Today in disaster resilience (30 April 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Around 8 000 families affected, 2 000 displaced by flooding in Burundi

Wildfires reach record high in Omsk as air pollution grips Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, Russia

Massive landslide at Great Whale River, Quebec, Canada

As COVID-19 sweeps India, experts say cases and deaths are going unreported

Kenya – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Migori County

Bolivia – Dozens Rescued After Rivers Overflow in Cochabamba

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Apr 2021: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador

India Covid: Hospitals overwhelmed as deaths pass 200,000

Government monitoring landslide site in Arctic Quebec

Philippines – Hundreds Evacuate Floods in Davao City

Colombia – Floods Affect 1,700 Families in Barbacoas, Nariño

Saudi Arabia – Flash Floods Sweep Through Mecca

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

NSW planning body gives green light to Hunter Valley coalmine expansion

This $1 billion energy deal promises to cut emissions and secure jobs. So why on earth is gas included?

“Coal has become fetishised:” Turnbull slams right-wing media, politicians

‘Hanging over the heads of communities’: Government under pressure to remove ‘zombie’ licences

UK replaces France as Europe’s second largest electric car market

‘Insanely cheap energy’: how solar power continues to shock the world

Calls to phase out fossil fuel subsidies after speculation about net-zero emissions target

How Renewables Could Kill Off Fossil Fuel Electricity By 2035: New Report

Scott Morrison’s climate change policy is being left behind by corporate action

Australia has wasted so many years when it comes to climate change

Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is Earth itself

In Asia, Millions Are Fleeing Climate Disasters With Little Promise of Relief

Climate tipping points may have been reached already, experts say

Climate crisis has shifted the Earth’s axis, study shows

Climate change: World’s glaciers melting at accelerating rate

US, UK, EU: Comparing the new 2030 climate targets

Without the right financial strategies, NZ’s climate change efforts will remain unfinished business

Explainer: Will global warming ‘stop’ as soon as net-zero emissions are reached?

Disaster risk reduction

Sydney bushfire smoke: poor air quality warning issued after hazard reduction burns

Mangroves against the storm

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD): A Salvation to Flooding in Sudan

Stanford researchers reveal that homes in floodplains are overvalued by nearly $44 billion

Multiple resilience dividends at the community level: A comparative study on disaster risk reduction interventions in different countries

Federal Government of Somalia signs ARC Treaty and MoU with African Risk Capacity to effectively address impacts of extreme weather events

Road geohazard risk management handbook

Bundaberg flood levee project hits a snag over federal funding

Emergency management

Largest firefighting plane may be sold for COVID-19 response

Fears of Covid ‘tsunami’ in Fiji after outbreak found to be Indian variant

Malaria vaccine hailed as potential breakthrough

‘We’re all in this together’: Dr Fauci says world has failed India as Covid cases surge

Preparing for a rainy day in Kurigram District

Asia-Pacific region urged to “build back better”

Understanding short-term household recoveries from the 2015 Nepal earthquakes: Lessons learned and recommendations

A multidimensional framework for disaster recovery: Longitudinal qualitative evidence from Puerto Rican households

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Working towards data-based definitions of avalanche danger levels

How Do Volcanoes Erupt?

Volcanic hazards: What would an Emergency Manager do?

Psychology and disasters

Public perception of climate change and its impact on natural disasters

Sociology and disasters

Is Jakarta flood-resilient or are the citizens?–f1368c0b5034 Poor communities will likely need to be compensated as a result of climate change policies, study says

Today in disaster resilience (23 April 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Table Mountain fire: Historic buildings destroyed in Cape Town

Flash floods in Singapore amid ‘prolonged heavy rain’

Mauritius – Flash Floods in South East After 400mm of Rain in 24 Hours

Vietnam – Deadly Flash Floods in North

Severe flooding damages more than 3 000 homes in Peru

Widespread flooding hits Mauritius after two months’ worth of rain in a day

Angola – Luanda Flash Floods Leave 14 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Damaged

Philippines – Thousands Evacuate Tropical Cyclone Surigae

Typhoon “Surigae” (Bising) leaves 3 dead, 230 000 displaced in the Philippines

Cambodia – 1 Dead, Dozens of Homes Damaged After Storms and Heavy Rain

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Apr 2021: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Ibu, Dukono

El Salvador – Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Santa Ana, San Salvador and La Libertad

Peru – Floods in Junín and Cusco

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How can NSW allow new coalmines while committing to net zero emissions?

China, US agree on need for stronger climate commitments

For these Torres Strait Islanders, climate change is already here

How Not to Feel Paralyzed by Climate Disaster

What architects need to know about hazard and climate risk

‘The New Climate War’: Michael E. Mann On How To Fight The Climate Inactivists

New Red Cross research into climate-resilient development in Dominica

Climate heating may speed up to unexpected levels

Wind, solar to account for 11% of power use in China by end 2021: proposal

Climate change indicators and impacts worsened in 2020

State of the Global Climate 2020

Australia’s third-largest carbon emitter says it must transition to renewables and curtail coal plants

What Earth was like last time CO2 levels were this high

Global CO2 emissions set for largest surge in more than a decade, says IEA

Biden plans to cut emissions in half by 2030

‘Dire warning’ for the planet: Coal is powering the economic recovery

“Urgency and Agency”: Michael Mann on Conquering Climate Despair

The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof

Warming Oceans Are Making the Climate Crisis Significantly Worse

Climate Summit ‘Last Chance’ for Brazil to Show Leadership on Global Warming

A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation

‘Insufficient’: Biden administration criticises Australia on climate

Earth’s cryosphere is vital for everyone. Here’s how NASA keeps track of its changes

Earth Day Summit: Biden’s chance to claim climate leadership

Red alert for the planet: UN chief’s call to phase out coal by 2030

Stanford researchers reveal the long-term impacts of extreme melt on Greenland Ice Sheet

Disaster risk reduction

Floods Are Increasing in Supposedly Low-Risk Areas

Pakistan: Community-based disaster risk management

Burdekin and Haughton Flood Resilience Strategy Project

Earthquake forecast just in: the Alpine Fault is due a major quake – and soon

Floodplain harvesting to continue to devastate the Macquarie Valley

NSW floods break 120-year-old rain records during March rain event, BOM says

Special Climate Statement 74 – extreme rainfall and flooding in eastern and central Australia in March 2021

From fires to floods: CSU explores impacts on local waterways

COVID-19 cost more in 2020 than the world’s combined natural disasters in any of the past 20 years

Satellite-based real-time monitoring of Himalayan glacial catchments can strengthen early flood warning & minimize disaster risk

Pakistan slum dwellers map flood risks to stop evictions

After 160 years, Aboriginal cultural burning returns to Coranderrk Station

Study reveals mechanism of naturally occurring ‘earthquake gate’

Colorado’s flood risks are on the rise, and consumers will pay for it

Landslides mar the “Pearl of Africa”

How weather forecasts are changing lives in Kenya and Tanzania

The increasing number of climate-related disasters continues to be a growing challenge

How Can a Basilica Stay Dry Amid Venice’s Rising Waters?

The St Vincent eruption is a reminder of how volcano research and monitoring can save lives

Why housing is built in flood-prone coastal areas

Aerial photos uncover an invisible fault in Chinese city

A Stanford-designed tool could guide floodwater management and combat ongoing drought

2020: The Non-COVID year in disasters

Emergency management

When the next virus strikes, we’ll look back on this moment as an opportunity that we either seized or squandered

How Taiwan beat COVID-19 – new study reveals clues to its success

St Vincent: ‘I’ve never seen such devastation’ – Island counts cost of volcanic eruption

Learning to live with COVID – the tough choices ahead

Covid: Police watchdog says officers confused by unclear pandemic laws

India’s Second Covid Wave Is Completely Out of Control

Post-disaster recovery transition lessons from the 2010 floods in Pakistan

Building collaborative emergency management capacity in northern Australia

Disaster education, communications and engagement

May is Wildfire Awareness Month, It’s Never too Early to Prepare

Time flies in Google Earth’s biggest update in years

Photo-sharing is back: how social media has framed the pandemic

New Minecraft world from NRMA Insurance teaches Aussie kids the importance of bushfire preparedness

Flood Education Program for School Students

Improving Public Messaging for Evacuation and Shelter‐in‐Place

Geomojis Translate Geoscience Across Any Language

Psychology and disasters

To abandon vaccination targets is to abandon the mantle of leadership

“Moments of calmness.” In Puerto Rico, building the emotional skills to cope with disaster

Cognitive bias

A phenomenon called psychological reactance might help explain the mindset of anti-maskers

Received Social Support and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in New Zealand and Philippine Emergency Responders

Sociology and disasters

She survived Hurricane Sandy. Then climate gentrification hit

Floods in the neighborhood: Mapping poverty and flood risk in Indonesian cities

Climate crisis – 710 million children live in countries at high risk

Harnessing of Social Capital as a Determinant for Climate Change Adaptation in Mazungunye Communal Lands in Bikita, Zimbabwe

How climate change is hitting the world’s most vulnerable the hardest

The unequal social consequences of wildfire smoke in California

Today in disaster resilience (16 April 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Why the volcano erupting in the Caribbean has such a deadly reputation

At least 2 killed, 7 injured as severe storms and tornadoes hit Gulf Coast, U.S.

Mount Lewotolok and Adonara island: up to 168 people killed by lahars and debris flows in Indonesia

Western U.S. may be entering its most severe drought in modern history

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Apr 2021: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador

Colombia – Damaging Flash Floods Sweep Through Villavicencio, Meta Department

Peru – More Floods in Northern Regions as Rivers Reach Danger Levels in Loreto

Soufrière St. Vincent volcano: Eruption Update

Officially, India Has the World’s Second-Worst COVID-19 Outbreak. Unofficially, It’s Almost Certainly the Worst

Colombia – Thousands Hit by Flash Floods in Bolivar

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia’s main grid hits record renewables high of 56 per cent on Sunday

Call for evidence: Effective learning for climate adaptation and resilience

Climate Change Litigation – Insights into the evolving global landscape

Cyclone Seroja just demolished parts of WA – and our warming world will bring more of the same

Power grid can be rid of coal ‘without price rises, outages’

Michael Mann slams Murdoch press for “horrifying” misinformation on climate and bushfires

Climate change is a security threat the government keeps ignoring

Global death rate from rising temperatures projected to surpass the current death rate of all infectious diseases combined

‘Failure is not an option’: after a lost decade on climate action, the 2020s offer one last chance

We Are Living in a Climate Emergency, and We’re Going to Say So

Bold challenge to decarbonise Australia in 15 years laid down by Climate Council

Google Earth Now Shows Decades of Climate Change in Seconds

Senate and House Spotlight Soaring Costs of Delay on Climate

Changes in India’s monsoon rainfall could bring serious consequences to more than a billion people

Disaster risk reduction

NSW urged to buy thousands of flood-prone homes in western Sydney

Villagers in flood-hit Yalding, near Maidstone, want more done to prevent future flooding

Detecting significant thermal unrest years before volcanic eruption

California is poised for a catastrophic fire season. Experts say its plan isn’t nearly enough

Physical vulnerability assessment to flash floods using an indicator‐based methodology based on building properties and flow parameters

Coastal flooding risks increasing in Western Australia

ADHI: the African Database of Hydrometric Indices (1950–2018)

Magmatic Processes at La Soufrière de Guadeloupe: Insights From Crystal Studies and Diffusion Timescales for Eruption Onset

Canada wildfire: Managing the next Fort McMurray

Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for building related earthquake risk

Emergency management

Emergency evacuation and sheltering during the COVID-19 pandemic

How do you build an effective Early Warning System?

St Vincent volcano: Power cuts after another ‘explosive event’

‘No warnings’: Powerful cyclone exposes Indonesia’s lack of preparedness

New checklist for reviewing an emergency plan

St Vincent volcano: ‘We don’t know if we can go home’

CDC Identifies Small Group of Covid-19 Infections Among Fully Vaccinated Patients

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Disaster tales as communication tool for increasing risk resilience

Good communication practices in community engagement

Science at the Local fires up for 2021

Rockhampton students learn to be disaster ready

Which color scale to use when visualizing data

Psychology and disasters

After the Disaster: Recovery for Australia’s Children

Post-disaster mental health support for kids is essential

Floods leave a legacy of mental health problems — and disadvantaged people are often hardest hit

Sociology and disasters

Connecting Social Capital and Vulnerability: Citation Network Analysis of Disaster Studies

Understanding short-term household recoveries from the 2015 Nepal earthquakes: Lessons learned and recommendations

Racism, inequities move to the center of the climate debate

An institutional approach to vulnerability: evidence from natural hazard management in Europe

New civil society collaboration to understand true scale of COVID-19’s impacts on marginalised people

Maladaptation, fragmentation, and other secondary effects of centralized post-disaster urban planning: The case of the 2011 “cascading” disaster in Japan

Disaster risk governance for district-level landslide risk management in Bangladesh

Social protection for extreme temperatures: Experiences from the UK, USA and France

Homeowners’ drift to regions holding strong

Floods can worsen inequality. Here are 4 ways we can ensure people with disabilities aren’t left behind

Today in disaster resilience (9 April 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Toxic wastewater reservoir on verge of collapse in Florida could cause “catastrophic event”

More than 75 dead in Indonesia, East Timor floods, dozens missing

Race to find dozens missing in deadly Indonesia, East Timor floods

Haiti – 3 Dead, 3 Missing After Floods in North

Colombia – 3 Killed in Caquetá Landslide, Hundreds Affected by Floods Across the Country

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Apr 2021: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The Politics of Energy and Climate Change in Japan under the Abe Government

A Texas city had a bold new climate plan – until a gas company got involved

Narooma on NSW south coast revealed as a hot spot for global ocean warming

‘Every choice matters’: can we cling to hope of avoiding 1.5C heating?

Rapid global heating is hurting farm productivity, study finds

Climate Change Cannot Be Mitigated Without Effective Carbon Pricing

World Bank Group President’s Statement on Climate Change Action Plan

China sandstorms highlight threat of climate crisis

Future increases in Arctic lightning and fire risk for permafrost carbon

Sea-level rise: writers imagined drowned worlds for centuries – what they tell us about the future

U.S. regulators lag on addressing climate’s financial risk – report

Carbon dioxide spikes to critical record, halfway to doubling preindustrial levels

Global warming causes uneven changes in heat stress indicators

Study shows correlation between solar variability and El Nino-La Nina events

More snow melting from mountains earlier in year due to climate change: study

Climate impact map

Cities and states must lead as window of opportunity shrinks for climate action

Why China is still clinging to coal

Managing retreat: why New Zealand is drafting a new law to enable communities to move away from climate risks

Disaster risk reduction

Floodplains aren’t separate to a river — they’re an extension of it. It’s time to change how we connect with them

Fire and flood: ‘Whole areas of Australia will be uninsurable’

Advances in tropical cyclone observation may aid in disaster reduction and prevention

Natural catastrophes in 2020

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s Floodplain Manager newsletter

Assemblage theory and disaster risk management

Pressure Builds on Congress to Help People Afford Pricey Flood Insurance

Hazard cascades

China earthquake survey doubles Beijing’s high-risk fault lines

Debate over land use after multiple natural disasters

Emergency management

What Does It Take to Build Back Better? Ask FEMA

Australian government to support Timor-Leste flood recovery after at least 27 people die

A huge hug of support for the Kempsey community

Leaders, activists object to Harris County’s plan for flood control money

Three Dozen California Bills Focus on Wildfire, Others Are Concerning for Insurance Industry

$11M in disaster recovery funds will be used to build affordable apartment community in Houston Heights

Western states brace for ‘very active wildfire season’ following warm, dry winter

Landslides: new early warning systems reduce false alarms

Texas 2021 deep freeze left nearly 200 people dead, new analysis shows

Migrants are heading north because Central America never recovered from last year’s hurricanes

Indonesia and East Timor – Flood Death Toll Climbs, Thousands Displaced

Latest edition of ‘Fire Australia’

The new Australian fire danger rating system

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Framing of youth as a high-risk population in Canadian disaster news media

Experts and gamers join forces to fight COVID-19 and stop future disease outbreaks via Plague Inc: The Cure

Ready Together

Resilient Australia Awards

Psychology and disasters

New Strategies for Calming Your Pandemic Anxiety

Still Afraid Of COVID-19 After Getting The Vaccine? You’re Not Alone

‘Suddenly we heard people scream – Flood!’: Survivors recount disaster on Indonesian island

Sociology and disasters

Working Papers on Historical Approaches to Covid-19

Climate change, COVID-19, and the co-production of injustices: a feminist reading of overlapping crises

How mutual aid networks came together in a year of crisis

Understanding Urban Flood Resilience in the Anthropocene: A Social–Ecological–Technological Systems (SETS) Learning Framework

Study finds Black women are dying from COVID-19 at three times the rate of both White and Asian men

Insurance for vulnerable families cuts rural poverty and the cost of aid by half

Today in disaster resilience (2 April 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Indonesia – Thousands of Homes Damaged by Floods in Bandung

Destructive floods after near-record rains hit Nashville, claiming lives of 4 people, Tennessee

Destructive tornado hits Cimenyan, West Java, Indonesia

Schroeder wildfire threatens Rapid City fire suppression, South Dakota

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Mar 2021: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Sinabung

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Renewables met 97% of Scotland’s electricity demand in 2020

Renewables plus batteries offer Australia the same energy security as coal, research finds

Climate talks will test Biden’s pledge to make global heating a priority

‘We want to be included’: First Nations demand a say on climate change

Ignoring climate change will lead to unprecedented, societally disruptive heat extremes in the Middle East

NZ to exceed climate aid pledge by $200m

Deadly heat waves will be common in South Asia, even at 1.5 degrees of warming

Climate change: Greener Wales ‘must not hit poorer communities’

Why are people not doing more about climate change?

Meat and dairy companies slow to commit to net-zero emissions, new analysis finds

Multiple Coastal Cities In The US Could Be 6.5 Feet Underwater By Year 2100, Thanks To Climate Change

Scaling mountains: Nepal’s aspirations for a climate-resilient sustainable future

‘Wilful ignorance’: Flood-hit Australia urged to rethink climate adaptation

Are federal disaster policies making the harmful impacts of climate change even worse?

Local community participation in climate change mitigation paramount: Minister

The risks to Australia of a 3°C warmer world

Severe heat wave hits Delhi with highest March temperatures since 1945

Saudi Arabia unveils campaign to tackle climate change

Uganda climate change: The people under threat from a melting glacier

Telangana tries to damp heatwave effect

Climate change will deepen rich-poor global divide, top economists warn

Disaster risk reduction

Counting the increasing costs of droughts and flooding rains

California’s tsunami vulnerability may be greater than once believed

“How do we actually do convergence” for disaster resilience? Cases from Australia and the United States

‘One-in-100-years’ flood talk disastrously misleading and should change, risk experts say

Impact of hydraulic model resolution and loss of life model modification on flood fatality risk estimation: Case study of the Bommelerwaard, The Netherlands

Innovative projects to protect against flooding selected

Raising dam wall could lead to more development on floodplain, Emergency Minister says

A staggering 1.8 million hectares burned in ‘high-severity’ fires during Australia’s Black Summer

The 2019/2020 mega-fires exposed Australian ecosystems to an unprecedented extent of high-severity fire

BOM declares La Niña over – but that doesn’t mean the rain is done

Reef degradation leaves Australian coast vulnerable to tsunami damage

The role of fire in global forest loss dynamics

Job vacancies at Molino Stewart including Natural Hazards and Spatial Analyst

Emergency management

NSW floods: evacuated Sydney residents told to stay away as water recedes and cleanup begins

When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

Brazil’s mismanagement of covid-19 threatens the world

Governance in the age of complexity: Building resilience to COVID-19 and future pandemics

Drought, fire and flood devastate Australians in the bush

More than a decade after the Black Saturday fires, it’s time we got serious about long-term disaster recovery planning

Disaster education, communications and engagement

New realization of disaster risk reduction education in the context of a global pandemic: Lessons from Japan

NSW Flood Kids

Psychology and disasters

‘Seeing with Empty Eyes’: a systems approach to understand climate change and mental health in Bangladesh

The Impact of Human Purpose on Resiliency

Local knowledge of emerging hazards: Instability above an Icelandic glacier

What is Psychological First Aid?

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19 recovery: science isn’t enough to save us

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Uncovering ties between Social Capital and COVID-19 Outcomes at Local Levels’t_You_Be_My_Neighbor_Uncovering_ties_between_Social_Capital_and_COVID-19_Outcomes_at_Local_Levels

Resilience to Disaster: Evidence from Daily Wellbeing Data

Introducing participatory fairness in emergency communication can support self-organization for survival

Practical ways to advance social inclusion in climate and disaster resilience in South Asia

Today in disaster resilience (26 March 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Picton braces for the worst as businesses fear flooding and sand bag the main street

Australia – Major Flooding Prompts Rescues and Evacuations in New South Wales

Peru – Thousands of Homes Damaged by Floods in Northern Regions

Colombia – Houses Destroyed by Flash Floods and Landslides in Cali

Deadly downpour lashes Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Colombia – Flash Floods Cause Severe Damage in Antioquia

‘Extensive damage’ reported after tornado tears through Alabama community

Wongawallan: a damaging landslide in Australia

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Mar 2021: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Merapi

Brazil – Deadly Flash Floods in Santa Catarina, Flood Emergency in Pará

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A critical exploration of adaptation heuristics

Australia’s Worst Floods in Decades Quicken Concerns About Climate Change

Crisis in the Himalayas: climate change and unsustainable development

Warming in Arctic region triggering heatwaves in India: Study

The cost of adapting to extreme weather events in a changing climate

NOAA Upgrades Forecasts As Climate Change Drives More Severe Storms

Sea-level rise in 20th century was fastest in 2,000 years along much of East Coast

Towards a rigorous understanding of societal responses to climate change

Rising risk of wildfires across UK from climate crisis, scientists warn

Warming Drives ‘Fundamental’ Changes To Ocean, Scientists Warn

Big banks’ trillion-dollar finance for fossil fuels ‘shocking’, says report

How climate change drove food insecurity in the 2007 Lesotho drought

Fighting climate change in the world’s poorest countries

A guide to assessing the political economy of domestic climate change governance

A global study shows climate change is driving changes in the flow and water volume of rivers worldwide

If 80% of Australians care about climate action, why don’t they vote like it?

The lurking danger: extreme temperatures, heat stress and forced migration

1º of global warming causes a ~50% increase in population displacement risk

Disaster risk reduction

Dangerous floods are inevitable, so stop putting people in their way

NSW floods explained — and why Sydney is at risk when it rains

How droughts and floods lead to migration — and 7 things governments can do to help

Warragamba Dam spilling Sydney Harbour’s worth of water each day into Sydney basin

Gladys Berejiklian was wrong to say the NSW floods were beyond anyone’s expectations

Eruption in Iceland may mark the start of decades of volcanic activity

Preparing for extreme weather in the Caribbean: what role for forecast-based early action?

How do you build an effective Early Warning System?

‘Monstrosity on stilts’: Powerhouse museum under fire after Parramatta River floods

Ten commandments for sandy coasts

What is a 1 in 100 year weather event? And why do they keep happening so often?

What’s causing the NSW floods, and how do we manage future natural disasters in a changing climate?

Global Changes in 20‐Year, 50‐Year, and 100‐Year River Floods

These animated graphs show how extreme NSW’s record-breaking flooding and rainfall is

Cross-scale interactions in flood risk management: A case study from Rovaniemi, Finland

Stanford researchers explore how shifts in federal approaches can turn the tide of destructive wildfires

‘Extreme’ conditions prompt Sydney Water to ramp up desalination plant

Thousands of Cumbrian homes protected from flooding after £55m investment

Managed retreat of settlements remains a tough call even as homes flood and coasts erode

As floods rise, government insurance shores up Bangladesh farmers

The growing wildfire risk at the urban margins

Experts have slammed building regulations that ignore major flood zones

Not ‘if’, but ‘when’: city planners need to design for flooding. These examples show the way

LA’s biggest quake threat sits on overlooked part of San Andreas, study says. That may be good

Those Who Live And Work Near Levees All Want Something Different

Where would a major tsunami strike? Malibu, Venice and Long Beach, get ready

More than 300,000 UK homes better protected from flooding since 2015

Global warming and population change both heighten future risk of human displacement due to river floods

Emergency management

Germany and Belgium poised to tighten lockdowns as Covid cases surge

Coronavirus: Third wave will ‘wash up on our shores’, warns Johnson

Covid-19 Virus Studies Yield New Clues on Pandemic’s Origin

7 in 10 people hospitalized for Covid-19 have not fully recovered five months after discharge, study says

Evidence from Britain shows covid-19 vaccines are very effective

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Losing cultural context in emergency communication can be a matter of life and death

Increasing flood risk awareness and warning readiness by participation – But who understands what under ‘participation’?

How bad could flooding get at your house? Norfolk tool helps homeowners get the picture

Building disaster resilience in Fiji

Communicating and understanding risk in dynamic situations

From fake news to flash floods, simulations help cities cope with crises

Using crowd-sourced images of the coastline to study the impact of such storms to improve coastal management practices

Psychology and disasters

Floods leave a legacy of mental health problems — and disadvantaged people are often hardest hit

New report shows children are forgotten in bushfire recovery

Why do people try to drive through floodwater or leave it too late to flee? Psychology offers some answers

For some areas hit by NSW flood crisis, it’s the fourth disaster in a year

Sociology and disasters

Together we survive: the role of social messaging networks in building social capital and disaster resilience among minority communities

City residents use maps to fight climate inequality in their neighborhoods

Hazards, culture and Indigenous communities: Final project report

Societal Resilience: A Sneaky Concept Unraveled

When disaster strikes, it’s often not individual preparedness or government intervention that enables people to survive and thrive—it’s social connections

Women’s absence from COVID-19 task forces will perpetuate gender divide, says UNDP, UN Women

Today in disaster resilience (19 March 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Poor seasonal rains threatening ‘foundations’ of tens of thousands of Somali livelihoods

Massive landslide cuts off access to Kauai north shore, Hawaii

341 people missing afters heavy dust storm hits Mongolia

Colombia – Heavy Rain Triggers Flooding and Deadly Landslide in Cali

Colombia – 15 Dead, Thousands Affected After Weeks of Severe Weather

Damaging tornado outbreak hits South U.S., severe weather shifting into the Southeast

Deadly floods sweep through Kinshasa and Brazzaville in Congo and DR Congo

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Mar 2021: Etna volcano, Pacaya, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono

Angola – Deadly Flash Floods in Luanda

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia’s largest community-owned solar farm begins powering homes in Canberra

Coastal town with a big decision to make

The ‘boomerang effect’: insights for improved climate action

Heating of the Tasman sea warms up the climate of Antarctic Peninsula via changes in wind patterns, suggests new study

Implementing open data strategies for climate action: Suggestions and lessons learned for government and civil society stakeholders

Doubling uptake of wind and solar power could set up Australia for net zero emissions by 2040

Model predicts urban development and greenhouses gasses will fuel urban floods

Over 10 million displaced by climate disasters in six months: report

Revenge of the nerds: Disaster risk reduction and climate change

Australia lags far behind other top economies on ‘green recovery’ pandemic spending

Disaster risk reduction

Exploring neighborhood‐level resilience to flooding: Why the context and scale matter

Bushfire risks heat up, demanding new take on fuel load management

World Bank and AFD join efforts to strengthen Tunisia’s disaster resilience capacities

Entire villages would be wiped out if natural disaster hit dam on PNG mine, critics say

Progressing property flood resilience

How we can use lessons learned from devastating Japan earthquake, tsunami to make SoCal safer

The science of tsunamis and what parts of New Zealand are most at risk

Volcanic lands warm before eruptions

Expert-based versus data-driven flood damage models: A comparative evaluation for data-scarce regions

U.S. Global Change Research Program Should Shift Focus to Preparing for and Avoiding Worst Potential Consequences of Climate Change, Says New Report

Flood Detection and Monitoring using Satellite Imagery with Python

The potential economic impact of volcano alerts

Building a Better Model to View Earth’s Interacting Processes

Tsunami forecast model animation: Three tsunamis in one day from the Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone

Discerning structure and seismic hazards in the Sikkim Himalayas

Nature-based solution to disaster risk reduction

Coupled fire-atmosphere modelling – final project report

Emergency management

Global impact of landscape fire emissions on surface level PM2.5 concentrations, air quality exposure and population mortality

How the latest COVID cases slipped through in NSW and Queensland — and what we can do better

Optimising post-disaster recovery interventions in Australia

Pressure mounts on Boris Johnson to launch coronavirus inquiry

Wildfire Preparedness

At least 57 people died in the Texas winter storm, mostly from hypothermia

Reconsidering disaster evacuations and displacement in the COVID-19 era

US could save tens of thousands of lives and tens of billions of dollars with 3 weeks of strict COVID-19 measures

The US vaccine effect: rapid rollout starts to bear fruit

Support for Covid-19 Vaccine Passports Grows, With European, Chinese Backing

‘Magical’ fire suppressant kills zombie fires 40% faster than water alone

Covid vaccine side-effects: what are they, who gets them and why?

A $300,000 early warning system for flood and fire emergencies was installed and tested for Sapphire and Graves Hill in 2020 — but no alarm sounded

Disaster education, communications and engagement

NYC emergency guides and app

Understanding Flooding (Guided Lesson For Students)

Floodmobile Virtual Reality Tour

Cyclone and Storm Tide Resilient Building Guidance for Queensland Homes

Psychology and disasters

New Strategies for Calming Your Pandemic Anxiety

The Psychology of Fake News

Sociology and disasters

Natural hazards as political events: framing and politicisation of floods in the United Kingdom

Earthquake preparedness among religious minority groups: the case of the Jewish ultra-Orthodox society in Israel

Risk perceptions and management strategies in a post-disaster landscape of Guatemala: Social conflict as an opportunity to understand disaster

Inclusive guide helps communities build urban resilience

Today in disaster resilience (12 March 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Severe flooding damages hundreds of buildings, strands 14 000 people in Piura, Peru

Extensive damage in New Caledonia after passage of Tropical Cyclone “Niran”

Algeria – 10 Dead or Missing After Flash Floods in Chlef Province

Severe flash floods hit Malacca, Malaysia

Heavy rains cause flash flooding in southern Spain

Brazil – Storm in Espírito Santo Leaves 1 Dead, Houses and Hospitals Damaged

USA – Evacuations After Dam Breach in Maui, Hawaii

Taal volcano alert status raised to Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest), Philippines

Hawaii governor declares emergency after floods and landslides

San Cristobal volcano erupts, heavy ash blankets the city of Chinandega, Nicaragua

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Mar 2021: Etna volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador

Bolivia – Hundreds Evacuated After Floods in Pando

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

‘Extremely dangerous’: how much of the heat can western Sydney bear?

Ten years after Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan finding path to renewable energy future

Getting to net zero isn’t all pain and expense – there are huge opportunities for Australia

UK coal mine plan pits local needs against global green ambitions

‘Closures any day’: Coal-fired power plants in peril as prices plunge

Climate change impacts and adaptation in Europe, focusing on extremes and adaptation until the 2030s

Assessing the U.S. Climate in February 2021

Global heating pushes tropical regions towards limits of human livability

Climate crisis: Relative sea levels rising ‘up to four times faster’ in coastal cities, due to widespread subsidence

A 50-Year-Old Global Warming Forecast That Still Holds Up

US urged to cut 50% of emissions by 2030 to spur other countries to action

Going Under? Brazil’s Hospitals at Risk as Climate Change Brings More Floods

Sea level rise up to four times global average for coastal communities

It’s unavoidable: we must ban fossil fuels to save our planet. Here’s how we do it

Sea level rise is increasing fastest in populous coastal areas, study says

China leads world’s biggest increase in wind power capacity

Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy

More than 100 Australian faith groups have teamed up to demand greater action on climate change

Australians face a hotter future if our cities don’t do more to cool ‘heat islands’, report finds

Endless Summer? Climate Crisis Could Lengthen Hottest Temperatures by Six Months

Attribution of the Australian bushfire risk to anthropogenic climate change

U.S. must slash emissions by at least 57% to meet Paris climate target- report

A methodological framework for determining an optimal coastal protection strategy against storm surges and sea level rise

Disaster risk reduction

Fleets of radar satellites are measuring movements on Earth like never before

Heavier Precipitation Is Straining U.S. Dams and Levees

Millions of U.S. homes face an expensive flooding threat

Component 2 of Serbia national disaster risk management plan (NDRMP): Flood hazard and risk mapping

Upstream communities face a flooded future

NSW’s vision for the future dependent on flood modelling

Floods in Indian Rivers: Are Dams and Embankments the Solution or the Problem?

Non-structural measures should be given priority for flood management: Report

La Niña could supercharge this year’s tornado season, just like it did to deadly effect in 2011

5 strategies to prepare now for the next pandemic

What aren’t we learning from our un-natural disasters?

An application of flood risk analysis for impact based forecasting in Kenya

Covid-19 Virus Studies Yield New Clues on Pandemic’s Origin

Bushfire policy must be guided by science and is best left to the experts

Bid to protect controversial Warragamba Dam wall raising from legal challenges

Grenfell Tower inquiry: Fire predicted a decade before, memo shows

From tsunamis to climate change and pandemics, procrastination costs lives

Wildfire Risk Report for every U.S. community

The ministerial request that would clear 145,000 football fields of NSW land

New USGS Strategy Harnesses State-of-the-Art Science to Tackle Wildfires Before, During and After the Flames

Flood warning infrastructure network in Queensland gets millions for upgrade

Quantifying merging fire behaviour phenomena using unmanned aerial vehicle technology

Emergency management

Remembering Christchurch, Strengthening USAR

Bushfire prediction tech to bolster emergency response efforts

Ten years after the Fukushima Daiichi accident

Role of crisis management and civil protection in COVID-19 pandemic

Brazil’s Covid Crisis Is a Warning to the Whole World, Scientists Say

Leadership in humanitarian action: Handbook for the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator

Rethinking disease preparedness: Incertitude and the politics of knowledge

Cyclone Amphan: Building back with resilient infrastructure and community engagement

Efforts made to archive 2011 Japan disaster data to pass on lessons

A viral tsunami: How the underestimated coronavirus took over the world

Building back better from the crisis: What will it take for the poorest countries?

Japan mourns lost souls 10 years after earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis

Fukushima: ten years on from the disaster, was Japan’s response right?

Philippines looks to improve disaster preparedness with geospatial tech

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Play School: Everyday Helpers

Why isn’t the Netherlands underwater?

Social Media Tools: Definitive Guide

COVID-19 discourse on Twitter: Case study of risk communication in four Asian countries

Stories from the frontline: Japanese staff of the UN reflect on the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Would you have been ready for a tsunami?

Volcanic hazards: What would an Emergency Manager do?

Century-Old ‘Tsunami Stones’ Saved Lives In The Tohoku Earthquake Of 2011

Psychology and disasters

COVID-19 and the violence against women and girls: ‘The shadow pandemic’

Spatial knowledge and flood preparedness in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Sociology and disasters

‘Vaccine Holidays’ Are a Symbol of the New Covid Inequality

The UN Women’s multi-hazard approach to disaster risk resilience in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Disaster recovery among older adults: Exploring the intersection of vulnerability and resilience

Six women leading the way towards resilience

Three reflections on gender in disaster risk management

Why has the UK’s COVID death toll been so high? Inequality may have played a role

The role of social capital in disaster resilience in remote communities after the 2015 Nepal earthquake

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Uncovering ties between Social Capital and COVID-19 Outcomes at Local Levels’t_You_Be_My_Neighbor_Uncovering_ties_between_Social_Capital_and_COVID-19_Outcomes_at_Local_Levels

Women of Fire

Slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil leaves indigenous at risk

Poorest people will suffer worst from cities’ heat

Today in disaster resilience (5 March 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Australia – Train Derailed by Floods in New South Wales

Tropical cyclone developing near the coast of Queensland, Australia

USA – High Water Rescues After Flash Floods in Kentucky

Burundi and Tanzania – Floods Leave Homes Destroyed, Hundreds Displaced

Mount Sinabung: Time-lapse shows Indonesia volcano’s 5km-high ash cloud

Severe flooding damages roads, hundreds of houses in northern Morocco

Argentina – Damaging Flash Floods in Catamarca

Colombia – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Huila and Antioquia

Brazil – Floods in Grande Do Sul After a Month’s Worth of Rain in 2 Hours

Powerful earthquake hits off north-east coast of New Zealand

Pinatubo volcano Alert Level raised after 1 722 earthquakes since January 20, Philippines

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Mar 2021: Etna volcano, Pacaya, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate campaign teens prepare for court battle with minister over coal expansion

Latest climate pledges are ‘very far’ from Paris goals needed to avert catastrophic global warming, UN warns

Michael Mann: the author and eminent climate scientist on the deniers’ new tactics and why positive change feels closer than it has done in 20 years

Strong climate targets make strong friendships, Fiji tells Australia

Australia pumped out an extra six months’ worth of emissions than previously recorded

The Climate Connections of a Record Fire Year in the U.S. West

Denmark’s climate policies ‘insufficient’ to meet 2030 emissions target

To stop climate disaster, make ecocide an international crime

Climate Change is Weakening the Ocean Currents That Shape Weather on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Climate change made the Uttarakhand flash flood possible, and poor development policies made it disastrous

What motivates natural resource policymakers in Africa to take action on climate change?

“Not even close:” UN slams Australia and other rich countries for weak climate efforts

Fossil fuel cars make ‘hundreds of times’ more waste than electric cars

Climate Change is Leading to Global “Weirding,” Not Just Global Warming–not-just-global-warming–but-global–weirding-

What is driving record rooftop solar volumes in Australia?

Improving Access to Paleoclimate Data

Global greenhouse gas emissions on track to fall just 0.5% between 2010 and 2030

World must break its ‘deadly addiction’ to coal, says UN chief

Against the odds, South Australia is a renewable energy powerhouse. How did they do it?

Fossil fuel emissions in danger of surpassing pre-Covid levels

‘A duty of care’: Australian teenagers take their climate crisis plea to court

Brutal realities of climate change loss and damage come to life in IIED animations

The climate crisis can’t be solved by carbon accounting tricks

Coal mines are the engines of climate change. Time to start treating them like it.

Climate change threatens New Guinea’s biocultural heritage

Development and Climate Change Contribute to a Himalayan Tragedy

Councillors issue plea for climate action

At least 1,500 Britons killed by climate change-fuelled heat this century

Humans, not nature, are the cause of changes in Atlantic hurricane cycles, new study finds

4 assumptions about gender that distort how we think about climate change (and 3 ways to do better)

Disaster risk reduction

A Looming Disaster: New Data Reveal Where Flood Damage Is An Existential Threat

Twenty years after 6.8 Nisqually earthquake, are we ready for the Next One?

Team of students from Varanasi develop a unique glacier flood sensor alarm to alert people

Preparing for a 1-in-1,000 year loss: Insurance resilience 10 years after the Christchurch earthquake

Bushfire resilient building guidance for Queensland homes

Indigenous expertise is reducing bushfires in northern Australia. It’s time to consider similar approaches for other disasters

Kitchens on wheels and flagstone lounges: How Brits are preparing for a future with floods

Data Project May Drive Policy for Hyperlocal Flooding in NYC

Scientists begin building highly accurate digital twin of our planet to better prepare for extreme weather events

Glacier burst – a killer disaster; but the solution lies in managing cascading risks

Ambiental flood data now available through WhenFresh API

Latest edition of Hazard News for the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s Floodplain Manager newsletter

What has the Covid-19 pandemic taught us about the future of data?

Could a universal coronavirus vaccine future-proof our response?

Impact-based forecasting for the coastal zone: East coast lows

US flood disclosure map

57 per cent of the Earth’s seasonal surface water storage variability occurs in human-managed reservoirs

Call of the rewild: Releasing Britain’s rivers to ease flooding

Real-time determination of earthquake focal mechanism via deep learning

East Africa’s rising flood threat

Emergency management

Covid-19: Brazil ‘variant of concern’ detected in UK

The United States has reached a grim milestone—the moment when half a million Americans have lost their lives to the coronavirus

Rating tornado warnings charts a path to improve forecasts

Trend analysis civil protection 2030 – Uncertainties, challenges and opportunities

Japanese experts look to create global standards for disaster preparedness

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Texas Crisis Shows (Again) There’s No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster

The Dragon, the Knight and the Princess: Folklore in Early Childhood Disaster Education

Children and Young People’s Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction: Agency and Resilience’s_Participation_in_Disaster_Risk_Reduction_Agency_and_Resilience

Twitter strike system will permanently ban users who repeatedly post COVID-19 misinformation

10 lessons about managing flood risk from source to sea

Landslides Book

Psychology and disasters

‘She’ll be right’: the place of gendered emotions in disasters

Sociology and disasters

Texans with disabilities left vulnerable after deep freeze

Kurigram, Bangladesh: Rural women forging together to deal with multiple crises

Conceptualizing community resilience and the social dimensions of risk to overcome barriers to disaster risk reduction and sustainable development

Breaking point: How the coronavirus pandemic will push fragile states towards catastrophe in 2021

Developing a “culture of disaster preparedness”: The citizens’ view

Today in disaster resilience (26 February 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Floods cripple Indonesia’s capital

‘Incredibly powerful’ paroxysm at Etna, lava fountains exceeding 1 000 m (3 300 feet) in height

Uganda – Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in Buhweju

Madagascar – Hundreds Affected by Floods and Landslides

Ecuador – Deadly Landslides and Floods in El Oro

Record flooding affects more than 100 000 people in Acre, northwestern Brazil

More than 59 000 people flee as Dujuan brings widespread flooding and disruption to Philippines

Indonesia – Floods Worsen in Greater Jakarta Region, 5 People Reported Dead, Over 30,000 Displaced

State of emergency declared in Madre de Dios as severe flooding leaves 15 000 people affected, Peru

South Africa and Zimbabwe – Flash Floods in Border Towns of Musina and Beitbridge

Italy’s Mount Etna erupts

Indonesia – Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Landslides in Pamekasan Regency, East Java

Australia – Evacuations After Rivers Rise in Northern Territory

Indonesia – 3 Dead, 5 Missing After Landslide at Illegal Mine in Central Sulawesi

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Feb 2021: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru, Ibu, Dukono

North coast NSW floods

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Fragile cities are being inundated with people feeling the impacts of climate change. How can they cope?

Scientists are divided over whether climate change is fueling extreme cold events

Governing heatwaves in Europe: comparing health policy and practices to better understand roles, responsibilities and collaboration

Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year

Beijing records warmest February day since 1951, China

Highlights from “The cost of climate: America’s growing flood risk”

Assessing Shifts in Regional Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. River Basins in Response to Climate Change over the 21st Century energy could render five of Australia’s remaining coal plants unviable by 2025

Climate change: 5 places where global warming is a security risk

Climate crisis hitting ‘worst case scenario’, warns Environment Agency head

Inventories of extreme weather events and impacts: Implications for loss and damage from and adaptation to climate extremes

Why the climate crisis is a humanitarian emergency

ESA Glaciers Climate Change Initiative

A Huge Red Flag Just Popped Up in a Little-Studied Region of Antarctica

“We don’t have a credible climate policy:” Sport stars want stronger targets

Submarine Permafrost Has Been Overlooked as a Major Source of Greenhouse Gases, Scientists Warn

Attenborough gives stark warning on climate change to UN

Climate change: West Antarctica’s Getz glaciers flowing faster

As Deaths Surge, Scientists Study the Link Between Climate Change and Avalanches

Beyond simplistic metrics: assessing global progress on adaptation to climate change

What surveying 50 countries taught us about climate action

Climate Change Risk Assessment for the Insurance Industry | Research report

Disaster risk reduction

How fires have spread to previously untouched parts of the world

The space–time cube as an approach to quantifying future wildfires in California

Farmers in Western Australia’s south-west corner are adapting to a life with less water

Cost of flood damage to U.S. homes will increase by 61% in 30 years

Why we should release New Zealand’s strangled rivers to lessen the impact of future floods

3 Canadian cities more prepared for flood now than they were five years ago

Apocalypse now: Australian bushfires and the future of urban settlements

How can we better predict extreme weather in the Mediterranean a few weeks in advance?

European Space Agency selects CGI to develop services combining artificial intelligence and earth observation for wildfire mapping

Supercomputer creates over 700,000 years of simulated earthquakes

A Looming Disaster: New Data Reveal Where Flood Damage Is An Existential Threat

On the Impacts of Observation Location, Timing, and Frequency on Flood Extent Assimilation Performance

Urban planning and nature-based solutions, keys for reducing flood risk in Panama

South Sudan: Among countries most struck by extreme weather

Emergency management

First real-world UK data shows Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provides high levels of protection from the first dose

Anger toward Texas governor grows in deadly storm’s wake

The US must now commit to ensuring that COVID-19 health products will be distributed equitably and according to need at the global level

Why Ebola is back in Guinea and why the response must be different this time

Latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management

The Total Flood Warning System: a review of the concept

California’s coronavirus strain looks increasingly dangerous: ‘The devil is already here’

Ten years post the Qld-wide Flooding of 2011- Who has done what, and why?

Tsunamis and tsunami warning: recent progress and future prospects

Superspreading drives the COVID pandemic — and could help to tame it

New Rapid Expert Consultation Offers Strategies for Navigating Disaster Response, Evacuation, and Sheltering Complicated by COVID-19

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Natural flood management measures: A practical guide for farmers

NSW SES is one of Play School’s ‘Everyday Helpers’

Bushfire Survival Plan

Virtual Floodmobile Launch

Psychology and disasters

Willingness of households to reduce flood risk in southern France

The legacy of trauma

It’s 2am, you’re sleeping, and a flash flood hits your home. Without a warning system, what do you do?

Sociology and disasters

The Mediating Role of Disaster Policy Implementation in Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development in Sierra Leone

They have chronic illnesses. Then, the power went out in Texas. ‘It’s been emotionally exhausting.’

Post-quake Christchurch has come a long way in 10 years, but is, in part, a confusion of contrasts and contradictions

Natural Hazards Have Unnatural Impacts—What More Can Science Do?

Assessing Social Equity in Disasters

Where do people fit into a global hazard model?

COVID‐19 pandemic may have increased preferences for traditional gender roles

Is Covid at risk of becoming a disease of the poor?