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Thursday, 1 September 2016

No Urban Disaster Plans For Climate Events

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Most city planners have yet to prepare for climate-related risks and the consequences

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Study assesses climate change vulnerability in urban America


GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MILKEN INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
WASHINGTON, DC (Aug. 31, 2016) -- Flooding due to rising ocean levels. Debilitating heat waves that last longer and occur more frequently. Rising rates of diseases caused by ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes, such as Lyme disease, Chikungunya, and Zika. Increasing numbers of Emergency Room visits for asthma attacks due to higher levels of ground-level ozone. Impacts of climate change such as these will affect cities across the country.
One of the first efforts to systematically assess how cities are preparing for climate change shows that city planners have yet to fully assess their vulnerability to climate change, leaving serious risks unaddressed. In their evaluations to-date, they see infrastructure and risks to specific human populations as the primary areas of concern. Despite these concerns, expert assessments of urban climate vulnerability often do not address the real risks that local planners face.

Sabrina McCormick, PhD, an Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, says her research suggests that national experts must make changes in their approach to ensure that their assessments are useful to urban planners and other city managers responsible for safeguarding their populations' health and safety and access to energy and natural resources like drinking water.


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The decisive question concerning the collapse of the Twin Towers was why were the upper sections able to fall through the lower all the way to the ground without its fall ever being arrested or even decelerating at any time? The argument that such behaviour was possible without the aid of explosives relies solely on technical articles that have been indisputably refuted.
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