domingo, 22 de agosto de 2021

Guide to Protecting Your House From Natural Calamities

It's not exactly a surprise that the new normal encompasses protecting the built environment against the consequences of the climate catastrophe. Still, the piece in the link above doesn´t help much on that subject. 

Coincidently a few weeks ago I submitted a book proposal to Elsevier (co-authored by Emeritus Professor Claes Goran Granqvist of Uppsala University (Scopus h-index=89) and also a board member of ChromoGenics) about this very important issue. Below you can find an extract of that proposal.
"Back In 2018 Professor Bendell authored a dramatic piece warning that it is now too late to stop a future collapse... Three years have passed and climatic collapse signs are becoming more visible each year. Recently Belgium and Germany saw their rivers destroying thousands of buildings and killing many people. The Chinese city of Zhengzhou saw a year´s worth of rain in just three days. In June Canada broke its temperature record (49.6 ºC) and in July Finland just saw its hottest night ever.  And let´s not forget that this is just the Earth at 1.1-1.3 ºC warmer. Moreover its worth remembering that Central Banks are forcing banks and insurers to stress tests that must model a catastrophic 4 ºC warmer world.  Its therefore rather obvious that mitigation efforts will not be enough and that urgent measures must be taken to adapt the built environment to climate emergency..." 

On this issue let´s also not forget the money rain mentioned in a recent article of The Economist

Note - The image above concerns two collapsed buildings due to flash flooding events that took place 9 days ago in Turkey and killed 62 people.