Today in disaster resilience (19 February 2021)

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

Dear colleague,

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Japan quake brings back memories of deadly 2011 tsunami

New Ebola outbreak declared in Guinea

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 3.74 mln

South Africa – Over 30 Fatalities Reported After Weeks of Flooding

Albania – Floods and Evacuations in Shkodra

Bolivia – Floods Affect Thousands in Beni and Santa Cruz

Large landslide hits East Java, leaving 18 people dead or missing, Indonesia

Intense explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Italy

Historic cold temps and snow in Wichita, Kansas

Forced evacuation of communities near Taal volcano, Philippines

Unusual, very large landslide hits Chunchi, Ecuador

3 people were killed and 10 more injured after a tornado struck coastal North Carolina

Second major winter storm threatens wide swath of U.S. with millions still suffering after first

Historic snowstorm leaves 3 dead in Greece

Persistent flooding damages thousands of homes and wide swaths of land in southern Mozambique

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Feb 2021: Etna volcano, Pacaya, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Semeru

Peru – 1 Dead, 9 Missing After Floods and Mudslides in Cusco

Shallow M5.6 earthquake hits Iran, injuring 43 people and cutting off electricity and water to Sisakht

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Arctic Report Card Founder Discusses the Fate of the Pole

Ausgrid installs “first of many” community batteries on Sydney network

Climate action could save ‘millions of lives’ through clean air, diet and exercise

Mexico was once a climate leader – now it’s betting big on coal

Pacific governments call for urgent action on disaster displacement in light of the climate crisis

Community forests prepare for climate change

Glacier collapse in India a worrying sign of what’s to come

Climate change is making extreme cold much less likely, despite the UK plummeting to -23°C

Increasing hurricane intensity around Bermuda linked to rising ocean temperatures

The climate coalition health report 2021: the impacts of climate change on public health

Climate risk in Africa: Adaptation and resilience

As NZ gets serious about climate change, can electricity replace fossil fuels in time?

Devastating Flood in Himalayas Highlights Risks of Development in the Era of Climate Change

A slippery slope: could climate change lead to more landslides?

EU to seek fossil fuel phase-out in energy charter treaty talks -document

New ANU institute for climate, energy & disaster solutions

Climate denialism, ‘doom porn’, deflection and The New Climate War

Why it matters that the U.S. rejoined the Paris climate agreement

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

Working paper: Climate change and human mobility – Impacts and actions across sectors

Australians fear climate change more than catching Covid, survey shows

Does Cold Weather Disprove Climate Change?

Why communication is critical to tackling the climate crisis

Heat and health in the WHO European Region: updated evidence for effective prevention

Sea level data confirms climate modeling projections were right

Disaster risk reduction

Good governance and good planning includes everyone and leads to action on reducing disaster risk

A post-quake lesson: Brick buildings should come with warnings

Mozambique: The time to prepare for the next cyclone is now

Wildfire Risk Report for every U.S. community

Supercomputer-developed AI predicts tsunami flooding in real-time on a PC

Is Texas’s Disaster a Harbinger of America’s Future?

Past earthquakes triggered large rockslides in the Eastern Alps

Slow motion precursors give earthquakes the fast slip

Learning from crisis: from disruption to transformation

Risky Cities Flood Project

The COVID-19 road ahead is long, winding and uncertain

Fujitsu leverages world’s fastest supercomputer and AI to predict tsunami flooding

Innovation in flood risk management: An ‘Avenues of Innovation’ analysis

Emergency management

Australia Considers New Covid-19 Quarantine Strategy: Outback Isolation

Advancing the Field of Disaster Response Management: Toward a Design Science Approach

Equal, Rapid Access to Vaccines Is More Important Than Ever as New COVID-19 Variants Emerge

Labor steps up criticism of bushfire grants after damage report by federal agency revealed

COVID-19: Vaccines giving 67% protection after three weeks, large-scale research shows

Four reasons experts say coronavirus cases are dropping in the United States

Australian Disaster Mapper audit

Bushfire prediction tech to bolster emergency response efforts

Vaccine Delays in Developing Nations Risk Prolonging Pandemic

Firefighter health, wellness and fitness

Mapping the Gaps aims to address some of the issues around fragmentation of post-flood support

How soon will COVID-19 vaccines return life to normal?

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Preparing for extreme weather at your school

Among the storm chasers: witnessing the terrifying power of tornadoes

Play School team up with Australian Red Cross and The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) to share early childhood safety messages relevant during times of emergency

Citizen scientists could be the key to early earthquake warning system

AIDR is now well into the process of developing the Disaster Resilience Education for Young People Handbook

How to become a flood resilient community

Participatory early warning and monitoring systems: A Nordic framework for web-based flood risk management

Engaging haitian community leaders in emergency preparedness

Transformative learning and community resilience to cyclones and storm surges: The case of coastal communities in Bangladesh

Rivers from above

Emergency Services Affected In Australia Due To Facebook Ban Internet

Students receives training on hazard mapping

Psychology and disasters

Volcanic hazard map visualisation affects cognition and crisis decision-making

Australian bushfires: Simple activities for children and adolescents

A comparative analysis of the relationship between flood experience and private flood mitigation behaviour in the regions of England

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

How the media may be making the COVID-19 mental health epidemic worse

Sociology and disasters

How do those affected by a disaster organize to meet their needs for justice? Campaign strategies and partial victories following the Grenfell Tower fire

Vaccine inequality, health systems under pressure, socio-economic fallout

Strengthening Disability Inclusion in Community-based Disaster Preparedness

‘You never know if you will be treated properly and with respect’: voices of LGBTIQA+ people who lived through disasters

Acquiring vulnerability indicators to geo-hydrological hazards: An example of mobile phone-based data collection

How heat is radically altering Americans’ lives before they’re even born – video

Warming stations and shelters open throughout the Houston area

England’s poorest areas hit by Covid ‘perfect storm’ – leaked report


Today in disaster resilience (12 February 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Himalayan landslide in Uttarakhand, India, leaving up to 150 feared dead in floods

Carnarvon residents take stock of flood damage in WA’s north-west

Guadeloupe – Flash Floods Hit Basse-Terre Island After 85mm of Rain in 6 Hours

Jordan and Saudi Arabia – 4 Dead, Several Rescued After Flash Floods

France – 400 Evacuated as Floods Continue in South West

At least 24 people died in Morocco after heavy rain flooded an illegal underground textile workshop

Southwest France hit by heavy floods, Paris area on flood alert

Morocco – Deadly Flash Floods in Tangier

Brutal Covid-19 Surge in the U.S. Weakens Significantly

Severe flooding hits Belo Horizonte as more than a month’s worth of rain falls in 72 hours, Brazil

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Feb 2021: Popocatépetl volcano, Reventador, Raung, Sangay, Sinabung

Indonesia – 4 Dead, 1 Missing, 60,000 Displaced After Floods Across Java Island

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

UK climate data shows why Australia’s best bet is with wind and solar

Wealthy Victorians least likely to support climate action: poll

Sir David Attenborough warns of climate ‘crisis moment’

Clear impact of climate change in Himalayan disaster

People matters – Why quantifying inclusion is key to climate adaptation

Melting glaciers, rising seas: Approaching climate tipping points

More at risk of losing homes as climate change outpaces response, Fiji warns

A comparative analysis to depict underlying attributes that might determine successful implementation of local adaptation plans

Covid caused a coal-killing carbon crunch, and it could be permanent

Australians should be worried about future emissions. To be told otherwise is absurd

Severe flood threat caused by climate change – landmark Oxford study

Fossil fuel pollution may have killed 8.7 million people in single year, says Harvard study

Big-emitting Australian businesses could soon face costly carbon levy in Europe

Weatherwatch: latest sea level rise forecast alarms scientists

Cooling La Niña is on the wane, but temperatures set to rise: UN weather agency

The effects of climate change are already making large tracts of Western Sydney uninhabitable

Disaster risk reduction

Archaeologist says he was hired as PR move over Warragamba Dam project

Water Warning: The Looming Threat of the World’s Aging Dams

Innovative solutions for flood risk management

Flooding in England 2019-21 report

Severe Weather Caused $2.4 Billion in Insured Damage in Canada in 2020$2-4-billion-in-insured-damage-in-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic challenge to the All-Hazards Approach for disaster planning

CSU civil engineers find link between hospitals and schools key to community resilience, develop tool for measuring social services stability

The Relative Value Of Fire Planning Alternatives

Hydroelectric power, dams and landslides in the Himalayas

Flood Data Improved: New Version of Live Stream Gauges in Living Atlas

Logging increases bush flammability for 30 years, research shows

Why it matters that British Columbians buy earthquake insurance; Washingtonians don’t

Emergency management

As Perth’s suburbs burn, the rest of Australia watches and learns

Syria: Floods affect nearly 70,000 displaced people

Dennis Mileti: November 7, 1945 to January 30, 2021

The 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise, California

Uttarakhand disaster likely caused by landslide, not glacial outburst, satellite images reveal

The catastrophic landslide and flood in Chamoli in Uttarakhand: the sequence of events

New bushfire prediction technology aims to help frontline emergency teams

Wearing a second face mask over the one you already have could help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 significantly

An emergency response technology company that works with different providers in Kenya to put the best emergency responders onto the same map

Australia Considers New Covid-19 Quarantine Strategy: Outback Isolation

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Evacuation behaviors and emergency communications: An analysis of real-world incident videos

Disaster Education For Young People newsletter

Articles and activities to aid any educator in tackling the challenging topic of climate change

A study published on Voluntary Commitments by landslide stakeholders

Not Risking It: Children and youth in climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the education sector

40-Second Video Shows A Billion Years Of Shifting Tectonic Plates

International Day of Women and Girls in Science: 11 February 2021

Psychology and disasters

Mental Health Needs in Large-Scale Shelters: Lessons From Dallas

Dynamic Risk Perception and Behavior in Response to COVID-19

Children affected by Black Saturday and other bushfires may experience trauma long after the blaze is extinguished

Poorer mental health smolders after deadly, devastating wildfire

Sociology and disasters

What Came After Hurricane Harvey for People With Disabilities? Restoring, Recovering, and Rebuilding

Reference Guides on Gender and Disaster Series

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

Beyond disaster vulnerabilities: An empirical investigation of the causal pathways linking conflict to disaster risks

Gender, disaster management and the private sector: Mapping and analysis of existing resources and previous interventions

Today in disaster resilience (5 February 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Intensity of Cyclone Ana surprises many in Fiji

Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria’s Idlib

Papua New Guinea – Deadly Landslide in Morobe Province

Fiji – Tropical Cyclone Ana Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Missing

Burundi – Floods in Bujumbura Province Force Thousands From Their Homes

Chile – Floods and Landslides After Record Rainfall

At least 85 homes lost in Perth bushfires

Greece – Firefighter Dies in Flash Floods in Evros

France – Evacuations as Rivers Rise in North and South West

Paraguay – Severe Floods Hit Central and Southern Areas

Indonesia – 25,000 Affected by Floods in East and Central Java

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Feb 2021: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Raung

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The Guardian view on climate progress: the need for speed

As Biden hits the accelerator on climate action, Australia remains stuck in policy paralysis

Climate change may change rainfall patterns in south India, intensify floods: Study’s grid is reshaping itself around the surge in clean energy

If the Science is Clear, Why Do We Need More Climate Research?

America needs a climate adaptation strategy

NUS researchers develop new urban planning GIS tool to improve urban climate resilience

Climate Risk in Africa

Heat killed a record number of people in Arizona last year, ‘a staggering increase’

World Losing Ice 57 Percent Faster Than In the 1990s, Study Finds

Australia needs to stop thinking that setting a target of zero emissions by 2050 is good enough

Living with water project explores coastal adaptation plans to address rising sea levels

Sea level rise could be worse than feared, warn researchers

As climate warms, summer monsoons to produce less streamflow

Florida Unveils New Statewide Sea Rise Mapping Tool

U.S. Cities Are Underestimating Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Adults should listen to children to understand the severity of the climate crisis

Why Learning Is Essential for Climate Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation

Updated yardstick begs question: What’s ‘normal’ in a changing climate?

EU climate change plans will ripple through foreign policy, researchers say

Simultaneous drought and heat wave events are becoming more common

Risk of extreme droughts likely to increase in Scotland

Community based flood early warning systems: Improving climate change adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region

For a City Staring Down the Barrel of a Climate-Driven Flood, A New Study Could be the Smoking Gun

Increasing risk of floods as glaciers recede in Central Andes, South America

Disaster risk reduction

Scientists identify flank instability at a volcano with history of collapse

Everbridge unveils next-generation front-end alerting interface for industry-leading global public warning platform

Indigenous rangers in WA north priced out of bushfire prevention by insurance price jump

Homeowners who put in flood defences may pay less for insurance

The age of the “megafire”

UAE-India pact to help with forecast and early warnings on cyclones, tsunamis, sand storms

Indonesia and ASEAN usher in a new era of disaster readiness, response, and risk reduction

Hurricanes and typhoons moving 30km closer to coasts every decade

Urbanization impacts on flood risks based on urban growth data and coupled flood models

Exposure to natural hazard events unassociated with policy change for improved disaster risk reduction

Assessment of trends in hydrological extremes using regional magnification factors

Flooding risk rises as UK’s wetlands lost

Resilience of SMEs

Link between three typhoons that affected the Korean Peninsula in the summer of 2020 and wildfires in the western United States

Here’s why effective disaster management needs responsible AI

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s Floodplain Manager newsletter

Storms, tornadoes and explosions: Bushfires are getting stranger. How?

2020 FM Global Resilience Index

Canadian hail storm catastrophe marked as one of most severe in North America

Resilient Shores: Vietnam’s Coastal Development Between Opportunity and Disaster Risk

Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: Covid-19 trio tops global business risks

Towards a multidimensional vulnerability index: Discussion paper

I lived through Hurricane Katrina and helped design the rebuild – floods will always come, but we can build better to prepare

Disaster risk reduction in India: Status report 2020

Status of Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific 2020

Overshadowed by COVID: the deadly extreme weather of 2020

Scientists Are Looking Beyond Antibiotics to Stop the Drug-Resistant Bacteria Crisis

Anticipating the flood: Taking early actions at the Lower Limpopo in Mozambique

Emergency management

Navigating the complexities around a COVID vaccine in Africa

Cyclone Eloise shatters Mozambique’s progress to recover from 2019 storms

Factors influencing acceptance or rejection regarding being the host community for post-disaster resettlements in developing countries

Canada to quarantine travelers, suspend flights south

What do new variants of the coronavirus mean for us?

The Complex Decisions Around Rebuilding After A Wildfire

How to enhance community recovery after disasters

Blue Mountains did not receive a cent from $177m NSW bushfire disaster fund

Eloise Floods Mozambique

The seven countries with better coronavirus responses than Australia

Disaster education, communications and engagement

After years of tough lessons, spanish-speaking communities rise to get wildfire information fast and in their language

Flood risk communication – final project report

Representation of disasters in school textbooks for children with intellectual disabilities in Iran: A qualitative content analysis

#SimulateThis Using role playing to help students gain experience for real-life crisis scenarios they may encounter in the future

Demystifying learning

‘Bring Your Own Brigade’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Help Callum 360 video tells the true story of a young boy whose house was flooded, using his own words and seeing through his own eyes

New book: Children and Young People’s Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction

Early warnings of COVID-19 outbreaks across Europe from social media

Engaging with care: Incorporating ethics and compassion into disaster research

Psychology and disasters

Cooperative and competitive behaviour among passengers during the costa concordia disaster

About the Disaster Mental Health Hub

Migration not seen as solution by those in flood zone

Survey finds low public trust in local officials, higher trust in first responders

Sociology and disasters

The COVID-19 pandemic is shining an unforgiving light on the world’s most vulnerable and marginal people

White people receiving coronavirus vaccine at higher rates than Black, Latino Americans

You can’t talk about disaster risk reduction without talking about inequality

Checklist for gender equality and social inclusion in disaster/emergency preparedness in the COVID-19 context

Social capital in community response after Cyclone Winston: Case study of three different communities in Fiji

Underinsurance is entrenching poverty as the vulnerable are hit hardest by disasters

Today in disaster resilience (29 January 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

At least 12 killed after Tropical Cyclone “Eloise” makes landfall near Beira, Mozambique

Burundi – Floods in Bujumbura Province Force Thousands From Their Homes

‘Like a bomb went off’: 1 dead, at least 30 injured after tornado rips through parts of Alabama

Brazil – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Santa Catarina After 40mm of Rain in 1 Hour

Southern Africa – Tropical Cyclone Eloise Triggers Floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa

Wildfire Ravages 10,000 Hectares of Forest in Argentina

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jan 2021: Etna volcano, Pacaya, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Merapi, Dukono

USA – California Storm Triggers Mudslides, Prompts Evacuation Orders in Burn Areas

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Heatwaves may mean Sydney is too hot for people to live in ‘within decades’

America needs a climate adaptation strategy

Climate change must get the same scientific response as coronavirus, Australian Nobel winner says

How to make your home more resilient to heatwaves and severe storms in summer

As heatwaves become more extreme, which jobs are riskiest?

Mitigation, adaptation or do nothing: Responding to climate change,14732#.YBBpLix7wJY.twitter

Australia could take massive economic hit from climate-fuelled extreme weather, report warns

Hitting Home: The Compounding Costs of Climate Inaction

‘The science is real’: Coastal experts hope Biden will partner to combat sea level rise

Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds

Climate adaptation summit hears dire warnings but misses action to match

Biden’s new climate orders to include suspension of federal oil and gas leasing – sources

40 Governments and Leading Institutions Commit to Support Locally Led Climate Adaptation

“Now it’s unpredictable”: Young people face climate change in Papua New Guinea

Global climate risk index 2021

Impacts of Climate Change on Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. National Forests and Grasslands

With 1.2 million respondents, the Peoples’ Climate Vote is the largest survey of public opinion on climate change ever conducted

Climate change brings challenges for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

‘Resilient recovery’: Cities link pandemic, climate adaptation responses

New climate panel says Australia needs to aim for net zero emissions by 2035

Global Ice Loss on Pace to Drive Worst-Case Sea Level Rise

UK electricity from renewables outpaces gas and coal power

Climate change is now a national security priority for the Pentagon

Climate Adaptation Summit: Invest in early warnings and early action

What you need to know about the climate change resilience rating system

“World first”: South Australia achieves 100pct solar, and lowest prices in Australia

Disaster risk reduction

‘Inadequate’: Indigenous survey for Warragamba Dam plan found wanting

Native American fire management at an ancient wildland–urban interface in the Southwest United States

How Africa’s largest city is staying afloat

The Australian flammability monitoring system: Providing a clear picture of landscape dryness

Simulating 800,000 years of California earthquake history to pinpoint risks

3 Shifts to Advance Adaptation and Resilience in 2021

Ageing Dams Pose Growing Threat: UN

Thousands of crucial flood defences across England were in poor condition last year

Increasing numbers of U.S. residents live in high-risk wildfire and flood zones. Why?

Atlas of the human planet 2020: Open geoinformation for research, policy, and action

Natural disasters data book 2019: An analytical overview, climate & catastrophe insight: 2020 annual report

Hazard definition and classification review

Status of Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific 2020

De Blasio’s $1 Million Flood Plan Shelved and Hidden From High-Risk East Harlem

New warning system in Bangladesh to tackle rising landslide risk

Managing flood risk

UNESCO provides Morocco with 7 earthquake early warning equipment

Lessons for future disasters

Disaster risk reduction in Australia: Status report 2020

How heatwaves and drought combine to produce the perfect firestorm

Emergency management

Doctors Begin to Crack Covid’s Mysterious Long-Term Effects

How a Himalayan community kept Covid-19 under check

Anticipation in Emergency Management: Shifting from Crisis Response to Shaping Future Resilience

UK Covid deaths: Why the 100,000 toll is so bad

All countries should pursue a Covid-19 elimination strategy: here are 16 reasons why

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Understanding Visual Risk Communication Messages: An Analysis of Visual Attention Allocation and Think-Aloud Responses to Tornado Graphics

Information is power: Connecting local responders to the risk information that they need

Participatory mapping and visualization of local knowledge: An example from Eberbach, Germany

Homeowners guide to property flood resilience

Evaluating learning spaces in flood risk management in Germany: Lessons for governance research

Psychology and disasters

Warning over mental health effects of floods in the UK

Insurance firm offers mental health support as UK flood risk surges

Using virtual reality to study pedestrian exit choice behaviour during evacuations

The importance of public risk perception for the effective management of pluvial floods in urban areas: A case study from Germany

Domestic violence soars after natural disasters. Preventing it needs to be part of the emergency response

Sociology and disasters

The Sociology of Structural Disaster

Winter weather brings fresh disaster to Gaza

Vulnerability assessment of households to flash floods and landslides in the poor upland regions of Vietnam

‘49% more likely to die’ – racial inequalities of COVID-19 laid bare in study of East London hospitals

Today in disaster resilience (22 January 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Massive pyroclastic flow at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

Severe floods hit Bolivia and Paraguay

New paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna’s Southeast Crater, Italy

Indonesia earthquake rescuers hampered by damaged infrastructure after dozens killed

Syria – Floods in Displacement Camps in Idlib and Aleppo

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides in South Kalimantan and North Sulawesi

Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

Around 2,000 homes and businesses in Manchester told to evacuate due to flooding fears

Madagascar – Tropical Storm Eloise Leaves Homes Destroyed, Hundreds Displaced

Brazil – Flash Floods and Landslides in São Paulo and Minas Gerais

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change blamed for a third of U.S. flood losses in past 3 decades

Powerful winds spark new blazes in California’s year-round fire ‘season’

Health warnings as ‘intense’ heatwave to hit NSW until Australia Day

Biden hits reset on US climate action – and turns up the heat on Morrison

Biden returns US to Paris climate accord hours after becoming president

Legal bid to stop UK building Europe’s biggest gas power plant fails

Five reasons to be optimistic about clean energy in 2021

Keeping it local: Engaging communities in climate resilience projects in Yangon

Disaster risk reduction

The link between tropical cyclones and heatwaves

Accurate forecasts of rainfall can help save lives and livelihoods from drought in Sub-Saharan Africa

These are the world’s greatest threats in 2021

NZ landslides more dangerous than quakes

Invited perspectives: Building sustainable and resilient communities – recommended actions for natural hazard scientists

A risk analysis of COVID‐19 infections in Kolkata Metropolitan City: A GIS based study

The global risks report 2021, 16th edition

The National Risk Index: Discover the landscape of natural hazard risk in the United States

Emergency management

A Really Bad Idea! “Caught on video: Japan emergency callers will be able to send footage to police”

Mask-wearing and control of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the USA: a cross-sectional study

Biden outlines vaccine plan, requires masks on flights

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Disaster season is here — do you have a Resilience Action Plan? Here’s how the small town of Tarnagulla built theirs

Individual action, community good: coming together to save ourselves and the planet

For eyewitness accounts of earthquake shaking, representation matters

Using community resilience vision statements to engage communities in Bangladesh

Sociology and disasters

The dual effect of social ties on COVID‑19 spread in Japan

Strengthening urban resilience in Amman, Jordan, to mitigate flash floods and protect vulnerable communities

Today in disaster resilience (15 January 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Landslides kill 11, injure 18 in Indonesia’s West Java

Coronavirus crisis worsens with global surges and fresh outbreaks

Deadly avalanche strikes ski resort in the world’s northernmost city of Norilsk, Russia

Record rains hit southern Thailand, leaving 3 dead and more than 58 000 households affected by floods

Albania – Families Evacuated After Floods in North

Jamaica – Flash Floods in Montego Bay

Philippines – Thousands Hit by More Floods in Central Regions

Worst flooding in 50 years leaves 6 dead, 50 000 displaced in Malaysia

Spain – Deadly Flash Floods in South After Heavy Rain From Storm Filomena

Indonesia – Thousands of Homes Flooded in Bandung Regency, West Java Province

Malaysia – Almost 2,000 Displaced by Floods in Sabah

Southeastern Europe – Floods Prompt Evacuations in Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania and Kosovo

Turkey drought: Istanbul could run out of water in 45 days

Category 5 atmospheric river brings flooding rain and strong winds to Oregon and Washington, U.S.

Namibia – Heavy Rain Continues, Flash Floods in Windhoek

Indonesia – Thousands of Homes Damaged After Floods in West Sumatra

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Jan 2021: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Merapi, Reventador, Sangay

USA – 1 Missing After Rains Trigger Floods and Landslides in Oregon

Tanzania – Severe Flooding in Mtwara Region After Torrential Rainfall

Indonesia – Thousands of Families Affected by Floods in South Kalimantan Province

Turkey – Flash Floods in Izmir

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Cities could get more than 4°C hotter by 2100. To keep cool in Australia, we urgently need a national planning policy

Global heating could stabilize if net zero emissions achieved, scientists say

2020 ties with 2016 as world’s hottest year on record, EU climate change service

Climate change activists want COP26 to build on the momentum of 2020

CO2 levels seen more than 50% above pre-industrial levels in 2021

Climate change: Africa’s green energy transition ‘unlikely’ this decade

UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy

Retrofitting unused spaces can help South African cities adapt to climate change

Norway’s comprehensive climate action plan

Australia’s Black Summer a climate wake-up call

Awareness of urban climate adaptation strategies – An international overview

As the Arctic melts, a regime shift is taking place

Decoupling of the Arctic Oscillation and North Atlantic Oscillation in a warmer climate

New Zealand records seventh-hottest year, with extreme weather more likely

The cities most impacted by sea level rise

Ghosts of Glaciers Past Hint at Future Climate Challenges

The state of the climate in 2021

Climate change is responsible for billions of dollars in flood costs, study says

Hurricanes, wildfires, and heat dominated U.S. weather in 2020

Rising sea levels visibly transforming parts of coastal region around Kakadu National Park

Climate crisis: record ocean heat in 2020 supercharged extreme weather

Earth to reach temperature tipping point in next 20 to 30 years, new study finds

Locally led adaption to climate change: the start of a 10-year learning journey

‘Heat refuges’ may be one solution to Western Sydney’s climate emergency

If we want to understand global heating, we have to examine ocean temperature trends

The world is facing ‘catastrophic’ global warming, with 2020 among the hottest years on record, UN warns

2020 was hottest year on record by narrow margin, Nasa says

Report says not enough funding is being made available to deal with effects of extreme weather

UN Adaptation Gap Report 2020

As World’s Deltas Sink, Rising Seas Are Far from Only Culprit

Can SE Asian workers take the heat? Researchers tackle rising temperatures

Disaster risk reduction

In 2020, there were 22 weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each to affect the United States

Natural hazard figures for 2020

Monitoring rainfall for early warning: Peru’s ingenious solutions

Practical action and early warning systems

Long-term improvement in precautions for flood risk mitigation: A case study in the low-lying area of central Vietnam

Exposure to natural hazard events unassociated with policy change for improved disaster risk reduction

ASEAN achieves a milestone towards regional disaster risk reduction

Australian bushfires 2019–20: Exploring the short-term health impacts

The changing risk and burden of wildfire in the United States

Contribution of historical precipitation change to US flood damages

Has Haiti built back better? 11 years after the devastating earthquake

Advanced tools reveal critical infrastructure connections and help mitigate disasters

How do we limit the impact of disasters in a country with a very high risk index?

The European Commission publishes the new report on disaster risks in the EU

Emergency management

One in five in England have had Covid, modelling suggests

The Japanese authorities understood covid-19 better than most

Southern Queensland still in drought while northern region battles floods

After a record 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020, it’s time to overhaul US disaster policy – here’s how

Asking people to prepare for fire is pointless if they can’t afford to do it. It’s time we subsidised fire prevention

Disaster during a pandemic: Lessons from 2020 flooding in South Japan

Droughts, floods, super typhoons. But 2020’s extreme weather was eclipsed by COVID

Literature review on law and disaster recovery and reconstruction

COVID-19 impact in India

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How the children of Cobargo are moving on from a year marked by bushfires and a pandemic

How does drowning happen and how can you prevent it?

Creating virtual geologic mapping exercises in a changing world

What you do makes a difference: Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2021 launches to help protect homes and neighborhoods

Citizen science is booming during the pandemic

Muntinlupa inaugurates its Mobile Learning Hub, the first innovative roving ‘learning bus’ in Metro Manila to teach disaster resilience

How To Build A 2 Week Emergency Food Supply

From Grug to The Fire Wombat: six books to help kids deal with bushfire anxiety

Here’s how Seattleites should prepare for an earthquake

Psychology and disasters

How students are making sense of the Black Summer bushfires

How do people perceive flood risk? Findings from a public survey in Tuscany, Italy

Sociology and disasters

How racial and gender equality are critical for building climate resilience

Learning from population displacement in the Pacific: Case study of the 2017-2018 eruption of the Ambae volcano, Vanuatu

Social Ties, Mobility, and COVID-19 spread in Japan

Today in disaster resilience (8 January 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Tropical Cyclone Imogen, the first of the season, forms over Gulf, crosses coast north of Karumba

At least 2 dead & over 10,000 people evacuated from floods across Johor, Pahang & Terengganu

Deadly flash floods affect more than 15 000 families in Central Philippines

Massive landslide at Mount Silberhorn, New Zealand

Papua New Guinea – Deadly Landslide in Central Province

Emergency warning issued as fast-moving bushfire advances north of Perth

Caribbean volcano rumbles back to life, MSM fake news about evacuation orders spread panic

Bolivia – Hail and Flash Floods in Sucre Leave 4 Dead, 6 Missing

North Queensland hit with intense rainfall causing flooding as BOM issues severe storm warning

Indonesia – Deadly Floods in North Sulawesi and West Nusa Tenggara

Sri Lanka – Thousands Affected by Floods in Batticaloa

Chennai records heaviest 24-hour January rain since 1915, India

Bushfire emergency continues north of Perth as firefighters brace for worsening conditions

North Queensland rain will continue into next week, BOM warns

More than 500 evacuated after new eruption at Merapi volcano, Indonesia

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Jan 2021: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Reventador

Namibia – Flooding in South as Rivers Overflow

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Five reasons to be optimistic about climate action

Greta Thunberg turns 18, hopes 2021 will be the ‘year of awakening’

Last year was dismal in many respects but it was a landmark for renewables in Australia

Australia records fourth-warmest year in 2020, despite La Niña

Many Indian districts ‘hotspots’ of climate change

Many Scientists Now Say Global Warming Could Stop Relatively Quickly After Emissions Go to Zero

‘The sea is rising, the climate is changing’: the lessons learned from Mozambique’s deadly cyclone

Rising seas threaten China’s long, low, and crowded coast

‘Snub’: Australia leaves 2030 climate goals unchanged in UN submission

Dozens of nations miss deadline to boost climate ambition

New data-driven global climate model provides projections for urban environments

Summer temperatures could rise faster in the UK than average global rates

Uzbekistan advances its climate change adaptation planning

Impacts of climate change on Georgia’s coastal zone: Vulnerability assessment and adaptation options

Climate adaptation solution for informal settlers in Asian coastal cities

What can COVID-19 teach us about preparing for climate risks in Europe?

Who should pick up the tab for the costs of climate change in north Queensland?

Assessing Shifts in Regional Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. River Basins in Response to Climate Change over the 21st Century

How Australia can phase out coal power while maintaining energy security

Connections of climate change and variability to large and extreme forest fires in southeast Australia

Building resilience in India

As climate risks rise, U.S. urged to update flood maps and building rules

Australia’s Annual Climate Statement 2020

Disaster risk reduction

Catastrophic bushfires have led to a heightened interest in Indigenous burning practices. How do Aboriginal experts use fire to care for their land?

A new measure that can predict whether a city is prone to rain- or tide-based flooding

Public ‘Lost Confidence’ in Authorities as Floods Displace a Million People in South Sudan – Report–report/

Priorities and Effectiveness in Wildfire Management: Evidence from Fire Spread in the Western United States

Northern Australian communities need more affordable insurance

Integrating wildfire risk management and spatial planning – A historical review of two Australian planning systems

Embracing a new approach to flood risk management across socio-economic environments

This is Cat Tales, the e-newsletter of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, for November/December 2020

SERVIR Flood Mapping Service Brings Speed to Cambodia Disaster Management

USF volcanology team develops new approach to understanding massive volcanic eruptions

How wildfires in the Americas and tropical Africa in 2020 compared to previous years

What if Typhoon Jebi had been stronger and taken a different path?

How scientists are identifying ways to prevent the next pandemic

Strengthening disaster risk reduction and management at the local level: A report on capacity and needs assessment of six rural and urban municipalities of Nepal

Why hurricane risk modelling has to change

Global map shows nineteen percent of the global population may face a high probability of subsidence

Yet more wildfires

Flood damage and mortgage credit risk: A case study of Hurricane Harvey

Macroeconomic modeling of managing hurricane damage in the Caribbean: The case of Jamaica

Emergency management

Recommitting to help countries recover fairly from COVID-19, and with climate-resilient economies

Understanding what data tell us about COVID-19’s socio-economic impact

Study Confirms New U.K. Coronavirus Variant Is Substantially More Transmissible

Africa Left With Few Options for Vaccines, South Africa Says

As victims of typhoon-prone Philippines’ worst floods in 50 years clean up and rebuild, its disaster-risk management is back under the spotlight

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 2.85 mln: Africa CDC

One American dies from Covid-19 every 33 seconds as the vaccine rollout hits snags

South Sudan floods displace a million as hunger and diseases loom

Expressways to host more disaster shelter areas

Getting ahead of crises: A thesaurus for anticipatory humanitarian action

Coronavirus variant: Europe needs to coordinate lockdowns now to control it

Practical lessons for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic: Principles for recovery

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Volcano Series 1

The COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook

Helping Our Senior Community Prepare

Psychology and disasters

Mental health is one of the biggest pandemic issues we’ll face in 2021

Pandemic Kindness Movement

Sociology and disasters

1.47 billion people face flood risk worldwide: for over a third, it could be devastating

Flood exposure and social vulnerability in the United States

To build back from COVID-19, don’t overlook informal workers

Today in disaster resilience (1 January 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Flood and wind warnings across UK as Storm Bella sweeps in

Deadly flooding hits Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Los Lagos, Chile

Tropical Storm “Chalane” to make landfall over Madagascar, head toward Mozambique

Portugal – Evacuations After Floods and Landslides in Madeira

Croatia earthquake leaves children among dead, forcing hospital evacuation and nuclear plant shutdown

Strong eruption at Suwanosejima volcano, Alert Level raised, Japan

At least 12 climbers dead as heavy snow hits Tehran, Iran

Ecuador – Flood Damage Leaves Thousands Without Drinking Water in Azuay Province

DR Congo – Deadly Floods Strike Again in Uvira

Madagascar – Tropical Storm Chalane Triggers Minor Flooding

Neighbourhood evacuated as landslide buries houses, destroys buildings in Norway

Sleeping volcanoes rumble to life in the eastern Caribbean

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Dec 2020: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

From bushfires to flash flooding, what will the Australian summer of the future look like?

Climate of change puts business and Coalition at odds

India achieves record low price for large scale solar plant

New Zealand readers say ‘everything’ must be prioritised in battle against climate change

Oregon wildfires are adding more fuel to young activists’ legal climate battle

Project Drawdown

New climate models suggest faster melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet

WMO: Siberian heatwave put 2020 among three hottest years on record

2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat

Climate change: Extreme weather causes huge losses in 2020

Australia’s bushfires among the world’s worst weather disasters ‘boosted’ by climate change, report finds

Counting the cost 2020: A year of climate breakdown

Sea-level rise from climate change could exceed the high-end projections, scientists warn

Australia trails Pacific nations in fight against climate change

‘We cannot make it without science’: Greta Thunberg says climate experts are being ignored

Experts should lead climate change response: NSW Environment Minister

Floods, storms and searing heat: 2020 in extreme weather

Tampa addresses chronic flooding as climate challenges loom

2020 Broke All These Environmental Records Despite The Pandemic

Cambridge becomes the 1st US city to require stickers warning the threat of climate change at gas pumps

Disaster risk reduction

This year wasn’t unprecedented. If anything, it set the precedent

Evolution of a pyrocumulonimbus event associated with an extreme wildfire in Tasmania, Australia

The top 10 weather and climate events of a record-setting year

The anatomy of a firestorm: Researchers use radar to peer into a bushfire phenomenon

Rising to meet the tide

Could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?

Billion-Dollar Disasters: The Costs, in Lives and Dollars, Have Never Been So High

Overshadowed by COVID: the deadly extreme weather of 2020

California must burn more of its forests to save them. Is the public ready?

ACCC inquiry finds northern Australia properties difficult to insure due to flood and cyclone risks

Emergency management

Withstanding winter vulnerabilities: A way of life in a northern seaside community

Covid pandemic turned 2020 into deadliest year in U.S. history, CDC finds

Here’s a Plan to Stop the Coronavirus From Mutating

Covid world map: which countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths?

With the new Covid variant everywhere, it’s not enough to just wait for the vaccine

Theodore, the first Queensland town to be totally evacuated, reflects on flood disaster 10 years on

Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us

Vaccination no guarantee of virus eradication: WHO officials

Early Action Protocol activated as Tropical Cyclone Chalane approaches Mozambique

Silence of the bush: Mallacoota residents look back over a year of loss and regrowth after fire devastation

How do the COVID-19 variants found in the UK and South Africa affect the illness?

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Taiwan dispatches its first volcano drill alert

Role of pre-disaster discussions on preparedness on consensus-making of integrated flood management (IFM) after a flood disaster, based on a case in the Abukuma River Basin, Fukushima, Japan

Psychology and disasters

Reasons to be hopeful in 2021

Covid poses ‘greatest threat to mental health since second world war’

Eight Persistent COVID-19 Myths and Why People Believe Them

The lost summer

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19 and inequality: A review of the evidence on likely impact and policy options

Regional differences in resilience of social and physical systems: Case study of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Disasters and Demographic Change of ‘Single-Industry’ Towns—Decline and Resilience in Morwell, Australia

Regional differences in resilience of social and physical systems: Case study of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

People in harm’s way: Flood exposure and poverty in 189 countries

Today in disaster resilience (25 December 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

UK weather: Landslides and flooding after half a month’s rain falls in one day

European neighbours shut doors to Britain amid alarm over new coronavirus strain

Philippines – 8 Killed in Floods and Landslides, Thousands Evacuate

Malaysia – Thousands Evacuate Floods in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang

Brazil – 12 Dead, 9 Missing After Floods in Santa Catarina

Thailand – 1 Dead After Further Floods and Landslides in South

Hawaii residents told to stay home as Kilauea volcano erupts

Antarctica reports first coronavirus cases

U.S. loses one life every 33 seconds to COVID-19 in deadliest week so far

Large landslides cause major damage in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

New eruption at Kilauea’s summit caldera, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Hawai’I

UK records 744 more Covid deaths, the highest since 29 April

Endless wildfire season in California

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Dec 2020: Etna volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch

Algeria – Vehicles Swept Away by Flash Floods in Jijel Province

Brazil – Deadly Flash Floods in Rio De Janeiro State

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Will the Mediterranean become too hot for tourists?

Activists hail ‘historic win’ as NSW environment court rejects Bylong Valley coalmine

Wetlands, not walls, may be key to managing flooding as sea levels rise

Floods, droughts and heat waves herald a changing climate

Angry Weather

B.C. lacks plans for rising seas, flooding: coastal adaptation researcher

Rethinking migration and (mal)adaptation to climate change

Grid operators turn to wind, solar and batteries as system issues grow

Taiwan may face fewer typhoons – but harsher drought – as planet warms

Climate risks to health set to worsen inequity, harm children

2020 in review: Extreme weather seen around the world as climate warms

Warming Arctic with less ice heats up Cold War tensions

New research exposes the harsh realities of hurricanes in a warmer world

Scientists use new methods to better forecast atmospheric rivers

Climate change and the European water dimension: Enhancing resilience

2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat

Disaster risk reduction

Rural Resilience: Disaster Preparedness for Communities Off the Beaten Path

Building Codes Save: A Nationwide Study of Loss Prevention

Probable maximum precipitation (PMP) as it relates to climate variability and change

Words Whispered in Water; Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina

Open data shows lightning, not arson, was the likely cause of most Victorian bushfires last summer

Barriers to enhancing disaster risk reduction and community resilience: evidence from the L’Aquila disaster

The influence of prescribed burning and wildfire on lidar-estimated forest structure of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve

Global Volcanism Program

Interactive map: which areas of Australia were hit by multiple disasters in 2020?

Pathological (Im)mobilities: managing risk in a time of pandemics

Changes caused by worsening wildfires in California forests will last centuries

Colombo declaration of multi-hazard early warning and disaster risk reduction: 2020

New Volcano, Old Caldera

Launch of the first parametric tropical cyclone risk insurance product in Africa

Predictive deep learning for flood evacuation planning and routing

Colombo declaration of multi-hazard early warning and disaster risk reduction: 2020

Status of Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific 2020

Human cost of disasters (2000-2019)

 Emergency management

ShakeAlert—Earthquake Early Warning System for the West Coast of the U.S. (2020)

RecovUS: An Agent-Based Model of Post-Disaster Household Recovery

Disaster Law

Deadly Tropical Cyclone Yasa leaves ‘devastation’ across Fiji’s north

EU records fewer fires in 2020 despite monstrous blazes

Top-down reconstruction and the failure to “build back better” resilient communities after disaster: lessons from the 2009 L’Aquila Italy earthquake

Pacific nations brace for first major cyclones of the season

Six humanitarian lessons from the COVID-19 crisis

‘People-to-people’ support – An exemplary contribution towards Nepal’s recovery efforts

US deaths in 2020 top 3 million, by far most ever counted

How Vietnam fought a pandemic and won

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Mortality Risk Calculator calculates risk of mortality from COVID-19 in currently uninfected individuals

The structuralization of risk communication work and objectives in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Communication missteps during COVID‐19 hurt those already most at risk

Psychology and disasters

Trajectories of International Student Psychological Functioning and Pandemic Preparedness During COVID-19

Sociology and disasters

Unity is Strength: Community Resilience in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Gender, Working Parents, and the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States

Women’s resilience to disasters

Covid-19 and the Social Sciences

Building a Disaster-Resilient Community in Taiwan: A Social Capital Analysis of the Meizhou Experience

Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project empowering women and girls

Fighting a Pandemic Requires Trust

Livelihood Resilience Measurement Framework for Dam-Induced Displacement and Resettlement

Today in disaster resilience (18 December 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

The number of people with the coronavirus in the United States who have died passed 300,000

Turkey – 2 Missing After Flash Floods in Izmir Province

Colombia – Deadly Landslide in San Luis, Antioquia

NSW severe wet weather continues for fifth day as people in Tweed, Northern Rivers told to evacuate

Indonesia – Thousands Hit by Floods on Java and Sumatra Islands

Cyclone Yasa: Fiji prepares for category 5 storm as Tonga braces for Zazu

Snow piling up at an unprecedented rate in Japan

Intense Strombolian activity continues at Etna’s Southeast Crater, lava emission resumes

Tropical Cyclone Yasa hits Fiji, Government declares state of disaster

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Dec 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Increasing importance of temperature as a contributor to the spatial extent of streamflow drought

Climate change: Have countries kept their promises?

World is in danger of missing Paris climate target, summit is warned

The Marshall Islands could be wiped out by climate change – and their colonial history limits their ability to save themselves

Bangladesh’s hidden climate costs

Climate-related hazard indices for Europe

Bushfire science information report 1: Does climate affect bushfire risks in the native forests of eastern Australia?

Morrison government should be ‘doing more’ with states driving 33% cut in emissions by 2030

Jamaica kicks off new climate plan, undeterred by pandemic and floods

Rethinking Climate Change Adaptation

Preparing India for extreme climate events: Mapping hotspots and response mechanisms

The vanishing Arctic

Earth may be even closer to 1.5°C of global warming than we thought

Loss and damage from climate change has pushed Sierra Leoneans far beyond their ability to adapt

How is Modern Climate Change Affecting Landscape Processes?

Tip of the iceberg: Navigating the known and unknown costs of climate change for Canada

Groundwater Beneath Your Feet Is Rising With the Sea. It Could Bring Long-Buried Toxins With It

Disaster risk reduction

Ten steps to increasing bushfire resilience

Economic footprint of California wildfires in 2018

Patterns and trends in simultaneous wildfire activity in the United States from 1984 to 2015

NSW regulator investigates 1000 dams for alleged breaches

Coming back stronger: A city-driven infrastructure agenda for a cleaner, more resilient, more equitable America

Byron Bay beach damage ‘worst in a generation’ as storms batter 1,000km of coastline

This river in New Zealand is legally a person. Here’s how it happened

How Science Beat the Virus

Hydrological Benefits of Restoring Wildfire Regimes in the Sierra Nevada Persist in a Warming Climate

Earthquakes with a chance of… volcanoes?

Sink or swim? A historic year of floods in South Asia

An asset-based participatory community analysis of natural hazards in Naphuno, Greater Tzaneen Municipality, Limpopo province, South Africa

Comparing the scale of modelled and recorded current flood risk: Results from England

Western U.S. wildfires cost insurers up to $13 billion in 2020

The stochastic impact of extreme weather events

Seismic hazard assessment of Campotosto, Italy

‘Nanolites’ Can Trigger Dangerous Volcanic Explosions

A.I. model shows promise to generate faster, more accurate weather forecasts

When preparing for earthquakes, don’t forget the small ones

Nature-based solutions for landslide risk management: Policy brief summary

Disaster risk reduction in bushfire prone areas: Challenges for an integrated land use planning policy regime

Innovation, development and COVID-19: Challenges, opportunities and ways forward

Geosciences and the Sustainable Development Goals

Emergency management

The coronavirus is ravaging the world. But life looks almost normal in much of Africa

California Wildfires Killed 106 People Two Years Ago. Researchers Say the Smoke Killed 3,652

New Zealand travel bubble with Australia coming in early 2021, NZ PM confirms

‘New variant’ of coronavirus identified in England

FEMA Wants to Cut Disaster Aid at the Worst Possible Time

Record climate disasters in Asia-Pacific push millions to ‘breaking point’

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The winners of the 2020 Resilient Australia Awards were announced at the National Ceremony in Canberra

The Color of Rivers

What is complex systems science?

The development of Disaster Preparedness and Safety School model: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis

The influence of local flood histories on community engagement in flood risk management and its sustainability over time

Tropical Cyclone Knowledge Centre

Psychology and disasters

Intellectually arrogant people typically have more anti-vaccination attitudes, study finds

‘I felt immense grief’: one year on from the bushfires, scientists need mental health support

Don’t just think about earthquakes, prepare for them

Mental health and well-being of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: contrasting guidelines with experiences in practice

Long-Term Drought Harms Mental Health in Rural Communities

Public behaviour in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: understanding the role of group processes

Sociology and disasters

Inclusive practices in disaster risk management. Experiences of social actors and government entities in Latin America

Understanding vulnerability and resilience in Somalia

Global Launch of the 2020 Human Development Report

How does social capital shape the response to environmental disturbances at the local level? Evidence from case studies in Mexico

The Covid pandemic is both a troubling glimpse into what our new normal could be and a gateway to change

Somalia’s perfect storm

When wildfires hit, richer and whiter neighborhoods are more likely to get government support