Protecting people from extreme weather events
Researchers supported by the AXA Research Fund discuss with National Geographic Explorer Jon Waterman how to better protect people from extreme weather events.
Reflecting on the case of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, they share their views on trends, learnings and approaches with respect to better predicting those events in the context of climate change and protection approaches at individual and public levels.
Watch the first episode of this new EXPLORE / PROTECT Series, with Prof. Adam Sobel, Atmospheric Scientist and Columbia University Professor, who just received an Award from the AXA Research Fund for his work on Climate and Extreme Weather.
Let him take you through the various approaches to reduce risks related to extreme weather, and discover the surge barrier that has been designed to protect New Orleans from hurricanes, an example of a long-term initiative to protect people from the risks we know are there...