Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina.
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Sixteen years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the Category 4 storm Hurricane Ida reached Louisiana. Planning for future hurricanes must include the need to build resiliency to climate change.
Doomscrolling is not going to help.
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As uncertainty abounds and anxiety skyrockets, you’ve probably heard advice to be patient, stay calm and keep the faith. Here are 10 concrete tips to help you actually manage the stress.
The Trump administration was not alone with its slow response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Human beings have difficulty assessing distant threats.
Other existential risks include the decline of natural resources (particularly water), human population growth beyond the Earth’s carrying capacity, and nuclear weapons.
Governments fail to imagine how worst-case scenarios can come about – much less plan for them. But there are things we can do.
An obscure Russian prince lays claim to being the first person to announce that humanity may destroy itself through its own technological advancement.
It’s happened before: why we need to plan for the next doomsday event that could wipe out much of life on Earth.
NASA says there are ten “potentially hazardous” asteroids close to Earth. Good reason to make sure we have a backup plan should any catastrophic event wipe of much of life on Earth.
Hurricane Wilma in 2005 was the last major storm to rock Florida – and its insurance market.
Even though Hurricane Matthew has been downgraded to category 3, it’s expected to cause substantial damage to Florida and other states in the region. The question is, who pays.
Day of catastrophe: but little is being done to heal the wounds.
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This year Nakba Day marks 66 years since the displacement of Palestinians prior to the establishment of the state of Israel. The passing of an-Nakbah (literally, “the Catastrophe”) arrives amidst failed…