Do decisions like State Farm’s aid in moving people out of harm’s way? Climate School experts discuss.
Natural Disasters Archives - Page 2 of 57 - State of the Planet
A revamped map lets you zoom in to check the climate, weather, and geological hazards in your own backyard and then learn how to protect yourself.
An easy-to-use flood planning tool visualizes building footprint data for nearly all New York State, except New York City.
Climate School researchers are carrying out fieldwork on every continent and every ocean. A guide to upcoming projects.
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.
The words we use to describe events matter. Would a different term elicit more substantial change?
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.