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Workshop: Billion Dollar Disasters & Recovery (2020) - Shared screen with speaker view
Allison Kopicki
Here are today’s panelists:Adam Smith, Applied Climatologist, Center for Weather and Climate, National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)Jessica Whitehead, Ph.D., Chief Resilience Officer, North Carolina Office of Recovery and ResiliencyMonica Sanders, J.D., LL.M, Associate Professor, Univ. Delaware, Faculty Georgetown Emergency Management Program msanders@udel.edu Twitter: @Monica_DRRProfDavid Abramson, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor at NYU’s School of Global Public Health and the director of the research program on Population Impact, Recovery and Resilience (PiR2). david.abramson@nyu.eduA.R. Siders, JD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Disaster Research Center, Biden School of Public Policy, University of Delaware siders@udel.edu Twitter: @sidersadaptsVictoria Bouloubasis, Journalist and filmmaker, North Carolina at Enlace Latino NC Twitter: @thisfeedsmeAndrew Revkin, Director, Initiative on Communication Innovation and Impact, The Earth Institute, Columbia University ar667@
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Adam Smith - NOAA FederalNOAA’s Billion dollar disasters interactive website:https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/
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Yesterday's Climate Matters release based on the NOAA data: https://medialibrary.climatecentral.org/resources/2020-billion-dollar-disasters
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New FEMA study on disaster savings through building codes: https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/risk-management/building-science/building-codes-save-study
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2017 Analysis is here: https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/2017-us-billion-dollar-weather-and-climate-disasters-historic-year
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Jessica WhiteheadNorth Carolina’s resilience plan:https://files.nc.gov/ncdeq/climate-change/resilience-plan/2020-Climate-Risk-Assessment-and-Resilience-Plan.pdf
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Natural Hazards Resilience: A Quick Start Guide for North Carolina Communities: https://files.nc.gov/rebuildnc/documents/files/Getting-to-Resilience-Quick-Start-for-Background-040120.pdf
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David Abramsonhttps://publichealth.nyu.edu/faculty/david-abramsonThe Program on Population, Impact, Recovery and Resilience (PIR2)https://www.nyu-pir2.org/
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From David: Measuring Individual Disaster Recovery: A Socioecological Framework https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23105035/
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Another great resource from David: REPORT: At the Crossroads of Long-Term Recovery: Joplin, Missouri Six Months after the May 22, 2011 Tornadohttps://academiccommons.columbia.edu/doi/10.7916/D8TB1G94
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Monica Sandershttps://monicacsanders.com/ Equity in addressing climate change: Using law and policy to serve frontline communities. https://doi.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Ftrm0000284
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AR SidersDay One Project proposal to Eliminate Billion Dollar Disastershttps://9381c384-0c59-41d7-bbdf-62bbf54449a6.filesusr.com/ugd/14d834_fffb95d4194749ca81abd1915f130eb1.pdfHer co-authors are: Allison Reilly (areilly2@umd.edu) and Deb Niemeier (niemeier@umd.edu).
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Resources from Siders that will help in reporting on disasters and solutions:National Institute of Building Sciences study on mitigation saving $6 for every $1 spent; saving lives, making jobs, etc.- https://www.nibs.org/page/mitigationsavesNatural Resources Defense Council map of states that do not disclose flood risk- https://www.nrdc.org/flood-disclosure-map -GAO report that buyouts are major source of risk reduction but US is adding more repetitive flood loss properties than we are mitigating- https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-509Proposal to create a FEMA disaster deductible that would create more incentive for local actionhttps://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1489005227353-55712e7eb2c87a85308df4f59e043015/FEMADeductibleSANPRM.pdf
Andy Revkin
Much more on Siders’ and Monica’s themes will be explored June 2021 at Columbia’s second (online this time) Managed Retreat meeting - Abstracts accepted through Jan. 15. Big focus on community-centered work and equity. Building the “managed retreat” concept from coasts to heat zones to fire risk and more: https://adaptation.ei.columbia.edu/content/2021-conference-homepage
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Recent work by Victoria BouloubasisHeroes of the pandemic: “When the world is burning, I feel I must help put out the fire”https://enlacelatinonc.org/heroes-of-the-pandemic-when-the-world-is-burning-i-feel-i-must-help-put-out-the-fire/Farmworkers left behind by broken labor and disaster aid systemshttps://southerlymag.org/2020/12/02/farmworkers-left-behind-by-broken-labor-and-disaster-aid-systems/Before the Storm: Without emergency alerts in Spanish, Latino immigrants in rural N.C. are left out of local emergency preparednesshttps://enlacelatinonc.org/before-the-storm-without-emergency-alerts-in-spanish-latino-immigrants-in-rural-n-c-are-left-out-of-local-emergency-preparedness/#.X9JDsOlKgdU
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Andy Revkinhttps://sustcomm.ei.columbia.edu/
Craig Miller
I think Notre Dame has an interactive site that approaches what Andy is talking about.
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And Enterprise Community Partners has this tool for owners and operators of affordable housing that looks at risks to a community: https://www.enterprisecommunity.org/solutions-and-innovation/disaster-recovery-and-rebuilding/portfolio-protect
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https://twitter.com/Revkin/status/1199775090679992321/photo/1 The Dorian story that got it right.
Adam Smith
Here is here is a new book I coedited on:Evaluating Climate Change Impactshttps://www. routledge.com/Evaluating- Climate-Change-Impacts/ Lyubchich-Gel-Kilbourne- Miller-Newlands-Smith/p/book/ 9780815392378
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https://covidtracking.com/ and https://www.apmresearchlab.org/covid/deaths-by-race
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A huge story is the scale challenge in disaster impact/recovery work with an #expandingbullseye being built. Who’s there to help thousands of communities become “adaptive”? Susi Moser’s doing great work on this: https://twitter.com/Revkin/status/1284890665428701186/photo/1
Monica Sanders
The Disaster Flashpoint - Colleen Hagerty is another great resource and example of long-term recovery reporting. https://readfenix.com/the-disaster-flashpoint/
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And of course Enlace: https://enlacelatinonc.org/latinos-no-deben-temer-vacunarse-contra-el-covid-19-su-informacion-esta-protegida/
Andy Revkin
Happy to follow up with all here. Here’s the #climaterisk frame: ‘Stories that matter start with #climateRISK. What raises or lowers it- for whom. This pinpoints accountability & solutions far better than stories starting with #climateCHANGE, which is just one driver of risk. #ClimateJustice, e.g., is all about uneven risk. A relevant slide.’ https://twitter.com/Revkin/status/1321881012259950594. Steve Strader and Walker Ashley’s “Expanding Bull’s Eye” work is fantastic - here’s a string including NC Florence mapping: https://bit.ly/bullseyetweets
Victoria Bouloubasis
enlacelatino.org is mostly in spanish, but all of my work is bilingual. here’s the direct link to the ongoing series: https://enlacelatinonc.org/category/ignored-and-forgotten/#.X9JyqelKgdU
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And mapping!! Here’s a great portal for wildfire risk data. Mapping, including showing exposure over time, is critical to community awareness and change. http://wildfirerisk.org
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Fantastic example of journalism getting at Monica’s point - NYT: How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Swelteringhttps://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/24/climate/racism-redlining-cities-global-warming.html
Andy Revkin
Great job everyone!
Andy Revkin
Fantastic work John et al!
A. R. Siders
Thanks for the great discussion!