A recent New York Times article highlights the massive storms that have converged over Australia in recent days, dumping three feet of rain in five days and forcing nearly 20,000 people to evacuate-- only a year after the country experienced its largest wildfires in recorded history.
An article in the New York Times today highlights the building industry's efforts to influence building codes, which are typically adopted by states and local governments every three years, often relying on influential models set by the International Code Council. These building codes protect homeowners from sustaining damage in extreme weather events, and reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.
A new article in the Los Angeles Times describes the effects that sea level rise is having on California coastal communities. Sea level rise of greater than 9 feet could occur by the end of this century, in comparison with less than 9 inches in the last 100 years.
An article published today in the New York Times highlights the severe shortage of face masks in the United States during the COVID-19 epidemic, underscoring the need for a resiliency-oriented system that invests in redundancy, rather than a system built only with market-based efficiency in mind.