Today in disaster resilience (10 June 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Heavy rain kills 56 in northeast Brazil

France – One Dead as Fierce Storms Wreak Havoc Across 65 Departments

Cuba – Deadly Flash Floods After 300mm of Rain

“Dangerous and life-threatening” flooding in Miami as tropical system drenches south Florida

Wild wet weather smashes Adelaide as emergency services work to clean up damage while bracing for more rain

Powerful phreatic eruption at Bulusan volcano, Philippines

157 Forest Fires Broke Out in Greece in Three Days

Flood alerts issued as more torrential rain forecast to hit China

More Than 22 Million in Southwest Brace for Dangerous Heat

Suriname – Ongoing Floods Threaten Health and Food Security

Argentina and Chile – Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Mudslide and Floods in South

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Jun 2022: Etna volcano, Fuego, Krakatau, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Cambridge engineers invent world’s first zero emissions cement

WEF climate change: ‘It’s now or never’

German judges visit Peru glacial lake in unprecedented climate crisis lawsuit

Vanuatu declares climate emergency

Tectonic plates were, until recently, the Earth’s major climate driver

$1m community battery unveiled in Melbourne in move towards more renewable energy

Tower of power: new office building to be fully clad in solar panels in Australian first

We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist

Earth Hits Record Carbon Dioxide Levels

After winning the climate election, Labor must be the climate government the whole world needs

“Oceans Give, Oceans Take”: Their role in climate change

‘Apocalyptic skies’: the dust storms devastating Gulf states and Syria

Turning High-Rise Buildings Into Batteries

Despite Glasgow Climate Pact 2030 climate target updates have stalled

“Limited time:” World will lock in 1.5°C warming by 2025 without big emissions cuts

IPCC emission scenarios: How did critiques affect their quality and relevance 1990–2022?

Funding needed for climate disasters has risen ‘more than 800%’ in 20 years

Water, Wildfire, and Climate Change

Australia’s total coal mine methane emissions double official estimates, Ember report finds

EU wants to ban combustion-engine cars by 2035

Uber’s new incentive for thousands of electric vehicle drivers amid plan to eliminate petrol cars

From town to country, we must act as one on climate change

Forecasting Change: Summers are getting hotter in Central Florida

Climate scientists say expected ocean changes require planning for many generations ahead

Disaster risk reduction

Arc volcanoes are wetter than previously thought, with scientific and economic implications

Disaster upon disaster: Wildfires are contaminating the West’s depleting water with ashy sludge

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter

Time Series Features for Supporting Hydrometeorological Explorations and Predictions in Ungauged Locations Using Large Datasets

The future of nuclear power — monitoring, modelling, and managing risk

Insurance Council says cost of northern NSW and south-east Queensland floods now at $4.3 billion

Mobility and resilience: A global assessment of flood impacts on urban road networks

Monitoring Earthquakes at the Speed of Light

Disaster losses & statistics

Mongolia flood defence project shows the way for urban adaptation

Seismic detection of euroquakes originating from Europa’s silicate interior

A RAFT to Coastal Resilience: ODU Researchers Collaborate to Help Rural Communities Combat Flooding Impacts

A huge Atlantic ocean current is slowing down. If it collapses, La Niña could become the norm for Australia

Fire on Earth is not increasing

A mega-tsunami in the Pacific north-west? It could be worse than predicted, study says

‘Power of the river’: New Mississippi River channel prompts Corps to take action

Lab earthquakes show how grains at fault boundaries lead to major quakes

Indigenous knowledge reveals history of fire-prone California forest

Slow water: can we tame urban floods by going with the flow?

Great timing, supercomputer upgrade led to successful forecast of volcanic eruption

A root cause of flooding in Accra: developers clogging up the city’s wetlands

“Landslide Graveyard” Holds Clues to Long-Term Tsunami Trends

What Drives Hazard Mitigation Policy Adoption?

New maps of global geological provinces and tectonic plates

26 Orogenies: A tale told by the continents–HPPmcG-o

Researchers discover Australian city at risk of ‘devastating’ earthquake

‘Triple La Niña’: Australia may face another summer of flooding rains, US expert warns

Emergency management

Months on from devastating Lismore floods, 1,300 people are still unable to return home

Flood-Resilient Mass Transit Planning in Ouagadougou

Biden to visit New Mexico in wake of historic wildfire season

Becoming better at planning for disasters

Death toll from heat wave climbs as B.C. coroner report calls for change

Tonga recovers its voice in the wake of deadly volcanic eruption

Learning From Hurricane Laura’s Near Miss

Pasha Bulker storm remembered 15 years on

Long COVID Risk Falls Only Slightly after Vaccination

Disaster education, communications and engagement

10 Interesting Facts about Wildfires

Adaptation Fund Raises Awareness of Climate Adaptation to Students of Prominent International School Based in Italy

NOAA asks to hear public’s tornado experience for research, improve alerts

New York Renters will Soon Know Their Flood Risk

Disaster Emotional Prep Kit

Psychology and disasters

Adapting to Chronic Flooding: Survivors’ Stories and Actions they Take!

Sociology and disasters

How FEMA helps white and rich Americans escape floods

Fears pandemic education fallout not over

Building disaster resilience among the vulnerable

Hard hit by COVID-19, Black Americans are recovering slowly


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I am a Principal at Water Technology Pty Ltd, an Australian-based coastal, environment and natural hazards company - see I specialise in the community aspects of disaster risk reduction and emergency management. Samples of my research and projects can be accessed at Check out my latest book 'Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement' at I am also a published fiction writer specialising in short stories and poems - see

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