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Despite experience with typhoons, most Filipinos ‘not prepared for disasters’

Lack of money is the main barrier preventing people from preparing for disasters, according to a study by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative — (MANILA, Philippines) Although the Philippines faces an average of 20 typhoons a year, only 36% of Filipinos feel they are completely prepared for disasters, according to a study by the Harvard Humanitarian …

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Stress Testing for Climate Impacts with “Synthetic Storms”

How well would your city weather a hurricane? Digitally “moving” past storms to new locations simulates the effects of extreme weather events on local infrastructure — Increased levels of greenhouse gases and the resulting warming on a global scale are expected to alter local climate- and weather-related risks [Field et al., 2012]. We are seeing …

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UP NOAH merges science, humanities in disaster risk reduction

How has NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards changed since the project moved to the University of the Philippines? — (MANILA, Philippines) More than a year has passed since the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI) adopted Project Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH). How has the project changed since the Department …

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