Disaster expert Jeffrey Schlegelmilch discusses February’s devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the challenges to building resilience, and how emergencies can reveal the inner workings of a society.
|March 15, 2023
The words we use to describe events matter. Would a different term elicit more substantial change?
|March 14, 2023
We need to build our response capacity leading up to extreme-weather emergencies and implement a more systematic and assured process of reconstruction for victims in the aftermath.
Aircraft collecting data from clouds of smoke have revealed surprising effects of wildfires on the ground.
As earthquake engineers stress, most of the time, buildings kill people, not the shaking itself. It’s exceedingly hard to unbuild, move back, or retrofit buildings at scale.
With a $1.5 million grant from FEMA, Columbia Climate School’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness will create and deliver trainings on climate resilience with a focus on equity for state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency managers.
Climate School experts help to explain this devastating weather and what it means in the broader conversation of climate change and disaster response.
States have already filed at least 39 bills related to disaster resilience. Here, a closer look at what they focus on.
|January 11, 2023
Atmospheric rivers continue to hit California. What do these events mean for flooding and other potential disasters in California’s future?
As disasters become more expensive, state-level recovery measures are increasing in importance. A new report sheds light on state efforts to prioritize disaster resilience and recovery.
Lucia Bragg, Gillian McBride, Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, and Lauren Esposito
|December 13, 2022