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Nine key findings from the 2016 World Risk Report

Nine key findings from the 2016 World Risk Report

The annual World Risk Report (WWR) and the World Risk Index (WRI) analyze exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards of 171 countries. This year’s emphasis is on logistics and infrastructure…

 

Tony Perkins Responds to Rumors Claiming He Believes God Uses Natural Disasters to Punish Gay People

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins is responding to rumors claiming that he believes God uses floods and other natural disasters to punish gay people, saying that while he doesn’t know what is behind calamities, he continues to put his faith in God.  “Deceptive claims are being circulated on the internet that put words in my mouth about God’s role in natural disasters and what causes them. Those claims are inaccurate. What I have said, which I repeated yesterday in a sermon at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, is that I don’t know what was behind this flood or any other natural disaster,” Perkins said in a statement posted on FRC’s website on Tuesday…

 

Government leaves Macedonia at risk to beautify Skopje

The financial consequences of Skopje 2014 have raised eyebrows in a country where the dire economic situation has led to 30 percent unemployment and the average salary is about 350 euros per month. Furthermore, environmental groups and architects are warning that the government's policies might lead to an even bigger, man-made disaster.

The financial consequences of Skopje 2014 have raised eyebrows in a country where the dire economic situation has led to 30 percent unemployment and the average salary is about 350 euros per month. Furthermore, environmental groups and architects are warning that the government’s policies might lead to an even bigger, man-made disaster.

This year the annual WorldRiskReport published by UN agencies focuses on logistics and infrastructure. Recent floods in Macedonia are a good example of failed disaster prevention and neglected infrastructure…

 

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