A new non-dictionary political term for Climate Change. To be resilient now means to encompass all previous climate change strategies: to resist, to mitigate, and to adapt. Its use in climate research and US academic papers has multiplied over time.
The 2015 US PREPARE
Act, a bill to help the federal government recover from extreme
weather events, does not mention climate change or global
warming, but it uses the term 'resilience' 40 times. The word
has also begun to show up in individual state plans to 'mitigate
flooding' rather than to 'deal with sea level rise affects of
climate change'. A rose by any other name. . .