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Monthly Archives: December, 2018

Maps of the most destructive natural disasters of 2018

Climate Change Refugees Share Stories of Escaping Wildfires, Floods, and Droughts Tens of thousands of U.S. residents were displaced by climate change-fueled disasters in 2018. California saw a string of … Continue reading

31/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters are no longer exceptional, so what will it take to prioritize preparedness?

Improving the nation’s resilience to disasters As summed up by the choice of sai (meaning disaster) as the kanji of the year, Japan experienced a string of severe natural disasters … Continue reading

30/12/2018 · Leave a comment

In Natural Disasters, A Disability Can Be A Death Sentence

Citizen science: crowdsourcing data to support disaster response You’ve probably never heard of ‘groundtruthing’—the term isn’t widely known outside of scientific circles—but the concept it describes is quietly transforming how … Continue reading

29/12/2018 · Leave a comment

The Secrets to Dealing With Rejection, According to Experts

Workplace ‘resilience’ programs might not make any difference Workplace resilience programmes, designed to bolster mental health and wellbeing, and encourage employees to seek help when issues arise, might not make … Continue reading

28/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Pacific Ring of Fire: Why is Indonesia prone to natural disasters?

Deadliest natural disasters of 2018   Natural disasters kill 218, cost VN $860m Natural disasters have killed 218 people and caused a total loss of VNĐ20 trillion (US$860 million) to … Continue reading

27/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Indonesian tsunami: Death toll rises

Hundreds dead and ‘many missing’ in Java and Sumatra after tsunami – as it happened We’re wrapping up the blog for the evening. Here’s a summary of what has happened. … Continue reading

26/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Winners of ‘Resilient Homes Design Challenge’ announced

ICLR releases new book ‘Cities adapt to extreme weather: Celebrating local leadership’ Local governments are taking action to reduce the risk to Canadians from extreme weather. Cities adapt to extreme … Continue reading

25/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience: A necessary quality for solid leadership

Preparing babies for emergencies in storm and bushfire season Enough water — check. Food for three days — check. Enough thought paid to people with special needs — check. But … Continue reading

24/12/2018 · Leave a comment

How Big Data Assists in Disaster Relief and Preparedness

    China Focus: China tackles disasters with better emergency response system Four hours after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake damaged his house, Hong Kaishi was evacuated to a safe place and … Continue reading

23/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Maria Drives Up Connecticut’s Homelessness Numbers

Irma recovery, a stolen gold bar and a call from God. Here are the Top 25 Keys stories In the year that followed Hurricane Irma, the Keys continued to feel … Continue reading

22/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Social media meets insurance: is this the key to improving resilience?

Planning for a Resilient Future in Asia and the Pacific The Asia Pacific region needs to accelerate progress on increasing the number of national and local disaster risk reduction strategies … Continue reading

21/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Disaster-linked losses in 2018 hit $155 billion

After the fires: Californians start to pick up the pieces of their lives A little more than a month after a brush fire raced through the Northern California countryside on … Continue reading

20/12/2018 · Leave a comment

New Evidence Shows Tornadoes Don’t Form The Way Scientists Have Always Thought

Casey bill offers more resources for disabled, older Americans during natural disasters The first response when natural disasters like hurricanes or wildfires strike is for everyone to evacuate the area.  … Continue reading

19/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Fijian village, a model for climate resilience

Fijian village, a model for climate resilience The successful relocation of Tukuraki, a Fijian village in the highlands of Ba, Viti Levu, from a disaster prone site to a new … Continue reading

18/12/2018 · Leave a comment

How Big Data Can Help in Disaster Response

Tips for Managing Employees in the Event of a Natural Disaster From wildfires to floods and hurricanes, natural disasters are becoming all too common. “There’s quite a few factors to … Continue reading

17/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters set records around the world in 2018. These were some of the worst.

How we prepare for Australia’s natural disaster season We know that staying connected is especially crucial during times of crisis. Natural disasters like fires, cyclones and floods can damage our … Continue reading

16/12/2018 · Leave a comment

More Floods and More Droughts: Climate Change Delivers Both

Researchers identify factors that influence how effectively food suppliers can respond to disasters Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to … Continue reading

15/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Media coverage of disasters can have lasting effects on children’s mental health

Satellite Emergency Relief Warehouses Being Established Satellite warehouses are being established in key locations throughout the Territory as the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) continues to enhance community resilience. The … Continue reading

14/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Climate Extremes: the New Norm

How to Limit Nature’s Impact on the Supply Chain These are just a few examples of the types of natural disasters the world has experienced in the last 12 months. … Continue reading

13/12/2018 · Leave a comment

2019 may be the hottest year yet—here’s why

Officers Urged To Take Steps To Tackle Disasters The workshop was attended by Dr Muzaffar Ahmed Former Member National Disaster Management Authority and various Heads of Departments, including Director Social … Continue reading

12/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Man Cave producing ‘significant shift’ in boys’ emotional strength

Adhd or Dyslexia? Resilient Parents. Resilient Children This book is written with all my love to share what I, from my own experience, have had to live as a mother, … Continue reading

11/12/2018 · Leave a comment

5 natural disasters that devastated the US in 2018

Dog That Survived California Fire Found Waiting at Home a Month Later A dog that survived the massive Camp Fire in California was found waiting at home by his owners … Continue reading

10/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Building Disaster Resilient Countries/Cities Through Open Spatial Data and Exposure Analysis.

Puerto Rico puts Hurricane Maria — and the bulk of the recovery — behind it Hurricane Maria did a job on El San Juan Hotel, the storied property in Puerto … Continue reading

09/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters become social, political disasters

AIG says natural disasters could cost it $800m in Q4 AIG chief executive Brian Duperreault said that a series of natural disasters in the fourth quarter of the year would … Continue reading

08/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Dissecting a hurricane: What makes a superstorm?

Florida’s 2018 hurricane season will be remembered for Hurricane Michael For the third consecutive year, after a decade reprieve, Florida in 2018 was tested by the force of a massive … Continue reading

07/12/2018 · Leave a comment

How to Design Semi-Permanent Structures

How to Design Semi-Permanent Structures Natural disasters continue to leave thousands of people homeless every year, forcing them to seek refuge without any alternatives. On many occasions, cities cannot cope … Continue reading

06/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Scientist to discuss how we can adapt — and improve our survival — to future natural disasters

  Camp Fire survivor faces second natural disaster in one month Heavy rain Thursday led to flooding and muddy conditions on Centerville Road in Chico, leaving behind even more damage … Continue reading

05/12/2018 · Leave a comment

11 Ways To Maintain Your Resilience While Travelling For Business

Cyber Resilience a Top Concern for Financial Firms The majority of financial firms rank cyber-resilience as their top concern, with people, visibility and third-party risk key challenges, according to the … Continue reading

04/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Alarming report lists Australia in the top 10 for the world’s most devastating natural disasters – causing $38billion worth of damage

Climate report finds natural disasters are getting worse; where will they hit hardest? There have been about 11 natural disaster in the U.S. this year, each costing more than $1 … Continue reading

03/12/2018 · Leave a comment

U.N. Scientists: El Niño Likely to Develop in Next Three Months

How Satellites and Big Data Are Predicting the Behavior of Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters Hurricane Harvey, for example, unexpectedly flooded large parts of Houston despite abating wind speeds. That … Continue reading

02/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Why Do Older Adults Always Pay The Highest Price In A Disaster?

More than 100 bushfires burn across Queensland An emergency warning has been issued for a bushfire burning in the Mackay region on the Queensland coast with expectations the blaze will … Continue reading

01/12/2018 · Leave a comment

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