Storm Christoph: UK flood response improving, but lockdown confused the messaging

Clear messaging is crucial when dealing with multiple disasters.

Lee Miles, Professor of Crisis & Disaster Management, Bournemouth University • conversation
Jan. 22, 2021 ~5 min

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After a record 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020, it's time to overhaul US disaster policy – here's how

NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.

Deb Niemeier, Clark Distinguished Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland • conversation
Jan. 8, 2021 ~11 min

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After a record 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020, it's time to make US disaster policy more effective and equitable – here's how

NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.

Deb Niemeier, Clark Distinguished Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland • conversation
Jan. 8, 2021 ~11 min

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Geology drove decisions that led to Deepwater Horizon explosion

"The bottom line is that geological conditions led to a decision to use a specialized cement that failed. This... was a root cause of the ultimate blowout."

Anton Caputo-UT Austin • futurity
May 13, 2019 ~5 min

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