Today in disaster resilience (1 April 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Northern NSW towns under evacuation orders as heavy rainfall hits flood-ravaged regions https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/29/northern-nsw-towns-under-evacuation-orders-as-heavy-rainfall-hits-flood-ravaged-regions

Heavy rains trigger deadly landslide, leave more than 250 000 without drinking water in Cuenca, Ecuador https://watchers.news/2022/03/29/heavy-rains-trigger-deadly-landslide-leave-more-than-250-000-without-drinking-water-in-cuenca-ecuador/

Wilsons River at Lismore to peak at 12m, search for missing Nowra woman continues https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-30/woman-missing-lismore-flood-levee-breached/100949874

Australia – Evacuations After More Floods in New South Wales https://floodlist.com/australia/floods-nsw-queensland-late-march-2022

Strong M7.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia https://watchers.news/2022/03/31/strong-m6-8-earthquake-hits-southeast-of-the-loyalty-islands-new-caledonia/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Shifts in El Niño May Be Driving Climates Extremes in Both Hemispheres https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23032022/el-nino-hemispheres/

The Guardian view on record-breaking Arctic temperatures: do look up https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/25/the-guardian-view-on-record-breaking-arctic-temperatures-do-look-up

The concrete breakwaters designed to protect people from the consequences of global warming also contribute to it https://www.fastcompany.com/90733862/inside-the-complicated-paradox-of-building-concrete-sea-walls

The floods and the advent of the climate emergency https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2022/april/1648731600/jo-lle-gergis/past-warning-stage-climate#mtr

Queensland’s proposed coal mines would double emissions, report suggests https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-s-proposed-coal-mines-would-double-emissions-report-suggests-20220325-p5a7x3.html

How Freaked Out Should We Be About That Antarctica Ice-Shelf Collapse? https://www.thedailybeast.com/east-antarcticas-conger-ice-shelf-collapsed-should-we-freak-out

Severity and sweep of Prairie droughts could spiral as climate changes https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/severity-and-sweep-of-prairie-droughts-could-spiral-as-climate-changes-1.6391982

Storm surges, rising sea levels and beach erosion could threaten $25 billion worth of Australian residential properties over the next 30 years https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-28/climate-change-risks-billions-of-dollars-of-coastal-property/100943830

Coastal home buyers are ignoring rising flood risks, despite clear warnings and rising insurance premiums https://theconversation.com/coastal-home-buyers-are-ignoring-rising-flood-risks-despite-clear-warnings-and-rising-insurance-premiums-179603

Atmospheric blocking and weather extremes over the Euro-Atlantic sector – a review https://wcd.copernicus.org/articles/3/305/2022/

U.S. Businesses May Be Required to Report Emissions, Climate Risk https://eos.org/articles/u-s-businesses-may-be-required-to-report-emissions-climate-risk

Indigenous peoples across the globe are uniquely equipped to deal with the climate crisis – so why are we being left out of these conversations? https://theconversation.com/indigenous-peoples-across-the-globe-are-uniquely-equipped-to-deal-with-the-climate-crisis-so-why-are-we-being-left-out-of-these-conversations-171724

On verge of record drought, East Africa grapples with new climate normal https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/verge-record-drought-east-africa-grapples-new-climate-normal

Wind and solar generated 10% of global electricity for the first time in 2021, a new analysis shows https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-60917445

Trends in Europe storm surge extremes match the rate of sea-level rise https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04426-5

New, faster method to measure global warming shows no acceleration or slowdown https://phys.org/news/2022-03-faster-method-global-slowdown.html

Rising Sea Levels, Storm Surges and Heavy Rainfall: Outlining the Impacts of Climate Change on Flood Risk in Denmark https://www.ambientalrisk.com/the-impacts-of-climate-change-in-denmark/

Tasmania’s forests are burning more as climate change dries them out. Our old tools can’t fight these new fires https://theconversation.com/tasmanias-forests-are-burning-more-as-climate-change-dries-them-out-our-old-tools-cant-fight-these-new-fires-179833

Meltwater drainage, break-away icebergs linked at shrinking Helheim Glacier https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/03/220331121246.htm

Disaster risk reduction

Novel framework for assessing long-term flood risk management pathways focusing on river channel improvement and amenity policies https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12804

Improving flash flood risk assessment using a simple approach for extreme rainfall scaling and storms transposition https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12796

Storm surge contributions to flood hazards on Canada’s Atlantic Coast https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12800

Joint flood control scheduling strategy of large cascade reservoirs: A case study of the cascade reservoirs in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in China https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12802

UN weather agency to spearhead 5 year early warning plan, boosting climate action https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/03/1114462

LiDAR scan the entire surface of the Earth https://www.theeartharchive.com/

Threat and Risk Assessment https://www.3si.ca/3si/services-threat-risk-assessment.html

Influence of Urban Areas on Surface Water Loss in the Contiguous United States https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021AV000519

A tool to assess livelihood preparedness for disasters: a study of Kaikōura earthquake in New Zealand https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s11069-022-05322-x.pdf

Communities to trial innovative ways of adapting to coastal erosion https://www.gov.uk/government/news/communities-to-trial-innovative-ways-of-adapting-to-coastal-erosion

Sponginess and why it matters https://www.arup.com/perspectives/sponginess-and-why-it-matters

Flood hydrology roadmap sets out 25-year vision to help predict and manage flood risk https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/news/flood-hydrology-roadmap-sets-out-25-year-vision-to-help-predict-and-manage-flood-risk

Chaos theory provides hints for controlling the weather https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/research_news/pr/2022/20220328_2/index.html

Using flood probabilities to improve the effectiveness of the monitoring, reinforcement and maintenance of dikes https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/doctorate-research-using-flood-probabilities-to-improve-the-effectiveness-of-the-monitoring-reinforcement-and-maintenance-of-dikes/

Government of Canada Helps Protect Canadians With Earthquake Early Warning System https://www.canada.ca/en/natural-resources-canada/news/2022/03/government-of-canada-helps-protect-canadians-with-earthquake-early-warning-system.html

Science to guide our relationship with nature https://www.naturalhazards.com.au/news-and-events/news-and-views/science-guide-our-relationship-nature

Quantifying CMIP6 model uncertainties in extreme precipitation projections https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094722000238

Wildfire contribution to streamflow variability across Australian temperate zone https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022169422003031

Behavioral Economic Consequences of Disasters: A Basis for Inclusion in Benefit–Cost Analysis https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s41885-022-00107-9.pdf

Rainforest persistence and recruitment after Australia’s 2019–2020 fires in subtropical, temperate, dry and littoral rainforests https://www.publish.csiro.au/bt/BT21091

Deadly ‘Smoke Waves’ From Wildfires Set to Soar https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28032022/smoke-waves-wildfires/

As drought pushes east, more intense wildfires are sparking in new areas https://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/drought-pushes-east-more-intense-wildfires-are-sparking-new-areas

Historic restructuring of flood insurance begins tomorrow https://www.eenews.net/articles/historic-restructuring-of-flood-insurance-begins-tomorrow/

B.C. landslide caused 100-metre-high tsunami, set off earthquake scale: study https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/b-c-landslide-caused-100-metre-high-tsunami-set-off-earthquake-scale-study/ar-AAVGQLZ

Why can floods in Northern Rivers towns like Lismore and Byron Bay come in clusters? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-31/floods-lismore-byron-bay-northern-rivers-why-come-in-clusters/100954926

Losses from flood have been on an upward trend globally https://www.swissre.com/institute/research/sigma-research/sigma-2022-01.html

Counterfactual Analysis is increasingly used in Disaster Risk Management to explore the effectiveness and the value of measures aimed at preventing disasters or mitigating their impacts https://averteddisasteraward.org/2022/03/25/counterfactual-analysis/

Emergency management

All eyes are on China as it attempts to quash its largest COVID-19 outbreaks since the early days of the pandemic https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00884-z

Global vaccination must be swifter https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00809-w

NSW government approves just 377 grants for flood-hit business, despite receiving 8,000 applications https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/29/nsw-government-approves-377-grants-for-flood-hit-business-despite-receiving-8000-applications

The learning vacuum of bushfire public inquiries — a review https://www.themandarin.com.au/185396-the-learning-vacuum-of-bushfire-public-inquiries-a-review/

NDK detects early-stage forest fires in Korea https://roboticscats.com/2022/03/29/ndk-detects-early-stage-forest-fires-in-korea/

GESA – Global Emergency Services Action https://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/gesa-global-emergency-services-action/

Dire impact from floods in South Sudan as new wet season looms https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/03/1114992

Female wildland firefighters are forging a sisterhood in a field dominated by men https://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2022/03/28/represented-kelly-martin.cnn

Assessing distributive inequities in FEMA’s Disaster recovery assistance fund allocation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922000747?via%3Dihub

Early warning systems hold the key to disaster management in West Africa https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/03/07/early-warning-systems-hold-the-key-to-disaster-management-in-west-africa/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Climate Action Board Game https://climaniathegame.com/

Actionable and understandable? Evidence-based recommendations for the design of (multi-) hazard warning messages https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922001364

Data-driven citizen science changes the way communities deal with flooding https://phys.org/news/2022-03-data-driven-citizen-science.html

Psychology and disasters

Household Hurricane Evacuation Plan Adaptation in Response to Estimated Travel Delay Provided Prior to Departure https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29NH.1527-6996.0000557

‘Essential for the soul’?: leisure as a flashpoint during COVID-19 lockdowns in Ontario, Canada https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/11745398.2022.2055586

Risk Attitudes to Catastrophic Events: VSL and WTP for Insurance Against Earthquakes https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41885-022-00109-7

Typhoon Risk Perception: A Case Study of Typhoon Lekima in China https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-022-00405-6

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

‘There’s a cracking’: Residents are broken in Lismore after the NSW town is flooded again https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/31/theres-a-cracking-residents-are-broken-in-lismore-after-the-nsw-town-is-flooded-again

Sociology and disasters

Social influence matters: We follow pandemic guidelines most when our close circle does https://bpspsychub.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjop.12491

Today in disaster resilience (25 March 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Indonesia – Floods Affect 50,000 in Java, Borneo and Sumatra https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-march-2022

A massive tornado struck parts of New Orleans that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina nearly two decades ago https://www.accuweather.com/en/severe-weather/deadly-new-orleans-area-tornado-given-preliminary-ef3-rating/1161023

Mozambique – Death Toll From Cyclone Gombe Rises to More Than 50 https://floodlist.com/africa/mozambique-cyclone-gombe-update-march-2022

Brazil – Deadly Floods and Landslides Strike Again in Petrópolis https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-landslides-petropolis-march-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Mar 2022: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Sangay, São Jorge, Lonquimay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/176114/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Mar-2022-Fuego-volcano-Semeru-Sangay-So-Jorge-Lonquimay-Nevad.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Heatwaves at both of Earth’s poles alarm climate scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/20/heatwaves-at-both-of-earth-poles-alarm-climate-scientists

Climate Change Is Disrupting the Global Supply Chain Too https://www.wired.com/story/climate-change-is-disrupting-the-global-supply-chain-too/

Climate change: Wildfire smoke linked to Arctic melting https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-60782084

Cut Climate Tech Invention-to-Innovation Time https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cut-climate-tech-invention-to-innovation-time-gianni-giacomelli/

Faced with rising seas, this Florida city is building a resilience fund https://floodcoalition.org/2022/03/faced-with-rising-seas-this-florida-city-is-building-a-resilience-fund/

Climate Resilience for Whom? The Importance of Locally-Led Development in the Northern Triangle https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2022/03/climate-resilience-whom-importance-locally-led-development-northern-triangle/

The world needs a new water agenda https://news.trust.org/item/20220321114401-ui73l/

Within the next five years, everyone on Earth should be protected by early warning systems against increasingly extreme weather and climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/early-warning-systems-must-protect-everyone-within-five-years

Heatwaves in the Asia-Pacific https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/heatwaves-addressing-sweltering-risk-asia-pacific

The Effects of Climate Change https://climate.nasa.gov/effects/

Climate Change Will Make Supply Chain Woes Worse https://hakaimagazine.com/news/climate-change-will-make-supply-chain-woes-worse/

Tornadoes, climate change and why Dixie is the new Tornado Alley https://theconversation.com/tornadoes-climate-change-and-why-dixie-is-the-new-tornado-alley-178863

Disaster risk reduction

US tsunami warning system needs an urgent overhaul, experts say https://edition.cnn.com/2022/03/20/weather/tsunami-system-urgent-action-weather/index.html

Megafire-induced interval squeeze threatens vegetation at landscape scales https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.2482

Controls on watershed flashiness across the continental US https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169422002888?dgcid=author

FEMA is giving homeowners money to prepare for floods — or move away https://grist.org/politics/fema-is-giving-homeowners-money-to-prepare-for-floods-or-move-away/

A new technology will allow researchers to quickly compare data from different satellites to better assess changes on Earth https://www.lanl.gov/discover/publications/national-security-science/2021-spring/satellites.php

Flood hydrology roadmap sets out 25-year vision to help predict and manage flood risk https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/news/flood-hydrology-roadmap-sets-out-25-year-vision-to-help-predict-and-manage-flood-risk

Was It a Flash Flood or Not? Categorizing Disaster Types in Historical Records https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/03/21/was-it-a-flash-flood-or-not-categorizing-disaster-types-in-historical-records/

Development of a Flash Flood Confidence Index from Disaster Reports and Geophysical Susceptibility https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/14/2764

Spatial targeting of nature-based solutions for flood risk management within river catchments https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12803

Emergency management

So you’ve recovered from Covid. What next? https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/21-03-2022/so-youve-recovered-from-covid-what-next

Flood-affected Lismore residents with nowhere to go return to homes deemed uninhabitable https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/20/flood-affected-lismore-residents-with-nowhere-to-go-return-to-homes-deemed-uninhabitable

NSW government promises to respond better and mitigate against future deadly floods as clean up gathers pace https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-21/nsw-government-promises-better-response-to-future-deadly-floods/100925392

Tonga Tsunami, January 15, 2022 https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/tsunami/tonga

Guardian Essential poll: voters mark Morrison government down on flood response https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/22/guardian-essential-poll-voters-mark-morrison-government-down-on-flood-response

FEMA trailers for 2020 hurricanes soon to require rent https://www.wwltv.com/article/money/fema-trailers-2020-hurricanes-rent/289-fd186684-010d-43ba-b9b1-6b34185e6828

Governments love to talk about ‘shared responsibility’ in a disaster – but does anyone know what it means? https://theconversation.com/governments-love-to-talk-about-shared-responsibility-in-a-disaster-but-does-anyone-know-what-it-means-179459

Flood-stricken, isolated central Queensland farmers want more access to recovery funding https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-03-24/flood-stricken-farmers-in-isolated-regions-want-more-funding/100931842

Did the COVID lockdowns work? Here’s what we know two years on https://theconversation.com/did-the-covid-lockdowns-work-heres-what-we-know-two-years-on-176623

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Adaptation pathways: A review of approaches and a learning framework https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901120313836

Resilience First launches ground-breaking Business Resilience Self-Assessment Tool https://www.resiliencefirst.org/news/resilience-first-launches-ground-breaking-resilience-self-assessment-tool

How to make your home safer in tornadoes, hurricanes https://www.fox26houston.com/news/how-to-make-your-home-safer-in-tornadoes-hurricanes

Enthusiasm for Twitter changed science communication during the pandemic—but will it last? https://www.science.org/content/article/twitter-transformed-science-communication-pandemic-will-last

How Participatory is Participatory Flood Risk Mapping? Voices from the Flood Prone Dharavi Slum in Mumbai https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-022-00406-5

Psychology and disasters

Koala champion escapes floods https://www.echo.net.au/2022/03/koala-champion-escapes-floods/

Sociology and disasters

Disasters, Ruins, and Crises: Masculinity and Ramifications of Storms in Vietnam https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00141844.2018.1561490

A billion of the world’s most climate-vulnerable people live in informal settlements – here’s what they face https://theconversation.com/a-billion-of-the-worlds-most-climate-vulnerable-people-live-in-informal-settlements-heres-what-they-face-178116

Risk, Resilience and Gender in the Current Petrópolis Tragedy https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/irdr/2022/03/10/risk-resilience-and-gender-in-the-current-petropolis-tragedy/

Today in disaster resilience (18 March 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Mozambique – 12 Killed as Cyclone Gombe Brings Strong Winds and Torrential Rain https://floodlist.com/africa/mozambique-cyclone-gombe-march-2022

Malaysia – Deadly Landslide in Kuala Lumpur https://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-landslide-ampang-kuala-lumpur-march-2022

Historic drought looms for 20 million living in Horn of Africa https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/historic-drought-looms-for-20-million-living-in-horn-of-africa

Roads blocked and homes evacuated as heavy rain hits southern France https://www.connexionfrance.com/article/French-news/Roads-blocked-and-homes-evacuated-as-heavy-rain-hits-southern-France#.Yi-gB-rH4Hw.twitter

Malawi – 4 Dead After Cyclone Gombe Causes Floods in South https://floodlist.com/africa/malawi-cyclone-gombe-floods-march-2022

Landslide in Peruvian Andes buries dozens of homes https://news.yahoo.com/landslide-peruvian-andes-buries-dozens-172941422.html

Australia – More Deadly Floods Hit New South Wales https://floodlist.com/australia/floods-brokenhill-new-south-wales-march-2022

Ecuador – 1 Missing After Flash Floods and Landslides in Loja https://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-loja-march-2022

Magnitude-6.7 earthquake off Sumatra a reminder of region’s earthquake and tsunami hazards https://www.earthobservatory.sg/blog/magnitude-67-earthquake-sumatra-reminder-region%E2%80%99s-earthquake-and-tsunami-hazards

Powerful quake off north Japan kills 4, more than 90 injured https://phys.org/news/2022-03-powerful-quake-north-japan.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Mar 2022: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Reventador, Kilauea, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/175570/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Mar-2022-Fuego-volcano-Semeru-Ibu-Reventador-Kilauea-Sangay-Be.html

USA – Floods Cause Traffic Chaos in Alabama https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-birmingham-alabama-march-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Sun Cable’s giant Northern Territory solar project gets $210m funding boost https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/14/sun-cables-giant-northern-territory-solar-project-gets-210m-funding-boost

UK not prepared for climate impacts, warns IPCC expert https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/mar/04/uk-not-prepared-climate-impacts-ipcc-intergovernmental

What does the latest climate science mean for anticipatory action? https://www.anticipation-hub.org/news/what-does-the-latest-climate-science-mean-for-anticipatory-action

Estimating Heat Wave Frequency and Strength: A Chicago Case Study https://eos.org/research-spotlights/estimating-heat-wave-frequency-and-strength-a-chicago-case-study

February 2022: Earth’s 7th-warmest February on record https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/03/february-2022-earths-7th-warmest-february-on-record/

Increasing spatiotemporal proximity of heat and precipitation extremes in a warming world quantified by a large model ensemble https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac5712

IPCC report: how politics – not climate change – is responsible for disasters and conflict https://theconversation.com/ipcc-report-how-politics-not-climate-change-is-responsible-for-disasters-and-conflict-178071

Children’s climate change case overturned on appeal as Federal Court dismisses government’s ‘duty of care’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-15/federal-court-judgement-on-climate-change-government-doc/100909214

Why Is the World Ignoring the Latest U.N. Climate Report? https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/03/un-climate-report.html

Fast-melting alpine permafrost may contribute to rising global temperatures https://phys.org/news/2022-03-fast-melting-alpine-permafrost-contribute-global.html

Precipitation trends determine how often droughts and heat waves will occur together https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=36336&webc_pm=07/2022

As sea levels rise, coastal megacities will need more than flood barriers https://theconversation.com/as-sea-levels-rise-coastal-megacities-will-need-more-than-flood-barriers-176935

Using Thoreau’s Notebooks to Understand Climate Change https://daily.jstor.org/using-thoreaus-notebooks-to-understand-climate-change/

Black Summer bushfire smoke altered ozone-depleting chemicals in atmosphere, study finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-03-18/smoke-black-summer-bushfires-ozone-layer-altered/100908234

Germany aims to get 100% of energy from renewable sources by 2035 https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/germany-aims-get-100-energy-renewable-sources-by-2035-2022-02-28/

To really address climate change, Australia could make 27 times as much electricity and make it renewable https://theconversation.com/to-really-address-climate-change-australia-could-make-27-times-as-much-electricity-and-make-it-renewable-179311

When will eastern Australia’s wet weather end and will we get a La Niña ‘three-peat’? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/18/when-will-eastern-australias-wet-weather-end-and-will-we-get-a-la-nina-three-peat

U.S. Fires Four Times Larger, Three Times More Frequent Since 2000 https://cires.colorado.edu/news/us-fires-four-times-larger-three-times-more-frequent-2000

Disaster risk reduction

Fire-Environment Analysis: An Example of Army Garrison Camp Williams, Utah https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/3/1/6

‘It makes sense to improve’: flood-hit mayors fear road rebuild won’t reduce risk https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/14/it-makes-sense-to-improve-flood-hit-mayors-fear-road-rebuild-wont-reduce-risk

Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework https://sendaiframework-mtr.undrr.org/

Grantham residents moved to higher ground after record floods, so why haven’t others? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-13/grantham-land-swap-a-model-for-future/100902758

A retrospective on hydrological catchment modelling based on half a century with the HBV model https://hess.copernicus.org/articles/26/1371/2022/

To build for the future, we need updated rainfall records https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/598099-to-build-for-the-future-we-need-updated-rainfall-records

The human factor in seasonal streamflows across natural and managed watersheds of North America https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-022-00848-1

Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis https://sites.google.com/site/pshabook/

Assessing the Potential for Compound Storm Surge and Extreme River Discharge Events at the Catchment Scale with Statistical Models: Sensitivity Analysis and Recommendations for Best Practice https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0002154

After the floods, the distressing but necessary case for managed retreat https://theconversation.com/after-the-floods-the-distressing-but-necessary-case-for-managed-retreat-178641

Yukon government mapping all flood prone areas, minister says https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-government-flood-mapping-1.6385752

Strengthening emergency communications for complex, cascading and compounding events – lessons learned from the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption and tsunami in Tonga https://council.science/current/blog/emergency-communications-complex-cascading-events-lessons-eruption-and-tsunami-in-tonga/

Trees: why they’re our greatest allies against floods – but also tragic victims https://theconversation.com/trees-why-theyre-our-greatest-allies-against-floods-but-also-tragic-victims-178981

World’s largest dam removal reverses coastal erosion https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-50387-7

A Comparative Assessment of Mobile Device-Based Multi-Hazard Warnings: Saving Lives through Public Alerts in Europe https://css.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/gess/cis/center-for-securities-studies/pdfs/RR-Reports-2022-Warning-App-Study.pdf

More than one million properties are at risk of flooding across 30 priority local government areas around Australia https://www.smh.com.au/property/news/one-million-homes-at-risk-of-flooding-by-2030-new-modelling-shows-20220316-p5a57r.html

Burned areas and number of wildfires around the world https://gwis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/apps/gwis.statistics/

Community Resilience Estimates https://www.census.gov/data/developers/data-sets/community-resilience-estimates.html

SeisBench—A Toolbox for Machine Learning in Seismology https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/doi/10.1785/0220210324/612498/SeisBench-A-Toolbox-for-Machine-Learning-in

New high-resolution map shows wildfires caused one third of global forest loss between 2001 and 2019 https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/946430

Emergency management

China battles worst Covid outbreak for two years as cases double in 24 hours https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/13/china-battles-worst-covid-outbreak-for-two-years-as-cases-double-in-24-hours

If you think you know how many Britons died during the pandemic, think again https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/britain-covid-pandemic-deaths-lancet-b2034463.html

Responding faster to droughts with satellites and adaptive social protection in Niger https://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/responding-faster-droughts-satellites-and-adaptive-social-protection-niger

COVID pandemic 2nd anniversary: 3 things we got wrong, and 3 things to watch out for https://theconversation.com/covid-pandemic-2nd-anniversary-3-things-we-got-wrong-and-3-things-to-watch-out-for-177618

SES boss defends decision to reject army assistance days before northern NSW floods https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-13/nsw-floods-adf-offer-rejected-by-ses/100906268

Scott Morrison says he met with BOM last year to discuss ‘cyclones and floods’ after government blasted for refusing to heed warnings https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-14/morrison-government-blasted-for-bungling-flood-disaster-bushfire/100907116

Post-event flood mapping for road networks using taxi GPS data https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12799

Brisbane floods damage University of Queensland glasshouses, result in ‘huge loss of knowledge’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-03-15/brisbane-floods-lost-research-in-university-queensland-/100903544

Kids show mysteriously low levels of COVID antibodies https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00681-8

‘Pretty brutal’: Hiring woes plague Biden effort to contain wildfires https://www.politico.com/news/2022/03/15/bidens-effort-to-contain-wildfires-threatened-by-staffing-woes-00016419

After the tornado, can a rural Kentucky town create a comeback? https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2022/0223/After-the-tornado-can-a-rural-Kentucky-town-create-a-comeback

Has the COVID-19 pandemic made the world more prepared for the future? https://www.today.com/video/has-the-covid-19-pandemic-made-the-world-more-prepared-for-the-future-135258693996

Burned Area Emergency Response Teams: Interactions and Opportunities During Southwestern Monsoon Seasons https://hazards.colorado.edu/weather-ready-research/burned-area-emergency-response-teams-interactions-and-opportunities-during-southwestern-monsoon-seasons

Review on visualization technology in simulation training system for major natural disasters https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05277-z

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Ulladulla’s Gateway sculpture rises up as symbol of resilience after Black Summer bushfires https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-13/ulladulla-gateway-sculpture-black-summer-bushfire-resilience/100898386

Virginia Flood Awareness Week https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/floodawarenessweek/

Study proposes to involve high school students in mapping natural disaster hazards and impact prevention https://agencia.fapesp.br/study-proposes-to-involve-high-school-students-in-mapping-natural-disaster-hazards-and-impact-prevention/38090/

Moral Emotions Shape the Virality of COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media https://arxiv.org/pdf/2202.03590.pdf

Artists address flood awareness https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/insights/artists-address-flood-awareness

Flood recovery resources https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/flood-recovery-resources/

ADA brings flood risk management into focus in schools https://www.ada.org.uk/2022/03/ada-brings-flood-risk-management-into-focus-in-schools/

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

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

Risk Communication Planning: Learning From Lived Experiences of Homelessness https://hazards.colorado.edu/weather-ready-research/risk-communication-planning-learning-from-lived-experience-of-homelessness

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

Evacuation: A Resource Round-Up https://fireadaptednetwork.org/evacuation-a-resource-round-up/

Psychology and disasters

Anxious nation: Eco-grief takes hold as ‘code red for humanity’ hits home https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/anxious-nation-eco-grief-takes-hold-as-code-red-for-humanity-hits-home-20220311-p5a3ua.html

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

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

Sociology and disasters

Cabbage Tree Island’s Indigenous community displaced by NSW floods ‘left out’ of government’s response https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-13/nsw-floods-displace-cabbage-tree-island-indigenous-community/100903252

Disasters as Enablers of Negotiation for Sustainability Transition: A Case from Odaka, Fukushima https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/5/3101

Why climate change is inherently racist https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220125-why-climate-change-is-inherently-racist

So far, vaccine inequity is widening the gap between rich and poor https://sdgintegration.undp.org/vaccine-equity

Location Intelligence Reveals the Extent, Timing, and Spatial Variation of Hurricane Preparedness https://www.researchgate.net/publication/359227982_Location_Intelligence_Reveals_the_Extent_Timing_and_Spatial_Variation_of_Hurricane_Preparedness

Homeless and looking for help – why people with disability and their carers fare worse after floods https://theconversation.com/homeless-and-looking-for-help-why-people-with-disability-and-their-carers-fare-worse-after-floods-178983

Today in disaster resilience (11 March 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

NSW residents warned to prepare again as more dangerous weather forecast https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-06/nsw-flood-danger-not-over-with-east-coast-low-forecast/100886342

Destructive tornadoes hit Iowa, leaving at least 7 people dead, U.S. https://watchers.news/2022/03/06/iowa-tornado-march-2022-casualties-damage/

Flooding in Mindanao displaces hundreds as tropical wave lingers over the Philippines https://watchers.news/2022/03/07/flooding-in-mindanao-displaces-hundreds-as-tropical-wave-lingers-over-the-philippines/

Colombia – Thousands Isolated After Rivers Overflow in Antioquia https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-antioquia-floods-march-2022

Haiti and Dominican Republic – 2 Dead, Hundreds Displaced After Rain Triggers Flash Floods https://floodlist.com/america/haiti-dominican-republic-floods-march-2022

Thousands of acres near Panama City are torched as Florida Panhandle wildfires continue https://edition.cnn.com/2022/03/07/us/florida-panhandle-wildfire-monday/index.html

Sydney floods: two found dead, roads inundated, homes and suburbs across the city swamped https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/08/sydney-floods-nsw-evacuation-orders-flood-manly-dam-spills-roseville-bridge-inundated-road-closures-flooding

Wildfires erupt after hottest week in history across parts of the West ignited them https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/wildfires-erupt-after-hottest-week-history-across-parts-west-ignited-n1271603

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Java and Sulawesi Islands https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-java-sulawesi-march-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Mar 2022: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Reventador, Sangay, Pavlof https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/174958/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Mar-2022-Fuego-volcano-Semeru-Ibu-Reventador-Sangay-Pavlof-Kir.html

Ecuador – Hundreds of Homes Damaged, Communities Isolated After Floods in Cotopaxi https://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-cotopaxi-march-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Worse weather and more floods: The IPCC report contains warnings Australia should heed https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-06/climate-change-to-intensify-weather-in-australia-ipcc-report-say/100882692

How climate data scarcity costs lives https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2022/03/01/how-climate-data-scarcity-costs-lives

Tasmania’s dry summer in review, as BOM eyes autumn with waning La Niña https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-07/bom-tasmania-summer-review-autumn-preview/100885004

Lismore embodies the problem now facing Australia from climate change https://thenewdaily.com.au/opinion/2022/03/07/alan-kohler-lismore-climate-change/

Ten climate-resilient homes https://dezeen.com/2022/03/07/climate-resilient-homes-roundups/

How climate change is already hitting Europe and how we need to adapt https://thebristolcable.org/2022/03/leading-scientist-how-climate-change-is-already-hitting-europe-and-how-we-need-to-adapt/

The importance of hydrology in routing terrestrial carbon to the atmosphere via global streams and rivers https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2106322119

Causes and Consequences of Epic Western US Drought https://blog.ucsusa.org/pablo-ortiz/causes-and-consequences-of-epic-western-us-drought/

“Delay Means Death,” UN Chief Warns About Climate Change https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/delay-means-death-un-chief-warns-about-climate-change

A new study challenges a commonly accepted explanation that a “sudden stratospheric warming” caused the unusually cold weather over the U.S. early last year https://news.ucar.edu/132831/new-study-questions-explanation-last-winters-brutal-us-cold-snap

The UK’s Heat and Buildings Strategy https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/independent-assessment-the-uks-heat-and-buildings-strategy/

New Climate Council report A Supercharged Climate: Rain bombs, flash flooding and destruction’ https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/more-rain-three-days-entire-year-london-new-report-shows-disaster-off-charts/

Projected Impact of Mid-21st Century Climate Change on Wildfire Hazard in a Major Urban Watershed outside Portland, Oregon USA https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/3/4/70

So, we are “learning to live with COVID” — can we learn to live with climate change? https://www.abc.net.au/religion/should-we-learn-to-live-with-climate-change/13789412

The floods have killed at least 21 Australians. Adapting to a harsher climate is now a life-or-death matter https://theconversation.com/the-floods-have-killed-at-least-21-australians-adapting-to-a-harsher-climate-is-now-a-life-or-death-matter-178761

Our climate crisis https://www.sciencenews.org/century/climate-change-carbon-dioxide-greenhouse-gas-emissions-global-warming

Human actions accelerate climate-driven floods and droughts https://uwaterloo.ca/news/media/human-actions-accelerate-climate-driven-floods-and-droughts

Disaster risk reduction

Can Cloud Seeding Help Quench the Thirst of the U.S. West? https://e360.yale.edu/features/can-cloud-seeding-help-quench-the-thirst-of-the-u.s.-west

Victims of NSW and Queensland floods have lodged 60,000 claims, but too many are underinsured. Here’s a better way https://theconversation.com/victims-of-nsw-and-queensland-floods-have-lodged-60-000-claims-but-too-many-are-underinsured-heres-a-better-way-178294

Scientists seek to solve mystery of why some people do not catch Covid https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/02/scientists-seek-to-solve-mystery-of-why-some-people-do-not-catch-covid

South-east Queensland flood damage bill revised to cost up to $2.5b https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-07/south-east-queensland-flood-disaster-damage-bill-budget/100888958

Expert calls for better flood preparation across south-east Queensland after severe weather event https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-06/qld-flood-weather-south-east-queensland-brisbane-property/100874398

What is flood planning? https://stateresilience.org/planning/

The normative dimensions of flood risk management: Two types of flood harm https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12798

Join Pew and Partners March 8 for ‘Flood Resilience and Adaptation Planning in the U.S.: Challenges and Opportunities’https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/events/2022/flood-resilience-and-adaptation-planning-in-the-us-challenges-and-opportunities

Should every house be rebuilt after flooding? https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-03-10/floods-nsw-queensland-climate-change-worst-ever-natural-disaster/100894956

One in 4 homes and businesses in UK at risk of flooding http://www.floodsax.co.uk/news/one-in-4-homes-and-businesses-in-uk-at-risk-of-flooding-and-it-will-only-get-worse/

Toward integrated fire management to promote ecosystem resilience https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190052822000013

Hurricanes and Other Tropical Cyclones Linked to Rise in U.S. Deaths from Several Major Causes https://www.publichealth.columbia.edu/public-health-now/news/hurricanes-and-other-tropical-cyclones-linked-rise-us-deaths-several-major-causes

Under-resourced and undermined: as floods hit south-west Sydney, our research shows councils aren’t prepared https://theconversation.com/under-resourced-and-undermined-as-floods-hit-south-west-sydney-our-research-shows-councils-arent-prepared-178293

Briefing Note on Systemic Risk https://council.science/publications/briefing-systemic-risk/

All disaster risk is systemic, all disaster impact is systemic…but what does it mean? https://www.undrr.org/news/all-disaster-risk-systemic-all-disaster-impact-systemicbut-what-does-it-mean

To Track Magma’s Path to Eruption, Scientists Say There’s Something in the Water https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2022/03/10/to-track-magmas-path-to-eruption-scientists-say-theres-something-in-the-water/

A framework for research on recurrent acute disasters https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abk2458

One in 1,000 years? Old flood probabilities no longer hold water https://theconversation.com/one-in-1-000-years-old-flood-probabilities-no-longer-hold-water-178524

Weather forecasts won’t save us – we must pre-empt monster floods years before they hit https://theconversation.com/weather-forecasts-wont-save-us-we-must-pre-empt-monster-floods-years-before-they-hit-178767

Emergency management

How a spreadsheet became a lifesaver in Lismore’s flood crisis https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-06/nsw-floods-how-a-spreadsheet-became-lifesaver-in-lismore/100885054

NMSU researchers dive deeper into humanitarian response of COVID-19 crisis https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/education/nmsu/2022/03/05/nmsu-researchers-dive-into-humanitarian-response-covid-19-crisis/9378131002/

‘His body was just there’: Mullumbimby volunteers confronted by horrors and chaos of flood aftermath https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/05/his-body-was-just-there-mullumbimby-volunteers-confronted-by-horrors-and-chaos-of-flood-aftermath

Mapping of current Australian floods https://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping/list-of-components/EMSR567

Chefs lead volunteers to feed NSW flood victims in absence of government food relief https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/08/chefs-lead-volunteers-to-feed-nsw-flood-victims-in-absence-of-government-food-relief

‘The sad reality is many don’t survive’: how floods affect wildlife, and how you can help them https://theconversation.com/the-sad-reality-is-many-dont-survive-how-floods-affect-wildlife-and-how-you-can-help-them-178310

US National COVID Preparedness Plan https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/NAT-COVID-19-PREPAREDNESS-PLAN.pdf

Lori Moore-Merrell, the new US Fire Administrator, discusses her agency’s priorities and challenges https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Publications-and-media/NFPA-Journal/2022/Summer-2022/POV/Perspectives

Two years on, COVID-19 pandemic ‘far from over’ https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/03/1113632

Understanding the uneven spread of COVID-19 in the context of the global interconnected economy https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-04717-3

Northern NSW vets work to save hundreds of starving, suffering animals amid flood crisis https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-09/qld-vet-angry-over-ignorance-of-animal-crisis-post-floods/100894214

The national emergency declaration came days after the east coast was already underwater. Why? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-09/why-did-it-take-days-to-declare-national-emergency-floods/100894892

‘A year’s worth of landfill’: what will happen to all the waste from flood-damaged homes in Queensland and NSW? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/09/qld-and-nsw-floods-create-mountains-of-waste-and-spark-environmental-and-vermin-fears

Floods left thousands without power. Microgrids could help communities weather the next disaster https://theconversation.com/floods-left-thousands-without-power-microgrids-could-help-communities-weather-the-next-disaster-178311

Louisiana hurricane aid missing from federal spending deal https://www.theadvocate.com/lake_charles/article_6c34e26e-9fd0-11ec-8676-1f73acb0a83c.html

Water releases from Wivenhoe have been halted. So what’s the status of south-east Queensland’s major water supply? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-10/wivenhoe-dam-capacity-stopping-water-releases/100896366

Disaster education, communications and engagement

These Photos Show the Already Devastating Impact of Australia’s Dystopic ‘Rain Bomb’ https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxd7yx/these-photos-show-the-already-devastating-impact-of-australias-dystopic-rain-bomb

People could’ve prepared for the floods better if the impacts of weather forecasts were clearly communicated https://theconversation.com/people-couldve-prepared-for-the-floods-better-if-the-impacts-of-weather-forecasts-were-clearly-communicated-178309

Disasters: Deconstructed Podcast: Engaging with Communities https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-he9p2-11c5f10

Engaging communities to prepare for natural hazards: a conceptual model https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05290-2

Sea Level Rise Viewer https://coast.noaa.gov/slr/#

Why Vulnerability Still Matters: The Politics of Disaster Risk Creation https://www.routledge.com/Why-Vulnerability-Still-Matters-The-Politics-of-Disaster-Risk-Creation/Bankoff-Hilhorst/p/book/9781032113432

Whether people prepare for natural disasters depends on how the message is sent https://theconversation.com/whether-people-prepare-for-natural-disasters-depends-on-how-the-message-is-sent-178986

Psychology and disasters

Shining a Light on Suicide Risk for Wildland Firefighters https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08032022/suicide-risk-wildland-firefighters-wildfire-climate-change/

First come floods, then domestic violence. We need to prepare for the next inevitable crisis https://theconversation.com/first-come-floods-then-domestic-violence-we-need-to-prepare-for-the-next-inevitable-crisis-178607

Sociology and disasters

Women and Girls in Disasters https://disasterphilanthropy.org/issue-insight/women-and-girls-in-disasters/

Black Neighborhoods Will Bear Future Flood Burden https://eos.org/articles/black-neighborhoods-will-bear-future-flood-burden

Mapping vulnerability: why the IPCC’s geography of climate risk is contentious https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/03/10/mapping-vulnerability-why-the-ipccs-geography-of-climate-risk-is-contentious/

Preparing for when lightning strikes the same place twice, then strikes again https://www.caryinstitute.org/news-insights/press-release/preparing-when-lightning-strikes-same-place-twice-then-strikes-again

Today in disaster resilience (4 March 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Man dies in floodwaters on NSW Central Coast as drivers caught out in rising waters https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-25/man-dies-in-floodwaters-on-nsw-central-coast/100860012

Flood emergency in Lismore, Murwillumbah, Kyogle set to be largest on record https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-28/lismore-flood-emergency-levee-breaks-largest-on-record/100866296

South-east Queensland weather claims seventh life as evacuations, rising floodwaters continue https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-28/south-east-queensland-weather-flooding-bom-brisbane-evacuations/100866270

At least 24 dead or missing after heavy rains hit Tarija, Bolivia https://watchers.news/2022/02/25/at-least-24-dead-or-missing-after-heavy-rains-hit-tarija-bolivia/

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake, numerous aftershocks hit West Sumatra, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2022/02/25/strong-and-shallow-m6-2-earthquake-numerous-aftershocks-hit-west-sumatra-indonesia/

Tropical Cyclone “Anika” forecast to make landfall over the northern Kimberley coast, Western Australia https://watchers.news/2022/02/26/tropical-cyclone-anika-forecast-track-western-australia/

Death toll from Indonesia earthquake rises to 11 with 400 injured https://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/death-toll-from-indonesia-earthquake-rises-to-11-with-400-injured/

Malaysia – Thousands Evacuate Floods in Kelantan and Terengganu https://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-thailand-floods-february-2022

East coast low menaces Sydney and vast stretch of NSW coast with ‘life-threatening’ flash flooding forecast https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/02/east-coast-low-menaces-sydney-and-vast-stretch-of-nsw-coast-with-life-threatening-flash-flooding-forecast

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate emergency a ‘national security’ concern, says Red Cross https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/feb/27/climate-emergency-a-national-security-concern-says-red-cross

2021 Climate Change Catastrophe Report https://www.corelogic.com/intelligence/2020-climate-change-catastrophe-report/

Wildfires likely to increase by a third by 2050, warns UN https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/feb/23/climate-crisis-driving-increase-in-wildfires-across-globe-says-report-aoe

Mass starvation, extinctions, disasters: the new IPCC report’s grim predictions, and why adaptation efforts are falling behind https://theconversation.com/mass-starvation-extinctions-disasters-the-new-ipcc-reports-grim-predictions-and-why-adaptation-efforts-are-falling-behind-176693

Latest IPCC report: Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg2/

As extreme weather ravages the Pacific, there is much to do and no time to waste https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/mar/01/as-extreme-weather-ravages-the-pacific-there-is-much-to-do-and-no-time-to-waste

One of the most well-studied impacts of climate change is the effect of temperature and, in particular, extremely hot days on mortality https://impactlab.org/research-area/health/

New IPCC report shows Australia is at real risk from climate change, with impacts worsening, future risks high, and wide-ranging adaptation needed https://theconversation.com/new-ipcc-report-shows-australia-is-at-real-risk-from-climate-change-with-impacts-worsening-future-risks-high-and-wide-ranging-adaptation-needed-176691

Like rivers in the sky: the weather system bringing floods to Queensland will become more likely under climate change https://theconversation.com/like-rivers-in-the-sky-the-weather-system-bringing-floods-to-queensland-will-become-more-likely-under-climate-change-176711

‘Delay means death’: We’re running out of ways to adapt to the climate crisis, new report shows. Here are the key takeaways https://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/28/world/un-ipcc-climate-report-adaptation-impacts/index.html

Climate Report Rebukes Overshoot Plans with “Irreversible Consequences” https://eos.org/articles/climate-report-rebukes-overshoot-plans-with-irreversible-consequences

Doctors say climate change is already having devastating effects on our health https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-01/doctors-say-climate-change-having-devastating-impacts-on-health/100872228

Chief Heat Officers https://onebillionresilient.org/project/chief-heat-officers/

Understanding the formation and evolution of blue-ice moraines https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/2608351-understanding-the-formation-and-evolution-of-blue-ice-moraines/

‘One of the most extreme disasters in colonial Australian history’: climate scientists on the floods and our future risk https://theconversation.com/one-of-the-most-extreme-disasters-in-colonial-australian-history-climate-scientists-on-the-floods-and-our-future-risk-178153

From food to floods, Africa ‘not ready’ for climate stress, its scientists say https://news.trust.org/item/20220301121847-6qku5/

Flood shift in Australia predicted http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/flood-shift-predicted

Make no mistake: these floods are climate change playing out in real time https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/make-no-mistake-these-floods-are-climate-change-playing-out-in-real-time-20220302-p5a11y.html

Deadly floods highlight need for climate action https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7643909/floods-rain-bombs-and-co2-emissions/

Improving hydrological climate impact assessments using multirealizations from a global climate model https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12787

As climate dangers rise, scientists predict disasters before they happen https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/climate-dangers-rise-scientists-predict-disasters-before-they-happen-2022-03-01/

Disaster risk reduction

A Devastating Blaze Hit Climate and Fire Scientists Where They Live https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-devastating-blaze-hit-climate-and-fire-scientists-where-they-live/

Nature-based solutions: The answer to flooding in Chennai? https://chennai.citizenmatters.in/chennai-flooding-rains-nature-based-solutions-constructed-wetlands-37913

CoreLogic Climate Change Catastrophe Report Estimates 1 in 10 U.S. Residential Properties Impacted by Natural Disasters in 2021 https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220217005368/en/CoreLogic-Climate-Change-Catastrophe-Report-Estimates-1-in-10-U.S.-Residential-Properties-Impacted-by-Natural-Disasters-in-2021

Predictive multi-watershed flood monitoring using deep learning on integrated physical and social sensors data https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/23998083211069140

Lismore locals baffled as flood-prone city is left off priority funding list https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-13/flood-lismore-natural-disaster-funding/100618338

Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/flood-exposure.html

Ocean and extreme events: Better forecasting for a better prepared society https://phys.org/news/2022-03-ocean-extreme-events-society.html

Nashville residents stunned to find out they’re now living in flood plains https://www.wsmv.com/news/investigations/nashville-residents-stunned-to-find-out-they-re-now-living-in-flood-plains/article_24e45a36-7fad-11ec-b205-d3f44b7ca7bd.html

What caused the ‘rain bomb’? How the unprecedented Queensland and NSW 2022 floods unfolded https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/mar/01/how-the-unprecedented-queensland-and-nsw-floods-unfolded

The Underestimated Risk of Flooding in Switzerland https://www.ambientalrisk.com/the-underestimated-risk-of-flooding-in-switzerland/

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

Distribution and characteristics of wastewater treatment plants within the global river network https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/14/559/2022/essd-14-559-2022.html

See Australia as never before with new annual LandCover maps from 1988–2020 at 25 m resolution https://maps.dea.ga.gov.au/#share=s-DEALandCover

Resilience of art cities to flood risk: A quantitative model based on depth-idleness correlation https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12794

Why water inundates a home during one flood but spares it the next https://theconversation.com/why-water-inundates-a-home-during-one-flood-but-spares-it-the-next-178163

Stalled weather: how stuck air pressure systems drive floods and heatwaves https://theconversation.com/stalled-weather-how-stuck-air-pressure-systems-drive-floods-and-heatwaves-178157

Flood risk management and governance: A bibliometric review of the literature https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12797

Study Maps Stress Changes Around Fault Activated by Hydraulic Fracturing https://www.seismosoc.org/news/study-maps-stress-changes-around-fault-activated-by-hydraulic-fracturing/

Emergency management

Lismore flood emergency sees people stranded on roofs, evacuation warning issued for entire NSW Northern Rivers https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-28/lismore-flood-emergency-levee-breaks-largest-on-record/100866296

COVID-19: This is the impact of working from home, say leading economists https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/02/the-impact-of-working-from-home-on-productivity-happiness-and-careers-views-of-leading-economists/

Drinking water can be a dangerous cocktail for people in flood areas https://theconversation.com/drinking-water-can-be-a-dangerous-cocktail-for-people-in-flood-areas-178028

Fijian abattoir workers, Melbourne’s Sikh community assist in NSW flood zone https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-02/fijian-abattoir-workers-melbournes-sihk-community-help-flood-/100874032

Flood map and rain charts show extent of Queensland and NSW disaster https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/ng-interactive/2022/mar/03/flood-map-nsw-qld-queensland-rain-chart-maps-brisbane-lismore-gympie-floods-weather-emergency-australia-east-coast

The Philippines is “Ready to Rebuild” in the aftermath of Typhoon Rai https://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/philippines-ready-rebuild-aftermath-typhoon-rai

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Hot on the Presses: Capturing an Audience During High Heat Emergencies https://www.usu.edu/today/story/hot-on-the-presses-capturing-an-audience-during-high-heat-emergencies

How unusual is all this rain we’re having? The answer? Very https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-01/weather-explainer/100873014

California Tsunami Preparedness Guide https://cadoc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html

The role of public participation in disaster risk reduction initiatives: The case of Katlehong township https://jamba.org.za/index.php/JAMBA/article/view/1203

Political psychology in the digital (mis)information age: A model of news belief and sharing https://psyarxiv.com/u5yts

Psychology and disasters

As pandemic stressors continue, kids’ mental health needs to be addressed in schools https://www.apa.org/monitor/2022/01/special-childrens-mental-health

Psychology stands ready to help society respond to climate change, APA president says https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2022/03/climate-change-response

Psychologists Urge Peers to Take Climate Action https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/psychologists-urge-peers-to-take-climate-action/

Sociology and disasters

The White House excluded race from its environmental justice tool. We put it back in https://grist.org/equity/climate-and-economic-justice-screening-tool-race/

We could be creating flood risk ghettos’: How flooding hits the UK’s poorest hardest https://floodresilience.net/blogs/we-could-be-creating-flood-risk-ghettos-how-flooding-hits-the-uks-poorest-hardest/

Today in disaster resilience (25 February 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

South Manchester severe flood warning prompts home evacuations https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-60452827

Brazil – Evacuations After Floods Hit Espírito Santo https://floodlist.com/america/espirito-santo-brazil-february-2022

Madagascar – Storm Dumako Leaves 6 Dead, Homes Damaged https://floodlist.com/africa/madagascar-storm-dumako-february-2022

Storm Eunice unleashes record-setting winds, widespread damage in England https://www.accuweather.com/en/severe-weather/storm-eunice-storm-dudley-uk-europe-winds-flooding/1144745

Portugal’s drought worsens, rainfall down to 7% of average https://www.euronews.com/2022/02/21/portugal-s-drought-worsens-rainfall-down-to-7-of-average

Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Emnati headed for vulnerable Madagascar https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/02/category-3-tropical-cyclone-emnati-headed-for-vulnerable-madagascar/

Colombia – 1 Missing After Flash Floods in Nariño https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-narino-february-2022

Brazil – Flooding Rivers Displace Thousands in Rondônia https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-rondonia-february-2022

South Africa – 1 Dead, 3 Missing After Floods in Gauteng https://floodlist.com/africa/floods-tembisa-gauteng-south-africa-february-2022

Woman dies in floodwater after Queensland records ‘scary’ amount of rain, BOM warns of more to come https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-23/qld-rain-bom-weather-forecast-flooding/100852808

UK – Hundreds of Homes Damaged After Storm Franklin Causes Rivers to Rise https://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/floods-storm-franklin-february-2022

Bolivia – 20 Feared Missing After Floods in Tarija https://floodlist.com/america/floods-tarija-bolivia-february-2022

Argentina wildfires spread to engulf key cattle farming region https://www.batimes.com.ar/news/argentina/argentina-wildfires-spread-to-engulf-key-cattle-farming-region.phtml

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Feb 2022: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Sangay, Telica, Nevado del Ruiz https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/173652/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Feb-2022-Fuego-volcano-Semeru-Ibu-Sangay-Telica-Nevado-del-Ruiz.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The night brakes on fires are failing https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00352-8

Magpies face bleak future as heat rises with climate change https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-20/magpies-face-bleak-future-from-rising-climate-change-heat/100843148

Western Sydney will swelter through 46 days per year over 35°C by 2090, unless emissions drop significantly https://theconversation.com/western-sydney-will-swelter-through-46-days-per-year-over-35-c-by-2090-unless-emissions-drop-significantly-177056

Heatwaves and public housing in Melbourne https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-17/air-con-rooms-shut-in-victorian-public-housing/100833014

How Australia’s geology gave us an abundance of coal – and a wealth of greentech minerals to switch to https://theconversation.com/how-australias-geology-gave-us-an-abundance-of-coal-and-a-wealth-of-greentech-minerals-to-switch-to-173988

Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption https://global.oup.com/academic/product/building-a-resilient-tomorrow-9780197626610

How does Antarctic sea ice differ from Arctic sea ice? https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/icelights/2014/01/why-there-so-much-antarctic-sea-ice

Brazilian Town is Losing at Least 5 Meters of Coast Per Year https://worldwarzero.com/magazine/2022/02/brazilian-town-is-losing-at-least-5-meters-of-coast-per-year/

In worst case climate, rain and storm surge combine often for extreme flooding https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/worst-case-climate-rain-storm-surge-combine-often-extreme-flooding-rcna14656

Rising Seas Could Raise Insurance Rates of Those Living Near Water https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/climate-in-crisis/rising-seas-could-raise-insurance-rates-of-those-living-near-water/2816932/

How will climate change impact different regions in America? https://inhabitat.com/how-will-climate-change-impact-different-regions-in-america/

Storm Eunice: UK set for more ‘red’ Met Office weather warnings as a result of climate change https://inews.co.uk/news/science/storm-eustice-uk-more-red-met-office-weather-warnings-climate-change-1469846

Minnesota winters will warm 11 degrees by 2100, study says https://www.axios.com/local/twin-cities/2022/02/18/minnesota-winters-study-global-warming

Timing of emergence of modern rates of sea-level rise by 1863 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-28564-6

Cold blob in Atlantic may be slowing ice loss from Iceland’s glaciers https://www.newscientist.com/article/2308086-cold-blob-in-atlantic-may-be-slowing-ice-loss-from-icelands-glaciers/

How public opinion can help shape climate policies https://www.popsci.com/environment/climate-change-public-opinion/

Coal, oil and gas projects emitting greenhouse gases above estimates given at environmental approval, new study finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-24/fossil-fuel-emissions-worse-than-estimates-when-approved/100855338

Antarctic sea ice falls to lowest level since measurements began in 1979 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/23/antarctic-sea-ice-falls-to-lowest-level-since-measurements-began-in-1979

Climate change is intensifying Earth’s water cycle at twice the predicted rate, research shows https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/feb/24/climate-change-is-intensifying-earths-water-cycle-at-twice-the-predicted-rate-research-shows

Wildfires likely to increase by a third by 2050, warns UN https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/feb/23/climate-crisis-driving-increase-in-wildfires-across-globe-says-report-aoe

Future of the human climate niche https://www.pnas.org/content/117/21/11350

Climate change is warping our fresh water cycle – and much faster than we thought https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-warping-our-fresh-water-cycle-and-much-faster-than-we-thought-177453

NASA develops technology to dissect the lower atmosphere https://phys.org/news/2022-02-nasa-technology-atmosphere.html

Swiss rivers on track to overheat by the end of the century https://phys.org/news/2022-02-swiss-rivers-track-overheat-century.html

NASA is helping fly drones in the Arctic. Here’s what that means for sea ice and sea level change https://phys.org/news/2022-02-nasa-drones-arctic-sea-ice.html

The first step to preparing for surging climate migration? Defining it https://www.npr.org/2022/02/23/1082370619/migration-climate-change-disaster

Melting glaciers, fast-disappearing gauge of climate change https://phys.org/news/2022-02-glaciers-fast-disappering-gauge-climate.html

Cities are abandoning homes that will be destroyed by climate change https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/grand-forks-demolishing-homes-1.6362428

Disaster risk reduction

London flooding poses ‘significant risk’ unless immediate action taken https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/feb/20/london-flooding-poses-significant-risk-unless-immediate-action-taken

Understanding what happens when bushfires merge https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/113

Inclusive disaster risk management: What have we learned? https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/inclusive-disaster-risk-management-what-have-we-learned

Mitigating the Impact of Climate Change and Flooding on Austria https://www.ambientalrisk.com/mitigating-the-impact-of-climate-change-and-flooding-on-austria/

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

The very large urban landslide at Morro da Oficina in Petrópolis https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2022/02/17/morro-da-oficina-1/

NSW government’s issuing of flood plain harvesting licences ‘an act of bastardry’, crossbenchers say https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/feb/21/nsw-government-issuing-of-flood-plain-harvesting-licences-an-act-of-bastardry-crossbenchers-say

Virginia Beach leaders to discuss flood protection plans https://www.13newsnow.com/article/tech/science/environment/flooding-plans-virginia-beach/291-0445d57d-da79-4374-8b96-dd5a3dd52acd

Stockton earthquake: How many quakes happen in the UK? https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-51221404

Managing residual flood risk behind levees: Comparing USA, France, and Quebec (Canada) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jfr3.12785

Our infrastructure is succumbing to natural disasters — we need to be ready for worsening floods https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/595212-our-infrastructure-is-succumbing-to-natural-disasters-we-need-to

Parramatta Powerhouse: NSW arts minister dismisses claims $915m museum is being built on a flood zone https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/feb/23/nsw-arts-minister-dismisses-claims-915m-parramatta-powerhouse-museum-is-being-built-on-a-flood-zone

Identification of flood-prone areas with GeoFlood: Lessons learned from the Tiber River case study https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12795

Experimental Evidence for Coverage Preferences in Flood Insurance https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-022-00397-3

Comparing machine learning models for earthquake detection https://phys.org/news/2022-02-machine-earthquake.html

Flood-hit village Boris Johnson promised to ‘get done’ 2 years ago is underwater again https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/flood-hit-village-boris-johnson-26311106

Towards stronger and more accountable EU-wide disaster risk management https://medium.com/ecajournal/towards-stronger-and-more-accountable-eu-wide-disaster-risk-management-eb6c449ab265

Emergency management

England is expected to end all virus restrictions in the coming days https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-60446908

Who is dying of COVID amid omicron surge and widespread vaccine availability? https://abcnews.go.com/Health/dying-covid-unvaccinated/story

Brazil – Search Continues for Dozens Missing in Petrópolis Floods and Landslides https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-petropolis-floods-landslides-update

Enhancing pedestrian evacuation routes during flood events https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05251-9

What Does Building Back Better Look Like? https://hakaimagazine.com/news/what-does-building-back-better-look-like/

Horn of Africa Drought: Humanitarian Key Messageshttps://reliefweb.int/report/ethiopia/horn-africa-drought-humanitarian-key-messages

British Columbia set to move to year-round BC Wildfire Service https://globalnews.ca/news/8635723/bc-wildfire-service-year-round/

Why does the Omicron sub-variant spread faster than the original? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00471-2

Iceland to lift all COVID-19 restrictions on Friday https://www.arctictoday.com/iceland-to-lift-all-covid-19-restrictions-on-friday/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The call for nominations for the 2022 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction is open, under the theme “Building resilience through a multi-hazard approach.” https://globalplatform.undrr.org/sasakawa-award

Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework – Open Stakeholder Survey https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx

Maritime Tsunami Preparedness https://video.buffer.com/v/620be236fa9fa5237437fb06

Tsunami hīkoi – your evacuation walk – to high ground or inland, by foot or bike https://www.eastcoastlab.org.nz/getinvolved/tsunami-hikoi/

Role-Play Workshops Accelerate County’s Adaptation Action https://coast.noaa.gov/states/stories/role-play-workshops-accelerate-countys-adaptation-action.html

Four Ways Education Can Fight Climate Change https://blogs.adb.org/blog/four-ways-education-can-fight-climate-change

Science needs to address its imagination problem – lives depend on it https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25333753-500-science-needs-to-address-its-imagination-problem-lives-depend-on-it/

Psychology and disasters

Climate change contributes to poorer mental health: study https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/climate-change-contributes-to-poorer-mental-health-study-1.5763334

Research found that rural residents generally perform better than urban residents in terms of community resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/rural-communities-report-higher-resilience-after-disasters

Sociology and disasters

Inclusive Approaches to Disaster Risk Management — A Qualitative Review https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/099920102112210580/p17651608cd5ae0120bcf801c3db57fdfdf

Today in disaster resilience (18 February 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

WA weather warnings: Severe storms light up skies with over 2 million lightning strikes https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-14/perth-weather-severe-storms-light-up-skies/100829482

Brazil – Floods Affect Thousands in Minas Gerais and Rio De Janeiro States https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-minas-gerais-rio-de-janeiro-february-2022

Oman – Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Muscat https://floodlist.com/asia/oman-floods-february-2022

Madagascar – Death Toll From Tropical Cyclone Batsirai Rises to 121 https://floodlist.com/africa/madagascar-death-cyclone-batsirai-update-february-2022

Honduras – Hundreds of Families Evacuate Floods in Atlántida https://floodlist.com/america/honduras-floods-atlantida-february-2022

Indonesia – Over 16,000 Affected by Floods in West Kalimantan https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-kalimantan-february-2022

Guatemala earthquake kills two, triggers landslides https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/guatemala-earthquake-triggers-rockfalls-uproots-trees-2022-02-16/

Flooding in Brazil leaves 102 dead after landslide hits city of Petrópolis in Rio de Janeiro state https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-17/deadly-rains-in-brazil-leaves-dead-102-as-death-toll-rises/100838236

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

“Australia is falling behind:” Clean energy investment shackled by outdated rules https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-is-falling-behind-clean-energy-investment-shackled-by-outdated-rules/

Himalayas Are Experiencing an “Exceptional” Loss of Glacial Mass https://eos.org/articles/himalayas-are-experiencing-an-exceptional-loss-of-glacial-mass

Ice velocity and thickness of the world’s glaciershttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-021-00885-z

Europeans more likely to vote green after extreme weather events https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/feb/12/europeans-more-likely-to-vote-green-after-extreme-weather-events

How the UK can cut carbon emissions and reduce household energy bills https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/feb/13/how-the-uk-can-cut-carbon-emissions-and-reduce-household-energy-bills

Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles could be the hottest on record https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2022/02/09/super-bowl-heat-advisory-california/

Bushfires, dry lightning, rapid spark and spread all indicate climate change, southern fire chief says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-14/bushfires-dry-lightning-indicate-climate-change/100829712

Stunning solar milestone as Australia passes 25GW mark https://reneweconomy.com.au/stunning-solar-milestone-as-australia-passes-25gw-mark/

Cold connections: Climate change challenges ice roads into remote communities https://www.thestar.com/autos/2022/02/12/cold-connections.html

Southwest experiencing driest conditions in at least 1,200 years due to climate change, new study finds https://abcnews.go.com/US/southwest-experiencing-driest-conditions-1200-years-due-climate/story?id=82881211

Experts say UN’s next climate change warning will be ‘a nightmare painted in the dry language of science’ https://www.marketwatch.com/story/experts-say-uns-next-climate-change-warning-will-be-a-nightmare-painted-in-the-dry-language-of-science-11644854819

Narrabri mine expansion would make it dirtiest thermal coalmine in Australia, environmentalists say https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/feb/14/narrabri-mine-expansion-would-make-it-dirtiest-thermal-coalmine-in-australia-environmentalists-say

Global sea-level budget and ocean-mass budget, with a focus on advanced data products and uncertainty characterisation https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/14/411/2022/

Global sea level rise: All roads lead to one conclusion https://earthsky.org/earth/global-sea-level-rise-all-roads-lead-to-one-conclusion/

Explicit calculations of Wet Bulb Globe Temperature compared with approximations and why it matters for labor productivity https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021EF002334

Experts outline governing principles to fund climate loss and damage https://www.devex.com/news/experts-outline-governing-principles-to-fund-climate-loss-and-damage-102619

Sea level to rise one foot along U.S. coastlines by 2050, government report finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/02/15/sea-level-rise-2050-climate/

U.S. faces “significant consequences” from more severe coastal flooding https://www.axios.com/new-sea-level-rise-forecast-warns-increasing-flooding-759e812c-8f79-4115-80e9-b3099724e9d6.html

Flower growth in Antarctica is accelerating due to warming climate https://www.newscientist.com/article/2308214-flower-growth-in-antarctica-is-accelerating-due-to-warming-climate/

Rapid intensification of the emerging southwestern North American megadrought in 2020–2021 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01290-z

2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/hazards/sealevelrise/sealevelrise-tech-report.html

China’s rising influence on climate governance: Forging a path for the global South https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095937802200022X

The Effects of Climate Change https://climate.nasa.gov/effects/

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent/Concentration https://sites.uci.edu/zlabe/antarctic-sea-ice-extentconcentration/

Fact check: Have we really avoided the ‘worst case’ climate change scenarios? https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/02/16/fact-check-have-we-really-avoided-the-worst-case-climate-change-scenarios

Oil majors ‘not walking the talk’ on climate action, study confirms https://www.carbonbrief.org/oil-majors-not-walking-the-talk-on-climate-action-study-confirms

How hot will the planet get? Public opinion is key factor, finds study https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/feb/16/how-hot-will-the-planet-get-climate-projections-social-attitudes

What drives sea level rise? US report warns of 1-foot rise within three decades and more frequent flooding https://theconversation.com/what-drives-sea-level-rise-us-report-warns-of-1-foot-rise-within-three-decades-and-more-frequent-flooding-177211

Western Sydney will swelter through 46 days per year over 35°C by 2090, unless emissions drop significantly https://theconversation.com/western-sydney-will-swelter-through-46-days-per-year-over-35-c-by-2090-unless-emissions-drop-significantly-177056

HeatWatch: Extreme heat in Western Sydney https://australiainstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/HeatWatch-2022-WEB.pdf

Disaster risk reduction

Why do landslides happen? https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/2022/02/01/why-do-landslides-happen/

GLOBathy, the global lakes bathymetry dataset https://www.nature.com/articles/s41597-022-01132-9#Abs1

Better prediction of megathrust earthquakes: Illuminating slow slip plate tectonics in south-western Japan https://phys.org/news/2022-02-megathrust-earthquakes-illuminating-plate-tectonics.html

As Australia faces new fire reality, forest restoration tactics reevaluated https://news.mongabay.com/2022/02/as-australia-faces-new-fire-reality-forest-restoration-tactics-reevaluated/

Tonga Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami: World Bank Disaster Assessment Report Estimates Damages at US$90M https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2022/02/14/tonga-volcanic-eruption-and-tsunami-world-bank-disaster-assessment-report-estimates-damages-at-us-90m

Improving the performance of city-scale hydrodynamic flood modelling through a GIS-based DEM correction method https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05267-1

Mobile home residents face higher flood risk https://headwaterseconomics.org/natural-hazards/mobile-home-flood-risk/

Tongan volcano eruption leaves scientists with unanswered questions https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00475-y

Disasters Spur Planned UK Coastal Flood Barrier https://www.air-worldwide.com/blog/posts/2022/02/disasters-spur-uk-flood-barrier/

Human ignitions on private lands drive USFS cross-boundary wildfire transmission and community impacts in the western US https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-06002-3

Controversial floodplain harvesting regulations could soon be in place in NSW http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/nsw-preps-harvest-rules

Is flooding in England getting worse? https://policy.friendsoftheearth.uk/insight/flooding-england-getting-worse

Interior Announces Plan to Implement Historic Wildland Fire Management Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law https://www.doi.gov/wildlandfire/news/interior-announces-plan-implement-historic-wildland-fire-management-funding

Emergency management

New Covid Variant: What We Know About the BA.2 Omicron Strain https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-we-know-about-the-ba-2-omicron-variant-11643300997

When communities lose affordable housing, it’s harder for businesses—and the entire economy—to recover from those disasters https://www.fastcompany.com/90721097/natural-disasters-can-wipe-out-affordable-housing-for-years

Can Haiti rebuild a food system broken by disaster, historical injustice, and neglect? https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2022/2/2/can-Haiti-rebuild-broken-food-system-disaster-historical-injustice-neglect

As bushfires tore through Bridgetown the power and phone lines were cut https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-15/bridgetown-bushfires-wa-led-to-power-an-phone-line-outages/100829974

We can’t surrender to COVID. Why ‘back to normal’ is a dangerous fantasy https://www.nationalobserver.com/2022/02/15/opinion/we-cant-surrender-covid-why-back-normal-dangerous-fantasy

US has suffered more than 1m excess deaths during pandemic, CDC finds https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/17/us-excess-deaths-pandemic-cdc

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Free online tool identifies climate risks in your neighborhood https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/02/free-online-tool-identifies-climate-risks-in-your-neighborhood/

What happens to your home’s value when your neighbourhood floods? https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-what-happens-to-your-homes-value-when-your-neighbourhood-floods/

What makes a climate story effective? https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-04392-4

Public asked to help build national flood photo database https://niwa.co.nz/news/public-asked-to-help-build-national-flood-photo-database

Psychology and disasters

One of the greatest assets following a disaster is the people who experience them. But this asset is hugely underutilised https://theconversation.com/disaster-survivors-feel-more-prepared-for-the-next-one-but-are-often-left-out-of-planning-176674

Disaster preparedness and resilience at household level in Yangon, Myanmar https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-022-05226-w

Can Empathy Grow in the Metaverse and Virtual Reality? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/urban-survival/202202/can-empathy-grow-in-the-metaverse-and-virtual-reality

Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Black Communities https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/overcoming-covid-19-vaccine-hesitancy-in-black-communities

Sociology and disasters

As climate change continues to spur more natural disasters, a new study found that Black Americans are likely to bear the brunt of the risks associated with floods over the next several decades https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2022/01/31/climate-study-flood-risk-black-americans-

Heat waves hit the poor hardest – a new study calculates the rising impact on those least able to adapt to the warming climate https://theconversation.com/heat-waves-hit-the-poor-hardest-a-new-study-calculates-the-rising-impact-on-those-least-able-to-adapt-to-the-warming-climate-175224

(In)visibilities About the Vulnerabilities of People with Visual Impairments to Disasters and Climate Change: A Case Study in Cuiabá, Brazil https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-022-00394-6

Social Capital and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Preliminary Qualitative Analysis https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/social-capital-and-the-covid-19-pandemic

Queer Communities Often Left Out of Disaster Planning, Research Shows https://www.kqed.org/science/1978439/queer-communities-often-left-out-of-disaster-planning-research-shows

Today in disaster resilience (11 February 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Cyclone Batsirai: Whole villages swept away in Madagascar https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-60264389

‘Horrendous’ bushfires hit WA’s Wheatbelt in devastating weekend https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-07/bushfires-hit-wa-wheatbelt-in-devastating-weekend/100809216

South Africa – 3 Missing, Dozens Evacuated After Floods in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal https://floodlist.com/africa/south-africa-floods-gauteng-kwazulunatal-february-2022

United Nations says 13 million face hunger as Horn of Africa drought worsens https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-08/un-says-13-million-face-hunger-as-horn-of-africa-drought/100814832

Colombia – Heavy Rains Trigger Deadly Mudslide in Risaralda https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-mudslide-risaralda-february-2022

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Horn of Africa, Ethiopia, Madagascar https://www.unocha.org/story/daily-noon-briefing-highlights-horn-africa-ethiopia-madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Dovi causes major flooding in Vanuatu https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/461257/tropical-cyclone-dovi-causes-major-flooding-in-vanuatu

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Feb 2022: Semeru volcano, Reventador, Nyamuragira, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/172384/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Feb-2022-Semeru-volcano-Reventador-Nyamuragira-Sangay-Nevados-de-.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

US household air conditioning use could exceed electric capacity in next decade due to climate change https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/02/220204093124.htm

Are winters losing their chill in the Kansas City region as the climate changes? https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article257768288.html

Robust but weak winter atmospheric circulation response to future Arctic sea ice loss https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-28283-y

Ice velocity and thickness of the world’s glaciers https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-021-00885-z

Glaciers of the world mapping https://ige-vis.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/glaciers/index.html

Lessons from New York: What makes a community turn against climate adaptation? https://grist.org/climate/lessons-from-new-york-what-makes-a-community-turn-against-climate-adaptation/

Non-state climate change action: Hope for just response to climate change? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901122000375?dgcid=author

Arctic Sea Ice extent is the highest since 2009, now above 14 million square kilometers. On the other side of the pond, Antarctic Sea Ice at an all-time low https://www.severe-weather.eu/global-weather/arctic-sea-ice-extent-highest-since-2009-antarctic-sea-ice-all-time-low-january-rrc/

The Roles of Celebrities in Public Disputes: Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joms.12800

How Climate Change Could Impact Your Skin https://www.gearpatrol.com/style/grooming/a38953432/climate-change-skincare/

The world is on fire and our leaders are failing, poll finds https://www.politico.com/news/2022/02/08/citizens-politicians-combat-climate-change-00004590

Making Indian cities climate and water resilient https://watersciencepolicy.com/article/making-indian-cities-climate-and-water-resilient-d22349e15819

CO₂ emissions dataset: Our sources and methods https://ourworldindata.org/co2-dataset-sources

Assessing extremes in hydroclimatology: A review on probabilistic methods https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022169421013524?via%3Dihub

Increasing Heat-Stress Inequality in a Warming Climate https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021EF002488

Disaster risk reduction

Failure to prevent pandemics at source is ‘greatest folly’, say scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/feb/04/failure-to-prevent-pandemics-at-source-is-greatest-folly-say-scientists

Daylighting Rivers and Streams http://nrcsolutions.org/daylighting-rivers/

Future hurricanes likely to pose much greater flood risk to U.S. East and Gulf coasts https://engineering.princeton.edu/news/2022/02/03/future-hurricanes-likely-pose-much-greater-flood-risk-u-s-east-and-gulf-coasts

Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Flood Risk (Part One) https://www.rms.com/blog/2022/02/01/five-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-flood-risk-part-one

Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Flood Risk (Part Two) https://www.rms.com/blog/2022/02/01/five-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-flood-risk-part-two

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

Deforestation Is Flooding West African Coasts https://eos.org/articles/deforestation-is-flooding-west-african-coasts

Volcanoes, plague, famine, endless winter: Historians and scientists recall 536, the ‘worst year to be alive’ https://phys.org/news/2022-02-volcanoes-plague-famine-endless-winter.html

Researchers identify ‘double-hazard’ zones for wildfire in the West https://earth.stanford.edu/news/researchers-identify-double-hazard-zones-wildfire-west#gs.oflj37

NRDC Pushes FEMA for Climate-Smart Flood Maps and Standards https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/nrdc-pushes-fema-climate-smart-flood-maps-and-standards

Flood Risk-Related Research Trends in Latin America and the Caribbeanhttps://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/14/1/10

Google Maps to fix directions after years of trapped travellers around Burketown https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-08/google-maps-to-fix-routes-trapped-travellers-queensland/100805884

What determines variation in remotely sensed fire severity? Consideration of remote sensing limitations and confounding factors https://www.publish.csiro.au/WF/justaccepted/WF21131

The role of the scientist in a post-truth world https://thebulletin.org/2022/02/the-role-of-the-scientist-in-a-post-truth-world/

JBA launches flood model for more effective risk pricing https://member.fintech.global/2022/02/07/jba-launches-flood-model-for-more-effective-risk-pricing/

Atlas provides districts maps on hazard events and vulnerability for all the calendar months and at annual scale in India https://imdpune.gov.in/hazardatlas/index.html

Storm Ana’s devastation in southern Africa highlights need for early warnings https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/02/01/storm-anas-devastation-southern-africa-highlights-need-early-warnings/

US flood risk is about to explode — but not for the reasons you think https://grist.org/extreme-weather/flood-risk-growth-development/

Impacts of space weather https://thesciencebehindit.org/how-does-space-weather-affect-us-here-on-earth/

Earthquake early warning system could save lives in southern Europe https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2022/feb/earthquake-early-warning-system-could-save-lives-southern-europe

Why the Tongan eruption will go down in the history of volcanology https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00394-y

Rethinking resilience and development: A coevolutionary perspective https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13280-020-01485-8

The Canadian Partnership for Wildland Fire Science https://www.canadawildfire.org/

The benefits of strengthening buildings against earthquakes https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/112

Emergency management

How accurate are weather forecaster’s predictions, really, and how do they come up with them? https://cosmosmagazine.com/earth/climate/weather-forecasting-less-accurate/

The future of the pandemic is looking clearer as we learn more about infection https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2022/02/07/1057245449/the-future-of-the-pandemic-is-looking-clearer-as-we-learn-more-about-infection

Using drone technology in Africa’s devasting cyclones https://www.fairplanet.org/story/drone-technology-saves-thousands-from-devastating-cyclones/

Practice Makes Preparedness: NASA Participates in North Carolina Hurricane Exercise https://climate.nasa.gov/news/3144/practice-makes-preparedness-nasa-participates-in-north-carolina-hurricane-exercise/

Drawing disaster-preparedness lessons from Tonga’s volcano https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/drawing-disaster-preparedness-lessons-tongas-volcano

Increasing Public Criticism, Confusion Over COVID-19 Response in U.S. https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2022/02/09/increasing-public-criticism-confusion-over-covid-19-response-in-u-s/

Wildfire smoke increases inflammation, lung disease risk https://health.ucdavis.edu/news/headlines/wildfire-smoke-increases-inflammation-lung-disease-risk/2022/02

Covid rules are to be axed in England, but is pandemic’s end really in sight? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/09/covid-rules-axed-england-is-pandemic-end-really-in-sight

Evacuation Planning Handbook review update https://www.aidr.org.au/news/evacuation-planning-handbook-review-update/

The INFORM Severity Index is a regularly updated, and easily interpreted model for measuring the severity of humanitarian crisis globally https://www.acaps.org/methodology/severity

Disaster education, communications and engagement

2022 Great Washington ShakeOut https://www.shakeout.org/washington/

Professionalization of community engagement in flood risk management: Insights from four European countries https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922000309?via%3Dihub

Exploring Soils: A Living Treasure https://www.access-ed.ngo/exploring-soils-a-living-treasure

15 things not to do when using a rapid antigen test, from storing in the freezer to sampling snot https://theconversation.com/15-things-not-to-do-when-using-a-rapid-antigen-test-from-storing-in-the-freezer-to-sampling-snot-176364

The Invention of Disaster: Power and Knowledge in Discourses on Hazard and Vulnerability https://www.routledge.com/The-Invention-of-Disaster-Power-and-Knowledge-in-Discourses-on-Hazard-and/Gaillard/p/book/9781138805620

2022 Australia Digital report https://wearesocial.com/au/blog/2022/02/digital-2022-australia-online-like-never-before/

Naming Competition: National Large Air Tanker https://schools.aidr.org.au/national-lat-naming-competition/

Psychology and disasters

The Well-Being of Secondary School Principals One Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA827-6.html

Virtual reality experiment shows most people living in high-risk fire zones are “woefully unprepared” https://www.unisa.edu.au/media-centre/Releases/2021/virtual-reality-experiment-shows-most-people-living-in-high-risk-fire-zones-are-woefully-unprepared/

‘Harrowing’: trauma caused by Morwell coalmine fire set high school students back 18 months https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/feb/03/harrowing-trauma-caused-by-morwell-coalmine-fire-set-high-school-students-back-18-months

Sociology and disasters

The U.S. Equity-First Vaccination Initiative https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA1627-1.html

Unequal Impact: Putting Justice at the Heart of the Climate Fight https://e360.yale.edu/features/unequal-impact-putting-justice-at-the-heart-of-the-climate-fight

Fleeing the unsustainable city: soft policy and the dual effect of social capital in hurricane evacuation https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11625-022-01098-y

Social protection to ensure those most affected by climate change can strengthen their resilience capacity and avoid the worst impacts of disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/early-action-and-climate-crisis-could-social-protection-be-game-changer

Poorer populations may be hit with a one-two punch of more heat waves from climate change due to their location and an inability to keep up with it as a result of lack of heat adaptations like air conditioning https://news.agu.org/press-release/poorest-people-bear-growing-burden-of-heat-waves-as-temperatures-rise/

Today in disaster resilience (4 February 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Ecuador – Thousands Affected After Floods in 4 Provinces https://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-january-2022

Brazil – Floods and Landslides in Sao Paolo Leave at Least 19 Dead https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-landslides-sao-paolo-january-2022

Haiti and Dominican Republic – Thousands Displaced After Flash Floods Damage Homes https://floodlist.com/america/haiti-dominican-republic-floods-january-2022

Ecuador – Catastrophic Flash Floods in Quito Leave 11 Dead, 9 Missing https://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-quito-january-2022

250 households cry for aid as floods lash St Mary https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20220202/250-households-cry-aid-floods-lash-st-mary

Massive mudflow hits Quito after extremely heavy rain, Ecuador https://watchers.news/2022/02/02/la-gasca-mudflow-quito-extremely-heavy-rain-ecuador/

DR Congo – Thousands Displaced by Floods in Maniema https://floodlist.com/africa/dr-congo-floods-maniema-january-2022

Strong M6.5 earthquake hits northern Peru at intermediate depth https://watchers.news/2022/02/03/strong-m6-5-earthquake-hits-northern-peru-at-intermediate-depth/

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Feb 2022: Etna volcano, Santiaguito, Fuego, Erta Ale, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/171671/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Feb-2022-Etna-volcano-Santiaguito-Fuego-Erta-Ale-Sangay-Nevado-d.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

EV boom: ‘Australia should be an electric vehicle leader’ https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/ev-boom-australia-should-be-an-electric-vehicle-leader-20220127-p59rou.html

Through earthquakes and sea-level rise, climate change is increasing risk of tsunamis https://theprint.in/world/through-earthquakes-and-sea-level-rise-climate-change-is-increasing-risk-of-tsunamis/815885/

Three reasons why climate change models are our best hope for understanding the future https://theconversation.com/three-reasons-why-climate-change-models-are-our-best-hope-for-understanding-the-future-175936

Earth inhales and exhales carbon in mesmerizing animation https://www.livescience.com/carbon-sinks-globe-animation

The share of renewables in January, 2022, in Australia’s main grid is 34.4 per cent https://reneweconomy.com.au/the-past-decade-has-seen-stunning-change-the-next-10-years-will-be-breathtaking/

Survey Results are in: Are Prairie Communities Prepared for Climate Change? https://climatewest.ca/2022/01/31/survey-results-are-in-are-prairie-communities-prepared-for-climate-change/

Rising Seas Boost Tsunami Impacts on Distant Shorelines https://eos.org/articles/rising-seas-boost-tsunami-impacts-on-distant-shorelines

Annual flooding damage costs in the U.S. could increase 26% by 2050 https://abcnews.go.com/International/flood-damage-increase-due-climate-change-disproportionately-affect/story?id=82486054

Robotic Exploration of Uncharted, Underwater Glacial Walls Set for 2023 https://news.utexas.edu/2022/01/31/robotic-exploration-of-uncharted-underwater-glacial-walls-set-for-2023/

Missing the Housing for the Trees: Equity in Urban Climate Planning https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0739456X211072527

Extreme heat in oceans ‘passed point of no return’ in 2014 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/feb/01/extreme-heat-oceans-passed-point-of-no-return-high-temperatures-wildlife-seas

Lessons from COVID-19 for managing transboundary climate risks and building resilience https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221209632200002X

The Causes of Climate Change https://climate.nasa.gov/causes/

Heating and cooling: a route to net zero emissions https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/01/26/heating-cooling-route-net-zero-emissions/

Greenland ice cap loses enough water in 20 years to cover US: study https://phys.org/news/2022-02-greenland-ice-cap-years.html

Coral reef safe zones set to plummet, while potential bleaching events loom in Qld, WA https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-02-02/coral-reef-climate-change-warming-bleaching-events/100792458

Delayed Antarctic sea-ice decline in high-resolution climate change simulations https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-28259-y

Spring in the U.K. Arrives a Month Earlier than in the 1980s https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/spring-in-the-u-k-arrives-a-month-earlier-than-in-the-1980s/

Giant iceberg blocks scientists’ study of ‘Doomsday Glacier’ https://apnews.com/article/doomsday-glacier-climate-science-4d80d7c466171b12d43a5de1de64cd4a

Climate extreme indices and heat stress indicators derived from CMIP6 global climate projections https://cds.climate.copernicus.eu/cdsapp#!/dataset/sis-extreme-indices-cmip6

Non-linear response of temperature-related mortality risk to global warming in England and Wales https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac50d5

Mt. Everest’s highest glacier is a sentinel for accelerating ice loss https://www.nature.com/articles/s41612-022-00230-0

Study provides first statistical characterisation of methane ultra-emitters from oil and gas https://phys.org/news/2022-02-statistical-characterisation-methane-ultra-emitters-oil.html

Disaster risk reduction

How much more contagious could the coronavirus get? https://www.newscientist.com/article/2305708-how-much-more-contagious-could-the-coronavirus-get/

Data shows building codes can reduce vulnerability of homes in wildfires https://wildfiretoday.com/2022/01/30/data-shows-building-codes-can-reduce-vulnerability-of-homes-in-wildfires/

Four things tsunami-vulnerable countries must do to prepare for the next disaster https://theconversation.com/four-things-tsunami-vulnerable-countries-must-do-to-prepare-for-the-next-disaster-175721

Volcano-observing Drone Flights Open Door to Routine Hazard Monitoring https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/volcano-observing-drone-flights-open-door-to-routine-hazard-monitoring

Extreme floods in Europe: going beyond observations using reforecast ensemble pooling https://hess.copernicus.org/articles/26/469/2022/

2021 Geohazards in New Zealand https://www.geonet.org.nz/news/40fjnJ1e2vP39qDdgAWCG9

Inequitable patterns of US flood risk in the Anthropocene https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-021-01265-6

Towards drought impact-based forecasting in a multi-hazard context https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096322000092

Digital twin-driven intelligence disaster prevention and mitigation for infrastructure: advances, challenges, and opportunitieshttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11069-021-05190-x

Tsunami models underestimated shockwave from Tonga eruption https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/tsunami-models-underestimated-shockwave-tonga-eruption-2022-01-28/

Mountains Sway to the Seismic Song of Earth https://eos.org/articles/mountains-sway-to-the-seismic-song-of-earth

Natural Flood Management work underway in Northumberland village https://www.miragenews.com/natural-flood-management-work-underway-in-716581/

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

Warragamba Dam wall raise could risk Blue Mountains world heritage status https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/warragamba-dam-wall-raise-could-risk-blue-mountains-world-heritage-status-20220202-p59t3i.html

A new database includes past wildfire satellite images from the U.S. Geological Survey https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-east/environment/2022/01/31/socal-researchers-historical-wildfire-data

Paleotsunami history along the northern Japan trench based on sequential dating of the continuous geological record potentially inundated only by large tsunamis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277379122000129

Emergency management

SARS-CoV-2 can remain active for longer than recommended quarantine period, study shows https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-01-sars-cov-longer-quarantine-period.html

Getting COVID-19 is much riskier for your heart than vaccination https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/getting-covid-19-is-much-riskier-for-your-heart-than-vaccination

After a wildfire, how does a town rebuild? https://news.nau.edu/edgeley-camp-fire-research/

The Role of GIS in Kentucky’s Tornado Response https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/814c3fa05b04461d95a0fdc6416300ee

Timor-Leste floods teach costly lessons https://www.preventionweb.net/news/timor-leste-floods-teach-costly-lessons

Satellite images show the aftermath of Tonga volcano’s eruption https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2022/01/26/1075621526/satellite-images-show-the-aftermath-of-tonga-volcanos-eruption

UN: Worst Not Over in Flood-stricken Malawihttps://www.voanews.com/a/un-says-worst-not-over-in-flood-stricken-malawi/2626294.html

It’s summer, so bushfires and COVID collide. 3 ways one affects the other https://theconversation.com/its-summer-so-bushfires-and-covid-collide-3-ways-one-affects-the-other-169833

Haiti struggles to provide water, food after heavy floods https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/caribbean/20220202/haiti-struggles-provide-water-food-after-heavy-floods

Mozambique’s Storm Ana aftermath: 778 schools destroyed https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-60219693

Breakthrough COVID powers up immune response to variants — including Omicron https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00328-8

After losing everything, Marshall Fire survivors struggle to inventory their belongings https://www.kunc.org/news/2022-02-02/after-losing-everything-marshall-fire-survivors-struggle-to-inventory-their-belongings

Natural disasters require FEMA to think outside the box with emergency alert system https://www.foxweather.com/extreme-weather/fema-managers-think-outside-the-box-with-emergency-alert-system

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Words into Action (WiA) guidelines are designed to provide practical guidance on disaster risk reduction topics https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/words-action-guidelines-developing-national-disaster-risk-reduction-strategies

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day https://go.nfpa.org/l/14662/2022-01-11/8j6nqh

Psychology and disasters

Trees don’t rush to heal from trauma and neither should we https://psyche.co/ideas/trees-dont-rush-to-heal-from-trauma-and-neither-should-we

Heightened generalized conditioned fear and avoidance in women and underlying psychological processes https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0005796722000225

Sociology and disasters

Overcooling of offices reveals gender inequity in thermal comfort https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-03121-1

New flood maps show US damage rising 26% in next 30 years due to climate change alone, and the inequity is stark https://theconversation.com/new-flood-maps-show-us-damage-rising-26-in-next-30-years-due-to-climate-change-alone-and-the-inequity-is-stark-175958

Survey of gender bias in the IPCC https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00208-1

Small towns, big disasters https://fvcurrent.com/article/small-towns-big-disasters/

Today in disaster resilience (28 January 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Iran – 1,200 Homes Damaged After More Floods in Kerman Provincehttps://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-kerman-january-2022

Zambia – Floods Affect Thousands in Southern Province https://floodlist.com/africa/zambia-floods-southern-province-january-2022

Floodwaters submerge parts of outback South Australia as rain washes away highway and cars https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-23/sa-rain-and-floods-wash-away-outback-roads/100776030

Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, leaving at least 12 people dead https://watchers.news/2022/01/24/heavy-rain-and-snow-hit-pakistan-leaving-at-least-12-people-dead/

Wildfire near Big Sur prompts evacuations, closes major highway, California https://watchers.news/2022/01/24/colorado-fire-big-sur-california-evacuations-january-2022/

Peru – 1 Missing After Floods and Mudslides in Machu Picchu https://floodlist.com/america/peru-floods-machu-picchu-cusco-january-2022

Storm Ana kills at least three in Mozambique and Malawi https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/tropical-storm-kills-two-injures-66-mozambique-2022-01-25/

At least 2 killed, 50 injured after M5.3 earthquake and series of aftershocks hit Haiti https://watchers.news/2022/01/25/haiti-earthquake-damage-casualties-january-24-2022/

Severe floods and landslides leave at least 34 people dead, 64 000 affected in Madagascar https://watchers.news/2022/01/25/itcz-tropical-cyclone-ana-madagascar-damage-fatalities-january-2022/

Uganda – at Least 9 Killed in Western Region Flash Floods https://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-kisoro-january-2022

Pakistan – 8 Killed After Heavy Rain Causes Damage and Landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa https://floodlist.com/asia/khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan-landslide-january-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How to understand your climate uncertainty https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3498661

Four surprising ways climate change is affecting people’s health in England and Wales https://theconversation.com/four-surprising-ways-climate-change-is-affecting-peoples-health-in-england-and-wales-175099

Carbon offsetting is not warding off environmental collapse – it’s accelerating it https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/26/carbon-offsetting-environmental-collapse-carbon-land-grab

Climate Change Is Pushing Greenland Over the Edge https://hakaimagazine.com/news/climate-change-is-pushing-greenland-over-the-edge/

Is the World Ready for Good News on Climate? https://rogerpielkejr.substack.com/p/is-the-world-ready-for-good-news

Plausible 2005-2050 emissions scenarios project between 2 and 3 degrees C of warming by 2100 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac4ebf

Scientist Mike Mann’s must-read book, ‘The New Climate War’ https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/01/scientist-mike-manns-must-read-book-the-new-climate-war/

The climate crisis demands courage not optimism https://theconversation.com/the-climate-crisis-demands-courage-not-optimism-175432

What’s climate change really doing to the ocean? Ask the robots https://thebulletin.org/2022/01/whats-climate-change-really-doing-to-the-ocean-ask-the-robots/

Climate change is physics https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00342-8

Lack of vegetation exacerbates exposure to dangerous heat in dense settlements in a tropical African city https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac47c3

Coal, gas power shrinking in Australia as renewable energy shines https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/coal-gas-power-shrinking-in-australia-as-renewable-energy-shines-20220127-p59rob.html

Almost half of Americans are very concerned about climate change, yet only 14% think others around them are very concerned https://ecoamerica.org/american-climate-perspectives-survey-2022-vol-i-blog/

Analysis of community deaths during the catastrophic 2021 heat dome https://journals.lww.com/environepidem/Fulltext/2022/02000/Analysis_of_community_deaths_during_the.8.aspx

Landsat Shows Western Canada’s Glaciated Environments Rapidly Changing https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/article/landsat-shows-western-canadas-glaciated-environments-rapidly-changing/

Slippery Slopes: How Climate Change is threatening the 2022 Winter Olympics https://www.lboro.ac.uk/news-events/news/2022/january/how-climate-change-is-threatening-winter-olympics/

Urban greening ‘not a panacea’ for dealing with extreme weather, study finds https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/2598753-urban-greening-not-a-panacea-for-dealing-with-extreme-weather,-study-finds

Disaster risk reduction

Most Americans live in natural hazard hot spots https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/most-americans-live-in-natural-hazard-hot-spots-13620/

Tonga volcano triggered record-breaking lightning and a never-before-seen tsunami https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/jan-20-tongan-volcano-why-whales-don-t-choke-on-their-food-darkness-doomed-the-dinosaurs-and-more-1.6322258/tonga-volcano-triggered-record-breaking-lightning-and-a-never-before-seen-tsunami-1.6322259

In the race to solve Boston Harbor’s coastal flooding problem, who calls the shots? https://thescopeboston.org/7534/climate-justice/in-the-race-to-solve-boston-harbors-coastal-flooding-problem-who-calls-the-shots/

The 2021 Natural Catastrophe Bingo Game. What is in the 2022 roller? https://www.bmsgroup.com/news/2021natcatbingogame

Underwater volcanoes: How ocean color changes can signal an imminent eruption https://phys.org/news/2022-01-underwater-volcanoes-ocean-imminent-eruption.html

Tonga eruption equivalent to hundreds of Hiroshimas: NASA https://phys.org/news/2022-01-tonga-eruption-equivalent-hundreds-hiroshimas.html

Radiometric dating sheds light on tectonic debate https://phys.org/news/2022-01-radiometric-dating-tectonic-debate.html

2021 floods: UN researchers aim to better prepare for climate risks https://unric.org/en/2021-floods-un-researchers-aim-to-better-prepare-for-climate-risks/

Next-gen modelling to improve EQC’s natural disaster planning and response https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/next-generation-modelling-to-improve-eqcs-natural-disaster-planning-and-response/

Risky moves: More Americans are relocating to climate-vulnerable areas https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/01/more-americans-are-relocating-to-climate-vulnerable-areas/

Understanding the resilience of Mexico City to future water crises https://www.bgs.ac.uk/news/understanding-the-resilience-of-mexico-city-to-future-water-crises/

The Netherlands can prepare even better for extreme weather: seven recommendations in response to the floods of July 2021 https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/the-netherlands-can-prepare-even-better-for-extreme-weather-seven-recommendations-in-response-to-the-floods-of-july-2021/

Scientists take step toward warning those in tall buildings during earthquakes https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/scientists-take-step-toward-warning-those-in-tall-buildings-during-earthquakes-13697/

Nepal’s Municipal Disaster Risk Governance Assessment Tool: a case study on strengthening disaster risk management https://floodresilience.net/blogs/nepal-municipal-disaster-risk-governance-assessment-tool/

Has volcanic activity been increasing? https://volcano.si.edu/faq/index.cfm

Contested flood risk reduction: An analysis of environmental and social claims in the city of Genoa https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420921005987

Table Mountain wildfire, floods and ‘severe weather’ cost SA billions in 2021 https://www.news24.com/fin24/Economy/table-mountain-wildfire-floods-and-severe-weather-cost-sa-billions-in-2021-20220126

Emergency management

World Bank Support for Country Access to COVID-19 Vaccines https://www.worldbank.org/en/who-we-are/news/coronavirus-covid19/world-bank-support-for-country-access-to-covid-19-vaccines

Covid: New Zealand PM Ardern cancels wedding amid Omicron wave https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-60100369

Chinese officials arrested for concealing true scale of flood death toll https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/23/chinese-provincial-officials-concealed-scores-of-deaths-from-flood-disaster

Researchers Create Legged Robot That Can Hike Difficult Terrain https://www.unite.ai/researchers-create-legged-robot-that-can-hike-difficult-terrain/

This is what long-term immunity to Covid-19 might look like https://www.vox.com/22878133/omicron-coronavirus-covid-19-immunity-antibodies-vaccine

Key warnings guidelines backed by latest CRC research https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2022/key-warnings-guidelines-backed-latest-crc-research

Regional excess mortality during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in five European countries https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-28157-3

Whether it’s a hurricane, an active shooter, or a pandemic, we must reconsider campus emergency planning https://sciencex.com/news/2022-01-hurricane-shooter-pandemic-reconsider-campus.html

Despite Omicron arriving, keeping schools open as safely as possible should be the goal https://theconversation.com/despite-omicron-arriving-keeping-schools-open-as-safely-as-possible-should-be-the-goal-175512

FEMA administrator unpacks multilayered approach to COVID-19 https://thegrio.com/2022/01/26/fema-administrator-covid-19/

For vulnerable people who catch COVID, quick action and these treatments can help https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/what-vulnerable-patients-need-to-know-about-seeking-covid-care-during-the-omicron-surge

Ocean water and volcanic ash have contaminated the drinking water of tens of thousands of people in the Pacific island nation https://www.circleofblue.org/2022/hotspots/hotspots-h2o-as-dust-settles-in-tonga-after-volcanic-eruption-drinking-water-now-the-biggest-life-saving-issue/

Texas puts final estimate of winter storm death toll at 246 https://www.texastribune.org/2022/01/02/texas-winter-storm-final-death-toll-246/

From recovery to resilience building: learning from tropical cyclone Seroja in Timor-Leste https://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/recovery-resilience-building-learning-tropical-cyclone-seroja-timor-leste

Workers in Peru race to reopen Machu Picchu after floods https://www.eaglenews.ph/workers-in-peru-race-to-reopen-machu-picchu-after-floods/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ShakeAlert earthquake warnings can give people time to protect themselves – but so far, few have actually done so https://theconversation.com/shakealert-earthquake-warnings-can-give-people-time-to-protect-themselves-but-so-far-few-have-actually-done-so-174685

Social media videos show how people react during an earthquake https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/social-media-videos-show-how-people-react-during-an-earthquake-13685/

Water education for climate resilience in Asia and the Pacific: a regional curriculum https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000380263.locale=en

Defining Disaster: Disciplines and Domains https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/defining-disaster-9781839100291.html

Psychology and disasters

Live Better By Being More Present in the Moment https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/human-beings-being-human/202201/live-better-being-more-present-in-the-moment

How COVID-19 changed the way we shop – and what to expect in 2022 and beyond https://theconversation.com/how-covid-19-changed-the-way-we-shop-and-what-to-expect-in-2022-and-beyond-172973

U.S. teens were in mental health crisis before COVID-19 https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2022/01/24/teens-mental-health-crisis-before-pandemic/2031643033863/

The Science Behind PTSD Symptoms: How Trauma Changes the Brain https://psychcentral.com/ptsd/the-science-behind-ptsd-symptoms-how-trauma-changes-the-brain

Memory Loss Could Be a Long-term COVID-19 Symptom, Research Says https://psychcentral.com/coronavirus/covid-and-memory-loss

How can we assess Omicron’s psychological toll? https://www.tvo.org/article/how-can-we-assess-omicrons-psychological-toll

Sociology and disasters

A social perspective on perceived distances reveals deep community structure https://www.pnas.org/content/119/4/e2003634119

How COVID-19 Omicron wave turned Parramatta into a ‘ghost town’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-22/covid19-omicron-wave-turned-parramatta-into-ghost-town/100772626

Removing Barriers: Including People with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Management Planning https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/removing-barriers-including-people-with-disabilities-in-disaster-risk-management-planning

Tonga tsunami: More preparation needed for disabled people in a natural disaster https://www.stuff.co.nz/pou-tiaki/127549877/tonga-tsunami-more-preparation-needed-for-disabled-people-in-a-natural-disaster

Revealing social power and inequalities will help us deal with future droughts and water shortages http://hydrosocialextremes.org/revealing-social-power-and-inequalities-will-help-us-deal-with-future-droughts-and-water-shortages/

Drought and society: Scientific progress, blind spots, and future prospects https://wires.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.761

COVID-19 to go? The role of disasters and evacuation in the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378022000097?dgcid=coauthor

Why renters are uniquely vulnerable to climate disasters https://grist.org/housing/climate-disasters-american-housing-crisis-renters/

‘Risk No Matter Where I Go’: For Many Disabled People, a Future of Ever-Present COVID Is Daunting https://www.kqed.org/news/11902253/risk-no-matter-where-i-go-for-many-disabled-people-a-future-of-ever-present-covid-is-daunting