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1. Hello Radix’ers, @akgungor_c here. I’m glad to be with you this week. It will be a pleasure for me to post here. My thing is to generate and “mobilize” information & knowledge to assist organizations and communities with respect to emergencies & disasters.
2. An eternity ago, I defended a Ph.D. thesis in political science in which I had mainly focused on #disaster and #sociopolitical #change. At that time, I thought I would not spend a single more minute on that text but instead leave it to collect dust in the French archives.
3. And after I walked away from academia, I literally forgot about it for a long period, until a couple of years ago. In fact, I’m catching myself -more and more- thinking about some of the conclusions I had drawn back then.
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We need more of this - much more of this from the international community before the air bridges & resupply routes are severed.

@GOVUK what assets are being deployed to #StandWithUkraine
Needs more of these also

Reports of Netherlands also dispatching 200 Stinger Missile to #StandWithUkraine
Now Germany subscribes to send 1000 anti-tank & 500 stingers

#Russians pls you-have to stand down and get they boys & girls back home. This is a war which can’t be won as the world #StandWithUkriane
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While @PMO & @YusufMoeed avoid issuing a formal rebuttal on Indian claims of #Pakistan opting for 100 years of peace (and proposed #demilitarization of #Siachen), serious doubts rise on intent & timing of formulating, and announcing #NationalSecurityPlan
Need to view it and link with abrogation of 370 & events that followed. As west & India continue to covertly attack Pakistan, it’s important to look back and know how Pakistan’s internal situation was subjected to turmoil to cause #hemorrhaging effect, post 2006.
I hereby share last portion of the 2004-2005 era doc from Indian #SecurityEstablishment captioned: “Geo-Politics of South Asian #Covert Action - India’s Experience and Need for Action Against Pakistan” .
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Tonga Navy appears to have just reached the island of #Nomuka
This ship (the only one transmitting satellite AIS data) came from Nuku'afola this morning, when officials said they would be sending the Tonga Navy to the outer islands.
Found this video I had missed earlier from this location (FB Live... shot just as the seas were retreating. Hope this person made it up a hill, what was coming as likely worse)
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Postdisaster msg from HRH Princess Latufuipeka (daughter of King Tupou VI & #Tonga’s High Comm to 🇦🇺). Focus on gratitude, faith &taking refuge in God. This type of reaction overwhelmingly present on Tongan social media atm. Not what you’d usually get elsewhere,but consider (1/4)
#Tonga is one of the most vulnerable countries in the entire world to natural #disasters & climate change. In less than 4yrs it has weathered 2 max strength (Category 5) cyclones, a pandemic and a 1 in 1000yr volcanic eruption + resultant earthquake & #tsunami. (2/4)
And each time, people pick up & carry on. Often with humour & while singing a hymn! I’m no expert but I would think being grateful/positive, having a form of faith & relying on each other as a community helps ease the otherwise depressing mental effects of so much trauma. (3/4)
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प्रकृति: रक्षति रक्षिता ! Mangrove forest after a cyclone. The line of defense after a cyclone.
#Mangrove; not only home for various species but also a tool against #Disaster. Tropical country like India, with densely populated 7500 km long coastline, will be effected by cyclones more due to #ClimateChange. This salt tolerant species acts as a shield against cyclones. 2/n
So how it works. Reposting my old tweets. Mangroves create a maze & dense habitat. With species which are salt tolerant & special adaptations. They act like buffer & consume the winds & energy. So after passing the storms get dampen. 3/n
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THREAD: Individuals with access and functional needs (#AFN), such as adults with #disabilities, may have additional needs that must be considered in planning for, responding to, and recovering from a #disaster or public health emergency. This guide from: phe.gov/emergency/even…
C = #Communication
Individuals with communication needs may speak American Sign Language (#ASL), have limited English proficiency (#LEP), use braille print or use other auxiliary aids and devices to communicate or navigate their environment...
C = #Communication (continued)...These individuals may have limited ability to hear announcements, see signs, understand messages, or verbalize their concerns. Planning for these needs ahead of a #disaster or emergency is crucial.
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@narendramodi 18.11.21 [Writ Petition(s)(Civil) No(s).1240/21] Hon'ble SC dismissed writ petition filed by students seeking urgent directions to conduct Class X & XII #CBSE & #ICSE Term I exams in hybrid manner. #Omicron arrived post 18.11.21. Therefore, exams should be online.
#Children should not be made to suffer because of #Omicron. Centre and States must cancel all #offline #exams forthwith. As a nation, we cannot take such a massive risk & play with the lives of our children. Online prelims are done, marks should be part of board marksheet.
Children belong to households that have either lost family members due to #Covid19 or members who suffer from #comorbidities & cannot be vaccinated. #Omicron shouldn't be taken lightly. Save our children. Protect our children. Cancel all #offline #exams immediately.
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Today is International Day of #Disaster Risk Reduction. A recent report found investment uneven/poorly directed “Every US$100 spent on disaster-related development aid, only 50 cents are invested in protecting development from the impact of disasters” #DRR undrr.org/news/covid-19-…
The bulk of the spending, US119.8 billion was earmarked for emergency/ #disaster response and US$7.7 billion was spent on reconstruction, relief, and rehabilitation. This is the wrong way around. It is short-sighted and undermines climate change adaption by poorer countries.
The lack of foresight and investment has been directly seen in the impact of #COVID, as well as its response. Investment and actions taken sooner, based on the assessment and advice of experts and based on modeling and exercises (such as Cygnus in the UK) should have been enacted
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THREAD: My research was published today in the International Journal Of Disaster Risk Reduction (#DRR) The link is below. I wanted to take you through it in a series of graphics and infographics. So here goes....

authors.elsevier.com/a/1dB907t2zZ5m…
This is #SantaBarbara, California. It really is a beautiful place to live, but expensive too. (Secretly - or maybe not - I would LOVE to live and work here). It is also where I carried out my #PhD fieldwork, Living my best #phdlife...
Like many places in Southern California, there are a number of #naturalhazards that can and do impact on the city and its surrounding County:

Wildfires 🔥🔥
Mudslides ⛰️ 🪨
Earthquakes 🏚️🏚️
Tsunamis 🌊🌊
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@ipcc_ch reports that b/w 1971 & 2010, oceans absorbed over 90% of the heat gained by the planet due to #globalwarming. This led to #sealevel rise and has also resulted in higher frequency & intensity of #cyclones worldwide. #ClimateChange #MumbaiMustPrepare @mumbaismagic
Indian Ocean has also warmed but what is worrying is the higher rate of #warming in comparison to other global ocean basins. Data shows that Indian Ocean’s rapid basin-wide warming of ~1degC over the last 60 yrs exceeds that of the global average of ~0.7 degC. #MumbaiMustPrepare
Arabian Sea & Bay of Bengal have also seen consistent warming in past decades. The trend in rise in sea surface temperature for BoB has been 0.16C/decade & 0.18C/decade for AS. Arabian Sea indeed has been warming quite rapidly and impacts are for us to see. #MumbaiMustPrepare
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#OnThisDay in 1914 the Canadian Pacific ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sank near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River after colliding with the SS Storstad in thick fog. Of the 1,477 people on board, 1,012 died, making it the worst peacetime marine disaster in Canadian history.
167 members of the Salvation Army were among those who perished on the Empress early that morning, only 22 were found. Their remains were ceremoniously interred at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.
In 1916 a unique monument was erected at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in sacred memory of Salvationists lost in the Empress of Ireland disaster. Designed by Salvation Army Major Gideon Miller, it depicts ocean waves with a crowned cross, beautifully sculpted in granite by Emanuel Hahn
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I’m sick/tired of politicians claiming that they will build back better, having stolen the idea from the UN disasters strategy: “Building Back Better (BBB) is a strategy aimed at reducing the risk to the people of nations and communities in the wake of future disasters and shocks Image
...The BBB approach integrates #disaster risk reduction measures into the restoration of physical infrastructure, social systems and shelter, and the revitalization of livelihoods, economies and the environment.” There is little detail in UK/US politicians co-opting of the phrase
It has become a meaningless mantra. There is no focus on communities, because they don’t try and understand what a ‘community’ is or learn about its social networks, ties and culture. This is what underpins social systems as defined in the Sendai Framework for Action on #DRR.
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ES FUNKTIONIERT NICHT, wäre sachliche #Bewertung der peinlichen #Wohnungspolitik in #Berlin durch #R2G.

Betonen @gruene_berlin & @dielinkeberlin zjZ ihre moralische Überlegenheit, für „Einsicht“ gilt das nicht.

#Mietendeckel, 5 Jahre Pause um Zeit zum Bauen zu gewinnen.

2/..
Nein, stattdessen #Glückspiele mit Geld. Wozu #Reserven und einen soliden #Haushalt aufbauen? Dann kam #Covid19 & gab dem #Finanzhaushalt #Berlin gleich mal den finalen Stoß id offensichtliche Richtung👎

Liebe #Bürger von #Berlin: Es sind Eure Steuergelder💡☝🏼

Ergo, ..

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- #Angebot am #Wohnungen weg (minus 58%)
- #Steuereinnahmen weg
- #Auftragsrückgang #Baubranche (minus 40%)
- Hohe #Ausgaben & #Risiken durch überteuerte Käufe
- #Investoren weg
- Rückgang #Baugenehmigungen 4. Jahr in Folge (seit #R2G)

UND

4/..
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Let’s talk about the economy.
You agree: “A logical next step.”
Would you mind if I’m blunt?
“Fire away.”
It’s shit.
“The economy?”
Yes.
“Well, that is blunt.”

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#economy
#society
#talk
You ponder for a moment, then ask, “Is this another of your enemies?”
The economy?
“Yes.”
An enemy to humanity and the biological world?
“Yes.”
I hope, by the time this thread is complete, you’ll tell me.

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#society
We’re talking about the supply-and-demand, producer/consumer, deregulated/lightly-touched, invisibly-handed, limited-resource-distributing, market-based economy that prevails across much of the world.

“And it’s all entirely shit?”
Well, perhaps I need to qualify that.

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Satellite image (SAR, Sentinel-1) of the Rishiganga Hydroelectric Project (RGHEP) - located at 30.483056, 79.699722 per project documentation. Imaging taken 2021-02-03 12:47:48 UTC #Uttarakhand #Disaster
Image on 2021-02-06 00:35:34 UTC (partial), unsure where the dam is exactly. Sentinel-1 synthetic aperture radar. #Uttarakhand #Disaster
This is likely pre-flood....
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1/ In reflecting on my work this year I have just realized that everything I published concerned climate change: here is a roundup of my 2020 writing on #climate #justice, climate #reparations, climate #debt, climate #displacement, climate #mobilities & #disaster #recovery
2/ My most recent online piece is on #Arctic #Mobilities, #climate #displacement and #Indigenous rights, originating from a great workshop @PennLaw_CERL law.upenn.edu/live/news/1080…
3/ Last month I also wrote about #climate #displacement and the case for #climate #reparations and #open #borders for those fleeing climate disasters motherjones.com/environment/20…
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A word about the movie #Contagion: I thought it was fantastic when it came out. It’s even better (and scarier) now that I've rewatched it during a #pandemic like the one it portrays. Fortunately ours isn't as deadly; the fake disease had a 25% mortality rate. /1
The makers of #Contagion consulted with scientists, the #WHO, and Dr. #SanjayGupta to ensure it was an accurate representation of a #pandemic and best practices. In other words, this #Hollywood movie crew was better informed than our current #WhiteHouse. /2
#Contagion accurately portrayed how a #pandemic is downplayed at 1st, symptomatic patients roam in public as experts try to sound the alarms, and countries argue over where it began. Empty storefronts, food shortages, #masks. But even #Hollywood couldn't imagine mask backlash. /3
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#Russia #Kamtchatka #PetropawlowskKamtchetki #environment #Disaster

Animals are dying en masse on the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East. Videos showed a suspected oil spill and dead seals, octopuses and fish.
Accordingly, a large number of dead marine animals were washed up off Kamchatka. The beaches there are popular with surfers. Tourists complained of poisoning complaints. The region's governor, Vladimir Solodov, warned residents and visitors not to go to the beach on Saturday.
"The only thing that can be said so far is that there is water pollution," he said according to a statement. It is assumed that petroleum products have entered the sea from ships.
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@kayhoflander @mikeparson @TeamParsonMO @Mikelkehoe @JayAshcroftMO @FitzpatrickMO @Eric_Schmitt @TeamSchmittMO @s_webber @JasonKander @KDHE @VFWHQ @Mizzou @muhealth @WUSTL @BluebirdsofMO @collhistgarden @mizzouatheart @PhyllisMarion7 @sarahkendzior @CoriBush @GovJayNixon @KCStar @stltoday @KCTV5 @clairecmc @MO_HouseDems At this juncture, it’s clear to explain
an old saw from Mike Parson’s campaign:
random rural yard signs to
applaud Mike’s designs to
continue his post-Greitens reign.
In this specimen Parson would take in
uninformed voters in County Macon. 1/2 🔥 #mogov 🗳️
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@kayhoflander @mikeparson @TeamParsonMO @Mikelkehoe @JayAshcroftMO @FitzpatrickMO @Eric_Schmitt @TeamSchmittMO @s_webber @JasonKander @KDHE @VFWHQ @Mizzou @muhealth @WUSTL @BluebirdsofMO @collhistgarden @mizzouatheart @PhyllisMarion7 @sarahkendzior @CoriBush @GovJayNixon @KCStar @stltoday @KCTV5 @clairecmc @MO_HouseDems The reality, though: far more grim
as school districts may soon sink, not swim
in each piteous scene
of a mass quarantine as
new cases exceed counties’ brim.
Yet the venue’s the same:
still in Macon. Why no
mask mandate? Parson’s mistaken.
2/2 🔥 #mogov 🗳️
@kayhoflander @mikeparson @TeamParsonMO @Mikelkehoe @JayAshcroftMO @FitzpatrickMO @Eric_Schmitt @TeamSchmittMO @s_webber @JasonKander @KDHE @VFWHQ @Mizzou @muhealth @WUSTL @BluebirdsofMO @collhistgarden @mizzouatheart @PhyllisMarion7 @sarahkendzior @CoriBush @GovJayNixon @KCStar @stltoday @KCTV5 @clairecmc @MO_HouseDems Yes; thank goodness the
National Guard, unlike Mike,
at this moment works hard
citizens to protect.
Parson’s lies we reject,
evidenced by his COVID scorecard.
Folks still ask: why no #MaskUp
mandate? Parson’s post outweighs
the #ShowMe State.

🔥 #mogov 🗳️
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Yup! When you've got frostbite, rubbing the ice crystals in your damaged skin can actually cause more harm than good! Always warm up slowly and gently! #myths #survivalist #prepper #WeGotThis #dontworrybeready #Tips #YouGotThis
Sorry folks, #GPS won’t always be there for you in a #disaster scenario! Remember those paper things called maps!? Keep those around with a compass. #myths #survivalist #prepper #WeGotThis #dontworrybeready #Tips #YouGotThis
Unless you’ve got a superpower that makes you immune to snake #venom, don’t suck venom. It definitely sucks. Get to a hospital instead. #myths #survivalist #prepper #WeGotThis #dontworrybeready #Tips #YouGotThis
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