Curbing Catastrophe

Curbing Catastrophe

An eye-opening account exploring common themes between major disasters and providing important lessons for successful natural hazard mitigation.

Author: Timothy H. Dixon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107035188

Category: Nature

Page: 346

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What does Japan's 2011 nuclear accident have in common with the 2005 flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina? This thought-provoking book presents a compelling account of recent and historical disasters, both natural and human-caused, drawing out common themes and providing a holistic understanding of hazards, disasters and mitigation, for anyone interested in this important and topical subject. Based on his on-the-ground experience with several major recent disasters, Timothy H. Dixon explores the science, politics and economics behind a variety of disasters and environmental issues, arguing that many of the worst effects are avoidable. He describes examples of planning and safety failures, provides forecasts of future disasters and proposes solutions for hazard mitigation. The book shows how billions of dollars and countless lives could be saved by adopting longer-term thinking for infrastructure planning and building, and argues that better communication is vital in reducing global risks and preventing future catastrophes.
Categories: Nature

Curbing Catastrophe

Curbing Catastrophe

Curbing. Catastrophe. What does Japan's 2011 nuclear accident have in
common with the 2005 flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina? What
does global warming have to do with “Black Hawk Down” Mark Bowden's classic
account ...

Author: Timothy H. Dixon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108107532

Category: Science

Page:

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What does Japan's 2011 nuclear accident have in common with the 2005 flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina? This thought-provoking book presents a compelling account of recent and historical disasters, both natural and human-caused, drawing out common themes and providing a holistic understanding of hazards, disasters and mitigation, for anyone interested in this important and topical subject. Based on his on-the-ground experience with several major recent disasters, Timothy H. Dixon explores the science, politics and economics behind a variety of disasters and environmental issues, arguing that many of the worst effects are avoidable. He describes examples of planning and safety failures, provides forecasts of future disasters and proposes solutions for hazard mitigation. The book shows how billions of dollars and countless lives could be saved by adopting longer-term thinking for infrastructure planning and building, and argues that better communication is vital in reducing global risks and preventing future catastrophes.
Categories: Science

Catastrophe Insurance

Catastrophe Insurance

The House - passed version of terrorism insurance contains several incremental
provisions curbing litigation . Injured parties could still sue for damages , but
punitive damages against parties not involved in the terrorist act would be
prohibited ...

Author: Jayshree Bose

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000124691282

Category: Disaster insurance

Page: 314

View: 375

Hurricanes, earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods, and forest fires today, the private insurance industry is grappling with the arcane New Generation Mega Disaster concept. This book explores catastrophe insurance in the context of the changi
Categories: Disaster insurance

Religious Workers for Saving the Sacred Gift of Life from Nuclear Catastrophe

Religious Workers for Saving the Sacred Gift of Life from Nuclear Catastrophe

... force in situation has seriously deteriorated and relations between the Asian
and Pacific defending peace and curbing ... Churches not only to preserve life
from annihilain all parts of the world , to wish you tion in a nuclear catastrophe but
to ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119401953

Category: Nuclear warfare

Page: 223

View: 218

Categories: Nuclear warfare

Information Bulletin National Committee for the Defense of Peace in the Socialist Republic of Romania

Information Bulletin   National Committee for the Defense of Peace in the Socialist Republic of Romania

... Madrid meeting must be used for curbing the course towards catastrophe , for
determining decisive measures of military disengagement and disarmament , for
ensuring the security of the European continent on a real , indispensable basis .

Author: Comitetul National pentru Apǎrarea Pǎcii din Republica ʾSocialistǎ România

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89004985263

Category: Romania

Page:

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Categories: Romania

Catastrophe Or Catharsis

Catastrophe Or Catharsis

Here are specific proposals for curbing inflation, reducing budget deficits and ending the sway of the 'shadow economy'.

Author: Stanislav Menshikov

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 5852170135

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 369

Catastrophe or Catharsis? Lays bare the reasons why the Soviet economic reform has plunged into crisis. In precise, vivid prose, Menshikov describes the exhaustion of the 'command system' in the pre-perestroika era. His book exposes the bureaucratic irresponsibility which, for example, allowed industrial ministries to strip enterprises of their re-investment funds, ensuring that the simple maintenance of production would in time become impossible. Analysing Soviet economic policy during the perestroika years, Menshikov again paints a picture of adventurism and incompetence. We learn of 'black holes' in the state budget, and of how finance ministry officials concealed huge deficits by annexing the savings bank deposits of the population. Menshikov's analysis of the perestroika period is built around a powerfully argued thesis: the Soviet state bureaucracy, he sets out to show, has increasingly fused with the 'shadow economy' to form a new mechanism of fraud, theft and economic disruption. Can total catastrophe be avoided, and can a process of purgation and recovery--that is catharsis--now ensue? Menshikov advances a detailed program for getting economic reform back on track while avoiding a further collapse of living standards. Here are specific proposals for curbing inflation, reducing budget deficits and ending the sway of the 'shadow economy'. These tasks can still be accomplished, the author argues, without sacrificing the interests of the mass of the Soviet population.
Categories: History

Reinventing the Forest Industry

Reinventing the Forest Industry

Most of the Blueprint proposals for surviving the imminent catastrophe urged
curbing consumption of material goods and adopting an alternative , more thrifty ,
mode of consumer behavior . The majority of Americans have not yet bought into
 ...

Author: Jean Mater

Publisher: Bookpartners

ISBN: WISC:89063184972

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 263

View: 481

Straightforward, honest and rational, Reinventing the Forest Industry presents a workable plan to bring the forest industry into the environmental culture with a stronger voice in policy discussion. It takes the reader from the origins of the environmental philosophy through the development of the present environmental culture and forecasts a vigorous, renewed forest industry future based on new agreements and strategic alignments. The significance of public, perception on management of America's forests runs through each of the eight chapters of Reinventing the Forest Industry. The author, the highly respected Dr. Jean Mater, uses the experience of other industries in changing their public image as the springboard for evaluating and enhancing the forest industry's relations with the public.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Law and Catastrophe

Law and Catastrophe

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.. 7,400 S. F. .25 “ screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 S. Y. .40 Gravel paving . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 843 “ .35 Curbing reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 680 L. F. .15 ...

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: Amherst Series in Law, Jurispr

ISBN: CHI:74543878

Category: Law

Page: 165

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Law and Catastrophe sketches contours of a relatively fresh--yet crucial--terrain of inquiry. It begins the work of developing a jurisprudence of catastrophe.
Categories: Law

Dying Alone

Dying Alone

The notion that Chicago was incapable of curbing the impact of the disaster
because the conditions were completely out of the ... By defining the catastrophe
as “ a unique meteorological event caused by a rare convergence of critical
factors ...

Author: Eric Martin Klinenberg

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3445920

Category:

Page: 910

View: 875

Categories:

Law Society and Democracy Comparative Perspectives

Law  Society  and Democracy  Comparative Perspectives

Curbing Losses Simply understanding the characteristics of people and places
that lead to increased vulnerability is not enough to curb rising losses from
disasters . • What is needed is knowledge about who the most socially vulnerable
 ...

Author: Richard D. Schwartz

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 1412940117

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 229

In George Bush's Second Inaugural Address, he stated, "so it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture ..." Along with such a formidable challenge, comes the essential need for scholars and policy makers alike to gain a deeper understanding of the interrelationship between law, society, and culture. Collected from the successful 2005 Syracuse conference of the same name, the papers in this unique issue of The ANNALS zero in on critical studies that focus on other societies – which are evolving toward (or away from) constitutional democracy and a rule of law. Not to be confused with Social Darwinism, the term legal evolution in this context refers to the development or changes of law; and the papers included here demonstrate value-free objectivity – not labeling the results as either "good" or "bad." Rather than offering a prescriptive or claiming a precise forecast, this collection of thoughtful research examines the sociocultural foundations on which law is built, constructing the groundwork for the advancement of policy and further exploration in this intriguing area of study. The intense research conducted by these authors shines through as they elucidate the patterns of legal development and governmental change in societies abroad. Their reports and analysis will help readers understand the diversity of sociolegal systems and divergent paths that have been followed as laws have developed in a wide variety of societies, including South Africa, Germany, Latin America Sudan, Saudi-Arabia, and China. Terrorism remains an underlying issue in both a domestic and global perspective. Can law contribute to the control of terrorism? Are we moving toward global rules of law? What are the consequences of transitioning toward democracy? The thoughtful papers in this issue address these and other timely topics. How can legal evolution be a useful tool for analyzing social change? How well does law in any society express and implement the needs of the population? What effect do social mores have on the effectiveness of law? The complexity of these questions cannot be easily answered. However, after carefully reviewing the rich collection of ideas gathered in this single issue, scholars and policy makers will gain a deeper understanding of the evolution of law and constitutional democracy.
Categories: Education

Lumea

Lumea

... not only because of precarious health care , but also from chronic
underdevelopment , natural disasters entailed , and still ... Nations proclaimed
the last ten years of this century as World Decade for Curbing the Effects of
Natural Disasters .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2959324

Category:

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Chicago Journal of International Law

Chicago Journal of International Law

As these catastrophes are global in scale , it is our international institutions that
matter most , and that will ultimately determine ... + But he believes that " there
may be no feasible alternative means of curbing highly destructive global
negative ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5128437

Category: International law

Page:

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The Chicago Journal of International Law is an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and analysis of international law and policy issues.
Categories: International law

Daily Report

Daily Report

... which , in particular , heavily hits the developing countries , whose financial
situation is in most cases catastrophic . ... countries have countered their course
for curbing the arms race , preventing nuclear catastrophe and developing large
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105217554323

Category: Soviet Union

Page:

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Categories: Soviet Union

Catastrophe Or Catharsis

Catastrophe Or Catharsis

Can total catastrophe be avoided , and can a process of purgation and recovery
— that is , catharsis — now ensue ? ... Here are specific proposals for curbing
inflation , reducing budget deficits and ending the sway of the " shadow economy
" .

Author: Stanislav Mikhaĭlovich Menʹshikov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000293246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 633

Categories: Business & Economics

To Avoid Catastrophe

To Avoid Catastrophe

It is likely that a public outcry would result which would tighten clamps and create
a post - catastrophe police - state ... Perhaps a more fundamental point in curbing
the hazards of the proliferation of nuclear technology is the question of ...

Author: Michael Pollock Hamilton

Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: UVA:X000056187

Category: Nuclear industry

Page: 240

View: 967

Categories: Nuclear industry

Property Insurance Issues in Catastrophe Losses

Property Insurance Issues in Catastrophe Losses

The principal discouragement to subrogating in many catastrophe cases is that
you cannot sue God . Let's face it . ... Due to the alleged improper installation of
curbing and gutters , the plaintiff's property was flooded . The Court held that ...

Author: Pamela Levin

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: STANFORD:36105061812488

Category: Law

Page: 261

View: 106

Categories: Law

Curbing Indiscipline

Curbing Indiscipline

UNFPA wishes to associate itself with the theme of this convention " Curbing
Indiscipline in Society - The Role of Religion ... The epidemic has now spread in
the whole world and is leaving in its trail a catastrophe of serious global
dimensions .

Author: Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana. National Convention

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114953883

Category: Ahmadiyya

Page: 99

View: 174

Categories: Ahmadiyya

The Northwest Technocrat

The Northwest Technocrat

... difficult politically for the world's leaders to take the steps they deem necGrowth
in the ozone hole despite 13 years of limitessary to avert a climate - change
catastrophe . ing CFCs suggests that pollution curbs take decades to have any
effect ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015086919076

Category: Technocracy

Page:

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Categories: Technocracy