Today in disaster resilience (5 August 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Severe flash floods and mudslides leave at least 53 people dead, Iran https://watchers.news/2022/07/30/severe-flash-floods-and-mudslides-leave-at-least-53-people-dead-iran/

Flash floods kill over 300 in Pakistan as more monsoon rain is forecast https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jul/27/flash-floods-kill-over-300-in-pakistan-as-more-monsoon-rain-is-forecast

How two 1-in-1,000 year rain events hit the U.S. in two days https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/07/29/kentucky-stlouis-flood-climate-explainer/

At least 22 dead, many missing after rivers burst banks in Uganda’s Mbale District https://watchers.news/2022/08/01/at-least-22-dead-many-missing-after-rivers-burst-banks-in-ugandas-mbale-district/

Four siblings among the 28 people killed in devastating Kentucky flooding https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/four-siblings-26-people-killed-devastating-kentucky-flooding-rcna40840

Volcano near Iceland’s capital, main airport erupts again after 8-month pause https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/iceland-fagradalsfjall-volcano-1.6539917

Wildfire burning near ski resort forces evacuation of hundreds https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/wildfire-burning-near-ski-resort-forces-evacuation-of-hundreds-1004224119/

US high tide flooding breaks records in multiple locations https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/3584713-us-high-tide-flooding-breaks-records-in-multiple-locations/

The Gambia – Floods Leave Homes and Roads Damaged, Two Fatalities Reported https://floodlist.com/africa/gambia-july-august-2022-floods

Sri Lanka – Over 2,000 Displaced and 3 Dead After Heavy Rain, Floods and Landslides https://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-august-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Aug 2022: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Semeru, Ibu https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/188211/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Aug-2022-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Semeru-Ibu-Reve.html

More than 540 000 people ordered to evacuate as heavy rainfall hits Japan https://watchers.news/2022/08/04/more-than-540-000-people-ordered-to-evacuate-as-heavy-rainfall-hits-japan/

4 people killed and more than 100 structures destroyed in McKinney Fire – California’s largest in deadliest fire of the season https://watchers.news/2022/08/04/4-people-killed-and-more-than-100-structures-destroyed-in-mckinney-fire-californias-largest-in-deadliest-fire-of-the-season/

More than 500 people killed, thousands of homes destroyed as record-breaking rains hit Pakistan https://watchers.news/2022/08/04/more-than-500-people-killed-thousands-of-homes-destroyed-as-record-breaking-rains-hit-pakistan/

Nigeria – Deadly Floods in Jigawa State https://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-jigawa-august-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Summer Is Hot, but This Is Abnormal https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/06/summer-normal-heat-season-deadly/619302/

Confronting climate change means sharing power https://e-tangata.co.nz/comment-and-analysis/confronting-climate-change-means-sharing-power/

Loss of tourism fears as European heatwaves cause record melting of glaciers https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-31/european-glaciers-impacted-by-climate-change/101272402

‘Soon it will be unrecognisable’: total climate meltdown cannot be stopped, says expert https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/30/total-climate-meltdown-inevitable-heatwaves-global-catastrophe

Reconstructing volcanic eruptions to help scientists predict climate risks: USask research https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2022/reconstructing-volcanic-eruptions-to-help-scientists-predict-climate-risks-usask-research.php

Major consensus reached on Australian climate risk reporting https://www.ausbanking.org.au/major-consensus-reached-on-australian-climate-risk-reporting/

Climate change is intensifying the water cycle, bringing more powerful storms and flooding – here’s what the science shows https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-intensifying-the-water-cycle-bringing-more-powerful-storms-and-flooding-heres-what-the-science-shows-187951

In Greece, and across Europe, the mercury is rapidly rising. So is the desperation https://www.crikey.com.au/2022/07/18/heatwave-in-greece-climate-change/

Climate endgame: risk of human extinction ‘dangerously underexplored’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/01/climate-endgame-risk-human-extinction-scientists-global-heating-catastrophe

Global urban exposure to extreme heat https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/global-urban-population-exposure-extreme-heat

Troubling new research shows warm waters rushing towards the world’s biggest ice sheet in Antarctica https://theconversation.com/troubling-new-research-shows-warm-waters-rushing-towards-the-worlds-biggest-ice-sheet-in-antarctica-187483

Climate Endgame: Exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2108146119

Regional towns look to community batteries as renewable energy solution https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-04/communities-drive-renewable-energy-solutions/101295724

Floods are getting more common. Do you know your risk? https://www.npr.org/2022/08/03/1114981133/floods-are-getting-more-common-do-you-know-your-risk

Climate disinformation leaves lasting mark as world heats https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-science-fires-american-petroleum-institute-014d4825f21084a80eb71414dbe63b9e

Spain orders temperature limits for businesses in sweeping energy saving decree https://www.politico.eu/article/spain-order-temperature-limit-business-energy-saving-decree/

‘Sleepwalking to disaster’: Biology prof on how climate change is wreaking havoc on our lakes https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/sleepwalking-to-disaster-biology-prof-on-how-climate-change-is-wreaking-havoc-on-our-lakes-1.6009780

New Zealand releases its first national plan to protect against climate-driven disasters https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/03/new-zealand-releases-its-first-national-plan-to-protect-against-climate-driven-disasters

Current and projected regional economic impacts of heatwaves in Europe https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-26050-z.pdf

Borderless Heat Hazards With Bordered Impacts https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2021EF002064

Landmark Climate Change Lawsuit Moves Forward as German Judges Arrive in Peru https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/08/04/landmark-climate-change-lawsuit-moves-forward-as-german-judges-arrive-in-peru/

As the rate of global warming hastens, snow-covered areas in Australia and abroad could take on a completely different complexion by 2050 https://themountainjournal.com/2021/11/22/atmospheric-rivers-threaten-snow-pack/

Betting on the best case: higher end warming is underrepresented in research https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac13ef/meta

Australia’s climate change targets will become law. What happens now? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/aug/05/australias-climate-change-targets-will-become-law-what-happens-now

Disaster risk reduction

‘These seas have stolen front yards’: Sydney beaches at risk of being washed away https://www.watoday.com.au/environment/weather/these-seas-have-stolen-front-yards-sydney-beaches-at-risk-of-being-washed-away-20220726-p5b4r9.html

Predicting earthquakes using ionospheric total electron content anomalies- study https://watchers.news/2022/07/29/predicting-earthqukes-using-ionospheric-total-electron-content-anomalies-study/

Outback in bloom as floodwaters travel hundreds of kilometres into Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-31/kati-thanda-lake-eyre-wildflowers-water-outback-in-bloom/101284992

High-resolution satellite products improve hydrological modeling in northern Italy https://hess.copernicus.org/articles/26/3921/2022/

NOAA Tool Now Brings Disaster Risk, Vulnerability Down to Community Level https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/emergency-preparedness/noaa-tool-now-brings-disaster-risk-vulnerability-down-to-community-level/

New Zealand’s White Island is likely to erupt violently again, but a new alert system could give hours of warning and save lives https://theconversation.com/new-zealands-white-island-is-likely-to-erupt-violently-again-but-a-new-alert-system-could-give-hours-of-warning-and-save-lives-142656

BOM declares negative Indian Ocean Dipole, likely to add to unrelenting rain in Australia’s east https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-03/bom-negative-indian-ocean-dipole-declared-la-nina/101258982

Johor govt finding ways to prevent flash floods https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/08/02/johor-govt-finding-ways-to-prevent-flash-floods/

Heat Turned McKinney Fire into Deadly, Unstoppable Monster https://www.govtech.com/em/safety/heat-turned-mckinney-fire-into-deadly-unstoppable-monster

Adapting to flood risk: Evidence from global cities https://voxeu.org/article/adapting-flood-risk-evidence-global-cities

Nine Reasons Why Extreme Floods may be Worse Than Expected https://eos.org/editor-highlights/nine-reasons-why-extreme-floods-may-be-worse-than-expected

What is a flash flood? A civil engineer explains https://theconversation.com/what-is-a-flash-flood-a-civil-engineer-explains-187961

Explorers just uncovered Australia’s deepest cave. A hydrogeologist explains how they form https://theconversation.com/explorers-just-uncovered-australias-deepest-cave-a-hydrogeologist-explains-how-they-form-188064

The future of disaster resiliency and the need for a global vulnerability index https://council.science/current/blog/the-future-of-disaster-resiliency-and-the-need-for-a-global-vulnerability-index/

Data vs disaster: Inside the Philippines’ natural emergency preparedness programme https://govinsider.asia/citizen-centric/data-vs-disaster-inside-the-philippines-natural-emergency-preparedness-programme-undp-philippines/

Extreme Weather Loss and Damage Estimation Using a Hybrid Simulation Technique https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s13753-022-00430-5.pdf

Latest outlooks for Atlantic hurricane season: Less frenzied, but still above average https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/08/latest-outlooks-for-atlantic-hurricane-season-less-frenzied-but-still-above-average/

The challenge of unprecedented floods and droughts in risk management https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04917-5

Changing compound rainfall events in Tasmania https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.7791

Emergency management

How the omicron subvariant BA.5 became a master of disguise – and what it means for the current COVID-19 surge https://theconversation.com/how-the-omicron-subvariant-ba-5-became-a-master-of-disguise-and-what-it-means-for-the-current-covid-19-surge-187132

Infrastructure damage hampers flood recovery in Kentucky https://apnews.com/article/floods-storms-kentucky-weather-emergency-management-6971f52cd2cc0cc79da8553dbc5d38f4

The forgotten valley: town left in disarray from recent floods buys walkie talkies to communicate https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/31/the-forgotten-valley-town-left-in-disarray-from-recent-floods-buys-walkie-talkies-to-communicate

A 17-year-old swam out of her flooded home with her dog and waited for hours on a roof to be rescued https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/29/us/kentucky-floods-teenager-roof-rescue/index.html

Why is Monkeypox Evolving So Fast? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-is-monkeypox-evolving-so-fast/

Habitual mask-wearing is likely helping Japan, Singapore and South Korea bring daily Omicron deaths down, epidemiologists say https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-01/japan-singapore-south-korea-omicron-wave-and-mask-wearing-impact/101266844

Undisclosed Flood Damage Financially Soaks Home Buyers https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/undisclosed-flood-damage-financially-soaks-home-buyers

NSW government will move to dismantle Resilience NSW following independent flood inquiry https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-04/resilience-nsw-set-to-be-dismantled/101302574

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Be Prepared to be Away During an Emergency https://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2022/07/parents-day/

When Extreme Weather Reigns, Disinformation Pours https://www.desmog.com/2022/07/29/extreme-weather-climate-disinformation-droughts-hurricanes-floods-wildfires/

Responding to a Volcanic Eruption, a Virtual Experience to Reality https://vipscommission.org/responding-to-a-volcanic-eruption/

Smoke from raging wildfires can harm health https://www.reuters.com/world/smoke-raging-wildfires-can-harm-health-2022-07-21/

Community preparedness program in the UK #30days30waysUK https://bit.ly/30days30waysUKProg2022

Psychology and disasters

Why take the risk? Exploring the psychosocial determinants of floodwater driving https://www.naturalhazards.com.au/resources/publications/journal-article/why-take-risk-exploring-psychosocial-determinants-floodwater

The July heatwave that brought chaos to London has changed the way Brits see the sun https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2022/07/31/hope-youre-staying-cool-london-heatwave/

Far from home: Infrastructure, access to essential services, and risk perceptions about hazard weather events https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420922004046

Sociology and disasters

Why gender-specific data is critical to manage disaster risk https://www.policyforum.net/why-gender-specific-data-is-critical-to-manage-disaster-risk/

UGA research: Wildfires disproportionately affect the poor https://news.uga.edu/wildfires-disproportionately-affect-poor/

Income and Insurability as Factors in Wildfire Risk https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/13/7/1130

Today in disaster resilience (29 July 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Damaging tornado hits Shangqiu, Henan, China https://watchers.news/2022/07/23/damaging-tornado-hits-shangqiu-henan-china/

Severe flash floods hit Fars Province, leaving at least 20 people dead and 3 missing, Iran https://watchers.news/2022/07/23/severe-flash-floods-hit-fars-province-leaving-at-least-20-people-dead-and-3-missing-iran/

Wildfires burn coastal homes, forests in Greece as Europe’s heatwave spreads east https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/wildfires-burn-coastal-homes-forests-greece-europes-heatwave-spreads-east-2022-07-24/

California Governor declares emergency over ‘explosive’ wildfire near Yosemite National Park https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-24/governor-declares-emergency-over-wildfire-near-yosemite/101265256

Thailand – Flooding Affects 7 Provinces, 1 Fatality Reported https://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-july-2022

Death toll from weekslong rains in Pakistan rises to 282 https://apnews.com/article/floods-pakistan-traffic-monsoons-eeddccea3fa45b09fc65cc8c51cf8fbe

At least 14 fatalities as heavy rainfall hits Yemen https://watchers.news/2022/07/25/at-least-14-fatalities-as-heavy-rainfall-hits-yemen/

State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Sochi, Russia https://watchers.news/2022/07/25/state-of-emergency-declared-after-severe-floods-hit-sochi-russia/

Central African Republic – Floods Cause Fatalities, Hundreds of Homes Destroyed https://floodlist.com/africa/central-african-republic-floods-july-2022

USA – Severe Flash Floods in Missouri After Record Rainfall https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-in-missouri-stlouis-record-rainfall-july-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jul 2022: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Semeru, Shiveluch, Ibu, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/187388/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Jul-2022-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Semeru-Shiveluch-Ibu-Sangay-Sa.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean https://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/climate/wmo-statement-state-of-global-climate/LAC

In a paradox, cleaner air is now adding to global warming https://www.science.org/content/article/paradox-cleaner-air-now-adding-global-warming

Do these heat waves mean climate change is happening faster than expected? https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/07/21/1056291/do-these-heatwaves-mean-climate-change-is-worse-than-we-thought/

Climate Change and Land-use Changes Increase Likelihood of Flood Events https://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2022_067_climate-change-and-land-use-changes-increase-likelihood-of-flood-events.php

State of the climate: 2022 on track for a summer of extreme heat https://www.carbonbrief.org/state-of-the-climate-2022-on-track-for-a-summer-of-extreme-heat/

We’re entering a climate that humans did not evolve to withstand https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/3571621-were-entering-a-climate-that-humans-did-not-evolve-to-withstand/

The terrestrial water cycle in a warming world https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01412-7

Europe’s Devastating Heat Wave Shows Keeping Calm and Carrying On Is Not an Option https://www.cnet.com/science/climate/europes-devastating-heatwave-shows-keeping-calm-and-carrying-on-is-not-an-option/

Faced with more deadly heat waves, US cities are taking an unprecedented step https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/20/weather/deadly-heat-waves-chief-heat-officers-climate/#:~:text=(CNN)%20When%20Jane%20Gilbert%20was,the%20same%20level%20as%20hurricanes

Zoe, the World’s First Named Heat Wave, Arrives in Seville https://time.com/6200153/first-named-heat-wave-zoe-seville/

Here’s how this year’s heatwaves are impacting the world, and how we can prepare for the future https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/07/heat-waves-climate-change-europe-northern-hemisphere/

‘Silent killer’: A series on surviving the extremely hot future https://thebulletin.org/silent-killer-a-series-on-surviving-the-extremely-hot-future/

Greenland Loses 6 Billion Tons of Ice in 3 Days, Harbinger of Unprecedented Coastal Flooding https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/07/24/greenland-loses-6-billion-tons-ice-3-days-harbinger-unprecedented-coastal-flooding

Climate change: UK cities warned of wildfire risk https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62253581

Alaska experiencing wildfires on a scale it’s never seen; climate change seen as the key cause https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/7/25/23277724/alaska-wildfires-climate-change

St. Louis has been hit by record flash flooding. Here’s how it’s related to climate change https://news.yahoo.com/st-louis-flash-flooding-emergency-climate-change-rainfall-200601972.html

Europe’s record summer of heat and fires – visualised https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2022/jul/26/how-europe-has-been-hit-by-record-fire-damage-and-temperatures

Life on the Edge: Adapting Coastal Management in a Changing Climate https://aips.net.au/aq-magazine/current-edition/93-3-power/

How likely would Britain’s 40°C heatwave have been without climate change? https://theconversation.com/how-likely-would-britains-40-c-heatwave-have-been-without-climate-change-187368

Pacific Northwest faces unusually long heat wave: ‘I’m doing the classic popsicle diet’ https://news.yahoo.com/seattle-breaks-record-high-temperatures-021350094.html

Attributing decadal climate variability in coastal sea-level trends https://os.copernicus.org/articles/18/1093/2022/

Trapped meltwater affects mass loss of Greenland ice sheet https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01986-4

NUS researchers develop new urban planning GIS tool to improve urban climate resilience https://news.nus.edu.sg/nus-researchers-develop-new-urban-planning-gis-tool-to-improve-urban-climate-resilience/

Biden Administration launches Heat.gov with tools for communities facing extreme heat https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/biden-administration-launches-heatgov-with-tools-for-communities-facing-extreme-heat

Extreme rainfall will be worse and more frequent than we thought, according to new studies https://grist.org/extreme-weather/extreme-rainfall-will-be-worse-and-more-frequent-than-we-thought-according-to-new-studies/

Global warming of 2C could ‘double’ flooding costs in China compared to 1.5C https://www.carbonbrief.org/global-warming-of-2c-could-double-flooding-costs-in-china-compared-to-1-5c/

Disaster risk reduction

New research in Arnhem Land reveals why institutional fire management is inferior to cultural burning https://theconversation.com/new-research-in-arnhem-land-reveals-why-institutional-fire-management-is-inferior-to-cultural-burning-184562

As France battles wildfires, experts call for a rethink of forest management https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20220719-as-france-battles-wildfires-experts-call-for-a-rethink-of-forest-management

One more chapter in the never-ending story of wildfires https://sciencemediacentre.es/en/one-more-chapter-never-ending-story-wildfires

It’s Time to Fix Our Water-Logged National Flood Insurance Program https://www.nrdc.org/stories/time-fix-water-logged-national-flood-insurance-program

Community Science Project Helps Track Geohazard Risks in Uganda https://eos.org/articles/community-science-project-helps-track-geohazard-risks-in-uganda

‘Building too close to the water. It’s ridiculous!’ Talk of buyouts after floods shows need to get serious about climate adaptation https://theconversation.com/building-too-close-to-the-water-its-ridiculous-talk-of-buyouts-after-floods-shows-need-to-get-serious-about-climate-adaptation-186999

Landsat turns 50: How satellites revolutionized the way we see – and protect – the natural world https://theconversation.com/landsat-turns-50-how-satellites-revolutionized-the-way-we-see-and-protect-the-natural-world-186986

Magnitude and source area estimations of severe prehistoric earthquakes in the western Austrian Alps https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/22/2057/2022/

Climate change, rising insurance costs, food security singled out in CSIRO megatrends report https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-07-27/climate-change-insurance-csiro-megatrends-report/101261034

A once-in-a-decade report from CSIRO, Our Future World, identifies seven global megatrends that hold the key to the challenges and opportunities ahead https://www.csiro.au/en/research/technology-space/data/Our-Future-World

Future flooding increases unequal exposure risks to relic industrial pollution https://firststreet.org/research-lab/published-research/published-research-future-flooding-increases-unequal-exposure-risks-to-relic-industrial-pollution/

What we’re watching: Weekly disaster update, July 25 https://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/what-were-watching-weekly-disaster-update-july-25/

Repeatedly flooded communities to receive dedicated funding https://www.gov.uk/government/news/repeatedly-flooded-communities-to-receive-dedicated-funding

The Ember: Canada’s wildfire bulletin https://www.canadawildfire.org/so/1bO8YHR3C

Land cover data just got real-time https://blog.google/products/earth/dynamic-world-land-cover-data/

New model developed to predict landslides along wildfire burn scars https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/07/220727075013.htm

A German-Indonesian research group is exploring the dangers posed by landslides on volcanoes https://www.deutschland.de/en/topic/knowledge/tsunami-research-germany-indonesia

Multiform flood risk in a rapidly changing world: what we do not do, what we should and why it matters https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac7ed9/meta

Flood and wildfire risks: Translating risk ratings into future costs can help homebuyers and renters grasp the odds – and act on them https://theconversation.com/flood-and-wildfire-risks-translating-risk-ratings-into-future-costs-can-help-homebuyers-and-renters-grasp-the-odds-and-act-on-them-186798

An independent Deloitte Report into this year’s South East Queensland floods has revealed an estimated total cost of $7.7 billion to Queensland https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/95831

Emergency management

How the body responds to extreme temperatures, and what we can do to beat the potentially lethal impact https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-23/how-the-body-responds-to-extreme-temperatures-and-what-we-can-do/101257350

Biggest Monkeypox Study To Date Contains Hundreds Of Pictures And Details New Symptoms https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2022/07/22/biggest-monkeypox-study-to-date-contains-hundreds-of-pictures-and-details-symptoms/

Disaster capitalism: Business has found an upside to fires and floods https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/disaster-capitalism-business-has-found-an-upside-to-fires-and-floods-20220721-p5b3iz.html

Oak fire remains uncontained as Al Gore warns ‘civilization at stake’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/24/california-oak-wildfire-uncontained

Australia’s COVID-19 cases and death rates currently among world’s highest per capita https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-25/covid-19-stats-australia-death-rate-high/101266098

COVID reinfections appear to be surging in the latest Omicron wave. Here’s what we know https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-25/covid-omicron-reinfections-pandemic-spread/101258670

Monkeypox explained: How to protect yourself and what to watch out for https://www.npr.org/2022/07/24/1113197119/monkeypox-symptoms-prevention-vaccines-what-to-know

UK heatwave: how the fire service will need to prepare as extreme weather events get worse https://theconversation.com/uk-heatwave-how-the-fire-service-will-need-to-prepare-as-extreme-weather-events-get-worse-187405

Covid origin studies say evidence points to Wuhan market https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62307383

Responding to eruptive transitions during the 2020–2021 eruption of La Soufrière volcano, St. Vincent https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31901-4

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Quake early warning system: Would Kiwis use it properly? https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/quake-early-warning-system-would-kiwis-use-it-properly/2HGPTZDPVCA7NUSJM5M6ARHSQE/

Yes, the state of the environment is grim, but you can make a difference, right in your own neighbourhood https://theconversation.com/yes-the-state-of-the-environment-is-grim-but-you-can-make-a-difference-right-in-your-own-neighbourhoood-187259

Community Scientists Help to Beat the Heat https://eos.org/editor-highlights/community-scientists-help-to-beat-the-heat

Flood risk governance in Brazil and the UK: facilitating knowledge exchange through research gaps and the potential of citizen-generated data https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-01-2022-0016/full/html

Framing Disaster Risk Perception and Vulnerability in Social Media Communication: A Literature Reviewhttps://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/15/9148

Threats lead to cancellation of fire risk map meetings https://www.mailtribune.com/top-stories/2022/07/26/meetings-on-fire-risk-map-changed-to-online-only/

Psychology and disasters

Wildland Firefighter Health and Wellbeing https://www.doi.gov/wildlandfire/health

Flooding in Germany: One year on, nothing is back to normal https://www.dw.com/en/flooding-in-germany-one-year-on-nothing-is-back-to-normal/a-62462097

Effectiveness of fitness training and psychosocial education intervention programs in wildland firefighting: a cluster randomised control trial https://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/WF21126

Sociology and disasters

Heatwaves: why ethnic minorities in the UK are more vulnerable, and what to do about it https://theconversation.com/heatwaves-why-ethnic-minorities-in-the-uk-are-more-vulnerable-and-what-to-do-about-it-187576

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

Today in disaster resilience (22 July 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Deadly weather: 6 dead in Montana dust storm pile-up; 2 dead in Colorado flooding https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/07/16/montana-crashes-hardin-pileup-dust-storm-colorado-flood/10076850002/

The heatwave gripping Europe that sparked a ‘red’ warning in the UK is expected to get worse https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-17/europe-heatwave-uk-red-warning-temperatures-increase-monday/101245370

Heatwave: More evacuations as Mediterranean wildfires spread https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62196045

More than 1 000 heat-related deaths reported in Spain and Portugal https://watchers.news/2022/07/18/more-than-1-000-heat-related-deaths-reported-in-spain-and-portugal/

China floods leave at least 12 dead, with thousands evacuated https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/18/china-floods-sichuan-gansu-province-dead-thousands-evacuated

USA – Rain on Burn Scar Areas Triggers Deadly Flooding in Colorado https://floodlist.com/america/usa/flood-burn-scar-colorado-arizona-july-2022

Sudan – 13 Fatalities After Floods in Sennar and South Darfur https://floodlist.com/africa/floods-sudan-july-2022

UK officials declare major incident as fires burn outside London amid historic heatwave https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-20/united-kingdom-record-temperatures-fires-burn-london/101252668

More than 480 000 people told to evacuate as record-breaking rainfall hits southwestern Japan https://watchers.news/2022/07/19/more-than-480-000-people-told-to-evacuate-as-record-breaking-rainfall-hits-southwestern-japan/

Heatwave: Ferocious European heat heads north https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62216159

Heat deaths in large Arizona county hit half-year record https://apnews.com/article/arizona-phoenix-heat-waves-deserts-climate-and-environment-977c3c0a6a54f4b30c81a33a1423f3d6

Niger – Heavy Rain and Floods Destroy Hundreds of Homes, 8 Fatalities Reported https://floodlist.com/africa/niger-floods-july-2022

Nigeria – Floods Wreak Havoc in Yobe State https://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-june-july-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Jul 2022: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Ibu, Sangay, Nevado del Ruiz, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/186809/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Jul-2022-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Ibu-Sangay-Nevado-del-Ruiz-Sabancaya.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A hypothetical weather forecast for 2050 is coming true next week https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/15/weather/2050-uk-forecast-comes-true-in-2022/index.html

Long-term drought intensification over Europe driven by the weakening trend of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214581822001896

‘Climate change affects everyone’: Europe battles wildfires in intense heat https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/spain-portugal-battle-wildfires-heatwaves-scorch-southern-europe-2022-07-17/

Lake Mead, once the largest water reservoir in the US, now little more than a graveyard https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-17/lake-mead-nevada-drought-water-levels-drop-further/101229988

Australians are installing rooftop solar like never before. Who is burdened with taking care of it at home? https://theconversation.com/australians-are-installing-rooftop-solar-like-never-before-who-is-burdened-with-taking-care-of-it-at-home-184840

High-tide floods surge as climate changes and sea level rises https://phys.org/news/2022-07-high-tide-surge-climate-sea.html

This heatwave has eviscerated the idea that small changes can tackle extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/18/heatwave-extreme-weather-uk-climate-crisis

Humanity faces ‘collective suicide’ over climate crisis, warns UN chief https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/18/humanity-faces-collective-suicide-over-climate-crisis-warns-un-chief

Europe’s big dry https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-temperature-heat-wave-drought/

Day of 40C shocks scientists as UK heat record ‘absolutely obliterated’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/19/day-of-40c-shocks-scientists-as-uk-heat-record-absolutely-obliterated

Melting Snow From Climate Change Could Lead To Unpredictable Water Levels, Study Suggests https://www.forbes.com/sites/madelinehalpert/2022/07/18/melting-snow-from-climate-change-could-lead-to-unpredictable-water-levels-study-suggests/

Why is it so hot? Climate change is here https://news.trust.org/item/20220718101036-cl1q0/

California Wildfires Could Destroy Forests Forever https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/california-wildfires-could-destroy-forests-forever

Heatwave: The UK and Europe’s record temperatures in maps and charts https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62224157

The amount of Greenland ice that melted last weekend could cover West Virginia in a foot of water https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/20/world/greenland-heat-wave-ice-melting-climate/index.html

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

The UK just hit 40℃ for the first time. It’s a stark reminder of the deadly heat awaiting Australia https://theconversation.com/the-uk-just-hit-40-for-the-first-time-its-a-stark-reminder-of-the-deadly-heat-awaiting-australia-187347

Record-breaking heat waves show we need to adapt to the climate crisis now https://www.dw.com/en/record-breaking-heat-waves-show-we-need-to-adapt-to-the-climate-crisis-now/a-61661802

How the UK’s ‘insane’ 40C heat was forecast ‘weeks in advance’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-the-uks-insane-40c-heat-was-forecast-weeks-in-advance/

The Landsat archive of decades of change on the Earth is a brilliant starting point for a rigorous scientific analysis of climate change https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/fifty-years-landsat-impartial-eye-climate-change

Accelerated western European heatwave trends linked to more-persistent double jets over Eurasia https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31432-y

Decreasing surface albedo signifies a growing importance of clouds for Greenland Ice Sheet meltwater production https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31434-w

Heatwave relief: What can hot countries teach us about keeping cool? https://news.trust.org/item/20220719084404-1u4yr/

Wildfires are becoming more common in the UK – but the threat can be managed https://theconversation.com/wildfires-are-becoming-more-common-in-the-uk-but-the-threat-can-be-managed-187217

Disaster risk reduction

NSW flood plain harvesting rules won’t protect environment, government advisers warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/17/nsw-flood-plain-harvesting-rules-wont-protect-environment-government-advisers-warn

Subduction earthquake cycles controlled by episodic fluid pressure cycling https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0024493722002092

A personal reflection by Dr Sam Ramsden, Charity Support Coordinator at the Flood Innovation Centre on the 15th anniversary of the Hull floods https://floodinnovation.co.uk/a-personal-response-to-the-15th-anniversary-of-the-hull-floods/

The Controversial Plan to Unleash the Mississippi https://hakaimagazine.com/features/the-controversial-plan-to-unleash-the-mississippi/

Primary drivers of multidecadal spatial and temporal patterns of shoreline change derived from optical satellite imagery https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X22002537

Mapping a Volcanic Eruption in the Backyard of Iceland’s Capital https://eos.org/articles/mapping-a-volcanic-eruption-in-the-backyard-of-icelands-capital

Elevated flooding risk lingers over NSW for months to come https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/elevated-flooding-risk-lingers-over-nsw-for-months-to-come-20220721-p5b3if.html

Questions over Sydney sprawl as Australia cleans up after floods https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/21/questions-over-sydney-sprawl-as-australia-cleans-up-after-floods

Emergency management

‘The way it’s playing out is unexpected’: UK faces up to changing waves of Covid https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/17/unexpected-changing-waves-covid-seasonal

How omicron subvariants are causing a surge in COVID infections https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-omicron-subvariants-are-causing-a-surge-in-covid-infections

Post-disaster policies expose more people to disaster risks https://voxeu.org/article/post-disaster-policies-expose-more-people-disaster-risks

Portugal fights wildfires with new tactics as heatwaves raise risk https://news.trust.org/item/20220715150955-7zfy5/

Data reveals the ‘unseen tragedy’ of COVID-19 pandemic as thousands wait longer for elective surgery https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-20/covid-19-cause-unseen-tragedy-thousands-wait-elective-surgery/101251126

Map shows devastating scale of wildfires across Europe https://metro.co.uk/2022/07/18/map-shows-devastating-scale-of-wildfires-across-europe-17018440/?ito=article.mweb.share.top.twitter

BA.5 doesn’t care that you just had Covid-19 https://www.vox.com/23200811/covid-19-omicron-ba5-reinfection-vaccine-paxlovid

It’s not just heat stroke. Extreme temperatures pose special risk to people with chronic illness (and that’s a lot of us) https://www.statnews.com/2022/07/19/heat-waves-risk-to-people-with-chronic-illness/

Hurricane preparedness is expensive. Emergency managers and community leaders are looking for a solution https://www.wuft.org/news/2022/07/19/hurricane-preparedness-is-expensive-emergency-managers-and-community-leaders-are-looking-for-a-solution/

Masks are ‘strongly suggested’ by health authorities as the winter COVID wave hits. Here’s how effective they are https://theconversation.com/masks-are-strongly-suggested-by-health-authorities-as-the-winter-covid-wave-hits-heres-how-effective-they-are-187006

Data and imagery from the joint USGS/NASA Landsat satellites play a critical role in understanding the impact, severity, and extent of large fires https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/fifty-years-landsat-watchman-wildfires

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Flood recovery forum in Abbotsford focused on ‘breaking down silos’ https://www.abbynews.com/news/flood-recovery-forum-in-abbotsford-focused-on-breaking-down-silos/

More than a warning: Expanding the role of communication in Eastern Caribbean volcano science https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2022.907559/full

Maximum temperatures and how they are recorded https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2022/07/18/maximum-temperatures-and-how-theyre-recorded/

Psychology and disasters

Instead of planning for dry conditions, Americans seem incapable of even remembering them https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/07/history-flood-drought-photography-climate-change/670549/

As Europe Swelters, How Are We Affected Psychologically? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/disaster-choice/202207/europe-swelters-how-are-we-affected-psychologically

Sociology and disasters

This briefing looks at how climate change affects vulnerable groups https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/just-resilience-leaving-no-one-behind/towards-just-resilience-leaving-no

The risks to the most vulnerable from extreme heat are growing due to a lack of access to sustainable cooling https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/chilling-prospects-tracking-sustainable-cooling-all-2022

The Key To Disaster Survival? Friends And Neighbors https://www.npr.org/2011/07/04/137526401/the-key-to-disaster-survival-friends-and-neighbors

When disaster strikes, these Americans may not be ready https://news.osu.edu/when-disaster-strikes-these-americans-may-not-be-ready/

Nowhere left to turn, part 1: Venezuela’s COVID fallout leaves children dying and the poor scavenging for food https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2022/07/13/Venezuela-COVID-fallout-leaves-children-dying-and-the-poor-scavenging-for-food

Today in disaster resilience (15 July 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Dozens injured in Portugal wildfires as heatwave to intensify https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/10/portugal-wildfires-dozens-injured-heatwave-intensify

India – 16 Killed, 40 Missing in Amarnath Flash Floods https://floodlist.com/asia/india-amarnath-kashmir-floods-july-2022

Increased seismicity, eruption alert level raised for Tsurumidake and Garandake, Japan https://watchers.news/2022/07/11/increased-seismicity-eruption-alert-level-rasied-for-tsurumidake-and-garandake-japan/

Fire threatening Yosemite’s famed grove of giant sequoia trees is still growing https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/yosemite-washburn-fire-sequoia-tree/index.html

British tourists survive avalanche in Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/11/british-tourists-survive-avalanche-in-tian-shan-mountains-of-kyrgyzstan

Farm on Hawkesbury River north of Sydney falling into giant sinkhole https://www.9news.com.au/national/sydney-floods-sinkhole-hawkesbury-river-house-inxs/3ce924ec-c8f5-45e0-8c77-cad05cea42cc

Dangerous heatwaves engulf parts of China, US and Europe https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/12/dangerous-heatwaves-engulf-parts-china-us-europe

India – Heavy Rain and Floods in Gujarat Affect Over 1 Million https://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-gujarat-july-2022

Afghanistan – Thousands of Homes Damaged, 39 Lives Lost After More Flash Floods https://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-update-july-2022

Philippines – Heavy Rain Triggers Flash Floods and Landslides in 7 Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-landslides-july-2022

China – 1 Dead, 8 Missing After Flash Floods in Heilongjiang https://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-heilongjiang-july-2022

Pakistan floods: 135 killed and hundreds homeless as record monsoon rains wreak havoc https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/pakistan-floods-rain-monsoon-balochistan-b2119792.html

Days of heavy rainfall in eastern Indonesia caused flooding and landslides in parts of the Maluku Islands over the last few days, causing 7 fatalities https://www.sott.net/article/469820-Deadly-floods-and-landslides-hit-Maluku-Islands-Indonesia-9-inches-of-rain-in-24-hours

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Jul 2022: Karymsky volcano, Semeru, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/186179/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Jul-2022-Karymsky-volcano-Semeru-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sa.html

USA – Over 40 Unaccounted for After Flash Floods in Virginia https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-buchanan-virginia-july-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Integrated wind and solar still cheapest, and green hydrogen costs falling fast: CSIRO https://reneweconomy.com.au/integrated-wind-and-solar-still-the-cheapest-and-green-hydrogen-costs-falling-fast-csiro/

Alaska on fire: Thousands of lightning strikes and a warming climate put Alaska on pace for another historic fire season https://theconversation.com/alaska-on-fire-thousands-of-lightning-strikes-and-a-warming-climate-put-alaska-on-pace-for-another-historic-fire-season-186453

Catching maladaptation before it happens https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01409-2

We built an algorithm to predict how climate change will affect future conflict in the Horn of Africa: here’s what we found https://theconversation.com/we-built-an-algorithm-to-predict-how-climate-change-will-affect-future-conflict-in-the-horn-of-africa-heres-what-we-found-185627

Ravaged by floods, Bangladesh pitches plan to adapt to climate effects https://news.trust.org/item/20220706142355-ceahg/

‘In the mouth of dragons’: Melting glaciers threaten Pakistan’s north https://phys.org/news/2022-07-mouth-dragons-glaciers-threaten-pakistan.html

Decarbonisation now a priority at 80 per cent of manufacturing firms https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4052746/study-decarbonisation-priority-80-cent-manufacturing-firms

We Need to Stop Pretending we can Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C https://bylinetimes.com/2022/07/06/we-need-to-stop-pretending-we-can-limit-global-warming-to-1-5c/

Every heatwave occurring today is more intense due to climate change https://www.newscientist.com/article/2326163-every-heatwave-occurring-today-is-more-intense-due-to-climate-change/

Stability of the Antarctic Ice Sheet during the pre-industrial Holocene https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-022-00309-5

Pacific youth need action on climate change, Vanuatu PM says, as leaders seek to appeal to world’s highest court https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-12/pacific-youth-need-action-on-climate-change-vanuatu-pm-says/101232054

Nearly $2tn of damage inflicted on other countries by US emissions https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/12/us-carbon-emissions-greenhouse-gases-climate-crisis

High spatial and temporal variability in Antarctic ice discharge linked to ice shelf buttressing and bed geometry https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-13517-2

Global climate and environmental data sources to be made more accessible to citizens towards 2025 https://www.cmcc.it/article/global-climate-and-environmental-data-sources-to-be-made-more-accessible-to-citizens-towards-2025

Here’s who lives in your city’s worst heat islands https://ici.radio-canada.ca/info/2022/07/ilots-chaleur-villes-inegalites-injustice-changements-climatiques/en

How are cities planning for heat? Analysis of United States municipal plans https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac73a9

Extreme heatwaves are here to stay in the UK. It’s time for us to adapt https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/14/extreme-heatwaves-are-here-to-stay-in-the-uk-its-time-for-us-to-adapt

Why is it so hot in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and what are the dangers? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/11/why-so-hot-uk-europe-dangers-climate-crisis

We studied how the Antarctic ice sheet advanced and retreated over 10,000 years. It holds warnings for the future https://theconversation.com/we-studied-how-the-antarctic-ice-sheet-advanced-and-retreated-over-10-000-years-it-holds-warnings-for-the-future-185505

Contributions of Different Sea-Level Processes to High-Tide Flooding Along the U.S. Coastline https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2021JC018276

Maladapted: Ill-conceived attempts at climate adaptation threaten to make a bad situation even worse https://www.openmindmag.org/articles/maladapted

Extreme heat around the world in videos, photos and graphics https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/14/extreme-heat-around-the-world-in-videos-photos-and-graphics

NASA: June 2022 tied as Earth’s warmest June on record https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/07/nasa-june-2022-tied-as-earths-warmest-june-on-record/

Australia’s central climate policy pays people to grow trees that already existed https://theconversation.com/australias-central-climate-policy-pays-people-to-grow-trees-that-already-existed-taxpayers-and-the-environment-deserve-better-186900

Disaster risk reduction

‘Stark raving, barking mad’: experts question the building of homes below ‘worst-case’ flood levels in western Sydney https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/10/stark-raving-barking-mad-experts-question-the-building-of-homes-below-worst-case-flood-levels-in-western-sydney

Disturbance causes variation in sub-canopy fire weather conditions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168192322002659

Stalled monsoon behind devastating floods in northeast India and Bangladesh https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/climate/stalled-monsoon-behind-devastating-floods-northeast-india-bangladesh/

Maharashtra: Real-time Data System Installed In Ratnagiri For Flood Alerts, Info On Landslides https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/accidents-and-disasters/maharashtra-real-time-data-system-installed-in-ratnagiri-for-flood-alerts-info-on-landslides-articleshow.html

New Study Details Impacts of Tsunami from Fault Running Through Seattle https://www.dnr.wa.gov/news/new-study-details-impacts-tsunami-fault-running-through-seattle

Ocean and wave models complement atmosphere-only storm predictions https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/958150

Modelling of multi-sectoral critical infrastructure interdependencies for vulnerability analysis https://dprjournal.com/article/view/4454

Home buybacks in flood-prone NSW ‘cheaper’ than plan to raise Warragamba Dam wall, experts say https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/11/home-buybacks-in-flood-prone-nsw-cheaper-than-plan-to-raise-warragamba-dam-wall-experts-say

Raise the dam wall – the facts, the potential flood solutions, and why there’s no ‘silver bullet’ https://www.hawkesburypost.com.au/post/raise-the-dam-wall-the-facts-the-potential-flood-solutions-and-why-there-s-no-silver-bullet

New Zealand’s Lake Taupō supervolcano still very active, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/13/new-zealands-lake-taupo-supervolcano-still-very-active-study-finds

Measuring Community Disaster Resilience Over Time https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/jhsem-2021-0064/html

In the battle of human vs. water, ‘Water Always Wins’ https://www.sciencenews.org/article/water-humans-battle-drought-flood-detectives-book

Enhanced urban adaptation efforts needed to counter rising extreme rainfall risks https://www.nature.com/articles/s42949-022-00058-w

A limited number of earthquakes and volcanoes, primarily located in global north countries, dominate the collective research output on these geohazards https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-022-00994-3

Buy back flood-hit homes now, says Committee for Sydney https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/14/buy-back-flood-hit-homes-now-says-committee-for-sydney

Shockwave caused by Tonga underwater eruption may help scientists predict future tsunami https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/958792

Atmospheric Rivers Help Coastal Wetlands Build Up Sediment https://eos.org/research-spotlights/atmospheric-rivers-help-coastal-wetlands-build-up-sediment

A case for retreat in the age of fire https://theconversation.com/a-case-for-retreat-in-the-age-of-fire-184031

Machine Learning Quantifies Fire Burning https://www.preventionweb.net/news/western-us-wildfires-immediate-past-prologue

Emergency management

Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: ‘We have become too complacent’, expert warns as hospitalisations spike https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-omicron-outbreak-we-have-become-too-complacent-expert-warns-as-hospitalisations-spike/RNZABCFXRFUDU6LPMEPK7XXAPU/

Homes of last resort: the pods housing a NSW community ravaged by floods https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/11/homes-of-last-resort-the-pods-housing-a-nsw-community-ravaged-by-floods

Nambucca River oyster growers left unable to harvest as floods trigger sewage spill https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-08/oyster-sewage-spill-floods-wipe-out-oyster-stock/101219594

When 28 horses were found submerged in freezing floodwater, a 24-hour rescue mission began in the Hunter Valley https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-11/horses-rescued-from-floodwaters/101227030

Local knowledge and practice in disaster relief https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420922002072

When Disaster Strikes in Brazil, This Pioneering Veterinarian Jumps Into Action https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/brazil-animal-rescue

NSW city goes a week without drinkable water after floods cause contamination https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/13/nsw-town-goes-a-week-without-drinkable-water-after-floods-cause-contamination

We lost the plot on COVID messaging – now governments will have to be bold to get us back on track https://theconversation.com/we-lost-the-plot-on-covid-messaging-now-governments-will-have-to-be-bold-to-get-us-back-on-track-186732

WHO to convene second emergency meeting to decide if monkeypox is a global health threat as cases rise to 9,200https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/12/who-to-decide-if-monkeypox-is-a-global-health-threat-next-week.html

Japan warns of COVID surge, Tokyo raises alert level https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-politics/japan-warns-of-swiftly-rising-covid-cases-pm-to-give-news-conference-idUSKBN2OP04G

Disaster education, communications and engagement

What science says about the best ways to cool down https://theconversation.com/what-science-says-about-the-best-ways-to-cool-down-185643

Get resources for preventing wildfires in your community, and inspire others to champion the cause https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/66d2ca0cb400442e98bc6170e79e3652

Risk Communication and Social Vulnerability: Guidance for Practitioners https://hazards.colorado.edu/research-projects/risk-communication-and-social-vulnerability

New Report Reveals Opportunity for States to Drive Climate Action Through Education https://naaee.org/news/newsroom/new-report-reveals-opportunity-states

How the Tour de France helped me think about geology in a new way https://theconversation.com/how-the-tour-de-france-helped-me-think-about-geology-in-a-new-way-186548

Psychology and disasters

As flood water recedes there is trauma, homelessness and fear about the future https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-11/four-corners-flood-investigation-lismore-western-sydney/101217494

‘Catastrophic’ impact of NSW floods sees many elderly people going into residential care earlier than expected https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-12/elderly-survivors-of-the-nsw-floods/101202226

‘Sometimes I don’t have the words for things’: how we are using art to research stigma and marginalisation https://theconversation.com/sometimes-i-dont-have-the-words-for-things-how-we-are-using-art-to-research-stigma-and-marginalisation-183819

Floods haunt Belgian town as rebuild seeks to stop repeat disaster https://news.trust.org/item/20220708145420-wvdzs/

Sociology and disasters

Climate warming could deepen environmental injustice in urban areas https://sph.unc.edu/sph-news/climate-warming-could-deepen-environmental-injustice-in-urban-areas/

Disasters and History: The Vulnerability and Resilience of Past Societies https://eh.net/book_reviews/disasters-and-history-the-vulnerability-and-resilience-of-past-societies/

Climate change is white colonisation of the atmosphere. It’s time to tackle this entrenched racism https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-white-colonisation-of-the-atmosphere-its-time-to-tackle-this-entrenched-racism-185579

In Climate-Driven Disasters, Older People and the Disabled Are Most at Risk. Now In-Home Caregivers Are Being Trained in How to Help Them https://insideclimatenews.org/news/12072022/climate-change-disasters-caregivers/

Today in disaster resilience (8 July 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Heavy rain hits Sydney as largest floods since March 2021 surround city https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-03/weather-forecast-more-rain-sydney-hawkesbury-nsw-floods/101192228

At least six dead after chunk of glacier breaks loose on Italian mountain https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/03/at-last-six-dead-after-chunk-of-glacier-breaks-loose-on-italian-mountain

India – 14 Dead, Dozens Missing After Landslide in Manipur https://floodlist.com/asia/landslide-manipur-india-june-2022

Afghanistan – 19 Killed in Flash Floods in Eastern Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-eastern-provinces-june-2022

Typhoon “Chaba” spawns tornadoes, splits a ship in half, leaving 26 people missing, China https://watchers.news/2022/07/04/typhoon-chaba-spawns-tornadoes-splits-a-ship-in-half-leaving-26-people-missing-china/

Wildfire rages north of Athens, one town evacuated https://news.yahoo.com/wildfire-rages-north-athens-one-121841087.html

Another deluge continues Sydney’s record wet year https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/another-deluge-continues-sydneys-record-wet-year/670071

Brazil – Thousands Displaced by Floods in North East https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-july-2022-alagoas-pernambuco-riograndedonorte

Strong eruptive activity at Fuego volcano, large pyroclastic flows produced, Guatemala https://watchers.news/2022/07/05/strong-eruptive-activity-at-fuego-volcano-large-pyroclastic-flows-produced-guatemala/

Manipur landslide death toll rises to 47, 14 remain missing, India https://watchers.news/2022/07/05/manipur-landslide-death-toll-rises-to-47-14-remain-missing-india/

Pakistan – Fatalities Reported After Floods in Balochistan https://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-balochistan-july-2022

Malaysia – Deadly Flash Floods in Kedah https://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-kedah-july-2022

Ecuador – Homes Damaged, 3 Dead After Floods in Several Provinces https://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-july-2022

India – Floods and Landslides Cause Fatalities in Himachal Pradesh https://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-himachal-pradesh-july-2022

NSW Mid North Coast rainfall records broken as flood damage assessed https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-07/nsw-mid-north-coast-rainfall-records-broken-flood-damage/101214284

Volcanic activity worldwide 7 Jul 2022: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Reventador, Askja, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/185581/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-7-Jul-2022-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Reventador-Askja-Sangay-Lewot.html

Oman – Deadly Flash Floods After Days of Heavy Rain https://floodlist.com/asia/oman-floods-july-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

‘It’s hot’: UK interest in solar power heats up as energy bills soar https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/03/uk-interest-in-solar-power-energy-bills-soar-boom

Bonn climate talks end with ‘almost empty pages’ https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/climate/bonn-climate-talks-end-with-almost-empty-pages/

Why South Asia Is Among the Hardest Hit Regions by Climate Change https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2022-06-30/why-south-asia-is-so-vulnerable-to-climate-change-related-disasters

Climate change: wildfire risk has grown nearly everywhere – but we can still influence where and how fires strike https://theconversation.com/climate-change-wildfire-risk-has-grown-nearly-everywhere-but-we-can-still-influence-where-and-how-fires-strike-185465

Los Angeles to launch ‘extreme heat campaign’ Friday, says city’s first heat officer https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-06-30/los-angeles-first-heat-officer-climate-change-saving-lives

Spain and Portugal suffering driest climate for 1,200 years, research shows https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/04/spain-and-portugal-suffering-driest-climate-for-1200-years-research-shows

Sydney is flooded, again, as climate crisis becomes new normal for Australia’s most populous state https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/04/australia/sydney-floods-damage-evacuation-climate-australia-intl-hnk/index.html

Regional towns could be wiped out by move to net-zero. Here’s their best chance for survival https://reneweconomy.com.au/regional-towns-could-be-wiped-out-by-move-to-net-zero-heres-their-best-chance-for-survival/

Italy blames climate change for glacier collapse, 7 dead https://news.yahoo.com/italy-blames-climate-change-glacier-103810806.html

Can Phoenix, the hottest city in America, survive climate change? https://news.yahoo.com/can-phoenix-the-hottest-city-in-america-survive-a-changing-climate-090020499.html

Global and Regional Trends and Drivers of Fire Under Climate Change https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020RG000726

How U.S. Cities Are Preparing For More Life-Threatening Heatwaves https://cleantechnica.com/2022/07/01/how-u-s-cities-are-preparing-for-more-life-threatening-heatwaves/

First-ever Global Chief Heat Officer announced at the World Urban Forum https://onebillionresilient.org/2022/06/29/global-chief-heat-officer-announced-at-world-urban-forum/

No more excuses: restoring nature is not a silver bullet for global warming, we must cut emissions outright https://theconversation.com/no-more-excuses-restoring-nature-is-not-a-silver-bullet-for-global-warming-we-must-cut-emissions-outright-186048

Methane much more sensitive to global heating than previously thought – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/05/global-heating-causes-methane-growth-four-times-faster-than-thought-study

Seville to name and classify heatwaves in effort to protect public https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/26/seville-name-classify-heatwaves-effort-to-protect-public

Spain, Portugal dryness ‘unprecedented’ in 1,200 years https://phys.org/news/2022-07-spain-portugal-dryness-unprecedented-years.html

Snow at one of world’s highest observatories melting earlier than ever before https://www.inkl.com/news/snow-at-world-s-highest-observatory-melting-earlier-than-ever-before/bLJwzrcoVjL

Blue carbon as a natural climate solution https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-021-00224-1

Everyday Adaptation: Theorizing climate change adaptation in daily life https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378022000930

Bangladesh’s catastrophic flooding: the climate crisis frontline https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2022/jul/06/bangladeshs-catastrophic-flooding-the-climate-crisis-frontline

Climate change is making flooding worse: 3 reasons the world is seeing more record-breaking deluges https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-making-flooding-worse-3-reasons-the-world-is-seeing-more-record-breaking-deluges-185364

Unchecked emissions could double heat-related child mortality https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news-environment/news/article/5116/unchecked-emissions-could-double-heat-related-child-mortality

‘Social glue’ of a city is a key to heat resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/blog/eleni-myrivili-social-glue-city-key-heat-resilience

More Frequent European Heat Waves Linked to Changes in Jet Stream https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/07/05/more-frequent-european-heat-waves-linked-to-changes-in-jet-stream/

How hot is too hot for the human body? Our lab found heat + humidity gets dangerous faster than many people realize https://news.yahoo.com/hot-too-hot-human-body-145016339.html

Small-area assessment of temperature-related mortality risks in England and Wales: a case time series analysis https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(22)00138-3/fulltext

Existing climate mitigation scenarios perpetuate colonial inequalities https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542519622000924

Assessing the effectiveness of orchestrated climate action from five years of summits https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01405-6

Education’s Crucial Role in Community Climate Change Adaptation https://climateadaptationplatform.com/educations-crucial-role-in-community-climate-change-adaptation/

Disaster risk reduction

What’s causing Sydney’s monster flood crisis – and 3 ways to stop it from happening again https://theconversation.com/whats-causing-sydneys-monster-flood-crisis-and-3-ways-to-stop-it-from-happening-again-186285

Flood risk already affects 1.81 billion people. Climate change and unplanned urbanization could worsen exposure https://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/flood-risk-already-affects-181-billion-people-climate-change-and-unplanned

Using Multidisciplinary Analysis to Develop Adaptation Options against Extreme Coastal Floods https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-022-00421-6

A simplified, cost-effective method for developing flood maps that reflects the uncertainty in flood predictions https://news.uga.edu/new-flood-maps-clarify-the-risk-homeowners-face/

Research reveals fire is pushing 88% of Australia’s threatened land mammals closer to extinction https://theconversation.com/research-reveals-fire-is-pushing-88-of-australias-threatened-land-mammals-closer-to-extinction-185965

Globally widespread and increasing violations of environmental flow envelopes https://hess.copernicus.org/articles/26/3315/2022/

Lessons from the 2018–2019 European droughts: a collective need for unifying drought risk management https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/22/2201/2022/

The Magazine of the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network http://haznet.ca/haznet-magazine-2022-issue/

To stop risky developments in floodplains, we have to tackle the profit motive – and our false sense of security https://theconversation.com/to-stop-risky-developments-in-floodplains-we-have-to-tackle-the-profit-motive-and-our-false-sense-of-security-184062

Australia’s fire season is drastically expanding https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/australias-fire-season-is-drastically-expanding

WHO/Europe reports on the contribution of urban planning and management to resilience and health protection https://www.who.int/europe/news/item/13-06-2022-who-europe-reports-on-the-contribution-of-urban-planning-and-management-to-resilience-and-health-protection

Human Fire Use and Management: A Global Database of Anthropogenic Fire Impacts for Modellinghttps://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/5/4/87

The challenges of dynamic vulnerability and how to assess it https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589004222009920

Climate expert says NSW government should buy Sydney homes left ‘uninhabitable’ by floods https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-05/nsw-hawkesbury-nepean-floods-instances-increase/101207164

Using real-time, hyper-local monitoring to assess potential flooding at specific bridges or roads https://gcn.com/data-analytics/2022/06/early-warning-system-pinpoints-flooded-roads-some-states/368765/

‘Patently ridiculous’: state government failures have exacerbated Sydney’s flood disaster https://theconversation.com/patently-ridiculous-state-government-failures-have-exacerbated-sydneys-flood-disaster-186304

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

The data synergy effects of time-series deep learning models in hydrology https://multisectordynamics.org/2022/07/05/the-data-synergy-effects-of-time-series-deep-learning-models-in-hydrology/

The post-fire stability index; a new approach to monitoring post-fire recovery by satellite imagery https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0034425722002656

Northern Australia’s fire management and mapping: How the integration of ‘old and new’ has led to successhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-08/fire-mapping-northern-australia-history-controlled-burning/101071214

Potential for seasonal flood forecasting in West Africa using climate indexes https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12833

The flooding in Yellowstone reveals forecast flaws as climate warms https://www.npr.org/2022/07/07/1110219977/yellowstone-flooding-reveals-forecast-flaws

Residential building flood damage: Insights on processes and implications for risk assessments https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12832

Rossby wave in jet stream triggers flooding rain, scientist says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-07/rossby-wave-jet-stream-triggers-floods/101192230

Flood forecasting methods for a semi-arid and semi-humid area in Northern China https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12831

The progression of flood risk in southern Alberta since the 2013 flood https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12811

Emergency management

COVID vaccine requirement to be scrapped for international arrivals https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/covid-vaccine-requirement-to-be-scrapped-for-international-arrivals-20220703-p5ayoj.html

UK health chiefs brace for ‘bumpy ride’ amid fears over Covid wave https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/03/uk-health-chiefs-brace-for-bumpy-ride-amid-fears-over-covid-wave

‘Building back better’ in the Caribbean https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/disa.12538

Australia is heading for its third Omicron wave. Here’s what to expect from BA.4 and BA.5 https://theconversation.com/australia-is-heading-for-its-third-omicron-wave-heres-what-to-expect-from-ba-4-and-ba-5-185598

Flu may be back, but COVID is far from over. How do they compare? https://theconversation.com/flu-may-be-back-but-covid-is-far-from-over-how-do-they-compare-184551

Towards the “Perfect” Weather Warning https://community.wmo.int/news/hiweathernew-book-towards-perfect-weather-warning

Animal rescuers race to reach pets, livestock stranded in Sydney floods https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-06/rescuers-race-to-reach-pets-in-sydney-floods/101210938

Louisiana Sued Hurricane Katrina Survivors for Misusing Recovery Grants https://www.propublica.org/article/hurricane-katrina-lawsuits-recovery-grants

Did COVID vaccine mandates work? What the data say https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01827-4

COVID was the leading cause of death in Americans ages 45-54 in 2021 https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/07/covid-was-the-leading-cause-of-death-in-americans-aged-45-54-in-2021/

Covid-19 reinfections may increase the likelihood of new health problems https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/05/health/covid-reinfection-risk/index.html

How has COVID affected Australians’ health? New report shows where we’ve failed and done well https://theconversation.com/how-has-covid-affected-australians-health-new-report-shows-where-weve-failed-and-done-well-186461

BA.5, now dominant U.S. variant, may pose the biggest threat to immune protection yet https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/omicron-ba5-ba4-covid-symptoms-vaccines-rcna36894

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Recognising Indigenous knowledges is not just culturally sound, it’s good science https://theconversation.com/recognising-indigenous-knowledges-is-not-just-culturally-sound-its-good-science-184444

Meet the high school activists fighting climate change in Zimbabwe https://civil-protection-humanitarian-aid.ec.europa.eu/news-stories/stories/meet-high-school-activists-fighting-climate-change-zimbabwe_en

Game-based training in critical infrastructure protection and resilience https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922003284

Immersive virtual reality for science learning: Design, implementation, and evaluation https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03057267.2022.2082680#.YsKqMXHifOE.twitter

What are the impacts of extreme weather and climate events? https://www.csiro.au/en/research/environmental-impacts/climate-change/climate-change-qa/impacts

Mumbai turns to Twitter for help mapping India’s monsoon floods https://news.trust.org/item/20220704115158-2u7c9/

The potential of disaster digital archives in disaster education: The case of the Japan disasters digital archive (JDA) and its geo-location functions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922003041

Psychology and disasters

‘We might not move back’: flood-affected residents ponder future after third flooding event in a year https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/we-might-not-move-back-flood-affected-residents-ponder-future-after-third-flooding-event-in-a-year-20220704-p5ayz2.html

‘Every time, we wonder if the bridge will go under’: for Hawkesbury residents flooding is now a part of life https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jul/05/every-time-we-wonder-if-the-bridge-will-go-under-for-hawkesbury-residents-flooding-is-now-a-part-of-life

Oregonians are united in concerns about wildfires, poll finds https://www.opb.org/article/2022/07/04/poll-oregonians-united-in-concerns-about-wildfires/

Sociology and disasters

Hundreds of homeless die in extreme heat https://urban.uw.edu/news/hundreds-of-homeless-die-in-extreme-heat/

What lessons can we learn from Covid-19 responses in African cities? https://www.african-cities.org/what-lessons-can-we-learn-from-covid-19-responses-in-african-cities/

Today in disaster resilience (24 June 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (17 June 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (10 June 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (27 May 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (20 May 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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