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Should we redefine what it means to be ‘resilient’?


What federal emergency fund cuts could mean for states dealing with disasters…READ ON: Abdel Salah, the owner of Sam’s Food and Liquor Store surveys damage after a series of tornados tore through in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ben Depp

Australia warned it has radically underestimated climate change security threat

As the Senate launches an inquiry into the national security ramifications of climate change, a new report has warned global warming will cause increasingly regular and severe humanitarian crises across the Asia-Pacific.

Disaster Alley, written by the Breakthrough Centre for Climate Restoration, forecasts climate change could potentially displace tens of millions from swamped cities, drive fragile states to failure, cause intractable political instability, and spark military conflict.

Report co-author Ian Dunlop argues Australia’s political and corporate leaders, by refusing to accept the need for urgent climate action…


Should we redefine what it means to be ‘resilient’?

“In the wake of recent terror-related events, there are increased calls for greater resilience against terror. There are media celebrations of the resilience of the public as well as heartening stories of individual valour in the face of both terrorism and disasters of other kinds – from bushfire to chemical spill to civil unrest. However, there is not often much consensus on what being resilient actually means, of what it looks like, or of how it can best be achieved.

Simply being more ‘resilient’ is not a solution to the problem of terror, nor is it a new form of security. People can be resilient in many different ways and it can be both active and passive – from being willing to give to charity or…


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