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‘Microinsurance key to disaster resilience’
ON its second year of hosting a multistakeholder disaster resilience forum, Cebuana Lhuillier on Wednesday again emphasized the role of microinsurance coverage in preparing Filipinos for both natural and man-made calamities.
The forum was organized in partnership with the Insurance Commission (IC), the Climate Change Commission and international development organization Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbe (GIZ). Entitled “2017 READY-All Sectors In: Making Everyone Disaster-Resilient”, the focus was on farmers and fishermen, sectors described as being the most vulnerable when disaster strikes, therefore the sectors…
Did Climate Change Bring Down Late Bronze Age Civilizations?
Clutching a set of drills, scuba divers plunge into a bay near the Gulf of Corinth, in central Greece. On the seafloor, they punch a 4.5-meter-deep hole into history. The divers are expecting to find sediment, bits of coral, and fish bones, but they’re hoping the core will reveal something more: evidence of the world of the ancient Mediterranean, and clues as to why multiple empires collapsed here more than 3,000 years ago.
The divers are part of a scientific team excavating on land and underwater to investigate why a string of Late Bronze Age civilizations toppled—the Mycenaean kingdom in Greece, the Hittite Empire in Anatolia, and the New Kingdom of Egypt. Each fell around the same time, in the 12th century BCE. Over the past year, the team has drilled nine cores. This month, they’re looking to open the first of the set…