

International Climate Disasters

International Climate Disasters

01/22/21

“What happens when a climate disaster strikes multiple countries at once?”

Climate disasters are commonly thought of as harming only one country. However, this is not always the case. Multiple countries can be hit at once. Examples include wildfire smoke in 2020 that spread from Baja California Mexico through the Western U.S Coast Into Canadian British Columbia or hurricanes that strike a contingent of island nations in the West Indies. International Climate Disasters require cooperation between multiple countries and will deepen with the advent of climate change.

Climate Adaptation Funding Gap Analysis

Climate Adaptation Funding Gap Analysis

Climate Adaptation Funding Gap Analysis

01/21/21

“How can we find gaps in climate adaptation funding?”

Climate adaptation funding is the driver behind resilience projects. However, some items get underfunded when they shouldn’t be. This is particularly common for projects that actually assist front-line communities. To solve this, we can use Climate Adaptation Funding Gap Analysis such as statistics to look for these problems.

Why Open Borders Can Save Millions of Climate Refugee Lives

Why Open Borders Can Save Millions of Climate Refugee Lives

Why Open Borders Can Save Millions of Climate Refugee Lives

01/20/21

“How could open borders save the lives of millions of climate refugees?”

The advent of climate change is going to uproot millions of people. These climate refugees may have to leave their country entirely. If other nations do not accept them, then they may be left out to perish. However, if open borders are implemented, then these people will be able to move into safer lands where they can find support. This is Why Open Borders Can Save Millions of Climate Refugee Lives.

Green-Grey Infrastructure Planning

Green-Grey Infrastructure Planning

Green-Grey Infrastructure Planning

01/18/21

“How can we combine green and grey infrastructure planning together?”

Green infrastructure and grey infrastructure are often thought of as being in direct conflict with one another. However, given the ferocity of climate change, both will be needed to build disaster-adapted infrastructure. Therefore, Green-Grey Infrastructure Planning will need to be done. One example is restoring a mangrove forest on the outer banks of a delta while building a porous street to flush out extraneous water.