Today in disaster resilience (4 December 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Fraser Island access restricted as bushfire burns through 72,000 hectares, holidaymakers told to stay away https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-27/fraser-island-fire-bushfire-world-heritage-campfire/12926598

15 homes likely uninhabitable after heavy rain, flooding north of Wellington https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/300170323/15-homes-likely-uninhabitable-after-heavy-rain-flooding-north-of-wellington

Italy – Deadly Flash Floods in Sardinia http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-flash-floods-sardinia-november-2020

South East Asia – 25,000 Hit by Floods in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand http://floodlist.com/asia/southeast-asia-floods-indonesia-malaysia-thailand-november-2020

India – Cyclone Nivar Causes Floods in Tamil Nadu http://floodlist.com/asia/india-cyclone-nivar-floods-tamil-nadu-november-2020

India – Deadly Floods in Andhra Pradesh After Rain From Cyclone Nivar http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-andhra-pradesh-cyclone-nivar-november-2020

Indonesia – Floods Damage Thousands of Homes in North Sumatra Provincehttp://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-serdang-bedagai-north-sumatra-november-2020

Brazil – Damaging Floods in São Paulo State After 130mm of Rain in 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-sao-carlos-sao-paulo-november-2020

Bolivia – Homes Damaged in Tarija After Heavy Rainhttp://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-floods-tarija-november-2020

Iran – Floods Affect 8 Provinces After Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-november-2020

Vietnam – Floods Leave 5 Dead, 1 Missing, 5,000 Displaced After 980mm of Rain in 3 Days http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-december-2020

Ash blankets Indonesia villages after volcano eruption https://www.dailysabah.com/gallery/ash-blankets-indonesia-villages-after-volcano-eruption/images

Bond fire rapidly jumps through Orange County canyons, forcing more evacuations https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-12-03/wind-driven-bond-fire-threatens-homes-in-orange-county-as-santa-anas-hit-southern-california

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Dec 2020: Pacaya volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/115368/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Dec-2020-Pacaya-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Sangay-.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Tasmania declares itself 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity https://reneweconomy.com.au/tasmania-declares-itself-100-per-cent-powered-by-renewable-electricity-25119/

Electricity supplies under pressure due to heatwave, energy market operator warns https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-29/heatwave-pushes-power-grid-to-the-limit-electricity/12930308

Cool change moves in after Sydney and northern NSW endure record-smashing heatwave https://www.sbs.com.au/news/cool-change-moves-in-after-sydney-and-northern-nsw-endure-record-smashing-heatwave

Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55109092

Extreme heat is a threat to lives in Africa, but it’s not being monitored https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74918

Inquiry into tackling climate change in Victorian communities https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/epc-LA/Inquiry_into_Tackling_Climate_Change_in_Victorian_Communities/LAEPC_59-01_Inquiry_into_tackling_climate_change_in_Vic_Communities.pdf

Three-quarters of Australians back target of net zero by 2030, Guardian Essential poll shows https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/01/three-quarters-of-australians-back-target-of-net-zero-by-2030-guardian-essential-poll-shows

European states ordered to respond to youth activists’ climate lawsuit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/30/european-states-ordered-respond-youth-activists-climate-lawsuit?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Weekend heatwave sent records tumbling in SA and NSW — and it isn’t over yet https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-01/weekend-heatwave-sent-records-tumbling-in-sa-and-nsw/12935088

Climate Solutions Series: Decarbonizing the Built Environment https://www.csis.org/analysis/climate-solutions-series-decarbonizing-built-environment

How climate change could spark the next home mortgage disaster https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/30/climate-change-mortgage-housing-environment-433721

What’s the impact of melting ice on rising sea levels? https://www.euronews.com/2020/11/16/what-s-the-impact-of-melting-ice-on-rising-sea-levels

The UN canceled its 2020 climate summit. Youth held one anyway https://grist.org/climate/the-un-canceled-its-2020-climate-summit-youth-held-one-anyway/

Australia endures hottest spring ever, with average temperatures more than 2C above average https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/01/australia-endures-hottest-spring-ever-with-average-temperatures-more-than-2c-above-average

Pacific leaders condemn Australia’s climate target as ‘one of the weakest’ in open letter https://www.sbs.com.au/news/pacific-leaders-condemn-australia-s-climate-target-as-one-of-the-weakest-in-open-letter

Climate change: Temperature analysis shows UN goals ‘within reach’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55073169

Australia’s states have been forced to go it alone on renewable energy, but it’s a risky strategy https://theconversation.com/australias-states-have-been-forced-to-go-it-alone-on-renewable-energy-but-its-a-risky-strategy-151086

Sea level rise and coastal flooding threaten affordable housing https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abb266

Climate emergency: New Zealand must match words and actions https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/01/climate-emergency-new-zealand-must-match-words-and-actions?CMP=share_btn_tw

What can Covid-19 teach us about preparing for climate risks in Europe? https://www.cascades.eu/publication/what-can-climate-risks-teach-us-about-preparing-for-climate-risks-in-europe/

Progress toward managing rising seas https://medium.com/island-press/progress-toward-managing-rising-seas-5c3822326a72

Future Brahmaputra river flooding as climate warms may be underestimated, study says https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74966

UN climate summit president thanks Australian states – but not Morrison government – for backing net zero https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/02/net-zero-emissions-by-2050-target-climate-summit-president-thanks-australian-states-but-not-morrison-government

Rising seas predicted to flood thousands of affordable housing units by 2050 https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/1/21747466/rising-sea-levels-flood-affordable-housing-2050

Climate change: 2020 set to be one of the three warmest years on record https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55150910

Humanity is waging war on nature, says UN secretary general https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/02/humanity-is-waging-war-on-nature-says-un-secretary-general-antonio-guterres?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

NZ joins a groundswell in sounding the climate emergency alarm. Can it make any real difference? https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/02-12-2020/nz-joins-a-groundswell-in-sounding-the-climate-emergency-alarm-can-it-make-any-real-difference/

Movements shaping climate futures: A systematic mapping of protests against fossil fuel and low-carbon energy projects https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abc197/meta

The matrix of two worlds working for better community resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74993

WMO Provisional report on the state of the global climate 2020 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74998

Climate change is resulting in profound, immediate and worsening health impacts, over 120 researchers say https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-resulting-in-profound-immediate-and-worsening-health-impacts-over-120-researchers-say-151027

The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32290-X/fulltext

Indonesia’s tropical glacier is rare, revered, and could be gone by next year https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-04/indonesia-tropical-glacier-threatened-climate-change/12914584

Art Basel Miami 2020: climate change concerns dominate unusual year https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/dec/03/art-basel-miami-2020-virtual-art-fair

Confronting the ‘isolated, lonely, painful deaths’ from heat waves https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/12/confronting-the-isolated-lonely-painful-deaths-from-heat-waves/

Increased Plate Tectonic Activity May Have Warmed the Miocene Climate https://eos.org/articles/increased-plate-tectonic-activity-may-have-warmed-the-miocene-climate

“Thirstier” atmosphere will increase wildfire risk out west https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75016

Pushing back against the tide: Vanuatu’s climate fight https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75009

Disaster risk reduction

COVID-19 and the cost of vaccine nationalism https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA769-1.html

Integrated development of early warning systems: Tsunami early warning systems in Indonesia https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74928

Integrated development of early warning systems: Local Flood Early Warning System https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74936

Boldly re-imagining life in a post-pandemic world https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/stories/what-s-next.html

When insurance and goodwill are not enough: Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) ratings, risk calculations and disaster resilience in Australia https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00049182.2019.1691436?journalCode=cage20

Sink, Britain, Sink: The Tories had six years to fix the UK’s flood defences and failed https://voxpoliticalonline.com/2020/11/29/sink-britain-sink-the-tories-had-six-years-to-fix-the-uks-flood-defences-and-failed/

Developing a method for conducting wildland/urban interface fire case study research: A foundational document https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74956

Australian seasonal bushfire outlook: December 2020 – February 2021 https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/85

Preparing for the unexpected — Knowing when, where, and the impact of tropical cyclones https://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/features/preparing-for-the-unexpected

A look back at the horrific 2020 Atlantic hurricane season https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/12/a-look-back-at-the-horrific-2020-atlantic-hurricane-center/

Earthquake scenario for large German city https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74969

Seismic guidelines underestimate impact of ‘The Big One’ on Metro Vancouver buildings https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74968

Why COVID-19 has left the UK especially vulnerable to flooding this winter https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74964

GIS development for urban flood resilience https://www.researchgate.net/publication/271435501_GIS_development_for_urban_flood_resilience

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-november-2020/

Seismic activity of New Zealand’s alpine fault more complex than suspected https://phys.org/news/2020-12-seismic-zealand-alpine-fault-complex.html

Continents prone to destruction in their infancy, study finds https://phys.org/news/2020-12-continents-prone-destruction-infancy.html

ASEAN adopts New Disaster Management Framework for 2021-2025 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74980

Are there risks we aren’t considering for wildfires? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74995

Where Will the Next Big Flood Hit? https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/11/predicting-floods-before-strike/617208/

The floor is lava: After 1.5 billion years in flux, here’s how a new, stronger crust set the stage for life on Earth https://phys.org/news/2020-12-floor-lava-billion-years-flux.html

Emergency management

Remote sensing and wildfires https://www.panarchiccodex.com/krista-west

European Union helps Albania rebuild after devastating earthquake https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74917

Fewer people say they would take a COVID-19 vaccine now than 3 months ago https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/11/fewer-people-say-they-would-take-a-covid-19-vaccine-now-than-3-months-ago/

Synergistic integration of detailed meteorological and community information for evacuation from weather-related disasters: proposal of a “disaster response switch https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74957

A Framework for Assessing Mortality and Morbidity After Large-Scale Disasters https://www.nap.edu/read/25863/chapter/1

‘Catastrophic’ bushfire burns half of Queensland’s Fraser Island and threatens ecological disaster https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/01/catastrophic-bushfire-on-queenslands-fraser-island-threatens-ecological-disaster

Hurricanes Iota and Eta deal Honduras a catastrophic double-blow https://www.euronews.com/2020/11/21/hurricanes-iota-and-eta-deal-honduras-a-catastrophic-double-blow

Why Europe’s second, less severe lockdowns are working https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/11/28/why-europes-second-less-severe-lockdowns-are-working

Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use in UK from next week https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55145696

Emergency warnings for bushfires, floods and cyclones about to get clearer https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-01/bushfire-flood-cyclone-warnings-national-system-clearer/12931450

Intent to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Rises to 60% as Confidence in Research and Development Process Increases https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2020/12/03/intent-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine-rises-to-60-as-confidence-in-research-and-development-process-increases/

Coronavirus: why is eastern Europe’s second wave so much worse than its first? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75002

Characterizing uncertainty in city-wide disaster recovery through geospatial multi-lifeline restoration modeling of earthquake impact in the district of North Vancouver https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75008

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Integrated development of early warning systems: Public warnings on mobile phone https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74929

Using Social Media to Build Community Disaster Resilience – Virtual Presentation https://molinostewart.com.au/news/latest-news/using-social-media-to-build-community-disaster-resilience-virtual-presentation/

New bushfire campaign and app aim to combat complacency among West Australians https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-28/new-hard-hitting-fire-season-campaign-and-app-launched-in-wa/12931268

‘After Maria’ cartoon https://illustratinganthropology.com/gemma-sou/

Disempowering emotions: The role of educational experiences in social responses to climate change https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0016718520302748#

The aim of the LINKS project is to strengthen links between technologies and society for improved European disaster resilience, by producing sustainable advanced learning on the use of social media and crowdsourcing (SMCS) in disasters http://links-project.eu/

Fostering Social Resilience via Online Neighborhood Social Networks During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond: Status Quo, Design Dilemmas and Research Opportunities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346021191_Fostering_Social_Resilience_via_Online_Neighborhood_Social_Networks_During_the_COVID-19_Pandemic_and_Beyond_Status_Quo_Design_Dilemmas_and_Research_Opportunities

Inititiative for Critical Disaster Studies https://wp.nyu.edu/disasters/

Social media must prepare for flood of Covid-19 vaccine misinformation https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/01/tech/covid-19-vaccine-misinformation-social-media/index.html

Children and young people’s participation in disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74996

Visualisation of early warning information https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75001

Psychology and disasters

A framework for mental health and psychosocial support in radiological and nuclear emergencies https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74930

How flood risks shape policies: flood exposure and risk perception in Swiss municipalities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345353024_How_flood_risks_shape_policies_flood_exposure_and_risk_perception_in_Swiss_municipalities

COVID-19 and Older Adults https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-resilience/202003/covid-19-and-older-adults

COVID‐19 in context: Why do people die in emergencies? It’s probably not because of collective psychology https://bpspsychub.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bjso.12393

The Long-Lasting Mental Health Effects of Wildfires https://www.outsideonline.com/2419314/wildfire-survivors-mental-health-trauma

Sociology and disasters

Endurance or decline of emergent groups following a flood disaster: Implications for community resilience https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420919309744?via%3Dihub

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344282545_How_natural_hazards_impact_the_social_environment_for_vulnerable_groups_an_empirical_investigation_in_Japan

Social Capital, Innovation, and Local Resilience: Tokyo Neighbourhood in Times of Crisis https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346405048_Social_Capital_Innovation_and_Local_Resilience_Tokyo_Neighbourhood_in_Times_of_Crisis

Flood Risk for Low-Income Housing in U.S. Could Triple by 2050 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/flood-risk-for-low-income-housing-in-u-s-could-triple-by-2050

Valuing disaster risk reduction neighborhood interventions in informal settlements of Latin American and the Caribbean https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74975

‘Nobody checked on us’: what people with disability told us about their experiences of disasters and emergencies https://theconversation.com/nobody-checked-on-us-what-people-with-disability-told-us-about-their-experiences-of-disasters-and-emergencies-151198

During disaster displacement, people with disabilities are too often forgotten https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75012

Today in disaster resilience (27 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Colombia – Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides in Northern Departments http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-northern-departments-november-2020

DR Congo – More Deadly Floods in North Kivu http://floodlist.com/africa/dr-congo-floods-sake-north-kivu-november-2020

U.S. coronavirus hospitalizations keep breaking records https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-hospitalizations-record-3279abf9-8821-4c12-94be-6ec165547e02.html?platform=hootsuite

Italy – 200 Rescued From Floods in Calabria After 450mm of Rain in 48 Hours http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-calabria-november-2020

South Africa – Flash Floods in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng http://floodlist.com/africa/south-africa-floods-kwazulunatal-gauteng-november-2020

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Java and Sumatra Islands http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-deadly-floods-and-landslides-in-java-and-sumatra-islands

Colombia – 7 Killed in Antioquia Landslide http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-antioquia-landslide-puerto-valdivia-november-2020

Somalia – Floods After Tropical Storm Gati Dumps Year’s Worth of Rain http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-storm-gati-november-2020

Massive wildfire scorches half of Fraser Island – Queensland, Australia https://watchers.news/2020/11/24/massive-wildfire-scorches-half-of-fraser-island-queensland-australia/

At least 17 fatalities after floods and landslides hit Antioquia, Colombia https://watchers.news/2020/11/24/at-least-17-fatalities-after-floods-and-landslides-hit-antioquia-colombia/

Massive floods hit Israel after one of the rainiest days in the country’s history https://watchers.news/2020/11/24/israel-flood-exceptional-rain-november-2020/

A U.S. Record: Two Million New Virus Cases in Two Weeks https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/11/25/us/coronavirus-cases-rising.html

India: Cyclone Nivar makes landfall bringing rains, flood https://234radio.com/india-cyclone-nivar-makes-landfall-bringing-rains-flood/

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Nov 2020: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Reventador, Sangay, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/114598/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Nov-2020-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Reventador-Sangay-Sinabung-.html

Uganda – 3 Dead, 5 Missing After Floods in Kasese http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-kasese-late-november-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Survey shows Australian support for Paris Agreement and net zero target https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/australians-back-the-paris-agreement-and-want-a-net-zero-target-20201122-p56gtw.html

Charleston weighs wall as seas rise and storms strengthen https://apnews.com/article/technology-climate-climate-change-floods-storms-1242b6a15b45464f9e084115210f2ca7

The Australian Government is surrounded by leaders taking climate action. Will it step up? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-22/the-world-strides-global-warming-australian-government-behind/12904200

Greenland Is Melting, And a New Model Suggests We’ve Greatly Underestimated Its Impact https://www.sciencealert.com/the-see-could-rise-by-more-than-7-metres-if-greenland-just-keeps-melting

Climate change and “atmospheric thirst” to increase fire danger and drought in Nevada and California https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74808

Climate change in Uzbekistan: Illustrated summary https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74827

A Slippery Slope: Could Climate Change Lead to More Landslides? https://eos.org/features/a-slippery-slope-could-climate-change-lead-to-more-landslides

Greenhouse gas levels at new high despite hopeful “blip” from anti-COVID lockdowns https://www.cbsnews.com/news/greenhouse-gas-levels-new-high-climate-change-un-world-meterological-organization/

Emissions reduction moving too slowly and in wrong direction, finds ClimateWorks report https://www.alliancemagazine.org/blog/emissions-reduction-moving-too-slowly-and-in-wrong-direction-finds-climateworks-report/

State of climate action: Assessing progress toward 2030 and 2050 https://www.climateworks.org/report/state-of-climate-action-assessing-progress-toward-2030-and-2050/

Winters are Warming and Climate Change is the Driver https://cbs6albany.com/weather/weather-extra/winters-are-warming-and-climate-change-is-the-driver

John Kerry named as Joe Biden’s special climate envoy https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/23/john-kerry-biden-climate-envoy-appointment

Australia: Climate change producing dangerous heat stress in workplaces https://www.futurework.org.au/climate_change_producing_dangerous_heat_stress_in_workplaces

“We will pay a heavy price for this”, Turnbull savages Morrison and Taylor over climate https://reneweconomy.com.au/we-will-pay-a-heavy-price-for-this-turnbull-savages-morrison-and-taylor-over-climate-82502/

A Floating Buoy Fleet Could Help Scientists Track Rising Seas https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-floating-buoy-fleet-could-help-scientists-track-rising-seas

UK is underprepared for increase in heatwaves https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74857

New modelling by the NSW governmen­t warns that the likelihood of longer-duration droughts is significantly higher than previously thought https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/tides-out-and-not-coming-back-any-time-soon/news-story/

Canada must adopt an emergency mindset to climate change https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/november-2020/canada-must-adopt-an-emergency-mindset-to-climate-change/

Ice sheets on the move: How north and south poles connect https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201125114416.htm

Senior parliamentarians of the 48-member Climate Vulnerable Forum met today to assess the state of international commitments ahead of a key UN climate accord deadline https://thecvf.org/our-voice/news/press-releases/parliaments-in-climate-vulnerable-countries-submit-motions-urging-2020-climate-actions-targets/

A 50-Year-Old Global Warming Forecast That Still Holds Up https://eos.org/features/a-50-year-old-global-warming-forecast-that-still-holds-up

‘From sunny north to windy east’: What are Victoria’s renewable energy zones? https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/from-sunny-north-to-windy-east-what-are-victoria-s-renewable-energy-zones-20201125-p56hsl.html

New Zealand’s government will declare a climate emergency, pledging ‘immediate action’ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/new-zealand-s-government-will-declare-a-climate-emergency-pledging-immediate-action?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Flooding can help resurrect wetlands and slow climate change – here’s how https://theconversation.com/flooding-can-help-resurrect-wetlands-and-slow-climate-change-heres-how-148939

Disaster risk reduction

Scary trend: Major hurricanes in October and November — why is it happening? https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/weather/hurricane/2020/11/21/hurricane-iota-extraordinary-horror-horrible-year/6354794002/

A systems exploration of the COVID-19 crisis https://realkm.com/2020/05/20/a-systems-exploration-of-the-covid-19-crisis/

New Climate Study: Wildfires Will Burn 9.3 Million Acres Per Year Nationally; Yet Millions Continue to Move to High-Risk Areas https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74804

Philippines: Urban planning, architecture and engineering recommendations to address flooding problems https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74802

Flooding in East Africa: The impacts on and implications for cities in East Africa, with a case study of Dar es Salaam https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74756

Global modeling of seasonal mortality rates from river floods https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020EF001541

Insurers float fast flood protection, as Britain fails to confront risk https://news.trust.org/item/20201120164732-wuhf0/

La Niña continues, cooling in the tropical Pacific Ocean returns http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

Global hotspots for the occurrence of compound events https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19639-3

Severe Wildfires Raise the Chance for Future Monstrous Blazes https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/severe-wildfires-raise-the-chance-for-future-monstrous-blazes/

Global web-based systems support flood early warning https://un-spider.org/news-and-events/news/global-web-based-systems-support-flood-early-warning

Mitigating flood risk using low‐cost sensors and citizen science: A proof‐of‐concept study from western Nepal https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74847

Strengthening urban resilience in Morocco: Building capacity and identifying risk to better protect cities and manage disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74838

Uncertainty reduction through data management in the development, validation, calibration, and operation of a hurricane vulnerability model https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74844

Practical approaches for reducing flood risks in Canada https://www.intactcentreclimateadaptation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Under-One-Umbrella-1.pdf

What’s It Like to Simulate the Next Cascades Volcanic Eruption? https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/whats-it-like-to-simulate-the-next-cascades-volcanic-eruption

Boosting Weather Prediction with Machine Learning https://eos.org/research-spotlights/boosting-weather-prediction-with-machine-learning

BoM outlook warns eastern Australia could face flooding in wetter-than-average summer https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/26/bom-outlook-warns-eastern-australia-could-face-flooding-in-wetter-than-average-summer

Fire and ice: New database maps and classifies the dangers of glacierized volcanoes https://phys.org/news/2020-11-ice-database-dangers-glacierized-volcanoes.html

Strengthening homes in Groningen against earthquakes https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74883

Caribbean: CDEMA launches new risk information system platform https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74888

To find a Black Swan event, think about the unthinkable https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74910

Flood resilience measurement for communities: Using online data collection https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/flood-resilience-measurement-for-communities-using-online-data-collection

Firebreak: wildfire resilience strategies for real estate https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74872

South Sudan’s devastating floods: why there is a need for urgent resilience measures https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74904

Emergency management

As they repair Iota’s damage, Colombian survivors vow to rebuild https://news.trust.org/item/20201121160926-4jnlo/

Lessons from around the world on fighting COVID’s second wave https://theconversation.com/lessons-from-around-the-world-on-fighting-covids-second-wave-150432

Equalizing access: Ensuring people with disabilities don’t lose out in emergency shelters https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/equalizing-access-ensuring-people-with-disabilities-dont-lose-out-in-emergency-shelters

What’s Missing From Community Disaster Response? The Whole Community https://www.rand.org/blog/2020/11/whats-missing-from-community-disaster-response-the.html

In the hands of a few: Disaster recovery committee networks https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479720315681?dgcid=coauthor#fig2

Ongoing impacts of flooding in South Sudan https://www.circleofblue.org/2020/world/hotspots-h2o-months-of-flooding-and-violence-force-south-sudanese-from-their-homes/

Black Summer bushfire health impact revealed in new report https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7026781/horror-bushfire-health-impact-revealed/

We need a nationwide Covid alert-level system to save lives and restore jobs https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/24/health/covid-alert-system-frieden-opinion/index.html

Rebuilding After A Wildfire? Most States Don’t Require Fire-Resistant Materials https://www.npr.org/2020/11/25/936685629/rebuilding-after-a-wildfire-most-states-dont-require-fire-resistant-materials

Evidence of the effectiveness of travel-related measures during the early phase of the COVID- 19 pandemic: a rapid systematic review https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.11.23.20236703v1

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Citizens AND HYdrology (CANDHY): conceptualizing a transdisciplinary framework for citizen science addressing hydrological challenges https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2020.1849707

November 30 – December 4, Adaptation Week https://www.wri.org/our-work/project/global-commission-adaptation/adaptation-week

Five rules for evidence communication https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03189-1

Kathy Baughman McLeod: naming heat waves like hurricanes https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/2018772803/kathy-baughman-mcleod-naming-heat-waves-like-hurricanes

Girls’ Next Gen: An innovative learning to instil girls’ leadership in disaster and climate resilience https://www.plan.org.hk/en/empower-girls-to-protect-their-communities/

How the ABC produced the Mt Resilience Augmented Reality experience to explore a way of living with big weather and climate change https://www.abc.net.au/news/about/backstory/2020-11-19/the-making-of-mt-resilience-ar-project/12891282

Ox-Cam Pathfinder Project: Property Level Flood Resilience – Part Five https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTkIN1bNFSI&ab_channel=NorthantsEmergencies

Disaster-resilience education helps students take the lead in a changing Australia https://education.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/3653653/disaster-resilience-education-helps-students-take-the-lead-in-a-changing-australia?sf240108826=1

Around the world young people are actively contributing to change https://impact.chartered.college/article/young-australians-agents-of-change-the-youth-booth-pilot-project/

Psychology and disasters

The role of household adaptation measures in reducing vulnerability to flooding: a coupled agent-based and flood modelling approach https://hess.copernicus.org/articles/24/5329/2020/

Geopolitical factors and mental health https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0020764018808548?journalCode=ispa

Earthquake early warning in Aotearoa New Zealand: a survey of public perspectives to guide warning system development https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-020-00613-9

Sociology and disasters

Study suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has altered Americans attitudes toward inequality and the poor https://www.psypost.org/2020/11/study-suggests-the-covid-19-pandemic-has-altered-americans-attitudes-toward-inequality-and-the-poor-58598

Guwahati, India: How informal settlers are building resilience in the face of compounding shocks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74833

Bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and social media use: How hyperlocal social media platforms serve as a conduit to access and activate bridging and linking ties in a time of crisis https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-020-04397-8

UNHCR warns second wave of COVID pandemic driving further violence against refugee women and girls https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2020/11/5fbe0f394/unhcr-warns-second-wave-covid-pandemic-driving-further-violence-against.html

As two storms devastate Latin America, mapping the region’s most vulnerable https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74867

Today in disaster resilience (20 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

More than 184,000 COVID-19 cases reported in U.S. in one day, shattering previous record https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-cases-united-states-184k-friday-record/

Hurricane Iota rapidly intensifies ahead of expected landfall near Nicaragua-Honduras border https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/11/hurricane-iota-rapidly-intensifies-ahead-of-expected-landfall-near-nicaragua-honduras-border/

Vamco batters Vietnam after killing 67 in the Philippines https://www.trtworld.com/asia/vamco-batters-vietnam-after-killing-67-in-the-philippines-41481

Indonesia – Thousands Affected by Floods in Sumatra Island and West Nusa Tenggara Provincehttp://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-sumatra-westnusatenggara-november-2020

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in North Carolina http://floodlist.com/america/usa/north-carolina-floods-november-2020

Colombia – Rains Trigger Deadly Landslide in Antioquiahttp://floodlist.com/america/colombia-landslide-floods-antioquia-november-2020

Somalia – 180,000 Displaced by Floods Says UN http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-180000-displaced-by-floods-says-un

Philippines – Typhoon Vamco Death Toll Rises, Over 1.7 Million Affectedhttp://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-typhoon-vamco-floods-update-november-2020

Guatemala – Deadly Landslide in Chiquimula http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-landslide-chiquimula-november-2020

Iota considered the strongest hurricane in history to hit Nicaragua, government says https://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/17/weather/hurricane-iota-tuesday/index.html

Deaths, destruction reported in aftermath of Hurricane Iota https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/11/deaths-destruction-reported-in-aftermath-of-hurricane-iota/

Several wildfires pushed by very strong winds break out in Northern California and Western Nevada https://wildfiretoday.com/2020/11/18/several-wildfires-pushed-by-very-strong-winds-break-out-in-northern-california-and-western-nevada/

Venezuela – Thousands Hit by Floods in North West http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-tachira-lara-zulia-november-2020

Indonesia – Deadly Landslide in Central Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-landslide-banyumas-central-java-november-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Nov 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/113933/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-17-Nov-2020-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Du.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Robustness of CMIP6 Historical Global Mean Temperature Simulations: Trends, Long‐Term Persistence, Autocorrelation, and Distributional Shape https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020EF001667

Scientists link record-breaking hurricane season to climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/15/scientists-link-record-breaking-hurricane-season-to-climate-crisis

NSW renewable energy plan seals death warrant for six gigawatts of coal https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-renewable-energy-plan-seals-death-warrant-for-six-gigawatts-of-coal-99052/

In a Warming World, Hurricanes Weaken More Slowly After They Hit Land https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13112020/hurricanes-climate-change-extreme-weather-climate-science?platform=hootsuite

Bangladesh’s 50 years journey to climate resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74702

Unravelling glacial hydroclimate in the Indo‐Pacific Warm Pool: perspectives from water isotopes https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020PA003985

How Scotland can remain a climate leader ahead of COP26 https://www.thenational.scot/news/18873603.scotland-can-remain-climate-leader/

Heat is killing more people than ever. Scientists are looking for ways to lower the risk https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/heat-killing-more-people-ever-scientists-are-looking-ways-lower-risk

Sea Level Rise may erode development in Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74732

The world’s leading universities join the climate fight https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/the-world-s-leading-universities-join-the-climate-fight-20201117-p56ffw.html

NSW to transform Hunter coal region into state’s next renewable energy zone https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-to-transform-hunter-coal-region-into-states-next-renewable-energy-zone-83085/

Greenland’s glaciers could lose more ice than previously thought, raising concerns for sea level risehttps://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/17/world/greenland-glaciers-melt-climate-change-intl-hnk/index.html

October 2020 was fourth-warmest October on record, NOAA and NASA report https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/11/october-2020-was-fourth-warmest-october-on-record-noaa-and-nasa-report/

About 150 nations due to deliver stronger climate plans in 2020, tracker shows https://news.trust.org/item/20201117175517-jvbl7/

New Zealand marine heatwave looms following warmest winter on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/18/new-zealand-marine-heatwave-looms-following-warmest-winter-on-record

More meteorological events that drive compound coastal flooding are projected under climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-00044-z

As Australia’s climate plans lag on the G20 stage, experts say we can no longer ‘hide in the shadows’ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/as-australia-s-climate-plans-lag-on-the-g20-stage-experts-say-we-can-no-longer-hide-in-the-shadows

As 2020 Amazon fire season winds down, Brazil carbon emissions rise https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/as-2020-amazon-fire-season-winds-down-brazil-carbon-emissions-rise/

Geoscientists discover Ancestral Puebloans survived from ice melt in New Mexico lava tubes https://phys.org/news/2020-11-geoscientists-ancestral-puebloans-survived-ice.html

Flooding will become common in sea level rise hot spots https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/seas-are-rising-faster-ever

Climate risk country profile: Sri Lanka https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74781

Disaster risk reduction

Pakistan: Building resilience against floods in its largest city https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74703

1.47 billion people face flood risk worldwide: for over a third, it could be devastating https://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/147-billion-people-face-flood-risk-worldwide-over-third-it-could-be-devastating

Landslide along Alaskan fjord could trigger tsunami https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74711

Private land blocking the connections between rivers and floodplains in the Murray-Darling Basin https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-17/murray-darling-missing-water-in-floodplains/12887342

California will burnhttps://chico.newsreview.com/2020/11/12/california-will-burn/

Duterte backs river basin project in Bicol https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1121908

World Disasters Report 2020 https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/world-disaster-report-2020

The National Risk Index is a new, online mapping application from FEMA that identifies communities most at risk to 18 natural hazards https://www.fema.gov/flood-maps/products-tools/national-risk-index

Leaving the shore: what drives decision-making after coastal disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74750

SCHEMATA: Using machine learning on datasets obtained by Earth and space exploration, we will classify and compare the river networks of Earth, Mars and Titan. https://www.schemata-project.com/

Piecing together the Alaska coastline’s fractured volcanic activity https://phys.org/news/2020-11-piecing-alaska-coastline-fractured-volcanic.html

Evidence from one of Earth’s biggest underwater landslides ever sheds light on East African rifting https://phys.org/news/2020-11-evidence-earth-biggest-underwater-landslides.html

Volcanic eruptions have more effect in summer https://phys.org/news/2020-11-volcanic-eruptions-effect-summer.html

Another Record-Breaking Fire Season Shows the Need for a Comprehensive Strategy https://www.rand.org/blog/2020/11/another-record-breaking-fire-season-shows-the-need.html

South West Indian Ocean countries strengthen early warning systems https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74768

Emergency management

Annual report on firefighter fatalities in the United Stateshttps://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/ff_fatality_reports.html

Federal Government responds to bushfire royal commission, will create national state of emergency https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-13/government-response-bushfire-royal-commission-recommendations/12879862

Incremental community-based exit strategies for initiating and removing COVID-19 lockdownshttps://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/71422

VP Robredo seeks probe into deadly historic flooding in Cagayanhttps://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/16/20/vp-robredo-seeks-probe-into-deadly-historic-flooding-in-cagayan

Forensic analysis reveals the causes of building damage in İzmir in the Oct. 30 Aegean Sea earthquake https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74733

Coronavirus: four traps governments fall into when making decisions about lockdown https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-four-traps-governments-fall-into-when-making-decisions-about-lockdown-149684

National emergency laws but no sovereign aerial firefighting fleet https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/national-emergency-laws-but-no-sovereign-aerial-firefighting-fleet-20201113-p56eev.html

Son of Grenfell Tower fire victim: ‘My mother could have survived’ https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-54965866

More people are getting COVID-19 twice, suggesting immunity wanes quickly in some https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/more-people-are-getting-covid-19-twice-suggesting-immunity-wanes-quickly-some

Final report: Six country evaluation of OXFAM America’s strengthening community preparedness, rapid response and recovery in Asia/Pacific islands and Central America https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74780

Flood Emergency Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/handbook-flood-planning/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

New Firewise community takes shape in Wallowa County https://www.wallowa.com/news/new-firewise-community-takes-shape-in-wallowa-county/article_55e8d122-fa00-11ea-baa3-c7e3ddfdc63d.html

Social for science: Using smartphone photos for research https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/social-science-using-smartphone-photos-research

Journalism can help communities with these five pillars of ethical disaster reporting https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74751

Psychology and disasters

Dynamic-data-driven agent-based modeling for the prediction of evacuation behavior during hurricanes https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345838782_Dynamic-data-driven_agent-based_modeling_for_the_prediction_of_evacuation_behavior_during_hurricanes

Virtual Reality and the COVID Mental Health Crisis https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/virtual-reality-and-the-covid-mental-health-crisis/

Coronavirus is no longer seen as high risk by many – and that’s undermining control measures https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-is-no-longer-seen-as-high-risk-by-many-and-thats-undermining-control-measures-149026

Finding a New Normal: Life After a Natural Disaster – Video Series and Resources for Teens https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/teens/finding_a_new_normal.html

Sociology and disasters

Human Vulnerability to Landslides https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2020GH000287

The Influence of Reconstruction Modality, Social Capital, and Community Satisfaction on Willingness to Participate in Resilience-Building Activities https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/9780784482889.014

Japanese Social Capital and Social Vulnerability Indices: Measuring Drivers of Community Resilience 2000-2017 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345814132_Japanese_Social_Capital_and_Social_Vulnerability_Indices_Measuring_Drivers_of_Community_Resilience_2000-2017

The super-wealthy won big as COVID-19 spread – here’s how they can help alleviate the economic peril faced by most https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/the-rich-got-richer-during-the-pandemic-and-that-s-a-daunting-sign-for-our-recovery

Ethics and equity in the time of Coronavirus https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74725

Who should get the coronavirus vaccine first? France and the UK have different answers https://theconversation.com/who-should-get-the-coronavirus-vaccine-first-france-and-the-uk-have-different-answers-149875?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

How natural hazards impact the social environment for vulnerable groups: an empirical investigation in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344282545_How_natural_hazards_impact_the_social_environment_for_vulnerable_groups_an_empirical_investigation_in_Japan

Only a generic, not-for-profit COVID-19 vaccine can protect the world’s poorest https://news.trust.org/item/20201117160928-cozr9/

Today in disaster resilience (13 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Storm Eta pounds Cuba with torrential rain on track to Florida https://news.trust.org/item/20201108163713-ctfab/

Hurricane Eta: dozens killed by landslides in Central America https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/11/06/hurricane-eta/

Zimbabwe – Deadly Storms and Floods in Manicaland http://floodlist.com/africa/zimbabwe-floods-manicaland-november-2020

Mexico – Deadly Floods in South After Heavy Rain From Hurricane Eta http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-chiapas-tabasco-hurricane-eta-november-2020

Uganda – Hundreds Hit by Floods in West http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-bundibugyo-kikuube-november-2020

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Cases Top 10 Million https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/covid-2020-11-09

Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise has declared a local state of emergency in Napier due to the widespread flooding https://www.hbemergency.govt.nz/

Congo Brazzaville – Over 80 Villages Flooded in Likouala Department http://floodlist.com/africa/congo-brazzaville-floods-likouala-november-2020

Indonesia – Floods Damage Hundreds of Homes in Aceh http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-aceh-november-2020

Tropical Storm Eta flooded South Florida overnight, and the rain isn’t stopping https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article247070782.html?platform=hootsuite

Severe flooding affects more than 83 000 people in the Republic of Congo https://watchers.news/2020/11/10/severe-flooding-affects-more-than-83-000-people-in-republic-of-congo/

Massive floods sweep through eastern Libya https://watchers.news/2020/11/10/massive-floods-sweep-through-eastern-libya/

Tropical Storm “Vamco” (Ulysses) to rapidly intensify before striking Philippines https://watchers.news/2020/11/10/tropical-storm-vamco-ulysses-to-rapidly-intensify-before-striking-philippines/

New Zealand – Record Rainfall Causes Flooding in Napier http://floodlist.com/australia/new-zealand-flood-napier-november-2020

UK becomes 5th country to exceed 50,000 coronavirus deaths https://www.cp24.com/world/uk-becomes-5th-country-to-exceed-50-000-coronavirus-deaths-1.5184681

Greece – Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Crete http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-floods-crete-november-2020

Typhoon Vamco Leaves Parts of Manila Underwater https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/typhoon-vamco-leaves-parts-manila-underwater

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Nov 2020: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/113383/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Nov-2020-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-S.html

Somalia – Over 13,000 Displaced by Floodshttp://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-deyr-rain-floods-november-2020

Jamaica – Over 280 Roads Damaged by Floods From Tropical Storms Eta and Zeta http://floodlist.com/america/jamaica-flood-damage-eta-zeta-november-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia warned it could be isolated over climate inaction after Joe Biden victory https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/08/australia-warned-it-could-be-isolated-over-climate-inaction-after-joe-biden-victory?CMP=share_btn_tw

California’s Mega Fires Have Arrived 30 Years Early https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/californias-mega-fires-have-arrived-30-years-early/

A Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Greater Melbourne https://engage.vic.gov.au/regional-climate-change-adaptation-strategy-greater-melbourne

Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/09/revealed-covid-recovery-plans-threaten-global-climate-hopes

Advancing Knowledge of ENSO in a Changing Climate https://eos.org/editors-vox/advancing-knowledge-of-enso-in-a-changing-climate

Risk to life warning over lack of action to make Scotland’s infrastructure safe from climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74623

Australia will benefit from shift to zero emissions, with no gas required https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-will-benefit-from-shift-to-zero-emissions-with-no-gas-required-12083/

NSW renewables plan marks a major new moment for climate action in Australia https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-renewables-plan-marks-a-major-new-moment-for-climate-action-in-australia-80628/

Latin America and the Caribbean: Policy approaches to climate migration https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74633

A review of the sustainable development goals through a climate lens https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74622

Epidemic Thunderstorm asthma warning: expected to become more frequent and severe due to climate changehttps://climateactionmoreland.org/2020/11/10/epidemic-thunderstorm-asthma-warning-expected-to-become-more-frequent-and-severe-due-to-climate-change/

Declining Snow Cover in U.S. Northeast Will Have Major Impacts on Rivers, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/declining-snow-cover-in-u-s-northeast-will-have-major-impacts-on-rivers-study-finds

Climate change: Hurricanes get stronger on land as world warms https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54902068

Climate change blamed for fall’s super floods in South Florida https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/broward/fl-ne-humans-causing-increase-late-fall-flooding-south-florida-20201110-ugalh7jxjjhzzooiozf4eelql4-story.html

Seeing Clouds Clearly: Are They Cooling Us Down or Heating Us Up? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09112020/clouds-cooling-climate-effects

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/01/born-in-the-ice-age-humankind-now-faces-the-age-of-fire-and-australia-is-on-the-frontline

In India, urban planners anticipate climate change https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2020/1026/In-India-urban-planners-anticipate-climate-change

Record cold and snow engulf California and Nevada, U.S. https://watchers.news/2020/11/11/record-cold-and-snow-engulf-california-and-nevada-us/

Cape Town’s climate strategy isn’t perfect, but every African city should have one https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74659

Almost half of thermal coal firms set to defy climate pledge – report https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/12/thermal-coal-firms-climate-pledge-report-paris-goals?CMP=share_btn_tw

Rising levels of carbon dioxide increasing extreme weather events in Australia, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/13/rising-levels-of-carbon-dioxide-increasing-extreme-weather-events-in-australia-report-finds

Australia State of the Climate 2020 Report http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

Climate change is already here: major scientific report https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-change-is-already-here-major-scientific-report-20201112-p56dyl.html

Pacific Islands: New UNEP programme to support climate resilience through early warning systems https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74680

Disaster risk reduction

Smaller earthquakes “with ambition” produce the most ground shaking https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74570

Natural disasters cost Central Asia $10 billion a year – Are we doing enough to prevent them?https://blogs.worldbank.org/europeandcentralasia/natural-disasters-cost-central-asia-10-billion-year-are-we-doing-enough

Half of UK businesses ‘have not prepared for climate risks’, survey finds https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74620

How do road characteristics influence flood fatalities? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/83

Integrated Risk Management explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAWJmmmlhO0&feature=youtu.be

What are the major sources of earthquakes in Central America? https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/animation/central_americaearthquakes_and_tectonjics

Cameroon: Flood management via the rehabilitation of dykes and dams https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74666

We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 – here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes https://theconversation.com/well-see-more-fire-seasons-like-2020-heres-a-strategy-for-managing-our-nations-flammable-landscapes-149323

COVID-19 sewage testing helping guide coronavirus testing as Australia tries to stop the spread https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-13/covid-sewage-testing-makes-inroads-in-coronavirus-response/12875682

GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics, Volume 2https://esripress.esri.com/display/index.cfm?fuseaction=display&websiteID=391&moduleID=0

Jamaica: the drivers of flooding – pollution and land selection https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74687

Emergency management

Methodology and Application of Spatial Vulnerability Assessment for Evacuation Shelters in Disaster Planning https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344715744_Methodology_and_Application_of_Spatial_Vulnerability_Assessment_for_Evacuation_Shelters_in_Disaster_Planning

Australia: Frequent extreme bushfires as a new reality. Learning how to live with smoke-filled air https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74582

Guatemala Mayan villagers tell of harrowing escape from deadly landslide https://news.trust.org/item/20201109110534-7u9gl/

Odds and evens: a strategy for safely exiting lockdown 2 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74640

Steps forward for the Australian Fire Danger Rating System https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/steps-forward-for-the-australian-fire-danger-rating-system

Proceeds from sale of new Royal Australian Mint coin to be given to Australia’s firefighters https://www.ramint.gov.au/publications/proceeds-sale-new-royal-australian-mint-coin-be-given-australias-firefighters

October edition of the Australian Journal for Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-october-2020/

Flood Emergency Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook webinarhttps://www.aidr.org.au/events/25431?locationId=25432

Collaboration leads to new toolkit for emergency volunteer leaders https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2020/collaboration-leads-new-toolkit-emergency-volunteer-leaders

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Examination of how social media can inform the management of volunteers during a flood disaster https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73558

Interactive experience lets app users see weather warnings and analyze their effects on different areas of the map https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/arcnews/create-captivating-geospatial-experiences/

Be Flood Ready https://www.befloodready.uk/

Citizen Seismology https://www.citizenseismology.eu/

Using Social Media to Build Community Disaster Resilience https://www2.slideshare.net/ndufty/using-social-media-to-build-community-disaster-resilience

Psychology and disasters

Depressive Symptoms in the Aftermath of Major Disaster: Empirical Test of the Social Support Deterioration Model Using Natural Experiment https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666558120300063

Ron Howard Depicts Life After the Camp Fire https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/ron-howard-depicts-life-after-camp-fire

Community views on wildfire risk and preparedness in the wildland urban interface https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74612

How Much Do Americans Value Their Health During the Pandemic? https://www.rand.org/blog/2020/10/how-much-do-americans-value-their-health-during-the.html

Community views on wildfire risk and preparedness in the wildland urban interface https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74612

Workplace resilience: leaders by influence and what this means https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi8Zuyo_nI0&feature=youtu.be

Preparing for the first summer after bushfire https://www.beyondblue.org.au/personal-best/pillar/in-focus/preparing-for-the-first-summer-after-bushfire#.X6tv1CQA7do.twitter

Hurricane’s impact still felt in Texas town https://www.examiner-enterprise.com/story/lifestyle/2020/11/11/lewis-hurricanes-impact-still-felt-texas-town/6222660002/

Sociology and disasters

How the climate emergency exacerbates homelessness https://thestreetspirit.org/2020/11/03/how-the-climate-emergency-exacerbates-homelessness/

Seawalls or Social Recovery? The role of policy networks and design in disaster recovery https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3727387

Humanitarian data justice: A structural data justice lens on civic technologies in post-earthquake Nepal https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345602354_Humanitarian_data_justice_A_structural_data_justice_lens_on_civic_technologies_in_post-earthquake_Nepal

Study shows disadvantaged communities may get overlooked for climate adaptation funding https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-11/uomr-ssd110620.php

Retrospection, fairness, and economic shocks: how do voters judge policy responses to natural disasters? https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/political-science-research-and-methods/article/retrospection-fairness-and-economic-shocks-how-do-voters-judge-policy-responses-to-natural-disasters/

Prioritising social equity in disaster recovery and resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74642

Bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and social media use: How hyperlocal social media platforms serve as a conduit to access and activate bridging and linking ties in a time of crisis https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-020-04397-8

New solutions to manage uncertain times: how to prevent the collapse of the social fabric and recover together from COVID-19 https://parispeaceforum.medium.com/new-solutions-to-manage-uncertain-times-how-to-prevent-the-collapse-of-the-social-fabric-and-a2d01a216bd5 Shielding the vulnerable using a risk calculator – here’s why it won’t be enough https://theconversation.com/shielding-the-vulnerable-using-a-risk-calculator-heres-why-it-wont-be-enough-148754

Today in disaster resilience (6 November 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

‘This season is off the charts’: Colorado fights the worst wildfires in its recent history https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/30/colorado-fires-cameron-peak-east-troublesome

Boris Johnson Sets New Lockdown for England to Slow Coronavirus https://www.wsj.com/articles/johnson-sets-new-lockdown-for-england-to-slow-coronavirus-11604172146

Typhoon Goni: Philippines orders evacuations ahead of 2020’s strongest storm https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/31/typhoon-goni-philippines-orders-thousands-of-evacuations-ahead-of-2020s-strongest-storm

El Salvador – Over 40 Dead or Missing After Landslide in San Salvador Department http://floodlist.com/america/el-salvador-landslide-nejapa-october-2020

Indonesia – 1 Dead, Hundreds Displaced After More Floods in Central and West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-central-west-java-floods-october-2020

Turkey earthquake death toll rises as search for survivors under the rubble continues https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-01/turkey-and-greece-earthquake-death-toll-rises-rescuers-search/12836642

South-east Queensland mops up after giant hail smashes homes, leaves thousands without power https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-01/south-east-queensland-mops-up-after-wild-night-of-weather/12835678

In the US several surveillance indicators of COVID-19 related activity are showing increases in SARS-CoV-2 virus circulation and associated illnesses https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/covidview/index.html

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season keeps raging with Hurricane Eta https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/2/21546117/hurricane-eta-2020-atlantic-season-records?hss_channel=tw-142864417

Greece and Turkey – Earthquake Triggers Coastal Flooding http://floodlist.com/asia/greece-turkey-earthquake-tsunami-october-2020

Philippines – Thousands Evacuate Path of Powerful Typhoon ‘Goni’ http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-typhoon-goni-november-2020

UK – Flood Rescues in Northern England After Rivers Overflow http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/flood-north-yorkshire-november-2020

Eta lashes Nicaragua with rains, deadly mudslides https://apnews.com/article/hurricane-eta-nicaragua-mudslides-74c7bdeeef25ce2ef71c187c6d74a93d

Colombia – Thousands of Homes Flooded in Magdalena Department http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-magdalena-november-2020

Uganda – Deadly Floods in Kasese http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-kasese-november-2020

Nicaragua and Honduras – Rain From Hurricane Eta Causes Flooding http://floodlist.com/america/nicaragua-and-honduras-rain-from-hurricane-eta-causes-flooding

New U.S. Daily Coronavirus Cases Top 100,000 for the First Time https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-u-s-daily-coronavirus-cases-top-100-000-for-the-first-time-11604560957

Chad – Floods Hit N’Djamena Again http://floodlist.com/africa/chad-floods-ndjamena-november-2020

Brazil – Flash Floods in Pernambuco After Torrential Rain http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-pernambuco-november-2020

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Nov 2020: Popocatépetl volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/112735/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Nov-2020-Popocatepetl-volcano-Semeru-Ibu-Reventador-Sangay-Sina.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In 50 years of firefighting I had never seen fires like I did last summer. Australia must take climate change seriously https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/31/in-50-years-of-firefighting-i-had-never-seen-fires-like-i-did-last-summer-australia-must-take-climate-change-seriously

New Zealand’s groundbreaking climate policy may soon be the new normal https://www.climateandcapitalmedia.com/new-zealands-groundbreaking-climate-policy-may-soon-be-the-new-normal/

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/01/born-in-the-ice-age-humankind-now-faces-the-age-of-fire-and-australia-is-on-the-frontline

On climate change, we’re entirely out of margin https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/on-climate-change-were-entirely-out-of-margin

Lack of climate action over 50 years will cost Australian economy $3.4tn and 880,000 jobs – report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/02/lack-of-climate-action-over-50-years-will-cost-the-economy-34tn-and-880000-jobs-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

Building cities with wood would store half of cement industry’s current carbon emissions https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201102110010.htm

Net-zero emissions by 2050: leadership or climate colonialism? https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6992851/net-zero-emissions-by-2050-leadership-or-climate-colonialism/

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/global-emissions-likely-peaked-in-2019-report-finds

Driving Climate Change from the Top in the Dominican Republic http://www.ipsnews.net/2020/11/driving-climate-change-top-dominican-republic/

Climate model shows Saharan heat in much of West Africa within a century https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74466

Expect more mega-droughts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74459

Australia, the climate can’t wait for the next federal election. It’s time to take control https://theconversation.com/australia-the-climate-cant-wait-for-the-next-federal-election-its-time-to-take-control-148252

Scott Morrison pressured by Britain, France and Italy to announce ‘bold’ climate action https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/03/scott-morrison-pressured-by-britain-france-and-italy-to-announce-bold-climate-action?CMP=share_btn_tw

‘Crossroads of the climate crisis’: swing state Arizona grapples with deadly heat https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/01/climate-change-arizona-us-election-2020

Climate change: how China can achieve its pledge of zero emissions https://www.ft.com/content/b16e155a-dc5c-4143-8676-d4552f747371

Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/paris-global-climate-change-agreements

Cities must reconnect with natural foundations to face climate, health and biodiversity crises https://www.iucn.org/crossroads-blog/202010/cities-must-reconnect-natural-foundations-face-climate-health-and-biodiversity-crises

Mapped: How climate change disproportionately affects women’s health https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74488

Renewables cut Australia’s emissions more than Covid, energy analysis finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/05/renewables-cut-australias-emissions-more-than-covid-energy-analysis-finds

Why Mispricing the Risks of Sea Level Rise Could Prove Costly https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/keys-sea-level-rise/

US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change https://apnews.com/article/us-leaves-paris-agreement-climate-change-1331bc30021756454dda8eb7ff3c1075

Data on Past Climates Key to Predicting Future, Scientists Say https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/data-past-climates-key-predicting-future-scientists-say

Disaster risk reduction

Planning for Everyone: Closing Gaps in Hazard Mitigation Planning https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/planning-for-everyone-closing-gaps-in-hazard-mitigation-planning

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements Report https://naturaldisaster.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/royal-commission-national-natural-disaster-arrangements-report

Putting people first in disaster risk reduction: the mismatch between policy, theory, and practice https://floodresilience.net/blogs/putting-people-first-in-disaster-risk-reduction-the-mismatch-between-policy-theory-and-practice

Victims and frontline workers say bushfire findings don’t go far enough https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/31/a-tourniquet-for-things-to-come-victims-and-frontline-workers-say-bushfire-findings-dont-go-far-enough?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cities reboot: Urban life in the age of COVID-19 https://longreads.trust.org/item/Cities-adapting-coronavirus-pandemic-world

Exposure model for European seismic risk assessment https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/8755293020919429

Latest edition of ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter https://molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-october-2020/

Aerial strategies advance volcanic gas measurements at inaccessible, strongly degassing volcanoes https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/44/eabb9103

Rising Wildfire Losses Return Insurers to Their Roots http://www.ambest.com/video/MediaArchive.aspx?lid=5740223387001&vid=6199174707001

Two different pandemics – EU vs US https://www.gzeromedia.com/the-graphic-truth-two-different-pandemics-eu-vs-us-11-02-2020

‘Flood busting’ leaky dams installed on Crompton Moor in Oldham https://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/137077/flood-busting-leaky-dams-installed-on-crompton-moor-in-oldham

ASFPM Recognizes Excellence in Floodplain Management with 2020 ASFPM Awards https://www.floods.org/whats-new/asfpm-recognizes-excellence-in-floodplain-management-with-2020-asfpm-awards/

How wetlands can protect China’s coastal communities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74463

Destroyed buildings in İzmir not earthquake resistant, reports show https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74474

Deforestation, construction to blame for central Vietnam landslides https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74485

Survey on the themes for the Global Platform 2022 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74507

Bouncing back or bouncing forward? The overlooked role of taxonomies for climate action and pandemic recovery https://www.sei.org/perspectives/bouncing-back-or-bouncing-forward/

What historical insured catastrophe losses really mean https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/what-historical-insured-catastrophe-losses-really-mean-1004199375/

South Yorkshire flood review calls for better insurance support https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-54811585

Why insurance matters: insights from research post-disaster https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-october-2020-why-insurance-matters-insights-from-research-post-disaster/

Resilient houses saved assets and lives during the historic flood in Quang Binh province https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74545

Identifying communities at risk for impacts of extreme heat https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201104143649.htm

Emergency management

PET PODs: Including Pets in Your Community Evacuation Shelter Plan https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/pet-pods-including-pets-in-your-community-evacuation-shelter-plan

Preparing the Whole Community: Including Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Disaster Planning https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/preparing-the-whole-community-including-individuals-experiencing-homelessness-in-disaster-planning

Bangladeshi floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-virus-outbreak-bangladesh-monsoons-health-6bcbfe5b50de61a313ed02301f9a3306

Civil unrest response for fire and emergency services https://www.usfa.fema.gov/operations/civil_unrest/personnel.html

Pandemic recovery in urban settings: planning for the unplanned https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74462

Smoke cloud from Australian summer’s bushfires three-times larger than anything previously recorded https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/03/smoke-cloud-from-australian-summers-bushfires-three-times-larger-than-anything-previously-recorded

What happens after the rain? How flooding is managed https://www.itv.com/news/2020-10-27/what-happens-after-the-rain

South Sudan: Devastating floods doom health facilities https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/south-sudan-devastating-floods-doom-health-facilities/2032652

Disaster education, communications and engagement

#NoNaturalDisasters in the workplace: Improving how we talk about disasters at work https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/72400

Special Issue on School Safety in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/international-journal-of-disaster-risk-reduction/special-issue/10G9DV1C7CG

The Australian Weather Calendar is back for 2021 https://shop.bom.gov.au/

Action-led alerts effective at pointy end of natural disasters: fire, floods https://www.qut.edu.au/news?news-id=170428

Flood risk communication: a fundamental tool for disaster risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74456

Messy maps: Qualitative GIS representations of resilience https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204619310643#f0005

World Tsunami Awareness Day 5 November https://www.undrr.org/news/tsunamis-supreme-test-risk-governance-un-secretary-general-0

How new modes of storytelling engage Australians in disaster preparedness and long-term resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74558

Communication-related vulnerability to disasters: A heuristic framework https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74555

Psychology and disasters

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Parental Stress and Young Children’s Development During Physical Distancinghttps://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/impact-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-on-parental-stress-and-young-childrens-development-during-physical-distancing

Mental Health Interventions in Shelters: Lessons from Hurricane Harvey https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/mental-health-interventions-in-shelters-lessons-from-hurricane-harvey

Individual and community behavioral responses to natural disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344946726_Individual_and_community_behavioral_responses_to_natural_disasters

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19 and poverty https://feature.undp.org/covid-and-poverty/

Community Resilience in Neighbourhood Level: Study of Organically Developed Neighborhood in Dhaka https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345128768_Community_Resilience_in_Neighbourhood_Level_Study_of_Organically_Developed_Neighborhood_in_Dhaka

Bonding, bridging, and linking social capital and social media use: How hyperlocal social media platforms serve as a conduit to access and activate bridging and linking ties in a time of crisis https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-020-04397-8

Bringing disaster preparedness into resilience politics https://www.resilience.org/stories/2020-11-04/bringing-disaster-preparedness-into-resilience-politics/

How social capital can help deal with the pandemic better https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/how-social-capital-can-help-deal-with-the-pandemic-better/article33021238.ece

Collective Action Problem Characteristics and Partner Uncertainty as Drivers of Social Tie Formation in Collaborative Networks https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/psj.12309

Today in disaster resilience (30 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Nearly 9,000 flee homes in Philippines as Molave intensifies into typhoon https://news.trust.org/item/20201025111751-eylg2/

Covid: Spain imposes national night-time curfew to curb infections https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54682222

Flash flood hits Tumbarumba in NSW, forcing evacuation of home and caravan park https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-24/tumbarumba-storm-rescue-and-nsw-weather-warning/12810474

Australia – Storms Trigger Floods in New South Wales http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-floods-newsouthwales-october-2020

Indonesia – Floods Damage 1,500 Homes in West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-westjava-october-2020

Jamaica – Heavy Rain Causes Deadly Landslides and Floods http://floodlist.com/america/jamaica-floods-october-2020

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass Summer Peak And Are Climbing Higher Fast https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/10/27/928062773/u-s-cases-surpass-summer-peak-and-are-climbing-higher-fast

Gulf Coast braces, again, for hurricane as Zeta takes aim https://apnews.com/article/tropical-storm-zeta-gulf-coast-487fcfc70b8ac16795f4b4ff381019b5

Winds Are Expected to Diminish, Aiding in Fight Against Silverado Fire https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/california-wildfires/red-flag-wildfires-orange-county-silverado-fire-irvine/2450163/

Philippines – Tropical Cyclone Molave Leaves 16 Dead or Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-typhoon-molave-october-2020

Suspected Terrorist Knife Attack in Nice, France, Leaves Three Dead https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-people-killed-in-knife-attack-at-church-in-french-city-of-nice-11603963626

Millions affected as devastating typhoon strikes Viet Nam https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/10/1076412

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Oct 2020: Pacaya volcano, Karymsky, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/112182/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Oct-2020-Pacaya-volcano-Karymsky-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sa.html

Vietnam – Dozens Missing After Rain From Typhoon Molave Triggers Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-typhoon-molave-floods-landslides-october-2020

Indonesia – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods and Landslides in Pangandaran, West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-pangandaran-landslide-floods-october-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate core: Towards a common climate change curriculum in the built environment https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74322

Lesotho: African Risk Capacity and Government of Lesotho partner to strengthen management of climate disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74308

Government aims to make Germany climate resilient as average temperature rises https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74295

Co-designing climate services to integrate traditional ecological knowledge: a case study from Bali https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74291

Climate Change in the Minds of U.S. News Audiences https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-minds-of-u-s-news-audiences/

It’s been a thousand years since Colorado has burned like this https://thephoenix.substack.com/p/its-been-a-thousand-years-since-colorado

Japan set to announce 2050 net zero emissions target – report https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/10/21/japan-set-announce-2050-net-zero-emissions-target-report/

As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing “multi-level emergency” mount https://www.denverpost.com/2020/10/25/colorado-wildfires-climate-change/

Is The Risk Of Sea Level Rise Affecting Florida Home Prices? A New Study Says Yes https://www.npr.org/2020/10/15/924239753/is-the-risk-of-sea-level-rise-affecting-florida-home-prices-a-new-study-says-yes

Back to the future of climate https://ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2020/10/back-to-the-future-of-climate.html

Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050 https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-shinzo-abe-cabinets-health-yoshihide-suga-726ac43cceb4b94fe2b532bdea704410

80 per cent of Australians think they are already experiencing problems caused by climate change https://www.tai.org.au/content/climate-nation-climate-change-concern-hits-82

‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/oct/27/sleeping-giant-arctic-methane-deposits-starting-to-release-scientists-find

Swiss seniors sue government over climate change at European court https://news.trust.org/item/20201027084932-c1upl/

Beaches can survive sea-level rises if they have space to move https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/beaches-can-survive-sea-level-rises-as-long-as-they-have-space-to-move

Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has accelerated significantly over the past two decades, transforming the shape of the ice sheet edge https://news.agu.org/press-release/ice-sheet-melt-reshaping-coastal-greenland/

ABC flagship current affair programs didn’t cover climate change adequately, report findshttps://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/oct/28/abc-flagship-current-affair-programs-didnt-cover-climate-change-adequately-report-finds?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Global death rate from rising temperatures projected to surpass the current death rate of all infectious diseases combined https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73018

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/global-emissions-likely-peaked-in-2019-report-finds

New polling shows 79% of Aussies care about climate change. So why doesn’t the government listen? https://theconversation.com/new-polling-shows-79-of-aussies-care-about-climate-change-so-why-doesnt-the-government-listen-148726

Robotic vessel launched at Beachport to map coastal erosion, better understand effects of climate change https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-28/beachport-erosion-robotic-vessel-deployed-climate-change/12821360

Deluged by floods, America’s ‘oldest city’ struggles to save landmarks from climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/28/st-augustine-florida-floods-climate-crisis

Bushfire survivors want more water bombers, climate change action https://www.theage.com.au/national/bushfire-survivors-want-more-water-bombers-climate-change-action-20201027-p568yo.html

NSW environment minister urges end to ‘pointless, backward-looking arguments’ about climate action https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/28/nsw-environment-minister-urges-end-to-pointless-backward-looking-arguments-about-climate-action

State of the climate: 2020 on course to be warmest year on record https://www.carbonbrief.org/state-of-the-climate-2020-on-course-to-be-warmest-year-on-record

Joe Biden calls climate change the ‘number one issue facing humanity https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/24/joe-biden-climate-change-is-number-one-issue-facing-humanity.html

Eliminating CO2 Emissions from Industry and Transport in Line with 1.5°C Climate Goal https://www.irena.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2020/Sep/Eliminating-CO2-Emissions-from-Industry

Disaster risk reduction

Ten UN agencies joined the 15th Global Forum on Human Settlements — for promoting post-pandemic recovery and transformation towards resilient cities and healthy planet https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74328

Resilient shores: Risks and opportunities for Vietnam’s coastal development https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74304

China to provide the Mekong River Commission with year-round water data https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74320

Himalayas poised for a series of big earthquakes, says study https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74329

Italy approves a contribution of EUR 3 million to support the establishment of a multi-hazard early warning system in Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74315

Australia supporting Fiji with flood alleviation project https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74318

Achieve next-level insight into global rainfall – flood patterns https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74333

Drought management norms: Is the Middle East and North Africa region managing risks or crises? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74321

Wildfires can cause dangerous debris flows https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74302

Monthly streamflow prediction using a hybrid stochastic-deterministic approach for parsimonious non-linear time series modelling https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19942060.2020.1830858

Property flood resilience https://www.befloodready.uk/pfr-products

Probability of Occurrence and Displacement Regression of Distributed Surface Rupturing for Reverse Earthquakes https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2020.581605/full

Ridgecrest quake shook tall LA buildings up to 4 times more than expectedhttps://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/ridgecrest-quake-shook-tall-la-buildings-up-to-4-times-more-than-expected-11955/

The end of the drought in western New South Wales has transformed a little-known wetland into an oasis for Australia’s wildlife https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-25/waterbirds-return-to-lake-cowal-wetlands-after-drought/12789226

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

Airplane COVID-19 risk ‘very low’ with masks, other actions, report finds https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines/airplane-covid-19-risk-very-low-with-masks-other-actions-report-finds-idUSKBN27C23C

Why disastrous floods are taking place in Karachi and what is needed for this to change https://www.iied.org/urban-flooding-case-karachi

Emergency management

Twin storms drive Southeast Asia floods as a third approaches https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/maps-and-graphics/2020/10/21/asia-vietnam-cambodia-laos-floods

Eastern Africa Floods: Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2020) https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/eastern-africa-humanitarian-snapshot-october-2020

Pandemic to Prosperity: Chronicling the Path from Response to Recovery https://ncoc.org/p2p/

Global Emergency Services Action https://www.gesaction.org/

Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke https://woods.stanford.edu/stanford-wildfire-research/news/health-impacts-wildfire-smoke

Who is responsible for the West’s wildfires? https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/fire-deficit-tek-controlled-burn-climate-change

Experts To Western States: Time To Finally Fight Wildfires With More Fire https://www.npr.org/2020/10/27/927901189/experts-to-western-states-time-to-finally-fight-wildfires-with-more-fire

Mississippi after Katrina: Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793610133/Mississippi-after-Katrina-Disaster-Recovery-and-Reconstruction-on-the-Gulf-Coast

Disaster education, communications and engagement

This startup wants to help you prepare for America’s next disaster https://fortune.com/2020/10/25/harbor-preparing-for-natural-disasters-startup-dan-kessler/

Here’s what you need to know about La Niña 2020/21 https://www.qbe.com/au/news/la-nina-declared-for-australia

Resilience Card Game https://resiliencecardgame.com/

School resources – Big Weather (and how to survive it) https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/topic/3710253/big-weather-and-how-to-survive-it

Citizen Scientists Make History In The Quest To Cure Coronavirus https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolineseydel/2020/10/27/citizen-scientists-make-history-in-the-quest-to-cure-coronavirus/#2249a4c978df

The Role of Social Media in Disaster Recovery Following Hurricane Harvey https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/jhsem/ahead-of-print/article-10.1515-jhsem-2018-0054/article-10.1515-jhsem-2018-0054.xml

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/a-room-a-bar-and-a-class-how-the-coronavirus-is-spread-through-the-air.html

Rockd Mobile App Demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCsQ9BdbIp0&feature=youtu.be

Psychology and disasters

Trust and Compassion in Willingness to Share Mobility and Sheltering Resources in Evacuations: A Case Study of the 2017 and 2018 California Wildfires https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920314023

Covid-19: Suicidal thoughts increased in young adults during lockdown, UK study finds https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m4095

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19: how lockdowns affected health access in African and Asian slums https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74310

Four myths about gender and disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74288

Population dynamics and natural hazard risk management: conceptual and practical linkages for the case of Austrian policy making https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344872433_Population_dynamics_and_natural_hazard_risk_management_conceptual_and_practical_linkages_for_the_case_of_Austrian_policy_making

Making Rotterdam’s First Resilient Neighborhood through Social Cohesion https://resilientcitiesnetwork.org/urban_resiliences/rotterdam-social-cohesion/

Coronavirus pandemic deepens Japan’s demographic crisis https://in.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN27C0GV

Individual and community behavioral responses to natural disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344946726_Individual_and_community_behavioral_responses_to_natural_disasters

Bolivia’s forest people burned by ‘perfect recipe’ for wildfire disasters https://news.trust.org/item/20201029172118-bglhi/

Why African cities should have engaged non-state actors in the fight against COVD-19 https://theconversation.com/why-african-cities-should-have-engaged-non-state-actors-in-the-fight-against-covd-19-147926

Today in disaster resilience (23 October 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Hyderabad rains trigger flash floods in Baba Nagar area, rescue teams at spot https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/hyderabad-rains-trigger-flash-floods-baba-nagar-area-rescue-teams-spot-135608

Slovakia – Floods Cause Fatality and Prompt Evacuations http://floodlist.com/europe/slovakia-floods-october-2020

Togo – Thousands Affected by Oti River Floods in North http://floodlist.com/africa/togo-oti-river-floods-october-2020

Conditions at Nyiragongo volcano suggest another disaster is brewing, DR Congo https://watchers.news/2020/10/19/nyiragongo-lava-lake-rising-congo/

At least 90 dead, 32 missing and 5 million affected as more floods and landslides hit central Vietnamhttps://watchers.news/2020/10/19/vietnam-flood-landslide-casualties-october-2020/

Severe floods claim 47 lives, damage more than 900 000 ha of crops in Maharashtra, India https://watchers.news/2020/10/17/severe-floods-claim-47-lives-damage-900000-ha-crops-maharashtra-india/

At least 12 people dead after heavy rains trigger flooding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania https://watchers.news/2020/10/16/dar-es-salaam-flood-tanzania-october-2020/

Flood death toll in Cambodia rises to 25 https://www.akp.gov.kh/post/detail/220357

Hyderabad floods: Six dead in 24 hours, over 37,000 families affected https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/hyderabad-floods-six-dead-24-hours-over-37000-families-affected-135647

India – Over 60 Dead After More Rain and Floods Hit Telangana http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-telangana-october-2020

Thailand – Thousands Affected by Floodshttp://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-october-2020

Cambodia – Floods Affect Over 240,000 in 19 Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/cambodia-floods-update-october-2020

Kenya – Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in West Pokot http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-landslide-westpokot-october-2020

Vietnam – More Than 100 Lives Lost in Central Region Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-central-region-death-toll-october-2020

Nigeria – 155 Dead, 25,000 Displaced After Weeks of Floodinghttp://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-october-2020

Indonesia – Hundreds Displaced After Heavy Rain in West and Central Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-westjava-centralkalimantan-bangkabelitung-october-2020

Catastrophic floods hit Vietnam and Cambodia, killing at least 132 people https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-21/five-million-hit-by-catastrophic-floods-in-vietnam,-cambodia/12796996

Philippines – Tropical Storm “Saudel” Prompts Evacuations http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-tropical-storm-saudel-october-2020

Portugal – Rain From Storm Barbara Triggers Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/portugal-storm-barbara-floods-october-2020

Ireland – Tidal Floods Hit County Cork http://floodlist.com/europe/ireland-tidal-floods-cork-october-2020

Greece – Flood Rescues in Crete http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-floods-crete-october-2020

‘It was a pretty good shaker’: 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Pacific Ocean prompts short-lived tsunami scare for Alaska, Hawaii https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/10/20/alaska-hawaii-tsunami-advisory-7-5-magnitude-earthquake/5984286002/

“Lots of structure loss” after East Troublesome fire’s explosion into Grand Lake; blaze is threatening Estes Park https://coloradosun.com/2020/10/22/east-troublesome-fire-grand-lake-destruction/

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Oct 2020: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/111744/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Oct-2020-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Semer.html

Mozambique – Storms and Floods Leave 22 Dead, Thousands Affected http://floodlist.com/africa/mozambique-floods-october-2020

Kenya – Lake Floods Displace Thousands, Damage Livelihoods http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-lake-turkana-floods-october-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Urban adaptation in Europe: how cities and towns respond to climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74228

‘We need to act now’ — Major NZ climate report shows worse fire risk, warmer winters already here https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/123081858/we-need-to-act-now–major-nz-climate-report-shows-worse-fire-risk-warmer-winters-already-here

Our atmosphere and climate 2020 is the latest in a series of environmental reports produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ https://www.mfe.govt.nz/sites/default/files/media/Environmental%20reporting/our-atmosphere-and-climate-2020.pdf

Alaska’s new climate threat: tsunamis linked to melting permafrost https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/18/alaska-climate-change-tsunamis-melting-permafrost

Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/14/re-wild-to-mitigate-the-climate-crisis-urge-leading-scientists

Are climate scientists being too cautious when linking extreme weather to climate change? https://phys.org/news/2020-10-climate-scientists-cautious-linking-extreme.html

The Arctic is in a death spiral. How much longer will it exist? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2020/oct/13/arctic-ice-melting-climate-change-global-warming

For many climate change finally hits home https://www.cbsnews.com/news/for-many-climate-change-finally-hits-home/#app

Bushfire royal commission will fail if it does not recommend reducing emissions: Former fire chief https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-19/bushfire-royal-commission-recommendations-climate-change-fears/12782484

Coal regions advised to look to renewables for jobs growth as IEA report highlights falling demand https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-19/coal-outlook-gloomy-says-international-energy-agency/12774130

If Past Is a Guide, Arctic Could Be Verging on Permafrost Collapse https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/if-past-is-a-guide-arctic-could-be-verging-on-permafrost-collapse/

‘Uninhabitable hell’: Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-disaster-climatechange-covid-t-idUSKBN2741G7

Exxon’s Plan for Surging Carbon Emissions Revealed in Leaked Documents https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-05/exxon-carbon-emissions-and-climate-leaked-plans-reveal-rising-co2-output

Driver of the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth identified https://phys.org/news/2020-10-driver-largest-mass-extinction-history.html

California megafires rise exponentially as global heating takes the gloves off https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/10/20/opinion/california-megafires-rise-exponentially-global-heating-takes-gloves

Strong governance, reduced risks: Reducing climate change effects and risks in Bosnia and Herzegovina by identifying opportunities and turning knowledge into action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74259

Modeling the cascading infrastructure impacts of climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74254

Pekalongan flood risk and impact assessment predicts 90% of the city will be inundated by 2035: how is climate change impacting Indonesia? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74260

Australian outback cattle station to house world’s largest solar farm, powering Singapore https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/21/australian-outback-cattle-station-to-house-worlds-largest-solar-farm-powering-singapore

Wind climbs to the top of the renewable mountain in the US https://reneweconomy.com.au/graph-of-the-day-wind-climbs-to-the-top-of-the-renewable-mountain-in-the-us-88767/

Climate impact induced crisis in Europe: An exploration of scenarios https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74282

Colorado’s record-breaking wildfires show “climate change is here and now” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-wildfire-climate-change-evacuations-grand-county/

Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/22/alarm-as-arctic-sea-ice-not-yet-freezing-at-latest-date-on-record

Disaster risk reduction

Forecast-based financing in southern Africa – the future of Disaster Risk Reduction for the humanitarian sector https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74204

Governance at the heart of transformative disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74193

Asia-Pacific Regional Framework for NATECH (natural hazards triggering technological disasters) risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74211

Case Study: Non-structural mitigation in Turkey https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74197

The flood resilience measurement for communities: Sources of resilience overview https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74223

Moving? 6 Questions To Ask About Flood Risk In A Changing Climate https://www.npr.org/2020/10/18/901109626/moving-6-questions-to-ask-about-flood-risk-in-a-changing-climate

How probable is widespread flooding in the United States? https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020WR028096

Landslide risk in India https://www.indiaspend.com/12-indian-land-prone-to-landslides-accounted-for-18-deaths-worldwide-during-2004-16/

MP supports call for comprehensive flood action plan http://poynton-post.co.uk/mp-supports-call-for-comprehensive-flood-action-plan/

Flood risk and public health: An unlikely partnership in the fight against COVID-19 https://blogs.adb.org/blog/flood-risk-and-public-health-unlikely-partnership-fight-against-covid-19

The CDRI Fellowship Programme supports research focused on urban, rural or regional contexts, whether it is focused on resilience of existing infrastructure or new infrastructure https://fellowship.cdri.world/about.html

Stressed out volcanoes more likely to collapse and erupt, study finds https://www.monash.edu/science/news/current/stressed-out-volcanoes-more-likely-to-collapse-and-erupt,-study-finds

Worsening floods in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island linked to oil palm plantations https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74242

NSW bushfire survivor tries cultural burn as Willawarrin community prepares for summer https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-20/willawarrin-cultural-burn-bushfire-nsw-big-weather/12778694

Hurricane-Resistant Building Code Helped Protect Alabama from Sally’s Winds https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hurricane-resistant-building-code-helped-protect-alabama-from-sallys-winds/

Dredging rivers not the answer to flooding in Clare say Council https://www.clareecho.ie/dredging-rivers-not-the-answer-to-flooding-in-clare-say-council/

Insuring public buildings, contents, vehicles, and equipment against disasters: Current practices of state and local government and options for closing the insurance gap https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74264

Inundation monitoring service in the Philippines https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74265

Why invest in resilience? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74261

Inspiring individuals who reduce disaster risk https://www.gndr.org/news/item/2068-undrr-gndr-call-for-stories.html

Scientists improve model of landslide-induced tsunami https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74276

NASA researchers help analyze a historically powerful, costly storm https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74280

Complex event resilience of small- and medium-sized enterprises: Natural disaster planning during the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74273

How to enhance resilience of populations at local and national level https://buildersproject.eu/blog/post/18/international-day-for-disaster-risk-reduction-how-to-enhance-resilience-of-populations-in-local-and-national-level

Insurance Australia Group has dropped its support for a NSW government proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall https://www.afr.com/companies/financial-services/iag-dodges-rio-tinto-moment-on-aboriginal-heritage-20201021-p567a4

Living In Harm’s Way: Why Most Flood Risk Is Not Disclosedhttps://www.npr.org/2020/10/20/921132721/living-in-harms-way-why-most-flood-risk-is-not-disclosed

World on fire 2020: Experts explain the global wildfire crisis https://news.globallandscapesforum.org/47794/fires-2020-experts-explain-the-global-wildfire-crisis/

Emergency management

Contingency Planning Guide https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74205

Resilient Leadership: Learning from crisis – an experiment in reflective learning during the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74212

What developing countries can teach us about how to respond to a pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74224

Government extends £5,000 grant scheme for flood-hit homes https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-extends-5000-grant-scheme-for-flood-hit-homes

WHO reform: a call for an early-warning protocol for infectious diseases https://theconversation.com/who-reform-a-call-for-an-early-warning-protocol-for-infectious-diseases-148078

Coronavirus Victoria: Melbourne makes world history crushing second wave https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/australia/coronavirus-victoria-melbourne-makes-world-history-crushing-second-wave/news-story/8551d1e094b8ef0ddcd706db631f3a0e

Firefighters prepare for the worst this bushfire season as Kangaroo Island rebuilds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-20/kangaroo-island-firefighters-prepare-for-bushfire-season/12785660

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Undisclosed: Most Homebuyers And Renters Aren’t Warned About Flood Or Wildfire Riskhttps://www.npr.org/2020/10/18/918725965/undisclosed-most-homebuyers-and-renters-arent-warned-about-flood-or-wildfire-ris

New research reveals the hidden danger of sweltering heat at Western Sydney schools https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-19/western-sydney-schools-at-risk-of-heat-danger-this-summer/12779666?nw=0

The ‘I Survived’ Books Are Perfect Reads For An Anxious Age https://www.npr.org/2020/10/18/916945663/the-i-survived-books-are-perfect-reads-for-an-anxious-age

Resources for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction https://iddrr.undrr.org/

New study highlights the role of risk communication in coping with COVID-19 https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-10/znu-nsh101620.php

More than 4 billion people around the world now use social media each month https://wearesocial.com/au/blog/2020/10/social-media-users-pass-the-4-billion-mark-as-global-adoption-soars

Communicating with maps https://www.gislounge.com/communicating-with-maps/

How COVID-19 changed community engagement in South Africa’s low income areas https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74272

Psychology and disasters

Pandemic fatigue – Reinvigorating the public to prevent COVID-19 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74208

“I just want it to end.” Life on the Colorado wildfire frontlines https://thephoenix.substack.com/p/i-just-want-it-to-end-life-on-the

Sociology and disasters

Why should local disaster-risk-reduction-strategies wear gender lens for girls’ safety? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74172

Protection for the rich, retreat for the poor https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74200

Vulnerability to poverty following extreme weather events in Malawi https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74203

How flooding impacts poverty in Zimbabwe https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74258

Belonging and inclusivity make a resilient future for all: A cross-sectional analysis of post-flood social capital in a diverse Australian rural community https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/20/7676

Trust and Compassion in Willingness to Share Mobility and Sheltering Resources in Evacuations: A Case Study of the 2017 and 2018 California Wildfires https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420920314023