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The Geography of Risk

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 3:00pm-4:30pm

Presenter: Gilbert M. GaulPRESENTER

  • Gilbert M. Gaul


The last two decades have seen a dramatic increase in losses from hurricanes and floods at the coast – nearly $1 Trillion dollars, with the federal government paying for most of the damage. This talk will explore the reasons for the surge in damages and losses, the risks posed by unchecked development on barrier islands, floodplains and wetlands, the likelihood of even larger losses in an age of climate change (warming oceans, sea level rise, bigger & more catastrophic hurricanes and torrential rain bombs), and the ongoing efforts to make coastal; communities more resilient.

BIOThe Geography of Risk

Gilbert M. Gaul was Awarded Pulitzer Prizes in 1979 and 1990, and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer four other times. Formerly a reporter for The Washington Post, New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer, he now writes books, including “The Geography of Risk: Epic Storms, Rising Seas and the Cost of America’s Coasts”, the subject of today’s webinar. He lives and surfs in New Jersey and North Carolina.

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