Climate

Women on the Front Lines of Change: Empowerment in the Face of Climate and Displacement

“It is often expected that women care more, and therefore women are going to volunteer, and be the saviorsin times of crisis, said Eleanor Blomstrom, the Program Director and Head of Office for the Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), at a Wilson Center event on climate displacement and the changing role of women.

Losing Newtok: A Story of Climate Change in Alaska

 

Resilience in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Areas of the Caribbean and United States have been devastated by Hurricane Irma.  Roger-Mark De Souza discusses how island nations and coastal communities are dealing with the aftermath and what can be done to ensure these regions have greater resilience in the face of stronger storms and natural disasters. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape

As nature’s largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cities; they are living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four-fifths of Americans live in or near urban areas, surrounded by millions of trees of hundreds of different species. Despite their ubiquity and familiarity, most of us take trees for granted and know little of their fascinating natural history or remarkable civic virtues.

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