Where Climate Change and Land Use Collide:  Lessons from Disaster Mitigation and Adaption

June 12, 2013
2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern

Please join us for our June Learning Network call on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 pm ET to explore lessons learned from our increasingly frequent experiences with “natural” disasters in the West and East -- and what it will take to better prepare for and avoid future disasters.

The past decade has brought increasingly unpredictable and damaging weather patterns. Long-lasting drought and raging wildfires routinely hit the West. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and tropical storms sweep through the South, East and -- most recently - the Midwest. The understandable impulse to focus exclusively on rescue and rebuilding can obscure an important underlying story: The ways in which we are growing — too close to shorelines or forests, without regard to the reality of our changing weather — put people and their communities at risk.  Stir in aging infrastructure, stretched public coffers, and the fact that our most vulnerable often live in the most hard-hit places, and the result is combustible mix.

Where Climate Change and Land Use Collide:  Lessons from Disaster Mitigation and Adaption

Learning Network Call
June 12, 2013