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Disasters linked to climate can increase risk of armed conflict

Guardian, the

Climate-related disasters increase the risk of armed conflicts, with one quarter of the violent struggles in ethnically divided countries preceded by extreme weather. The scientists behind the new research say it could be used to predict where future violence might flare, allowing preventative measures to be taken, with the co-benefit of climate stabilisation: peace.

  • Using Watson IoT to predict natural disasters

    IOT

    The Weather Company (TWC) will leverage parent company IBM’s Watson IoT platform to provide critical weather data to governments and businesses in underserved areas to better prepare for impending disasters. Armed with multiple sensors, TWC hopes to use these weather stations and cognitive computing power to provide localised forecasts for millions around the world.

  • Making disaster relief more dull: a review of Dercon and Clarke

    WB

    In a new book titled 'Dull Disasters', Daniel Clarke calls to make dealing with disasters a dull event rather than a media circus. He discusses ways to ‘dull’ or reduce the impact of disasters, building on existing examples and financial instruments to put in place concrete, coordinated, and credible plans pre-disaster.

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