Adaptation Scotland resources

Tools and resources have been designed to support the public sectorbusinesses and communities with the process of adapting to climate change and to help improve their resilience to a changing climate.

Includes webinars, guides and actions that people can take 

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useful site for people to refer to if they are interested in finding out more about climate change adapation 

by Charlotte_CEC on January 25, 2021 at 10:32AM

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  • Posted by Mmunro49 January 26, 2021 at 14:52

    I’ve just had a look at your ‘Guide to Maintenance in a Changing Climate’. Aimed at house owners it provides a reasonable checklist for keeping buildings secure from erosion and wear and tear whether from climate change or just normal rainy Edinburgh weather.

    Do you know, I do try most of the time to be positive about this website as any website that purports to be pro Climate Change is good in my book.

    What I want to know and I’m sure everyone that follows on from my comments( potentially another 2 people) is: Why don’t you take your own advice? The City Council is responsible for many buildings and roads. Roads in Edinburgh are full of potholes, repaired with what feels like cocoa pops, and each time they reappear are bigger and more dangerous.

    My sister lives in Social Housing in Edinburgh. It’s a damp 60s structure with plant and dirt infested rones.

    I used to be a teacher and know for a fact the lack of care and attention that the structure of school buildings get. I myself have helped paint over damp and neglected school walls. Unless they are in a state of falling down, very little if anything , is done for them.

    With that in mind I cannot honestly see how older, valued buildings are maintained. Is there a priority list and only the odd few are on it?

    Are you perhaps suggesting that you might use Climate change as a reason for maintaining all these buildings and roads that you, as a Council, have, until now, done so little about? That would be a joyous day, as correctly we all do need to up our vigilance with the structures of our buildings.

    Eg It’s become a feature of a lot of houses to pave their front lawn to accommodate cars. Unfortunately when it rains heavily as we have seen with recent storms, water can quickly build up and run off into the house.

    You’re right, we all need to be vigilant and take action to mitigate adverse weather conditions.

    If you are going to write advice on ANYTHING please lead by example.
  • Posted by MJMcD0ugall January 26, 2021 at 16:16

    People are, as a broad generalisation, averse to change. Can we shift the language to about planning for a future that still allows us to do familar things, like take a bus to the shops.
  • Posted by Mmunro49 January 27, 2021 at 11:39

    MJ people are frightened of what they don’t understand.

    But believe it or not everything we have is the result of someone braving change. Eg there would be no trains if people hadn’t invented, designed and got past the issues of steam power.

    Climate Change has occurred for many reasons and we must face the challenge. We must change and bring people with us. As long as we understand we will be fine. It’s true it’s scary and there’s a lot to get our head round. But if we persevere, and find out as much as we can and are open to discussing possibilities, I believe we will create a better world than we have now:)
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