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Commanding Hope, on the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima

By chance, last evening, August 6, the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, I got to p. 33 in my reading of Commanding Hope by Thomas Homer-Dixon. I was stunned, overwhelmed, to read his explanation

ICYMI: Adapting to Extreme Heat - webinar by Sustainable Buildings Canada

On June 20 '22 Sustainable Buidlings Canada hosted a webinar on Adapting to Extreme Heat. The presentation highlights findings of the recent report Irreversible Extreme Heat: Protecting Canadians and Communities From a Lethal Future. "This report, from the University of Waterloo and Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, provides guidance on the future of extreme heat events in Canada and how property owners and managers, designers, and planners can take action now to minimize the impact of these natural disasters.

One Billion Resilient People by 2030

Sharing this Press Release by the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Reslience Center: Announcement of Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance

Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance:
Reducing Extreme Heat Risk for Vulnerable People

Newly formed alliance launches global initiative to name and categorize heat waves to reduce risks of this “silent killer”

MICROMOBILITY!!! - Guest blog by Graysanne Bedell


What’s environmentally-friendly(er), cheap, quiet, fast as a speeding bicycle and operable on bike paths? With fears around both public transit and ‘car-maggedon’, let’s consider the case for personal micromobility devices. 


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