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How to Turn Grief into a Strength

How to Survive and Thrive in a Stressful Toxic Work Environment My first job out of college was as a financial advisor at a large international brokerage. On my first … Continue reading

22/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Nebraska flooding shows (again) how extreme weather can threaten national security

In Her Words: Samaris Pagán on Hurricane Maria Twenty days had passed and I felt myself going a bit crazy. Not because I’d been living in complete darkness with zero … Continue reading

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Water resilience

‘Era of disasters’ poses challenge for governments Experts are urging governments to act swiftly in response to the growing threat of coastal inundation to prevent damage in excess of $7 … Continue reading

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Two People Died After Record-Breaking Winter Floods In The Midwest

Massive Flooding Follows In Bomb Cyclone’s Wake, With Nebraska Floods Possibly Worst In 50 Years Historic flooding has followed in the wake of the “bomb cyclone” that rammed into the … Continue reading

19/03/2019 · Leave a comment

As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge

As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: … Continue reading

18/03/2019 · Leave a comment

El Niño Conditions Strengthen, Could Last Through Summer

As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: … Continue reading

17/03/2019 · Leave a comment

4 Aspects of a Resilient Mindset

The resilience report: Five ways to turn your stress into your success Stress. We all know how it feels, whether it’s triggered by a deadline looming just before that performance … Continue reading

16/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Eleven dead as Brazil’s largest city flooded

The Central U.S. Is About To Get Hit With A Bomb Cyclone The country’s midsection is about to be hit by a rare, potentially record setting bomb cyclone that will … Continue reading

15/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Death toll from Malawi flooding rises to 28, almost 227,000 people affected

What effect can Brexit have on organisational resilience? It is a subject matter that can motivate huge passion and complete apathy in equal measure. We currently have clients to whom … Continue reading

14/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Eight years after Fukushima, what has made evacuees come home?

California’s 2018 Was the Worst Ever Recorded for Wildfires California’s 2018 is officially the worst year for wildfires in recorded state history, the Los Angeles Times reported on Saturday, citing … Continue reading

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California’s Wildfires Burn Through America’s Climate Illusions

Singapore proposes new security guidelines to beef up financial resilience Singapore is looking to introduce changes to existing guidelines on technology risk and business continuity management that will require financial … Continue reading

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Preparing people for peril

Wildfire catastrophe models need improvement: Reinsurer The world’s second-largest reinsurer is looking for partners in the artificial intelligence space to help the reinsurer get a better idea of how much … Continue reading

11/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Australia needs a national plan to face the growing threat of climate disasters

NPR investigation finds FEMA aid favors the rich and white Who gets public money after natural disasters — and who doesn’t? A new NPR investigation and analysis of previously unreleased … Continue reading

10/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Here Is What Happened the Last Time the Yellowstone Volcano Erupted: Researchers

How UNOSAT Rapid Mapping Service Contributed to Humanitarian Response to Natural Disasters in 2018 The UNOSAT Rapid Mapping Service has been supporting the humanitarian community with satellite imagery analysis for … Continue reading

09/03/2019 · Leave a comment

How to deal with work-related stress

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 threat, … Continue reading

08/03/2019 · Leave a comment

When Wildfires Strike: Living with High-Risk Fire Zones

The Deadly US ‘Tornado Outbreak’ Has Confirmed One of Scientists’ Biggest Fears Yesterday, over the course of a single afternoon, Lee County, Alabama, was ravaged by back-to-back tornadoes. The one-two … Continue reading

07/03/2019 · Leave a comment

California’s Wildfires Burn Through America’s Climate Illusions

Indonesia builds a resilient “living shoreline” The Demak District on Indonesia’s most populous island of Java is four years into a five-year plan to restore its disappearing and degraded shoreline. … Continue reading

06/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster Preparedness: How ready are the banks?

Disaster Preparedness: How ready are the banks? THE PHILIPPINES is among the most vulnerable to the impact of natural disasters and climate change. Last year saw 24 tropical depressions, 20 … Continue reading

05/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Building resilience in the face of disaster

  Thousands Evacuated in Northern California Ahead of Worst Flooding in More Than 20 Years Around 4,000 people were ordered to evacuate from a town about 60 miles north of … Continue reading

04/03/2019 · Leave a comment

5 effective ways to overcome setbacks in life

Trauma: 9 Things We Fail To Understand What comes to your mind when you hear the word trauma? Do you think of physical or psychological trauma? Do you have preconceived … Continue reading

03/03/2019 · Leave a comment

The results are in, and January was one of the warmest in all of recorded history

  After Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Chile Is Threatened by New Natural Disaster Chile, scene of the world’s largest-ever earthquake and some of its most active volcanoes, is learning to live … Continue reading

02/03/2019 · Leave a comment

The Northern Hemisphere Just Experienced Its First-Ever Category 5 Cyclone in February

‘Ice tsunami’ crashes onto northern lake shores. Here’s why. Winter is coming to towns along the shores of the Great Lakes—literally, as walls of ice have risen from the lakes … Continue reading

01/03/2019 · Leave a comment

Emergency preparedness tips for seniors

Warren Buffett warns of natural or human-made ‘megacatastrophe,’ and says our losses will be huge Record-breaking investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett released his yearly letter on Saturday, and … Continue reading

28/02/2019 · Leave a comment

The art of being prepared

  How To Protect Yourself From Real Estate Disasters As a 17-year real estate investor, I could also be the northernmost real estate professional you know. You might have heard … Continue reading

27/02/2019 · Leave a comment

New study highlights significance of resilience training

Townsville homes may become ‘uninsurable’ due to flooding from climate change Houses in flood-hit Townsville and other parts of north Queensland are “on track to become uninsurable”, according to analysis … Continue reading

26/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Japan wants to boost the use of electric vehicles as a power source during natural disasters

Japan wants to boost the use of electric vehicles as a power source during natural disasters Japan, a country which frequently suffers natural calamities such as tsunamis, typhoons, and earthquakes—which … Continue reading

25/02/2019 · Leave a comment

The First (Very Early) Forecast for the 2019 Hurricane Season Is Here

Japan Sends Robot Into the Nuclear Hell of the Fukushima Reactor The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) just sent a robot into one of the reactors of the Fukushima nuclear … Continue reading

24/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Social media can improve lives post-disaster – new research

Failed wildfire evacuation of Santa Rosa care homes fuels new bill to protect seniors The abandonment of residents at two Santa Rosa senior homes during the October 2017 wildfires has … Continue reading

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Nurses Not Immune to Stress from Disaster

  Scientists Just Made It Possible to Predict The Weather Further Ahead Than Ever Before Most of us have been caught out by weather forecasts that didn’t quite turn out … Continue reading

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Tackling drought with data visualisation

How climate change can make catastrophic weather systems linger for longer Many parts of Australia have suffered a run of severe and, in some cases, unprecedented weather events this summer. … Continue reading

21/02/2019 · Leave a comment

What Black History Month Can Teach Us About Resilience

  Preparing for resilience in disasters With large-scale disasters from coast to coast fresh on the minds of many, the importance of emergency preparedness is especially pertinent. Most recently, for … Continue reading

20/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Three ways to get people talking about mental health in the workplace

Your Two Choices: Presented to You Every Moment of Your Life Our brains display tremendous complexity. They are more elaborate than the greatest computers ever produced. One of the behavioral … Continue reading

19/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Should You Crack Your House Windows for a Hurricane?

A flooded house might not be as ‘terminal’ as a bushfire or cyclone but the clean-up is just as invasive Authorities have begun the huge task of assessing the damage … Continue reading

18/02/2019 · Leave a comment

An earthquake lasted 50 days, but no one felt it. Here’s why.

10 best earthquake apps and earthquake tracker apps for Android! Earthquakes range from mildly annoying to destructively terrifying. However, there are some apps out there that give you an advantage. … Continue reading

17/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Why Australia should be more prepared for extreme weather

A climate resilience strategy for the Caribbean  The back-to-back category 5 hurricanes that led to heart wrenching human suffering and damages is clear evidence that the Caribbean is becoming increasingly … Continue reading

16/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters: The Challenge of Saving Lives

Despite experience with typhoons, most Filipinos ‘not prepared for disasters’ Although the Philippines faces an average of 20 typhoons a year, only 36% of Filipinos feel they are completely prepared … Continue reading

15/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo

Fungi after the floods: how to get rid of mould to protect your health As Townsville residents continue the clean-up following January’s flooding, microscopic fungi, commonly called mould, will be … Continue reading

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Landslides triggered by Hurricane Maria

Black Saturday: What have we learnt? In the ten years since the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009, many improvements have happened in fire prevention and management, writes Dr John Iser. … Continue reading

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Hurricanes are intensifying more rapidly and it may be our fault

Hurricane Harvey left Houston with crisis in affordable housing Did you realize that Houston was left in a severe affordable housing crisis after Hurricane Harvey? A year and a half … Continue reading

12/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Increasing Your Business’s Recession Resilience

BS67000: setting the standard for city resilience City resilience is critically important to economic, organizational, and community well-being. This has been recognised by the development of a standard for city … Continue reading

11/02/2019 · Leave a comment

5 steps to creating a mentally healthy workplace

State schools must practise debating and other resilience skills to compete with the old boys network of Eton, education secretary says State school pupils must practise debating and public speaking … Continue reading

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Being kinder to yourself can boost your physical and mental wellbeing, study says

Trauma, Resilience & Healing – 20 Alaskan Artists Create Storytelling Murals Seven unique storytelling murals by 20 different Alaskan artists will be unveiled at a special reception at the Church … Continue reading

09/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Disaster relief as a threat to state sovereignty

Maternal depression and natural disaster-related stress may affect infants’ temperament A new Infant Mental Health Journal study demonstrates that prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament. Furthermore, the … Continue reading

08/02/2019 · Leave a comment

How can Australia better prepare itself for natural disasters?

AgForce calls on banks to show compassion for farmers hurt by Townsville floods Banks need to cut farmers some slack from default interest repayments and show some compassion following the … Continue reading

07/02/2019 · Leave a comment

6 ways to build resilience and adapt to the stresses in farming

  We must remember Hurricane Michael’s lessons | Opinion Just four months ago, Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, the strongest storm to strike the Florida Panhandle … Continue reading

06/02/2019 · Leave a comment

European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed the global climate, researchers say

Earthquake and tsunami fears erupt on social media in Japan as ‘bad omen’ oarfish spotted Social media in Japan has exploded after a number of deep-sea fish were caught. People … Continue reading

05/02/2019 · Leave a comment

New NASA Visualization Shows What the Dreaded Polar Vortex Really Looks Like

Extreme weather shatters records around the world US cities as cold as the Arctic. An Australian inferno. The UK covered in snow. It’s only one month into 2019 and meteorologists … Continue reading

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Top 10 worst floods in Australia

North Queensland flood crisis worsens North Queensland residents remain on high alert as officials fear a catastrophic flood disaster with more record-breaking downpours on the way. The Bureau of Meteorology … Continue reading

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Climate resilience: More than a third of Londoners think city can’t cope with natural disasters

Business resilience should be a core company strategy, so why are businesses struggling to take action? A recent survey showed that only 51% of U.S. business decision makers say their … Continue reading

02/02/2019 · Leave a comment

7 key figures: Breaking down the cost of natural disasters in 2018

  Fears of further destruction from Tasmania bushfires Crews battling bushfires in Tasmania are preparing for hot and dry conditions, with 12 emergency alerts issued and continued threats to property. … Continue reading

01/02/2019 · Leave a comment

Determine Your Business’ Resilience to Climate Change

U.S. Suffers Seventh-Highest Disaster Death Toll in World in 2018 Extreme weather events including droughts and wildfires accounted for most of the natural hazards that affected more than 60 million … Continue reading

31/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Puerto Ricans Concerned That $20 Billion Recovery Plan Is ‘Not For The People’

  Tasmania Is Burning Up And Things Could Get Worse This Week Australia’s blistering heat wave began in December and has only intensified since then. So far the country has … Continue reading

30/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Global Natural Catastrophe Report 2019

  “Do One Thing” to prepare for the next big disaster Medford, Ore — While the threat of natural disaster exists all the time, emergency preparedness is often on the … Continue reading

29/01/2019 · Leave a comment

How Australia’s Deadliest Fires Made Thousands of Students Fall Behind

  After Hurricane Harvey, Texas senator eyes using state’s savings for flood control Before the next Hurricane Harvey strikes, and thousands of homes are damaged or destroyed, some Texas lawmakers … Continue reading

28/01/2019 · Leave a comment

As environmental catastrophe unfolds, we need architecture that is more than just green

Puerto Rico received lopsided hurricane disaster aid compared to Texas and Florida, study says In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria hit the United States in August and September. The … Continue reading

27/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Shocking pictures reveal Australia heatwave tragedy

Integrated Coastal Community Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Demak, Central Java In Demak, Central Java, natural forces exacerbated by human activities have escalated coastal erosion to the point of … Continue reading

26/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters Worsen Inequality

Business leaders waking up to extreme risks posed by climate change The World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2019 shines a light on a topic that Zurich has been calling … Continue reading

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World Bank to double climate adaptation & resilience financing

World Bank to double climate adaptation & resilience financing The World Bank Group will double its financing of climate change adaptation and resilience related projects, with one area of focus … Continue reading

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Five Resilience Trends to Watch in 2019

Business continuity trends and challenges 2019: survey results The survey asked respondents: ‘What level of changes do you expect to see in the way your organization manages business continuity during … Continue reading

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The Top Global Risks in 2019

US homes facing increased risk from natural hazards Natural hazards have been elevated over the past three years according to a report from CoreLogic, increasing risk for homeowners and their … Continue reading

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Talking about natural disasters could prepare you for the worst, researcher says

  The US won’t be prepared for the next natural disaster How prepared is the United States for the inevitable next disaster? Hurricane Florence killed 50 and caused $22bn in … Continue reading

21/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Satellites Reveal Flooding on Earth

No. 1 US Utility PG&E Prepares Bankruptcy Filing After California Wildfires PG&E Corp., owner of the biggest U.S. power utility by customers, said on Jan. 14 it is preparing to … Continue reading

20/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Expect the unexpected – resilience in practice

Hope and resilience rise from depth of tragedy Shock, fear and grief pierced our hearts this past Tuesday, January 15, 2019, commensurate with the cowardly terrorist attacks against innocent people … Continue reading

19/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Investing in Forest Health

Investing in Forest Health As the wildfire dubbed “Camp Fire” scorched Northern California’s Butte County last fall, creating tragedy in the town of Paradise and canceling school throughout the San … Continue reading

18/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Climate change spells disaster for small businesses in southern Africa

New Community Resilience Benchmarks Focus on Building Stock The International Code Council (ICC) and the Alliance for National and Community Resilience (ANCR) released a pilot document laying out their community … Continue reading

17/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Hyundai designs 4-legged walking car that could help during natural disasters

How technology advances natural disaster response Natural disasters seem to be occurring more frequently in recent years and create a backlog for property and casualty insurers who want to ensure … Continue reading

16/01/2019 · Leave a comment

In Case Of Emergency, Self-Drive

Insurers hit: Climate change wreaking havoc on insurance industry It may get increasingly impossible to recover from the damage inflicted by anthropogenic climate change. Insurers have been researching what climate … Continue reading

15/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Heartbreaking & Devastating Camp Fire Was World’s Costliest Catastrophe of 2018

Over 600 flee as flooding, landslides hit Southern Mindanao Hundreds fled their homes as several villages in Southern Mindanao were flooded due to moderate to heavy rains dumped by the … Continue reading

14/01/2019 · Leave a comment

How do you teach children to be resilient? Ask a limbless veteran

  Here’s why Amazon would buy an obscure Israeli company that specializes in disaster recovery Resilience means having a good plan to recover lost data. This requires backing up tons … Continue reading

13/01/2019 · Leave a comment

How resilience underpins employee wellbeing

The Gift of Resilience Resilience is a superpower. Some people are born with resiliency, many more aspire to it, and the grateful and fiercely resolute actually achieve it. Resilience draws … Continue reading

12/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Australia’s 2018 in weather: drought, heat and fire

More rain due to climate change might not mean more water resources As the impacts of climate change continued to intensify this year, much of the country experienced record levels … Continue reading

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Resilient Kids Come From Parents Who Do These 8 Things

How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler … Continue reading

10/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Can architecture save people from disaster?

Tsunami hazard and its challenges for preparedness Three major disasters in 2018 taught some painful lessons about the challenges of tsunami preparedness and early warning in Indonesia. In August, a … Continue reading

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Disaster agency predicts at least 2,500 natural disasters will hit Indonesia in 2019

Community Resiliency Efforts after Hurricane Michael Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle this past October, devastating Panama City and other local communities. More than 200 911 emergency calls were recorded … Continue reading

08/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Landslide tsunami lessons from Anak Krakatau

100 years of upheaval and resilience through the eyes of Syrian artists Abo Gabi looks away from the camera as he tells the story of how he came to be … Continue reading

07/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Why Team Resilience Is The New Employee Engagement

Sue Lister calls for show of Resilience in International Women’s Week “Everything is changing so fast and every day seems crammed with new choices and challenges, crises and opportunities. Yet … Continue reading

06/01/2019 · Leave a comment

How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse

So. Carolina officers transporting patients who drowned in Hurricane Florence to be charged Charges are expected Friday against two South Carolina law enforcement officers that were transporting two mental patients … Continue reading

05/01/2019 · Leave a comment

ASEAN countries to establish disaster risk insurance facility

Seasonal traditions maintained in disaster-affected communities This past year we have witnessed many U.S. communities get turned upside down, even destroyed, by significant weather events. We have also witnessed significant … Continue reading

04/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Year in Review 2018: Whose Resilient Future?

Study finds Tropical Cyclone Winston damaged fisheries as well as homes in Fiji A newly published study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has found that impacts of Tropical Cyclone Winston … Continue reading

03/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Building Resilience

Fourteen years on – what did we learn from the Boxing Day tsunami? As the death toll from the latest Indonesian tsunami hits 400 and rescuers desperately search through rubble … Continue reading

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The cost of natural disasters this year: $220 billion

Deadly tsunami raises questions: Are we ready for disaster? As Indonesia reels from the carnage of yet another natural disaster, authorities around the globe are working on how they can … Continue reading

01/01/2019 · Leave a comment

Maps of the most destructive natural disasters of 2018

Climate Change Refugees Share Stories of Escaping Wildfires, Floods, and Droughts Tens of thousands of U.S. residents were displaced by climate change-fueled disasters in 2018. California saw a string of … Continue reading

31/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters are no longer exceptional, so what will it take to prioritize preparedness?

Improving the nation’s resilience to disasters As summed up by the choice of sai (meaning disaster) as the kanji of the year, Japan experienced a string of severe natural disasters … Continue reading

30/12/2018 · Leave a comment

In Natural Disasters, A Disability Can Be A Death Sentence

Citizen science: crowdsourcing data to support disaster response You’ve probably never heard of ‘groundtruthing’—the term isn’t widely known outside of scientific circles—but the concept it describes is quietly transforming how … Continue reading

29/12/2018 · Leave a comment

The Secrets to Dealing With Rejection, According to Experts

Workplace ‘resilience’ programs might not make any difference Workplace resilience programmes, designed to bolster mental health and wellbeing, and encourage employees to seek help when issues arise, might not make … Continue reading

28/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Pacific Ring of Fire: Why is Indonesia prone to natural disasters?

Deadliest natural disasters of 2018   Natural disasters kill 218, cost VN $860m Natural disasters have killed 218 people and caused a total loss of VNĐ20 trillion (US$860 million) to … Continue reading

27/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Indonesian tsunami: Death toll rises

Hundreds dead and ‘many missing’ in Java and Sumatra after tsunami – as it happened We’re wrapping up the blog for the evening. Here’s a summary of what has happened. … Continue reading

26/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Winners of ‘Resilient Homes Design Challenge’ announced

ICLR releases new book ‘Cities adapt to extreme weather: Celebrating local leadership’ Local governments are taking action to reduce the risk to Canadians from extreme weather. Cities adapt to extreme … Continue reading

25/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Resilience: A necessary quality for solid leadership

Preparing babies for emergencies in storm and bushfire season Enough water — check. Food for three days — check. Enough thought paid to people with special needs — check. But … Continue reading

24/12/2018 · Leave a comment

How Big Data Assists in Disaster Relief and Preparedness

    China Focus: China tackles disasters with better emergency response system Four hours after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake damaged his house, Hong Kaishi was evacuated to a safe place and … Continue reading

23/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Maria Drives Up Connecticut’s Homelessness Numbers

Irma recovery, a stolen gold bar and a call from God. Here are the Top 25 Keys stories In the year that followed Hurricane Irma, the Keys continued to feel … Continue reading

22/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Social media meets insurance: is this the key to improving resilience?

Planning for a Resilient Future in Asia and the Pacific The Asia Pacific region needs to accelerate progress on increasing the number of national and local disaster risk reduction strategies … Continue reading

21/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Disaster-linked losses in 2018 hit $155 billion

After the fires: Californians start to pick up the pieces of their lives A little more than a month after a brush fire raced through the Northern California countryside on … Continue reading

20/12/2018 · Leave a comment

New Evidence Shows Tornadoes Don’t Form The Way Scientists Have Always Thought

Casey bill offers more resources for disabled, older Americans during natural disasters The first response when natural disasters like hurricanes or wildfires strike is for everyone to evacuate the area.  … Continue reading

19/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Fijian village, a model for climate resilience

Fijian village, a model for climate resilience The successful relocation of Tukuraki, a Fijian village in the highlands of Ba, Viti Levu, from a disaster prone site to a new … Continue reading

18/12/2018 · Leave a comment

How Big Data Can Help in Disaster Response

Tips for Managing Employees in the Event of a Natural Disaster From wildfires to floods and hurricanes, natural disasters are becoming all too common. “There’s quite a few factors to … Continue reading

17/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters set records around the world in 2018. These were some of the worst.

How we prepare for Australia’s natural disaster season We know that staying connected is especially crucial during times of crisis. Natural disasters like fires, cyclones and floods can damage our … Continue reading

16/12/2018 · Leave a comment

More Floods and More Droughts: Climate Change Delivers Both

Researchers identify factors that influence how effectively food suppliers can respond to disasters Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to … Continue reading

15/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Media coverage of disasters can have lasting effects on children’s mental health

Satellite Emergency Relief Warehouses Being Established Satellite warehouses are being established in key locations throughout the Territory as the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) continues to enhance community resilience. The … Continue reading

14/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Climate Extremes: the New Norm

How to Limit Nature’s Impact on the Supply Chain These are just a few examples of the types of natural disasters the world has experienced in the last 12 months. … Continue reading

13/12/2018 · Leave a comment

2019 may be the hottest year yet—here’s why

Officers Urged To Take Steps To Tackle Disasters The workshop was attended by Dr Muzaffar Ahmed Former Member National Disaster Management Authority and various Heads of Departments, including Director Social … Continue reading

12/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Man Cave producing ‘significant shift’ in boys’ emotional strength

Adhd or Dyslexia? Resilient Parents. Resilient Children This book is written with all my love to share what I, from my own experience, have had to live as a mother, … Continue reading

11/12/2018 · Leave a comment

5 natural disasters that devastated the US in 2018

Dog That Survived California Fire Found Waiting at Home a Month Later A dog that survived the massive Camp Fire in California was found waiting at home by his owners … Continue reading

10/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Building Disaster Resilient Countries/Cities Through Open Spatial Data and Exposure Analysis.

Puerto Rico puts Hurricane Maria — and the bulk of the recovery — behind it Hurricane Maria did a job on El San Juan Hotel, the storied property in Puerto … Continue reading

09/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural disasters become social, political disasters

AIG says natural disasters could cost it $800m in Q4 AIG chief executive Brian Duperreault said that a series of natural disasters in the fourth quarter of the year would … Continue reading

08/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Dissecting a hurricane: What makes a superstorm?

Florida’s 2018 hurricane season will be remembered for Hurricane Michael For the third consecutive year, after a decade reprieve, Florida in 2018 was tested by the force of a massive … Continue reading

07/12/2018 · Leave a comment

How to Design Semi-Permanent Structures

How to Design Semi-Permanent Structures Natural disasters continue to leave thousands of people homeless every year, forcing them to seek refuge without any alternatives. On many occasions, cities cannot cope … Continue reading

06/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Scientist to discuss how we can adapt — and improve our survival — to future natural disasters

  Camp Fire survivor faces second natural disaster in one month Heavy rain Thursday led to flooding and muddy conditions on Centerville Road in Chico, leaving behind even more damage … Continue reading

05/12/2018 · Leave a comment

11 Ways To Maintain Your Resilience While Travelling For Business

Cyber Resilience a Top Concern for Financial Firms The majority of financial firms rank cyber-resilience as their top concern, with people, visibility and third-party risk key challenges, according to the … Continue reading

04/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Alarming report lists Australia in the top 10 for the world’s most devastating natural disasters – causing $38billion worth of damage

Climate report finds natural disasters are getting worse; where will they hit hardest? There have been about 11 natural disaster in the U.S. this year, each costing more than $1 … Continue reading

03/12/2018 · Leave a comment

U.N. Scientists: El Niño Likely to Develop in Next Three Months

How Satellites and Big Data Are Predicting the Behavior of Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters Hurricane Harvey, for example, unexpectedly flooded large parts of Houston despite abating wind speeds. That … Continue reading

02/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Why Do Older Adults Always Pay The Highest Price In A Disaster?

More than 100 bushfires burn across Queensland An emergency warning has been issued for a bushfire burning in the Mackay region on the Queensland coast with expectations the blaze will … Continue reading

01/12/2018 · Leave a comment

Why disaster relief is so hard

British summer temperatures could rise by five degrees over next 50 years, major report to warn British summers could become more than five degrees hotter on average over the next … Continue reading

30/11/2018 · Leave a comment

People Who Persist in Reaching Their Goals Have Mastered This 1 Thing

Book review: Ten Traits of Resilience: Achieving positivity and purpose in school leadership  If you’ve not encountered James Hilton before, he’s the author of Leading From the Edge, a raw … Continue reading

29/11/2018 · Leave a comment

How a dust storm can harm your health

Morocco’s new satellite aims to prevent and manage natural disasters Mohammed VI-B, a remote sensing Earth observation satellite, was put into orbit via Arianespace’s Vega launcher which lifted off from … Continue reading

28/11/2018 · Leave a comment

NASA’s Radar Expertise Is Helping California’s Woolsey Fire Recovery

Why California fires didn’t dominate cable news like hurricanes did If you lived anywhere near the California wildfires that took at least 81 lives this month and destroyed more than … Continue reading

27/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Wildfire Smoke Could Shorten Californian Lifespans

What would happen if a solar storm hit Earth? A violent storm on the Sun could cripple communications on Earth and cause huge economic damage, scientists have warned. Why are … Continue reading

26/11/2018 · Leave a comment

California wildfire smoke spreads to New York, 3,000 miles away

Houston’s Sprawl May Have Slowed Down Hurricane Harvey—and Made It Worse In the months after Hurricane Harvey pummeled East Texas, Houston asked itself a hard question: How much blame does … Continue reading

25/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Is your business prepared for disasters?

Fighting fires with “forest resilience” bonds The rocky Yuba River meanders in a remote corner of California. It’s here that insurers, environmentalists and venture capital firms are joining forces to … Continue reading

24/11/2018 · Leave a comment

In California wildfire aftermath, Israeli aid group rushes in

Floods And Droughts Cost Ghana $200 Million Every Year The Probabilistic Risk Profile of Ghana indicates that the country loses 200 million dollars every year due to floods and droughts. … Continue reading

23/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Using the ‘World Disasters Report’ for programming and advocacy

Using the ‘World Disasters Report’ for programming and advocacy Over the past decade, almost 4000 natural disasters have impacted 2 billion people costing $1.7 billion in damages. Two-thirds of those … Continue reading

22/11/2018 · Leave a comment

California wildfires: ‘If this town recovers, it will take years’

Climate Change Is Already Making Hurricanes Wetter, Study Confirms New research published in Nature Wednesday has confirmed that some of the most destructive hurricanes to pummel the U.S. in the … Continue reading

21/11/2018 · Leave a comment

The Media Barely Covered One of the Worst Storms to Hit U.S. Soil

The bitter lesson of the Californian fires California is burning, again. Dozens of peoples have been killed and thousands of buildings destroyed in several fires, the most destructive in the … Continue reading

20/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Kim Kardashian’s Private Firefighters Expose America’s Fault Lines

How humans are transforming the hurricanes of the future Climate change is already making devastating hurricanes wetter — and similar storms are likely to unleash more rain and faster winds … Continue reading

19/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Pets pose special problems in natural disasters

Forest Resilience Bond to help fund $4.6 million restoration project to mitigate wildfire risk in Tahoe National Forest his summer, California experienced its largest fire in state history—the latest disaster … Continue reading

18/11/2018 · Leave a comment

New 5-step guide to building your resilience

How Sleep and Self-Control Relate to Wasting Time at Work The research on time wasting at work is sparse, but Dutch colleagues from the University of Amsterdam, Wendelien van Eerde … Continue reading

17/11/2018 · Leave a comment

How Real-Time Information Can Assist Insurers During Natural Disasters

  Hurricane-Damaged Air Force Base Has an Opportunity to Rebuild for Resilience Rebuilding the hurricane-wrecked Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida will come with a massive price tag, but experts … Continue reading

16/11/2018 · Leave a comment

How incremental automation adds resilience to supply chain

Media firm to reward resilient brands at summit In recognition of businesses’ resilience and excellence despite the harsh operating business environment in the country, Awesome Brands Magazine, in conjunction with … Continue reading

15/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Michael is looking even more violent on closer scrutiny

Scale of California’s Deadly Camp Fire Shown in Satellite Photos As wildfires continue to burn in California, new satellite photos show the massive scale of the deadly Camp Fire that … Continue reading

14/11/2018 · Leave a comment

The Worst Is Yet to Come for California’s Wildfires

These Wind Patterns Explain Why California’s Wildfires Are So Bad In California three major fires—the Camp Fire in the north and Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire in the south—continue to … Continue reading

13/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Can Voting Make You More Resilient?

Can Voting Make You More Resilient? We don’t typically think of voting from a psychological perspective.  In fact, for most Americans it is something we don’t think about at all.  … Continue reading

12/11/2018 · Leave a comment

The Rhine, a Lifeline of Germany, Is Crippled by Drought

‘Life goes on’: Long road for super typhoon Yolanda survivors The Philippines’ catastrophic Super Typhoon Haiyan stole almost everything from Juvilyn Luana and Joel Aradana — their spouses, children and … Continue reading

11/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Tsunami: Is the Northern Territory’s coastline at risk of being hit by a devastating wave?

Yolanda: Post-disaster management innovations Uncoordinated response, a lack of equipment, and a lack of able personnel. These were among the challenges faced by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management … Continue reading

10/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Cooperation and information sharing key in disaster response, speakers tell Hiroshima workshop

Sustainable earthquake-resistant skyscraper crowned world’s best high-rise Following an international architecture competition hosted by Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), LBR&A Architectos’ Torre Reforma has been declared the winner of the International Highrise … Continue reading

09/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters Are Destroying a Lower Percentage of Humanity’s Stuff Since 1990

How An Earthquake In Japan Triggered An Algae Invasion In The Pacific Northwest In 2011, a colossal tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake slammed into the eastern shores … Continue reading

08/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Study: Culture strongly influences coping behaviours after natural disasters

Cyclone Sunday is back in 2018 to help Townsville residents prepare for natural disasters ahead of the wet season Cyclone Sunday is back in 2018 to help Townsville residents prepare … Continue reading

07/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Death toll rises to 29 in Italy’s historic storms, flooding

Building resilience of 8,250 students through tsunami simulation drills To reduce the loss of lives associated with tsunamis, five tsunami drills were conducted in five schools in Sri Lanka recently. … Continue reading

06/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Are Hurricanes Changing How We Talk?

Are Hurricanes Changing How We Talk? Linguists have figured out a lot about the many different regional dialects of American English. They know why Brooklynites say “cawfee,” for example, and … Continue reading

05/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Deadly weather may rise 50 percent from now to 2100

Hurricane Michael Was the Most Devastating Disaster Florida’s Farmers Have Seen in Decades Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Michael hit the Southeast, reports of its devastation continue to grow. The … Continue reading

04/11/2018 · Leave a comment

6 years later, Sandy a story of resilience

Ghana must move from coping with floods, to adapting for them Ghana has a serious flood problem. Over about 50 years, 4 million people have been affected by floods, resulting … Continue reading

03/11/2018 · Leave a comment

The Power Of Resiliency — And How To Prepare For The Coming Storms

Disaster-proofing Southeast Asia’s poor In a world with warmer atmospheric temperature, the already observed changes to the climate are expected to further worsen, resulting in increasingly more frequent and intense … Continue reading

02/11/2018 · Leave a comment

New Poll Shows Americans Hit By Extreme Weather Want The Media To Cover Climate Change

Venice Is 75% Under Water as Italy Confronts Widespread Flooding, Deadly Winds Venice was inundated by an exceptional high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under … Continue reading

01/11/2018 · Leave a comment

Black swans and how to find them: national approaches to managing risk

Resilience Expert Jim Davidson Now Exclusively Represented by Executive Speakers Bureau Executive Speakers Bureau is proud to announce its exclusive representation of resilience expert, Jim Davidson, for all keynote speaking … Continue reading

31/10/2018 · Leave a comment

2017 the costliest year on record for natural disasters

Natural disasters have made New Zealand one of the riskiest places in the world for insurers A new study of insurance data by Lloyd’s of London has ranked us the … Continue reading

30/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Blaming women, minorities for natural disasters

Resilient islanders brace for long recovery after typhoon Many people in a U.S. Pacific territory ravaged by a deadly super typhoon lost everything, but residents say they are resilient and … Continue reading

29/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Lloyd’s: Insurance gap threatens disaster-prone poor nations

Global focus on young people in disaster The voices of children and young people were loud and clear at a disaster resilience conference recently held in Portugal. Over 130 international … Continue reading

28/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Financing Resilience: How Environmental Impact Bonds Can Help Louisiana

Here’s how to design cities where people and nature can both flourish Urban nature has a critical role to play in the future liveability of cities. An emerging body of … Continue reading

27/10/2018 · Leave a comment

How resilient are you?

2018’s ‘especially astounding’ hurricane season is a warning of what’s to come The 2018 hurricane season still has a few weeks to go, but it has already been one for … Continue reading

26/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Jamaica; Resilience of People.

Earthquake preparations major component of disaster management Earthquakes and tsunamis are an ever-present threat to Jamaica. The country’s location on multiple geological faults subjects it to up to an average … Continue reading

25/10/2018 · Leave a comment

Some Scientists Say Natural Disasters Shouldn’t Be Called Disasters.

Japan’s Exports Unexpectedly Fall After Natural Disasters Japan’s exports unexpectedly fell in September — the first drop in almost two years — as natural disasters disrupted economic activity, while higher … Continue reading

24/10/2018 · Leave a comment

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