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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

UK-Australian space tech scheme to boost Pacific climate resilience

UN chief underscores disaster-proofing infrastructure on Tsunami Day UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday underscored the importance of disaster proofing infrastructure on the occasion of World Tsunami Awareness Day. In … Continue reading

09/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Japan typhoon Hagibis: Ten flooded bullet trains scrapped

Disaster resilience strategy: getting ahead of climate change Hurricane Dorian’s devastation of parts of the Bahamas is again a sad reminder of the Caribbean’s vulnerability to natural disasters. The frequency … Continue reading

08/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Prism of Natural disasters: California’s Vast Income Inequalities

Indonesia: Experts warn of lingering tsunami risk Nearly a decade and a half ago, All eyes were on Aceh as a 9.3-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami towering nine meters high … Continue reading

07/11/2019 · Leave a comment

The best emergency apps for wildfires, earthquakes and other disasters

Invasive Grasses May Worsen Wildfires, Study Suggests The fires that have ignited in California, leading to mass evacuations and seemingly otherworldly scene may have gotten start from a surprise source…. … Continue reading

06/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Recognising role women play in disasters

Blue spaces: why time spent near water is the secret of happiness After her mother’s sudden death, Catherine Kelly felt the call of the sea. She was in her 20s … Continue reading

05/11/2019 · Leave a comment

New Technology Helps Prepare For Wildfire Disasters

California fires: Virginia Tech experts on wildfire, smoke, disaster response, post-disaster recovery Virginia Tech offers several interview opportunities with experts in wildfires, smoke and the impacts on health, resources for … Continue reading

04/11/2019 · Leave a comment

Burnt Out? Here’s a Comprehensive Guide to Recovery Methods That Research Says Actually Work

Burnt Out? Here’s a Comprehensive Guide to Recovery Methods That Research Says Actually Work While we have a clear definition of what burnout is, its three symptoms, and the six … Continue reading

03/11/2019 · Leave a comment

The Art of the Wobble: A Year of Lessons from the Oldest of the Old

  Japan moves to step up reconstruction funding in wake of Typhoon Hagibis The Cabinet decided Tuesday to increase government funding and assistance for reconstruction in Nagano and other prefectures … Continue reading

02/11/2019 · Leave a comment

How cities are rebuilding to be more resilient to natural disasters

Building flood resistance in Indonesia: new approaches being implemented (video) People and vehicles stranded in floodwaters, inundated business premises, interrupted connectivity, and access to other services cut off. Does this … Continue reading

01/11/2019 · Leave a comment

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

7 ways Hurricane Sandy started a tidal wave of resilience It’s been 7 years since Hurricane Sandy ransacked the East Coast. And, while bigger storms — with even more devastating … Continue reading

31/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Harvey linked to health problems in pregnant women, babies

Hurricane Harvey linked to health problems in pregnant women, babies Pregnant women and their newborns may be among the worst hit after a hurricane. A Texas study of women who … Continue reading

30/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Risk and resilience: effects of adverse childhood experiences

  Risk and resilience: effects of adverse childhood experiences In a recent conversation, someone suggested that many people are damaged in childhood. Then they spend the rest of their lives … Continue reading

29/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Build resilience in children and support caregivers

  Building resilience and changing old habits: How Change Ready is helping empower businesses Founder of Change Ready Simon Rountree wants CEOs and industry leaders to ask themselves this question: … Continue reading

28/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Typhoon Hagibis highlights need for multilingual emergency alerts in Japan

How businesses bounce back after conflicts: lessons from Côte d’Ivoire For developing countries to have lasting development, they must have economic systems that are resilient to shocks such as climate … Continue reading

27/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Lloyd’s Launches Disaster Resilience Partnership

Workshop on climate resilient reconstruction post Cyclone Idai set for Harare The Economic Commission for African (ECA) and partners, the Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Kingdom’s Met … Continue reading

26/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Making young minds resilient to disasters

The new norm: Japanese experts warn of more rain, raging rivers and submerged homes With torrential rain, raging rivers and submerged homes, the havoc wrought by Typhoon Hagibis was a … Continue reading

25/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience, Not Recovery

  Deadly typhoon forces Japan to face its vulnerability to increasingly powerful storms Typhoon Hagibis, which pummeled Japan earlier this month and caused widespread flooding that killed at least 80, … Continue reading

24/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Women are more than twice as likely as men to suffer from PTSD. Studies are underway to find out why.

Women are more than twice as likely as men to suffer from PTSD. Studies are underway to find out why. In 1991, Karestan Koenen was a recent college graduate and … Continue reading

23/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters: The new normal?

Everything is gone’: Japan left reeling from worst storm in decades In the east of the city, whole neighbourhoods were left submerged. All that could be seen, as rescuers began … Continue reading

22/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Dormant For 500 Years, A Potentially Deadly Fault In California Has Started To Move

What Cyber Resilience is Not About … Although the theme is gaining momentum, there is a certain amount of confusion around what cyber resilience really means for organisations. For many, … Continue reading

21/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Who is ‘looting’ and who is ‘finding food’? How image gatekeepers shape the news

  Why Building Emotional Resilience Is So Critical for African Americans An African-American woman worries about her brother, husband, or son being stopped by the police. Or, for the millionth … Continue reading

20/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Study: California’s big July quakes strain major fault

‘I Have Rights:’ How Undocumented Laborers Are Exploited During Disaster Recovery Mario used to work. A lot. Twelve-hour workdays and seven-day workweeks are kind of the expectation when your job … Continue reading

19/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Resilience Is NOT What You Think It Is

  Typhoon Hagibis swept away Fukushima nuclear decontamination waste bags into river The historic rainfall from Typhoon Hagibis that spawned widespread devastating flooding over the weekend in Japan caused several … Continue reading

18/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Why Typhoon Hagibis packed such a deadly, devastating punch in Japan

  Forest wildfires: Europe sending help to Lebanon (VIDEO) A firefighter has died as wildfires spread southeast of the Lebanese capital Beirut and in the north. Neighbouring Cyprus has stepped … Continue reading

17/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Clean-up, rescue efforts in Japan as typhoon toll nears 70

  Flooded bullet trains show Japan’s risks from disasters The typhoon that ravaged Japan last week hit with unusual speed and ferocity, leaving homes buried in mud and people stranded … Continue reading

16/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Why India wants to tie up with other countries to build disaster-resilient infrastructure

Cause-specific mortality and natural disasters: the urgent need for change The sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) was held in Geneva on the 15th May … Continue reading

16/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Organizational vs. operational resilience: What’s the difference?

Can the Pacific Islands be insured? The Pacific Islands are grappling with the effects of disasters and climate change, which have the potential to make entire countries inhospitable, posing significant … Continue reading

15/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Maria survivor designs DroneAid open source disaster relief tool

You’re not resilient if you don’t have WAR In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, smart organisations are focusing on building resilience into their corporate DNA. Resilience implies the … Continue reading

14/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Costs of natural disasters are increasing at the high end

  Quality ‘watchword for disaster resilience’ A leading engineer has called for a national effort to build quality into infrastructure and low-income housing in order to strengthen the nation’s resilience … Continue reading

13/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters make people more religious

In New Orleans, making music from hurricane leftovers Leah Hennessy steps into a telephone booth in the center of the Music Box Village, a permanent outdoor arts exhibition, and lifts … Continue reading

12/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Social connections boost resilience among elderly after disaster

  How can governments help more after natural disasters? “Insurers prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Governments, however, appear surprised when a catastrophe strikes. Governments can help … Continue reading

11/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Five techniques to build resilience

How do we avoid burnout in the workplace? Workaholism is so rife in our culture that even the office decor at the likes of WeWork demands us to ‘hustle harder’ … Continue reading

10/10/2019 · Leave a comment

How Recovery Can Make Entrepreneurs More Resilient – and More Successful

Cyber resilience will make or break the dream of autonomous vehicles at scale Imagine this: autonomous vehicles dominate the streets. Unmanned people movers and delivery vehicles powered by environmentally-friendly powertrains … Continue reading

09/10/2019 · Leave a comment

How to forge reputational resilience

Building resilience into a portfolio Uncertain times can leave investors exposed, particularly those who have neglected to build resilience into their portfolio. As the economic cycle matures and the outcome … Continue reading

08/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Reacting to disasters: the need for dignity and mindfulness

UNDRR welcomes the launch of the global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, welcomed the launch of the global Coalition … Continue reading

07/10/2019 · Leave a comment

A Call to Action for Corporate America: Change Disaster Response from Relief to Resiliency

How one Texas town built IT resilience For cities and towns across America, recent ransomware attacks are a stark wakeup call signaling the importance of mitigating risk, strengthening data protection … Continue reading

06/10/2019 · Leave a comment

The 7Cs of Team Resilience

Veteran Launches Intelligence System to Increase Health IQs and Human Resilience In 2019, employees are living in an era where physical and mental health are becoming imperatives, at home and … Continue reading

05/10/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Lorenzo Completed Extratropical Transition – What Does That Mean

Six killed as typhoon Mitag sweeps parts of South Korea Six people were killed when typhoon Mitag passed through the country on Thursday, South Korea’s government said. Mitag, the 18th … Continue reading

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How to cope when you’re feeling overwhelmed

  Artistic Responses to Natural Disasters: The Case of New Orleans Alongside the ruins of asymmetrical warfare, we are now living in an era of unimaginable natural destruction. The irreversible … Continue reading

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Do Sharks Know When Hurricanes Are Coming?

Hurricane Lorenzo Is The Strongest Hurricane On Record In The Eastern Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Lorenzo is a powerful category four storm this evening, packing maximum winds of 145 MPH far … Continue reading

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Climate change more than doubled the odds of Houston’s most recent deluge, study finds

How to Make Sandbags to Contain Flooding Caused by severe weather, such as thunderstorms, hurricanes and tsunamis, flooding damages property, disrupts ecosystems and kills people. Smart city planning reduces the … Continue reading

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Death toll in east Indonesia quake rises

Drought-hit Australian towns prepare for ‘unimaginable’ water crisis The little town of Guyra in eastern Australia lies next to a freshwater lagoon just half a day’s drive from Sydney, but … Continue reading

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Being prepared for disasters starts with learning from the past

  When a hurricane strikes, diseases know no borders It is critical to enhance the public health emergency preparedness of the Caribbean, a region that is vulnerable to natural disasters … Continue reading

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Typhoons and other disasters force Japan to rethink its city vs rural living plans for the future

  Worst Natural Disasters in the US in the Last 10 Years “Incidents of extreme weather are projected to increase as a result of climate change,” according to the National … Continue reading

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Prepping for natural disasters as a business

  Natural disasters spell trouble for housing, lending The growing frequency of natural disasters in Australia could ultimately result in a dent to the housing and the home-lending markets, according … Continue reading

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Australia’s beach lifestyle could be under threat from climate change, according to a new UN report

Weatherwatch: why slow-motion natural disasters don’t make the news Media interest in natural disasters concentrates on events such as hurricanes that happen over a short period in a specific area. … Continue reading

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Making the business case for hurricane protection

  Hurricane Dorian Left 1.5 Billion Pounds of Debris in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas Officials are grappling with how to deal with 1.5 billion pounds of debris left behind in Marsh … Continue reading

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When natural disaster strikes, men and women respond differently

  Beyond ‘business as usual’. Addressing the climate change crisis Every year, insurers see first-hand the devastation natural disasters inflict on people and communities around the world. From flooding in … Continue reading

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Investing in resilience

  Africa, Europe share disaster risk reduction experiences Disaster risk managers from Africa have been participating in a five-day study tour in Europe this week organised by the United Nations … Continue reading

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A good business leader will be prepared for the next disaster. Here’s how.

‘Everything Was Broken.’ The Photographer Who Captured the Most Haunting Photographs of Dorian and Its Aftermath Associated Press staff photographer Ramon Espinosa is no stranger to covering hurricanes. He’s been … Continue reading

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Study shows pre-disaster collaboration key to community resilience

Study shows pre-disaster collaboration key to community resilience New Orleans, LA – LSU Health New Orleans-led research reports that the key to improving community resiliency following disasters is a dynamic … Continue reading

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How This Entrepreneur Bounced Back After a Failed Pitch Meeting

  This Simple Conversation Can Help Employees Fight Stress and Build Resilience Work is the most common source of stress for adults in the U.S., stemming largely from employees’ perception … Continue reading

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How to prep for (and recover from) natural disasters

Teaching youth to prepare for emergencies When a magnitude-5.8 earthquake shook Donald “Diesel” Embrey’s hometown in 2011, the Virginia high school student sprang into action. Since Embrey was a member … Continue reading

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Lessons from Dorian

  How to strength train your ’emotional resilience’ before disaster strikes Not to brag, but I think I’m on my way to wining the gold medal in emotional resilience. Emotional … Continue reading

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Breaking silos in disaster management

Jamaica remembers Hurricane Gilbert, but is the island prepared for a Dorian? On September 12, 1988, at the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, a storm named Gilbert hit a … Continue reading

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The Great Flood of 2019: A Complete Picture of a Slow-Motion Disaster

Avoiding Disaster Fraud: Ensuring Donations Reach Victims When disheartening images appear in the media about areas devastated by natural disasters such as hurricanes, we commonly seek ways to contribute toward … Continue reading

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How ‘perky’ are you? Why happiness is the key to workplace productivity

  Resilience protects pregnant women against negative effects of stress Resilience–understood as the set of personal resources that help individuals deal effectively with adversity, protecting them from the negative health … Continue reading

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Hurricane Dorian Oil Spill In Bahamas Has Spread To The Sea

  Japan regulator to launch new investigation into Fukushima nuclear disaster Japan’s nuclear regulator said in Wednesday it would launch a new investigation into the Fukushima disaster, to look into … Continue reading

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What is an emergency grab bag and what should you put in it?

Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience The report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience, puts forward a bold vision for how to … Continue reading

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The Hope and Resilience of Animals, in Photos

Australian natural disasters minister David Littleproud: ‘I don’t know if climate change is manmade’ Australia’s minister responsible for drought and natural disasters, David Littleproud, has said that he doesn’t “know … Continue reading

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Dorian may be moving away, but there are still two months left of hurricane season

  ‘I clung to a tree for two days’ – Hurricane Dorian victims describe extraordinary fight for survival astor Joey Saunders had been at home with his son Jeremi, 25, … Continue reading

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European summer heatwave killed 1,500 in France

Resilience report: The world’s 10 safest cities Although the index indicates that Asian-Pacific cities constitute six of the top 10 overall safest, researchers say geographic region does not have a … Continue reading

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What to do when you feel overwhelmed at work

  What Wellness Programs Don’t Do for Workers The idea of employee wellness is not new, but it has not always been an $8 billion industry in which employer-subsidized fitness … Continue reading

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Grim fire season looms but many Australians remain unprepared

How Natural Disasters Affect Spanish-Only Speakers Differently A year after Florence, Dorian restarts the cycle of disaster preparedness, damage control, and recovery. Florence’s toll was especially harsh on North Carolina’s … Continue reading

08/09/2019 · Leave a comment

125 years ago, the Great Hinckley Fire became one of Minnesota’s worst natural disasters

  Sudan floods: More than 60 people killed after heavy rain Torrential rain and floods hitting Sudan in the last three weeks have killed more than 60 people, with hundreds … Continue reading

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Why Hurricane Dorian Defied Forecasts and Sank the Bahamas

Listen To Hurricane Dorian’s Furious Roar, As ‘Heard’ By Seismometers If you live far from the regions affected by Hurricane Dorian, you might understandably be unable to comprehend the fear … Continue reading

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HURRICANE DORIAN REMINDER: Not all have protection from natural disasters

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019: ASEAN needs to bolster risk-informed investments to reduce the burden of natural disasters On September 3, 2018, Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines, affecting at … Continue reading

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Research: Natural disasters lead to PTSD in kids

‘Waffle House Index’ is a real thing during disasters. How does the restaurant chain do it? As preparations got underway late last week throughout the state of Florida in advance … Continue reading

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Is Your Organization Resilient and Agile?

  6 classifications of workers, based on burnout risk Depending on their personality, some workers are more prone to burnout than others, according to meQuilibrium’s report, “Ready or at Risk- … Continue reading

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Why FEMA isn’t prepared for the next major U.S. disaster

  Can humanity survive without the Amazon rainforest? The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical rainforest and covers much of northwestern Brazil, functioning as Earth’s “air conditioner,” as it … Continue reading

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Why we must get real about resilience to stop work-induced burnout

9 Ways Only The Most Difficult Changes In Life Make You Stronger & More Resilient Change can be unsettling, uncomfortable, and unwelcomed — but they also make you stronger and … Continue reading

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Watch tsunami waves from a 9.0 earthquake in new simulation videos from Washington scientists

  Building resilience and securing land tenure in the face of disasters For the 4.3 billion people living in the Asia-Pacific region – the world’s most disaster-prone region – much … Continue reading

31/08/2019 · Leave a comment

The Dark(er) Side of the Hurricane Katrina Conspiracies

Spectacular Stromboli eruption sends people fleeing for cover Firefighters reported that widespread vegetation fires had broken out. Burning material from the explosion fell from the crater and rolled down to … Continue reading

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