There are several actors in our societal conversation on climate change and disaster risk reduction. Their voices range from the dominant to the subdued. Among those that ring out loud and proud belong to our meteorologists and disaster management experts who claim supremacy over the field. And rightly so. Then come our carbon experts made up of chemists, engineers, biologists and even foresters. In the middle of the spectrum are our economists and knowledge managers armed with indicators and impact measurements. At the far end are our sociologists, community development workers and members of civil society who, with mpassioned but somewhat competing voices, articulate on resilience and sustainability.