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On the frontline in the Anthropocene – Bruce Glavovic

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on November 10th, 2016.

Disaster risk is escalating and coastal communities are on the frontline of the Anthropocene, writes Professor Bruce Glavovic – EQC Chair in Resilience and Natural Hazards Planning at Massey University. An excerpt (read in full): Human activities have made such a significant impact on the Earth since the 1800s -and post-World War 2 in particular […]

Disasters: Intervention is the key – Kelvin Berryman

John Kerr posted in on March 20th, 2015.

What do we really mean when we talk about  reducing or managing the risk of disaster? Dr Kelvin Berryman, Director of the Natural Hazards Research Platform, has written a new blog post reflecting on the outcomes of a high profile UN conference on disaster risk reduction. An excerpt (read in full here): A mandate for […]

Ten years on: Experts reflect on the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami

John Kerr posted in on December 18th, 2014.

Ten years after the devastating 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, experts reflect on the event and how our understanding of these disasters has changed over the last decade. At 2pm NZT on the 26th December 2004,  a ~9.2 magnitude quake 160 km off the coast of northern Sumatra generated an immense tsunami, the likes of which […]

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