An extract from a pbc today article: Building shock-resistant communities: Data-driven approach to adapt to climate change
By pbc today, 22nd November 2021
Global warming will require closer observation – and forecasting – of severe weather patterns that pose risk. Location intelligence, visualisation and other data-driven predicative analytics and methods will be wielded as part of a sophisticated defence system against the impacts of climate change.
Prolonged droughts, wildfires, flooding and environmental degradation are having a devastating impact on affected communities, in increasing numbers. With growing climate uncertainty, pressure to strengthen infrastructure for climate resistance is at an all-time high. Fast and intuitive access to high quality geographic data and information will become increasingly critical for decision-makers in every industry.
By identifying future climate events and mitigating factors, risks can be better understood. As the decade progresses, we will get even better at using digital tools to create a cohesive, interconnected understanding of the effects of climate change on local environments. With technology such as aerial lidar, photogrammetry and other methods, we can create a digital twin of the Earth to model structures, land, water levels, forests and predict changes. This will enable us to pull the right levers to tailor our climate resiliency responses accordingly.