Category Archives: Coastal Hazards

“Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale”

The Diva has been contemplating the concept of resilience, as described in the document Disaster Resilience; A National Imperative, published by the National Academy of Sciences in 2012. Reviewing it against the present setting of disaster recovery efforts in Houston, … Continue reading

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Coastal Cities Coping with Climate Change

Coastal Cities Look to Resilience Chiefs to Combat Climate Change; Global warming has created a hot new job in U.S. coastal cities

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More Resources on Global Warming, Rising Seas, and Coastal Cities

From the Journalists Resource website, maintained by Harvard University, here is a recent roundup of research on the topics of Global warming, rising seas and coastal cities: Trends, impacts and adaptation strategies.

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“Achieving Resilience in Coastal Communities”

New report from the National Wildlife Federation, released on the anniversary of H. Katrina. See: Achieving Resilience in Coastal Communities: Resources and Recommendations. 268 pages. As noted by my friends at the National Hazards Mitigation Association, some of the contents … Continue reading

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Coastal Disasters – new NAS report

Update on August 22. From the New York Times: A Project Built on Sand The take-away from the National Research Council was alarming: There is no national plan to manage the coast. No plan for storm-damage reduction. No plan for … Continue reading

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