Compound risk — when multiple risks occur simultaneously, or one after another — was the topic of a recent discussion as part of the Resilience Media Project, a part of the Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at the Earth Institute.
August 11, 2020
May 14, 2020
A new primer lays out the basics of climate science in compact form.
February 13, 2020
Always weather-obsessed, Fralick enrolled in the Sustainability Science program because he wants to take on the threats of climate change and incorporate sustainable practices into everyday life.
January 13, 2020
My last days in the field brought us to monuments in a makeshift home near the ocean, a flooded field next to a school, and adjacent to a jute mill. Most of us now head back to Dhaka, the capital. Céline will stay on a few more days, then Hasnat with Saif and Nahin will continue until all the monuments are resurveyed.
January 10, 2020
We continued our GPS surveys of monuments to measure land subsidence. While the work generally went very well, we faced challenges from obscured or tilted monuments. We also struggled with large traffic delays, particularly at unpredictable ferry crossings.
January 09, 2020
Getting to remote sites started to prove challenging, and involved many forms of transportation by land and water.
January 04, 2020
Lamont scientist Mike Steckler is back in Bangladesh to investigate the balance between sea level rise, sinking of the land, and filling of the space with sediments, using precision GPS to measure how much geodetic monuments have sunk or subsided over the 18 years since they were installed.
August 05, 2019
We added a campaign monument to the tide gauge at Khepupara on the way to our last GPS and SET installation site at Patuakhali. We faced challenges such as bad roads and broken bridges, and leeches, but got the work done. The field work was now coming to a close.
August 02, 2019
We replaced the GPS at Khulna University, then met some colleagues in Barisal. We continued to Khepupara and the beach at Kuakata for more installations. The beach on the Bay of Bengal is fresh water in the summer due to the enormous water discharge at the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta.
December 04, 2017
If each of us in the U.S. ate half as many burgers and steaks each week, according to a new study, there could be substantial effects on carbon emissions and the environment.