Climate change causes both fast and slow disaster: Climate change has led to increasing incidence of extreme weather (hurricanes, catastrophic flooding, and dams breaking, for example) and also to slow, less dramatic but still very threatening changes -- in water availability, agricultural productivity, disease incidence, and so on. This is why we refer to climate change as a “combo disaster.”
These case study research report addresses a series of ten questions that draw out local details in a manner that encourages comparison with other places.
The research has been done quickly (within the constraints of a quarter-long undergraduate class) so is limited to and points to the need for further research and community engagement.
The goal is to help build both a body of research on environmental injustice and a network of researchers ready to help conceptualize and implement next-generation environmental protections.