Learning Resiliency from Disaster
November 29, 2017
Hosted by: Barbara Bernstein, Locus Focus by KBOO
On October 16 Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, was scheduled to come on this show to talk about a controversy that was raging over how to reach a 100% renewable future. Richard lives in Santa Rosa and when I contacted him a week before the show parts of Santa Rosa were on fire and he and his wife had evacuated. He had no electricity, no internet and I didn’t want to put any pressure on him to do an interview the following the week with so much uncertainty hanging in the air. Now the Wine Country fires are out and Richard is available to come back on Locus Focus for this episode, but instead of talking about the original topic we’re going to look at how all the disasters we’ve witnessed this year are highlighting critical lessons about what it means not only to build a sustainable future but one that is resilient as well.
Burned-out cars and charred homes cover the landscape in Santa Rosa on Oct. 14, 2017, after the wildfires that spread across Sonoma County, California (Army National Guard photos by Capt. Will Martin/Released).