Try googling "resiliency," "rebuild after storm," etc. and you will come up with millions of hits. Today I searched to see if North Carolina is talking about the pros and cons of rebuilding and I found an article in Insurance Journal. It was interesting for multiple reasons, but the take away - it's complicated! At this point the politicians, policy makers, home owners, scientists and businesses are having trouble getting through today, let alone planning for the next thirty years. At the end of the article someone who works on a pier that is consistently damaged in coastal storms is quoted as saying, “One day I hope people understand the power of water. … It don’t play.”
Check out the article here.
Our SAGE article is published! Check it out and let us know what you think. Thank you to the Sustainability and to special editors Prof. Steven Scyphers and
Prof. Dr. Michael W. Beck
Hamin, E.M.; Abunnasr, Y.; Roman Dilthey, M.; Judge, P.K.; Kenney, M.A.; Kirshen, P.; Sheahan, T.C.; DeGroot, D.J.; Ryan, R.L.; McAdoo, B.G.; Nurse, L.; Buxton, J.A.; Sutton-Grier, A.E.; Albright, E.A.; Marin, M.A.; Fricke, R. Pathways to Coastal Resiliency: The Adaptive Gradients Framework. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2629.
Every now and then I like to type in the words "coastal resilience" to see what comes up. This time I found the US Climate Resilience Toolkit. SAGE has come up with 8 different factors to consider when approaching a project: exposure reduction, cost efficiency, institutional capacity, ecological enhancement, adaptation over time, greenhouse gas reduction, participatory process and social benefits. The US Climate Toolkit has five steps, one of which includes prioritizing and planning and this step includes looking at resilience, economic impacts, environmental impacts and implementation. However, this step does not guide groups in how to best look at their project as comprehensively as SAGE. SAGE has a lot to offer - time to get the word out!
Here is the link to the Toolkit: https://toolkit.climate.gov/#steps