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June 23, 2015
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Armchair Discussion: Building Resilience through Science


June 23, 2015
National Academy of Sciences Building
Washington, DC


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Trends over the last several decades show that weather-related disasters and other extreme events are happening more frequently and resulting in greater losses, costs, and damages. Environmental Intelligence creates opportunities for communities to look ahead and become more societally, economically and ecologically resilient. But what does “resilience” mean to communities, and what kinds of information, tools, and data do communities need to make decisions that will increase their resilience and minimize their risks?

On June 23, Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, NOAA Administrator, The Honorable Samuel Adams, Former Mayor of Portland Oregon and current Director of the US Climate Initiative at the World Resources Institute, and Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences, began to answer these questions during an armchair discussion about building resilience through science. Mr. Joseph Witte, Climate Communicator at NASA Goddard, moderated the discussion.

This Resilience Armchair Discussion was co-hosted by the National Academy of Sciences’ Resilient America Roundtable and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  During the one-hour conversation, the panelists discussed:

  • What does resilience mean to communities and what are the issues that are driving resilience at local, regional and national levels? How can we increase collaboration at all levels of government?
  • What types of data and information are needed by communities, businesses, and governments to make long-term resilience decisions? What is the state-of-the-science in terms of measuring and predicting impacts to our environment, society, and economy? 
  • How does climate change affect resilience in the future? What is the appropriate planning horizon to hedge the biggest risks yet to come? How do officials incorporate best available data and factor in uncertainty into short-term and long-term decision-making?
     


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