Today in disaster resilience (27 May 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Over 1.5 million children at risk as devastating floods hit Bangladesh https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/over-15-million-children-risk-devastating-floods-hit-bangladesh-unicef

At least 9 killed as fast-moving severe thunderstorms hit the most populated part of Canada, leaving 1 000 km of damage https://watchers.news/2022/05/23/at-least-9-killed-as-fast-moving-severe-thunderstorms-hit-the-most-populated-part-of-canada-leaving-1-000-km-of-damage/

Severe hailstorm hits Bihar, claiming lives of at least 33 people https://watchers.news/2022/05/21/severe-hailstorm-hits-bihar-claiming-lives-of-at-least-33-people/

Residents of Durban and its surrounding areas are now assessing the damage to their houses and cars after a weekend of intense rainfall and floods https://ewn.co.za/2022/05/23/the-road-turned-into-a-river-durban-residents-assess-damage-after-flooding

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides Leave 4 Dead, Thousands Affected https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-may-2022

South Africa – Evacuations After More Flooding in KwaZulu-Natal https://floodlist.com/africa/south-africa-floodi-kwazulu-natal-may-2022

Bangladesh – Millions Hit by Floods in North Easthttps://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-sylhet-may-2022

Brazil – Rising Rivers Affect 300,000 in Amazonas State https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-amazonas-may-2022

Colombia – Floods and Landslides Affect 5,000 in Meta Department, Airport Flooded in Villavicencio https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-meta-may-2022

Black Fire Update https://nmfireinfo.com/2022/05/25/black-fire-update-may-25-2022/

Vietnam – Deadly Flash Floods and Landslides in Northern Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-north-may-2022

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits southern Peru https://watchers.news/2022/05/26/very-strong-m7-2-earthquake-hits-southern-peru/

Large tornadoes hit west Texas, U.S. https://watchers.news/2022/05/24/large-tornadoes-hit-west-texas-u-s/

NSW Far west town of Menindee about to flood, but some wish it had happened much sooner https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-26/menindee-bears-brunt-of-decision-to-water-flood-plains/101098790

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 May 2022: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Bezymianny https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/181582/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-May-2022-Fuego-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Bezymianny-Neva.html

Brazil – Homes Destroyed, Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Pernambuco, Alagoas and Paraíba https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-pernambuco-alagoas-paraiba-may-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change and mismanagement sowed the seeds of a cholera outbreak https://www.circleofblue.org/2022/hotspots/hotspots-h2o-as-water-systems-fail-in-pakistan-heat-wave-begets-a-health-crisis/

Climate Change made devastating early heat in India and Pakistan 30 times more likely https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/climate-change-made-devastating-early-heat-in-india-and-pakistan-30-times-more-likely/

With climate change fueling wildfires, changes are needed to prevent worse scenarios https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2022/05/23/with-climate-change-fueling-wildfires-changes-are-needed-to-prevent-worse-scenarios/

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

Australia election: Anthony Albanese signals climate policy change https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-61539426

Sharp cut in methane now could help avoid worst of climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/23/sharp-cut-methane-climate-crisis-carbon-dioxide-global-heating

Homeowners face managed retreat as climate risks worsen https://www.raconteur.net/finance/insurance/climate-risks-homeowners-managed-retreat/

Australians voted for stronger action on climate change. Will they get it? https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/25/australia/australia-election-climate-analysis-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51C https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/25/it-seems-this-heat-will-take-our-lives-pakistan-city-fearful-jacobabad-after-hitting-51c

Climate Action Plans Tailored to Indian Cities https://eos.org/articles/climate-action-plans-tailored-to-indian-cities

Global warming may have worsened series of flood disasters, says Bureau of Meteorology https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-25/global-warming-bureau-meteorology-2022-floods-report/101097164

How plate tectonics, mountains and deep-sea sediments have maintained Earth’s ‘Goldilocks’ climate https://theconversation.com/how-plate-tectonics-mountains-and-deep-sea-sediments-have-maintained-earths-goldilocks-climate-183725

A List of the Climate Progress We’ve Made in 2022 https://carbonswitch.com/climate-progress-2022/

5 Things COP27 Must Achieve for Vulnerable Countries https://www.wri.org/insights/vulnerable-countries-un-climate-summit

Disaster risk reduction

Land Use Planning in Levee Protected Areas https://yourvoiceyourlaunceston.com.au/levee-protected-areas

Sediment Residence Times in Large Rivers Quantified Using a Cosmogenic Nuclides Based Transport Model and Implications for Buffering of Continental Erosion Signals https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021JF006417

Disaster Prevention and Management: Volume 31 Issue 1 https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0965-3562/vol/31/iss/1

Explosive Tonga volcano ‘surprisingly intact’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61529290

Immense crater hole created in Tonga volcano https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61567521

Building the evidence for more effective disaster risk reduction https://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/blog/building-evidence-more-effective-disaster-risk-reduction

Fighting fire with fire: Controlled burns remain essential as US wildfires intensify https://phys.org/news/2022-05-essential-wildfires.html

New Earth Science data https://earthdata.nasa.gov/

More floods forecast for Australia’s east as La Niña weather pattern lingers https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/25/more-floods-forecast-for-australias-east-as-la-nina-weather-pattern-lingers

Emergency management

Hurricane outlook for Hawaiʻi is quieter than normal, but wildfire peak will come sooner https://mauinow.com/2022/05/18/hurricane-outlook-for-hawai%CA%BBi-is-quieter-than-normal-but-wildfire-peak-will-come-sooner/

VICSES embraces the future of road crash rescue https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/w/future-rcr

Viruses that were on hiatus during Covid are back — and behaving in unexpected ways https://www.statnews.com/2022/05/25/viruses-that-were-on-hiatus-during-covid-are-back-and-behaving-in-unexpected-ways/

Special Climate Statement 76 – Extreme rainfall and flooding in south-eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs76.pdf

Warning signs ahead of monkeypox outbreak went unheeded, experts say https://www.statnews.com/2022/05/26/warning-signs-ahead-of-monkeypox-outbreak-went-unheeded-experts-say/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Why teaching the IB helps address global issues https://www.tes.com/magazine/archive/why-teaching-ib-helps-address-global-issues

The Hazardscape Game https://www.hazardscape.io/c/start-here/read-this-first

How to Survive Extreme Heat https://www.climatepsychiatry.org/heattoolkits

Psychology and disasters

What is geopsychiatry? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09540261.2022.2031915

Mental Illness Too Often Wrongly Associated With Gun Violence https://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.pn.2021.7.23

Climate Change and Mental Health https://medialibrary.climatecentral.org/resources/climate-change-and-mental-health

Sociology and disasters

Disability and disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/disability-and-disaster-risk

Living Together: Connecting housing, social well-being and resilience https://www.heyneighbourcollective.ca/2022/05/living-together-connecting-housing-social-well-being-and-resilience/

Gender in DRR – Mainstreamed Into Invisibility https://www.grripp.net/post/gender-in-drr-mainstreamed-into-invisibility

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NeilDufty

I am a Principal at Molino Stewart Pty Ltd, an Australian-based environment and natural hazards company - see https://molinostewart.com.au/. I specialise in the community aspects of disaster risk reduction and emergency management. Samples of my research and projects can be accessed at https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/ Check out my latest book 'Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement' at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1119569796/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i6 I am also a published fiction writer specialising in short stories and poems - see https://neilduftyfiction.com/

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