The number of people threatened by flooding and its impact on GDP will double by 2030, creating damage that the world is not prepared to handle. Many communities and governments living in the path of present and future floods do not have sufficient information about the risks the disasters pose. These unprecedented threats need to be matched by unprecedented tools.
At 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, more than 10 million Californians will be asked to drop to the floor, crawl under a table and hold on to one of the legs. It’s part of the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill. But for foreign-born Latinos, their first instinct might be to flee the building, rather than duck, cover and hold — and that could put them in more danger.
Bacia do Jacuipe is a small county in the semiarid Sertão region in Brazil. Characterized by low precipitation and high deforestation rates, the region has suffered the impacts of climate change, in particular increased temperatures and drought. Already facing socioeconomic challenges, the incomes and livelihood of farmer families are at risk of further decline.