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Cultural Destruction

Cultural Icon Disasters – The Notre Dame Fire

Notre Dame Cathedral Fire When a disaster event like the Notre Dame fire impacts a cultural icon, it sends shock waves across the globe. For anyone who appreciates art or world heritage, the destruction or near-destruction of any great symbol is devastating to the human psyche. Not only is the impact felt by its people,

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Natural Disasters – Five Year Review

Quick Analysis of Natural Disaster Impacts Over the Past Five Years A great deal has happened in the world over the past five years. In the history of the Earth,  it is barely a blink of an eye. However, for human life-spans, five years is a significant amount of time.  In terms of disaster statistics,

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Reputation Management After a Crisis Event

How to Manage Your Company’s Reputation After a Crisis Event Reputation management is critical after a crisis. The tragic second crash of a Boeing 737 Max flown by Ethiopian Airlines on March 13th resulted in the deaths of all 157 people on board. You may have also heard that a Southwest Airlines jet made an

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Ten Inspirational Ted Talks for Disaster Professionals

Ten Inspirational Ted Talks for Disaster Professionals Top 10 List There is nothing natural about disaster – Rohini Swaminathan Smart Disaster Recovery – Chamutal Afek Eitam All disasters are preventable – Muralee Thummarukudy Disaster recovery – a growth industry? Toby Russell From disaster response to disaster prevention – Rachel Kyte An ingenious solution for aid

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Why Disaster Empire? Five Reasons

Why Disaster Empire? Five Reasons You ask, why did I name this site Disaster Empire? The Merriam-Webster online dictionary says the word “disaster has its roots in the belief that the positions of stars influence the fate of humans, often in destructive ways; its original meaning in English was “an unfavorable aspect of a planet

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