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What Businesses Need to Know About Preparing, Coping and Recovering From Natural Disasters

Create safety plans for your business. Your business should also have a business continuity plan that outlines what you will do and who you can call on to help keep your business running in the event of a disaster…


Developing countries want to FORCE rich countries to bail them out if they’re hit by natural disasters

In a heated debate last night, the 191 nations addressed the idea of some members paying ‘compensation’ to poor countries for natural disasters. A group of 130 nations led by China even called for scientists to examine historical emissions dating back to the time of the industrial revolution in 1850. The principle has dominated the negotiations at Warsaw, with Britain and other developed nations refusing to countenance the idea of an automatic compensation fund, concerned over the repercussions over legal liability…


Ashdown warns on natural disasters

The Liberal Democrat peer warned that failure to tackle climate change by politicians would result in natural disasters occurring with greater frequency.  Speaking on Sky News’ Murnaghan programme in his capacity as president of Unicef UK, he said: “This is the most powerful typhoon hurricane ever in recorded history to hit land. Never has there been one this powerful.  “Secondly, it’s always the kids who suffer most, 5.5 million children are affected by this overall.”..


Free money remittance service to aid victims of natural disasters

Good news to Filipinos and foreign workers in Italy! Workers can now send money to the Philippines free of charge at any Italian post offices. From November 18, 2013 to January 31, 2014, all Eurogiro transfer funds service cash to cash bound to the Philippines will be free of charge. According to Poste Italiane, the service is part of their concrete contribution to the Filipino people affected by the recent natural disasters. Meanwhile, Philippine Postal Corporation (PhlPost) Postmaster General Josie Dela Cruz welcomed the kind gesture of support and solidarity by the Italian people…


Philippines: The Poor Paying for the Rich

The trend of natural disasters that the Philippines is grappling with is a case of the poor paying the price of the actions of the rich. The South Asian country has a population of around 93 million people and a GDP per capita of about 2,000, as opposed to 52,000 or so for the United States. It’s a small country industrially, but facing the consequences of global warming. Carbon emissions is a big cause of global warming and probably the biggest cause of carbon emissions is industrialization. Many countries in the world are ahead of the Philippines in terms of industrialization – and hence carbon emissions – but it is currently paying a heavy price for it. You could say that the Philippines is paying a hefty price for the prosperity of other nations. According to the United States Energy Information Administration, the Philippines ranks number 46 on the list of countries’ CO2 emissions for 2008…


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