Tag Archives: cyclone

The Digital Divide Just Increased Dramatically in the Pacific – at Precisely the Worst Time

American and Australian geologists have confirmed – Antarctica’s Totten Glacier is being consumed from beneath by warm currents of the Southern Ocean. At stake, up to 11.5 feet of Sea Level Rise if a domino-effect melt scenario were to take place … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew and Haiti’s Devastating October Hurricanes – Exporing a Potential New Correlation

As of October 2, 2016, Hurricane Matthew is poised to impact the vulnerable and disaster-prone nation of Haiti, targeting the island nation with the most dangerous north-east quadrant of its 140 mile-per-hour Category 4 winds. October hurricanes, when they have … Continue reading

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Louisiana: 30,000+ Rescues

There were no winds, no storm surge. No pre-disaster emergency declaration of a named Atlantic Hurricane, and no pre-landfall mass sheltering operations. And yet, as the scale of Louisiana’s multi-day flood becomes more clear, what happened in Baton Rouge and … Continue reading

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La Nina Whiplash Coming? Watch for Cyclones in…the Arctic

The scale of the devastating 2015-2016 El Nino is just coming to light. In Southern Africa alone, 41.4 million people are food insecure, according to the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), with 21 million needing immediate humanitarian assistance due to … Continue reading

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Australia’s Firefighting Force Must Double by 2030

Cross-posted by the Center for Climate and Security Australia is coming off of its warmest documented year on record, and the climate-vulnerable continent needs more firefighters. As referenced in a landmark report from the Climate Council of Australia, the nation’s … Continue reading

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Months After Haiyan’s Landfall, 100,000 IDPs Remain

When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on the Philippines on November 8, it was clear that response, recovery, and reconstruction challenges could last for months to come. Haiyan’s wind speeds tied it with the equivalent speeds from Typhoon Tip–the strongest cyclone … Continue reading

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Is Climate Change Driving a New South Pacific Security Architecture?

Cross-posted by the Center for Climate and Security Last week, an inaugural meeting of South Pacific defense ministers took place in Tonga–an initiative spearheaded by Australia. Present were Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, France, Chile, and (as an observer), the United … Continue reading

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