A CUNY report suggests that some 500,000 people could leave Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. One month after the hurricane, 80% of the island remains without power, approximately 1/4 of its residents lack access to clean drinking water, and access to medical care is severely curtailed.
What can we do about climate change? The Best Climate Practices Observatory has just announced its fifth challenge “Building local resilience to climate disaster risk, in a search for innovative best practices to address the severe danger from extreme weather events. The 2017 contest, which begins March 13 and runs
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, speaking at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, yesterday emphasized the need to “embed Disaster Risk Reduction into the very DNA of our sustainable development framework.” “Sustainability starts in Sendai,” he said. “Disaster Risk Reduction can be a front
Seychelles launched a week long series of weather reports imagining what a climate changed world might look like in 2050. Weather forecasters from Madagascar and Chile, Cuba and Ghana, Italy and Nigeria are participating in the third installment of the WMO’s Weather Reports from the Future series. 2050 Weather launches
Young Climate Change Mappers continue work through the end of this week, uploading geolocations and images as key contributions to UNICEF’s global digital chart highlighting climate change and disaster risk reduction throughout the world. They will come together at the March 13 World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai,
Children as Agents of Adaptation Educational Philosophy “We are hurtling towards a future where the gains being made for the world’s children are threatened and their health, well being, livelihoods and survival are compromised … despite being the least responsible for the causes. We need to listen to them.” —David