Category: Preparedness

The Ostrich Paradox ($.99!!)

Why We Underprepare for Disasters Robert Meyer and Howard Kunreuther “The Ostrich Paradox boldly addresses a key question of our time: Why are we humans so poor at dealing with disastrous risks, and what can we humans do about it? It is a must-read for everyone who cares about […]

Recovering livelihoods after disaster strikes

Mariana Iturrizaga May 2019 The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and the EU-UNDP-World Bank organized World Reconstruction Conference 4, is an opportunity for us to come together and accelerate our implementation of the Sendai Framework and improve our recovery processes. A common theme running through both of […]

Helix and El Niño data

The Helix’s first user is Dr. Michael Glantz, a social scientist who has been studying the impacts of the El Niño climate system since 1974. He runs the Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB), a research group based at the University of Colorado. The CCB is focused on influencing […]

Could we deliver aid before a disaster strikes?

By Burton Bollag  August 1, 2018 WASHINGTON — As a young expert in disaster risk reduction with the German Red Cross, Thorsten Klose-Zuber visited Bangladesh in 2010, where he witnessed the devastating floods that can occur when monsoons and tropical storms hit this overcrowded, low-lying country. When floods inundate grazing land, smallholder […]