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Hurricane Season On Top Of A Pandemic Will Be A Nightmare

Successful Aging: These are traits that help older adults in times of crisis Given the COVID-19 environment, it seems timely to identify the strengths older adults can rely upon to … Continue reading

07/04/2020 · Leave a comment

The Covid-19 crisis too few are talking about: health care workers’ mental health

The Covid-19 crisis too few are talking about: health care workers’ mental health In the midst of this global pandemic, people are talking about the urgent and critical need for … Continue reading

06/04/2020 · Leave a comment

14 Ways Leaders Can Build Their Resilience And Transform Their Business

  Climate disasters seen increasing conflict risk in large countries Countries with large populations and low levels of development are most likely to see a rise in the risk of … Continue reading

05/04/2020 · Leave a comment

Hope and resilience

Resilience can defeat virus, experts say Many of us have already lost or fear losing our jobs, others have fallen sick and some have even died. Everyone has been dislocated … Continue reading

04/04/2020 · Leave a comment

A story of resilience: China’s revival against Covid-19

Why India Inc needs to invest in resilience As the COVID-19 outbreak hits the country, businesses across the board are bracing themselves for what’ll undoubtedly turn out to be the … Continue reading

03/04/2020 · Leave a comment

How To Build Your Leadership Resiliency!

How Resilience Hubs in cities could help coronavirus response COVID-19 is quickly exposing countries’ fragile social fabric. As individuals struggle to stay afloat, a lack of healthcare, childcare, living wages, … Continue reading

02/04/2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 and Business Continuity: Is Your Plan Ready or Not?

5-phase approach for business continuity in the age of Covid-19 A five-phase strategic and systematic approach to strengthen the resilience of organisations’ current business models is key to business continuity … Continue reading

01/04/2020 · Leave a comment

What a Coronavirus Restoration Might Look Like

Pop up mall a boost for resilient community The opening today of Mogo’s pop up shopping mall, a Business Council project to re-house bushfire destroyed small businesses, is testament to … Continue reading

31/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Why the White House, and Business, Should Heed the Waffle House Index

Study to capture experiences of pregnant women during disasters Pregnancy is stressful at the best of times and the last six months have been anything but ideal. Now researchers from … Continue reading

30/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Looking Ahead—100 Quotes on Strength and Resilience to Help Get Us Through Tough Times

Coronavirus anxiety: cognitive therapist says one word can help ease your feelings If you’re anything like us, the coronavirus crisis will be bringing a riot of emotions to the surface … Continue reading

29/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Resilient Leadership Is Successful In Uncertain Times

After the Avalanche In January 1995, an avalanche hit the small town of Súðavík in the Westfjords. The town was decimated, and out of the 227 inhabitants, 14 people died. … Continue reading

28/03/2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 dubbed a “natural disaster” by U.S. credit agencies. Take steps now to protect your finances

  Force Majeure: The Lasting Fight In The Wake Of Coronavirus Regardless of whether you subscribe to a specific faith or belief system, the phrase “Act of God” is one … Continue reading

27/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Why resilience is the key to future security

Why resilience is the key to future security Resilience is at the heart of information security. As threats adapt and evolve and we accept that systems will be compromised, it … Continue reading

26/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Weathering COVID-19: financial resilience

Business continuity: Coronavirus crisis puts CIOs’ plans to the test As the Covid-19 coronavirus rattles industries, it’s more important than ever for IT leaders to ensure employees have the tools … Continue reading

25/03/2020 · Leave a comment

New study: Workplace Stress Management Market forecasts till 2025

How to Expand Your Company’s Resilience Zone During the Coronavirus Crisis Crisis management is the unsung skill required of great leaders. It’s often overlooked–until a situation like the one confronting … Continue reading

24/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Doing the Dirty Work: Resilience Workers Deserve Better

Covid-19 is exposing America’s resilience—and vulnerability IT IS HARD to pick the best illustration of the administration’s failings on covid-19. There have been so many. Having been in the crowd … Continue reading

23/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Climate prediction study reveals a better way to prepare for natural disasters

Tackling the disproportionate impact of disasters on women The Philippines is the most susceptible country in the world to climate change hazards and ranks third highest in exposure to disaster … Continue reading

22/03/2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 Puts Our Resilience to the Test

  Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina: Some populations at higher risk during COVID-19 pandemic Michael Zakour, professor of social work at West Virginia University, lived through Hurricane Katrina and studied … Continue reading

21/03/2020 · Leave a comment

What is COVID-19 doing to our mental health?

Should you consider “natural disasters” when looking for a home? Location is one of the biggest considerations Australians typically take note of when buying a home, but with recent events … Continue reading

20/03/2020 · Leave a comment

China’s resilience against COVID-19

‘This Is an Unprecedented Disaster’: Art Schools Are Scrambling to Develop Contingency Plans for Students as Education Moves Online As governments around the world race to catch up with the … Continue reading

19/03/2020 · Leave a comment

5.7 magnitude earthquake in Utah knocks out power to thousands and diverts flights

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes south of Bali, Indonesia: EMSC An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck south of Bali, Indonesia, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said on Wednesday. The quake … Continue reading

18/03/2020 · Leave a comment

The pandemic highlights the man-made disasters to come

What to do when you’re cooped up at home For the next few weeks, many of us here in Ireland – and possibly where you are — will feel like … Continue reading

17/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Artistic Response to Natural Disasters: The Case of New Orleans

Japan’s experience with earthquakes can help teach us to learn to live with floods The intense rainfall from storms this winter has caused severe flooding in numerous cities across the … Continue reading

16/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Protecting Wetlands Yields Staggering Economic Benefit, Study Finds

At least five people dead as thunderstorms cause widespread flooding across Egypt Thunderstorms packing heavy rains and lightning caused widespread flooding across Egypt on Thursday, killing at least five people … Continue reading

15/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Study shows migrant teens are more resilient to trauma than other youths

  NSW bushfire crisis survivors find resilience, optimism along road to recovery But despite the devastation and the loss, there is hope — even an opportunity for personal growth. It … Continue reading

14/03/2020 · Leave a comment

PTSD: Lessons Learned From the Armenia Earthquake

  ‘Be Earthquake Aware and Prepared, Not Scared’, a key takeaway as 2020 National Earthquake Conference Concludes The quadrennial 2020 National Earthquake Conference (#NEC2020), which took place this week in … Continue reading

13/03/2020 · Leave a comment

7 Hot Facts About the Pacific Ring of Fire

Business Bulletin: How to avoid disaster scams and fraud Natural disasters like tornadoes, flooding, storms, wildfires and hurricanes, often bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to … Continue reading

12/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Coronavirus: Who will be hit hardest by the outbreak?

How Chile could avoid financial disaster after nature strikes The World Bank and Chilean disaster resilience institute Itrend have started a pilot program to make the country’s infrastructure more resilient. … Continue reading

11/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Why cyber resilience should be a priority for every business – and how to get there

After Tornado, Nashville Braces for Disaster Capitalism Early on the morning of March 3, hours after a tornado devastated parts of Nashville, Anne Barnett grabbed her chainsaw and got to … Continue reading

10/03/2020 · Leave a comment

How Resilient Are You at Work?

Office politics most common cause of workplace stress A study of 1,815 employees has found that work-related office politics (37%) are the most common cause of workplace stress, alongside a … Continue reading

09/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Building resilience key in boosting mental health says wellness event organiser

Human skill and expertise singled out as the most important element of a cyber resilience approach by over 40 per cent of respondents in latest Infosecurity Europe poll More than … Continue reading

08/03/2020 · Leave a comment

The Year Without Summer review – volcanic tales of changed climate

  Grocery stores can be anchors of resilience during disasters As COVID-19 unfolds across the world, we are reminded of how global our food supply chain has become (e.g., fruit … Continue reading

07/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Bushfires and the role of general practice

Disasters, planning and Australian tourism Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019-2020 highlights our country’s vulnerabilities to the effects of climate change. The events also impact on global perceptions of Australia; … Continue reading

06/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Most Americans are not prepared for a disaster. Now survival kits are all over Instagram.

How to Achieve Resilient Growth Throughout the Business Cycle The world is currently in the longest business cycle since the National Bureau of Economic Research has kept records. Investors, executives, … Continue reading

05/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Ecological Existential Dread: We Need to Talk about our Feelings

Ecological Existential Dread: We Need to Talk about our Feelings Just as the smoke disperses from fire-ravaged parts of the world, the spectre of ecological breakdown is creeping into humanity’s … Continue reading

04/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Business resilience is all about planning for the future I look at resilience in a number of different ways, it is not just about cash flow and balance sheets. I … Continue reading

03/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Bouncing back: How to fail fast and grow your resilience at work

6 ways to become more resilient immediately Emotional “body blows” often come without warning. You’ve made a big mistake. You got fired. You got bad news from a medical test. … Continue reading

02/03/2020 · Leave a comment

What Machiavelli would do about climate change

Strategies to boost disaster resistance Disaster-resilience strategies for three regions in Queensland have been released as part of the State’s Resilient Queensland in Action plan to address the Sunshine State’s … Continue reading

01/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Ugandans should embrace wetlands to rid-off disasters

  Severe Flooding Threatens Lives and Futures in Burundi The torrential rains began in December, triggering landslides and massive flooding across northern Burundi, one of the world’s poorest countries. Roads, … Continue reading

29/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Planning for a pandemic: is your business prepared?

  Trump mocked sea wall to protect N.J. from flooding. Now the project is halted. An ambitious and controversial plan for protecting New Jersey and New York from future Sandy-like … Continue reading

28/02/2020 · Leave a comment

4 Factors That May Lower PTSD Risk and Bolster Resilience

How Creative Writing Can Boost Students’ Resilience It is required of a teacher to help build a sense of community amongst students. A safe and healthy environment would benefit students, … Continue reading

27/02/2020 · Leave a comment

How to Raise Climate-Resilient Kids

  Mangrove forests protect coastlines. ‘Synthetic mangroves’ could do the same for cities. Humans have lots of reasons to thank mangroves. These swampy, stilt-rooted trees store massive amounts of carbon … Continue reading

26/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Will we learn from the bushfire summer?

Indonesian flash flooding sweeps nearly 250 students into river leaving seven dead, three missing A mass search-and-rescue operation has been mounted to find the bodies and survivors of a tragic … Continue reading

25/02/2020 · Leave a comment

The Hero’s Journey to Resilience and Thriving in the Context of Disaster

  Disaster & Resilience International Summit (DR 2020) The Disaster & Resilience International Summit is a trilingual (French, English, Spanish) event to be hold in Montreal (Canada) from June 16 … Continue reading

24/02/2020 · Leave a comment

The importance of being positive: How to build a resilient business mindset

  Device inspired by mangroves could help clear up flood water A novel approach to removing salt from water, inspired by mangrove trees, has been revealed by researchers who say … Continue reading

23/02/2020 · Leave a comment

How Art and Design makes us more disaster resilient

I made bushfire maps from satellite data, and found a glaring gap in Australia’s preparedness On the night of January 9 2020, my wife and I secured our Kangaroo Island … Continue reading

22/02/2020 · Leave a comment

How to achieve operational resilience

  How to achieve operational resilience What can I do to manage vulnerabilities in my systems and achieve operational resilience? A: Operational resilience can be defined as a company’s ability … Continue reading

21/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Recovery, rebuilding and resilience: How bushfire-affected businesses can emerge stronger

Regional towns at risk of losing residents in exodus after bushfires Bushfire-devastated communities run the risk of losing residents to the capital cities, with economists warning that rebuilding efforts may … Continue reading

20/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Extreme weather to overload urban power grids, study shows

Facing the flames: How Portugal is preparing for increased fire risk Controlled fires and herds of goats are two of the key weapons being deployed in Portugal to adapt to … Continue reading

19/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Earthquake preparedness – where do we start?

Emergent Resilience for Health, Community, and Our Climate Kevin Gallagher (KG): One of the first steps as a society would be to rebuild a sense of belonging and community. As … Continue reading

18/02/2020 · Leave a comment

15 Ways to Build Emotional Resilience in Your Life and Business

Is your organisation prepared for the coronavirus? Advice from a business resilience expert With thousands of cases reported, and the World Health Organisation declaring it a global health emergency, the … Continue reading

17/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Ancient people tried to stop rising seas with spears or fiery boulders

The Bahamas Is Still Coping With Destruction Caused by Hurricane Dorian Hurricane Dorian affected more than 70,000 people in the region. Why Global Citizens Should Care Hurricane Dorian has already … Continue reading

16/02/2020 · Leave a comment

The resilience triangle: Relieving global catastrophe losses

Australia’s Bushfires Brought 113 Species Closer To Extinction Australia has been through the wringer this year. The disastrous bushfire season has led to a dramatic increase in carbon emissions, crazy … Continue reading

15/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Australia bushfires ignite calls for indigenous fire practices

Is an Aboriginal tale of an ancient volcano the oldest story ever told? Long ago, four giant beings arrived in southeast Australia. Three strode out to other parts of the … Continue reading

14/02/2020 · Leave a comment

How People Learn to Become Resilient

5 Ways Mentally Tough People Deal With Stress and Anxiety Do you have anxious thoughts, fears, and worries that invade your space daily? Anxiety is often the result of fears … Continue reading

13/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Catastrophic Fires Released Billions of Tons of CO2 in 2019

This weekend we’re watching: Films about resilience We look at films about people fighting against the status quo and stories that serve as a reflection of society. Some are biographical, … Continue reading

12/02/2020 · Leave a comment

The resilient brain

A New Workplace Study Says Happy and Burnout-Proof Employees Boils Down to 3 Things There are now over 200 classifications of mental illness, the most recent being one that plagues … Continue reading

11/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Bushfires are ‘Australia’s war’ and that means we need a battle plan

What does a resilient community look like? Solastalgia has been described as the wider sense of loss felt when one’s home environment is damaged or degraded – a concept not … Continue reading

10/02/2020 · Leave a comment

71 Cities in Japan At ‘Very High’ Risk of 3-Meter-High Tsunami Within the Next 30 Years

Wikipedia, a source of information on natural disasters biased towards rich countries The study corresponds to a line of research led by Carlos Castillo, coordinator of the Web Science and … Continue reading

09/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Tasmanian Government launched RiskReady fire, flood assessment tool for homeowners in silence

‘We saw this coming for years’: Farmers take legal action after fires Six farmers are preparing to take legal action against the state government, arguing a massive bushfire in northern … Continue reading

08/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Australia receives bittersweet bushfires reprieve with floods, cyclone

Teen recognized for app that helps locate people in disasters Some day, emergency responders may be able to get help finding people trapped in a disaster with an app designed … Continue reading

07/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Business’ role in disaster response needs to be planned

Hunger Looms in Madagascar After Torrential Rains Displace More Than 100,000 People It has been a week since heavy rains swept away parts of Madagascar, but the storm’s overall impact … Continue reading

06/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Finding an antidote to the stress of ‘always on’ workplace culture

Workplace Mental Health Programs: What They Are, And What They’re Worth With the growing prevalence of mental and stress-related disorders in the general population, the importance of health and well-being … Continue reading

05/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Hunger Looms in Madagascar After Torrential Rains Displace More Than 100,000 People

Turkish-Greek ‘natural disaster diplomacy’ Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday night immediately after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit eastern Elazığ province and wished … Continue reading

04/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Why Job Uncertainty Freaks You Out: 6 Steps To Boost Your Resilience

How to build resilience in your everyday life Being resilient at work is about more than just being able to bounce back from a stressful week. Resilient people are flexible, … Continue reading

03/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Building for bushfire resilience in a gallery

  Building for bushfire resilience in a gallery Less than two weeks after bushfires threatened Arthur Boyd’s iconic gift to the nation – his Riversdale property on the South Coast … Continue reading

02/02/2020 · Leave a comment

The Critical Role of Resilient Design in Post-Disaster Reconstruction

  Australia Bushfires The Costliest Ever At A$1.65bn (US $1.13bn) Insured Loss The ongoing outbreak of bushfires in Australia is now said to be the costliest example from an insurance … Continue reading

01/02/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

Red Cross Implements Crypto to Boost Disaster-prone Communities

World Bank issues catastrophe-linked bonds for Philippines The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development or IBRD) has issued two tranches of catastrophe-linked bonds (CAT bonds) in order to … Continue reading

30/11/2019 · Leave a comment

NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs

  Improving India–Japan disaster response after Typhoon Hagibis Typhoon Hagibis pummelled Japan’s main island Honshu in October 2019, crippling everyday life in the region. The Japanese Cabinet designated Typhoon Hagibis … Continue reading

29/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Investigating economic, environmental impacts of natural disasters

  Storm brewing over cyclone insurance proposal Insurance companies are pressing for stronger action on climate change to deal with soaring premiums for Australians exposed to natural disasters, amid a … Continue reading

28/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Koalas ‘Functionally Extinct’ After Australia Bushfires Destroy 80% Of Their Habitat

Hearing Explores Resilience to Climate-Related Natural Disasters With climate change implicated in a growing number of natural disasters such as floods and wildfires, members of Congress and witnesses at a … Continue reading

27/11/2019 · Leave a comment

The Human Factor In Organisational Cyber Resilience

Being Cybersecure Is Not Enough, Become Cyber-Resilient Instead Technology, for its immense evolution, has now become a significant driver of the economy — both digital and global. Along with developments … Continue reading

26/11/2019 · Leave a comment

How workplace resilience impacts individuals, teams and firms

How to Fix Burnout: Give Docs a Better Workplace How do you solve the physician burnout problem? Don’t teach doctors to meditate — fix their working conditions instead, Rushika Fernandopulle, … Continue reading

25/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilient design in the workplace

In the path of disaster: The big causes of bushfires that most of us are missing A decade after the deadly Black Saturday bushfires devastated Kinglake, razing entire streets of … Continue reading

24/11/2019 · Leave a comment

What does the future of climate resilience look like? Experts weigh in!

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 … Continue reading

23/11/2019 · Leave a comment

In the age of burnout, how companies keep their employees coming back

The Road to Resilience: Failure, Recovery, and Recovery Again It would be an understatement to suggest that leaders face significant challenges in today’s complex world. Consider the tasks of balancing … Continue reading

22/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Earth is headed for its warmest year in recorded history

Climate Change Is a Financial Crisis, Too The people who oversee America’s financial system seem to think that climate change isn’t their problem. As one official quipped in recent congressional … Continue reading

21/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Earthquakes and the built environment

The need for adaptation technology in the face of natural disasters Sobulen Sarder of Mongla village was leading a happy life with his wife, daughter and son. Besides his house, … Continue reading

20/11/2019 · Leave a comment

California needs policies to build housing able to withstand climate disasters

Japanese insurers hike rates again following disasters The recent streak of natural disasters has prompted Japan’s four largest non-life insurers to raise premiums on commercial fire insurance policies by about … Continue reading

19/11/2019 · Leave a comment

How we plan for animals in emergencies

Hurricane Katrina inspired a national pet evacuation policy. The plan could save human lives, too. It all started with Snowball. In the days after Hurricane Katrina inundated much of the … Continue reading

18/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster preparedness lessons from Israel

  Venice is sinking and this time it may go under rom its founding in the Early Middle Ages, Venice has had a fraught relationship with the sea, dependent on … Continue reading

17/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Want to Build Unbeatable Mental Toughness? Here Are 5 Surprisingly Effective Ways

Unprecedented Australian bushfires stoke a debate about climate change VEN FOR A country accustomed to bushfires, the scenes look apocalyptic. Swathes of eastern Australia have burned. As The Economist went … Continue reading

16/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Cyber-Resilience vs. Cyber-Security: Business Leaders Must Understand the Difference

  Tathra kids recognised on national stage for resilience to bushfire disaster The creation of a picture book as a way of helping children express themselves after the tragic March … Continue reading

15/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Venice floods cause mayor to declare a state of emergency

Australians ordered to flee flames as fires rage in east and west Australian officials on Wednesday ordered residents and tourists to get out of the way of fast-approaching flames as … Continue reading

14/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Australia Is Battling Some of the Most Dangerous Wildfires It’s Ever Seen

Aircraft fight Sydney blaze as Australians reel from bushfires Fires raged across a swathe of Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, destroying some homes and shrouding Sydney in smoke from a … Continue reading

13/11/2019 · Leave a comment

The 21st Century Corporation’s Competitive Edge: Building Stress Resilience

Cyberbullying: Help children build empathy and resilience as their identity develops Disturbing events related to cyberbullying in recent months and years have raised great concern among parents, youths and educators … Continue reading

12/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Inner strength: This is the research-backed way to increase grit

  New Study Uncovers Gap in Resilience Skills in America Resilience is the it word of 2019. From the headlines and sound bites on the topic in political, sports, and … Continue reading

11/11/2019 · Leave a comment

How To Train Your Brain For Resilience

‘Resilience’ screening to highlight effects of childhood trauma, how to fight them Spots remain for a screening of the one-hour documentary, “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of … Continue reading

10/11/2019 · Leave a comment

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