Today in disaster resilience (17 June 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Historic rain event floods, wrecks Yellowstone https://wyofile.com/historic-rain-event-floods-wrecks-yellowstone/

Excessive heat rolls east, bakes much of central, eastern US https://news.yahoo.com/excessive-heat-rolls-east-bakes-213740252.html

Thousands ordered to evacuate as Pipeline Fire grows near Flagstaff, Arizona https://watchers.news/2022/06/14/thousands-ordered-to-evacuate-as-pipeline-fire-grows-near-flagstaff-arizona/

Turkey – 1 Dead, Several Injured After Floods in 5 Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-burdur-ankara-june-2022

Over a third of US population urged to stay indoors amid record-breaking heat https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/15/us-weather-heat-warnings-alerts-record-temperatures

More than 100 towns in Italy’s Po valley asked to ration water https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/15/italy-drought-po-valley-ration-water

California, 1 of 5 states with most human-caused wildfires https://fox40.com/news/local-news/california-1-of-5-states-with-most-human-caused-wildfires-nifc/

Ankara’s deadliest flood in recent memory, Turkey https://watchers.news/2022/06/15/ankaras-deadliest-flood-in-recent-memory-turkey/

South Africa – Flood Chaos in Cape Town After Days of Heavy Rain https://floodlist.com/africa/south-africa-floods-cape-town-june-2022

India – Deadly Landslide and Flash Floods in Guwahati, Assam https://floodlist.com/asia/india-landslide-floods-guwahati-assam-june-2022

Heat, humidity kill at least 2,000 Kansas cattle, state says https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/15/heat-humidity-kill-at-least-2000-kansas-cattle-state-says.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Jun 2022: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/183739/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Jun-2022-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Nevado-del-Ru.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

What Extreme Heat Does to the Human Body https://time.com/6186988/extreme-heat-human-body-impact/

Spain and southern France hit by second extreme heat event of year https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/13/spain-and-southern-france-hit-by-second-extreme-heat-event-of-year

Event attribution is one of the fastest developing areas of climate science since it began 20 years ago https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/attribution-science-linking-warming-to-disasters-is-rapidly-advancing/

Summer has transformed into ‘danger season,’ scientists warn https://grist.org/extreme-weather/summer-has-transformed-into-danger-season-scientists-warn/

New Zealand to price sheep and cow burps to cut greenhouse gases https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/new-zealand-price-sheep-cow-burps-cut-greenhouse-gases-2022-06-08/

A multi-method framework for global real-time climate attribution https://ascmo.copernicus.org/articles/8/135/2022/

Why Climate Change Impacts Women Differently Than Men https://unfccc.int/news/new-report-why-climate-change-impacts-women-differently-than-men

Australia’s “largest grid forming battery” to go ahead after landing finance deal https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-largest-grid-forming-battery-to-go-ahead-after-landing-finance-deal/

Synergy coal power stations including Muja to close as WA Government prioritises renewable energy https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-14/muja-power-station-to-close-in-coal-phase-out-as-renewables-rise/101150972

Atmospheric river that ravaged Yellowstone National Park is part of climate change pattern https://news.yahoo.com/yellowstone-national-park-climate-change-rain-atmospheric-river-180459434.html

Climate change: More fossil fuel investment, just ‘delusional’, warns Guterres https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/06/1120372

What happens in India doesn’t stay in India. Why this deadly heat wave has a wide reach https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/india-heat-wave-climate-change-1.6442517

Recent Trends in Heat-Related Mortality in the United States: An Update through 2018 https://journals.ametsoc.org/view/journals/wcas/13/1/wcas-d-20-0083.1.xml

Climate change: Rising sea levels threaten 200,000 England properties https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61795783

New data reveals extraordinary global heating in the Arctic https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/15/new-data-reveals-extraordinary-global-heating-in-the-arctic

May 2022 was Earth’s 6th-warmest May https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/06/may-2022-was-earths-6th-warmest-may/

Satellites zoom in on cities’ hottest neighborhoods to help combat the urban heat island effect https://theconversation.com/satellites-zoom-in-on-cities-hottest-neighborhoods-to-help-combat-the-urban-heat-island-effect-182925

Greenland’s many small glaciers are melting more rapidly as the Arctic warms, contributing to sea level rise https://news.agu.org/press-release/melting-accelerates-for-greenlands-northern-glaciers/

Court allows expert evidence in legal first climate case against NSW Water Sharing Plan https://www.edo.org.au/2022/06/15/court-allows-expert-evidence-in-legal-first-climate-case-against-nsw-water-sharing-plan/

Heatwaves are getting deadlier – here’s how to combat them https://genevasolutions.news/climate/heatwaves-are-getting-deadlier-here-s-how-to-combat-them

When climate justice goes wrong: Maladaptation and deep co-production in transformative environmental science and policy https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0962629822001056

Climate change: Bonn talks end in acrimony over compensation https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61819852

Ambitious partnership needed for reliable climate prediction https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01384-8

Record-shattering events spur advances in tying climate change to extreme weather https://www.science.org/content/article/record-shattering-events-spur-advances-in-tying-climate-change-to-extreme-weather#.YquVN6bhhz4.twitter

Disaster risk reduction

A Community-Led Landslide Prediction System in India https://eos.org/articles/a-community-led-landslide-prediction-system-in-india

How should an Australian ‘centre for disease control’ prepare us for the next pandemic? https://theconversation.com/how-should-an-australian-centre-for-disease-control-prepare-us-for-the-next-pandemic-184149

Disaster Resilient and Responsive Public Financial Management: An Assessment Toolhttps://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/37033

Scientists get closer to predicting economic losses from wildfires https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/scientists-get-closer-to-predicting-economic-losses-from-wildfires-14187/

Scientists provide explanation for exceptional Tonga tsunami https://phys.org/news/2022-06-scientists-explanation-exceptional-tonga-tsunami.html

Biden admin: Stop flood insurance for new, risky homes https://www.eenews.net/articles/biden-admin-stop-flood-insurance-for-new-risky-homes/

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

The Rising Risk of Flooding in Poland https://www.ambientalrisk.com/the-rising-risk-of-flooding-in-poland/

New maps of global geological provinces and tectonic plates https://phys.org/news/2022-06-global-geological-provinces-tectonic-plates.html

A treacherous California fire season made more dangerous by drought, water restrictions https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-06-10/california-officials-offer-grim-outlook-for-2022-fire-season

It’s time to come clean on Lismore’s future. People and businesses have to relocate away from the floodplains https://theconversation.com/its-time-to-come-clean-on-lismores-future-people-and-businesses-have-to-relocate-away-from-the-floodplains-184636

It’s a race against time to flood-proof informal settlements https://floodresilience.net/blogs/its-a-race-against-time-to-flood-proof-informal-settlements/

Assessing social vulnerability and identifying spatial hotspots of flood risk to inform socially just flood management policy https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.13978

Tsunami excitation in the outer wedge of global subduction zones https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0012825222001386

How important is seismic risk relative to all other aspects of the built environment? https://www.resorgs.org.nz/how-important-is-seismic-risk-relative-to-all-other-aspects-of-the-built-environment/

A research agenda towards disaster risk management pathways in multi-(hazard-)risk assessment https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/22/1487/2022/

Artificial intelligence and avalanche warning https://www.slf.ch/en/news/2022/06/artificial-intelligence-and-avalanche-warning.html

Emergency management

Naming heatwaves may help warn of the risks associated with them https://www.npr.org/2022/06/13/1104529498/naming-heatwaves-may-help-warn-of-the-risks-associated-with-them

A near-real-time global landslide incident reporting tool demonstrator using social media and artificial intelligence https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922003089

Has COVID affected your sleep? Here’s how viruses can change our sleeping patterns https://theconversation.com/has-covid-affected-your-sleep-heres-how-viruses-can-change-our-sleeping-patterns-184323

Flooding pummels Yellowstone region, leaves many stranded https://apnews.com/article/floods-travel-montana-obituaries-evacuations-3753caa39435d9f3f45d8b582381a0c6

Research shows natural infection with Omicron doesn’t produce a strong immune response, so people can quickly become reinfected https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/14/uk-at-start-of-new-covid-wave-driven-by-ba4-and-ba5-new-data-suggests

Study of triple vaccinated people also says Omicron infection does little to reduce chance of catching variant again https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/14/people-who-caught-covid-in-first-wave-get-no-immune-boost-from-omicron

We’re Not Out of the Pandemic Woods Yet https://www.medpagetoday.com/opinion/second-opinions/99225

Brisbane City Council budget reveals rates rise to recover from flood, COVID-19 pandemic https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-15/qld-brisbane-city-council-budget-rates-rise-after-floods/101153448

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Prepare for wildfire and harden your home now https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/get-ready/hardening-your-home/

Can the USGS install a streamgage at my location? https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/can-usgs-install-streamgage-my-location

Disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond https://www.preventionweb.net/community/community-announcement

How to Prepare for a Hyperactive Hurricane Season https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/06/16/how-to-prepare-for-a-hyperactive-hurricane-season/

A new online tool that allows any resident of the United States with Internet access to see their home’s relative risk of catastrophic wildfire over the next 30 years https://www.usgs.gov/centers/eros/news/landfire-datasets-produced-usgs-eros-support-nationwide-fire-risk-tool

Psychology and disasters

Impact of risk experience and personal exposure on coastal flooding and coastal erosion risk perception and coping strategies https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13669877.2021.1962952

Grenfell fire: Almost 1,500 children treated for trauma over disaster – with bonfires and candles ‘triggering’ survivors https://news.sky.com/story/grenfell-fire-almost-1-500-children-treated-for-trauma-over-disaster-with-bonfires-and-candles-triggering-survivors-12632431

Sociology and disasters

California vineyard laborers wanted wildfire safety. Then came a shadowy counter-movement https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/11/california-vineyard-laborers-wildfire-safety

Social capital’s impact on COVID-19 outcomes at local levels https://www.researchgate.net/publication/360083666_Social_capital’s_impact_on_COVID-19_outcomes_at_local_levels

This study aims to quantitatively evaluate the effects of flood control measures and educational support in terms of flood vulnerability of the poor at the household level https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/quantitative-evaluation-flood-control-measures-and-educational-support-reduce-disaster

As taps run dry, Mexican drought fuels anger over water inequality https://news.trust.org/item/20220613141111-a9i0x/

Decolonising disasters https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.12550

Native Americans struggle to recover from Hurricane Ida https://apnews.com/article/climate-trending-news-federal-emergency-management-agency-louisiana-us-91573cf1603876d6fe391045351b21c1

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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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