Tag: Policy

Misadaptation

Misadaptation

Misadaptation

05/16/20

“How can climate adaptation be appropriated for nefarious purposes?”

 

Discussion of climate adaptation and resilience is becoming more apparent in the world. However, just like greenwashing takes place in mitigation, misadaptation can exacerbate climate vulnerabilities for marginalized populations while benefiting privileged ones. For example, building a levee that causing flooding down a river only shifts the climate risks, not mollifies it.

Computational Migration Analysis

Computational Migration Analysis

Computational Migration Analysis

05/15/20

“How can we analyze how migration occurs using computational technology?”

 

Migrations are one of the key themes of human existence. Whether it on a grand scale like the original movement out of Africa and the upcoming mass climate displacement or smaller such as the Great Migration of African Americans from the American South to the North and modern-day international immigration. However, analyzing this can be very complicated, requiring researchers to keep track of a variety of tables, notes, and diagrams. Taking inspiration from computational demographic techniques, Computational Migration Analysis can be done to see how movement occurs. This is usually accomplished with tools such as census data, life tables, and statistical distributions.

How Climate Change Will Affect Hydropower Production

How Climate Change Will Affect Hydropower Production

How Climate Change Will Affect Hydropower Production

05/13/20

“How will climate change affect hydropower production?”

 

With the advent of climate change, precipitation levels will drastically increase in some areas and decrease in others. The former can cause water body flooding while the latter would lead to drought. These events could destroy the hydropower plant parts and diminish the energy source respectively. This is How Climate Change Will Affect Hydropower Production.

 

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Why It Would Be Good for Pest Control to Become More Knowledgable About Climate Change

Why It Would Be Good for Pest Control to Become More Knowledgable About Climate Change

Why It Would Be Good for Pest Control to Become More Knowledgable About Climate Change

05/11/20

“Why would it be a good idea for pest control to learn more about climate change?”

 

The pest control profession is often thought up as being static in nature. Not changing, only using time-proven methods. However, with the advent of climate change, vermin infestations are going to become more and more out of control. Because of this, pest control professionals should learn about how the changing weather and precipitation levels will affect their work. This is Why It Would Be Good for Pest Control to Become More Knowledgable About Climate Change.

Why Global Warming Will Lead to More Vermin Infestations

Why Global Warming Will Lead to More Vermin Infestations

Why Global Warming Will Lead to More Vermin Infestations

05/08/20

“Why will global warming lead to more vermin infestations?”

 

Vermin infestations are the worst. Whether it’s roaches in a house or rats in a workplace, these pesty creatures always seem to bring trouble along with them. Usually, when colder weather arrives, these species die off and their breeding process slows down. However, with the advent of Global Warming, temperatures are expected to rise (on average) and rain is on track to explode throughout the year. This will give pests more time to breed and less time to die, leading towards more outbreaks. This is Why Global Warming Will Lead to More Vermin Infestations.

Climate Disinformation

Climate Disinformation

Climate Disinformation

05/06/20

“Why do malevolent institutions try to spread disinformation about climate change?”

 

Although climate change will bring extreme suffering to people of all backgrounds, certain institutions are based upon the very sources that are causing it. Since moving to more sustainable physical and social infrastructures would harm their economic bottom line, they try to slow it by spreading doubt about climate change. This Climate Disinformation strategy takes multiple forms, such as in think tanks or funding politicians and parties to repeat their lies. If you would like to learn more about this topic, you can find more information on the website of the Union of Concerned Scientists here.

Climate Insurance Equity

Climate Insurance Equity

Climate Insurance Equity

05/05/20

“Why does equity need to be discussed with regard to climate insurance?”

 

With the advent of climate change, more and more personal property is going to become damaged and destroyed. New climate insurance programs have already have sprung up to address this occurrence. However, communities that have borne the brunt of systematic discrimination will be at the front lines of climate change and will be unable to pay into many of these systems. Because of this, Climate Insurance Equity will need to come into discussion and be actively implemented.