Today in disaster resilience (3 February 2023)

Please find below a list of links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

California battles deadly storms with millions under flood watch https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64279891

Philippines – 17 Dead, 70,000 Displaced After Days of Storms, Rain and Floods https://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-january-2023

Colombia – Deadly Flash Floods in Medellín, Antioquia https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-medellin-antioquia-january-2023

Indonesia – Sumatra Island Floods Leave 3 Dead and 15,000 Homes Damaged https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-sumatra-island-january-2023

Philippines – Death Toll Rises After Further Floods and Landslides https://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-update-january-2023

Mali – Flooding Rivers Destroy Homes and Livelihoods in Mopti and Tombouctou Regions https://floodlist.com/africa/mali-floodis-mopti-tombouctou-january-2023

Auckland floods: More heavy rain ahead for New Zealand’s largest city https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-64449248

Zambia – “Catastrophic Situation” After Floods Hit Southern and Central Provinces https://floodlist.com/africa/zambia-floods-southern-central-province-january-2026

Indonesia – 5 Killed in North Sulawesi Floods and Landslides https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-north-sulawesi-floods-january-2023

Madagascar – Tropical Storm Cheneso Leaves 30 Dead, 40,000 Displaced https://floodlist.com/africa/madagascar-storm-cheneso-floods-update-january-2023

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Feb 2023: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/203038/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Feb-2023-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Shiveluch.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Ocean heat shatters record with warming equal to 5 atomic bombs exploding “every second” for a year https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-ocean-heat-new-record-atomic-bombs-getting-worse-researchers/

Ancient air trapped deep below the surface could unlock secrets of the Earth’s past and help understand what lies ahead as CO2 in the atmosphere keeps rising https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/15/time-tunnel-why-an-australian-expedition-is-drilling-through-26km-of-antarctic-ice

Don’t wait for COP: the end of the fossil-fuel age must start now https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-00039-8

Three issues will decide if Labor’s climate policy is a success – what the government does next is key https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/14/carbon-credits-are-about-to-play-a-central-role-in-australias-climate-response-thats-problematic

Past eight years confirmed to be the eight warmest on record https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/past-eight-years-confirmed-be-eight-warmest-record

Regionalizing the sea-level budget with machine learning techniques https://os.copernicus.org/articles/19/17/2023/

Modeled storm surge changes in a warmer world: the Last Interglacial https://cp.copernicus.org/articles/19/141/2023/

Warning of unprecedented heatwaves as El Niño set to return in 2023 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/16/return-of-el-nino-will-cause-off-the-chart-temperature-rise-climate-crisis

Inter-decadal climate variability induces differential ice response along Pacific-facing West Antarctica https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-35471-3.epdf

New report shows alarming changes in the entire global water cycle https://theconversation.com/new-report-shows-alarming-changes-in-the-entire-global-water-cycle-197535

Is carbon removal delaying emission reductions? https://wires.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.826

Extreme weather events to increase in Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-30/extreme-weather-events-to-increase-in-australia/101906742

Earth is on track to exceed 1.5C warming in the next decade, study using AI finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/30/climate-crisis-global-heating-artificial-intelligence

new study finds the biggest increases in inundation will occur after the first 2 metres (6.6 feet) of sea level rise, covering more than twice as much land as older elevation models predicted https://news.agu.org/press-release/worst-impacts-of-sea-level-rise-will-hit-earlier-than-expected/

A new study conducted with data from 93 European cities estimates that one third of deaths attributable to heat islands could be avoided if trees covered 30% of urban space https://www.isglobal.org/en/-/4-of-summer-mortality-is-attributable-to-urban-heat-islands

Climate change is already putting the heat on insurance companies – Auckland’s floods could be a turning point https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-already-putting-the-heat-on-insurance-companies-aucklands-floods-could-be-a-turning-point-198764

Megadroughts in the Common Era and the Anthropocenehttps://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-022-00329-1

Auckland suffers wettest month in history https://niwa.co.nz/news/auckland-suffers-wettest-month-in-history

Data-driven predictions of the time remaining until critical global warming thresholds are reached https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2207183120

Disaster risk reduction

The USGS has collected and released topographic data that show the erosional effects of the January 2023 storms on the coast for the Santa Cruz region of California https://www.usgs.gov/programs/cmhrp/news/usgs-remote-sensing-data-tracks-coastal-erosion-california-storms

A year on, we know why the Tongan eruption was so violent. It’s a wake-up call to watch other submarine volcanoes https://theconversation.com/a-year-on-we-know-why-the-tongan-eruption-was-so-violent-its-a-wake-up-call-to-watch-other-submarine-volcanoes-175734

MedCyclones: Working together towards understanding Mediterranean cyclones https://journals.ametsoc.org/view/journals/bams/aop/BAMS-D-22-0280.1/BAMS-D-22-0280.1.xml

A more realistic earthquake probability model using long-term fault memory https://phys.org/news/2023-01-realistic-earthquake-probability-long-term-fault.html

A data-driven model for Fennoscandian wildfire danger https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/23/65/2023/

Disastrous Floods in Western Australia – Why Were We Not Prepared?https://floodlist.com/australia/floods-western-australia-why-were-we-not-prepared

Trees and Woodlands Delivering £400m Boost to UK’s Flood Protection Efforts, Study Finds https://floodlist.com/protection/trees-woodlands-boost-uk-flood-protection

As heatwaves and floods hit cities worldwide, these places are pioneering solutions https://theconversation.com/as-heatwaves-and-floods-hit-cities-worldwide-these-places-are-pioneering-solutions-196389

Earth Map: A Novel Tool for Fast Performance of Advanced Land Monitoring and Climate Assessment https://spj.science.org/doi/10.34133/remotesensing.0003

Observation of the Coastal Areas, Estuaries and Deltas from Space https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10712-022-09757-6

Why rivers shouldn’t look like this https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2023/jan/26/why-rivers-shouldnt-look-like-this-video

Creating Resilient Futures: Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change Adaptation Agendas https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-80791-7

Europe had 782 tornados in 2022, causing 6 fatalities and 84 injuries https://watchers.news/2023/02/01/europe-had-782-tornados-in-2022-causing-6-fatalities-and-84-injuries/

The world is not ready for the next pandemic, warns the IFRC https://www.ifrc.org/press-release/world-not-ready-next-pandemic-warns-ifrc

Fast Flood Extent Monitoring with SAR Change Detection Using Google Earth Engine https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/10026287

Emergency management

Mayor wants a fleet manager, but Council members say hiring a disaster manager is more urgent https://buffalonews.com/news/local/mayor-wants-a-fleet-manager-but-council-members-say-hiring-a-disaster-manager-is-more/article_8dbfa718-8d3f-11ed-a74c-f7c76c223637.html

With the advent of the 20th anniversary of the Canberra 2003 deadly blaze, many residents reflect on their own narrow escapes and continue to raise questions about why there hadn’t been an adequate warning system https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-15/residents-and-firefighters-mark-20th-anniversary/101857208

Auckland floods: city begins clean-up after ‘biggest climate event’ in New Zealand’s history https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/01/auckland-floods-biggest-climate-event-new-zealand-history-flooding

The inaugural meeting of the Australian Government and insurance sector’s Hazards Insurance Partnership (HIP) will be held in Brisbane today https://nema.gov.au/about-us/media-centre/hazard-insurance-partnership-2February

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Responses to heat waves: what can Twitter data tell us?https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-023-05824-2

Dealing with risks associated with tsunamis using indigenous knowledge approaches https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420923000146

At Fitzroy Crossing and around Australia, community radio empowers local responses to climate impacts https://theconversation.com/at-fitzroy-crossing-and-around-australia-community-radio-empowers-local-responses-to-climate-impacts-197679

Theatre making and storytelling on the margins: the lived experience of climate change in Dhaka https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13569783.2020.1791696

Non-formal disaster education programs for school students in Iran: A qualitative study of the challenges experienced by stakeholders https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420923000110

Social media and crowdsourcing in disasters https://links-project.eu/including-citizens-handbook/

Latest global social media & other digital facts and figures https://wearesocial.com/au/blog/2023/01/digital-2023/

Psychology and disasters

The relationship between multiple traumatic events and the severity of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms – evidence for a cognitive link https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20008066.2023.2165025

Homeowner firewise behaviors in fire-prone central Oregon: An exploration of the attitudinal, situational, and cultural worldviews impacting pre-fire mitigation actions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479722023842

To prepare or not to prepare: What motivates people to reduce their risk from volcanic impacts? https://blogs.biomedcentral.com/on-physicalsciences/2021/12/13/to-prepare-or-not-to-prepare-what-motivates-people-to-reduce-their-risk-from-volcanic-impacts/

For some, life after Ian is ‘more tragic than the hurricane itself’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2023/02/01/hurricane-ian-recovery-survivors/

Sociology and disasters

In Iloilo City, Philippines, an Inclusive Housing Program Protects Vulnerable Communities from Flood Risks https://www.wri.org/insights/iloilo-city-philippines-housing-flood-protection

People in social housing often face hottest conditions and struggle to pay for air conditioning, advocates say https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jan/16/not-cool-push-for-insulation-in-all-australian-rental-homes-as-study-shows-dangerous-heat-levels

Global state of education-related inequality in COVID-19 vaccine coverage, structural barriers, vaccine hesitancy, and vaccine refusal: findings from the Global COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(22)00520-4/fulltext

We cannot address global water challenges without social sciences https://www.nature.com/articles/s44221-022-00013-0

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Today in disaster resilience (13 January 2023)

Please find below a list of links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Menindee experiencing worst flooding since 1976 https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/menindee-experiencing-worst-flooding-since-1976-as-dominic-perrottet-visits/news-story/96b32d65b55d1cbf407f95a2670e8775

Record flooding in Kimberley causes widespread destruction to homes and infrastructure https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-08/kimberley-flooding-crisis-damage-assessment-clean-up-/101835660

Flooding closes Mannum’s main street as peak River Murray flow passes through SA town https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-08/mannum-main-street-closed-due-to-flooding/101834986

Indonesia – Deadly Flash Floods on Java Island https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-java-island-january-2023

Angola – Heavy Rains Cause Death and Damages in 5 Provinces https://floodlist.com/africa/angola-rain-floods-january-2023

No risk of tsunami after Darwin, Northern Territory shaken by magnitude-7.7 earthquake https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-10/nt-earthquake-tsunami-7-7-darwin/101839192

Bushfire near Lake Pedder in ‘mop-up stage’ as fire authorities brace for coming heatwave https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-10/bonnet-bay-lake-bushfire-in-mop-up-stage-ahead-of-heatwave/101836978

Endless onslaught of atmospheric river events in California claim 14 lives, residents urged to be hyper-vigilant https://watchers.news/2023/01/10/endless-onslaught-of-atmospheric-river-events-in-california-claim-14-lives-residents-urged-to-be-hyper-vigilant/

Alice Springs’ usually dry Todd River flowing strong thanks to rain from ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-11/nt-alice-springs-rainfall-todd-river-flowing/101841178

Crushed by falling trees. Drowned in floodwaters. The deadly toll of California storms worsens https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-01-11/california-storms-deadlier-than-last-two-fire-seasons

Colombia – Massive Landslide Destroys Homes, Cuts Major Road in Cauca https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-landslide-cauca-january-2023

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Jan 2023: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Semeru, Marapi https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/201508/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-12-Jan-2023-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Semeru-Marapi-Ker.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia could swing from three years of La Niña to hot and dry El Niño in 2023 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jan/04/australia-could-swing-from-three-years-of-la-nina-to-hot-and-dry-el-nino-in-2023

Low amount of snow across Alps in 2022-23 winter https://www.ventusky.com/?p=46.24;10.16;6&l=snow

Debunking 3 Common Climate Change Myths https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/debunking-3-common-climate-change-myths

Global temperatures in 2023 set to be among hottest on record https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/dec/20/global-temperatures-in-2023-set-to-be-among-hottest-on-record

Half of glaciers will be gone by 2100 even under Paris 1.5C accord, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/05/half-planets-glaciers-gone-2100-even-under-paris-15c-accord-data-finds

Warming climate means more and stronger Atlantic tropical storms https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2023/01/04/cyclones

Climate change: Why is Europe experiencing a January heat wave? https://www.euronews.com/green/2023/01/03/climate-change-why-is-europe-experiencing-a-january-heat-wave

Large-scale dynamics moderate impact-relevant changes to organised convective storms https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00669-2

Scientists Report a Dramatic Drop in the Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06012023/antarctic-sea-ice-climate-change/

More than 90% of the world’s population is projected to face increased risks from the compound impacts of extreme heat and drought, potentially widening social inequalities https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2023-01-06-compound-extreme-heat-and-drought-will-hit-90-world-population-oxford-study

Relentless rain, record heat: study finds climate crisis worsened extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/09/climate-crisis-extreme-weather-heat-rainfall-drought

Climate Change in 2022: Multiple Billion-Dollar Disasters and Unbearable Human Costs https://blog.ucsusa.org/rachel-cleetus/climate-change-2022-multiple-billion-dollar-disasters-unbearable-human-costs/

Summer 2022 was the hottest on record for Europe and, overall, last year was the second warmest year on record for Europe, while globally it was the fifth warmest https://climate.copernicus.eu/2022-saw-record-temperatures-europe-and-across-world

This report assesses the social and economic effects of extreme heat through the prism of twelve cities that are already enduring and addressing dramatic impacts of heat waves https://onebillionresilient.org/hot-cities-chilled-economies/

Australian official: Climate change making historic flooding “less natural” https://www.axios.com/2023/01/09/australia-floods-climate-change-link

NSW coal mine’s life could reach past 2050 https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/nsw-coal-mines-life-could-163021503.html

Chief Heat Officers — an Emergency Response to Urban Heat https://www.brinknews.com/chief-heat-officers-an-emergency-response-to-urban-heat/

Climate change and La Niña driving losses https://www.munichre.com/en/company/media-relations/media-information-and-corporate-news/media-information/2023/natural-disaster-figures-2022.html

An emerging governmentality of climate change loss and damage https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/27539687221148748#

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency 2022 https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/72/12/1149/6764747

2022: New Zealand’s warmest year on record, again https://niwa.co.nz/climate/summaries/annual-climate-summary-2022

Better insurance could effectively mitigate the increase in economic growth losses from U.S. hurricanes under global warming https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.add6616

Extreme weather has cost the US more than $1 trillion in the past seven years, feds report https://edition.cnn.com/2023/01/10/weather/billion-dollar-weather-disasters-noaa-climate/index.html

Oceans were the hottest ever recorded in 2022, analysis shows https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/11/oceans-were-the-hottest-ever-recorded-in-2022-analysis-shows

Global droughts connected by linkages between drought hubs https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-35531-8

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/

New tech to monitor climate change https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2023/01/10/new-tech-to-monitor-climate-change/

2022 was one of Earth’s six warmest years on record https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2023/01/2022-was-one-of-earths-six-warmest-years-on-record/

Climate change and extreme weather events have doctors worried https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbeing/2023/01/11/health-risks-climate-change-doctors/

Four ways winter heatwaves affect humans and nature https://phys.org/news/2023-01-ways-winter-heatwaves-affect-humans.html

Disaster risk reduction

It is 20 years since the 2003 Alpine fires tore through much of the Victorian high country https://themountainjournal.com/2023/01/08/20-years-on-from-the-2003-alpine-fires/

Neglecting Model Parametric Uncertainty Can Drastically Underestimate Flood Risks https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022EF003050

Louisiana’s draft coastal master plan update promises billions in hurricane-damage savings https://www.nola.com/news/environment/coast-master-plan-vows-billions-in-hurricane-damage-savings/article_8ed406c4-8d87-11ed-8aac-6f575e7f82a3.html

Coastal risk screening tool https://coastal.climatecentral.org/map/9/152.3513/-32.4617/

The interplay of drought-flood extreme events in Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/cred-crunch-issue-no-69-december-2022-interplay-drought-flood-extreme-events-africa

Natural and engineered nature-based structures offer promise for storm-related disaster risk reduction and flood mitigation https://www.preventionweb.net/news/engineering-nature-face-down-hurricane-hazards

The fiscal impact of extreme weather events: First evidence for EU countries https://new.cepr.org/voxeu/columns/fiscal-impact-extreme-weather-events-first-evidence-eu-countries

Venice: the risk maps of the flood-prone areas https://www.cmcc.it/article/venice-the-risk-maps-of-the-flood-prone-areas

When volcanoes roar: protecting the public and tracking long-term climate impacts https://research.noaa.gov/article/ArtMID/587/ArticleID/2924/When-volcanoes-roar-protecting-the-public-and-tracking-long-term-climate-impacts

Joshimath, a disaster of ignored warnings https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/energy/joshimath-disaster-of-ignoring-risks-in-the-himalayas/

Global catastrophic risk from lower magnitude volcanic eruptions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-25021-8

Europe’s ‘pyroregions’: summer 2022 saw 20-year freak fires in regions that are historically immune, close to normal in fire prone areas https://theconversation.com/europes-pyroregions-summer-2022-saw-20-year-freak-fires-in-regions-that-are-historically-immune-close-to-normal-in-fire-prone-areas-193770

Home insurance premium rises by more than 500 per cent for Horsham man with property outside flood zone https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-09/home-insurance-soars-for-residents-outside-flood-zone/101833780

Flooding Is Nearly a Daily Occurrence Throughout the U.S. https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2022/12/15/flooding-is-nearly-a-daily-occurrence-throughout-the-us

Deep learning can predict tsunami impacts in less than a second https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/research_news/rr/20221226_1/

For insurers, the second-costliest single natural hazard related disaster in 2022 in the world was flooding in the southeast of Australia in February and March. Floods in Australia caused losses of US$ 8.1bn last year, of which US$ 4.7bn was insured https://www.munichre.com/en/company/media-relations/media-information-and-corporate-news/media-information/2023/natural-disaster-figures-2022.html

Maluku earthquake: why do some ocean earthquakes cause tsunamis while others don’t? https://theconversation.com/maluku-earthquake-why-do-some-ocean-earthquakes-cause-tsunamis-while-others-dont-197529

Researchers propose a more effective method to predict floods https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/news/2023/01/researchers-propose-a-more-effective-method-to-predict-floods

Preparedness efforts for health threats: the gap between detection and action https://nationalpreparednesscommission.uk/2023/01/preparedness-efforts-for-health-threats-the-gap-between-detection-and-action/

The Invention of Disaster: Power and Knowledge in Discourses on Hazard and Vulnerability https://www.routledge.com/The-Invention-of-Disaster-Power-and-Knowledge-in-Discourses-on-Hazard-and/Gaillard/p/book/9781138805620#

San Francisco isn’t doing enough to stop supercharged floods https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/san-francisco-isnt-doing-enough-to-stop-floods-17694442.php

Grain shape effects in bed load sediment transport https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-05564-6

Flooding in California: What Went Wrong, and What Comes Next https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2023/01/12/flooding-in-california-what-went-wrong-and-what-comes-next/

An Enhanced Hydrologic Stream Network Based on the NHDPlus Medium Resolution Dataset https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20195127

Sensitivity of northwest Australian tropical cyclone activity to ITCZ migration since 500 CE https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.add9832

Understanding uncertainties in contemporary and future extreme wave events for broad-scale impact and adaptation planning https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.ade3170

Climatic Asynchrony and Hydrologic Inefficiency Explain the Global Pattern of Water Availability https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2022GL101214

Atmospheric rivers over California’s wildfire burn scars raise fears of deadly mudslides – this is what cascading climate disasters look like https://theconversation.com/atmospheric-rivers-over-californias-wildfire-burn-scars-raise-fears-of-deadly-mudslides-this-is-what-cascading-climate-disasters-look-like-197563

Emergency management

Survey: 3.3 million US adults displaced by natural disasters https://apnews.com/article/natural-disasters-indiana-florida-climate-and-environment-0bfdab41b233feba55e08382a0594258

‘They’ve been texting us for food’: remote communities left ‘abandoned’ in Kimberley flood response https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jan/05/theyve-been-texting-us-for-food-remote-communities-left-abandoned-in-kimberley-flood-response

PM seeing devastation of WA flooding https://www.theage.com.au/national/western-australia/pm-seeing-devastation-of-wa-flooding-20230109-p5cb6a.html

Uganda edges closer to being declared Ebola-free https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/uganda-edges-closer-to-being-declared-ebola-free-4079436

Long Covid resolves within year for many with mild Covid, study says https://edition.cnn.com/2023/01/11/health/long-covid-symptoms-study-wellness/index.html

98% of California homeowners don’t have flood insurance https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2023/01/12/california-storms-weather-forecast-live-updates-tornado-flooding/11038205002/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Top climate papers featured in the media in 2022 https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-the-climate-papers-most-featured-in-the-media-in-2022/

Why facts don’t change minds: Insights from cognitive science for the improved communication of conservation research https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320722004396

Tokyo police’s Twitter account for disaster info turns 10 years old https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/01/11/national/tokyo-polices-twitter-account-disaster-prevention-turns-10-years-old/

Cultural Burning for Resilience | The Mini-Documentary https://vimeo.com/603712505

Reducing risk and building resilience through effective governance https://disasterlaw.ifrc.org/node/909

‘Breaking the Silence’: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2022 https://www.careinternational.org.uk/press-office/press-releases/breaking-the-silence-the-10-most-under-reported-humanitarian-crises-of-2022/

Changing behavioral responses to heat risk in a warming world: How can communication approaches be improved? https://wires.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.819

Psychology and disasters

Uncovering heterogeneous associations of disaster-related traumatic experiences with subsequent mental health problems: A machine learning approach https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pcn.13322

The Adverse Health Effects of Disaster-Related Trauma https://www.bu.edu/sph/news/articles/2023/the-adverse-health-effects-of-disaster-related-trauma/

Massive review study suggests psychological trauma nearly triples a person’s risk of mental disorder https://www.psypost.org/2023/01/massive-review-study-suggests-psychological-trauma-nearly-triples-a-persons-risk-of-mental-disorder-64695

Sociology and disasters

The Anthropology of Epidemics https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2020/07/24/book-review-the-anthropology-of-epidemics-by-ann-h-kelly-frederic-keck-and-christos-lynteris/

Majority of disabled people never go home after disasters https://www.eenews.net/articles/majority-of-disabled-people-never-go-home-after-disasters/

Why Pacific Islanders are staying put even as rising seas flood their homes and crops https://theconversation.com/why-pacific-islanders-are-staying-put-even-as-rising-seas-flood-their-homes-and-crops-195100

Forgotten people, false promises: Stories of riverbank erosion in Assam https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/livelihoods/forgotten-people-false-promises-riverbank-erosion-assam/

The compounding impacts of Cyclone Idai and their implications for urban inequality https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420923000067

Today in disaster resilience (23 December 2022)

Please find below links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

When and where the River Murray flooding is expected to peak in South Australia’s Riverland https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-17/river-murray-flooding-modelling-expected-peak/101771408

Floods leave at least 4 people dead after more than 500 mm of rain in 24 hours, Thailand https://watchers.news/2022/12/20/floods-leave-at-least-4-people-dead-after-more-than-500-mm-19-7-inches-of-rain-in-24-hours-thailand/

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Northern California https://watchers.news/2022/12/20/strong-and-shallow-m6-4-earthquake-hits-near-the-coast-of-northern-california/

Malaysia – 16 Dead, 17 Missing After Landslide in Selangor https://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-landslide-batangkali-selangor-december-2022

Brazil – 2 Dead, Dozens Rescued After Floods and Landslides in Santa Catarina https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-santa-catarina-december-2022

River Murray expected to peak in SA in coming days https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/news-hub/news/articles/2022/12/river-murray-expected-to-peak-in-sa-in-coming-days

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Dec 2022: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Reventador, Kilauea https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/199731/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Dec-2022-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Reventador-Kilauea-.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Sydney hits 2.5 metres of annual rain amid record wet year https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/sydney-hits-25-metres-of-annual-rain-amid-record-wet-year/992866

Increasingly Sophisticated Climate Models Need the Out-Of-Sample Tests Paleoclimates Provide https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022MS003389

Hot Cities, Chilled Economies https://onebillionresilient.org/hot-cities-chilled-economies-bangkok/

Antarctic Ice-Sheet Meltwater Reduces Transient Warming and Climate Sensitivity Through the Sea-Surface Temperature Pattern Effect https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022GL101249

Laser scanning reveals potential underestimation of biomass carbon in temperate forest https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2688-8319.12197

Year in Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in the Energy Transition https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/year-in-review%3A-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-in-the-energy-transition

Managing water in the Murray-Darling basin in the face of climate change https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-20/how-to-manage-water-as-climate-extremes-deepen/101769978

The implications of climate change for emergency planning https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922006446

A global dataset of daily maximum and minimum near-surface air temperature at 1 km resolution over land (2003–2020) https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/14/5637/2022/

When Climate Adaptation Backfires https://discovermagazine.com/environment/when-climate-adaptation-backfires

Miami-Dade County launches first-ever Extreme Heat Action Plan https://www.cbsnews.com/miami/news/miami-dade-county-launches-first-ever-extreme-heat-action-plan/

South Australia’s remarkable 100 per cent renewables run extends to over 10 days https://reneweconomy.com.au/south-australias-remarkable-100-per-cent-renewables-run-extends-to-over-10-days/

Incorporating non-stationarity from climate change into rainfall frequency and intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) curves https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022169422013270

Rooftop solar is eating coal and gas markets in every mainland state https://reneweconomy.com.au/rooftop-solar-is-eating-coal-and-gas-markets-in-every-mainland-state/

Argentina’s record-breaking 2022 heatwave made ‘60 times more likely’ by climate change https://www.carbonbrief.org/argentinas-record-breaking-2022-heatwave-made-60-times-more-likely-by-climate-change/

EU’s 2021 greenhouse emissions fell 22% from 2008 peak https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eus-2021-greenhouse-emissions-fell-22-2008-peak-2022-12-21/

COP27 Resilience Hub Synthesis Report https://cop-resilience-hub.org/cop27-synthesis-report/

Ten countries making progress in climate change in 2022 https://undp-climate.exposure.co/10-countries-making-progress-on-climate-action-in-2022

NSW to turbocharge transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/nsw-to-turbocharge-transition-to-net-zero-greenhouse-gas-emissions-20221222-p5c89b.html

What on Earth is a polar vortex? And what’s global warming got to do with it? https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/12/what-on-earth-is-a-polar-vortex-and-whats-global-warming-got-to-do-with-it/

Disaster risk reduction

Use of Hydrological Models in Global Stochastic Flood Modeling https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022WR032743

The UK Government Resilience Framework https://www.gov.uk//government/publications/the-uk-government-resilience-framework

Building climate resilience requires a whole-of-government approach. Here’s how Louisiana is making it happen https://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2022/12/01/climate-resilience-whole-of-government-approach-louisiana/

DynQual v1.0: A high-resolution global surface water quality model https://gmd.copernicus.org/preprints/gmd-2022-222/

The Controversial Plan to Unleash the Mississippi https://hakaimagazine.com/features/the-controversial-plan-to-unleash-the-mississippi/

Sizing up Mauna Loa’s Lava Flows https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/150736/sizing-up-mauna-loas-lava-flows

Study shows how machine learning could predict rare disastrous events, like earthquakes or pandemics https://www.brown.edu/news/2022-12-19/extreme-events

Groundwater Replenishes Much Faster Than Scientists Previously Thought https://eos.org/research-spotlights/groundwater-replenishes-much-faster-than-scientists-previously-thought

A comprehensive review of tsunami and palaeotsunami research in Chile https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825222003579

American Flood Coalition Celebrates Final Passage of the FLOODS and PRECIP Acts https://floodcoalition.org/press/floods-and-precip-acts-press-release/

Canada Wildfire Bulletin https://www.canadawildfire.org/so/03OKhRQ_h

2022’s US climate disasters, from storms and floods to heat waves and droughts https://theconversation.com/2022s-us-climate-disasters-from-storms-and-floods-to-heat-waves-and-droughts-196713

NSW facing decade-high bushfire risk https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw-facing-decade-high-bushfire-232940617.html

Dam Floods, Failures and Disasters in 2022 https://sandrp.in/2022/12/17/dam-floods-failures-and-disasters-in-2022/

This review assesses the effectiveness of preparedness activities and the response to the South East Queensland rainfall and flooding event of February-March 2022 https://www.igem.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/2022-10/PROTECTED%20SEQ%20Rainfall%20and%20Flooding%20Reviewreduced_0.pdf

New Tectonic Plate Model Could Improve Earthquake Risk Assessment https://eos.org/research-spotlights/new-tectonic-plate-model-could-improve-earthquake-risk-assessment

The benefits of collaboration in pursuit of flood resilience https://floodresilience.net/blogs/flood-resilience-collaboration-benefits/

 Emergency management

‘A big rejigging of the system’: the NSW communities dealing with the ‘slow torture’ of inundated land https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/dec/10/a-big-rejigging-of-the-system-the-nsw-communities-dealing-with-the-slow-torture-of-inundated-land

Blue-green algae behind bad smell at Lake Bonney after levee cuts it from River Murray https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-20/algae-bloom-appears-at-lake-bonney-during-flooding-emergency/101790824

Lismore’s flood-affected doctors plead for government support 10 months after disaster https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-19/doctors-lismore-floods-health-services-lack-government-support/101787126

After Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans fled to Florida. Then Ian happened https://grist.org/cities/after-hurricane-maria-many-puerto-ricans-fled-to-florida-then-ian-happened/

Accurate water sources for aerial firefighters https://www.naturalhazards.com.au/news-and-events/news-and-views/accurate-water-sources-aerial-firefighters

Connecticut used disaster aid to rebuild million-dollar homes https://subscriber.politicopro.com/article/eenews/2022/12/21/investigation-connecticut-used-disaster-aid-to-rebuild-million-dollar-homes-ee-00074134

Riverland family waits out flooding, protected by makeshift levee around Gurra Gurra home https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-22/great-wall-of-gurra-gurra-protecting-riverland-family-from-flood/101798994

Rescuers keep stranded kangaroos alive months after Moama flood https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-20/rescuers-keep-kangaroo-mob-stranded-in-floodwater-moama-alive/101770060

Phoenix rises to keep Western Australians safe https://nema.gov.au/about-us/media-centre/phoenix-aircraft-221222

 Disaster education, communications and engagement

Resources for Reducing Risk, Building Resilience https://www.usgs.gov/science/science-explorer/natural-hazards/reduce-risk-building-resilience

Mauna Loa eruption in Hawaii: How to stay safe while visiting volcanoes https://theconversation.com/mauna-loa-eruption-in-hawaii-how-to-stay-safe-while-visiting-volcanoes-196636

NJ Homebuyers, Renters Deserve To Know About Flood Risks, Senator Says https://patch.com/new-jersey/montclair/nj-homebuyers-renters-deserve-know-flood-risks-senator-says

Twitter changed science — what happens now it’s in turmoil? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-04506-6

From ShakeAlert to smartphones: Earthquake Early Warning now and beyond https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/earthquake-early-warning-google-myshake-shakealert-update-14780/

Psychology and disasters

Disaster fatigue: how nine floods in six months have taken a toll on a NSW farming community https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/27/disaster-fatigue-how-nine-floods-in-six-months-have-taken-a-toll-on-a-nsw-farming-community

‘This might be my last day’: surviving the wall of water that hit Eugowra https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/dec/21/this-might-be-my-last-day-surviving-the-wall-of-water-that-hit-eugowra

Best Behavior and Environment Studies of 2022 https://rare.org/blog/best-behavior-and-environment-studies-of-2022/

Sociology and disasters

Implications of anomalous relative sea-level rise for the peopling of Remote Oceania https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2210863119

Precipitation anomalies induced by climate change widen inequality by harming the poorest https://new.cepr.org/voxeu/columns/precipitation-anomalies-induced-climate-change-widen-inequality-harming-poorest

How does climate change shape inequality, poverty and economic opportunity? https://www.economicsobservatory.com/how-does-climate-change-shape-inequality-poverty-and-economic-opportunity

Today in disaster resilience (9 December 2022)

Please find below a list of links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

More than 600 aftershocks following M5.6 earthquake beneath Lake Taupō, New Zealand https://watchers.news/2022/12/07/more-than-600-aftershocks-following-m5-6-earthquake-beneath-lake-taupo-new-zeland/

Landslide buries bus in Colombia, leaving at least 34 people dead https://watchers.news/2022/12/05/landslide-buries-bus-in-colombia-leaving-at-least-12-people-dead/

Flash flood hits Johannesburg, leaving 14 people dead and 3 missing, South Africa https://watchers.news/2022/12/05/flash-flood-hits-johannesburg-leaving-14-people-dead-and-3-missing-south-africa/

Peru – Flood Destroy Homes and Bridges in Ucayali Department https://floodlist.com/america/peru-ucayali-floods-december-2022

Chad – Médecins Sans Frontières Launches Emergency Response for Flood Victims in “Dire Situation” https://floodlist.com/africa/chad-floods-msf-emergency-response

Vietnam – Deadly Floods in North Central Coast Region https://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-north-central-december-2022

Brazil – Thousands Displaced, 10 Dead After Rain, Floods and Landslides in 5 States https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-espiritosanto-santacatarinaparana-riodejaneiro-bahia-december-2022

Italy – Dozens Rescued From Flooding in South https://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-calabria-sicily-december-2022

River Murray flows to reach 220 gigalitres a day by the end of the year https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-08/riverland-flows-to-reach-220-gigalitres/101746736

Severe flash floods hit Lisbon, Portugal https://watchers.news/2022/12/08/severe-flash-floods-hit-lisbon-portugal/

Very large tornado hits Ras Laffan, Qatar https://watchers.news/2022/12/08/very-large-tornado-hits-ras-laffan-qatar/

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Dec 2022: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/198591/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-7-Dec-2022-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Reventad.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Ten step guide to climate action based on scientific data https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/resources/climate-change-in-data

Losses from climate change: €145 billion in a decade https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/-/ddn-20221024-1

 Europe’s water crisis is much worse than we thought https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/europes-water-crisis-drought-worse-grace

Australia needs ‘wartime mobilisation’ response to climate crisis, security leaders say https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/dec/08/australia-needs-wartime-mobilisation-response-to-climate-crisis-security-leaders-say

How to Move a Village. Or 40. https://hakaimagazine.com/features/how-to-move-a-village-or-40/

Country towns at ‘greater risk’ of running dry when drought returns despite recent floods https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-08/flooded-rural-towns-at-risk-of-running-dry-when-drought-returns/101644790

Disaster risk reduction

Storm sequence chronology and initial profile morphology controls on beach erosion https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141118722003601

Indigenous fire management and cross-scale fire-climate relationships in the Southwest United States from 1500 to 1900 CE https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abq3221

Grey to Green: Sheffield’s transformational flood defence scheme https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/buildings/grey-to-green-sheffields-transformational-flood-defence-scheme

Studies show prescribed burns are key to forest resiliency https://www.ijpr.org/wildfire/2022-11-29/studies-show-prescribed-burns-are-key-to-forest-resiliency

Queensland’s dam upgrade bill to pour pressure on state budget https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/queensland/queensland-s-dam-upgrade-bill-to-pour-pressure-on-state-budget-20221207-p5c4j6.html

Machine Learning Model Doubles Accuracy of Global Landslide ‘Nowcasts’ https://www.nasa.gov/feature/esnt/2021/machine-learning-model-doubles-accuracy-of-global-landslide-nowcasts

HydroSat: geometric quantities of the global water cycle from geodetic satellites https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/14/2463/2022/

Urbanized landslides https://www.nature.com/ngeo/volumes/15/issues/12

5 Sustainable Forest Management Strategies for Wildfire Prevention https://earth.org/wildfire-prevention/

Increased Flood Risk Threatens California’s Airports https://floodlist.com/america/usa/flood-risk-california-airports

Scientists Develop Low-Cost Sensors for River Levels https://floodlist.com/forecasting-warning-systems/low-cost-sensors-river-levels

The Southern Hemisphere is stormier than the Northern, and we finally know why https://news.uchicago.edu/story/southern-hemisphere-stormier-northern-and-we-finally-know-why

Enhancing Earthquake Detection from Orbit https://eos.org/research-spotlights/enhancing-earthquake-detection-from-orbit

Latest study on Bradfield scheme in Queensland again concludes proposal doesn’t hold water https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/dec/08/latest-study-on-bradfield-scheme-in-queensland-again-concludes-proposal-doesnt-hold-water

Spatial and temporal variability of shorefaces: A morpho-hydrodynamic controlled system https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0272771422004206

Queensland Scientists Develop Satellites and Radar Techniques for Faster Flood Mapping https://floodlist.com/australia/satellites-radar-flood-mapping

 Emergency management

Murray River towns could see brown tap water for months in wake of floods https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/07/murray-river-towns-could-see-brown-tap-water-for-months-in-wake-of-floods

Aerial images used to map lava from Mauna Loa eruption in Hawaii https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-07/aerial-images-map-lava-mauna-loa-eruption-hawaii/101742310

Moulamein farmers swap harvesters for excavators to maintain levees against highest flood in memory https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-27/moulamein-farmers-levee-banks-november-floods-record/101698766

In Indonesia, a deadly inland earthquake exposes urgent preparedness gaps https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2022/12/05/Indonesia-earthquake-Cianjar-awareness-prepare

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Great photojournalism article on the recent Eugowra floods in NSW https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-06/how-an-extreme-flash-flood-destroyed-eugowra/101711140

The tale of tornado tales https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FkSx7CbwsboP9j1fu5-7EwDDARdm-YpnOZ94eVKIoe8/edit#slide=id.g18001b25d8e_3_91

Psychology and disasters

Effect of individual characteristics, risk perception, self-efficacy and social support on willingness to relocate due to floods and landslides https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05731-y

Sociology and disasters

Can social infrastructure mitigate the impact of massive hazards? https://www.qeios.com/read/3S13KI

Public satisfaction with the government’s disaster response during Typhoon Odette (Rai) https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420922007026

Today in disaster resilience 2 December 2022

Please find below links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Landslide kills 14 attending funeral in Cameroon, regional governor says https://news.sky.com/story/landslide-kills-14-attending-funeral-in-cameroon-regional-governor-says-12756866

Italy – 2 Dead, Several Feared Missing in Landslides and Floods on the Island of Ischia https://floodlist.com/europe/italy-landslide-flood-ischia-november-2022

Increased eruptive activity at Cotopaxi – one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes, Ecuador https://watchers.news/2022/11/28/increased-eruptive-activity-at-cotopaxi-one-of-the-worlds-most-dangerous-volcanoes-ecuador/

Eruption begins at Mauna Loa volcano after 38 years of quiescence – Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Hawai’I https://watchers.news/2022/11/28/eruption-begins-at-mauna-loa-volcano-after-38-years-of-quiescence-aviation-color-code-raised-to-red-hawaii/

Cameroon – Deadly Landslide in Yaoundé https://floodlist.com/africa/cameroon-landslide-yaounde-november-2022

Current volcanic eruptions https://volcano.si.edu/gvp_currenteruptions.cfm

In Pictures: Mauna Loa erupts https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-63820551

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Nov 2022: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/198014/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-Nov-2022-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Dukono-Reventa.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Greta Thunberg and more than 600 youths are taking Sweden to court. Here’s whyhttps://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/headed-for-a-catastrophe-greta-thunberg-more-than-600-youths-sue-sweden-for-climate-inaction/qmq64bv2j

Climate concern the main reason voters swung to independents at federal election, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/28/climate-concern-the-main-reason-voters-swung-to-independents-at-federal-election-study-finds

Rising Sea Levels Besieging Africa’s Booming Coastal Cities https://africacenter.org/spotlight/rising-sea-levels-besieging-africas-booming-coastal-cities-lagos-dakar-alexandria-maputo-nile/

Unmasking the Effects of Aerosols on Greenhouse Warming Over Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021JD035889

Climate Change Impacts in Latin America https://www.wwfca.org/en/our_work/climate_change_and_energy/climate_change_impacts_la/

Climate change, driven by the burning of coal, oil and gas, was a major factor in the Great Deluge https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/the-great-deluge-australias-new-era-of-unnatural-disasters/

Floods differ in a warmer future https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01541-z

Reconciling disagreement on global river flood changes in a warming climate https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01539-7

As strong winds and torrential rains inundate Australia’s south-eastern coast, new research suggests that high intensity bushfires might not be too far behind, with their dual effects extending damage zones and encroaching on previously low-risk residential areas https://www.unisa.edu.au/media-centre/Releases/2022/when-cyclones-and-fires-collide/

Many forests will become highly flammable for at least 30 extra days per year unless we cut emissions, research finds https://theconversation.com/many-forests-will-become-highly-flammable-for-at-least-30-extra-days-per-year-unless-we-cut-emissions-research-finds-195546

Future multivariate weather generation by combining Bartlett-Lewis and vine copula models https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/UWNYCBFCN8REQ3UKECPI/full

NASA Study: Rising Sea Level Could Exceed Estimates for U.S. Coasts https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasa-study-rising-sea-level-could-exceed-estimates-for-us-coasts

How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits https://e360.yale.edu/features/climate-lawsuits-oil-industry-research

Triple-Dip La Niña persists, prolonging drought and flooding https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/triple-dip-la-ni%C3%B1a-persists-prolonging-drought-and-flooding

Will Summer 2022-23 Result in a Season of Tropical Cyclones and Floods for Australia? https://www.rms.com/blog/2022/11/24/will-summer-2022-23-result-in-a-season-of-tropical-cyclones-and-floods-for-australia

Disaster risk reduction

Effective disaster risk reduction requires the consideration of not just what has occurred but of what could occur https://www.preventionweb.net/understanding-disaster-risk/component-risk/hazard

Benefits of subsidence control for coastal flooding in China https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-34525-w

ACSC releases guide to safe smart cities https://www.governmentnews.com.au/acsc-releases-guide-to-safe-smart-cities/

Dream Homes and Disasters: Is the Government Ready to Confront Climate Risk? https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/11/25/fema-climate-risk-homes-00065305

Conservation efforts may have worsened catastrophic bushfires in south-east Australia, study finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-26/conservation-laws-may-worsen-bushfire-gippsland-study-finds/101697990

Seasonal Bushfire Outlook Summer 2022: Australia’s national picture of fire potential https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/seasonal-bushfire-outlook-summer-2022-australia-s-national-picture-of-fire-potential

Seismogenic Fault Reactivation in Western Central Africa: Insights From Regional Stress Analysis https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022GC010377

Spotlight on illegal buildings as Ischia death toll now at 8 https://apnews.com/article/europe-naples-natural-disasters-climate-and-environment-d9f17dded4c4fd3f3d82ee3a4563416e

Amid rising climate change disaster risks, EU-UN initiative helps the African, the Caribbean and Pacific countries better prevent and recover from disasters https://www.undp.org/european-union/news/amid-rising-climate-change-disaster-risks-eu-un-initiative-helps-african-caribbean-and-pacific-countries-better-prevent-and

Lack of investment could leave 600,000 English properties at risk of flooding https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/29/lack-of-investment-could-leave-600000-english-properties-at-risk-of-flooding

We’re decoding ancient hurricanes’ traces on the sea floor – and evidence from millennia of Atlantic storms is not good news for the coast https://theconversation.com/were-decoding-ancient-hurricanes-traces-on-the-sea-floor-and-evidence-from-millennia-of-atlantic-storms-is-not-good-news-for-the-coast-186899

5 facts on reducing disaster risk regarding Haiti earthquakes https://ehs.unu.edu/news/news/5-facts-on-reducing-disaster-risk-regarding-haiti-earthquakes.html

Disasters : Deconstructed Season 7 Episode 4 – LIVE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqK_YuLdoBw

New Risk Information Exchange already reaching 52 countries https://www.undrr.org/news/new-risk-information-exchange-already-reaching-52-countries

Implementation of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Getting Underway https://www.floods.org/news-views/policy-matters/implementation-of-the-federal-flood-risk-management-standard-getting-underway/

Even weak tropical cyclones have grown more intense worldwide – we tracked 30 years of them using currents https://theconversation.com/even-weak-tropical-cyclones-have-grown-more-intense-worldwide-we-tracked-30-years-of-them-using-currents-194891

Coastal property prices and climate risks are both soaring. We must pull our heads out of the sand https://theconversation.com/coastal-property-prices-and-climate-risks-are-both-soaring-we-must-pull-our-heads-out-of-the-sand-195357

Satellite observations have revealed that weak seismic ground shaking can trigger powerful landslide acceleration – even several years after a significant earthquake https://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/articles/latest/2022/11/landsliderisk/

Where Mauna Loa’s lava is coming from – and why Hawaii’s volcanoes are different from most https://theconversation.com/where-mauna-loas-lava-is-coming-from-and-why-hawaiis-volcanoes-are-different-from-most-195633

More nations can be better prepared for drought as IWMI takes its space-based monitoring tool online https://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/2022/11/more-nations-can-be-better-prepared-for-drought-as-iwmi-takes-its-space-based-monitoring-tool-online/

Emergency management

Fauci: Americans shouldn’t feel we’re completely ‘done’ with COVID https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3751772-fauci-americans-shouldnt-feel-were-completely-done-with-covid/

We’re nowhere near prepared for next climate disasters https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/we-re-nowhere-near-prepared-for-next-climate-disasters-20221127-p5c1k2.html

Universal flu vaccine could counter future pandemic https://www.bbc.com/news/health-63744643

Regional town cut off until Christmas as NSW flood crisis enters 75th day https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/28/regional-town-cut-off-until-christmas-as-nsw-flood-crisis-enters-75th-day

Did flood or storm ruin Eugowra’s homes? Thousands of dollars rest on the answer https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/did-flood-or-storm-ruin-eugowra-s-homes-thousands-of-dollars-rest-on-the-answer-20221125-p5c1cq.html

Even without a mandate, masks are the norm in Mexico City https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2022/11/25/masks-mexico-city

Lava from Hawaii volcano lights night sky amid warnings https://phys.org/news/2022-11-lava-hawaii-volcano-night-sky.html

More deaths among vaccinated Americans not a reason to avoid vaccines, experts say https://www.politifact.com/article/2022/nov/30/more-deaths-among-vaccinated-americans-not-reason/

As flood waters surge into South Australia, ecologists say locals should give fleeing snakes a wide berth https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/30/theyll-swim-theyll-climb-trees-experts-hissue-warning-over-snakes-on-the-flood-plains

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Exploring TikTok as a promising platform for geoscience communication https://gc.copernicus.org/articles/5/363/2022/

The Floods in South-East Australia by Chloe Hooper https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2022/november/the-floods-in-south-east-australia

Stronger together: inter-community collaboration enhancing resilience in Mexico https://floodresilience.net/blogs/community-collaboration-mexico/

Want to help report on coastal flooding and storm damage? Here’s how you can get involved https://www.silive.com/news/2022/11/want-to-help-report-on-coastal-flooding-and-storm-damage-heres-how-you-can-get-involved.html

There were more than 38,000 entries in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award — these ones were shortlisted https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-01/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2022-peoples-choice-award/101721006

Counteracting wildfire misinformation https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/fee.2553

coastTrain: A Global Reference Library for Coastal Ecosystems https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/14/22/5766

Disaster simulation exercise https://www.preventionweb.net/news/three-day-simulation-exercise-test-readiness-and-resistance-local-communities-disasters-was

Psychology and disasters

Evacuation action during torrential rain considering situation awareness error using protection motivation theory https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922005623

Time spent on rivers, coasts or lakes in childhood may be linked to subjective well-being as an adult, study finds https://www.psypost.org/2022/12/time-spent-on-rivers-coasts-or-lakes-in-childhood-may-be-linked-to-subjective-well-being-as-an-adult-study-finds-64424

Sociology and disasters

After the floods comes famine https://thenationonlineng.net/after-the-floods-comes-famine/

Today in disaster resilience (25 November 2022)

Please find below links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

UK – One Missing After Flash Floods in Scotland, 140mm of Rain in 48 Hours https://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/floods-scotland-november-2022

Venezuela – 4 Fatalities After Floods in Táchira and Mérida https://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-tachira-merida-november-2022

Major flood emergency declared in the Riverland as floodwaters continue to rise https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-21/sa-goverment-declares-major-emergency-in-the-riverland/101679608

Indonesia: Java quake kills 162 and injures hundreds https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-63700629

Rwanda and DRC – Over 40 Killed in Floods and Landslides https://floodlist.com/africa/rwanda-democraticrepubliccongo-floods-november-2022

Albania – 2 Missing, Several Evacuated After Floods in Shkodra and Lezha https://floodlist.com/europe/albania-floods-november-2022

Euabalong residents to be flown out of town, Moulamein residents isolated https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-23/dozens-of-nsw-flood-warnings-remain-moulamein-condobolin/101686292

45 people injured during severe shaking caused by M6.1 earthquake in western Turkey https://watchers.news/2022/11/23/45-people-injured-during-severe-shaking-caused-by-m6-1-earthquake-in-western-turkey/

50 homes damaged after strong tornado hits Marpingen, Germany https://watchers.news/2022/11/22/50-homes-damaged-after-strong-tornado-hits-marpingen-germany/

Widespread power outages after very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hit Solomon Islands https://watchers.news/2022/11/22/widespread-power-outages-after-very-strong-and-shallow-m7-0-earthquake-hit-solomon-islands/

Italy – Floods and Storm Surge Prompt Rescues and Evacuations https://floodlist.com/europe/italy-storm-denise-floods-november-2022

Panama – Deadly Landslide in Colón, Floods Damage Homes in Los Santos and Herrera https://floodlist.com/america/panama-floods-landslides-november-2022

Record-breaking rains cause devastating flash floods in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia https://watchers.news/2022/11/24/record-breaking-rains-cause-devastating-flash-floods-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia/

South Australia floods could be worst since 1970s as Murray River to peak twice in December https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/24/south-australia-floods-could-be-worst-since-1970s-as-murray-river-peaks-twice-in-december

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Nov 2022: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/197570/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Nov-2022-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sangay-Nevado-de.html

Portugal – 2 Dead After Heavy Rains Trigger Landslide in Esposende https://floodlist.com/europe/portugal-landslide-esposende-november-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

This platform displays census-tract level surface urban heat island (SUHI) intensities (daytime and nighttime estimates for summer, winter, and the whole year) for US urbanized areas https://datadrivenlab.users.earthengine.app/view/usuhiapp

Cop27 is a chance to go further and faster with renewable energy https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/10/31/cop27-is-a-chance-to-go-further-and-faster-with-renewable-energy/

‘We can do the impossible’: how key players reacted to end of Cop27 climate summit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/20/we-can-do-the-impossible-how-key-players-reacted-to-end-of-cop27-climate-summit

A deal on loss and damage, but a blow to 1.5C – what will be Cop27’s legacy? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/20/deal-on-loss-and-damage-fund-at-cop27-marks-climbdown-by-rich-countries

‘No safe place’: Kiribati seeks donors to raise islands from encroaching seas https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/18/cop27-kiribati-donors-raise-islands-sea-level-rise

Climate change exacerbated heavy rainfall leading to large scale flooding in highly vulnerable communities in West Africa https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/climate-change-exacerbated-heavy-rainfall-leading-to-large-scale-flooding-in-highly-vulnerable-communities-in-west-africa/

The cryosphere raises a “red flag” https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/cryosphere-raises-%E2%80%9Cred-flag%E2%80%9D

Sea level rise to dramatically speed up erosion of rock coastlines by 2100 https://phys.org/news/2022-11-sea-erosion-coastlines.html

COP27 Summit Yields ‘Historic Win’ for Climate Reparations but Falls Short on Emissions Reductions https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cop27-summit-yields-historic-win-for-climate-reparations-but-falls-short-on-emissions-reductions/

Arctic carbon conveyor belt discovered https://phys.org/news/2022-11-arctic-carbon-conveyor-belt.html

Warming seasons! https://www.click2houston.com/weather/2022/11/18/warming-seasons/

State of the Climate 2022 Report: Australia is projected to experience continued increase in air temperatures, more heat extremes and short-duration heavy-rainfall events http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

State of the climate: what Australians need to know about major new report https://theconversation.com/state-of-the-climate-what-australians-need-to-know-about-major-new-report-195136

Large parts of Europe are warming twice as fast as the planet on average https://www.su.se/english/news/large-parts-of-europe-are-warming-twice-as-fast-as-the-planet-on-average-1.636252

A climate scientist’s personal reckoninghttps://thebulletin.org/2022/11/a-climate-scientists-personal-reckoning

Ministers from 40+ countries join forces for the 2022 Climate and Clean Air Ministerial https://nnn.ng/ministers-from-40-countries-join-forces-for-the-2022-climate-and-clean-air-ministerial/

Forest fire threatens global carbon sinks and population centres under rising atmospheric water demand https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-34966-3

Climate change is costing trillions — and low-income countries are paying the price https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-03573-z

2021 North American heatwave amplified by climate change-driven nonlinear interactions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01520-4

COP27: Africa took climate action into own hands, Asia must too https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/11/24/cop27-africa-took-climate-action-into-own-hands-asia-must-too

Climate-fuelled disasters: warning people is good, but stopping the disaster is best. Here are 4 possible ways to do it https://theconversation.com/climate-fuelled-disasters-warning-people-is-good-but-stopping-the-disaster-is-best-here-are-4-possible-ways-to-do-it-194916

Disaster risk reduction

Earthquake early warning in countries where damaging earthquakes only occur every 50 to 150 years – The societal perspective https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922006604

As New South Wales reels, many are asking why it’s flooding in places where it’s never flooded before https://theconversation.com/as-new-south-wales-reels-many-are-asking-why-its-flooding-in-places-where-its-never-flooded-before-190912

Heatwave emergency warning system for Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-21/new-heatwave-emergency-warning-system-adopted-across-australia/101677702

Outdated Whatcom County flood maps pose problems https://www.cascadiadaily.com/news/2022/nov/18/outdated-fema-flood-maps-pose-problems-for-whatcom-county/

Tonga volcanic eruption reshaped Pacific seafloor https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63678177

‘Like a shotgun’: Tongan eruption is largest ever recorded https://phys.org/news/2022-11-shotgun-tongan-eruption-largest.html

Monitoring ‘frothy’ magma gases could help evade disaster https://phys.org/news/2022-11-frothy-magma-gases-evade-disaster.html

Detecting smaller earthquakes could improve forecasting of larger temblors https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/earthquake-hazard-in-oklahoma-highlighted-by-tiny-quakes-14638/

Flood risk management through a resilience lens https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00613-4

New research has found we are failing to take climate change into account when considering current and future rainfall extremes https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-19/climate-change-rainfall-extremes-probable-maximum-flood/101672120

Drivers and implications of the extreme 2022 wildfire season in Southwest Europe https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969722074204

Why are shallow earthquakes more destructive? The disaster in Java is a devastating example https://theconversation.com/why-are-shallow-earthquakes-more-destructive-the-disaster-in-java-is-a-devastating-example-195110

Exploring the deep: drones offer new ways to monitor sea floor https://www.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/news/4047/

Using satellites for faster flood information https://stories.uq.edu.au/news/2022/using-satellites-for-faster-flood-information/index.html

The Australian Parliament has passed amendments to ensure up to $200 million a year in disaster funding focuses solely on mitigating the impacts of disasters related to natural hazards https://nema.gov.au/about-us/media-centre/DRF-23Nov22

Glacial lake outburst flood hazard under current and future conditions: worst-case scenarios in a transboundary Himalayan basin https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/22/3765/2022/nhess-22-3765-2022.pdf

Machine Learning in Earthquake Seismology https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-earth-071822-100323

In cold, dry Mongolia floods are now common – with devastating urban impacts https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/climate/in-cold-dry-mongolia-floods-are-now-common-with-devastating-urban-impacts/

Low-cost sensor records the level of rivers: Measurement method developed at the University of Bonn could be suitable for flood warning systems https://www.uni-bonn.de/en/news/272-2022

Factors influencing flood damage mitigation among micro and small businesses in Kampala, Uganda https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922005349

Dreaming of beachfront real estate? Much of Florida’s coast is at risk of storm erosion that can cause homes to collapse, as Daytona just saw https://theconversation.com/dreaming-of-beachfront-real-estate-much-of-floridas-coast-is-at-risk-of-storm-erosion-that-can-cause-homes-to-collapse-as-daytona-just-saw-194492

Emergency management

First came the rain, now mosquitoes in plague numbers torment flood-hit areas https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/health/2022/11/18/mosquitoes-floods-nsw-vic/

Simulation Exercises (SIMEX) are used by emergency managers to take proactive measures in preparing for effective response https://www.preventionweb.net/conducting-simulation-exercises

The critical role of emergency operations centers in saving lives when disasters strike https://blogs.worldbank.org/latinamerica/critical-role-emergency-operations-centers-saving-lives-when-disasters-strike

So what has America learned since Hurricane Katrina? Study reveals only marginal improvements with respect to evacuation planning in America’s 50 largest cities https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/evacuation-planning-study

Many Still Without Housing After Montana’s June Floods https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/many-still-without-housing-after-montanas-june-floods

Promising universal flu vaccine could protect against 20 strains https://www.newscientist.com/article/2348576-promising-universal-flu-vaccine-could-protect-against-20-strains/

Over 20,000 died in western Europe’s summer heatwaves, figures show https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/24/over-20000-died-western-europe-heatwaves-figures-climate-crisis

Disaster education, communications and engagement

A Broken Twitter Means Broken Disaster Response https://gizmodo.com/twitter-broken-disaster-response-elon-musk-climate-1849802766

Beating the heat in South African cities: Lessons from a citizen science assessment https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/beating-heat-south-african-cities-lessons-citizen-science-assessment

Twitter Chaos Endangers Public Safety, Emergency Managers Warn https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/twitter-chaos-endangers-public-safety-emergency-managers-warn/

Implementing participatory nature-based solutions in the Global South https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frsc.2022.956534/full

Growing polarization around climate change on social media https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01527-x

Supporting flood-prone communities in Bangladesh with local Resilience Agents https://floodresilience.net/blogs/local-resilience-agents-bangladesh/

Psychology and disasters

A toolkit for understanding and addressing climate scepticism https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-022-01463-y

Have your flood story heard in online survey: Community experiences of the 2022 eastern Australia floods https://www.naturalhazards.com.au/news-and-events/news-and-views/have-your-flood-story-heard-online-survey

Sociology and disasters

Women and girls most vulnerable to climate change https://www.thedailystar.net/news/bangladesh/news/women-and-girls-most-vulnerable-climate-change-3167671

Today in disaster resilience (18 November 2022)

Please find below a list of links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Bio-Bio, Chile https://watchers.news/2022/11/13/shallow-m6-2-earthquake-hits-near-the-coast-of-bio-bio-chile/

Deep M7.0 earthquake hits Fiji region https://watchers.news/2022/11/12/deep-m7-0-earthquake-hits-fiji-region/

Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Tonga Islands region, Tsunami Advisory issued https://watchers.news/2022/11/11/very-strong-m7-1-earthquake-hits-tonga-islands-region-tsunami-advisory-in-effect/

USA – Storm Surge From Hurricane Nicole in Florida Causes Shoreline Buildings to Collapse https://floodlist.com/america/usa/florida-hurricane-nicole-november-2022

Molong among NSW towns isolated by floodwaters, flash flooding after widespread rainfall https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7980304/rising-waters-isolate-more-nsw-towns-as-flash-flooding-makes-evacuating-more-dangerous/

Thousands stranded in homes as flash flooding batters Central West NSW, Wyangala Dam spills at record rate https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-14/nsw-battered-by-flash-floods-molong-canowindra-central-west/101649204

Unusually large, 5-km-long landslide hits Colombia https://watchers.news/2022/11/14/unusually-large-5-km-long-landslide-hits-colombia/

Port aux Basques fights floods just weeks after devastation from post-tropical storm Fiona https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/post-tropical-storm-nicole-port-aux-basques-1.6650252

Colombia – Floods and Landslides Leave 2 Dead, 6 Missing https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-bogota-cundinamarca-november-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Global carbon emissions at record levels with no signs of shrinking, new data shows https://theconversation.com/global-carbon-emissions-at-record-levels-with-no-signs-of-shrinking-new-data-shows-humanity-has-a-monumental-task-ahead-193108

The challenges of climate change adaptation for displaced communities: The Bikini community on Kili and Ejit Islands https://www.researchgate.net/publication/365354523_The_challenges_of_climate_change_adaptation_for_displaced_communities_The_Bikini_community_on_Kili_and_Ejit_Islands

Handbook on Climate Change and Disasters https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-on-climate-change-and-disasters-9781800371606.html

UN to track greenhouse gas emitters with space data https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-12/un-to-seek-out-methane-emitters-with-data-from-space/101646276

Heatwaves, spread of infectious diseases due to climate change growing health threats to Europeans https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/heatwaves-spread-of-infectious-diseases

Scientists understood physics of climate change in the 1800s – thanks to a woman named Eunice Foote https://theconversation.com/scientists-understood-physics-of-climate-change-in-the-1800s-thanks-to-a-woman-named-eunice-foote-164687

What is climate change ‘Loss and Damage’? https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/explainers/what-is-climate-change-loss-and-damage/

Australia still trails most developed countries in climate performance ranking https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/14/australia-still-trails-most-developed-countries-in-climate-performance-ranking

Eight warmest years on record witness upsurge in climate change impacts https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/eight-warmest-years-record-witness-upsurge-climate-change-impacts

Economic losses from extreme weather rocket in Asia https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/economic-losses-from-extreme-weather-rocket-asia

Methane emissions from 15 meat and dairy companies rival those of the EU https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/15/methane-emissions-meat-dairy-companies

Disaster risk reduction

An Integrated Approach Toward Smart and Resilient Cities https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-16-8800-3_202-1

‘They’re coming back’: huge flows set to restore life to parched end of Murray-Darling system https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/14/theyre-coming-back-huge-flows-set-to-restore-life-to-parched-end-of-murray-darling-system

Could the magnitude of the 3/11 disaster have been reduced by ecological planning? A retrospective multi-hazard risk assessment through map overlay https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204622001906

Exploring disaster impacts on adaptation actions in 549 cities worldwide https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31059-z

Local floodplain home buyouts can inform federal plans https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2022/11/local-floodplain-home-buyouts-can-inform-federal-plans

New analysis of exactly how long extreme rainfall takes to drain from catchment to coast could lead to better identification of the coastal areas most likely to flood and provide timely flood-warnings in the future https://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/11/understanding-how-extreme-river-flows-and-sea-levels-could-provide-early-flood-warning

Global population hits 8 billion as growth poses more challenges for the planet https://edition.cnn.com/2022/11/15/world/global-population-8-billion-un-intl-hnk/index.html

This StoryMap shares a credible science-based hazard scenario developed by AF8 to help us plan and prepare for an Alpine Fault earthquake https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/424c14ec8d5a4c32829d21fde9244818

Drone footage shows Hurricane Nicole’s erosion on Florida east coast https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2022/11/14/drone-footage-shows-hurricane-nicoles-erosion-florida-east-coast/

The flood capacity of dams could be at greater risk of being exceeded, due to out-of-date modelling for potential maximum rainfall http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/dam-study-details-risk

Emergency management

Lismore divided as council rejects plan to build temporary homes for flood survivors https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/11/lismore-divided-as-council-rejects-plan-to-build-temporary-homes-for-flood-survivors

B.C. flood recovery tempered by fears of new climate disasters looming on horizon https://www.delta-optimist.com/national-news/bc-flood-recovery-tempered-by-fears-of-new-climate-disasters-looming-on-horizon-6098039

NSW flood disaster response declared largest ever, as international volunteers arrive to help https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-15/nsw-floods-forbes-evacuation-wyangala-dam-newell-highway/101653738

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Empowering communities to advocate for their own resilience https://www.i-s-e-t.org/_files/ugd/558f8a_f615def3128e4aea9b03390977542044.pdf

Using an inventory cluster approach for assessing bushfire preparedness and information needs in vulnerable communities https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05614-2

What To Do (And Not Do) During A Flood https://weather.com/safety/floods/news/2019-08-13-what-do-not-do-during-flood

Sociology and disasters

Trust but verify: Validating new measures for mapping social infrastructure in cities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/364038420_Trust_but_verify_Validating_new_measures_for_mapping_social_infrastructure_in_cities

You are now one of 8 billion humans alive today. Let’s talk overpopulation – and why low income countries aren’t the issue https://theconversation.com/you-are-now-one-of-8-billion-humans-alive-today-lets-talk-overpopulation-and-why-low-income-countries-arent-the-issue-190907

The harmful legacy of colonialism in natural hazard risk https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-34792-7

Today in disaster resilience (11 November 2022)

Please find below a list of links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Colombia declares rainfall disaster after highest rainfall in 40 years https://watchers.news/2022/11/05/colombia-declares-rainfall-disaster-after-highest-rainfall-in-40-years/

At least 1 dead as deadly tornadoes rip through Texas and Oklahoma https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/least-50-homes-destroyed-tornadoes-rip-texas-oklahoma-rcna55801

Second body found in central west NSW as large parts of the state experience near-record floods https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-06/dozens-rescued-as-flooding-in-forbes-nsw-nears-record-levels/101621032

Ethiopia – Over 180,000 Displaced by Floods in Gambella Region https://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-floods-gambella-october-2022

Forbes surveys damage from near-record flood as central west NSW towns brace for inundation https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-07/nsw-flood-forbes-damage-central-west-brace-more-water/101621588

Venezuela – Floods and Landslides in Anzoategui Leave 7 Dead, Dozens Displaced https://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-landslides-anzoategui-november-2022

Colombia – Hundreds of Homes Damaged After Floods and Landslides in Atlántico https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-landslides-atlantico-november-2022

Dominican Republic – Deadly Floods Hit Santo Domingo https://floodlist.com/america/dominican-republic-floods-november-2022

USA – 1 Dead, 2 Missing After Record Rain Triggers Floods in California https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-southern-california-november-2022

Hurricane Nicole hits Florida https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/11/hurricane-nicole-hits-florida/

Spring tracking to become the wettest on record for southeast Australia as wet weekend predicted https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-11/spring-tracking-to-become-the-wettest-on-record/101641378

Nicole forces 15 Daytona Beach Shores condo complexes to evacuate as storm threatens collapse https://www.clickorlando.com/weather/hurricane/2022/11/09/nicole-forces-12-daytona-beach-shores-condo-complexes-to-evacuate-as-storm-threatens-collapse/

Bahamas – Hurricane Nicole Triggers Coastal Flooding https://floodlist.com/america/bahamas-florida-hurricane-nicole-november-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Nov 2022: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Sangay, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/196490/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Nov-2022-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Sangay-Sakurajima.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A technologically advanced society is choosing to destroy itself. It’s both fascinating and horrifying to watch https://theconversation.com/a-technologically-advanced-society-is-choosing-to-destroy-itself-its-both-fascinating-and-horrifying-to-watch-192939

UN climate conference hoping to make promises reality — but expectations on COP27 are low https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-07/cop27-climate-change-conference-implementing-promises-made/101607018

New renewables record as UK wind generation blows past 20GW https://reneweconomy.com.au/new-renewables-record-as-uk-wind-generation-blows-past-20gw/

Iconic World Heritage glaciers to disappear by 2050, warns UNESCO https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/11/1130157

COP27 to discuss rich nations helping poor ones with climate-disaster damage and loss: ‘A reasonable sum is more than zero’ https://fortune.com/2022/11/06/cop27-agreement-discuss-rich-nations-funding-poor-ones-climate-disaster-damage-loss/

Temperatures in Europe increase more than twice global average https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/temperatures-europe-increase-more-twice-global-average

As climate crisis intensifies, adapting to its fallout is key https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/climate-crisis-intensifies-adapting-its-fallout-key

COP27 aims for ambitious, equitable global climate action https://www.climatecentral.org/climate-matters/global-cop27-local-impacts

State of the Global Climate in 2022 is produced on an annual basis, complementing the most recent long assessment cycle provided by the sixth IPCC Assessment Report https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/provisional-state-global-climate-2022

European Forest Fire report: Three of the worst fire seasons on record took place in the last six years https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_22_6465

Looking beyond glaciers to understand mountain water security https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-022-00996-4

The Lower Humidity of Urban Areas Moderates Outdoor Heat Stress https://eos.org/editor-highlights/the-lower-humidity-of-urban-areas-moderates-outdoor-heat-stress%ef%bf%bc

Early Warnings for All Action Plan unveiled at COP27 https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/early-warnings-all-action-plan-unveiled-cop27

Asia corporates turn to wind and solar deals as fossil fuel prices surge https://reneweconomy.com.au/asia-corporates-turn-to-wind-and-solar-deals-as-fossil-fuel-prices-surge/

Don’t get fossil fooled: EVs really are better for the climate https://thedriven.io/2022/11/09/dont-get-fossil-fooled-evs-really-are-better-for-the-climate/

ClimateBench v1.0: A Benchmark for Data-Driven Climate Projections https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021MS002954

Austria Joins Germany, Denmark, and Other Rich Nations Pledging Millions for Climate Damages https://e360.yale.edu/digest/austria-loss-and-damage-climate-change

When will a 2-metre rise in sea level occur, and how might we adapt? https://protect-slr.eu/policy-briefs/

Arsht-Rock Announces the Cool Capital Stack: A $750 million Investment Pipeline to Protect the World from Extreme Heat https://onebillionresilient.org/2022/11/09/arsht-rock-announces-cool-capital-stack/

After decades putting the brakes on global action, does Australia deserve to host UN climate talks with Pacific nations? https://theconversation.com/after-decades-putting-the-brakes-on-global-action-does-australia-deserve-to-host-un-climate-talks-with-pacific-nations-194055

World faces ‘terminal’ loss of Arctic sea ice during summers, report warns https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/07/melting-arctic-sea-ice-summer-report

Australia’s record on energy efficiency has been woeful for decades, but that could be about to change https://theconversation.com/australias-record-on-energy-efficiency-has-been-woeful-for-decades-but-that-could-be-about-to-change-193706

How to move a country: Fiji’s radical plan to escape rising sea levels https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/08/how-to-move-a-country-fiji-radical-plan-escape-rising-seas-climate-crisis

Disaster risk reduction

Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai eruption created the highest volcanic cloud ever recorded https://watchers.news/2022/11/06/hunga-tonga-hunga-ha%ca%bbapai-eruption-created-the-highest-volcanic-cloud-ever-recorded/

Deciphering human influence on annual maximum flood extent at the global level https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00598-0

A world with zero climate disasters needs early warnings for all https://www.undrr.org/news/world-zero-climate-disasters-needs-early-warnings-all

If an Ian slammed South Florida: Nine-foot coastal surge, flooding inland to Hialeah https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/environment/2022-11-05/if-ian-slammed-south-florida-nine-foot-coastal-surge-flooding-inland-to-hialeah

Open Earth Map https://open-earth-map.org/

Looking to the Sky for Better Tsunami Warnings https://eos.org/opinions/looking-to-the-sky-for-better-tsunami-warnings

Access NASA GES DISC Meteorological and Hydrological Data for Flood Analyses https://www.earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/webinars-and-tutorials/webinar-ges-disc-26-oct-2022

New Report Outlines A Major Initiative To Study Geologic Hazards Related To Subduction Zones https://carnegiescience.edu/news/new-report-outlines-major-initiative-study-geologic-hazards-related-subduction-zones

Journal of Disaster Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that publishes the work of disaster researchers around the world https://jds.pennpress.org/home/

Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines and Australia. What can we learn from the world’s devastating floods? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-09/global-floods-climate-change-extreme-weather-resilience-cop27/101601238

Localization of large intraplate earthquakes along faulted density-contrast boundaries: Insights from the 2017 Mw6.5 Botswana earthquake https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1464343X22003041

Floods can be a disaster for humans – but for nature, it’s boom time https://theconversation.com/floods-can-be-a-disaster-for-humans-but-for-nature-its-boom-time-192837

Tropical cyclones act as ‘massive heat pumps’ that fuel extreme heat https://news.arizona.edu/story/tropical-cyclones-act-massive-heat-pumps-fuel-extreme-heat

“Scrambling”: Logic of horizontal competition between local governments based on three cases of interprovincial disaster counterpart support https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2325426222000699

‘Rain bursts’ over Sydney have intensified 40% over last two decades, research finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/10/rain-bursts-over-sydney-have-intensified-40-over-last-two-decades-research-finds

Emergency management

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death in children and young people ages 0-19 years in the United States https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.05.23.22275458v4

Organizations aiding E Texas, SE Oklahoma tornado victims https://www.cenlanow.com/national/organizations-aiding-e-texas-se-oklahoma-tornado-victims/

Walgett Aboriginal community faces homelessness amid as village told to evacuate https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-08/dharriwaa-elders-in-walgett-face-homelessness-due-to-flooding/101625456

Creating a Wildland Firefighter Health and Wellbeing Program https://www.doi.gov/wildlandfire/creating-wildland-firefighter-health-and-wellbeing-program-meet-commander-kj-green

Mosquito-borne disease worry as floods puts country on high alert for new viruses https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-09/flood-new-mosquitoes-japanese-encephalitis/101630316

U.S. funds major expansion of Philippines’ multi-hazard risk and early warning system days ahead of Typhoon Nalgae’s destruction https://www.pdc.org/u-s-funds-major-expansion-of-philaware/

Flood-damaged NSW highways could be closed for months, as harvest trucks prepare to test fragile bitumen https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-10/nsw-flood-zone-damaged-highways-roads-closed-ahead-of-harvest/101639958

Over 27 million children at risk as devastating floods set records across the world https://www.unicef.org/pakistan/press-releases/over-27-million-children-risk-devastating-floods-set-records-across-world

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Mobilizing action to build resilience with gaming and social tech https://onebillionresilient.org/event/community-engagement-and-gaming-technologies/

In one state, every class teaches climate change — even P.E. https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/11/05/new-jersey-climate-change-education-schools/

The engagement of informal volunteers in disaster management in Europe https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S221242092200632X

Women leaders in DRR share tsunami stories https://www.preventionweb.net/blog/women-leaders-drr-share-tsunami-stories

Water in the Earth System http://www.bom.gov.au/research/workshop/2022/index.shtml

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) are collaborative, community-driven frameworks that outline local priorities for wildfire risk mitigation https://fireadapted.org/cwpp-database/

Society 5.0, Digital Transformation and Disasters https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-19-5646-1

Rolling the dice: Learning through games to make better decisions for resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/rolling-dice-learning-through-games-make-better-decisions-resilience

Psychology and disasters

What caused the Halloween crowd crush in South Korea https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/seoul-crowd-crush-death-trap-itaewon-halloween-how-it-happened-3036291

Climate change’s impact on mental health is overlooked and misunderstood – here’s what can be done https://theconversation.com/climate-changes-impact-on-mental-health-is-overlooked-and-misunderstood-heres-what-can-be-done-194128

Sociology and disasters

Climate change, health, and discrimination: action towards racial justice https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)02182-1/

Towards more inclusive disaster risk-management policies https://blogs.worldbank.org/governance/towards-more-inclusive-disaster-risk-management-policies

From pity to fear: security as a mechanism for (re)production of vulnerability https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.12568

Today in disaster resilience (7 October 2022)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Heavy rain hits flooded parts of central and western NSW https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-05/heavy-rain-hits-central-and-western-nsw-flood/101501432

Central African Republic – Floods in 12 Prefectures Leave Thousands Displaced, 11 Dead https://floodlist.com/africa/central-african-republic-floods-june-october-2022

USA – Hundreds Rescued From Floods in Florida After Hurricane Ian https://floodlist.com/america/usa/hurricane-ian-florida-september-2022-update

Sydney on track for record annual rainfall of 2.2 metres as eastern states brace for flooding https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/oct/05/sydneys-wettest-year-expected-as-inland-nsw-central-qld-and-parts-of-victoria-brace-for-flooding

Death toll from Hurricane Ian in U.S. exceeds 110, nearly 300,000 still without power https://english.news.cn/20221006/1cf09646cdcc457c8f9838d77c94599a/c.html

Thailand – Thousands Displaced by Floods as Rivers Rise https://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-october-2022

Ghana – Hundreds of Homes Flooded in Greater Accra Region After Weija Dam Releases https://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-accra-weija-dam-floods-october-2022

Nigeria – Floods in Kogi “Humanitarian Tragedy” Says Governor https://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-kogi-october-2022

Trinidad and Tobago – One Missing After Flash Floods https://floodlist.com/america/trinidad-floods-october-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Oct 2022: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Ibu, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/193455/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Oct-2022-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Ibu-Reventador-Sa.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Shifting ocean currents are pushing more and more heat into the Southern Hemisphere’s cooler waters https://theconversation.com/shifting-ocean-currents-are-pushing-more-and-more-heat-into-the-southern-hemispheres-cooler-waters-189122

Satellites Can Accurately Take Earth’s Temperature https://eos.org/research-spotlights/satellites-can-accurately-take-earths-temperature

Heat Action Platform https://onebillionresilient.org/heat-action-platform/

Chief Heat Officers Face Rising Temperatures — and Expectations https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-03/urban-heat-officers-fight-rising-temps-and-slow-bureaucracy

Megadroughts in the Common Era and the Anthropocene https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-022-00329-1

Stunning week of early coal closures opens path to 100 pct renewables https://reneweconomy.com.au/stunning-week-of-early-coal-closures-opens-path-to-100-pct-renewables/

Observations confirm model of sea-level change from Greenland melt https://discover.lanl.gov/news/0929-sea-level-change

Hurricane Ian: how climate change is making North Atlantic tropical storms worse https://theconversation.com/hurricane-ian-how-climate-change-is-making-north-atlantic-tropical-storms-worse-191547

Flooding ‘Calamity’ in Pakistan Prompts Call for Reparations https://www.theenergymix.com/2022/10/02/flooding-calamity-in-pakistan-prompts-call-for-reparations/

Ancient ice age valleys offer clues to future ice sheet change https://phys.org/news/2022-10-ancient-ice-age-valleys-clues.html

New oil and gas at odds with green goals https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63149957.amp

Solar and wind farms can hurt the environment. A new study offers solutions https://www.latimes.com/environment/newsletter/2022-10-06/solar-and-wind-farms-can-hurt-the-environment-a-new-study-offers-solutions-boiling-point

Megadroughts helped topple ancient empires. We’ve found their traces in Australia’s past, and expect more to come https://theconversation.com/megadroughts-helped-topple-ancient-empires-weve-found-their-traces-in-australias-past-and-expect-more-to-come-191770

US wind, solar tripled over the past decade: analysis https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/3675708-us-wind-solar-tripled-over-the-past-decade-analysis/

Northern Hemisphere’s extreme summer drought ‘virtually impossible’ without human-made climate change https://edition.cnn.com/2022/10/05/world/northern-hemisphere-drought-climate-intl/index.html

Seasonal land-ice-flow variability in the Antarctic Peninsula https://tc.copernicus.org/articles/16/3907/2022/

Climate simulation more realistic with Artificial Intelligence https://www.tum.de/en/news-and-events/all-news/press-releases/details/realistischere-klimasimulation-dank-kuenstlicher-intelligenz

Disaster risk reduction

Time-dependent decrease in fault strength in the 2011–2016 Ibaraki–Fukushima earthquake sequence https://academic.oup.com/gji/article/232/2/788/6710376

Raising Warragamba Dam wall could save thousands: NSW government modelling https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/raising-warragamba-dam-wall-could-save-thousands-nsw-government-modelling-20221004-p5bn6g.html

4 innovations that can be part of India and Bangladesh’s flood defences https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/climate/4-innovations-that-can-be-part-of-india-bangladeshs-flood-defences/

UTSA researchers bolstering historic properties along Gulf Coast to withstand hurricanes https://www.utsa.edu/today/2022/10/story/researchers-work-to-preserve-historic-buildings-on-coast.html

A New Study Finds U.S. Future Floods Becoming More Frequent, Wider Spread, Yet Less Seasonal https://ou.edu/research-norman/news-events/2022/a-new-study-finds-us-future-floods-becoming-more-frequent-wider-spread-yet-less-seasonal

Hurricane Ian: forecasting of the coastal storm surge https://www.cmcc.it/article/hurricane-ian-forecasting-of-the-coastal-storm-surge

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet declares raising Warragamba Dam wall a ‘critical’ project to fund https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-05/raising-warragamba-dam-wall-critical-perrottet-says/101502516

Warragamba Dam: what’s driving the NSW government’s bid to raise the wall? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/oct/06/warragamba-dam-whats-driving-the-nsw-governments-bid-to-raise-the-wall

An Integrated Framework for the Quantification of Road Network Seismic Vulnerability and Accessibility to Critical Services https://www.researchgate.net/publication/364104642_An_Integrated_Framework_for_the_Quantification_of_Road_Network_Seismic_Vulnerability_and_Accessibility_to_Critical_Services

Flood warnings have improved, but struggle to keep pace with a climate-wrecked environment https://www.crikey.com.au/2022/10/05/flood-warnings-take-action-extreme-weather/

Automatically detecting avalanches in satellite images https://www.slf.ch/en/news/2022/10/automatically-detecting-avalanches-in-satellite-images.html

Wildfire imagery reduces risk information-seeking among homeowners as property wildfire risk increases https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00505-7

Fighting wildfire with GPS data https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/news/2022/fighting-wildfire-with-gps-data.html

Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-19-4715-5

NSW government document changed to make impacts of raising Warragamba Dam wall ‘less definite’ https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/oct/07/nsw-government-document-changed-to-make-impacts-of-raising-warragamba-dam-wall-less-definite

Emergency management

More flooding on the way as BOM forecasts heavy rain from Northern Territory to Tasmania https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-04/more-flooding-bom-forecast-heavy-falls/101496026

Map of land flooded in Florida by Hurricane Ian https://gers.users.earthengine.app/view/nrt-conus

Ian is 6th-deadliest U.S. hurricane since 1980, and may be Florida’s deadliest since 1935 https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/10/deaths-from-ian-pass-100-91l-looms/

Is COVID-19 hurting your heart? A new study finds cardiac muscle damage in COVID patients https://www.salon.com/2022/10/03/is-19-hurting-our-hearts-a-new-study-finds-cardiac-muscle-damage-in-patients/

Global population skews male, but UN projects parity between sexes by 2050 https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/08/31/global-population-skews-male-but-un-projects-parity-between-sexes-by-2050/

Will there be a COVID winter wave? What scientists say https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-03157-x

Hurricane Ian flooded a hospital and forced evacuations from dozens of nursing homes – many health facilities face rising risks from severe storms https://theconversation.com/hurricane-ian-flooded-a-hospital-and-forced-evacuations-from-dozens-of-nursing-homes-many-health-facilities-face-rising-risks-from-severe-storms-191648

Hurricane Ian’s Aftermath: A Rising Death Toll and Questions About Preparedness https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/10/05/hurricane-ian-preparedness/

Was The Forecast For Hurricane Ian Bad? Depends On Your Perspective https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2022/10/03/was-the-forecast-for-hurricane-ian-baddepends-on-your-perspective/

Devastation in Pakistan: Deadly floods displace millions https://europe.mercycorps.org/en-gb/blog/pakistan-deadly-floods-displace-millions

Pakistani PM says he should not have to beg for help after catastrophic floods https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/06/pakistani-pm-says-he-should-not-have-to-beg-for-help-after-catastrophic-floods

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Life-Saving Landslide Risk Communication in Puerto Rico https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/life-saving-landslide-risk-communication-in-puerto-rico

Climate teachers: rural women in Uganda trained their village to resist floods https://www.oneearth.org/rural-women-in-uganda-trained-their-village-to-resist-floods/

Psychology and disasters

Hurricane Ian survivor in Naples: ‘We will never come back to Florida’ https://news.yahoo.com/hurricane-ian-survivor-naples-never-164612755.html

Agent-based models of human response to natural hazards: systematic review of tsunami evacuation https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05643-x

COVID has taken a greater toll on mental health among people from ethnic minorities – sadly this is no surprise https://theconversation.com/covid-has-taken-a-greater-toll-on-mental-health-among-people-from-ethnic-minorities-sadly-this-is-no-surprise-188679

Sociology and disasters

Mountain Resilience: A Systematic Literature Review and Paths to the Future https://bioone.org/journals/mountain-research-and-development/volume-42/issue-2/MRD-JOURNAL-D-21-00044.1/Mountain-Resilience–A-Systematic-Literature-Review-and-Paths-to/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-21-00044.1.full

How Hurricane Ian and other disasters are becoming a growing source of inequality – even among the middle class https://theconversation.com/how-hurricane-ian-and-other-disasters-are-becoming-a-growing-source-of-inequality-even-among-the-middle-class-191637

Today in disaster resilience (30 September 2022)

Please find below links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Atlantic Canada recovering from storm Fiona’s path of destruction https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/atlantic-canada-recovering-from-storm-fiona-s-path-of-destruction-1.6595136

Typhoon Noru hits Philippines, thousands evacuated as fierce rains and wind batter region https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-26/powerful-typhoon-noru-hits-philippines-as-thousands-evacuated/101472806

Venezuela – Flash Floods in Táchira Leave 7 Dead, 3 Missing https://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-tachira-september-2022

Australia – Floods Turn Deadly in New South Wales https://floodlist.com/australia/floods-new-south-wales-september-2022

Typhoon Noru leaves 6 rescuers dead in the northern Philippines https://www.npr.org/2022/09/26/1125053969/typhoon-noru-leaves-5-rescuers-dead-in-the-northern-philippines

Canada – 1 Killed in Newfoundland as Storm Surge From Hurricane Fiona Sweeps Homes Into the Ocean https://floodlist.com/america/canada-newfoundland-hurricane-fiona-september-2022

Spain – 1 Killed in Murcia Flash Floods After 29mm of Rain in 10 Minutes https://floodlist.com/europe/spain-murcia-floods-september-2022

Ian is intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane before it hits Florida https://www.npr.org/2022/09/27/1125290464/hurricane-ian-cuba-florida-tampa-st-petersburg

Mali – Hundreds of Homes Destroyed by Floods in Mopti Region https://floodlist.com/africa/mali-floods-mopti-september-2022

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida as ‘dangerous’ category 4 storm – live https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2022/sep/28/hurricane-ian-florida-tracker-path-latest-updates

Category 4 Hurricane “Ian” makes landfall in southwestern Florida, U.S. https://watchers.news/2022/09/28/category-4-hurricane-ian-makes-landfall-in-southwestern-florida-u-s/

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Sep 2022: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Ibu, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/193002/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-29-Sep-2022-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Ibu-Reventador-Sang.html

Hurricane “Ian” – Major disaster declared, possibly the deadliest hurricane in Florida’s history https://watchers.news/2022/09/29/hurricane-ian-major-disaster-declared-possibly-the-deadliest-hurricane-in-floridas-history/

Residents search for missing people after Hurricane Ian rips through Florida’s Gulf Coast https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-30/hurricane-ian-tears-through-floridas-gulf-coast/101489064

Croatia – Deadly Flash Floods in Rijekahttps://floodlist.com/europe/croatia-floods-rijeka-september-2022

Cameroon – Floods Affect Almost 40,000 in Far North Region https://floodlist.com/africa/cameroon-floods-far-north-september-2022

USA – Hurricane Ian Causes Catastrophic Storm Surge Floods in Florida https://floodlist.com/america/usa/hurricane-ian-floods-florida-september-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Boston’s sea-level rise will require a ‘Big Dig level’ solution, city leaders say https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/09/23/business/big-dig-level-approach-billions-dollars-are-needed-address-sea-level-rise-city-leaders-say/

Afraid and anxious, young protesters demand climate action https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/afraid-and-anxious-young-protesters-demand-climate-action/x2w1r11ko

As seas rise, U.S. coastal landowners urged to let the water in https://news.trust.org/item/20220907081237-k5yud/

Queensland reaches 66 pct wind and solar for first time as it prepares massive green push https://reneweconomy.com.au/queensland-reaches-66-pct-wind-and-solar-for-first-time-as-it-prepares-massive-green-push/

Loss of Arctic Sea Ice to Give Rise to More Strong El Niños, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/arctic-sea-ice-el-nino

Surprise Hydrological Shifts Imperil Water Resources https://eos.org/research-spotlights/surprise-hydrological-shifts-imperil-water-resources

Australia has a golden opportunity to expand solar energy manufacturing https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/25/australia-has-a-golden-opportunity-to-expand-solar-energy-manufacturing

In the End, Climate Change Is the Only Story That Matters https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a41355745/hurricane-fiona-climate-change/

Assessment of hot weather seasonal temperatures over India using Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecasting System hindcasts https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.7866

America’s towns are not ready for climate catastrophes. Here’s how one is hanging on https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/the-flooding-of-everson-washington/index.html

South-east Asian coastal cities sinking fastest, could worsen impacts of sea level rise: Study https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/south-east-asian-coastal-cities-sinking-fastest-could-worsen-impacts-of-sea-level-rise-study

‘The climate crisis is now’: haunting video spotlights California wildfires https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/23/greta-thunberg-fridays-for-future-california-wildfires-video

Climate change already torments the poor. It will soon come for the rich https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-climate-change-already-torments-the-poor-it-will-soon-come-for-the-rich/article_87caecd2-bfb4-52f5-8000-ea1a7b4ded6b.html

Queensland plans to use 80 per cent renewable energy by 2035. How will it be achieved? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-28/qld-clean-energy-pumped-hydro-scheme-explained/101482948

Worse than 2003: Swiss glaciers are melting more than ever before https://scnat.ch/en/uuid/i/2e076759-0234-567e-9bfb-2cdfebd6ff34-Worse_than_2003_Swiss_glaciers_are_melting_more_than_ever_before

Impacts of Extreme Heat on Global Cities https://onebillionresilient.org/hot-cities-chilled-economies/

Extreme heat report on Sydney https://onebillionresilient.org/hot-cities-chilled-economies-sydney/

Hurricane Ian is going to flood out Florida — and this is a constant climate change problem https://www.salon.com/2022/09/28/hurricane-ian-is-going-to-flood-out-florida–and-this-is-a-constant-climate-change-problem/

Heat deaths, scorched trees and civil unrest: life on the climate frontline in 2022 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/29/heat-deaths-scorched-trees-and-civil-unrest-life-on-the-climate-frontline-in-2022

Canada’s economy already hurt by climate change, households hit hardest https://climateinstitute.ca/news/canadas-economy-already-hurt-by-climate-change-households-hit-hardest/

Disaster risk reduction

The Disaster Bills Coming Due https://www.rand.org/blog/2022/09/the-disaster-bills-coming-due.html

We can use drones to get inside and learn more about active, gassy volcanoes https://theconversation.com/we-can-use-drones-to-get-inside-and-learn-more-about-active-gassy-volcanoes-189524

What do you mean, ‘megafire’? https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/geb.13499

Canada wildfire https://www.canadawildfire.org/about1

The world’s five most dangerous volcanoes https://www.universal-sci.com/headlines/2017/4/14/the-worlds-five-deadliest-volcanoes-and-why-theyre-so-dangerous

Valuing Human Impact of Natural Disasters: A Review of Methods https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/18/11486

Deepest Scientific Ocean Drilling Sheds Light on Japan’s Next Great Earthquake https://news.utexas.edu/2022/09/22/deepest-scientific-ocean-drilling-sheds-light-on-japans-next-great-earthquake/

Researchers modeled and mapped how eight key aspects of human societies affect hydrological cycles https://eos.org/research-spotlights/how-were-reshaping-global-water-storage

Why Do Some Post-Tropical Cyclones Impact Europe? https://journals.ametsoc.org/view/journals/mwre/150/10/MWR-D-22-0111.1.xml

City seeks quality of life in the face of flood risk https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/2022/09/26/city-seeks-quality-life-face-flood-risk

Seismic Sources in the Aleutian Cradle of Tsunamis https://eos.org/features/seismic-sources-in-the-aleutian-cradle-of-tsunamis

Hurricanes: Are they getting more violent? https://www.bbc.com/news/av/61843574

First report of the 2021 World Risk Poll https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/world-risk-poll-2021-changed-world

Hydrological regimes in different slope environments and implications on rainfall thresholds triggering shallow landslides https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05417-5

W.V. Lawmakers Consider Flood Risk, Disaster Strategy https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/w-v-lawmakers-consider-flood-risk-disaster-strategy

New issue of The Depositional Record https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/20554877/current

Python Recipes for Earth Sciences https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-07719-7

The USGS is releasing a National Strategy for Landslide Loss Reduction detailing the steps necessary to equitably reduce the Nation’s risk from landslide hazards https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/new-nationwide-strategy-brings-scientists-communities-together-help

Emergency management

Lessons from Fiona: Global collaboration is key to preparing for future hurricanes https://theconversation.com/lessons-from-fiona-global-collaboration-is-key-to-preparing-for-future-hurricanes-191286

Weeks after record-setting monsoon rains turned vast tracts of Pakistan into an inland lake, health officials are concerned that a second wave of disaster is brewing https://www.circleofblue.org/2022/world/as-flood-waters-recede-in-pakistan-second-wave-of-disaster-strikes/

California’s wildfire activity is running below average this year. But experts warn it’s not over https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/25/us/california-wildfires-weather-climate/index.html

Flood-hit Pakistan should suspend debt repayments, says UN policy paper https://www.ft.com/content/31061741-16a1-49fe-a495-6d7dbd3c886a

World Bank pledges $2 billion for flood-ravaged Pakistan https://apnews.com/article/floods-pakistan-asia-south-13dacfd9445098996fab640af3eb0f49

Researchers Design 3D Printing Drones to Help Rebuild Disaster Zones https://petapixel.com/2022/09/22/researchers-design-3d-printing-drones-to-help-rebuild-disaster-zones/

Years after Hurricanes Florence and Matthew, resiliency the focus of NC recovery efforts https://www.starnewsonline.com/story/news/2022/09/27/hurricane-florence-resiliency-the-focus-as-nc-recovery-continues/8025519001/

Australia 2021-22 Major Incidents Report https://www.aidr.org.au/media/9568/aidr_major-incidents-report_2022_9_26_v11_digital.pdf

Cuba’s electrical grid collapses after Hurricane “Ian” https://watchers.news/2022/09/28/cubas-electrical-grid-collapses-after-hurricane-ian/

Fiona was one of Canada’s worst natural disasters, but evacuations prevented greater losses in Atlantic Canada https://theconversation.com/fiona-was-one-of-canadas-worst-natural-disasters-but-evacuations-prevented-greater-losses-in-atlantic-canada-191319

Flooding causing fish kills https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-29/floods-blamed-for-fish-deaths-in-lower-murray-and-lakes/101487218

Arizona helicopter crew rescues family of 6 stranded on roof of vehicle during flood https://www.foxnews.com/us/arizona-helicopter-crew-rescues-family-6-stranded-roof-vehicle-during-flood

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Disaster Impacts Surveillance from Social Media with Topic Modeling and Feature Extraction: Case of Hurricane Harvey https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-022-00442-1

Preparing for emergencies https://www.redcross.org.au/prepare/

Lessons learned from co-designing a high school beach safety education program with lifeguards and students https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hpja.664

Make a plan https://southerlymag.org/make-a-plan/

Discover the story of the vast, vibrant Australian continent in the new Great Southern Land gallery at the National Museum of Australia https://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/great-southern-land

#TurnAroundDontDrown video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI6mIlHKrVY

NSW State Emergency Service overhauls flood warning system https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-29/nsw-new-flood-warning-system-after-horror-season/101485482#:~:text=The%20three%20levels%20of%20warning,or%20move%20to%20higher%20ground.

Life-Saving Landslide Risk Communication in Puerto Rico https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/life-saving-landslide-risk-communication-in-puerto-rico

Psychology and disasters

Children prenatally exposed to Superstorm Sandy had substantially increased risks for depression, anxiety, and attention deficit/disruptive behavior disorders compared to children who were not https://www.gc.cuny.edu/news/children-superstorm-sandy-decade-later

Risk perception and contrived ignorance in China https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/amet.13099

Sociology and disasters

Inequality in the availability of residential air conditioning across 115 US metropolitan areas https://academic.oup.com/pnasnexus/advance-article/doi/10.1093/pnasnexus/pgac210/6713629

Mobile homes and disaster: Understanding risks and opportunities https://disasterphilanthropy.org/events/mobile-homes-and-disaster-understanding-risks-and-opportunities/

As U.S. bakes, mapping shows Black, Latino areas feel more heat https://news.trust.org/item/20220921093839-fvry8/

Protection, Gender and Inclusion? A feminist approach to disaster law and policy https://resiliencechallenge.nz/student-profile-louise-baumann/

Bolivia: What political and economic interest is behind the forest fires? https://www.riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/mercosur/bolivia/bolivia-what-political-and-economic-interest-is-behind-the-forest-fires/

World Risk Poll: Most Disaster-Exposed Among Least Resilient https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/400940/world-risk-poll-disaster-exposed-among-least-resilient.aspx

Hurricane Ian: Older adults have many reasons for not evacuating – here’s why it’s important to check on aging neighbors https://theconversation.com/hurricane-ian-older-adults-have-many-reasons-for-not-evacuating-heres-why-its-important-to-check-on-aging-neighbors-191425

Trust but verify: Validating new measures for mapping social infrastructure in cities https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S221209552200205X

Puerto Ricans: We Won’t Become Resilient Until We Have an Equitable and Just Recovery https://blog.ucsusa.org/juan-declet-barreto/puerto-ricans-we-wont-become-resilient-until-we-have-an-equitable-and-just-recovery/

This research project investigates and develops interventions to bolster social connectedness in Boston-area communities most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change https://www.climatecrew.org/tufts_social_study