Tag: Adaptation

Climate Report Author to Take Questions on Friday

by | 5.8.2014 at 2:17pm
Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey shore

Climate scientist Radley Horton, one of the lead authors of the National Climate Assessment report released this week, will answer your questions in an “ask me anything” session on Redditt on Friday starting at 11 a.m.

New Predictions of Climate Change’s Impact on Agriculture

by | 12.17.2013 at 3:49pm | 1 Comment
AgMIP, agriculture, climate change

Developing countries are more likely to see a drop in agricultural productivity and increased food prices due to climate change, particularly in tropical regions, according to a set of new studies out this week.

Climate Training for Development Professionals

by | 12.4.2013 at 1:25pm
Simon-CPT

The International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the U.S. Agency for International Development will launch a new set of training webcasts geared for development professionals who want to be more fluent in the science that underpins their climate change adaptation projects.

The Rebuild by Design Challenge

by | 11.27.2013 at 11:32am | 1 Comment
Photo: David Shankbone

When Hurricane Sandy hit last October, the vulnerabilities of the New York/New Jersey region to extreme weather were made all too clear. The Rebuild by Design challenge was launched to find the most innovative ways to make the region more resilient and sustainable.

Lessons From Front Lines of Climate Change

by | 10.4.2013 at 5:30pm | 1 Comment
UCCRN Cities Map COPY

Cities already lead the action on responding to climate change. And cities are utilizing groups such as the Urban Climate Change Research Network to share lessons from implementation and scholarly research on urban climate change.

Resource Consumption — the Ultimate Bubble?

by | 10.4.2013 at 10:09am
Oil pump. By rocor, via Flickr.

“Basically, the instinct of civilizations in the past has been to run off a cliff. This time it’s different. We have one global civilization, so we have to be very careful not to run off a cliff.”

On Gulf Coast, Organizing Youth to Face Disaster

by | 8.15.2013 at 3:55pm
Gulf Oil Spill

A new youth development and disaster recovery program, which grew out of research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, will debut in five Gulf Coast high schools. The project will bring together teens to create and share resources to help communities recover from disasters.

Climate Effects on NYC May Move Faster Than Previously Forecast

by | 6.12.2013 at 4:30pm
NYC 100yr flood zones NYU

The impact of climate change on New York City could be even more severe than previously thought, putting more people at risk from increasingly frequent floods and heat waves, according to a report by the New York City Panel on Climate Change that was released Monday.

IRI to develop climate adaptation tools to help farmers in South and Southeast Asia

by | 3.28.2013 at 12:14pm
F. Fiondella/IRI

A new two-year climate change initiative, led by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society aims to help farmers in Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Bangladesh reduce their vulnerability to climate risks.

IRI Names New Deputy Director

by | 3.26.2013 at 3:45pm
Haresh Bhojwani, IRI Deputy Director. Photo by Brian Kahn

Haresh Bhojwani will coordinate IRI’s connections with development and humanitarian organizations so that its research can target the needs of those vulnerable to climate impacts, especially through the institution’s international collaborations.