Today in disaster resilience (15 November 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

NSW bushfires: More than 850,000 hectares destroyed so far in season ‘as bad as it gets’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-11/nsw-bushfires-850000-hectares-destroyed-worst-to-come/11691038

England flooding: River warnings and rail delays continue https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-50357074

Three people die and 150 homes destroyed in Australian bushfires https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2019/nov/10/nsw-and-queensland-fires-fires-rage-as-conditions-expected-to-worsen

Philippines – Rain From Typhoon ‘Nakri’ Causes Deadly Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-typhoon-nakri-november-2019

DR Congo – Thousands Displaced by Flooding Ubangi River http://floodlist.com/africa/democratic-republic-congo-ubangi-river-floods-november-2019

Woman dies as floods devastate Midlands and north of England https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/08/midlands-north-england-floods-woman-dies

India and Bangladesh – Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ Leaves 24 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/india-bangladesh-cyclone-bulbul-november-2019

Venice has been hit by severe flooding which has left more than 85 percent of the Italian city underwater, including many of its famous squares https://www.newsweek.com/venice-flooding-city-underwater-right-wing-mayor-climate-change-1471438?amp=1

Italy – Storms Turn Deadly, Worst Flooding in 50 Years in Venice http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-venice-floods-november-2019

Algeria – Deadly Flash Floods in North http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-flash-floods-november-2019

South Africa – 4 Dead After Storms and Floods in KwaZulu-Natal http://floodlist.com/africa/south-africa-floods-durban-november-2019

Indonesia: tsunami warning lifted after large earthquake https://www.dw.com/en/indonesia-tsunami-warning-lifted-after-large-earthquake/a-51256475

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Nov 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/91893/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Nov-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Shiveluch-Dukono-.html

Two Dead as Venice Faces Worst Floods in 50 Years https://www.ecowatch.com/venice-flooding-2641326129.html?share_id=5059633

Tunisia – Flash Floods in Jendouba Governorate http://floodlist.com/africa/tunisia-flash-floods-jendouba-november-2019

Vietnam – Hundreds of Homes Damaged by Tropical Cyclone Nakri http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-hundreds-of-homes-damaged-by-tropical-cyclone-nakri

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

An arresting exhibition from activist charity Project Pressure uses conceptual photography to capture the decline of the ice caps https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/nov/10/meltdown-visualizing-climate-change-project-pressure-glaciers-photography

Global leaders are facing one of the scariest years of climate change yet https://qz.com/1742644/cop25-will-review-a-scary-year-for-climate-change/

This is not normal: what’s different about the NSW mega fires https://www.smh.com.au/national/this-is-not-normal-what-s-different-about-the-nsw-mega-fires-20191110-p5395e.html

As Seas Rise, Miami’s Black Communities Fear Displacement From The High Ground https://www.wlrn.org/post/seas-rise-miami-s-black-communities-fear-displacement-high-ground

Climate experts call ‘BS’ as government offers only “thoughts and prayers” for fire crisis https://reneweconomy.com.au/climate-experts-call-bs-as-government-offers-only-thoughts-and-prayers-for-fire-crisis-19408/

Floods across Africa: “Without Climate Action we’ll be queuing for Noah’s Ark”, says Greenpeace Africa https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/floods-across-africa-without-climate-action-well-queuing-domfeh/

The day it forgot to rain on Australia https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/the-day-it-forgot-to-rain-on-australia-20191111-p539cy.html

What is the connection between climate change and bushfires? https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/old-hat-is-there-a-link-between-climate-change-and-bushfires-20191111-p539d2.html

Climate change could end mortgages as we know them https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-could-end-mortgages-as-we-know-them/?platform=hootsuite

How daily temperature and precipitation distributions evolve with global surface temperature https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019EF001160

Unfamiliar Ground: Bracing for Climate Impacts in the American Midwest https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11112019/midwest-climate-change-adaptation-city-leadership-flood-heat-risk-news-collaboration

Ice loss causing Arctic to reflect less heat https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50381328

The world’s last climate crisis demonstrates that surviving is possible if bold economic and social change is embraced https://aeon.co/essays/the-little-ice-age-is-a-history-of-resilience-and-surprises

Extinction Rebellion activists have floated a “sinking house” down the River Thames in London to highlight the impact of flooding and rising sea levels https://theecologist.org/2019/nov/11/sinking-feeling

Ocasio-Cortez points to California fires: ‘This is what climate change looks like’ https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/467699-ocasio-cortez-points-to-california-fires-this-is-what-climate

The global and regional impacts of climate change under representative concentration pathway forcings and shared socioeconomic pathway socioeconomic scenarios https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab35a6

Climate change expected to shift location of East Asian Monsoons https://phys.org/news/2019-11-climate-shift-east-asian-monsoons.html

The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the Arctic Ocean, according to new research https://news.agu.org/press-release/last-arctic-ice-refuge-is-disappearing/

Climate change made extreme heat before 2018 Queensland bushfires ‘four times more likely’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/13/climate-change-made-2018-queensland-bushfires-four-times-more-likely?CMP=share_btn_tw

Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/14/europe/veneto-council-climate-change-floods-trnd-intl-scli/index.html

Fire chiefs demand urgent action on climate change as states burn https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2019/11/14/bushfire-emergency-climate-change/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Sydney region now drier than before the 2001 ‘Black Christmas’ fires https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-region-now-drier-than-before-the-2001-black-christmas-fires-20191110-p53964.html

Drought and climate change were the kindling, and now the east coast is ablaze https://theconversation.com/drought-and-climate-change-were-the-kindling-and-now-the-east-coast-is-ablaze-126750?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Professor Guillermo Rein, a fire scientist, tells Horizon why smouldering peatland fires are so dangerous and why we know so little about them https://horizon-magazine.eu/article/picture-not-enough-people-are-aware-monster.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post

Hurricanes have become bigger and more destructive for the U.S., study finds https://phys.org/news/2019-11-hurricanes-bigger-destructive.html

Normalized US hurricane damage estimates using area of total destruction, 1900−2018 https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/11/05/1912277116

Scientists predict El Nino in 2020 based on earlier warning method http://news.trust.org/item/20191105160755-cvcpa/

Natural hazards don’t always spell disaster: UN risk reduction chief https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/11/1050631

Aging US dams pose risk to thousands https://phys.org/news/2019-11-aging-pose-thousands.html

Flooding action plan launched to protect Scotland from extreme weather https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/planning-construction-news/flooding-action-plan/67139/

Is there really a green conspiracy to stop bushfire hazard reduction? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/12/is-there-really-a-green-conspiracy-to-stop-bushfire-hazard-reduction

Flood defences simply aren’t good enough – here’s what needs to be done https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/68937

England floods: What is making them worse? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50393617

What part has hazard reduction policy played in the bushfires? https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/what-part-has-hazard-reduction-policy-played-in/11702318

NSW Fire Mapping using ArcGIS http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=2168b5162d61432c8b3499818a2d60df

‘Like a genie’: Researchers scramble to adjust to rising fire extremes https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/like-a-genie-researchers-scramble-to-adjust-to-rising-fire-extremes-20191113-p53aa8.html

Japan views physical infrastructure as the main way to achieve disaster resilience https://www.ft.com/brandsuite/cabinet-office-japan/japan-pillars-of-resilience.html

Flooding caused by poor management and floodplain building, say experts https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/12/flooding-caused-by-poor-management-and-floodplain-building

California has six of the nation’s 1,680 high-hazard dams deemed in risky condition https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-11-12/dams-failure-flood-risk-oroville

Rivers are changing all the time, and it affects their capacity to contain floods https://smartwatermagazine.com/blogs/robert-wilby/rivers-are-changing-all-time-and-it-affects-their-capacity-contain-floods

Urban development reduces flash flooding chances in arid Western US https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191113105719.htm

Modeling of inter-organizational coordination dynamics in resilience planning of infrastructure systems: A multilayer network simulation framework https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337228018_Modeling_of_inter-organizational_coordination_dynamics_in_resilience_planning_of_infrastructure_systems_A_multilayer_network_simulation_framework

Insurance losses from northern England floods could be 80-120 million pounds – PwC https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-floods-insurance/insurance-losses-from-northern-england-floods-could-be-80-120-million-pounds-pwc-idUKKBN1XN1VE

Driven by a trio of costly California wildfires, the nation’s largest-loss fires of 2018 accounted for $12.91 billion in losses, the most since 2001 https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Publications-and-media/NFPA-Journal/2019/November-December-2019/Features/Large-Loss

This map presents a selection of regions likely to encounter significant water anomalies during the one year period beginning in August 2019 and running through July 2020 https://www.isciences.com/blog/2019/11/14/isciences-worldwide-water-watch-list-november-2019

 

Emergency management

Koala population ‘like in a cremation’ after NSW bushfires https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw-bushfires-koala-population-like-in-a-cremation-after-blazes-20191110-p5396f.html

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says Boris Johnson is ‘wrong’ on Yorkshire floods not being a national emergency https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/politics/labour-leader-jeremy-corbyn-says-boris-johnson-is-wrong-on-yorkshire-floods-not-being-a-national-emergency-1-10095198

Managing a Crisis or Disaster using Cloud based tools https://wellthatsinteresting.tech/disaster-management-using-cloud-tech/

Inside the fight to save Windsor from the Kincade fire https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10278596-181/inside-the-fight-to-save

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/

‘Better to be cautious’: At least 500 schools to close in Sydney and NSW due to fire danger https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/better-to-be-cautious-300-schools-to-close-in-sydney-and-nsw-due-to-fire-danger-20191111-p539cs.html

Hayward Fault Scenario https://www.eeri.org/projects/earthquake-scenarios/hayward-fault-scenario/

Combining satellites, radar provides path for better forecasts https://phys.org/news/2019-11-combining-satellites-radar-path.html

30,000 stranded in northeastern DR Congo after floods https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/30-000-stranded-in-northeastern-dr-congo-after-floods/1640504

‘Heartbreaking’ devastation of Yorkshire floods as fierce communities rally https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/latest-news/heartbreaking-devastation-of-yorkshire-floods-as-fierce-communities-rally-1-10095997

BlackHawk joins the fire and emergency aviation fleet in Queensland https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/blackhawk-joins-the-fire-and-emergency-aviation-fleet-in-queensland

As catastrophic fires burn across NSW this week, ANU Researcher Dr Marta Yebra is advising fire authorities about where to deploy firefighting resources https://science.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/anu-research-helps-firefighters-front-line

Worse than Black Saturday: Victoria braced for ‘very extreme’ heatwaves https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/worse-than-black-saturday-victoria-braced-for-very-extreme-heatwaves-20191111-p539ju.html

England flooding: Labour and Lib Dems criticise response https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-50384178

Data science could help Californians battle future wildfires https://theconversation.com/data-science-could-help-californians-battle-future-wildfires-126316

England flooding: Doncaster floods seen from the air https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-50397787/england-flooding-doncaster-floods-seen-from-the-air

Japan marks one month since deadly typhoon https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan-marks-1-month-after-deadly-typhoon-hagibis

Pandemic simulation exercise spotlights massive preparedness gap https://hub.jhu.edu/2019/11/06/event-201-health-security/

A month after Typhoon Hagibis, volunteers, local officials and SDF tackling mountains of waste https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/11/12/national/month-after-typhoon-hagibis/#.XcyAHBqP7IU

Managing Community Risk Reduction in the Fire Service https://edmdigest.com/opinion/community-risk-reduction-fire-service/

Sudan’s major floods present first challenge for its new leader https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sudan-protests-floods-idUSKCN1VV13N

South Sudan: IOM Scales Up Efforts To Meet Needs Of 900,000 Flood Displaced Persons https://thegazette.ng/south-sudan-iom-scales-up-efforts-to-meet-needs-of-900000-flood-displaced-persons/

Somalia struggles after worst flooding in recent history https://www.thestar.com/news/world/africa/2019/11/14/somalia-struggles-after-worst-flooding-in-recent-history.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How to protect yourself and your property on a ‘catastrophic’ bushfire danger day https://www.sbs.com.au/news/how-to-protect-yourself-and-your-property-on-a-catastrophic-bushfire-danger-day

Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities https://floodresilience.net/frmc

Earthquake Conspiracy Theorists Are Wreaking Havoc During Emergencies https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz4jyz/earthquake-conspiracy-theorists-are-wreaking-havoc-during-emergencies

Researchers explore how citizens can become agents of environmental change https://phys.org/news/2019-11-explore-citizens-agents-environmental.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How citizen science is helping solve conservation problems https://www.journals.elsevier.com/biological-conservation/article-collections/how-citizen-science-is-helping-solve-conservation-problems

 

Psychology and Disasters

Distress Due to Displacement and Repatriation of an Entire Island Population in the South Pacific https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/distress-due-to-displacement-and-repatriation-of-an-entire-island-population-in-the-south-pacific

 

Sociology and disasters

Rich Residents Build Defenses against Rising Seas; Poor Ones Leave https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rich-residents-build-defenses-against-rising-seas-poor-ones-leave1/

Chicago’s cold blast spells concern for the city’s homeless https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather-chicago/chicagos-cold-blast-spells-concern-for-the-citys-homeless-idUSKBN1XM2D2

A new study, headed by experts at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), is looking at how flooding affects social inequality in flood-prone parts of the state https://www.ppic.org/blog/addressing-inequality-in-flood-risk/

Today in disaster resilience (8 November 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Italy and France – Rain From ‘Storm Amélie’ Triggers Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-france-storm-amelie-november-2019

Iran – Deadly Floods in Northern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-deadly-floods-khorasan-november-2019

USA – Storms and Floods Hit North East http://floodlist.com/america/usa/halloween-storm-flood-october-2019-new-york

Heavy rains have killed at least 10 people and displaced more than 270,000 in Somalia http://www.transafricaradio.net/floods-in-somalia-displace-more-than-250000-people-u-n/

Ecuador – Floods and Landslides in Pastaza Province http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-pastaza-october-2019

Edo, Lagos, Delta, others to experience more flooding https://thenationonlineng.net/edo-lagos-delta-others-to-experience-more-flooding/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Torrential rains cause floods in parts of Montenegro https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Torrential-rains-cause-floods-in-parts-of-14813459.php

Colombia – Floods and Landslides Hit Tolima and Antioquia http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-and-landslides-tolima-antioquia-november-2019

Guatemala – 4 Dead, 100s Evacuated After Heavy Rain Triggers Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-floods-landslides-aguacatan-villanueva-october-2019

Uganda – 6 Killed in Floods and Landslides After More Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-landslides-november-2019

Montenegro – Heavy Rain, Landslides and Floods Leave Communities Cut Off http://floodlist.com/europe/montenegro-floods-niksic-kolasin-november-2019

Sheffield flooding: Torrential rain leaves city flooded https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-50333233

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Nov 2019: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/91328/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-7-Nov-2019-Popocatepetl-volcano-Krakatau-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventad.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How bad is this drought and is it caused by climate change? https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/how-bad-is-this-drought-and-is-it-caused-by-climate-change-20191024-p533xc.html

Existing Paris climate pledges commit sea level rise to ‘one metre by 2300’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/existing-paris-climate-pledges-commit-sea-level-rise-to-one-metre-by-2300

40 distressing photos show glaciers disappearing around the world https://www.businessinsider.com.au/glaciers-collapsing-melting-in-photos-2019-9?r=US&IR=T

Floridians no longer have luxury to pretend climate change isn’t real https://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-op-com-grimm-climate-change-real-20191101-4bbjs4srwzdlxnnhxftfeo62um-story.html

Australia could fall apart under climate change. But there’s a way to avoid it https://theconversation.com/australia-could-fall-apart-under-climate-change-but-theres-a-way-to-avoid-it-126341?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Climate change emergency – 11,000 scientists say crisis accelerating, demand action https://reneweconomy.com.au/climate-change-emergency-11000-scientists-say-crisis-accelerating-demand-action-78185/

South Australia’s stunning renewable energy transition, and what comes next https://reneweconomy.com.au/south-australias-stunning-renewable-energy-transition-and-what-comes-next-79597/

Most countries aren’t hitting 2030 climate goals, and everyone will pay the price https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/11/nations-miss-paris-targets-climate-driven-weather-events-cost-billions/

Australia records three years of hotter than average monthly temperatures https://www.smh.com.au/national/australia-records-three-years-of-hotter-than-average-monthly-temperatures-20191105-p537kr.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1572930792

There is one way forward on climate change https://www.ft.com/content/27c9a6e8-ffb7-11e9-b7bc-f3fa4e77dd47?desktop=true&segmentId=d8d3e364-5197-20eb-17cf-2437841d178a

Warmer, shorter winters have turned permafrost regions from carbon sink to source https://www.arctictoday.com/warmer-shorter-winters-have-turned-permafrost-regions-from-carbon-sink-to-source/

Sea level will rise for centuries. We can control how much and how fast https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/11/paris-agreement-period-still-leads-to-sea-level-rise/

Seas to rise dramatically even if greenhouse gases are curbed https://www.malaymail.com/news/life/2019/11/05/seas-to-rise-dramatically-even-if-greenhouse-gases-are-curbed/1806927?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rapidly melting Antarctica likely to be key driver in dramatic sea-level rises, researchers say https://reneweconomy.com.au/rapidly-melting-antarctica-likely-to-be-key-driver-in-dramatic-sea-level-rises-researchers-say-90744/

Australia’s main grid reaches 50 per cent renewables for first time https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-main-grid-reaches-50-per-cent-renewables-for-first-time-17935/

Sea levels rose 10 metres above present levels during Earth’s last warm period 125,000 years ago https://theconversation.com/scientists-looked-at-sea-levels-125-000-years-in-the-past-the-results-are-terrifying-126017

Our shameful legacy: just 15 years’ worth of emissions will raise sea level in 2300 https://theconversation.com/our-shameful-legacy-just-15-years-worth-of-emissions-will-raise-sea-level-in-2300-126429?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Drought to become more frequent and severe due to climate change – government report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/07/drought-to-become-more-frequent-severe-and-longer-due-to-climate-change-government-reports?CMP=share_btn_tw

New Zealand passes law aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-newzealand-climate/new-zealand-passes-law-aiming-for-net-zero-carbon-emissions-by-2050-idUSKBN1XH0RQ

A new study examined how people’s opinions on climate change affect real-estate prices https://www.marketwatch.com/story/climate-change-deniers-are-propping-up-home-prices-in-waterfront-communities-research-suggests-2019-11-07

The World’s Thickest Mountain Glacier Is Finally Melting, and Climate Change Is 100% to Blame https://www.livescience.com/taku-glacier-sudden-retreat.html

What small businesses can do about climate change https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/11/what-small-businesses-can-do-about-climate-change/

Rising sea levels could inundate North Korea’s Sinuiju by 2050, new study shows https://www.nknews.org/2019/11/rising-sea-levels-could-inundate-north-koreas-sinuiju-by-2050-new-study-shows/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Future Remote Sensing Mission Holds Promise for Flood Monitoring https://eos.org/editor-highlights/future-remote-sensing-mission-holds-promise-for-flood-monitoring

Fire blankets can protect buildings from wildfires https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191015075319.htm

Confusion over Floodplain Leaves Homeowners with the Bill https://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-Confusion-over-Floodplain-Leaves-Homeowners-with-the-Bill.html

Seven years after Superstorm Sandy deluged New York City, more than eight out of 10 properties in coastal areas the federal government deems extremely vulnerable to the next disaster are without flood insurance https://thecity.nyc/2019/10/nyc-flood-zones-still-uninsured-years-after-superstorm-sandy.html

The importance of analysing flood events to ‘build back better’ https://youtalk-insurance.com/news/axa-xl/the-importance-of-analysing-flood-events-to-build-back-better

Citizen-generated data for flood resilience in Brazil https://t2sresearch.org/output/citizen-generated-data-for-flood-resilience-in-brazil/

As wildfires have raged across California, scientists are testing out a new tool that could help us better predict their spread https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/11/03/its-night-day-new-radar-allows-scientists-peer-inside-california-wildfires-like-never-before/

A new report finds that mangroves provide valuable flood risk benefits and play a critical role in protecting coastal communities in Florida https://www.floridatrend.com/article/28160/mangroves-reduce-flood-damages-during-us-hurricanes-saving-billions-of-dollars-in-property-losses

5 Lessons We Learned From the California Wildfires https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/us/fires-california.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&sf111960239=1

Tracking progress on the economic costs of disasters under the indicators of the sustainable development goals https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17477891.2018.1540343?journalCode=tenh20&

Pollution creates ‘black tsunami’ risk https://www.unisdr.org/archive/68758

Opportunity to see detailed flood defence plans in Kirkstall https://news.leeds.gov.uk/opportunity-to-see-detailed-flood-defence-plans-in-kirkstall/

A new database that captures the outcomes from inquiries and reviews into emergency management and natural hazards has been created by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2019/inquiries-housed-database

Cotaboto, Philippines: large landslides from the series of earthquakes in October 2019 https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/11/04/cotaboto-landslides/

Even in Risky Areas, Some Homeowners Skip Flood Insurance Coverage https://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Even-in-Risky-Areas-Some-Homeowners-Skip-Flood-Insurance-Coverage.html

The Impact Of Flooding Depends More On Societal Change Than Climate Change https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerpielke/2019/11/05/flooding-societal-change-is-more-important-than-climate-change/#55b24f8e3785

Australian drought preparedness and resilience report and plan http://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/drought-policy

A review of resilience variables in the context of disasters https://wmpllc.org/ojs/index.php/jem/article/view/2656

From Californian wildfires there’s an opportunity to lead the nation in building resilience https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/468396-in-california-theres-an-opportunity-to-lead-the-nation-in-building

20 Seconds Makes All The Difference: How Sound Waves Help Us Understand Earthquakes https://www.wpr.org/20-seconds-makes-all-difference-how-sound-waves-help-us-understand-earthquakes

Facing the fires: when they consume more than peat https://intotheswamp.wordpress.com/2019/11/07/facing-the-fires-when-they-consume-more-than-peat/

The NOAA billion-dollar disaster dataset is not a reliable indicator of trends in disasters or their costs https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerpielke/2019/11/07/everything-you-hear-about-billion-dollar-disasters-is-wrong/#18bb75112fea

Back-to-back flood years have Fredericton looking to shore up riverbank https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/back-to-back-flood-years-have-fredericton-looking-to-shore-up-riverbank-1.4673683

2013-2028 Report on Global Flood Insurance Market by Player, Region, Type, Application and Sales Channel https://www.radiantinsights.com/research/2013-2028-report-on-global-flood-insurance-market

 

Emergency management

How you react in emergencies may define your business https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/31/how-you-react-when-your-systems-fail-may-define-your-business/

All-Hazards Articles Alert for first responder journal articles https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/library/collections/all_hazarts_alert.html

Heavy Flooding Devastates Lives and Economies in Horn of Africa https://www.voanews.com/africa/heavy-flooding-devastates-lives-and-economies-horn-africa

Vale CEO Dismissed Warning on Mines Before Deadly Disaster in Brazil https://www.wsj.com/articles/vale-ceo-dismissed-warning-on-mines-before-deadly-disaster-in-brazil-11572907739

Prepare to Win: Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/11/prepare-win-tsunami-awareness-preparedness/

When bushfire is not just about bushfire https://craiglapsley.com/when-bushfire-is-not-just-about-bushfire/

Heavy rains and flooding wreak havoc across East Africa as another storm makes its way to the region https://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/heavy-rains-and-flooding-wreak-havoc-across-east-africa-another-storm-makes-its-way

The invisible issues in flood response https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2019/11/05/the-invisible-issues-in-flood-response

Quebec promises new assistance, but many 2019 flood victims say they haven’t been compensated https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-promises-new-assistance-but-many-2019-flood-victims-say-they-haven-t-been-compensated-1.4669713

Esperance council debates motion as brigades fear only tragedy will spark change https://bushfire.org.au/esperance-express-esperance-council-debates-motion-as-brigades-fear-only-tragedy-will-spark-change/

As fire seasons overlap in Australia and California, sharing firefighting resources will only get harder https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-06/former-fire-chief-worried-about-firefighting-resources/11677760

Safety questions still swirl in Paradise year after wildfire https://apnews.com/e802f1efbea64765a005fa1d0170032e

Bushfires in New South Wales from space https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145847/bushfires-in-new-south-wales?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

NASA Resources Aid a California Community Devastated by Wildfire https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2899/a-partnership-forged-by-fire/

Deadly floods uproot tens of thousands in Central African Republic’s capital https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/photo-feature/2019/11/06/Central-African-Republic-capital-Bangui-deadly-floods-displaced?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social

When disaster strikes, Indigenous communities receive unequal recovery aid https://www.hcn.org/articles/indigenous-affairs-when-disaster-strikes-indigenous-communities-receive-unequal-recovery-aid

UN calls for action as Somalia floods affect 200,000 children https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/calls-action-somalia-floods-affect-2000000-children-191106092811922.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

About World Tsunami Awareness Day https://www.unisdr.org/tsunamiday

Wiltshire Air Ambulance Providers Teach CPR to Schoolchildren https://www.emsworld.com/press-release/1223512/wiltshire-air-ambulance-providers-teach-cpr-schoolchildren

Local knowledge in flood risk management: are we only paying it lip service? https://floodresilience.net/blogs/local-knowledge-in-flood-risk-management-are-we-only-paying-it-lip-service

Italy to become first country to make studying climate change compulsory in schools https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/05/italy-become-first-country-make-studying-climate-change-compulsory/

How is wildfire covered in the news? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzbQQUkJILc&t=24s

Emotional and affective geographies of sustainable community leadership: A visceral approach https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718518302616?via%3Dihub

Tokyo Bosai – A Manual for Disaster Preparedness http://designmadeinjapan.com/magazine/graphic-design/tokyo-bosai-a-manual-for-disaster-preparedness/

‘Ensuring that key social media users have developed disaster communication strategies inclusive of Twitter seems important in aiding response to and recovery from natural disastershttps://journals.lww.com/jphmp/Abstract/2019/09000/Examining_the_Role_of_Twitter_in_Response_and.18.aspx

 

Psychology and Disasters

The Influence of a Near-Miss Wildfire on Resident Risk Perceptions and Mitigation Behaviors https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/close-but-no-cigar

Impact of repeat flooding on mental health and health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional analysis of the English National Study of Flooding and Health https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/11/e031562

Flooding can have a profound effect on people’s mental health, and aspects of their health-related quality of life http://www.hpruei.nihr.ac.uk/news/flooding-has-a-big-impact-on-peoples-mental-health/

What It Means to Evacuate https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/11/california-wildfires-evacuation.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Making young minds resilient to disasters https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/making-young-minds-resilient-to-disasters-2019102318037

 

Sociology and disasters

Beyond the local – Exploring the socio-spatial patterns of translocal network capital and its role in household resilience in Northeast Thailand https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336867393_Beyond_the_local_-_Exploring_the_socio-spatial_patterns_of_translocal_network_capital_and_its_role_in_household_resilience_in_Northeast_Thailand

Fires Take Disproportionate Toll on Low-Income and Immigrant Communities https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101874211/for-low-income-residents-fires-and-shutoffs-take-disproportionate-toll

Disasters, Development, and Social Capital: Understanding Economic Recovery After Earthquakes in Nepal http://events.cornell.edu/event/disasters_development_and_social_capital_understanding_economic_recovery_after_earthquakes_in_nepal

Evaluation of the Impacts of Identity and Collective Memory on Social Resilience at Neighborhood Level using Grounded Theory https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337061655_Evaluation_of_the_Impacts_of_Identity_and_Collective_Memory_on_Social_Resilience_at_Neighborhood_Level_using_Grounded_Theory

Today in disaster resilience (1 November 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

90,000 Sonoma County residents evacuated ahead of Kincade fire https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10223201-181/kincade-fire-grows-to-more

2 Million Californians Without Power And 180,000 Ordered To Evacuate Amid Wildfires https://www.npr.org/2019/10/27/773844324/2-million-californians-without-power-and-180-000-ordered-to-evacuate-amid-wildfi

UK weather: ‘Horrendous’ conditions as heavy downpours cause flooding and travel disruption https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/travel-disruption-and-football-matches-cancelled-as-heavy-rain-hits-uk-a4271531.html

Deadly rains to hit Rwenzori, Kigezi areas https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1509314/deadly-rains-hit-rwenzori-kigezi?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nigeria – Floods Hit Lagos, Situation Worsens in Niger and Adamawa States http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-lago-niger-adamawa-october-2019

Japan – 10 Dead After More Floods and Landslides Hit Eastern Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/japan-fukushima-chiba-october-2019

Ethiopia – 120,000 Displaced After Floods in 4 Regions http://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-october-2019

France – Major Flooding in South After 120mm of Rain in 3 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/france-south-flood-herault-october-2019

Bushfires continue to rage in NSW and Queensland https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/bushfires-continue-to-rage-in-nsw-and-queensland/news-story/92fab9b645eeaf9984d99faac1887b51

Indonesia and Malaysia – Thousands of Homes Damaged in Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-sumatra-malaysia-floods-october-2019

Tanzania – More Deadly Floods Hit Tanga Region http://floodlist.com/africa/tanzania-floods-tanga-region-october-2019

Peru – Deadly Landslide in Junín Region http://floodlist.com/america/peru-landslide-chanchamayo-junin-region-october-2019

Kincade Fire: 80,000 homes under threat as crews race against next windstorm https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/article/Kincade-Fire-won-t-let-up-rages-south-14567209.php#photo-18509933

Kyarr intensifies, becomes the first Super Cyclone in Arabian Sea in 12 years https://www.livemint.com/news/india/kyarr-intensifies-becomes-the-first-super-cyclone-in-arabian-sea-in-12-years-11572168570934.html

Two dead in Baja California wildfires https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/26/americas/baja-california-wildfire-trnd/index.html

7 dead, 11 injured as floods sweep through Saudi Arabia https://watchers.news/2019/10/28/7-dead-11-injured-as-floods-sweep-through-saudi-arabia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flash floods hit more than 60 spots in Penang https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/10/27/flash-floods-hit-more-than-60-spots-in-penang/1804340

A landslide killed at least 34 people in Cameroon https://reliefweb.int/report/cameroon/floods-cameroon-claim-13-render-hundreds-homeless

At least 44 killed, major traffic disruption as severe floods hit Tanzania https://watchers.news/2019/10/29/at-least-44-killed-major-traffic-disruption-as-severe-floods-hit-tanzania/

5 killed, 2 missing, 394 injured after M6.6 earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines https://watchers.news/2019/10/30/m6-6-earthquake-damage-casualties-mindanao-philippines/

Over 15 people feared dead after boat capsizes as flooding in Somalia forces 182,000 people from their homes https://somalitopnews.com/2019/10/30/over-15-people-feared-dead-after-boat-capsizes-as-flooding-in-somalia-forces-182000-people-from-their-homes/

Cyclone Kyarr: Emirati towns set for relief as storm heads for southern Oman https://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/cyclone-kyarr-emirati-towns-set-for-relief-as-storm-heads-for-southern-oman-1.930837

UAE and Oman – Evacuations After Cyclone Kyarr Brings Coastal Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/cyclone-kyarr-uae-oman-october-2019

Ghana – Floods Hit Accra and Ashanti Region http://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-floods-accra-ashanti-region-october-2019

Kenya – 100,000 Affected by Floods Says UN http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-october-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Oct 2019: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/90754/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Oct-2019-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventa.html

UK – Days of Rain Cause Rivers to Overflow in England and Wales http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/floods-england-wales-october-2019

200,000 forced to evacuate, fatalities feared as massive floods hit Beledweyne, Somalia https://watchers.news/2019/10/31/somalia-flood-october-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Incessant heavy downpour wreaks havoc in El Salvador https://watchers.news/2019/10/30/incessant-heavy-downpour-wreaks-havoc-el-salvador/

Floods reported in numerous areas across Iran https://english.mojahedin.org/i/iranian-regime-rains-tehran-ahvaz-saveh-isfahan-natanz-20191030

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

To fight climate change, science must be mobilised like it was in World War II https://theconversation.com/to-fight-climate-change-science-must-be-mobilised-like-it-was-in-world-war-ii-125258?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Oceans are rising around the world, causing dangerous flooding. Why is this happening, and what can we do to stem the tide? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/sea-level-rise/

Emissions flat-line as ‘carrot’s not working and there’s no stick’ https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/emissions-flat-line-as-carrot-s-not-working-and-there-s-no-stick-20191027-p534mr.html

Venezuelan scientists look for hope in last remaining glacier https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2019/0927/Venezuelan-scientists-look-for-hope-in-last-remaining-glacier?icid=rss

Seeing Red Across the North Pacific Ocean https://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/seeing-red-across-north-pacific-ocean

Nearly four in ten Americans say they have personally experienced the effects of global warming https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-american-mind-april-2019/5/

Warming Will Cost Rich and Poor Countries Alike https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/warming-will-cost-rich-and-poor-countries-alike/

Flooding and extreme heat are coming to nearly every city (especially their vulnerable populations). But a new report finds that few cities are ready for what’s coming https://www.fastcompany.com/90422482/85-of-cities-are-feeling-climate-change-but-nearly-half-arent-dealing-with-it

Waterworld? Floating Cities Turn Hollywood Sci-fi Into Reality As Sea Levels Rise https://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2019/10/23/waterworld-floating-cities-turn-hollywood-sci-fi-into-reality-as-sea-levels-rise/

Belize: Social Resilience in an Age of Climate Change, Disasters http://www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com/belize-social-resilience-in-an-age-of-climate-change-disasters/

Greenland ice cap melt measured by satellites — and it’s enough to cover Tasmania in almost 5m of water https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-30/melting-greenland-glaciers-weighed-by-australian-scientists/11630970

Queensland must rapidly ditch coal-fired power to meet Australia’s emission targets, report finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-29/queensland-urged-to-abandon-coal-and-expand-renewables-rollout-/11650966

Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/29/climate/coastal-cities-underwater.html

Rising sea levels pose threat to homes of 300m people – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/29/rising-sea-levels-pose-threat-to-homes-of-300m-people-study?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12808-z

Climate change and Californian wildfires https://www.newsweek.com/climate-change-california-fuel-fire-1468431

Sediment accumulation, elevation change, and the vulnerability of tidal marshes in the Delaware Estuary and Barnegat Bay to accelerated sea level rise https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/821827v1

Antarctic sea ice is key to triggering ice ages, study finds https://phys.org/news/2019-10-antarctic-sea-ice-key-triggering.html

How Do We Measure Climate Risk? https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/how-do-we-measure-climate-risk

The last advancing Juneau Icefield glacier begins its retreat https://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/last-advancing-juneau-icefield-glacier-begins-its-retreat

Two-million-year-old snapshots of atmospheric gases from Antarctic ice https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1692-3

World’s oldest ice core could solve mystery of ‘flipped’ ice age cycles https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/10/world-s-oldest-ice-core-could-solve-mystery-flipped-ice-age-cycles

Reducing Risk And Vulnerability To Climate Change In Colombia https://soundcloud.com/adaptationfund/reducing-risk-and-1

Sea level rise map and coastal flooding tool https://coastal.climatecentral.org/map/5/82.025/20.8395/?theme=sea_level_rise&map_type=coastal_dem_comparison&elevation_model=coastal_dem&forecast_year=2050&pathway=rcp45&percentile=p50&return_level=return_level_1&slr_model=kopp_2014

The science of drought is complex but the message on climate change is clear https://theconversation.com/the-science-of-drought-is-complex-but-the-message-on-climate-change-is-clear-125941?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Six biggest coalminers in Australia produce more emissions than entire economy https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/01/six-biggest-coalminers-in-australia-produce-more-emissions-than-entire-economy?CMP=share_btn_tw

Sydney and Melbourne will likely be exposed to more intense hail storms, tropical cyclones will track further south and bushfire risks will increase in most of Australia as the climate warms https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/hail-cyclones-and-fire-extreme-weather-risks-on-the-rise-20191031-p536aw.html

Climate crisis affects how majority will vote in UK election – poll https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/30/climate-crisis-affects-how-majority-will-vote-in-uk-election-poll?CMP=share_btn_

“This will only get worse in the future”: Experts see direct line between California wildfires and climate change https://www.cbsnews.com/news/this-will-only-get-worse-in-the-future-experts-find-direct-line-between-california-wildfires-and-climate-change/

Climate crisis – here’s what the experts recommend we do https://theconversation.com/climate-crisis-heres-what-the-experts-recommend-we-do-123238

 

Disaster risk reduction

The Power of Trees: Fighting Floodwaters https://medialibrary.climatecentral.org/resources/the-power-of-trees-fighting-floodwaters

Community business resilience: adaptation practice of micro- and small enterprises around the Pearl River Estuary https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336828460_Community_business_resilience_adaptation_practice_of_micro-_and_small_enterprises_around_the_Pearl_River_Estuary

Surrey County Council’s cabinet is set to agree £270m of funding for long term flood risk management work https://www.insidermedia.com/news/south-east/council-set-to-270m-of-funding-for

In Texas, Home Sellers Must Now Disclose More About The Risk Of Flooding https://www.npr.org/2019/10/27/772996585/in-texas-home-sellers-must-now-disclose-more-about-the-risk-of-flooding

These N.J. properties flood over and over again, costing taxpayers like you millions https://www.nj.com/data/2018/07/these_nj_properties_flood_over_and_over_again_costing_taxpayers_like_you_millions.html

Should Californians Be Rebuilding Homes in a Fire Zone? https://www.kqed.org/science/1932387/should-californians-be-rebuilding-homes-in-a-fire-zone

Japanese government to discuss new flood prevention steps in wake of disasters https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/27/national/japan-discuss-new-flood-prevention-steps-wake-disasters/#.XbdhTeYzbIU

Deadly typhoon forces Japan to face its vulnerability to increasingly powerful storms https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/10/deadly-typhoon-forces-japan-face-its-vulnerability-increasingly-powerful-storms

The city of Newcastle announced it has a “network of sensors spread across the city” to help it manage risks including flooding https://www.iothub.com.au/news/city-of-newcastle-completes-enviro-sensor-network-532831

The False Comfort of Higher Seawalls https://newrepublic.com/article/155519/false-comfort-higher-seawalls

Latest edition of Earthquake Spectra https://earthquakespectra.org/toc/eqsa/35/3

Geoscientists invented a machine learning tool to sift through satellite data https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-scientists-are-using-machine-learning-to-study-the-planet/

Go with the flow? Reservations about river morphology models https://www.uu.nl/en/news/go-with-the-flow-reservations-about-river-morphology-models

Evidence from measuring community flood resilience in Asia https://reliefweb.int/report/world/evidence-measuring-community-flood-resilience-asia

Contrasting seasonality of storm rainfall and flood runoff in the UK and some implications for rainfall-runoff methods of flood estimation https://iwaponline.com/hr/article/50/5/1309/69442/Contrasting-seasonality-of-storm-rainfall-and

Environment Agency say £7m river defences worked as ‘other sources’ cause flood https://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/17998809.environment-agency-say-7m-river-defences-worked-other-sources-cause-flood/

Future shifts in extreme flow regimes in Alpine regions https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/23/4471/2019/

Resilient Construction: Building Structures That Withstand Nature’s Fury https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesrealestatecouncil/2019/10/30/resilient-construction-building-structures-that-withstand-natures-fury/#38d49d1d1b31

Mumbai, Kolkata may get flooded by 2050, says new research https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/new-study-corrects-nasa-s-flawed-model-hastens-flooding-of-mumbai-and-kolkata-to-2050/story-En4pkIYekXUKObwW2nvpbP.html

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

Worrying new flooding map shows the areas of North Wales, Merseyside, Cheshire and Wirral at risk https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/climate-change-puts-more-people-17162112

Multi-scale synthesis of historical fire regimes along the south-central US prairie–forest border https://fireecology.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s42408-019-0043-y

Florida doesn’t require home sellers to reveal flooding history https://www.restorationlaw.com/florida-doesnt-require-home-sellers-to-reveal-flooding-history/

Uncertainty quantification of flood damage estimation for urban drainage risk management https://iwaponline.com/wst/article/80/3/478/69627/Uncertainty-quantification-of-flood-damage

A dynamic river network method for the prediction of floods using a parsimonious rainfall-runoff model https://iwaponline.com/hr/article/doi/10.2166/nh.2019.003/69546/A-dynamic-river-network-method-for-the-prediction

 

Emergency management

Using drone to find missing 6-year old
https://www.dpreview.com/news/1907862357/photographer-uses-drone-with-thermal-camera-to-find-missing-6-year-old-boy

Pursuing innovation and partnerships for emergency response to disasters in Peru https://www.unv.org/our-stories/pursuing-innovation-and-partnerships-emergency-response-disasters-peru

In flooded Lagos community, canoe replaces Uber and children are on forced holiday https://www.thecable.ng/inside-lagos-community-where-canoe-has-replaced-uber-and-many-children-are-on-forced-holiday

Almost one million people affected by floods in South Sudan https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/million-people-affected-floods-south-sudan-191025180736910.html

Better alerts can save lives in an emergency. Google Crisis Response is using AI to help https://about.google/stories/soundingthealarm/

490,000 children affected by devastating floods in South Sudan https://reliefweb.int/report/south-sudan/490000-children-affected-devastating-floods-south-sudan

10 European startups tackling natural disasters and other emergencies https://www.eu-startups.com/2019/10/10-european-startups-tackling-natural-disasters-and-other-emergencies/

B.C. to overhaul emergency management regime as fire and flood risk grows https://globalnews.ca/news/6093640/bc-overhaul-emergency-management-flood-fire/

In California, Air Tanker Pilots Help Keep Wildfires At Bay https://www.npr.org/2019/10/29/774456972/in-california-air-tanker-pilots-help-keep-wildfires-at-bay?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=environment

Koalas in their hundreds feared dead in bushfires south of Port Macquarie https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-30/important-koala-habitat-destroyed-in-out-of-control-bushfire/11653076

Improving the Disaster Recovery of Low-Income Families https://www.urban.org/debates/improving-disaster-recovery-low-income-families

One week on, death toll rises to 4 from Spain flash flooding http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/one-week-on-death-toll-rises-to-4-from-spain-flash-flooding/article/560766

Latest (October) edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-october-2019/
Drones tested in Japan nuclear disaster drill for first time near Ikata plant in Ehime https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/30/national/drones-nuclear-drill-ikata-ehime/#.XbtNSuYzbIW

Grenfell firefighters who deserve our respect and understanding https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/30/grenfell-firefighters-who-deserve-our-respect-and-understanding

Inside The New Tech Helping LA Firefighters Decide Who And When To Evacuate https://laist.com/2019/10/29/lafd-brush-fires-firefighting-technology-firis-wifire.php

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Rapid collaborative knowledge building via Twitter after significant geohazard events https://www.geosci-commun-discuss.net/gc-2019-23/

 

Psychology and Disasters

First responders struggle with PTSD caused by the emergencies, deaths, tragedies they face every day https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/first-responders-struggle-with-ptsd-caused-by-the-emergencies-deaths-tragedies-they-face-every-day/2019/10/25/9c4c9a0e-d4b8-11e9-9610-fb56c5522e1c_story.html

 

Sociology and disasters

Importance of libraries as social infrastructure https://lithub.com/libraries-are-even-more-important-to-contemporary-community-than-we-thought/

A SNA-based Methodology for Measuring the Community Resilience from the Perspective of Social Capitals: Take Nanjing, China as an Example https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S221067071931488X#fig0020

Post-disaster recovery and sociocultural change: Rethinking social capital development for the new social fabric https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420919306120#fig1

Mobile phone data reveals the importance of pre-disaster inter-city social ties for recovery after Hurricane Maria https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336913311_Mobile_phone_data_reveals_the_importance_of_pre-disaster_inter-city_social_ties_for_recovery_after_Hurricane_Maria

Today in disaster resilience (25 October 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Floods leave hundreds homeless in eastern Uganda https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Floods-leave-hundreds-homeless-eastern-Uganda/688334-5318028-s69kc1z/index.html

About 20 people have died following heavy rains across Kenya for several days https://kenyantribune.com/met-warns-kenyans-to-brace-for-heavy-rains-as-floods-kill-20/

Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23,000 people to flee their homes since early October https://www.msn.com/en-us/Weather/topstories/niger-floods-force-23-000-from-their-homes/ar-AAJ3rr4?ocid=ob-tw-enus-791

Nearly 200 000 displaced as unprecedented flooding hits South Sudan https://watchers.news/2019/10/20/nearly-200-000-displaced-as-unprecedented-flooding-hits-south-sudan/

At least 28 killed, 286 homes destroyed as severe flooding hits Upper East Region, Ghana https://watchers.news/2019/10/18/flood-upper-east-region-ghana-october-2019/

Uganda – Hundreds Homeless After Floods in Eastern and Western Regions http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-eastern-western-region-october-2019

Russia – Deadly Floods After Dam Collapse in Krasnoyarsk http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-deadly-floods-dam-collapse-schetinkino-krasnoyarsk-october-2019

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

Forest fires rage through Lebanon https://theecologist.org/2019/oct/22/forest-fires-rage-through-lebanon

Fires burn across Southern California as dangerous winds continue through Friday https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-22/fires-burn-across-southern-california-as-dangerous-winds-continue-through-friday

Italy – Flash Floods and Landslides After 250mm of Rain in 12 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-alessandria-october-2019

Vietnam – Deadly Floods in Central Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/floods-central-vietnam-october-2019

Australia heading for hottest October day in years as bushfire risk escalates https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/23/australia-heading-for-hottest-day-in-years-on-thursday-as-bushfire-risk-escalates?CMP=share_btn_tw

Egypt – Heavy Rain Causes Flood Chaos in Cairo http://floodlist.com/africa/egypt-cairo-floods-october-2019

Spain – Deadly Floods in Catalonia After 287mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-deadly-floods-in-catalonia-after-287mm-of-rain-in-24-hours

Somalia – Over 70,000 Displaced as Rivers Overflow http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-over-70000-displaced-as-rivers-overflow

Sri Lanka – Floods and Landslides Leave 5 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-and-landslides-leave-5-dead

India – Deadly Floods in Karnataka After Days of Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/india-karnataka-floods-october-2019

Tornado sweeps through East Java, killing one and displacing thousands, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2019/10/22/indonesia-tornado-october-2019/

Bourke heads list of at-risk towns as agencies scramble for water supplies https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/bourke-heads-list-of-at-risk-towns-as-agencies-scramble-for-supplies-20191022-p5331l.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Oct 2019: Etna volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Dukono, Reventador, Pavlof https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/90246/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Oct-2019-Etna-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Dukono-Reventador-Pavlof-Sak.html

Kincade fire: Evacuations ordered for all Geyserville https://sf.curbed.com/2019/10/24/20930389/sonoma-county-fire-evacuation-wildfire-geyserville-california-northern

Thirst turns to anger as Australia’s mighty river runs dry https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-drought-widerimage/thirst-turns-to-anger-as-australias-mighty-river-runs-dry-idUSKBN1X22TT

Floods in Southern Europe: Dead and missing in Spain and Italy https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50151713

8 dead in Egypt after chaotic day of heavy rains, flooding https://www.timesofisrael.com/8-dead-in-egypt-after-chaotic-day-of-heavy-rains-flooding/

Flood claims lives of two children in Ondo https://www.ndreporters.com/2019/10/24/flood-claims-lives-of-two-children-in-ondo/

Central African Republic – Thousands Displaced by Flooding Rivers http://floodlist.com/africa/central-african-republic-floods-october-2019

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Why do people still think climate change isn’t real? https://www.inverse.com/article/60232-the-psychology-behind-climate-change-deniers

NT traditional owners urge climate change policy makers to witness mangrove devastation https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-14/climate-change-mangrove-traditional-owners-call-for-action/11598238

The culprit behind east Australia’s big dry https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/the-culprit-behind-east-australia-s-big-dry-20191018-p53208.html

What climate change will do to three major American cities by 2100 https://qz.com/1727717/what-climate-change-will-do-to-three-major-american-cities-by-2100/

Europe’s Mightiest Glaciers Are Melting https://eos.org/articles/europes-mightiest-glaciers-are-melting

When Rising Seas Hit Home: An Analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists https://ucsusa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=64b2cbd03a3d4b87aaddaf65f6b33332

Australia is the only country using carryover climate credits, officials admit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/22/australia-is-the-only-country-using-carryover-climate-credits-officials-admit?CMP=share_btn_tw

How Hurricane Katrina and the murder of Emmett Till shaped one woman’s commitment to climate justice https://www.guernicamag.com/after-the-storm/

The North Has Another Climate Change Problem: Permafrost https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/permafrost-carbon-climate-change_ca_5daef383e4b0f34e3a7c7772

Russia discovers five Arctic islands uncovered by melting ice https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/russia-five-new-arctic-islands-melting-ice-12024706?cid=cna_flip_070214

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

Anaheim Nears 100 Degrees In Record Heat Wave https://patch.com/california/orange-county/anaheim-nears-100-degrees-record-heat-wave

Antarctic ice cliffs may not contribute to sea-level rise as much as predicted https://eapsweb.mit.edu/news/2019/antarctic-ice-cliffs-may-not-contribute-sea-level-rise-much-predicted

Cities at risk: dealing with the pressures of climate change https://www.cdp.net/en/research/global-reports/cities-at-risk

Climate change costs to hit these Australian regions hardest https://www.afr.com/policy/energy-and-climate/climate-change-costs-to-hit-these-australian-regions-hardest-20191023-p533g0

Climate change risk to Australia’s built environment https://xdi.systems/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Climate-Change-Risk-to-Australia%E2%80%99s-Built-Environment-V4-final-reduced-2.pdf

Climate change has finally caught up to this Alaska village https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/10/climate-change-finally-caught-up-to-this-alaska-village/

Coal city Newcastle signs 10-year deal for 100 per cent renewable supply https://onestepoffthegrid.com.au/coal-city-newcastle-signs-10-year-deal-for-100-per-cent-renewable-supply/

How Long Until Extreme Sea Levels Are an Annual Occurrence? https://www.envirotech-online.com/news/environmental-laboratory/7/breaking-news/how-long-until-extreme-sea-levels-are-an-annual-occurrence/50492

Along the East Coast, rainy days, high tides and sea rise make floods a part of life https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/news/east-coast-sea-level-rise-high-tides-flooding-ncna957241

El Niños Strengthened by Climate Change https://www.ecowatch.com/el-nino-climate-change-2641061348.html

Female contribution to grassroots innovation for climate change adaptation in Bangladesh https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336749603_Female_contribution_to_grassroots_innovation_for_climate_change_adaptation_in_Bangladesh

Institutions for the Anthropocene: Governance in a Changing Earth System https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-political-science/article/institutions-for-the-anthropocene-governance-in-a-changing-earth-system/7F5D3B991112E649F0DCFB46812AA22D

Did you know? – Proglacial lakes accelerate glacier retreat! https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/cr/2019/10/18/did-you-know-proglacial-lakes-accelerate-glacier-retreat/

How Cities Can Cool Down Urban Heat Islands https://www.routefifty.com/management/2019/10/how-cities-can-confront-urban-heat-islands/160825/

Climate change-induced flooding forces seawall in Seychelles to be rebuilt http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/11800/Climate+change-induced+flooding+forces+seawall+in+Seychelles+to+be+rebuilt

 

Disaster risk reduction

Identification and ordering of drainage divides in digital elevation models https://www.earth-surf-dynam-discuss.net/esurf-2019-51/

USDA buys flood-prone Louisiana homes for wetlands project https://www.wbrz.com/news/usda-buys-flood-prone-louisiana-homes-for-wetlands-project

Using Satellites to Monitor Floods (Natural Elements) https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/simply-science/21883

Great Lakes Flooding: The Warning Signs That Homes Must Be Moved https://www.ecowatch.com/great-lakes-flooding-2641002865.html

NDCs: an opportunity to prioritise flood resilience in national plans https://floodresilience.net/blogs/ndcs-an-opportunity-to-prioritise-flood-resilience-in-national-plans

After Lorenzo and Ophelia, should we prepare European coasts for tropical storms and hurricanes? https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/np/2019/10/15/lorenzo-hurricanes/

A Western Alaska village, long threatened by erosion and flooding, begins to relocate https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/rural-alaska/2019/10/19/a-western-alaska-village-long-threatened-by-erosion-and-flooding-begins-to-relocate/

As natural disasters increase, homeowners look for more ways to cover more expenses https://www.wsj.com/articles/insurers-aim-to-fill-in-the-disaster-gap-11571623441

Amazon Fires: why a new economic model must come from the ruins https://www.forumforthefuture.org/Blog/amazon-fires-2019

‘Why, in spite of knowing that risk is socially constructed (for more than 50 years), aren’t more solutions commensurate with that knowledge?’ https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2019/10/view-disaster-risk-reduction-interview-roger-pulwarty-senior-scientist-noaa/

Thames flood defence scheme secures £270m boost https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-50137262

3 N.J. mayors: We must invest and adapt before the floods, the storms and sea rise https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/10/3-nj-mayors-we-must-invest-and-adapt-before-the-floods-the-storms-and-sea-rise.html

Plant physiology will be major contributor to future river flooding, study finds https://phys.org/news/2019-10-physiology-major-contributor-future-river.html

Lack of adequate drainage causes serious flooding in Vinh City https://vietnamnews.vn/society/537210/lack-of-adequate-drainage-causes-serious-flooding-in-vinh-city.html#KihP6chK3kGco65p.97

We’re Doing Our Best to Address Sea Level Rise and Flooding in Lagos, Says Commissioner https://mynewsbite.wordpress.com/2019/10/22/were-doing-our-best-to-address-sea-level-rise-and-flooding-in-lagos-says-commissioner/

Danish innovation to improve local flood resilience https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/construction-technology-news/accelar-floodframe/65664/

Resilience insights http://grpinsightsreport.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GRP_Resilience_Insights_Report.pdf

Danish Rubjerg lighthouse moved inland on skates https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50139900

New research reveals the impact of communal irrigation systems on the 2018 earthquake-triggered landslides in Palu, Indonesia https://royalholloway.ac.uk/about-us/news/new-research-reveals-the-impact-of-communal-irrigation-systems-on-the-2018-earthquake-triggered-landslides-in-palu-indonesia/

Applications of Satellite-Based Rainfall Estimates in Flood Inundation Modeling—A Case Study in Mundeni Aru River Basin, Sri Lanka https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/9/10/998

Innovation supporting flood resilience https://floodresilience.blog/2019/10/03/innovation-supporting-flood-resilience/

How record flooding in the US is transforming this Midwestern city https://www.businessinsider.com.au/record-flooding-changing-davenport-iowa-mississippi-river-2019-10?r=US&IR=T
‘Noah built the ark before the flood’: Minister defends campaign amid drought https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/noah-built-the-ark-before-the-flood-minister-defends-campaign-amid-drought-20191024-p533zf.html

Three big lessons from tackling disaster and climate information issues in East Africa http://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/international-day-disaster-reduction-three-big-lessons-tackling-disaster-and-climate

Futuristic 3D flood simulation technique, which lets flood modellers ‘see’ the impacts of tree-planting and revegetation programs on future floods and river systems was launched at Brisbane’s River Symposium https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/3d-simulation-tools-could-reduce-flood-heights-and-save-millions-20191023-p533f9.html

Myer sues building and engineering companies over 2016 Hobart Rivulet flood https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-23/myer-takes-legal-action-over-hobart-rivulet-flood/11631056

Emergency management

When disaster strikes we can help you plan and execute an effective recovery http://recoveryhub.gfdrr.org/

Multi-hazards Impact Based Early Warning Systems for Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Societies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD1lpIamdOo&feature=youtu.be

Strengthening Disaster Preparedness in the Caribbean https://www.wri.org/blog/2019/10/strengthening-disaster-preparedness-caribbean

Data for Disasters: Leveraging Data Science for Disaster Response & Management https://www.aithority.com/technology/analytics/data-for-disasters-leveraging-data-science-for-disaster-response-management/

Severe flooding in South Sudan: MSF assessing emergency needs in affected locations https://msf-seasia.org/news/18757

Typhoon “Hagibis” damage to Japanese farms, forests, and fisheries tops 650 million dollars https://watchers.news/2019/10/23/devastating-typhoon-hagibis-leaves-severe-damage-on-farms-forests-and-fisheries-in-japan/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dallas tornado: Satellite photos reveal twister’s path from above https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/10/23/dallas-tornado-satellite-photos-reveal-twisters-path-above/

Flood warnings failed to arrive in time to prevent problems, says council https://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/17983259.flood-warnings-failed-arrive-time-prevent-problems-says-council/

Indian Ocean Dipole spells flood danger for East Africa https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2019/10/22/Indian-Ocean-Dipole-flood-danger-East-Africa

90% of homes flooded in typhoon ineligible for gov’t support https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/10/5409b6b3560e-90-of-homes-flooded-in-typhoon-ineligible-for-govt-support.html

Floods Leave Thousands Homeless in Chad and Cameroon https://www.voanews.com/africa/floods-leave-thousands-homeless-chad-and-cameroon

The new norm: Japanese experts warn of more rain, raging rivers and submerged homes http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/125732.php

Increased adoption of GIS technologies can help New York predict and prepare for future emergencies https://www.routefifty.com/tech-data/2019/10/tech-improve-preparedness-nyc/160844/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Trailer for the documentary “Fire in Paradise” released https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/10/20/trailer-for-the-documentary-fire-in-paradise-released/

Over 66 million people participate in international ShakeOut; prompts evaluation of personal preparedness https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/over-66-million-people-participate-in-international-shakeout-prompts-evaluation-of-personal-preparedness-10051/

What is a tsunami? https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/what-tsunami-ncna943571

Dig Deeper into How Earthquakes are Interpreted https://edu.raspberryshake.org/classroom-curriculum/lesson-2-understanding-earthquakes/

In wake of Typhoon Hagibis, demand surging for post-flood recovery manual https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/24/national/flood-recovery-manual-typhoon-hagibis/#.XbIT3xqP7IU

Recovering from a flood disaster http://blog.canpan.info/shintsuna/img/RECOVERING_FROM_A_FLOOD_DISASTER.pdf

Scotland Field Guide for the Future gathers stories from people and organisations making real changes on the ground https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/reports/scotland-field-guide

 

Psychology and Disasters

How To Talk To Kids About Climate Change https://www.npr.org/2019/10/22/772266241/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-climate-change

 

Sociology and disasters

Why we need to treat wildfire as a public health issue in California https://theconversation.com/why-we-need-to-treat-wildfire-as-a-public-health-issue-in-california-125199

As the rich move away from disaster zones, the poor are left behind https://grist.org/article/as-the-rich-move-away-from-disaster-zones-the-poor-are-left-behind/

From fire to flood: Winnipeg homeless community displaced by rising water levels https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-flooding-osborne-street-bridge-homeless-community-camp-1.5333063

 

Today in disaster resilience (18 October 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

Immersed: a VR experience about flood and resilience

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (11 October 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

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

 

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (4 October 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

 

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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