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The concept of resilience…and more

The concept of resilience

While the concept of resilience is fairly new within the development and humanitarian sectors, it has gained increasing significance in a short period of time. Large amounts of funds are now being poured into building resilience of individuals and communities in poorer countries to help them deal more effectively with crises. While crises can take on varied forms, including health risks or financial shocks, the problem of climate-instigated disasters is getting the most attention, given that they have become a recurrent source of crises around the world…

 

Global sea levels have risen 8cm since 1992, Nasa research shows

 Scientists believe ocean currents and natural cycles are temporarily offsetting a sea level rise in the Pacific Ocean. Photograph: Ray Collins/Barcroft Media

Scientists believe ocean currents and natural cycles are temporarily offsetting a sea level rise in the Pacific Ocean. Photograph: Ray Collins/Barcroft Media

Sea levels worldwide have risen an average of nearly eight centimetres (three inches) since 1992 because of warming waters and melting ice, a panel of Nasa scientists said on Wednesday. In 2013 a United Nations panel predicted sea levels would rise from between 0.3 and 0.9 metres by the end of the century. The new research shows that sea level rise would probably be at the high end of that, said a University of Colorado geophysicist, Steve Nerem. Sea levels were rising faster than they did 50 years ago and “it’s very likely to get worse”, Nerem said…

 

Devastating social costs of natural disasters to be measured for the first time

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities will create a first ever framework to measure the long-term social impact of natural disasters on the Australian community, and will also create national infrastructure investment guidelines for building resilience into critical infrastructure…

 

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