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Monthly Archives: January, 2020

Building standards give us false hope. There’s no such thing as a fireproof house

  Harvard, UST, KBP to award best student-produced content on disaster resilience The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Program on Resilient Communities (HHI PRC) is partnering with the University of Santo Tomas … Continue reading

31/01/2020 · Leave a comment

How to recover from a professional disaster

After Drought, Floods Compound Somalia’s Year Of Climate Misery As Somalia withered from drought early this year, and her goats dropped dead from thirst, Maka Abdi Ali begged for rain. … Continue reading

30/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Turkey probes dozens over fake social media posts about deadly earthquake

  Turkey ends rescue efforts after earthquake toll reaches 41 Turkey called off rescue operation on Monday in eastern areas hit by Friday’s earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body … Continue reading

29/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters: What would you take?

Natural disasters: What would you take? Someone tell Mother Nature to calm down because, at this rate, we might not make it to the next decade!To be fair, part of … Continue reading

28/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Kids Are Anxious About The Bushfires. Here’s What Parents Should Do.

Brazil: Dozens killed as heavy rains cause floods, landslides At least 30 people have been killed and 17 are still missing after two days of heavy rain led to widespread … Continue reading

27/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Australia can expect far more fire catastrophes. A proper disaster plan is worth paying for

  Rising carbon dioxide levels may double floods The risk of extreme floods or storms could double every 13 years at the rate carbon-dioxide concentrations are building up in the … Continue reading

26/01/2020 · Leave a comment

The race to decipher how climate change influenced Australia’s record fires

Real-life climate disasters are mirroring doomsday myths—and that’s worse than you think This story was published in partnership with Nexus Media, a syndicated newswire covering climate, energy, policy, art, and … Continue reading

25/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Talking ACEs and building resilience in prison

The Biology of Mindfulness and Mindlessness — A Neuroscientist’s Perspective I spent most of my life mindlessly obsessing about the past and the future. I was consumed by anxiety and … Continue reading

24/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Last decade most expensive for natural disasters: report

  ‘I lost my father on Black Saturday. Bushfire survivors will need mental health support’ Endless flames, smoke, and a sky of darkness have been a sight all “too real” … Continue reading

23/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Catastrophic Australian Bushfires Derail Research

Economic effect of disasters runs deeper than we think One of life’s simple pleasures is a run. Out in the sunshine, gentle breeze, maybe a dog at your side and … Continue reading

22/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Massive wildfires are permanently altering Australia’s landscape, scientists say

  Huge dust storms in Australia hit central New South Wales Damaging winds produced by thunderstorms across central New South Wales have whipped up dust storms that turned daytime into … Continue reading

21/01/2020 · Leave a comment

California Legislators Eye Climate Bond to Prepare for Disasters

Another legacy of redlining: Unequal exposure to heat waves Severe heat kills more people in the United States than any other hazardous weather-related event. As climate change accelerates, the sweltering … Continue reading

20/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Developing resilience in 2020

Developing resilience in 2020 The year 2020 started with a bang. From the wildfires that have been ravaging Australia, to the floods in the Indonesia capital, and to the political … Continue reading

19/01/2020 · Leave a comment

As Bushfires Rage, Australia Faces Another Challenge: Protecting National Mental Health

  New to the US: A Home Resilient to Natural Disasters Unveiled by Sekisui House Chōwa, a BUILDER Concept Home, meets growing demand for homes that adapt to today’s multi-generational … Continue reading

18/01/2020 · Leave a comment

How to handle employee leave if your business has been affected by bushfires

What Is a Disaster: Guide to What to Do When a Natural Disaster Strikes Disasters occur every day somewhere in the world. These events vary in scope and intensity and … Continue reading

17/01/2020 · Leave a comment

How businesses can recover from the bushfires

The world lost $150 billion due to natural disasters It turns out that 2019 was an eventful year in many respects, but it saw headlines dominated by record-breaking natural disasters … Continue reading

16/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Rebuilding After Disaster: A Painstaking Process

FEMA releases history of natural disaster info The New Year has just begun and hurricane season is still five months away, but if the past is any guide, chances are … Continue reading

15/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Holidaying in a disaster zone isn’t as crazy as it might seem

How Australia’s massive bushfires are generating thunderstorms Big natural disasters can create their own weather systems. The Australian bushfires are now so intense that they’re starting to make thunderstorms. On … Continue reading

14/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Flooding in Jakarta is the worst for over a decade

Building resilience the Swiss way Swiss Re’s new CEO reinsurance Asia and regional president Asia Russell Higginbotham is no stranger to the reinsurer, having first joined the firm in 1994. … Continue reading

13/01/2020 · Leave a comment

As Bushfires Rage, Australia Faces Another Challenge: Protecting National Mental Health

Earthquake Destroys Famous Natural Landmark In Puerto Rico A picturesque Puerto Rican landmark, Punta Ventana, has collapsed following a magnitude 5.79 earthquake. The earthquake struck today at 6:32 a.m. local … Continue reading

12/01/2020 · Leave a comment

NASA Satellites Animate World Path of Smoke From Australia Bushfires

Sea levels in Bangladesh could rise twice as much as predicted Bangladesh and parts of India could be hit by sea level rise almost twice as high as previously thought … Continue reading

11/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Social connection can build or erode mental health, resilience

Burnout remains a risk for workers of all generations Flexible working has become an important part of the modern UK economy, with over half of employees taking up a flexible … Continue reading

10/01/2020 · Leave a comment

The 15 places most affected by extreme weather events in the last 20 years

Australia fires: The numbers that highlight sheer scale of unfolding catastrophe Bushfires are an annual problem for Australia, but this season has been unprecedented. With the death toll now rising … Continue reading

09/01/2020 · Leave a comment

How to Invest In Climate Resilience Without Overspending

Reinsurance renewal prices hold the line in face of disasters An expensive few years for the global insurance industry led by a range of natural disasters from wildfires to storms … Continue reading

08/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Indonesia Air Force Using Cloud Seeding Technique to Combat Fatal Flooding in Jakarta

Indonesia Air Force Using Cloud Seeding Technique to Combat Fatal Flooding in Jakarta As the death toll in Indonesia rises due to major flooding, the country is now cloud seeding … Continue reading

07/01/2020 · Leave a comment

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

  Cyclone Idai: Lessons learnt for disability in Zim Cyclone Idai has come and gone, leaving a trail of cataclysmic physical and human damage in the seven districts of Chipinge, … Continue reading

06/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Bushfire-affected business owners should consider other opportunities: expert

  History of disasters shows there is nothing new about nation’s destructive blazes While there is no doubt these bushfires are bad and may get worse, fuelling more talk of … Continue reading

05/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Biodiversity and our brains: how ecology and mental health go together in our cities

2010-2019: Natural Disasters That Rocked The World This Decade Hundreds of thousands have lost their lives, and millions have been displaced around the world in the face of nature’s fury. … Continue reading

04/01/2020 · Leave a comment

It’s Not Just You—Wild Swings in Extreme Weather Are Rising

Hurricanes, climate change, and the decline of the Maya The year is 150 CE. It’s a humid summer day in Muyil, a coastal Mayan settlement nestled in a lush wetland … Continue reading

03/01/2020 · Leave a comment

Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

21 Remarkably Inspiring New Year Quotes to Start 2020 Off Right The new year is a time of hope and renewal. Business gone bad? There’s always hope for a better … Continue reading

02/01/2020 · Leave a comment

In 2019 Climate Change Made These 15 Natural Disasters Even Worse

In Pictures: 20 Deadliest Natural Disasters of 2019 Are there gendered impacts to multi-purpose cash transfers intended to build resilience? Brief from full report “The Gendered Dimension of Multi-Purpose Cash … Continue reading

01/01/2020 · Leave a comment

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