What do we mean when we speak in terms of “resilience?” Why has “resilience” become the hot buzzword, and why is it useful for political leaders who want to avoid saying the words “climate change?” Will the choice of words make a difference when it comes to the need to design infrastructure – roa
Around the world, shoreline communities such as Norfolk, Virginia are seriously threatened by sea level rise. In previous decades, before the risks associated with climate change were widely understood, millions of dwellings were built in areas now prone to flooding.
The US electric power system faces an urgent need for policies that address climate vulnerabilities. Extreme weather events, sea level rise, water availability issues, and changing temperatures can result in acute disruptions to and persistent economic impacts upon electric power generation.
Several years ago, Kevin Esvelt pioneered the concept of using Crispr and gene drive technology to alter whole species. Today, he is researching ways to limit the spread of introduced gene drives and advocating for transparent and responsive science.