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Business Leader Joe Tirone Jr. Presents at American Geophysical Union Meeting December 2017
Joe Tirone Jr., a Staten Island businessman and community activist will be speaking on his experiences with the Staten Island community and local agencies to form a full buyout for those homeowners that were devastated by the historic Superstorm Sandy. He will present "Managed Retreat" in Response to Superstorm Sandy: The Oakwood Beach Story and highlight his experiences that led to a successful community buyout.
River and coastal flooding remain the costliest natural hazard worldwide. Spiraling losses are driven by growing human population, expanding infrastructure, and climate change. Mitigating flood risk is an international priority. Investments in flood-control infrastructure and mitigation can be locally cost-effective, but for the most vulnerable communities, piecemeal solutions are inadequate. Among his last acts, President Obama instructed 11 federal agencies to develop a framework for "managed retreat" -- a policy for relocating entire towns threatened by climate-driven flooding and rising sea levels. Current targets include Isle de Jean Charles in the Louisiana Delta and the Alaska coastal village of Kivalina. Along US rivers, about a dozen towns over the past 150 years have undertaken wholesale relocations. Managed retreat – and broader resilience to flooding and climate-driven sea-level rise – requires rigorous interdisciplinary applied science, including in the earth and ocean sciences, climatology, hydrology, anthropology, and many other fields.
The panel is led by Nicholas Pinter, University of California Davis, and Christopher Dalbom, Tulane University.
Joe Tirone is the owner of Community Home Brokerage and investor. He is a former Wall Street executive with extensive experience in mortgage finance and trading as well as other investment banking activities. Joe owns and operates both Jostin Capital, LTD, which performs real estate advisory and consulting services. Joe also owns and operates both Jostin Capital, LTD, which performs real estate advisory and consulting services. He received a BBA in Accounting from Pace University and an MBA in Finance from St John's University, where he has taught Economics as an adjunct professor. the mission of the agency. Joe is an active member and advocate in the Staten Island Community in many capacities. He is the SIBOR President-elect and founder of the Oakwood Beach Buyout Committee: instrumental in assisting Oakwood Beach residents buyout
The AGU allows interested participants constructive, real-time feedback from experts and up-and-coming talent in the field. AGU is built on a foundation of shared values that include valuing the scientific method, the generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge, free exchange of ideas and information, respect for a diversity of ideas and approaches, accountability to the public, and excellence and integrity in everything we do. Our science is accurate, peer-reviewed, and well respected.
The research conducted by AGU members encompasses everything from the exploration of the planets, to studies of the structure and chemical composition of the Earth's deep interior, to understanding the Earth's atmosphere and the causes of climate change. These are not only exciting scientific topics; they are also of great relevance to humankind.
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