Today in disaster resilience (25 November 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

UK – One Missing After Flash Floods in Scotland, 140mm of Rain in 48 Hours https://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/floods-scotland-november-2022

Venezuela – 4 Fatalities After Floods in Táchira and Mérida https://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-tachira-merida-november-2022

Major flood emergency declared in the Riverland as floodwaters continue to rise https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-21/sa-goverment-declares-major-emergency-in-the-riverland/101679608

Indonesia: Java quake kills 162 and injures hundreds https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-63700629

Rwanda and DRC – Over 40 Killed in Floods and Landslides https://floodlist.com/africa/rwanda-democraticrepubliccongo-floods-november-2022

Albania – 2 Missing, Several Evacuated After Floods in Shkodra and Lezha https://floodlist.com/europe/albania-floods-november-2022

Euabalong residents to be flown out of town, Moulamein residents isolated https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-23/dozens-of-nsw-flood-warnings-remain-moulamein-condobolin/101686292

45 people injured during severe shaking caused by M6.1 earthquake in western Turkey https://watchers.news/2022/11/23/45-people-injured-during-severe-shaking-caused-by-m6-1-earthquake-in-western-turkey/

50 homes damaged after strong tornado hits Marpingen, Germany https://watchers.news/2022/11/22/50-homes-damaged-after-strong-tornado-hits-marpingen-germany/

Widespread power outages after very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hit Solomon Islands https://watchers.news/2022/11/22/widespread-power-outages-after-very-strong-and-shallow-m7-0-earthquake-hit-solomon-islands/

Italy – Floods and Storm Surge Prompt Rescues and Evacuations https://floodlist.com/europe/italy-storm-denise-floods-november-2022

Panama – Deadly Landslide in Colón, Floods Damage Homes in Los Santos and Herrera https://floodlist.com/america/panama-floods-landslides-november-2022

Record-breaking rains cause devastating flash floods in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia https://watchers.news/2022/11/24/record-breaking-rains-cause-devastating-flash-floods-in-jeddah-saudi-arabia/

South Australia floods could be worst since 1970s as Murray River to peak twice in December https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/24/south-australia-floods-could-be-worst-since-1970s-as-murray-river-peaks-twice-in-december

Volcanic activity worldwide 24 Nov 2022: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/197570/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-24-Nov-2022-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sangay-Nevado-de.html

Portugal – 2 Dead After Heavy Rains Trigger Landslide in Esposende https://floodlist.com/europe/portugal-landslide-esposende-november-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

This platform displays census-tract level surface urban heat island (SUHI) intensities (daytime and nighttime estimates for summer, winter, and the whole year) for US urbanized areas https://datadrivenlab.users.earthengine.app/view/usuhiapp

Cop27 is a chance to go further and faster with renewable energy https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/10/31/cop27-is-a-chance-to-go-further-and-faster-with-renewable-energy/

‘We can do the impossible’: how key players reacted to end of Cop27 climate summit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/20/we-can-do-the-impossible-how-key-players-reacted-to-end-of-cop27-climate-summit

A deal on loss and damage, but a blow to 1.5C – what will be Cop27’s legacy? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/20/deal-on-loss-and-damage-fund-at-cop27-marks-climbdown-by-rich-countries

‘No safe place’: Kiribati seeks donors to raise islands from encroaching seas https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/18/cop27-kiribati-donors-raise-islands-sea-level-rise

Climate change exacerbated heavy rainfall leading to large scale flooding in highly vulnerable communities in West Africa https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/climate-change-exacerbated-heavy-rainfall-leading-to-large-scale-flooding-in-highly-vulnerable-communities-in-west-africa/

The cryosphere raises a “red flag” https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/cryosphere-raises-%E2%80%9Cred-flag%E2%80%9D

Sea level rise to dramatically speed up erosion of rock coastlines by 2100 https://phys.org/news/2022-11-sea-erosion-coastlines.html

COP27 Summit Yields ‘Historic Win’ for Climate Reparations but Falls Short on Emissions Reductions https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cop27-summit-yields-historic-win-for-climate-reparations-but-falls-short-on-emissions-reductions/

Arctic carbon conveyor belt discovered https://phys.org/news/2022-11-arctic-carbon-conveyor-belt.html

Warming seasons! https://www.click2houston.com/weather/2022/11/18/warming-seasons/

State of the Climate 2022 Report: Australia is projected to experience continued increase in air temperatures, more heat extremes and short-duration heavy-rainfall events http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

State of the climate: what Australians need to know about major new report https://theconversation.com/state-of-the-climate-what-australians-need-to-know-about-major-new-report-195136

Large parts of Europe are warming twice as fast as the planet on average https://www.su.se/english/news/large-parts-of-europe-are-warming-twice-as-fast-as-the-planet-on-average-1.636252

A climate scientist’s personal reckoninghttps://thebulletin.org/2022/11/a-climate-scientists-personal-reckoning

Ministers from 40+ countries join forces for the 2022 Climate and Clean Air Ministerial https://nnn.ng/ministers-from-40-countries-join-forces-for-the-2022-climate-and-clean-air-ministerial/

Forest fire threatens global carbon sinks and population centres under rising atmospheric water demand https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-34966-3

Climate change is costing trillions — and low-income countries are paying the price https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-03573-z

2021 North American heatwave amplified by climate change-driven nonlinear interactions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01520-4

COP27: Africa took climate action into own hands, Asia must too https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/11/24/cop27-africa-took-climate-action-into-own-hands-asia-must-too

Climate-fuelled disasters: warning people is good, but stopping the disaster is best. Here are 4 possible ways to do it https://theconversation.com/climate-fuelled-disasters-warning-people-is-good-but-stopping-the-disaster-is-best-here-are-4-possible-ways-to-do-it-194916

Disaster risk reduction

Earthquake early warning in countries where damaging earthquakes only occur every 50 to 150 years – The societal perspective https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922006604

As New South Wales reels, many are asking why it’s flooding in places where it’s never flooded before https://theconversation.com/as-new-south-wales-reels-many-are-asking-why-its-flooding-in-places-where-its-never-flooded-before-190912

Heatwave emergency warning system for Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-21/new-heatwave-emergency-warning-system-adopted-across-australia/101677702

Outdated Whatcom County flood maps pose problems https://www.cascadiadaily.com/news/2022/nov/18/outdated-fema-flood-maps-pose-problems-for-whatcom-county/

Tonga volcanic eruption reshaped Pacific seafloor https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63678177

‘Like a shotgun’: Tongan eruption is largest ever recorded https://phys.org/news/2022-11-shotgun-tongan-eruption-largest.html

Monitoring ‘frothy’ magma gases could help evade disaster https://phys.org/news/2022-11-frothy-magma-gases-evade-disaster.html

Detecting smaller earthquakes could improve forecasting of larger temblors https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/earthquake-hazard-in-oklahoma-highlighted-by-tiny-quakes-14638/

Flood risk management through a resilience lens https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00613-4

New research has found we are failing to take climate change into account when considering current and future rainfall extremes https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-19/climate-change-rainfall-extremes-probable-maximum-flood/101672120

Drivers and implications of the extreme 2022 wildfire season in Southwest Europe https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969722074204

Why are shallow earthquakes more destructive? The disaster in Java is a devastating example https://theconversation.com/why-are-shallow-earthquakes-more-destructive-the-disaster-in-java-is-a-devastating-example-195110

Exploring the deep: drones offer new ways to monitor sea floor https://www.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/news/4047/

Using satellites for faster flood information https://stories.uq.edu.au/news/2022/using-satellites-for-faster-flood-information/index.html

The Australian Parliament has passed amendments to ensure up to $200 million a year in disaster funding focuses solely on mitigating the impacts of disasters related to natural hazards https://nema.gov.au/about-us/media-centre/DRF-23Nov22

Glacial lake outburst flood hazard under current and future conditions: worst-case scenarios in a transboundary Himalayan basin https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/22/3765/2022/nhess-22-3765-2022.pdf

Machine Learning in Earthquake Seismology https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-earth-071822-100323

In cold, dry Mongolia floods are now common – with devastating urban impacts https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/climate/in-cold-dry-mongolia-floods-are-now-common-with-devastating-urban-impacts/

Low-cost sensor records the level of rivers: Measurement method developed at the University of Bonn could be suitable for flood warning systems https://www.uni-bonn.de/en/news/272-2022

Factors influencing flood damage mitigation among micro and small businesses in Kampala, Uganda https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922005349

Dreaming of beachfront real estate? Much of Florida’s coast is at risk of storm erosion that can cause homes to collapse, as Daytona just saw https://theconversation.com/dreaming-of-beachfront-real-estate-much-of-floridas-coast-is-at-risk-of-storm-erosion-that-can-cause-homes-to-collapse-as-daytona-just-saw-194492

Emergency management

First came the rain, now mosquitoes in plague numbers torment flood-hit areas https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/health/2022/11/18/mosquitoes-floods-nsw-vic/

Simulation Exercises (SIMEX) are used by emergency managers to take proactive measures in preparing for effective response https://www.preventionweb.net/conducting-simulation-exercises

The critical role of emergency operations centers in saving lives when disasters strike https://blogs.worldbank.org/latinamerica/critical-role-emergency-operations-centers-saving-lives-when-disasters-strike

So what has America learned since Hurricane Katrina? Study reveals only marginal improvements with respect to evacuation planning in America’s 50 largest cities https://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/evacuation-planning-study

Many Still Without Housing After Montana’s June Floods https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/many-still-without-housing-after-montanas-june-floods

Promising universal flu vaccine could protect against 20 strains https://www.newscientist.com/article/2348576-promising-universal-flu-vaccine-could-protect-against-20-strains/

Over 20,000 died in western Europe’s summer heatwaves, figures show https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/24/over-20000-died-western-europe-heatwaves-figures-climate-crisis

Disaster education, communications and engagement

A Broken Twitter Means Broken Disaster Response https://gizmodo.com/twitter-broken-disaster-response-elon-musk-climate-1849802766

Beating the heat in South African cities: Lessons from a citizen science assessment https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/beating-heat-south-african-cities-lessons-citizen-science-assessment

Twitter Chaos Endangers Public Safety, Emergency Managers Warn https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/twitter-chaos-endangers-public-safety-emergency-managers-warn/

Implementing participatory nature-based solutions in the Global South https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frsc.2022.956534/full

Growing polarization around climate change on social media https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01527-x

Supporting flood-prone communities in Bangladesh with local Resilience Agents https://floodresilience.net/blogs/local-resilience-agents-bangladesh/

Psychology and disasters

A toolkit for understanding and addressing climate scepticism https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-022-01463-y

Have your flood story heard in online survey: Community experiences of the 2022 eastern Australia floods https://www.naturalhazards.com.au/news-and-events/news-and-views/have-your-flood-story-heard-online-survey

Sociology and disasters

Women and girls most vulnerable to climate change https://www.thedailystar.net/news/bangladesh/news/women-and-girls-most-vulnerable-climate-change-3167671

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Today in disaster resilience (18 November 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Bio-Bio, Chile https://watchers.news/2022/11/13/shallow-m6-2-earthquake-hits-near-the-coast-of-bio-bio-chile/

Deep M7.0 earthquake hits Fiji region https://watchers.news/2022/11/12/deep-m7-0-earthquake-hits-fiji-region/

Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Tonga Islands region, Tsunami Advisory issued https://watchers.news/2022/11/11/very-strong-m7-1-earthquake-hits-tonga-islands-region-tsunami-advisory-in-effect/

USA – Storm Surge From Hurricane Nicole in Florida Causes Shoreline Buildings to Collapse https://floodlist.com/america/usa/florida-hurricane-nicole-november-2022

Molong among NSW towns isolated by floodwaters, flash flooding after widespread rainfall https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7980304/rising-waters-isolate-more-nsw-towns-as-flash-flooding-makes-evacuating-more-dangerous/

Thousands stranded in homes as flash flooding batters Central West NSW, Wyangala Dam spills at record rate https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-14/nsw-battered-by-flash-floods-molong-canowindra-central-west/101649204

Unusually large, 5-km-long landslide hits Colombia https://watchers.news/2022/11/14/unusually-large-5-km-long-landslide-hits-colombia/

Port aux Basques fights floods just weeks after devastation from post-tropical storm Fiona https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/post-tropical-storm-nicole-port-aux-basques-1.6650252

Colombia – Floods and Landslides Leave 2 Dead, 6 Missing https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-bogota-cundinamarca-november-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Global carbon emissions at record levels with no signs of shrinking, new data shows https://theconversation.com/global-carbon-emissions-at-record-levels-with-no-signs-of-shrinking-new-data-shows-humanity-has-a-monumental-task-ahead-193108

The challenges of climate change adaptation for displaced communities: The Bikini community on Kili and Ejit Islands https://www.researchgate.net/publication/365354523_The_challenges_of_climate_change_adaptation_for_displaced_communities_The_Bikini_community_on_Kili_and_Ejit_Islands

Handbook on Climate Change and Disasters https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-on-climate-change-and-disasters-9781800371606.html

UN to track greenhouse gas emitters with space data https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-12/un-to-seek-out-methane-emitters-with-data-from-space/101646276

Heatwaves, spread of infectious diseases due to climate change growing health threats to Europeans https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/heatwaves-spread-of-infectious-diseases

Scientists understood physics of climate change in the 1800s – thanks to a woman named Eunice Foote https://theconversation.com/scientists-understood-physics-of-climate-change-in-the-1800s-thanks-to-a-woman-named-eunice-foote-164687

What is climate change ‘Loss and Damage’? https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/explainers/what-is-climate-change-loss-and-damage/

Australia still trails most developed countries in climate performance ranking https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/14/australia-still-trails-most-developed-countries-in-climate-performance-ranking

Eight warmest years on record witness upsurge in climate change impacts https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/eight-warmest-years-record-witness-upsurge-climate-change-impacts

Economic losses from extreme weather rocket in Asia https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/economic-losses-from-extreme-weather-rocket-asia

Methane emissions from 15 meat and dairy companies rival those of the EU https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/15/methane-emissions-meat-dairy-companies

Disaster risk reduction

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

‘They’re coming back’: huge flows set to restore life to parched end of Murray-Darling system https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/14/theyre-coming-back-huge-flows-set-to-restore-life-to-parched-end-of-murray-darling-system

Could the magnitude of the 3/11 disaster have been reduced by ecological planning? A retrospective multi-hazard risk assessment through map overlay https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204622001906

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

Local floodplain home buyouts can inform federal plans https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2022/11/local-floodplain-home-buyouts-can-inform-federal-plans

New analysis of exactly how long extreme rainfall takes to drain from catchment to coast could lead to better identification of the coastal areas most likely to flood and provide timely flood-warnings in the future https://www.bangor.ac.uk/news/11/understanding-how-extreme-river-flows-and-sea-levels-could-provide-early-flood-warning

Global population hits 8 billion as growth poses more challenges for the planet https://edition.cnn.com/2022/11/15/world/global-population-8-billion-un-intl-hnk/index.html

This StoryMap shares a credible science-based hazard scenario developed by AF8 to help us plan and prepare for an Alpine Fault earthquake https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/424c14ec8d5a4c32829d21fde9244818

Drone footage shows Hurricane Nicole’s erosion on Florida east coast https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2022/11/14/drone-footage-shows-hurricane-nicoles-erosion-florida-east-coast/

The flood capacity of dams could be at greater risk of being exceeded, due to out-of-date modelling for potential maximum rainfall http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/dam-study-details-risk

Emergency management

Lismore divided as council rejects plan to build temporary homes for flood survivors https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/11/lismore-divided-as-council-rejects-plan-to-build-temporary-homes-for-flood-survivors

B.C. flood recovery tempered by fears of new climate disasters looming on horizon https://www.delta-optimist.com/national-news/bc-flood-recovery-tempered-by-fears-of-new-climate-disasters-looming-on-horizon-6098039

NSW flood disaster response declared largest ever, as international volunteers arrive to help https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-15/nsw-floods-forbes-evacuation-wyangala-dam-newell-highway/101653738

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Empowering communities to advocate for their own resilience https://www.i-s-e-t.org/_files/ugd/558f8a_f615def3128e4aea9b03390977542044.pdf

Using an inventory cluster approach for assessing bushfire preparedness and information needs in vulnerable communities https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05614-2

What To Do (And Not Do) During A Flood https://weather.com/safety/floods/news/2019-08-13-what-do-not-do-during-flood

Sociology and disasters

Trust but verify: Validating new measures for mapping social infrastructure in cities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/364038420_Trust_but_verify_Validating_new_measures_for_mapping_social_infrastructure_in_cities

You are now one of 8 billion humans alive today. Let’s talk overpopulation – and why low income countries aren’t the issue https://theconversation.com/you-are-now-one-of-8-billion-humans-alive-today-lets-talk-overpopulation-and-why-low-income-countries-arent-the-issue-190907

The harmful legacy of colonialism in natural hazard risk https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-34792-7

Today in disaster resilience (11 November 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Colombia declares rainfall disaster after highest rainfall in 40 years https://watchers.news/2022/11/05/colombia-declares-rainfall-disaster-after-highest-rainfall-in-40-years/

At least 1 dead as deadly tornadoes rip through Texas and Oklahoma https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/least-50-homes-destroyed-tornadoes-rip-texas-oklahoma-rcna55801

Second body found in central west NSW as large parts of the state experience near-record floods https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-06/dozens-rescued-as-flooding-in-forbes-nsw-nears-record-levels/101621032

Ethiopia – Over 180,000 Displaced by Floods in Gambella Region https://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-floods-gambella-october-2022

Forbes surveys damage from near-record flood as central west NSW towns brace for inundation https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-07/nsw-flood-forbes-damage-central-west-brace-more-water/101621588

Venezuela – Floods and Landslides in Anzoategui Leave 7 Dead, Dozens Displaced https://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-landslides-anzoategui-november-2022

Colombia – Hundreds of Homes Damaged After Floods and Landslides in Atlántico https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-landslides-atlantico-november-2022

Dominican Republic – Deadly Floods Hit Santo Domingo https://floodlist.com/america/dominican-republic-floods-november-2022

USA – 1 Dead, 2 Missing After Record Rain Triggers Floods in California https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-southern-california-november-2022

Hurricane Nicole hits Florida https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/11/hurricane-nicole-hits-florida/

Spring tracking to become the wettest on record for southeast Australia as wet weekend predicted https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-11/spring-tracking-to-become-the-wettest-on-record/101641378

Nicole forces 15 Daytona Beach Shores condo complexes to evacuate as storm threatens collapse https://www.clickorlando.com/weather/hurricane/2022/11/09/nicole-forces-12-daytona-beach-shores-condo-complexes-to-evacuate-as-storm-threatens-collapse/

Bahamas – Hurricane Nicole Triggers Coastal Flooding https://floodlist.com/america/bahamas-florida-hurricane-nicole-november-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Nov 2022: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Sangay, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/196490/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Nov-2022-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Sangay-Sakurajima.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A technologically advanced society is choosing to destroy itself. It’s both fascinating and horrifying to watch https://theconversation.com/a-technologically-advanced-society-is-choosing-to-destroy-itself-its-both-fascinating-and-horrifying-to-watch-192939

UN climate conference hoping to make promises reality — but expectations on COP27 are low https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-07/cop27-climate-change-conference-implementing-promises-made/101607018

New renewables record as UK wind generation blows past 20GW https://reneweconomy.com.au/new-renewables-record-as-uk-wind-generation-blows-past-20gw/

Iconic World Heritage glaciers to disappear by 2050, warns UNESCO https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/11/1130157

COP27 to discuss rich nations helping poor ones with climate-disaster damage and loss: ‘A reasonable sum is more than zero’ https://fortune.com/2022/11/06/cop27-agreement-discuss-rich-nations-funding-poor-ones-climate-disaster-damage-loss/

Temperatures in Europe increase more than twice global average https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/temperatures-europe-increase-more-twice-global-average

As climate crisis intensifies, adapting to its fallout is key https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/climate-crisis-intensifies-adapting-its-fallout-key

COP27 aims for ambitious, equitable global climate action https://www.climatecentral.org/climate-matters/global-cop27-local-impacts

State of the Global Climate in 2022 is produced on an annual basis, complementing the most recent long assessment cycle provided by the sixth IPCC Assessment Report https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/provisional-state-global-climate-2022

European Forest Fire report: Three of the worst fire seasons on record took place in the last six years https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_22_6465

Looking beyond glaciers to understand mountain water security https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-022-00996-4

The Lower Humidity of Urban Areas Moderates Outdoor Heat Stress https://eos.org/editor-highlights/the-lower-humidity-of-urban-areas-moderates-outdoor-heat-stress%ef%bf%bc

Early Warnings for All Action Plan unveiled at COP27 https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/early-warnings-all-action-plan-unveiled-cop27

Asia corporates turn to wind and solar deals as fossil fuel prices surge https://reneweconomy.com.au/asia-corporates-turn-to-wind-and-solar-deals-as-fossil-fuel-prices-surge/

Don’t get fossil fooled: EVs really are better for the climate https://thedriven.io/2022/11/09/dont-get-fossil-fooled-evs-really-are-better-for-the-climate/

ClimateBench v1.0: A Benchmark for Data-Driven Climate Projections https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021MS002954

Austria Joins Germany, Denmark, and Other Rich Nations Pledging Millions for Climate Damages https://e360.yale.edu/digest/austria-loss-and-damage-climate-change

When will a 2-metre rise in sea level occur, and how might we adapt? https://protect-slr.eu/policy-briefs/

Arsht-Rock Announces the Cool Capital Stack: A $750 million Investment Pipeline to Protect the World from Extreme Heat https://onebillionresilient.org/2022/11/09/arsht-rock-announces-cool-capital-stack/

After decades putting the brakes on global action, does Australia deserve to host UN climate talks with Pacific nations? https://theconversation.com/after-decades-putting-the-brakes-on-global-action-does-australia-deserve-to-host-un-climate-talks-with-pacific-nations-194055

World faces ‘terminal’ loss of Arctic sea ice during summers, report warns https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/07/melting-arctic-sea-ice-summer-report

Australia’s record on energy efficiency has been woeful for decades, but that could be about to change https://theconversation.com/australias-record-on-energy-efficiency-has-been-woeful-for-decades-but-that-could-be-about-to-change-193706

How to move a country: Fiji’s radical plan to escape rising sea levels https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/08/how-to-move-a-country-fiji-radical-plan-escape-rising-seas-climate-crisis

Disaster risk reduction

Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai eruption created the highest volcanic cloud ever recorded https://watchers.news/2022/11/06/hunga-tonga-hunga-ha%ca%bbapai-eruption-created-the-highest-volcanic-cloud-ever-recorded/

Deciphering human influence on annual maximum flood extent at the global level https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00598-0

A world with zero climate disasters needs early warnings for all https://www.undrr.org/news/world-zero-climate-disasters-needs-early-warnings-all

If an Ian slammed South Florida: Nine-foot coastal surge, flooding inland to Hialeah https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/environment/2022-11-05/if-ian-slammed-south-florida-nine-foot-coastal-surge-flooding-inland-to-hialeah

Open Earth Map https://open-earth-map.org/

Looking to the Sky for Better Tsunami Warnings https://eos.org/opinions/looking-to-the-sky-for-better-tsunami-warnings

Access NASA GES DISC Meteorological and Hydrological Data for Flood Analyses https://www.earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/webinars-and-tutorials/webinar-ges-disc-26-oct-2022

New Report Outlines A Major Initiative To Study Geologic Hazards Related To Subduction Zones https://carnegiescience.edu/news/new-report-outlines-major-initiative-study-geologic-hazards-related-subduction-zones

Journal of Disaster Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that publishes the work of disaster researchers around the world https://jds.pennpress.org/home/

Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines and Australia. What can we learn from the world’s devastating floods? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-09/global-floods-climate-change-extreme-weather-resilience-cop27/101601238

Localization of large intraplate earthquakes along faulted density-contrast boundaries: Insights from the 2017 Mw6.5 Botswana earthquake https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1464343X22003041

Floods can be a disaster for humans – but for nature, it’s boom time https://theconversation.com/floods-can-be-a-disaster-for-humans-but-for-nature-its-boom-time-192837

Tropical cyclones act as ‘massive heat pumps’ that fuel extreme heat https://news.arizona.edu/story/tropical-cyclones-act-massive-heat-pumps-fuel-extreme-heat

“Scrambling”: Logic of horizontal competition between local governments based on three cases of interprovincial disaster counterpart support https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2325426222000699

‘Rain bursts’ over Sydney have intensified 40% over last two decades, research finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/10/rain-bursts-over-sydney-have-intensified-40-over-last-two-decades-research-finds

Emergency management

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death in children and young people ages 0-19 years in the United States https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.05.23.22275458v4

Organizations aiding E Texas, SE Oklahoma tornado victims https://www.cenlanow.com/national/organizations-aiding-e-texas-se-oklahoma-tornado-victims/

Walgett Aboriginal community faces homelessness amid as village told to evacuate https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-08/dharriwaa-elders-in-walgett-face-homelessness-due-to-flooding/101625456

Creating a Wildland Firefighter Health and Wellbeing Program https://www.doi.gov/wildlandfire/creating-wildland-firefighter-health-and-wellbeing-program-meet-commander-kj-green

Mosquito-borne disease worry as floods puts country on high alert for new viruses https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-09/flood-new-mosquitoes-japanese-encephalitis/101630316

U.S. funds major expansion of Philippines’ multi-hazard risk and early warning system days ahead of Typhoon Nalgae’s destruction https://www.pdc.org/u-s-funds-major-expansion-of-philaware/

Flood-damaged NSW highways could be closed for months, as harvest trucks prepare to test fragile bitumen https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-10/nsw-flood-zone-damaged-highways-roads-closed-ahead-of-harvest/101639958

Over 27 million children at risk as devastating floods set records across the world https://www.unicef.org/pakistan/press-releases/over-27-million-children-risk-devastating-floods-set-records-across-world

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Mobilizing action to build resilience with gaming and social tech https://onebillionresilient.org/event/community-engagement-and-gaming-technologies/

In one state, every class teaches climate change — even P.E. https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/11/05/new-jersey-climate-change-education-schools/

The engagement of informal volunteers in disaster management in Europe https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S221242092200632X

Women leaders in DRR share tsunami stories https://www.preventionweb.net/blog/women-leaders-drr-share-tsunami-stories

Water in the Earth System http://www.bom.gov.au/research/workshop/2022/index.shtml

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) are collaborative, community-driven frameworks that outline local priorities for wildfire risk mitigation https://fireadapted.org/cwpp-database/

Society 5.0, Digital Transformation and Disasters https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-19-5646-1

Rolling the dice: Learning through games to make better decisions for resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/rolling-dice-learning-through-games-make-better-decisions-resilience

Psychology and disasters

What caused the Halloween crowd crush in South Korea https://www.channelnewsasia.com/commentary/seoul-crowd-crush-death-trap-itaewon-halloween-how-it-happened-3036291

Climate change’s impact on mental health is overlooked and misunderstood – here’s what can be done https://theconversation.com/climate-changes-impact-on-mental-health-is-overlooked-and-misunderstood-heres-what-can-be-done-194128

Sociology and disasters

Climate change, health, and discrimination: action towards racial justice https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)02182-1/

Towards more inclusive disaster risk-management policies https://blogs.worldbank.org/governance/towards-more-inclusive-disaster-risk-management-policies

From pity to fear: security as a mechanism for (re)production of vulnerability https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.12568

Today in disaster resilience (7 October 2022)

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (23 September 2022)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Hurricane Fiona deluges Puerto Rico; Typhoon Nandamol hits Japan https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/09/hurricane-fiona-deluges-puerto-rico-typhoon-nandamol-hits-japan/

Strong earthquake jolts Taiwan’s southeastern coast https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/09/18/national/strong-earthquake-taiwan/

Storm battering western Alaska causes widespread flooding https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-alaska-storm-surge/

Nepal – Over 20 Killed in Achham District Landslides https://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-landslides-achhaam-september-2022

Italy – 7 Dead, 3 Missing After Severe Flooding in Marche Region https://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-marche-september-2022

Four homes inundated in Gunnedah as Namoi River recedes from higher than expected peak https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-19/four-homes-inundated-gunnedah-namoi-river-recedes/101452784

Tremor shakes Mexico City on quake anniversary https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-62960830

Eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion https://watchers.news/2022/09/19/eruption-at-piton-de-la-fournaise-volcano-reunion/

Japan storm: Nine million people told to evacuate as super typhoon Nanmadol hits https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-62952942

Hurricane Fiona Consumes Puerto Rico with Catastrophic Flooding https://michaelrlowry.substack.com/p/hurricane-fiona-consumes-puerto-rico

Costa Rica – Floods and Landslides Leave at Least 9 Dead, Dozens Displaced https://floodlist.com/america/costa-rica-floods-landslides-september-2022

Spain – Floods in Catalonia and Valencia, Policeman Dies in Flood Rescue in Benissa https://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-catalonia-valencia-september-2022

USA – Hundreds Evacuate as “Unprecedented Storm” Causes Coastal Flooding in Alaska https://floodlist.com/america/usa/storm-merbok-floods-alaska-september-2022

Typhoon batters western Japan with record rain, killing two as thousands evacuate https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-19/typhoon-nanmadol-makes-landfall-in-japan/101454954

Caribbean – Rain From Hurricane Fiona Triggers Deadly Floods and Mudslides https://floodlist.com/america/caribbean-hurricane-fiona-september-2022

Central America – Floods and Landslides in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua https://floodlist.com/america/floods-el-salvador-guatemala-honduras-nicaragua-september-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Sep 2022: Popocatépetl volcano, Ibu, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/192464/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Sep-2022-Popocatepetl-volcano-Ibu-Dukono-Reventador-Piton-de-la.html

Nigeria – 300 Dead, 100,000 Displaced as Government Warns of Worsening Floods https://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-september-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A rapid shift to electric vehicles can save 24,000 lives and leave us $148bn better off over the next 2 decades https://theconversation.com/a-rapid-shift-to-electric-vehicles-can-save-24-000-lives-and-leave-us-148bn-better-off-over-the-next-2-decades-190243

Surprise hydrological shifts imperil water resources https://phys.org/news/2022-09-hydrological-shifts-imperil-resources.html

‘Africa is on the frontlines but not the front pages’: Vanessa Nakate on her climate fight https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/17/vanessa-nakate-climate-activist-africa-cop27

New Antarctica data reveals ‘tipping point’ for ice melt https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/09/18/new-antarctica-data-reveals-tipping-point-for-ice-melt/

South Australia set to become first big grid to run on 100% renewables https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/09/16/south-australia-set-to-become-first-big-grid-to-run-on-100-renewables/

Global warming doubled the risk for Copenhagen’s historic 2011 cloudburst https://science.ku.dk/english/press/news/2022/global-warming-doubled-the-risk-for-copenhagens-historic-2011-cloudburst/

Wind and solar records tumble again, as coal and fossil fuels hit another low https://reneweconomy.com.au/wind-and-solar-records-tumble-again-as-coal-and-fossil-fuel-hit-another-low/

$35 Billion Worth of Real Estate Could Be Underwater by 2050 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/35-billion-worth-of-real-estate-could-be-underwater-by-2050/

The 1.5C global heating target is more than just a number https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/16/the-15c-global-heating-target-is-more-than-just-a-number

Finally we have a Global Registry of Fossil Fuels https://carbontracker.org/finally-we-have-a-global-registry-of-fossil-fuels/

Climate change likely increased extreme monsoon rainfall, flooding highly vulnerable communities in Pakistan https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/climate-change-likely-increased-extreme-monsoon-rainfall-flooding-highly-vulnerable-communities-in-pakistan/

From crumbling rock art to exposed ancestral remains, climate change is ravaging our precious Indigenous heritage https://theconversation.com/from-crumbling-rock-art-to-exposed-ancestral-remains-climate-change-is-ravaging-our-precious-indigenous-heritage-188454

Carbon credit ‘trickery’ would put climate target at risk, experts warn https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/carbon-credit-trickery-would-put-climate-target-at-risk-experts-warn-20220916-p5biki.html

UN chief: ‘Tax fossil fuel profits for climate damage’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62970887

A third of Aussies fear losing their homes to climate change https://phys.org/news/2022-09-aussies-homes-climate.html

Lower Urban Humidity Moderates Outdoor Heat Stress https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022AV000729

Global ‘Stilling’: Is Climate Change Slowing Down the Wind? https://e360.yale.edu/features/global-stilling-is-climate-change-slowing-the-worlds-wind

Climate change is making rain difficult to predict – we trained an AI to help tropical countries adapt https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-making-rain-difficult-to-predict-we-trained-an-ai-to-help-tropical-countries-adapt-187741

Consumers reap rewards of 100 pct renewables as wind and solar farms hand back windfall profits https://reneweconomy.com.au/consumers-reap-rewards-of-100-pct-renewables-as-wind-and-solar-farms-hand-back-windfall-profits/

Certified ‘genius’ Saul Griffith has a plan to decarbonise Australia — and it will only take 101 million machines https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-22/how-to-decarbonise-by-replacing-101-million-machines/101453956

There’s a huge surge in solar production under way – and Australia could show the world how to use it https://reneweconomy.com.au/theres-a-huge-surge-in-solar-production-under-way-and-australia-could-show-the-world-how-to-use-it/

Thwaites Glacier: the melting, Antarctic monster of sea level rise https://theconversation.com/thwaites-glacier-the-melting-antarctic-monster-of-sea-level-rise-podcast-191057

Disaster risk reduction

Northern Beaches Council to consider extending Collaroy’s controversial seawall https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-18/northern-beaches-council-eyes-extension-collaroy-seawall/101403394

Farmers in Bangladesh pump so much water it may help reduce floods https://www.newscientist.com/article/2338117-farmers-in-bangladesh-pump-so-much-water-it-may-help-reduce-floods/

Subduction zone secrets: Is this how NZ forecasts ‘megaquakes’? https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/subduction-zone-secrets-is-this-how-nz-forecasts-megaquakes/JI535CWVIVCVPUA6OTZB6JZT3E/

Graphical Construction of Groundwater Flow Nets https://gw-project.org/books/graphical-construction-of-groundwater-flow-nets/

Integration of physical infrastructure and socio-economic systems for comprehensive uncertainty propagation in community resilience models https://www.researchgate.net/publication/363613641_Integration_of_physical_infrastructure_and_socio-economic_systems_for_comprehensive_uncertainty_propagation_in_community_resilience_models

Calls mount for city flood retention areas https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2394328/calls-mount-for-city-flood-retention-areas

Risk-informed planning essential to prevent floods in Kochi https://india.mongabay.com/2022/09/risk-informed-planning-essential-to-prevent-floods-in-kochi/

Alert threshold assessment based on equivalent displacements for the identification of potentially critical landslide events https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05606-2

Cracking the Secrets to Earthquake Safety, One Shake Simulation at a Time https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2022/09/15/cracking-the-secrets-to-earthquake-safety-one-shake-simulation-at-a-time/

How Do We Stop These Devastating Floods? Start With These Six Steps https://blogs.adb.org/blog/how-do-we-stop-these-devastating-floods-start-these-six-steps

Hybrid forecasting: using statistics and machine learning to integrate predictions from dynamical models https://hess.copernicus.org/preprints/hess-2022-334/

The contribution of Indigenous stewardship to an historical mixed-severity fire regime in British Columbia, Canada https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eap.2736

Crises such as the covid pandemic, climate change and the war in Ukraine are fueling demand for geospatial information https://spacenews.com/a-boom-in-earth-observation-satellites-creating-new-demands-for-intelligence/

Morphodynamics of Bedrock-Alluvial Rivers Subsequent to Landslide Dam Outburst Floods https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022JF006605

Let’s Join Forces: Institutional Resilience and Multistakeholder Partnerships in Crises https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-022-05231-w

Time is of the Essence When Monitoring Dryland Floods https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/article/time-is-of-the-essence-when-monitoring-dryland-floods/

RiskScape: a flexible multi-hazard risk modelling engine https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05593-4

New innovative system for early flood warning in Tamworth https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/news/latest-news/2022/september/new-innovative-system-for-early-flood-warning

Pakistan’s floods are a disaster – but they didn’t have to be https://theconversation.com/pakistans-floods-are-a-disaster-but-they-didnt-have-to-be-190027

How can we prepare for a disaster prone future? https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/how-can-we-prepare-for-a-volatile-and-disaster-prone-future-/101464746

Nature-Based Resilience: Experiences of Five Cities from South Asia https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/19/11846

Latest Disasters journal https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14677717/2022/46/4

Mandatory home buyouts are dismantling a flood-prone Houston community https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/22/houston-harris-county-flooding-home-buyouts/

A severe heatwave in parts of China exacerbated a drought and fuelled wildfires https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02954-8

Emergency management

Nationwide public earthquake drill held today; seismic activity in Chiapas, Oaxaca https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/nationwide-earthquake-drill-today/

Queensland Ocean Crusader volunteers fight a losing battle in ‘phenomenal’ flood debris clean up https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-20/qld-floods-volunteers-clean-up-waterways-debris-pollution/101453356

Live feed of active wildfires in the USA https://livingatlas.arcgis.com/wildfire/#@=-96.162,38.75,4

How to help people in Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Fiona https://www.npr.org/2022/09/20/1123971208/puerto-rico-hurricane-fiona-how-to-help

Five years ago Hurricane Maria knocked out Puerto Rico’s power grid. They were only “just starting to rebuild” when Fiona hit https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane-maria-luma-energy-power-grid/

Even mild COVID raises the chance of heart attack and stroke https://theconversation.com/even-mild-covid-raises-the-chance-of-heart-attack-and-stroke-what-to-know-about-the-risks-ahead-190552

Nigeria battling floods ‘beyond control’ as warning given of dams overflowing https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/19/nigeria-battling-worst-floods-in-a-decade-with-more-than-300-people-killed-in-2022

‘It is beyond bleak’: Pakistan floods affecting 16m children, says Unicef https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/21/it-is-beyond-bleak-pakistan-floods-impacted-16m-children-says-unicef

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Meandering river flipbook https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/outreach/landsat-home/meandering-river-flipbook/

The climate crisis is real – but overusing terms like ‘crisis’ and ‘emergency’ comes with risk https://theconversation.com/the-climate-crisis-is-real-but-overusing-terms-like-crisis-and-emergency-comes-with-risk-188750

Nevada flood after fire guide https://naes.agnt.unr.edu/PMS/Pubs/2022-4548.pdf

The Science of Earthquakes https://www.usgs.gov/programs/earthquake-hazards/science-earthquakes

A snapshot sample on how COVID-19 impacted and holds up a mirror to European water education https://gc.copernicus.org/articles/5/261/2022/#section13

Recommendations for increasing the reach and effectiveness of heat risk education and warning messaging https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922005076

Plagues and their Aftermath https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/plagues-and-their-aftermath/

Psychology and disasters

What do we owe future generations? And what can we do to make their world a better place? https://theconversation.com/what-do-we-owe-future-generations-and-what-can-we-do-to-make-their-world-a-better-place-189591

Sociology and disasters

The city as laboratory: what post-quake Christchurch is teaching us about urban recovery and transformation https://theconversation.com/the-city-as-laboratory-what-post-quake-christchurch-is-teaching-us-about-urban-recovery-and-transformation-190738

Flood exposure and poverty in 188 countries https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-30727-4

Veiled Inequities for Māori in Covid 19 Death Statistics https://medium.com/@wilson_read_write/veiled-inequities-for-m%C4%81ori-in-covid-19-death-statistics-510c440fc635

Experts discuss how extreme heat disproportionately impacts Latino community https://abc7.com/extreme-heat-impacts-latino-community-climate-change-disasters/12245087/

Understanding Flood Vulnerability in Local Communities of Kogi State, Nigeria, Using an Index-Based Approach https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/14/17/2746

Puerto Rico’s vulnerability to hurricanes is magnified by weak government and bureaucratic roadblocks https://theconversation.com/puerto-ricos-vulnerability-to-hurricanes-is-magnified-by-weak-government-and-bureaucratic-roadblocks-190953

Today in disaster resilience (16 September 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (2 September 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Pakistan floods death toll passes 1,000, say officials https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/27/pakistan-floods-death-toll-nearing-1000-say-officials

Oregon’s Rum Creek wildfire nearly doubles in size to more than 8,000 acres https://edition.cnn.com/2022/08/28/us/oregon-rum-creek-fire/index.html

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Floods Affect Thousands in Northern Provinces https://floodlist.com/africa/democratic-republic-of-the-congo-floods-affect-thousands-in-northern-provinces

Philippines – 4,300 Displaced by Tropical Storm Ma-on (Florita) https://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-tropical-storm-maon-florita-august-2022

Flooding in Jackson, Mississippi, remains, but city officials are ‘cautiously optimistic’ https://edition.cnn.com/2022/08/29/weather/mississippi-pearl-river-flood-warning-monday/index.html

Sierra Leone – Torrential Rains Trigger Deadly Floods in Freetown https://floodlist.com/africa/sierra-leone-floods-august-2022

Latest volcano activity news https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/190764/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Sep-2022-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Semeru-Shiveluch-Dukono-Rev.html

Historic hailstorm hits Catalonia, Spain https://watchers.news/2022/09/01/historic-hailstorm-hits-catalonia-spain/

India – Floods in Uttar Pradesh Affect 245,000 https://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-uttar-pradesh-august-2022

Haiti – Houses Destroyed, 3 Lives Lost After Days of Heavy Rain https://floodlist.com/america/haiti-floods-august-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Environmental and financial dividends on offer for farmers in carbon reforestation project https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-08-28/environmental-financial-gains-from-farm-reforestation-greening/101370270

Europe dries up from climate change-driven drought https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/europe-dries-up-from-climate-change-driven-drought,16696

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

U.S. to More Than Triple Climate Spending, Analysis Shows https://e360.yale.edu/digest/u.s.-climate-spending-inflation-bill

Heatwave special https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001bmrx/countryfile-heatwave-special

Estimates of the social cost of carbon: A review based on meta-analysis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652618334589

Extreme China heatwave could lead to global chaos and food shortages https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/extreme-china-heatwave-could-lead-to-global-chaos-and-food-shortages/D3FVWMBGHJQD355FDM5R43MG4I/

Seattle just had one of its hottest nights on record https://www.npr.org/2022/08/19/1118370475/seattle-just-had-one-of-its-hottest-nights-on-record

A historical perspective on glacial retreat https://www.sonnenseite.com/en/environment/a-historical-perspective-on-glacial-retreat/

Poorest countries at greatest risk of losses and damage from climate change https://www.iied.org/poorest-countries-greatest-risk-losses-damage-climate-change

Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Face Rapid Climate Change https://eos.org/editors-vox/eastern-mediterranean-and-middle-east-face-rapid-climate-change

‘Dangerous’ and ‘extremely dangerous’ heat stress to become more common by 2100 https://www.washington.edu/news/2022/08/25/dangerous-and-extremely-dangerous-heat-stress-to-become-more-common-by-2100/

‘Zombie ice’ from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches https://apnews.com/article/science-oceans-glaciers-greenland-climate-and-environment-9cd7662658ebbeaba05682352de8aa87

Arctic has not been as warm as today in over 7,500 years, study says https://www.arctictoday.com/arctic-has-not-been-as-warm-as-today-in-over-7500-years-study-says/

Nothing In History Compares To China’s Brutal Heat Wave, Weather Historian Says https://www.huffpost.com/entry/china-drought-heat-wave-most-extreme-ever_n_630a4461e4b088f74234ba09

If you thought this summer’s heat waves were bad, a new study has some disturbing news about dangerous heat in the future https://theconversation.com/if-you-thought-this-summers-heat-waves-were-bad-a-new-study-has-some-disturbing-news-about-dangerous-heat-in-the-future-189370

Three things Sydney must do to help meet climate targets https://www.watoday.com.au/environment/sustainability/three-things-sydney-must-do-to-help-meet-climate-targets-20220829-p5bdgp.html

Pakistan floods are ‘a monsoon on steroids’, warns UN chief https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-62722117

Australia remains at La Niña alert amid near-record Indian Ocean Dipole event https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-30/bureau-of-meteorology-holds-off-declaring-third-la-nina/101192238

The effects of climate change on hailstorms https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349143679_The_effects_of_climate_change_on_hailstorms

Climate change is increasing the risk of a California megaflood https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abq0995

These Communities Are Trapped in Harm’s Way as Climate Disasters Mount https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2022/08/these-communities-are-trapped-in-harms-way-as-climate-disasters-mount/

Heat waves + air pollution can be a deadly combination: The health risk together is worse than either alone https://theconversation.com/heat-waves-air-pollution-can-be-a-deadly-combination-the-health-risk-together-is-worse-than-either-alone-187422

Climate Change and Wellbeing Around the World https://www.gallup.com/analytics/397940/climate-change-and-wellbeing.aspx

To create serious movement on climate change, we must dispel the myth of indifference https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-32413-x

Longer summers could mean increased drought risk, says Met Office https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-62740079

How melting glaciers fueled Pakistan’s fatal floods https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2022/8/30/23327341/pakistan-flooding-monsoon-melting-glaciers-climate-change

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

A climate scientist on the planet’s simultaneous disasters, from Pakistan’s horror floods to Europe’s record drought https://theconversation.com/a-climate-scientist-on-the-planets-simultaneous-disasters-from-pakistans-horror-floods-to-europes-record-drought-189626

Rivers worldwide are running dry – here’s why and what we can do about it https://theconversation.com/rivers-worldwide-are-running-dry-heres-why-and-what-we-can-do-about-it-189270

Global warming makes more heatwaves inevitable for East Asia https://chinadialogue.net/en/climate/global-warming-makes-more-heatwaves-inevitable-for-east-asia/

NSW Blue Carbon Strategy 2022-2027 https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/water/coasts/blue-carbon-strategy

An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the State of the Climate is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate/

Victoria to exit coal sooner than power operators forecast, report finds https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-to-exit-coal-sooner-than-power-operators-forecast-report-finds-20220831-p5be6q.html

Greenhouse gas emissions, sea levels hit record highs in 2021 https://www.inkl.com/news/greenhouse-gas-emissions-sea-levels-hit-record-highs-in-2021/VPaEMAsoYbM

Disaster risk reduction

Why suppressing wildfires may be making the Western fire crisis worse https://www.npr.org/2022/08/27/1119428879/why-suppressing-wildfires-may-be-making-the-western-fire-crisis-worse

Floods, other water-related disasters could cost global economy $5.6 trillion by 2050 -report https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/floods-other-water-related-disasters-could-cost-economy-56-trillion-by-2050-2022-08-29/

‘We are committed to building more dams’: NSW government releases new water strategy https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/peta-credlin/we-are-committed-to-building-more-dams-nsw-government-releases-new-water-strategy/video/8fb7f7c4561401d6b4071a83d7461b67

Greater Sydney Water Strategy https://water.dpie.nsw.gov.au/plans-and-programs/greater-sydney-water-strategy

The problem of doing more: success and paradoxes in scaling up informal initiatives for disaster risk reduction and climate action https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02255189.2021.2019574

Federally Overlooked Flood Risk Inequities in Houston, Texas: Novel Insights Based on Dasymetric Mapping and State-of-the-Art Flood Modeling https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24694452.2022.2085656

Heatwaves and drought – why they are setting us up for severe flash flooding incidents? https://www.ambientalrisk.com/dry-weather-severe-flash-flooding-incidents/

River Floods Can Trigger Powerful Underwater Landslides https://eos.org/articles/river-floods-can-trigger-powerful-underwater-landslides

Advancing traditional strategies for testing hydrological model fitness in a changing climate https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2022.2104646

Floods, drought, storms could cost Canada’s economy more than $80 billion by 2050: report https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/floods-drought-storms-could-cost-canada-s-economy-more-than-80-billion-by-2050-report-1.6046456

A review of early severe weather applications of high-resolution regional reanalysis in Australia https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/met.2087

Wildfire and floods don’t need to turn into disasters: UN risk report https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/08/1125692

Faults underneath Seattle could trigger 33-foot tsunami wave https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/faults-underneath-seattle-could-trigger-33-foot-tsunami-wave-14336/

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

A new paper reviews past earthquakes to better understand potential future risks https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/step-toward-understanding-earthquakes-california

The Surprising Powerful Global Tsunamis Driven by Underwater Volcanic Eruptions https://viterbischool.usc.edu/news/2022/08/the-surprising-powerful-global-tsunamis-driven-by-underwater-volcanic-eruptions/

Nepal’s early-warning system reduces flood fatalities https://www.dw.com/en/nepals-early-warning-system-reduces-flood-fatalities/a-62981276

Pakistan’s history of disasters and the lessons we fail to learn https://www.dawn.com/news/1707390/pakistans-history-of-disasters-and-the-lessons-we-fail-to-learn

Emergency management

Pakistan Foreign Minister says help needed after overwhelming floods kill more than 1,000 people https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-29/pakistan-foreign-minister-says-help-needed-floods-kill-1000/101381246

Enormity of Pakistan floods viewed from space https://www.axios.com/2022/08/29/pakistan-floods-satellite-images-destruction

Omicron booster shots are coming—with lots of questions https://www.science.org/content/article/omicron-booster-shots-are-coming-lots-questions

New research by a Northeastern engineering professor used recent storms and the COVID-19 pandemic to predict human movement during disasters https://news.northeastern.edu/2022/08/29/human-response-todisaster/

Australian National Emergency Management Authority established https://nema.gov.au/#/map

Long COVID: How researchers are zeroing in on the self-targeted immune attacks that may lurk behind it https://theconversation.com/long-covid-how-researchers-are-zeroing-in-on-the-self-targeted-immune-attacks-that-may-lurk-behind-it-169911

A Third Of Pakistan Is Underwater After Devastating Floods https://currentlyhq.com/global/a-third-of-pakistan-is-underwater-after-devastating-floods/

The new Australian Fire Danger Rating System has been developed using the latest science to be more accurate and relevant http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/newfdr

Let’s get mappin’: building GIS capacities for anticipatory action https://www.anticipation-hub.org/news/lets-get-mappin-building-gis-capacities-for-anticipatory-action

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How to become a citizen scientist—and when to leave it to the professionals https://www.popsci.com/environment/community-science-involvement/

An Inside Sun: Lickanantay Volcanology in the Salar de Atacama https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2022.909967/

Get prepared for an earthquake https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-management/preparedbc/know-your-hazards/earthquakes-tsunamis/earthquakes

Social Media Supplements Science During Natural Disasters https://eos.org/articles/social-media-supplements-science-during-natural-disasters

The Georgia Flood Literacy Project https://coastalgadnr.org/FloodLiteracy

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

Discover Volcanoes book for children https://descubrelosvolcanes.es/en/book/

Preparedness month: 30 days in 30 ways #30days30waysUK https://www.crisis-response.com/Publisher/Article.aspx

Psychology and disasters

‘I feel my heart breaking today’ – a climate scientist’s path through grief towards hope https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-i-feel-my-heart-breaking-today-a-climate-scientists-path-through-grief-towards-hope-188589

Learn about who is most at risk for emotional distress from hurricanes and tropical storms and where to find disaster-related resources https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/disaster-types/hurricanes-tropical-storms

Sociology and disasters

Part of the reason why low-income neighborhoods flooded has to do with the historical development of Houston https://www.lsu.edu/mediacenter/news/2022/08/climate-change-harvey.php

Community resilience through the lens of social support: Recovering from the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland https://www.researchgate.net/publication/363035116_Community_resilience_through_the_lens_of_social_support_Recovering_from_the_2010_Eyjafjallajokull_eruption_in_Iceland

Black Businesses Matter: A Longitudinal Study of Black-Owned Restaurants in the COVID-19 Pandemic Using Geospatial Big Data https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24694452.2022.2095971

Jackson’s water crisis was triggered by floods and compounded by racism https://grist.org/climate/jacksons-water-crisis-was-triggered-by-floods-and-compounded-by-racism/

Three things we learned about poverty and flood risk from urban household data https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/three-things-we-learned-about-poverty-and-flood-risk-urban-household-data

Today in disaster resilience (26 August 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (19 August 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (12 August 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

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