Vladimir Putin

Anderson, George

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The tripling of natural disasters worldwide in the past 10 years. The cost in lives and in economic terms. Natural disasters in Canada. The cost of the Ice Storm. Possible reasons for the change in the world's climate. Why costs are rising. Getting better at predicting. More examples of natural disasters in Canada--recently and in the past. Canada's response to natural disasters. The concept of disaster mitigation. Canadian examples of how this concept might work. A Natural Disaster Reduction Plan, championed by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. The creation of a Natural Disaster Protection Fund. Considering this programme an investment. A suggested model for the Natural Disaster Protection Fund. Augmenting the existing Disaster Recovery Financial Assistance Arrangements. Creating a culture of preparedness. The need for a national consensus and a national effort. Time to rally and put in place a national protection scheme.

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