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How hot was your city in 2015?..Building disaster resilience systemically. And more…

How hot was your city in 2015?

Scientists declared 2015 the hottest year in Earth’s history, or at least since reporting began back in 1850. In a database provided by AccuWeather, out of 2,116 cities around the world, 90% recorded warmer than normal temperatures. So how warm was your city? Click here to explore the interactive chart by the New York Times…

 

Building disaster resilience systemically

The cost of replacing essential infrastructure damaged by disasters in the next 35 years is estimated to reach $17bn according to the latest set of reports from the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities. The reports, Building Resilient Infrastructure and the Economic Costs of Social Impact of Disasters, outline the costs associated with replacing essential infrastructure damaged by disasters and provide an overview of the direct costs of physical damage with the total economic cost of disasters…

 

El Niño: Preparing now for disasters later

Cows look for something to graze on in a dry field in western Cape Town, South Africa. The global El Niño weather pattern is blamed for severe drought in southern Africa.   (Nic Bothma / European Pressphoto Agency)

Cows look for something to graze on in a dry field in western Cape Town, South Africa. The global El Niño weather pattern is blamed for severe drought in southern Africa.
(Nic Bothma / European Pressphoto Agency)

For much of this year, some of the world’s most vulnerable people have found themselves in the grip of El Niño, a profound and confounding natural disaster that brings with it severe floods, severe drought and, potentially, more intense and more frequent cyclones…

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