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The United Kingdom's National Risk Register - 2023 Edition

Emergency Planning

The new version presents 89 major hazards and threats that could potentially disrupt life in the United Kingdom and possibly cause casualties and damage. It makes sense to enunciate the major risks that a country faces so that all citizens can be clear about what needs to be tackled in terms of threats to safety and security in the future.

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Resilience is an illusion

Emergency Planning

Secondly, and more importantly, vulnerability, risk, impact and their controlling factors are all trending. Migration, conflict, climate extremes, proliferating technological failure and associated consequences all pose this kind of threat. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 13(11): 2707-2716. Holling, C.S

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Reflections on the Turkish-Syrian Earthquakes of 6th February 2023: Building Collapse and its Consequences

Emergency Planning

How much simpler to attribute it all to anonymous forces within the ground! It was notable that, in many buildings that pancaked in Turkey and Syria, the collapses left almost no voids at all, thanks to the complete fragmentation of the entire structure. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 15: 931-945. Ecemis, S.Z.

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More Tornado Info from ASCE

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From the American Society of Civil Engineers, Wind Hazard Damage Assessment Group: The StEER report on timpacts from 10 December 2021 tornado outbreak and accompanying media repository can be accessed below. NPR All Things Considered Interview: Civil engineers says buildings will need to prepare for stronger storms,” Audie Cornish: [link].

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The 2019 Global Assessment Report (GAR)

Emergency Planning

It could be argued that political decision making is the greatest barrier of all to successful disaster risk reduction. Unofficial voices have suggested that the 'cure to damage ratio' for natural hazards is 1:43. Notably, the GAR has finally come around to the view that we all bear the burden of reducing disaster risk.

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Foresight

Emergency Planning

A principle of cascading disasters is that the world is ever more closely linked by networks on which we all depend for communications, commerce, enlightenment and entertainment. It is obvious that military instability is likely to complicate and retard the process of getting natural hazard impacts under control.

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Book Review: Constructing Risk

Recovery Diva

These statements document incremental progress to recognizing the principal message and caution of this book, that our development practices—the ways we build on the land—too often resulting in increasing risk of disaster, when they could and should be doing the opposite, reducing risk to natural disaster, climate change and sea level rise.