World Can Achieve Climate Goals, With All 10 Billion People Prospering


Rona Fried

It can feel overwhelming and even futile when we hear targets like zero emissions by 2050, while population reaches 10 billion and the world’s economy triples in size – how can we possibly stay below 2°C temperature rise? A new tool shows it is possible to meet this goal while ensuring everyone has

8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security


GreenBiz Group Inc.

Christopher Neale

Big Data is transforming agriculture, and just in time. The demand for food is expected to double by 2050 as the world's population heads toward 9 billion people and increasing incomes allow many more to afford a better diet.

Peak Meat Production Strains Land and Water Resources | Vital Signs Online


Michael Renner

Global meat production rose to an estimated 308.5 million tons in 2013, an increase of 1.4 percent over 2012.1 The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) forecasts additional growth of 1.1 percent in 2014 to 311.8 million tons.2 Production is thus reaching new peaks, despite droug

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

01-20-2016 - by Brian Kahn

The West continues to be a fiery inferno as August fades into September. Wildfires have exploded across the region this month. There have been 117 large wildfires to date including 70 large fires that are still burning.

Alex Tardy


National Weather Serivce

Subject Matter Expert

Alex Tardy, is the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in San Diego. Alex has worked at several locations across the country including Vermont, Virginia, Texas, and Utah in a variety of positions including senior weather forecasting duties and science operations officer. Alex is in charge of working with a variety of public and private partners to ensure that weather and hazard information and education is received in the most efficient ways to save lives and property.

Mapping the 'unmapped' for aid delivery


Jenny Lei Ravelo

If you were tasked to determine the logistics around delivering medical aid in a remote mountainous area with no reliable map that can be used as point of reference, what would you do?

Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

Submitted by Derek F on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:32

Geodesign team

As the demand for freshwater and energy increases in San Diego County and Northern Baja, the fresh water supply continues to shrink while energy generation remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Due to these opposing trends in supply and demand, it becomes increasingly imperative to identify solutions that move these communities to their preferred state in which they are largely reliant on renewable energy and use water sustainably. Large-scale energy solutions include wind power, one of the must abundant sources of energy in these regions.

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