Today in disaster resilience (18 October 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Typhoon Hagibis: Japan deploys military rescuers as deadly storm hits https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50032170

Firefighters make progress on Saddleridge fire; Southern California blazes kill 3, injure others https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/wildfires/2019/10/12/saddleridge-fire-chars-7-500-acres-thousands-still-under-evacuation-orders/3958060002/

Typhoon Hagibis hammers Tokyo, 33 dead https://7news.com.au/news/severe-weather/typhoon-hagibis-hammers-tokyo-33-dead-c-501995

Tanzania – Floods Cause Fatalities in Morogoro and Tanga Regions http://floodlist.com/africa/tanzania-floods-morogoro-tanga-october-2019

El Salvador – Flooding and Landslides Leave 4 Dead http://floodlist.com/america/el-salvador-flooding-landslides-october-2019

Iran – Deadly Flooding in Northern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-gilan-mazandaran-golestan-october-2019

Ethiopia – Over 20 Killed in Landslide in South http://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-landslide-snnpr-october-2019

Colombia – Flooding and Landslides in Risaralda Department http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-flooding-and-landslides-in-risaralda-department

At least 27 people have been confirmed dead after days of flooding in the Upper East region of Ghana https://starrfm.com.gh/2019/10/scores-confirmed-dead-in-upper-east-floods/

DR Congo – Deadly Floods Hit Kinshasa http://floodlist.com/africa/drc-floods-kinshasa-october-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Oct 2019: Etna volcano, Fuego, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Karangetang https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/89700/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Oct-2019-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Krakatau-Shiveluch-Karangetang-Duko.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

National Governments Can’t Solve Climate Change Alone https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/national-governments-cant-solve-climate-change-alone/

Climate Change Insurance; California’s Homeless Crisis https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/10/15/oct-15-2019-hn-two

Stripped bare: Australia’s hidden climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2019/oct/17/stripped-bare-australias-hidden-climate-crisis

Four Storytellers Tackle Climate Change https://www.guernicamag.com/four-storytellers-tackle-climate-change/

Higher temperatures driving ‘alarming’ levels of hunger – report https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/oct/15/higher-temperatures-driving-alarming-levels-hunger-report-climate-crisis?CMP=share_btn_tw

Transforming mined out lands into solar plants https://energytransition.org/2019/09/fire-in-the-holes-transforming-mined-out-lands-into-solar-plants/

‘It’s a crisis, not a change’: the six Guardian language changes on climate matters https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/16/guardian-language-changes-climate-environment

Tracking the Ongoing Recovery of Earth’s Ozone Hole https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2916/the-atmosphere-tracking-the-ongoing-recovery-of-earths-ozone-hole/

Prince William calls for climate change action on glacier visit https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50068645

Extinction Rebellion and the Birth of a New Climate Politics http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/10/extinction-rebellion-and-the-birth-of-a-new-climate-politics.html

Mass migration from Africa likely as government invests in satellite monitoring of vulnerable countries https://uk.news.yahoo.com/mass-migration-africa-likely-government-170000066.html?guccounter=1

How Scientists Finally Got Americans to Worry About the Climate https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-10-01/americans-are-finally-worried-about-climate-change

Climate Change Impacts Monsoon Flooding In India https://www.forbes.com/sites/lauratenenbaum/2019/10/15/climate-change-impacts-monsoon-flooding-in-india/#24a656ff4550

GHI 2019: Climate change driving alarming levels of global hunger https://www.concern.net/press-releases/Climate-change-driving-alarming-levels-of-global-hunger

Assessing the health effects of extreme temperatures and the development of adaptation strategies to climate change in the Asia-Pacific region https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/68214

More than 370,000 sign e-petition for climate emergency declaration https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/more-than-370-000-sign-e-petition-for-climate-emergency-declaration-20191017-p531g2.html

Australia wasted decades in climate denial – and must break free of the mire of misinformation https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/16/australia-wasted-decades-in-climate-denial-and-must-break-free-of-the-mire-of-misinformation?CMP=share_btn_tw

A visual alternative to tackling the 1170 pages of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) https://eciu.net/news-and-events/infographics/ipcc-srocc

Planning for the economic risks of climate change https://www.c2es.org/2019/10/planning-for-the-economic-risks-of-climate-change/

Peruvian Glaciers Have Shrunk By 30 Percent Since 2000 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/peruvian-glaciers-have-shrunk-by-30-percent-since-2000

Climate change and displacement https://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2019/10/5da5e18c4/climate-change-and-displacement.html

Olympics Marathon Moved Out of Tokyo Over Heat Concerns https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/olympics-marathon-moved-out-of-tokyo-over-heat-concerns/

Firms ignoring climate crisis will go bankrupt https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/13/firms-ignoring-climate-crisis-bankrupt-mark-carney-bank-england-governor

 

Disaster risk reduction

Japan Spent Mightily to Soften Nature’s Wrath, but Can It Ever Be Enough? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/16/world/asia/japan-typhoon-hagibis.html

Probabilistic Hydrological Post-Processing at Scale: Why and How to Apply Machine-Learning Quantile Regression Algorithms https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/11/10/2126

What happens if you put 100 people interested in flood risk management in a room for a full month? http://co-risk.org/2019/10/11/rethinking-flood-risk-management-the-chiang-mai-field-lab-2019-experiment/

Our attempts to wall in a surging Mississippi have failed up and down the river, leading to catastrophic flooding. Now momentum is building to work with nature, not against it https://www.audubon.org/magazine/fall-2019/a-better-way-decrease-disastrous-flooding

Flooding Menace: Italian Firm, Rivers Community Sign Pact To End Flooding https://veritynewsonline.com/2019/10/14/flooding-menace-italian-firm-rivers-community-sign-pact-to-end-flooding/

New study analyzes FEMA-funded home buyout program https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191010113205.htm

Lagos flood: Beyond panic control, but high-tech engineering solutions https://www.environewsnigeria.com/lagos-flood-beyond-panic-control-but-high-tech-engineering-solutions/

Edinburgh’s ‘urban creep’ flood risk: 15 football pitches worth of green land lost each year to conservatories, driveways and patios https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/people/edinburghs-urban-creep-flood-risk-15-football-pitches-worth-green-land-lost-each-year-conservatories-driveways-and-patios-814612

Australian Tropical Cyclone Outlook for 2019 to 2020 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/cyclones/australia/

Great Lakes flooding: The warning signs that homes must be moved https://phys.org/news/2019-10-great-lakes-homes.html

Disaster Risk Analysis Part 2: The Systemic Underestimation of Risk https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330739905_Disaster_Risk_Analysis_Part_2_The_Systemic_Underestimation_of_Risk

Factors influencing the behaviour and perceptions of Australian veterinarians towards antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336426670_Factors_influencing_the_behaviour_and_perceptions_of_Australian_veterinarians_towards_antibiotic_use_and_antimicrobial_resistance

We can’t drought-proof Australia, and trying is a fool’s errand https://theconversation.com/we-cant-drought-proof-australia-and-trying-is-a-fools-errand-124504

FSU Research: Strong storms often generate earthquake-like seismic activity https://news.fsu.edu/news/science-technology/2019/10/15/fsu-research-strong-storms-often-generate-earthquake-like-seismic-activity/

UK: Flood defences save £1.1 billion a year https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/68111

Asia-Pacific DRR Country Status Reports https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/68230

Evidence for sharp increase in the economic damages of extreme natural disasters https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/10/01/1907826116

Practitioner perspectives of disaster resilience in international development https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420919302353?via%3Dihub

Catalyzing urban resilience http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/660751548946460826/pdf/134232-WP-30-1-2019-9-35-30-ProgramBriefJancompressed.pdf

Thirty years after devastating quake, is San Francisco ready for the next? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/16/california-earthquake-bay-area-prepared-loma-prieta-1989

Unprecedented movement detected on California earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-17/unprecedented-movement-recorded-on-california-earthquake-capable-of-8-0-temblor

Florida Keys neighborhood’s been flooded for over 40 days https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article236261848.html

Thoughtfully Using Artificial Intelligence in Earth Science https://eos.org/opinions/thoughtfully-using-artificial-intelligence-in-earth-science#.Xahwkg5pijk.twitter

Exmoor river ‘reset’ aims to cut flood risk and bolster wildlife https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/17/exmoor-river-reset-aims-to-cut-flood-risk-and-bolster-wildlife

Fixing Insurance in Far North Queensland https://advisr.com.au/fixing-insurance-in-far-north-queensland/

 

Emergency management

Two Years After Hurricane Harvey, One Group Says It Has Been Overlooked: Renters https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/11/us/hurricane-harvey-lawsuit-texas.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Toll from typhoon in Japan, both human and material, keeps rising https://www.cbsnews.com/news/typhoon-in-japan-death-toll-hagibis-flooding-nagano-bullet-trains-today-2019-10-15/

Limitations and challenges of early warning systems: A case study of the 2018 Palu-Donggala Tsunami https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/68152

Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/16/california-earthquake-bay-area-prepared-loma-prieta-1989

Flooding of Tama River put capital on the brink of crisis during Typhoon Hagibis http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/125698.php

Estimating the Sequencing of Evacuation Destination and Accommodation Type in Hurricanes https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336072713_Estimating_the_Sequencing_of_Evacuation_Destination_and_Accommodation_Type_in_Hurricanes

Developing a freely available platform to simulate the evacuation of residential communities from wildfire https://www.movementstrategies.com/blog-posts/understanding-evacuation-from-fire

Vladimir Putin held a meeting on flood relief measures in Irkutsk Region and the Far East http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/61837

Urban flooding a hot button topic among those affected https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/urban-flooding-a-hot-button-topic-among-those-affected/articleshow/71622446.cms

Hagibis Floods Japan https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145736/hagibis-floods-japan

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

International Day for Disaster Reduction https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/disasterreductionday

Tips on How to Prepare Your Business for Flooding https://www.cbiz.com/insights-resources/details/articleid/7675/tips-on-how-to-prepare-your-business-for-flooding

Strategic approaches for developing a culture of safety management in schools: Indications from literature studies https://jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba/article/view/694

Immersed: a VR experience about flood and resilience

https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/68171

Virtual reality based disaster resilience training https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/68170

Philippines disaster preparedness simulator https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/68169

Disaster Scope is an augmented reality (AR) application which contains flooding and fire smoke simulations built by Itamiya laboratory https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/68172

PreparedBC: Guide for Apartments, Condos and Townhomes https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc-guides/preparedbc_condo_guide_2018.pdf

Download California’s New Earthquake Early Warning App https://www.kqed.org/science/1949333/download-californias-new-earthquake-early-warning-app

 

Psychology and Disasters

Large Study Shows PTSD Has Strong Genetic Component https://psychcentral.com/news/2019/10/12/large-study-shows-ptsd-has-strong-genetic-component/150939.html

Getting Canadians prepared for natural disasters: a multi-method analysis of risk perception, behaviors, and the social environment https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335843500_Getting_Canadians_prepared_for_natural_disasters_a_multi-method_analysis_of_risk_perception_behaviors_and_the_social_environment

Flash Flood Risk Perception by the Population of Mindelo, S. Vicente (Cape Verde) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329156239_Flash_Flood_Risk_Perception_by_the_Population_of_Mindelo_S_Vicente_Cape_Verde

Geo-hydrological and seismic risk awareness at school: Emergency preparedness and risk perception evaluation https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335284681_Geo-hydrological_and_seismic_risk_awareness_at_school_Emergency_preparedness_and_risk_perception_evaluation

Educational Attainment, Disaster Experience, and Emergency Preparedness 1 Formal Education and Disaster Protective Action Decision Making: The Interacting Effects of Prior Experience and Income https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326234098_Educational_Attainment_Disaster_Experience_and_Emergency_Preparedness_1_Formal_Education_and_Disaster_Protective_Action_Decision_Making_The_Interacting_Effects_of_Prior_Experience_and_Income

Florida names its first mental health coordinator for hurricanes, disaster recovery https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article236308533.html

 

Sociology and disasters

Post-disaster recovery and sociocultural change: Rethinking social capital development for the new social fabric https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420919306120

The role of traditional leadership in disaster management and disaster risk governance: A case of Ugu District Municipality by-laws https://jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba/article/view/802

Gender mainstreaming: A lasting solution to disaster risk reduction https://jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba/article/view/723

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Today in disaster resilience (11 October 2019)

disaster

Please find below links to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

More than 90,000 people affected by flooding in Yemen http://www.bernama.com/en/world/news.php?id=1775103&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ireland – Homes Damaged After Floods From Storm Lorenzo http://floodlist.com/europe/ireland-floods-storm-lorenzo-october-2019

Iran – Deadly Flash Floods in South http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-flash-floods-hormozgan-october-2019

Colombia – Thousands Hit by Flooding in North http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-flooding-magdalena-atlantico-october-2019

Alert Level 1 raised over Taal volcano, Philippines https://watchers.news/2019/10/07/alert-level-1-raised-over-taal-volcano-philippines/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano with ash up to 10 km (34 000 feet), pyroclastic flow produced, Russia https://watchers.news/2019/10/02/sheveluch-eruption-october-1-2019/

Venezuela – Thousands Hit by Floods in Zulia State http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-zulia-october-2019

Kenya – Over 1,000 Displaced by Floods in North http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-marsabit-mandera-october-2019

Sudan – North Darfur Town Devastated by Rains, Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-north-darfur-floods-october-2019

Vietnam – High Tides and Rising Rivers Flood Cần Thơ http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-high-tides-rivers-flood-can-tho-october-2019

NSW bushfires that destroyed dozens of homes may have been deliberately lit, authorities say https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-09/northern-nsw-bushfires-believed-to-be-deliberately-lit/11585108

Hagibis intensifies to Category 5 Super Typhoon in one of the most explosive intensification rates on record, heading toward Tokyo, Japan https://watchers.news/2019/10/09/super-typhoon-hagibis/

Flood sweeps away Ondo varsity final year student https://guardian.ng/news/flood-sweeps-away-ondo-varsity-final-year-student/

Côte d’Ivoire – Deadly Floods in Abidjan and Aboisso Departments http://floodlist.com/africa/cote-divoire-floods-abidjan-aboisso-october-2019

Nigeria – Almost 20,000 Displaced by Benue and Niger River Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-september-2019cross-river-kogi-niger-taraba

Kenya – Over 1,000 Displaced by Floods in North http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-marsabit-mandera-october-2019

Venezuela – Thousands Hit by Floods in Zulia State http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-zulia-october-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Oct 2019: Etna volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/89130/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Oct-2019-Etna-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Sa.html

Wildfires rage in California as residents scramble without power https://www.cbsnews.com/news/wildfires-california-fires-rage-as-residents-scramble-without-power-pge/

Two people confirmed dead in NSW bushfires after police find bodies on remote property https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-10/two-people-dead-in-nsw-bushfires/11589026

Honduras – Evacuations After Flash Floods in Copán and Colón Departments http://floodlist.com/america/honduras-floods-copan-colon-october-2019

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Analysis: How well have climate models projected global warming? https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-well-have-climate-models-projected-global-warming

My Community Is Warming Three Times Faster Than the Rest of the World https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/wjwp5q/my-community-is-warming-three-times-faster-than-the-rest-of-the-world

How citizen science is building climate resilience in South Asia http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2019/10/01/people-power-how-citizen-science-is-building-climate-resilience-in-south-asia/

Black Communities Need Climate Change Help, Groups Tell Congress https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/black-communities-need-climate-change-help-groups-tell-congress

Climate change poses a ‘direct threat’ to Australia’s national security https://theconversation.com/climate-change-poses-a-direct-threat-to-australias-national-security-it-must-be-a-political-priority-123264

Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/killer-heat-in-united-states

The National Climate Assessment (NCA): Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/

This graph illustrates the change in global surface temperature relative to 1951-1980 average temperatures https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/global-temperature/

What are Extinction Rebellion’s key demands? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/08/what-are-extinction-rebellion-key-demands-climate-emergency?

Hundreds of temperature records broken over summer https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49753680

There are three types of climate change denier, and most of us are at least one https://theconversation.com/there-are-three-types-of-climate-change-denier-and-most-of-us-are-at-least-one-124574?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

‘What happens in the Arctic, doesn’t stay in the Arctic’—why the north pole matters to Asia https://www.eco-business.com/news/what-happens-in-the-arctic-doesnt-stay-in-the-arctic-why-the-north-pole-matters-to-asia/

New Research Tying 20 Companies to One-Third of Global Emissions Aids Liability Argument https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2019/10/09/global-emissions-carbon-majors-richard-heede/

Is it time for Asian cities to declare a climate emergency? https://www.sei.org/perspectives/asian-cities-climate-emergency/

Improved understanding of conditions in the stratosphere is helping to produce more-accurate short-term climate forecasts https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02985-8

Ice core source discovery adds to study of volcanic activity, climate system interactions https://phys.org/news/2019-10-ice-core-source-discovery-volcanic.html

The world needs a massive carbon tax in just 10 years to limit climate change, IMF says https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/10/10/world-needs-massive-carbon-tax-just-years-limit-climate-change-imf-says/

Offering solutions to Ice Age ocean chemistry puzzle https://phys.org/news/2019-10-solutions-ice-age-ocean-chemistry.html

Rich Counties Get More Help to Escape Climate Risk, New Data Show https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/09/climate/disaster-flood-buyouts-climate-change.html

Peruvian Glaciers Have Shrunk By 30 Percent Since 2000 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/peruvian-glaciers-have-shrunk-by-30-percent-since-2000

‘Super lucky to catch it’: Researchers get time-lapse video of glacial lake flood https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/glacial-lake-bursts-in-yukon-1.5312116

 

Disaster risk reduction

Experts warn world ‘grossly unprepared’ for future pandemics https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/sep/18/a-deadly-virus-could-kill-80-million-people-in-hours-experts-warn

Warming climate alarms Montana scientists https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/environment/warming-climate-alarms-montana-scientists/article_c0dd7eb4-4988-506e-a162-6ad7ff43c290.html

Warragamba plan ‘flawed’: former SES deputy https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/warragamba-plan-flawed-former-ses-deputy-20191004-p52xs9.html

Disaster risk reduction must secure a place in all budgets, UN expert says https://www.devex.com/news/disaster-risk-reduction-must-secure-a-place-in-all-budgets-un-expert-says-95755

A core and a periphery in disaster-related research and practice https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/core-periphery-disaster-related-research-practice-gonzalo-lizarralde/

It’s only October, so what’s with all these bushfires? New research explains it https://theconversation.com/its-only-october-so-whats-with-all-these-bushfires-new-research-explains-it-124091?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Sweeping Study Raises Questions About Who Benefits From Buyouts Of Flood-Prone Homes https://www.npr.org/2019/10/09/767920427/sweeping-study-raises-questions-about-who-benefits-from-buyouts-of-flood-prone-h

A systematic review and evaluation of Zika virus forecasting and prediction research during a public health emergency of international concern https://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0007451

Communities across Washington are removing human development rather than engineering bigger and costlier fixes to the flooding that is likely to get worse as a consequence of climate change https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2019/10/09/climate-readiness-plan-just-let-the-rivers-go-with-the-flow

Don’t count on Canada-wide, high-resolution flood modelling anytime soon https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/claims-canada/dont-count-on-canada-wide-high-resolution-flood-modelling-anytime-soon-1004169522/

FEMA Bought 44,000 Flood-Prone Homes. They May Have to Buy Millions More https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-09/fema-may-have-to-buy-millions-of-homes-due-to-climate-crisis

How to protect homes from wildfire is subject of professor’s new book https://phys.org/news/2019-10-homes-wildfire-subject-professor.html

 

Emergency management

The climate is changing, but our disaster-response system isn’t keeping up, experts say https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-climate-is-changing-but-our-disaster-response-system-isnt-keeping-up-experts-say/2019/10/05/d001660c-d59b-11e9-9343-40db57cf6abd_story.html

International satellites supporting disaster management http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/disasters.asp

Nearly 1,900 Dead In Monsoon Rains, Floods Across India https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/bihar-floods-kerala-floods-nearly-1-900-dead-in-monsoon-rains-floods-across-india-2112090

Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS) initiates national engagement https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/australian-fire-danger-rating-system-(afdrs)-initiates-national-engagement

Australian Emergency Management Arrangements Handbook updated https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/australian-emergency-management-arrangements-handbook-updated

More Frequent and Intense Tropical Storms Mean Less Recovery Time for the World’s Coastlines https://www.routefifty.com/infrastructure/2019/10/more-frequent-and-intense-tropical-storms-mean-less-recovery-time-worlds-coastlines/160265/

Adaptation, adaptability and resilience: the recovery of Kobe after the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336333421_Adaptation_adaptability_and_resilience_the_recovery_of_Kobe_after_the_Great_Hanshin_Earthquake_of_1995

Hurricane Michael recovery efforts point to the power of local generosity after overlooked disasters https://theconversation.com/hurricane-michael-recovery-efforts-point-to-the-power-of-local-generosity-after-overlooked-disasters-123325

Why Machine Learning Is Critical for Disaster Response https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/why-machine-learning-is-critical-for-disaster-response/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Living With Wildfire https://www.currypilot.com/news_paid/photos-environment-living-with-wildfire/article_0eb7d212-e467-11e9-bfd7-4f6f1b50e8ff.html

Are You Ready For Your Customers To Hear Thunder? https://www.forbes.com/sites/chipbell/2019/10/06/are-you-ready-for-your-customers-to-hear-thunder/#7b8ed9c216f9

Championing a bottom-up approach to community resilience https://www.communitiesprepared.org.uk/2019/10/championing-a-bottom-up-approach-to-community-resilience/

On 13 October, communities across the world will recognise the United Nation’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to help promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/built-to-last-on-international-day-for-disaster-risk-reduction

The Survive and Thrive program is a long-term bushfire education partnership between Anglesea Primary School and the Anglesea CFA community https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/survive-and-thrive-in-anglesea

This joint special issue of Disasters and Development Policy Review discusses the role of information technology and social media both in disasters and development contexts https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1111/(ISSN)1564-913X.technology

PG&E power outage: How to survive with just your cellphone https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-09/shelter-me-you-your-cellphone-and-a-disaster-what-to-do-when-communications-go-wonky

 

Psychology and Disasters

Living near a coast is linked with better mental health, study suggests https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/coastal-living-blue-space-mental-health

A typology of spontaneous societal responses to disasters that planners can use to help them understand the links to the affected communities and motivations for action http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/64

Can some people sense that an earthquake is about to happen (earthquake sensitives)? https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/can-some-people-sense-earthquake-about-happen-earthquake-sensitives

 

Sociology and disasters

The Social Impact of Natural Hazards: A Multilevel Analysis of Disasters and Forms of Trust in Mainland China https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336259430_The_Social_Impact_of_Natural_Hazards_A_Multilevel_Analysis_of_Disasters_and_Forms_of_Trust_in_Mainland_China

Disasters, Vulnerabilities, and Equity: Moving Forward https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2019/10/disasters-vulnerabilities-equity-moving/

The politics of disaster vulnerability https://www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/landsam/department/noragric/publications/publications-2019/node/38518

Today in disaster resilience (4 October 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

‘Totally terrified’ observers catch tornado touching down outside Davis on video https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article235604617.html

Drought-hit Australian towns prepare for ‘unimaginable’ water crisis https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-drought-water/drought-hit-australian-towns-prepare-for-unimaginable-water-crisis-idUSKBN1WC2EP

Lorenzo becomes the strongest hurricane this far north and east in the Atlantic basin https://watchers.news/2019/09/29/lorenzo-becomes-the-strongest-hurricane-this-far-north-and-east-in-the-atlantic-basin/

Tibesti – another mining-induced landslide https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/09/27/tibesti-mining-landslide/

Niger: Tens of Thousands Impacted by Devastating Floods https://www.voanews.com/africa/niger-tens-thousands-impacted-devastating-floods

Bihar and Uttar Pradesh: More than 100 dead in fresh India flood chaos https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-49875027

Turkey – 13 Rescued After Flash Floods in Artvin Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-flash-floods-artvin-september-2019

Severe thunderstorms north of Brisbane flood homes and businesses https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/severe-thunderstorms-north-of-brisbane-flood-homes-and-businesses/530286

Worst monsoon in 25 years kills 148 across India, floods ravage Patna https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/worst-monsoon-in-25-years-kills-over-100-across-india-floods-rains-in-patna-10-points-1604967-2019-10-01

UK weather: Torrential rain brings floods across Britain https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49890229

Hurricane Lorenzo lashes mid-Atlantic Azores Islands https://www.heraldnews.com/news/20191002/hurricane-lorenzo-lashes-mid-atlantic-azores-islands?rssfeed=true

Pakistan – Fatalities After Heavy Rain and Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-flash-floods-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-october-2019

Mexico – Deadly Floods After Heavy Rain From Tropical Storm Narda http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-heavy-rain-tropical-storm-narda

Senegal – Thousands Displaced by Floods in Dakar and Kaolack Regions http://floodlist.com/africa/senegal-floods-dakar-kaolack-september-2019

South Korea – Torrential Rain From Typhoon Mitag Causes Deadly Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/south-korea-typhoon-mitag-floods-october-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Oct 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/88612/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Oct-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

UK’s new flagship polar research vessel officially named Sir David Attenborough https://www.rcinet.ca/eye-on-the-arctic/2019/09/27/uks-new-flagship-polar-research-vessel-officially-named-sir-david-attenborough/

Climate lessons from the classroom spill into the streets https://climateactionaustralia.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/climate-lessons-from-the-classroom-spill-into-the-streets-cbc-news-climatestrike-climateemergency-stopadani-extinctionrebellion-auspol-qldpol-insiders/

This Victorian surf club is under threat as climate change eats away at the coast https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/this-victorian-surf-club-is-under-threat-as-climate-change-eats-away-at-the-coast-20190927-p52vgy.html

‘It’s heartbreaking’: a coastal community watches its beach wash away https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/29/its-heartbreaking-a-coastal-community-watches-its-beach-wash-away

Didn’t teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg cause a stir last week? https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/genius-gamechanger-has-thrown-down-the-gauntlet-20190927-p52vm1.html

Girt by sea, Australia faces serious climate challenge https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6410847/girt-by-sea-australia-faces-serious-climate-challenge/

U.S. taxpayers are at risk for homes threatened by climate change https://www.cbsnews.com/news/banks-shift-mortgages-on-disaster-prone-properties-to-taxpayers-study-shows/

Where climate cash is flowing and why it’s not enough https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02712-3

Feeling flight shame? Try quitting air travel and catch a sail boat https://theconversation.com/feeling-flight-shame-try-quitting-air-travel-and-catch-a-sail-boat-123349?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Australia’s mangroves and seagrass meadows absorb 20m tonnes of CO2 a year but report warns damage to ecosystems contributing to climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/01/australias-vast-carbon-sink-releasing-millions-of-tonnes-of-co2-back-into-atmosphere?CMP=share_btn_tw

NSW considers laws to stop courts and planners blocking coalmines on climate grounds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/02/nsw-considers-laws-to-stop-courts-and-planners-blocking-coalmines-on-climate-grounds

What Climate Change Will Do to Three Major American Cities by 2100 https://www.teenvogue.com/story/climate-change-timeline-st-louis-san-francisco-houston

Use the Sea Ice Aware App to Monitor Conditions in the Poles https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-living-atlas/mapping/sea-ice-aware/

Vast iceberg bigger than Los Angeles breaks off Antarctic shelf https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/01/world/vast-iceberg-leaves-antarctic-shelf-scli-intl/index.html

Australia Must Listen To First Nations People If It Wants To Combat Climate Change https://junkee.com/australia-must-listen-to-first-nations-people-if-it-wants-to-combat-climate-change/223360

Human Activity Outpaces Volcanoes, Asteroids in Releasing Deep Carbon https://eos.org/articles/human-activity-outpaces-volcanoes-asteroids-in-releasing-deep-carbon

Watch: Thirty-five years of Arctic thaw in two minutes https://www.euronews.com/2019/10/02/watch-thirty-five-years-of-arctic-thaw-in-two-minutes?fbclid=IwAR0HdMEDzewIeiSpfjrOrpkrmFViqo9KlUVDkR21QIA81CiO00_yPBg58Z8

Report: Global Use of Renewable Energy Will Soar By 2050 (But So Will CO2) https://www.theinertia.com/environment/report-global-use-of-renewable-energy-will-soar-by-2050-but-so-will-co2/

 

Disaster risk reduction

North Miami bought her flooded home. Now it’s going to become a park to fight sea rise https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article235403232.html

Resilient Cities, User-Driven Planning, and Open Data Policy https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336105323_Resilient_Cities_User-Driven_Planning_and_Open_Data_Policy

Hydrological signatures describing the translation of climate seasonality into streamflow seasonality https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2019-463/

Scientists have found that most fires start on the side of highways or near power lines. What if the vegetation in those places was impervious to fire? https://www.fastcompany.com/90410369/this-new-gel-prevents-plants-from-burning-to-stop-wildfires

Life on the coast is already hazardous. Groundwater mismanagement amplifies other risks https://www.circleofblue.org/2019/world/as-seas-rise-unchecked-groundwater-use-sinks-coastal-cities/

FEMA’s flood maps may not accurately reflect the real risk for millions of Americans https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-tech/building-a-better-algorithm-to-predict-flood-risk-in-the-age-of-climate-change/

The launch of Australia FloodScore now marks an important step forward for rating flood risk in the region https://www.ambientalrisk.com/new-improved-flood-risk-solutions-for-australia/

How the American nuclear industry downplays the threat of climate-induced flooding https://newrepublic.com/article/154942/america-nuclear-power-plants-climate-change-risk-fukushima

A new study highlights the potential to improve the accuracy of flood hazard maps by incorporating richer data http://createsend.com/t/r-6394FEC9EF986CFF2540EF23F30FEDED

Phase two of the £112 million Leeds flood defence scheme is one of the largest river flood alleviation scheme in the UK https://www.leedsclimate.org.uk/leeds-flood-alleviation-enters-next-phase

This Beautiful Bamboo Sports Hall Can Withstand Earthquakes And Has A Zero-Carbon Footprint https://www.intelligentliving.co/bamboo-sports-hall-withstand-earthquakes-zero-carbon-footprint/

Researchers Hone Our Ability to Map Storm Flooding https://today.uconn.edu/2019/09/researchers-hone-ability-map-storm-flooding/#

Houston’s pocket prairies: Natural solutions to unnatural flooding https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2019/1001/Houston-s-pocket-prairies-Natural-solutions-to-unnatural-flooding?cmpid=shared-twitter

Groundwater pumping in some of the world’s critical watersheds exceeds safe levels. It’s causing surface waters to fall at an alarming rate https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-02/river-flows-are-falling-worldwide-as-groundwater-is-depleted

Fire as a key driver of Earth’s biodiversity https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/brv.12544#.XS3mpo5qQ0s.twitter

 

Emergency management

Iowa residents asked to ignore false weather alert https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/weather/2019/09/28/false-weather-alert-pottawattamie-county-emergency-service-iowa-severe-system-agency/3807080002/

NISC – Our members include the following public safety, emergency preparedness, management, and response stakeholders https://www.nisconsortium.org/nisc-membership/

Bangladesh promises to improve local flood warnings after complaints https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/international/689694-bangladesh-promises-to-improve-local-flood-warnings-after-complaints

More than 1,600 die in India’s heaviest monsoon season for 25 years http://news.trust.org/item/20191001101315-5w3md/

US Aid for Hurricane Dorian https://www.usaid.gov/crisis/hurricane-dorian

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

See where your town was located in the ancient past http://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#66

The Best Nature Books of 2019 https://chireviewofbooks.com/2019/09/26/the-best-nature-books-of-2019-part-3/

Hull Flood Protection Guide https://www.coversure.co.uk/hull/blog/hull-flood-protection-guide

Hurricane Evacuation Decision Making https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=LBrzw71eBrg

Resident input sought for Harvey-related flood projects https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/Resident-input-sought-for-Harvey-related-flood-14481085.php

“You wouldn’t walk into a bushfire, so why would you drive your car into floodwaters?” https://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/6414913/nsw-warned-to-prepare-for-storm-season/?cs=9397

The Role of Introductory Geoscience Courses in Preparing Teachers—And All Students—For the Future: Are We Making the Grade? http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/29/10/

Most Americans are highly concerned about several issues when it comes to social media and news https://www.journalism.org/2019/10/02/americans-are-wary-of-the-role-social-media-sites-play-in-delivering-the-news/

The Great Flood of 2019: A Complete Picture of a Slow-Motion Disaster https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/11/us/midwest-flooding.html

Flood Snakes and Ladders – a community flood engagement event https://esrc.ukri.org/public-engagement/festival-of-social-science/festival-events/events-in-north-east-england/flood-snakes-and-ladders-a-community-flood-engagement-event/

 

Psychology and Disasters

Nearly 20 percent of Hurricane Harvey flood victims reported post-flood PTSD, depression and anxiety https://phys.org/news/2019-09-multiple-events-erode-neighborhood-spirit.html

Flooding, Recovery and Hydraulic Citizenship in Post-Harvey Houston https://anthropology.rice.edu/sites/g/files/bxs1041/f/Flooding_Report.pdf

Every Single Cognitive Bias in One Infographic https://www.visualcapitalist.com/every-single-cognitive-bias/

Why Near‐Miss Events Can Decrease an Individual’s Protective Response to Hurricanes https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2010.01506.x#.XZUKXbnJRHk.twitter

 

Sociology and disasters

Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters https://www.amazon.com/Black-Wave-Networks-Governance-Disasters/dp/022663843X

The number of people in the average U.S. household is going up for the first time in over 160 years https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/10/01/the-number-of-people-in-the-average-u-s-household-is-going-up-for-the-first-time-in-over-160-years/

New research suggests the assumption Aboriginal people lived in open vegetation sustained by fire is misplaced https://theconversation.com/new-research-turns-tasmanian-aboriginal-history-on-its-head-the-results-will-help-care-for-the-land-124285?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Today in disaster resilience (27 September 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Three kids die in Delta floods https://thenationonlineng.net/three-kids-die-in-delta-floods/

Flood: Over 150 communities submerged in Kogi – Commissioner https://dailytimes.ng/flood-over-150-communities-submerged-in-kogi-commissioner/

Albania struck by 5.6-magnitude earthquake, injuring at least 37 https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/21/europe/earthquake-albania/index.html

Trinidad and Tobago – Tropical Storm Karen Causes Severe Flooding http://floodlist.com/america/trinidad-tobago-tropical-storm-karen-floods-september-2019

Haiti – 2 Dead, 4 Missing After Flash Floods in Ouest Department http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-flash-floods-ouest-department-september-2019

Tropical Storm Karen intensifies as it bears down on Puerto Rico https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-karen/tropical-storm-karen-intensifies-as-it-bears-down-on-puerto-rico-idUSKBN1W90KJ?

England weather: Heavy rain causes floods and travel chaos https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-49810079

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Sep 2019: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/88091/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Sep-2019-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Nevados-de-Chill.html

Pune Flood: Death Toll Rises To 7; NDRF Teams On Rescue Operation https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/accidents-and-disasters/pune-flood-death-toll-rises-to-7-ndrf-teams-on-rescue-operation.html

India – 12 Dead, Thousands Displaced After Floods in Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-pune-maharashtra-september-2019

Sri Lanka – Floods and Landslides Leave 1 Dead and 15,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-september-2019

Oman – Rain and Winds From Tropical Cyclone Hikaa Prompt Evacuations and Rescues http://floodlist.com/asia/oman-tropical-cyclone-hikka-september-2019

Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Maluku, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2019/09/26/strong-and-shallow-m6-8-earthquake-hits-maluku-indonesia/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Greta Thunberg condemns world leaders in emotional speech at UN https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/23/greta-thunberg-speech-un-2019-address?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate effort must be boosted five-fold to limit global warming to 1.5°C https://reneweconomy.com.au/climate-effort-must-be-boosted-five-fold-to-limit-global-warming-to-1-5c-88884/

Climate change ‘hitting harder and sooner’ than forecast, warn scientists ahead of UN meeting https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-23/climate-change-accelerating-warn-scientists/11537240

New coastal development is designed to live with sea level rise https://www.fastcompany.com/90405944/instead-of-trying-to-prevent-flooding-this-coastal-apartment-complex-invites-the-water-in

2019 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Tied for Second Lowest on Record https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2913/2019-arctic-sea-ice-minimum-tied-for-second-lowest-on-record/

Increasing flood risk due to co-occurring storm surges and heavy precipitation in Northern Europe https://innovationorigins.com/increasing-flood-risk-due-to-co-occurring-storm-surges-and-heavy-precipitation-in-northern-europe/

Climate change could stretch our capabilities, Defence Force chief speech warns https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-25/australian-defence-force-angus-campbell-climate-change-speech/11543464

David Attenborough attacks Australian PM on climate record and support for coal https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/24/david-attenborough-attacks-australian-pm-on-climate-record-and-support-for-coal?CMP=share_btn_tw

Teen girls are leading the climate strikes and helping change the face of environmentalism https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/09/24/teen-girls-are-leading-climate-strikes-helping-change-face-environmentalism/

Even a 20-centimetre rise in sea level would more than double the frequency of flooding in tropical zones such as the Mumbai coast, according to a 2017 report by US experts https://www.ndtv.com/mumbai-news/just-20-centimetre-rise-in-sea-level-may-double-mumbai-flood-frequency-2106127

A sense of climate crisis now haunts stories which aren’t even about the environment https://theconversation.com/a-sense-of-climate-crisis-now-haunts-stories-which-arent-even-about-the-environment-123429

Humans Just Held Another Funeral For a Glacier, And It May Not Be The Last https://www.sciencealert.com/humans-just-held-another-funeral-for-a-glacier-because-that-s-the-world-we-live-in-now?perpetual=yes&limitstart=1

Australia is the runaway global leader in building new renewable energy https://theconversation.com/australia-is-the-runaway-global-leader-in-building-new-renewable-energy-123694

How we measure glaciers https://www.wsj.com/video/devising-an-earthquake-algorithm-to-save-lives/A94E85D7-4B25-4025-96A1-1D6FDEA51436.html

New study shows major changes in severity of flooding across Europe linked to climate change https://www.waterbriefingglobal.org/new-study-shows-major-changes-in-severity-of-flooding-across-europe-linked-to-climate-change/

Home to “New York City’s newest island,” Hunter’s Point South is a city-funded park that offers lessons for cities struggling with rising tides https://www.fastcompany.com/90402599/this-small-public-park-is-model-for-the-water-logged-cities-of-the-future

World’s oceans at a tipping point, indicates UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-25/un-ipcc-climate-report-warns-oceans-at-tipping-point/11547454

Italy and France Prepare for Imminent Collapse of Mont Blanc Glacier https://www.thedailybeast.com/italy-and-france-prepare-for-imminent-collapse-of-mont-blanc-glacier?ref=home

The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, approved on 24 September 2019 by the 195 IPCC member governments, provides new evidence for the benefits of limiting global warming to the lowest possible level https://www.ipcc.ch/2019/09/25/srocc-press-release/

Satellite will gain hi-res view of greenhouse effect https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49799760

Evolution of 21st Century Sea Level Rise Projections https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018EF000991

Not convinced on the need for urgent climate action? Here’s what happens to our planet between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming https://theconversation.com/not-convinced-on-the-need-for-urgent-climate-action-heres-what-happens-to-our-planet-between-1-5-c-and-2-c-of-global-warming-123817?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Climate Change Hits Vulnerable Communities First and Hardest https://www.iisd.org/blog/climate-change-hits-vulnerable-communities-first-and-hardest

How climate change is melting, drying and flooding Earth — in pictures https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02793-0

World’s poorest communities have done the least to cause climate change, but end up paying for it https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/worlds-poor-1-cent-day-climate-change-oxfam-190923040238683.html

Dying of laughter: comics joke about climate change at U.N. summit http://news.trust.org/item/20190926175919-4utjd/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Experts warn of ‘endless’ flood cycle https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1755089/experts-warn-of-endless-flood-cycle

Aussie startup FloodMapp raises $1.3 million for tech reducing “catastrophic” impact of flooding https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/news/floodmapp-raise-flood-prediction/

Massive Study of European Flooding Sees North-South Climate Split https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-28/massive-study-of-european-flooding-sees-north-south-climate-split

Gilbert White Special Issue https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/venv20/current#.VHVLuku4lFI

Surging Waters looks at flooding in the United States and demonstrates how science is supporting flood management, as well as furthering the solutions needed to mitigate flood impacts on people and property in the future https://scienceisessential.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2019/09/Surging_Waters_credits_pages_web.pdf

Rethinking resilience to wildfire https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/58436

Hurricane resilience in the Bahamas: Ecosystem https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190924154350.htm

Devising an Earthquake Algorithm to Save Lives https://www.wsj.com/video/devising-an-earthquake-algorithm-to-save-lives/A94E85D7-4B25-4025-96A1-1D6FDEA51436.html

Imelda, Florence, Harvey: Bigger Rains and Bigger Floods https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/imelda-florence-harvey-bigger-rains-and-bigger-floods

The Effect Of The Rising UK Flood Risk On Commercial Property https://www.todaysconveyancer.co.uk/partner-news/effect-rising-uk-flood-risk-commercial-property/

Cumbria Strategic Flood Partnership (CSFP) brings together Flood Risk Management Authorities and other organisations including representation from community groups https://thefloodhub.co.uk/your-local-area/cumbria/

Risk Rating 2.0 Overview https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1569002542461-a458061bb06a2d7cf6dbdf83bbd8d763/RiskRatingOverview_May2019_to_Sept2019.pdf

Calgary flood protection project faces opposition https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/calgary-flood-protection-project-faces-opposition-1004168812/

Role of earthquake motions in triggering a ‘surprise’ tsunami https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190905090931.htm

Herogram illustrates how ECMWF scientists support EU flood work https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/media-centre/news/2019/herogram-illustrates-how-ecmwf-scientists-support-eu-flood-work

Paradise Dam will have ‘some difficulty’ in extreme flood event https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-25/dam-water-release-paradise-drought-bundaberg-north-burnett/11543600

New satellite may make flood prediction easier https://phys.org/news/2019-09-satellite-easier.html

Extreme floods that once came every 100 years will be annual event by 2050: UN climate report https://nationalpost.com/news/world/extreme-floods-that-once-came-every-100-years-will-be-annual-event-by-2050-un-climate-report

Tsunami Disasters and Global Heating in Japan: Incremental or Transformational Adaptation to Sea Level Rise? https://medium.com/@SheffSocScience/tsunami-disasters-and-global-heating-in-japan-incremental-or-transformational-adaptation-to-sea-d5f9c0665ad8

Dr Lee Bosher : The terrifying experience that led to a lifetime of work https://volume.lboro.ac.uk/throughthestorm/

The satellite-based atlas includes information about more than 13 million fires https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145417/a-new-global-fire-atlas

Flood Gates, Flood Walls and Home Buyouts: Coming Soon To Miami? https://www.wlrn.org/post/flood-gates-flood-walls-and-home-buyouts-coming-soon-miami

 

Emergency management

‘Opening the Door to Hell Itself’: Bahamas Confronts Life After Hurricane Dorian https://www.wsj.com/articles/opening-the-door-to-hell-itself-bahamas-confronts-life-after-hurricane-dorian-11569176306

We talked to Obama’s top FEMA official on the future of flooding and what humanity can do to prepare https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/craig-fugate-obama-fema-imelda-flooding-887712/

Why will FEMA spend as much in past 2 years as the previous 37? Here’s how disaster aid works https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/446635-why-will-fema-spend-as-much-in-past-2-years-as-the-previous-37

Imelda dumped 40 inches of rain on Texas — and it wasn’t even a hurricane? https://grist.org/article/imelda-dumped-40-inches-of-rain-on-texas-and-it-wasnt-even-a-hurricane/

Public-Private-People Relationship Stakeholder Model for disaster and humanitarian operations https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313485734_Public-Private-People_Relationship_Stakeholder_Model_for_disaster_and_humanitarian_operations

Exploring the Complications of Counting Casualties After Natural Disasters http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=9122019

FEMA officials tour safe rooms in Joplin, Webb City https://www.joplinglobe.com/news/local_news/fema-officials-tour-safe-rooms-in-joplin-webb-city/article_6cb18444-88a2-564d-b330-a2a4036a381f.html

UAE rescues 50,000 people from floods in Sudan https://gulfnews.com/uae/uae-rescues-50000-people-from-floods-in-sudan-1.66672578

Minister reassures Nigerians of measures to tackle floods https://www.matthewtegha.com/2019/09/minister-reassures-nigerians-of.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Children, young people and flooding http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/

The Role of Children in Creating Culturally Sensitive Disaster Management https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/the-role-of-children-in-creating-culturally-sensitive-disaster-management?

International Day for Disaster Reduction 13 October https://www.un.org/en/events/disasterreductionday/index.shtml

Climate Watch an App developed to monitor the effects of climate change locally https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBsY_gaLHCg&feature=youtu.be

The Regional Resilience Exposure Tool (R2ET) is intended to function as a base-line resource for citizens, businesses, and governmental actors to kickstart conversations about sea level rise and emergency preparedness http://buildcommunityresilience.com/northeastflorida/

 

Psychology and Disasters

The National Household Survey (NHS) tracks progress in personal disaster preparedness through investigation of the American public’s preparedness actions, attitudes, and motivations https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/182373

 

Sociology and disasters

Community Resilience: A Case Study of a Community of Fortaleza, CE https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335943543_Community_Resilience_A_Case_Study_of_a_Community_of_Fortaleza_CE

Visually exploring social perceptions of environmental harm in global urban contextshttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0011392118823842?journalCode=csia

A coupled human–natural systems framework of community resilience https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329587615_A_coupled_human-natural_systems_framework_of_community_resilience

Today in disaster resilience (20 September 2019)

disaster

Please find below links to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

The drought is now so severe it is biting in even the greenest corners of the country https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-16/drought-now-affecting-even-the-greenest-parts-of-the-country/11487026

Tens of thousands in Chiba urged to evacuate due to possible mudslides, Japan https://watchers.news/2019/09/16/tens-of-thousands-in-chiba-urged-to-evacuate-due-to-possible-mudslides-japan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Worst storm in over a century hits Spain, major floods and tornadoes reported https://watchers.news/2019/09/12/spain-flood-tornado-september-12-2019/

Strong explosion at Sakurajima volcano, Japan https://watchers.news/2019/09/16/strong-explosion-at-sakurajima-volcano-japan/

Floods In Rajasthan After Release Of Water From Dams, Thousands Evacuated https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/floods-in-rajasthan-after-release-of-water-from-dams-thousands-evacuated-2101383

‘This is mind-blowing’: Residents cope with historic flooding in Dell Rapids https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/education/2019/09/13/south-dakota-flooding-dell-rapids-big-sioux-river/2314029001/

23,000 flee after floods in northeast Thailand https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2019/09/15/23000-flee-after-floods-in-northeast-thailand

‘On pins and needles’: Flooded-out Iowans brace for a third round in six months https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2019/09/17/iowa-flooding-2019-missouri-river-levee-breaches-mills-fremont-county-pacific-junction-hamburg/2355669001/

At least 33 people dead as floods submerge large areas of northern Thailand https://watchers.news/2019/09/18/at-least-33-people-dead-as-floods-submerge-large-areas-of-northern-thailand/

Record 1,422 people killed in monsoon rains from June to September, India https://watchers.news/2019/09/18/record-1-422-people-killed-in-erratic-rains-from-june-to-september-india/

One killed, two escape death as flood ravages Anambra capital https://www.ndreporters.com/2019/09/17/one-killed-two-escape-death-as-flood-ravages-anambra-capital/

Imelda brings heavy rainfall, fears of flooding to Texas https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tropical-depression-imelda-houston-area-possible-heavy-rains-flooding-today-2019-09-18/

USA – Flooding in South East Texas After Tropical Depression Imelda Dumps Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-flood-east-texas-tropical-depression-imelda-september-2019

India – Thousands Displaced by Floods in Rajasthan http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-rajasthan-september-2019

Algeria – 2 Dead as Floods Hit Algiers and Souk Ahras http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-floods-algiers-soukahras-september-2019

Indonesia shuts down plantations linked to illegal forest fires https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/09/17/Indonesia-shuts-down-plantations-linked-to-illegal-forest-fires/7491568734814/?spt=su&or=btn_tw

Forest fires in Bolivia burn Switzerland-sized area https://www.omaha.com/news/world/ngo-forest-fires-in-bolivia-burn-switzerland-sized-area/article_d3a7e5c4-e917-5ff8-b628-d1fe494b5248.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Eruption Of Russian Volcano Caused Colorful Skies https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2019/09/17/eruption-of-russian-volcano-caused-colorful-skies/#228fc14c2511

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Eight More Effects of Climate Change: Some Surprising, Some Fatal https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2019/09/15/eight-more-surprising-and-sometimes-fatal-effects-of-climate-change#66a44f570e39

‘Climigration’: when communities must move because of climate change https://theconversation.com/climigration-when-communities-must-move-because-of-climate-change-122529?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Emission impossible? Harsh facts on climate change https://www.ft.com/content/d7ec60e6-9b9a-11e9-b8ce-8b459ed04726

The world has a third pole – and it’s melting quickly https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/15/tibetan-plateau-glacier-melt-ipcc-report-third-pole?CMP=share_btn_tw

Are businesses doing enough to prepare for climate change or do executives have their heads in the sand? https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2019/09/economic-cost-adapting-warming-planet-190915082329723.html

UK will see four heatwaves a year and twice as many flash floods by 2070s, Met Office predicts https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-met-office-climate-change-defra-environment-agency-a9107446.html

The case for strategic and managed climate retreat https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6455/761

Jacinda Ardern on rising to the climate change challenge https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/09/18/813908/jacinda-ardern-on-rising-to-the-challenge-of-climate-change

Worrying new calculations show Earth is warming faster than previously thought https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7473971/Worrying-new-models-Earth-warming-faster-previously-thought.html

With Greenland’s Extreme Melting, a New Risk Grows: Ice Slabs That Worsen Runoff https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18092019/greenland-ice-sheet-melting-sea-level-rise-climate-change-heat-wave-study?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

The Impact of Climate Change on Kivalina, Alaska https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2019/09/photos-impacts-climate-change-kivalina-alaska/598282/

Scientists set out how to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/power-halve-greenhouse-gas-emissions-2030-climate-scientists

Fighting for a stolen future https://feature.undp.org/fighting-for-a-stolen-future/

Inequality and climate change https://stories.undp.org/997ccd59d6fbff50efc5c08552f3602f?

Hundreds of Australian academics declare support for climate rebellion https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/20/hundreds-of-australian-academics-declare-support-for-climate-rebellion?CMP=share_btn_tw

Ignoring young people’s climate change fears is a recipe for anxiety https://theconversation.com/ignoring-young-peoples-climate-change-fears-is-a-recipe-for-anxiety-123357?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Climate disasters to leave 150 million in humanitarian need by 2030: Red Cross https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-disasters-to-leave-150-million-in-humanitarian-need-by-2030-red-cross-20190919-p52t3o.html

New UN report launched to help ratchet up action to combat climate crisis https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/09/1046672?395

The Arctic and climate change (1979 – 2019): What the ice record tells us https://news.mongabay.com/2019/09/the-arctic-and-climate-change-1979-2019-what-the-ice-record-tells-us/

We want to learn about climate change from weather presenters, not politicians https://theconversation.com/we-want-to-learn-about-climate-change-from-weather-presenters-not-politicians-123761

A survey of Australian TV audiences’ views on climate change https://www.monash.edu/mcccrh/research/a-survey-of-australian-tv-audiences-views-on-climate-change

Climate change: Warming to drive ‘robust increase’ in UK flooding https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49731591

Global warming simulations: Parts of U.K. and northern Europe to see more compound flooding https://phys.org/news/2019-09-global-simulations-uk-northern-europe.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

“There’s no record of fire dangers that high that early in those areas in NSW” https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/an-ill-wind-fans-the-flames-20190912-p52qir.html

Don’t politicise the bushfires? The alternative is to sit back while more severe events happen https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/15/dont-politicise-the-bushfires-the-alternative-is-to-sit-back-while-more-severe-events-happen?CMP=share_btn_tw

Work on Wangaratta’s inadequate flood levees delayed by bureaucracy https://www.bordermail.com.au/story/6387830/work-on-inadequate-flood-levees-delayed-by-bureaucracy/

Researchers Hone Ability to Map Storm Flooding https://scienceblog.com/510523/researchers-hone-ability-to-map-storm-flooding/

Flood: When Disaster Becomes Unnatural By Ahmed Maiyaki https://emergencydigest.com/2019/09/07/flood-disaster-ahmed-maiyaki/

Constructing a comprehensive disaster resilience index: The case of Italy https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335845276_Constructing_a_comprehensive_disaster_resilience_index_The_case_of_Italy

Review of the Transition From Smouldering to Flaming Combustion in Wildfires https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmech.2019.00049/full?utm_source=S-TWT&utm_medium=SNET&utm_campaign=ECO_FMECH_XXXXXXXX_auto-dlvrit

Dams were built to control floods; they are now triggers https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/natural-disasters/dams-were-built-to-control-floods-they-are-now-triggers-66767

Flood relief scheme will be a catalyst for Cork city https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/flood-relief-scheme-will-be-a-catalyst-for-cork-city-951114.html

More than half of FEMA’s flood maps rely on decades-old data. Now, a group of Texas researchers is tackling the problem with a $3 million grant and crowdsourced data https://www.texasobserver.org/floodplain-maps-are-outdated-this-scientist-wants-to-change-that/

Hurricane Dorian: Harbinger of the new normal https://floodresilience.net/blogs/hurricane-dorian-harbinger-of-the-new-normal?

Why Flood Victims Blame Their City, Not the Climate https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/09/local-climate-action-plans-public-trust-government-detroit/598060/

As Flooding Worsens, Home Buyouts Move at a Snail’s Pace https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/09/flooded-home-buyout-fema-disaster-recovery-flood-insurance/598075/

Resilient Communities: A New Disaster Preparedness Approach https://medium.com/the-moment-by-pete-for-america/resilient-communities-a-new-disaster-preparedness-approach-89fd78a689e2

What to do about the constant threat – and reality – of flooded homes in coastal communities https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/115519323/what-to-do-about-the-constant-threat–and-reality–of-flooded-homes-in-coastal-communities

Flooding and Land Use Change in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/8/9/139

Google to expand AI-powered flood forecasts in India for monsoon season https://venturebeat.com/2019/09/18/google-to-expand-ai-powered-flood-forecasts-in-india-ahead-of-monsoon-season/

Urban flood resilience in Indonesia: New approaches through an urban design lens http://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/urban-flood-resilience-indonesia-new-approaches-through-urban-design-lens

 

Emergency management

Haitians fear deportation from Bahamas after storm disaster https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2019/09/16/Haitians-deportation-Bahamas-storm-Dorian-disaster?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social

Extreme Weather Displaced a Record 7 Million in First Half of 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/climate/extreme-weather-displacement.html

California Prepares For Wildfire Season As Climate Change Keeps Temperatures Rising https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/california-wildfire-season-climate-change_n_5d7fecade4b00d69059d206c

Mozambique cyclones: One million facing food shortages https://www.pennews.net/international/2019/09/17/mozambique-cyclones-one-million-facing-food-shortages

The University of the Bahamas, After Dorian https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/09/18/university-bahamas-deals-damage-and-disruption-dorian

False Tsunami Warning In Hawaii Triggered By Police Exercise https://www.npr.org/2019/09/19/762215269/false-tsunami-warning-in-hawaii-triggered-by-police-exercise?

20,000 flood victims in Northeast remain trapped https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30376409

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Preparedness Day Educates Thousands of Californians on Disaster Readiness http://www.oesnews.com/preparedness-day-educates-thousands-of-californians-on-disaster-readiness/

Capacity Building toward Resilience: How Communities Recover, Learn, and Change in the Aftermath of Extreme Events https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/psj.12364

Global Mapping of Citizen Science Projects for Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335887687_Global_Mapping_of_Citizen_Science_Projects_for_Disaster_Risk_Reduction

In the past 20 years climate change education has been in and out of the formal curriculum depending on the whims of Australian governments https://theconversation.com/ever-wondered-what-our-curriculum-teaches-kids-about-climate-change-the-answer-is-not-much-123272

 

Psychology and Disasters

Recent Development in Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics: Bibliographic Analyses, Collaboration Patterns, and Future Directions https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329963335_Recent_Development_in_Pedestrian_and_Evacuation_Dynamics_Bibliographic_Analyses_Collaboration_Patterns_and_Future_Directions

How to talk to children and teens about their fears surrounding climate change https://www.today.com/parents/how-talk-children-about-climate-change-t162981

 

Sociology and disasters

Women are at the Heart of Disaster Preparedness and Response https://womensenews.org/2019/09/women-are-at-the-heart-of-disaster-preparedness-and-response/

Improving community resiliency following disasters is a dynamic partnership between community-based organizations and public health agencies established pre-disaster https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/lsuh-ssp091819.php

Today in disaster resilience (13 September 2019)

 

disaster

Please find below links to some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

‘Like nothing we’ve seen’: Queensland bushfires tear through rainforest https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/09/like-nothing-weve-seen-queensland-bushfires-tear-through-rainforest

Tens of thousands in Atlantic Canada still in the dark after Hurricane Dorian https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/hundreds-of-thousands-still-in-the-dark-after-hurricane-dorian-1.5275706

Peregian homes destroyed after ferocious bushfire rips through Sunshine Coast community https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/10/peregian-homes-destroyed-after-ferocious-bushfire-rips-through-sunshine-coast-community?CMP=share_btn_tw

Hurricane Dorian Lashes the Carolinas with Storm-Surge Flooding, Tornadoes https://www.westernjournal.com/hurricane-dorian-lashes-carolinas-storm-surge-flooding-tornadoes/

Morocco and Algeria – More Flash Floods Leave 11 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/morocco-and-algeria-flash-floods-errachidia-bechar-september-2019

Firefighters fear significant losses on Sunshine Coast, while more than 50 blazes are burning across New South Wales https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2019/sep/10/queensland-nsw-bushfires-evacuations-live-updates

Dorian’s death toll in Bahamas rises to 50 -official http://news.trust.org/item/20190910164446-e5sgg/

Heavy rains result in landslide killing 7 in southern Ethiopia https://watchers.news/2019/09/11/southern-ethiopia-landslide-september-8-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Typhoon “Lingling” killed 8 in North Korea, destroyed 460 houses and 46 200 ha (114 162 acres) of farmland https://watchers.news/2019/09/10/typhoon-lingling-north-korea-landfall-damage/

Floods kill seven people, 700 pigs in Cambodia https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1163419/floods-kill-seven-people-700-pigs-in-cambodia

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Sep 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Ubinas https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/87181/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-12-Sep-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Ubinas-N.html

More than 800 homes destroyed by floods in Mali https://watchers.news/2019/09/11/floods-destroy-800-homes-mali/

Worst storm in over a century hits Spain, major floods and tornadoes reported https://watchers.news/2019/09/12/spain-flood-tornado-september-12-2019/

17 dead, 1 missing as more flooding hits Morocco and Algeria https://watchers.news/2019/09/12/17-dead-1-missing-as-more-flooding-hits-morocco-and-algeria/

Sweden – Flash Floods in Gothenburg After Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/europe/sweden-flash-floods-gothenburg-september-2019

Ethiopia – Deadly Landslide After Heavy Rains in South East http://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-landslide-south-east-dawuro-september-2019

West Africa – Death Toll Rises in Niger, Homes Destroyed in Nigeria, Hundreds Displaced in Chad http://floodlist.com/africa/westafrica-floods-nigeria-niger-chad-september-2019

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australians increasingly fear climate change-related drought and extinctions https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/10/australians-increasingly-fear-climate-change-related-drought-and-extinctions?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate gentrification: Coming to a community near you https://grist.org/article/climate-gentrification-coming-to-a-community-near-you/

Australia’s main grid hits new peak of 41 per cent wind and solar https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-main-grid-hits-new-peak-of-41-per-cent-wind-and-solar-16763/

Climate change survey shows Australians want action on emissions, but are divided on nuclear https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-09-10/climate-of-nation-australia-attitudes/11484690

Extreme heat a far greater threat for most Australians than extreme cold weather, study finds https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/extreme-heat-a-far-greater-threat-for-most-australians-than-extreme-cold-weather-study-finds-20190909-p52ph1.html

European summer heatwave killed 1,500 in France, Minister says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-09/heatwave-in-france-kills-1500-people,-minister-says/11491610

Climate change: ‘Invest $1.8 trillion to adapt’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49635546

What Is the Sun’s Role in Climate Change? https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2910/what-is-the-suns-role-in-climate-change/

The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/what-if-we-stopped-pretending

Stay or go? Asian nations mull options as seas rise, cities sink http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=4eefff34-739f-4084-9699-dc2a50b22596

Climate change is bringing a new world of bushfires https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-bringing-a-new-world-of-bushfires-123261?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Urban growth, heat islands, humidity, climate change: the costs multiply in tropical cities https://theconversation.com/urban-growth-heat-islands-humidity-climate-change-the-costs-multiply-in-tropical-cities-120825?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Adaptation can deliver high rates of return, bringing multiple benefits to people and the economy https://gca.org/global-commission-on-adaptation/report

How much do direct livestock emissions actually contribute to global warming? https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gcb.13975

“Business as usual” could lead to catastrophic global sea-level rise, says new study https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/business-usual-could-lead-catastrophic-global-sea-level-rise-says-new-study

Emergent Constraints on Climate-Carbon Cycle Feedbacks https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40641-019-00141-y

Climate change, reforestation/afforestation, and urbanization impacts on evapotranspiration and streamflow in Europe https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/23/3631/2019/

Why gender matters in climate adaptation https://www.sei.org/perspectives/why-gender-matters-in-climate-adaptation/

Dangerous new hot zones are spreading around the world https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/climate-environment/climate-change-world/

‘In for a roasting’: Australia ‘on brink’ of ‘apocalyptic’ conditions https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/in-for-a-roasting-australia-on-brink-of-apocalyptic-conditions/news-story/73d731e4a07f6b9c39b18897faa0e085

The losses from glaciers on Arctic islands and middle-latitude mountain ranges have been quite significant https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145574/malaspina-on-the-move

Building climate change defences could massively boost world economy https://www.newscientist.com/article/2215576-building-climate-change-defences-could-massively-boost-world-economy/

Disaster risk reduction

‘Dead things everywhere’: is Australia facing the summer from hell? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/06/dead-things-everywhere-is-australia-facing-the-summer-from-hell

Dorian One of Strongest, Longest-Lasting Hurricanes on Record in the Atlantic https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07092019/hurricane-dorian-record-climate-change-bahamas-north-carolina-gulf-stream

We’re Barely Listening to the U.S.’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/science/volcanoes-cascades-monitoring.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimesscience

Recharging Aquifers by Capturing Flood Flows – Texas Case Study https://www.waterwired.org/2019/09/paper-recharging-aquifers-by-capturing-flood-flows-texas-case-study.html

Government pledges £62m flood funding for communities in England https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-pledges-62m-flood-funding-for-communities-in-england

Flood risk management: Slowing the flow http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2019/09/09/flood-risk-management-slowing-the-flow/

Going Under: Post-Flood Buyouts Take Years to Complete https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber/going-under-post-flood-buyouts-take-years-complete

 

Emergency management

Meet air attack supervisor Nadia Rhodes, Canberra’s eyes in the sky this bushfire season https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6378586/meet-the-woman-at-the-helm-of-canberras-looming-bushfire-season/?cs=14225

Five things to watch after Hurricane Dorian strikes the Bahamas http://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2019/09/10/Hurricane-Dorian-Bahamas-aid-five-things-watch

Fires are burning where they never used to burn https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/fires-are-burning-where-they-never-used-to-burn-20190909-p52pnn.html

Nebraska’s Emergency Management Agency Strained by Record Floods https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2019/09/10/539379.htm

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

National forums to understand disaster risk https://www.aidr.org.au/news/national-forums-for-understanding-disaster-risk/

Capacity Building toward Resilience: How Communities Recover, Learn, and Change in the Aftermath of Extreme Events https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335720504_Capacity_Building_toward_Resilience_How_Communities_Recover_Learn_and_Change_in_the_Aftermath_of_Extreme_Events

Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/climate/canada-flood-homes-buyout.html

Remembering 9/11 https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2019/09/remembering-9-11/

 

Psychology and Disasters

Study reveals link between flooding and poor mental health http://futureclimateinfo.com/study-reveals-link-between-flooding-and-poor-mental-health/

 

Sociology and disasters

Bridging Social Capital through the Techno-subsystem: A Qualitative Analysis of GoFundMe Requests for Hurricane Relief https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335700762_Bridging_Social_Capital_through_the_Techno-subsystem_A_Qualitative_Analysis_of_GoFundMe_Requests_for_Hurricane_Relief

Today in disaster resilience (6 September 2019)

disaster

Please find links below to recent news about some aspects of disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Category 5 Hurricane Dorian hits Bahamas, moves closer to United States https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-02/hurricane-dorian-category-5/11469130

Hurricane Dorian Becomes the 5th Atlantic Category 5 in 4 Years https://weather.com/amp/storms/hurricane/news/2019-09-01-hurricane-dorian-atlantic-hurricane-category-five-history.html?__twitter_impression=true

Hurricane “Dorian” caused ‘unprecedented damage’ to the Bahamas https://watchers.news/2019/09/02/hurricane-dorian-damage-september-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ravaging hailstorm in Edmonton racked up $90 million in insured damages, Alberta, Canada https://watchers.news/2019/09/01/edmonton-hailstorm-damage-august-2019/

Vietnam and Thailand – Floods Hit After Rain From Tropical Cyclone ‘Podul’ http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-thailand-cyclone-podul-august-2019

Kenya – Deadly Flash Floods in Hell’s Gate National Park http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-hells-gate-national-park-september-2019

Uganda – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Eastern Region http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-landslides-bulambuli-eastern-region-august-2019

Dorian triggers massive flooding in Bahamas; at least 5 dead https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/dorian-triggers-massive-flooding-in-bahamas-at-least-5-dead/ar-AAGGwXg?ocid=spartandhp

Algeria – Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in North http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-flash-floods-skikda-jijel-september-2019

Central African Republic – Deadly Floods in North West http://floodlist.com/africa/central-african-republic-ouham-pende-floods-august-2019

Tropical Cyclone “Lingling” forms in the Western Pacific Ocean, heading toward the Korean Peninsula https://watchers.news/2019/09/04/tropical-cyclone-lingling-forms-in-the-western-pacific-ocean-heading-toward-the-korean-peninsula/

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Sep 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/86719/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Sep-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador.html

Morocco – 2 Dead in Khenifra Floods, Massive Debris Flow in Imlil http://floodlist.com/africa/morocco-floods-khenifra-imlil-september-2019

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

MOOC: Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact https://www.edx.org/course/climate-change-the-science-and-global-impact?

Scientists discover evidence for past high-level sea rise https://phys.org/news/2019-08-scientists-evidence-high-level-sea.html

The four big climate challenges for India https://www.livemint.com/news/india/the-four-big-climate-challenges-for-india-1567354297958.html

Major floods will happen more often, due to climate change http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/major-floods-will-happen-more-often-due-to-climate-change/article/557147

Why Are Hurricanes Like Dorian Stalling, and Is Global Warming Involved? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03092019/hurricane-dorian-climate-change-stall-record-wind-speed-rainfall-intensity-global-warming-bahamas

Trees Are Key To Fighting Urban Heat — But Cities Keep Losing Them https://www.npr.org/2019/09/04/755349748/trees-are-key-to-fighting-urban-heat-but-cities-keep-losing-them

Climate change: Greenland’s ice faces melting ‘death sentence’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49483580

Devastation from Hurricane Dorian provokes calls for reporters to acknowledge the climate emergency’s connection to extreme weather https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/04/analysis-finds-us-corporate-media-failing-connect-climate-crisis-strongest-atlantic

70% of Americans worried about climate change https://climatenexus.org/wp-content/uploads/National-Poll-Toplines-Crosstabs-PR1922.pdf?utm_content=buffercef76&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Greenland’s rapidly vanishing glaciers https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-49570809/greenland-s-rapidly-vanishing-glaciers

Disaster risk reduction

Best practices for successful coastal flooding adaptation https://www.coastalnewstoday.com/post/best-practices-for-successful-coastal-flooding-adaptation

Making Mitigation Work: The Battle for Better Building Codes https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/237

The 2018 rift eruption and summit collapse of Kīlauea Volcano https://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6425/367

Natural Hazards Research Platform https://www.naturalhazards.org.nz/NHRP/Publications/Natural-Hazards-Issues

Analysis of the Potential of IT System Support in Early Warning Systems: Mitigating Flood Risk in Poland https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/prehospital-and-disaster-medicine/article/analysis-of-the-potential-of-it-system-support-in-early-warning-systems-mitigating-flood-risk-in-poland/96FF5761834B69DD08E19EE7F6456A76

Using flood data to get a clearer picture of environmental risk https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/planning-construction-news/flood-data-environmental-risk/35352/

A “Managed Retreat” from Disasters http://pcap2016.org/a-managed-retreat-from-disasters/

Whose resilience matters? Like-for-like comparison of objective and subjective evaluations of resilience https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0305750X19302803

Disasters drive up insurance rates https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/09/03/natural-disaster-spike-drive-2020-insurance-rate-rise/

Why Forecasting Floods Should Be a Global Collaborative Effort http://theconversation.com/why-forecasting-floods-should-be-a-global-collaborative-effort-119657

 

Emergency management

Japan conducts emergency drills in preparation for the huge quake predicted to hit Tokyo area https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/09/01/national/japan-conducts-emergency-drills-preparation-huge-quake-predicted-hit-tokyo-area/#.XWxA4xqP7IU

Grim fire season looms but many Australians remain unprepared https://theconversation.com/grim-fire-season-looms-but-many-australians-remain-unprepared-122711?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Recovery of Tourism-Based Economies on the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/recovery-of-tourism-based-economies-on-the-texas-gulf-coast-after-hurricane-harvey

Dramatic video shows people in Bahamas swimming through rushing floodwaters https://abcnews.go.com/International/dramatic-video-shows-people-bahamas-swimming-rushing-floodwaters/story?id=65348072

Bahamas Relief Efforts Frustrated as Dorian Pulls Away https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/world/americas/bahamas-hurricane-dorian.html

Six months after cyclones, Pope spotlights Mozambique’s needs http://news.trust.org/item/20190904161802-y022r/

Aerial footage reveals extent of storm devastation in Bahamas – as it happened https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/sep/03/hurricane-dorian-bahamas-florida-storm-flooding-live-updates

NASA’s ARIA team maps flooding in the Bahamas https://phys.org/news/2019-09-nasa-aria-team-bahamas.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Japan’s emergency advisories are too complex and hard to understand, even for fluent Japanese speakers, experts say https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/08/30/national/japans-emergency-advisories-complex-hard-understand-even-fluent-japanese-speakers-experts-say/#.XWxAdhqP7IU

Students Promote Landslide Education Across Puerto Rico https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/students-promote-landslide-education-across-puerto-rico

September is US National Preparedness Month. Theme: Prepared, Not Scared https://www.ready.gov/september

New map marker a stark reminder to be ready for natural disasters http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201909010006.html

Protecting schools from natural hazards https://www.policyforum.net/planning-for-the-worst-2/

700 people gather in Tokyo for memorial of Koreans massacred during Great Kanto Earthquake http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/860478.html

Social media lessons from Calgary flood highlighted in wake of Houston crisis https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/houston-floods-calgary-social-media-1.4267539

Residents invited to learn more about flood risk work https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/news/article/residents-invited-learn-more-about-flood-risk-work

 

Psychology and Disasters

Full Collection on Children and Disasters Now Available https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/240

 

Sociology and disasters

A Global Survey on the Perceptions and Impacts of Gender Inequality in the Earth and Space Sciences https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019EA000706

Building and measuring community resilience https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25383/building-and-measuring-community-resilience-actions-for-communities-and-the

Indigenous Women of the Amazon Send a Call: The Fight for Mother Earth Is the Mother of All Fights https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/29/indigenous-women-amazon-send-call-fight-mother-earth-mother-all-fights