Southern Union Focus is quarterly news prepared on behalf of the general Conference office Topic2 Hope in Crisis In time of natural or humanmade disasters, the Church http://www.southernunion.com/newsbrief.html
Extractions: The Seventh-day Adventist Church has dramatically stepped up its response to the worldwide HIV/AIDS crisis. In 2000, the church set up an AIDS study committee, charged with tracking the impact of HIV/AIDS on society and the church, and recommending new, more effective ways to respond. In September 2001, church leadership approved an Office of HIV/AIDS Ministry, which will be located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It will focus on care and vocational training for AIDS orphans and widows, treatment for those infected, and a widespread education and prevention effort in churches, schools, and communities. Take a look at these new initiatives, and explore why church leaders are saying, "AIDS is everyone's responsibility."
Extractions: The Center is a new public-private partnership working to increase knowledge of the consequences of trauma and disaster and to apply this knowledge to helping people cope with traumatic events. The Center provides education, consultation and training to our nation and its communities on the effects of trauma and disaster and individual and organizational recovery following these events while maintaining a wide-ranging, vigorous research program to extend our knowledge of the consequences of event-related stress. Executive Summary The effects of traumatic stress on individuals, organizations, communities, and nations are of substantial and increasing concern in the present world climate. Disasters such as the Kobe Earthquake, the TWA Flight 800 Explosion, Hurricane Andrew, Oklahoma City, and the Gulf War, as well as more common traumatic events such as motor vehicle accidents, floods, tornadoes, and physical assault are a health risk to a large number of our population. In addition, these events carry national and international implications. The monetary cost of such events to productivity as well as to health and international affairs is enormous. The Center has the resources to better understand the effects of trauma and disasters on individualsand communities and to provide consultation to private and federal agencies on health policies related to traumatic stress.
Ga060601er your election as the President of the 25 th Special Session of the general Assemblyof This was even aggravated by natural and humanmade disasters such as http://www.indonesiamission-ny.org/Speeches/ga/plenary/ga-060601er.htm
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Extractions: FAX: 217/524-4641 http://dnr.state.il.us NATURAL RESOURCES NEWSBITS In need of a last-minute gift? The Department of Natural Resources Gift Shop , located in the north atrium lobby of the new DNR Center at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, has some terrific ideas. Natural resource-themed gift items available for purchase in the gift shop include wood carvings, sculptures, books, apparel, jewelry, recycled products, lamps, clocks, pictures, cutlery, educational materials for children and much more. The gift shop is located immediately inside the main entrance of the DNR Center. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Telephone orders are accepted by calling 800/720-3249. The Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2003, in Lakeview Conference Room A at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Building, One Natural Resources Way in Springfield. The Board determines what species are threatened or endangered in the state and advises the Department of Natural Resources on the means of conserving them. The Board meets quarterly, revises the list of protected species every five years and completed its most recent revisions in 1999. For more information, contact the Board at 217/785-8687.
Three UN Reform Books Reviewed of factfinding being mandated to the general Assembly, with the every day and the classic distinction between natural and human-made disasters is blurred http://www.ncrb.unac.org/unreform/archive/3books.html
Extractions: by John L. Roeder Being the keynote speaker at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers at Yale University on 7 November 1998 gave Leon Lederman a cherished opportunity to share his ideas about science education with a large group of teachers of introductory physics. The meeting program said he would talk about "Quarks, Genes, Law and Science Education," a composite which he said the meeting organizers had drawn from several titles he had suggested, but he made it very clear at the outset that the last part of that composite title was uppermost in his mind. Among today's growth industries Lederman listed computers; software; robotics; materials science; fiber optics; digital processing; information storage, processing and retrieval; superconductivity; nanotechnology; and aerospace. We need to prepare and motivate students for these fields, he said, noting that several CEOs have gone on record advocating skills requirements of the work force. Even janitors need to know about biohazards, he added. The battle in producing graduates "who can cope in the world into which they emerge" requires enlisting students to develop skills and knowledge and bring them to bear on the world's problems e.g., global environmental crises, population growth, the gap between rich and poor, epidemics, natural and human-made disasters, urban drabness, destruction of biodiversity, limits of agricultural productivity and energy resources, and growth of antiscience.
Extractions: IN THE UNITED STATES A BIBLIOGRAPHY Table of Contents INTRODUCTION I. HISTORY, REVIEWS, AND THEORY II. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND MITIGATION III. EVENTS, LOSSES, AND COSTS ... International Approaches INTRODUCTION This bibliography is a collection of citations to the academic literature supporting the summary volume of the Second National Assessment of Research on Natural Hazards. The Second Assessment was a multi-year project sponsored by the National Science Foundation with supporting contributions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey. It began in 1994 with the formal mission of summarizing what is known in the various fields of science and engineering that is applicable to natural and related technological hazards in the United States, and making some research and policy recommendations for the future. The results of that effort are compiled in a book published in 1999 by the Joseph Henry Press in Washington, D.C., entitled
Extractions: Project Resources Full report in HTML or in PDF Take the Achievements survey Endeavor Summaries Government's Greatest Priorities of the Next Half Century Government's Greatest Endeavors of the Second Half of the 20th Century Homepage Major Statutes: Summary of Government Efforts: The federal government has endeavored to decrease the damage and suffering man-made and natural disasters inflict on the United States. Several laws have been passed in order to strengthen the emergency management, government readiness and response in order to come up with a comprehensive natural disaster plan. These laws have endeavored to make the United States' response to natural disasters as quick and as fair as possible to lessen the hardships of those affected. On September 30, 1950, Congress passed the Federal Disaster Relief Act. This act was designed primarily to allow the federal government to provide limited relief to the states during times of man-made or natural disaster. This act included assistance to alleviate hardships and damages as well as to repair essential public facilities after a major disaster, and to encourage states to develop a disaster plan. The 1950 Disaster Relief Act gave the local and state governments the first line of official responsibility after a disaster occurs, made the federal response automatic and, for the first time, provided federal agencies the authority to coordinate inter-governmental relief efforts.
D&SCRN - 9th International Symposium, Antalya Turkey knowledge and ideas on the subject of natural and human level rise, marine biologicalhazards, etc.), humanmade hazards (air Lessons drawn from past disasters. http://www.apu.ac.uk/geography/d&scrn/newsletter/newsletter9/antalya.htm
Extractions: Natural and human made disasters are still causing devastating suffering for humanity in the new millennium. Identification of risks, analysis of hazards and effective mitigation as well as preparedness against disasters pose important challenges for both the research community and for the society at large. It is acknowledged that an interdisciplinary approach is necessary for finding solutions for the protection of populations, the environment and the structures. Hazards 2002, the Ninth International Symposium on Natural and Human Made Hazards Background: The Hazards 2002 International Symposium is the ninth in the continuing inter-disciplinary series begun in 1988. The eighth Symposium was held in Tokushima, Japan 2000 and was attended by participants from over 25 countries around the world. The objectives of this series of symposia on Natural and Technological Hazards are to promote the advancement of hazard sciences, to perceive and explore those aspects that may be similar among some of the various hazards, to review the latest developments in several selected fields and to outline new directions for future research. Achieving the objectives of the symposia has taken on a new sense of urgency as a result of the large number of natural and human - made disasters (e.g. earthquakes, floods, tsunamis etc.) that have already occurred in various parts of the world over the last years.
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Extractions: Disaster management has been the hot topic in recent times. A lot many management techniques have evolved through various discussions. All the management techniques that are being developed are understood by, and confined to the intellectual community and hence lack mass participation. Awareness of the disasters is the only effective way in which one can bring about mass participation. Hence, any disaster management is successful only when the general public has some awareness about the disaster. In the design of such an awareness program, spatial data becomes imperative and for the analysis of the spatial data and the representation of the results in spatial format, a Geographical Information System (GIS) becomes the obvious and effective choice. The usage of the spatial system provides the advantages of emphasis on the areas or locations which need more attention. This paper aims at providing a methodology of designing a GIS based awareness program for earthquake, flood, landslide, drought, diseases and other natural and man made disaster management. Further, the paper discusses the use of GIS to decide upon the better ways of creating awareness on the various factors mentioned above.
Davis, Mike. Ecology Of Fear. change is gradual.) natural disaster as environmental commonplace contributes toan expectation of the inevitability of natural and humanmade disasters in the http://www.ala.org/booklist/v94/adult/je1/01davis.html
Home Definition of the Analytical Report of the Secretarygeneral on Internally The definitionretains persons displaced by natural or human made disasters. http://www.lnf.org.lb/migrationnetwork/definitionofidp.html
Extractions: The Internally Displaced Persons Definition of IDPs DEFINITION AND CATEGORIES IDP (Internally Dispalced Persons) working definition is recent, considering that the issue of Internally Dispalced Persons was linked before to that of Refugees. Definition of the Analytical Report of the Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons of 14 February 1992 : "Persons who have been forced to flee their homes suddenly or unexpectedly in large numbers, as a result of armed conflict, internal strife, systematic violations of human rights or natural or made-man disasters; and who are within the territory of their own country" By defining an internally displaced person as one who is forced from his home, the 1992 definition needlessly complicated the search for acceptablenot idealsolutions. The IDP definition, unlike the refugee definition, did not mention a government's willingness or ability to protect displaced persons. By making location the essence of the IDP definition, and not the right to be protected, it did not offer the restoration of one's rights in another location as a durable solution for internally displaced people. Living in displacement The new Guiding Principles include a definition that addresses many of these flaws. It defines internally displaced persons as:
Extractions: Volume 16, No. 3 (November 1998) Articles by: R. Denise Blanchard-Boehm , "Understanding Public Response to Increased Risk from Natural Hazards: Application of the Hazards Risk Communication Framework," pp. 247-278. L. Erwin Atwood and Ann Marie Major , "Exploring the 'Cry Wolf' Hypothesis," pp. 279-302. The "cry wolf" hypothesis argues that individuals who have experienced predictions of disasters that do not materialize will discount the validity of subsequent disaster warnings. This belief in the false alarm effect is widely mentioned in the disaster literature, and anecdotal material appears to support the validity of the hypothesis. This study of a false earthquake warning supports experimental findings indicating that cancellation of a disaster warning leads to a false alarm effect. Following cancellation of the threat by the non-appearance of the predicted earthquake, 46.7 percent of the panel respondents indicated that they would pay less attention whereas only 16.7 percent said that they would pay more attention to a future earthquake prediction. The panel data also suggest that the mass media were substantial contributors to the observed false alarm effect, while at the same time the media escaped blame for their contributions to the problem. (AA)
Graduate Program In Environmental Sociology the surrounding natural and humanmade environments. to myriad environmental hazardsincluding natural disasters. Social Dimensions of Environmental disasters;; http://sobek.colorado.edu/SOC/Graduate/envsoc.html
Extractions: The critical association between societal well-being and environmental quality is increasingly becoming a topic of Sociological inquiry. Environmental Sociology as a subdiscipline within Sociology explores the various forms of interaction between human society and the environment, focusing on the social dimensions of the surrounding natural and human-made environments. For instance, Environmental Sociologists seek to understand environmentalism as a social movement, the ways in which societal members perceive of environmental problems, and the origins of human-induced environmental decline. The inequitable social distribution of environmental hazards is another central area of Environmental Sociological research, examining the processes by which socially disadvantaged populations come to experience greater exposures to myriad environmental hazards including natural disasters. Environmental Sociology represents one of several focal areas of research and teaching in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Calendar Of Conferences, Workshops And Courses natural Hazards Society Organizing Committe headed hydrological, marine, and humanmadehazardsin general drawn from past disasters, -Community participation http://www.shoa.cl/oceano/itic/conferences.html
Extractions: AUGUST 2002 August 14-15 (Wednesday-Thursday) Fifth New Zealand Natural Hazards Conference, "From Science to Practice",Wellington. The conference will provide a forum to disucss the integration of hazard information into effective risk management through formal presentations, case studies, keynote speakers and poster sessions. Sponsored by the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences in conjunction with the National Instiute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), the Ministry of Civil Office, Wellington Regional Council and the Earthquake Commission. More information is available by visiting the Web site: www.grs.cri.nz/news/conferences, or by contacting Diane Tilyard, 07 374 8211 (email firstname.lastname@example.org August 15-17 (Thursday-Saturday) Harbin, China and August 19-20 (Monday and Tuesday), Hong Kong, International Conference on Advances and New Challenges in Earthquake Engineering Research (ICANCEER-2002). Sponsor: Asian-Pacific Network of Centers for Earthquake Engineering Research
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Extractions: AGCI Session I: Natural Hazards and Global Change Session Chairs: Louis Walter and E. L. Quarantelli - July 10 to 20, 1996 VI. Summary Recommendations and Actions The following is a distillation and summary of the recommendations made by the workshop groups that explored the five themes discussed in the previous chapter. Essentially, they call for citizens to re-think the way we live and how we shape our human settlements; to consider how our settlements are threatened by natural hazards and how they contribute to disasters. At the same time, we must recognize that while all levels of government have important roles to play, the roots of effective mitigation must occur at the local level. On the other hand, disaster mitigation is a global priority. The U. S., together with other disaster-prone nations of the world, should share the benefits of extensive disaster experience and broad interdisciplinary disaster mitigation research. Collaboration of international mitigation efforts at all levels should form a major component of U. S. development and humanitarian efforts. It is important to once again emphasize the connection between natural disasters and global change. A society resilient to natural hazards is likely to be more resilient to longer time scale hazards such as those which fall under the heading of global change. Increasingly, the global change and natural hazards communities can benefit from each others' thinking and technologies in building a more sustainable society.
Extractions: NASA's Earth Observatory Web site's newest addition, Natural Hazards, is a continually updated resource of remarkable photography taken from the satellite MODIS (Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) of visible natural disasters around the globe of things such as the thick cloud of pollution currently over India and the dozen ravaging bush fires in Australia. Each page contains a high-resolution image of the event, a description of what is taking place, and links to any related images. [JAB] The National Climate Data Center has recently released weather data from the last thirty years, which is used by forecasters to compare day-to-day normal conditions. The daily and monthly reports are available for download in ASCII or PDF formats and include data on such things as average daily temperatures and precipitation from nearly 8,000 weather stations in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Islands. Everyone from researchers to those users interested in weather in their hometown will find the information provided valuable. [JAB]
Extractions: This pamphlet introduces consumers to various health and human services programs available through eight Florida state agencies. It includes information on health care facilities; financial and health care assistance; insurance; services for elders, disabled persons, children, and veterans; and other useful information. The pamphlet also includes web sites that provide connections to other state and federal programs.