El Nino gone; winter outlook unclear

DON JENKINS August, 2019 A weak El Nino went away in July as sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean along the equator cooled to within a normal range, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center estimated the chances of neutral conditions sticking through […]

Drought! A Zimbabwe Case Study

Originally published January 2017 The Government of Zimbabwe has been under fire from the international community because of the lack of relevant democratic institutions, a result of the Mugabe regime’s attempt to hold on to power. Assistance for development or even sustainable DRR activities cannot be counted on. Given […]

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 […]

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