Living with Climate Change: How Communities are Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate

Living with Climate Change: How Communities are Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate

By: Jane A. Bullock (author), Kim S. Haddow (author), George D. Haddow (author), Damon P. Coppola (author)Paperback

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The climate has changed and communities across America are living with the consequences: rapid sea level rise, multi-state wildfires, heat waves, and enduring drought. Living with Climate Change: How Communities Are Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate details the steps cities are taking now to protect lives and businesses, to reduce their vulnerability, and to adapt and make themselves more resilient. The authors included in this book have been directly involved in the successful design and implementation of community-based adaptation and resilience programs. In this book, they apply decades of combined experience in hazard risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and environmental protection to provide timely and practical advice on how to plan for and live with a climate that is changing faster and more erratically than predicted. The book also examines obstacles to local, state, and national action on climate change, includes case studies to illustrate smart, effective policies and practices that have already been put in place, and defines how these actions benefit the economy, the environment, and public health. Living with Climate Change provides much-needed guidance for finding and enacting solutions to immediate and future risks of climate change.

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Jane A. Bullock is a former research scientist and adjunct professor at the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is also a principal in Bullock and Haddow LLC, a homeland security and disaster management consulting firm. She worked for 22 years at the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA where she served as Chief of Staff to FEMA director James Lee Witt. She is a co-author of numerous university-level textbooks, including Introduction to Emergency Management and Introduction to Homeland Security. Damon P. Coppola is an emergency management systems engineer and partner at Bullock and Haddow LLC. He provides technical assistance to governments at the federal, state, and local levels, international organizations, foreign governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector. He is the author of Introduction to International Emergency Management, and co-author of several professional and academic texts, including Introduction to Emergency Management, Introduction to Homeland Security, and Communicating Emergency Preparedness: Strategies for Creating a Disaster Resistant Public. George D. Haddow is a principal in Bullock and Haddow LLC. He currently serves on the adjunct faculty in the Homeland Security Studies program and the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is the co-author of several university and professional textbooks, including Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, Introduction to Homeland Security, Fourth Edition, and Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World, Second Edition. He is the former deputy chief of staff to James Lee Witt during his tenure as director of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). At FEMA, Mr. Haddow was responsible for policy formulation in the areas of disaster response and recovery, public-private partnerships, public information, environmental protection, and disaster mitigation. Kim S. Haddow is the president of Haddow Communications, in New Orleans-a company specializing in strategic media planning, messaging, and developing research-driven media content, branding, and advertising materials for nonprofits. Clients have included the Rockefeller Family Fund, Sierra Club, Make It Right Foundation, US State Department, Public Campaign, and the Trust for America's Health. She also worked at Greer, Margolis, Mitchell, Burns (GMMB), a Washington, DC-based media consulting firm, advising political campaigns and nonprofits. She began her career at WWL-AM in New Orleans, where she managed the news department.


Learning to Survive and Thrive in a Changed Climate Kim S. Haddow Introduction A Stepped-Up Timetable Has Increased the Need for Urgent Action "Time Is Not on Our Side" Limiting and Living with Climate Change Cities Lead the Way Adaptation Planning Is Picking Up, but Implementation Lags Challenges Cities Face How Cities Have Succeeded in Moving from Resilience Planning to Action Common Elements and Practices Shared by Resilient Communities Conclusion References Community Risk Implications Damon P. Coppola Introduction Effect of Climate Change on Community Risk Influence of Climate Change on Community Hazards Sea-Level Rise Changes in Sea Surface Temperature and pH (Acidity) Increased, Decreased, and Unpredictable Precipitation Levels Increasing Average Annual Temperatures Stronger (Yet Less Frequent) Storms Health-Related Issues Power Failure Conclusion References The Stages of Adaptive Planning Introduction Planning and Climate Change: Creating Resilience in US Communities James Schwab Climate Adaptation for Emergency Managers Eric Holdeman References The Role of Local, State, and Federal Governments in Climate Change Adaptation Introduction Recent Actions that Federal, State, and Local Governments Are Engaged in Relative to the Issues Arising from the Impacts of Climate Change Jane A. Bullock Federal Government Efforts in Climate Change Government Strategies for Natural Hazards Management Brian Cowan Assessing the Climate Adaptation Resource and Service Landscape Missy Stults, John R. Nordgren, Sara Meerow, Melisa Ongun, Rachel Jacobson, and Cory Hamilton References The Elements of a Successful Adaptation Plan/Obstacles and Constraints Introduction Climate Adaptation as an Evolutionary Process: A White Paper Ronald D. Brunner and John R. Nordgren Missed Opportunities: Evaluating What Works Ronald D. Brunner Conclusion References Case Studies in Long-Term Disaster Risk Reduction Introduction A Tulsa Story: Learning to Live in Harmony with Nature Ann Patton and Crystal Kline Hazard Mitigation in Berkeley, California: Partnering for Community Action Arrietta Chakos Living River: The Napa Valley Flood Management Plan David Dickson References Case Studies in Climate Change Adaptation Introduction Reducing Vulnerability to Catastrophic Wildfires and Related Flooding in Flagstaff, Arizona Megan O'Grady, Karen Carney, and Jason M. Vogel Appendix 7A: Members of the Greater Flagstaff Forest Partnership Appendix 7B: Flagstaff Case Study Reducing Vulnerability to Flooding in Grand Rapids, Michigan Missy Stults and Jason M. Vogel Reducing Vulnerability to Coastal Flooding in Norfolk, Virginia Alexis St. Juliana and Jason M. Vogel The Plan to Rebuild after Hurricane Sandy: A Roadmap for the World Kim S. Haddow Conclusion References International Case Studies in Climate Change Adaptation George D. Haddow Introduction Livelihoods and Climate Change Australia's Climate Change Adaptation Good Practice Project Addressing the Humanitarian Challenges of Climate Change: Regional and National Perspectives-Case Studies Drawing Up a National Adaptation Policy: Feedback on Five European Case Studies CARE Reports Maldives: National Adaptation to Climate Change Integration of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Conclusion References Conclusions and Recommendations George D. Haddow Introduction Conclusions: What Works Recommendations: How to Make It Work in Your Community Local Government Federal Support for Community-Based Hazard Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation State Government Support for Community-Based Hazard Risk Mitigation Business Community Support for Community-Based Hazard Risk Mitigation Voluntary and Nonprofit Agencies Support for Community-Based Hazard Mitigation and Climate Change Adaptation Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/10/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781498725361
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781498725361
  • weight: 566
  • ISBN10: 1498725368

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