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5 steps to disaster-ready, climate-resilient communities ("this is now a matter of survival")

5 steps to disaster-ready, climate-resilient communities ("this is now a matter of survival") | MishMash | Scoop.it
Here are ways PH communities can better prepare for the next storm and adapt to possibly even more catastrophic climate change impacts

What does it take to be a climate-resilient and disaster-ready community?

1. Know about climate change and its impact

2. Assess vulnerabilities to reduce risks

3. Integrated approach to adaptation

- The more intact and balanced an ecosystem is, the more likely it can survive disasters. 

- Agriculture must be made climate-responsive.

- Water management entails being able to control the amount of water in a community. 

- The community's energy should not be completely reliant on fossil fuel and the national power grid. 

- Infrastructure of houses, public buildings, government offices, bridges and roads should be built to outlast storms and storm surges. 

- Food security can be achieved by stocking up on essential food like rice to be stored in time for a disaster.

4. Provide funding and equipment

5. Train the people

 


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This is of GRAT interest simply because applicable to any Country on

the planet? (but there will be a cost which might be taken by some Governments or Nonprofits Organizations

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Nick Lesley's comment, May 17, 2014 9:54 AM
This is a very good and helpful article, I feel like if I were ever put in this situation I would be able to do alot to the community.
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The tech industry joins forces to prevent AI from behaving badly

The tech industry joins forces to prevent AI from behaving badly | MishMash | Scoop.it
The new partnership is also designed to head off unwanted regulation.
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China claims to have invented quantum radar that could render entire US stealth fleet obsolete | ExtremeTech

China claims to have invented quantum radar that could render entire US stealth fleet obsolete | ExtremeTech | MishMash | Scoop.it
China is claiming to have invented quantum radar. If true, this could destroy much of the stealth potential of th
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NASA breaks formation flying space record with Magnetospheric Multiscale mission

NASA breaks formation flying space record with Magnetospheric Multiscale mission | MishMash | Scoop.it
NASA breaks formation flying space record by arranging for its MMS satellites flying only 4.5 miles apart.
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Earthquakes Will Be as Predictable as Hurricanes Thanks to AI

Earthquakes Will Be as Predictable as Hurricanes Thanks to AI | MishMash | Scoop.it
In the fall of 2010, I traveled to New Zealand, and one of the places I visited was the small south island city of Christchurch.... read more
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Physicists Have Figured Out How to Create Matter and Antimatter Using Light

Physicists Have Figured Out How to Create Matter and Antimatter Using Light | MishMash | Scoop.it
Just milligrams of antimatter could get us to Mars, but it costs a quadrillion dollars to make one gram. Now, a new calculation could allow us to make antimatter from light. This could significantly bring down the cost and give us a viable way to make antimatter.
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Monsanto Just Got the First CRISPR License to Modify Crops

Monsanto Just Got the First CRISPR License to Modify Crops | MishMash | Scoop.it
Agriculture giant Monsanto has licensed CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology from the Broad Institute for use in seed development. There are a few caveats to the agreement, including non-inclusion in the controversial gene drive.
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This chart shows why transportation has become America’s biggest climate headache

This chart shows why transportation has become America’s biggest climate headache | MishMash | Scoop.it
For the first time in decades, more carbon emissions will come from transportation than from coal- and gas-fired power plants.
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Edible Water Bottle Could Change Hydration Forever

Edible Water Bottle Could Change Hydration Forever | MishMash | Scoop.it
These water blobs might be the future's green alternative to plastic bottles.
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One Decade Left To Keep Global Warming Below 1.5°C

One Decade Left To Keep Global Warming Below 1.5°C | MishMash | Scoop.it
Originally published on Planetsave. Disturbing news came out of a meeting in Oxford, England, last week. Over 200 researchers, policy makers, businesspeople, and members of civil society met to ree…
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Ray Kurzweil: We Can Control AI Before It Controls Us

Ray Kurzweil: We Can Control AI Before It Controls Us | MishMash | Scoop.it
Over time, technology offers solutions to old problems while creating new issues in the process. The more powerful the technology, the greater its potential to... read more
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Baidu open-sources Python-driven machine learning framework

Baidu open-sources Python-driven machine learning framework | MishMash | Scoop.it
Baidu employs the PaddlePaddle framework internally for prediction systems, along with Python to make training models and deriving predictions a snap
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Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun | MishMash | Scoop.it
Scientists’ warnings that the rise of the sea would eventually imperil the United States’ coastline are no longer theoretical.
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If you thought a photon could only carry 1 bit, you’re in for a surprise

If you thought a photon could only carry 1 bit, you’re in for a surprise | MishMash | Scoop.it
Physicists have smashed the record for the amount of information a single photon can carry. Their experiment has immediate implications for quantum cryptography.
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« The Pipe » : le soleil pour changer l'eau de mer en eau potable

« The Pipe » : le soleil pour changer l'eau de mer en eau potable | MishMash | Scoop.it
Ce tuyau peut convertir chaque année 4,5 milliards de litres d'eau de mer en eau potable, grâce à l'énergie solaire.
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Secure passwords can be sent through your body, instead of air

Secure passwords can be sent through your body, instead of air | MishMash | Scoop.it
Engineers have devised a way to send secure passwords through the human body using smartphone fingerprint sensors and laptop touchpads -- rather than over the air where they're vulnerable to hacking.
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Scientists To Uncover How Cosmic Dust Impacts Life on Earth

Scientists To Uncover How Cosmic Dust Impacts Life on Earth | MishMash | Scoop.it
Scientists develop a new method to learn more about the composition of cosmic dust The development will not only lead to a better understanding of the cosmos, but also has practical applications here on Earth.
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Walk Around in the Sun to Power Wearables With This Cloth

Walk Around in the Sun to Power Wearables With This Cloth | MishMash | Scoop.it
Fabric woven from fiber-based solar cells and kinetic energy harvesters generates power day and night
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Monsanto cuts deal to use CRISPR to engineer food

Monsanto cuts deal to use CRISPR to engineer food | MishMash | Scoop.it
A licensing agreement between Monsanto and the Broad Institute will allow the biotech giant to use genome editing to modify plants like corn and tomatoes
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LED streetlights could mess with people’s sleep patterns

LED streetlights could mess with people’s sleep patterns | MishMash | Scoop.it
They save on electricity, but LED streetlights come with a bluish tinge may be unwelcome—or even unhealthy.
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High-Soaring Balloons Could Be The Future Of Solar Energy

High-Soaring Balloons Could Be The Future Of Solar Energy | MishMash | Scoop.it
They may solve a big problem by getting uninterrupted access to sunlight.
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Where Does Science Fiction Meet Science Fact?

Where Does Science Fiction Meet Science Fact? | MishMash | Scoop.it
What makes a science fiction story? What's the big deal about science fiction? How can we use storytelling to explore questions about the future of the human race?
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What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030

What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030 | MishMash | Scoop.it
A panel of academics and industry thinkers has looked ahead to 2030 to forecast how advances in AI might affect life in a typical North American city and spark discussion about how to ensure the safe, fair, and beneficial development of these rapidly developing technologies.
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The great question of the 21st century: Whose black box do you trust?

The great question of the 21st century: Whose black box do you trust? | MishMash | Scoop.it
Algorithms shape choice not just for consumers but for businesses Some years ago, John Mattison, the Chief Medical Information Officer of Kaiser Permanente, the large integrated health provider, said
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On the Cusp of an AI Revolution

On the Cusp of an AI Revolution | MishMash | Scoop.it
Every few decades, emerging technologies converge and yield a new suite of products and services. Just as a maturing Internet, affordable bandwidth, and ubiquitous smartphones yielded services such as Uber and Airbnb, the conditions are in place for artificial intelligence to go mainstream.
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