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Storm Defense with Mangroves

Roughly one in five of us lives in a coastal area at risk from tropical cyclones. For decades investments in early warning systems have allowed us to move out of harm's way, reducing the number of lives lost. Despite this progress, we remain unsuccessful at... click to read more

  • Alejandro del Valle | Assistant Professor at Department of Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
  • Mathilda Eriksson | Visiting Research Associate at Department of Risk Management and Insurance, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 25, 2020
The climate's barrier to coastal hurricanes

Hurricanes are tremendously dangerous to lives and property, particularly when they approach land. In the Atlantic, hurricanes go through periods of higher- and lower-than-normal activity, and these periods can last 30 years or more. For example, we have been in an active period since around... click to read more

  • Jim Kossin | Atmospheric Scientist at NOAA's Center for Weather and Climate, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Nov 8, 2017