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

Philippines – 17 Dead, 70,000 Displaced After Days of Storms, Rain and Floods

Colombia – Deadly Flash Floods in Medellín, Antioquia

Indonesia – Sumatra Island Floods Leave 3 Dead and 15,000 Homes Damaged

Philippines – Death Toll Rises After Further Floods and Landslides

Mali – Flooding Rivers Destroy Homes and Livelihoods in Mopti and Tombouctou Regions

Auckland floods: More heavy rain ahead for New Zealand’s largest city

Zambia – “Catastrophic Situation” After Floods Hit Southern and Central Provinces

Indonesia – 5 Killed in North Sulawesi Floods and Landslides

Madagascar – Tropical Storm Cheneso Leaves 30 Dead, 40,000 Displaced

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Feb 2023: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Ocean heat shatters record with warming equal to 5 atomic bombs exploding “every second” for a year

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

Don’t wait for COP: the end of the fossil-fuel age must start now

Three issues will decide if Labor’s climate policy is a success – what the government does next is key

Past eight years confirmed to be the eight warmest on record

Regionalizing the sea-level budget with machine learning techniques

Modeled storm surge changes in a warmer world: the Last Interglacial

Warning of unprecedented heatwaves as El Niño set to return in 2023

Inter-decadal climate variability induces differential ice response along Pacific-facing West Antarctica

New report shows alarming changes in the entire global water cycle

Is carbon removal delaying emission reductions?

Extreme weather events to increase in Australia

Earth is on track to exceed 1.5C warming in the next decade, study using AI finds

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

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

Climate change is already putting the heat on insurance companies – Auckland’s floods could be a turning point

Megadroughts in the Common Era and the Anthropocene

Auckland suffers wettest month in history

Data-driven predictions of the time remaining until critical global warming thresholds are reached

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

A year on, we know why the Tongan eruption was so violent. It’s a wake-up call to watch other submarine volcanoes

MedCyclones: Working together towards understanding Mediterranean cyclones

A more realistic earthquake probability model using long-term fault memory

A data-driven model for Fennoscandian wildfire danger

Disastrous Floods in Western Australia – Why Were We Not Prepared?

Trees and Woodlands Delivering £400m Boost to UK’s Flood Protection Efforts, Study Finds

As heatwaves and floods hit cities worldwide, these places are pioneering solutions

Earth Map: A Novel Tool for Fast Performance of Advanced Land Monitoring and Climate Assessment

Observation of the Coastal Areas, Estuaries and Deltas from Space

Why rivers shouldn’t look like this

Creating Resilient Futures: Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change Adaptation Agendas

Europe had 782 tornados in 2022, causing 6 fatalities and 84 injuries

The world is not ready for the next pandemic, warns the IFRC

Fast Flood Extent Monitoring with SAR Change Detection Using Google Earth Engine

Emergency management

Mayor wants a fleet manager, but Council members say hiring a disaster manager is more urgent

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

Auckland floods: city begins clean-up after ‘biggest climate event’ in New Zealand’s history

The inaugural meeting of the Australian Government and insurance sector’s Hazards Insurance Partnership (HIP) will be held in Brisbane today

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Responses to heat waves: what can Twitter data tell us?

Dealing with risks associated with tsunamis using indigenous knowledge approaches

At Fitzroy Crossing and around Australia, community radio empowers local responses to climate impacts

Theatre making and storytelling on the margins: the lived experience of climate change in Dhaka

Non-formal disaster education programs for school students in Iran: A qualitative study of the challenges experienced by stakeholders

Social media and crowdsourcing in disasters

Latest global social media & other digital facts and figures

Psychology and disasters

The relationship between multiple traumatic events and the severity of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms – evidence for a cognitive link

Homeowner firewise behaviors in fire-prone central Oregon: An exploration of the attitudinal, situational, and cultural worldviews impacting pre-fire mitigation actions

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’

Sociology and disasters

In Iloilo City, Philippines, an Inclusive Housing Program Protects Vulnerable Communities from Flood Risks

People in social housing often face hottest conditions and struggle to pay for air conditioning, advocates say

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

We cannot address global water challenges without social sciences


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

Record flooding in Kimberley causes widespread destruction to homes and infrastructure

Flooding closes Mannum’s main street as peak River Murray flow passes through SA town

Indonesia – Deadly Flash Floods on Java Island

Angola – Heavy Rains Cause Death and Damages in 5 Provinces

No risk of tsunami after Darwin, Northern Territory shaken by magnitude-7.7 earthquake

Bushfire near Lake Pedder in ‘mop-up stage’ as fire authorities brace for coming heatwave

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

Crushed by falling trees. Drowned in floodwaters. The deadly toll of California storms worsens

Colombia – Massive Landslide Destroys Homes, Cuts Major Road in Cauca

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Jan 2023: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Semeru, Marapi

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia could swing from three years of La Niña to hot and dry El Niño in 2023

Low amount of snow across Alps in 2022-23 winter;10.16;6&l=snow

Debunking 3 Common Climate Change Myths

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

Warming climate means more and stronger Atlantic tropical storms

Climate change: Why is Europe experiencing a January heat wave?

Large-scale dynamics moderate impact-relevant changes to organised convective storms

Scientists Report a Dramatic Drop in the Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice

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

Relentless rain, record heat: study finds climate crisis worsened extreme weather

Climate Change in 2022: Multiple Billion-Dollar Disasters and 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

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

Australian official: Climate change making historic flooding “less natural”

NSW coal mine’s life could reach past 2050

Chief Heat Officers — an Emergency Response to Urban Heat

Climate change and La Niña driving losses

An emerging governmentality of climate change loss and damage

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency 2022

2022: New Zealand’s warmest year on record, again

Better insurance could effectively mitigate the increase in economic growth losses from U.S. hurricanes under global warming

Extreme weather has cost the US more than $1 trillion in the past seven years, feds report

Oceans were the hottest ever recorded in 2022, analysis shows

Global droughts connected by linkages between drought hubs

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective

New tech to monitor climate change

2022 was one of Earth’s six warmest years on record

Climate change and extreme weather events have doctors worried

Four ways winter heatwaves affect humans and nature

Disaster risk reduction

It is 20 years since the 2003 Alpine fires tore through much of the Victorian high country

Neglecting Model Parametric Uncertainty Can Drastically Underestimate Flood Risks

Louisiana’s draft coastal master plan update promises billions in hurricane-damage savings

Coastal risk screening tool

The interplay of drought-flood extreme events in Africa

Natural and engineered nature-based structures offer promise for storm-related disaster risk reduction and flood mitigation

The fiscal impact of extreme weather events: First evidence for EU countries

Venice: the risk maps of the flood-prone areas

When volcanoes roar: protecting the public and tracking long-term climate impacts

Joshimath, a disaster of ignored warnings

Global catastrophic risk from lower magnitude volcanic eruptions

Europe’s ‘pyroregions’: summer 2022 saw 20-year freak fires in regions that are historically immune, close to normal in fire prone areas

Home insurance premium rises by more than 500 per cent for Horsham man with property outside flood zone

Flooding Is Nearly a Daily Occurrence Throughout the U.S.

Deep learning can predict tsunami impacts in less than a second

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

Maluku earthquake: why do some ocean earthquakes cause tsunamis while others don’t?

Researchers propose a more effective method to predict floods

Preparedness efforts for health threats: the gap between detection and action

The Invention of Disaster: Power and Knowledge in Discourses on Hazard and Vulnerability

San Francisco isn’t doing enough to stop supercharged floods

Grain shape effects in bed load sediment transport

Flooding in California: What Went Wrong, and What Comes Next

An Enhanced Hydrologic Stream Network Based on the NHDPlus Medium Resolution Dataset

Sensitivity of northwest Australian tropical cyclone activity to ITCZ migration since 500 CE

Understanding uncertainties in contemporary and future extreme wave events for broad-scale impact and adaptation planning

Climatic Asynchrony and Hydrologic Inefficiency Explain the Global Pattern of Water Availability

Atmospheric rivers over California’s wildfire burn scars raise fears of deadly mudslides – this is what cascading climate disasters look like

Emergency management

Survey: 3.3 million US adults displaced by natural disasters

‘They’ve been texting us for food’: remote communities left ‘abandoned’ in Kimberley flood response

PM seeing devastation of WA flooding

Uganda edges closer to being declared Ebola-free

Long Covid resolves within year for many with mild Covid, study says

98% of California homeowners don’t have flood insurance

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Top climate papers featured in the media in 2022

Why facts don’t change minds: Insights from cognitive science for the improved communication of conservation research

Tokyo police’s Twitter account for disaster info turns 10 years old

Cultural Burning for Resilience | The Mini-Documentary

Reducing risk and building resilience through effective governance

‘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?

Psychology and disasters

Uncovering heterogeneous associations of disaster-related traumatic experiences with subsequent mental health problems: A machine learning approach

The Adverse Health Effects of Disaster-Related Trauma

Massive review study suggests psychological trauma nearly triples a person’s risk of mental disorder

Sociology and disasters

The Anthropology of Epidemics

Majority of disabled people never go home after disasters

Why Pacific Islanders are staying put even as rising seas flood their homes and crops

Forgotten people, false promises: Stories of riverbank erosion in Assam

The compounding impacts of Cyclone Idai and their implications for urban inequality

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

Floods leave at least 4 people dead after more than 500 mm of rain in 24 hours, Thailand

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Northern California

Malaysia – 16 Dead, 17 Missing After Landslide in Selangor

Brazil – 2 Dead, Dozens Rescued After Floods and Landslides in Santa Catarina

River Murray expected to peak in SA in coming days

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Dec 2022: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Reventador, Kilauea

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Sydney hits 2.5 metres of annual rain amid record wet year

Increasingly Sophisticated Climate Models Need the Out-Of-Sample Tests Paleoclimates Provide

Hot Cities, Chilled Economies

Antarctic Ice-Sheet Meltwater Reduces Transient Warming and Climate Sensitivity Through the Sea-Surface Temperature Pattern Effect

Laser scanning reveals potential underestimation of biomass carbon in temperate forest

Year in Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in the Energy Transition

Managing water in the Murray-Darling basin in the face of climate change

The implications of climate change for emergency planning

A global dataset of daily maximum and minimum near-surface air temperature at 1 km resolution over land (2003–2020)

When Climate Adaptation Backfires

Miami-Dade County launches first-ever Extreme Heat Action Plan

South Australia’s 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

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

EU’s 2021 greenhouse emissions fell 22% from 2008 peak

COP27 Resilience Hub Synthesis Report

Ten countries making progress in climate change in 2022

NSW to turbocharge transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions

What on Earth is a polar vortex? And what’s global warming got to do with it?

Disaster risk reduction

Use of Hydrological Models in Global Stochastic Flood Modeling

The UK Government Resilience Framework

Building climate resilience requires a whole-of-government approach. Here’s how Louisiana is making it happen

DynQual v1.0: A high-resolution global surface water quality model

The Controversial Plan to Unleash the Mississippi

Sizing up Mauna Loa’s Lava Flows

Study shows how machine learning could predict rare disastrous events, like earthquakes or pandemics

Groundwater Replenishes Much Faster Than Scientists Previously Thought

A comprehensive review of tsunami and palaeotsunami research in Chile

American Flood Coalition Celebrates Final Passage of the FLOODS and PRECIP Acts

Canada Wildfire Bulletin

2022’s US climate disasters, from storms and floods to heat waves and droughts

NSW facing decade-high bushfire risk

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

New Tectonic Plate Model Could Improve Earthquake Risk Assessment

The benefits of collaboration in pursuit of flood resilience

 Emergency management

‘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

Lismore’s flood-affected doctors plead for government support 10 months after disaster

After Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans fled to Florida. Then Ian happened

Accurate water sources for aerial firefighters

Connecticut used disaster aid to rebuild million-dollar homes

Riverland family waits out flooding, protected by makeshift levee around Gurra Gurra home

Rescuers keep stranded kangaroos alive months after Moama flood

Phoenix rises to keep Western Australians safe

 Disaster education, communications and engagement

Resources for Reducing Risk, Building Resilience

Mauna Loa eruption in Hawaii: How to stay safe while visiting volcanoes

NJ Homebuyers, Renters Deserve To Know About Flood Risks, Senator Says

Twitter changed science — what happens now it’s in turmoil?

From ShakeAlert to smartphones: Earthquake Early Warning now and beyond

Psychology and disasters

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

Best Behavior and Environment Studies of 2022

Sociology and disasters

Implications of anomalous relative sea-level rise for the peopling of Remote Oceania

Precipitation anomalies induced by climate change widen inequality by harming the poorest

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

Landslide buries bus in Colombia, leaving at least 34 people dead

Flash flood hits Johannesburg, leaving 14 people dead and 3 missing, South Africa

Peru – Flood Destroy Homes and Bridges in Ucayali Department

Chad – Médecins Sans Frontières Launches Emergency Response for Flood Victims in “Dire Situation”

Vietnam – Deadly Floods in North Central Coast Region

Brazil – Thousands Displaced, 10 Dead After Rain, Floods and Landslides in 5 States

Italy – Dozens Rescued From Flooding in South

River Murray flows to reach 220 gigalitres a day by the end of the year

Severe flash floods hit Lisbon, Portugal

Very large tornado hits Ras Laffan, Qatar

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Dec 2022: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Ten step guide to climate action based on scientific data

Losses from climate change: €145 billion in a decade

 Europe’s water crisis is much worse than we thought

Australia needs ‘wartime mobilisation’ response to climate crisis, security leaders say

How to Move a Village. Or 40.

Country towns at ‘greater risk’ of running dry when drought returns despite recent floods

Disaster risk reduction

Storm sequence chronology and initial profile morphology controls on beach erosion

Indigenous fire management and cross-scale fire-climate relationships in the Southwest United States from 1500 to 1900 CE

Grey to Green: Sheffield’s transformational flood defence scheme

Studies show prescribed burns are key to forest resiliency

Queensland’s dam upgrade bill to pour pressure on state budget

Machine Learning Model Doubles Accuracy of Global Landslide ‘Nowcasts’

HydroSat: geometric quantities of the global water cycle from geodetic satellites

Urbanized landslides

5 Sustainable Forest Management Strategies for Wildfire Prevention

Increased Flood Risk Threatens California’s Airports

Scientists Develop Low-Cost Sensors for River Levels

The Southern Hemisphere is stormier than the Northern, and we finally know why

Enhancing Earthquake Detection from Orbit

Latest study on Bradfield scheme in Queensland again concludes proposal doesn’t hold water

Spatial and temporal variability of shorefaces: A morpho-hydrodynamic controlled system

Queensland Scientists Develop Satellites and Radar Techniques for Faster Flood Mapping

 Emergency management

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

Moulamein farmers swap harvesters for excavators to maintain levees against highest flood in memory

In Indonesia, a deadly inland earthquake exposes urgent preparedness gaps

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Great photojournalism article on the recent Eugowra floods in NSW

The tale of tornado tales

Psychology and disasters

Effect of individual characteristics, risk perception, self-efficacy and social support on willingness to relocate due to floods and landslides

Sociology and disasters

Can social infrastructure mitigate the impact of massive hazards?

Public satisfaction with the government’s disaster response during Typhoon Odette (Rai)

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

Italy – 2 Dead, Several Feared Missing in Landslides and Floods on the Island of Ischia

Increased eruptive activity at Cotopaxi – one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes, Ecuador

Eruption begins at Mauna Loa volcano after 38 years of quiescence – Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Hawai’I

Cameroon – Deadly Landslide in Yaoundé

Current volcanic eruptions

In Pictures: Mauna Loa erupts

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Nov 2022: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Dukono

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Greta Thunberg and more than 600 youths are taking Sweden to court. Here’s why

Climate concern the main reason voters swung to independents at federal election, study finds

Rising Sea Levels Besieging Africa’s Booming Coastal Cities

Unmasking the Effects of Aerosols on Greenhouse Warming Over Europe

Climate Change Impacts in Latin America

Climate change, driven by the burning of coal, oil and gas, was a major factor in the Great Deluge

Floods differ in a warmer future

Reconciling disagreement on global river flood changes in a warming climate

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

Many forests will become highly flammable for at least 30 extra days per year unless we cut emissions, research finds

Future multivariate weather generation by combining Bartlett-Lewis and vine copula models

NASA Study: Rising Sea Level Could Exceed Estimates for U.S. Coasts

How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits

Triple-Dip La Niña persists, prolonging drought and flooding

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

Benefits of subsidence control for coastal flooding in China

ACSC releases guide to safe smart cities

Dream Homes and Disasters: Is the Government Ready to Confront Climate Risk?

Conservation efforts may have worsened catastrophic bushfires in south-east Australia, study finds

Seasonal Bushfire Outlook Summer 2022: Australia’s national picture of fire potential

Seismogenic Fault Reactivation in Western Central Africa: Insights From Regional Stress Analysis

Spotlight on illegal buildings as Ischia death toll now at 8

Amid rising climate change disaster risks, EU-UN initiative helps the African, the Caribbean and Pacific countries better prevent and recover from disasters

Lack of investment could leave 600,000 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

5 facts on reducing disaster risk regarding Haiti earthquakes

Disasters : Deconstructed Season 7 Episode 4 – LIVE!

New Risk Information Exchange already reaching 52 countries

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

Coastal property prices and climate risks are both soaring. We must pull our heads out of the sand

Satellite observations have revealed that weak seismic ground shaking can trigger powerful landslide acceleration – even several years after a significant earthquake

Where Mauna Loa’s lava is coming from – and why Hawaii’s volcanoes are different from most

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

We’re nowhere near prepared for next climate disasters

Universal flu vaccine could counter future pandemic

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

Even without a mandate, masks are the norm in Mexico City

Lava from Hawaii volcano lights night sky amid warnings

More deaths among vaccinated Americans not a reason to avoid vaccines, experts say

As flood waters surge into South Australia, ecologists say locals should give fleeing snakes a wide berth

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Exploring TikTok as a promising platform for geoscience communication

The Floods in South-East Australia by Chloe Hooper

Stronger together: inter-community collaboration enhancing resilience in Mexico

Want to help report on coastal flooding and storm damage? Here’s how you can get involved

There were more than 38,000 entries in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award — these ones were shortlisted

Counteracting wildfire misinformation

coastTrain: A Global Reference Library for Coastal Ecosystems

Disaster simulation exercise

Psychology and disasters

Evacuation action during torrential rain considering situation awareness error using protection motivation theory

Time spent on rivers, coasts or lakes in childhood may be linked to subjective well-being as an adult, study finds

Sociology and disasters

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

Venezuela – 4 Fatalities After Floods in Táchira and Mérida

Major flood emergency declared in the Riverland as floodwaters continue to rise

Indonesia: Java quake kills 162 and injures hundreds

Rwanda and DRC – Over 40 Killed in Floods and Landslides

Albania – 2 Missing, Several Evacuated After Floods in Shkodra and Lezha

Euabalong residents to be flown out of town, Moulamein residents isolated

45 people injured during severe shaking caused by M6.1 earthquake in western Turkey

50 homes damaged after strong tornado hits Marpingen, Germany

Widespread power outages after very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hit Solomon Islands

Italy – Floods and Storm Surge Prompt Rescues and Evacuations

Panama – Deadly Landslide in Colón, Floods Damage Homes in Los Santos and Herrera

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

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Nov 2022: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay

Portugal – 2 Dead After Heavy Rains Trigger Landslide in Esposende

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

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

A deal on loss and damage, but a blow to 1.5C – what will be Cop27’s legacy?

‘No safe place’: Kiribati seeks donors to raise islands from encroaching seas

Climate change exacerbated heavy rainfall leading to large scale flooding in highly vulnerable communities in West Africa

The cryosphere raises a “red flag”

Sea level rise to dramatically speed up erosion of rock coastlines by 2100

COP27 Summit Yields ‘Historic Win’ for Climate Reparations but Falls Short on Emissions Reductions

Arctic carbon conveyor belt discovered

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

State of the climate: what Australians need to know about major new report

Large parts of Europe are warming twice as fast as the planet on average

A climate scientist’s personal reckoning

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

Climate change is costing trillions — and low-income countries are paying the price

2021 North American heatwave amplified by climate change-driven nonlinear interactions

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

Disaster risk reduction

Earthquake early warning in countries where damaging earthquakes only occur every 50 to 150 years – The societal perspective

As New South Wales reels, many are asking why it’s flooding in places where it’s never flooded before

Heatwave emergency warning system for Australia

Outdated Whatcom County flood maps pose problems

Tonga volcanic eruption reshaped Pacific seafloor

‘Like a shotgun’: Tongan eruption is largest ever recorded

Monitoring ‘frothy’ magma gases could help evade disaster

Detecting smaller earthquakes could improve forecasting of larger temblors

Flood risk management through a resilience lens

New research has found we are failing to take climate change into account when considering current and future rainfall extremes

Drivers and implications of the extreme 2022 wildfire season in Southwest Europe

Why are shallow earthquakes more destructive? The disaster in Java is a devastating example

Exploring the deep: drones offer new ways to monitor sea floor

Using satellites for faster flood information

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

Glacial lake outburst flood hazard under current and future conditions: worst-case scenarios in a transboundary Himalayan basin

Machine Learning in Earthquake Seismology

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

Factors influencing flood damage mitigation among micro and small businesses in Kampala, Uganda

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

Emergency management

First came the rain, now mosquitoes in plague numbers torment flood-hit areas

Simulation Exercises (SIMEX) are used by emergency managers to take proactive measures in preparing for effective response

The critical role of emergency operations centers in 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

Many Still Without Housing After Montana’s June Floods

Promising universal flu vaccine could protect against 20 strains

Over 20,000 died in western Europe’s summer heatwaves, figures show

Disaster education, communications and engagement

A Broken Twitter Means Broken Disaster Response

Beating the heat in South African cities: Lessons from a citizen science assessment

Twitter Chaos Endangers Public Safety, Emergency Managers Warn

Implementing participatory nature-based solutions in the Global South

Growing polarization around climate change on social media

Supporting flood-prone communities in Bangladesh with local Resilience Agents

Psychology and disasters

A toolkit for understanding and addressing climate scepticism

Have your flood story heard in online survey: Community experiences of the 2022 eastern Australia floods

Sociology and disasters

Women and girls most vulnerable to climate change

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

Deep M7.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Tonga Islands region, Tsunami Advisory issued

USA – Storm Surge From Hurricane Nicole in Florida Causes Shoreline Buildings to Collapse

Molong among NSW towns isolated by floodwaters, flash flooding after widespread rainfall

Thousands stranded in homes as flash flooding batters Central West NSW, Wyangala Dam spills at record rate

Unusually large, 5-km-long landslide hits Colombia

Port aux Basques fights floods just weeks after devastation from post-tropical storm Fiona

Colombia – Floods and Landslides Leave 2 Dead, 6 Missing

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Global carbon emissions at record levels with no signs of shrinking, new data shows

The challenges of climate change adaptation for displaced communities: The Bikini community on Kili and Ejit Islands

Handbook on Climate Change and Disasters

UN to track greenhouse gas emitters with space data

Heatwaves, spread of infectious diseases due to climate change growing health threats to Europeans

Scientists understood physics of climate change in the 1800s – thanks to a woman named Eunice Foote

What is climate change ‘Loss and Damage’?

Australia still trails most developed countries in climate performance ranking

Eight warmest years on record witness upsurge in climate change impacts

Economic losses from extreme weather rocket in Asia

Methane emissions from 15 meat and dairy companies rival those of the EU

Disaster risk reduction

An Integrated Approach Toward Smart and Resilient Cities

‘They’re 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

Exploring disaster impacts on adaptation actions in 549 cities worldwide

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

Global population hits 8 billion as growth poses more challenges for the planet

This StoryMap shares a credible science-based hazard scenario developed by AF8 to help us plan and prepare for an Alpine Fault earthquake

Drone footage shows Hurricane Nicole’s erosion on 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

Emergency management

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

NSW flood disaster response declared largest ever, as international volunteers arrive to help

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Empowering communities to advocate for their own resilience

Using an inventory cluster approach for assessing bushfire preparedness and information needs in vulnerable communities

What To Do (And Not Do) During A Flood

Sociology and disasters

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

The harmful legacy of colonialism in natural hazard risk

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

At least 1 dead as deadly tornadoes rip through Texas and Oklahoma

Second body found in central west NSW as large parts of the state experience near-record floods

Ethiopia – Over 180,000 Displaced by Floods in Gambella Region

Forbes surveys damage from near-record flood as central west NSW towns brace for inundation

Venezuela – Floods and Landslides in Anzoategui Leave 7 Dead, Dozens Displaced

Colombia – Hundreds of Homes Damaged After Floods and Landslides in Atlántico

Dominican Republic – Deadly Floods Hit Santo Domingo

USA – 1 Dead, 2 Missing After Record Rain Triggers Floods in California

Hurricane Nicole hits Florida

Spring tracking to become the wettest on record for southeast Australia as wet weekend predicted

Nicole forces 15 Daytona Beach Shores condo complexes to evacuate as storm threatens collapse

Bahamas – Hurricane Nicole Triggers Coastal Flooding

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Nov 2022: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Sangay, Sakurajima

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A technologically advanced society is choosing to destroy itself. It’s both fascinating and horrifying to watch

UN climate conference hoping to make promises reality — but expectations on COP27 are low

New renewables record as UK wind generation blows past 20GW

Iconic World Heritage glaciers to disappear by 2050, warns UNESCO

COP27 to discuss rich nations helping poor ones with climate-disaster damage and loss: ‘A reasonable sum is more than zero’

Temperatures in Europe increase more than twice global average

As climate crisis intensifies, adapting to its fallout is key

COP27 aims for ambitious, equitable global climate action

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

European Forest Fire report: Three of the worst fire seasons on record took place in the last six years

Looking beyond glaciers to understand mountain water security

The Lower Humidity of Urban Areas Moderates Outdoor Heat Stress

Early Warnings for All Action Plan unveiled at COP27

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

ClimateBench v1.0: A Benchmark for Data-Driven Climate Projections

Austria Joins Germany, Denmark, and Other Rich Nations Pledging Millions for Climate Damages

When will a 2-metre rise in sea level occur, and how might we adapt?

Arsht-Rock Announces the Cool Capital Stack: A $750 million Investment Pipeline to Protect the World from Extreme Heat

After decades putting the brakes on global action, does Australia deserve to host UN climate talks with Pacific nations?

World faces ‘terminal’ loss of Arctic sea ice during summers, report warns

Australia’s record on energy efficiency has been woeful for decades, but that could be about to change

How to move a country: Fiji’s radical plan to escape rising sea levels

Disaster risk reduction

Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai eruption created the highest volcanic cloud ever recorded

Deciphering human influence on annual maximum flood extent at the global level

A world with zero climate disasters needs early warnings for all

If an Ian slammed South Florida: Nine-foot coastal surge, flooding inland to Hialeah

Open Earth Map

Looking to the Sky for Better Tsunami Warnings

Access NASA GES DISC Meteorological and Hydrological Data for Flood Analyses

New Report Outlines A Major Initiative To Study Geologic Hazards Related To Subduction Zones

Journal of Disaster Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that publishes the work of disaster researchers around the world

Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines and Australia. What can we learn from the world’s devastating floods?

Localization of large intraplate earthquakes along faulted density-contrast boundaries: Insights from the 2017 Mw6.5 Botswana earthquake

Floods can be a disaster for humans – but for nature, it’s boom time

Tropical cyclones act as ‘massive heat pumps’ that fuel extreme heat

“Scrambling”: Logic of horizontal competition between local governments based on three cases of interprovincial disaster counterpart support

‘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

Organizations aiding E Texas, SE Oklahoma tornado victims

Walgett Aboriginal community faces homelessness amid as village told to evacuate

Creating a Wildland Firefighter Health and Wellbeing Program

Mosquito-borne disease worry as floods puts country on high alert for new viruses

U.S. funds major expansion of Philippines’ multi-hazard risk and early warning system days ahead of Typhoon Nalgae’s destruction

Flood-damaged NSW highways could be closed for months, as harvest trucks prepare to test fragile bitumen

Over 27 million children at risk as devastating floods set records across the world

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Mobilizing action to build resilience with gaming and social tech

In one state, every class teaches climate change — even P.E.

The engagement of informal volunteers in disaster management in Europe

Women leaders in DRR share tsunami stories

Water in the Earth System

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) are collaborative, community-driven frameworks that outline local priorities for wildfire risk mitigation

Society 5.0, Digital Transformation and Disasters

Rolling the dice: Learning through games to make better decisions for resilience

Psychology and disasters

What caused the Halloween crowd crush in South Korea

Climate change’s impact on mental health is overlooked and misunderstood – here’s what can be done

Sociology and disasters

Climate change, health, and discrimination: action towards racial justice

Towards more inclusive disaster risk-management policies

From pity to fear: security as a mechanism for (re)production of vulnerability

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

Central African Republic – Floods in 12 Prefectures Leave Thousands Displaced, 11 Dead

USA – Hundreds Rescued From Floods in Florida After Hurricane Ian

Sydney on track for record annual rainfall of 2.2 metres as eastern states brace for flooding

Death toll from Hurricane Ian in U.S. exceeds 110, nearly 300,000 still without power

Thailand – Thousands Displaced by Floods as Rivers Rise

Ghana – Hundreds of Homes Flooded in Greater Accra Region After Weija Dam Releases

Nigeria – Floods in Kogi “Humanitarian Tragedy” Says Governor

Trinidad and Tobago – One Missing After Flash Floods

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Oct 2022: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Ibu, Reventador

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Shifting ocean currents are pushing more and more heat into the Southern Hemisphere’s cooler waters

Satellites Can Accurately Take Earth’s Temperature

Heat Action Platform

Chief Heat Officers Face Rising Temperatures — and Expectations

Megadroughts in the Common Era and the Anthropocene

Stunning week of early coal closures opens path to 100 pct renewables

Observations confirm model of sea-level change from Greenland melt

Hurricane Ian: how climate change is making North Atlantic tropical storms worse

Flooding ‘Calamity’ in Pakistan Prompts Call for Reparations

Ancient ice age valleys offer clues to future ice sheet change

New oil and gas at odds with green goals

Solar and wind farms can hurt the environment. A new study offers solutions

Megadroughts helped topple ancient empires. We’ve found their traces in Australia’s past, and expect more to come

US wind, solar tripled over the past decade: analysis

Northern Hemisphere’s extreme summer drought ‘virtually impossible’ without human-made climate change

Seasonal land-ice-flow variability in the Antarctic Peninsula

Climate simulation more realistic with Artificial Intelligence

Disaster risk reduction

Time-dependent decrease in fault strength in the 2011–2016 Ibaraki–Fukushima earthquake sequence

Raising Warragamba Dam wall could save thousands: NSW government modelling

4 innovations that can be part of India and Bangladesh’s flood defences

UTSA researchers bolstering historic properties along Gulf Coast to withstand hurricanes

A New Study Finds U.S. Future Floods Becoming More Frequent, Wider Spread, Yet Less Seasonal

Hurricane Ian: forecasting of the coastal storm surge

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet declares raising Warragamba Dam wall a ‘critical’ project to fund

Warragamba Dam: what’s driving the NSW government’s bid to raise the wall?

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

Automatically detecting avalanches in satellite images

Wildfire imagery reduces risk information-seeking among homeowners as property wildfire risk increases

Fighting wildfire with GPS data

Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development

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

Map of land flooded in Florida by Hurricane Ian

Ian is 6th-deadliest U.S. hurricane since 1980, and may be Florida’s deadliest since 1935

Is COVID-19 hurting your heart? A new study finds cardiac muscle damage in COVID patients

Global population skews male, but UN projects parity between sexes by 2050

Will there be a COVID winter wave? What scientists say

Hurricane Ian flooded a hospital and forced evacuations from dozens of nursing homes – many health facilities face rising risks from severe storms

Hurricane Ian’s Aftermath: A Rising Death Toll and Questions About Preparedness

Was The Forecast For Hurricane Ian Bad? Depends On Your Perspective

Devastation in Pakistan: Deadly floods displace millions

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

Climate teachers: 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’

Agent-based models of human response to natural hazards: systematic review of tsunami evacuation

COVID has taken a greater toll on mental health among people from ethnic minorities – sadly this is no surprise

Sociology and disasters

Mountain Resilience: A Systematic Literature Review and Paths to the Future–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

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

Typhoon Noru hits Philippines, thousands evacuated as fierce rains and wind batter region

Venezuela – Flash Floods in Táchira Leave 7 Dead, 3 Missing

Australia – Floods Turn Deadly in New South Wales

Typhoon Noru leaves 6 rescuers dead in the northern Philippines

Canada – 1 Killed in Newfoundland as Storm Surge From Hurricane Fiona Sweeps Homes Into the Ocean

Spain – 1 Killed in Murcia Flash Floods After 29mm of Rain in 10 Minutes

Ian is intensifying into a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane before it hits Florida

Mali – Hundreds of Homes Destroyed by Floods in Mopti Region

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida as ‘dangerous’ category 4 storm – live

Category 4 Hurricane “Ian” makes landfall in southwestern Florida, U.S.

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Sep 2022: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Ibu, Reventador

Hurricane “Ian” – Major disaster declared, possibly the deadliest hurricane in Florida’s history

Residents search for missing people after Hurricane Ian rips through Florida’s Gulf Coast

Croatia – Deadly Flash Floods in Rijeka

Cameroon – Floods Affect Almost 40,000 in Far North Region

USA – Hurricane Ian Causes Catastrophic Storm Surge Floods in Florida

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Boston’s sea-level rise will require a ‘Big Dig level’ solution, city leaders say

Afraid and anxious, young protesters demand climate action

As seas rise, U.S. coastal landowners urged to let the water in

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

Surprise Hydrological Shifts Imperil Water Resources

Australia has a golden opportunity to expand solar energy manufacturing

In the End, Climate Change Is the Only Story That Matters

Assessment of hot weather seasonal temperatures over India using Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecasting System hindcasts

America’s towns are not ready for climate catastrophes. Here’s how one is hanging on

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

Climate change already torments the poor. It will soon come for the rich

Queensland plans to use 80 per cent renewable energy by 2035. How will it be achieved?

Worse than 2003: Swiss glaciers are melting more than ever before

Impacts of Extreme Heat on Global Cities

Extreme heat report on Sydney

Hurricane Ian is going to flood out Florida — and this is a constant climate change problem–and-this-is-a-constant-climate-change-problem/

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

Disaster risk reduction

The Disaster Bills Coming Due

We can use drones to get inside and learn more about active, gassy volcanoes

What do you mean, ‘megafire’?

Canada wildfire

The world’s five most dangerous volcanoes

Valuing Human Impact of Natural Disasters: A Review of Methods

Deepest Scientific Ocean Drilling Sheds Light on Japan’s Next Great Earthquake

Researchers modeled and mapped how eight key aspects of human societies affect hydrological cycles

Why Do Some Post-Tropical Cyclones Impact Europe?

City seeks quality of life in the face of flood risk

Seismic Sources in the Aleutian Cradle of Tsunamis

Hurricanes: Are they getting more violent?

First report of the 2021 World Risk Poll

Hydrological regimes in different slope environments and implications on rainfall thresholds triggering shallow landslides

W.V. Lawmakers Consider Flood Risk, Disaster Strategy

New issue of The Depositional Record

Python Recipes for Earth Sciences

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

Emergency management

Lessons from Fiona: Global collaboration is key to preparing for future hurricanes

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

California’s wildfire activity is running below average this year. But experts warn it’s not over

Flood-hit Pakistan should suspend debt repayments, says UN policy paper

World Bank pledges $2 billion for flood-ravaged Pakistan

Researchers Design 3D Printing Drones to Help Rebuild Disaster Zones

Years after Hurricanes Florence and Matthew, resiliency the focus of NC recovery efforts

Australia 2021-22 Major Incidents Report

Cuba’s electrical grid collapses after Hurricane “Ian”

Fiona was one of Canada’s worst natural disasters, but evacuations prevented greater losses in Atlantic Canada

Flooding causing fish kills

Arizona helicopter crew rescues family of 6 stranded on roof of vehicle during flood

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Disaster Impacts Surveillance from Social Media with Topic Modeling and Feature Extraction: Case of Hurricane Harvey

Preparing for emergencies

Lessons learned from co-designing a high school beach safety education program with lifeguards and students

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

#TurnAroundDontDrown video

NSW State Emergency Service overhauls flood warning system,or%20move%20to%20higher%20ground.

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

Risk perception and contrived ignorance in China

Sociology and disasters

Inequality in the availability of residential air conditioning across 115 US metropolitan areas

Mobile homes and disaster: Understanding risks and opportunities

As U.S. bakes, mapping shows Black, Latino areas feel more heat

Protection, Gender and Inclusion? A feminist approach to disaster law and policy

Bolivia: What political and economic interest is behind the forest fires?

World Risk Poll: Most Disaster-Exposed Among Least Resilient

Hurricane Ian: Older adults have many reasons for not evacuating – here’s why it’s important to check on aging neighbors

Trust but verify: Validating new measures for mapping social infrastructure in cities

Puerto Ricans: We Won’t 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