Author Archives: recoverydiva

American Views on Climate Change

How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps Americans overwhelmingly believe that global warming is happening, and that carbon emissions should be scaled back. But fewer are sure that the changes will harm them personally. New data released by … Continue reading

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Outlook for Disasters Globally

From Forbes Magazine: The Next Global Refugee Crisis Will Be Caused By Environmental Disasters. Some rather alarming news about mostly man-made disasters: The next big migration wave won’t be caused by war or hunger. It will be caused by environmental … Continue reading

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Chemical Safety Board in Jeopardy

Watchdog for Industrial Disasters to Be Purged in Trump’s Budget. The Chemical Safety Board was created to investigate fires, explosions; Agency’s $11 million budget watches over public, worker safety, Some excerpts from the Bloomberg News article: When a Texas City … Continue reading

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The Role of Chaplains in a Disaster

The Diva has another blog, Disasters and Faith.  See this video on The Role of Chaplains in a Disaster.

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Webinar on Planning for Temporary Housing After a Disaster – March 23

Planning Information Exchange (PIE) Webinar on Post-Disaster Temporary Housing: Urban Planning Considerations. March 23, 2017; 1:00pm-2:00pm CT; (begins 2pm ET, 12pm MT, 11am PT). Free Registration! In cooperation with the American Planning Association (APA), the Association of State Floodplain Managers … Continue reading

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Sea Level Rise in LA

Louisiana wetlands threatened by with sea-level rise four times the global average Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana’s wetlands, particularly in the westernmost part of the state, there is little chance that the coast will be able to withstand … Continue reading

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Japan Disasters – 6 years later

Two views:   Abe hails 3/11 reconstruction progress on six-year anniversary of deadly disasters Six Years after the 3/11 disasters Life remains far from back to normal for tens of thousands of people displaced by the March 11, 2011, disasters … Continue reading