Today in disaster resilience (3 February 2023)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

California battles deadly storms with millions under flood watch https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64279891

Philippines – 17 Dead, 70,000 Displaced After Days of Storms, Rain and Floods https://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-january-2023

Colombia – Deadly Flash Floods in Medellín, Antioquia https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-medellin-antioquia-january-2023

Indonesia – Sumatra Island Floods Leave 3 Dead and 15,000 Homes Damaged https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-sumatra-island-january-2023

Philippines – Death Toll Rises After Further Floods and Landslides https://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-update-january-2023

Mali – Flooding Rivers Destroy Homes and Livelihoods in Mopti and Tombouctou Regions https://floodlist.com/africa/mali-floodis-mopti-tombouctou-january-2023

Auckland floods: More heavy rain ahead for New Zealand’s largest city https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-64449248

Zambia – “Catastrophic Situation” After Floods Hit Southern and Central Provinces https://floodlist.com/africa/zambia-floods-southern-central-province-january-2026

Indonesia – 5 Killed in North Sulawesi Floods and Landslides https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-north-sulawesi-floods-january-2023

Madagascar – Tropical Storm Cheneso Leaves 30 Dead, 40,000 Displaced https://floodlist.com/africa/madagascar-storm-cheneso-floods-update-january-2023

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Feb 2023: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/203038/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Feb-2023-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Shiveluch.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Ocean heat shatters record with warming equal to 5 atomic bombs exploding “every second” for a year https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-ocean-heat-new-record-atomic-bombs-getting-worse-researchers/

Ancient air trapped deep below the surface could unlock secrets of the Earth’s past and help understand what lies ahead as CO2 in the atmosphere keeps rising https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/15/time-tunnel-why-an-australian-expedition-is-drilling-through-26km-of-antarctic-ice

Don’t wait for COP: the end of the fossil-fuel age must start now https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-00039-8

Three issues will decide if Labor’s climate policy is a success – what the government does next is key https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/14/carbon-credits-are-about-to-play-a-central-role-in-australias-climate-response-thats-problematic

Past eight years confirmed to be the eight warmest on record https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/past-eight-years-confirmed-be-eight-warmest-record

Regionalizing the sea-level budget with machine learning techniques https://os.copernicus.org/articles/19/17/2023/

Modeled storm surge changes in a warmer world: the Last Interglacial https://cp.copernicus.org/articles/19/141/2023/

Warning of unprecedented heatwaves as El Niño set to return in 2023 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/16/return-of-el-nino-will-cause-off-the-chart-temperature-rise-climate-crisis

Inter-decadal climate variability induces differential ice response along Pacific-facing West Antarctica https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-35471-3.epdf

New report shows alarming changes in the entire global water cycle https://theconversation.com/new-report-shows-alarming-changes-in-the-entire-global-water-cycle-197535

Is carbon removal delaying emission reductions? https://wires.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.826

Extreme weather events to increase in Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-30/extreme-weather-events-to-increase-in-australia/101906742

Earth is on track to exceed 1.5C warming in the next decade, study using AI finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/30/climate-crisis-global-heating-artificial-intelligence

new study finds the biggest increases in inundation will occur after the first 2 metres (6.6 feet) of sea level rise, covering more than twice as much land as older elevation models predicted https://news.agu.org/press-release/worst-impacts-of-sea-level-rise-will-hit-earlier-than-expected/

A new study conducted with data from 93 European cities estimates that one third of deaths attributable to heat islands could be avoided if trees covered 30% of urban space https://www.isglobal.org/en/-/4-of-summer-mortality-is-attributable-to-urban-heat-islands

Climate change is already putting the heat on insurance companies – Auckland’s floods could be a turning point https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-already-putting-the-heat-on-insurance-companies-aucklands-floods-could-be-a-turning-point-198764

Megadroughts in the Common Era and the Anthropocenehttps://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-022-00329-1

Auckland suffers wettest month in history https://niwa.co.nz/news/auckland-suffers-wettest-month-in-history

Data-driven predictions of the time remaining until critical global warming thresholds are reached https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2207183120

Disaster risk reduction

The USGS has collected and released topographic data that show the erosional effects of the January 2023 storms on the coast for the Santa Cruz region of California https://www.usgs.gov/programs/cmhrp/news/usgs-remote-sensing-data-tracks-coastal-erosion-california-storms

A year on, we know why the Tongan eruption was so violent. It’s a wake-up call to watch other submarine volcanoes https://theconversation.com/a-year-on-we-know-why-the-tongan-eruption-was-so-violent-its-a-wake-up-call-to-watch-other-submarine-volcanoes-175734

MedCyclones: Working together towards understanding Mediterranean cyclones https://journals.ametsoc.org/view/journals/bams/aop/BAMS-D-22-0280.1/BAMS-D-22-0280.1.xml

A more realistic earthquake probability model using long-term fault memory https://phys.org/news/2023-01-realistic-earthquake-probability-long-term-fault.html

A data-driven model for Fennoscandian wildfire danger https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/23/65/2023/

Disastrous Floods in Western Australia – Why Were We Not Prepared?https://floodlist.com/australia/floods-western-australia-why-were-we-not-prepared

Trees and Woodlands Delivering £400m Boost to UK’s Flood Protection Efforts, Study Finds https://floodlist.com/protection/trees-woodlands-boost-uk-flood-protection

As heatwaves and floods hit cities worldwide, these places are pioneering solutions https://theconversation.com/as-heatwaves-and-floods-hit-cities-worldwide-these-places-are-pioneering-solutions-196389

Earth Map: A Novel Tool for Fast Performance of Advanced Land Monitoring and Climate Assessment https://spj.science.org/doi/10.34133/remotesensing.0003

Observation of the Coastal Areas, Estuaries and Deltas from Space https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10712-022-09757-6

Why rivers shouldn’t look like this https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2023/jan/26/why-rivers-shouldnt-look-like-this-video

Creating Resilient Futures: Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change Adaptation Agendas https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-80791-7

Europe had 782 tornados in 2022, causing 6 fatalities and 84 injuries https://watchers.news/2023/02/01/europe-had-782-tornados-in-2022-causing-6-fatalities-and-84-injuries/

The world is not ready for the next pandemic, warns the IFRC https://www.ifrc.org/press-release/world-not-ready-next-pandemic-warns-ifrc

Fast Flood Extent Monitoring with SAR Change Detection Using Google Earth Engine https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/10026287

Emergency management

Mayor wants a fleet manager, but Council members say hiring a disaster manager is more urgent https://buffalonews.com/news/local/mayor-wants-a-fleet-manager-but-council-members-say-hiring-a-disaster-manager-is-more/article_8dbfa718-8d3f-11ed-a74c-f7c76c223637.html

With the advent of the 20th anniversary of the Canberra 2003 deadly blaze, many residents reflect on their own narrow escapes and continue to raise questions about why there hadn’t been an adequate warning system https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-15/residents-and-firefighters-mark-20th-anniversary/101857208

Auckland floods: city begins clean-up after ‘biggest climate event’ in New Zealand’s history https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/01/auckland-floods-biggest-climate-event-new-zealand-history-flooding

The inaugural meeting of the Australian Government and insurance sector’s Hazards Insurance Partnership (HIP) will be held in Brisbane today https://nema.gov.au/about-us/media-centre/hazard-insurance-partnership-2February

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Responses to heat waves: what can Twitter data tell us?https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-023-05824-2

Dealing with risks associated with tsunamis using indigenous knowledge approaches https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420923000146

At Fitzroy Crossing and around Australia, community radio empowers local responses to climate impacts https://theconversation.com/at-fitzroy-crossing-and-around-australia-community-radio-empowers-local-responses-to-climate-impacts-197679

Theatre making and storytelling on the margins: the lived experience of climate change in Dhaka https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13569783.2020.1791696

Non-formal disaster education programs for school students in Iran: A qualitative study of the challenges experienced by stakeholders https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420923000110

Social media and crowdsourcing in disasters https://links-project.eu/including-citizens-handbook/

Latest global social media & other digital facts and figures https://wearesocial.com/au/blog/2023/01/digital-2023/

Psychology and disasters

The relationship between multiple traumatic events and the severity of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms – evidence for a cognitive link https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20008066.2023.2165025

Homeowner firewise behaviors in fire-prone central Oregon: An exploration of the attitudinal, situational, and cultural worldviews impacting pre-fire mitigation actions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479722023842

To prepare or not to prepare: What motivates people to reduce their risk from volcanic impacts? https://blogs.biomedcentral.com/on-physicalsciences/2021/12/13/to-prepare-or-not-to-prepare-what-motivates-people-to-reduce-their-risk-from-volcanic-impacts/

For some, life after Ian is ‘more tragic than the hurricane itself’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2023/02/01/hurricane-ian-recovery-survivors/

Sociology and disasters

In Iloilo City, Philippines, an Inclusive Housing Program Protects Vulnerable Communities from Flood Risks https://www.wri.org/insights/iloilo-city-philippines-housing-flood-protection

People in social housing often face hottest conditions and struggle to pay for air conditioning, advocates say https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jan/16/not-cool-push-for-insulation-in-all-australian-rental-homes-as-study-shows-dangerous-heat-levels

Global state of education-related inequality in COVID-19 vaccine coverage, structural barriers, vaccine hesitancy, and vaccine refusal: findings from the Global COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(22)00520-4/fulltext

We cannot address global water challenges without social sciences https://www.nature.com/articles/s44221-022-00013-0

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Today in disaster resilience (13 January 2023)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Menindee experiencing worst flooding since 1976 https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/menindee-experiencing-worst-flooding-since-1976-as-dominic-perrottet-visits/news-story/96b32d65b55d1cbf407f95a2670e8775

Record flooding in Kimberley causes widespread destruction to homes and infrastructure https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-08/kimberley-flooding-crisis-damage-assessment-clean-up-/101835660

Flooding closes Mannum’s main street as peak River Murray flow passes through SA town https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-08/mannum-main-street-closed-due-to-flooding/101834986

Indonesia – Deadly Flash Floods on Java Island https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-java-island-january-2023

Angola – Heavy Rains Cause Death and Damages in 5 Provinces https://floodlist.com/africa/angola-rain-floods-january-2023

No risk of tsunami after Darwin, Northern Territory shaken by magnitude-7.7 earthquake https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-10/nt-earthquake-tsunami-7-7-darwin/101839192

Bushfire near Lake Pedder in ‘mop-up stage’ as fire authorities brace for coming heatwave https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-10/bonnet-bay-lake-bushfire-in-mop-up-stage-ahead-of-heatwave/101836978

Endless onslaught of atmospheric river events in California claim 14 lives, residents urged to be hyper-vigilant https://watchers.news/2023/01/10/endless-onslaught-of-atmospheric-river-events-in-california-claim-14-lives-residents-urged-to-be-hyper-vigilant/

Alice Springs’ usually dry Todd River flowing strong thanks to rain from ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-11/nt-alice-springs-rainfall-todd-river-flowing/101841178

Crushed by falling trees. Drowned in floodwaters. The deadly toll of California storms worsens https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-01-11/california-storms-deadlier-than-last-two-fire-seasons

Colombia – Massive Landslide Destroys Homes, Cuts Major Road in Cauca https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-landslide-cauca-january-2023

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Jan 2023: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Semeru, Marapi https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/201508/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-12-Jan-2023-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Semeru-Marapi-Ker.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia could swing from three years of La Niña to hot and dry El Niño in 2023 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jan/04/australia-could-swing-from-three-years-of-la-nina-to-hot-and-dry-el-nino-in-2023

Low amount of snow across Alps in 2022-23 winter https://www.ventusky.com/?p=46.24;10.16;6&l=snow

Debunking 3 Common Climate Change Myths https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/debunking-3-common-climate-change-myths

Global temperatures in 2023 set to be among hottest on record https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/dec/20/global-temperatures-in-2023-set-to-be-among-hottest-on-record

Half of glaciers will be gone by 2100 even under Paris 1.5C accord, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/05/half-planets-glaciers-gone-2100-even-under-paris-15c-accord-data-finds

Warming climate means more and stronger Atlantic tropical storms https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2023/01/04/cyclones

Climate change: Why is Europe experiencing a January heat wave? https://www.euronews.com/green/2023/01/03/climate-change-why-is-europe-experiencing-a-january-heat-wave

Large-scale dynamics moderate impact-relevant changes to organised convective storms https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00669-2

Scientists Report a Dramatic Drop in the Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06012023/antarctic-sea-ice-climate-change/

More than 90% of the world’s population is projected to face increased risks from the compound impacts of extreme heat and drought, potentially widening social inequalities https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2023-01-06-compound-extreme-heat-and-drought-will-hit-90-world-population-oxford-study

Relentless rain, record heat: study finds climate crisis worsened extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/09/climate-crisis-extreme-weather-heat-rainfall-drought

Climate Change in 2022: Multiple Billion-Dollar Disasters and Unbearable Human Costs https://blog.ucsusa.org/rachel-cleetus/climate-change-2022-multiple-billion-dollar-disasters-unbearable-human-costs/

Summer 2022 was the hottest on record for Europe and, overall, last year was the second warmest year on record for Europe, while globally it was the fifth warmest https://climate.copernicus.eu/2022-saw-record-temperatures-europe-and-across-world

This report assesses the social and economic effects of extreme heat through the prism of twelve cities that are already enduring and addressing dramatic impacts of heat waves https://onebillionresilient.org/hot-cities-chilled-economies/

Australian official: Climate change making historic flooding “less natural” https://www.axios.com/2023/01/09/australia-floods-climate-change-link

NSW coal mine’s life could reach past 2050 https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/nsw-coal-mines-life-could-163021503.html

Chief Heat Officers — an Emergency Response to Urban Heat https://www.brinknews.com/chief-heat-officers-an-emergency-response-to-urban-heat/

Climate change and La Niña driving losses https://www.munichre.com/en/company/media-relations/media-information-and-corporate-news/media-information/2023/natural-disaster-figures-2022.html

An emerging governmentality of climate change loss and damage https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/27539687221148748#

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency 2022 https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/72/12/1149/6764747

2022: New Zealand’s warmest year on record, again https://niwa.co.nz/climate/summaries/annual-climate-summary-2022

Better insurance could effectively mitigate the increase in economic growth losses from U.S. hurricanes under global warming https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.add6616

Extreme weather has cost the US more than $1 trillion in the past seven years, feds report https://edition.cnn.com/2023/01/10/weather/billion-dollar-weather-disasters-noaa-climate/index.html

Oceans were the hottest ever recorded in 2022, analysis shows https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/11/oceans-were-the-hottest-ever-recorded-in-2022-analysis-shows

Global droughts connected by linkages between drought hubs https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-35531-8

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/

New tech to monitor climate change https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2023/01/10/new-tech-to-monitor-climate-change/

2022 was one of Earth’s six warmest years on record https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2023/01/2022-was-one-of-earths-six-warmest-years-on-record/

Climate change and extreme weather events have doctors worried https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbeing/2023/01/11/health-risks-climate-change-doctors/

Four ways winter heatwaves affect humans and nature https://phys.org/news/2023-01-ways-winter-heatwaves-affect-humans.html

Disaster risk reduction

It is 20 years since the 2003 Alpine fires tore through much of the Victorian high country https://themountainjournal.com/2023/01/08/20-years-on-from-the-2003-alpine-fires/

Neglecting Model Parametric Uncertainty Can Drastically Underestimate Flood Risks https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022EF003050

Louisiana’s draft coastal master plan update promises billions in hurricane-damage savings https://www.nola.com/news/environment/coast-master-plan-vows-billions-in-hurricane-damage-savings/article_8ed406c4-8d87-11ed-8aac-6f575e7f82a3.html

Coastal risk screening tool https://coastal.climatecentral.org/map/9/152.3513/-32.4617/

The interplay of drought-flood extreme events in Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/cred-crunch-issue-no-69-december-2022-interplay-drought-flood-extreme-events-africa

Natural and engineered nature-based structures offer promise for storm-related disaster risk reduction and flood mitigation https://www.preventionweb.net/news/engineering-nature-face-down-hurricane-hazards

The fiscal impact of extreme weather events: First evidence for EU countries https://new.cepr.org/voxeu/columns/fiscal-impact-extreme-weather-events-first-evidence-eu-countries

Venice: the risk maps of the flood-prone areas https://www.cmcc.it/article/venice-the-risk-maps-of-the-flood-prone-areas

When volcanoes roar: protecting the public and tracking long-term climate impacts https://research.noaa.gov/article/ArtMID/587/ArticleID/2924/When-volcanoes-roar-protecting-the-public-and-tracking-long-term-climate-impacts

Joshimath, a disaster of ignored warnings https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/energy/joshimath-disaster-of-ignoring-risks-in-the-himalayas/

Global catastrophic risk from lower magnitude volcanic eruptions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-25021-8

Europe’s ‘pyroregions’: summer 2022 saw 20-year freak fires in regions that are historically immune, close to normal in fire prone areas https://theconversation.com/europes-pyroregions-summer-2022-saw-20-year-freak-fires-in-regions-that-are-historically-immune-close-to-normal-in-fire-prone-areas-193770

Home insurance premium rises by more than 500 per cent for Horsham man with property outside flood zone https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-01-09/home-insurance-soars-for-residents-outside-flood-zone/101833780

Flooding Is Nearly a Daily Occurrence Throughout the U.S. https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2022/12/15/flooding-is-nearly-a-daily-occurrence-throughout-the-us

Deep learning can predict tsunami impacts in less than a second https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/research_news/rr/20221226_1/

For insurers, the second-costliest single natural hazard related disaster in 2022 in the world was flooding in the southeast of Australia in February and March. Floods in Australia caused losses of US$ 8.1bn last year, of which US$ 4.7bn was insured https://www.munichre.com/en/company/media-relations/media-information-and-corporate-news/media-information/2023/natural-disaster-figures-2022.html

Maluku earthquake: why do some ocean earthquakes cause tsunamis while others don’t? https://theconversation.com/maluku-earthquake-why-do-some-ocean-earthquakes-cause-tsunamis-while-others-dont-197529

Researchers propose a more effective method to predict floods https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/news/2023/01/researchers-propose-a-more-effective-method-to-predict-floods

Preparedness efforts for health threats: the gap between detection and action https://nationalpreparednesscommission.uk/2023/01/preparedness-efforts-for-health-threats-the-gap-between-detection-and-action/

The Invention of Disaster: Power and Knowledge in Discourses on Hazard and Vulnerability https://www.routledge.com/The-Invention-of-Disaster-Power-and-Knowledge-in-Discourses-on-Hazard-and/Gaillard/p/book/9781138805620#

San Francisco isn’t doing enough to stop supercharged floods https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/san-francisco-isnt-doing-enough-to-stop-floods-17694442.php

Grain shape effects in bed load sediment transport https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-05564-6

Flooding in California: What Went Wrong, and What Comes Next https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2023/01/12/flooding-in-california-what-went-wrong-and-what-comes-next/

An Enhanced Hydrologic Stream Network Based on the NHDPlus Medium Resolution Dataset https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20195127

Sensitivity of northwest Australian tropical cyclone activity to ITCZ migration since 500 CE https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.add9832

Understanding uncertainties in contemporary and future extreme wave events for broad-scale impact and adaptation planning https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.ade3170

Climatic Asynchrony and Hydrologic Inefficiency Explain the Global Pattern of Water Availability https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2022GL101214

Atmospheric rivers over California’s wildfire burn scars raise fears of deadly mudslides – this is what cascading climate disasters look like https://theconversation.com/atmospheric-rivers-over-californias-wildfire-burn-scars-raise-fears-of-deadly-mudslides-this-is-what-cascading-climate-disasters-look-like-197563

Emergency management

Survey: 3.3 million US adults displaced by natural disasters https://apnews.com/article/natural-disasters-indiana-florida-climate-and-environment-0bfdab41b233feba55e08382a0594258

‘They’ve been texting us for food’: remote communities left ‘abandoned’ in Kimberley flood response https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jan/05/theyve-been-texting-us-for-food-remote-communities-left-abandoned-in-kimberley-flood-response

PM seeing devastation of WA flooding https://www.theage.com.au/national/western-australia/pm-seeing-devastation-of-wa-flooding-20230109-p5cb6a.html

Uganda edges closer to being declared Ebola-free https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/uganda-edges-closer-to-being-declared-ebola-free-4079436

Long Covid resolves within year for many with mild Covid, study says https://edition.cnn.com/2023/01/11/health/long-covid-symptoms-study-wellness/index.html

98% of California homeowners don’t have flood insurance https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2023/01/12/california-storms-weather-forecast-live-updates-tornado-flooding/11038205002/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Top climate papers featured in the media in 2022 https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-the-climate-papers-most-featured-in-the-media-in-2022/

Why facts don’t change minds: Insights from cognitive science for the improved communication of conservation research https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320722004396

Tokyo police’s Twitter account for disaster info turns 10 years old https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/01/11/national/tokyo-polices-twitter-account-disaster-prevention-turns-10-years-old/

Cultural Burning for Resilience | The Mini-Documentary https://vimeo.com/603712505

Reducing risk and building resilience through effective governance https://disasterlaw.ifrc.org/node/909

‘Breaking the Silence’: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2022 https://www.careinternational.org.uk/press-office/press-releases/breaking-the-silence-the-10-most-under-reported-humanitarian-crises-of-2022/

Changing behavioral responses to heat risk in a warming world: How can communication approaches be improved? https://wires.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.819

Psychology and disasters

Uncovering heterogeneous associations of disaster-related traumatic experiences with subsequent mental health problems: A machine learning approach https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pcn.13322

The Adverse Health Effects of Disaster-Related Trauma https://www.bu.edu/sph/news/articles/2023/the-adverse-health-effects-of-disaster-related-trauma/

Massive review study suggests psychological trauma nearly triples a person’s risk of mental disorder https://www.psypost.org/2023/01/massive-review-study-suggests-psychological-trauma-nearly-triples-a-persons-risk-of-mental-disorder-64695

Sociology and disasters

The Anthropology of Epidemics https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2020/07/24/book-review-the-anthropology-of-epidemics-by-ann-h-kelly-frederic-keck-and-christos-lynteris/

Majority of disabled people never go home after disasters https://www.eenews.net/articles/majority-of-disabled-people-never-go-home-after-disasters/

Why Pacific Islanders are staying put even as rising seas flood their homes and crops https://theconversation.com/why-pacific-islanders-are-staying-put-even-as-rising-seas-flood-their-homes-and-crops-195100

Forgotten people, false promises: Stories of riverbank erosion in Assam https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/livelihoods/forgotten-people-false-promises-riverbank-erosion-assam/

The compounding impacts of Cyclone Idai and their implications for urban inequality https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420923000067

Today in disaster resilience 2 December 2022

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Landslide kills 14 attending funeral in Cameroon, regional governor says https://news.sky.com/story/landslide-kills-14-attending-funeral-in-cameroon-regional-governor-says-12756866

Italy – 2 Dead, Several Feared Missing in Landslides and Floods on the Island of Ischia https://floodlist.com/europe/italy-landslide-flood-ischia-november-2022

Increased eruptive activity at Cotopaxi – one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes, Ecuador https://watchers.news/2022/11/28/increased-eruptive-activity-at-cotopaxi-one-of-the-worlds-most-dangerous-volcanoes-ecuador/

Eruption begins at Mauna Loa volcano after 38 years of quiescence – Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Hawai’I https://watchers.news/2022/11/28/eruption-begins-at-mauna-loa-volcano-after-38-years-of-quiescence-aviation-color-code-raised-to-red-hawaii/

Cameroon – Deadly Landslide in Yaoundé https://floodlist.com/africa/cameroon-landslide-yaounde-november-2022

Current volcanic eruptions https://volcano.si.edu/gvp_currenteruptions.cfm

In Pictures: Mauna Loa erupts https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-63820551

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Nov 2022: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/198014/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-Nov-2022-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Dukono-Reventa.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Greta Thunberg and more than 600 youths are taking Sweden to court. Here’s whyhttps://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/headed-for-a-catastrophe-greta-thunberg-more-than-600-youths-sue-sweden-for-climate-inaction/qmq64bv2j

Climate concern the main reason voters swung to independents at federal election, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/28/climate-concern-the-main-reason-voters-swung-to-independents-at-federal-election-study-finds

Rising Sea Levels Besieging Africa’s Booming Coastal Cities https://africacenter.org/spotlight/rising-sea-levels-besieging-africas-booming-coastal-cities-lagos-dakar-alexandria-maputo-nile/

Unmasking the Effects of Aerosols on Greenhouse Warming Over Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021JD035889

Climate Change Impacts in Latin America https://www.wwfca.org/en/our_work/climate_change_and_energy/climate_change_impacts_la/

Climate change, driven by the burning of coal, oil and gas, was a major factor in the Great Deluge https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/the-great-deluge-australias-new-era-of-unnatural-disasters/

Floods differ in a warmer future https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01541-z

Reconciling disagreement on global river flood changes in a warming climate https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01539-7

As strong winds and torrential rains inundate Australia’s south-eastern coast, new research suggests that high intensity bushfires might not be too far behind, with their dual effects extending damage zones and encroaching on previously low-risk residential areas https://www.unisa.edu.au/media-centre/Releases/2022/when-cyclones-and-fires-collide/

Many forests will become highly flammable for at least 30 extra days per year unless we cut emissions, research finds https://theconversation.com/many-forests-will-become-highly-flammable-for-at-least-30-extra-days-per-year-unless-we-cut-emissions-research-finds-195546

Future multivariate weather generation by combining Bartlett-Lewis and vine copula models https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/UWNYCBFCN8REQ3UKECPI/full

NASA Study: Rising Sea Level Could Exceed Estimates for U.S. Coasts https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasa-study-rising-sea-level-could-exceed-estimates-for-us-coasts

How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits https://e360.yale.edu/features/climate-lawsuits-oil-industry-research

Triple-Dip La Niña persists, prolonging drought and flooding https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/triple-dip-la-ni%C3%B1a-persists-prolonging-drought-and-flooding

Will Summer 2022-23 Result in a Season of Tropical Cyclones and Floods for Australia? https://www.rms.com/blog/2022/11/24/will-summer-2022-23-result-in-a-season-of-tropical-cyclones-and-floods-for-australia

Disaster risk reduction

Effective disaster risk reduction requires the consideration of not just what has occurred but of what could occur https://www.preventionweb.net/understanding-disaster-risk/component-risk/hazard

Benefits of subsidence control for coastal flooding in China https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-34525-w

ACSC releases guide to safe smart cities https://www.governmentnews.com.au/acsc-releases-guide-to-safe-smart-cities/

Dream Homes and Disasters: Is the Government Ready to Confront Climate Risk? https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/11/25/fema-climate-risk-homes-00065305

Conservation efforts may have worsened catastrophic bushfires in south-east Australia, study finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-26/conservation-laws-may-worsen-bushfire-gippsland-study-finds/101697990

Seasonal Bushfire Outlook Summer 2022: Australia’s national picture of fire potential https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/seasonal-bushfire-outlook-summer-2022-australia-s-national-picture-of-fire-potential

Seismogenic Fault Reactivation in Western Central Africa: Insights From Regional Stress Analysis https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022GC010377

Spotlight on illegal buildings as Ischia death toll now at 8 https://apnews.com/article/europe-naples-natural-disasters-climate-and-environment-d9f17dded4c4fd3f3d82ee3a4563416e

Amid rising climate change disaster risks, EU-UN initiative helps the African, the Caribbean and Pacific countries better prevent and recover from disasters https://www.undp.org/european-union/news/amid-rising-climate-change-disaster-risks-eu-un-initiative-helps-african-caribbean-and-pacific-countries-better-prevent-and

Lack of investment could leave 600,000 English properties at risk of flooding https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/29/lack-of-investment-could-leave-600000-english-properties-at-risk-of-flooding

We’re decoding ancient hurricanes’ traces on the sea floor – and evidence from millennia of Atlantic storms is not good news for the coast https://theconversation.com/were-decoding-ancient-hurricanes-traces-on-the-sea-floor-and-evidence-from-millennia-of-atlantic-storms-is-not-good-news-for-the-coast-186899

5 facts on reducing disaster risk regarding Haiti earthquakes https://ehs.unu.edu/news/news/5-facts-on-reducing-disaster-risk-regarding-haiti-earthquakes.html

Disasters : Deconstructed Season 7 Episode 4 – LIVE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqK_YuLdoBw

New Risk Information Exchange already reaching 52 countries https://www.undrr.org/news/new-risk-information-exchange-already-reaching-52-countries

Implementation of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Getting Underway https://www.floods.org/news-views/policy-matters/implementation-of-the-federal-flood-risk-management-standard-getting-underway/

Even weak tropical cyclones have grown more intense worldwide – we tracked 30 years of them using currents https://theconversation.com/even-weak-tropical-cyclones-have-grown-more-intense-worldwide-we-tracked-30-years-of-them-using-currents-194891

Coastal property prices and climate risks are both soaring. We must pull our heads out of the sand https://theconversation.com/coastal-property-prices-and-climate-risks-are-both-soaring-we-must-pull-our-heads-out-of-the-sand-195357

Satellite observations have revealed that weak seismic ground shaking can trigger powerful landslide acceleration – even several years after a significant earthquake https://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/articles/latest/2022/11/landsliderisk/

Where Mauna Loa’s lava is coming from – and why Hawaii’s volcanoes are different from most https://theconversation.com/where-mauna-loas-lava-is-coming-from-and-why-hawaiis-volcanoes-are-different-from-most-195633

More nations can be better prepared for drought as IWMI takes its space-based monitoring tool online https://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/2022/11/more-nations-can-be-better-prepared-for-drought-as-iwmi-takes-its-space-based-monitoring-tool-online/

Emergency management

Fauci: Americans shouldn’t feel we’re completely ‘done’ with COVID https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3751772-fauci-americans-shouldnt-feel-were-completely-done-with-covid/

We’re nowhere near prepared for next climate disasters https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/we-re-nowhere-near-prepared-for-next-climate-disasters-20221127-p5c1k2.html

Universal flu vaccine could counter future pandemic https://www.bbc.com/news/health-63744643

Regional town cut off until Christmas as NSW flood crisis enters 75th day https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/28/regional-town-cut-off-until-christmas-as-nsw-flood-crisis-enters-75th-day

Did flood or storm ruin Eugowra’s homes? Thousands of dollars rest on the answer https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/did-flood-or-storm-ruin-eugowra-s-homes-thousands-of-dollars-rest-on-the-answer-20221125-p5c1cq.html

Even without a mandate, masks are the norm in Mexico City https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2022/11/25/masks-mexico-city

Lava from Hawaii volcano lights night sky amid warnings https://phys.org/news/2022-11-lava-hawaii-volcano-night-sky.html

More deaths among vaccinated Americans not a reason to avoid vaccines, experts say https://www.politifact.com/article/2022/nov/30/more-deaths-among-vaccinated-americans-not-reason/

As flood waters surge into South Australia, ecologists say locals should give fleeing snakes a wide berth https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/30/theyll-swim-theyll-climb-trees-experts-hissue-warning-over-snakes-on-the-flood-plains

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Exploring TikTok as a promising platform for geoscience communication https://gc.copernicus.org/articles/5/363/2022/

The Floods in South-East Australia by Chloe Hooper https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2022/november/the-floods-in-south-east-australia

Stronger together: inter-community collaboration enhancing resilience in Mexico https://floodresilience.net/blogs/community-collaboration-mexico/

Want to help report on coastal flooding and storm damage? Here’s how you can get involved https://www.silive.com/news/2022/11/want-to-help-report-on-coastal-flooding-and-storm-damage-heres-how-you-can-get-involved.html

There were more than 38,000 entries in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award — these ones were shortlisted https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-01/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2022-peoples-choice-award/101721006

Counteracting wildfire misinformation https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/fee.2553

coastTrain: A Global Reference Library for Coastal Ecosystems https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/14/22/5766

Disaster simulation exercise https://www.preventionweb.net/news/three-day-simulation-exercise-test-readiness-and-resistance-local-communities-disasters-was

Psychology and disasters

Evacuation action during torrential rain considering situation awareness error using protection motivation theory https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922005623

Time spent on rivers, coasts or lakes in childhood may be linked to subjective well-being as an adult, study finds https://www.psypost.org/2022/12/time-spent-on-rivers-coasts-or-lakes-in-childhood-may-be-linked-to-subjective-well-being-as-an-adult-study-finds-64424

Sociology and disasters

After the floods comes famine https://thenationonlineng.net/after-the-floods-comes-famine/

Today in disaster resilience (7 October 2022)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Heavy rain hits flooded parts of central and western NSW https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-05/heavy-rain-hits-central-and-western-nsw-flood/101501432

Central African Republic – Floods in 12 Prefectures Leave Thousands Displaced, 11 Dead https://floodlist.com/africa/central-african-republic-floods-june-october-2022

USA – Hundreds Rescued From Floods in Florida After Hurricane Ian https://floodlist.com/america/usa/hurricane-ian-florida-september-2022-update

Sydney on track for record annual rainfall of 2.2 metres as eastern states brace for flooding https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/oct/05/sydneys-wettest-year-expected-as-inland-nsw-central-qld-and-parts-of-victoria-brace-for-flooding

Death toll from Hurricane Ian in U.S. exceeds 110, nearly 300,000 still without power https://english.news.cn/20221006/1cf09646cdcc457c8f9838d77c94599a/c.html

Thailand – Thousands Displaced by Floods as Rivers Rise https://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-october-2022

Ghana – Hundreds of Homes Flooded in Greater Accra Region After Weija Dam Releases https://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-accra-weija-dam-floods-october-2022

Nigeria – Floods in Kogi “Humanitarian Tragedy” Says Governor https://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-kogi-october-2022

Trinidad and Tobago – One Missing After Flash Floods https://floodlist.com/america/trinidad-floods-october-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Oct 2022: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Ibu, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/193455/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Oct-2022-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Ibu-Reventador-Sa.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Shifting ocean currents are pushing more and more heat into the Southern Hemisphere’s cooler waters https://theconversation.com/shifting-ocean-currents-are-pushing-more-and-more-heat-into-the-southern-hemispheres-cooler-waters-189122

Satellites Can Accurately Take Earth’s Temperature https://eos.org/research-spotlights/satellites-can-accurately-take-earths-temperature

Heat Action Platform https://onebillionresilient.org/heat-action-platform/

Chief Heat Officers Face Rising Temperatures — and Expectations https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-03/urban-heat-officers-fight-rising-temps-and-slow-bureaucracy

Megadroughts in the Common Era and the Anthropocene https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-022-00329-1

Stunning week of early coal closures opens path to 100 pct renewables https://reneweconomy.com.au/stunning-week-of-early-coal-closures-opens-path-to-100-pct-renewables/

Observations confirm model of sea-level change from Greenland melt https://discover.lanl.gov/news/0929-sea-level-change

Hurricane Ian: how climate change is making North Atlantic tropical storms worse https://theconversation.com/hurricane-ian-how-climate-change-is-making-north-atlantic-tropical-storms-worse-191547

Flooding ‘Calamity’ in Pakistan Prompts Call for Reparations https://www.theenergymix.com/2022/10/02/flooding-calamity-in-pakistan-prompts-call-for-reparations/

Ancient ice age valleys offer clues to future ice sheet change https://phys.org/news/2022-10-ancient-ice-age-valleys-clues.html

New oil and gas at odds with green goals https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63149957.amp

Solar and wind farms can hurt the environment. A new study offers solutions https://www.latimes.com/environment/newsletter/2022-10-06/solar-and-wind-farms-can-hurt-the-environment-a-new-study-offers-solutions-boiling-point

Megadroughts helped topple ancient empires. We’ve found their traces in Australia’s past, and expect more to come https://theconversation.com/megadroughts-helped-topple-ancient-empires-weve-found-their-traces-in-australias-past-and-expect-more-to-come-191770

US wind, solar tripled over the past decade: analysis https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/3675708-us-wind-solar-tripled-over-the-past-decade-analysis/

Northern Hemisphere’s extreme summer drought ‘virtually impossible’ without human-made climate change https://edition.cnn.com/2022/10/05/world/northern-hemisphere-drought-climate-intl/index.html

Seasonal land-ice-flow variability in the Antarctic Peninsula https://tc.copernicus.org/articles/16/3907/2022/

Climate simulation more realistic with Artificial Intelligence https://www.tum.de/en/news-and-events/all-news/press-releases/details/realistischere-klimasimulation-dank-kuenstlicher-intelligenz

Disaster risk reduction

Time-dependent decrease in fault strength in the 2011–2016 Ibaraki–Fukushima earthquake sequence https://academic.oup.com/gji/article/232/2/788/6710376

Raising Warragamba Dam wall could save thousands: NSW government modelling https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/raising-warragamba-dam-wall-could-save-thousands-nsw-government-modelling-20221004-p5bn6g.html

4 innovations that can be part of India and Bangladesh’s flood defences https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/climate/4-innovations-that-can-be-part-of-india-bangladeshs-flood-defences/

UTSA researchers bolstering historic properties along Gulf Coast to withstand hurricanes https://www.utsa.edu/today/2022/10/story/researchers-work-to-preserve-historic-buildings-on-coast.html

A New Study Finds U.S. Future Floods Becoming More Frequent, Wider Spread, Yet Less Seasonal https://ou.edu/research-norman/news-events/2022/a-new-study-finds-us-future-floods-becoming-more-frequent-wider-spread-yet-less-seasonal

Hurricane Ian: forecasting of the coastal storm surge https://www.cmcc.it/article/hurricane-ian-forecasting-of-the-coastal-storm-surge

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet declares raising Warragamba Dam wall a ‘critical’ project to fund https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-05/raising-warragamba-dam-wall-critical-perrottet-says/101502516

Warragamba Dam: what’s driving the NSW government’s bid to raise the wall? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/oct/06/warragamba-dam-whats-driving-the-nsw-governments-bid-to-raise-the-wall

An Integrated Framework for the Quantification of Road Network Seismic Vulnerability and Accessibility to Critical Services https://www.researchgate.net/publication/364104642_An_Integrated_Framework_for_the_Quantification_of_Road_Network_Seismic_Vulnerability_and_Accessibility_to_Critical_Services

Flood warnings have improved, but struggle to keep pace with a climate-wrecked environment https://www.crikey.com.au/2022/10/05/flood-warnings-take-action-extreme-weather/

Automatically detecting avalanches in satellite images https://www.slf.ch/en/news/2022/10/automatically-detecting-avalanches-in-satellite-images.html

Wildfire imagery reduces risk information-seeking among homeowners as property wildfire risk increases https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00505-7

Fighting wildfire with GPS data https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/news/2022/fighting-wildfire-with-gps-data.html

Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-19-4715-5

NSW government document changed to make impacts of raising Warragamba Dam wall ‘less definite’ https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/oct/07/nsw-government-document-changed-to-make-impacts-of-raising-warragamba-dam-wall-less-definite

Emergency management

More flooding on the way as BOM forecasts heavy rain from Northern Territory to Tasmania https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-04/more-flooding-bom-forecast-heavy-falls/101496026

Map of land flooded in Florida by Hurricane Ian https://gers.users.earthengine.app/view/nrt-conus

Ian is 6th-deadliest U.S. hurricane since 1980, and may be Florida’s deadliest since 1935 https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/10/deaths-from-ian-pass-100-91l-looms/

Is COVID-19 hurting your heart? A new study finds cardiac muscle damage in COVID patients https://www.salon.com/2022/10/03/is-19-hurting-our-hearts-a-new-study-finds-cardiac-muscle-damage-in-patients/

Global population skews male, but UN projects parity between sexes by 2050 https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/08/31/global-population-skews-male-but-un-projects-parity-between-sexes-by-2050/

Will there be a COVID winter wave? What scientists say https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-03157-x

Hurricane Ian flooded a hospital and forced evacuations from dozens of nursing homes – many health facilities face rising risks from severe storms https://theconversation.com/hurricane-ian-flooded-a-hospital-and-forced-evacuations-from-dozens-of-nursing-homes-many-health-facilities-face-rising-risks-from-severe-storms-191648

Hurricane Ian’s Aftermath: A Rising Death Toll and Questions About Preparedness https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/10/05/hurricane-ian-preparedness/

Was The Forecast For Hurricane Ian Bad? Depends On Your Perspective https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2022/10/03/was-the-forecast-for-hurricane-ian-baddepends-on-your-perspective/

Devastation in Pakistan: Deadly floods displace millions https://europe.mercycorps.org/en-gb/blog/pakistan-deadly-floods-displace-millions

Pakistani PM says he should not have to beg for help after catastrophic floods https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/06/pakistani-pm-says-he-should-not-have-to-beg-for-help-after-catastrophic-floods

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Life-Saving Landslide Risk Communication in Puerto Rico https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/life-saving-landslide-risk-communication-in-puerto-rico

Climate teachers: rural women in Uganda trained their village to resist floods https://www.oneearth.org/rural-women-in-uganda-trained-their-village-to-resist-floods/

Psychology and disasters

Hurricane Ian survivor in Naples: ‘We will never come back to Florida’ https://news.yahoo.com/hurricane-ian-survivor-naples-never-164612755.html

Agent-based models of human response to natural hazards: systematic review of tsunami evacuation https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05643-x

COVID has taken a greater toll on mental health among people from ethnic minorities – sadly this is no surprise https://theconversation.com/covid-has-taken-a-greater-toll-on-mental-health-among-people-from-ethnic-minorities-sadly-this-is-no-surprise-188679

Sociology and disasters

Mountain Resilience: A Systematic Literature Review and Paths to the Future https://bioone.org/journals/mountain-research-and-development/volume-42/issue-2/MRD-JOURNAL-D-21-00044.1/Mountain-Resilience–A-Systematic-Literature-Review-and-Paths-to/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-21-00044.1.full

How Hurricane Ian and other disasters are becoming a growing source of inequality – even among the middle class https://theconversation.com/how-hurricane-ian-and-other-disasters-are-becoming-a-growing-source-of-inequality-even-among-the-middle-class-191637

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