Today in disaster resilience (10 July 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Japan-floods-leave-some-20-dead-many-in-nursing-15386726.php

Canada – Floods in Manitoba Prompt Evacuations http://floodlist.com/america/canada-manitoba-floods-july-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Myanmar – Jade Mine Landslide Kills Over 160 http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-jade-mine-landslide-kachin-july-2020

Search for survivors continue after Japan floods from record-breaking rainfall kill at least 18 https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/search-for-survivors-continue-after-japan-floods-kill-at-least-18-after-record-breaking-rainfall/

B.C. couple escapes from ‘debris flood’ that filled home with mud, logs, rocks https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mudslide-escape-from-debris-flood-mcbride-bc-1.5639288

India – Monsoon Rains Trigger Floods and Landslides in Gujarat and Karnataka http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-landslides-gujarat-karnataka-july-2020

Bulgaria – Storm and Floods in Sofia http://floodlist.com/europe/bulgaria-floods-sofia-july-2020

Pakistan – Buildings Collapsed After Heavy Rainfall in Karachi http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-karachi-flash-floods-july-2020

Heavy downpours in southern Japan, which have killed more than 50, now battering the country’s main island https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/08/japans-devastating-rains-move-north-as-search-for-missing-goes-on?CMP=share_btn_tw

China raises emergency level as heavy rain triggers floods https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-weather-floods-idUSKBN248113

Mongolia – Floods Leave 8 Dead, 2,300 Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/asia/mongolia-floods-july-2020

Bangladesh – Floods Affect Over 1 Million People in 13 Districts http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-update-july-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Jul 2020: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Semeru, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/106434/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Jul-2020-Pacaya-volcano-Fuego-Semeru-Reventador-Sangay-Laguna-de.html

Efforts continue to control forest fires in southwestern Iran https://iranpress.com/iran-i149408-efforts_continue_to_control_forest_fires_in_southwestern_iran

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Spain closes half of all its coal-fired power stations in one fell swoop https://reneweconomy.com.au/spain-closes-half-of-all-its-coal-fired-power-stations-in-one-fell-swoop-47885/

Trend towards worsening heatwaves is accelerating, new research finds https://climateextremes.org.au/heatwave-trends-accelerate-worldwide/

Increasing trends in regional heatwaves https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-16970-7

Could a warming climate be putting Australia’s magnificent alpine landscapes at risk? https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2020/07/the-end-of-snow/

Observed changes in dry-season water availability attributed to human-induced climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-020-0594-1

Australia ranks second worst in world on climate action, outside top 50 on clean energy https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-ranks-second-worst-in-world-on-climate-action-outside-top-50-on-clean-energy-90879/

Rare night clouds may be warning sign of climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/jul/06/rare-night-clouds-may-be-warning-sign-of-climate-crisis

Arctic explorers find unusually thin ice as a result of climate change https://www.newscientist.com/article/2248111-arctic-explorers-find-unusually-thin-ice-as-a-result-of-climate-change/
Rising above adversity: community-led climate adaptation along Bangladesh’s coastal belt http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72592

The world endured 2 extra heatwave days per decade since 1950 – but the worst is yet to come http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72597
Extreme heat and rain: thousands of weather stations show there’s now more of both, for longer http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72595

Partitioning the Uncertainty of Ensemble Projections of Global Glacier Mass Change https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019EF001470

The City of Sydney is now entirely powered by green energy https://electrek.co/2020/07/06/egeb-the-city-of-sydney-100-renewable-energy-arc-marine-reef-cubes-offshore-wind/

The Ugly History of Climate Determinism Is Still Evident Today https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-ugly-history-of-climate-determinism-is-still-evident-today/

Siberia just experienced its hottest June on record https://www.sbs.com.au/news/siberia-just-experienced-its-hottest-june-on-record-scientists-are-calling-the-trend-a-warning-cry?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere nearing levels of 15m years ago https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/09/co2-in-earths-atmosphere-nearing-levels-of-15m-years-ago?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

 

Disaster risk reduction

Japan debuts new bullet train that can run during an earthquake https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/japan-new-shinkansen-model-n700s/index.html

The Repeat Events and Dollars Index (REDI) is a web-based interactive mapping application developed to help Queensland councils better understand their risk, costs and repeat damage from natural hazard events https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/REDI

Chicago and the region need to step up fast to reduce flooding and protect inhabitants and businesses https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/5/21311943/flooding-maps-fema-first-street-chicago-suntimes-editorial

Subducting plate angle dictates tsunami threat during large earthquakes https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/subducting-plate-angle-dictates-tsunami-threat-during-large-earthquakes-11267/

Floods and drought: Two sides of the same coin http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72590

Latest issue of the Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies https://www.massey.ac.nz/~trauma/issues/current.html

ERA5-based global meteorological wildfire danger maps https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-020-0554-z

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020 https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2020/

Using opportunities in big data analytics to more accurately predict societal consequences of natural disasters https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10286608.2019.1615480?forwardService=showFullText&tokenAccess=hH9Wr5IStWK4tCwt8ieb&tokenDomain=eprints&target=10.1080%2F10286608.2019.1615480&doi=10.1080%2F10286608.2019.1615480&journalCode=gcee20#.XwXGOoqlQ4U.twitter

Super ensemble learning for daily streamflow forecasting: large-scale demonstration and comparison with multiple machine learning algorithms https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00521-020-05172-3

The U.S. has already had 10 billion-dollar weather disasters this year https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/u-s-has-already-had-10-billion-dollar-disasters-year-n1233220?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

Hurricanes Destroy Beachside Homes, But Not This One https://getpocket.com/explore/item/hurricanes-destroy-beachside-homes-but-not-this-one?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Lancaster Flood Risk Management Scheme http://thefloodhub.co.uk/lancaster/

A new high-resolution view into Earth’s crust shows what caused more than 22,000 tiny temblors to rumble in Southern California https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/06/strange-earthquake-swarm-lasted-years-scientists-finally-know-wh/

Houston: A lack of data and options is trapping people in flood-prone homes and driving inequality https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/houston-hurricane-harvey-flooding-homes_n_5efcac45c5b612083c55c30e?ri18n=true

In New York City, ‘Managed Retreat’ Has Become a Grim Reality https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03072020/new-york-city-managed-retreat-sea-level-rise

The truth behind fear-inducing Nankai Trough quake prediction figures https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/07/08/national/science-health/truth-behind-fear-inducing-nankai-trough-quake-prediction-figures/

Japan nonlife insurers to raise premiums 6-8% in wake of disasters https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/07/08/business/japan-nonlife-insurers-raise-premiums-6-8-percent-wake-disasters/

 

Emergency management

COVID-19: This is when life will return to normal, according to the experts https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/coronavirus-covid19-life-social-distancing-noramlity-chart

Bushfire royal commission hears longer fire seasons making it harder for states to help each other https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-06/bushfire-royal-commission-told-climate-change-like-nuclear/12426530

Impact of Australia’s catastrophic 2019/20 bushfire season on communities and environment. Retrospective analysis and current trends http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72600

Mongolia: National society preparedness case study http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72601

As Melbourne goes into coronavirus lockdown, it’s a sign it could happen anywhere in Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-07/coronavirus-metro-melbourne-lockdown-we-must-stay-vigilant/12431494

Navajo Nation faces twin threats as wildfires spread during pandemic https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/06/arizona-wildfires-coronavirus-navajo-nation

Masks, disinfectant, social distancing: Japan responds to disaster amid coronavirus https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-floods/masks-disinfectant-social-distancing-japan-responds-to-disaster-amid-coronavirus-idUSKBN2490CS

Locating the Risk on Foreign Shores: The Making of “Covid-Safe” Japan https://www.teach311.org/2020/07/09/maly/

$1.2B Calgary hailstorm ranks as Canada’s 4th costliest natural disaster https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/calgary-hailstorm-ranks-as-canadas-4th-costliest-natural-disaster-alberta

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Japan’s top mobile carriers launch multilingual disaster information service for tourists https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/07/05/national/japan-mobile-carriers-multilingual-disaster-information-tourists/#.XwOVoSgzaUk

JMA  launches English portal https://www.jma.go.jp/jma/en/202007_Heavyrain/2020_Heavyrain.html

Dynamics of Crisis Communications in Social Media: Spatio-temporal and Text-based Comparative Analyses of Twitter Data from Hurricanes Irma and Michael https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340390281_Dynamics_of_Crisis_Communications_in_Social_Media_Spatio-temporal_and_Text-based_Comparative_Analyses_of_Twitter_Data_from_Hurricanes_Irma_and_Michael

Confusion over warnings during bushfires https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6821865/confusion-over-warnings-during-bushfires/#gsc.tab=0

Create your Bushfire Survival Plan https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/BushFire_Safety/Pages/Create-your-bushfire-survival-plan.aspx

 

Psychology and disasters

Floodwaters Test the Staying Power of a ‘Determined Man’ https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02072020/american-climate-video-floodwaters-test-staying-power-%E2%80%98determined-man%E2%80%99

Addressing COVID-19 Grief and Loss https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-resilience/202007/addressing-covid-19-grief-and-loss

 

Sociology and disasters

How do natural hazards affect participation in voluntary association? The social impacts of disasters in Japanese society https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420918308070

Examining of the actor collaboration networks around hazard mitigation: a Hurricane Harvey study https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342689952_Examining_of_the_actor_collaboration_networks_around_hazard_mitigation_a_hurricane_harvey_study

Researching Crime After a Disaster: What We Can Learn From a Large Survey in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0002764220938107

Commercial social spaces in the post-disaster context https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JEPP-10-2019-0078/full/html

Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans on August 29, 2005, but the decisions that caused the disaster extend across the twentieth century https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674971714

Special Issue: Geographies of the COVID-19 pandemic https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/dhga/10/2

Function of Social Capital Embedded in Religious Communities at Times of Disaster: Cases of Disaster Relief Activity by a Muslim Community and a Soka Gakkai Community in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329349801_Function_of_Social_Capital_Embedded_in_Religious_Communities_at_Times_of_Disaster_Cases_of_Disaster_Relief_Activity_by_a_Muslim_Community_and_a_Soka_Gakkai_Community_in_Japan

Today in disaster resilience (3 July 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Cote D’Ivoire – More Deadly Floods in Abidjan After 240mm of Rain in a Few Hours http://floodlist.com/africa/cote-divoire-floods-abidjan-june-2020-2?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flood-affected districts in western Ukraine lack drinking water https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/flood-affected-districts-in-western-ukraine-lack-drinking-wate.html

Floods in India’s Assam force a million from their homes https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-floods/floods-in-indias-assam-force-a-million-from-their-homes-idUSKBN2400W0

China – More Deadly Floods in Sichuan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-mianning-sichuan-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nigeria – Buildings Damaged After Flash Floods in Ikorodu, Lagos http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-ikorodu-lagos-june-2020

Poland – Hundreds Evacuate After Floods in South East http://floodlist.com/europe/poland-hundreds-evacuate-after-floods-in-south-east

Bangladesh – Thousands Affected by Floods as Rivers Overflow in North http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Wisconsin http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-wisconsin-june-2020

Malaysia – Over 1,000 Displaced by Floods in Sabah State http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-sabah-june-2020

US reports over 48,000 new single-day coronavirus cases, setting a new record for the fourth time in a week https://www.businessinsider.com.au/us-reports-new-coronavirus-cases-setting-new-record-2020-6?r=US&IR=T

Wildfires in Siberia increase five-fold amid unprecedented heatwave https://watchers.news/2020/07/01/wildfires-in-siberia-increase-five-fold-amid-unprecedented-heatwave/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe flooding affects more than 1 million in China’s Hubei https://watchers.news/2020/07/01/severe-flooding-affects-more-than-1-million-hubei/

IMO records the largest earthquake swarm in the Tjörnes Fracture Zone since 1980, Iceland https://watchers.news/2020/07/01/imo-records-the-largest-earthquake-swarm-in-the-tj-rnes-fracture-zone-since-1980-iceland/

China – Deadly Floods in Yunnan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-yunnan-floods-june-2020

India – Over 1.4 Million Hit by Floods in Assam http://floodlist.com/asia/india-assam-floods-update-01-july-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Jul 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/106160/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Jul-2020-Popocatepetl-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Nevados-d.html

Brazil – Deadly Cyclone Hits Southern States http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-cyclone-south-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Building Flood Resilience in a Changing Climate https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/building-flood-resilience

Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can’t be a good thing for global health http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72453

Deadly heat is killing Americans: A decade of inaction on climate puts lives at risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72471

More than 3 in 4 of world’s top CEOs and CFOs say their companies are underprepared for climate-related financial risks, finds FM Global http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72415

Assessment of climate change vulnerability of Hakha Township, Chin State, Myanmar 2017–2050: Scenarios for resilience building http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72466

Excessive heat events guidebook http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72468

The Arctic heatwave: here’s what we know https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/25/arctic-heatwave-38c-siberia-science

The fire is believed to be ‘the most northernmost in recent years within the Arctic Circle’ https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/arctic-wildfires-burning-further-north-than-previously-spotted-from-space-satellite-shows/

Global Warming Is Melting Our Sense of Time https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/global-warming-is-melting-our-sense-of-time.html?utm_source=t

Majority of Canadians and Americans agree on climate change issues, poll suggests https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/majority-agree-canadians-americans-climate-change-poll-1.5630555

‘Nowhere to hide’: South Pole warms up with climate change a factor https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/nowhere-to-hide-south-pole-warms-up-with-climate-change-a-factor-20200629-p55797.html

Their fate isn’t sealed: Pacific nations can survive climate change – if locals take the lead https://theconversation.com/their-fate-isnt-sealed-pacific-nations-can-survive-climate-change-if-locals-take-the-lead-136709

Likelihood of 40C temperatures in UK is ‘rapidly accelerating’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/30/likelihood-of-40c-temperatures-in-uk-is-rapidly-accelerating?CMP=share_btn_tw

Multiple drivers of the North Atlantic warming hole https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0819-8

The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What’s Possible in the Age of Warming https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062883162/the-future-earth/

Hope in Hell: a decade to confront the climate emergency http://www.jonathonporritt.com/hope-in-hell/

Perth weather delivers equal-hottest June and rainfall below average despite weekend drenching https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-01/wa-records-hottest-start-to-winter-on-record-as-june-dry-warm/12410934

Stress-testing groundwater and baseflow drought responses to synthetic climate change-informed recharge scenarios https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2020-211/

Net zero emissions by 2050 push is on, whether the Federal Government follows or not https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-02/net-zero-by-2050-push-on-whether-government-follows-or-not/12414426

Why Is the South Pole Warming So Quickly? It’s Complicated https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-is-the-south-pole-warming-so-quickly-its-complicated/

Most Americans say climate change affects their local community, including 70% living near coast https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/06/29/most-americans-say-climate-change-impacts-their-community-but-effects-vary-by-region-2/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Flood Risk Management in the United States | Research report https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/flood-risk-management-united-states

Flood Risk Management in England | Research report https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/flood-risk-management-england

Flood Risk Management in Germany | Research report https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/flood-risk-management-germany

The first provincial level disaster risk reduction plan has been prepared in Turkey http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72331

A system of systems: Early warning systems and managing the effects of El Niño http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72449

Building resilient urban communities: The case study of Setubal municipality http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72407

Keeping an eye on natural hazards: Lessons learned to become more resilient http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72430

Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72434

Detecting Earth’s natural hazards high up in the sky http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72476

COVID‐19: what is the disaster? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72455

Factors influencing adoption and rejection of fire hazard severity zone maps in California http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72454

Profiles of 21 communities across the US that mitigated flood risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72474

The ‘triple dividend’ of early warning systems: evidence from Tanzania’s coastal areas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72443

Taupō ‘supervolcano’ just had its shakiest year in decades https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12343616

Fighting extreme weather in Africa with big data https://gca.org/solutions/fighting-extreme-weather-in-africa-with-big-data

New from the BoM: 7-day Ensemble Streamflow Forecasts http://www.bom.gov.au/water/7daystreamflow/

The First National Flood Risk Assessment: Defining America’s Growing Risk https://assets.firststreet.org/uploads/2020/06/first_street_foundation__first_national_flood_risk_assessment.pdf

Addis Ababa Resilience Strategy https://resilientaddis.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/addis-ababa-resilience-strategy-ENG.pdf

The number of properties in the United States in danger of flooding this year is 70% higher than government data estimates https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-floods-real-estate/from-new-york-to-houston-flood-risk-for-real-estate-hubs-ramps-up-idUSKBN2400YV

Discovery of Ancient Super-eruptions Suggests the Yellowstone Hotspot May Be Waning https://www.usgs.gov/center-news/discovery-ancient-super-eruptions-suggests-yellowstone-hotspot-may-be-waning

Flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53218704

When dikes burst, salt marshes might lessen deadly flooding https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/06/when-dikes-burst-salt-marshes-might-lessen-deadly-flooding

Global governance and global catastrophic risks: Is the United Nations ready for the Anthropocene? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72488

Integrating Disaster Risk Management in China urban operations: Completion report http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72492

Quantitative assessment of flood risk with evaluation of the effectiveness of dam operation for flood control: A case of the Bago River Basin of Myanmar http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72435

NSW govt criticised over Warragamba Dam https://www.oberonreview.com.au/story/6811830/nsw-govt-criticised-over-warragamba-dam/?cs=9397

Innovative flood disaster response and mitigation through PPPs https://www.innovationnewsnetwork.com/innovative-flood-disaster-response-and-mitigation-through-ppps/5896/

New, nationwide flood modeling tool paints a picture of the U.S. as a country woefully underprepared for damaging floods, now and in the future https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2020/06/29/real-estate-millions-more-homes-risk-flood-might-need-insurance/3217450001/

Building sustainable resilience for Sub-Saharan Africa’s urban era https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/building-sustainable-resilience-for-sub-saharan-africas-urban-era-48ca329c04a6

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-june-2020/

Earthquakes trigger landslides. Can landslides also trigger earthquakes? https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/earthquakes-trigger-landslides-can-landslides-also-trigger-earthquakes

A journey to achieving integration in flood risk management http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/30417/

 

Emergency management

EPPO’s handbook on child care centers earthquake planning http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72375

California prepares for an intense fire season as Covid-19 adds complications http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72447

‘Postcode lottery’ hindered bushfire aid for residents on NSW-Victorian border, inquiry hears https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/27/postcode-lottery-hindered-bushfire-aid-for-residents-on-nsw-victorian-border-inquiry-hears

Why Storm Surge Can Be The Deadliest Part of a Hurricane https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/weather-stories/2020/06/06/why-storm-surge-can-be-the-deadliest-part-of-a-hurricane

Why Disaster Preparedness Cannot Wait https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/governments-must-invest-now-in-disaster-preparedness-by-jagan-chapagain-and-andrew-steer-2020-06

Past pandemics exacerbated disadvantages – what we can learn from them about the coronavirus recovery http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72495

What coronavirus success of Taiwan and Iceland has in common http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72500

Development of an Integrated Pathways Model of Factors Influencing the Progress of Recovery After a Disaster https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342610281_Development_of_an_Integrated_Pathways_Model_of_Factors_Influencing_the_Progress_of_Recovery_After_a_Disaster

Drones for Disaster Response: NASA STEReO Project Kicks Off https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/drones-for-disaster-response-nasa-stereo-project-kicks-off

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

WMO launches E-learning platform for hazard alerts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72442

Learn about earthquakes and protect yourself http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72373

Who hasn’t heard of COVID-19 by now? More than you think http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72460

Accelerating change: Engaging local communities in Disaster Risk Reduction in the Indian Himalayan Region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72456

Social Media Helps Reveal Cause of 2018 Indonesian Tsunami https://eos.org/research-spotlights/social-media-helps-reveal-cause-of-2018-indonesian-tsunami

New book: Effective Science Communication https://iopscience.iop.org/book/978-0-7503-2520-2

Here Are Three Ways To Stay Safe During This Summer’s Flash Floods https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2020/06/30/here-are-three-ways-to-stay-safe-during-this-summers-flash-floods/#4c9bd699499e

Earth Education for Sustainable Societies https://eos.org/science-updates/a-new-vision-of-sustainability-in-earth-science-education

 

Psychology and disasters

The New Psychology of Leadership https://www.routledge.com/The-New-Psychology-of-Leadership-Identity-Influence-and-Power/Haslam-Reicher-Platow/p/book/9780815363828

 

Sociology and disasters

Characterizing spatio-temporal patterns of social vulnerability to droughts, degradation and desertification in the Brazilian northeast http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72457

Collective resilience in times of crisis: Lessons from the literature for socially effective responses to the pandemic https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342455462_Collective_resilience_in_times_of_crisis_Lessons_from_the_literature_for_socially_effective_responses_to_the_pandemic

How you measure matters; defining social capital in drought-prone areas https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420919307101

Practitioner approaches to measuring community resilience: The analysis of the resilience of communities to disasters toolkit http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72491

When covid-19 deaths are analysed by age, America is an outlier https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/06/24/when-covid-19-deaths-are-analysed-by-age-america-is-an-outlier

Researching Crime After a Disaster: What We Can Learn From a Large Survey in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342607827_Researching_Crime_After_a_Disaster_What_We_Can_Learn_From_a_Large_Survey_in_New_Orleans_After_Hurricane_Katrina

A Viewpoint on Eastern Mediterranean Villages in Late Antiquity: Applying the Lens of Community Resilience Theory https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340287479_A_Viewpoint_on_Eastern_Mediterranean_Villages_in_Late_Antiquity_Applying_the_Lens_of_Community_Resilience_Theory

Passing the test: Lessons from a school district’s discourse of renewal before, during and after Hurricane Harvey https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342629438_Passing_the_test_Lessons_from_a_school_district’s_discourse_of_renewal_before_during_and_after_Hurricane_Harvey

As summer arrives, how will the most vulnerable escape deadly heat and COVID-19? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/06/summer-arrives-how-will-most-vulnerable-escape-deadly-heat-cvd/#close

Today in disaster resilience (26 June 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Indonesia’s Mt Merapi erupts, spewing ash 6 km high https://phys.org/news/2020-06-indonesia-mt-merapi-erupts-spewing.html

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Iceland, ongoing intense earthquake swarm https://watchers.news/2020/06/21/strong-and-shallow-m6-0-earthquake-hits-iceland/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Homes destroyed after intense thunderstorms and nearly a month’s worth of rain in just 3 hours, UK https://watchers.news/2020/06/20/england-thunderstorm-june-16-2020/

Alert raised for Laguna del Maule volcano – its last eruption took place some 2 000 years ago, Chile https://watchers.news/2020/06/19/alert-raised-laguna-del-maule-eruption/

Flooding in five Johor districts, more than 1,210 people evacuated https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/06/21/flooding-in-five-johor-districts-more-than-1210-people-evacuated

Indonesia – Hundreds Evacuated After Floods in North Aceh http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-north-aceh-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India – Second Spate of Floods Hit Assam http://floodlist.com/asia/india-second-spate-floods-assam-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Bursa Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-flash-floods-bursa-june-2020

Malaysia – 1,000 Evacuate Flooded Homes in Johor http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-johor-june-2020

Tropical Storm “Dolly” forms off the coast of northeastern U.S. as the second-earliest fourth named storm on record https://watchers.news/2020/06/23/tropical-storm-dolly-2020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Alert raised after resumption of seismicity at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion https://watchers.news/2020/06/22/alert-raised-after-resumption-of-seismicity-at-piton-de-la-fournaise-volcano-reunion/

Slow-moving Old Fort landslide reactivates, forcing evacuations near Peace River, British Columbia https://watchers.news/2020/06/23/slow-moving-old-fort-landslide-reactivates-forcing-evacuations-near-peace-river-british-columbia/

‘Abnormally large dust cloud’ making 5,000-mile trek across Atlantic https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/abnormally-large-dust-cloud-making-5000-mile-trek-across-atlantic/761708

Storms batter Romania leaving one dead. Flooding sweeps north and western Romania, with more bad weather in the way https://universul.net/video-storms-batter-romania-leaving-one-dead-flooding-sweeps-north-and-western-romania-with-more-bad-weather-in-the-way/

Romania – 1 Missing After Heavy Rain and Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/romania-floods-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nicaragua – 3 Dead After Heavy Rain Triggers Chinandega Mine Collapse http://floodlist.com/america/nicaragua-heavy-rain-triggers-mine-collapse-chinandega-june-2020

Bolivia – Torrential Rain Floods Santa Cruz http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-floods-santa-cruz-june-2020

Mongolia – 2 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Damaged After Floods in Tuv and Govisümber Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/mongolia-floods-tuv-govisumber-june-2020

In many countries the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, not slowing https://theconversation.com/in-many-countries-the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-accelerating-not-slowing-141238

Assam floods: More than 35,000 affected, two dead, heavy rain expected in next five day https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/assam/assam-floods-weather-6472902/

Ukraine – 3 Dead After Severe Flooding in Western Regions http://floodlist.com/europe/ukraine-foods-june-2020

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Istanbul http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-flash-floods-istanbul-june-2020

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits southern Mexico https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/23/weather/mexico-earthquake-southern-coast-intl/index.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Jun 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Semeru, Reventador, Turrialba, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/105846/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Jun-2020-Santiaguito-volcano-Semeru-Reventador-Turrialba-Sangay.html

State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Serbia and Bosnia https://watchers.news/2020/06/24/state-of-emergency-declared-after-severe-floods-hit-serbia-and-bosnia/

World’s largest dam in ‘danger of collapse’ amid historic floods — 400 million people at risk, China https://watchers.news/2020/06/25/world-s-largest-dam-in-danger-of-collapse-amid-historic-floods-400-million-people-at-risk-china/

China – Flooding Worsens in Guizhou and Chongqing http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-guizhou-chongqing-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Uruguay – Hundreds Evacuate After Storms and Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/america/uruguay-floods-june-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Teaching machines to detect climate extremes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72380

Arctic records its hottest temperature ever https://www.cbsnews.com/news/arctic-records-its-hottest-temperature-ever-2020-06-20/

Britain still failing on climate crisis, warn advisers https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/21/britain-still-failing-on-climate-crisis-warn-advisers

Deadly heat is killing Americans: A decade of inaction on climate puts lives at risk https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/16/climate-deaths-heat-cdc

Australia has failed miserably on energy efficiency – and government figures hide the truth https://theconversation.com/australia-has-failed-miserably-on-energy-efficiency-and-government-figures-hide-the-truth-123176

A Siberian town near the Arctic Circle just recorded a 100-degree temperature https://www.vox.com/2020/6/21/21298292/siberia-temperature-100-climate-change

New research centre to explore climate change and natural hazards in the Alpine region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72403

Weathering the storm – crisis lessons for climate resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72401

No Climate Event in 2,000 Years Compares to What’s Happening Now https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/07/why-little-ice-age-doesnt-matter/594517/

Climate risk insurance as a means to provide emergency liquidity in times of crises http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72432

Why Are Siberian Temperatures Plummeting While the Arctic Warms? https://eos.org/articles/why-are-siberian-temperatures-plummeting-while-the-arctic-warms

The Ticking Time Bomb of Arctic Permafrost https://eos.org/articles/the-ticking-time-bomb-of-arctic-permafrost

Urban Heat Islands Are Warming the Arctic https://eos.org/articles/urban-heat-islands-are-warming-the-arctic

Climate Change Could Make Siberia an Attractive Place to Live https://eos.org/articles/climate-change-could-make-siberia-an-attractive-place-to-live

 

Disaster risk reduction

Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2019-20 https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/QRRRF

One-fifth of Earth’s ocean floor is now mapped https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53119686

New book on sandy beach morphodynamics https://www.australiancoastalsociety.org/blog/2020/june/21/sandy-beach-morphodynamics-a-new-book/

FEMA cancels flood map deadlines after towns scrambled to meet upcoming deadline  https://www.patriotledger.com/news/20200619/fema-cancels-flood-map-deadlines-after-towns-scrambled-to-meet-upcoming-deadline

Critical Airport Infrastructure Disaster Resilience: A Framework and Simulation Model for Rapid Adaptation https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342381105_Critical_Airport_Infrastructure_Disaster_Resilience_A_Framework_and_Simulation_Model_for_Rapid_Adaptation

Special Issue: The L’Aquila earthquake ten years on (2009-2019): impacts and state-of-the-art https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0965-3562/vol/28/iss/4

More Resilient Cities to Face Higher Risks. The Case of Genoa https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342173688_More_Resilient_Cities_to_Face_Higher_Risks_The_Case_of_Genoa

Deadly 85m-high tsunami in Indonesia has lessons for New Zealand https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12342240

New maps and website give fresh insights into NZ continent https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/New-maps-and-website-give-fresh-insights-into-NZ-continent-22-06-2020

The role of using precipitation or river discharge data when assessing global coastal compound flooding https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/20/1765/2020/

Learning from multi-hazard early warning systems to respond to pandemics http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72396

Alaska Tsunami Threat https://emergencypreparednesspartnerships.com/alaska-tsunami-threat-could-spell-trouble/

Podcast series: when disasters and conflict collide http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72424

Four principles to engage policymakers on the DRR agenda http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72428

 

Emergency management

Exploratory Analysis of Barriers to Effective Post-Disaster Recovery https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342318065_Exploratory_Analysis_of_Barriers_to_Effective_Post-Disaster_Recovery

Japan braces for perfect storm of COVID-19 spreading at flood shelters https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/06/23/national/japan-coronavirus-spread-flood-shelters/#.XvJ2mSgzaUm

Timor-Leste: Interministerial meeting to analyze the response to disasters  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72398

Reconstructing infrastructure for resilient essential services during and following protracted conflict: A conceptual framework https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-review-of-the-red-cross/article/reconstructing-infrastructure-for-resilient-essential-services-during-and-following-protracted-conflict-a-conceptual-framework/A9050A1A8BFA457FF5A58AE0CB24CE9D

Only around a third of Americans approve of the way President Donald Trump has responded to the coronavirus pandemic https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2020/06/24/trumps-coronavirus-approval-rating-sinks-to-new-low-as-cases-surge/

North Carolina launches long-awaited Hurricane Florence home rebuilding program https://www.newsobserver.com/news/weather/hurricane/article243546902.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Adult learning and education as a tool to contain pandemics: The COVID-19 experience https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342287595_Adult_learning_and_education_as_a_tool_to_contain_pandemics_The_COVID-19_experience

CONVERGE: The information in these modules is designed to accelerate the training of hazards and disaster researchers https://converge.colorado.edu/resources/training-modules

COVID-19: Strengthening business resilience through peer-to-peer support http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72399

#NoNaturalDisasters in the workplace: Improving how we talk about disasters at work http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72400

The paradox of community involvement: rebuilding Minamisanriku https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-12-2019-0374/full/html

About three-quarters (74%) of public posts about COVID-19 linked to news organizations, while just 1% linked to health and science sites https://www.journalism.org/2020/06/24/as-covid-19-emerged-in-u-s-facebook-posts-about-it-appeared-in-a-wide-range-of-public-pages-groups/

 

Psychology and disasters

The pandemic makes it clear: it’s time to finally address the mental health crisis in America https://www.businessinsider.com/pandemic-makes-clear-time-address-mental-health-america-us-2020-6?r=AU&IR=T

More Than 80% of Americans Say Nation’s Future is a Major Source of Stress https://psychcentral.com/news/2020/06/19/more-than-80-of-americans-say-nations-future-is-a-major-source-of-stress/157506.html

Nine years on, Fukushima’s mental health fallout lingers https://www.wired.co.uk/article/fukushima-evacuation-mental-health

 

Sociology and disasters

Socio-spatial inequalities in flood resilience: Rainfall flooding in the city of Arnhem https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342338128_Socio-spatial_inequalities_in_flood_resilience_Rainfall_flooding_in_the_city_of_Arnhem

Locals, New-locals, Non-locals: (Re)mapping people and food in post-disaster Ishinomaki, Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342354524_Locals_New-locals_Non-locals_Remapping_people_and_food_in_post-disaster_Ishinomaki_Japan

Reinventing the post-disaster cultural landscape of heritage tourism in Kotagede, Yogyakarta, Indonesia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342367058_Reinventing_the_post-disaster_cultural_landscape_of_heritage_tourism_in_Kotagede_Yogyakarta_Indonesia

Transformation of social capital during and after a disaster event: the cases Chañaral and Diego de Almagro, Atacama Region, Chile https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342297248_Transformation_of_social_capital_during_and_after_a_disaster_event_the_cases_Chanaral_and_Diego_de_Almagro_Atacama_Region_Chile

The next disaster for Black communities https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/504279-the-next-disaster-for-black-communities

Disaster events motivate people to communicate online, create and reinforce their connections, and lead to a dynamic reticulation of the online social networks https://appliednetsci.springeropen.com/articles/10.1007/s41109-020-00271-5

Gender and age inequality in the face of disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/72228

Women’s group boosts resilience in the face of crisis http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72426

Multisystem Resilience for Children and Youth in Disaster: Reflections in the Context of COVID-19 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342443296_Multisystem_Resilience_for_Children_and_Youth_in_Disaster_Reflections_in_the_Context_of_COVID-19

Inequalities and identity processes in crises: Recommendations for facilitating safe response to the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342438631_Inequalities_and_identity_processes_in_crises_Recommendations_for_facilitating_safe_response_to_the_COVID-19_pandemic

Today in disaster resilience (19 June 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Tornadoes touch down in southern Alberta, as floods and tennis ball-sized hail hit Calgary https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-thunderstorm-1.5611497

Turkey – Deadly Flash Floods in Ankara http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-ankara-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Pakistan – at Least 7 Killed in Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-flash-floods-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-june-2020

France – Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Corsica http://floodlist.com/europe/france-flash-floods-ajaccio-corsica-june-2020

Indonesia – Over 1,000 Homes Damaged by Floods in Gorontalo Province http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-over-1000-homes-damaged-by-floods-in-gorontalo-province

Mexico – Floods in Veracruz After Storm Dumps 221mm of Rain http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-veracruz-june-2020

Flash floods leave 1 500 houses damaged or destroyed, 5 400 affected in Gorontalo, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2020/06/15/flash-floods-leave-1-500-houses-damaged-or-destroyed-5-400-affected-in-gorontalo-indonesia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe storm leaves trail of damage, flooding across city, southern Alberta https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/severe-storm-leaves-trail-of-damage-flooding-across-city-southern-alberta

Nepal – Landslide in Parbat Leaves 8 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-landslide-parbat-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nigeria – Dozens of Homes Destroyed After Floods in Akwa Ibom http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-akwa-ibom-june-2020

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides Hit South Sulawesi http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-south-sulawesi-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nigeria – 3 Dead or Missing After Flash Floods Destroy a Bridge in Kwara State http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-kwara-june-2020

Hungary and Czech Republic – 1 Dead, Dozens Evacuated After Storms Trigger Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/hungary-czech-storms-floods-june-2020

Côte d’Ivoire – Deadly Floods Hit Abidjan and South http://floodlist.com/africa/cote-divoire-floods-abidjan-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Jun 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/105524/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Jun-2020-Popocatepetl-volcano-Semeru-Dukono-Reventador-Clevelan.html

Guatemala and Honduras – Floods and Landslides Leave 2 Dead, Thousands Affected http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-honduras-floods-landslides-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

China – Deadly Floods and Mudslides in Sichuan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-sichuan-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Wind Storms and Flash Floods in North http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Economics of climate adaptation: Identifying cost-effective adaptation measures to climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72235

Cost of extreme weather due to climate change is severely underestimated http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72267

Adapting to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72251

Financing for climate adaptation – an overview of current regimes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72221

Scaling local and community-based adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72263

Recurring floods in Eastern Africa amidst projections of frequent and extreme climatic events for the region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72274

Innovation in climate change adaptation: does it reach those who need it most? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72272

Island ‘drowning’ is not inevitable as sea levels rise http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72279

A journey into Antarctica: the unavoidable signs of global heating https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/audio/2020/jun/11/a-journey-into-antarctica-the-unavoidable-signs-of-global-heating?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate worst-case scenarios may not go far enough, cloud data shows https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/13/climate-worst-case-scenarios-clouds-scientists-global-heating

Ocean Wave Interactions with Sea Ice: A Reappraisal https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-fluid-010719-060301

Why Southern Ocean’s monster waves will get even bigger https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12339103

2020 likely to be the warmest year on record globally https://www.cbsnews.com/news/warmest-year-on-record-2020-likely/

Tuvalu wields new data in the fight against climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72281

Tropical cyclone motion in a changing climate https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/17/eaaz7610.full

Free course: Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact https://sdgacademy.org/course/climate-change-the-science-and-global-impact/

Research Roundup: Depicting Change Across Earth’s Frozen Places https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2020/06/15/research-roundup-depicting-change-across-earths-frozen-places/

Equity investors must pay more attention to climate change physical risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72321

Coordinating climate finance in Kenya: technical measures or political change? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72313

Adapting to the uncertain: a different climate strategy https://www-mottmac-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.mottmac.com/amp/views/adapting-to-the-uncertain-a-different-climate-strategy

Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/17/climate-crisis-alarm-at-record-breaking-heatwave-in-siberia

Cost of extreme weather due to climate change is severely underestimated https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-cost-of-extreme-weather-due-to-climate-change-is-severely-underestimated

Climate change: Oil and gas sector ‘to halve emissions by 2030’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-53051850

Risk of massive wildfires continues to grow in California https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/risk-of-massive-wildfires-continues-to-grow

Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72343

 

Disaster risk reduction

How has Taiwan kept its coronavirus infection rate so low? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72233

A new mindset for resilience in the face of concurrent climate and health risks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72269

Mumbai launches flood early warning system http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72273

New study shows wildfires increasing in size and frequency across Victoria https://climate.anu.edu.au/research/research-stories/new-study-shows-wildfires-increasing-size-and-frequency-across-victoria

Thousands fled for their lives when two Michigan dams collapsed. More disasters are coming, experts say https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/thousands-fled-their-lives-when-two-michigan-dams-collapsed-more-n1230841

Financing increased for early warning systems in Small Island Developing States http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72305

The next once-a-century pandemic is coming sooner than you think – but COVID-19 can help us get ready http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72302

A model to predict flood loss in mountain areas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72300

Atlas of global surface water dynamics http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72293

Implementation of property level flood risk adaptation (PLFRA) measures: choices and decisions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72282

Infiltration efficiency and subsurface water processes of a sustainable drainage system and consequences to flood management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72290

National earthquake research programme (UDAP) success stories http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72285

National platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction: UNDRR regional office for Europe and Central Asia overview http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72289

Australia had more supersized bushfires creating their own storms last summer than in previous 30 years https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/16/in-2019-20-australia-had-more-supersized-bushfires-creating-their-own-storms-pyrocumulonimbus-pyrocb-than-in-previous-30-years

Scientists find much earlier birth date for Earth’s tectonic plates https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=300705&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1#.Xt0tXQj4Zj4.twitter

Taking a landslide’s temperature to avert catastrophe http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72322

Spatial dependence of floods shaped by spatiotemporal variations in meteorological and land‐surface processes https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020GL088000

How We Know a Volcano Is Restless in Remote Alaska https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/how-we-know-a-volcano-is-restless-in-remote-alaska

Disaster risk reduction in the Republic of Kiribati http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72340

 

Emergency management

How we evacuated millions from a cyclone during a pandemic http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72241

Capacity assessment of tsunami preparedness in the Indian Ocean http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72260

When wildfires break out, this elite team of ‘smokejumpers’ parachute in https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/05/smokejumpers-parachute-to-fight-wildfires-in-alaska-backcountry/

Emergency management ministers agree to review the national disaster recovery funding arrangements https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/davidlittleproud/Pages/Emergency-management-ministers-agree-to-review-the-National-disaster-recovery-funding-arrangements.aspx

Whakaari/White Island: Volcanic Alert Level lowered to Level 1, minor volcanic unrest continues https://www.geonet.org.nz/vabs/3k7E1gF9B9gyRbQK5SMBWT

COVID-19 could push 100 million people into extreme poverty, says World Bank https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/world-bank-coronavirus-covid19-extreme-poverty

Uganda wants people to leave flooded wetlands – and not come back http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72304

Partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation to create early insight into crises http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72216

California utility PG&E pleads guilty to 84 wildfire deaths https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53072946

This Is How Firefighters Are Preparing to Battle Wildfires During a Pandemic https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/06/this-is-how-firefighters-are-preparing-to-battle-wildfires-during-a-pandemic/

Smoke risk: Scientists warn forest fires could worsen coronavirus harm https://news.trust.org/item/20200617185133-am577/

When does response end and recovery begin? Exploring preparation and planning to support community’s resilient recovery  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72324

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Prints (pre-photograph) that show Japan disasters https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/tokugawa/items/1.0222873#p0z-5r0F:

Revised hazard posters for Mt Ruapehu 2020 – 12 June 2020 https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Revised-hazard-posters-for-Mt-Ruapehu-2020-12-June-2020

Business preparedness: Calxa Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNV98x8mzbk&feature=youtu.be

What’s in a name: lessons from a Firewise USA site https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2020/06/12/whats-in-a-name-lessons-from-a-firewise-usa-site

Training module: Understanding disaster risk management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72287

Community engagement for COVID-19 infection prevention and control: A rapid review of the evidence http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72316

Be climate, environmental and natural hazard smart  http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72311

Training module on cyclone risk management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72330

 

Psychology and disasters

Differentiation and Integration of Evacuees with Regard to Lifting the Evacuation Order Following the Nuclear Power Plant Accident: A Case Study of Naraha and Tomioka Towns, Futaba District, Fukushima Prefecture https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328673544_Differentiation_and_Integration_of_Evacuees_with_Regard_to_Lifting_the_Evacuation_Order_Following_the_Nuclear_Power_Plant_Accident_A_Case_Study_of_Naraha_and_Tomioka_Towns_Futaba_District_Fukushima_Pr

A method for monetising the mental health costs of flooding http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72296

 

Sociology and disasters

Adaptive social protection: Building resilience to shocks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72268

The Philippines – Impact of early warning early action: Exploring the interplay between El Niño-induced drought, conflict and gender http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72266

Exploring network properties of social media interactions and activities during Hurricane Sandy https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342158107_Exploring_network_properties_of_social_media_interactions_and_activities_during_Hurricane_Sandy

Drivers and barriers of societal transformation in natural hazard management focusing on attempts to integrate multi-functional protection schemes in the context of flood and avalanche hazards http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72301

This case study makes the case for the effectiveness of early warning and the role of young people in flood preparedness in Jakarta, Indonesia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72308

Today in disaster resilience (12 June 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

A further significant failure at the site of the Alta quick clay landslide https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/06/08/alta-quick-clay-landslide-3/

Czech Republic – Deadly Flash Floods in East http://floodlist.com/europe/czech-republic-flash-floods-olomouc-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

China – Thousand Affected by Floods in Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-hunan-jiangxi-guangxi-june-2020

USA – Storm Cristobal Brings Flooding Along Gulf Coast http://floodlist.com/america/usa/cristobal-floods-gulf-coast-june-2020

New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52961539

Flooding forcing some southeastern Manitoba residents to flee under mandatory evacuation order https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-flooding-stuartburn-1.5604305

China – Over 2 Million Affected as Floods Worsen in South http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-south-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ghana – Floods Turn Deadly in Accra http://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-floods-accra-june-2020

Tremor at East Java’s Mount Ijen triggers isolated tsunami, killing one https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/06/02/tremor-at-east-javas-mount-ijen-triggers-isolated-tsunami-killing-one.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Jun 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Semeru, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/105187/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Jun-2020-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Semeru-Reventador-Sangay-Nevados-d.html

China floods: dozens killed and hundreds of thousands displaced https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/11/china-floods-dozens-killed-and-hundreds-of-thousands-displaced

China – Over 2 Million Affected as Floods Worsen in South http://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-south-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Finding solutions in nature for climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72086

Origin of interannual variability in global mean sea level https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/06/03/1922190117

New Jersey Becomes First State to Put the Climate Crisis in Its K-12 Curriculum https://www.ecowatch.com/new-jersey-schools-climate-science-curriculum-2646152515.html

Measuring farm households’ vulnerability and resilience to climate shocks now possible, new research shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72184

Traditional knowledge helps Indigenous people adapt to climate crisis, research shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72175

Gender lens essential to addressing linked climate change and security crises, urges joint UN report http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72205

Protection of seagrasses key to building resilience to climate change, disasters – new UN report http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72203

Loss and damage from natural disasters made worse by climate change https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/news/loss-and-damage-natural-disasters-made-worse-climate-change-1911685

Patterns in permafrost soils could help climate change models https://phys.org/news/2020-06-patterns-permafrost-soils-climate.html

Bangladesh leads climate-threatened nations in push for global action http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72230

Australia’s longest weather record reveals snow in surprising places https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-11/weather-record-reveals-more-snow-fewer-heatwaves/12339414

‘Surprisingly rapid’ rebound in carbon emissions post-lockdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/11/carbon-emissions-in-surprisingly-rapid-surge-post-lockdown

 

Disaster risk reduction

Japan’s Integration of All-Hazard Resilience and Covid-19 Countermeasures https://apjjf.org/2020/11/DeWit.html

India’s cyclone response saves lives. Climate resilient infrastructure will save livelihoods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72135

Disaster resilience scorecard assessment: Case studies and lessons learned from North Macedonia, Romania, and Serbia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72095

Repeated hurricanes reveal risks and opportunities for social-ecological resilience to flooding and water quality problems http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72132

Rush to Publish Risks Undermining COVID-19 Research https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/06/08/fast-pace-scientific-publishing-covid-comes-problems

Recurring Floods in Eastern Africa amidst Projections of Frequent and Extreme Climatic Events for the Region https://medium.com/@icpac/recurring-floods-in-eastern-africa-amidst-projections-of-frequent-and-extreme-climatic-events-for-30d20d0d6f76

What Are the Key Drivers Controlling the Quality of Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts? https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019WR026987

Bushfire royal commission looks to the past to show a troubling future https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-07/coronavirus-derailed-bushfire-attention-royal-commission-so-far/12326360

As Pakistan glacier melt surges, efforts to cut flood risk drag https://nationalpost.com/pmn/environment-pmn/as-pakistan-glacier-melt-surges-efforts-to-cut-flood-risk-drag

Is the world making progress against the pandemic? We built the chart to answer this question https://ourworldindata.org/epi-curve-covid-19

Q&A with A/Prof Phil Zylstra – National Fire Fuels Science webinar: the science of hazard reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72163

Q&A with A/Prof Tina Bell – National Fire Fuels Science webinar: the science of hazard reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72164

Q&A with Prof Mike Clarke – National Fire Fuels Science webinar: the science of hazard reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72165

Full reservoirs as monsoon sets in: Why India should watch out for floods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72177

Nepalese farmers have much to teach us about disaster risk reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72180

Resilient Queensland 2018-2021: Delivering the Queensland strategy for disaster resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72179

Impacts of river engineering on river channel behaviour: Implications for managing downstream flood risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72186

Hydrology of debris-covered glaciers in High Mountain Asia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012825220302580?dgcid=author

Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology Along the Pallatanga Fault, Central Andes of Ecuador https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2020.00193/full

Intergovernmental cooperation for hydrometry – what, why and how? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2020.1764569

Letting rivers run wild could reduce UK flooding – new research http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72191

A Pacific disaster prevention review http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72196

Review article: The spatial dimension in the assessment of urban socio-economic vulnerability related to geohazards http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72170

Standards on disaster risk management for hotels and resorts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72189

Queensland communities share in $16 million for resilient infrastructure https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/news/queensland-communities-share-16-million-resilient-infrastructure

Mapping COVID19 cases against earthquake risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72212

Let’s talk about disaster risk during COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72220

A trial using nature to reduce flood risk gets on its marks at the Leeds Brownlee Triathlon Centre https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/people/trial-use-nature-reduce-flood-risk-gets-its-marks-leeds-brownlee-triathlon-centre-2878555

Monte Cristo Earthquake fault still active with 6,500 aftershocks https://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2020/monte-cristo-earthquake

Seismic waves reveal giant structures deep beneath Earth’s surface https://www.newscientist.com/article/2245939-seismic-waves-reveal-giant-structures-deep-beneath-earths-surface/?

 

Emergency management

Caribbean workshop on impact-based forecasting and risk scenario planning http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72158

Pre-monsoon preparedness – Coordinated actions during flood

http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72104

Displacement in paradise: Hurricane Dorian slams the Bahamas http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72171

Bangladesh Has Saved Thousands of Lives From a Devastating Cyclone – Here’s How http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-cyclone-amphan-evacuations?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

COVID-19 and world refugee camps https://www.circleofblue.org/2020/world/worlds-refugee-camps-at-risk-for-major-covid-19-outbreak/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Modified usability framework for disaster apps: A qualitative thematic analysis of user reviews http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72152

Survey: Pretest of Contents – UNESCO’s ‘KNOW Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)’ Mobile Application http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72195

Three years of corporate broadcast news hurricane coverage failed to mention specific risks to marginalized communities https://www.mediamatters.org/broadcast-networks/three-years-corporate-broadcast-news-hurricane-coverage-failed-mention-specific

The importance of on-line educational activities on disaster risk management during COVID-19: On-line web based training activities of the new Turkish building earthquake code secured the uninterrupted continuation of capacity building of experts http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72183

Summer bushfire smoke caused health problems in two-thirds of people living in parts of NSW https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/11/summer-bushfire-smoke-caused-health-problems-in-two-thirds-of-people-living-in-parts-of-nsw

 

Psychology and disasters

Trust and the communication of flood risks: comparing the roles of local governments, volunteers in emergency services, and neighbours http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72176

Timefulness: Thinking Like a Geologist with Professor Marcia Bjornerud https://soundcloud.com/bridging-the-gaps/timefulness-thinking-like-a-geologist-with-professor-marcia-bjornerud

 

Sociology and disasters

People with disabilities in the face of COVID-19 in the Americas and the Caribbean http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72129

Communities with large minority populations are among the most vulnerable in the U.S. to the effects of climate change https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063347205

Disasters and vulnerable groups: Insights for an inclusive and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72181

Flooding Disproportionately Harms Black Neighborhoods https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/flooding-disproportionately-harms-black-neighborhoods/

Social Capital and Disaster Resilience Nexus: A Study of Flash Flood Recovery in Jeddah City https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342011241_Social_Capital_and_Disaster_Resilience_Nexus_A_Study_of_Flash_Flood_Recovery_in_Jeddah_City

Population of top 10 counties for disasters: 81% minority https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063347205

Gender and age inequality of disaster risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72229

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (5 June 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Six killed so far in Assam floods, water begins to recede https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/assam/assam-floods-dead-sarbananda-sonowal-6434849/

Tropical Storm “Amanda” hits Guatemala and El Salvador, leaving at least 11 people dead https://watchers.news/2020/05/31/tropical-storm-amanda-landfall-guatemala/

Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan, China https://watchers.news/2020/05/31/record-rains-widespread-disruption-landslides-yunnan-may-2020/

Oman – Deadly Flash Floods in Dhofar Province http://floodlist.com/asia/oman-floods-dhofar-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mumbai bracing for the ‘first cyclone in years’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52887879

Honduras – 3 Dead After Floods and Landslides in Wake of Storm Amanda http://floodlist.com/america/honduras-storm-amanda-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Storm “Cristobal” forms in the Gulf of Mexico — heavy rainfall over Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador https://watchers.news/2020/06/02/tropical-storm-cristobal-forms-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-heavy-rainfall-over-mexico-guatemala-honduras-and-el-salvador/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Earthquake at Ijen volcano triggers a 3-meter tsunami, killing 1, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2020/06/02/earthquake-at-ijen-volcano-triggers-a-3-meter-tsunami-killing-1-indonesia/

Explosion at Cleveland volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska https://watchers.news/2020/06/02/explosion-at-cleveland-volcano-aviation-color-code-raised-to-orange-alaska/

India – 21 Killed in Assam Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/india-assam-landslides-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Yemen – Deadly Floods in Central and Eastern Governorates http://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-floods-hadhramaut-shabwa-june-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mexico – Tropical Storm Cristobal Triggers Floods in South http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-tropical-storm-cristobal-june-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Finally there is real movement on Australia’s climate policy but time isn’t on our side https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/commentisfree/2020/jun/01/finally-there-is-real-movement-on-australias-climate-policy-but-time-isnt-on-our-side

Why Australia’s vast coastline could become the next big renewable energy resource https://www.sbs.com.au/news/why-australia-s-vast-coastline-could-become-the-next-big-renewable-energy-resource?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Climate change: May was sunniest calendar month on record in UK https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52877912

Latest sea level rise data https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/sea-level/

South Asia faces increased double-threat of extreme heat, extreme pollution, study shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72072

Climate change, displacement, and managed retreat in coastal India http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72020

Climate change increases migration at the expense of the poor http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72027

How can the Majuro Atoll adapt to the growing risks of natural hazards and sea level rise? A new study http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72084

India’s emerging blueprint for international climate leadership https://www.climateworks.org/blog/indias-emerging-blueprint-for-international-climate-leadership/

Enormous Antarctic glacier on brink of collapse could raise sea levels by half a metre alone, scientists warn https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/antarctic-ice-melting-sea-level-rise-thwaites-glacier-study-nasa-a8996596.html

Nisarga Could Be the Strongest Storm to Hit Mumbai in 70 Years https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/06/02/nisarga-strongest-storm-70-years/

High Temperatures Set Off Major Greenland Ice Melt—Again https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/high-temperatures-set-off-major-greenland-ice-melt-again/

Yes, we’re getting more extreme rainfall, and it’s due to climate change, study confirms https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/extreme-rainfall-climate-change-1.5595396

We dug up Australian weather records back to 1838 and found snow is falling less often https://theconversation.com/we-dug-up-australian-weather-records-back-to-1838-and-found-snow-is-falling-less-often-139300

Sunny coverage of UK heatwaves forgets risks, say climate experts https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jun/04/sunny-coverage-of-uk-heatwaves-forgets-risks-say-climate-experts?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

Disaster risk reduction

In pictures: Peru’s most catastrophic natural disaster https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52839770

‘Zombie fires’ reigniting in Arctic could be sign of bigger blazes to come, scientists say https://nationalpost.com/news/zombie-fires-reigniting-in-arctic-could-be-sign-of-bigger-blazes-to-come-scientists-say

Pūhāhonu: Earth’s Biggest Volcano Discovered In The Pacific Ocean https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2020/05/31/phhonu-earths-largest-volcano-discovered-in-the-pacific-ocean/#71b3c48b276f

Delivering the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/resilient-queensland

Fort McMurray Flooding Causes over $228 Million in Insured Damage http://www.ibc.ca/ab/resources/media-centre/media-releases/fort-mcmurray-flooding-causes-over-228-million-in-insured-damage

New undersea faults discovered near earthquake epicenters in southern Puerto Rico https://watchers.news/2020/05/31/new-undersea-faults-discovered-near-earthquake-epicenters-in-southern-puerto-rico/

Mozambique – Upscaling nature-based flood protection in Mozambique’s cities: Cost-benefit analyses for potential nature-based solutions in Nacala and Quelimane http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72068

High risk of widespread wildfires across Europe this year, EU says https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-wildfires/high-risk-of-widespread-wildfires-across-europe-this-year-eu-says-idUSKBN2391AQ

The Household Resilience Program provides funding to help eligible home owners in coastal parts of Queensland improve the resilience of their homes against cyclones https://www.qld.gov.au/housing/buying-owning-home/financial-help-concessions/household-resilience-program

6 in 10 Homes in High-Risk Flood Zones Lack Flood Insurance https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2020/05/28/569977.htm

Latest issue of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-may-2020/

New book evolves prescribed burning discussion https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/new-book-evolves-prescribed-burning-discussion

Australian Fire Danger Rating System program update https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/australian-fire-danger-rating-system-program-update

Current issue of ‘Fire Australia’ magazine https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/magazine

‘I think people are prepared to listen’: Calls for more cultural burning in Southern Queensland after 2019 fire season https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-04/more-cultural-burning-queensland-bushfire-victor-steffensen/12317196

 

Emergency management

The world’s new Covid-19 epicenter could be the worst yet https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/30/americas/latin-america-covid-19-epicenter-intl/index.html

The importance of trust and regulation in flood disaster response https://www.innovationnewsnetwork.com/the-importance-of-trust-and-regulation-in-flood-disaster-response/5309/

The world is in lockdown, but tropical cyclones are not http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72066

Cyclone Amphan: In Bangladesh, preparedness paid off http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72083

Avoiding a perfect storm: COVID-19 and floods in Nepal http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72080

Australian bushfires: FOIs shed new light on why Morrison government was ill-prepared https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/03/australian-bushfires-fois-shed-new-light-on-why-morrison-government-was-ill-prepared

One-Quarter of Americans Say They’d Refuse a Coronavirus Vaccine https://www.newsmax.com/us/coronavirus-vaccine-americans/2020/06/02/id/970120/

Australian fires through the eyes of United States firefighters https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/australian-fires-through-the-eyes-of-united-states-firefighters

Friendship forged in fire https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/friendship-forged-in-fire

Bushfire royal commission: Future bushfires could make use of drones to keep firefighters safe https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-02/bushfire-royal-commission-largest-coordinated-response-history/12310672

Preparing For A Triple Whammy: Hurricanes, Pandemic And A Loss Of Public Confidence https://www.wbur.org/earthwhile/2020/06/04/coronavirus-hurricane-season

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Pre-monsoon preparedness – Coordinated actions during flood https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/pre-monsoon-preparedness-coordinated-actions-during-flood

Craig Fugate: Emergency communications will be the next challenge of COVID-19 https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/499477-craig-fugate-emergency-communications-will-be-the-next-challenge-of-covid

Quick Facts on Ice Sheets https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quickfacts/icesheets.html

The Recovery Kitchen Cookbook https://www.livingstone.qld.gov.au/DocumentCenter/View/10187

Research shows 60% of people in bushfire affected areas relied on information from national broadcaster to stay safe https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/jun/02/australians-say-abc-saved-lives-during-summer-bushfires-royal-commission-told

 

Sociology and disasters

Ex-Post Coping Responses and Post-Disaster Resilience: a Case from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341766071_Ex-Post_Coping_Responses_and_Post-Disaster_Resilience_a_Case_from_the_2015_Nepal_Earthquake

Quality of life and subjective social status after five years of Mount Sinabung eruptions: Disaster management and current sources of inequality in displaced, remaining and relocated communities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340960317_Quality_of_life_and_subjective_social_status_after_five_years_of_Mount_Sinabung_eruptions_Disaster_management_and_current_sources_of_inequality_in_displaced_remaining_and_relocated_communities

As underserved populations face hotter neighborhoods and limited access to air conditioning, the pandemic threatens the malls and libraries where they typically find relief https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/30/coronavirus-heatwaves-health-summer-us-cities

Violence or the virus? Mindanao’s displaced forced to choose https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/2020/06/01/Philippines-Mindanao-coronavirus-violence-women-girls

Minneapolis Police Use Force Against Black People at 7 Times the Rate of Whites https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/03/us/minneapolis-police-use-of-force.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (29 May 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Uganda – 8 Dead After More Floods in Kasese http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-kasese-may-2020

USA – President Approves Emergency Declaration for Floods in Midland, Michigan http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-midland-michigan-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extreme ‘once-in-a-decade’ storm brings destructive winds and rain to Western Australia https://watchers.news/2020/05/25/extreme-once-in-a-decade-storm-brings-destructive-winds-and-rain-to-western-australia/

Indonesia – Thousands Hit by Floods in Samarinda http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-samarinda-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Heavy rains and damaging tornado hit central Cuba https://watchers.news/2020/05/26/heavy-rains-damaging-tornado-cuba/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Cuba – Evacuations After Floods in Central Region http://floodlist.com/america/cuba-florida-floods-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Central African Republic – 3 Missing After Flash Floods in Bangui http://floodlist.com/africa/centralafricanrepublic-floods-bangui-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hurricane-force winds and heavy rains wreak havoc across Yekaterinburg, leave at least 3 people dead, Russia https://watchers.news/2020/05/27/hurricane-force-winds-and-heavy-rains-wreak-havoc-leave-at-least-3-people-dead-across-yekaterinburg-russia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Record heavy rains trigger severe flooding in Florida, U.S. https://watchers.news/2020/05/27/record-heavy-rains-trigger-severe-flooding-florida-us/

More than 30 000 affected by flooding in East Kalimantan, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2020/05/27/indonesia-flood/

Tropical Storm Bertha forms, hits South Carolina coast https://www.aol.com/article/weather/2020/05/27/tropical-storm-bertha-forms-hits-south-carolina-coast/24444720/?a_dgi=aolshare_twitter

India – Floods and Landslides in North East Leave 5 Dead, 16,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-assam-arunachalpradesh-meghalaya-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

UAE – Deadly Flash Floods in Sharjah http://floodlist.com/asia/uae-flash-floods-sharjah-may-2020

Honduras – 2 Dead After More Severe Weather http://floodlist.com/america/honduras-floods-francisco-morazan-may-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 May 2020: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/104413/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-May-2020-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reyk.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Fighting infectious diseases: the connection to climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71956

Global warming now pushing heat into territory humans cannot tolerate http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71951

Powerful women face the climate crisis head on in Colombia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71948

3 steps to scaling up nature-based solutions for climate adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71947

Miami’s fight against rising seas https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20170403-miamis-fight-against-sea-level-rise?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter

Climate-related deaths going unrecorded, says doctor working in some of our hottest towns https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-24/climate-change-related-heat-deaths-going-unnoticed-doctor-says/12276064

A New Primer on Climate Change Science https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/05/14/climate-change-science-primer/

Did you know… tropical cyclones cause large snowfall on Kilimanjaro’s glaciers? https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/cr/2020/05/22/did-you-know-tropical-cyclones-cause-large-snowfall-on-kilimanjaros-glaciers/

Six in ten Americans feel well informed about global warming, but only one in ten feel “very well informed.” https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-american-mind-april-2020/11/

A record-breaking heatwave has arrived in the Arctic this month, appearing unusually early and with shocking intensity https://www.earth.com/news/arctic-heatwave-is-breaking-records-and-its-not-even-summer-yet/

Human-caused climate change affects the weather, but this is not the disaster https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/disaster-choice/202005/does-climate-change-cause-disasters

Climate Change: Finding Solutions through Technology, Science, and Our Humanity https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/podcast/climate-change-finding-solutions-through-technology-science-and-our-humanity/

Winter ‘will lose much of its punch’: Climate change may diminish big snowstorms in the USA https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/26/climate-change-reduce-big-winter-snowstorms-study/5258663002/

UK Climate Resilience programme is playing an increasing role in helping to better estimate risks from present and future weather and climate variability https://www.ukclimateresilience.org/blog/genesis-of-the-joint-met-office-ukri-uk-climate-resilience-programme/

Mapping Snow on Arctic Sea Ice https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146758/mapping-snow-on-arctic-sea-ice

Cyclone Amphan Reinforces Urgent Need for Climate Adaptation Planning https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/05/26/cyclone-amphan-climate-adaptation/

Without swift action on climate change, heat waves could kill thousands in U.S. cities https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/without-swift-action-climate-change-heat-waves-could-kill-thousands-ncna1017376

 

Disaster risk reduction

Building safer and more resilient cities in the Philippines http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71887

Flood risk management in the coastal city of Lagos, Nigeria http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71949

Sustainable flood risk management strategies to reduce rural communities’ vulnerability to flooding in Mozambique http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71950

Concrete inside unstable Paradise Dam wall may have failed design standard, inquiry finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-21/concrete-in-paradise-dam-wall-fails-to-meet-design-standard/12272216

River Flow 2020 http://riverflow2020.org/

Fire season extends by almost four months in parts of Australia https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/fire-season-extends-by-almost-four-months-in-parts-of-australia-20200525-p54w28.html

Australia heading into new ‘fire age’, warns global fire historian https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-26/australia-is-in-a-fire-era-pyrocene/12282274

Australia’s ‘Black Summer’ bushfires ‘not a one-off event’, royal commission hears https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-s-black-summer-bushfires-not-a-one-off-event-royal-commission-hears?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Nearly Half of States Are Likely to Experience Flooding This Spring https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2020/04/02/nearly-half-of-states-are-likely-to-experience-flooding-this-spring

Tectonic plate under Indian Ocean splitting apart, research finds https://watchers.news/2020/05/24/tectonic-plate-under-indian-ocean-splitting-apart-research-finds/

Together with the Victorian State Emergency Service (VICSES), Council recently updated the Municipal Flood Emergency Management Plan (MFEP) for Golden Plains Shire https://www.goldenplains.vic.gov.au/news/new-flood-management-plan-golden-plains

The world needs Covid-19 vaccines. It may also be overestimating their power https://www.statnews.com/2020/05/22/the-world-needs-covid-19-vaccines-it-may-also-be-overestimating-their-power/

We must build back better after Cyclone Amphan https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/05/22/must-build-back-better-cyclone-amphan/

The new Mary Regional Resilience Strategy uses a coordinated catchment approach to disaster risk reduction https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/maryregion

Disaster Management Reference Handbooks https://www.cfe-dmha.org/DMHA-Resources/Disaster-Management-Reference-Handbooks

Australia, you have unfinished business. It’s time to let our ‘fire people’ care for this land https://theconversation.com/australia-you-have-unfinished-business-its-time-to-let-our-fire-people-care-for-this-land-135196

More rain, more floods, more often. Why wet basements and swollen rivers are becoming the new spring reality for Illinois https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-illinois-floodplains-extreme-weather-20200522-wlnu3qpasrhi7g32no5w3xuhge-story.html

Coastal Letter of Map Revisions https://www.floodsciencecenter.org/event/ctp-webinar-coastal-letter-of-map-revisions-mt-2s/

Why do some earthquakes disappear from the map/list? https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/why-do-some-earthquakes-disappear-maplist

Classification and mathematical modeling of infrastructure interdependencies https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23789689.2020.1753401?journalCode=tsri20#.Xs-mUGX5GQk.twitter

A new understanding of our planet’s deepest earthquakes could help unravel one of the most mysterious geophysical processes on Earth https://phys.org/news/2020-05-clues-deep-earthquake-mystery.html

The problem America has neglected for too long: deteriorating dams https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/05/problem-america-neglected-too-long-deteriorating-dams/

The mystery of coronavirus superspreaders https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-superspreaders-7f91c28a-a68a-460b-93e7-43b3ddf1eddd.html

Statistical Methods in Water Resources https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/tm4A3

 

Emergency management

Researchers at Singapore University of Technology and Design have created a complex model predicting the exact date the pandemic will end in the US, UK, and other countries around the world https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8350935/US-coronavirus-pandemic-early-November-predictive-model-shows.html

Malawi Weather Chasers – celebrating four years of early warning and civic action http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71888

‘Perfect storm’: Haiti COVID-19 peak set to collide with hurricanes http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71940

Increased red tape leaves Great Ocean Road community stranded by rising river levels https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-21/aire-valley-flooding-traps-great-ocean-road-residents/12270402

Given the pandemic, how will emergency experts cope with evacuating people who might fear shared shelters, refuse to wear masks, and distrust authorities? https://www.wired.com/story/a-hyperactive-hurricane-season-is-about-to-strike/

‘Incredibly blessed’: Royal commission to eye fire success and failure https://www.smh.com.au/national/incredibly-blessed-royal-commission-to-eye-fire-success-and-failure-20200522-p54vej.html

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements https://naturaldisaster.royalcommission.gov.au/

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Database https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing

Bushfire royal commission hears that Black Summer smoke killed nearly 450 people https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-26/bushfire-royal-commission-hearings-smoke-killed-445-people/12286094

Death and denial in Brazil’s Amazon capital https://apnews.com/54423b73d8be5fbc2a491bcc60f10285?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

The Evidence Base on Anticipatory Action https://www.wfp.org/publications/evidence-base-anticipatory-action

First Came the Virus. Next Come the Storms https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/05/hurricane-planning-coronavirus-covid-pandemic/612016/

When the waters rise, how will we keep schools open? https://hechingerreport.org/when-the-waters-rise-how-will-we-keep-schools-open/

Covid-19 has become one of the biggest killers of 2020 https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/05/01/covid-19-has-become-one-of-the-biggest-killers-of-2020

Some Countries Have Brought New Cases Down To Nearly Zero. How Did They Do It? https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/05/23/861577367/messaging-from-leaders-who-have-tamed-their-countrys-coronavirus-outbreaks

The Graphic Truth: The United States of Pandemic https://www.gzeromedia.com/the-graphic-truth-the-united-states-of-pandemic

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Covid-19 lockdown may be disruptive but it is also a time of reflection and learning. Our shared experiences will re-shape how we think and act in future https://www.newsroom.co.nz/ideasroom/2020/05/01/1151416/six-new-approaches-in-a-world-beyond-lockdown

New MOOC on Water – Addressing the Global Crisis https://www.siwi.org/watercourse/

Find out about Arctic sea ice https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quick-facts

Long-term Perspectives During a Pandemic https://medium.com/the-long-now-foundation/long-term-perspectives-during-a-pandemic-cf99335cf897

Announcing 2020 Mary Fran Myers Scholarship Winners recognising outstanding individuals who share Myers passion for disaster loss reduction nationally and internationally https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/announcing-2020-mary-fran-myers-scholarship-winners

 

Disaster psychology

Little sense of shared grief as coronavirus deaths near 100,000 https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-05-22/little-sense-of-shared-grief-as-virus-deaths-near-100-000

When coronavirus arrived these students’ worlds turned upside down https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-24/students-use-art-to-capture-the-new-coronavirus-world/12268048

Social support and sense of belonging may protect against the psychological impact of COVID-19 https://www.psypost.org/2020/05/social-support-and-sense-of-belonging-may-protect-against-the-psychological-impact-of-covid-19-56873

‘Together Apart: The Psychology of COVID-19’ free book download https://www.socialsciencespace.com/2020/05/addressing-the-psychology-of-together-apart-free-book-download/

 

Sociology and disasters

Coping with floods: Indigenous survival strategies in Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71931

Social Capital’s Role in Humanitarian Crises https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338670970_Social_capital’s_role_in_humanitarian_crises

Disasters force us to rely on each other https://grist.org/climate/forget-the-tp-heres-what-you-really-need-to-get-through-a-disaster/

Hurricanes and other extreme weather disasters prompt some people to move and trap others in place https://theconversation.com/hurricanes-and-other-extreme-weather-disasters-prompt-some-people-to-move-and-trap-others-in-place-129128

How Brazil’s COVID-19 response has fallen to community leaders https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2020/05/27/Brazil-coronavirus-response-community-leaders

An Anthropology of Deep Time https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/an-anthropology-of-deep-time/D5B5D1825BF9D440246A17118E17080E

Today in disaster resilience (22 May 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Tropical Storm Arthur forms in the Atlantic – the first tropical storm of the season forms east of Florida https://www.severe-weather.eu/tropical-weather/arthur-first-storm-atlantic-mk/

‘Extremely severe’ cyclonic storm Amphan forces evacuations in India, Bangladesh https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/extremely-severe-cyclonic-storm-amphan-forces-evacuations-in-india-bangladesh-20200519-p54u70.html

South Dakota: 17 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods https://agfax.com/2020/05/15/south-dakota-17-counties-designated-natural-disaster-areas-to-floods/

Ecuador – Deadly Floods in Morona Santiago http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-morona-santiago-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sri Lanka – 2 Dead After Heavy Rain and Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-may-2020

Philippines – 80,000 Affected by Tropical Cyclone Vongfong http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-tropical-cyclone-vongfong-may-2020

Algeria – Damaging Floods in Oran and Mostaganem Provinces http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-floods-oran-may-2020

USA – Floods in Illinois and Michigan After Days of Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-illinois-michigan-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Côte d’Ivoire – Floods in Duékoué Department http://floodlist.com/africa/cote-divoire-floods-duekoue-may-2020

Dams Fail in Central Michigan; Evacuations Underway https://weather.com/news/news/2020-05-19-severe-weather-impacts-michigan-flooding-ohio-flooding

Sri Lanka – 2 More Fatalities as Thousands Affected by Floods and Landslides in Rathnapura http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-rathnapura-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

DR Congo – Hundreds Homeless After Kasai River Floods in Mai-Ndombe Province http://floodlist.com/africa/drcongo-floods-kasai-river-maindombe-may-2020

Storm rips through Geelong, tearing roofs off homes in Waurn Ponds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-20/weather-storm-tears-roofs-off-homes-geelong-victoria/12265432

Amphan: Kolkata devastated as cyclone kills scores in India and Bangladesh https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52749935

Spectacular satellite imagery of a rapidly organizing depression moving towards western Europe today https://www.severe-weather.eu/mcd/cyclone-north-atlantic-towards-uk-mk/

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 May 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/104003/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-May-2020-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Ma.html

Cyclone kills at least 82 in India and Bangladesh, flooding lowlands https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-india/cyclone-kills-at-least-82-in-india-bangladesh-causes-widespread-flooding-idUSKBN22X0JO

Central America – Heavy Rain Triggers Floods in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador http://floodlist.com/america/floods-guatemala-honduras-elsalvador-may-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Global warming and drought impacts in the EU http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71836

Global warming and human impacts of heat and cold extremes in the EU http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71838

Laws and policies that protect the most vulnerable against climate-related disaster risks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71792

Climate change and water scarcity disrupting youth livelihoods in Ghana http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71811

Transforming knowledge management for climate action http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71821

Climate change talk has been around for 30 years. Where’s the action? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-17/climate-change-action-has-been-missing-hot-mess-richard-aedy/12200196

Australia’s climate future to evolve as economy is rebuilt https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/australia-s-climate-future-to-evolve-as-economy-is-rebuilt-20200517-p54tps.html

Peter Davis of the British Antarctic survey on changes in the Thwaites Glacier https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00963402.2020.1751951

The future of solar power: From unbelievably cheap to insanely cheap https://reneweconomy.com.au/the-future-of-solar-power-from-unbelievably-cheap-to-insanely-cheap-77615/

Climate change: Future floods will delay emergency response https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52710224

Global heating is increasing the risk of fires and logging was making forests more flammable https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/19/victoria-should-expect-one-or-two-more-megafires-before-end-of-decade-study-finds

Can coastal cities turn the tide on rising flood risk? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71869

Experts urge further climate action as lockdown triggers ‘extreme’ emissions drop https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/experts-urge-further-climate-action-as-lockdown-triggers-extreme-emissions-drop-20200519-p54uhh.html

Shrinking Ice Sheets Lifted Global Sea Level 14 Millimeters https://eos.org/articles/shrinking-ice-sheets-lifted-global-sea-level-14-millimeters

Climate Change in the American Mind: April 2020 https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-american-mind-april-2020/

Latest Estimates on Sea Level Rise by 2100 Are Worse Than We Thought https://www.sciencealert.com/oceans-are-on-their-way-to-rising-over-a-meter-as-soon-as-2100

Major tropical cyclones have become ‘15% more likely’ over past 40 years http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71900

Adapting to rising river flood risk in the EU under climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71885

Bonding climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71883

Global emissions plunge as working-from-home slashes transport emissions https://reneweconomy.com.au/global-emissions-plunge-as-working-from-home-slashes-transport-emissions-81597/

Aging Dams, Changing Climate: A Dangerous Mix https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/aging-dams-changing-climate-a-dangerous-mix

 

Disaster risk reduction

Using satellites to monitor river ice for flood early warning http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71819

COVID-19 and the nature-health-nexus http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71835

Land use planning for disaster resilient communities https://www.aidr.org.au/news/new-handbook-land-use-planning-for-disaster-resilient-communities/

How would people and systems cope if a major earthquake or cyclone occurs while the COVID-19 pandemic continues? https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/the-dual-risks-of-natural-disasters-and-covid-19

Tool shows what many know: State communities at high risk for wildfire https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2020/05/15/tool-shows-what-many-know-state-communities-at-high-risk-for-wildfire/#.XsGaA1KXsbV.twitter

Forty years have passed since a tremendous blast at Mount St. Helens—the deadliest eruption in U.S. history https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146735/mount-st-helens

Help Stop COVID-19 and Future Pandemics in Their Tracks https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=624&linkId=88891858

Project seeks super view of Earth’s mantle https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52701935

How Singapore is predicting floods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71860

How this English region leads the way for flood prevention http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71859

Adapting to rising coastal flood risk in the EU under climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71839

The utility of earth science information in post-earthquake land-use decision-making: the 2010–2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence in Aotearoa New Zealand http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71868

From forests and farms to our own back yards, there’s a lot we can do to reduce future risks of pandemic outbreaks https://ensia.com/features/the-worst-may-be-yet-to-come-5-ways-new-diseases-emerge-and-what-we-can-do-about-them/

Early Warning Systems for Pandemics: Lessons Learned from Natural Hazards https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920308980

WMO Updates Guidelines on Multi-Hazard Impact-Based Forecast and Warning Services http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71889

From mangrove to mountain: Building coastal resilience in Timor-Leste http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71890

African countries get new tool to predict climate-related disasters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71904

Cities hastily add pandemics to long list of 21st-century threats http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71903

Wetlands: Our frontline defence against floods http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71905

New study shows wildfires increasing in size and frequency across Victoria http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71910

Flood impact on mainland Southeast Asia between 1985 and 2018 – The role of tropical cyclones http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71901

Flood risk assessment for Davao Oriental in the Philippines using geographic information system‐based multi‐criteria analysis and the maximum entropy model http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71898

A map of 2019 fatal landslides https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/05/13/2019-fatal-landslides-2/

The current landslide crisis in East Africa https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/05/18/landslides-in-east-africa/

A Likert scale-based model for benchmarking operational capacity, organizational resilience, and Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71924

A ‘Hyperactive’ Hurricane Season Is About to Strike https://www.wired.com/story/a-hyperactive-hurricane-season-is-about-to-strike/

Less Fuel for the Fire: Wildfire Mitigation through Hazardous Fuels Reduction https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/less-fuel-for-the-fire-wildfire-mitigation-through-hazardous-fuels-reduction

 

Emergency management

Weakened by war and floods, Yemen fights twin health threat http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71841

Australian Red Cross releases bushfire report https://www.aidr.org.au/news/australian-red-cross-releases-bushfire-report/

San Francisco had the 1918 flu under control. And then it lifted the restrictions https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/san-francisco-had-1918-flu-under-control-then-it-lifted-n1191141

U.S., European leaders weigh reopening risks without a vaccine https://www.cp24.com/world/u-s-european-leaders-weigh-reopening-risks-without-a-vaccine-1.4943445

Mount St. Helens: 40 Years Later https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/disaster-choice/202005/mount-st-helens-40-years-later

Coronavirus: Don’t book your France trip yet – quarantine rules will be reviewed every three weeks https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-dont-book-your-holiday-to-france-yet-as-confusion-over-quarantine-continues-11990285

How States Pay for Natural Disasters in an Era of Rising Costs https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2020/05/how-states-pay-for-natural-disasters-in-an-era-of-rising-costs

The value of spatial information for emergency services https://eena.org/document/spatial-information-for-emergency-services

Coronavirus, floods and locust swarms: Kenya is fighting a ‘triple whammy’ of crises https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/18/coronavirus-floods-and-locusts-kenyas-triple-whammy-of-crises.html

COVID-19: UW study reports ‘staggering’ death rate in US among those infected who show symptoms https://www.washington.edu/news/2020/05/18/covid-19-uw-study-reports-staggering-death-rate-in-us-among-those-infected-who-show-symptoms/

Factors affecting successful transition between post-disaster recovery phases: a case study of 2010 floods in Sindh, Pakistan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341487189_Factors_affecting_successful_transition_between_post-disaster_recovery_phases_a_case_study_of_2010_floods_in_Sindh_Pakistan

How do you fight wildfire during a pandemic? https://www.hcn.org/articles/climate-desk-covid19-how-do-you-fight-wildfire-during-a-pandemic

First responders, such as fire and ambulance services, will likely struggle to reach urgent cases in a timely manner during low-level flooding in England https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-020-0516-7

Coronavirus health emergency declaration delayed by a week, Australian WHO expert panel member says https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/20/coronavirus-health-emergency-declaration-delayed-by-a-week-australian-who-expert-panel-member-says

What happens if a ‘big one’ strikes during the pandemic? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71854

Cyclone Amphan rages amid pandemic, no space in shelters http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71925

The Health and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Interventions https://www.rand.org/pubs/tools/TLA173-1/tool.html

Knowledge Exchange and Disaster Recovery After Frequent Wildfires in Northern California: Exploring the Experiences of Organizations Responding to the 2018 Camp Fire https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/knowledge-exchange-and-disaster-recovery-after-frequent-wildfires-in-northern-california-exploring-the-experiences-of-organizati

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

US risk education program piloted in Emerald, Victoria https://www.aidr.org.au/news/us-risk-education-program-piloted-in-emerald-victoria/

Communicating and perceiving flood risks and warnings https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2020/communicating-and-perceiving-flood-risks-and-warnings

From The Embers – Stories from the Australian Bushfire Crisis https://omny.fm/shows/from-the-embers/

Tracing Individual Perceptions of Media Credibility in Post-3.11 Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341422612_Tracing_Individual_Perceptions_of_Media_Credibility_in_Post-311_Japan

Living Through a Plague: A Reading List https://lithub.com/living-through-a-plague-a-reading-list/

Mr. Tornado is the remarkable story of the man whose groundbreaking work in research and applied science saved thousands of lives and helped Americans prepare for and respond to dangerous weather phenomena https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/mr-tornado/

Learning and sharing is key to climate adaptation and resilience building https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/05/12/learning-and-sharing-is-key-to-climate-adaptation-and-resilience-building/

People didn’t fail during Covid19, the messages did http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71914

Conceptual framework for motivating actions towards disaster preparedness through risk communication http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71917

Color plays a major role in the analysis and communication of scientific information https://eos.org/features/visualizing-science-how-color-determines-what-we-see#.XsaAJGahrlM.twitter

Landslides in Puerto Rico: A Collaboration Story https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/landslides-in-puerto-rico-a-collaboration-story

Can You Save the World? Game https://martin-jacob.itch.io/can-you-save-the-world

 

Disaster psychology

70% of people surveyed said they’d download a coronavirus app. Only 44% did. Why the gap? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71831

You Got This Mate provides tips and info to help rural men reach their best possible mental health https://www.yougotthismate.com.au/

A qualitative evaluation of Southwark Council’s public health approach for mitigating the mental health impact of the 2017 London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341415583_A_qualitative_evaluation_of_Southwark_Council’s_public_health_approach_for_mitigating_the_mental_health_impact_of_the_2017_London_Bridge_and_Borough_Market_terror_attack

Australia: Victorians most at risk from bushfires believed emergency services could save them, CFA data shows http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71878

U.N. warns of global mental health crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-mentalhealth-idUSKBN22Q0AO

 

Sociology and disasters

Society’s most at-risk groups during the ongoing pandemic http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71872

Local networks can help people in distress: South Africa’s COVID-19 response needs them http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71875

Megacity slums are incubators of disease – but coronavirus response isn’t helping the billion people who live in them http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71848

A GIS Approach to Analyzing the Spatial Pattern of Baseline Resilience Indicators for Community (BRIC) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341468951_A_GIS_Approach_to_Analyzing_the_Spatial_Pattern_of_Baseline_Resilience_Indicators_for_Community_BRIC

Social Capital in the Response to COVID-19 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0890117120924531?casa_token=hQ8LqDBWQHkAAAAA%3AdpBPbQGmVUz6KscuyjfHxNIzvWge_WDwhSu71LlmlFzzG4TzU1tcTP4dZSry-SHAVtstMg4J8qIu

The role of social ties for culture-led development in inner areas. The case of the 2016–2017 Central Italy earthquake https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09654313.2020.1759512

COVID-19 resources for sociologists https://www.asanet.org/news-events/asa-news/covid-19-resources-sociologists

Voices from the bush – how lockdown affects remote Indigenous communities differently http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71857

COVID-19 puts human rights of millions at risk http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71912

How to integrate Indigenous Peoples’ culture and traditions into disaster risk management http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71909

Physical vulnerability and local responses to flood damage in peri-urban areas of Dhaka, Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71923

Profiling informal settlements for disaster risks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71916

Confidence in authorities, neighborhood cohesion and natural hazards preparedness in Taiwan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335068070_Confidence_in_authorities_neighborhood_cohesion_and_natural_hazards_preparedness_in_Taiwan

Today in disaster resilience (15 May 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Ugandan hospital, Somali town washed away by floods raging East Africa https://africa.cgtn.com/2020/05/09/ugandan-hospital-somali-town-washed-away-by-floods-raging-east-africa/

Somalia – Over 200,000 Displaced by Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Uganda – Thousands Affected by Floods in Western Region http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-thousands-affected-by-floods-in-western-region

Ethiopia – 12 Killed in Landslide Triggered by Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-landslide-snnpr-may-2020

Somalia – 4 Dead After Heavy Rain Floods Mogadishu http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-mogadishu-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

France – Floods in Gironde and Landes After Rain Lashes South West http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-gironde-landes-may-2020

Guatemala – 3 Dead After Heavy Rain Causes Landslides and Floods http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-landslides-floods-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kenya – Floods Hit North and Central Regions as Death Toll Rises to 237 http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-north-central-regions-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Pakistan – 1 Dead After Heavy Rain and Landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-may-2020

DR Congo – Hundreds Homeless After Floods in Maniema http://floodlist.com/africa/drcongo-floods-maniema-may-2020

Colombia – Landslide Destroys Homes in Nariño http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-landslide-floods-narino-may-2020

Budalangi floods described as worst flooding since 1962 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i906ouUW-hw&feature=youtu.be

Three-year-old girl and her sister, 7, are both killed in a flash flood in a Utah slot canyon https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8312295/Crews-searching-3-year-old-girl-floods-kill-sister.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 May 2020: Karymsky volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/103645/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-May-2020-Karymsky-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reve.html

Burundi – 10,000 Displaced by Floods Since Late April http://floodlist.com/africa/burundi-floods-late-april-may-2020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Indonesia – Cars Dragged Through Streets as Flash Floods Hit Central Aceh http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-centralaceh-flashfloods-may-2020

Indonesia – 1 Missing After Massive Landslide in Bogor Regency, West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-landslide-bogor-may-2020

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Simulations forecast nationwide increase in human exposure to extreme climate events http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71665

Adapting to extremes: Key insights for bridging climate change adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in the European Green Deal http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71663

Climate change has been influencing where tropical cyclones rage http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71689

The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/19/eaaw1838

Potentially fatal bouts of heat and humidity on the rise, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/08/climate-change-global-heating-extreme-heat-humidity?CMP=share_btn_tw

Associations between varying magnitudes of the urban heat island and the synoptic climatology in Melbourne, Australia https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/1097-0088(200012)20:15%3C1931::AID-JOC578%3E3.0.CO;2-D

The Sea Ice Arctic Communities Rely On Could Disappear Three Weeks Earlier https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/05/the-sea-ice-arctic-communities-rely-on-could-disappear-three-weeks-earlier/

Icelandic Glaciers Rapidly Retreating https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2020/05/09/icelandic_glaciers_rapidly_retreating/

As sea levels rise, are we ready to live behind giant walls? https://theconversation.com/as-sea-levels-rise-are-we-ready-to-live-behind-giant-walls-137976

Record global carbon dioxide concentrations despite COVID-19 crisis https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/record-global-carbon-dioxide-concentrations-despite-covid-19-crisis

Climate explained: what caused major climate change in the past? https://theconversation.com/climate-explained-what-caused-major-climate-change-in-the-past-137874?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

A government roadmap for addressing the climate and post COVID-19 economic crises https://climateactiontracker.org/publications/addressing-the-climate-and-post-covid-19-economic-crises/

The Canals Are Clear Thanks to the Coronavirus, But Venice’s Existential Threat Is Climate Change https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11052020/coronavirus-venice-canals-clear-climate-change-flood

Potentially fatal combinations of humidity and heat are emerging across the globe http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71753

Resilience and sustainable peace: Managing climate related security & development risks in the Anthropocene http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71765

Global Seasonal Climate Update provides guidance on temperatures, rainfall http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71796

Loss and Damage and limits to adaptation: recent IPCC insights and implications for climate science and policy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71777

Little bit of sea-level rise = lots more coastal flooding https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ourchangingworld/audio/2018746212/little-bit-of-sea-level-rise-lots-more-coastal-flooding

 

Disaster risk reduction

The dual risks of natural disasters and COVID-19 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71687

Child-centred urban resilience framework: a tool for inclusive city planning http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71710

Reducing wildfire risk in the wildland-urban interface: Policy, trends, and solutions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71714

Scientists concerned that coronavirus is adapting to humans https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/10/scientists-concerned-that-coronavirus-is-adapting-to-humans

The Geosciences Community Needs to Be More Diverse and Inclusive https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/the-geosciences-community-needs-to-be-more-diverse-and-inclusive/

The U.S. has fared worse than other countries not because it lacked information or funding but because it failed to learn the lessons of the last outbreaks https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/11/why-werent-we-ready-for-the-coronavirus

Logging made last summer’s bushfires worse, expert review finds https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/logging-made-last-summers-bushfires-worse-expert-review-finds/12216464

Structurally controlled rock slope deformation in northern Norway https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10346-020-01421-7

Why cities are the best (and worst) places to be during an outbreak https://www.alumni.giving.unsw.edu.au/why-cities-are-best-and-worst-places-be-during-outbreak#

Continental-scale mapping and analysis of 3D building structure https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425720302297?via%3Dihub

A review of freely accessible global datasets for the study of floods, droughts and their interactions with human societies https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/wat2.1424

Bill Gates: Here’s what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-covid-19-vaccine

Federal scientists predict high wildfire risk across Western Canada https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/wildfire-risk-forecast-western-canada-edmonton-1.5556194?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Lessons from a Post-Eruption Landscape https://eos.org/features/lessons-from-a-post-eruption-landscape

City looks at how to protect triple deckers from flooding as sea levels rise https://www.universalhub.com/2020/city-looks-how-protect-triple-deckers-flooding-sea

Poor dam management blamed for Kerala floods https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/amicus-curiae-for-panel-to-identify-flood-causes/article26726699.ece

Australia needs ‘fast-attack strategies’ to stop megafires forming, bushfire experts say https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/13/australia-needs-fast-attack-strategies-to-stop-megafires-forming-bushfire-experts-say

From Risk Management to Resilience Management in Critical Infrastructure https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341326605_From_Risk_Management_to_Resilience_Management_in_Critical_Infrastructure

What’s Missing in Pandemic Models http://nautil.us/issue/84/outbreak/whats-missing-in-pandemic-models

‘Thank you Greta’: natural solutions to UK flooding climb the agenda https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/02/thank-you-greta-natural-solutions-to-uk-flooding-climb-the-agenda-aoe

Insurance helps reduce risk from flooding for Asia’s vulnerable rural smallholders http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71731

Learning from the past – Using palaeoclimate data to better understand and manage drought in South East Queensland (SEQ) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71766

The eye of the storm: boosting railway resilience in the UK http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71770

Transformational potential of COVID-19 recovery in Asia-Pacific http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71779

Background Paper: National Natural Disaster Arrangements The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (Australia) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71783

Economic losses from extreme weather in the U.S. Gulf Coast region: Spatially differential contributions of climate hazard and socioeconomic exposure and vulnerability http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71775

Research shows how park-like tsunami defenses can provide a sustainable alternative to towering seawalls https://phys.org/news/2020-05-park-like-tsunami-defenses-sustainable-alternative.html

Researchers reveal largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth https://phys.org/news/2020-05-reveal-largest-hottest-shield-volcano.html

 

Emergency management

Did you know that millions of people around the world are still uprooted from their homes by disasters? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71674

Resilience thinking: Preparing for and recovering from COVID-19 in the context of compound risks http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71688

Will resilience be the buzz word for the COVID-19 recovery? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71711

What Happens If a ‘Big One’ Strikes During the Pandemic? https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/05/hurricane-earthquake-wildfire-tornado-disaster-pandemic/611455/

Trapped in paradise: Breaking quarantine could mean prison time for tourists in Hawaii https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/hawaii-tourist-arrests-quarantine/index.html

Future Air Travel: Four-Hour Process, Self Check-In, Disinfection, Immunity Passes https://www.forbes.com/sites/ceciliarodriguez/2020/05/10/future-air-travel-four-hour-process-self-check-in-disinfection-immunity-passes/#6482ec113709

How many tests are performed each day? https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing

Portugal counts on drones to bolster defences against wildfires during pandemic http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71772

Beat the heat? India struggles to keep cool during lockdown http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71798

Are we there yet? The transition from response to recovery for the COVID-19 pandemic http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71785

COVID-19: what are the options for the UK? Recommendations for government based on an open and transparent examination of the scientific evidence http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71784

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Although social media is a relatively popular news platform—especially among younger people—it doesn’t appear to be replacing traditional media https://www.rand.org/blog/articles/2020/04/what-americans-think-of-the-news–and-what-that-means.html

Twitter Adds New Labels on Potentially Harmful COVID-19 Misinformation in Tweets https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-adds-new-labels-on-potentially-harmful-covid-19-misinformation-in-t/577714/

MSc in Flood Risk Management https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/flood-risk-management-msc

The studio projects explore regional opportunities in designing urban typologies providing for flooding resiliency https://damnstudio.cargo.site/

A year without conferences? How the coronavirus pandemic could change research https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00786-y

Abstract representations of events arise from mental errors in learning and memory https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-15146-7

Coronavirus pandemic threatens to suffocate U.S. hurricane response https://news.trust.org/item/20200513082815-8hzfr/

Why aren’t people in Accra better prepared for floods? The key is in communication http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71757

Gender transformative early warning systems http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71761

Governments can learn from consumer psychology when it comes to public health messaging http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71791

This child-friendly booklet is for kids who are 6-12 years old to generate cyclone awareness among children through animated characters and simple but strong messages http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71795

This child-friendly booklet is for kids who are 6-12 years old to generate earthquake awareness among children through animated characters and simple but strong messages http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71794

This child-friendly booklet is for kids who are 6-12 years old to generate flood awareness among children through animated characters and simple but strong messages http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71793

 

Disaster psychology

Understanding the Three Types Of Loneliness https://magazine.columbia.edu/article/understanding-three-types-loneliness

Disasters are not natural; our choices cause them https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/disaster-choice/202005/does-nature-play-disaster-games

Catastrophe compassion: Understanding and extending prosociality under crisis https://psyarxiv.com/ubdz7

Personality traits related to approach and avoidance influence one’s likelihood of self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic https://www.psypost.org/2020/05/personality-traits-related-to-approach-and-avoidance-influence-ones-likelihood-of-self-isolating-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-56756

Even if you personally haven’t experienced quarantine fatigue, you’ve likely encountered sentiments attached to the experience https://www.inverse.com/mind-body/how-to-overcome-quarantine-fatigue

Could COVID-19 Finally Destigmatize Mental Illness? https://time.com/5835960/coronavirus-mental-illness-stigma/

New study shows staggering effect of coronavirus pandemic on America’s mental health http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71749

 

Sociology and disasters

We wanted to know how coronavirus affects Nairobi’s slum residents. What we found http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71666

The role of faith-based institutions in urban disaster risk reduction for immigrant communities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341272044_The_role_of_faith-based_institutions_in_urban_disaster_risk_reduction_for_immigrant_communities

Coronavirus, Summer Heat, And Poverty Could Create A ‘Triple Whammy’ https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/05/coronavirus-summer-heat-and-poverty-could-create-a-triple-whammy/

So coronavirus will change cities – will that include slums? https://theconversation.com/so-coronavirus-will-change-cities-will-that-include-slums-137072

Social Capital in the Response to COVID-19 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341322391_Social_Capital_in_the_Response_to_COVID-19

UD Prof. Sarah DeYoung discusses society’s most at-risk groups during the ongoing pandemic https://www.udel.edu/udaily/2020/may/disaster-research-vulnerable-communities-sarah-deyoung/

The race against Covid-19 in vulnerable refugee camps https://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/121495967/coronavirus-the-race-against-covid19-in-vulnerable-refugee-camps

Livelihood and vulnerability in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda: lessons of community and resilience https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341361631_Livelihood_and_vulnerability_in_the_wake_of_Typhoon_Yolanda_lessons_of_community_and_resilience

Today in disaster resilience (8 May 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Kyrgyzstan – Homes Damaged After Flash Floods and Mudflows in South http://floodlist.com/asia/kyrgyzstan-floods-batken-may-2020

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan – Thousands Evacuate After Dam Fails http://floodlist.com/asia/uzbekistan-kazakhstan-sardoba-dam-syrdarya-flood-may-2020

Yemen – 150,000 Affected by Heavy Rain and Floods Since Mid-April http://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-floods-update-april-2020

Rwanda – Heavy Rain Leaves 8 Dead, Homes Destroyed http://floodlist.com/africa/rwanda-floods-may-2020

While Uzbekistan, like the rest of the world, is struggling against the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is suffering from another unexpected disaster https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-70k-people-whose-homes-were-taken-by-flood

Indonesia – Thousands Hit by Floods in Bandung, West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-bandung-westjava-may-2020

Uganda – Floods Affect Thousands in Western and Northern Regions http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-western-northern-region-may-2020

Large mudflow causes severe damage in Isfana, Kyrgyzstan https://watchers.news/2020/05/04/large-mudflow-causes-severe-damage-in-isfana-kyrgyzstan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Records tumble as cold blast sweeps across Australia https://watchers.news/2020/05/01/records-tumble-as-cold-blast-sweeps-across-australia/

UK overtakes Italy with Europe’s highest official coronavirus death toll https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain/uk-covid-19-death-toll-rises-above-32000-highest-in-europe-data-idUSKBN22H0WH

Kenya – More Than 100 Dead as Floods and Landslides Continue http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-update-may-2020

French Guiana – Floods Prompt Evacuations After Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/america/french-guiana-floods-may-2020

DRC – Hundreds Displaced in Ituri Province as Lake Overflows http://floodlist.com/africa/drc-lake-albert-djugu-ituri-may-2020

Indonesia – 12,000 Affected by Floods and Landslides in Sumatra http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-sumatra-may-2020

Afghanistan – Damaging Floods in Northern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-baghlan-samangan-may-2020

Ethiopia – 107,00 Displaced by Floods, Says UN http://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-floods-update-may-2020

Panama – Deadly Landslide in Panama District http://floodlist.com/america/panama-landslide-may-2020

Kenya – Flood Death Toll Rises, 100,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-flood-update-07-may-2020

Indonesia – Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in West Sulawesi Province http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-west-sulawesi-polewali-mandar-may-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 May 2020: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Semeru, Dukono, Reykjanes https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/103201/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-7-May-2020-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Semeru-Dukono-Reykjanes-Nevados-de-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Ten Things about Collaborating for Climate Solutions https://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2020/04/22/ten-things-about-collaborating-for-climate-solutions/

Falling for an old flame: Can Australia really grow through gas? https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/falling-for-an-old-flame-can-australia-really-grow-through-gas-20200501-p54ozu.html

Australia listened to the experts on coronavirus. It’s time we heard them on climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/commentisfree/2020/may/02/australia-listened-to-the-experts-on-coronavirus-its-time-we-heard-them-on-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

A Satellite Lets Scientists See Antarctica’s Melting Like Never Before https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/30/climate/antarctica-ice-climate-change.html?smid=tw-share

Glacier detachments: A new hazard in a warming world? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71537

As much as one-third of the world’s population will be exposed to Sahara Desert-like heat within half a century if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/blown-away-safe-climate-niche-closing-fast-with-billions-at-risk-20200504-p54pod.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter

Hydrological limits to carbon capture and storage https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-020-0532-7

On a Melting Planet, More Precisely Tracking the Decline of Ice https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30042020/ice-glacier-melting-science-study

Warming Caused a Glacier in Alaska to Collapse https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/warming-caused-a-glacier-in-alaska-to-collapse/

Honolulu under triple threat of flooding as sea level rises https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/05/03/hawaii-news/honolulu-under-triple-threat-of-flooding-as-sea-level-rises/

Project about climate change in Bangladesh comes to an end http://www.munichre-foundation.org/en/Disaster_risk_reduction/Gibika.html

One billion people will live in insufferable heat within 50 years – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/05/one-billion-people-will-live-in-insufferable-heat-within-50-years-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Future of the human climate niche https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/04/28/1910114117

Sea-level rise exponentially increases coastal flood frequency https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-62188-4

Methane’s Rising: What Can We Do to Bring It Down? https://eos.org/editors-vox/methanes-rising-what-can-we-do-to-bring-it-down

Fortress Charleston: Will Walling Off the City Hold Back the Waters? https://e360.yale.edu/features/fortress-charleston-will-walling-off-the-city-hold-back-the-waters

Will three billion people really live in temperatures as hot as the Sahara by 2070? https://theconversation.com/will-three-billion-people-really-live-in-temperatures-as-hot-as-the-sahara-by-2070-137776

Drought supercharged by climate change https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2020/05/06/western-megadrought-centuries-worsened-climate-change-global-warming/3036460001/

Climate change adaptation: Beyond greening humanitarian response http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71552

What impact will the coronavirus pandemic have on atmospheric CO2? https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-what-impact-will-the-coronavirus-pandemic-have-on-atmospheric-co2

Climate Change Has Altered Where Tropical Cyclones Occur Most Frequently, Study Says https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2020-05-06-tropical-cyclone-typhoon-hurricane-frequency-climate-change

 

Disaster risk reduction

WomenInHydrology – a new initiative to connect female hydrologists worldwide https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/hs/2020/04/15/womeninhydrology-a-new-initiative-to-connect-female-hydrologists-worldwide/

Geoscientists Help Map the Pandemic https://eos.org/articles/geoscientists-help-map-the-pandemic

Fragile countries could see 1 billion coronavirus cases https://www.rescue.org/article/fragile-countries-could-see-1-billion-coronavirus-cases-heres-why

Australia’s natural hazards risk profile https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-april-2020-australia-s-natural-hazards-risk-profile/

Report recommends measures to avoid repeat of flooding in Quebec community https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/report-recommends-measures-to-avoid-repeat-of-flooding-in-quebec-community-1004177762/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Economic motivation for raising coastal flood defenses in Europe https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-15665-3.epdf

Tectonic Controls on Global Variations of Large-Magnitude Explosive Eruptions in Volcanic Arcs https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2020.00127/full

Strength in Beauty – Rethinking Tsunami Defense http://floodlist.com/protection/strength-in-beauty-rethinking-tsunami-defense?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A prehistoric lake has provided a long-term record of floods and flows on the Murray Darling River http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/ancient-lake-provides-insight

When disaster strikes locally, urban networks spread the damage globally http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71631

Barriers to insurance as a flood risk management tool: Evidence from a survey of property owners http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71624

Forest fires in the Alps http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71627

Federal wildfire policy and the responsibilities of community planners and homeowners https://wildfiretoday.com/2020/05/03/federal-wildfire-policy-and-the-responsibilities-of-community-planners-and-homeowners/

Using statistical methods borrowed from economics, a new flood study estimates the effect of hard surfaces on high waters https://www.circleofblue.org/2020/world/flood-study-with-fresh-approach-measures-downside-of-pavement/

Causal Effect of Impervious Cover on Annual Flood Magnitude for the United States https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019GL086480

Coastal Inundation Dashboard https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/inundationdb/#

A multi-hazards earth science perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic: The potential for concurrent and cascading crises Environment Systems and Decisions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71659

Here are 10 steps to build a stronger Australia after coronavirus https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/05/here-are-10-steps-to-build-a-stronger-australia-after-coronavirus?CMP=share_btn_tw

Forest fire season is coming. How can we stop the Amazon burning? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/05/a-deadly-cycle-of-destruction-how-greed-for-land-is-fuelling-amazon-fires?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Will humans go extinct? For all the existential threats, we’ll likely be here for a very long time https://phys.org/news/2020-05-humans-extinct-existential-threats.html

Flood prediction using parameters calibrated on limited discharge data and uncertain rainfall scenarios https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2020.1747619

 

Emergency management

Visual representation of hodge-podge, state by state response of c-19 in USA https://boingboing.net/2020/04/28/map-of-state-level-coronavirus.html

April 2020 edition of Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-april-2020/

New roadmap gives Australia two paths out of COVID-19 lockdown: elimination or adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71573

JapanTimes online newspaper discusses changes to disaster response, based on C-19 trajectory https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/03/national/experts-urge-rethink-disaster-response-measures-japan-battles-coronavirus/

Cred Crunch, Issue No. 58, April 2020 – Disaster* Year in Review 2019 http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71642

Coronavirus: why you need to wear a face mask in France, but not in the UK https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-why-you-need-to-wear-a-face-mask-in-france-but-not-in-the-uk-137856

Three potential futures for Covid-19: recurring small outbreaks, a monster wave, or a persistent crisis https://www.statnews.com/2020/05/01/three-potential-futures-for-covid-19/

‘This is a yo-yo.’ COVID-19 hits families still suffering from Hurricane Florence https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article242434306.html

Emergency managers work nonstop to prepare communities for hurricanes during pandemic https://southerlymag.org/2020/05/06/emergency-managers-work-nonstop-to-prepare-communities-for-hurricanes-during-pandemic/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

International guide to value and engage children and youth in disaster risk reduction https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-april-2020-international-guide-to-value-and-engage-children-and-youth-in-disaster-risk-reduction/

Strengthening resilience in Tanzania through creative public engagement http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71567

Fostering student participation in disaster risk reduction through disaster video games http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71569

The influence of tailored risk communication on individual adaptive behaviour http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71562

The Ocean Game: The sea is rising. Can you save your town? https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-climate-change-ocean-game/

COVID-19 global response: Risk Communication & Community Engagement (RCCE) http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71636

Evaluation of flood risk communication materials http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71626

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week, and communities aren’t ready for both coronavirus and a disaster http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71657

New book on ‘Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement’ https://www.amazon.com/Disaster-Education-Communication-Engagement-Dufty/dp/1119569796/ref=sr_1_16

Risk Communication Basics https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/risk-communication-guidebook.html

 

Disaster psychology

Lockdown and Social Distancing – Are There Positives? https://psychcentral.com/blog/lockdown-and-social-distancing-are-there-positives/

Disasters force us to rely on each other https://grist.org/climate/forget-the-tp-heres-what-you-really-need-to-get-through-a-disaster/

The global jolt toward creative thinking https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2020/0501/The-global-jolt-toward-creative-thinking

A third of Americans experienced high levels of psychological distress during the coronavirus outbreak https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/05/07/a-third-of-americans-experienced-high-levels-of-psychological-distress-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

 

Sociology and disasters

In 2018, a wildfire swept through Northern California. Forensic anthropologists were called in to identify skeletal remains in a devastated recovery scene https://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2020/04/22/forensic-anthropology-in-a-changing-climate/

During coronavirus, we need social sciences and humanities more than ever https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-01/abc-top-5-we-need-social-sciences-humanities-amid-coronavirus/12177504

Cultivating social ties in the age of physical distancing https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/71227

The COVID-19 pandemic is shining an unforgiving light on the world’s most vulnerable and marginal people http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=71618

Seeking commonalities of community resilience to natural hazards: A cluster analysis approach https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341179479_Seeking_commonalities_of_community_resilience_to_natural_hazards_A_cluster_analysis_approach

The building of social resilience in Sichuan after the Wenchuan earthquake: A perspective of the socio-government interactions https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340655676_The_building_of_social_resilience_in_Sichuan_after_the_Wenchuan_earthquake_A_perspective_of_the_socio-government_interactions

After Covid-19, it’s in everyone’s interest to help the world’s poorest countries https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/04/covid-19-world-poorest-countries-aid-relief-package

Black men and women are nearly twice as likely to die with coronavirus as white people in England and Wales https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52574931

How Natural Hazards Impact the Social Environment for Vulnerable Groups: An Empirical Investigation in Japan https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3531149

Living near volcanoes: Scoping the gaps between the local community and volcanic experts in southern Chile https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0377027320300238

Community resilience to cyclone and storm surge disasters: Evidence from coastal communities of Bangladesh https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340135729_Community_resilience_to_cyclone_and_storm_surge_disasters_Evidence_from_coastal_communities_of_Bangladesh

Coronavirus could kill up to 190,000 in Africa in first year if not contained, WHO says https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/coronavirus-could-kill-190-000-africa-first-year-if-not-n1202296?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_nw