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Claire B. Rubin has 40 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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Category Archives: Human Impacts
Hurricane season is finally ending. Interesting facts and figures for the 2017 season of hurricanes.
From Scientific American: Hurricane Irma: Florida’s Overdevelopment Has Created a Ticking Time Bomb. Disaster risk expert says intense population growth and urban coastal development have created a huge danger. The title is a bit dramatic, but the message is one … Continue reading
Explosion That Killed 15 at Texas Fertilizer Plant Is Ruled Intentional The fire that set off one of the worst industrial disasters in Texas history — the deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Tex., in 2013 — was … Continue reading
From the HuffPost, an interesting article by the head of UNICEF. See: To Reduce the Impact of Disasters, Increase the Focus on Children. Here are some numbers that indicate how big this segment of the population is: The number of … Continue reading
Natural disasters ‘making poor poorer’ warn ODI is the heading for an article about a new report issued by the Overseas Development Institute. The data and the graphics in the report are quite sobering. Some excerpts for the article: The … Continue reading
This article about Christchurch, NZ highlights some of the results of stress and anxiety from a major destructive earthquake and thousands of aftershocks. As you might expect, those conditions do affect people’s behavior. And if you read some of the … Continue reading
From Iowa State University Extension, a useful list of resources for helping children cope with the aftermath of disasters. July 1, 2011. Related articles Talking With Your Kids About Natural Disasters (tastelikecrazy.com)