"This book begins by recognizing that adaptation to climate change is unavoidable. Since 1992, more than 6,000 major disasters related to climate, weather, and water have occurred globally, and annual occurrences have doubled since 2004. The authors and 17 other experts review efforts by US communities to deal with hazards like rising sea level, floods, drought and water shortages, fires, earthquakes, and extreme weather events. The book includes detailed practical and theoretical information on US and a few foreign communities that have successfully adapted to hazards." - CHOICE, F. T. Manheim, George Mason University
Jane A. Bullock is a former research scientist and adjunct professor at the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is also a principal in Bullock and Haddow LLC, a homeland security and disaster management consulting firm. She worked for 22 years at the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA where she served as Chief of Staff to FEMA director James Lee Witt. She is a co-author of numerous university-level textbooks, including Introduction to Emergency Management and Introduction to Homeland Security.
Damon P. Coppola is an emergency management systems engineer and partner at Bullock and Haddow LLC. He provides technical assistance to governments at the federal, state, and local levels, international organizations, foreign governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector. He is the author of Introduction to International Emergency Management, and co-author of several professional and academic texts, including Introduction to Emergency Management, Introduction to Homeland Security, and Communicating Emergency Preparedness: Strategies for Creating a Disaster Resistant Public.
George D. Haddow is a principal in Bullock and Haddow LLC. He currently serves on the adjunct faculty in the Homeland Security Studies program and the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is the co-author of several university and professional textbooks, including Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, Introduction to Homeland Security, Fourth Edition, and Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World, Second Edition. He is the former deputy chief of staff to James Lee Witt during his tenure as director of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). At FEMA, Mr. Haddow was responsible for policy formulation in the areas of disaster response and recovery, public–private partnerships, public information, environmental protection, and disaster mitigation.
Kim S. Haddow is the president of Haddow Communications, in New Orleans—a company specializing in strategic media planning, messaging, and developing research-driven media content, branding, and advertising materials for nonprofits. Clients have included the Rockefeller Family Fund, Sierra Club, Make It Right Foundation, US State Department, Public Campaign, and the Trust for America’s Health. She also worked at Greer, Margolis, Mitchell, Burns (GMMB), a Washington, DC-based media consulting firm, advising political campaigns and nonprofits. She began her career at WWL-AM in New Orleans, where she managed the news department.