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Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria recovery: addenda

  Hasn’t been 24 hours since the previous LOTRW post updating the progress of the 2017 hurricane season recovery efforts, but two news items in today’s print media caught my eye. From the Washington Post comes this news: an argument … Continue reading

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Recovery: A tale of three hurricanes.

“Civilization exists by geologic consent, subject to change without notice.” – Will Durant “Recovery starts from the darkest moment.” – John Major “Forget past mistakes. Forget failure. Forget about everything except what you’re going to do now – and do … Continue reading

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Disaster Management? Sounds like an oxymoron…

…but it isn’t. Today’s post comes from Toronto at the start of the 21st World Conference on Disaster Management. The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness puts on this annual meeting, this year assembling 1500 attendees from 40 countries. Participants variously … Continue reading

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(More) lessons from covid-19

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that [is] it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not before.”– Rahm Emanuel (Wall Street Journal interview, November 19, 2008) Covid-19 … Continue reading

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Meteorology and the resilience movement

In the LOTRW fine print you can find an invitation to submit guest posts. Over the eight years only a handful of folks have taken me up on this offer – but the results have been satisfying. For example, the Harold … Continue reading

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More on resilience…and its relation to the “myth of Easter Island’s ecocide.”

The great thing about the blogosphere is that when you pause from your labors and look over your shoulder, you discover that Judith Curry has put out yet another excellent post. Her latest, which I’m belatedly discovering at 1:00 a.m. … Continue reading

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