The Rising Tide of Migration

Presently, we are focused on migration of refugees from war and issues of statelessness. As this piece warns, we soon will be seeing refugees from sea level rise.

Emerging threats- As a rising tide of migration. Two excerpts:

With sea levels on the rise, several island nations are scrambling to stay above water and ensure citizens will have a place to go when the ocean engulfs their homeland. The humanitarian-crisis phase of climate change has officially begun.
In total, climate change may displace up to a quarter-billion people by 2050, according to research cited by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. That means, within our lifetimes, climate change could become a human rights emergency that grinds global governance to a halt. How the global community chooses to address this seemingly inevitable problem will help define international relations for the rest of this century.”

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Statement on Resilience

NAS and G-7 Statement on Strengthening Disaster Resilience is Essential to Sustainable Development

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IT Specialists Also Are First Responders

A lifeline After Disaster: The Internet.


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Webinar from FEMA – May 12

Announcing a new webinar – “FEMA Promising Practice: Disability Inclusion in Planning and Hawaii Personal Preparedness”

May 12th, 2016

Webinars begin at 2.30pm ET/1.30pm CT/12.30 pm MT/11.30am PT/8.30am Hawaii.

Registration: Free on-line at


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The Variables of Disasters

Time magazine featured this article recently.  The facts they present don’t seem strange to me, but the examples cited are interesting and it never hurts to remind folks of the many determinants of the effects of disasters.

See: These 5 Facts Explain the Strange Politics of Natural Disasters

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National Health Security and Preparedness Index

National Health Security and Preparedness Index for 2016.

I had to hunt around for the details contained in the report. This summary chart provides an overview and a national map.

My home state, Virginia, ranks slightly above the national average, but below the national average for the component called Community Planning and Engagement. As a staff at the local OEM, that is not good news.

Thanks to Arnold Bogis for helping me find VA in the index.


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