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We Must Incorporate Social Justice When Planning for Compound Disasters

When multiple disasters combine, marginalized communities are impacted the hardest. A new paper offers suggestions for dealing with these combined threats.

by Jackie Klopp, Andrew Kruczkiewicz, and Joshua Fisher |May 12, 2021
A giant sandstorm pummels northern South Sudan

Double Trouble: The Importance of Thinking About Compound Risk

Compound risk — when multiple risks occur simultaneously, or one after another — was the topic of a recent discussion as part of the Resilience Media Project, a part of the Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at the Earth Institute.

by |August 11, 2020

COVID-19 Highlights the Need to Plan for Joint Disasters

Summertime brings hurricane season, heat waves, wildfires, and flooding. Is the U.S. prepared to deal with extreme weather at the same time as a pandemic?

by |May 22, 2020
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Preparing For When Climate Change Throws a One-Two Punch

The impacts of climate change don’t always come one at a time. A recent workshop focused on what’s needed to predict and adapt when multiple climate-related disasters happen simultaneously.

by |June 12, 2019