Resilience and the climate threat, guest-edited by Alice C. Hill

By Alice C. Hill | March 7, 2018

Note: The entire March/April has been made free-access until June, 2018

In early February, the Trump administration unveiled a $1.5-trillion infrastructure plan that has received criticism on several fronts. Chief among the complaints is a lack of planning for civil and infrastructure disruptions resulting from extreme weather and a changing climate. But the Trump administration isn’t unique in this regard: studies indicate that governments around the world underinvest in infrastructure resilience by at least 70 percent. But what do we mean when we say “resilience?” And who benefits from efforts that do exist?

The March/April issue of our digital journal explores resilience and the climate threat and is guest-edited by Alice C. Hill, research fellow at the Stanford University Hoover Institution and former senior director for resilience policy for the National Security Council. Hill’s work focuses on building resilience to destabilizing catastrophic events, including the impacts of climate change, and she brings her considerable expertise to this special issue.

Special issue: Resilience and the climate threat

An overview of “resilience” and climate change
Alice C. Hill and William Kakenmaster

Investing in resilience today to prepare for tomorrow’s climate change
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz

Smart adaptation in an era of rising climate risks
Christopher B. Field

Sea level rise—from my front porch
William A. Stiles, Jr.

A resilient community is one that includes and protects everyone
Marcie Roth

Resilience for power systems amid a changing climate
Sarah M. Jordaan

Other Features

Internet of Nuclear Things: Managing the proliferation risks of 3-D printing technology
Wyatt Hoffman, Tristan Volpe

The global impacts of a terrorist nuclear attack: What would happen? What should we do?
Irma Arguello, Emiliano J. Buis

Nuclear Notebook

United States nuclear forces, 2018
Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris


Gene drive pioneer Kevin Esvelt tries to make science less secret
Elisabeth Eaves.

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