Disasters, Resilience, and Adaptation
Communities around the world are experiencing the impacts of climate change, from coastal flooding due to sea-level rise to extreme storms and heat waves. RFF experts are developing strategies for building resilience and adapting to more intense weather and global catastrophic events.
Assessing the design and application of policies to build resilience
Insurance and Disaster Aid
Examining ways to make insurance options more affordable
Examining costs and benefits to inform investment and implementation
Analyzing how communities, land managers, and policymakers can mitigate wildfire disasters
Working Paper — Jul 11, 2019
The Cost-Effectiveness of Satellite Earth Observations to Inform a Post-Wildfire Response
This study demonstrates the cost-effectiveness of using satellite imagery to assess burned areas and prioritize response measures after a wildfire; it shows that, by using Landsat imagery, federal agencies can save up to $7.7 million per year in post-fire costs.
Working Paper — May 29, 2019
Human Migration in the Era of Climate Change
Human mobility is one response to climatic stress and shocks. In this synthesis article, we review the recent literature on the effects of climate change on human mobility within various disciplines.
Journal Article — May 20, 2019
Ice Sheet Contributions to Future Sea Level Rise from Structured Expert Judgment
Future sea level rise (SLR) poses serious threats to the viability of coastal communities but continues to be challenging to project using deterministic modeling approaches.
Workshops & Seminars — Nov 28, 2016
Disasters, Resilience, and the "Cure" for Catastrophe
At this RFF event, Robert Muir-Wood, chief research officer of Risk Management Solutions and author of The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters, explored the human causes of disaster and the new technologies and policy tools available to minimize their impact.
Workshops & Seminars — Jun 4, 2014
Limits to Securitization: The Future of Insurance
Panelists at this RFF seminar addressed the following questions about the role risk mitigation in dealing with climate change.
Conversations with Nobel Laureates — Dec 13, 2012
Resources 2020 with Thomas C. Schelling
Press Release — Jul 16, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on Chernobyl, with Todd Allen
Daniel Raimi and Todd Allen discuss the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in this episode of Resources Radio.
Press Release — Jul 11, 2019
Satellite Imagery Saves Federal Agencies up to $7.7 Million per Year in Post-Wildfire Costs
A new VALUABLES study finds that using the Landsat satellite program is the most cost-effective method to assess burned land and prioritize responses.
Press Release — Jun 25, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio Features an Anthropologist's Take on Climate Change
Susie Crate discusses her research on a community in northern Siberia that is dealing with climate change.