climate change

Australian Tropical Cyclones in a Warmer World

Chelsea Parker, Post-graduate Researcher

Brown University

Tropical cyclones (also known as hurricanes) are one of the costliest natural disasters in terms of both physical damages and loss of life. Tropical cyclones primarily derive their energy from the warm ocean surfaces, which are already experiencing increased temperatures.  With further warming projected for decades to come, it is crucial to understand how tropical cyclones will behave in a warmer world.

Why climate change will cause more large, destructive hurricanes

By Greg Holland, Director C3WE

This blog was first published by Temblor, on September 11 2017

Impact of Climate Change on Gulf of Mexico Hurricanes

By Cindy L. Bruyère, C3WE Deputy Director

Fostering Dialogue to Support Community Resilience

By Emily Jack-Scott, Aspen Global Change Institute, and Susan Moser Research Consultancy

The term ‘resilience’ has been adopted by many different disciplines in recent years to embody many different meanings and objectives. The use of the term ‘resilience’ in published literature has increased tenfold in the last decade alone, begging the question:

What is resilience?

State of Colorado Launches Innovative New Resiliency and Recovery Resources

By Rob Pressly, Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office

The Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office, and C3WE partner, is pleased to announce the release of three new recovery and resiliency resources.

Scaling regional partnerships at the National and European levels

By Abad Chabbi and Margaux Dillon, AnaEE

Research infrastructures depend on a favorable institutional context, insofar as they strive to develop concepts and tools for the greater societal good, but also because its mission statement depends so greatly on accessing policy-makers and funding. As a result, transnational and transdisciplinary organizations the likes of AnaEE keep tabs on political activity, in an effort to anticipate possible impacts on their operations.

ICNet Experts Work to Address Climate Extremes and Pressing Infrastructure Issues

by Jennifer Jacobs and Jo Daniels, University of New Hampshire

The Infrastructure and Climate Network (ICNet) is a network of transportation infrastructure researchers, practitioners, and climate scientists based in the U.S. Northeast. Its mission is to provide actionable climate change data needed to advance infrastructure research and adaptation.

Climate resilience and graceful failure

By Geoffrey Saville, Willis Group

Extreme weather events are opportunists. They strike indiscriminately, and selectively expose the parts of society that are underprepared and most vulnerable. We see the lack of resilience to extreme events in the most susceptible regions time and time again in the loss of life and livelihoods and the destruction of properties and businesses.

Hurricane Katrina: What if it happened today?

By Marc Lehmann and Geoffrey Saville, Willis Towers Watson

Hurricane Katrina caused the deaths of an estimated 1833 people, wreaked havoc to an entire region and left a scar on the American psyche. Catastrophes of a similar scale could happen at any time, so what can policy-makers, local communities, private sector organisations and the insurance industry do about it?

Urban Climate Adaptation Tool

By Jack Fellows, Director, Climate Change Science Institute 

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