Today in disaster resilience (16 September 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Uganda – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Western Region https://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-western-region-september-2022

Bulgaria – Hundreds Evacuated After Damaging Floods in Plovdiv Province https://floodlist.com/europe/bulgaria-floods-plovdiv-september-2022

Senegal – Floods in Dakar Leave 3 Dead https://floodlist.com/africa/senegal-gambia-floods-september-2022

Two people dead and 132 buildings destroyed as fire sweeps through Californian town of Weed https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-05/two-dead-in-northern-california-fire/101405140

South Korea – 2 Dead, 10 Missing After Typhoon Hinnamnor Triggers Floods https://floodlist.com/asia/south-korea-floods-typhoon-hinnamnor-september-2022

Mexico – 4 Dead in Nuevo León After Heavy Rain Triggers Floods https://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-nuevo-leon-september-2022

South Africa – Mining Dam in Jagersfontein Collapses Leaving 3 Dead, 4 Missing https://floodlist.com/africa/south-africa-mining-dam-jagersfontein-september-2022

Nepal – 5 Dead, 10 Missing After Floods in Darchula https://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-darchula-september-2022

Portugal – Floods and Landslides Cause Severe Damage in Manteigas https://floodlist.com/europe/portugal-floods-manteigas-september-2022

Typhoon Muifa pounds eastern China with strong gales, rain https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/chinas-zhejiang-province-high-alert-ahead-typhoon-muifa-2022-09-14/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Good news – there’s a clean energy gold rush under way https://theconversation.com/good-news-theres-a-clean-energy-gold-rush-under-way-well-need-it-to-tackle-energy-price-turbulence-and-coals-exodus-188804

‘Climate disaster of biblical proportions’: Pakistan minister warns flood damage will exceed $10 billion https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/02/pakistan-warns-flood-damage-will-exceed-10-billion.html

Can we survive extreme heat? https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/climate-crisis-goodell-survive-extreme-heat-875198/

Changing climate the reason floods in Pakistan are so devastatin https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-06/pakistan-floods-climate-change/101394060

The sedimentological death mask of a dying glacier https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dep2.205

Rapid retreat of Thwaites Glacier in the pre-satellite era https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-022-01019-9

La Niña under way in the tropical Pacific http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

Climate Council outlines 10 steps to beat government’s 43pc emissions reduction target https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-09-13/climate-council-renewables-steps-beat-2030-emissions-targets/101423872

Heat waves are getting worse. When will L.A. get around to offering bus riders more shade? https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-12/amid-blistering-heat-bus-riders-wait-in-search-of-shade

The Gomeroi people have fought Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project for a decade. They hope a novel climate change argument could help them win https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-13/gomeroi-fight-santos-narrabri-gas-project-climate-change/101428862

This summer has been a glimpse into Europe’s hot, dry future https://thebulletin.org/2022/09/this-summer-has-been-a-glimpse-into-europes-hot-dry-future/

World heading into ‘uncharted territory of destruction’, says climate report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/13/world-heading-into-uncharted-territory-of-destruction-says-climate-report

United in Science report: “Without much more ambitious action, the physical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change will be increasingly devastating” https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/united-science-we-are-heading-wrong-direction

Unprecedented in the 44 years of continuous satellite monitoring, a late season heat wave and melt event occurred in Greenland from September 2 to 5 https://nsidc.org/greenland-today/2022/09/a-melt-spike-in-september/

Victorian water report highlights need for new sources as climate change hits supplies https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-13/recycled-water-needed-future-victorian-homes-climate-change/101417608

Switching to renewable energy could save trillions – study https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62892013

There’s a new map of climate disasters in America https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/12/23348911/climate-disaster-us-map-flood-fire-heatwave-drought

California becomes first US state to begin ranking extreme heat wave events https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/09/12/california-becomes-first-state-start-ranking-extreme-heat-waves/8061975001/

Anchoring Climate Change Risk Assessment in Core Business Decisions in Insurance | Research report https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/climate-change-and-emerging-environmental-topics/climate-change-risk-3-report

Ice mass loss sensitivity to the Antarctic ice sheet basal thermal state https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-32632-2

Hottest summer on record for Europe and China during Northern Hemisphere’s 2nd-hottest summer https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/09/hottest-summer-on-record-for-europe-and-china-during-northern-hemispheres-2nd-hottest-summer/

Australia is funding just one-tenth of its fair share of global climate action, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/sep/15/australia-is-funding-just-one-tenth-of-its-fair-share-of-global-climate-action-study-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

Modeling the Dynamic Response of River Deltas to Sea-Level Rise Acceleration https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022JF006762

‘Too hard to get to work’: climate change is making workers’ lives more difficult https://theconversation.com/too-hard-to-get-to-work-climate-change-is-making-workers-lives-more-difficult-190442

Video games get a new boss monster: Climate change https://www.eenews.net/articles/video-games-get-a-new-boss-monster-climate-change/

Mountain glacier at Queulat National Park in Chile’s Patagonia region collapses amid ‘abnormal’ high temperatures https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-14/mountain-glacier-patagonia-collapses-/101439498

Satellites now get full-year view of Arctic sea-ice https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62904939

Pakistan floods ‘made up to 50% worse by global heating’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/15/pakistan-floods-made-up-to-50-worse-by-global-heating

Uni- and multivariate bias adjustment methods in Nordic catchments: Complexity and performance in a changing climate https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896972205714X

Disaster risk reduction

The Floods Devastating Pakistan Are More Than a Natural Disaster https://jacobin.com/2022/09/floods-pakistan-natural-disaster-global-south-climate-crisis/

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s Floodplain Manager newsletter https://www.molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-august-2022/

An Integrated Approach Toward Smart and Resilient Cities https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-16-8800-3_202-1

Caught Between Extremes: Understanding Human-Water Interactions During Drought-To-Flood Events in the Horn of Africa https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2022EF002747

‘Russian roulette’: Dam levels rising as officials debate safe storage https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/russian-roulette-dam-levels-rising-as-officials-debate-safe-storage-20220906-p5bftm.html

Layering interventions is necessary to address loss and damage effectively https://www.iied.org/layering-interventions-necessary-address-loss-damage-effectively

Which Rainfall Errors Can Hydrologic Models Handle? Implications for Using Satellite-Derived Products in Sparsely Gauged Catchments https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020WR029331

MAT.TRIGRS (V1.0): A new open-source tool for predicting spatiotemporal distribution of rainfall-induced landslides https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666592121000457

Estimated 30,000 megalitres of water lost after cotton property Cubbie Station’s dam collapses https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-13/cubbie-station-dam-breach-water-lost-cotton-property-qld/101436060

Homebuyers With Access to Flood-Risk Data Bid on Lower-Risk Homes https://www.redfin.com/news/redfin-users-interact-with-flood-risk-data/

New AI system predicts how to prevent wildfires https://www.aalto.fi/en/news/new-ai-system-predicts-how-to-prevent-wildfires

A case for retreat in the age of fire as dozens of wildfires threaten homes in the West https://news.yahoo.com/case-retreat-age-fire-122922754.html

CRED Crunch newsletter details the disaster-related events of the first half of 2022 https://reliefweb.int/report/world/cred-crunch-newsletter-issue-no-68-september-2022-natural-hazards-disasters-overview-first-half-2022

How countries can better cope with flood risk https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/how-countries-can-better-cope-flood-risk

The impacts of many disasters could be reduced if the connections between risks were taken into account https://www.eco-business.com/news/the-solutions-to-natural-disasters-are-connected/

University of the Sunshine Coast academics discuss the prospect of another summer of extreme rainfall for eastern Australia on the back of catastrophic flooding earlier this year https://usc.shorthandstories.com/la-nina-returns/index.html

Monitoring the Health of Our Planet using Earth Observations https://eos.org/editors-vox/monitoring-the-health-of-our-planet-using-earth-observations

Fagradalsfjall eruption unusual in many ways compared to other eruptions https://english.hi.is/news/fagradalsfjall_eruption_unusual_in_many_ways_compared_to_other_eruptions

Emergency management

Authorities in flood-hit Pakistan breach lake in an effort to save densely populated areas https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-05/pakistan-freshwater-lake-breached-to-save-densely-populated-area/101405004

Australia’s COVID-19 cases and death numbers will no longer be published daily https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/australias-covid-19-cases-and-death-numbers-will-no-longer-be-published-daily-heres-why/pw8reh1le

Pakistan ‘still in danger’ and flooding may take up to 6 months to recede, authorities say https://edition.cnn.com/2022/09/13/asia/pakistan-floods-six-months-clear-water-intl-hnk/index.html

Brisbane offers sandbags to residents as fears of another flood intensify due to La Niña forecast https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/sep/13/brisbane-offers-sandbags-to-residents-as-fears-of-another-flood-intensify-due-to-la-nina-forecast

The Role of 360-Degree Videos in Wildfire Preparedness https://hazards.colorado.edu/weather-ready-research/the-role-of-360-degree-videos-in-wildfire-preparedness

Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) inform decisions on medical care during a large-scale crisis https://nap.nationalacademies.org/catalog/26573/evolving-crisis-standards-of-care-and-ongoing-lessons-from-covid-19

The Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies https://nap.nationalacademies.org/catalog/26709/forum-on-medical-and-public-health-preparedness-for-disasters-and-emergencies

Communities urged to prepare for third La Nina https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/communities-urged-to-prepare-for-third-la-nina/101437016

Do you know how to evacuate a building efficiently? https://createdigital.org.au/do-you-know-how-to-evacuate-a-building-efficiently/

Fears of more flooding as Pakistan death toll crosses 1,400 https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/13/flood-related-death-toll-in-pakistan-as-rains-continue

Health services ‘begging for help’ six months after deadly floods https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/health-services-begging-for-help-six-months-after-deadly-floods-20220912-p5bhic.html

Imagining COVID is ‘like the flu’ is cutting thousands of lives short. It’s time to wake up https://theconversation.com/imagining-covid-is-like-the-flu-is-cutting-thousands-of-lives-short-its-time-to-wake-up-190545

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Capacity Building Through Stakeholder Training in Media and Communication for Effective Disaster Management https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-16-8800-3_86-1

Disaster Communication and Trust https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-16-8800-3_90-1

Disaster Management and Communication Technology: The Prospect of Social Media https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-16-8800-3_93-1

New Landslide Reporting Tool Uses Social Media and AI https://eos.org/articles/new-landslide-reporting-tool-uses-social-media-and-ai

This study aims to enhance understanding of how individuals experiencing homelessness or who are precariously housed are considered in emergency and risk communication planning https://hazards.colorado.edu/weather-ready-research/risk-communication-planning-learning-from-lived-experience-of-homelessness

National Preparedness Month https://www.ready.gov/september

Bill Nye talks about his new disaster series, “The End is Nye” https://boingboing.net/2022/09/07/bill-nye-talks-about-his-new-disaster-series-the-end-is-nye.html

Why heat wave warnings are falling short in the U.S. https://www.npr.org/2022/09/13/1122491546/why-heat-wave-warnings-are-falling-short-in-the-u-s

Eight Principles for Effective and Inviting Climate Communication https://app.wedonthavetime.org/posts/61f2da2f-bb84-4a2d-be04-99be515fa779

Psychology and disasters

Disaster vulnerability and community resilience factors affecting post-disaster wellness: A longitudinal analysis of the survey on the Change of Life of Disaster Victim https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420922004927

Hurricane Harvey’s hardest hit survivors five times as likely to experience anxiety from COVID-19 pandemic https://news.nd.edu/news/hurricane-harveys-hardest-hit-survivors-five-times-as-likely-to-experience-anxiety-from-covid-19-pandemic/

Disaster Preparedness: Earthquakes and Tsunamis the Top Concern for Japanese Homeowners https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-data/h01429/#top

Research finds educators need mental health support following hurricanes https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/964447

Sociology and disasters

Exploring the Social Effects of Disasters: Causes, Consequences, and Mitigation https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-981-16-8800-3_115-1

The challenges of dynamic vulnerability and how to assess it https://multisectordynamics.org/2022/09/12/the-challenges-of-dynamic-vulnerability-and-how-to-assess-it/

In the Shadow of Tungurahua: Disaster Politics in Highland Ecuador https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/in-the-shadow-of-tungurahua/9781978831568

Today in disaster resilience (26 August 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Yemen – Over 90 Killed in Floods, More Rain Forecast https://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-floods-july-august-2022

India – Over 20 Killed in Floods and Landslides in Himachal Pradesh https://floodlist.com/asia/floods-himachal-pradesh-india-august-2022

Pakistan – Monsoon Rains and Flooding Leave Almost 700 Dead, Thousands Displaced https://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-monsoon-floods-august-2022

Portugal wildfires: State of alert begins amid third heatwave https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62623333

Dallas area hit by 1-in-1,000-year flood; cars float in water-filled roads https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/aug/22/dallas-area-hit-by-1-in-1000-year-flood-cars-float/

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Texas After 385mm of Rain in 24 Hours https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-texas-august-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/190090/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Aug-2022-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Reventador-Sangay-Pavlof-.html

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides in West Papua; Floods Affect Thousands in Sumatra https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-papua-sumatra-august-2022

Sudan – Flood Death Toll Rises, Nile Climbs Above Alert Level in Khartoum https://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-update-late-august-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Solar briefly overtakes coal in Australia as number one source of power nationally https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-20/solar-briefly-overtakes-coal-australia-number-one-source-power/101354054

‘Not prepared for current climate changes.’ Officials sound alarm on NYC’s struggling infrastructure https://bronx.news12.com/not-prepared-for-current-climate-changes-officials-sound-alarm-on-nycs-struggling-infrastructure

Climate threat to food supply chains creates ‘domino effect’ https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2022/08/19/climate-threat-to-food-supply-chains-creates–domino-effect-.html

Annual summaries dataset of Heatwaves in Europe, as defined by the Excess Heat Factor https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352340922007053

China’s unrivalled 70-day heat wave https://www.axios.com/2022/08/22/china-heat-wave-drought-unprecedented

The world’s roads aren’t ready for a hotter planet https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/08/22/world/climate-change-road-infrastructure/

New Zealand’s flood-prone areas not ready to cope with climate crisis, Ardern says https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/22/new-zealands-flood-prone-areas-not-ready-to-cope-with-climate-crisis-ardern-says

Migrants share lessons with U.S. to improve climate resilience https://news.trust.org/item/20220819091003-r90hp/

Rise in heart disease may be explained by extreme weather conditions: Study https://abcnews.go.com/US/rise-heart-disease-explained-extreme-weather-conditions-study/story

Combatting the Climate and Nature Emergency https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/about-us/combatting-climate-and-nature-emergency

Americans experience a false social reality by underestimating popular climate policy support by nearly half https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-32412-y

Five 1,000-year rain events have struck the U.S. in five weeks. Why? https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/08/23/flood-united-states-climate-explainer/

The Magnitude and Risk of Extreme Regional Heatwave Events in China Increase Rapidly under Global Warming http://english.iap.cas.cn/home/News/202208/t20220822_311673.html

Renewables provided more than 25% of electrical generation in the United States during the first half of 2022 https://electrek.co/2022/08/25/us-renewables-first-half-2022/

Rare and Severe Weather Events Are Now More Common Thanks to Climate Change https://blog.ucsusa.org/brenda-ekwurzel/rare-and-severe-weather-events-are-now-more-common-thanks-to-climate-change/

Why we should abandon the concept of the ‘climate refugee’ https://theconversation.com/why-we-should-abandon-the-concept-of-the-climate-refugee-182920

What is a Chief Heat Officer? https://onebillionresilient.org/project/chief-heat-officers/

Disaster risk reduction

Lower Warragamba before floods, locals say https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7869311/lower-warragamba-before-floods-locals-say/

Performance-Based Hurricane Engineering under Changing Climate Conditions: General Framework and Performance of Single-Family Houses in the US https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0003447

Droughts Hurt World’s Largest Economies https://www.wsj.com/articles/droughts-hurt-worlds-largest-economies-11661087554

After FEMA overhaul, hundreds of thousands of Americans are forgoing federal flood insurance https://grist.org/extreme-weather/after-fema-overhaul-hundreds-of-thousands-of-americans-are-forgoing-federal-flood-insurance/

The Art of Landslides: How Stochastic Mass Wasting Shapes Topography and Influences Landscape Dynamics https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022JF006745

Warragamba Dam conversations should have happened four years ago https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/warragamba-dam-conversations-should-have-happened-four-years-ago/video/c4c0e46d10b941e7d5497a38ba7bd087

Tonga volcano eruption released more energy than the most powerful nuclear bomb https://phys.org/news/2022-08-tonga-volcano-eruption-energy-powerful.html

Advanced Real-Time Prediction of Storms With 30-Second Refresh https://eos.org/editor-highlights/advanced-real-time-prediction-of-storms-with-30-second-refresh

Towards Daily High-resolution Inundation Observations using Deep Learning and EO https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.09135

5 lessons from Houston and Harris County 5 years after Harvey https://floodcoalition.org/2022/08/5-lessons-houston-and-harris-county-after-hurricane-harvey/

One disaster after another: why we must act on the reasons some communities are facing higher risks https://theconversation.com/one-disaster-after-another-why-we-must-act-on-the-reasons-some-communities-are-facing-higher-risks-189217

Understanding the interconnectedness of drought is vital for ecosystem resilience https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/2022/understanding-the-interconnectedness-of-drought-is-vital-for-ecosystem-resilience

As ‘flash floods are getting flashier,’ communities worry about aging infrastructure https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/as-flash-floods-are-getting-flashier-communities-worry-about-aging-infrastructure

Australian wildfires cause the largest stratospheric warming since Pinatubo and extends the lifetime of the Antarctic ozone hole https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-15794-3

NIWA meteorologists say last week’s atmospheric river (AR), which was responsible for widespread devastation in both the North and South Islands, was a record-breaker https://niwa.co.nz/news/exceptional-august-atmospheric-river-sets-record

Cities need to become more ‘spongy’. Auckland is leading the way https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220823-how-auckland-worlds-most-spongy-city-tackles-floods

Emergency management

NSW SES Commissioner defends volunteers and calls for more funding in wake of flood report https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-20/nsw-ses-commissioner-defends-volunteers-calls-more-funding/101354150

The one bright spot out of the Lismore floods points way to a better disaster response https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/the-one-bright-spot-out-of-the-lismore-floods-points-way-to-a-better-disaster-response-20220818-p5bb2k.html

‘Tinnie army’ leads to NSW flood inquiry call to train community members as first responders. How will that work? https://theconversation.com/tinnie-army-leads-to-nsw-flood-inquiry-call-to-train-community-members-as-first-responders-how-will-that-work-188900

So what has America learned since Hurricane Katrina? Not enough https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/evacuation-planning-study

Dangerous combination of extreme heat and smoke affected 16.5 million Californians https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/article/dangerous-combination-of-extreme-heat-and-smoke-affected-16-5-million-californians/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Updated fire danger rating system will be rolled out next month. Here’s what you need to know https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-08-21/bushfire-fire-danger-rating-system-updated-with-four-levels/101324830

Effect of disaster training on knowledge regarding flood risk management amongst families with older people https://jamba.org.za/index.php/JAMBA/article/view/1262

Fears over climate change trigger a boom in A-level geography https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/eb9a0834-1f25-11ed-add4-d333562d46fb

Could your phone save your life? Public emergency alerts amongst new measures to bolster UK resilience https://nationalpreparednesscommission.uk/2022/08/public-emergency-alerts/

Enhancing Emergency Communication With Social Media: Identifying Hyperlocal Social Media Users and Information Sources https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332601981_Enhancing_Emergency_Communication_With_Social_Media_Identifying_Hyperlocal_Social_Media_Users_and_Information_Sources

Strengthening European disaster resilience by consolidating knowledge and generating learning on the uses of social media and crowdsourcing (SMCS) in disaster management processes http://links-project.eu/a-snapshot-on-how-social-media-and-crowdsourcing-are-currently-used-by-disaster-management-organizations-in-europe-the-first-results-from-the-links-cases/

Citizen science in environmental and ecological sciences https://www.nature.com/articles/s43586-022-00144-4

Encouraging community members to photograph wildfire ash as part of the citizen science initiative #Ashfall https://www.cafiresci.org/partners-tools-source/category/ashfall

Sociology and disasters

With a surge of natural disasters in Timor-Leste, women’s leadership helps save lives https://www.care.org.au/blog/womens-leadership-helps-save-lives-eng/

Differences in County-Level Cardiovascular Disease Mortality Rates due to Damage Caused by Hurricane Matthew and the Moderating Effects of Social Capital: A Natural Experiment https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-1617844/v1

Vulnerable communities face a higher risk of socio-economic injustice due to flood hazards https://uwaterloo.ca/environment/news/vulnerable-communities-face-higher-risk-socio-economic

Resilient future belongs to the youth https://app.adpc.net/news/resilient-future-belongs-to-the-youth/

What has America learned Since Hurricane Katrina? Evaluating evacuation plans for carless and vulnerable populations in 50 large cities across the United States https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420922004459

Impact of Farmers’ Participation in Community-Based Organizations on Adoption of Flood Adaptation Strategies: A Case Study in a Char-Land Area of Sirajganj District Bangladesh https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/14/8959

Social inequalities in climate change-attributed impacts of Hurricane Harvey https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31056-2

Today in disaster resilience (19 August 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Flood warnings as heavy rains fall across Tasmania, threatening to break records for August https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-14/flood-warnings-as-heavy-rains-across-tasmania/101331586

Major wildfire in Spain forces the evacuation of 1,500 https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-fires-spain-evacuations-3bfa34e93c6d7fbf76400746ce295867

Flash flood in Las Vegas claims 2 lives, wettest monsoon season in a decade https://watchers.news/2022/08/14/flash-flood-in-las-vegas-claims-2-lives-wettest-monsoon-season-in-a-decade/

Rainy season death toll in Sudan surpasses 50 https://watchers.news/2022/08/14/rainy-season-death-toll-in-sudan-surpasses-50/

Gambia experiences worst floods in nearly half a century https://watchers.news/2022/08/12/gambia-experiences-worst-floods-in-nearly-half-a-century/

Chad – Weeks of Rain and Floods Leave 22 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Destroyed https://floodlist.com/africa/chad-floods-august-2022

Thousands of homes destroyed, 50 people killed after torrential rains hit Nigeria https://watchers.news/2022/08/15/thousands-of-homes-destroyed-50-people-killed-after-torrential-rains-hit-nigeria/

7 lives lost after severe flash floods hit Pengzhou, China https://watchers.news/2022/08/15/7-lives-lost-after-severe-flash-floods-hit-pengzhou-china/

South East Asia – Storm Mulan Triggers Floods Leaving 5 Dead and 4 Missing https://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-thailand-laos-myanmar-floods-mulan-august-2022

Afghanistan – Flash Floods Leave Over 30 Dead in Parwan https://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-parwan-august-2022

Mexico – More Flash Floods in Sonora Leave 3 Dead https://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-sonora-update-august-2022

USA – State of Emergency Declared After Floods in West Virginia https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-west-virginia-august-2022

Storms and flash floods hit southern England https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/aug/17/storms-and-flash-floods-hit-southern-england-london

New Zealand flooding: State of emergency declared https://www.bbc.com/weather/features/62577142

Spain wildfires: up to 20 injured after passengers break out of train engulfed by flames https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/17/spain-wildfires-injured-after-passengers-break-out-of-train-engulfed-by-flames

Pakistan floods kill 580 and bring misery to millions https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/aug/17/pakistan-floods-kill-580-and-bring-misery-to-millions

Algeria forest fires: At least 38 dead, emergency officials say https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-62581108

Volcanic activity worldwide 18 Aug 2022: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/189512/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-18-Aug-2022-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Reventador-Sangay-N.html

Cameroon – Flooding and Landslides Cause Death and Damage in Western Areas https://floodlist.com/africa/cameroon-floods-august-2022

India – 60,000 Evacuate Floods in Odisha https://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-odisha-august-2022

China – Deadly Flash Floods in Northwest Qinghai Province https://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-qinghai-august-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Vanuatu, one of the most climate-vulnerable countries, launches ambitious climate plan https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/14/vanuatu-one-of-most-climate-vulnerable-countries-launches-ambitious-climate-plan

Antarctica ice melt is accelerating, and research says an overlooked coastal current is to blame https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/antarctica-ice-melt-is-accelerating-and-research-says-an-overlooked-coastal-current-is-to-blame-1.6026869

How extreme weather could force travellers to revamp their vacation plans — now and in the future https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/europe-extreme-weather-travel-future-1.6549136

Study Examines Impact of Rising Global Temperatures on Economic Growth https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/cost-climate-change

Mortality Caused by Heatwaves in China Has Increased since 1979 http://english.iap.cas.cn/home/News/202207/t20220721_308465.html

The U.S. could see a new ‘extreme heat belt’ by 2053 https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/us-see-new-extreme-heat-belt-2053-rcna42486

What Are Multiform Floods? One More Thing to Worry about with Climate Change https://blog.ucsusa.org/astrid-caldas/what-are-multiform-floods-one-more-thing-to-worry-about-with-climate-change/

For 110 years, climate change has been in the news. Are we finally ready to listen? https://theconversation.com/for-110-years-climate-change-has-been-in-the-news-are-we-finally-ready-to-listen-188646

Using propane in air conditioners could prevent 0.1°C of warming https://www.newscientist.com/article/2333798-using-propane-in-air-conditioners-could-prevent-0-1c-of-warming/

700,000 years of tropical Andean glaciation https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04873-0

New research reveals that wildfires can influence El Niño https://theconversation.com/new-research-reveals-that-wildfires-can-influence-el-nino-187306

Climate change makes catastrophic flood twice as likely, study shows https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/climate-change-makes-catastrophic-flood-twice-as-likely

After deluge, climate change fears make S.Korea prioritise Seoul flood defences https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/after-deluge-climate-change-fears-make-skorea-prioritise-seoul-flood-defences-2022-08-11/

La Niña sea temperatures driving floods in Australia and drought in the United States and Africa https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-16/wet-weekend-la-nina-driving-floods-australia-drought-us-africa/101192234

Cities are often 10-15 °C hotter than their rural surroundings https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/jrc-news/cities-are-often-10-15-degc-hotter-their-rural-surroundings-2022-07-25_en

New research from First Street Foundation analyzes the prevalence of increasing extreme temperatures and dangerous heat wave events throughout the contiguous United States https://firststreet.org/research-lab/published-research/article-highlights-from-hazardous-heat/

EU-New Zealand agreement raises the bar on climate action in trade deals https://www.ibanet.org/Climate-crisis-EU-New-Zealand-agreement-raises-the-bar-on-Climate-action-in-trade-deals

Climate change: ‘Staggering’ rate of global tree losses from fires https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62569394

Will you live on America’s ‘extreme heat belt’ in 30 years? Chicagoans should pay attention https://fortune.com/2022/08/15/extreme-heat-belt-30-years-cities-most-vulnerable-st-louis-kansas-city-memphis-tulsa-chicago/

China witnessing strongest heat wave in six decades; long-lasting high temperatures to become new normal in the future https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202208/1272942.shtml

Themed issue explores complex systems problems facing the planet https://santafe.edu/news-center/news/themed-issue-explores-complex-systems-problems-facing-planet

Roadmap for Climate Reform https://www.edo.org.au/publication/a-roadmap-for-climate-reform/

Global rainfall erosivity projections for 2050 and 2070 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169422004401

Scientists synthesize four decades of climate change research https://www.earth.com/news/scientists-synthesize-four-decades-of-climate-change-research/

Tundra burns helped make the 2022 Alaska fire season one of the biggest since 1950 https://www.ktoo.org/2022/08/15/tundra-burns-helped-make-the-2022-alaska-fire-season-one-of-the-biggest-since-1950/

Disaster risk reduction

Mechanisms of rock slope failures triggered by the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake and implications for landslide susceptibility https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X22002793

Engineers explore innovative ways to improve resilience of coastal structures https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/06/engineers-explore-innovative-ways-to-improve-resilience-of-coastal-structures.html

Using nature and data to weather coastal storms https://ec.europa.eu/research-and-innovation/en/horizon-magazine/using-nature-and-data-weather-coastal-storms

Can rethinking insurance help flood-affected communities to recover faster? https://floodresilience.net/blogs/parametric-flood-insurance-nepal/

Building a more resilient post-earthquake future in Haiti https://haiti.un.org/en/191949-building-more-resilient-post-earthquake-future-haiti

Deep-learning seismology https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abm4470

Superstorms and Megafloods – How Concerned Should California Be? https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2022/08/16/superstorms-and-megafloodshow-concerned-should-california-be/

Slow earthquakes rumble through the Pacific Northwest https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/slow-earthquakes-rumble-through-the-pacific-northwest-14265/

Tornadoes in Europe: An Underestimated Threat https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311444327_Tornadoes_in_Europe_An_Underestimated_Threat

Minister announces new measures to bolster UK’s resilience https://www.gov.uk/government/news/minister-announces-new-measures-to-bolster-uks-resilience

As rising seas swamp South Carolina’s shores, some coastal communities are left unprotected https://grist.org/sponsored/selc-rising-seas-swamp-south-carolinas-coastal-communities/

NSW 2022 Flood Inquiry report recommends flood zone buy backs, changes to disaster response https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-17/nsw-independent-flood-inquiry-report-made-public/101331288

46,000 people in Sydney could fail to evacuate in future flood, report says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-17/nsw-flood-inquiry-raising-warragamba-dam-wall/101339908

The NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN) will host an invite-only co-design workshop in response to the recent devastating floods in NSW on 23 August 2022 https://www.nssn.org.au/news/2022/7/26/smart-sensing-for-flooding-co-design-workshop

Risk of volcano catastrophe ‘a roll of the dice’, say experts https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/2022/risk-of-volcano-catastrophe-a-roll-of-the-dice-say-experts

Insurance costs could increase massively as climate risk rises https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/473005/insurance-costs-could-increase-massively-as-climate-risk-rises-modeller

Huge volcanic eruptions: time to prepare https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02177-x

New Data Confirms: Forest Fires Are Getting Worse https://www.wri.org/insights/global-trends-forest-fires

Global Forest Watch map https://globalforestwatch.org/map/

Tapping into digital for more effective disaster risk management in Malawi https://undp.medium.com/tapping-into-digital-for-more-effective-disaster-risk-management-in-malawi-652581c55473

Emergency management

Community events cancelled, emergency services stretched as volunteer numbers fall https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-14/decline-in-volunteering-see-events-cancelled-ses-stretched/101297094

Rethinking Relocation Assistance for More Equitable Outcomes https://www.floods.org/news-views/from-the-directors-desk/rethinking-relocation-assistance-for-more-equitable-outcomes/

How does monkeypox spread? What scientists know https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02178-w

The Pandemic’s Soft Closing https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2022/08/cdc-weakened-covid-guidelines-pandemic-preparedness/671147/

Emergency housing rollout across flood-hit NSW north coast a ‘dog’s breakfast’, critics say https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/aug/16/emergency-housing-rollout-across-flood-hit-nsw-north-coast-a-dogs-breakfast-critics-say

Sensor research helps fight wildfires https://www.ornl.gov/news/sensor-research-helps-fight-wildfires

Five key issues raised in 2022 NSW flood inquiry https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-17/key-takeaways-from-2022-nsw-flood-inquiry/101342094

Wildlife recovery spending after Australia’s last megafires was one-thirteenth the $2.7 billion needed https://theconversation.com/wildlife-recovery-spending-after-australias-last-megafires-was-one-thirteenth-the-2-7-billion-needed-188459

The role of satellite information in forecasting, modeling, and mapping the 2019 Mozambique flood https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12843

Arizona firefighters rescue 25 people, including infant, during flooding in Bear Canyon https://www.foxnews.com/us/arizona-firefighters-rescue-people-including-infant-during-flooding-bear-canyon

Lockdown effects feared to be killing more people than Covid https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/18/lockdown-effects-feared-killing-people-covid/

More than half of people infected with omicron may not know it https://www.newscientist.com/article/2334227-more-than-half-of-people-infected-with-omicron-may-not-know-it/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Emergency alert system to launch in October across Great Britain https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-62549122

This tool lets you see how many hot days your home could swelter through in the future https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/15/23306448/extreme-heat-belt-central-united-states

Today’s heat waves feel a lot hotter than heat index implies https://news.berkeley.edu/2022/08/15/todays-heat-waves-feel-a-lot-hotter-than-heat-index-implies/

Gamifying Community Education for Enhanced Disaster Resilience: An Effectiveness Testing Study from Australia https://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/14/6/179

Psychology and disasters

Confronting Climate Anxiety https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/anxiety

Neurological and psychiatric risk trajectories after SARS-CoV-2 infection: an analysis of 2-year retrospective cohort studies including 1 284 437 patients https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(22)00260-7/fulltext

Sociology and disasters

Key Influencing Factors and Optimization Strategy of Epidemic Resilience in Urban Communities—A Case Study of Nanjing, China https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/16/9993

Did Sweden’s controversial COVID strategy pay off? In many ways it did – but it let the elderly down https://theconversation.com/did-swedens-controversial-covid-strategy-pay-off-in-many-ways-it-did-but-it-let-the-elderly-down-188338

Uneven paths: Soft Policy’s benefits to recovery in Louisiana Parishes after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479722012956

2022-2026 FEMA National Tribal Strategy https://www.fema.gov/about/organization/tribes

Conditions in prisons during heat waves pose deadly threats to incarcerated people and prison staff https://theconversation.com/conditions-in-prisons-during-heat-waves-pose-deadly-threats-to-incarcerated-people-and-prison-staff-188272

The impacts of human-induced climate change are exacerbating social and economic inequalities of indigenous peoples – A case study from Bangladesh https://www.icccad.net/blog/the-impacts-of-human-induced-climate-change-are-exacerbating-social-and-economic-inequalities-of-indigenous-peoples-a-case-study-from-bangladesh/

Today in disaster resilience (12 August 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Cuba still fighting massive blaze after lightning strikes Matanzas Supertanker Base https://watchers.news/2022/08/07/cuba-still-fighting-massive-blaze-after-lightning-strikes-matanzas-supertanker-base/

Major flash flooding hits Death Valley after nearly a year’s worth of rain in a couple of hours, California https://watchers.news/2022/08/06/major-flash-flooding-hits-death-valley-after-nearly-a-years-worth-of-rain-in-a-couple-of-hours-california/

Gundagai homes protected despite major flooding along Murrumbidgee River https://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/7850921/gundagai-homes-protected-despite-major-flooding/

Fourth person reported drowned in New Mexico wildfire area floods https://news.yahoo.com/fourth-person-reported-drowned-mexico-062353466.html

Colombia – 21 Buildings Collapse After Floods in Antioquia https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-antioquia-floods-august-2022

Senegal – Deadly Flash Floods in Dakar https://floodlist.com/africa/senegal-deadly-flash-floods-in-dakar

Mexico – Two Dead, Several Rescued After Flash Floods in Sonora https://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-sonora-august-2022

9 dead, 6 missing in record rainfall in Seoul, surrounding areas https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20220809000856315

The Horn of Africa is in the grips of a deadly drought as threat of famine looms https://currentlyhq.com/global/horn-of-africa-deadly-drought-threat-of-famine-looms/

Extremely heavy rainfall battering parts of northern Japan https://watchers.news/2022/08/10/extremely-heavy-rainfall-battering-parts-of-northern-japan/

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Aug 2022: Popocatépetl volcano, Ibu, Reventador, Sangay, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/188794/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Aug-2022-Popocatepetl-volcano-Ibu-Reventador-Sangay-Sakurajima.html

‘Fire tornado’ produced by Sam Fire in Los Angeles, California https://watchers.news/multimedia_gallery/fire-tornado-produced-by-sam-fire-in-los-angeles-california/

‘We fought all night’: A thousand firefighters battle Bordeaux blaze https://www.euronews.com/2022/08/10/thousands-evacuated-near-bordeaux-as-wildfires-ravage-french-countryside

Sudan – Floods and Heavy Rain Leave 25 Dead, 5,800 Homes Destroyed https://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-august-2022

Venezuela – Hundreds Displaced After Floods in Barinas, Táchira and Miranda https://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-august-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Germany’s Economy Is Carried on the Rhine’s Shrinking Back https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/07/23/climate-rhine-river-transport-germany/

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/temperatures-rise-france-tackles-its-worst-drought-record-2022-08-07/

Climate change: Tears of joy as US bill clears Senate hurdle https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62457386

Mapped – Attributing extreme weather to climate change https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-how-climate-change-affects-extreme-weather-around-the-world/

New Zealand has launched a plan to prepare for inevitable climate change impacts: 5 areas where the hard work starts now https://theconversation.com/new-zealand-has-launched-a-plan-to-prepare-for-inevitable-climate-change-impacts-5-areas-where-the-hard-work-starts-now-188221

Business can no longer ignore extreme heat events – it’s becoming a danger to the bottom line https://theconversation.com/business-can-no-longer-ignore-extreme-heat-events-its-becoming-a-danger-to-the-bottom-line-188151

Over half of known human pathogenic diseases can be aggravated by climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01426-1

Weather agency: July was Spain’s hottest month on record https://apnews.com/article/spain-weather-climate-and-environment-caebe9e8e7679989c01525e1e8f11178

A volcano is erupting again in Iceland. Is climate change causing more eruptions? https://theconversation.com/a-volcano-is-erupting-again-in-iceland-is-climate-change-causing-more-eruptions-187858

Is a 43 per cent emissions cut enough? https://www.theage.com.au/national/is-a-43-per-cent-emissions-cut-enough-20220809-p5b8c6.html

Europe’s worst ever drought: in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2022/aug/08/europes-worst-ever-drought-in-pictures

Kenyan youth help climate-hit communities prepare for disaster https://news.trust.org/item/20220808155305-kz61q/

Satellite data shows Antarctic sea ice is at it’s lowest July level since monitoring began https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-10/lowest-july-antarctic-sea-ice-on-record/101317492

Response of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet to past and future climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04946-0

Too little, too late for people seeking climate relief https://publicintegrity.org/environment/harms-way/fema-buyout-seeking-climate-relief/

The Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the planet, new research shows https://edition.cnn.com/2022/08/11/us/arctic-rapid-warming-climate/index.html

America’s summer of floods: climate crisis fueling barrage, scientists say https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/11/america-summer-floods-rainfall-climate-crisis

Land temperatures on the rise, weather fluctuations more severe, Europe space chief says https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/europe-climate-change-1.6548001

Record Death Valley flooding ‘a once-in-1,000-year event’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/10/death-valley-floods-climate-crisis

Simultaneous extreme heat and drought events have consequences in a variety of areas https://www.news.uzh.ch/en/articles/media/2022/Extreme-Events.html

Disaster risk reduction

Raising Warragamba Dam is not the best flood mitigation strategy, Premier https://johnmenadue.com/raising-warragamba-dam-not-the-best-flood-mitigation-strategy-premier/

Abandoned mines and poor oversight worsened Kentucky flooding, attorneys say https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/lack-regulation-abandoned-mines-worsened-kentucky-flooding-attorneys-s-rcna41716

Brillhart builds resilient house on stilts to withstand Miami’s floods and hurricanes https://www.designboom.com/architecture/brillhart-architecture-stewart-avenue-residence-miami-florida-08-07-2022/

Development of disaster risk reduction policy in Thailand https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-08-2019-0244/full/html

New tool to provide a harmonised fire risk assessment across the Pan-European region https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/jrc-news/new-tool-provide-harmonised-fire-risk-assessment-across-pan-european-region-2022-08-05_en

Prescribed fires: Why they’re still trusted despite runaway blaze https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2022/0719/Prescribed-fires-Why-they-re-still-trusted-despite-runaway-blaze

Machine learning approaches are proactively mitigating the risk of bushfires caused by powerlines, ensuring the safe and regular supply of power to business and communities https://utilitymagazine.com.au/using-machine-learning-for-bushfire-prevention-in-australia/

MP joins chorus of voices calling for the NSW government to act on floods https://www.hawkesburypost.com.au/post/mp-joins-chorus-of-voices-calling-for-the-nsw-government-to-act-on-floods

USask researchers explore how floods and droughts are challenging science and society globally https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2022/usask-researchers-explore-how-floods-and-droughts-are-challenging-science-and-society-globally.php

Swamped by public outcry, Oregon withdraws controversial wildfire risk map https://www.opb.org/article/2022/08/05/oregon-wildfire-prevention-map-risk-forest-fire-insurance/

‘Dry lightning’ sparked the most destructive wildfires in California https://www.newscientist.com/article/2332755-dry-lightning-sparked-the-most-destructive-wildfires-in-california/

53 million Nigerians at risk of flooding, environmental expert warn https://gazettengr.com/53-million-nigerians-at-risk-of-flooding-environmental-expert-warn/

Kashmir’s flood management plan faces heavy criticism https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/livelihoods/kashmir-flood-management-plan-faces-heavy-criticism/

Estimating undisclosed flood risk in real estate transactions https://www.milliman.com/en/insight/Estimating-undisclosed-flood-risk-in-real-estate-transactions

Using Water Resources More Sustainably with a Hydrological Database https://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2022_075_using-water-resources-more-sustainably-with-a-hydrological-database.php

Oregon State researchers develop framework for modeling post-earthquake infrastructure resilience https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/oregon-state-researchers-develop-framework-modeling-post-earthquake-infrastructure-resilience

A wet spring: what is a ‘negative Indian Ocean Dipole’ and why does it mean more rain for Australia’s east? https://theconversation.com/a-wet-spring-what-is-a-negative-indian-ocean-dipole-and-why-does-it-mean-more-rain-for-australias-east-188167

Modelling urban sewer flooding and quantitative microbial risk assessment: A critical reviewhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12844

As floodwaters hurtled towards Lismore, several rain and river gauges stopped working https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-09/lismore-floods-several-rain-and-river-gauges-stopped-working/101315822

Identification of floodwater source areas in Nepal using SCIMAP-Flood https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12840

Multiple factors make Afghan communities vulnerable to earthquakes https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/multiple-factors-make-afghan-communities-vulnerable-to-earthquakes-14301/

Modelling the behaviour of corporations during the flood damage recovery process using multi-agent deep reinforcement learning https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12845

Physically based cold regions river flood prediction in data-sparse regions: The Yukon River Basin flow forecasting system https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12835

In 2021, the Emergency Event Database (EM-DAT) recorded 432 disastrous events related to natural hazards worldwide https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/2021-disasters-numbers

Emergency management

Thousands stranded in China resort city amid COVID lockdown https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/thousands-stranded-china-resort-city-amid-covid-lockdown-88033915

Does BA.5 spread more easily outdoors than previous variants? https://www.today.com/health/health/ba5-variant-outdoor-transmission-rcna41300

Firefighters ‘stretched to the limit’ and running out of crew as service braces for another UK heatwave https://inews.co.uk/news/firefighters-stretched-limit-braces-uk-heatwave-1784412

Northern NSW flood report probing government response to be released today https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-09/northern-nsw-flood-response-report-to-be-released-/101311728

Parliamentary flood report finds SES and Resilience NSW failed Lismore, northern NSW communities https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-09/nsw-parliamentary-flood-inquiry-report-finds-agencies-failed/101302802

Hawkesbury Community Alliance calls on NSW government to act now on urgent flood mitigation https://www.hawkesburypost.com.au/post/hawkesbury-community-alliance-urges-nsw-government-to-act-now-on-urgent-flood-mitigation

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Machine learning model uses social media for more accurate wildfire monitoring https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/238432/machine-learning-model-uses-social-media/

Residents Vote on Tax for Wildfire Mitigation and Response https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/residents-vote-on-tax-for-wildfire-mitigation-and-response

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has ramped up its ongoing efforts to educate the community about home fire safety https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/incident.php

Psychology and disasters

The Mental Health of Minority and Marginalized Young People: An Opportunity for Action https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00333549221102390

Climate change and extreme heat are making us more anxious https://theconversation.com/climate-change-and-extreme-heat-are-making-us-more-anxious-187830

Sociology and disasters

Status and Social Capital: A Cross-Sectional Quantitative Investigation of Flood Survivors in South Punjab, Pakistan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/362322408_Status_and_Social_Capital_A_Cross-Sectional_Quantitative_Investigation_of_Flood_Survivors_in_South_Punjab_Pakistan

Do disasters trigger protests? A conceptual view of the connection between disasters, injustice, and protests—The case of COVID-19 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpos.2022.836420/full

These communities are trapped in harm’s way as climate disasters mount https://grist.org/article/these-communities-are-trapped-in-harms-way-as-climate-disasters-mount/

Beating the Heat: Investing in Pro-Poor Solutions for Urban Resilience https://www.adb.org/publications/beating-heat-pro-poor-solutions-urban-resilience

Today in disaster resilience (5 August 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Severe flash floods and mudslides leave at least 53 people dead, Iran https://watchers.news/2022/07/30/severe-flash-floods-and-mudslides-leave-at-least-53-people-dead-iran/

Flash floods kill over 300 in Pakistan as more monsoon rain is forecast https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jul/27/flash-floods-kill-over-300-in-pakistan-as-more-monsoon-rain-is-forecast

How two 1-in-1,000 year rain events hit the U.S. in two days https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/07/29/kentucky-stlouis-flood-climate-explainer/

At least 22 dead, many missing after rivers burst banks in Uganda’s Mbale District https://watchers.news/2022/08/01/at-least-22-dead-many-missing-after-rivers-burst-banks-in-ugandas-mbale-district/

Four siblings among the 28 people killed in devastating Kentucky flooding https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/four-siblings-26-people-killed-devastating-kentucky-flooding-rcna40840

Volcano near Iceland’s capital, main airport erupts again after 8-month pause https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/iceland-fagradalsfjall-volcano-1.6539917

Wildfire burning near ski resort forces evacuation of hundreds https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/wildfire-burning-near-ski-resort-forces-evacuation-of-hundreds-1004224119/

US high tide flooding breaks records in multiple locations https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/3584713-us-high-tide-flooding-breaks-records-in-multiple-locations/

The Gambia – Floods Leave Homes and Roads Damaged, Two Fatalities Reported https://floodlist.com/africa/gambia-july-august-2022-floods

Sri Lanka – Over 2,000 Displaced and 3 Dead After Heavy Rain, Floods and Landslides https://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-august-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Aug 2022: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Semeru, Ibu https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/188211/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Aug-2022-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Semeru-Ibu-Reve.html

More than 540 000 people ordered to evacuate as heavy rainfall hits Japan https://watchers.news/2022/08/04/more-than-540-000-people-ordered-to-evacuate-as-heavy-rainfall-hits-japan/

4 people killed and more than 100 structures destroyed in McKinney Fire – California’s largest in deadliest fire of the season https://watchers.news/2022/08/04/4-people-killed-and-more-than-100-structures-destroyed-in-mckinney-fire-californias-largest-in-deadliest-fire-of-the-season/

More than 500 people killed, thousands of homes destroyed as record-breaking rains hit Pakistan https://watchers.news/2022/08/04/more-than-500-people-killed-thousands-of-homes-destroyed-as-record-breaking-rains-hit-pakistan/

Nigeria – Deadly Floods in Jigawa State https://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-jigawa-august-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Summer Is Hot, but This Is Abnormal https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/06/summer-normal-heat-season-deadly/619302/

Confronting climate change means sharing power https://e-tangata.co.nz/comment-and-analysis/confronting-climate-change-means-sharing-power/

Loss of tourism fears as European heatwaves cause record melting of glaciers https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-31/european-glaciers-impacted-by-climate-change/101272402

‘Soon it will be unrecognisable’: total climate meltdown cannot be stopped, says expert https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/30/total-climate-meltdown-inevitable-heatwaves-global-catastrophe

Reconstructing volcanic eruptions to help scientists predict climate risks: USask research https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2022/reconstructing-volcanic-eruptions-to-help-scientists-predict-climate-risks-usask-research.php

Major consensus reached on Australian climate risk reporting https://www.ausbanking.org.au/major-consensus-reached-on-australian-climate-risk-reporting/

Climate change is intensifying the water cycle, bringing more powerful storms and flooding – here’s what the science shows https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-intensifying-the-water-cycle-bringing-more-powerful-storms-and-flooding-heres-what-the-science-shows-187951

In Greece, and across Europe, the mercury is rapidly rising. So is the desperation https://www.crikey.com.au/2022/07/18/heatwave-in-greece-climate-change/

Climate endgame: risk of human extinction ‘dangerously underexplored’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/01/climate-endgame-risk-human-extinction-scientists-global-heating-catastrophe

Global urban exposure to extreme heat https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/global-urban-population-exposure-extreme-heat

Troubling new research shows warm waters rushing towards the world’s biggest ice sheet in Antarctica https://theconversation.com/troubling-new-research-shows-warm-waters-rushing-towards-the-worlds-biggest-ice-sheet-in-antarctica-187483

Climate Endgame: Exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2108146119

Regional towns look to community batteries as renewable energy solution https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-04/communities-drive-renewable-energy-solutions/101295724

Floods are getting more common. Do you know your risk? https://www.npr.org/2022/08/03/1114981133/floods-are-getting-more-common-do-you-know-your-risk

Climate disinformation leaves lasting mark as world heats https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-science-fires-american-petroleum-institute-014d4825f21084a80eb71414dbe63b9e

Spain orders temperature limits for businesses in sweeping energy saving decree https://www.politico.eu/article/spain-order-temperature-limit-business-energy-saving-decree/

‘Sleepwalking to disaster’: Biology prof on how climate change is wreaking havoc on our lakes https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/sleepwalking-to-disaster-biology-prof-on-how-climate-change-is-wreaking-havoc-on-our-lakes-1.6009780

New Zealand releases its first national plan to protect against climate-driven disasters https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/03/new-zealand-releases-its-first-national-plan-to-protect-against-climate-driven-disasters

Current and projected regional economic impacts of heatwaves in Europe https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-26050-z.pdf

Borderless Heat Hazards With Bordered Impacts https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2021EF002064

Landmark Climate Change Lawsuit Moves Forward as German Judges Arrive in Peru https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/08/04/landmark-climate-change-lawsuit-moves-forward-as-german-judges-arrive-in-peru/

As the rate of global warming hastens, snow-covered areas in Australia and abroad could take on a completely different complexion by 2050 https://themountainjournal.com/2021/11/22/atmospheric-rivers-threaten-snow-pack/

Betting on the best case: higher end warming is underrepresented in research https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac13ef/meta

Australia’s climate change targets will become law. What happens now? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/aug/05/australias-climate-change-targets-will-become-law-what-happens-now

Disaster risk reduction

‘These seas have stolen front yards’: Sydney beaches at risk of being washed away https://www.watoday.com.au/environment/weather/these-seas-have-stolen-front-yards-sydney-beaches-at-risk-of-being-washed-away-20220726-p5b4r9.html

Predicting earthquakes using ionospheric total electron content anomalies- study https://watchers.news/2022/07/29/predicting-earthqukes-using-ionospheric-total-electron-content-anomalies-study/

Outback in bloom as floodwaters travel hundreds of kilometres into Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-31/kati-thanda-lake-eyre-wildflowers-water-outback-in-bloom/101284992

High-resolution satellite products improve hydrological modeling in northern Italy https://hess.copernicus.org/articles/26/3921/2022/

NOAA Tool Now Brings Disaster Risk, Vulnerability Down to Community Level https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/emergency-preparedness/noaa-tool-now-brings-disaster-risk-vulnerability-down-to-community-level/

New Zealand’s White Island is likely to erupt violently again, but a new alert system could give hours of warning and save lives https://theconversation.com/new-zealands-white-island-is-likely-to-erupt-violently-again-but-a-new-alert-system-could-give-hours-of-warning-and-save-lives-142656

BOM declares negative Indian Ocean Dipole, likely to add to unrelenting rain in Australia’s east https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-03/bom-negative-indian-ocean-dipole-declared-la-nina/101258982

Johor govt finding ways to prevent flash floods https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/08/02/johor-govt-finding-ways-to-prevent-flash-floods/

Heat Turned McKinney Fire into Deadly, Unstoppable Monster https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/heat-turned-mckinney-fire-into-deadly-unstoppable-monster

Adapting to flood risk: Evidence from global cities https://voxeu.org/article/adapting-flood-risk-evidence-global-cities

Nine Reasons Why Extreme Floods may be Worse Than Expected https://eos.org/editor-highlights/nine-reasons-why-extreme-floods-may-be-worse-than-expected

What is a flash flood? A civil engineer explains https://theconversation.com/what-is-a-flash-flood-a-civil-engineer-explains-187961

Explorers just uncovered Australia’s deepest cave. A hydrogeologist explains how they form https://theconversation.com/explorers-just-uncovered-australias-deepest-cave-a-hydrogeologist-explains-how-they-form-188064

The future of disaster resiliency and the need for a global vulnerability index https://council.science/current/blog/the-future-of-disaster-resiliency-and-the-need-for-a-global-vulnerability-index/

Data vs disaster: Inside the Philippines’ natural emergency preparedness programme https://govinsider.asia/citizen-centric/data-vs-disaster-inside-the-philippines-natural-emergency-preparedness-programme-undp-philippines/

Extreme Weather Loss and Damage Estimation Using a Hybrid Simulation Technique https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s13753-022-00430-5.pdf

Latest outlooks for Atlantic hurricane season: Less frenzied, but still above average https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/08/latest-outlooks-for-atlantic-hurricane-season-less-frenzied-but-still-above-average/

The challenge of unprecedented floods and droughts in risk management https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04917-5

Changing compound rainfall events in Tasmania https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.7791

Emergency management

How the omicron subvariant BA.5 became a master of disguise – and what it means for the current COVID-19 surge https://theconversation.com/how-the-omicron-subvariant-ba-5-became-a-master-of-disguise-and-what-it-means-for-the-current-covid-19-surge-187132

Infrastructure damage hampers flood recovery in Kentucky https://apnews.com/article/floods-storms-kentucky-weather-emergency-management-6971f52cd2cc0cc79da8553dbc5d38f4

The forgotten valley: town left in disarray from recent floods buys walkie talkies to communicate https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/31/the-forgotten-valley-town-left-in-disarray-from-recent-floods-buys-walkie-talkies-to-communicate

A 17-year-old swam out of her flooded home with her dog and waited for hours on a roof to be rescued https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/29/us/kentucky-floods-teenager-roof-rescue/index.html

Why is Monkeypox Evolving So Fast? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-is-monkeypox-evolving-so-fast/

Habitual mask-wearing is likely helping Japan, Singapore and South Korea bring daily Omicron deaths down, epidemiologists say https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-01/japan-singapore-south-korea-omicron-wave-and-mask-wearing-impact/101266844

Undisclosed Flood Damage Financially Soaks Home Buyers https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/undisclosed-flood-damage-financially-soaks-home-buyers

NSW government will move to dismantle Resilience NSW following independent flood inquiry https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-04/resilience-nsw-set-to-be-dismantled/101302574

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Be Prepared to be Away During an Emergency https://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2022/07/parents-day/

When Extreme Weather Reigns, Disinformation Pours https://www.desmog.com/2022/07/29/extreme-weather-climate-disinformation-droughts-hurricanes-floods-wildfires/

Responding to a Volcanic Eruption, a Virtual Experience to Reality https://vipscommission.org/responding-to-a-volcanic-eruption/

Smoke from raging wildfires can harm health https://www.reuters.com/world/smoke-raging-wildfires-can-harm-health-2022-07-21/

Community preparedness program in the UK #30days30waysUK https://bit.ly/30days30waysUKProg2022

Psychology and disasters

Why take the risk? Exploring the psychosocial determinants of floodwater driving https://www.naturalhazards.com.au/resources/publications/journal-article/why-take-risk-exploring-psychosocial-determinants-floodwater

The July heatwave that brought chaos to London has changed the way Brits see the sun https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2022/07/31/hope-youre-staying-cool-london-heatwave/

Far from home: Infrastructure, access to essential services, and risk perceptions about hazard weather events https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420922004046

Sociology and disasters

Why gender-specific data is critical to manage disaster risk https://www.policyforum.net/why-gender-specific-data-is-critical-to-manage-disaster-risk/

UGA research: Wildfires disproportionately affect the poor https://news.uga.edu/wildfires-disproportionately-affect-poor/

Income and Insurability as Factors in Wildfire Risk https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/13/7/1130

Today in disaster resilience (29 July 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Damaging tornado hits Shangqiu, Henan, China https://watchers.news/2022/07/23/damaging-tornado-hits-shangqiu-henan-china/

Severe flash floods hit Fars Province, leaving at least 20 people dead and 3 missing, Iran https://watchers.news/2022/07/23/severe-flash-floods-hit-fars-province-leaving-at-least-20-people-dead-and-3-missing-iran/

Wildfires burn coastal homes, forests in Greece as Europe’s heatwave spreads east https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/wildfires-burn-coastal-homes-forests-greece-europes-heatwave-spreads-east-2022-07-24/

California Governor declares emergency over ‘explosive’ wildfire near Yosemite National Park https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-24/governor-declares-emergency-over-wildfire-near-yosemite/101265256

Thailand – Flooding Affects 7 Provinces, 1 Fatality Reported https://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-july-2022

Death toll from weekslong rains in Pakistan rises to 282 https://apnews.com/article/floods-pakistan-traffic-monsoons-eeddccea3fa45b09fc65cc8c51cf8fbe

At least 14 fatalities as heavy rainfall hits Yemen https://watchers.news/2022/07/25/at-least-14-fatalities-as-heavy-rainfall-hits-yemen/

State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Sochi, Russia https://watchers.news/2022/07/25/state-of-emergency-declared-after-severe-floods-hit-sochi-russia/

Central African Republic – Floods Cause Fatalities, Hundreds of Homes Destroyed https://floodlist.com/africa/central-african-republic-floods-july-2022

USA – Severe Flash Floods in Missouri After Record Rainfall https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-in-missouri-stlouis-record-rainfall-july-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jul 2022: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Semeru, Shiveluch, Ibu, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/187388/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Jul-2022-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Semeru-Shiveluch-Ibu-Sangay-Sa.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean https://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/climate/wmo-statement-state-of-global-climate/LAC

In a paradox, cleaner air is now adding to global warming https://www.science.org/content/article/paradox-cleaner-air-now-adding-global-warming

Do these heat waves mean climate change is happening faster than expected? https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/07/21/1056291/do-these-heatwaves-mean-climate-change-is-worse-than-we-thought/

Climate Change and Land-use Changes Increase Likelihood of Flood Events https://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2022_067_climate-change-and-land-use-changes-increase-likelihood-of-flood-events.php

State of the climate: 2022 on track for a summer of extreme heat https://www.carbonbrief.org/state-of-the-climate-2022-on-track-for-a-summer-of-extreme-heat/

We’re entering a climate that humans did not evolve to withstand https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/3571621-were-entering-a-climate-that-humans-did-not-evolve-to-withstand/

The terrestrial water cycle in a warming world https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01412-7

Europe’s Devastating Heat Wave Shows Keeping Calm and Carrying On Is Not an Option https://www.cnet.com/science/climate/europes-devastating-heatwave-shows-keeping-calm-and-carrying-on-is-not-an-option/

Faced with more deadly heat waves, US cities are taking an unprecedented step https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/20/weather/deadly-heat-waves-chief-heat-officers-climate/#:~:text=(CNN)%20When%20Jane%20Gilbert%20was,the%20same%20level%20as%20hurricanes

Zoe, the World’s First Named Heat Wave, Arrives in Seville https://time.com/6200153/first-named-heat-wave-zoe-seville/

Here’s how this year’s heatwaves are impacting the world, and how we can prepare for the future https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/07/heat-waves-climate-change-europe-northern-hemisphere/

‘Silent killer’: A series on surviving the extremely hot future https://thebulletin.org/silent-killer-a-series-on-surviving-the-extremely-hot-future/

Greenland Loses 6 Billion Tons of Ice in 3 Days, Harbinger of Unprecedented Coastal Flooding https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/07/24/greenland-loses-6-billion-tons-ice-3-days-harbinger-unprecedented-coastal-flooding

Climate change: UK cities warned of wildfire risk https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62253581

Alaska experiencing wildfires on a scale it’s never seen; climate change seen as the key cause https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/7/25/23277724/alaska-wildfires-climate-change

St. Louis has been hit by record flash flooding. Here’s how it’s related to climate change https://news.yahoo.com/st-louis-flash-flooding-emergency-climate-change-rainfall-200601972.html

Europe’s record summer of heat and fires – visualised https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2022/jul/26/how-europe-has-been-hit-by-record-fire-damage-and-temperatures

Life on the Edge: Adapting Coastal Management in a Changing Climate https://aips.net.au/aq-magazine/current-edition/93-3-power/

How likely would Britain’s 40°C heatwave have been without climate change? https://theconversation.com/how-likely-would-britains-40-c-heatwave-have-been-without-climate-change-187368

Pacific Northwest faces unusually long heat wave: ‘I’m doing the classic popsicle diet’ https://news.yahoo.com/seattle-breaks-record-high-temperatures-021350094.html

Attributing decadal climate variability in coastal sea-level trends https://os.copernicus.org/articles/18/1093/2022/

Trapped meltwater affects mass loss of Greenland ice sheet https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01986-4

NUS researchers develop new urban planning GIS tool to improve urban climate resilience https://news.nus.edu.sg/nus-researchers-develop-new-urban-planning-gis-tool-to-improve-urban-climate-resilience/

Biden Administration launches Heat.gov with tools for communities facing extreme heat https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/biden-administration-launches-heatgov-with-tools-for-communities-facing-extreme-heat

Extreme rainfall will be worse and more frequent than we thought, according to new studies https://grist.org/extreme-weather/extreme-rainfall-will-be-worse-and-more-frequent-than-we-thought-according-to-new-studies/

Global warming of 2C could ‘double’ flooding costs in China compared to 1.5C https://www.carbonbrief.org/global-warming-of-2c-could-double-flooding-costs-in-china-compared-to-1-5c/

Disaster risk reduction

New research in Arnhem Land reveals why institutional fire management is inferior to cultural burning https://theconversation.com/new-research-in-arnhem-land-reveals-why-institutional-fire-management-is-inferior-to-cultural-burning-184562

As France battles wildfires, experts call for a rethink of forest management https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220719-as-france-battles-wildfires-experts-call-for-a-rethink-of-forest-management

One more chapter in the never-ending story of wildfires https://sciencemediacentre.es/en/one-more-chapter-never-ending-story-wildfires

It’s Time to Fix Our Water-Logged National Flood Insurance Program https://www.nrdc.org/stories/time-fix-water-logged-national-flood-insurance-program

Community Science Project Helps Track Geohazard Risks in Uganda https://eos.org/articles/community-science-project-helps-track-geohazard-risks-in-uganda

‘Building too close to the water. It’s ridiculous!’ Talk of buyouts after floods shows need to get serious about climate adaptation https://theconversation.com/building-too-close-to-the-water-its-ridiculous-talk-of-buyouts-after-floods-shows-need-to-get-serious-about-climate-adaptation-186999

Landsat turns 50: How satellites revolutionized the way we see – and protect – the natural world https://theconversation.com/landsat-turns-50-how-satellites-revolutionized-the-way-we-see-and-protect-the-natural-world-186986

Magnitude and source area estimations of severe prehistoric earthquakes in the western Austrian Alps https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/22/2057/2022/

Climate change, rising insurance costs, food security singled out in CSIRO megatrends report https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-07-27/climate-change-insurance-csiro-megatrends-report/101261034

A once-in-a-decade report from CSIRO, Our Future World, identifies seven global megatrends that hold the key to the challenges and opportunities ahead https://www.csiro.au/en/research/technology-space/data/Our-Future-World

Future flooding increases unequal exposure risks to relic industrial pollution https://firststreet.org/research-lab/published-research/published-research-future-flooding-increases-unequal-exposure-risks-to-relic-industrial-pollution/

What we’re watching: Weekly disaster update, July 25 https://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/what-were-watching-weekly-disaster-update-july-25/

Repeatedly flooded communities to receive dedicated funding https://www.gov.uk/government/news/repeatedly-flooded-communities-to-receive-dedicated-funding

The Ember: Canada’s wildfire bulletin https://www.canadawildfire.org/so/1bO8YHR3C

Land cover data just got real-time https://blog.google/products/earth/dynamic-world-land-cover-data/

New model developed to predict landslides along wildfire burn scars https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/07/220727075013.htm

A German-Indonesian research group is exploring the dangers posed by landslides on volcanoes https://www.deutschland.de/en/topic/knowledge/tsunami-research-germany-indonesia

Multiform flood risk in a rapidly changing world: what we do not do, what we should and why it matters https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac7ed9/meta

Flood and wildfire risks: Translating risk ratings into future costs can help homebuyers and renters grasp the odds – and act on them https://theconversation.com/flood-and-wildfire-risks-translating-risk-ratings-into-future-costs-can-help-homebuyers-and-renters-grasp-the-odds-and-act-on-them-186798

An independent Deloitte Report into this year’s South East Queensland floods has revealed an estimated total cost of $7.7 billion to Queensland https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/95831

Emergency management

How the body responds to extreme temperatures, and what we can do to beat the potentially lethal impact https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-23/how-the-body-responds-to-extreme-temperatures-and-what-we-can-do/101257350

Biggest Monkeypox Study To Date Contains Hundreds Of Pictures And Details New Symptoms https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2022/07/22/biggest-monkeypox-study-to-date-contains-hundreds-of-pictures-and-details-symptoms/

Disaster capitalism: Business has found an upside to fires and floods https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/disaster-capitalism-business-has-found-an-upside-to-fires-and-floods-20220721-p5b3iz.html

Oak fire remains uncontained as Al Gore warns ‘civilization at stake’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/24/california-oak-wildfire-uncontained

Australia’s COVID-19 cases and death rates currently among world’s highest per capita https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-25/covid-19-stats-australia-death-rate-high/101266098

COVID reinfections appear to be surging in the latest Omicron wave. Here’s what we know https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-25/covid-omicron-reinfections-pandemic-spread/101258670

Monkeypox explained: How to protect yourself and what to watch out for https://www.npr.org/2022/07/24/1113197119/monkeypox-symptoms-prevention-vaccines-what-to-know

UK heatwave: how the fire service will need to prepare as extreme weather events get worse https://theconversation.com/uk-heatwave-how-the-fire-service-will-need-to-prepare-as-extreme-weather-events-get-worse-187405

Covid origin studies say evidence points to Wuhan market https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62307383

Responding to eruptive transitions during the 2020–2021 eruption of La Soufrière volcano, St. Vincent https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31901-4

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Quake early warning system: Would Kiwis use it properly? https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/quake-early-warning-system-would-kiwis-use-it-properly/2HGPTZDPVCA7NUSJM5M6ARHSQE/

Yes, the state of the environment is grim, but you can make a difference, right in your own neighbourhood https://theconversation.com/yes-the-state-of-the-environment-is-grim-but-you-can-make-a-difference-right-in-your-own-neighbourhoood-187259

Community Scientists Help to Beat the Heat https://eos.org/editor-highlights/community-scientists-help-to-beat-the-heat

Flood risk governance in Brazil and the UK: facilitating knowledge exchange through research gaps and the potential of citizen-generated data https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-01-2022-0016/full/html

Framing Disaster Risk Perception and Vulnerability in Social Media Communication: A Literature Reviewhttps://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/15/9148

Threats lead to cancellation of fire risk map meetings https://www.mailtribune.com/top-stories/2022/07/26/meetings-on-fire-risk-map-changed-to-online-only/

Psychology and disasters

Wildland Firefighter Health and Wellbeing https://www.doi.gov/wildlandfire/health

Flooding in Germany: One year on, nothing is back to normal https://www.dw.com/en/flooding-in-germany-one-year-on-nothing-is-back-to-normal/a-62462097

Effectiveness of fitness training and psychosocial education intervention programs in wildland firefighting: a cluster randomised control trial https://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/WF21126

Sociology and disasters

Heatwaves: why ethnic minorities in the UK are more vulnerable, and what to do about it https://theconversation.com/heatwaves-why-ethnic-minorities-in-the-uk-are-more-vulnerable-and-what-to-do-about-it-187576

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

Today in disaster resilience (22 July 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Deadly weather: 6 dead in Montana dust storm pile-up; 2 dead in Colorado flooding https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/07/16/montana-crashes-hardin-pileup-dust-storm-colorado-flood/10076850002/

The heatwave gripping Europe that sparked a ‘red’ warning in the UK is expected to get worse https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-17/europe-heatwave-uk-red-warning-temperatures-increase-monday/101245370

Heatwave: More evacuations as Mediterranean wildfires spread https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62196045

More than 1 000 heat-related deaths reported in Spain and Portugal https://watchers.news/2022/07/18/more-than-1-000-heat-related-deaths-reported-in-spain-and-portugal/

China floods leave at least 12 dead, with thousands evacuated https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/18/china-floods-sichuan-gansu-province-dead-thousands-evacuated

USA – Rain on Burn Scar Areas Triggers Deadly Flooding in Colorado https://floodlist.com/america/usa/flood-burn-scar-colorado-arizona-july-2022

Sudan – 13 Fatalities After Floods in Sennar and South Darfur https://floodlist.com/africa/floods-sudan-july-2022

UK officials declare major incident as fires burn outside London amid historic heatwave https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-20/united-kingdom-record-temperatures-fires-burn-london/101252668

More than 480 000 people told to evacuate as record-breaking rainfall hits southwestern Japan https://watchers.news/2022/07/19/more-than-480-000-people-told-to-evacuate-as-record-breaking-rainfall-hits-southwestern-japan/

Heatwave: Ferocious European heat heads north https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62216159

Heat deaths in large Arizona county hit half-year record https://apnews.com/article/arizona-phoenix-heat-waves-deserts-climate-and-environment-977c3c0a6a54f4b30c81a33a1423f3d6

Niger – Heavy Rain and Floods Destroy Hundreds of Homes, 8 Fatalities Reported https://floodlist.com/africa/niger-floods-july-2022

Nigeria – Floods Wreak Havoc in Yobe State https://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-june-july-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Jul 2022: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Sangay, Nevado del Ruiz, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/186809/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Jul-2022-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Sangay-Nevado-del-Ruiz-Sabancaya.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A hypothetical weather forecast for 2050 is coming true next week https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/15/weather/2050-uk-forecast-comes-true-in-2022/index.html

Long-term drought intensification over Europe driven by the weakening trend of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214581822001896

‘Climate change affects everyone’: Europe battles wildfires in intense heat https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/spain-portugal-battle-wildfires-heatwaves-scorch-southern-europe-2022-07-17/

Lake Mead, once the largest water reservoir in the US, now little more than a graveyard https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-17/lake-mead-nevada-drought-water-levels-drop-further/101229988

Australians are installing rooftop solar like never before. Who is burdened with taking care of it at home? https://theconversation.com/australians-are-installing-rooftop-solar-like-never-before-who-is-burdened-with-taking-care-of-it-at-home-184840

High-tide floods surge as climate changes and sea level rises https://phys.org/news/2022-07-high-tide-surge-climate-sea.html

This heatwave has eviscerated the idea that small changes can tackle extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/18/heatwave-extreme-weather-uk-climate-crisis

Humanity faces ‘collective suicide’ over climate crisis, warns UN chief https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/18/humanity-faces-collective-suicide-over-climate-crisis-warns-un-chief

Europe’s big dry https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-temperature-heat-wave-drought/

Day of 40C shocks scientists as UK heat record ‘absolutely obliterated’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/19/day-of-40c-shocks-scientists-as-uk-heat-record-absolutely-obliterated

Melting Snow From Climate Change Could Lead To Unpredictable Water Levels, Study Suggests https://www.forbes.com/sites/madelinehalpert/2022/07/18/melting-snow-from-climate-change-could-lead-to-unpredictable-water-levels-study-suggests/

Why is it so hot? Climate change is here https://news.trust.org/item/20220718101036-cl1q0/

California Wildfires Could Destroy Forests Forever https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/california-wildfires-could-destroy-forests-forever

Heatwave: The UK and Europe’s record temperatures in maps and charts https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62224157

The amount of Greenland ice that melted last weekend could cover West Virginia in a foot of water https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/20/world/greenland-heat-wave-ice-melting-climate/index.html

Extreme weather: What is it and how is it connected to climate change? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58073295

The UK just hit 40℃ for the first time. It’s a stark reminder of the deadly heat awaiting Australia https://theconversation.com/the-uk-just-hit-40-for-the-first-time-its-a-stark-reminder-of-the-deadly-heat-awaiting-australia-187347

Record-breaking heat waves show we need to adapt to the climate crisis now https://www.dw.com/en/record-breaking-heat-waves-show-we-need-to-adapt-to-the-climate-crisis-now/a-61661802

How the UK’s ‘insane’ 40C heat was forecast ‘weeks in advance’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-the-uks-insane-40c-heat-was-forecast-weeks-in-advance/

The Landsat archive of decades of change on the Earth is a brilliant starting point for a rigorous scientific analysis of climate change https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/fifty-years-landsat-impartial-eye-climate-change

Accelerated western European heatwave trends linked to more-persistent double jets over Eurasia https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31432-y

Decreasing surface albedo signifies a growing importance of clouds for Greenland Ice Sheet meltwater production https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31434-w

Heatwave relief: What can hot countries teach us about keeping cool? https://news.trust.org/item/20220719084404-1u4yr/

Wildfires are becoming more common in the UK – but the threat can be managed https://theconversation.com/wildfires-are-becoming-more-common-in-the-uk-but-the-threat-can-be-managed-187217

Disaster risk reduction

NSW flood plain harvesting rules won’t protect environment, government advisers warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/17/nsw-flood-plain-harvesting-rules-wont-protect-environment-government-advisers-warn

Subduction earthquake cycles controlled by episodic fluid pressure cycling https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0024493722002092

A personal reflection by Dr Sam Ramsden, Charity Support Coordinator at the Flood Innovation Centre on the 15th anniversary of the Hull floods https://floodinnovation.co.uk/a-personal-response-to-the-15th-anniversary-of-the-hull-floods/

The Controversial Plan to Unleash the Mississippi https://hakaimagazine.com/features/the-controversial-plan-to-unleash-the-mississippi/

Primary drivers of multidecadal spatial and temporal patterns of shoreline change derived from optical satellite imagery https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X22002537

Mapping a Volcanic Eruption in the Backyard of Iceland’s Capital https://eos.org/articles/mapping-a-volcanic-eruption-in-the-backyard-of-icelands-capital

Elevated flooding risk lingers over NSW for months to come https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/elevated-flooding-risk-lingers-over-nsw-for-months-to-come-20220721-p5b3if.html

Questions over Sydney sprawl as Australia cleans up after floods https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/21/questions-over-sydney-sprawl-as-australia-cleans-up-after-floods

Emergency management

‘The way it’s playing out is unexpected’: UK faces up to changing waves of Covid https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/17/unexpected-changing-waves-covid-seasonal

How omicron subvariants are causing a surge in COVID infections https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-omicron-subvariants-are-causing-a-surge-in-covid-infections

Post-disaster policies expose more people to disaster risks https://voxeu.org/article/post-disaster-policies-expose-more-people-disaster-risks

Portugal fights wildfires with new tactics as heatwaves raise risk https://news.trust.org/item/20220715150955-7zfy5/

Data reveals the ‘unseen tragedy’ of COVID-19 pandemic as thousands wait longer for elective surgery https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-20/covid-19-cause-unseen-tragedy-thousands-wait-elective-surgery/101251126

Map shows devastating scale of wildfires across Europe https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/18/map-shows-devastating-scale-of-wildfires-across-europe-17018440/?ito=article.mweb.share.top.twitter

BA.5 doesn’t care that you just had Covid-19 https://www.vox.com/23200811/covid-19-omicron-ba5-reinfection-vaccine-paxlovid

It’s not just heat stroke. Extreme temperatures pose special risk to people with chronic illness (and that’s a lot of us) https://www.statnews.com/2022/07/19/heat-waves-risk-to-people-with-chronic-illness/

Hurricane preparedness is expensive. Emergency managers and community leaders are looking for a solution https://www.wuft.org/news/2022/07/19/hurricane-preparedness-is-expensive-emergency-managers-and-community-leaders-are-looking-for-a-solution/

Masks are ‘strongly suggested’ by health authorities as the winter COVID wave hits. Here’s how effective they are https://theconversation.com/masks-are-strongly-suggested-by-health-authorities-as-the-winter-covid-wave-hits-heres-how-effective-they-are-187006

Data and imagery from the joint USGS/NASA Landsat satellites play a critical role in understanding the impact, severity, and extent of large fires https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/fifty-years-landsat-watchman-wildfires

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Flood recovery forum in Abbotsford focused on ‘breaking down silos’ https://www.abbynews.com/news/flood-recovery-forum-in-abbotsford-focused-on-breaking-down-silos/

More than a warning: Expanding the role of communication in Eastern Caribbean volcano science https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2022.907559/full

Maximum temperatures and how they are recorded https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2022/07/18/maximum-temperatures-and-how-theyre-recorded/

Psychology and disasters

Instead of planning for dry conditions, Americans seem incapable of even remembering them https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/07/history-flood-drought-photography-climate-change/670549/

As Europe Swelters, How Are We Affected Psychologically? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/disaster-choice/202207/europe-swelters-how-are-we-affected-psychologically

Sociology and disasters

This briefing looks at how climate change affects vulnerable groups https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/just-resilience-leaving-no-one-behind/towards-just-resilience-leaving-no

The risks to the most vulnerable from extreme heat are growing due to a lack of access to sustainable cooling https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/chilling-prospects-tracking-sustainable-cooling-all-2022

The Key To Disaster Survival? Friends And Neighbors https://www.npr.org/2011/07/04/137526401/the-key-to-disaster-survival-friends-and-neighbors

When disaster strikes, these Americans may not be ready https://news.osu.edu/when-disaster-strikes-these-americans-may-not-be-ready/

Nowhere left to turn, part 1: Venezuela’s COVID fallout leaves children dying and the poor scavenging for food https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2022/07/13/Venezuela-COVID-fallout-leaves-children-dying-and-the-poor-scavenging-for-food

Today in disaster resilience (15 July 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Dozens injured in Portugal wildfires as heatwave to intensify https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/10/portugal-wildfires-dozens-injured-heatwave-intensify

India – 16 Killed, 40 Missing in Amarnath Flash Floods https://floodlist.com/asia/india-amarnath-kashmir-floods-july-2022

Increased seismicity, eruption alert level raised for Tsurumidake and Garandake, Japan https://watchers.news/2022/07/11/increased-seismicity-eruption-alert-level-rasied-for-tsurumidake-and-garandake-japan/

Fire threatening Yosemite’s famed grove of giant sequoia trees is still growing https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/yosemite-washburn-fire-sequoia-tree/index.html

British tourists survive avalanche in Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/11/british-tourists-survive-avalanche-in-tian-shan-mountains-of-kyrgyzstan

Farm on Hawkesbury River north of Sydney falling into giant sinkhole https://www.9news.com.au/national/sydney-floods-sinkhole-hawkesbury-river-house-inxs/3ce924ec-c8f5-45e0-8c77-cad05cea42cc

Dangerous heatwaves engulf parts of China, US and Europe https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/12/dangerous-heatwaves-engulf-parts-china-us-europe

India – Heavy Rain and Floods in Gujarat Affect Over 1 Million https://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-gujarat-july-2022

Afghanistan – Thousands of Homes Damaged, 39 Lives Lost After More Flash Floods https://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-update-july-2022

Philippines – Heavy Rain Triggers Flash Floods and Landslides in 7 Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-landslides-july-2022

China – 1 Dead, 8 Missing After Flash Floods in Heilongjiang https://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-heilongjiang-july-2022

Pakistan floods: 135 killed and hundreds homeless as record monsoon rains wreak havoc https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/pakistan-floods-rain-monsoon-balochistan-b2119792.html

Days of heavy rainfall in eastern Indonesia caused flooding and landslides in parts of the Maluku Islands over the last few days, causing 7 fatalities https://www.sott.net/article/469820-Deadly-floods-and-landslides-hit-Maluku-Islands-Indonesia-9-inches-of-rain-in-24-hours

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Jul 2022: Karymsky volcano, Semeru, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/186179/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Jul-2022-Karymsky-volcano-Semeru-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sa.html

USA – Over 40 Unaccounted for After Flash Floods in Virginia https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-buchanan-virginia-july-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Integrated wind and solar still cheapest, and green hydrogen costs falling fast: CSIRO https://reneweconomy.com.au/integrated-wind-and-solar-still-the-cheapest-and-green-hydrogen-costs-falling-fast-csiro/

Alaska on fire: Thousands of lightning strikes and a warming climate put Alaska on pace for another historic fire season https://theconversation.com/alaska-on-fire-thousands-of-lightning-strikes-and-a-warming-climate-put-alaska-on-pace-for-another-historic-fire-season-186453

Catching maladaptation before it happens https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01409-2

We built an algorithm to predict how climate change will affect future conflict in the Horn of Africa: here’s what we found https://theconversation.com/we-built-an-algorithm-to-predict-how-climate-change-will-affect-future-conflict-in-the-horn-of-africa-heres-what-we-found-185627

Ravaged by floods, Bangladesh pitches plan to adapt to climate effects https://news.trust.org/item/20220706142355-ceahg/

‘In the mouth of dragons’: Melting glaciers threaten Pakistan’s north https://phys.org/news/2022-07-mouth-dragons-glaciers-threaten-pakistan.html

Decarbonisation now a priority at 80 per cent of manufacturing firms https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4052746/study-decarbonisation-priority-80-cent-manufacturing-firms

We Need to Stop Pretending we can Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C https://bylinetimes.com/2022/07/06/we-need-to-stop-pretending-we-can-limit-global-warming-to-1-5c/

Every heatwave occurring today is more intense due to climate change https://www.newscientist.com/article/2326163-every-heatwave-occurring-today-is-more-intense-due-to-climate-change/

Stability of the Antarctic Ice Sheet during the pre-industrial Holocene https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-022-00309-5

Pacific youth need action on climate change, Vanuatu PM says, as leaders seek to appeal to world’s highest court https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-12/pacific-youth-need-action-on-climate-change-vanuatu-pm-says/101232054

Nearly $2tn of damage inflicted on other countries by US emissions https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/12/us-carbon-emissions-greenhouse-gases-climate-crisis

High spatial and temporal variability in Antarctic ice discharge linked to ice shelf buttressing and bed geometry https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-13517-2

Global climate and environmental data sources to be made more accessible to citizens towards 2025 https://www.cmcc.it/article/global-climate-and-environmental-data-sources-to-be-made-more-accessible-to-citizens-towards-2025

Here’s who lives in your city’s worst heat islands https://ici.radio-canada.ca/info/2022/07/ilots-chaleur-villes-inegalites-injustice-changements-climatiques/en

How are cities planning for heat? Analysis of United States municipal plans https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac73a9

Extreme heatwaves are here to stay in the UK. It’s time for us to adapt https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/14/extreme-heatwaves-are-here-to-stay-in-the-uk-its-time-for-us-to-adapt

Why is it so hot in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and what are the dangers? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/11/why-so-hot-uk-europe-dangers-climate-crisis

We studied how the Antarctic ice sheet advanced and retreated over 10,000 years. It holds warnings for the future https://theconversation.com/we-studied-how-the-antarctic-ice-sheet-advanced-and-retreated-over-10-000-years-it-holds-warnings-for-the-future-185505

Contributions of Different Sea-Level Processes to High-Tide Flooding Along the U.S. Coastline https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2021JC018276

Maladapted: Ill-conceived attempts at climate adaptation threaten to make a bad situation even worse https://www.openmindmag.org/articles/maladapted

Extreme heat around the world in videos, photos and graphics https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/14/extreme-heat-around-the-world-in-videos-photos-and-graphics

NASA: June 2022 tied as Earth’s warmest June on record https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/07/nasa-june-2022-tied-as-earths-warmest-june-on-record/

Australia’s central climate policy pays people to grow trees that already existed https://theconversation.com/australias-central-climate-policy-pays-people-to-grow-trees-that-already-existed-taxpayers-and-the-environment-deserve-better-186900

Disaster risk reduction

‘Stark raving, barking mad’: experts question the building of homes below ‘worst-case’ flood levels in western Sydney https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/10/stark-raving-barking-mad-experts-question-the-building-of-homes-below-worst-case-flood-levels-in-western-sydney

Disturbance causes variation in sub-canopy fire weather conditions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168192322002659

Stalled monsoon behind devastating floods in northeast India and Bangladesh https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/climate/stalled-monsoon-behind-devastating-floods-northeast-india-bangladesh/

Maharashtra: Real-time Data System Installed In Ratnagiri For Flood Alerts, Info On Landslides https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/accidents-and-disasters/maharashtra-real-time-data-system-installed-in-ratnagiri-for-flood-alerts-info-on-landslides-articleshow.html

New Study Details Impacts of Tsunami from Fault Running Through Seattle https://www.dnr.wa.gov/news/new-study-details-impacts-tsunami-fault-running-through-seattle

Ocean and wave models complement atmosphere-only storm predictions https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/958150

Modelling of multi-sectoral critical infrastructure interdependencies for vulnerability analysis https://dprjournal.com/article/view/4454

Home buybacks in flood-prone NSW ‘cheaper’ than plan to raise Warragamba Dam wall, experts say https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/11/home-buybacks-in-flood-prone-nsw-cheaper-than-plan-to-raise-warragamba-dam-wall-experts-say

Raise the dam wall – the facts, the potential flood solutions, and why there’s no ‘silver bullet’ https://www.hawkesburypost.com.au/post/raise-the-dam-wall-the-facts-the-potential-flood-solutions-and-why-there-s-no-silver-bullet

New Zealand’s Lake Taupō supervolcano still very active, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/13/new-zealands-lake-taupo-supervolcano-still-very-active-study-finds

Measuring Community Disaster Resilience Over Time https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/jhsem-2021-0064/html

In the battle of human vs. water, ‘Water Always Wins’ https://www.sciencenews.org/article/water-humans-battle-drought-flood-detectives-book

Enhanced urban adaptation efforts needed to counter rising extreme rainfall risks https://www.nature.com/articles/s42949-022-00058-w

A limited number of earthquakes and volcanoes, primarily located in global north countries, dominate the collective research output on these geohazards https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-022-00994-3

Buy back flood-hit homes now, says Committee for Sydney https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/14/buy-back-flood-hit-homes-now-says-committee-for-sydney

Shockwave caused by Tonga underwater eruption may help scientists predict future tsunami https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/958792

Atmospheric Rivers Help Coastal Wetlands Build Up Sediment https://eos.org/research-spotlights/atmospheric-rivers-help-coastal-wetlands-build-up-sediment

A case for retreat in the age of fire https://theconversation.com/a-case-for-retreat-in-the-age-of-fire-184031

Machine Learning Quantifies Fire Burning https://www.preventionweb.net/news/western-us-wildfires-immediate-past-prologue

Emergency management

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: ‘We have become too complacent’, expert warns as hospitalisations spike https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-omicron-outbreak-we-have-become-too-complacent-expert-warns-as-hospitalisations-spike/RNZABCFXRFUDU6LPMEPK7XXAPU/

Homes of last resort: the pods housing a NSW community ravaged by floods https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/11/homes-of-last-resort-the-pods-housing-a-nsw-community-ravaged-by-floods

Nambucca River oyster growers left unable to harvest as floods trigger sewage spill https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-08/oyster-sewage-spill-floods-wipe-out-oyster-stock/101219594

When 28 horses were found submerged in freezing floodwater, a 24-hour rescue mission began in the Hunter Valley https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-11/horses-rescued-from-floodwaters/101227030

Local knowledge and practice in disaster relief https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420922002072

When Disaster Strikes in Brazil, This Pioneering Veterinarian Jumps Into Action https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/brazil-animal-rescue

NSW city goes a week without drinkable water after floods cause contamination https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/13/nsw-town-goes-a-week-without-drinkable-water-after-floods-cause-contamination

We lost the plot on COVID messaging – now governments will have to be bold to get us back on track https://theconversation.com/we-lost-the-plot-on-covid-messaging-now-governments-will-have-to-be-bold-to-get-us-back-on-track-186732

WHO to convene second emergency meeting to decide if monkeypox is a global health threat as cases rise to 9,200https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/12/who-to-decide-if-monkeypox-is-a-global-health-threat-next-week.html

Japan warns of COVID surge, Tokyo raises alert level https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-politics/japan-warns-of-swiftly-rising-covid-cases-pm-to-give-news-conference-idUSKBN2OP04G

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What science says about the best ways to cool down https://theconversation.com/what-science-says-about-the-best-ways-to-cool-down-185643

Get resources for preventing wildfires in your community, and inspire others to champion the cause https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/66d2ca0cb400442e98bc6170e79e3652

Risk Communication and Social Vulnerability: Guidance for Practitioners https://hazards.colorado.edu/research-projects/risk-communication-and-social-vulnerability

New Report Reveals Opportunity for States to Drive Climate Action Through Education https://naaee.org/news/newsroom/new-report-reveals-opportunity-states

How the Tour de France helped me think about geology in a new way https://theconversation.com/how-the-tour-de-france-helped-me-think-about-geology-in-a-new-way-186548

Psychology and disasters

As flood water recedes there is trauma, homelessness and fear about the future https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-11/four-corners-flood-investigation-lismore-western-sydney/101217494

‘Catastrophic’ impact of NSW floods sees many elderly people going into residential care earlier than expected https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-12/elderly-survivors-of-the-nsw-floods/101202226

‘Sometimes I don’t have the words for things’: how we are using art to research stigma and marginalisation https://theconversation.com/sometimes-i-dont-have-the-words-for-things-how-we-are-using-art-to-research-stigma-and-marginalisation-183819

Floods haunt Belgian town as rebuild seeks to stop repeat disaster https://news.trust.org/item/20220708145420-wvdzs/

Sociology and disasters

Climate warming could deepen environmental injustice in urban areas https://sph.unc.edu/sph-news/climate-warming-could-deepen-environmental-injustice-in-urban-areas/

Disasters and History: The Vulnerability and Resilience of Past Societies https://eh.net/book_reviews/disasters-and-history-the-vulnerability-and-resilience-of-past-societies/

Climate change is white colonisation of the atmosphere. It’s time to tackle this entrenched racism https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-white-colonisation-of-the-atmosphere-its-time-to-tackle-this-entrenched-racism-185579

In Climate-Driven Disasters, Older People and the Disabled Are Most at Risk. Now In-Home Caregivers Are Being Trained in How to Help Them https://insideclimatenews.org/news/12072022/climate-change-disasters-caregivers/

Today in disaster resilience (8 July 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Heavy rain hits Sydney as largest floods since March 2021 surround city https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-03/weather-forecast-more-rain-sydney-hawkesbury-nsw-floods/101192228

At least six dead after chunk of glacier breaks loose on Italian mountain https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/03/at-last-six-dead-after-chunk-of-glacier-breaks-loose-on-italian-mountain

India – 14 Dead, Dozens Missing After Landslide in Manipur https://floodlist.com/asia/landslide-manipur-india-june-2022

Afghanistan – 19 Killed in Flash Floods in Eastern Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-eastern-provinces-june-2022

Typhoon “Chaba” spawns tornadoes, splits a ship in half, leaving 26 people missing, China https://watchers.news/2022/07/04/typhoon-chaba-spawns-tornadoes-splits-a-ship-in-half-leaving-26-people-missing-china/

Wildfire rages north of Athens, one town evacuated https://news.yahoo.com/wildfire-rages-north-athens-one-121841087.html

Another deluge continues Sydney’s record wet year https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/another-deluge-continues-sydneys-record-wet-year/670071

Brazil – Thousands Displaced by Floods in North East https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-july-2022-alagoas-pernambuco-riograndedonorte

Strong eruptive activity at Fuego volcano, large pyroclastic flows produced, Guatemala https://watchers.news/2022/07/05/strong-eruptive-activity-at-fuego-volcano-large-pyroclastic-flows-produced-guatemala/

Manipur landslide death toll rises to 47, 14 remain missing, India https://watchers.news/2022/07/05/manipur-landslide-death-toll-rises-to-47-14-remain-missing-india/

Pakistan – Fatalities Reported After Floods in Balochistan https://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-balochistan-july-2022

Malaysia – Deadly Flash Floods in Kedah https://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-kedah-july-2022

Ecuador – Homes Damaged, 3 Dead After Floods in Several Provinces https://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-july-2022

India – Floods and Landslides Cause Fatalities in Himachal Pradesh https://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-himachal-pradesh-july-2022

NSW Mid North Coast rainfall records broken as flood damage assessed https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-07/nsw-mid-north-coast-rainfall-records-broken-flood-damage/101214284

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Jul 2022: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Reventador, Askja, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/185581/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-7-Jul-2022-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Reventador-Askja-Sangay-Lewot.html

Oman – Deadly Flash Floods After Days of Heavy Rain https://floodlist.com/asia/oman-floods-july-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

‘It’s hot’: UK interest in solar power heats up as energy bills soar https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/03/uk-interest-in-solar-power-energy-bills-soar-boom

Bonn climate talks end with ‘almost empty pages’ https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/climate/bonn-climate-talks-end-with-almost-empty-pages/

Why South Asia Is Among the Hardest Hit Regions by Climate Change https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2022-06-30/why-south-asia-is-so-vulnerable-to-climate-change-related-disasters

Climate change: wildfire risk has grown nearly everywhere – but we can still influence where and how fires strike https://theconversation.com/climate-change-wildfire-risk-has-grown-nearly-everywhere-but-we-can-still-influence-where-and-how-fires-strike-185465

Los Angeles to launch ‘extreme heat campaign’ Friday, says city’s first heat officer https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-06-30/los-angeles-first-heat-officer-climate-change-saving-lives

Spain and Portugal suffering driest climate for 1,200 years, research shows https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/04/spain-and-portugal-suffering-driest-climate-for-1200-years-research-shows

Sydney is flooded, again, as climate crisis becomes new normal for Australia’s most populous state https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/04/australia/sydney-floods-damage-evacuation-climate-australia-intl-hnk/index.html

Regional towns could be wiped out by move to net-zero. Here’s their best chance for survival https://reneweconomy.com.au/regional-towns-could-be-wiped-out-by-move-to-net-zero-heres-their-best-chance-for-survival/

Italy blames climate change for glacier collapse, 7 dead https://news.yahoo.com/italy-blames-climate-change-glacier-103810806.html

Can Phoenix, the hottest city in America, survive climate change? https://news.yahoo.com/can-phoenix-the-hottest-city-in-america-survive-a-changing-climate-090020499.html

Global and Regional Trends and Drivers of Fire Under Climate Change https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020RG000726

How U.S. Cities Are Preparing For More Life-Threatening Heatwaves https://cleantechnica.com/2022/07/01/how-u-s-cities-are-preparing-for-more-life-threatening-heatwaves/

First-ever Global Chief Heat Officer announced at the World Urban Forum https://onebillionresilient.org/2022/06/29/global-chief-heat-officer-announced-at-world-urban-forum/

No more excuses: restoring nature is not a silver bullet for global warming, we must cut emissions outright https://theconversation.com/no-more-excuses-restoring-nature-is-not-a-silver-bullet-for-global-warming-we-must-cut-emissions-outright-186048

Methane much more sensitive to global heating than previously thought – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/05/global-heating-causes-methane-growth-four-times-faster-than-thought-study

Seville to name and classify heatwaves in effort to protect public https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/26/seville-name-classify-heatwaves-effort-to-protect-public

Spain, Portugal dryness ‘unprecedented’ in 1,200 years https://phys.org/news/2022-07-spain-portugal-dryness-unprecedented-years.html

Snow at one of world’s highest observatories melting earlier than ever before https://www.inkl.com/news/snow-at-world-s-highest-observatory-melting-earlier-than-ever-before/bLJwzrcoVjL

Blue carbon as a natural climate solution https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-021-00224-1

Everyday Adaptation: Theorizing climate change adaptation in daily life https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378022000930

Bangladesh’s catastrophic flooding: the climate crisis frontline https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2022/jul/06/bangladeshs-catastrophic-flooding-the-climate-crisis-frontline

Climate change is making flooding worse: 3 reasons the world is seeing more record-breaking deluges https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-making-flooding-worse-3-reasons-the-world-is-seeing-more-record-breaking-deluges-185364

Unchecked emissions could double heat-related child mortality https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news-environment/news/article/5116/unchecked-emissions-could-double-heat-related-child-mortality

‘Social glue’ of a city is a key to heat resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/blog/eleni-myrivili-social-glue-city-key-heat-resilience

More Frequent European Heat Waves Linked to Changes in Jet Stream https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/07/05/more-frequent-european-heat-waves-linked-to-changes-in-jet-stream/

How hot is too hot for the human body? Our lab found heat + humidity gets dangerous faster than many people realize https://news.yahoo.com/hot-too-hot-human-body-145016339.html

Small-area assessment of temperature-related mortality risks in England and Wales: a case time series analysis https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(22)00138-3/fulltext

Existing climate mitigation scenarios perpetuate colonial inequalities https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542519622000924

Assessing the effectiveness of orchestrated climate action from five years of summits https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01405-6

Education’s Crucial Role in Community Climate Change Adaptation https://climateadaptationplatform.com/educations-crucial-role-in-community-climate-change-adaptation/

Disaster risk reduction

What’s causing Sydney’s monster flood crisis – and 3 ways to stop it from happening again https://theconversation.com/whats-causing-sydneys-monster-flood-crisis-and-3-ways-to-stop-it-from-happening-again-186285

Flood risk already affects 1.81 billion people. Climate change and unplanned urbanization could worsen exposure https://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/flood-risk-already-affects-181-billion-people-climate-change-and-unplanned

Using Multidisciplinary Analysis to Develop Adaptation Options against Extreme Coastal Floods https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-022-00421-6

A simplified, cost-effective method for developing flood maps that reflects the uncertainty in flood predictions https://news.uga.edu/new-flood-maps-clarify-the-risk-homeowners-face/

Research reveals fire is pushing 88% of Australia’s threatened land mammals closer to extinction https://theconversation.com/research-reveals-fire-is-pushing-88-of-australias-threatened-land-mammals-closer-to-extinction-185965

Globally widespread and increasing violations of environmental flow envelopes https://hess.copernicus.org/articles/26/3315/2022/

Lessons from the 2018–2019 European droughts: a collective need for unifying drought risk management https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/22/2201/2022/

The Magazine of the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network http://haznet.ca/haznet-magazine-2022-issue/

To stop risky developments in floodplains, we have to tackle the profit motive – and our false sense of security https://theconversation.com/to-stop-risky-developments-in-floodplains-we-have-to-tackle-the-profit-motive-and-our-false-sense-of-security-184062

Australia’s fire season is drastically expanding https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/australias-fire-season-is-drastically-expanding

WHO/Europe reports on the contribution of urban planning and management to resilience and health protection https://www.who.int/europe/news/item/13-06-2022-who-europe-reports-on-the-contribution-of-urban-planning-and-management-to-resilience-and-health-protection

Human Fire Use and Management: A Global Database of Anthropogenic Fire Impacts for Modellinghttps://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/5/4/87

The challenges of dynamic vulnerability and how to assess it https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589004222009920

Climate expert says NSW government should buy Sydney homes left ‘uninhabitable’ by floods https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-05/nsw-hawkesbury-nepean-floods-instances-increase/101207164

Using real-time, hyper-local monitoring to assess potential flooding at specific bridges or roads https://gcn.com/data-analytics/2022/06/early-warning-system-pinpoints-flooded-roads-some-states/368765/

‘Patently ridiculous’: state government failures have exacerbated Sydney’s flood disaster https://theconversation.com/patently-ridiculous-state-government-failures-have-exacerbated-sydneys-flood-disaster-186304

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter https://www.molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-june-2022/

The data synergy effects of time-series deep learning models in hydrology https://multisectordynamics.org/2022/07/05/the-data-synergy-effects-of-time-series-deep-learning-models-in-hydrology/

The post-fire stability index; a new approach to monitoring post-fire recovery by satellite imagery https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0034425722002656

Northern Australia’s fire management and mapping: How the integration of ‘old and new’ has led to successhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-08/fire-mapping-northern-australia-history-controlled-burning/101071214

Potential for seasonal flood forecasting in West Africa using climate indexes https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12833

The flooding in Yellowstone reveals forecast flaws as climate warms https://www.npr.org/2022/07/07/1110219977/yellowstone-flooding-reveals-forecast-flaws

Residential building flood damage: Insights on processes and implications for risk assessments https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12832

Rossby wave in jet stream triggers flooding rain, scientist says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-07/rossby-wave-jet-stream-triggers-floods/101192230

Flood forecasting methods for a semi-arid and semi-humid area in Northern China https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12831

The progression of flood risk in southern Alberta since the 2013 flood https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12811

Emergency management

COVID vaccine requirement to be scrapped for international arrivals https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/covid-vaccine-requirement-to-be-scrapped-for-international-arrivals-20220703-p5ayoj.html

UK health chiefs brace for ‘bumpy ride’ amid fears over Covid wave https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/03/uk-health-chiefs-brace-for-bumpy-ride-amid-fears-over-covid-wave

‘Building back better’ in the Caribbean https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.12538

Australia is heading for its third Omicron wave. Here’s what to expect from BA.4 and BA.5 https://theconversation.com/australia-is-heading-for-its-third-omicron-wave-heres-what-to-expect-from-ba-4-and-ba-5-185598

Flu may be back, but COVID is far from over. How do they compare? https://theconversation.com/flu-may-be-back-but-covid-is-far-from-over-how-do-they-compare-184551

Towards the “Perfect” Weather Warning https://community.wmo.int/news/hiweathernew-book-towards-perfect-weather-warning

Animal rescuers race to reach pets, livestock stranded in Sydney floods https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-06/rescuers-race-to-reach-pets-in-sydney-floods/101210938

Louisiana Sued Hurricane Katrina Survivors for Misusing Recovery Grants https://www.propublica.org/article/hurricane-katrina-lawsuits-recovery-grants

Did COVID vaccine mandates work? What the data say https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01827-4

COVID was the leading cause of death in Americans ages 45-54 in 2021 https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/07/covid-was-the-leading-cause-of-death-in-americans-aged-45-54-in-2021/

Covid-19 reinfections may increase the likelihood of new health problems https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/05/health/covid-reinfection-risk/index.html

How has COVID affected Australians’ health? New report shows where we’ve failed and done well https://theconversation.com/how-has-covid-affected-australians-health-new-report-shows-where-weve-failed-and-done-well-186461

BA.5, now dominant U.S. variant, may pose the biggest threat to immune protection yet https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/omicron-ba5-ba4-covid-symptoms-vaccines-rcna36894

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Recognising Indigenous knowledges is not just culturally sound, it’s good science https://theconversation.com/recognising-indigenous-knowledges-is-not-just-culturally-sound-its-good-science-184444

Meet the high school activists fighting climate change in Zimbabwe https://civil-protection-humanitarian-aid.ec.europa.eu/news-stories/stories/meet-high-school-activists-fighting-climate-change-zimbabwe_en

Game-based training in critical infrastructure protection and resilience https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922003284

Immersive virtual reality for science learning: Design, implementation, and evaluation https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03057267.2022.2082680#.YsKqMXHifOE.twitter

What are the impacts of extreme weather and climate events? https://www.csiro.au/en/research/environmental-impacts/climate-change/climate-change-qa/impacts

Mumbai turns to Twitter for help mapping India’s monsoon floods https://news.trust.org/item/20220704115158-2u7c9/

The potential of disaster digital archives in disaster education: The case of the Japan disasters digital archive (JDA) and its geo-location functions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922003041

Psychology and disasters

‘We might not move back’: flood-affected residents ponder future after third flooding event in a year https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/we-might-not-move-back-flood-affected-residents-ponder-future-after-third-flooding-event-in-a-year-20220704-p5ayz2.html

‘Every time, we wonder if the bridge will go under’: for Hawkesbury residents flooding is now a part of life https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/05/every-time-we-wonder-if-the-bridge-will-go-under-for-hawkesbury-residents-flooding-is-now-a-part-of-life

Oregonians are united in concerns about wildfires, poll finds https://www.opb.org/article/2022/07/04/poll-oregonians-united-in-concerns-about-wildfires/

Sociology and disasters

Hundreds of homeless die in extreme heat https://urban.uw.edu/news/hundreds-of-homeless-die-in-extreme-heat/

What lessons can we learn from Covid-19 responses in African cities? https://www.african-cities.org/what-lessons-can-we-learn-from-covid-19-responses-in-african-cities/

Today in disaster resilience (24 June 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Extremely close-range footage of the Foshan tornado, China https://watchers.news/2022/06/19/extremely-close-range-footage-of-the-foshan-tornado-china/

Millions of homes underwater as massive floods hit parts of India and Bangladesh https://watchers.news/2022/06/18/millions-of-homes-underwater-as-massive-floods-hit-parts-of-india-and-bangladesh/

Bordeaux region bans outdoor events as heat wave hits France https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/bordeaux-region-bans-outdoor-events-heat-wave-hits-france-2022-06-17/

Spain battles wildfires fuelled by one of earliest heatwaves on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/19/spain-battles-wildfires-fuelled-by-one-of-earliest-heatwaves-on-record

Southern China hit by severe rains, floods as ‘dragon boat water’ peaks https://www.reuters.com/world/china/southern-china-hit-by-severe-rains-floods-dragon-boat-water-peaks-2022-06-19/

Colombia – 8 Killed in Cauca Landslide https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-cauca-landslide-june-2022

Hundreds of thousands evacuated in China after severe flooding https://news.sky.com/story/hundreds-of-thousands-evacuated-in-china-after-severe-flooding-12637899

Bangladesh – Severe Floods in North Affect 4.2 Million and Displace 90,000 https://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-update-june-2022

India – Floods Affect Nearly 5 Million in Assam, Over 200,000 Displaced https://floodlist.com/asia/india-assam-floods-update-june-2022

Dire Italian drought worsening, breaking records – water authority https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/dire-italian-drought-worsening-breaking-records-water-authority-2022-06-23/

Cyprus – Flare-ups in two areas dash hopes of extinguishing north’s fire https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/06/23/israel-sending-help-to-fight-kantara-blaze/

Afghan earthquake: At least 1,000 people killed and 1,500 injured https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-61890804

Ivory Coast – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Abidjan After 160mm of Rain in 12 Hours https://floodlist.com/africa/ivory-coast-floods-bingerville-june-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Demand for rooftop solar batteries surges as eastern Australian energy prices soar https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/19/demand-for-rooftop-solar-batteries-spikes-as-eastern-australian-energy-prices-soar

Climate change is turning more of Central Asia into desert https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01667-2

Burning planet: why are the world’s heatwaves getting more intense? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/18/burning-planet-why-are-the-worlds-heatwaves-getting-more-intense

Heavy industries in Australia’s regions could cut emissions by 80% and create a jobs bonanza, report says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jun/20/heavy-industries-in-australias-regions-could-cut-emissions-by-80-and-create-a-jobs-bonanza-report-says

Young Mothers, Pregnant Women Bear Brunt of Climate Change in Earth’s Hottest City https://www.theenergymix.com/2022/06/17/young-mothers-pregnant-women-bear-brunt-of-climate-change-in-earths-hottest-city/

Global warming is threatening the health of people in Britain, study shows https://www.surrey.ac.uk/news/global-warming-threatening-health-people-britain-study-shows

Climate-fuelled wave patterns pose an erosion risk for developing countries https://theconversation.com/climate-fuelled-wave-patterns-pose-an-erosion-risk-for-developing-countries-184064

A new farming proposal to reduce carbon emissions involves a lot of trust – and a lot of uncertainty https://theconversation.com/a-new-farming-proposal-to-reduce-carbon-emissions-involves-a-lot-of-trust-and-a-lot-of-uncertainty-185121

Satellite images of Las Vegas show just how extreme urban heat islands can get https://www.popsci.com/environment/southwest-las-vegas-heat-map-nasa/

From Vanuatu law school to the Hague: the fight to recognise climate harm in international law https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/20/from-vanuatu-law-school-to-the-hague-the-fight-to-recognise-climate-harm-in-international-law

Australia has a once in a lifetime opportunity to break the stranglehold fossil fuels have on our politics https://theconversation.com/australia-has-a-once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity-to-break-the-stranglehold-fossil-fuels-have-on-our-politics-184748

NSW’s biggest coal mine to close in 2030. Now what about the workers? https://theconversation.com/nsws-biggest-coal-mine-to-close-in-2030-now-what-about-the-workers-185292

Western Europeans pant in early summer heatwave compounding climate change fears https://news.trust.org/item/20220617143703-szkel/

Changes in the jet stream are steering autumn rain away from southeast Australia https://theconversation.com/changes-in-the-jet-stream-are-steering-autumn-rain-away-from-southeast-australia-184649

La Niña officially over, but Bureau of Meteorology says it might be back in spring https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-21/la-nina-officially-over-but-bom-watches-for-reformation/101171920

‘Historic’ weather: why a cocktail of natural disasters is battering the US https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/17/compound-extremes-natural-disasters-us-west

How millions of lives can be saved if the US acts now on climate https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/16/us-climate-crisis-millions-lives-saved

4 ways to understand why Australia is so cold right now despite global warming https://theconversation.com/4-ways-to-understand-why-australia-is-so-cold-right-now-despite-global-warming-184834

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

Antarctic sea ice extent lowest ever recorded https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956671

Rare ‘triple’ La Niña climate event looks likely — what does the future hold? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01668-1

Current global efforts are insufficient to limit warming to 1.5°C https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abo3378

Disaster risk reduction

The warning you might get before the next big quake https://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/the-detail/story/2018846258/the-warning-you-might-get-before-the-next-big-quake

Wildfire probability models calibrated using past human and lightning ignition patterns can inform mitigation of post-fire hydrologic hazards https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19475705.2022.2039787

Yellowstone River flooding is a 1 in 500-year event, US Geological Survey says https://edition.cnn.com/2022/06/17/weather/yellowstone-river-flooding-historic/index.html

The cheaper we build our buildings, the more they cost after an earthquake, wildfire or tornado https://theconversation.com/the-cheaper-we-build-our-buildings-the-more-they-cost-after-an-earthquake-wildfire-or-tornado-183899

Urban storm flood simulation using improved SWMM based on K-means clustering of parameter samples https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12826

Multicriterial analysis used for the optimisation of dike system management https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12829

Climate Change Is a Component of Disasters — but That’s Not the Whole Story https://www.kcet.org/news-community/climate-change-is-a-component-of-disasters-but-thats-not-the-whole-story

Improving early warning systems in the remote Himalayas https://www.elrha.org/project-blog/improving-early-warning-in-the-remote-himalayas/

A Proposed Methodological Approach for Considering Community Resilience in Technology Development and Disaster Management Pilot Testing https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-022-00417-2

Earlier flood forecasting could help avoid disaster in Japan https://www.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/news/3585/

Different drought types and the spatial variability in their hazard, impact, and propagation characteristics https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/22/2099/2022/

FEMA Gets Specific in Urging Congress to Act on NFIP Reform and Reauthorization https://www.floods.org/news-views/fema-news/fema-gets-specific-in-urging-congress-to-act-on-nfip-reform-and-reauthorization/

Quantifying the environmental limits to fire spread in grassy ecosystems https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2110364119

Study Finds That a Shocking Number of Wildfires Are Caused By…Electrocuted Birds https://www.fieldandstream.com/conservation/wildfires-caused-by-electrocuted-birds-study/

Set It Back: Moving Levees to Benefit Rivers, Wildlife and Communities https://therevelator.org/moving-levees/

Marseille, Alexandria and Istanbul prepare for Mediterranean tsunami https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/23/marseille-alexandria-and-istanbul-prepare-for-mediterranean-tsunami

Emergency management

Severe Storms Expose Ill-Equipped Weather Stations in Southeast Africa https://eos.org/articles/severe-storms-expose-ill-equipped-weather-stations-in-southeast-africa

A numerical approach to understand the responses of passenger vehicles moving through floodwatershttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12828

Now, like cyclones, heatwaves to get names too https://indianexpress.com/article/world/climate-change/now-like-cyclones-heatwaves-to-get-names-too-7959567/

Unicef says 1.6m children stranded by floods in Bangladesh need urgent help https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/unicef-says-16m-children-stranded-by-floods-in-bangladesh-need-urgent-help

Covid surges across Europe as experts warn not let guard down https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/21/covid-surges-europe-ba4-ba5-cases

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Training for Newly Elected Local Level Authorities on Localization of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Launched https://nepal.iom.int/news/training-newly-elected-local-level-authorities-localization-disaster-risk-reduction-and-management-launched

Clues to long COVID https://www.science.org/content/article/what-causes-long-covid-three-leading-theories

A new, open-source software that decrypts social media messages to help manage risks and disasters https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/jrc-news/new-open-source-software-decrypts-social-media-messages-help-manage-risks-and-disasters-2022-06-20_en

Psychology and disasters

COVID-19 and Psychology: People and Society in Times of Pandemic https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-658-34893-9

UCI-led study links repeated hurricane exposure to adverse psychological symptoms https://news.uci.edu/2022/06/16/uci-led-study-links-repeated-hurricane-exposure-to-adverse-psychological-symptoms/

The happiest people benefit from close social connections and resilience against life’s complications https://www.newsweek.com/how-feel-happier-according-science-1717420

Sociology and disasters

The impact of disasters on hyper-marginalised people and communities https://www.preventionweb.net/blog/data-disasters-and-hyper-marginalised-groups

In One Oregon City, the Disability Community Is Ensuring They Aren’t Left Out of Disaster Planning https://nextcity.org/urbanist-news/in-one-oregon-city-the-disability-community-is-ensuring-they-arent-left-out

How COVID has deepened inequality — in six stark graphics https://www.nature.com/immersive/d41586-022-01647-6/index.html

A U.S. News Healthiest Communities analysis shows how racial and ethnic minority groups are at highest risk from various natural hazards https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2022-06-22/disaster-disparities-natural-hazards-climate-change-threaten-underserved-communities