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Marqusee and Titley: Learning Security Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Soldiers_assist_residents_displaced_by_Hurricane_Sandy_in_Hoboken,_N.J.There is a lot we can learn from what went right and what went wrong in our preparation and response to Hurricane Sandy. Two former Department of Defense officials, Jeff Marqusee, former executive director of the DOD’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, and retired Navy Rear Admiral David Titley, director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State, recently penned an op-ed for the Virginian-Pilot highlighting what we can learn from the military. Their points are specifically in regards to Hurricane Sandy, but the lessons they draw demonstrate how the “military planning community” is and will be a vital actor in preparing and responding to climate change-associated risks of all kinds. (more…)

Call for Applications: “Workshop on Governing Critical Uncertainties”

Appropriately following our post yesterday on Camacho’s new paper “Adapting Governance to Climate Change,” we thought our readers might be interested in a Call for Applications (or CfA) for a “Workshop on Governing Critical Uncertainties: Climate Change and Decision-Making in Transboundary River Basins.” According to the Earth System Governance website:

The workshop aims to help early career researchers to: (more…)

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