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Society Needs to Flip Its Disaster Spending, Insurance Report Says


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‘Breathe’ is a wonderful story about resilience

Breathe is a 2017 biographical drama film that was a directorial debut by Andy Serkis (you may remember him as Ulysses Klaue in Black Panther and Avengers Age of Ultron).

Serkis couldn’t have picked a better movie to introduce his directing pedigree.

This powerfully emotive film portrays the story of Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), who meets, falls in love with, and marries Diana (Claire Foy). At this time he has quit the army and is in the tea-broking business in Africa. A short time after his…


Society Needs to Flip Its Disaster Spending, Insurance Report Says

Communities are spending money on disasters at the wrong time: after the damage has been done, not before.

That is the central theme Zurich Insurance Group takes in a recently released report that draws conclusions about natural disaster mitigation by analyzing a series of 12 events—floods, storms and hurricanes—since the summer of 2013.

In its study, the global insurer found that every $1 spent on “disaster resilience” saves $5 in limiting future costs, including post-storm cleanup efforts….

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