FTE18 ~ Exponential Disaster
These days climate disruption leads to an exponential occurrence of disasters. Hence, I am talking with the American disaster manager Nick from ReliefAnalysis. I talk with him about different phases of disaster management, about exponential extreme weather events and about a hospice situation.
Nick has Turkish roots, an Asian wife and two children, well, he is a family man.
On his website reliefanalysis.net he writes:
„From 2004-2006, I served for a disaster management think tank located in the Pacific Islands. That experience exposed me to the geopolitical, sustainability, and overall survival of Pacific Island Nations and cultures ...
I have degrees in geography and international relations, and what I studied decades ago is woven into the fabric of this site and my interests.“
Nick had some very interesting interviews in his ReliefAnalysis podcast series. Now there is a break in this series, I hope we‘ll hear further episodes.
Here are some headlines of the last weeks, now early in Oktober 2017
Australia: Birdsville (QLD) is forecasted to reach 43 c on Wednesday
Puerto Rico Faces Humanitarian Crisis As Towns Go Without Fresh Water, Power
A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns were left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria’s devastating passage across the island.
Image: Sam Carana for Arctic-news.blogspot.com
Louisiana: The recent flooding in Louisiana was pervasive and affected communities in several parishes. Towns like Livingston and other areas of the state were completely devastated... Many families lost everything they own and are still living in shelters and hotels. The government and mainstream media has done very little to help.
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Paul Beckwith discusses: Can Hurricanes Trigger Earthquakes?
Aljazeera in August 2017: Floods affect 16 million in Nepal, India and Bangladesh
Flood levels reach record highs in South Asia with more than 400 dead and hundreds injured and missing.
Sam Carana sums it up: Extreme weather is upon us. Global warming is increasing the intensity, occurrence, size, duration and impact of many catastrophic events, including wildfires, droughts, heat waves, cold snaps, storms, lightning, flooding and seismic events such as earthquakes and associated tsunamis. Ever larger numbers of people are getting hit directly by such events, as well as indirectly due to lack of fresh water, food, shelter, medicine, health care and emergency services.
Chris Hedges asks with the flooded Houston in mind:
How many times will we rebuild Florida’s cities, Houston, coastal New Jersey, New Orleans and other population centers ravaged by storms lethally intensified by global warming? At what point, surveying the devastation and knowing more is inevitable, will we walk away, leaving behind vast coastal dead zones?
There are lots and lots more headlines of current extreme weather events.