Natural Disasters

Storms are getting bigger. Droughts are getting longer. As the climate changes, natural disasters are ramping up - here's how we're dealing with them, trying to prevent the worst consequences and learning how to clean up after them.

George Washington University
THIS WEEK: This week Planet Forward is taking a look at the work PISA, a GW-based group, is doing in Nam Dinh, Vietnam. The women in Nam Dinh are adapting to a changing planet and they say they learned their tricks from none other than their... Read More
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Explorer and friend of Planet Forward's, Robert Swan, travels to the mouth of the Ganges River to see--first hand--the state of the glacier that supplies water for 400 million people. How can we help solve this looming crisis? Watch
The George Washington University
Natural weather disasters have already racked up $80 billion worth of destruction in 2011. Is this the new normal? This video from a pair GWU students in the ThinkFWD class will dazzle you.
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Environmental Prototype Homes Of Tommorrow (EPHOT Inc)a 501c non-profit will buy, rehab, retrofit with co-generating solar systems, on-demand hot water and radiant barrier insulation Foreclosed and Bank owned Properties; then will either hold and... Read More
The homes are simple, affordable, energy-efficient curved structures resistant to natural disasters. Check out the builder's site here.
Planet Forward
Update (11/1/2012): In response to questions surrounding Hurricane Sandy, we are featuring "Amphibious House (Your Loss, Hurricane Irene)." We hope this idea will provide insight into dramatic weather events and the measures that communities must... Read More
The past couple of years, one of the most significant changes that is happening to Thailand has been the flood problem. Sometimes the flood occurs in communities where there has been no history of flood.  Sometimes it occurs un-seasonally in flood... Read More
The George Washington University
Update (11/1/2012): In response to questions surrounding Hurricane Sandy, we are featuring "'The Big Uneasy,' The PF Interview with Harry Shearer." We hope this idea will provide insight into dramatic weather events and the measures that communities... Read More
Planet Forward
In this week’s WEBISODE we travel to Bangkok to see what they are doing to cope with floods. PF Producer Victoria Riess talks with Porntep Techapaibul, the Deputy Governor of Bangkok. WATCH!
From nature we see that there is an overall change in climate, not only global warming. Trends demonstrate that the world is generally warming, however, some places will get more precipitation and some will get less. There is variability in the... Read More

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