Natural disaster reconstruction will not be easy, but our greatest assets in the rebuilding efforts are our communities and our common values.
First responders have learned how to reduce the death toll from natural disasters, but America’s long-term response and approach to reconstruction suffers from uncertainty, bureaucracy and inadequate resources of every kind. Until we understand that disaster reconstruction is not part of emergency response, it will remain a disaster.
In October 2012, Sandy devastated large swaths of the city with floods and fire. How well have we recovered? And will we be ready for the next big storm?
If a serious cyclone were to strike Mumbai, the results could be catastrophic, says a study underway at Columbia.
The federal response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was far too slow and small to deal with the massive scale of the disaster, but the future potential for Puerto Rico could be achieved by constructing a more resilient, storm-resistant built environment.
New York’s lessons from Hurricane Sandy can help in the wake of Harvey and Irma.
Hoaxes have been calling Irma a Category 6 hurricane, but there’s no such thing. Could there be, in the future?
How a business contributes to and is impacted by the changing climate is becoming increasingly important for shareholders.
As Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean with winds up to 185 miles per hour, Earth Institute experts are standing by to answer questions from the media.
National security is about protecting the safety and way of life of the American people. It is the single most important responsibility of government. We need to get past dysfunction and treat natural and human made disaster response and recovery as a national security issue.