Today in disaster resilience (24 June 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (17 June 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Historic rain event floods, wrecks Yellowstone https://wyofile.com/historic-rain-event-floods-wrecks-yellowstone/

Excessive heat rolls east, bakes much of central, eastern US https://news.yahoo.com/excessive-heat-rolls-east-bakes-213740252.html

Thousands ordered to evacuate as Pipeline Fire grows near Flagstaff, Arizona https://watchers.news/2022/06/14/thousands-ordered-to-evacuate-as-pipeline-fire-grows-near-flagstaff-arizona/

Turkey – 1 Dead, Several Injured After Floods in 5 Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-burdur-ankara-june-2022

Over a third of US population urged to stay indoors amid record-breaking heat https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/15/us-weather-heat-warnings-alerts-record-temperatures

More than 100 towns in Italy’s Po valley asked to ration water https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/15/italy-drought-po-valley-ration-water

California, 1 of 5 states with most human-caused wildfires https://fox40.com/news/local-news/california-1-of-5-states-with-most-human-caused-wildfires-nifc/

Ankara’s deadliest flood in recent memory, Turkey https://watchers.news/2022/06/15/ankaras-deadliest-flood-in-recent-memory-turkey/

South Africa – Flood Chaos in Cape Town After Days of Heavy Rain https://floodlist.com/africa/south-africa-floods-cape-town-june-2022

India – Deadly Landslide and Flash Floods in Guwahati, Assam https://floodlist.com/asia/india-landslide-floods-guwahati-assam-june-2022

Heat, humidity kill at least 2,000 Kansas cattle, state says https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/15/heat-humidity-kill-at-least-2000-kansas-cattle-state-says.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Jun 2022: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/183739/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Jun-2022-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Nevado-del-Ru.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

What Extreme Heat Does to the Human Body https://time.com/6186988/extreme-heat-human-body-impact/

Spain and southern France hit by second extreme heat event of year https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/13/spain-and-southern-france-hit-by-second-extreme-heat-event-of-year

Event attribution is one of the fastest developing areas of climate science since it began 20 years ago https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/attribution-science-linking-warming-to-disasters-is-rapidly-advancing/

Summer has transformed into ‘danger season,’ scientists warn https://grist.org/extreme-weather/summer-has-transformed-into-danger-season-scientists-warn/

New Zealand to price sheep and cow burps to cut greenhouse gases https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/new-zealand-price-sheep-cow-burps-cut-greenhouse-gases-2022-06-08/

A multi-method framework for global real-time climate attribution https://ascmo.copernicus.org/articles/8/135/2022/

Why Climate Change Impacts Women Differently Than Men https://unfccc.int/news/new-report-why-climate-change-impacts-women-differently-than-men

Australia’s “largest grid forming battery” to go ahead after landing finance deal https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-largest-grid-forming-battery-to-go-ahead-after-landing-finance-deal/

Synergy coal power stations including Muja to close as WA Government prioritises renewable energy https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-14/muja-power-station-to-close-in-coal-phase-out-as-renewables-rise/101150972

Atmospheric river that ravaged Yellowstone National Park is part of climate change pattern https://news.yahoo.com/yellowstone-national-park-climate-change-rain-atmospheric-river-180459434.html

Climate change: More fossil fuel investment, just ‘delusional’, warns Guterres https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/06/1120372

What happens in India doesn’t stay in India. Why this deadly heat wave has a wide reach https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/india-heat-wave-climate-change-1.6442517

Recent Trends in Heat-Related Mortality in the United States: An Update through 2018 https://journals.ametsoc.org/view/journals/wcas/13/1/wcas-d-20-0083.1.xml

Climate change: Rising sea levels threaten 200,000 England properties https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61795783

New data reveals extraordinary global heating in the Arctic https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/15/new-data-reveals-extraordinary-global-heating-in-the-arctic

May 2022 was Earth’s 6th-warmest May https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/06/may-2022-was-earths-6th-warmest-may/

Satellites zoom in on cities’ hottest neighborhoods to help combat the urban heat island effect https://theconversation.com/satellites-zoom-in-on-cities-hottest-neighborhoods-to-help-combat-the-urban-heat-island-effect-182925

Greenland’s many small glaciers are melting more rapidly as the Arctic warms, contributing to sea level rise https://news.agu.org/press-release/melting-accelerates-for-greenlands-northern-glaciers/

Court allows expert evidence in legal first climate case against NSW Water Sharing Plan https://www.edo.org.au/2022/06/15/court-allows-expert-evidence-in-legal-first-climate-case-against-nsw-water-sharing-plan/

Heatwaves are getting deadlier – here’s how to combat them https://genevasolutions.news/climate/heatwaves-are-getting-deadlier-here-s-how-to-combat-them

When climate justice goes wrong: Maladaptation and deep co-production in transformative environmental science and policy https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0962629822001056

Climate change: Bonn talks end in acrimony over compensation https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61819852

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

Record-shattering events spur advances in tying climate change to extreme weather https://www.science.org/content/article/record-shattering-events-spur-advances-in-tying-climate-change-to-extreme-weather#.YquVN6bhhz4.twitter

Disaster risk reduction

A Community-Led Landslide Prediction System in India https://eos.org/articles/a-community-led-landslide-prediction-system-in-india

How should an Australian ‘centre for disease control’ prepare us for the next pandemic? https://theconversation.com/how-should-an-australian-centre-for-disease-control-prepare-us-for-the-next-pandemic-184149

Disaster Resilient and Responsive Public Financial Management: An Assessment Toolhttps://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/37033

Scientists get closer to predicting economic losses from wildfires https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/scientists-get-closer-to-predicting-economic-losses-from-wildfires-14187/

Scientists provide explanation for exceptional Tonga tsunami https://phys.org/news/2022-06-scientists-explanation-exceptional-tonga-tsunami.html

Biden admin: Stop flood insurance for new, risky homes https://www.eenews.net/articles/biden-admin-stop-flood-insurance-for-new-risky-homes/

Exploring disaster impacts on adaptation actions in 549 cities worldwide https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31059-z

The Rising Risk of Flooding in Poland https://www.ambientalrisk.com/the-rising-risk-of-flooding-in-poland/

New maps of global geological provinces and tectonic plates https://phys.org/news/2022-06-global-geological-provinces-tectonic-plates.html

A treacherous California fire season made more dangerous by drought, water restrictions https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-06-10/california-officials-offer-grim-outlook-for-2022-fire-season

It’s time to come clean on Lismore’s future. People and businesses have to relocate away from the floodplains https://theconversation.com/its-time-to-come-clean-on-lismores-future-people-and-businesses-have-to-relocate-away-from-the-floodplains-184636

It’s a race against time to flood-proof informal settlements https://floodresilience.net/blogs/its-a-race-against-time-to-flood-proof-informal-settlements/

Assessing social vulnerability and identifying spatial hotspots of flood risk to inform socially just flood management policy https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.13978

Tsunami excitation in the outer wedge of global subduction zones https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0012825222001386

How important is seismic risk relative to all other aspects of the built environment? https://www.resorgs.org.nz/how-important-is-seismic-risk-relative-to-all-other-aspects-of-the-built-environment/

A research agenda towards disaster risk management pathways in multi-(hazard-)risk assessment https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/22/1487/2022/

Artificial intelligence and avalanche warning https://www.slf.ch/en/news/2022/06/artificial-intelligence-and-avalanche-warning.html

Emergency management

Naming heatwaves may help warn of the risks associated with them https://www.npr.org/2022/06/13/1104529498/naming-heatwaves-may-help-warn-of-the-risks-associated-with-them

A near-real-time global landslide incident reporting tool demonstrator using social media and artificial intelligence https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922003089

Has COVID affected your sleep? Here’s how viruses can change our sleeping patterns https://theconversation.com/has-covid-affected-your-sleep-heres-how-viruses-can-change-our-sleeping-patterns-184323

Flooding pummels Yellowstone region, leaves many stranded https://apnews.com/article/floods-travel-montana-obituaries-evacuations-3753caa39435d9f3f45d8b582381a0c6

Research shows natural infection with Omicron doesn’t produce a strong immune response, so people can quickly become reinfected https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/14/uk-at-start-of-new-covid-wave-driven-by-ba4-and-ba5-new-data-suggests

Study of triple vaccinated people also says Omicron infection does little to reduce chance of catching variant again https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/14/people-who-caught-covid-in-first-wave-get-no-immune-boost-from-omicron

We’re Not Out of the Pandemic Woods Yet https://www.medpagetoday.com/opinion/second-opinions/99225

Brisbane City Council budget reveals rates rise to recover from flood, COVID-19 pandemic https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-15/qld-brisbane-city-council-budget-rates-rise-after-floods/101153448

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Prepare for wildfire and harden your home now https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/get-ready/hardening-your-home/

Can the USGS install a streamgage at my location? https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/can-usgs-install-streamgage-my-location

Disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond https://www.preventionweb.net/community/community-announcement

How to Prepare for a Hyperactive Hurricane Season https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/06/16/how-to-prepare-for-a-hyperactive-hurricane-season/

A new online tool that allows any resident of the United States with Internet access to see their home’s relative risk of catastrophic wildfire over the next 30 years https://www.usgs.gov/centers/eros/news/landfire-datasets-produced-usgs-eros-support-nationwide-fire-risk-tool

Psychology and disasters

Impact of risk experience and personal exposure on coastal flooding and coastal erosion risk perception and coping strategies https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13669877.2021.1962952

Grenfell fire: Almost 1,500 children treated for trauma over disaster – with bonfires and candles ‘triggering’ survivors https://news.sky.com/story/grenfell-fire-almost-1-500-children-treated-for-trauma-over-disaster-with-bonfires-and-candles-triggering-survivors-12632431

Sociology and disasters

California vineyard laborers wanted wildfire safety. Then came a shadowy counter-movement https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/11/california-vineyard-laborers-wildfire-safety

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

This study aims to quantitatively evaluate the effects of flood control measures and educational support in terms of flood vulnerability of the poor at the household level https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/quantitative-evaluation-flood-control-measures-and-educational-support-reduce-disaster

As taps run dry, Mexican drought fuels anger over water inequality https://news.trust.org/item/20220613141111-a9i0x/

Decolonising disasters https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.12550

Native Americans struggle to recover from Hurricane Ida https://apnews.com/article/climate-trending-news-federal-emergency-management-agency-louisiana-us-91573cf1603876d6fe391045351b21c1

Today in disaster resilience (10 June 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Heavy rain kills 56 in northeast Brazil https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/29/americas/brazil-rain-deaths-intl-latam/index.html

France – One Dead as Fierce Storms Wreak Havoc Across 65 Departments https://floodlist.com/europe/france-storms-floods-june-2022

Cuba – Deadly Flash Floods After 300mm of Rain https://floodlist.com/america/cuba-floods-june-2022

“Dangerous and life-threatening” flooding in Miami as tropical system drenches south Florida https://www.cbsnews.com/news/miami-floods-dangerous-life-threatening-storm-system-florida/

Wild wet weather smashes Adelaide as emergency services work to clean up damage while bracing for more rain https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-05/wild-weather-hit-adelaide-emergency-services-cleaning-up/101127078

Powerful phreatic eruption at Bulusan volcano, Philippines https://watchers.news/2022/06/05/bulusan-volcano-eruption-june-5-2022/

157 Forest Fires Broke Out in Greece in Three Days https://greekreporter.com/2022/06/07/157-forest-fires-greece-three-days/

Flood alerts issued as more torrential rain forecast to hit China https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/07/flood-alerts-issued-as-more-torrential-rain-forecast-to-hit-china

More Than 22 Million in Southwest Brace for Dangerous Heat https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/08/us/heat-wave-california-arizona-nevada.html

Suriname – Ongoing Floods Threaten Health and Food Security https://floodlist.com/america/suriname-floods-update-june-2022

Argentina and Chile – Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Mudslide and Floods in South https://floodlist.com/america/argentina-chile-mudslide-floods-june-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Jun 2022: Etna volcano, Fuego, Krakatau, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/183105/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Jun-2022-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Krakatau-Semeru-Dukono-Reventador-S.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Cambridge engineers invent world’s first zero emissions cement http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/cambridge-engineers-invent-world-s-first-zero-emissions-cement

WEF climate change: ‘It’s now or never’ https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/economy/wef-climate-change-its-now-or-never-49143846-1e18-4b1a-82ee-99464d949e74

German judges visit Peru glacial lake in unprecedented climate crisis lawsuit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/27/peru-lake-palcacocha-climate-crisis-lawsuit

Vanuatu declares climate emergency https://www.inkl.com/news/vanuatu-declares-climate-emergency

Tectonic plates were, until recently, the Earth’s major climate driver https://cosmosmagazine.com/earth/tectonic-plates-and-climate/

$1m community battery unveiled in Melbourne in move towards more renewable energy https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-05/community-battery-in-melbourne-unveiled/101127080

Tower of power: new office building to be fully clad in solar panels in Australian first https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/05/tower-of-power-new-office-building-to-be-fully-clad-in-solar-panels-in-australian-first

We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/01/we-cannot-adapt-our-way-out-of-climate-crisis-warns-leading-scientist

Earth Hits Record Carbon Dioxide Levels https://gizmodo.com/earth-hits-record-carbon-dioxide-levels-1849016261

After winning the climate election, Labor must be the climate government the whole world needs https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/06/after-winning-the-climate-election-labor-must-be-the-climate-government-the-whole-world-needs

“Oceans Give, Oceans Take”: Their role in climate change https://www.cbsnews.com/video/oceans-give-oceans-take-their-role-in-climate-change/

‘Apocalyptic skies’: the dust storms devastating Gulf states and Syria https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/03/apocalyptic-skies-dust-storms-wreaking-havoc-iraq-syria

Turning High-Rise Buildings Into Batteries https://cleantechnica.com/2022/06/03/turning-high-rise-buildings-into-batteries/

Despite Glasgow Climate Pact 2030 climate target updates have stalled https://climateactiontracker.org/publications/despite-glasgow-climate-pact-2030-climate-target-updates-have-stalled/

“Limited time:” World will lock in 1.5°C warming by 2025 without big emissions cuts https://reneweconomy.com.au/without-big-emissions-cuts-warming-of-1-5-degrees-to-be-locked-in-before-2024/

IPCC emission scenarios: How did critiques affect their quality and relevance 1990–2022? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959378022000760

Funding needed for climate disasters has risen ‘more than 800%’ in 20 years https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/07/funding-needed-for-climate-disasters-has-risen-more-than-800-in-20-years

Water, Wildfire, and Climate Change https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/water-wildfire-and-climate-change

Australia’s total coal mine methane emissions double official estimates, Ember report finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-08/coal-methane-leaks-double-official-figures-ember-report-finds/101120112

EU wants to ban combustion-engine cars by 2035 https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/world/2022/06/09/europe-electric-car-future-combustion-ban/

Uber’s new incentive for thousands of electric vehicle drivers amid plan to eliminate petrol cars https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/ubers-new-incentive-for-thousands-of-electric-vehicle-drivers-amid-plan-to-eliminate-petrol-cars/uxtkerfro

From town to country, we must act as one on climate change https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7769326/from-town-to-country-we-must-act-as-one-on-climate-change/

Forecasting Change: Summers are getting hotter in Central Florida https://www.clickorlando.com/weather/2022/06/09/forecasting-change-summers-are-getting-hotter-in-central-florida/

Climate scientists say expected ocean changes require planning for many generations ahead https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/955442

Disaster risk reduction

Arc volcanoes are wetter than previously thought, with scientific and economic implications https://phys.org/news/2022-05-arc-volcanoes-wetter-previously-thought.html

Disaster upon disaster: Wildfires are contaminating the West’s depleting water with ashy sludge https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/29/us/wildfire-pollution-water-quality-drought-climate/index.html

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

Time Series Features for Supporting Hydrometeorological Explorations and Predictions in Ungauged Locations Using Large Datasets https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/14/10/1657

The future of nuclear power — monitoring, modelling, and managing risk https://www.bristol.ac.uk/research/impact/stories/nuclear-safety/

Insurance Council says cost of northern NSW and south-east Queensland floods now at $4.3 billion https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-01/flood-costs-for-nsw-and-queensland/101118358

Mobility and resilience: A global assessment of flood impacts on urban road networks https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/mobility-and-resilience-global-assessment-flood-impacts-urban-road-networks

Monitoring Earthquakes at the Speed of Light https://eos.org/articles/monitoring-earthquakes-at-the-speed-of-light

Disaster losses & statistics https://www.preventionweb.net/understanding-disaster-risk/disaster-losses-and-statistics

Mongolia flood defence project shows the way for urban adaptation https://www.adaptation-fund.org/mongolia-flood-defence-project-shows-the-way-for-urban-adaptation/

Seismic detection of euroquakes originating from Europa’s silicate interior https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021EA002041

A RAFT to Coastal Resilience: ODU Researchers Collaborate to Help Rural Communities Combat Flooding Impacts https://www.odu.edu/news/2022/6/raft#.Yp5y5qhBxD9

A huge Atlantic ocean current is slowing down. If it collapses, La Niña could become the norm for Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-07/la-ni%C3%B1a-could-become-the-norm-australia-ocean-current/101129980

Fire on Earth is not increasing https://centreforwildfires.org/news/fire-on-earth-is-not-increasing/

A mega-tsunami in the Pacific north-west? It could be worse than predicted, study says https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/07/tsunami-earthquake-pacific-northwest-coast-us-study

‘Power of the river’: New Mississippi River channel prompts Corps to take action https://www.nola.com/news/environment/article_f56ac97c-e341-11ec-988e-77b08196f4e2.html

Lab earthquakes show how grains at fault boundaries lead to major quakes https://phys.org/news/2022-06-lab-earthquakes-grains-fault-boundaries.html

Indigenous knowledge reveals history of fire-prone California forest https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01232-x

Slow water: can we tame urban floods by going with the flow? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/07/slow-water-urban-floods-drought-china-sponge-cities

Great timing, supercomputer upgrade led to successful forecast of volcanic eruption https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/913924091

A root cause of flooding in Accra: developers clogging up the city’s wetlands https://theconversation.com/a-root-cause-of-flooding-in-accra-developers-clogging-up-the-citys-wetlands-184270

“Landslide Graveyard” Holds Clues to Long-Term Tsunami Trends https://eos.org/science-updates/landslide-graveyard-holds-clues-to-long-term-tsunami-trends

What Drives Hazard Mitigation Policy Adoption? https://hazards.colorado.edu/mitigation-matters-report/what-drives-hazard-mitigation-policy-adoption

New maps of global geological provinces and tectonic plates https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0012825222001532

26 Orogenies: A tale told by the continents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N–HPPmcG-o

Researchers discover Australian city at risk of ‘devastating’ earthquake https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/researchers-discover-australian-city-at-risk-of-devastating-earthquake/news-story/d012f35a318ec110f6548a1914291cab

‘Triple La Niña’: Australia may face another summer of flooding rains, US expert warns https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/10/triple-la-nina-australia-may-face-another-summer-of-flooding-rains-us-expert-warns

Emergency management

Months on from devastating Lismore floods, 1,300 people are still unable to return home https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-29/lismore-floods-hundreds-in-emergency-accommodation/101106706

Flood-Resilient Mass Transit Planning in Ouagadougou https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/442b81f3655140b8b17c143ab3b30c52

Biden to visit New Mexico in wake of historic wildfire season https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2022/06/06/joe-biden-visit-new-mexico-nm-wildfire-season-michelle-lujan-grisham/7531329001/

Becoming better at planning for disasters https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/becoming-better-at-planning-for-disasters-1004222111/

Death toll from heat wave climbs as B.C. coroner report calls for change https://biv.com/article/2022/06/death-toll-heat-wave-climbs-bc-coroner-report-calls-change

Tonga recovers its voice in the wake of deadly volcanic eruption https://wfpinnovation.medium.com/tonga-recovers-its-voice-in-the-wake-of-deadly-volcanic-eruption-2b2857eae21f

Learning From Hurricane Laura’s Near Miss https://hazards.colorado.edu/weather-ready-research/learning-from-hurricane-lauras-near-miss-evacuation-decision-making-under-uncertainty

Pasha Bulker storm remembered 15 years on https://www.nbnnews.com.au/2022/06/08/pasha-bulker-storm-remembered-15-years-on/

Long COVID Risk Falls Only Slightly after Vaccination https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/long-covid-risk-falls-only-slightly-after-vaccination/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

10 Interesting Facts about Wildfires https://earth.org/10-interesting-facts-about-wildfires/

Adaptation Fund Raises Awareness of Climate Adaptation to Students of Prominent International School Based in Italy https://www.adaptation-fund.org/adaptation-fund-raises-awareness-of-climate-adaptation-to-students-of-prominent-international-school-based-in-italy/

NOAA asks to hear public’s tornado experience for research, improve alerts https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/noaa-asks-to-hear-publics-tornado-experience-for-research-improve-alerts

New York Renters will Soon Know Their Flood Risk https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/new-york-renters-will-soon-know-their-flood-risk

Disaster Emotional Prep Kit https://strengthafterdisaster.org/emotional-prep-kit/

Psychology and disasters

Adapting to Chronic Flooding: Survivors’ Stories and Actions they Take! https://www.americaadapts.org/episodes/2022/6/3/living-with-chronic-flooding-survivors-stories-and-what-should-be-done

Sociology and disasters

How FEMA helps white and rich Americans escape floods https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/27/unfair-fema-climate-program-floods-00032080

Fears pandemic education fallout not over https://www.aap.com.au/news/fears-pandemic-education-fallout-not-over/

Building disaster resilience among the vulnerable https://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/building-disaster-resilience-among-vulnerable

Hard hit by COVID-19, Black Americans are recovering slowly https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/hard-hit-by-covid-19-black-americans-are-recovering-slowly

Today in disaster resilience (27 May 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Over 1.5 million children at risk as devastating floods hit Bangladesh https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/over-15-million-children-risk-devastating-floods-hit-bangladesh-unicef

At least 9 killed as fast-moving severe thunderstorms hit the most populated part of Canada, leaving 1 000 km of damage https://watchers.news/2022/05/23/at-least-9-killed-as-fast-moving-severe-thunderstorms-hit-the-most-populated-part-of-canada-leaving-1-000-km-of-damage/

Severe hailstorm hits Bihar, claiming lives of at least 33 people https://watchers.news/2022/05/21/severe-hailstorm-hits-bihar-claiming-lives-of-at-least-33-people/

Residents of Durban and its surrounding areas are now assessing the damage to their houses and cars after a weekend of intense rainfall and floods https://ewn.co.za/2022/05/23/the-road-turned-into-a-river-durban-residents-assess-damage-after-flooding

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides Leave 4 Dead, Thousands Affected https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-may-2022

South Africa – Evacuations After More Flooding in KwaZulu-Natal https://floodlist.com/africa/south-africa-floodi-kwazulu-natal-may-2022

Bangladesh – Millions Hit by Floods in North Easthttps://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-sylhet-may-2022

Brazil – Rising Rivers Affect 300,000 in Amazonas State https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-amazonas-may-2022

Colombia – Floods and Landslides Affect 5,000 in Meta Department, Airport Flooded in Villavicencio https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-meta-may-2022

Black Fire Update https://nmfireinfo.com/2022/05/25/black-fire-update-may-25-2022/

Vietnam – Deadly Flash Floods and Landslides in Northern Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-north-may-2022

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits southern Peru https://watchers.news/2022/05/26/very-strong-m7-2-earthquake-hits-southern-peru/

Large tornadoes hit west Texas, U.S. https://watchers.news/2022/05/24/large-tornadoes-hit-west-texas-u-s/

NSW Far west town of Menindee about to flood, but some wish it had happened much sooner https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-26/menindee-bears-brunt-of-decision-to-water-flood-plains/101098790

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 May 2022: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Bezymianny https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/181582/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-May-2022-Fuego-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Bezymianny-Neva.html

Brazil – Homes Destroyed, Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Pernambuco, Alagoas and Paraíba https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-pernambuco-alagoas-paraiba-may-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change and mismanagement sowed the seeds of a cholera outbreak https://www.circleofblue.org/2022/hotspots/hotspots-h2o-as-water-systems-fail-in-pakistan-heat-wave-begets-a-health-crisis/

Climate Change made devastating early heat in India and Pakistan 30 times more likely https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/climate-change-made-devastating-early-heat-in-india-and-pakistan-30-times-more-likely/

With climate change fueling wildfires, changes are needed to prevent worse scenarios https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2022/05/23/with-climate-change-fueling-wildfires-changes-are-needed-to-prevent-worse-scenarios/

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

Australia election: Anthony Albanese signals climate policy change https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-61539426

Sharp cut in methane now could help avoid worst of climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/23/sharp-cut-methane-climate-crisis-carbon-dioxide-global-heating

Homeowners face managed retreat as climate risks worsen https://www.raconteur.net/finance/insurance/climate-risks-homeowners-managed-retreat/

Australians voted for stronger action on climate change. Will they get it? https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/25/australia/australia-election-climate-analysis-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51C https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/25/it-seems-this-heat-will-take-our-lives-pakistan-city-fearful-jacobabad-after-hitting-51c

Climate Action Plans Tailored to Indian Cities https://eos.org/articles/climate-action-plans-tailored-to-indian-cities

Global warming may have worsened series of flood disasters, says Bureau of Meteorology https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-25/global-warming-bureau-meteorology-2022-floods-report/101097164

How plate tectonics, mountains and deep-sea sediments have maintained Earth’s ‘Goldilocks’ climate https://theconversation.com/how-plate-tectonics-mountains-and-deep-sea-sediments-have-maintained-earths-goldilocks-climate-183725

A List of the Climate Progress We’ve Made in 2022 https://carbonswitch.com/climate-progress-2022/

5 Things COP27 Must Achieve for Vulnerable Countries https://www.wri.org/insights/vulnerable-countries-un-climate-summit

Disaster risk reduction

Land Use Planning in Levee Protected Areas https://yourvoiceyourlaunceston.com.au/levee-protected-areas

Sediment Residence Times in Large Rivers Quantified Using a Cosmogenic Nuclides Based Transport Model and Implications for Buffering of Continental Erosion Signals https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021JF006417

Disaster Prevention and Management: Volume 31 Issue 1 https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0965-3562/vol/31/iss/1

Explosive Tonga volcano ‘surprisingly intact’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61529290

Immense crater hole created in Tonga volcano https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61567521

Building the evidence for more effective disaster risk reduction https://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/blog/building-evidence-more-effective-disaster-risk-reduction

Fighting fire with fire: Controlled burns remain essential as US wildfires intensify https://phys.org/news/2022-05-essential-wildfires.html

New Earth Science data https://earthdata.nasa.gov/

More floods forecast for Australia’s east as La Niña weather pattern lingers https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/25/more-floods-forecast-for-australias-east-as-la-nina-weather-pattern-lingers

Emergency management

Hurricane outlook for Hawaiʻi is quieter than normal, but wildfire peak will come sooner https://mauinow.com/2022/05/18/hurricane-outlook-for-hawai%CA%BBi-is-quieter-than-normal-but-wildfire-peak-will-come-sooner/

VICSES embraces the future of road crash rescue https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/w/future-rcr

Viruses that were on hiatus during Covid are back — and behaving in unexpected ways https://www.statnews.com/2022/05/25/viruses-that-were-on-hiatus-during-covid-are-back-and-behaving-in-unexpected-ways/

Special Climate Statement 76 – Extreme rainfall and flooding in south-eastern Queensland and eastern New South Wales http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs76.pdf

Warning signs ahead of monkeypox outbreak went unheeded, experts say https://www.statnews.com/2022/05/26/warning-signs-ahead-of-monkeypox-outbreak-went-unheeded-experts-say/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Why teaching the IB helps address global issues https://www.tes.com/magazine/archive/why-teaching-ib-helps-address-global-issues

The Hazardscape Game https://www.hazardscape.io/c/start-here/read-this-first

How to Survive Extreme Heat https://www.climatepsychiatry.org/heattoolkits

Psychology and disasters

What is geopsychiatry? https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09540261.2022.2031915

Mental Illness Too Often Wrongly Associated With Gun Violence https://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.pn.2021.7.23

Climate Change and Mental Health https://medialibrary.climatecentral.org/resources/climate-change-and-mental-health

Sociology and disasters

Disability and disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/disability-and-disaster-risk

Living Together: Connecting housing, social well-being and resilience https://www.heyneighbourcollective.ca/2022/05/living-together-connecting-housing-social-well-being-and-resilience/

Gender in DRR – Mainstreamed Into Invisibility https://www.grripp.net/post/gender-in-drr-mainstreamed-into-invisibility

Today in disaster resilience (20 May 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Large explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy https://watchers.news/2022/05/13/large-explosions-at-stromboli-volcano-italy/

India – 5 Fatalities After Heavy Rain, Floods and Landslides in Assam and Meghalaya https://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-assam-meghalaya-may-2022

Canada – Thousands Evacuate Floods in Alberta and Northwest Territories https://floodlist.com/america/canada-floods-alberta-northwestterritories-may-2022

Kazakhstan – Houses Destroyed After Landslide in Almaty Region https://floodlist.com/asia/kazakhstan-floods-landslides-april-may-2022

India – Over 400,000 Affected as Floods Worsen in Assam https://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-update-assam-may-2022

Thailand – Floods Affect Hundreds of Households in Northern Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-northern-central-provinces-may-2022

Massive New Mexico Wildfires Endangers Multiple Ski Resorts https://unofficialnetworks.com/2022/05/19/massive-new-mexico-wildfire/

Why millions of people across Africa are facing extreme hunger https://www.rescue.org/article/why-millions-people-across-africa-are-facing-extreme-hunger

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 May 2022: Etna volcano, Fuego, Karymsky, Krakatau, Semeru, Ibu https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/181040/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-May-2022-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Karymsky-Krakatau-Semeru-Ibu-Dukon.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Fires, floods and food security: how climate change became a local issue this election https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/16/fires-floods-and-food-security-how-climate-change-became-a-local-issue-this-election

NSW and Queensland flooded the same week a major climate report was released. We need to talk about it https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-03-07/climate-change-floods-storms-weather-time-to-talk/100882016

South Africa’s April floods made twice as likely by climate crisis, scientists say https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/13/south-africa-floods-climate-crisis-global-heating

Sea level along the world’s coastlines can be measured by a network of virtual altimetry stations https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00448-z

Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/17/shut-down-fossil-fuel-production-sites-early-to-avoid-climate-chaos-says-study

Renewable electricity powered California just shy of 100% for the first time in history https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/05/02/california-renewable-energy-100/9612901002/

Waters with high heat content expected in Gulf of Mexico this hurricane season https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/05/waters-with-high-heat-content-expected-in-gulf-of-mexico-this-hurricane-season/

Climate change is already causing damage. How can Canada deal with it now? https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2022/05/16/ottawa-preparing-a-national-plan-to-fight-climate-change.html

Heat and health: Dar es Salaam’s informal settlements need help https://theconversation.com/heat-and-health-dar-es-salaams-informal-settlements-need-help-181816

In Nepal, 2 Major Climate Disasters in a Single Year Highlight the Need to Build Resilience https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2022/03/28/in-nepal-2-major-climate-disasters-in-a-single-year-highlight-the-need-to-build-resilience

The longest river in Italy is drying up. What does this mean for those who rely on it for food? https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/05/14/the-longest-river-in-italy-is-drying-up-what-does-this-mean-for-those-who-rely-on-it-for-f

Heat is a neglected and poorly understood public health threat https://lifesaved.impactlab.org/

Climate change has made old measures predicting weather events in Australia ‘essentially worthless’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-19/climate-change-projections-needed-for-australia/101076960

Delta scientists report four ways to save deltas from sea level rise https://www.uu.nl/en/news/delta-scientists-report-four-ways-to-save-deltas-from-sea-level-rise

How climate law can help to prevent the next pandemic https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01339-1

Quantifying climate risk goes mainstream https://www.marketplace.org/2022/05/16/quantifying-climate-risk-goes-mainstream/

Seven ways climate change is already hitting Texans https://www.kut.org/energy-environment/2022-05-18/seven-ways-climate-change-is-already-hitting-texans

Lismore faced monster floods all but alone. We must get better at climate adaptation, and fast https://theconversation.com/lismore-faced-monster-floods-all-but-alone-we-must-get-better-at-climate-adaptation-and-fast-182766

Disaster risk reduction

What future activity could look like at Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand https://watchers.news/2022/05/14/what-future-activity-could-look-like-at-ruapehu-volcano-new-zealand/

Model unlocks real-time estimation of large earthquakes and provides earlier warning of tsunamis https://watchers.news/2022/05/15/new-model-unlocks-true-real-time-access-to-the-rupture-evolution-of-large-earthquakes/

How to reduce risks of flooding in and around urban areas https://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2021-08-23-how-to-reduce-risks-of-flooding-in-and-around-urban-areas.html

‘Like 20 tip trucks pouring sand on every metre-wide strip’: how extreme storms can replenish beaches, not just erode them https://theconversation.com/like-20-tip-trucks-pouring-sand-on-every-metre-wide-strip-how-extreme-storms-can-replenish-beaches-not-just-erode-them-182039

The wildfires burning in the Southwest are bad but ‘not unprecedented’ https://www.npr.org/2022/05/16/1098779996/new-mexico-wildfires-southwest-not-unprecedented

Why Washington’s Rainier is One of the Most Dangerous Volcanoes in the United States https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/why-washingtons-rainier-is-one-of-the-most-dangerous-volcanoes-in-the-united

New early warning system aids rapid response to life-threatening landslides in Philippines https://www.pdc.org/new-early-warning-system-aids-rapid-response-to-life-threatening-landslides-in-philippines/

A comprehensive review on structural tsunami countermeasures https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05367-y

Highlights From “Fueling the Flames” https://firststreet.org/research-lab/published-research/article-highlights-from-fueling-the-flames/

High rates of landscape degradation not product of landscape fires https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/05/220518080321.htm

Building Community Climate Resilience with Compound-Flood Modeling Tools https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2022/01/06/feature-article-building-community-climate-resilience-compound-flood-modeling-tools

Sediment Residence Times in Large Rivers Quantified Using a Cosmogenic Nuclides Based Transport Model and Implications for Buffering of Continental Erosion Signals https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021JF006417

The NHDPlus HR is a geospatial dataset depicting the flow of water across the Nation’s landscapes and through the stream network https://www.usgs.gov/national-hydrography/nhdplus-high-resolution

Flood forces Brisbane council to pause projects for ‘biggest-ever rebuild’ https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/flood-forces-brisbane-council-to-pause-projects-for-biggest-ever-rebuild-20220519-p5ampi.html

Emergency management

Only 7% of 5-11s in England have had Covid jab as parents hesitate https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/14/young-children-england-covid-jab-vaccine-rollout-7-per-cent-parents-usefulness

The pandemic’s reported death toll will soon reach 1 million people in the United States https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/interactive/2022/how-many-people-died-covid-united-states-1-million-graphic/

Why the fight against COVID appears to have stalled in the U.S. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-the-fight-against-covid-appears-to-have-stalled-in-the-u-s

Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot https://reliefweb.int/report/papua-new-guinea/asia-and-pacific-weekly-regional-humanitarian-snapshot-10-16-may-2022

Fight against forest fires: Algeria will charter six water bombers this summer https://www.algerie-eco.com/2022/05/16/lutte-contre-les-feux-de-forets-lalgerie-va-affreter-six-avions-bombardiers-deau-cet-ete/

New plan for fighting fires presented https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1184623/new-plan-for-fighting-fires-presented/

Watch? Warning? How we communicate severe weather in Canada https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/how-severe-weather-is-communicated-in-canada

Choose your collaborators wisely: Addressing interdependent tasks through collaboration in responding to wildfire disasters https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/puar.13518

Extreme weather pushes number of people forced to leave home to record high https://news.sky.com/story/extreme-weather-pushes-number-of-people-forced-to-leave-home-to-record-high-12616428

Disaster education, communications and engagement

When roads become rivers: forming a Plan B can stop people driving into floodwaters https://theconversation.com/when-roads-become-rivers-forming-a-plan-b-can-stop-people-driving-into-floodwaters-183036

What is Vulnerability? https://www.preventionweb.net/terminology/vulnerability

New map poster offers a bird’s-eye view of Mount St. Helens https://washingtonstategeology.wordpress.com/2022/05/17/new-map-poster-offers-a-birds-eye-view-of-mount-st-helens/

Prompt and accurate information is vital in a pandemic – the climate and biodiversity crises demand the same urgency https://theconversation.com/prompt-and-accurate-information-is-vital-in-a-pandemic-the-climate-and-biodiversity-crises-demand-the-same-urgency-182329

Colours and maps for communicating natural hazards to users with and without colour vision deficiency https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922002539

Reporting extreme weather and climate change: a guide for journalists https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/reporting-extreme-weather-and-climate-change-a-guide-for-journalists/

What is storm surge? It’s often a hurricane’s deadliest and most destructive threat https://phys.org/news/2022-05-storm-surge-hurricane-deadliest-destructive.html

Psychology and disasters

How can Covid-19 affect the human brain? https://www.ft.com/content/37b00a84-5937-4137-ba5f-5aee20bc133c

Sociology and disasters

Action brief: Gender and disaster risk reduction and response in the context of COVID-19: The Asia-Pacific Region https://www.undrr.org/publication/action-brief-gender-and-disaster-risk-reduction-and-response-context-covid-19-asia

COVID-19 likely to worsen inequalities for at least five years without renewed global cooperation, warns International Science Council https://council.science/current/press/covid19-unprecedented-and-unfinished/

Today in disaster resilience (13 May 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Heavy rain and thunderstorms pose flood risk for southern Queensland’s already saturated catchments https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/09/wet-weather-system-could-cause-flash-flooding-in-queensland-and-prolonged-rain-in-sydney-bom-says

Dangerous winds, wildfire conditions returning to New Mexico https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-fires-environment-new-mexico-las-vegas-4cf3dd4dc812e18e70448c72a29c7fd7

Pakistan – Massive Floods Destroy Bridge in Gilgit-Baltistan https://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-glof-floods-gilgit-baltistan-may-2022

USA – Emergency Declared After Deadly Flash Floods in West Virginia https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-westvirginia-may-2022

USA – Ice Jam Causes Flood Emergency in Manley Hot Springs https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-manley-hot-springs-alaska-may-2022

A man in his early 20s is “lucky to be alive” after police and firies rescued him from a flooded causeway in Mount Isa overnight https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-10/qld-weather-storms-heavy-rain-forecast-north-queensland/101049362

Thailand – Severe Flash Floods Hit Southern Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-southern-provinces-may-2022

New Mexico wildfire continues rampage as new blaze erupts in California https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/12/new-mexico-wildfire-california

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 May 2022: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Karymsky, Krakatau, Merapi https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/180338/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-12-May-2022-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Karymsky-Krakatau-Merapi-Semer.html

Millions of lives at risk as famine stalks Horn of Africa https://abcnews.go.com/International/millions-lives-risk-famine-stalks-horn-africa/story

Evacuations ordered in Colorado Springs as homes destroyed in California https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/california-wildfires-map-laguna-beach-b2077938.html

Nearly 1,000 people forced from homes in northern Alberta because of flooding https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/alberta/article-nearly-1000-people-forced-from-homes-in-northern-alberta-because-of/

Australia – More Floods in Queensland After Widespread Heavy Rainfall https://floodlist.com/australia/queensland-floods-may-2022

Woman killed in flood waters amid record-breaking rain in Queenslandhttps://7news.com.au/news/qld/woman-killed-in-flood-waters-amid-record-breaking-rain-in-queensland-c-6753547

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Ozone is accelerating climate change at a faster rate https://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-science/ozone-is-accelerating-climate-change-at-a-faster-rate/article

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

The rush to renewable energy means a new mining boom. But first, Australia needs to make some tough choices https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-09/renewable-energy-may-require-australian-mining-boom/101034914

How climate change weakened India’s defence against heatwaves https://www.deccanherald.com/national/how-climate-change-weakened-indias-defence-against-heatwaves-1107479.html

Record heat in India and Pakistan is a wake-up call https://grist.org/agriculture/record-heat-india-pakistan-billion-people-affected/

Climate limit of 1.5C close to being broken, scientists warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/09/climate-limit-of-1-5-c-close-to-being-broken-scientists-warn

Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial support https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/11/vanuatus-push-for-legal-protection-from-climate-change-wins-crucial-support

Getting It Right Matters: Temperature Goal Interpretations in Geoscience Research https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2017GL075612

Climate Action Plans Tailored to Indian Cities https://eos.org/articles/climate-action-plans-tailored-to-indian-cities

Renewable power is set to break another global record in 2022 despite headwinds from higher costs and supply chain bottlenecks https://www.iea.org/news/renewable-power-is-set-to-break-another-global-record-in-2022-despite-headwinds-from-higher-costs-and-supply-chain-bottlenecks

The strengths and weaknesses of future visioning approaches for climate change adaptation: A review https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378022000656

Communities in India flooded by ‘Amphan-scale cyclones’ could triple by 2100 https://www.carbonbrief.org/communities-in-india-flooded-by-amphan-scale-cyclones-could-triple-by-2100

The extraordinary heat wave in India and Pakistan, explained https://www.vox.com/23057267/india-pakistan-heat-wave-climate-change-coal-south-asia

Human Behavior Is the Other Puzzle for Climate-Change Modeling https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/human-behavior-is-the-other-puzzle-for-climate-change-modeling/ar-AAXbEDH

What does neighbourhood climate action look like? A scoping literature review https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s44168-022-00009-2

Disaster risk reduction

How our bushfire-proof house design could help people flee rather than risk fighting the flames https://theconversation.com/how-our-bushfire-proof-house-design-could-help-people-flee-rather-than-risk-fighting-the-flames-182046

Experts call for a shift in wildfire strategy https://universityofcalifornia.edu/news/after-record-breaking-fire-year-experts-call-shift-wildfire-strategy

“The role of Earth Science in 21st century Australia” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDNHHsNYua8

Reducing Australian Bushfire Risk with Traditional Practices https://www.air-worldwide.com/blog/posts/2022/4/reducing-australian-bushfire-risk/

In a wildfire burning embers transported downwind are what cause most structures to burn https://wildfiretoday.com/2022/05/10/in-a-wildfire-burning-embers-transported-downwind-are-what-cause-most-structures-to-burn/

A progressive flow-routing model for rapid assessment of debris-flow inundation https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10346-022-01890-y

Research shows future super cyclones would expose vastly greater numbers of people in most vulnerable parts of the world to extreme flooding https://bristol.ac.uk/news/2022/may/super-cyclones.html

The National Risk Atlas (NRA) is an information system that allows the identification of  hazards caused by natural and man-made phenomena https://www.preventionweb.net/news/mexico-national-risk-atlas-and-its-potential-disaster-risk-reduction

For one Māori community, a board game sparked serious discussions about flood risk https://hakaimagazine.com/news/using-a-board-game-to-plan-for-a-changing-planet/

Second National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/second-national-action-plan-for-disaster-risk-reduction/#paper

Life on the edge: Land loss on England’s east coast – a photo essay https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/may/11/life-on-the-edge-land-loss-on-englands-east-coast-a-photo-essay

Assessing the Impacts of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/stories/katrina.html

A new earthquake warning system will prepare Canada for dangerous shaking https://theconversation.com/a-new-earthquake-warning-system-will-prepare-canada-for-dangerous-shaking-180848

Continent-Scale Detection of Triggered Low Frequency Earthquakes https://eos.org/editor-highlights/continent-scale-detection-of-triggered-low-frequency-earthquakes

B.C.’s risk of spring flooding ‘considerably’ higher, report says https://globalnews.ca/news/8823815/b-c-s-risk-of-spring-flooding-considerably-higher-report-says/

Hit hard by storms and forest loss, Zimbabwe builds stronger homes https://news.trust.org/item/20220510065821-jvslu/

Precursors to eruption https://www.nature.com/ngeo/volumes/15/issues/5

Atmospheric waves and global seismoacoustic observations of the January 2022 Hunga eruption, Tonga https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abo7063

Three-day Scottish flood forecast system goes on trialhttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-61422649

Murphy announces latest measures to protect NJ communities from floods https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/weather/flooding/2022/05/03/phil-murphy-nj-flooding-measures-announced-blue-acres/9628348002/

Why the 2022 Southwest Fire Season Is So Early and Intense https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-the-2022-southwest-fire-season-is-so-early-and-intense/

EU tools to respond to natural disasters https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/lt/document/IPOL_STU(2022)699637

Gravity signals could detect earthquakes at the speed of light https://www.science.org/content/article/gravity-signals-could-detect-earthquakes-speed-light

Emergency management

Businesses in flood affected Lismore still without power https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-06/businesses-in-flood-affected-lismore-still-without-power/13869736

We’re not prepared when extreme wildfires, flooding hit B.C https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/fire-flood-bc-facing-two-extremes-series-part-1

White House warns of “pretty sizeable” COVID surge this winter https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/05/covid-cases-hospitalizations-death-could-surge-this-winter-white-house-warns/

Coronavirus: economic toll of China’s latest outbreak ‘10 times more severe’ than Wuhan in 2020 https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3177190/coronavirus-economic-toll-chinas-latest-outbreak-10-times

U.S. firefighters in final push for healthcare as wildfires surge https://news.trust.org/item/20220511144817-91lte/

Covid-19: US tracker overestimated deaths among children https://www.bmj.com/content/376/bmj.o831

California’s 2020 Wildfire Season https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/californias-2020-wildfire-season-numbers

Flood-damaged businesses in Lismore say disaster financial assistance taking too long https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-10/businesses-devastated-by-floods-say-financial-help-too-long/101054170

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Be prepared for floods https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-management/preparedbc/know-your-hazards/floods

Crowd-sourcing observations of volcanic eruptions during the 2021 Fagradalsfjall and Cumbre Vieja events https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-30333-4

Psychology and disasters

Cognitive impairment from long COVID equivalent to aging 20 years, study finds https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/cognitive-impairment-from-long-covid-equivalent-to-aging-20-years-study-finds-1.5893922

Why It’s So Hard to Make Risk Decisions in the Pandemic https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-its-so-hard-to-make-risk-decisions-in-the-pandemic-180980037/

Post-Disaster Mental Health and Wellbeing in Japan https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/disaster-choice/202205/post-disaster-mental-health-and-wellbeing-in-japan

Sociology and disasters

Hurricane Ida’s Impact On Socially Vulnerable Communities https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/780e11bd19cc4dfca54ac8fb1d5e926f

3 Ways the Pandemic Has Made the World Better https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/03/three-ways-pandemic-has-bettered-world/618320/

Climate disasters drive Bangladesh children from classrooms to work https://news.trust.org/item/20220507212405-85gbq/

Homes in high-risk flood zones are the only affordable option for Durban’s poorest residents https://www.circleofblue.org/2022/hotspots/hotspots-h2o-we-have-nowhere-left-to-go-durbans-affordability-crisis-pushed-development-into-flood-zones/

Today in disaster resilience (6 May 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Current drought is worst in 1,200 years in California and the American West, new study shows https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/02/14/current-drought-is-worst-in-1200-years-in-california-and-the-american-west-new-study-shows/

Guadeloupe – Deadly Floods Strike After 300mm of Rainhttps://floodlist.com/america/guadeloupe-floods-april-2022

Venezuela – Fatalities and Evacuations After Floods Hit Several States https://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-april-2022

Swollen rivers, flooded roads prompt evacuations in some areas of Manitoba https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/swollen-rivers-flooded-roads-prompt-evacuations-in-some-areas-of-manitoba-1004220872/

Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report https://volcano.si.edu/reports_weekly.cfm

USA and Canada – Evacuations After Widespread Flooding in Manitoba, North Dakota and Minnesotahttps://floodlist.com/america/floods-manitoba-northdakota-minnesota-may-2022

Spain – Floods in Valencia After 260mm of Rain in 24 Hours https://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-may-2022

Tanzania – Floods in South Leave 5 Dead, Thousands Displaced https://floodlist.com/africa/tanzania-floods-mbeya-songwe-april-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 May 2022: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Merapi, Semeru https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/179691/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-May-2022-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Merapi-Semeru-S.html

Afghanistan – Flash Floods Cause Fatalities and Severe Damage https://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-may-2022

Uganda – Homes Destroyed, Thousands Displaced After Floods in Eastern and Western Regions https://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-april-may-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Net zero by 2050 will hit a major timing problem technology can’t solve. We need to talk about cutting consumption https://theconversation.com/net-zero-by-2050-will-hit-a-major-timing-problem-technology-cant-solve-we-need-to-talk-about-cutting-consumption-181951

Rising risk: How the NZ coast will be transformed https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/rising-risk-how-our-coast-will-be-transformed/R24X3UURX7ESXCLKCGDSHFU2EU/

Green infrastructure helps cities with climate change. So why isn’t there more of it? https://www.npr.org/2022/04/15/1092336365/green-infrastructure-bill-spending-floods

Why some beaches, including in Queensland, are getting bigger despite rising sea levels https://theconversation.com/why-some-beaches-including-in-queensland-are-getting-bigger-despite-rising-sea-levels-180964

One in 25 Australian properties will be effectively uninsurable by 2030, due to rising risks of extreme weather and climate change https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/australian-homes-uninsurable-2030-climate-risk-map/

‘We are living in hell’: Pakistan and India suffer extreme spring heatwaves https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/02/pakistan-india-heatwaves-water-electricity-shortages

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

State of the climate: Start of 2022 is the fifth warmest on record https://www.carbonbrief.org/state-of-the-climate-start-of-2022-is-the-fifth-warmest-on-record

Climate change will more than double the risk of intense tropical cyclones by 2050 https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/climate-change-will-more-than-double-the-risk-of-intense-tropical-cyclones-by-2050/

Climate change is why New Mexico’s wildfire season started early this year https://news.yahoo.com/climate-change-is-why-new-mexicos-wildfire-season-started-early-this-year-130202150.html

Climate Risk Map of Australia https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/climate-risk-map/

Climate policy across Australia is fragmented, but researchers are aiming to use big data to make better sense of it https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/mapping-climate-policy

What coal communities need on the path to net zero https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/what-coal-communities-need-on-the-path-to-net-zero/13867702

Draft NZ National Adaptation Plan for climate resilience https://www.building.govt.nz/about-building-performance/all-news-and-updates/draft-national-adaptation-plan-consultation/

Polluters are using forests as ‘carbon offsets.’ Climate change has other plans https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/forests-as-carbon-offsets-climate-change-has-other-plans

Scorched dystopia or liveable planet? Here’s where the climate policies of our political hopefuls will take us https://theconversation.com/scorched-dystopia-or-liveable-planet-heres-where-the-climate-policies-of-our-political-hopefuls-will-take-us-182513

India and Pakistan’s brutal heat wave poised to resurge https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/05/india-and-pakistans-brutal-heat-wave-poised-to-resurge/

Climate-proofing the world https://www.climateadaptationservices.com/en/

Scientists identify the most extreme heatwaves ever recorded globally https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2022/april/heatwaves-media-release.html

India heatwave: why the region should prepare for even more extreme heat in the near future https://theconversation.com/india-heatwave-why-the-region-should-prepare-for-even-more-extreme-heat-in-the-near-future-182452

Disaster risk reduction

High impact compound events in Australia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094722000408

Alpine Fault: What scientists are learning about NZ’s big quake-maker https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/alpine-fault-what-scientists-are-learning-about-nzs-big-quake-maker/Y74677ZF57TIKVFUN4SOAP75LM/

Modeling Coastal Environmental Change and the Tsunami Hazard https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2022.871794/full

Extreme tornado footage captured by drone over Andover, Kansas https://watchers.news/2022/05/02/extreme-tornado-footage-captured-by-drone-over-andover-kansas/

Space-based system using GPS satellites could warn of incoming tsunamis https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2022/apr/space-based-system-using-gps-satellites-could-warn-incoming-tsunamis

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Fight Western Wildfires? https://www.govtech.com/products/can-artificial-intelligence-help-fight-western-wildfires

AccuWeather’s 2022 US Wildfire Forecast: Drought to spur another intense season https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-forecasts/accuweather-2022-us-wildfire-forecast/1178642

Study Develops Framework for Forecasting Contribution of Snowpack to Flood Risk During Winter Storms https://www.dri.edu/study-develops-framework-for-forecasting-contribution-of-snowpack-to-flood-risk-during-winter-storms/

Models Show How Topography Influences Ground Shaking in Seattle Area https://www.seismosoc.org/news/models-show-how-topography-influences-ground-shaking-in-seattle-area/

New portal improves forecasts of devastating storms in West Africa https://www.ceh.ac.uk/new-portal-improves-forecasts-devastating-storms-west-africa

Flood risk reduction confers multiple benefits https://phys.org/news/2022-05-reduction-confers-multiple-benefits.html

Construction to begin on flood mitigation project west of Calgary https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/construction-to-begin-on-flood-mitigation-project-west-of-calgary-1004220987/

Emergency management

NSW flood victims kicked out of caravan parks to make way for tourists https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/01/nsw-flood-victims-kicked-out-of-caravan-parks-to-make-way-for-tourists

Australian researchers uncover clue to rare and severe response to Covid in children https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/02/australian-researchers-uncover-clue-to-rare-and-severe-response-to-covid-in-children

‘Disaster’s in the recovery’: bushfire survivors still waiting for homes https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/30/disasters-in-the-recovery-bushfire-survivors-still-waiting-for-homes

NSW Far North Coast & Northern Rivers flood impact research, March 2022 https://riskfrontiers.com/insights/nsw-flood-impact-research-march-2022/

Learning from the Taal experience https://startnetwork.org/news-and-blogs/taal-experience

New Drones Could Spot Wildfires Earlier, Even Help Snuff Them Out https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-drones-could-spot-wildfires-earlier-even-help-snuff-them-out/

The Southwest is on fire – with iconic deserts and towns at risk, Biden issues a disaster declaration https://theconversation.com/the-southwest-is-on-fire-with-iconic-deserts-and-towns-at-risk-biden-issues-a-disaster-declaration-182426

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Accounting for Local Flood Knowledge in Citizen Science: Discussing Resilience and Adaptation to the Effects of Climate Change through a Flood-Monitoring Project https://bridges.monash.edu/articles/thesis/Accounting_for_Local_Flood_Knowledge_in_Citizen_Science_Discussing_Resilience_and_Adaptation_to_the_Effects_of_Climate_Change_through_a_Flood-Monitoring_Project/19210134/1

Determine Your Risk (Hurricane Preparedness) https://www.noaa.gov/determine-your-risk-hurricane-preparedness

Quake Chasers: 15 Women Rocking Earthquake Science https://www.amazon.com/Quake-Chasers-Rocking-Earthquake-Science/dp/1641606460

How to survive a heatwave https://theconversation.com/how-to-survive-a-heatwave-182180

CoastSnap citizen science around the world https://www.coastsnap.com/map

Psychology and disasters

Teachers say pandemic hurt child development, ask for study into chaotic schools https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/teachers-say-pandemic-hurt-child-development-ask-for-study-into-chaotic-schools-20220429-p5ah5e.html

Disaster descriptions do not capture many mental health and well-being impacts https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/disaster-choice/202204/how-are-disasters-defined

Trauma, disbelief and plenty of ideas shared at NSW flood inquiry hearing in Lismore https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/04/trauma-disbelief-and-plenty-of-ideas-shared-at-nsw-flood-inquiry-hearing-in-lismore

Women, low earners ‘prone to disaster-linked depression’ https://www.scidev.net/sub-saharan-africa/news/women-low-earners-prone-to-disaster-linked-depression/

Today in disaster resilience (29 April 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

One dead and thousands forced to flee as wildfires sweep across US https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/24/thousands-forced-to-flee-as-wildfires-sweep-through-new-mexico

Sandbagging efforts ongoing as Winnipeg homeowners battle flood waters https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/sandbagging-efforts-ongoing-as-winnipeg-homeowners-battle-flood-waters-1.5874133

Huge wildfire sweeps across Canford Heath nature reserve in Dorset https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/24/wildfire-canford-heath-nature-reserve-dorset-fire

Colombia – Emergency Declared After Deadly Landslides and Floods in Cundinamarca https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-cundinamarca-april-2022

Western Queensland soaked in record-breaking April rain as Longreach surrounded by floodwaters https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-27/qld-weather-record-rain-western-queensland-flood/101018128

Brazil – Flooding Jari River Affects Thousands in Amapá https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-amapa-april-2022

DR Congo and Rwanda – 20 Killed in Floods and Landslides https://floodlist.com/africa/drcongo-rwanda-floods-landslides-april-2022

Extreme heatwave in India and Pakistan causes power and water shortages https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/28/extreme-heatwave-in-india-and-pakistan-causes-power-and-water-shortages

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Apr 2022: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Krakatau, Semeru, Ibu https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/179136/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Apr-2022-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Krakatau-Semeru-Ibu-Rincon-de-.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Which countries could become the world’s hydrogen superpowers? https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/02/clean-hydrogen-energy-low-carbon-superpowers/

Now we know the flaws of carbon offsets, it’s time to get real about climate change https://theconversation.com/now-we-know-the-flaws-of-carbon-offsets-its-time-to-get-real-about-climate-change-181071

Young people are on front line of climate change, but they’re not accepting it as an inevitability https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-26/young-people-climate-change-what-does-future-hold/100950770

Urban heat toolkit released for council planners https://www.governmentnews.com.au/urban-heat-toolkit-released-for-council-planners/

Americans are fleeing climate change — here’s where they can go https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/21/climate-change-encourages-homeowners-to-reconsider-legacy-cities.html

Increasing Human-Driven Global Disasters Risk A ‘Spiral Of Self-Destruction’ https://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/increasing-human-driven-global-disasters-risk-spiral-self-destruction

Wildfire smoke accelerates glacier melt, affects mountain runoff: USask research https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2022/wildfire-smoke-accelerates-glacier-melt,-affects-mountain-runoff-usask-research.php

Time’s up: why Australia has to quit stalling and wean itself off fossil fuels https://theconversation.com/times-up-why-australia-has-to-quit-stalling-and-wean-itself-off-fossil-fuels-180666

Sweltering Heat Blankets India https://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/sweltering-heat-blankets-india

Too many new coal-fired plants planned for 1.5C climate goal, report concludes https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/26/too-many-new-coal-fired-plants-planned-for-15c-climate-goal-report-concludes

Twitter bans ads that contradict science on climate change https://apnews.com/article/climate-technology-science-business-media-8ba71b6baf07c520ddb6fbfff101ad4a

This is why India’s heatwaves are getting hotter https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/04/india-heatwaves-hotter-more-frequent

European State of the Climate 2021 report https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/european-state-climate-2021-summary

What Elon Musk Buying Twitter Could Mean for Climate Disinformation https://insideclimatenews.org/todaysclimate/what-elon-musk-buying-twitter-could-mean-for-climate-disinformation/

The top four transport issues to address at COP27 https://blogs.worldbank.org/transport/top-four-transport-issues-address-cop27

The most devastating hurricanes could double by 2050 in nearly all regions of world, scientists say https://amp-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/04/27/weather/intense-tropical-cyclones-could-double-climate/index.html

Climate adaptation is going to be a disaster https://thebulletin.org/2022/04/climate-adaptation-is-going-to-be-a-disaster/

India experiences its hottest March in 122 years https://qz.com/india/2156332/india-experiences-its-hottest-march-in-122-years/

New Climate Modeling Predicts Increasing Occurrences of Flash Flooding Across Most of the U.S. https://ou.edu/research-norman/news-events/2022/climate-modeling-predicts-increasing-flash-flooding

Increased infectious disease risk likely from climate change https://apnews.com/article/climate-science-health-environment-infectious-diseases-a354d82963fc2bd246e7be51d0033af9

NOAA and communities to map heat inequities in 14 U.S. cities and counties https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/noaa-and-communities-to-map-heat-inequities-in-14-us-cities-and-counties

Disaster risk reduction

Assessing placement bias of the global river gauge network https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-022-00873-0

The 1992 Cape Mendocino Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakes/cape-mendocino

These are the 10 fastest sinking cities in the world https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/04/coastal-cities-flooding-sinking-climate-change

Picoastal: A low-cost coastal video monitoring system https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352711022000541

SADC countries urged to ‘strengthen early warning capacities’ to deal with natural disasters https://clubofmozambique.com/news/sadc-countries-urged-to-strengthen-early-warning-capacities-to-deal-with-natural-disasters-215201/

Copernicus data supports flood monitoring on Europe’s coasts https://marine.copernicus.eu/news/copernicus-data-flood-monitoring-europe-coasts

Human activity and behaviour are contributing to an increasing number of disasters across the world, putting millions of lives and every social and economic gain in danger, warns a new UN report https://www.preventionweb.net/news/humanitys-broken-risk-perception-reversing-global-progress-spiral-self-destruction-finds-new

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

The Weather behind the Eastern Australian floods – the storm cluster from 23rd February to 2nd April, 2022 https://riskfrontiers.com/insights/eastern-australian-floods-february-april-2022/

Floods create health risks: what to look out for and how to avoid them https://theconversation.com/floods-create-health-risks-what-to-look-out-for-and-how-to-avoid-them-181718

The first interactive classification of extreme events in Italy https://www.cmcc.it/article/earth-day-a-map-of-extreme-events-in-italy

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GAR2022) https://www.undrr.org/publication/global-assessment-report-disaster-risk-reduction-2022

A New Index to Quantify River Fragmentation https://eos.org/articles/a-new-index-to-quantify-river-fragmentation

Why Vulnerability Still Matters: The Politics of Disaster Risk Creation https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.4324/9781003219453/vulnerability-still-matters-greg-bankoff-dorothea-hilhorst

Complex Networks Help Explain Extreme Rainfall Events https://publishing.aip.org/publications/latest-content/complex-networks-help-explain-extreme-rainfall-events/

New earthquake assessments available to strengthen preparedness in Europe https://www.globalquakemodel.org/GEMNews/european-earthquake-hazard-risk-model-2022

Urban health challenges: Lessons from COVID-19 responses https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718522000458

New Zealand shares multi-hazard modelling tool with Pacific countries https://www.undrr.org/news/new-zealand-shares-multi-hazard-modelling-tool-pacific-countries

Australia braces for more wet weather with above-average rainfall predicted through winter and into spring https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/29/australia-braces-for-more-wet-weather-with-above-average-rainfall-predicted-through-winter-and-into-spring

Part of the solution: Harris Policy Labs students identify Chicago neighborhoods most at risk in rising tide of urban flooding https://civicengagement.uchicago.edu/news/part-of-the-solution-harris-policy-labs-students-identify-chicago-neighborhoods-most-at-risk-in-rising-tide-of-urban-flooding

Better land use and insurance to mitigate natural disasters https://voxeu.org/article/better-land-use-and-insurance-mitigate-natural-disasters

Emergency management

COVID-19 third leading cause of death again in 2021- U.S. study https://www.reuters.com/world/us/covid-19-third-leading-cause-death-again-2021-us-study-2022-04-22/

Retired Fire Chief killed in Nebraska wildfire https://wildfiretoday.com/2022/04/25/retired-fire-chief-killed-in-nebraska-wildfire/

Ida permanently retired from list of Atlantic hurricane names https://www.klfy.com/weather/ida-permanently-retired-from-list-of-atlantic-hurricane-names/

U.S., European Commission estimate most of their populations have contracted COVID-19 https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/europe-us-covid-infections-1.6432416

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning with student climate strikers’ humour: towards critical affective climate justice literacies https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504622.2022.2067322

Ready California https://www.caloes.ca.gov/ICESite/Pages/National-Preparedness-Month.aspx

Take Action for Climate Justice – A guide for teachers and educators working with young people aged 9-16 https://reliefweb.int/report/world/take-action-climate-justice-guide-teachers-and-educators-working-young-people-aged-9-16

Leading Through Extremes https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/director/leading-through-extremes

World Environment Day prep https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/

Immersive VR: empowering kids to survive in fire, flood, and war https://www.unisa.edu.au/media-centre/Releases/2022/immersive-vr-empowering-kids-to-survive-in-fire-flood-and-war/

Shaping Children’s Knowledge and Response to Bushfire Through Use of an Immersive Virtual Learning Environment https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/07356331211054569

63 percent of the world’s total population is now online and 59% use social media https://wearesocial.com/au/blog/2022/04/more-than-5-billion-people-now-use-the-internet/

Household-Targeted Hurricane Warnings for Effective Evacuation https://hazards.colorado.edu/weather-ready-research/household-targeted-hurricane-warnings-for-effective-evacuation

Towards a liberatory pedagogy of disaster risk reduction among built environment educators https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-02-2022-0041/full/html

Teaching climate issues through gameplay gains a following in Brazil https://news.mongabay.com/2022/04/teaching-climate-issues-through-gameplay-gains-a-following-in-brazil/

Psychology and disasters

Majority of family members of Covid patients treated in the ICU report PTSD symptoms https://www.statnews.com/2022/04/25/majority-of-family-members-of-covid-icu-patients-report-ptsd-symptoms/

Examining Public Response and Climate Conditions During Overlapping Tornado and Flash Flood Warnings https://hazards.colorado.edu/weather-ready-research/examining-public-response-and-climate-conditions-during-overlapping-tornado-and-flashflood-warnings

The March 2020 Tennessee Tornados: Risk Perceptions, Preparedness, and Communication https://hazards.colorado.edu/weather-ready-research/the-march-2020-tennessee-tornados-risk-perceptions-preparedness-and-communication

Sociology and disasters

Transforming Governance for a Resilient Future https://www.undrr.org/gar2022-our-world-risk#container-downloads

Understanding the Impacts of Managed Retreat and Resettlement on Informal Communities https://hazards.colorado.edu/mitigation-matters-report/understanding-the-impacts-of-managed-retreat-and-resettlement-on-informal-communities

Today in disaster resilience (22 April 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Dozens still missing as South Africa floods death toll rises to 443 https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/rescuers-hunt-missing-after-south-african-floods-kill-more-than-400-2022-04-17/

Horn of Africa drought: Late rains in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are inflaming hunger, warns WFP https://www.wfp.org/stories/horn-africa-drought-late-rains-ethiopia-kenya-and-somalia-are-inflaming-hunger-warns-wfp

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Apr 2022: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Semeru https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/178533/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Apr-2022-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Semeru-D.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australian scientists in a bid to measure the impact of climate change on a glacier in East Antarctica https://www.antarctica.gov.au/news/2022/cold-chisel-antarctic-rocks-reveal-glacial-retreat/

Study shows a disastrous climate combination on the rise: wildfire followed by flood https://www.abc10.com/article/weather/study-shows-disastrous-climate-wildfire-floods/73-285b2222-cc56-4906-969a-0e34429f5257

Gas prices are soaring. What does it mean for climate? https://www.eenews.net/articles/gas-prices-are-soaring-what-does-it-mean-for-climate/

South Australia grid reaches record high of 136.6 pct renewables https://reneweconomy.com.au/south-australia-grid-reaches-record-high-of-136-6-pct-renewables/

Climate-induced fire regime amplification in Alberta, Canada https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac60d6

‘Climate laggards’: Australian isolationism puts us on par with Saudi Arabia https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/australian-climate-change-isolationism-sees-it-fall-behind-the-world-20220419-p5aect.html

South Africa’s floods a ‘teachable moment’ for climate adaptation https://news.trust.org/item/20220414173248-g51ik/

As climate change floods U.S. coast, islands fight for public money https://news.trust.org/item/20220412162756-a4pqw/

Why delayed action on climate change will be profoundly damaging for poverty reduction efforts around the world https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/acting-climate-and-poverty-if-we-fail-one-we-fail-other

Global seasonal forecasts of marine heatwaves https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04573-9

Australia’s coal export boom forecast to end abruptly amid big drop in demand from China https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/21/australias-coal-export-boom-forecast-to-end-abruptly-amid-big-drop-in-demand-from-china

Heatwaves and snow: What’s really happening to the Antarctic climate? https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/04/18/poles-apart-what-does-antarctica-s-freak-heatwave-mean-for-the-climate

Melting land-based ice raises sea levels globally but can produce lowered levels locally https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/04/220421130951.htm

Climate Change Worsened Record–Breaking 2020 Hurricane Season https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-worsened-record-breaking-2020-hurricane-season/

Madagascar: The humanitarian impact of climate change https://www.hi-us.org/news-hi-madagascar-humanitarian-impact-climate-change

More Frequent El Niño Events Predicted by 2040 https://eos.org/articles/more-frequent-el-nino-events-predicted-by-2040

Planning for urban heat resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/planning-urban-heat-resilience-0

Disaster risk reduction

Evolving Risk of Wildfires in Europe https://www.undrr.org/publication/evolving-risk-wildfires-europe-thematic-paper-european-science-technology-advisory

Watery research boundaries: A bibliometric and network science approach to explore gaps and overlaps in water research https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468312422000086

Higher incidence of high-severity fire in and near industrially managed forests https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.2499

New Research Overlays Sociodemographic, Green Infrastructure And Stormwater Flood Risk Data To Assess Equitable Distribution Of Green Infrastructure https://www.pdx.edu/research/news/rain-floods-and-green-infrastructure-are-cities-mitigating-hazards-equitably

What’s behind South Africa’s flood disaster https://phys.org/news/2022-04-south-africa-disaster.html

Neural network model helps predict site-specific impacts of earthquakes https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/news/70445

Niger: Improving Municipal Resilience to Flooding and Access to Basic Services https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2022/04/15/afw-niger-improving-municipal-resilience-to-flooding-and-access-to-basic-services

FEMA’s State and Local Flood Mitigation Planning Policy Guides Updated https://www.floods.org/news-views/fema-news/state-and-local-mitigation-planning-policy-guides-updated/

U.S. Geological Survey and Department of Energy Los Alamos National Laboratory partner to advance fire research capabilities https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/new-federal-partnership-will-advance-predictive-models-wildfire-behavior

Property Buyouts Can Be an Effective Solution for Flood-Prone Communities https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2022/04/property-buyouts-can-be-an-effective-solution-for-flood-prone-communities

New research detects pre-eruption warning signals at Whakaari White Island and other active volcanoes https://theconversation.com/new-research-detects-pre-eruption-warning-signals-at-whakaari-white-island-and-other-active-volcanoes-181090

Global sensitivity analysis in hydrodynamic modeling and flood inundation mapping https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1364815222001049

A quiet section of the San Andreas once had big quakes https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/a-quiet-section-of-the-san-andreas-once-had-big-quakes-14107/

More flood money for NSW http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/more-flood-money-for-nsw

Real-time coastal flood hazard assessment using DEM-based hydrogeomorphic classifiers https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/22/1419/2022/

Coastal boulders constrain prehistoric tsunamis https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/coastal-boulders-constrain-prehistoric-tsunamis-14094/

Planet image of the Kantagnos village landslide in the Philippines https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2022/04/19/kantagnos-village-landslide-1/

Early warnings for floods in South Africa: engineering for future climate change https://theconversation.com/early-warnings-for-floods-in-south-africa-engineering-for-future-climate-change-181556

Natural disasters cost the nation: we’ve calculated the income tax revenue lost in their wake https://theconversation.com/natural-disasters-cost-the-nation-weve-calculated-the-income-tax-revenue-lost-in-their-wake-180505

KZN floods — three practical steps to make South African cities more flood resilient https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-04-20-kzn-floods-three-practical-steps-to-make-south-african-cities-more-flood-resilient/

How drones are improving landslide risk management in Brazil https://geonadir.com/drones-landslide-risk-management/

Emergency management

Disaster Data: How Donors Can Play a Role https://givingcompass.org/partners/disaster-relief-recovery/disaster-data-how-donors-can-play-a-role

Unvaccinated U.S. children hospitalized at twice the rate during Omicron surge, study says https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/unvaccinated-u-s-children-hospitalized-at-twice-the-rate-during-omicron-surge-study-says-1.5867418

Covid hasn’t given up all its secrets. Here are 6 mysteries experts hope to unravel https://www.statnews.com/2022/04/19/six-covid-mysteries-including-how-it-will-evolve/

‘Living with COVID-19’ must be more than an empty phrase: Individuals need tools to manage BA.2 and future waves https://theconversation.com/living-with-covid-19-must-be-more-than-an-empty-phrase-individuals-need-tools-to-manage-ba-2-and-future-waves-181132

Isolation rules for close contacts are changing. What happens next? https://theconversation.com/isolation-rules-for-close-contacts-are-changing-what-happens-next-181592

Firefighters hopeful as U.S. government moves to speed up health claims https://news.trust.org/item/20220421195646-1ngur/

NSW Premier concedes it’s ‘not good enough’ with nine out of 10 flood victims still waiting to receive grants https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-21/nine-out-of-ten-nsw-flood-victims-still-waiting-for-grants/101005704

Disabled people are being left out of COVID recovery. Here are five ways to change that https://theconversation.com/disabled-people-are-being-left-out-of-covid-recovery-here-are-five-ways-to-change-that-181362

Disaster education, communications and engagement

A new Minecraft world is inspiring children to tackle flooding and climate change https://news.microsoft.com/en-gb/features/turning-the-tide-a-new-minecraft-world-is-inspiring-children-to-tackle-flooding-and-climate-change/

Typology development of earthquake displays in free-choice learning environments, to inform earthquake early warning education in the United States https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922000218?via%3Dihub

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day https://www.nfpa.org/Events/Events/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day

Estuary education https://coast.noaa.gov/estuaries/

The climate game: Can you reach net zero by 2050? https://ig.ft.com/climate-game/

6 ways to build resilience and hope into young people’s learning about climate change https://theconversation.com/6-ways-to-build-resilience-and-hope-into-young-peoples-learning-about-climate-change-177718

Community Science Builds a Seismic Network in Haiti https://eos.org/articles/community-science-builds-a-seismic-network-in-haiti

Psychology and disasters

Another day, another flood: preparing for more climate disasters means taking more personal responsibility for risk https://theconversation.com/another-day-another-flood-preparing-for-more-climate-disasters-means-taking-more-personal-responsibility-for-risk-180034

Deadly wet season sees drivers trapped in floodwaters, so is safety messaging working? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-16/flooded-forget-it-messaging-ignored-drivers-trapped-floodwaters/100963578

Sociology and disasters

Local knowledge adds value to mapping flood risk in South Africa’s informal settlements https://theconversation.com/local-knowledge-adds-value-to-mapping-flood-risk-in-south-africas-informal-settlements-181304

Building Rural and Native Communities’ Resilience to Disasters https://www.urban.org/events/building-rural-and-native-communities-resilience-disasters Social capital’s impact on COVID‑19 outcomes at local levels https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml

Today in disaster resilience (15 April 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

British-born man dies after being caught in New South Wales floods https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/09/british-born-man-dies-after-being-caught-in-new-south-wales-floods

Colombia – at Least 12 Fatalities After Floods and Landslides in Antioquia https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-landslide-floods-antioquia-april-2022

Three separate Colorado wildfires force evacuations Sunday https://www.greeleytribune.com/2022/04/11/pueblo-wildfire-2/

South Africa – Heavy Rain Causes Floods and Mudslides in KwaZulu-Natal https://floodlist.com/africa/south-africa-floods-mudslides-kwazulu-natal-april-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Apr 2022: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/177672/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-12-Apr-2022-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-N.html

Dozens killed in Philippines landslides and floods as tropical storm Megi hits https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/12/tropical-storm-megi-philippines-deaths-landslides-floods

President Ramaphosa to visit flood-stricken KZN as death toll rises https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/live-rain-flooding-hit-kwazulu-natal-20220412

South Africa floods: deadliest storm on record kills over 300 people https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/13/south-africa-floods-deadliest-storm-on-record-kills-over-250-people

Texas twister injures 23; McBride Fire engulfs 150 structures https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/04/texas-twister-injures-23-mcbride-fire-engulfs-150-structures/

At least 23 injured after a large tornado and gigantic hail hit Salado, Texas https://watchers.news/2022/04/13/at-least-23-injured-after-a-large-tornado-and-gigantic-hail-hit-salado-texas/

M6.1 earthquake hits New Britain, P.N.G. https://watchers.news/2022/04/13/m6-1-earthquake-hits-new-britain-p-n-g/

Elevated volcanic unrest at Mt. Ruapehu, CO2 output now 2nd highest ever recorded, New Zealand https://watchers.news/2022/04/12/elevated-volcanic-unrest-at-mt-ruapehu-co2-output-now-2nd-highest-ever-recorded-new-zealand/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

IPCC report calls for rapid, deep, and immediate emissions reductions https://thebulletin.org/2022/04/ipcc-report-calls-for-rapid-deep-and-immediate-emissions-reductions/

How are local meteorologists connecting the weather to climate change? https://www.ctpublic.org/show/where-we-live/2022-04-07/how-are-local-meteorologists-connecting-the-weather-to-climate-change

As sea levels rise, can Chesapeake Bay’s Tangier Island survive? https://news.trust.org/item/20220407075218-c7k02/

UN: 18 nations have gone green on climate, raked in green https://apnews.com/article/climate-science-business-europe-united-kingdom-746ccffa3fd16dcb8b4b4e5cc6fd371c

Climate scientists are desperate: we’re crying, begging and getting arrested https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/apr/06/climate-scientists-are-desperate-were-crying-begging-and-getting-arrested

‘Flash Droughts’ Coming on Faster, Global Study Shows https://news.utexas.edu/2022/04/01/flash-droughts-coming-on-faster-global-study-shows/

One issue matters more to top economists than any other this election: climate change https://theconversation.com/one-issue-matters-more-to-top-economists-than-any-other-this-election-climate-change-180948

Four solutions to mitigate climate change, from the IPCC https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/Penn-experts-four-solutions-mitigate-climate-change-IPCC-report

Majorities in US back climate change proposals: Gallup https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/3263848-majorities-in-us-back-climate-change-proposals-gallup/

Southern Africa storms fuelled by climate change – study https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-61067254

As climate change intensifies extreme weather, local newspapers see a bright future in meteorology https://www.niemanlab.org/2022/04/as-climate-change-intensifies-extreme-weather-events-local-newspapers-see-a-bright-future-in-meteorology/

Don’t let climate change take all the blame https://knowablemagazine.org/article/food-environment/2022/dont-let-climate-change-take-all-blame

Delhi under severe heatwave conditions after hottest March on record, India https://watchers.news/2022/04/09/delhi-under-severe-heatwave-conditions-after-hottest-march-on-record-india/

Next PM urged to prioritise climate action https://thewest.com.au/politics/election/next-pm-urged-to-prioritise-climate-action-c-6420628

Individual Actions Can Reduce Emissions Up to 70%, Says IPCC Report https://www.treehugger.com/individual-actions-reduce-emissions-by-70-percent-5225478

Net-zero commitments could limit warming to below 2 °C https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00874-1

Early closure of Australia’s largest coal-fired plant could create electricity shortages without grid upgrades https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/14/early-closure-of-australias-largest-coal-fired-plant-could-create-electricity-shortages-without-grid-upgrades

Disaster risk reduction

Exploring Rates of Earthquake Occurrence https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/lesson/exploring_rates_of_earthquake_occurrence

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will be more active than usual, researchers say https://www.npr.org/2022/04/07/1091459296/2022-hurricane-season

Our dangerous future of compounding crises: Ukraine, climate, and the pandemic https://medium.com/@Alex_Verbeek/our-dangerous-future-of-compounding-crises-ukraine-climate-and-the-pandemic-72dfcb4430d1

California utility to pay $55 million for massive wildfires https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-business-california-environment-fires-098f18ec53e70732bb13384a7720559b

Bringing Back Fire: How Burning Can Help Restore Eastern Lands https://e360.yale.edu/features/bringing-back-fire-how-burning-can-help-restore-eastern-lands

Geoarchaeological evidence reveals a major M9.5 tsunamigenic earthquake in Chile https://watchers.news/2022/04/10/geoarchaeological-evidence-reveals-a-major-tsunamigenic-earthquake-in-chile-causing-exceptional-social-disruption/

A Sharper Look at the World’s Rivers and Catchments https://eos.org/science-updates/a-sharper-look-at-the-worlds-rivers-and-catchments

Developing a large-scale dataset of flood fatalities for territories in the Euro-Mediterranean region, FFEM-DB https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-022-01273-x

Better wildfire models save property and life: refined fidelity of predictive models using AI https://ral.ucar.edu/pressroom/features/rals-wildfire-modeling-team-wins-the-2021-hpc-innovation-award

What’s the tallest wave ever recorded on Earth? https://www.livescience.com/tallest-wave-recorded-on-earth

California, Utah and other Western states face scary wildfire season https://www.deseret.com/utah/2022/4/11/23020513/california-utah-western-states-face-scary-wildfire-season-drought-snowpack-dry-west

Risk Data Hub, a renewed space to support EU countries with disaster prevention and preparedness https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/jrc-news/risk-data-hub-renewed-space-support-eu-countries-disaster-prevention-and-preparedness-2022-04-11_en

The Transportation Network’s Role in Disaster and Community Resilience https://climateadaptationplatform.com/transportation-networks-role-in-disaster-and-community-resilience/

U.S. Fires Quadrupled in Size, Tripled in Frequency in 20 Years https://eos.org/articles/u-s-fires-quadrupled-in-size-tripled-in-frequency-in-20-years

Pacific Highway upgrade acted as ‘dam wall’ during floods, north coast residents claim https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-12/north-coast-flood-victims-signal-pacific-highway-class-action/100984824

Scientists Unravel How the Tonga Volcano Caused Worldwide Tsunamis https://www.quantamagazine.org/scientists-unravel-how-the-tonga-volcano-caused-worldwide-tsunamis-20220413/

Data from Swiss Re Institute’s latest sigma report shows that floods accounted for 31% of global economic losses from natural catastrophes in 2021, yet just 25% of flood risk is covered by insurance https://www.reinsurancene.ws/floods-drive-high-losses-in-2021-as-global-insured-nat-cat-bill-hits-111bn-swiss-re/

Finding higher ground as floodwaters rise https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2022/0411/Finding-higher-ground-as-floodwaters-rise

Risk Data Hub, a renewed space to support EU countries with disaster prevention and preparedness https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/jrc-news/risk-data-hub-renewed-space-support-eu-countries-disaster-prevention-and-preparedness-2022-04-11_en

Emergency management

Advocates say people with disability are increasingly ‘forgotten’ in emergency planning https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/11/advocates-say-people-with-disability-are-increasingly-forgotten-in-emergency-planning

Under COVID Lockdown, Shanghai’s People Are Running Out of Food and Meds While Pets Get Killed in the Streetshttps://reason.com/2022/04/08/under-covid-lockdown-shanghais-people-are-running-out-of-food-and-meds-while-pets-get-killed-in-the-streets/

Southern Manitoba communities well-prepared for potential flooding, officials say https://globalnews.ca/news/8739790/southern-manitoba-communities-spring-flood-preparation/

Covid threat being ignored in England for ideological reasons, say NHS leaders https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/apr/11/covid-threat-being-ignored-england-ideological-reasons-nhs-leaders

Victims of the 2011 Brisbane floods have lost a High Court over findings against dam engineers http://www.greencareer.net.au/news/court-rejects-dam-appeal

Could the KZN flooding disaster have been mitigated by a better early warning system? https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-04-12-could-the-kzn-flooding-disaster-have-been-mitigated-by-a-better-early-warning-system/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

With citizen science projects, you and your students can collect and interpret data that will be used to help better understand our Earth and Earth systems https://www.noaa.gov/education/resource-collections/education-at-home/citizen-science

The past decade has seen a significant shift in the attitudes of UK newspapers towards climate change https://interactive.carbonbrief.org/how-uk-newspapers-changed-minds-climate-change/

Submissions for the 2022 Resilient Australia National Awards open https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/resilient-australia-awards/

Protect your pets in emergencies https://rspcavic.org/services/emergency-assistance/emergency-planning/

Remote sensing classroom https://eros.usgs.gov/remote-sensing-classroom/change-pair-game/

Psychology and disasters

Community disaster exposure and first onset of depression: A panel analysis of nationally representative South African data, 2008–2017 https://journals.plos.org/climate/article?id=10.1371/journal.pclm.0000024

It’s not easy being your brain https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2022/04/its-not-easy-being-your-brain/

Sociology and disasters

The donut effect: How the pandemic hollowed out America’s biggest cities https://fullstackeconomics.com/the-donut-effect-how-the-pandemic-hollowed-out-americas-biggest-cities/

Mechanism of an evacuation cascade during the 2011 Tohoku tsunami inferred from an evacuation simulation incorporating communications in social networks https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922000292

Is my vulnerability so different from yours? A call for compassionate climate change research https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/03091325221083221

People in a pandemic: Rethinking the role of ‘Community’ in community resilience practices https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718522000690

The world’s poorest have the strongest resilience, yet their voices remain unheard https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/04/01/the-worlds-poorest-have-the-strongest-resilience-yet-their-voices-remain-unheard/