PLAN TO SURVIVE: a CACOR produced document, first edition.
The climate is changing, with consequences for humans and all life on Earth. Extreme weather events are happening all over the planet. The efforts of governments to restrain emissions of greenhouse gases are falling short.
It is vitally important for individuals, families, and communities to begin now to prepare to live with the consequences. We all need to be resilient to survive. Plan to Survive provides a list of practical steps. It identifies areas where individuals and communities may be impacted and the steps that can be taken to reduce risk to them, their families, and their possessions. Each section presents actions that can be taken to reduce vulnerability and enhance resilience.
This guidebook addresses adaptation from several perspectives:
|Existing emergency — instant action required||Severe damage to residence; loss of grid electricity||Evacuate residence; portable generator|
|Pending Threat, with warning||Prediction of tornadoes, ice storm, flooding, fire||Install shutters; prepare to: draw on stocks, evacuate|
|Anticipation||Heat waves, droughts, diseases||Store water and food; understand threat of diseases|
|Long-term adaptation||Infrastructure||Install renewable energy; grade land around foundation|
The basic message is that advance planning is essential. Start with this guide and follow the links to develop your own plan.