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NATURAL DISASTERS: Old building codes put millions of homes at risk — FEMA

Millions of homes are being built in communities with archaic building codes, leaving them vulnerable to flooding, hurricane winds and earthquakes, according to a groundbreaking new federal report that links out-of-date building codes to billions of dollars in property damage.

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Sen. Chris Coons Wants Twitter to Hide Reality of ‘Global Warming’ – RealClearMarkets

X Story Stream recent articles During a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Senator Chris Coons demanded of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that the social media giant ban statements that deny that climate change presents an existential threat. “You do, Mr. Dorsey, have policies…

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Sen. Chris Coons Wants Twitter to Hide Reality of ‘Global Warming’ – RealClearMarkets

X Story Stream recent articles During a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Senator Chris Coons demanded of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that the social media giant ban statements that deny that climate change presents an existential threat. “You do, Mr. Dorsey, have policies…

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Red Cross Claims Of Increasing Climate Disasters Is ‘Grossly Misleading’

A new report from the Red Cross, which alleges a 35% increase in the number of climate and weather-related disasters since 1990, was today slammed for misleading the public. According to GWPF director, Dr. Benny Peiser, climate-related disasters have actually declined…

Global warming bigger threat than coronavirus: Red Cross – Al Jazeera English

The world should react with the same urgency to climate change as is to the coronavirus crisis, the Red Cross says, warning that global warming poses a greater threat than COVID-19. Even as the pandemic rages, climate change is not…

Mental health strained by disaster

A new study found that suicide rates increase during all types of disasters — including severe storms, floods, hurricanes and ice storms — with the largest overall increase occurring two years after a disaster. A team of researchers examined the impact of 281 natural disasters on suicide rates during a 12-year span and found overall suicide rates increased by 23% when compared to rates before and after the disaster.

UCF project will study smart tech to improve risk communication in central Florida

(University of Central Florida) University of Central Florida researchers are leading an interdisciplinary project to help communities in Central Florida use artificial intelligence and smart technologies to bounce back from disasters quickly. The project is funded by a recently announced $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation as part of its Smart and Connected Communities program.

The undeniable link between weather disasters and climate change – The Washington Post

2020 has also been hot. During one of the Northern Hemisphere’s warmest winters on record, the Great Lakes never froze, Russian officials in Moscow had to import fake snow for the holidays, and the fire season in parched California began…