David Herring, science writer and editor with extensive experience communicating about climate and Earth science, will present. In March 2008, David joined NOAA's Climate Program Office where he serves as Director of Communication and Education, Program Manager of NOAA's Climate.gov (www.climate.gov), and leads the Climate Literacy Objective for NOAA's Climate Mission Goal.
Participants in this webinar will learn how the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit (toolkit.climate.gov) can be used to support local planning and decisions for enhanced community resilience. The webinar will walk participants through the Toolkit's 5-Step Planning Process and examples of its use. The 5-Step Planning Process includes:
- Identifying the problem: Focusing on climate stressors that threaten people, buildings, natural resources, or the economy in your area.
- Determining vulnerabilities: Identifying specific populations, locations, and infrastructure that may be impacted by the climate problem you identified.
- Investigating options: Compiling a list of potential solutions, drawing on the experiences of others who have addressed similar problems.
- Evaluating the risks and costs: Considering risks and values to analyze the costs and benefits of favored options. Select the best solution for your situation and make a plan.
- Taking action: Implementing your plan and monitoring your progress.
Password is resilience.