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5 Ways to Build Resilience in the Workplace

The World Is Woefully Unprepared for Climate-Driven Natural Disasters As if COVID-19 were not enough to worry about, the global climate crisis is driving a “staggering rise” in natural disasters, … Continue reading

29/10/2020 · Leave a comment

Safeguarding mental health in disaster response

Safeguarding mental health in disaster response When a disaster such as a cyclone or a flood occurs, both of which are becoming more frequent as a result of climate change, … Continue reading

28/10/2020 · Leave a comment

How to survive the crisis by making a Personal Business Plan

A drone’s role in natural disasters w/ Airobotics’ Eitan Rotberg Earlier this week, we spoke with Eitan Rotberg, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Airobotics, about the role drones … Continue reading

26/10/2020 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters May Push Global Finances to the Brink

UN report: Climate change means more weather disasters every year In the wake of heat waves, global warming, forest fires, storms, droughts and a rising number of hurricanes, the U.N. … Continue reading

24/10/2020 · Leave a comment

FEMA ends policy favoring flood walls over green protections

Watch for governments to transfer financial risk from natural disasters to insurers: Swiss Re There is growing awareness that governments can transfer the financial risk of natural disasters to both … Continue reading

21/10/2020 · Leave a comment

Man protects 300 dogs from Hurricane Delta by bringing them to safety inside his home

Australia: Waiting now to act on disaster resilience will cost more in the long run The general insurance sector in Australia is highly engaged with natural disaster trends, with 100% … Continue reading

20/10/2020 · Leave a comment

Building Resilience Is Critical To Minimise The Impact Of Humanitarian Crises

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2020 The International Day for Disaster Reduction, held each year on 13 October, celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure … Continue reading

19/10/2020 · Leave a comment

A Running List of Record-Breaking Natural Disasters in 2020

A Running List of Record-Breaking Natural Disasters in 2020 So far 2020 has been a standout year for all the wrong reasons, including its devastating natural disasters. Wildfires have ravaged … Continue reading

17/10/2020 · Leave a comment

Hurricane Delta is the latest disaster in a vicious season

Hurricane Delta bears striking resemblance to Wilma, the Atlantic’s most intense hurricane on record Hurricane Delta strengthened at an incredible rate: more than 85 mph over 24 hours, reaching Category … Continue reading

16/10/2020 · Leave a comment

Bolivia declares natural disaster due to wildfires, 600 families affected

Japan fishermen oppose ‘catastrophic’ release of Fukushima water to ocean Japanese fish industry representatives on Thursday urged the government not to allow the release at sea of tonnes of contaminated … Continue reading

13/10/2020 · Leave a comment

California’s First-Ever Gigafire Blazes Through the State, Scorching More Than One Million Acres

In photos: Louisiana reels from storm Delta as Southeast faces tornado and flooding threat Former Hurricane Delta weakened to a post-tropical cyclone Saturday. But the storm remains a threat, with … Continue reading

12/10/2020 · Leave a comment

Corpses washed from cemeteries in France-Italy floods

Owning a pet during coronavirus had a ‘buffering’ effect on mental health IN APRIL, Naomi Mishkin, an artist and designer, could hear the constant sound of sirens from her apartment … Continue reading

09/10/2020 · Leave a comment

California wildfires spawn first ‘gigafire’ in modern history

California wildfires spawn first ‘gigafire’ in modern history California’s extraordinary year of wildfires has spawned another new milestone – the first “gigafire”, a blaze spanning 1m acres, in modern history. … Continue reading

08/10/2020 · Leave a comment

Seven bodies found in northern Italy, France after violent storms

Two killed, nine missing as drenching rain hits parts of France and Italy Two people died and nine people were missing in France and Italy after a storm hit border … Continue reading

05/10/2020 · Leave a comment

5 of the 6 largest wildfires in California history are burning right now

About 560 wildfires burn in California as more than 100,000 people evacuate: Here’s what we know Amid a scorching heat wave that is now in its second week, hundreds of … Continue reading

04/10/2020 · Leave a comment

Why we’re more confident than ever that climate change is driving disasters

300 million delta dwellers vulnerable to cyclones, flooding More than 300 million people in low-lying river deltas, mostly in poorer nations, are exposed to flooding from tropical storms made more … Continue reading

02/10/2020 · Leave a comment

Gender Equality is Important to Building Resilience and Peace during Disasters and Conflict

Here’s How You Can Build Resilience and Tackle Mental Health Problems. Covid-19 has triggered a global financial crisis and due to strict adoption of lockdown measures, the magnitude of poor … Continue reading

01/10/2020 · Leave a comment

Why resilience – not technology – is the answer to our biggest challenges

Climate fires and hurricanes collide in this shocking NASA satellite image Smoke meets cyclones in a jarring new series of satellite images posted to NASA’s Earth Observatory website. In the … Continue reading

30/09/2020 · Leave a comment

Tech intensity’ key to business resilience, says Satya Nadella

The Key to Resilience And Sustainability: Interconnected Industries If COVID-19 has taught businesses anything, it’s that the winners of tomorrow are resilient, and able to adapt in real-time during times … Continue reading

29/09/2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 Takes Toll On Employee Mental Health And Wellbeing

COVID-19 Takes Toll On Employee Mental Health And Wellbeing COVID-19 has created a unique set of emotional challenges in the workplace, an issue employers need effective tools to support and … Continue reading

28/09/2020 · Leave a comment

140-mph quadcopter is aimed at first responders

Unusually heavy rains in Senegal expose big gap in $1.4 billion flood plan More than two weeks after heavy rains hit Senegal, thigh-high stagnant water still fills streets in Dakar’s … Continue reading

26/09/2020 · Leave a comment

Naturally We’re Having ‘Zombie’ Storms Now

How to prepare and stay connected during disaster season We live in unprecedented times, there’s no question. But even with COVID-19 front of mind for so many, we still need … Continue reading

25/09/2020 · Leave a comment

Climate fires and hurricanes collide in this shocking NASA satellite image

Climate fires and hurricanes collide in this shocking NASA satellite image Smoke meets cyclones in a jarring new series of satellite images posted to NASA’s Earth Observatory website. In the … Continue reading

24/09/2020 · Leave a comment

West Coast wildfire smoke has crossed the Atlantic, now reaches Finland

Wildfires, Droughts, Pandemics. Is this Our Future? How to Build a Safer World Imagine Massachusetts on fire, literally the entire state engulfed in flames. That is how much land has … Continue reading

23/09/2020 · Leave a comment

‘It’s normal to feel abnormal’: experts discuss behavioral impacts of COVID-19

Millennials and Gen Z are spreading coronavirus—but not because of parties and bars WHEN PARAMEDICS RUSHED the pregnant Honduran woman into the emergency room, 28-year-old Chuan-Jay Jeffrey Chen stood ready … Continue reading

22/09/2020 · Leave a comment

The economic case for a national flood standard

Building Resilient Communities A resilient community can use available resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations. A fast and flexible civic response to COVID-19 has demonstrated the … Continue reading

21/09/2020 · Leave a comment

These Incredible Pictures Show The Wrath Of Hurricane Sally

Resilience is missing for many employees A new report from Aon,examined the views of employers and employees across five major countries in Europe and claim that just 30 percent of … Continue reading

20/09/2020 · Leave a comment

Why Hurricane Sally is moving so slowly—and delivering epic rainfall

Stop thinking of resilience as a trait. It’s more than that After living in San Francisco for many years, my friend and her husband decided to relocate to New York … Continue reading

18/09/2020 · Leave a comment

Wildfires Have Rendered Our World Unrecognizable

Massive Swarms of Mosquitoes Kill Livestock After Hurricane Laura Hits Swarms of mosquitoes in Louisiana have left hundreds of cattle and some horses dead. WWLTV reports that, according to experts … Continue reading

16/09/2020 · Leave a comment

2020 wildfires in California and west: Everything we know and where to donate

2020 wildfires in California and west: Everything we know and where to donate An unprecedented fire season is wreaking havoc across the Western US, with nearly 100 major wildfires tearing … Continue reading

15/09/2020 · Leave a comment

La Niña has arrived. Here’s what it could mean for you

Nearly 100 earthquakes swarm Yellowstone in 24 hours. Here’s what experts are saying A swarm of 91 earthquakes rattled the Yellowstone National Park region in just 24 hours on Thursday, … Continue reading

14/09/2020 · Leave a comment

How People With Disabilities Weather Natural Disasters

More than half a million people affected by Sudan floods The floods in Sudan have killed 102 people, injured 46 more and affected over 550,000 people in 17 of the … Continue reading

13/09/2020 · Leave a comment

Record floods threaten pyramid sites in Sudan

Laura: The Latest Climate Disaster for Low-Income Americans Cameron, Louisiana was devastated for the third time in 15 years when Hurricane Laura came ashore. In 2005, Hurricane Rita pushed 12 … Continue reading

11/09/2020 · Leave a comment

Art in an apocalypse

Art in an apocalypse Ever since Covid-19 restrictions were imposed in March, I have missed seeing and doing things I enjoy in the city. People-watching, cab rides, the normalcy of … Continue reading

10/09/2020 · Leave a comment

2020 is changing the way we ‘Do Risk and Resilience’ forever

Older volunteers, a mainstay in hurricane rebuilding, are hard to find in a pandemic that puts them at risk Why raising resilient kids could be as simple as doing nothing … Continue reading

08/09/2020 · Leave a comment

The 10 Commandments Of Career Resilience: How Many Have You Broken?

Research: Knowledge Workers Are More Productive from Home For many years, we have sought to understand and measure the productivity of knowledge workers, whose inputs and outputs can’t be tracked … Continue reading

07/09/2020 · Leave a comment

Niger floods kill 51, drive thousands from their homes

  Niger floods kill 51, drive thousands from their homes Severe flooding in Niger this month has killed 51 people and destroyed thousands of homes after torrential rains caused rivers … Continue reading

04/09/2020 · Leave a comment

How disasters can lead to a rise in authoritarianism

  Why California’s wildfire year could be the worst in decades California may experience its worst year for wildfires in decades, climate experts say, pointing out that it has already … Continue reading

03/09/2020 · Leave a comment

Another fierce hurricane, 15 years after Katrina, shows who really pays the price

  10 Hurricane Katrina Survivors Reveal Storm’s Impact on Their Lives & New Orleans 15 Years Later On Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made its historic landfall on the … Continue reading

01/09/2020 · Leave a comment

Building Cyber Resilience Post-COVID-19

California’s new normal: How the climate crisis is fueling wildfires and changing life in the Golden State The orange glow from wildfires in the evening sky is a new way … Continue reading

31/08/2020 · Leave a comment

Whether it’s hurricanes or COVID-19, disasters are driving a mental health crisis

Hurricane Laura poses biggest storm threat to U.S. oil output in 15 years The U.S. energy industry on Tuesday was preparing for a major hurricane strike, cutting crude production at … Continue reading

30/08/2020 · Leave a comment

Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity–Take a Free & Timely Course Online

  Five Crucial Ways Smart People Beat Stress There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things … Continue reading

29/08/2020 · Leave a comment

Firefighters, military planes, troops arrive in California to fight massive blazes

Some Of The Warmest Water On Earth Is In The Path Of Laura And Marco – Why That’s Bad Several weeks ago I wrote an article in Forbes warning that … Continue reading

26/08/2020 · Leave a comment

California’s Devastating Wildfires In Photos

Two Disasters Are Exponentially Worse Than One Eleven thousand lightning strikes, 370 wildfires, a pandemic, a heat wave, and rolling blackouts—California has endured a lot this week. Hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

23/08/2020 · Leave a comment

Six strategies for creating flood resilient environments

Rising temperatures will cause more deaths than all infectious diseases – study The growing but largely unrecognized death toll from rising global temperatures will come close to eclipsing the current … Continue reading

22/08/2020 · Leave a comment

5 Times Hurricanes Changed History

Four Steps To Repair Broken Trust The pandemic could break the bond of trust with your people. Here’s how to fix it. Image credit: Getty Images Full story: https://www.inc.com/peter-cohan/four-steps-to-repair-broken-trust.html 5 … Continue reading

18/08/2020 · Leave a comment

Tooling for optimal resilience

China’s deadly summer floods have caused $25B in damage Summer floods in China have left more than 200 people dead or missing and caused $25 billion in direct damage, an … Continue reading

17/08/2020 · Leave a comment

4 Strategies to Build Business Resilience Before the Next Disruption

  How to build your staff’s resilience while working remotely Four months into the pandemic and the strain on people’s resilience is beginning to show. It is difficult to remain … Continue reading

11/08/2020 · Leave a comment

How learning in a crisis can build more resilient leadership

  How learning in a crisis can build more resilient leadership COVID-19 has highlighted how vital infrastructure is in supporting the functions on which society relies, such as healthcare and … Continue reading

07/08/2020 · Leave a comment

‘A critical situation’: Bangladesh in crisis as monsoon floods follow super-cyclone

  South Korea floods, landslides kill 14 Fourteen people were killed and more than 1,000 people forced from their homes as 42 consecutive days of rain, South Korea’s longest monsoon … Continue reading

06/08/2020 · Leave a comment

Conditions are ripe for a major Atlantic hurricane in 2020

Humans see just 4.7km into the distance. So how can we truly understand what the bushfires destroyed? When the ashes from Australia’s last bushfire season cooled, we were left with … Continue reading

30/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Rare Hawaiian hurricane, packing strong winds and rains, approaches islands

As Texas Reels From Hurricane Damage, Hawaii Braces For Impact As Texas contends with the ongoing aftermath of one hurricane on Sunday, Hawaii is bracing for the impact of another. … Continue reading

27/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Dam collapse in China could point to a ‘black swan’ disaster

Japan’s Brand New Bullet Train Is Earthquake-Proof Despite the postponed Olympics, Japan is still introducing a new high-speed train that the country intended to roll out for the 2020 Tokyo … Continue reading

26/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Climate change blamed for China flood disaster

Climate change blamed for China flood disaster Torrential rains and rising river waters have swept across southern and central China. At least 140 people are dead or missing. Nearly 24 … Continue reading

23/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Agencies Should Turn to AI Before Disaster Strikes: Report

Report: Agencies Should Turn to AI Before Disaster Strikes NASA-funded researchers applied artificial intelligence to Facebook user location data captured as two fires wrecked northern California in 2018 and gained … Continue reading

22/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly four million people, at least 189 dead

Monsoon floods in India, Nepal displace 4 million Floods and mudslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have displaced millions in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Nearly 200 people are reported to … Continue reading

20/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Using Past to Predict Future: Case of Typhoon Hagibis

  Empower locals to deal with natural disasters: Scientists Experts of GB Pant National Institute for Himalayan Environment, Government of India, said to reduce the drastic impact of natural disasters … Continue reading

19/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Natural Disasters Won’t Stop Just Because There’s a Pandemic: How We Can Be Prepared

Insurance for When FEMA Fails he towns and cities dotting the Mississippi River have been a commercial spine of the American heartland for years, and for just as long have … Continue reading

18/07/2020 · Leave a comment

A silent killer, the heat wave of 1980 remains among the nation’s deadliest weather events

  Natural disasters, card fraud Kiwis’ top security concerns New research from Unisys Corporation reveals that the top three security concerns are natural disasters, e.g. flood, hurricanes, bushfires or epidemics … Continue reading

16/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Trump considered selling Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, former acting Homeland Security chief says

  Flooding and Earthquakes Devastate Chinese Provinces, as Jiangxi Announces ‘Wartime’ Preparations The Chinese regime upgraded its flood response alert to its second highest level on 12th July, after announcing … Continue reading

15/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Japan rescuers battle to reach thousands trapped by floods

Trauma on Trauma: A Pandemic and Back to Back Natural Disasters Leave Puerto Ricans Devastated Starting in late December, a series of earthquakes devastated southern Puerto Rico, forcing thousands to … Continue reading

13/07/2020 · Leave a comment

To build a resilient world, we must go circular. Here’s how to do it.

    A heat wave thawed Siberia’s tundra. Now, it’s on fire. For months, Siberia has been experiencing extreme heat due to a combination of persistent sunny weather and human-caused … Continue reading

11/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Resilience In The Face Of Crisis: 4 Lessons Learned From Frontline Technology

  How Phoenix is planning for the ‘Hurricane Katrina’ of heat Phoenix, Arizona, is already the hottest major city in the United States, and climate experts expect temperatures to keep … Continue reading

10/07/2020 · Leave a comment

When Natural Disasters Cross the Path of COVID-19

Resilience and creativity to expand amidst the Covid-19 pandemic In an online interview with Anoty Africa’s co-owner, Mr Vhutshilo Nemutshili, he shared this wonderful quote by Maxwell speaking about leadership … Continue reading

07/07/2020 · Leave a comment

Healthy ecosystems are nature’s barrier to hurricane damage

Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait The world has been planning for the future in the mistaken belief that it will resemble the past. But as COVID-19 coincides with cyclones in … Continue reading

30/06/2020 · Leave a comment

Pandemic is yet another hurdle for resilient millennials and Gen Z

Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger, Just as Climate Scientists Predicted Rising seas, longer droughts, more devastating wildfires … many are the grim predictions that climate scientists have been warning may come … Continue reading

29/06/2020 · Leave a comment

Resilience Hubs Can Help Communities Thrive—and Better Weather Disasters

Climate Change Is Now Driving Investments in Flood Resilience After a flood event, companies need to take into account both the short-term imperatives to get up and running quickly and … Continue reading

24/06/2020 · Leave a comment

How prepared is your business for recession resilience?

  The Relevance Of Resilience During Disasters Resilience has been broadly defined as the capacity to adapt successfully to threats or disturbances. The concept has been adapted and applied to … Continue reading

23/06/2020 · Leave a comment

The Politicization of Disaster Relief

Big livestock: A long road ahead to a resilient, water-secure future The U.S. meat industry is in the midst of extraordinary turmoil as more and more processing plant workers become … Continue reading

22/06/2020 · Leave a comment

Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability Builds Business Resilience

  Prepare for the Next Disaster With a Financial Recovery Kit So far, 2020 has been a year of disruption for many Americans. Finances and lives have been upended by … Continue reading

20/06/2020 · Leave a comment

The relevance of resilience during disasters

  Unconstitutional lockdown judgment is a lesson for Africa’s disaster management But there’s a lesson to draw here which can assist other African countries, as our situation is neither unique … Continue reading

17/06/2020 · Leave a comment

How to foster national resilience during a crisis

Tokyo will probably face a massive earthquake in the next 30 years I’ve experienced a few of these alerts in the past few years — and thankfully it’s always been … Continue reading

16/06/2020 · Leave a comment

Reputation resilience: A leadership imperative for the post-Covid world

  How 2020 could get so much worse The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts detailed some reasons for optimism Monday amid a year of catastrophe. There are tentative signs … Continue reading

14/06/2020 · Leave a comment

The next pandemic is coming – and sooner than we think, thanks to changes to the environment

The next pandemic is coming – and sooner than we think, thanks to changes to the environment As a researcher who studies communicable diseases, Simon Reid has plenty to ponder … Continue reading

09/06/2020 · Leave a comment

Good Business Processes Are Key to Resilience During Disruption

How Permaculture can Build Resilience and Meet Basic Needs During a Pandemic As COVID-19 spreads, people are showing a growing interest in permaculture principles and techniques to heal their lives, … Continue reading

07/06/2020 · Leave a comment

Want to Build Better Resiliency? Try These Easy Mental Shifts

The Italian Chinatown that can teach us about resilience In mid-February, when the supposed first coronavirus patient was registered in Lombardy, Prato had already been the subject of public debate … Continue reading

06/06/2020 · Leave a comment

A busy hurricane season and the coronavirus pandemic ‘is a cataclysmic scenario’

  How the Dutch government uses data to predict the weather and prepare for natural disasters Have you ever wondered what’s behind the weather forecast TV reports? Or who is … Continue reading

02/06/2020 · Leave a comment

Building a Resilient Family: Why Resilience is More Important than Ever

  U.S. lawmaker wants insurers, govt. to share future pandemic business losses U.S. legislation introduced on Tuesday would create a taxpayer-backed insurance program to protect businesses from revenue losses during … Continue reading

29/05/2020 · Leave a comment

Helping communities build resilience in children during a time of considerable upheaval

  Builders Call For $13 Billion Stimulus Action Plan A $13.2 billion building and construction stimulus action will stimulate over $30 billion in new economic activity and create more than … Continue reading

27/05/2020 · Leave a comment

How will COVID-19 impact Nepal’s earthquake-reconstruction efforts?

  Recovery begins after storm ravages Indian, Bangladesh coast Authorities began clearing roads and assessing damage on Friday after Cyclone Amphan barrelled through coastal communities in eastern India and neighbouring … Continue reading

25/05/2020 · Leave a comment

Burnout is an emerging trend threatening employee well-being during the pandemic.

Think it’s bad now? Wait until hurricane and fire seasons start So far, 2020 has been a year of disruption for many Americans. Finances and lives have been upended by … Continue reading

24/05/2020 · Leave a comment

Being able to begin again is at the heart of resilience

  Disasters like COVID-19 bring us together — if we let them Some disasters bring us together. The 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake spawned volunteerism on a scale unprecedented in Japan. … Continue reading

19/05/2020 · Leave a comment

7 ways to rebuild Australian resilience

  Making Art Will Keep Your Brain Resilient as You Age Making art can help keep your mental faculties strong as you age, according to a new study out of … Continue reading

15/05/2020 · Leave a comment

Building Organizational Resilience Through Learning

When a Black Swan Comes The Second Line of Defense team have been involved in crises management situations throughout their careers. And crises management is a key issue in which … Continue reading

10/05/2020 · Leave a comment

Building Resilience in the Days of the Coronavirus: Lessons from the Great Depression

Dubrovnik: The medieval city designed around quarantine Since ancient times, societies have attempted to separate people with disease from those who remained unaffected, with references to self-isolation dating back to … Continue reading

04/05/2020 · Leave a comment

9/11 or coronavirus, which one is the biggest disaster for America so far?

9/11 or coronavirus, which one is the biggest disaster for America so far? Nearly two decades after Manhattan’s Twin Towers fell in history’s deadliest attack on US soil, the coronavirus … Continue reading

01/05/2020 · Leave a comment

Flooding will affect double the number of people worldwide by 2030

Preventive counselling could build resilience during current crisis I fully support Ms Kristen Ong Xinru’s suggestion to reinstate psychological treatment to the “essential services” exempted from workplace closures (Tele-consultation may … Continue reading

27/04/2020 · Leave a comment

6 Tangible Ways To Remain Emotionally Resilient During The Coronavirus

  Coronavirus and climate disasters: Small vulnerable countries face dual threat The widespread destruction wreaked by Tropical Cyclone Harold in several Pacific countries just days ago has been nothing short … Continue reading

26/04/2020 · Leave a comment

A Paradigm Shift Accelerated by the Coronavirus

  Hurricanes to become SLOWER and more damaging, researchers warn HURRICANES with the potential to unleash more damage will become more common in the future thanks to human-caused global warming, … Continue reading

25/04/2020 · Leave a comment

How to build your digital resilience in 2020

Why an emergency management mindset boosts resilience When disaster strikes, it’s easy to fall into the cycle of day-to-day response and survival. Never has this been truer than when we … Continue reading

24/04/2020 · Leave a comment

What happens when natural disasters strike during a pandemic?

A climate change-influenced megadrought A large portion of the American Southwest is in the grip of a climate change-induced megadrought, a new study finds. The big picture: This is the … Continue reading

21/04/2020 · Leave a comment

Maintaining Resilience in the Face of an Unseen Enemy

Maintaining Resilience in the Face of an Unseen Enemy Resilience is what will get us through the emotional turmoil, the ups and downs of living through the pandemic with all … Continue reading

20/04/2020 · Leave a comment

Tornado And Wildfire Season Will Be More Treacherous Because Of Coronavirus. Here’s Why.

Social media posts predict economic recovery after natural disasters Experts at the University of Bristol are describing how social media can be used to track economic recovery after natural disasters, … Continue reading

13/04/2020 · Leave a comment

How to ensure organizational resilience in the age of COVID-19

Satellite images reveal Cyclone Harold’s path of destruction in Vanuatu Satellite images have revealed the scale of destruction in Vanuatu after category-five Cyclone Harold struck the island nation this week. … Continue reading

12/04/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

06/04/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

30/03/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

27/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Doing the Dirty Work: Resilience Workers Deserve Better

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

23/03/2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 Puts Our Resilience to the Test

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

21/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Artistic Response to Natural Disasters: The Case of New Orleans

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

16/03/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

14/03/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

10/03/2020 · Leave a comment

The Year Without Summer review – volcanic tales of changed climate

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

07/03/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

05/03/2020 · Leave a comment

Will we learn from the bushfire summer?

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

25/02/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

24/02/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

23/02/2020 · Leave a comment

How Art and Design makes us more disaster resilient

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

22/02/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

20/02/2020 · Leave a comment

Earthquake preparedness – where do we start?

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

18/02/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

10/02/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

08/02/2020 · Leave a comment

How to recover from a professional disaster

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

30/01/2020 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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