New LMI Book for managers whose organizations need to address the impacts of changing climate

A new book will help managers in both Public- and Private-Sector, whose organizations will need to address the impacts of a changing climate, become great at their Jobs.

A new book by LMI, brings in front of the world its Functional expertise, in adequately equipping public- and private-sector managers whose organizations will need to address the impacts of a changing climate.

The book, Climate Change: What You Can Do Now, tackles the climate change issue by presenting its impact on public health, IT and communications, land use, infrastructure, vehicles and fleets, supply chain, and national security. It also presents the reader with realistic, implementable recommendations for both mitigation and adaptation, and makes the case that these recommendations will help any organization, even without the added benefit of addressing the climate change issue, because they represent sound business practices.

Notably, LMI has a reputation for tackling big problems and the effects of a changing climate present some of the most complex challenges we are facing today. The new book, hence is another attempt by LMI to offer new perspectives on these problems by making the case for collaboration, strategic planning, and consideration of the risks at hand.

The book is thus bringing LMI’s functional expertise in seven critical areas to the climate change issue in a way that’s meaningful, accessible, and relatable for those who might not be well-versed in the climate change issue.

The book addresses climate change for functional managers in the following critical areas:

• Public Health
• Communications and IT
• Land Use
• Infrastructure
• Vehicles
• Supply Chain
• National Security.

In addition to providing background for how a changing climate will impact each functional area, the book offers five recommendations each for mitigation and adaptation strategies. The recommendations are then evaluated based on how they might impact an organization’s operations and finances. The feasibility and timing of each recommendation is also considered, along with the potential for mitigation or adaption to the impacts of climate change.

The tone of the book is non-scientific and hence easily understood by even those who are new to the climate change issue.

The book’s authors include Rachael Jonassen, Michael Canes, and Matt Daigle, and individual chapters are led by John Yasalonis (public health), Francis Reilly (land use), Rich Skulte (infrastructure), Julian Bentley (vehicles and fleets), Taylor Wilkerson (supply chain), and Jeremey Alcorn (national security).

LMI previously released A Federal Leader’s Guide to Climate Change: Policy, Adaptation, and Mitigation. Written in 2009, the book remains a valued resource for federal leaders seeking to understand the science of climate change.