Risk is defined as the probability of some hazard occurring multiplied by the impact that hazard may have on an individual, population, or system.Improving risk perceptions in weather and climate requires better technology and communications strategies, personal accountability, and trust.
How will the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane season unfold? We can use data and extrapolations of El Nino information to try and predict it. But not all extrapolations have helped in the past and in the end, it takes just one Hurricane Katrina to devastate a community.
Over 330 million people in the world suffer from asthma, and even more find themselves sneezing and wheezing when it comes to irritating allergies. Environmental information can be paired with individual health symptoms to create personalized environmental health intelligence platforms.
Hurricane Ian in southwestern Florida will prove to be yet another unfortunate case study for weather, emergency management, and social science communities to tackle, and they will likely focus on three major factors: COVID migrations, a false sense of risk, and shifting risk.