International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC)

We build human resilience in the face of the encroaching individual, family and community stresses of climate change.

California Transformational Resilience Network

Climate change could leave Californians with 'weather whiplash'

By Brandon Miller , CNN April 23, 2018 (CNN) California is known for its Mediterranean climate. Dry summers and wet winters providing the perfect conditions for a robust agricultural economy, world-renowned wineries and idyllic weather make it the top tourist state in the country. But these same factors leave California vulnerable to shifts in climate, and the weather patterns that traverse the region are conducive to dramatic swings between drought and flood, a sort of "weather whiplash."...

Follow-up Conference Calls Scheduled for Participants in Recent ITRC Conferences

The ITRC will hold follow-up conference calls for participants at the recent ITRC conferences in late February. Follow-Up Call for Participants at the ITRC November 15-16 2017 PNW Conference The call for participants in the Nov 15-16 PNW conference will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 12 noon to 1 pm . To participate in the call register at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vQW1Tivw9bjDRpKrsyj9LzcFk2JvFwgZ9mEFYGwJSxk/edit The agenda will include: Presentation on methods for...

8 Lessons for Building Resiliency After the California Wildfires

From City Lab: By RICHARD HEINBERG NOV 1, 2017 We need to get smarter before the next major disaster. My wife Janet and I voluntarily evacuated our house in Santa Rosa, California, at 4 a.m. on October 10. We live just outside a mandatory evacuation zone, but we opted to retreat from the wildfires raging nearby when we saw a bright orange glow on the horizon and a billowing plume of black smoke—both apparently headed our way. That morning, we bundled our four sleepy hens into the back of our...

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