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Multi-Hazards . . . all about protecting communities. Climate change, extreme weather, (un)natural disasters, pandemics, systemic racism, neocolonialism, neoliberalism, poisonous political trends, etc. These pose a threat to human societies and the natural world. This is a podcast about disasters suffered or averted, with issues facing experts in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, anti-racism and many other important topics. It's for anyone interested in protecting your comm ...
 
The All Hazards Emergency Network was created as a fully integrated shared learning platform. This includes the newsletter, website, webcasts and live events to encourage better communication and cooperation between the entire community of public, private and non-governmental stakeholders that are seeking to make our nation safer, and more resilient in the wake of major disasters.
 
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The Dixie Fire was a tough one. It started on July 13, 2021, and is still burning (as of this post on Oct. 12) on the Plumas National Forest, Lassen National Forest, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and in five counties: Butte, Lassen, Plumas, Shasta and Tehama. It has burned 963,309 acres and is currently 94% contained. The town of Greenville, popul…
 
Can the environment be racist? No, but those with power can use it to further marginalise racialised communities. Industries, landfills and other large and small-scale projects are seldom put into affluent White neighbourhoods by the government and corporations, but more often where Indigenous, Black and Brown people live. Today the Multi-Hazards P…
 
In this episode (#87) we talk with an expert on disaster mitigation. He is Professor Satoru Nishikawa, Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. We had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Nishikawa about the topics that connect Japan and California - natural disasters. We each have a long history of disasters and as such, …
 
To change the world first requires us to understand the nature of society, to look seriously at the way that it is structured. Racism, white supremacy, is the most important feature of this global system and Black and Brown people suffer the most worldwide. The reality of it all is that capitalism continues its ruthless quest to dominate, accumulat…
 
What's happening with climate change these days? How is our adaptation going? What are the gloomy and bright spots? Join Dr. Stewart J. Cohen, climate change adaptation scientist, as he discusses the latest science and societal discussions about humanity adapting to a rapidly changing climate. Have a listen! Direct download: https://traffic.libsyn.…
 
Why are conspiracy theories so popular these days? Is it social media? Are we just more gullible nowadays? Join Dr. Ghayda Hassan, a clinical psychologist and professor at L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), as she discusses how conspiracy theories are affecting society and how we can overcome their influence. Have a listen! Study Guide here …
 
In this episode, we discuss networking and mentoring, specifically in Emergency Management (EM), with concepts that can apply to any field. Here EM specialist Brandi Hunter gives her advice, based upon her experiences in recent years, especially as founder of Aspiring Emergency Managers Online (AEMO). Join us! Topics include: * Brandi's passion for…
 
Multi-Hazard early warning systems for potential disasters can mean the difference between life and death for local residents. Dr. Bapon Fakhruddin, an expert who has been involved with implementing these early warning systems in more than 25 countries, is on the Multi-Hazards podcast today to tell us all about it. This is an essential part of redu…
 
Wow, another season of Multi-Hazards is over, a new one is beginning! Join podcast host Vin Nelsen as he shares the stories and glories of this wonderful season covering March to July 2021. Have a listen! Study Guide here, on left where it says "PDF": https://multi-hazards.libsyn.com/multi-hazards-podcast-season-4-summary-season-5-intro Vin Nelsen’…
 
Can our response to disasters make things worse? How is it that our attempts to reduce risk or “build back better” mostly exacerbate social inequalities? And what can we do about it? Join Dr. Gonzalo Lizarralde as he shares his new book, Unnatural Disasters: Why Most Responses to Risk and Climate Change Fail but Some Succeed. Have a listen! Study G…
 
As the climate changes for the worse, how can we protect our communities? Join Dylan Clark, Senior Research Associate The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, the network of experts producing independent research to bring clarity to the climate policy choices ahead for Canada, and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen as they discuss the challen…
 
What if you could bring back your loved one but with a slightly tweaked personality? Or if you could Deliveroo a curse? And what happens when you leave your Lucozade in the fridge with a goat's head? Welcome to the world of modern necromancy where Susan and Char reveal the secrets of the dead.Di The Ministry of Unplanned Occurrences
 
Wildfire smoke is no joke. How can we protect our communities from its harm, even as the climate changes and wildfires increase? Join Dr. Sarah Henderson, renowned scientist in environmental public health, and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen as they discuss how we can adapt to the polluted skies as more wildfires engulf our forests and living…
 
How do human actions turn natural hazards into catastrophes for communities? The tragic truth is this: most disasters aren't natural. Instead, we choose them, that is, they're created or worsened by our own choices. How can we take action to save lives and preserve communities? Join Dr. Ilan Kelman, Professor of Disasters and Health, and Multi-Haza…
 
The opioids crisis is ravaging our communities. How can we all respond in a better, savvier way? Join Guy Felicella, addiction educator, harm reduction advocate and public speaker, and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen as they discuss how Canada, the US and the world can work smarter in dealing with opioids and all addiction “pandemics” that we…
 
Emergency management (EM) is changing. Organisations like the Black Emergency Managers Association International (BEMA International) are bringing in a rich diversity and expertise into fields that protect communities. Today we talk to CEO Charles D. Sharp about disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA), working both at the com…
 
How can emergency management (EM) change? Include different kinds of staff? Better serve diverse communities? Join this Multi-Hazards episode as Chauncia Willis, Co-Founder and CEO of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) and seasoned EM practitioner herself, shows us the joys and benefits of making Diversity, E…
 
Ironically, indigenous peoples are least responsible for climate change but will feel its effects the most, with all the storms, floods, diseases, etc. that it brings. How can they adapt better to this colossal challenge and help us all in our adaptation? How can indigenous people and the rich knowledge of nature they bring become gamechangers? Joi…
 
How can faith and community influence our climate action? Look no further. Canada and the world are blessed to have people like Areej Riaz, fighting for the planet and humanity. Areej is a climate change consultant based in Ontario, Canada, with a diverse industry background and in-depth knowledge and work experience from around the world. Her Musl…
 
This episode of All Hazards (#86) takes you on a walking tour of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The CZU Complex fire burned nearly all of the 18,000-acre park beginning in August, 2020, a significant portion of the 86,000 acres that burned in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The good news is most of the massive redwoods survived; however, the park’s infra…
 
Who is fighting for indigenous rights, especially for climate change adaptation, at the United Nations? Among the many articulate and courageous indigenous rights advocates is Ghazali Ohorella. His aim is to inspire and empower 476 million indigenous people worldwide. And with the runaway climate crisis often treated lightly by the rest of the worl…
 
Yes, it's been one whole year of the Multi-Hazards podcast. We're 70 episodes in now and running strong! Here host Vin Nelsen answers questions such as: - Where's Multi-Hazards at now? - What kind of praise & criticism have you received? - How has Multi-Hazards changed you? - How has the podcast assisted you with Networking, with connecting with ot…
 
Where can we find emergency food for families and individuals who really need it? Food rescue or food recovery is where folks safely retrieve edible food which otherwise goes to waste, and distributing it to those in need. This recovered food, such as fruits, vegetables, and proteins, can solve both problems of hunger and nutrition deficiency, pote…
 
To be a leader is tough, and especially so in another culture. But cross-cultural success requires the right attitudes and skills. In this episode, world-renowned cross-cultural guru Diana Watson, a long-term resident of Taiwan but originally from the USA, shares her life and expertise on how to adapt and learn a new culture. Whether you are a busi…
 
Racism in the United States as well as other countries continues, not just through overt public discourse, but also in its overall system - in housing, banking, schooling, policing, etc. These policies especially affect African-Americans, as well as indigenous people and other people of colour. As Dr. Robert C. Smith, professor emeritus of politica…
 
This episode is a reading and explanation of "Disasters Mirror Society", an article written by Multi-Hazards host Vin Nelsen, inspired by his recent podcast with Vincent B. Davis. Disaster Doc Mark Keim so graciously put the article on his website as a guest blog. Within the article are important lessons, because the next few years and decades will…
 
Uncertainty is a crucial issue in the COVID-19 pandemic and with other ongoing issues such as climate change, disasters, systemic injustice, the future of younger generations, etc. Join renowned author and speaker, Dr. Margaret Heffernan and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen as they discuss uncertainty and the incredible findings from Margaret’…
 
In the words of our guest for this episode, “Table top is one thing. Getting your knuckles dirty is another.” Cal OES Assistant Fire Joe Gear takes a few minutes to sit down and talk with us about his role as incident commander, and that of Cal OES’s role, as well as the overall operations for Sentinel Response 2021. This is a detailed, complex all…
 
Coastline communities worldwide make up 40% of the world's population and face enormous climate change impacts. Join Dr. Moushumi Chaudhury, Community Resilience Program Director of Coastal Risk & Resilience for The Nature Conservancy and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen as they discuss how coastal communities can become more resilient with ou…
 
Part 2 of 2! Emergency Management should be Vincent B. Davis' middle name. He has seen it all, from civic to community to corporate, as he has endeavoured to protect communities all over the United States. Here at the Multi-Hazards podcast, Vincent B. Davis and podcast host Vin Nelsen discuss how disasters mirror everyday life and how underprepared…
 
Emergency Management should be Vincent B. Davis' middle name. He has seen it all, from civic to community to corporate, as he has endeavoured to protect communities all over the United States. Here at the Multi-Hazards podcast, Vincent B. Davis and podcast host Vin Nelsen discuss how disasters mirror everyday life and how underprepared we really ar…
 
Multi-Hazards podcast is on Season 4 and it hasn't even been a year yet! Multi-Hazards is in full-swing, looking at the theme of "protecting communities" from a variety of angles! Join host Vin Nelsen as he reviews Season 3's twenty episodes from Sept 2020 to April 2021, and looks forward to an entirely new season. Vin Nelsen's Bio Vin Nelsen has a…
 
This is the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 word-for-word. The Framework was adopted at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. In the world of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which includes Emergency Management here in North America, this is…
 
Here are the "greatest hits" of 4 episodes involving young people. Within these topics, we discuss the protests after the George Floyd police murder, Black Lives Matter, racism and white supremacy, climate migrants, sustainability, the worldwide plastic tragedy, youth climate activism, fracking, and community leadership. Have a listen! The full epi…
 
Here are the "greatest hits" of 8 Multi-Hazards episodes with and about Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), discussing city planning, indigenous perspectives, science communication, academia & stakeholders, insurance and advice for youth wanting to get into the field, vulnerable communities and mainstreaming CCA. Have a listen! The full episodes are h…
 
This episode of All Hazards (#84) takes us to the front lines of the fight against Covid-19, the vaccination super site located at Cal State Los Angeles. We sit down with some of the top leadership there: David Stone, Cal OES Fire & Rescue Branch Jack Nelson, FEMA Major LeRoy Cisneros, California Army National Guard Lt. Col. Andy Olson, Active Duty…
 
Here are the "greatest hits" of 6 Multi-Hazards episodes with and about First Nations, discussing climate change adaptation, emergency management, indigenous knowledge and science, health and wellness and overcoming pandemic depression. Have a listen! The full episodes are here: S01 E19 Indigenous Perspectives on Adapting to Climate Change - Interv…
 
In this episode (#83) we talk with Michelle Mead, Meteorologist In Charge - at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. We talk about the role the meteorologist plays during the response and recovery efforts for a disaster. Ms. Mead graduated in 1994 with a BS degree in Earth Science with an emphasis in Meteorology from St. Cloud State Universit…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic is a seemingly never-ending disaster that's affecting our mental health. How can we overcome pandemic depression? Join indigenous fitness trainer Scott Simpson and Multi-Hazards podcast host Vin Nelsen as they discuss how we can stay sane during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Other topics include sleep, exercise, good habit…
 
Some dream of being a superhero others a car sales person...what's it like behind the scenes where people make holodeck fantasies? Cyth has a new implant and wonders if anyone has actually noticed, while Jacob imagines what it would be like to be a fish. Meanwhile, Cassandra and Ciaran are trying to keep the place from imploding.…
 
How can humans think of the world? Where is our future? What are the roles of science and religion? How can we tackle the COVID-19 pandemic? Climate change? A transition from fossil fuels to less polluting energy? Find out here on this exciting episode with prolific science communicator Dr. Marcelo Gleiser, theoretical physicist at Dartmouth Colleg…
 
Ever wondered what kind of eater you are? Apparently, it's all down to your postcode. These consumer scientists are speculating not only on the people from behind the glass, but also what it says about their own relationships...[Elevator music credit via freesound.org to Jay_You]Di The Ministry of Unplanned Occurrences
 
Be sure to visit OES News for more images and podcast information. In this episode of All Hazards, he’s THE public information officer for his fire department. No, not a small hamlet in rural California. San Francisco, California. Can you believe this legendary fire department has one person handling public information request, media relations, cri…
 
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