Hazard Risk Resilience Magazine Volume 1 Issue 2 - Page 9

09 03 IHRR Online Baroness Valerie Amos, UN Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator for OCHA Reports Video Tipping Points Annual Report 2011-12 Breaking the Mould: Resilience and Disaster Intervention The second annual report from IHRR’s Tipping Points programme has been published. Tipping Points is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The report presents the project’s recent research on the role of trust in maintaining the resilience of financial markets, development of the UK banking sector, changes in past climate in the North Atlantic, trends in the use of the term ‘tipping point’ in popular culture, plus much more. This video features Baroness Valerie Amos, UN UnderSecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (pictured), asserting that ‘resilience is about breaking the mould’ in order for humanitarian and development organisations to mitigate and prepare for natural disasters and other large-scale emergencies that require humanitarian aid. http://bit.ly/QMr2XI http://youtu.be/GDKzgwexC58 Podcasts Uncovering the Climate of the Past in Greenland Part 2 Professor Lena Dominelli on Social Work and Disaster Intervention Professor Lena Dominelli introduces the role of social work in disaster intervention using the example of recovery efforts during the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Sri Lanka. Social work is crucial to disaster relief efforts and essential to communities’ recovery and reconstruction. http://bit.ly/SYkUd4 Dr Eleanor Maddison, a researcher on the Tipping Points project, investigates the climate of the past in Greenland by studying ancient remains of tiny insects (non-biting midges) that provide clues to what the climate was like thousands of years ago. This is Part 2 of an ongoing video series that gives an insider’s perspective on studying past climate change as researchers investigate potential ‘tipping points’ in the Earth’s climate system in the North Atlantic region. http://vimeo.com/50687881 Bovine TB Risk in the UK: Past and Present This podcast investigates the history of the spread of tuberculosis in cattle and badgers in Britain. It includes a highly informative interview with Durham researcher Professor Peter Atkins who led two recent studies on the subject. The research provides historical insights that could help better inform policy in preventing the spread of TB in the UK. http://bit.ly/ZaIuuX Wenchuan Yingxiu Primary School Photo Story Roving Exhibition Dr Timothy Sim from Hong Kong Polytechnic University presents a unique exhibition of photos by young people who lived through the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in Wenchuan, China. Dr Sim explains the resilience of the children who survived the earthquake and the story behind their international photo exhibition. http://vimeo.com/52587812