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Climate Disaster Risk Reduction & Managed Retreat, Part Two

October 25th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this two-part interview for our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, and Anna Ziolecki and Brent Doberstein from the University of Waterloo, continue their talk about disaster risk reduction and managed retreat


California Is On Fire

September 9th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

California is on fire. Those living near the affected areas have seen drastic color changes in the skies as well as ash falling on everything


A Great Idea For Tesla: Radar & Severe Weather Warnings

June 23rd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Jessica Meckmann has a great idea for Elon Musk and Tesla. Her tweet asked them if there was any chance that Tesla's premium connectivity users could get a radar overlay and severe weather warnings along their calculated route. This would be ideal for those on long road trips


Managed Retreat in the Face of Climate Change, Part 2

May 29th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second episode of a two-part podcast interview for CleanTech Talk, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, and A.R. Siders, core faculty at the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center, continue their talk about A.R.’s work as a preeminent U.S. researcher in managing retreat in the face of climate change


Managed Retreat in the Face of Climate Change, Part 1

May 29th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the first episode of a two-part podcast interview for CleanTech Talk, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, and Dr. A.R. Siders, core faculty at the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center, sit down to talk about A.R.’s work as a preeminent U.S. researcher in managing retreat in the face of climate change


NOAA Predicts More Active Atlantic Hurricane Season In 2020

May 23rd, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released its 2020 hurricane season forecast. NOAA predicts we will continue with the pattern of storms brewing above normal activity, but it will be even more extreme in the Atlantic this year. Aptly, the storm season has started early with Arthur, crossing one name off the list before the official start of the season


In The Wake Of COVID-19, Congress Must Support Pre-Disaster Mitigation Programs

April 30th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The COVID-19 crisis is compounding risks for U.S. communities still contending with past extreme weather and climate-related disasters and bracing for future disasters. The recovery could likely be compounded by a string of extreme weather events starting this spring, continuing towards the end of summer when wildfire season peaks along with extreme heat and drought conditions, lasting well into the fall through the end of hurricane season


Oxfam: Every 2 Seconds Climate Change Forces A Person From Their Home

March 1st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Every 2 seconds, climate change is forcing someone from their homes, according to data from Oxfam International. These climate-fueled disasters are the number one cause of internal displacement globally. More than 20 million people have lost their homes. This translates to one person every two seconds



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