Today in disaster resilience (23 July 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Merkel visits areas devastated by ‘terrifying’ floods as death toll reaches 190 in Europe https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210718-merkel-to-visit-areas-devastated-by-floods-in-germany-as-death-toll-in-europe-tops-180

US firefighters bracing for dangerous weather as 70 wildfires burn across California and Oregon https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-18/us-wildfires-burn-across-california-oregon-dangerous-weather/100302756

India – at Least 20 Killed in Mumbai Landslides and Floodshttps://floodlist.com/asia/india-mumbai-landslides-july-2021

Oman – Floods After 200mm of Rain Leave 4 Dead, Dozens Rescued https://floodlist.com/asia/oman-floods-july-2021

Luxembourg – Dozens Evacuated After Record Rainfall Causes Rivers to Break Banks https://floodlist.com/europe/luxembourg-floods-july-2021

USA – Emergency Declared After Deadly Flash Floods in Arizona https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-arizona-july-2021

Covid-19: India excess deaths cross four million, says study https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-57888460

Thunderstorms and lightning threaten to spur more fires in US west https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/20/us-west-wildfires-bootleg-fire-oregon

Heavy flooding hits central China, affecting tens of millions https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/20/heavy-flooding-hits-central-china-affecting-tens-of-millions

Nigeria – Hundreds of Homes Damaged by Floods in Taraba State https://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-taraba-july-2021

USA – Flash Floods Cause Chaos in Alabama https://floodlist.com/america/usa/flash-floods-alabama-july-2021

Iran – 8 Dead as Flash Floods and Storms Affect 15 Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/iran-flash-floods-july-2021

Canada’s BC declares state of emergency as wildfires surge https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/20/canada-bc-declares-state-of-emergency-as-wildfires-surge

At least 25 dead in China as province deluged by heaviest rains in 1,000 years https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/death-toll-rises-china-henan-province-historic-rains-n1274579

Romania – Evacuations, 1 Dead After Heavy Rain Triggers Flash Floods https://floodlist.com/europe/romania-floods-july-2021

Germany floods: 155 still missing as hopes of further rescues fade https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/21/germany-floods-one-hundred-fifty-five-still-missing-hope-further-rescue-fade

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Jul 2021: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/136115/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Jul-2021-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Sangay-Lew.html

Indonesia – More Than 5,000 Families Displaced by Floods in West Kalimantan https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-kalimantan-july-2021

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Colorado and New Mexico https://floodlist.com/america/usa/flash-floods-colorado-new-mexico-july-2021

Tajikistan – Deadly Floods and Mudslides Strike Sughd Region https://floodlist.com/asia/tajikistan-floods-mudslides-july-2021

China – Over 350,000 Evacuated, 33 Dead, 8 Missing After Zhengzhou and Henan Floods https://floodlist.com/asia/china-henan-zhengzhou-floods-update-july-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Why a killer US heatwave points to a stifling future for our cities https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/why-a-killer-us-heatwave-points-to-a-stifling-future-for-our-cities-20210716-p58ae9.html

‘It Is All Connected’: Extreme Weather in the Age of Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/16/climate/europe-floods-climate-change.html

Germany needs better climate policy, Merkel says from flooded region https://www.dw.com/en/germany-needs-better-climate-policy-merkel-says-from-flooded-region-live-updates/a-58304082

How climate change fueled the devastating floods in Germany and northwest Europe https://www.vox.com/22577431/germany-flooding-europe-climate-change

Climate change: Science failed to predict flood and heat intensity https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57863205

Climate scientists shocked by scale of floods in Germany https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/16/climate-scientists-shocked-by-scale-of-floods-in-germany

Boston On List Of Cities With Worst Urban Heat, Where Temperatures Can Spike 15-20 Degrees In A Matter Of Blocks https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/07/15/urban-heat-islands-cities-list-boston-climate-central/

Warmer weather ‘loading the dice’ towards more intense rainfall, scientists say https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/125789352/warmer-weather-loading-the-dice-towards-more-intense-rainfall-scientists-say

Warming Indian Ocean sets stage for spring floods in NSW and Victoria https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/warming-indian-ocean-sets-stage-for-spring-floods-in-nsw-and-victoria-20210720-p58be6.html

Extreme heat warning: what first-ever Met Office alert means https://theconversation.com/extreme-heat-warning-what-first-ever-met-office-alert-means-164757

The Northern Hemisphere has a punishing heat wave infestation https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/07/20/heat-wave-northern-hemisphere/

Siberia hit by unprecedented heatwave and forest fires – video report https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2021/jul/20/siberia-hit-by-unprecedented-heatwave-and-forest-fires-video-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

US cities are working to shore up their flood defenses in the face of climate change, building and upgrading pumps, storm drains, and other infrastructure https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/07/20/1029748/cities-infrastructure-prevent-flooding/

Preliminary analysis concludes Pacific Northwest heat wave was a 1,000-year event https://climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/preliminary-analysis-concludes-pacific-northwest-heat-wave-was-1000-year

Catastrophic floods could hit Europe far more often, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/21/catastrophic-floods-could-hit-europe-far-more-often-study-finds

Scientific proof points to more intense and longer hot spells ahead https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/scientific-proof-points-to-more-intenseand-longer-hot-spells-ahead-40674337.html

Extreme heat waves in urban areas are much more likely than previously thought https://cee.illinois.edu/news/new-modeling-technique-shows-greater-likelihood-frequency-extreme-heat-events-urban-areas

Climate-Driven Changes in Clouds are Likely to Amplify Global Warming https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19072021/climate-driven-changes-in-clouds-are-likely-to-amplify-global-warming/

This catastrophic summer even has climate scientists worried https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/07/21/news/climate-change-scientists-heat-wave-summer

What makes a resilient landscape? Climate, fire, and forests in the Northern Rockies https://www.nrfirescience.org/resource/23344

The record-smashing Pacific Northwest heat wave suggests that climate change has forced us past a threshold for temperatures https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/this-summer-could-change-our-understanding-of-extreme-heat?

Germany floods: Can we tell if extreme weather is linked to climate change? https://news.trust.org/item/20210716170026-viwbq/

California weighs first step in ‘managed retreat’ from rising Pacific https://news.trust.org/item/20210720091734-1d84f/

How the dynamics of a heating planet are driving extreme weather https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/how-the-dynamics-of-a-heating-planet-are-driving-extreme-weather-20210722-p58c1c.html

From China to Germany, floods expose climate vulnerability https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/china-germany-floods-expose-climate-vulnerability-2021-07-22/

Scientists are worried by how fast the climate crisis has amplified extreme weather https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/20/world/climate-change-extreme-weather-speed-cmd-intl/index.html

Emissions Could Hit New Record by 2023 Without More Green Spending https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-20/less-than-15-of-covid-19-recovery-spending-went-to-green-energy

Summer in the city: Improving community resilience to extreme summertime heat in Northern Manhattan https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79073

Disaster risk reduction

Bob Carr appeals to UNESCO over Warragamba Dam https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/bob-carr-appeals-to-unesco-over-warragamba-dam-20210718-p58aq4.html

Why did Europe’s flood warning system so lethally fail? https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-07-17/Why-did-Europe-s-flood-warning-system-so-lethally-fail–11YtoG2cGU8/index.html

Satellites over Europe track massive floods in Germany and Belgium https://www.space.com/satellites-monitor-flooding-in-germany-belgium-july-2021

How can the UN help prevent another Beirut disaster? https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/08/1070582

AIDR joins Resilience Valuation Initiative https://www.aidr.org.au/news/aidr-joins-resilience-valuation-initiative/

Europe’s flood tragedy didn’t have to be this severe https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/19/opinions/europe-flood-climate-change-evacuations-speight/index.html

Europe’s deadly floods leave scientists stunned https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/europe-s-deadly-floods-leave-scientists-stunned

Deadly floods inundated parts of Europe, but the Netherlands avoided fatalities. Here’s why https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/19/world/netherlands-germany-flood-defense-warning-system-intl-cmd/index.html

Report from Europe’s flood zone: researcher calls out early warning system gridlock amid shocking loss of life https://theconversation.com/report-from-europes-flood-zone-researcher-calls-out-early-warning-system-gridlock-amid-shocking-loss-of-life-164648

New web platform for planning flood prevention in cities https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/media-and-communication/news/details/article/new-web-platform-for-planning-flood-prevention-in-cities/

Saving lives and livelihoods through flood protection in Cameroon https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2021/07/06/saving-lives-and-livelihoods-through-flood-protection-in-cameroon

ADB approves $35 million project to reduce landslide risk in Kyrgyz Republic https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/79028

As coastal flooding worsens, some cities are retreating from the water https://theconversation.com/as-coastal-flooding-worsens-some-cities-are-retreating-from-the-water-164463

Earthquake Retrofitting: Everything You Need To Know https://www.regionalfoundationrepair.com/foundation-repair/earthquake-retrofitting/

PG&E plans a 10-year effort to put power lines underground to reduce fire risk https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/business/energy-environment/pge-underground-powerlines-wildfires.html

Plans in place to protect large area of Yukon from unprecedented flooding https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/plans-in-place-to-protect-large-area-of-yukon-from-unprecedented-flooding-1.5516849

Critical Disaster Studies book https://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/toc/16276_toc.html

Europe’s catastrophic flooding was forecast well in advance – what went so wrong? https://theconversation.com/europes-catastrophic-flooding-was-forecast-well-in-advance-what-went-so-wrong-164818

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it https://theconversation.com/we-cant-predict-the-next-wildfire-disaster-but-we-can-plan-for-it-164232

Reducing flood risk through the modelling of Nature-Based Solutions https://www.ambientalrisk.com/reducing-flood-risk-through-the-modelling-of-nature-based-solutions/

Probabilistic tsunami hazard and exposure assessment for the pacific islands- Fiji https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921004192?via%3Dihub

Managing city-scale slow-onset disasters: Learning from Cape Town’s 2015–2018 drought disaster planning https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921004209?via%3Dihub

Forecasting Wildfire Intensity https://www.nbcbayarea.com/weather/climate-discussion-forecasting-wildfire-intensity/2600183/

Barrie tornado: Engineering professor calls for building code changes, review of damaged homes https://globalnews.ca/news/8035812/barrie-tornado-homes-roofs-damages-ontario-building-code/

Emergency management

Massive ‘Fire Clouds’ Are Dropping Embers On Firefighters Battling US’s Biggest Blaze https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/massive-fire-clouds-are-dropping-embers-on-firefighters-battling-uss-biggest-blaze/

England will soon abandon almost all coronavirus restrictions. The Netherlands shows what could happen next https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-18/freedom-day-looms-in-england-despite-coronavirus-surge/100295326

Flooding in Germany: Before and after images from the Ahr and Eifel regions https://www.dw.com/en/flooding-in-germany-before-and-after-images-from-the-ahr-and-eifel-regions/a-58299008

Residential fire fatality and injury strategy: towards zero fatalities https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/residential-fire-fatality-and-injury-strategy-towards-zero-fatalities

Using diversity and inclusion to strengthen capability in emergency management https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/99

Delta Variant Accounts for 83% of Known U.S. Covid-19 Cases https://www.wsj.com/articles/delta-variant-accounts-for-83-of-known-covid-19-cases-11626807019

Leverages and obstacles facing post-cyclone recovery in Saint-Martin, Caribbean: Between the ‘window of opportunity’ and the ‘systemic risk’? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353251882_Leverages_and_obstacles_facing_post-cyclone_recovery_in_Saint-Martin_Caribbean_Between_the_%27window_of_opportunity%27_and_the_%27systemic_risk%27

Austrian man saves Turkish neighbors from raging floods https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/diaspora/austrian-man-saves-turkish-neighbors-from-raging-floods

Ministry prepares for 2021-2022 cyclone season https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/79029

COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: all eyes on Indonesia https://theconversation.com/covid-19-in-southeast-asia-all-eyes-on-indonesia-164244

Child cases of Covid-19 are rising as schools gear up to reopen https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/20/health/covid-children-cases-schools-reopening/index.html

How the Delta variant achieves its ultrafast spread https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01986-w

Central Europe staggers toward recovery from catastrophic flooding: more than 200 killed https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/07/central-europe-staggers-toward-recovery-from-catastrophic-flooding-more-than-200-killed/

Preparedness to respond effectively to multiple hazards https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2021/07/19/preparedness-to-respond-effectively-to-multiple-hazards/

US in ‘another pivotal moment’ as Delta variant drives surge in Covid cases https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/22/us-covid-cases-rise-delta-variant?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Henan floods: aerial images show devastation in Chinese province – video https://www.theguardian.com/weather/video/2021/jul/22/henan-floods-aerial-images-show-flood-devastation-in-chinese-province-video

Fighting wildfires in western WA requires different approaches https://crosscut.com/opinion/2021/07/fighting-wildfires-western-wa-requires-different-approaches

China breaches dam to divert deadly flooding https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/21/china-breaches-dam-to-divert-deadly-flooding/

Fires, droughts, floods, power outages. The interval between disasters is shortening, or in some cases disappearing altogether https://www.circleofblue.org/2021/world/the-disasters-are-exhausting-emergency-response/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Facebook Clashes with the US Government Over Vaccine Misinformation https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-clashes-with-the-us-government-over-vaccine-misinformation/603509/

Final draft of the Disaster Resilience Education for Young People Handbook has been submitted for approval https://www.aidr.org.au/news/two-aidr-handbooks-submitted-for-ema-approval/

Unit: Disaster Resilience Education – Years 7 & 8 https://www.coolaustralia.org/unit/disaster-resilience-education-years-7-8/

Amateur Radio Responds to Flooding in Western Europe https://qrznow.com/amateur-radio-responds-to-flooding-in-western-europe/

Germany faces calls for mobile phone disaster alerts after floods https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/merkel-heads-flood-zone-facing-questions-over-preparedness-2021-07-20/

Using community resilience vision statements to build flood resilience in Bangladesh https://floodresilience.net/blogs/community-resilience-vision-statements-build-flood-resilience-in-bangladesh/

Psychology and disasters

New research guides mental health support for young adult volunteers https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/new-research-guides-mental-health-support-for-young-adult-volunteers

A qualitative evaluation of Southwark Council’s public health response to mitigating the mental health impact of the 2017 London bridge and borough market terror attack https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353345579_A_qualitative_evaluation_of_Southwark_Council’s_public_health_response_to_mitigating_the_mental_health_impact_of_the_2017_London_bridge_and_borough_market_terror_attack

Sociology and disasters

Does the shock of natural hazard-associated disasters affect the authority of regional governments? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0143622821001363?via%3Dihub

Back to basics: Gender equity and social inclusion in flood resilience https://floodresilience.net/blogs/gender-equity-and-social-inclusion-in-flood-resilience/

Exploring the interactions between vulnerability, resilience and adaptation to extreme temperatures https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79044

An unequal pandemic: insights and evidence from communities and civil society organisations https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79011

Bowling alone or distancing together? The role of social capital in excess death rates from COVID19 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953621005736?via%3Dihub#

A social model of secondary stressors in relation to disasters, major incidents and conflict: Implications for practice https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420921003976?via%3Dihub

In Europe and Central Asia, the poor lose more when disaster strikes https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2021/07/20/in-europe-and-central-asia-the-poor-lose-more-when-disaster-strikes

Today in disaster resilience (16 July 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Violent tornado hits downtown Shenxian, leaving catastrophic damage, China https://watchers.news/2021/07/11/shenxian-shandong-china-tornado-damage-july-2021/

Northern California wildfire grows, destroys homes amid extreme conditions https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-11/northern-california-wildfire-grows-destroys-homes-beckwourth-complex-fire

B.C.’s wildfire service battles 49 new fires over the weekend, expects more Sunday https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-wildfires-3-new-1.6098451

Japan – Evacuations in Kagoshima After 95mm of Rain in 1 Hour https://floodlist.com/asia/japan-kagoshima-flood-july-2021

Colombia – Over 5,000 Families Hit by Floods in Magdalena After Rivers Overflow https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-magdalena-july-2021

UK – Flash Floods Cause Chaos in Eastern England https://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/flash-floods-peterborough-july-2021

Chad – 5 Dead, Thousands in Need of Shelter After Heavy Rains in Tandjilé, Say UN https://floodlist.com/africa/chad-flood-rain-june-2021

USA – Rain From Storm Elsa Floods New York Subway https://floodlist.com/america/usa/storm-elsa-floods-new-york-subway-july-2021

Multiple Saskatchewan communities face wildfire risk, evacuations https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/07/12/multiple-saskatchewan-communities-face-wildfire-risk-evacuations.html

Flash floods cause travel chaos in parts of London https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-57805391

Himachal Pradesh: Cloudburst results in flash floods damaging public property, NH blocked in Shimla https://www.opindia.com/2021/07/himachal-pradesh-cloudburst-dharamshala/

Germany floods: Dozens killed after record rain in Germany and Belgium https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-16/flooding-deaths-damage-germany-belgium-netherlands-france/100291248

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Jul 2021: Etna volcano, Stromboli, Fuego, Karymsky, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/135474/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Jul-2021-Etna-volcano-Stromboli-Fuego-Karymsky-Reventador-Sanga.html

Oregon blaze threatens 2,000 homes as new wildfires erupt in western states https://news.trust.org/item/20210715165353-sqegc/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In California’s interior, there’s no escape from the desperate heat: ‘Why are we even here?’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/10/california-central-valley-extreme-heat-race

Edinburgh flooding: ‘We are going to see more of these extreme events’ says climate expert https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/weather/edinburgh-flooding-we-are-going-to-see-more-of-these-extreme-events-says-climate-expert-3301354

New York City warned ‘climate change is here’ as storm floods streets and subway https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/09/new-york-city-storm-flooding-climate-change

Heat wave engulfs the West as Death Valley hits 130 degrees https://www.axios.com/west-heat-wave-record-temperatures-42b2907b-c6ea-4a92-bc36-2c515aacfaf2.html

Study projects a surge in coastal flooding, starting in 2030s https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78917

With seas rising and storms surging, who will pay for New Zealand’s most vulnerable coastal properties? https://theconversation.com/with-seas-rising-and-storms-surging-who-will-pay-for-new-zealands-most-vulnerable-coastal-properties-163807

Our climate change turning point is right here, right now https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/12/our-climate-change-turning-point-is-right-here-right-now

Iqaluit’s average temperature increased by a degree between 1991 and 2020, researcher says https://www.arctictoday.com/iqaluits-average-temperature-increased-by-a-degree-between-1991-and-2020-researcher-says/

Pacific Northwest heat wave would have been “virtually impossible” without climate change, experts say https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-heat-wave-pacific-northwest/

Malaria and dengue predicted to affect billions more people if global warming continues uncurbed https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78944

World’s largest study of global climate related mortality links 5 million deaths a year to abnormal temperatures https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/worlds-largest-study-of-global-climate-related-mortality-links-5-million-deaths-a-year-to-abnormal-temperatures

Better projections of the impact of climate change on coasts in the coming century https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/better-projections-of-the-impact-of-climate-change-on-coasts-in-the-coming-century/

Projections of temperature-attributable mortality in Europe: a time series https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(21)00150-9/fulltext

A practical guide to climate-resilient buildings & communities https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78926

Two Dozen Large Cities Produce 52 Percent of Urban Carbon Emissions https://e360.yale.edu/digest/just-25-cities-produce-52-percent-of-urban-emissions

New AEMO boss wants Australian grids to handle 100 pct renewables by 2025 https://reneweconomy.com.au/hold-new-aemo-boss-wants-australias-grid-to-handle-100-pct-renewables-by-2025/

12 reasons why 2020 was a bad year for climate change https://theplanet.substack.com/p/12-reasons-why-2020-was-a-bad-year

American west stuck in cycle of ‘heat, drought and fire’, experts warnhttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/12/wildfires-california-oregon-drought-heat-fire-cycle

Public understanding of climate change-related sea-level rise https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0254348

Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/14/amazon-rainforest-now-emitting-more-co2-than-it-absorbs

EU unveils sweeping climate change plan https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57833807

Coastal communities across the U.S. continued to see record-setting high-tide flooding in 2020 https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/HighTideFlooding_AnnualOutlook.html

Middle East and North Africa: heatwaves of up to 56 degrees Celsius without climate action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78996

Systematic mapping of global research on climate and health: a machine learning review https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(21)00179-0/fulltext

Extreme weather no guarantee of support for climate action https://thebulletin.org/2021/07/extreme-weather-no-guarantee-of-support-for-climate-action/

Estimate of global surface temperature change https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/

From climate change to climate emergency https://hellofuture.undp.org/

Hot zones: urban heat islands https://medialibrary.climatecentral.org/uploads/general/2021_UHI_Report.pdf

Disaster risk reduction

WorldFloods – AI pioneered at Oxford for global flood mapping launches into space https://watchers.news/2021/07/11/worldfloods-ai-pioneered-at-oxford-for-global-flood-mapping-launches-into-space/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The problems of prescribed fire https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/562167-the-problems-of-prescribed-fire

Resilient Cambridge Plan Released https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/News/2021/7/resilientcambridgereportpublished

Searching for Faults From Afar https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2021/07/12/searching-for-faults-from-afar/

California Wildfires Are So Intense, They’re Sparking Firenadoes https://gizmodo.com/california-wildfires-are-so-intense-they-re-sparking-f-1847273001

New study: the number of structures at risk from natural hazards is on the rise in the United States https://cires.colorado.edu/news/risky-development

Indigenous fire and land management – impact and sustainability https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-8116

US heatwave: Could US and Canada see the worst wildfires yet? https://www.bbc.com/news/57770728

How many 500-year floods must Detroit endure in a decade? https://grist.org/cities/how-many-500-year-floods-must-detroit-endure-in-a-decade/

Recent increase in major Atlantic hurricanes may be ‘rebound’ after 1960-1980s lull https://www.carbonbrief.org/recent-increase-in-major-atlantic-hurricanes-may-be-rebound-after-1960-1980s-lull

EMDNA: an Ensemble Meteorological Dataset for North America https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/13/3337/2021/

Resilience Reset: Creating Resilient Cities in the Global South https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/mono/10.4324/9780429355066/resilience-reset-aditya-bahadur-thomas-tanner

Moon wobble to bring surge in coastal flooding in 2030s, NASA study predicts https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/13/us/moon-wobble-coastal-flooding-scn-trnd/index.html

Improving flood response in Somalia through remote sensing http://www.fao.org/emergencies/fao-in-action/stories/stories-detail/en/c/1416034/

With poor regulation of floodplains, India is more vulnerable to flood damage https://india.mongabay.com/2021/07/with-poor-regulation-of-floodplains-india-more-vulnerable-to-flood-damage/

Advancing practical applications of resilience in Aotearoa-New Zealand https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353247159_Advancing_practical_applications_of_resilience_in_Aotearoa-New_Zealand

Adaptation required to preserve future high-end river flood risk at present levels https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/1/eaao1914.full

Seismic research ship goes boom-boom to seek answers at origin of the next Big One https://www.kuow.org/stories/seismic-research-ship-goes-boom-boom-to-seek-answers-at-origin-of-the-next-big-one

New project scales up early warning systems in the Pacific https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/new-project-scales-early-warning-systems-pacific

Australia’s burning question: How can we build better bushfire resilience? https://www.zurich.com.au/news/media-releases/2021/australia-burning-question-how-can-we-build-better-bushfire-resilience.html

Economics of natural hazards – final project report https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79008

Emergency management

Americans who lost homes to devastating wildfires brace for an even worse season https://www.pbs.org/newshour/amp/show/americans-who-lost-homes-to-devastating-wildfires-brace-for-an-even-worse-season

Representing Disasters and Long-term Recovery – Insights from Tamil Nadu https://iihs.co.in/knowledge-gateway/representing-disasters-and-long-term-recovery-insights-from-tamil-nadu/

NSW Rural Fire Service exonerates itself over backburn gone wrong https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/nsw-rural-fire-service-exonerates-itself-over-backburn-gone-wrong-20210630-p585kt.html

FEMA never followed 20-year-old disaster law https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063736879

Israel offers ‘booster’ jab as Covid infections spiral https://www.ft.com/content/bfec0129-83e0-49d1-bf9d-e31ce47f6150

New Regulations Would Increase Wildfire Risk to Firefighters and Civilians, Fire Experts Warn https://www.kqed.org/news/11880400/new-regulations-would-increase-wildfire-risk-to-firefighters-and-civilians-fire-experts-warn

Flood-resilient mass transit planning in Ouagadougou https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78942

COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh reach 1 million, causing major concern for Rohingya refugees https://www.rescue.org/press-release/covid-19-cases-bangladesh-reach-1-million-causing-major-concern-rohingya-refugees

Solomon Islands: disaster displacement risk profile https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78967

Indonesia records its highest increase in COVID cases –– and numbers are likely to rise again before they fall https://theconversation.com/indonesia-records-its-highest-increase-in-covid-cases-and-numbers-are-likely-to-rise-again-before-they-fall-164063

Communication and the vocabulary used during emergencies can have a significant effect on people’s behaviour https://www.crisis-response.com/Publisher/File.aspx?id=288941

Leverages and obstacles facing post-cyclone recovery in Saint-Martin, Caribbean: Between the ‘window of opportunity’ and the ‘systemic risk’? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353251882_Leverages_and_obstacles_facing_post-cyclone_recovery_in_Saint-Martin_Caribbean_Between_the_%27window_of_opportunity%27_and_the_%27systemic_risk%27

Ethical Considerations for Postdisaster Fieldwork and Data Collection in the Caribbean https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0002764220938113

Disaster education, communications and engagement

A fixed smartphone network offers inexpensive earthquake early warning potential https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78907

Sydney’s multicultural leaders help to spread vaccination message https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-s-multicultural-leaders-help-to-spread-vaccination-message-20210713-p58947.html

Hurricane Preparedness https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Hurricane-Preparedness/

An analysis of social media use and neighbor-assisted debris removal in Houston following Hurricane Harvey https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420921004118

The science and history of forest fires https://tree-nation.com/projects/inside-tree-nation/article/8099-the-science-and-history-of-forest-fires

Psychology and disasters

A significant number of New Zealanders overestimate sea-level rise — and that could stop them from taking action https://theconversation.com/a-significant-number-of-new-zealanders-overestimate-sea-level-rise-and-that-could-stop-them-from-taking-action-164312

Behavioural and cultural insights shed light on how the pandemic has left youth behind https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-determinants/behavioural-and-cultural-insights-for-health/news2/news/2021/07/behavioural-and-cultural-insights-shed-light-on-how-the-pandemic-has-left-youth-behind

Yes, this lockdown is harder than before. A trauma specialist explains why https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/lockdown-is-harder-than-before-trauma-specialist-explains-why/100252974

Sociology and disasters

With daily inoculation numbers dropping, health officials have recruited community leaders to coax holdouts; ‘it’s like swimming upstream’ https://www.wsj.com/articles/stalled-covid-vaccination-outreach-hesitancy-11625754826

Why FEMA Aid Is Unavailable To Many Who Need It The Most https://www.npr.org/2021/06/29/1004347023/why-fema-aid-is-unavailable-to-many-who-need-it-the-most

Stanford researchers show sea-level rise may worsen existing Bay Area inequities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78964

Quantifying Psychosocial Impacts From Coastal Hazards for Cost-Benefit Analysis in Eastern Quebec, Canada https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353242407_Quantifying_Psychosocial_Impacts_From_Coastal_Hazards_for_Cost-Benefit_Analysis_in_Eastern_Quebec_Canada

Oregon heat wave victims older, lived alone, had no AC https://apnews.com/article/canada-environment-and-nature-oregon-heat-waves-76bb82bebd17c6bef7fd8af97c311984

Vaccine inequality, health systems under pressure, socio-economic fallout https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/maps-and-graphics/2021/coronavirus-humanitarian-update-map-data-vaccine-aid-response

Importance of social capital in COVID-19 vaccination uptake https://theconversation.com/covid-19-how-a-sense-of-community-can-increase-vaccine-uptake-161462

Doing it for us: Community identification predicts willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccination via perceived sense of duty to the community https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/casp.2542

Poor and minority communities suffer more from extreme heat in U.S. Cities https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/poor-and-minority-communities-suffer-more-from-extreme-heat-in-u.s-cities

Widespread Race and Class Disparities in Surface Urban Heat Extremes Across the United States https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021EF002016

When disaster strikes, you truly do get by with a little help from your friends https://news.northeastern.edu/2021/07/14/how-to-rebound-from-disasters-resilience-starts-in-the-neighborhood/

Today in disaster resilience (9 July 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Tropical storm watch issued for Florida Keys as Elsa whips Dominican Republic and Haiti https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/03/weather/hurricane-elsa-saturday/index.html

Japanese rescuers find two bodies, continue search for 20 more after landslide in Atami, south-west of Tokyo https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-04/two-dead-in-japan-landslide-atami/100266228

Canada heatwave: Wildfires spread in British Columbia after lightning strikes https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57703853

Nepal – Floods and Landslides Leave 10 Dead, 4 Missing https://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-landslides-july-2021

China – Over 60,000 Evacuate Floods in Jiangxi https://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-jiangxi-july-2021

Flooding and thunderstorms as rain and wind batters Scotland https://news.stv.tv/scotland/flooding-and-thunderstorms-as-rain-and-wind-batters-scotland?top

Crimea – More Floods After Heavy Rain Leave 1 Dead, Dozens Evacuated https://floodlist.com/europe/crimea-floods-july-2021

Fast-moving Atlantic Storm Elsa makes landfall in Cuba https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/5/atlantic-storm-elsa-speeds-toward-landfall-on-cubas-coast

Indonesia – Floods Damage Over 2,000 Homes in Aceh Province https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-damage-over-2000-homes-in-aceh-province

Russia – State of Emergency After Floods in Krasnodar Krai https://floodlist.com/europe/russia-floods-in-krasnodar-sochi-july-2021

South Korea – 2 Killed in Floods and Landslides After Heavy Rain https://floodlist.com/asia/south-korea-floods-landslides-july-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Jul 2021: Etna volcano, Fuego, Karymsky, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/134806/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Jul-2021-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Karymsky-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-T.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How to organise climate action in the Decisive Decadehttps://sbs.ox.ac.uk/news/how-organise-climate-action-decisive-decade

Summer swelter trend: West gets hotter days, East hot nights https://apnews.com/article/climate-change-science-cd3e6dcb4d2490ed8c2ddcd3c54f69ab

Climate Change Could Destroy America’s Roads https://www.vice.com/en/article/3aqpxn/roads-buckling-heatwave-climate-change

Unprecedented heat, hundreds dead and a town destroyed. Climate change is frying the Northern Hemisphere https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/04/world/canada-us-heatwave-northern-hemisphere-climate-change-cmd-intl/index.html

Sea level rise poses economic threat to Asia coastal cities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78792

‘Megadrought’ along border strains US-Mexico water relations https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78796

New Zealand experiences hottest June on record despite polar blast https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/05/new-zealand-experiences-hottest-june-on-record-despite-polar-blast

The Graphic Truth: Where are climate-linked scorchers deadliest? https://www.gzeromedia.com/the-graphic-truth-where-are-climate-linked-scorchers-deadliest

Europeans consider climate change to be the most serious problem facing the world https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_3156

‘We are living it already’: Climate change behind extreme weather events in Canada, experts say https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/we-are-living-it-already-climate-change-behind-extreme-weather-events-in-canada-experts-say-1.5495229

A Space Laser Shows How Catastrophic Sea Level Rise Will Be https://www.wired.com/story/a-space-laser-shows-how-catastrophic-sea-level-rise-will-be/

The North American heatwave shows we need to know how climate change will change our weather https://theconversation.com/the-north-american-heatwave-shows-we-need-to-know-how-climate-change-will-change-our-weather-163802

Nordic countries endure heatwave as Lapland records hottest day since 1914 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/06/heatwave-hits-nordic-countries-lapland-temperature-

Climate Change Brings More Summer Heat Stress To New Hampshire And Its Infrastructure https://www.nhpr.org/post/climate-change-brings-more-summer-heat-stress-new-hampshire-and-its-infrastructure#stream/0

2020: The escalation of extreme rainfall events in Brazil https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78837

‘We need to become the solution’: older New Zealanders join climate change fight https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/06/we-need-to-become-the-solution-older-new-zealanders-join-climate-change-fight

Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change https://theconversation.com/global-evidence-links-rise-in-extreme-precipitation-to-human-driven-climate-change-163715

Managed retreat and environmental justice in a changing climate https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78867

Climate change: US-Canada heatwave ‘virtually impossible’ without warming https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57751918

Climate crisis ‘may put 8bn at risk of malaria and dengue’ https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/08/climate-crisis-may-put-8bn-at-risk-of-malaria-and-dengue

Oregon adopts emergency rules to protect workers in extreme heat https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2021/07/oregon-adopts-emergency-rules-to-protect-workers-in-extreme-heat.html

How to Use ArcGIS Pro to Map Urban Heat Islands https://www.gislounge.com/how-to-use-arcgis-pro-to-map-urban-heat-islands/

Antarctica hit record high temperature in 2020, scientists confirm https://thehill.com/policy/equilibrium-sustainability/561463-antarctica-hit-record-high-temperature-in-2020-scientists

Climate change linked to 5 million deaths a year, new study shows https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/climate-change-linked-to-5-million-deaths-a-year-new-study-shows

Infrastructure for a Changing Climate https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/07/infrastructure-for-a-changing-climate

Unpacking Miami’s new 40-year plan against rising sea levels https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78890

Disaster risk reduction

Natural Hazards Research Australia continues the coordinated multi-disciplinary national research effort of two Cooperative Research Centres over the last 18 years https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/porter/media-releases/world-class-natural-hazards-research-centre

Community flood vulnerability and risk assessment: An empirical predictive modeling approach https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12739

Improved algorithms help scientists monitor wildfires from space https://eos.org/research-spotlights/improved-algorithms-help-scientists-monitor-wildfires-from-space

Monitoring the Nyiragongo eruption in DRC and Rwanda https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78759

Disaster resilience in Australia: A geographic assessment using an index of coping and adaptive capacity https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921003836?via%3Dihub

Flood map update alters thousands of Brisbane property flood levels https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-06/brisbane-flood-mapping-changes/100268292

Warragamba Dam wall-raising assessment open to legal challenge, leaked documents say https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-06/warragamba-dam-project-environmental-federal-government-comments/100262494

Outlook for earthquake early warning for Aotearoa New Zealand: Insights from initiating a community-of-practice https://repo.nzsee.org.nz/handle/nzsee/2350

Analysis of pluvial flood damage costs in residential buildings – A case study in Malmö https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242092100368X?via%3Dihub

High-resolution flood risk approach to quantify the impact of policy change on flood losses at community-level https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921003903?via%3Dihub

Exploring the gap between policy and action in Disaster Risk Reduction: A case study from India https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921003897?dgcid=coauthor

‘Negligence of developers’ costing taxpayers over Norfolk flooding https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/housing/call-for-government-to-act-over-norfolk-flooding-8121472

Indonesia – Over 70 Floods and Landslides Recorded in June 2021, Says Disaster Agency https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-june-2021

Hydromet Investments save lives and make economic sense https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78896

AI bolsters human-centric disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78891

Enhancing efficiency in humanitarian action through reducing risk – A study on cost-benefit of disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78827

Emergency management

North Miami Beach Condo Evacuates Residents on Safety Concerns https://www.wsj.com/articles/miami-area-collapsed-condo-search-efforts-continue-amid-complications-11625237257

Wildfire watchmen: the mountain tower where lookouts spot blazes https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/03/wildfire-lookout-california-mt-tamalpais

Japan: UN chief praises work of emergency responders in wake of deadly landslide https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/07/1095312

How Dangerous Is the Delta Variant, and Will It Cause a COVID Surge in the U.S.? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-dangerous-is-the-delta-variant-and-will-it-cause-a-covid-surge-in-the-u-s/

Anger grows over B.C. Emergency Health Services’ handling of heat wave that left hundreds dead https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/anger-grows-over-b-c-emergency-health-services-handling-of-heat-wave-that-left-hundreds-dead

As wildfires increase in number and size, the number of hotshot crews dwindles https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/as-wildfires-increase-in-number-and-size-the-number-of-hotshot-crews-dwindles

First Nations Wildfire Evacuations https://www.ubcpress.ca/first-nations-wildfire-evacuations

Warning over children as Indonesia suffers its worst Covid outbreak https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/06/warning-over-children-as-indonesia-suffers-its-worst-covid-outbreak

Japan – Many Still Missing in Atami Mudslide as Search and Rescue Operations Continue https://floodlist.com/asia/japan-atami-mudslide-update-july-2021

Disaster management and the need for a reinstated social contract of shared responsibility https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921004015?via%3Dihub

Is it more infectious? Is it spreading in schools? This is what we know about the Delta variant and kids https://theconversation.com/is-it-more-infectious-is-it-spreading-in-schools-this-is-what-we-know-about-the-delta-variant-and-kids-163724

Living with COVID: is now the right time for England to lift all restrictions? https://theconversation.com/living-with-covid-is-now-the-right-time-for-england-to-lift-all-restrictions-164022

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tanzanian communities unite to tackle the growing risk of floods https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/tanzanian-communities-unite-tackle-growing-risk-floods

NAIDOC week has just begun and, after several tumultuous years of disasters in Australia, the theme this year is Heal Country https://theconversation.com/although-we-didnt-produce-these-problems-we-suffer-them-3-ways-you-can-help-in-naidocs-call-to-heal-country-163362

Educating for resilience: parent and teacher perceptions of children’s emotional needs in response to climate change https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504622.2020.1828288?journalCode=ceer20

Community Resilience Action Groups build flood resilience in Bangladesh https://floodresilience.net/blogs/community-resilience-action-groups-build-flood-resilience/

BeFloodReady: Missy’s Tale by Aardman Animations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJhttx0kCI

Resilience learning and indigenous knowledge of earthquake risk in Indonesia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921003848?via%3Dihub

An analysis of social media use and neighbor-assisted debris removal in Houston following Hurricane Harvey https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420921004118?via%3Dihub

Psychology and disasters

New research finds that those living and working alone during the pandemic have suffered the worst effects of all https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jul/04/revealed-rise-in-stress-among-those-working-from-home

Sociology and disasters

Attracting altruists: Explaining volunteer turnout during natural hazards in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349060146_Attracting_altruists_Explaining_volunteer_turnout_during_natural_hazards_in_Japan

The effect of social capital on disaster conflicts in local communities: Focusing on disaster victims https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352987099_The_effect_of_social_capital_on_disaster_conflicts_in_local_communities_Focusing_on_disaster_victims

The case for equity to reduce disaster risk: An analysis of Bolivia https://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/case-equity-reduce-disaster-risk-analysis-bolivia?cid=ccg_tt_climatechange_en_ext

Threat to Latinos has grown in the past decade, and they are twice as likely to live in areas most threatened by wildfires relative to the overall U.S. population https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/06/wildfires-latino-threat-498273

Locating potential sources of capacity and vulnerability in geographically remote areas: Reflections based on three case studies https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921003940?via%3Dihub

Today in disaster resilience (2 July 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant spreading fast in California https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-06-27/highly-contagious-delta-coronavirus-variant-spreading-in-california

USA – State of Emergency Declared in Response to Floods in Southeast Michigan http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-michigan-detroit-june-2021

Romania – 1 Dead, 1 Missing, Dozens Evacuated After Floods and Rain Affect 16 Counties http://floodlist.com/europe/romania-floods-june-2021

Russia – Hundreds Evacuate Floods in Far East http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-floods-amur-oblast-june-2021

Venezuela – Families Evacuated After Damaging Floods in Caracas http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-caracas-june-2021

Bulgaria – Flash Floods in Sliven Province After 60mm of Rain in 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/europe/bulgaria-floods-sliven-june-2021

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Missouri http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-flash-floods-missouri-june-2021

China – 20,000 Evacuate Floods in Heilongjiang https://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-heilongjiang-june-2021

Mexico – Hurricane ‘Enrique’ Causes Floods and Wind Damage in Western States https://floodlist.com/america/mexico-hurricane-enrique-floods-landslides-june-2021

USA – 2 Dead After Floods and Heavy Rain in Western Texas https://floodlist.com/america/floods-texas-june-2021

USA – Evacuations After Flash Floods in New Mexico https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-new-mexico-june-2021

Canada Lytton: Heatwave record village overwhelmingly burned in wildfire https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57678054

BOM forecasts ‘seasonally significant’ amount of rainfall across large parts of Queensland https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-01/bom-weather-queensland-storms-heavy-rain-tully-flood-warning/100258982

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Jul 2021: Dukono volcano, Sangay, Sarychev Peak, Taal https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/134106/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Jul-2021-Dukono-volcano-Sangay-Sarychev-Peak-Taal-Nevado-del-Ruiz.html

Pacific Northwest bakes under once in a millennium heat dome https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/heat-dome-2021-seattle-portland-weather/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Sea level rise due to climate change eyed as contributing factor in Miami-area building collapse https://news.yahoo.com/sea-level-rise-due-to-climate-change-eyed-as-contributing-factor-in-miami-building-collapse-172145539.html

Failure to model costs of climate change to coal, gas ‘beggars belief’ https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/failure-to-model-costs-of-climate-change-to-coal-gas-beggars-belief-20210628-p584x3.html

Northwest “heat dome” signals global warming’s march https://www.axios.com/northwest-heat-dome-global-warming-5915a972-20d2-4c62-bdd7-ac3ae609e4b4.html

Portland and Seattle see record highs soar past 100 degrees as heat wave sweeps the Northwest https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/28/weather/heat-waves-west-coast-records/index.html

New climate science could cause wave of litigation against businesses – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/28/new-climate-science-could-cause-wave-of-litigation-against-businesses-study

Insurance Industry Perspectives on Regulatory Approaches to Climate Risk Assessment | Issue brief https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/climate-change-and-emerging-environmental-topics/insurance-industry-perspectives-regulatory

‘Tip of the iceberg’: New government report looks at costs of climate change https://financialpost.com/commodities/energy/tip-of-the-iceberg-new-government-report-looks-at-costs-of-climate-change

This report provides a national perspective on how climate change is impacting Canadian communities, environment and economy, and how we are adapting https://changingclimate.ca/national-issues/

Climate-driven coastal flooding in the US likely to get worse suddenly https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/climate-driven-coastal-flooding-in-the-us-likely-to-get-worse-suddenly/

Assessing the risks of human displacement in a changing climate https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78659

The looming Arctic collapse: More than 40% of north Russian buildings are starting to crumble https://www.arctictoday.com/the-looming-arctic-collapse-more-than-40-of-north-russian-buildings-are-starting-to-crumble/

The Record-Breaking High Temperatures Aren’t Even the Worst Part of the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave https://slate.com/technology/2021/06/seattle-heat-dome-record-temperatures-climate-change.html

Portland cooling centers provide relief from heat https://www.oregonlive.com/weather/2021/06/portland-cooling-centers-provide-relief-from-heat.html

Billions needed to protect Glasgow from climate effects, report says https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jun/29/billions-needed-to-protect-glasgow-from-climate-effects-report-says?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Bangladesh scraps 10 coal-fired power plants https://techxplore.com/news/2021-06-bangladesh-scraps-coal-fired-power.html

Police report spike in sudden deaths as blistering B.C. heat wave continues https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-heat-wave-heat-dome-sudden-deaths-1.6084873

Germany fast-tracks zero emissions to 2045, lifts interim targets https://reneweconomy.com.au/germany-fast-tracks-zero-emissions-to-2045-lifts-interim-targets/

‘Hazards are many’: Millions found to be at risk from sea level rise https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/hazards-are-many-millions-found-to-be-at-risk-from-sea-level-rise-20210629-p585ay.html

Philippine climate adaptation and risk reduction study https://climateadaptationplatform.com/philippine-climate-adaptation-and-risk-reduction-study/

Global LiDAR land elevation data reveal greatest sea-level rise vulnerability in the tropics https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-23810-9

Canada is a warning: more and more of the world will soon be too hot for humans https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/30/canada-temperatures-limits-human-climate-emergency-earth

Sea level and deep-sea temperature reconstructions suggest quasi-stable states and critical transitions over the past 40 million years https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/26/eabf5326

Australia ranks last for climate action among UN member countries https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/01/australia-ranks-last-for-climate-action-among-un-member-countries

Thunderstorms will dump more rain and worsen floods as the globe heats up https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/from-drying-rainforests-to-heavier-downpours-australia-s-climate-is-changing-20210630-p585lh.html

Climate change in a land of extremes https://nespclimate.com.au/landofextremes/

‘Never seen anything like this’: 100s dead amid Canada heatwave https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/30/never-seen-anything-like-this-100s-dead-amid-canada-heat-wave

Climate change: Extremes committee validates Antarctic record heat https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57676695

How to redesign cities to withstand heat waves https://www.vox.com/22557563/how-to-redesign-cities-for-heat-waves-climate-change

Canada heatwave: How could cities adapt to rising temperatures? https://news.trust.org/item/20210629114348-xbsaz/

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster resilience in Australia: A geographic assessment using an index of coping and adaptive capacity https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420921003836?via%3Dihub#fig2

Benefits of disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/disaster-risk/invest-in-drr

The power of New Zealand’s Alpine Fault https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-22/nz-racing-to-be-ready-for-magnitude-8-on-alpine-fault/100134024

Urban wildfire research https://environmentalhealth.ucdavis.edu/california-wildfire-research

Learning from a disastrous megathrust earthquake https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78643

Risky development: Increasing exposure to natural hazards in the United States https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020EF001795

Disaster risk governance – solution or driver of vulnerability https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0965-3562/vol/29/iss/5

Hazard News June 2021 https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resources/hazardnewsedition/8103

Predicting volcanic eruptions: Discovery helps pinpoint where and when better than ever before https://www.unige.ch/communication/communiques/en/2021/analyser-les-volcans-pour-anticiper-leur-reveil/

COVID-19: Make it the last pandemic https://theindependentpanel.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/COVID-19-Make-it-the-Last-Pandemic_final.pdf

More Than Half Of U.S. Buildings Are In Places Prone To Disaster, Study Finds https://www.npr.org/2021/06/23/1009062465/more-than-half-of-u-s-buildings-are-in-places-prone-to-disaster-study-finds

Sensors boost earthquake resilience in Christchurch https://cities-today.com/dense-sensor-network-boosts-earthquake-resilience-in-christchurch/

A unique new study builds on understanding of how ocean waves behave in coastal areas, using data from satellite-based altimetry measurements https://www.pml.ac.uk/News_and_media/News/Understanding_waves_through_satellite_data#.YNuVNEViRgg.twitter

Estimating the economic impact of natural hazards on shared accommodation in coastal tourism destinations https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352380337_Estimating_the_economic_impact_of_natural_hazards_on_shared_accommodation_in_coastal_tourism_destinations

Understanding and preventing violent extremism https://www.undp.org/blogs/understanding-and-preventing-violent-extremism

Flood risk underestimated, particularly in the tropics https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/flood-risk-underestimated-particularly-in-the-tropics/

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s Floodplain Manager newsletter https://www.molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-june-2021/

Driving change with Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/100

Welcome to Natural Hazards Research Australia https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/welcome-natural-hazards-research-australia

A national flood forecasting system for Guyana: A step towards greater resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78757

Emergency management

Disaster response and mitigation in an AI world https://phys.org/news/2021-06-disaster-response-mitigation-ai-world.html

Miami-Area Condo Collapse Death Toll Increases to Nine https://www.wsj.com/articles/miami-area-condo-collapse-search-effort-enters-fourth-day-11624806358

Miami-Area Rescue Effort Is Hampered by Fire as Families Cling to Hope https://www.wsj.com/articles/search-at-miami-area-condo-collapse-hindered-by-continuing-fire-11624720433

Recovery from the 2018-19 disaster season https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/2019completion

South Sudan faces famine threat as flooding continues https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-south-sudan-faces-famine-threat-as-flooding-continues/

Underpaid firefighters, overstretched budgets: The U.S. isn’t prepared for fires fueled by climate change https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/07/01/underpaid-firefighters-overstretched-budgets-us-isnt-prepared-fires-fueled-by-climate-change/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How to Prevent Your House from Flooding https://www.valuepenguin.com/homeowners-insurance/how-to-prevent-home-flooding

Local Leadership for Disaster Resilience https://www.seedsindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Local-Leadership-for-Disaster-Resilience-Profiles-from-Asia-and-the-Pacific.pdf

Community organisation involvement in disaster management https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-8109

Caribbean artists, sports stars, TikTok influencers join forces for hurricane season https://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Caribbean_artistes,_sports_stars,_TikTok_influencers_join

New Mixed Methods Approach for Monitoring Community Perceptions of Ebola and Response Efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo https://www.ghspjournal.org/content/9/2/332

Psychology and disasters

How to promote and protect the mental health of young emergency service volunteers https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/98

Traumatic exposure, work-related stressors and gender as risk factors in the development of psychological distress for ambulance personnel https://doi.apa.org/record/2021-61057-001?doi=1

We’ve been following victims of the Boxing Day tsunami for 16 years – this is what we’ve learned about recovering from disaster https://theconversation.com/weve-been-following-victims-of-the-boxing-day-tsunami-for-16-years-this-is-what-weve-learned-about-recovering-from-disaster-163100

The impact of climate change on mental health and emotional wellbeing: current evidence and implications for policy and practice https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78682

Sociology and disasters

High-resolution human mobility data reveal race and wealth disparities in disaster evacuation patterns https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-021-00824-8

From ‘fried egg’ to ‘scrambled egg’, this is how COVID reshaped our cities https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2021/06/13/working-from-home-cities/

The Haywired Connection: Societal Consequences of Earthquakes https://www.spur.org/events/2021-06-30/haywired-connection-societal-consequences-earthquakes

Civic Duty: A Booster for Resilience? https://www.ssph-journal.org/articles/10.3389/ijph.2021.1604064/full

In Chicago, Flooding Overwhelmingly Strikes Communities of Color https://www.circleofblue.org/2021/world/in-chicago-flooding-overwhelmingly-strikes-communities-of-color/

Five ways to ensure flood-risk research helps the most vulnerable https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01750-0

Why FEMA Aid Is Unavailable To Many Who Need It The Most https://www.npr.org/2021/06/29/1004347023/why-fema-aid-is-unavailable-to-many-who-need-it-the-most Rumor has it: The role of social ties and misinformation in evacuation to nearby shelters after disaster https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096321000498?via%3Dihub

Today in disaster resilience (11 June 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Utah wildfire burns closer to homes after hundreds evacuated https://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2021/06/06/mammoth-fire-utah-burns-closer-homes-after-hundreds-evacuated/7579568002/

Sri Lanka – Floods and Landslides Death Toll Rises to 17http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-landslides-update-june-2021

Europe – 1 Dead, Several Injured After Thunderstorms and Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/europe-storms-june-2021-germay-croatia

Somalia – 400,000 Affected by Floods Says UN http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-may-june-2021

Colombia – Deadly Landslide in Antioquia, Hundreds of Homes Flooded in Arauca http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-arauca-antioquia-june-2021

Guyana – 25,000 Households Affected by Floods http://floodlist.com/america/guyana-floods-update-june-2021

Antarctic blast brings strong winds, snow, and flood-inducing rains to eastern Australia https://watchers.news/2021/06/08/antarctic-blast-brings-strong-winds-snow-and-flood-inducing-rains-to-eastern-australia/

Germany – Damaging Floods in Baden-Württemberg, 1 Fatality Reported http://floodlist.com/europe/germany-floods-baden-wurttemberg-june-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Jun 2021: Semeru volcano, Ibu, Reventador, Sangay, Lewotolo https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/132329/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Jun-2021-Semeru-volcano-Ibu-Reventador-Sangay-Lewotolo-Nevados-.html

India – Monsoon Rains Cause Havoc in Mumbai, 11 Dead After Building Collapses http://floodlist.com/asia/india-monsoon-rains-mumbai-june-2021

Brazil – Flash Floods in Santa Catarina After 280mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-santa-catarina-june-2021

Turkey – Severe Flash Floods in Ankara http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-flash-floods-ankara-june-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The media is still mostly failing to convey the urgency of the climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/03/media-climate-change-crisis-emergency

adelphi launches new flagship assessment of climate-driven conflict risks https://www.adelphi.de/en/news/adelphi-launches-new-flagship-assessment-climate-driven-conflict-risks

Carbon dioxide lasts for centuries – so should carbon offsets https://theconversation.com/carbon-dioxide-lasts-for-centuries-so-should-carbon-offsets-161916

Flood-prone communities in Accra, Ghana, require urgent, locally-led adaptation assistance https://gca.org/from-the-field-flood-prone-communities-in-accra-ghana-require-urgent-locally-led-adaptation-assistance/

Inaugural workshop on intermittent estuaries in a changing climate https://www.linkedin.com/events/inauguralworkshoponintermittent6793388876284219392/

Scientists develop new method to estimate exposure to indoor heat https://news.ucar.edu/132794/scientists-develop-new-method-estimate-exposure-indoor-heat

UN warns of ‘point of no return’ on climate change as Australians mark World Environment Day https://www.sbs.com.au/news/un-warns-of-point-of-no-return-on-climate-change-as-australians-mark-world-environment-day

Heat stress in U.S. may double by century’s end https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp

G7 leaders urged to show solidarity on climate change and COVID-19 at summit https://news.trust.org/item/20210607184509-chaga/

G7 countries will lose $5tn a year by 2050 if temperatures rise by 2.6C https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/07/climate-crisis-to-shrink-g7-economies-twice-as-much-as-covid-19-says-research

Faster decline and higher variability in the sea ice thickness of the marginal Arctic seas when accounting for dynamic snow cover https://tc.copernicus.org/articles/15/2429/2021/

Surface air temperature for May 2021https://climate.copernicus.eu/surface-air-temperature-may-2021

Carbon dioxide in the air at highest level since measurements began https://news.trust.org/item/20210607180406-pgwkt/

Study of past South Asian monsoons suggests stronger monsoon rainfall in the future https://www.brown.edu/news/2021-06-04/monsoon

People on the move: strengthening adaptation responses to support human movement in a changing climate https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78246

Tasmania’s reached net-zero emissions and 100% renewables – but climate action doesn’t stop there https://theconversation.com/tasmanias-reached-net-zero-emissions-and-100-renewables-but-climate-action-doesnt-stop-there-160927

A Stark View of Rising Seas in Georgia https://nexusmedianews.com/georgia-sea-level-rise/

Solar and wind cheapest energy source in Australia https://cosmosmagazine.com/technology/energy/solar-and-wind-cheapest-energy-source-in-australia/

The ScienceBrief Review: Climate change increases extreme rainfall and the chance of floods https://news.sciencebrief.org/press-release-extreme-rainfall/

World climate and security report 2021: warning of catastrophic climate risks and urging significant greenhouse gas reductions https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78272

Record heat bakes Middle East as temperatures top 125 degrees https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/06/07/record-june-heat-wave-middle-east/

Insurers’ Principles for Climate Change Adaptation https://adaptingtoclimate.com/

Inside One Researcher’s Quest To Understand How Volcanoes Impact Climate Change https://time.com/collection/next-generation-leaders/6047437/yves-moussallam-next-generation-leaders/

Climate change is making ocean waves more powerful, threatening to erode many coastlines https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-making-ocean-waves-more-powerful-threatening-to-erode-many-coastlines-160998

UN-backed report finds no G7-based stock exchange indices align with Paris climate goals https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/06/1093822

Disaster risk reduction

‘Legacy of trauma’: Warragamba survey downplays cultural risks, opponents say https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/legacy-of-trauma-warragamba-survey-downplays-cultural-risks-opponents-say-20210604-p57ydh.html

Protecting people and communities from the risk of floods in Metro Manila https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2021/05/18/protecting-people-and-communities-from-the-risk-of-floods-in-metro-manila

Wildfire risk maps aren’t capturing the threat of extreme events and seasons https://academictimes.com/wildfire-risk-maps-arent-capturing-the-threat-of-extreme-events-and-seasons/

High-Resolution Multi-Hazard Approach to Quantify Hurricane-Induced Risk for Coastal and Inland Communities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352172489_High-Resolution_Multi-Hazard_Approach_to_Quantify_Hurricane-Induced_Risk_for_Coastal_and_Inland_Communities

Dredging and levees among Warragamba options ignored by NSW government https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/dredging-and-levees-among-warragamba-options-ignored-by-nsw-government-20210607-p57yos.html

Sunk Costs: The Socioeconomic Impacts of Flooding https://www.mmc.com/insights/publications/2021/june/the-socioeconomic-impacts-of-flooding.html

Economics for disaster prevention and preparedness in Europe https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2021/06/04/economics-for-disaster-prevention-and-preparedness-in-europe

Economics for disaster prevention and preparedness: understanding the needs of civil protection agencies and opportunities for scaling up disaster risk management investments: summary report https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/349561622438336398/summary-report

Improving Community Resilience and Emergency Plans by Mapping Risk and Preparedness at the Neighborhood Scale https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352212187_Improving_Community_Resilience_and_Emergency_Plans_by_Mapping_Risk_and_Preparedness_at_the_Neighborhood_Scale

Puerto Rico is prone to more flooding than the island is prepared to handle https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78270

Weather adds stress to America’s crumbling infrastructure https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/weather-adds-stress-to-americas-crumbling-infrastructure/926996

UC experts convene to discuss innovative solutions to California’s wildfires https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/uc-experts-convene-discuss-innovative-solutions-california-s-wildfires

Building materials, architectural detailing, landscaping choices and even road design will enhance fire safety in the West and other parts of the country https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-wildfire-threat-rises-at-risk-communities-eye-new-defenses-11623250836?st=v8l37hv61lpypy5&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

The mechanistic flow of complex drivers of wildfire for fire prone ecosystems https://www.cafiresci.org/research-publications-source/category/4driverswildfireweather

Engineering professor solves deep earthquake mystery https://phys.org/news/2021-04-professor-deep-earthquake-mystery.html

Understanding the Needs of Civil Protection Agencies and Opportunities for Scaling up Disaster Risk Management Investments https://reliefweb.int/report/world/understanding-needs-civil-protection-agencies-and-opportunities-scaling-disaster-risk

DisasterAWARE is the most powerful and reliable early warning and multi-hazard monitoring platform https://www.pdc.org/apps/disasteraware/

Emergency management

Wildland firefighter smoke exposure and risk of lung and cardiovascular disease https://mailchi.mp/blm/wildland-firefighter-smoke-exposure-and-risk-of-lung-and-cardiovascular-disease?e=d25e9d02c5

Calling in the army for the vaccine rollout and every other emergency shows how ill-prepared we are https://theconversation.com/calling-in-the-army-for-the-vaccine-rollout-and-every-other-emergency-shows-how-ill-prepared-we-are-162247

A multidimensional framework for disaster recovery: Longitudinal qualitative evidence from Puerto Rican householdshttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0305750X21001017

India to give adults free COVID shots after surge in infections https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/7/india-to-give-adults-free-covid-shots-after-surge-in-infections

The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo: its health effects will be felt for a long time https://theconversation.com/the-eruption-of-mount-nyiragongo-its-health-effects-will-be-felt-for-a-long-time-161990

ResponDrone Adds 3D Mapping Abilities to Provide First Responders with Near Real-Time Data https://finance.yahoo.com/news/respondrone-adds-3d-mapping-abilities-113000974.html?.tsrc=fin-srch

20% of schools in Japan lack disaster evacuation plans, ministry survey finds https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/06/08/national/schools-lack-evacuation-plans/

Bringing tech innovation to wildfires: 4 recommendations for smarter firefighting as megafires menace the US https://theconversation.com/bringing-tech-innovation-to-wildfires-4-recommendations-for-smarter-firefighting-as-megafires-menace-the-us-162178

How Low and Middle-Income Countries Are Innovating to Combat Covid https://hbr.org/2021/06/how-low-and-middle-income-countries-are-innovating-to-combat-covid?ab=hero-subleft-2

Disaster education, communication and engagement

Chasing lightning: a photographer’s pursuit of the elements – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/jun/06/chasing-lightning-a-photographers-pursuit-of-the-elements-in-pictures

How does a fast food restaurant build flood resilience? https://floodresilience.net/blogs/livelihood-diversification-for-flood-resilience-nepal/

Serious Games about Flooding https://seriousgeo.games/activities/

Is Your Home Ignition Resistant? theme of new Lake Tahoe Wildfire awareness campaign http://www.southtahoenow.com/story/06/08/2021/your-home-ignition-resistant-theme-new-lake-tahoe-wildfire-awareness-campaign

Integrating Geoscience and Community Hazard Knowledge https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352261817_Integrating_Geoscience_and_Community_Hazard_Knowledge

Structural fire emergency school education resources https://brigadekids.com/

Disaster resilience school education resources https://disasterresilience.vic.gov.au/students/what-is-disaster-resilience/

The series offers best practices for extreme events research and includes check sheets for free to the research community https://converge.colorado.edu/resources/check-sheets

Psychology and disasters

Climate crisis inflicting huge ‘hidden costs’ on mental health https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/26/climate-crisis-inflicting-huge-hidden-costs-mental-health

Carrot or stick? How countries are tackling COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy https://news.trust.org/item/20210601155421-gr1fs/

Sociology and disasters

The dual effect of social ties on COVID-19 spread in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348513136_The_dual_effect_of_social_ties_on_COVID-19_spread_in_Japan

As Warming Fuels Disasters, Relief Often Favors White People https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/07/climate/FEMA-race-climate.html

Social dynamics of community resilience building in the face of climate change: the case of three Scottish communities https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11625-021-00950-x

Today in disaster resilience (4 June 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Parks Canada says two dead following avalanche on Alberta mountain https://www.cp24.com/news/parks-canada-says-two-dead-following-avalanche-on-alberta-mountain-1.5448888

New Zealand – Emergency Declared After Floods in Canterbury http://floodlist.com/australia/new-zealand-floods-canterbury-may-2021

Large mud volcano eruption in Colombia injures 1 person and forces 150 to evacuate https://watchers.news/2021/05/31/mud-volcano-eruption-necocli-colombia-may-30-2021/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

At least 4 people dead as heavy rains trigger floods and landslides in Nepal https://watchers.news/2021/05/31/at-least-4-people-dead-as-heavy-rains-trigger-floods-and-landslides-in-nepal/

Flooding forces hundreds from their homes in New Zealand https://news.sky.com/story/flooding-forces-hundreds-from-their-homes-in-new-zealand-12321218

Guyana – Government Distributes Relief Supplies to Flood Victims in 7 Regions http://floodlist.com/america/guyana-floods-may-2021

Peru has world’s worst per capita Covid toll after death data revised https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/01/peru-has-worlds-worst-per-capita-covid-toll-after-death-data-revised

Significant flooding sweeps through parts of New Mexicohttps://watchers.news/2021/06/01/significant-flooding-sweeps-through-parts-of-new-mexico/

Wildfires sweep across Bolivia’s Pantanal wetlands https://news.trust.org/item/20210601164540-v6n3d/

Philippines – Tropical Storm ‘Choi-Wan’ (Dante) Triggers Deadly Flash Floods and Evacuations http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-storm-choi-wan-dante-june-2021

Brazil – Rio Negro Reaches Record Highs in Manaus http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-amazon-manaus-june-2021

USA – 2,700 Homes Damaged in Mid-May Floods in Louisiana, Governor Requests Federal Disaster Declarationhttp://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-louisiana-governor-requests-federal-disaster-declaration-may-2021-floods

Chile – Floods Prompt Rescues and Evacuations in South-Central Regions http://floodlist.com/america/chile-floods-landslides-june-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Jun 2021: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Reventador, Nyiragongo, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/131722/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Jun-2021-Fuego-volcano-Semeru-Reventador-Nyiragongo-Sangay-Sinab.html

Colombia – 1 Dead, Hundreds Affected by Floods and Landslides in Antioquia http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-landslides-antioquia-june-2021

France – Thunderstorms Trigger Flash Floods, 50mm of Rain Falls in 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/europe/france-thunderstorms-floods-june-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

CSIRO predicts more drought, drastic drop in Murray-Darling basin water https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-05-30/climate-change-modelling-murray-darling-basin-water-allocations/100168038

A freak cyclone destroyed Ian’s pub. A warming climate could mean more are on their way https://www.sbs.com.au/news/a-freak-cyclone-destroyed-ian-s-pub-a-warming-climate-could-mean-more-are-on-their-way

Heatwave deaths set to soar as UK summers become hotter https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/30/heatwave-deaths-set-to-soar-as-uk-summers-become-hotter

Bogota crowdsources a green transport future to hit climate goals https://longreads.trust.org/item/Bogota-C40-cities-network

Cyclone Tauktae Documents a Climate Trend in the Tropics https://eos.org/articles/cyclone-tauktae-documents-a-climate-trend-in-the-tropics

Forecast: 40% Chance Earth To Be Hotter Than Paris Climate Agreement Goal Soon https://www.huffpost.com/entry/forecast-40-percent-chance-earth-to-be-hotter-than-paris-climate-agreement-goal-soon_n_60af8969e4b0a256831c97b6

Climate change is not gender neutral: harnessing data to empower women and girls as change agents https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78131

Human-induced global heating ‘causes over a third of heat deaths’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/31/human-induced-global-heating-causes-over-third-heat-deaths?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Wind and solar help Australia slash emissions, but no credit to Coalition https://reneweconomy.com.au/wind-and-solar-help-australia-slash-emissions-but-no-credit-to-coalition/

Heatwave deaths set to soar as UK summers become hotter https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/30/heatwave-deaths-set-to-soar-as-uk-summers-become-hotter

Cities Are Woefully Unprepared for the Havoc of Climate Change https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/05/cities-woefully-unprepared-climate-change-adaptation-global-warming/

New city ‘heat officers’ take aim at climate change’s ‘silent killer’ https://news.trust.org/item/20210528155111-p84jo/

The Link Between Pollution and the Number of Hurricanes That Form https://www.nbcmiami.com/weather/hurricane-season/the-link-between-pollution-and-the-number-of-hurricanes-that-form/2460910/

Paleo-ENSO influence on African environments and early modern humans https://www.pnas.org/content/118/23/e2018277118

US environmental agency releases climate report delayed by Trump https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57095347

Predicting the unpredictable: How scientists are improving cold-region water and climate prediction models https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78158

Climate explained: why is the Arctic warming faster than other parts of the world? https://theconversation.com/climate-explained-why-is-the-arctic-warming-faster-than-other-parts-of-the-world-160614

Australian coal burnt overseas creates nearly twice the nation’s domestic emissions https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/02/australian-coal-burnt-overseas-creates-nearly-twice-the-nations-domestic-emissions

Canterbury floods: Is climate change to blame for severe weather events? https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/125299269/canterbury-floods-is-climate-change-to-blame-for-severe-weather-events

Augmenting the spatial resolution of climate-change temperature projections for city planners and local decision makers https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abf7f2

Antarctica wasn’t quite as cold during the last ice age as previously thought https://phys.org/news/2021-06-antarctica-wasnt-cold-ice-age.html

Climate tipping points could topple like dominoes, warn scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/03/climate-tipping-points-could-topple-like-dominoes-warn-scientists

U.S. cities hire specialists to counter climate change as impacts worsen https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78193

Disaster risk reduction

‘You will sterilise land from residential use’: New powers to refuse floodplain development https://www.smh.com.au/national/you-will-sterilise-land-from-residential-use-new-powers-to-refuse-floodplain-development-20210528-p57w36.html

World’s Most Comprehensive Global Earthquake Risk Map Online https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2021/05/06/worlds-most-comprehensive-global-earthquake-risk-map-online/?sh=46fa070e115c

Making a Model: European meteorologists strive to make accurate storm predictions https://wsvn.com/news/special-reports/making-a-model-european-meteorologists-strive-to-make-accurate-storm-predictions/#.YLJSMYfCl4A.twitter

Why hurricanes devastate some places over and over again – a meteorologist explains https://theconversation.com/some-coastal-areas-are-more-prone-to-devastating-hurricanes-a-meteorologist-explains-why-160765

A large earthquake is happening right now – but you can’t feel it https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/a-large-earthquake-is-happening-right-now-but-you-cant-feel-it/FDRR26E6CENZSQ6XZL6VMDAZ4M/

Zoning Ordinance Overhauled To Increase Community Resilience To Flooding https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/norfolk-zoning-ordinance.html

Mount Nyiragongo’s volcano: why it’s unique and treacherous https://theconversation.com/mount-nyiragongos-volcano-why-its-unique-and-treacherous-161847

Bangkok improves drainage system to reduce flooding during rainy season https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78169

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s Floodplain Manager newsletter https://www.molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-may-2021/

Native forest logging makes bushfires worse – and to say otherwise ignores the facts https://theconversation.com/native-forest-logging-makes-bushfires-worse-and-to-say-otherwise-ignores-the-facts-161177

New World Bank support to protect 120,000 people against flood risks in peri-urban areas of the Senegal capital-city https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78188

Inconsistent building codes leave some states vulnerable to hurricane damage https://ibhs.org/ibhs-news-releases/inconsistent-building-codes-leave-some-states-vulnerable/

Linked faults under Salt Lake City may elevate risk of building damage https://phys.org/news/2021-06-linked-faults-salt-lake-city.html

Wildfires and global change https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.2359

Economics for disaster prevention and preparedness: investment in disaster risk management in Europe makes economic sense https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78183

Emergency management

How long would it take to escape Auckland if a volcano was about to erupt? https://phys.org/news/2021-05-auckland-volcano-erupt.html

Further assistance urgently needed for people following DRC volcano eruption https://www.msf.org/half-million-without-drinking-water-following-drc-volcano-eruption

Nyiragongo Shows How A Minor Eruption Can Cause A Major Humanitarian Disaster https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2021/05/30/nyiragongo-shows-how-a-minor-eruption-can-cause-a-major-humanitarian-disaster/

Destruction by Cyclone Amphan continues to haunt its survivors after one year https://www.dhakatribune.com/climate-change/2021/05/30/destruction-by-cyclone-amphan-continues-to-haunt-its-survivors-after-one-year

Canterbury floods: More stress for communities already hit by fires, quakes https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300320443/canterbury-floods-more-stress-for-communities-already-hit-by-fires-quakes

Lessons for Africa from India’s deadly COVID surge https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78142

Looming hurricane season raises displacement risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78191

Caribbean rolls out multi-hazard preparations for hurricane season https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78210

Disaster education, communications and engagement

In weather emergencies, a lack of Spanish-language information endangers the public https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/05/30/spanish-weather-language-gap/

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/prepare-for-the-worst-10-steps-to-get-ready-for-wildfire-smoke

Can social media and crowdsourcing create more disaster resilient societies? https://open-research-europe.ec.europa.eu/articles/1-60/v1

Designing tsunami risk communication with communities: A site-specific case study from Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Aotearoa New Zealand http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/issues/2021-1/AJDTS_25_1_full.pdf

Words into Action guide on Engaging Children and Youth in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building https://www.undrr.org/engaging-children-and-youth-disaster-risk-reduction-and-resilience-building

Psychology and disasters

Worldviews, trust, and risk perceptions shape public acceptance of COVID-19 public health measures https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78162

Sociology and disasters

Is your floodplain management strategy working? innovative social research in the Wimmera https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351973327_Is_your_floodplain_management_strategy_working_innovative_social_research_in_the_Wimmera

Floods in the neighborhood: Mapping poverty and flood risk in Indonesian cities https://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/floods-neighborhood-mapping-poverty-and-flood-risk-indonesian-cities?cid=ccg_tt_climatechange_en_ext

Geographies of the evolution of social capital legacies in response to flood disasters in rural and urban areas in Sri Lanka https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420921003253?via%3Dihub#

Hurricane damage harms the most vulnerable, reveals inequality and social divides https://theconversation.com/hurricane-damage-harms-the-most-vulnerable-reveals-inequality-and-social-divides-159678

Today in disaster resilience (28 May 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcano erupts in Congo near Goma city, lava reaches airport as residents flee https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-23/volcano-erupts-near-congolese-city-of-goma-residents-flee/100158642

Villages evacuated after major forest fire in conservation area near Athens https://news.sky.com/story/villages-evacuated-after-major-forest-fire-in-conservation-area-near-athens-12314327?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter

Uganda – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods and Landslides in Kasese http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-landslide-kasese-may-2021

Malaysia – Thousands Evacuate Floods in Sabah and Sarawak http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-sabah-sarawak-may-2021

At least two people killed as cyclone bears down on India’s east coast https://news.trust.org/item/20210525151818-w3gmb/

Brazil – Severe Flooding in Amazonas State Affects 450,000 People http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-amazonas-may-2021

Guatemala – Strong Winds, Floods and Landslide Affect Over 10,000 http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-floods-may-2021

China braces for summer floods as 71 rivers exceed warning levels https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-braces-summer-floods-71-rivers-exceed-warning-levels-2021-05-26/

Kenya – 40,000 Displaced by Recent Floods, Says Red Cross http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-update-may-2021

Indonesia – Floods Affect 60,000 in Bandung, West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-bandung-west-java-may-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 May 2021: Etna volcano, Kilauea, Nyiragongo, Nevados de Chillán, Great Sitkin https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/131236/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-May-2021-Etna-volcano-Kilauea-Nyiragongo-Nevados-de-Chillan-Great-Sit.html

India – Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Causes Flooding in Odisha and West Bengal, 1.5 Million Evacuate http://floodlist.com/asia/india-cyclone-yaas-may-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Scott Morrison’s claim Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling does ‘not stack up’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/24/scott-morrisons-claim-australias-greenhouse-gas-emissions-are-falling-does-not-stack-up

New Arctic Council Reports Underline the Growing Concerns About the Health and Climate Impacts of Polar Air Pollution https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20052021/new-arctic-council-reports-underline-the-growing-concerns-about-the-health-and-climate-impacts-of-polar-air-pollution/

Study: Climate change to blame for $8 billion of Hurricane Sandy damages https://grist.org/science/study-climate-change-to-blame-for-8-billion-of-hurricane-sandy-damages/

G7 Countries agree to end coal financing before end of 2021 https://reneweconomy.com.au/g7-countries-agree-to-end-coal-financing-before-end-of-2021/

Can wildfires be prevented in a world dealing with climate change? https://www.forbesindia.com/article/take-one-big-story-of-the-day/can-wildfires-be-prevented-in-a-world-dealing-with-climate-change/68127/1

The largest iceberg in the world just broke off from Antarctica https://www.cbsnews.com/news/iceberg-breaks-off-antarctica/

Yellowstone is Warming at Its Fastest Rate in 1,250 Years https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/yellowstone-is-warming-at-its-fastest-rate-in-1-250-years/

How cables in glaciers could help forecast future sea level rise https://www.arctictoday.com/how-cables-in-glaciers-could-help-forecast-future-sea-level-rise/

Unless Floridians address the warming climate, we risk more storm damage, higher insurance rates and lower property values https://www.theinvadingsea.com/2021/05/23/unless-floridians-address-the-warming-climate-we-risk-more-storm-damage-higher-insurance-rates-and-lower-property-values/

Hundreds of coastal airports at risk from flooding, sea-level rise, study finds https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/05/coastal-airports-at-risk-from-flooding-sea-level-rise-study-finds/

Climate Change and Changes in Compound Coastal-Riverine Flooding Hazard Along the U.S. Coasts https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2021EF002055#.YKvbO6xLz_4.twitter

Arctic climate change update 2021: key trends and impacts. Summary for policy-makers https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77973

Climate concerns resume rise as coal mine ban draws support, Lowy says https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-concerns-resume-rise-as-coal-mine-ban-draws-support-lowy-says-20210525-p57uyg.html

Satellites may have underestimated warming in the lower atmosphere https://phys.org/news/2021-05-satellites-underestimated-atmosphere.html

After a deadly landslide in climate-hit Uganda, survivors sue for action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77996

Storms and rising seas: the post-climate change world is upon us https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78033

Climate Poll 2021 by the Lowy Institute reports the results of a nationally representative survey on Australians’ attitudes to climate change https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/climatepoll-2021

Going electric and banning new petrol-powered cars could be Australia’s next big light bulb moment https://theconversation.com/going-electric-and-banning-new-petrol-powered-cars-could-be-australias-next-big-light-bulb-moment-161431

New research shows how much warming is costing society by exacerbating disasters https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-added-8-billion-to-hurricane-sandys-damage1/

Net-Zero Emissions: Winning Strategy or Destined for Failure? https://e360.yale.edu/features/net-zero-emissions-winning-strategy-or-destined-for-failure

Australian teenagers’ climate change class action case opens ‘big crack in the wall’, expert says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-27/climate-class-action-teenagers-vickery-coal-mine-legal-precedent/100169398

Climate change is erasing ‘flammability barrier’ that protects high-elevation forests https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/climate-change-erasing-flammability-barrier-protects-high-elevation-fo-rcna1046

Climate: World at risk of hitting temperature limit soon https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57261670

New climate predictions increase likelihood of temporarily reaching 1.5 °C in next 5 years https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/new-climate-predictions-increase-likelihood-of-temporarily-reaching-15-%C2%B0c-next-5

New NASA earth system observatory to help address, mitigate climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78081

Building community resilience against climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78080

Disaster risk reduction

Lancashire communities to receive new flood warning service https://www.lep.co.uk/news/environment/lancashire-communities-to-receive-new-flood-warning-service-3246481

Stop going around in circles: towards a reconceptualisation of disaster risk management phases https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-03-2021-0071/full/html

Fire money: how Indigenous land management is transforming Arnhem Land https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/24/fire-money-how-indigenous-land-management-is-transforming-arnhem-land

Twice burned: California ramps up wildfire prevention spending 16-fold https://grist.org/climate/california-to-increase-wildfire-prevention-spending-by-16-times-in-2021/

Built on pudding: Can modern quake engineering prevail? https://depts.washington.edu/urbanuw/news/built-on-pudding-can-modern-quake-engineering-prevail/

Predicting fire risk and improving forest fire management with UAV LiDAR https://www.suasnews.com/2021/05/predicting-fire-risk-and-improving-forest-fire-management-with-uav-lidar/

Grim western fire season starts much drier than record 2020 https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/grim-western-fire-season-starts-drier-record-2020-77876091

New study shines light on hazards of Earth’s largest volcano https://phys.org/news/2021-05-hazards-earth-largest-volcano.html

‘Slow slip’ earthquakes’ hidden mechanics revealed https://phys.org/news/2021-05-earthquakes-hidden-mechanics-revealed.html

Tanzania’s ‘forgotten’ cyclones and concerns for the future https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77998

Modeling dire wildfire circumstances can help save lives https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78004

The Fractal Scaling Relationship for River Inlets to Lakes https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021GL093366

Drought conditions could worsen California wildfires that have already burned 5 times more land this year than same time last year https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/26/us/california-wildfires-burn-5-times-more/index.html

Burn Severity Portal https://burnseverity.cr.usgs.gov/

Wildfires and Climate Lies: On the Myth of the “Tidy Forest” https://lithub.com/wildfires-and-climate-lies-on-the-myth-of-the-tidy-forest/

Miami’s chief heat officer calls for action on ‘silent killer’ in climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/27/miami-chief-heat-officer-jane-gilbert-climate-crisis

Enhancing resilience of critical road structures: bridges, culvers and floodways under natural hazards – final project report https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-8016

Emergency management

Houston, Harris Co. get zero of $1 billion federal Hurricane Harvey relief funding http://katytimes.com/stories/houston-harris-co-get-zero-of-1-billion-federal-hurricane-harvey-relief-funding,3750#.YKqLwusGPD8.twitter

I lived through Hurricane Katrina and helped design the rebuild – floods will always come, but we can build better to prepare https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75849

Drones and Sensors Could Spot Fires Before They Go Wild https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/sensors/remote-sensing/drones-sensors-wildfire-detection#.YKwFLGX-FlI.twitter

As hurricane season looms, Biden doubles funding to prepare for extreme weather https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/05/24/biden-hurricanes-fema/

DR Congo’s Goma volcano: Drone images show devastation https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-57232384

COVID is surging in the world’s most vaccinated country. Why? https://theconversation.com/covid-is-surging-in-the-worlds-most-vaccinated-country-why-160869

Toronto’s Actions After Hurricane Hazel Still Reap Rewards https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/disaster-choice/202105/torontos-actions-after-hurricane-hazel-still-reap-rewards

‘Hurricane fatigue’: Gulf Coast emergency managers still rebuilding as they prep for more storms https://southerlymag.org/2021/05/26/hurricane-fatigue-gulf-coast-emergency-managers-still-rebuilding-as-they-prep-for-more-storms/

New funding from the Government of France will boost FAO’s flood response in Somalia http://www.fao.org/emergencies/fao-in-action/stories/stories-detail/en/c/1402112/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

‘Nature-enhanced learning’ and geography education https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03098265.2021.1926938

Don’t Wait for the Ground to Shake: Prepare for Earthquakes Before They Happen http://www.oesnews.com/dont-wait-for-the-ground-to-shake-prepare-for-earthquakes-before-they-happen/

How to create a Community Wildfire Protection Plan https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/coffee_break/062420.html

Psychology and disasters

Doing it for us: Community identification predicts willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccination via perceived sense of duty to the community https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/casp.2542

The impact of trust and risk perception on the acceptance of measures to reduce COVID-19 cases https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.13675

Perceptions of Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78047

Sociology and disasters

The dual effect of social ties on COVID-19 spread in Japan https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-81001-4

New article on the role of social ties in evacuation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096321000498?via%3Dihub

How do social connections accelerate post-flood recovery? Insights from a survey of rural households in central Vietnam https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351845402_How_do_social_connections_accelerate_post-flood_recovery_Insights_from_a_survey_of_rural_households_in_central_Vietnam

Displacement and gender on St Vincent following the La Soufriere volcanic eruption https://crisisready.io/post/displacement-and-gender-st-vincent/

The role of homelessness community based organizations during COVID-19 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jcop.22609

The missing half of the Sendai framework: Gender and women in the implementation of global disaster risk reduction policy https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77993

Today in disaster resilience (21 May 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Mandatory wildfire evacuations are ordered for parts of western Los Angeles County https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/16/us/wildfire-mandatory-evacuations-los-angeles-palisades/index.html

Cyclone Tauktae intensifies, lashes west coast of India https://www.axios.com/cyclone-tauktae-intensifies-hits-west-coast-of-india-60e3997e-fce1-4467-a366-d4987c0f16c2.html

Famine – The Worst Drought In 40 Years Threatens People In Madagascar https://reliefweb.int/report/madagascar/famine-worst-drought-40-years-threatens-people-madagascar

Sri Lanka – Floods and Landslides Leave 3 Dead, 11,000 Affected http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-update-may-2021

India’s Gujarat state evacuates over 200,000 people as cyclone hits https://news.trust.org/item/20210517154651-d7f5r/

Destructive tornado rips through Wuhan, killing 8 people and injuring 280, China https://watchers.news/2021/05/15/wuhan-tornado-china-may-14-2021-casualties-damage/

Shallow M5.4 earthquake hits Iran – Turkmenistan border region, injuring 25 people https://watchers.news/2021/05/17/north-khorasan-iran-earthquake-may-17-2021/

Ecuador – Flash Floods in Cuenca Cause Major Damage http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-cuenca-floods-may-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia Just Broke a Major Record For New Solar Panel Roof Installations https://www.sciencealert.com/australia-a-world-leader-in-rooftop-solar-breaks-new-record-for-installations

Getting ready for climate change is about people, not spreadsheets https://theconversation.com/getting-ready-for-climate-change-is-about-people-not-spreadsheets-lets-use-our-imaginations-160706

Last hope over climate crisis requires end to coal, says Alok Sharma https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/14/last-hope-over-climate-crisis-requires-end-to-coal-says-alok-sharma

Australia stands alone in not having a significant climate plan, says UK expert https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/14/australia-stands-alone-in-not-having-a-significant-climate-plan-says-uk-expert

Antarctica’s Doomsday Glacier: How Doomed Are We? https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/antarctica-thwaites-glacier-how-fast-will-it-melt-1168437/

April was the world’s ninth-warmest April in 142 years of record keeping https://www.noaa.gov/news/april-2021-and-year-to-date-were-among-earth-s-top-10-warmest

Net zero: despite the greenwash, it’s vital for tackling climate change https://theconversation.com/net-zero-despite-the-greenwash-its-vital-for-tackling-climate-change-160329

Extreme Heat Risks May Be Widely Underestimated and Sometimes Left Out of Major Climate Reports https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16052021/extreme-heat-risks-climate-change/

We can’t beat the climate crisis without rethinking land use https://www.brookings.edu/research/we-cant-beat-the-climate-crisis-without-rethinking-land-use/

A digital twin of the Earth to better prepare for climate extremes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JbBm7M4b2s

Western Australia eyes massive 100GW of wind and solar for green hydrogen by 2030 https://reneweconomy.com.au/western-australia-eyes-massive-100gw-of-wind-and-solar-for-green-hydrogen-by-2030/

Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/17/greenland-ice-sheet-on-brink-of-major-tipping-point-says-study

The USA is heating up https://www.fastcompany.com/90636999/this-map-of-the-u-s-heating-up-is-horrifying-show-it-to-every-climate-denier-you-know

Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren’t cut quickly https://theconversation.com/antarctica-is-headed-for-a-climate-tipping-point-by-2060-with-catastrophic-melting-if-carbon-emissions-arent-cut-quickly-160978

Rethinking urban heat stress: Assessing risk and adaptation options across socioeconomic groups in Bonn, Germany https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212095521000870?via%3Dihub

Disaster risk reduction

Queensland’s Economic Assessment Framework of Flood Risk Management Projects https://www.aidr.org.au/news/queenslands-economic-assessment-framework-of-flood-risk-management-projects/

‘This has never happened’: California’s only wildfire research center makes scary discovery https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/fuel-moisture-content-California-wildfire-16087019.php

Forecasters navigate a highway to success around Lake Victoria https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77801

The space weather modeling framework goes open access https://eos.org/science-updates/the-space-weather-modeling-framework-goes-open-access

Why do rivers leap from their banks? Scientists strive to predict deadly flooding events https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77810

Cred Crunch, Issue no. 62, May 2021 – Year in review 2020: global trends and perspectives https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77811

Global riverine flood risk – how do hydrogeomorphic floodplain maps compare to flood hazard maps? https://nhess.copernicus.org/preprints/nhess-2021-136/

How a major Auckland eruption would reshape the city https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/how-a-major-auckland-eruption-would-reshape-the-city/IE6GN7PLYIJEC3ZNNJYZ7NSPUE/

Simulation of post volcanic eruption land use and economic recovery pathways over a period of 20 years in the Auckland region of New Zealand https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0377027321000822#

Aboriginal people have the skills, refined over thousands of years, to care for this fragile, fire-prone ancient continent https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/18/a-dream-of-belonging-for-indigenous-australians-the-fabled-outback-is-home

California Is Headed Toward Another Brutal Wildfire Season https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/05/california-is-headed-toward-another-brutal-wildfire-season/

Blue roofs could help reduce the flooding effects of big storms https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/what-on-earth-blue-roofs-1.5998117

Flooding: prevention as the best option https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77825

Emergency management

Latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-april-2021/

One Way to Save a California Town From Wildfire: Advance Work by Unsung Heroes https://www.kqed.org/science/1973159/how-to-save-a-california-town-from-wildfire-plentyy-of-advance-work-and-agency-cooperation

How lessons from past emergencies could improve the pandemic response https://www.washington.edu/news/2021/04/20/how-lessons-from-past-emergencies-could-improve-the-pandemic-response/

Brazil’s fight against Covid-19 hampered by flooding and favela growth https://www.euronews.com/2021/05/16/brazil-s-fight-against-covid-19-hampered-by-flooding-and-favela-growth

Black mould is the latest threat for flood-affected homeowners on the New South Wales mid-north coast https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-15/black-mould-in-flood-hit-homes-port-macquarie-region/100133580

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Community Engagement for Disaster Resilience Handbook Companion Documents https://www.aidr.org.au/news/community-engagement-for-disaster-resilience-handbook-companion-documents/

Silent Walk as a street mobilization: Campaigning following the Grenfell Tower fire https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351327948_Silent_Walk_as_a_street_mobilization_Campaigning_following_the_Grenfell_Tower_fire

Citizen aid, social media and brokerage after disaster https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351275852_Citizen_aid_social_media_and_brokerage_after_disaster

The COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook https://hackmd.io/@scibehC19vax/home

What might a public communications push on the climate crisis in Bristol involve, if we took it as seriously as Covid 19? https://thebristolcable.org/2021/05/communicating-climate-change-what-can-we-learn-from-covid-19/

During Disaster: Refining the Concept of Focusing Events to Better Explain Long-Duration Crises https://journals.openedition.org/irpp/1868

Factors influencing flood disaster preparedness initiatives among small and medium enterprises located at flood-prone area https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921002685?via%3Dihub

Psychology and disasters

Why do people make risky decisions during a fire evacuation? Study on the effect of smoke level, individual risk preference, and neighbor behavior https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0925753521000904?via%3Dihub

Sociology and disasters

What drought, fish kills and financial strife along the Darling River taught regional communities in NSW https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-16/what-darling-river-locals-learnt-after-drought-fish-kills/100137124

‘Top down’ disaster resilience doesn’t work. The National Recovery and Resilience Agency must have community at its heart https://theconversation.com/top-down-disaster-resilience-doesnt-work-the-national-recovery-and-resilience-agency-must-have-community-at-its-heart-160363

Today in disaster resilience (14 May 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Somalia – Deadly Floods Strike Mogadishu, Rivers Overflow in Jowhar http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-mogadishu-jowhar-may-2021

Uganda – Severe Flooding Affects Thousands in Butaleja http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-flooding-butaleja-may-2021

Volcanic Eruption Illuminates Reykjavik’s Night Sky With Lava Fountains Up To 460 Meters High https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2021/05/10/icelandic-volcanic-eruption-illuminates-night-sky-with-lava-fountains-up-to-460-meters-high/

Volcanic activity worldwide 13 May 2021: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador, Kilauea https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/129937/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-13-May-2021-Pacaya-volcano-Fuego-Semeru-Dukono-Reventador-Kilauea.html

Russia – Rising Rivers Flood Homes in Khabarovsk Krai http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-amur-river-flood-khabarovsk-may-2021

Kenya – Floods Displace Thousands Across the Country http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-may-2021

Rwanda – Hundreds Homeless After Landslide in Nyamasheke http://floodlist.com/africa/rwanda-landslide-nyamasheke-may-2021

Democratic Republic of Congo – Over 13,000 Families Hit by Floods in Tanganyika Province http://floodlist.com/africa/congo-floods-tanganyika-province-may-2021

Tajikistan and Afghanistan – 14 Killed in Flash Floods and Mudflows http://floodlist.com/asia/tajikistan-afghanistan-flash-floods-may-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Humans already have the tools to combat climate change but we lack leadership https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/10/humans-already-have-the-tools-to-combat-climate-change-but-we-lack-leadership

Work underway to repurpose Wallerawang power station into battery and industrial zone https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-05-08/wallerawang-power-station-finds-new-lease-on-life/100119980

The young people taking their countries to court over climate inaction https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/07/the-young-people-taking-their-countries-to-court-over-climate-inaction

Australia pressured to step up climate action during G7 talks https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-pressured-to-step-up-climate-action-during-g7-talks-20210507-p57ppf.html

Reducing methane is crucial for protecting climate and health, and it can pay for itself – so why aren’t more companies doing it? https://theconversation.com/reducing-methane-is-crucial-for-protecting-climate-and-health-and-it-can-pay-for-itself-so-why-arent-more-companies-doing-it-160423

Climate change: how bad could the future be if we do nothing? https://theconversation.com/climate-change-how-bad-could-the-future-be-if-we-do-nothing-159665

A 50,000-Year History of Current Flow Yields New Climate Clues https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-50000-year-history-of-current-flow-yields-new-climate-clues

Climate finance hopes for poor nations shift to G7 summit as Merkel disappoints https://news.trust.org/item/20210506153152-q42ng/

Farewell the utopian city. To cope with climate change we must learn from how nature adapts https://theconversation.com/farewell-the-utopian-city-to-cope-with-climate-change-we-must-learn-from-how-nature-adapts-157878

AEMO says Australia “well ahead” of 90 per cent renewables scenario for 2040 https://reneweconomy.com.au/aemo-says-australia-well-ahead-of-90-per-cent-renewables-scenario-for-2040/

A great start, but still not enough: why Victoria’s new climate target isn’t as ambitious as it sounds https://theconversation.com/a-great-start-but-still-not-enough-why-victorias-new-climate-target-isnt-as-ambitious-as-it-sounds-160364

Overshooting 2C risks rapid and unstoppable sea level rise from Antarctica https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-overshooting-2c-risks-rapid-and-unstoppable-sea-level-rise-from-antarctica

Sydney to spend $24 million to accelerate net-zero goal by five years https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/sydney-to-spend-24-million-to-accelerate-net-zero-goal-by-five-years-20210510-p57qkg.html

‘Megadrought’ persists in western U.S., as another extremely dry year develops https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/megadrought-persists-in-western-us-as-another-extremely-dry-year-develops

A 50,000-year history of current flow yields new climate clues https://phys.org/news/2021-05-year-history-current-yields-climate.html

Blowing in the wind: Have we missed our chance to become a renewables superpower? https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/blowing-in-the-wind-have-we-missed-our-chance-to-become-a-renewables-superpower-20210512-p57rcc.html?btis

Survey of 800 cities around world finds almost 43% do not even have plan to adapt to impacts of global heating https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/12/one-in-four-cities-cannot-afford-climate-crisis-protection-measures-study

Global renewable energy industry grew at fastest rate since 1999 last year https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/11/global-renewable-energy-industry-grew-at-fastest-rate-since-1999-last-year

Climate emissions shrinking the stratosphere, scientists reveal https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/12/emissions-shrinking-the-stratosphere-scientists-find

Disaster risk reduction

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Especially for Continents https://eos.org/science-updates/breaking-up-is-hard-to-do-especially-for-continents $230M anti-flooding project in Hoboken will create new flood walls, other upgrades https://www.njspotlight.com/video/230m-anti-flooding-project-in-hoboken-will-create-new-flood-walls-other-upgrades/

Reenvisioning resilience may help earthquake recovery in Italy https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/reenvisioning-resilience-may-help-earthquake-recovery-in-italy-12725/

Solutions providing multiple resilience dividends require integrated approach https://floodresilience.net/blogs/solutions-providing-multiple-resilience-dividends-require-integrated-approach/

‘All bets are off’: Fire weather trumps forestry, prescribed burning https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/all-bets-are-off-fire-weather-trumps-forestry-prescribed-burning-20210510-p57qif.html

Insurers Warn Canada’s Moving Too Slowly on Flood Mapping https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2021/05/06/612863.htm

Study offers earliest evidence of humans changing ecosystems with fire https://news.yale.edu/2021/05/05/study-offers-earliest-evidence-humans-changing-ecosystems-fire

Severe Hailstorms Are Costly and Hard to Predict https://eos.org/articles/severe-hailstorms-are-costly-and-hard-to-predict

Six ways Southeast Asia strengthened disaster risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77727

Fresh insights into the causes of Australia’s strong climate variability which affects extreme wet or dry weather https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2021/05/10/new-gauge-on-weather-forecasts/

Previously unrecognized tsunami hazard identified in coastal cities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77724

Asia is home to 99 of world’s 100 most vulnerable cities https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2021/may/13/asia-is-home-to-99-of-worlds-100-most-vulnerable-cities

Iowa Flood Center Developing Tool To Help Missouri River Communities Prepare For Floodinghttps://www.iowapublicradio.org/environment/2021-05-12/iowa-flood-center-developing-tool-to-help-missouri-river-communities-prepare-for-flooding

Space-based system can provide seismic monitoring for large earthquakes, tsunamis https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77776

Emergency management

A Small Brazilian Town Is Beating Covid-19 Through a Unique Experiment https://www.wsj.com/articles/brazilian-towns-mass-vaccination-creates-oasis-of-well-being-11620392401

Where will the next COVID hotspots be? https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/5/9/where-will-the-next-covid-hotspots-be

New Study Estimates More Than 900,000 People Have Died Of COVID-19 In U.S. https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/05/06/994287048/new-study-estimates-more-than-900-000-people-have-died-of-covid-19-in-u-s

Advancing the Field of Disaster Response Management: Toward a Design Science Approach https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349264310_Advancing_the_Field_of_Disaster_Response_Management_Toward_a_Design_Science_Approach

Vulnerability, Resilience, and Technology https://nick-lalone.medium.com/vulnerability-resilience-and-technology-f72d3f81fa7a

Where coronavirus variants emerge, surges follow – new research suggests how genomic surveillance can be an early warning system https://theconversation.com/where-coronavirus-variants-emerge-surges-follow-new-research-suggests-how-genomic-surveillance-can-be-an-early-warning-system-158733

Everbridge coronavirus situation map https://coronavirus-map.everbridge.com/

COVID-19 and heat waves: new challenges for healthcare systems https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935121004473?via%3Dihub

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Water safety attitudes, risk perception, experiences, and education for households impacted by the 2018 Camp Fire, California https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77675

Heatwave-protective knowledge and behaviour among urban populations: a multi-country study in Tunisia, Georgia and Israel https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77713

The role of educators in community resilience in natural disaster-prone communities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351095157_The_role_of_educators_in_community_resilience_in_natural_disaster-prone_communities

Psychology and disasters

Life at disaster’s edge: What it means to start over – again and again https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/first-person/2021/5/6/rohingya-refugee-reflects-on-life-at-disasters-edge

Perceived threats and ‘stampedes’: a relational model of collective fear responses https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/projects/stampedes/index

Three new episodes explore PTSD treatment and recovery https://www.phoenixaustralia.org/emerging-treatments-podcast-with-prof-meaghan-odonnell/

Stressors and Supports in Postdisaster Recovery: Experiences After the Black Saturday Bushfires https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350068658_Stressors_and_Supports_in_Postdisaster_Recovery_Experiences_After_the_Black_Saturday_Bushfires

Mental health: Can you tell if someone is struggling? https://www.bbc.com/news/health-57013126

Disasters caused by natural hazards linked to increase in triggers for violence against women and girls https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2021/disasters-caused-natural-hazards-linked-increase-triggers-violence-against

Contemporary flood risk perceptions in England: implications for flood risk management foresight https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096321000462?via%3Dihub

Sociology and disasters

Complexity of resilience capacities: Household capitals and resilience outcomes on the disaster cycle in informal settlements https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351309276_Complexity_of_resilience_capacities_Household_capitals_and_resilience_outcomes_on_the_disaster_cycle_in_informal_settlements

Review of social influence in crisis communications and evacuation decision-making https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349639916_Review_of_social_influence_in_crisis_communications_and_evacuation_decision-making

Today in disaster resilience (7 May 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Destructive hail and tornadoes slam southern U.S., causing billion dollars worth of damage https://watchers.news/2021/04/30/destructive-hail-and-tornadoes-slam-southern-us-causing-billion-dollars-worth-of-damage/

Violent storm hits China’s Jiangsu Province, claiming lives of 11 people and leaving 102 injured https://watchers.news/2021/05/02/nantong-jiangsu-violent-storm-april-30-2021/

Heavy rain triggers destructive lahars, landslides and flash floods, St. Vincent and the Grenadines https://watchers.news/2021/04/30/heavy-rain-triggers-destructive-lahars-landslides-and-flash-floods-st-vincent-and-the-grenadines/

Strong M6.6 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan https://watchers.news/2021/05/01/strong-m6-6-earthquake-hits-near-the-east-coast-of-honshu-japan/

Tornado outbreak: Destructive tornadoes sweep through Mississippi, U.S. https://watchers.news/2021/05/03/tornado-outbreak-destructive-tornadoes-sweep-through-mississippi-us/

Severe flooding hits Yemen, leaving at least 13 people dead https://watchers.news/2021/05/03/severe-flooding-hits-yemen-leaving-at-least-13-people-dead/

Landslides leave 5 dead, 8 missing in Batang Toru, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2021/05/03/landslide-5-dead-8-missing-batang-toru-indonesia/

Venezuela – Hundreds Affected by Floods in Mérida http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-merida-april-2021

Eruption Mar 2021 on the Reykjanes Peninsula: activity updates https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/reykjanes/crisis2021/current-activity.html

Heavy rain causes flooding in Penal, Rio Claro https://newsday.co.tt/2021/05/04/heavy-rain-causes-flooding-in-penal-rio-claro/

India Crosses 20 Million COVID-19 Cases As Critical Shortages Worsen https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/05/04/993476344/india-crosses-20-million-covid-19-cases-as-critical-shortages-worsen

Algeria – Fatalities After Flash Floods in Batna, Médéa and M’Sila Provinces http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-floods-batna-medea-msila-may-2021

Afghanistan – Flash Floods Leave 16 Dead, 10 Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-flash-floods-may-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 May 2021: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/129344/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-May-2021-Fuego-volcano-Semeru-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Sinabung.html

At least 10 people killed after severe flash floods hit Iran https://watchers.news/2021/05/06/kerman-yazd-iran-floods-may-2021/

South Africa – Evacuations and Rescues After Storm Triggers Floods in Western Cape http://floodlist.com/africa/south-africa-floods-western-cape-may-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Victoria announces plan to halve carbon emissions by 2030 under net zero by 2050 target https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-02/victorian-government-targets-or-agriculture-transport-interim/100110140

Glaciers in retreat: tracking the decline of the Earth’s ‘rivers of ice’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/02/glaciers-in-retreat-tracking-the-decline-of-the-earths-rivers-of-ice

Dare we hope? Here’s my cautious case for climate optimism https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/01/climate-change-environment-hope-future-optimism-success

State action alone could lead to nation meeting emissions targets https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/state-action-alone-could-lead-to-nation-meeting-emissions-targets-20210503-p57ojr.html

‘Tsunami’ of renewables to sweep gas and coal out of market, and drive prices lower https://reneweconomy.com.au/tsunami-of-renewables-to-sweep-gas-and-coal-out-of-market-and-drive-prices-lower/

Paying Australia’s coal-fired power stations to stay open longer is bad for consumers and the planet https://theconversation.com/paying-australias-coal-fired-power-stations-to-stay-open-longer-is-bad-for-consumers-and-the-planet-160083

Transformative climate adaptation in the United States: Trends and prospects https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2021/04/28/science.abc8054.abstract

Icequakes indicate Antarctic glaciers on the movehttps://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/icequakes-indicate-antarctic-glaciers-on-the-move-12717/

Antarctic Ice Sheet melting to lift sea level higher than thought, study says https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2021/04/study-says-antarctic-ice-sheet-melt-to-lift-sea-level-higher-than-thought/

We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/04/information-campaigns-brexit-covid-climate-crisis-cop26

Dissecting ‘Unsettled,’ a Skeptical Physicist’s Book About Climate Science https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04052021/dissecting-unsettled-a-skeptical-physicists-book-about-climate-science/

Activist Thunberg Says Global Leaders Still in Denial Over Climate https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-05-04/activist-thunberg-says-global-leaders-still-in-denial-over-climate

Affordable housing could be hit hard as sea levels rise https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/05/affordable-housing-could-be-hit-hard-as-sea-levels-rise/

Rich nations’ climate targets will mean global heating of 2.4C – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/04/rich-nations-climate-targets-will-mean-global-heating-of-24c-study

Australia’s states are forging ahead with ambitious emissions reductions. Imagine if they worked together https://theconversation.com/australias-states-are-forging-ahead-with-ambitious-emissions-reductions-imagine-if-they-worked-together-160191

Global heating pace risks ‘unstoppable’ sea level rise as Antarctic ice sheet meltshttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/05/antarctica-ice-sheet-melting-global-heating-sea-level-rise-study

Germany raises ambition to net zero by 2045 after landmark court ruling https://www.climatechangenews.com/2021/05/05/germany-raises-ambition-net-zero-2045-landmark-court-ruling/

What Vulnerable Countries Need from the COP26 Climate Summit https://www.wri.org/insights/what-vulnerable-countries-need-cop26-climate-summit

Cut emissions to fight extreme weather wrecking lives, UN report says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/06/cut-methane-emissions-rapidly-fight-climate-disasters-un-report-greenhouse-gas-global-heating

Global Methane Assessment https://www.ccacoalition.org/en/resources/global-methane-assessment-full-report

Disaster risk reduction

Global Effects of Disruptions to the Stratospheric Circulation https://eos.org/editors-vox/global-effects-of-disruptions-to-the-stratospheric-circulation

How can governments prepare for and manage high impact risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77568

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter https://www.molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-april-2021/

New floodplain harvesting regulations face disallowance https://www.theland.com.au/story/7235075/floodplain-harvesting-lines-are-drawn/?src=rss

Good practice note on dam safety: new guidance on managing risks associated with dams https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77584

Hydrological risk to dams https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77588

Responsible Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Risk Management https://opendri.org/resource/responsible-artificial-intelligence-disaster-risk-management/

Earthquake, tsunami hazards from subduction zones might be higher than current estimates http://news.unm.edu/news/earthquake-tsunami-hazards-from-subduction-zones-might-be-higher-than-current-estimates

We may never achieve long-term global herd immunity for COVID. But if we’re all vaccinated, we’ll be safe from the worst https://theconversation.com/we-may-never-achieve-long-term-global-herd-immunity-for-covid-but-if-were-all-vaccinated-well-be-safe-from-the-worst-159821

Scientists warn: Humanity does not have effective tools to resist the tsunami https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77626

Governments call for more public and private investment in disaster prevention and risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77614

NSW government cops water policy blow as another setback looms https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/nsw-government-cops-water-policy-blow-as-another-setback-looms-20210506-p57pfa.html

Surprising tsunami triggers may lurk off California’s coast, scientists sayhttps://www.latimes.com/science/story/2021-05-03/surprising-tsunami-triggers-may-lurk-off-california-coast

NASA and Pacific Disaster Center partner to develop ground-breaking global flood early warning system https://www.pdc.org/nasa-pdc-flood-early-warning-system/

RMS models offer new probabilistic approach to simplify flood management across Southeast Asia https://www.rms.com/blog/2021/05/04/rms-models-offer-new-probabilistic-approach-to-simplify-flood-management-across-southeast-asia

Emergency management

New York City Is Roaring Back to Life, One Year After Its Nadir https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-05-01/new-york-city-covid-reopening-restaurants-art-culture-coming-back

Covid: It will get worse before it gets better https://www.hindustantimes.com/opinion/covidit-will-get-worse-before-it-gets-better-101619880773941.html

Coronavirus affected by warm temperatures, may follow a seasonal path – study https://www.jpost.com/health-science/coronavirus-affected-by-warm-temperatures-may-follow-a-seasonal-path-study-666920

Grenfell is still giving up its secrets and they retain the power to shock https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/02/grenfell-is-still-giving-up-its-secrets-and-they-retain-the-power-to-shock

‘We know our community better than they do’: why local knowledge is key to disaster recovery in Gippsland https://theconversation.com/we-know-our-community-better-than-they-do-why-local-knowledge-is-key-to-disaster-recovery-in-gippsland-158703

Android’s Earthquake Alert System Comes to Greece and New Zealand https://www.makeuseof.com/android-earthquake-alert-system-comes-greece-new-zealand/

How to get Australia’s borders open again https://www.afr.com/policy/health-and-education/how-to-get-australia-s-borders-open-again-20210503-p57oh8

Lebanon financing facility approves $55 million recovery program targeting vulnerable households and small businesses to respond to the port of Beirut explosion https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77608

A multidimensional framework for disaster recovery: Longitudinal qualitative evidence from Puerto Rican households https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0305750X21001017

First Onsite Reflects on Fort McMurray Wildfires https://firstonsite.ca/resource/fort-mcmurray-alberta-wildfires/

India and COVID-19 vaccines: A national crisis with global ripples https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2021/5/4/indias-covid-19-crisis-strains-global-vaccine-supplies

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The promise of a “people-centred” approach to floods: Types of participation in the global literature of citizen science and community-based flood risk reduction in the context of the Sendai Framework https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590061721000314

Texas Landlords Don’t Have To Disclose Flood Risk To Renters. A New Bill Would Change Thathttps://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/politics/2021/05/03/397236/the-texas-legislature-considers-informing-renters-about-flood-risk/

Combining News Media and AI to Rapidly Identify Flooded Buildings http://www.tohoku.ac.jp/en/press/combining_news_media_ai_flooded_buildings.html#.YJGylg6IVkM.twitter

Negotiated participatory action research for multi-stakeholder implementation of early warning systems for landslides https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77616

The Shear Zone: teaching materials in geology https://theshearzone.wordpress.com/

Psychology and disasters

Dispositional Optimism and Disaster Resilience A natural experiment from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349315115_Dispositional_Optimism_and_Disaster_Resilience_A_natural_experiment_from_the_2011_Great_East_Japan_Earthquake_and_Tsunami

Understanding and improving community flood preparedness and response: a research framework https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77613

Lessons from Black Summer: how people experienced the 2019/20 NSW fire season https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/95

Sociology and disasters

Too poor to protect: When cost-benefit analysis leaves towns to “Wash Away” https://dailyyonder.com/too-poor-to-protect-when-cost-benefit-analysis-leaves-towns-to-wash-away/2021/04/29/

Network Structure in Small Groups and Survival in Disasters https://academic.oup.com/sf/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/sf/soab036/6257738

Drivers of Change in National Disaster Governance under the Hyogo Framework for Action https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344928916_Drivers_of_Change_in_National_Disaster_Governance_under_the_Hyogo_Framework_for_Action

Why are women more vulnerable to flooding in India? https://eos.org/articles/why-are-women-more-vulnerable-to-flooding-in-india

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Uncovering ties between Social Capital and COVID-19 Outcomes at Local Levels https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349651780_Won’t_You_Be_My_Neighbor_Uncovering_ties_between_Social_Capital_and_COVID-19_Outcomes_at_Local_Levels

In Our Backyard: Heat is the deadliest aspect of climate change. It’s turning some underserved LA neighborhoods red hot https://www.kcrw.com/news/shows/to-the-point/in-our-backyard-red-hot-heat-climate