Learning and failing

Learning and failing

Houston (Texas) was recently ranked third on a list of ‘cities of the future’, based on its economic and human capital potential.  However, only a few years ago the city was affected by a ‘1 in 500 year flood’ three years in row.  The quick succession of these so-called unlikely events gives the concept of extreme weather events a whole new meaning.  In light of this, it makes sense to wonder whether the 2022 Australian floods (predominantly NSW and Qld) could occur next year and again the year after?  Should such a possibility be ignored? What can past lessons teach us that we can ill afford to ignore?

“Thinking outside the box is good but, in the words of famed Harvard business professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, ‘thinking outside the building’ is probably where we need to go.”

Jelenko Dragisic, founder ROADMENDER

A recent report that looked at the first two decades of this century found that over seven thousand disasters in the period killed 1.23 million people, affected 4 billion people and created nearly $US3 trillion in economic losses.  The Human Cost of Disasters: An Overview Of The Last 20 Years study, conducted by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, only considered events that resulted in at least 10 people being killed, were declared a state of emergency or led to a call for international assistance.  These are staggering figures.  This alone should be enough to get us into gear and to start thinking about resilience with a strategic hyperfocus…READ ON

40 Pics That Show Climate Change Is No Joke

With so many apocalyptic events happening recently—from Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine to the continuing global Covid-19 pandemic—it can be easy to forget that we have another urgent crisis on our hands. The climate crisis.

A Wind Turbine Was Destroyed In Texas After Being Hit By A Tornado 14 June 2021 Causing A Fire After A Blade Broke Apart And Hit A Transformer

Climate change, pollution, and environmental degradation haven’t taken a vacation. They’re still baring their claws and some argue that it might already be too late to avoid many of the worst effects…READ ON

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