On the frontline of hurricane disaster
Gator Halpern is in no doubt at all that climate change is wreaking havoc.
The founder of Coral Vita, 2018’s Young Champion of the Earth for Latin America and the Caribbean has been on the frontline of climate disaster.
When hurricane Dorian hit, his Coral Vita team, which grows corals for reef restoration, was prepared for a hurricane.
“But Dorian was anything but normal,” said Halpern.
“The farm was hit by a 17 foot-storm surge, destroying most of our infrastructure. We lost all of our corals and have been finding our coral tanks washed ashore 35 miles east of our farm. Many of our neighbors’ and friends’ houses were completely destroyed, and much of the island was under water.”…
What does the future of climate resilience look like? Experts weigh in
The impacts of climate change are devastating, and while they have been felt in some of the world’s most remote and vulnerable regions for many years, now climate change is finally in the spotlight across the globe.
The forecasts and predictions for the future are worse than imagined. According to the latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, sea levels are currently rising more than twice as fast as they did during the 20th century — and accelerating. What’s more, new knowledge shows an increase in risks from dryland water scarcity, fire damage, permafrost degradation, and food-system instability, even for global warming of around 1.5 degrees Celsius….
The human factor in organisational cyber resilience
The academic and industry literature is full of extremely useful research, insights and advice on how people interface with security technology and how that interaction can be enhanced to reduce the chance of a malicious attack.
However, the role of the human in enhancing the overall organisational cyber resilience of an entity operating within an environment where the cyber risks of any type are high is discussed much less.
Clearly, stopping the risk at source with technological measures such as security to prevent anything malicious penetrating the organisations IT systems and fool-proof systems that work first time every time is the ideal. But no security is 100% effective, threats frequently emanate from within an organisation and, whilst malicious attacks dominate the news, other, more mundane, IT issues such as hardware failures, network outages and user error are far more common and often cause a similar disruptive impact on an organisation….