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China's Natural-Disaster Displacement Risk Quantified

CHINA ACCOUNTS FOR a disproportionate share of the world’s disaster-related displacement. That is not only a function of the size of its population. The country is at high-risk of being stricken by drought, seasonal floods, cyclones, earthquakes and landslides induced by the latter two. 307 more words


Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 From a Climate Perspective

Explaining Extreme Events of 2013 From a Climate Perspective (PDF)
Source: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Attribution of extreme events is a challenging science and one that is currently undergoing considerable evolution.

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Natural Disasters

The Missing Scarf

At some point, the squirrel should have just said, “Dudes! Where’s my scarf?”

And Sulu as the narrator, especially for the end of the universe, was … eccentric?


Heartworks Ctr (501c3) presents: Nuclear Realities on the Central Coast of California - is Diablo Cyn the next Fukushima?

Great documentary – really makes you think about the need for alternative energy and the future of our home AND our planet… Thank you Bruce L. 587 more words

Environmental Issues & Action

Flash floods, flooding and tsunamis

Flooding is an overflow of water, usually rainfall, that inundates a typically dry area. Flooding is the number one cause of death for natural disasters. Areas prone to flooding are coastal areas, low elevations and areas around lakes and rivers.  316 more words

Health Science

Climate change increasing bushfire risk in New South Wales

The Climate Council has just published a new report on climate change and the NSW bushfire threat. In the article republished below Professor Lesley Hughes discusses how climate change is increasing hot and dry weather leading to an increase in bushfire risk. 669 more words


Do you have an evacuation route planned?

Recently, we used our Twitter page (are you our follower? If not, please go to https://twitter.com/Padgetts_Inc and follow us) to discuss the need to have an evacuation plan to get out of your home in case of a fire. 397 more words