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Monthly Archives: December, 2019

Lessons in disaster relief from the world’s most cyclone-battered state

  Preparing for the Era of Disasters We are entering a new era in the security of Australia, not because of terrorism, the rise of China or even the cybersecurity … Continue reading

31/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Is there a vaccine for burnout?

Is there a vaccine for burnout? 4 physicians weigh in Burnout isn’t just an issue for physicians; it can surface at any point throughout an individual’s medical career. If you’re … Continue reading

30/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Death Toll Rises In Wake of Philippines Typhoon: At Least 28 Dead

Destruction from 15 natural disasters cost $1bn each Paris — At least 15 natural disasters linked to climate change this year caused damage of over $1bn and seven of them … Continue reading

29/12/2019 · Leave a comment

‘I’m still scared’ – Asia remembers tsunami that killed 230,000

Typhoon Phanfone kills at least 16 as it hits the Philippines on Christmas Day A typhoon that lashed the central Philippines on Christmas Day has killed at least 16 people … Continue reading

28/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural and man-made disasters caused losses of $140 billion in 2019 – Swiss Re

  What to know about eco-anxiety According to a 2018 national survey, almost 70% of people in the United States are worried about climate change, and around 51% feel “helpless.” … Continue reading

27/12/2019 · Leave a comment

When disaster strikes: managing employees following a natural disaster

Invest in resilience Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment, Marsha Caddle, proposed this during her keynote address at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and OECS … Continue reading

26/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Yes, Australia has always had bushfires: but 2019 is like nothing we’ve seen before

  New community group forms in Denmark to investigate prescribed burning practices A new Denmark community group will investigate prescribed burning on the south coast. Denmark Environment Centre convenor David Rastrick … Continue reading

25/12/2019 · Leave a comment

What Will it Take to Adapt to Natural Disasters?

  Sydney Fires: Images show incredible scale of Unfolding disaster Sydney Fires: Incredible images showing the scale of the bushfires surrounding the Sydney basin have imemerged. Satellitel images from the … Continue reading

24/12/2019 · Leave a comment

10 years after the earthquake

South Africa activate contingency plan to deal with natural disasters he South African government on Saturday activated its national contingency plan which spells out how to deal with natural disasters. … Continue reading

23/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Hard Times Are Coming. Here’s How to Build Your Company’s Resilience to Endure Them

Survivorship bias in science: is individual resilience the most important quality of a good scientist? A damning piece was published in The Guardian claiming that 40 percent of academics are … Continue reading

22/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Why we avoid adversity even if it fuels our own personal growth?

  Developing countries set to build extreme weather resilience “The science is clear: the global average temperature has increased by 1.1°C since the pre-industrial period, and by 0.2°C compared to … Continue reading

21/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Grit may be the “secret sauce” for success

Building Resilience: Preparing For Life’s Challenges In my career as a neurosurgeon, I have helped numerous patients often with similar conditions. It still amazes me how one person’s emotional reaction … Continue reading

20/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Where Do Sharks Go in Hurricanes?

Australia Is Being Ravaged by The Worst-Ever Heatwave, And That Says a Lot Australia may set a record for its hottest day this week, as temperatures soar past 104 degrees … Continue reading

19/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Whakaari/White Island: Will a decade of disaster reshape the ‘she’ll be right’ nation?

Why Climate Advocates Need To Stop Hyping Extreme Weather Data recently published in The Lancet tells an amazing story about weather-related disasters worldwide over the past three decades. As people … Continue reading

18/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Bushfires test Australia’s volunteer firefighters to their limits

Bushfires test Australia’s volunteer firefighters to their limits Among the firefighters facing enormous blazes burning across New South Wales are bakers, teachers, nurses, accountants, mechanics, retirees and full-time parents. Bushfires … Continue reading

17/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Why being a ‘resilient’ business means more than CEOs think

L&T Technology to build 150 houses for people affected by cyclone Fani A private engineering services company will build 150 disaster-resilient houses for people affected by clone Fani in Odisha’s … Continue reading

16/12/2019 · Leave a comment

7 things you need to do now to plan ahead for disaster

The worst natural disasters of 2019: From Hurricane Maria to the Haiti Earthquake The 2010s have been quite the tumultuous decade, even by humanity’s standards, with political unrest and a … Continue reading

15/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Asia’s deadliest eruptions – and four volcanoes to watch

‘Hurricane truthers’: Bonkers conspiracies are putting lives in danger First it was the moon landing, vaccines, and New Coke. Now nutty conspiracies are surrounding the life-and-death matter of hurricanes. With … Continue reading

14/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Burnout Is About Your Workplace, Not Your People

2 Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself Whether an economic downturn has taken a toll on your bank account, or you’re dealing with a chronic … Continue reading

13/12/2019 · Leave a comment

The 10 Most Unforgettable Weather Disasters of the 2010s

Nature-based climate solutions go beyond planting trees Rumour has it that the federal government is considering a major investment in using nature to reduce greenhouse gases and to mitigate climate … Continue reading

12/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience: The Art of Failing Forward

  Computer Model Simulates Ancient Climate Change, Migration MANOA, HAWAII—Live Science reports that scientists led by Axel Timmermann of the University of Hawaii at Manoa have developed a new computer … Continue reading

11/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Coders are the new superheroes of natural disasters

Sydney ‘scores badly’ for climate resilience compared to global cities Sydney is poorly prepared for the impacts of climate change and related disasters compared to other global cities, with a … Continue reading

10/12/2019 · Leave a comment

What Survives a Drought?

On resilience Being a ‘resilient’ business means more than CEOs think, writes Carmel Owens, EMEA Sales Director, at the IT recovery services company Sungard Availability Services. The term resilience seems … Continue reading

09/12/2019 · Leave a comment

How to live with mega-fires? Portugal’s feral forests may hold the secret.

  Build Resilience, Manage Stress, Prevent Burnout I talk about these subjects a lot, but there’s some good reasons for that. Modern living is more often than not stressful living … Continue reading

08/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Prevent burnout – 3 burnout symptoms and how to avoid them

  Why resilience must be our leadership cornerstone One of the most striking features of this year’s Acevo Conference was the number of speakers who talked about the importance of … Continue reading

07/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Poor Countries Are Hit Worst By Extreme Weather, But No One Is Safe

Embedding resilience into your cloud-based modernisation strategy “We know of no vendor or service provider today whose business model offerings and revenue growth are not influenced by the increasing adoption … Continue reading

06/12/2019 · Leave a comment

The risk of overwork death (karoshi) in the wake of natural disasters

A review of the business resilience issues facing the food sector in 2020 The rise in food allergies in recent years has been well documented. Between 1995-2016 there was a … Continue reading

05/12/2019 · Leave a comment

How Satellites Track Status of Nation’s Food Supply and Help Farmers

NSW bushfires a big job for EU satellite A European Union team has undertaken its largest emergency mapping operation of 2019 to help fight the recent bushfires that ravaged New … Continue reading

04/12/2019 · Leave a comment

How Can Natural Disasters Affect Our Children’s Emotional Health?

Zimbabwe struggling to feed itself as natural disasters wreak havoc Rural communities in eastern Zimbabwe hit by the full force of two natural disasters since the beginning of 2019 are … Continue reading

03/12/2019 · Leave a comment

‘It’s like the third world’: tribe feels forgotten as flooding brings misery to a struggling community

  Kenyan flood rescue missions hindered by havoc Rescue operations in Kenya after heavy flooding are being hindered by damage to roads and bridges. There are fears the death toll … Continue reading

02/12/2019 · Leave a comment

Floating bamboo house can halve its size to cope with any disaster

Security attacks: 3 habits of the most resilient companies What is the difference between a firm that is resilient against cyber threats and one that is vulnerable? What strategies and … Continue reading

01/12/2019 · Leave a comment

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