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Resilient Coastal Communities and Climate Adaptation: Lessons from New York for New Zealand

A Fulbright scholar from the South Pacific shares the lessons she will bring home after a research fellowship with the Climate School’s Resilient Coastal Communities Project.

by Aya Morris |January 20, 2023

Flooding in California: What Went Wrong, and What Comes Next

Climate School experts help to explain this devastating weather and what it means in the broader conversation of climate change and disaster response.

by |January 12, 2023

Flooding Significantly Impacts African Food Security, Says Study

At a time when flooding is overtaking many parts of the world, millions of people in Africa are going hungry when croplands, livestock and infrastructure are inundated. But the results are complicated.

by |October 17, 2022
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The Flood Seen From Space: Pakistan’s Apocalyptic Crisis

Flooding is not uncommon for Pakistan, but the current crisis is simply unprecedented.

by Hadia A. Sheerazi |September 12, 2022

Multiform Floods: A Growing Climate Threat

When different types of floods occur in close succession or simultaneously, the challenges to communities can be immense.

by Astrid Caldas |August 16, 2022
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What’s Causing the Devastating Floods in China, India, and Bangladesh?

Climate School experts explain the conditions contributing to heavy downpours that are displacing millions in Asia.

by |June 22, 2022
Map: U.S. Social Vulnerability Index Grids

Data Dive: Carolynne Hultquist on Spatial Data, Social Vulnerability and Disasters

Dr Hultquist discusses fusing GIS with crowd-sourced and social data to uncover new insights and inform disaster preparedness and response.

by |February 10, 2022
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Teaming Up for Coastal Resilience and Climate Justice in NYC

The Resilient Coastal Communities Project will help address the growing risks of storm surge, flash flooding and sea level rise, in an inclusive and holistic manner.

by Paul Gallay, Annel Hernandez, and Eddie Bautista |January 31, 2022
Nooksack River in Washington State

Atmospheric Rivers Spur Debates on Flood Management in Washington State

After receiving unprecedented amounts of rainfall late last year, communities in northwestern Washington are asking questions about how to prevent flood damage in a warmer and wetter climate.

by |January 31, 2022

When Record-Breaking Is the Norm: Mitigating the Impacts of Extreme Rainfall Events in a Changing Climate

Rainfall extremes this year affected millions.

by Kai Kornhuber, Mona Hemmati and Andrew Kruczkiewicz |September 20, 2021