Today in disaster resilience (5 February 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Intensity of Cyclone Ana surprises many in Fiji https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/435540/intensity-of-cyclone-ana-surprises-many-in-fiji

Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria’s Idlib https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/thousands-left-homeless-by-storms-floods-in-syrias-idlib/

Papua New Guinea – Deadly Landslide in Morobe Province http://floodlist.com/asia/papua-new-guinea-landslide-morobe-january-2021

Fiji – Tropical Cyclone Ana Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Missing http://floodlist.com/australia/fiji-tropical-cyclone-ana-january-2021

Burundi – Floods in Bujumbura Province Force Thousands From Their Homes http://floodlist.com/africa/burundi-floods-bujumbura-january-2021

Chile – Floods and Landslides After Record Rainfall http://floodlist.com/america/chile-floods-storm-january-2021

At least 85 homes lost in Perth bushfires https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-02/wooroloo-bushfire-emergency-in-perth-hills-enters-second-day/13111784

Greece – Firefighter Dies in Flash Floods in Evroshttp://floodlist.com/asia/greece-floods-evros-february-2021

France – Evacuations as Rivers Rise in North and South West http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-february-2021

Paraguay – Severe Floods Hit Central and Southern Areas http://floodlist.com/america/paraguay-severe-floods-hit-central-and-southern-areas

Indonesia – 25,000 Affected by Floods in East and Central Javahttp://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-flash-east-central-java-february-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Feb 2021: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Raung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/120982/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Feb-2021-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Raung-San.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The Guardian view on climate progress: the need for speed https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/31/the-guardian-view-on-climate-progress-the-need-for-speed

As Biden hits the accelerator on climate action, Australia remains stuck in policy paralysis https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-31/biden-hits-accelerator-climate-action-australia-policy-paralysis/13103574

Climate change may change rainfall patterns in south India, intensify floods: Study https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/climate-change-may-change-rainfall-patterns-in-south-india-intensify-floods-study-101611040966201.htmlAustralia’s grid is reshaping itself around the surge in clean energy https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-grid-is-reshaping-itself-around-the-surge-in-clean-energy/

If the Science is Clear, Why Do We Need More Climate Research? https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2021/01/26/climate-research-solutions/

America needs a climate adaptation strategy https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/535200-america-needs-a-climate-adaptation-strategy#.YBcA1-am5qs.twitter

NUS researchers develop new urban planning GIS tool to improve urban climate resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75785

Climate Risk in Africa https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030611590

Heat killed a record number of people in Arizona last year, ‘a staggering increase’ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2021/01/31/heat-killed-record-number-people-arizona-last-year/4294654001/

World Losing Ice 57 Percent Faster Than In the 1990s, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/world-losing-ice-57-percent-faster-than-in-the-1990s-study-finds

Australia needs to stop thinking that setting a target of zero emissions by 2050 is good enough https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2021/feb/02/australia-needs-to-stop-thinking-that-setting-a-target-of-zero-emissions-by-2050-is-good-enough

Living with water project explores coastal adaptation plans to address rising sea levels https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75817

Sea level rise could be worse than feared, warn researchers https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/02/sea-level-rise-could-be-worse-than-feared-warn-researchers

As climate warms, summer monsoons to produce less streamflow https://www.dri.edu/as-climate-warms-summer-monsoons-to-produce-less-streamflow/

Florida Unveils New Statewide Sea Rise Mapping Tool https://www.wlrn.org/news/2021-01-19/florida-unveils-new-statewide-sea-rise-mapping-tool

U.S. Cities Are Underestimating Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-cities-are-underestimating-their-greenhouse-gas-emissions/

Adults should listen to children to understand the severity of the climate crisis https://fortune.com/2021/01/24/climate-change-crisis-carbon-neutrality-children/

Why Learning Is Essential for Climate Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation https://www.napglobalnetwork.org/2020/12/why-learning-is-essential-for-climate-adaptation-me/

Updated yardstick begs question: What’s ‘normal’ in a changing climate? https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/02/updated-yardstick-begs-question-whats-normal-in-a-changing-climate/

EU climate change plans will ripple through foreign policy, researchers say https://news.trust.org/item/20210203162038-oae5k/

Simultaneous drought and heat wave events are becoming more common https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75853

Risk of extreme droughts likely to increase in Scotland https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75851

Community based flood early warning systems: Improving climate change adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75878

For a City Staring Down the Barrel of a Climate-Driven Flood, A New Study Could be the Smoking Gun https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04022021/for-a-city-staring-down-the-barrel-of-a-climate-driven-flood-a-new-study-could-be-the-smoking-gun/

Increasing risk of floods as glaciers recede in Central Andes, South America https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75897

Disaster risk reduction

Scientists identify flank instability at a volcano with history of collapse https://geologyscience.info/scientists-identify-flank-instability-at-a-volcano-with-history-of-collapse/

Everbridge unveils next-generation front-end alerting interface for industry-leading global public warning platform https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75788

Indigenous rangers in WA north priced out of bushfire prevention by insurance price jump https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-01/indigenous-rangers-kimberley-bushfire-management/13090088

Homeowners who put in flood defences may pay less for insurance https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/01/homeowners-who-put-in-flood-defences-may-pay-less-for-insurance

The age of the “megafire” https://graphics.reuters.com/USA-WILDFIRES/EXTREMES/qzjvqmmravx/

UAE-India pact to help with forecast and early warnings on cyclones, tsunamis, sand storms https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75813

Indonesia and ASEAN usher in a new era of disaster readiness, response, and risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75811

Hurricanes and typhoons moving 30km closer to coasts every decade https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75810

Urbanization impacts on flood risks based on urban growth data and coupled flood models https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-020-04480-0

Exposure to natural hazard events unassociated with policy change for improved disaster risk reduction https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-20435-2

Assessment of trends in hydrological extremes using regional magnification factors https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309170821000075?dgcid=author

Flooding risk rises as UK’s wetlands lost https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/feb/02/weatherwatch-flooding-risk-rises-as-uk-wetlands-lost

Resilience of SMEs https://www.undrr.org/publication/resilience-smes

Link between three typhoons that affected the Korean Peninsula in the summer of 2020 and wildfires in the western United States https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75842

Here’s why effective disaster management needs responsible AI https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75837

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s Floodplain Manager newsletter https://www.molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-january-2021/

Storms, tornadoes and explosions: Bushfires are getting stranger. How? https://www.smh.com.au/national/storms-tornadoes-and-explosions-bushfires-are-getting-stranger-how-20201214-p56n5j.html

2020 FM Global Resilience Index https://www.fmglobal.com/research-and-resources/tools-and-resources/resilienceindex

Canadian hail storm catastrophe marked as one of most severe in North America https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/catastrophe/canadian-catastrophe-marked-as-one-of-most-severe-in-north-america-245442.aspx#.YBreclC9RpQ.twitter

Resilient Shores: Vietnam’s Coastal Development Between Opportunity and Disaster Risk https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/vietnam/brief/vietnam-resilient-shores

Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: Covid-19 trio tops global business risks https://www.agcs.allianz.com/news-and-insights/news/allianz-risk-barometer-2021.html

Towards a multidimensional vulnerability index: Discussion paper https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75877

I lived through Hurricane Katrina and helped design the rebuild – floods will always come, but we can build better to prepare https://theconversation.com/i-lived-through-hurricane-katrina-and-helped-design-the-rebuild-floods-will-always-come-but-we-can-build-better-to-prepare-153452

Disaster risk reduction in India: Status report 2020 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75756

Status of Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific 2020 https://www.undrr.org/publication/status-science-and-technology-disaster-risk-reduction-asia-pacific-2020

Overshadowed by COVID: the deadly extreme weather of 2020 https://theconversation.com/overshadowed-by-covid-the-deadly-extreme-weather-of-2020-151237

Scientists Are Looking Beyond Antibiotics to Stop the Drug-Resistant Bacteria Crisis https://gizmodo.com/scientists-are-looking-beyond-antibiotics-to-stop-the-d-1846184160

Anticipating the flood: Taking early actions at the Lower Limpopo in Mozambique https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75904

Emergency management

Navigating the complexities around a COVID vaccine in Africa https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2021/01/25/navigating-the-complexities-around-a-covid-vaccine-in-africa/?preview_id=1386109

Cyclone Eloise shatters Mozambique’s progress to recover from 2019 storms https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75784

Factors influencing acceptance or rejection regarding being the host community for post-disaster resettlements in developing countries https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75778

Canada to quarantine travelers, suspend flights south https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/source-canada-quarantine-travelers-hotels-75564671

What do new variants of the coronavirus mean for us? https://www.theage.com.au/national/what-do-new-variants-of-the-coronavirus-mean-for-us-20210126-p56wuo.html

The Complex Decisions Around Rebuilding After A Wildfire https://www.npr.org/2021/01/27/961097205/the-complex-decisions-around-rebuilding-after-a-wildfire

How to enhance community recovery after disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75834

Blue Mountains did not receive a cent from $177m NSW bushfire disaster fund https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/feb/04/blue-mountains-did-not-receive-a-cent-from-177m-nsw-bushfire-disaster-fund

Eloise Floods Mozambique https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147866/eloise-floods-mozambique?src=eoa-iotd

The seven countries with better coronavirus responses than Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-30/seven-countries-with-better-coronavirus-response-than-australia/13102988

Disaster education, communications and engagement

After years of tough lessons, spanish-speaking communities rise to get wildfire information fast and in their language https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75783

Flood risk communication – final project report https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75786

Representation of disasters in school textbooks for children with intellectual disabilities in Iran: A qualitative content analysis https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75779

#SimulateThis Using role playing to help students gain experience for real-life crisis scenarios they may encounter in the future https://www.colorado.edu/cmcinow/2020/10/22/simulatethis

Demystifying learning https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-34/february-2021/demystifying-learning

‘Bring Your Own Brigade’: Film Review | Sundance 2021 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bring-your-own-brigade-film-review-sundance-2021

Help Callum 360 video tells the true story of a young boy whose house was flooded, using his own words and seeing through his own eyes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gpOOcQV1fw

New book: Children and Young People’s Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/children-and-young-peoples-participation-in-disaster-risk-reduction

Early warnings of COVID-19 outbreaks across Europe from social media https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-81333-1

Engaging with care: Incorporating ethics and compassion into disaster research https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/engaging-with-care-incorporating-ethics-and-compassion-into-disaster-research

Psychology and disasters

Cooperative and competitive behaviour among passengers during the costa concordia disaster https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753520304525

About the Disaster Mental Health Hub https://www.phoenixaustralia.org/disaster-hub/about/

Migration not seen as solution by those in flood zone https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/02/migration-not-seen-solution-those-flood-zones

Survey finds low public trust in local officials, higher trust in first responders https://www.ems1.com/ems-products/communications/articles/survey-finds-low-public-trust-in-local-officials-higher-trust-in-first-responders-SRemSz85ri7Wo13X/

Sociology and disasters

The COVID-19 pandemic is shining an unforgiving light on the world’s most vulnerable and marginal people https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/71618

White people receiving coronavirus vaccine at higher rates than Black, Latino Americans https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/535992-white-people-receiving-coronavirus-vaccine-at-higher-rates-than-black

You can’t talk about disaster risk reduction without talking about inequality https://theconversation.com/you-cant-talk-about-disaster-risk-reduction-without-talking-about-inequality-153189

Checklist for gender equality and social inclusion in disaster/emergency preparedness in the COVID-19 context https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75820

Social capital in community response after Cyclone Winston: Case study of three different communities in Fiji https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349035180_Social_capital_in_community_response_after_Cyclone_Winston_Case_study_of_three_different_communities_in_Fiji

Underinsurance is entrenching poverty as the vulnerable are hit hardest by disasters https://theconversation.com/underinsurance-is-entrenching-poverty-as-the-vulnerable-are-hit-hardest-by-disasters-152083

Today in disaster resilience (29 January 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

At least 12 killed after Tropical Cyclone “Eloise” makes landfall near Beira, Mozambique https://watchers.news/2021/01/24/tropical-cyclone-eloise-landfall-aftermath-beira-mozambique-2021/

Burundi – Floods in Bujumbura Province Force Thousands From Their Homes http://floodlist.com/africa/burundi-floods-bujumbura-january-2021

‘Like a bomb went off’: 1 dead, at least 30 injured after tornado rips through parts of Alabama https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/01/26/alabama-tornado-1-dead-several-injured-birmingham/4256808001/

Brazil – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Santa Catarina After 40mm of Rain in 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-landslides-santacatarina-january-2021

Southern Africa – Tropical Cyclone Eloise Triggers Floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa http://floodlist.com/africa/storm-eloise-floods-mozambique-zimbabwe-southafrica-january-2021

Wildfire Ravages 10,000 Hectares of Forest in Argentina https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/-Wildfire-Ravages-10000-Hectares-of-Forest-in-Argentina-20210127-0009.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jan 2021: Etna volcano, Pacaya, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Merapi, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/120319/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Jan-2021-Etna-volcano-Pacaya-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Merapi-Dukono.html

USA – California Storm Triggers Mudslides, Prompts Evacuation Orders in Burn Areas http://floodlist.com/america/usa/california-storm-mudslides-janaury-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Heatwaves may mean Sydney is too hot for people to live in ‘within decades’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-01-24/heatwaves-sydney-uninhabitable-climate-change-urban-planning/12993580

America needs a climate adaptation strategy https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/535200-america-needs-a-climate-adaptation-strategy

Climate change must get the same scientific response as coronavirus, Australian Nobel winner says https://www.sbs.com.au/news/climate-change-must-get-the-same-scientific-response-as-coronavirus-australian-nobel-winner-says?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

How to make your home more resilient to heatwaves and severe storms in summer https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-01-25/making-your-home-resilient-to-heatwaves-and-severe-storms/12880698?nw=0

As heatwaves become more extreme, which jobs are riskiest? https://theconversation.com/as-heatwaves-become-more-extreme-which-jobs-are-riskiest-151841?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

Mitigation, adaptation or do nothing: Responding to climate change https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/mitigation-adaptation-or-do-nothing-responding-to-climate-change,14732#.YBBpLix7wJY.twitter

Australia could take massive economic hit from climate-fuelled extreme weather, report warns https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-could-take-massive-economic-hit-from-climate-fuelled-extreme-weather-report-warns

Hitting Home: The Compounding Costs of Climate Inaction https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/hitting-home-compounding-costs-climate-inaction/

‘The science is real’: Coastal experts hope Biden will partner to combat sea level rise https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2021/01/18/coastal-experts-hope-biden-partner-combat-sea-level-rise/6559610002/

Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/25/global-ice-loss-accelerating-at-record-rate-study-finds

Climate adaptation summit hears dire warnings but misses action to match https://news.trust.org/item/20210125184715-myc21/

Biden’s new climate orders to include suspension of federal oil and gas leasing – sources https://news.trust.org/item/20210126162840-3ix33/

40 Governments and Leading Institutions Commit to Support Locally Led Climate Adaptation https://www.wri.org/news/2021/01/release-40-governments-and-leading-institutions-commit-support-locally-led-climate

“Now it’s unpredictable”: Young people face climate change in Papua New Guinea https://www.adaptation-undp.org/young-people-face-climate-change-in-papua-new-guinea

Global climate risk index 2021 https://germanwatch.org/sites/germanwatch.org/files/Global%20Climate%20Risk%20Index%202021_1.pdf

Impacts of Climate Change on Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. National Forests and Grasslands https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/12/2/139

With 1.2 million respondents, the Peoples’ Climate Vote is the largest survey of public opinion on climate change ever conducted https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/The-Peoples-Climate-Vote-Results.html

Climate change brings challenges for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75722

‘Resilient recovery’: Cities link pandemic, climate adaptation responses https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75712

New climate panel says Australia needs to aim for net zero emissions by 2035 https://reneweconomy.com.au/new-climate-panel-says-australia-needs-to-aim-for-net-zero-emissions-by-2035/

Global Ice Loss on Pace to Drive Worst-Case Sea Level Rise https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25012021/global-ice-loss-sea-level-rise/

UK electricity from renewables outpaces gas and coal power https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/28/uk-electricity-from-renewables-outpaces-gas-and-coal-power

Climate change is now a national security priority for the Pentagon https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2021/01/27/climate-change-is-now-a-national-security-priority-for-the-pentagon/

Climate Adaptation Summit: Invest in early warnings and early action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75749

What you need to know about the climate change resilience rating system https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75774

“World first”: South Australia achieves 100pct solar, and lowest prices in Australia https://reneweconomy.com.au/world-first-south-australia-achieves-100pct-solar-and-lowest-prices-in-australia/

Disaster risk reduction

‘Inadequate’: Indigenous survey for Warragamba Dam plan found wanting https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/inadequate-indigenous-survey-for-warragamba-dam-plan-found-wanting-20210123-p56wc7.html

Native American fire management at an ancient wildland–urban interface in the Southwest United States https://www.pnas.org/content/118/4/e2018733118

How Africa’s largest city is staying afloat https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210121-lagos-nigeria-how-africas-largest-city-is-staying-afloat

The Australian flammability monitoring system: Providing a clear picture of landscape dryness https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/88

Simulating 800,000 years of California earthquake history to pinpoint riskshttps://phys.org/news/2021-01-simulating-years-california-earthquake-history.html

3 Shifts to Advance Adaptation and Resilience in 2021 https://www.wri.org/blog/2021/01/3-shifts-advance-adaptation-and-resilience-2021

Ageing Dams Pose Growing Threat: UN https://inweh.unu.edu/ageing-dams-pose-growing-threat-un/

Thousands of crucial flood defences across England were in poor condition last year https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2021/01/24/floods-northern-england-storm-christoph/

Increasing numbers of U.S. residents live in high-risk wildfire and flood zones. Why? https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2021/01/22/high-risk-wildfire-flood-zones/

Atlas of the human planet 2020: Open geoinformation for research, policy, and action https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75673

Natural disasters data book 2019: An analytical overview https://www.adrc.asia/publications/databook/ORG/databook_2019/pdf/DataBook2019.pdfWeather, climate & catastrophe insight: 2020 annual report http://thoughtleadership.aon.com/Documents/20210125-if-annual-cat-report.pdf

Hazard definition and classification review https://www.undrr.org/publication/hazard-definition-and-classification-review

Status of Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific 2020 https://www.undrr.org/publication/status-science-and-technology-disaster-risk-reduction-asia-pacific-2020

De Blasio’s $1 Million Flood Plan Shelved and Hidden From High-Risk East Harlem https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/1/25/22245050/de-blasio-hides-flood-climate-plan-from-east-harlem-resiliency

New warning system in Bangladesh to tackle rising landslide risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75708

Managing flood risk https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75715

UNESCO provides Morocco with 7 earthquake early warning equipment https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75748

Lessons for future disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75677

Disaster risk reduction in Australia: Status report 2020 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75765

How heatwaves and drought combine to produce the perfect firestorm https://theconversation.com/how-heatwaves-and-drought-combine-to-produce-the-perfect-firestorm-153890

Emergency management

Doctors Begin to Crack Covid’s Mysterious Long-Term Effects https://www.wsj.com/articles/doctors-begin-to-crack-covids-mysterious-long-term-effects-11604252961

How a Himalayan community kept Covid-19 under check https://scroll.in/article/984960/how-a-himalayan-community-kept-covid-19-under-check

Anticipation in Emergency Management: Shifting from Crisis Response to Shaping Future Resilience http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3182/

UK Covid deaths: Why the 100,000 toll is so bad https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55757790

All countries should pursue a Covid-19 elimination strategy: here are 16 reasons why https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2021/jan/28/all-countries-should-pursue-a-covid-19-elimination-strategy-here-are-16-reasons-why

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Understanding Visual Risk Communication Messages: An Analysis of Visual Attention Allocation and Think-Aloud Responses to Tornado Graphics https://journals.ametsoc.org/view/journals/wcas/13/1/wcas-d-20-0042.1.xml

Information is power: Connecting local responders to the risk information that they need https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75630

Participatory mapping and visualization of local knowledge: An example from Eberbach, Germany https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75705

Homeowners guide to property flood resilience https://www.knowyourfloodrisk.co.uk/sites/default/files/FloodGuide_ForHomeowners.pdf

Evaluating learning spaces in flood risk management in Germany: Lessons for governance research https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12682

Psychology and disasters

Warning over mental health effects of floods in the UKhttps://www.inkl.com/news/warning-over-mental-health-effects-of-floods-in-the-uk?share=rdMRglizvxJ

Insurance firm offers mental health support as UK flood risk surges https://news.trust.org/item/20210120141437-dr738/

Using virtual reality to study pedestrian exit choice behaviour during evacuations https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753521000011

The importance of public risk perception for the effective management of pluvial floods in urban areas: A case study from Germany https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12688

Domestic violence soars after natural disasters. Preventing it needs to be part of the emergency response https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75697

Sociology and disasters

The Sociology of Structural Disaster https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/sociology-structural-disaster-miwao-matsumoto/10.4324/9781315386188

Winter weather brings fresh disaster to Gaza https://electronicintifada.net/content/winter-weather-brings-fresh-disaster-gaza/32191

Vulnerability assessment of households to flash floods and landslides in the poor upland regions of Vietnam https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221209632030005X?via%3Dihub

‘49% more likely to die’ – racial inequalities of COVID-19 laid bare in study of East London hospitals https://theconversation.com/49-more-likely-to-die-racial-inequalities-of-covid-19-laid-bare-in-study-of-east-london-hospitals-153834

Today in disaster resilience (22 January 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Massive pyroclastic flow at Semeru volcano, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2021/01/17/massive-pyroclastic-flow-semeru-volcano-january-16-2021/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Severe floods hit Bolivia and Paraguay https://watchers.news/2021/01/20/bolivia-paraguay-floods-january-2021/

New paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna’s Southeast Crater, Italy https://watchers.news/2021/01/19/etna-eruption-january-18-2021/

Indonesia earthquake rescuers hampered by damaged infrastructure after dozens killed https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/16/indonesia-earthquake-rescuers-hampered-by-damaged-infrastructure-after-dozens-killed

Syria – Floods in Displacement Camps in Idlib and Aleppo http://floodlist.com/asia/syria-floods-idlib-aleppo-january-2021

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides in South Kalimantan and North Sulawesi http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-southkalimantan-northsulawesi-january-2021

Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines https://watchers.news/2021/01/21/m7-1-earthquake-philippines-indonesia-january-21-2021/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Around 2,000 homes and businesses in Manchester told to evacuate due to flooding fears https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/around-2000-homes-businesses-manchester-19668489

Madagascar – Tropical Storm Eloise Leaves Homes Destroyed, Hundreds Displaced http://floodlist.com/africa/madagascar-tropical-storm-eloise-january-2021

Brazil – Flash Floods and Landslides in São Paulo and Minas Gerais http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-landslides-sao-paulo-minas-gerais-january-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate change blamed for a third of U.S. flood losses in past 3 decades https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/climate-change-blamed-for-a-third-of-us-flood-losses-in-past-3-decades/2021/01/15/398728a2-544c-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html

Powerful winds spark new blazes in California’s year-round fire ‘season’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/19/california-fire-climate-crisis-high-winds

Health warnings as ‘intense’ heatwave to hit NSW until Australia Day https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/health-warnings-as-intense-heatwave-to-hit-nsw-until-australia-day-20210121-p56vuf.html

Biden hits reset on US climate action – and turns up the heat on Morrison https://reneweconomy.com.au/biden-hits-reset-on-us-climate-action-and-turns-up-the-heat-on-morrison/

Biden returns US to Paris climate accord hours after becoming president https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/20/paris-climate-accord-joe-biden-returns-us

Legal bid to stop UK building Europe’s biggest gas power plant fails https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/21/climate-crisis-uk-legal-bid-stop-biggest-gas-power-station-europe-fails

Five reasons to be optimistic about clean energy in 2021 https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/five-reasons-to-be-optimistic-about-clean-energy-in-2021.html

Keeping it local: Engaging communities in climate resilience projects in Yangon https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75601

Disaster risk reduction

The link between tropical cyclones and heatwaves https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/the-link-between-tropical-cyclones-and-heatwaves/533345

Accurate forecasts of rainfall can help save lives and livelihoods from drought in Sub-Saharan Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75614

These are the world’s greatest threats in 2021 https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/01/world-greatest-threats-2021/

NZ landslides more dangerous than quakes https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/123927961/nz-landslides-more-dangerous-than-quakes

Invited perspectives: Building sustainable and resilient communities – recommended actions for natural hazard scientistshttps://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75594

A risk analysis of COVID‐19 infections in Kolkata Metropolitan City: A GIS based study https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75602

The global risks report 2021, 16th edition https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75580

The National Risk Index: Discover the landscape of natural hazard risk in the United States https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75535

Emergency management

A Really Bad Idea! “Caught on video: Japan emergency callers will be able to send footage to police” https://visualanthropologyofjapan.blogspot.com/2020/12/a-really-bad-idea-caught-on-video-japan.html

Mask-wearing and control of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the USA: a cross-sectional study https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landig/article/PIIS2589-7500(20)30293-4/fulltext#.YAnbH_IniZ0.twitter

Biden outlines vaccine plan, requires masks on flights https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/01/21/covid-news-vaccine-shortages-us-response-joe-biden-california/4237433001/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Disaster season is here — do you have a Resilience Action Plan? Here’s how the small town of Tarnagulla built theirs https://theconversation.com/disaster-season-is-here-do-you-have-a-resilience-action-plan-heres-how-the-small-town-of-tarnagulla-built-theirs-151570

Individual action, community good: coming together to save ourselves and the planet https://www.theguardian.com/bank-australia-collective-good/2020/nov/19/individual-action-community-good-coming-together-to-save-ourselves-and-the-planet?CMP=share_btn_tw

For eyewitness accounts of earthquake shaking, representation matters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75613

Using community resilience vision statements to engage communities in Bangladesh https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75596

Sociology and disasters

The dual effect of social ties on COVID‑19 spread in Japan https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-81001-4.epdf

Strengthening urban resilience in Amman, Jordan, to mitigate flash floods and protect vulnerable communities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75581

Today in disaster resilience (15 January 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Landslides kill 11, injure 18 in Indonesia’s West Java https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/10/indonesia-landslides-kill-11-injure-18-in-west-java

Coronavirus crisis worsens with global surges and fresh outbreaks https://www.newscientist.com/article/2264060-coronavirus-crisis-worsens-with-global-surges-and-fresh-outbreaks/

Deadly avalanche strikes ski resort in the world’s northernmost city of Norilsk, Russiahttps://watchers.news/2021/01/10/deadly-avalanche-strikes-ski-resort-in-the-world-s-northernmost-city-of-norilsk-russia/

Record rains hit southern Thailand, leaving 3 dead and more than 58 000 households affected by floods https://watchers.news/2021/01/10/southern-thailand-flood-january-2021/

Albania – Families Evacuated After Floods in Northhttp://floodlist.com/europe/albania-floods-january-2021

Jamaica – Flash Floods in Montego Bay http://floodlist.com/america/jamaica-flash-floods-montego-bay-january-2021

Philippines – Thousands Hit by More Floods in Central Regions http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-negros-occidental-floods-january-2021

Worst flooding in 50 years leaves 6 dead, 50 000 displaced in Malaysia https://watchers.news/2021/01/11/malaysia-flood-january-2021/

Spain – Deadly Flash Floods in South After Heavy Rain From Storm Filomena http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-malaga-storm-filomena-january-2021

Indonesia – Thousands of Homes Flooded in Bandung Regency, West Java Province http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floodsbandung-regency-west-java-january-2021

Malaysia – Almost 2,000 Displaced by Floods in Sabah http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-sabah-january-2021

Southeastern Europe – Floods Prompt Evacuations in Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania and Kosovo http://floodlist.com/europe/serbia-bulgaria-albania-kosovo-floods-january-2021

Turkey drought: Istanbul could run out of water in 45 days https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/13/turkey-drought-istanbul-run-out-water-45-days

Category 5 atmospheric river brings flooding rain and strong winds to Oregon and Washington, U.S. https://watchers.news/2021/01/13/category-5-atmospheric-river-oregon-washington-january-2021/

Namibia – Heavy Rain Continues, Flash Floods in Windhoek http://floodlist.com/africa/namibia-floods-windhoek-january-2021

Indonesia – Thousands of Homes Damaged After Floods in West Sumatra http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-solok-january-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Jan 2021: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Merapi, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/119146/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-14-Jan-2021-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Merapi-Reventador-Sangay-S.html

USA – 1 Missing After Rains Trigger Floods and Landslides in Oregon http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-landslides-oregon-january-2021

Tanzania – Severe Flooding in Mtwara Region After Torrential Rainfall http://floodlist.com/africa/tanzania-flood-mtwara-january-2021

Indonesia – Thousands of Families Affected by Floods in South Kalimantan Province http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-south-kalimantan-january-2021

Turkey – Flash Floods in Izmir http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-izmir-january-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Cities could get more than 4°C hotter by 2100. To keep cool in Australia, we urgently need a national planning policy https://theconversation.com/cities-could-get-more-than-4-c-hotter-by-2100-to-keep-cool-in-australia-we-urgently-need-a-national-planning-policy-152680

Global heating could stabilize if net zero emissions achieved, scientists say https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/07/global-heating-stabilize-net-zero-emissions

2020 ties with 2016 as world’s hottest year on record, EU climate change service https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-08/2020-ties-with-2016-as-worlds-hottest-year-on-record-eu-climate/13043854

Climate change activists want COP26 to build on the momentum of 2020 https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-01-10/Climate-change-activists-want-COP26-to-build-on-the-momentum-of-2020-WTidDY7c0E/index.html

CO2 levels seen more than 50% above pre-industrial levels in 2021 https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/1/8/co2-levels-seen-more-than-50-above-pre-industrial-levels-in-2021

Climate change: Africa’s green energy transition ‘unlikely’ this decade https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55620848

UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/01/1081802

Retrofitting unused spaces can help South African cities adapt to climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75467

Norway’s comprehensive climate action plan https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75464

Australia’s Black Summer a climate wake-up call https://climateextremes.org.au/australias-black-summer-a-climate-wake-up-call/

Awareness of urban climate adaptation strategies – An international overview https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75463

As the Arctic melts, a regime shift is taking place https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/regime-shift-is-taking-place-as-arctic-sea-ice-melts/12956328?nw=0

Decoupling of the Arctic Oscillation and North Atlantic Oscillation in a warmer climate https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-00966-8

New Zealand records seventh-hottest year, with extreme weather more likely https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/12/new-zealand-records-seventh-hottest-year-with-extreme-weather-more-likely

The cities most impacted by sea level rise https://heraldcourier.com/lifestyles/the-cities-most-impacted-by-sea-level-rise/article_aec6d1d8-fa9b-5065-88d9-ae7d3e111dde.html

Ghosts of Glaciers Past Hint at Future Climate Challenges https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/ghosts-glaciers-past-hint-future-climate-challenges

The state of the climate in 2021 https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210108-where-we-are-on-climate-change-in-five-charts

Climate change is responsible for billions of dollars in flood costs, study says https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-flood-costs-study/

Hurricanes, wildfires, and heat dominated U.S. weather in 2020 https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/01/hurricanes-wildfires-and-heat-dominated-u-s-weather-in-2020/

Rising sea levels visibly transforming parts of coastal region around Kakadu National Park https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/rising-sea-levels-visible-in-kakadu-national-park/12292646

Climate crisis: record ocean heat in 2020 supercharged extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/13/climate-crisis-record-ocean-heat-in-2020-supercharged-extreme-weather?CMP=share_btn_tw

Earth to reach temperature tipping point in next 20 to 30 years, new study finds https://phys.org/news/2021-01-earth-temperature-years.html

Locally led adaption to climate change: the start of a 10-year learning journey https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75503

‘Heat refuges’ may be one solution to Western Sydney’s climate emergency https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-14/western-sydney-heat-refuge-strategy-needed-for-summer-heatwaves/13026882

If we want to understand global heating, we have to examine ocean temperature trends https://www.theguardian.com/global/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2021/jan/13/why-are-ocean-warming-records-being-broken-year-after-year?CMP=share_btn_tw

The world is facing ‘catastrophic’ global warming, with 2020 among the hottest years on record, UN warns https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-world-is-facing-catastrophic-global-warming-with-2020-among-the-hottest-years-on-record-un-warns?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

2020 was hottest year on record by narrow margin, Nasa says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/14/2020-hottest-year-on-record-nasa

Report says not enough funding is being made available to deal with effects of extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/14/countries-adapting-too-slowly-to-climate-breakdown-un-warns?CMP=share_btn_tw

UN Adaptation Gap Report 2020 https://www.unep.org/resources/adaptation-gap-report-2020

As World’s Deltas Sink, Rising Seas Are Far from Only Culprit https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-worlds-deltas-sink-rising-seas-are-far-from-only-culprit

Can SE Asian workers take the heat? Researchers tackle rising temperatures https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75515

Disaster risk reduction

In 2020, there were 22 weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each to affect the United States https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/

Natural hazard figures for 2020 https://www.munichre.com/en/company/media-relations/media-information-and-corporate-news/media-information/2021/2020-natural-disasters-balance.html

Monitoring rainfall for early warning: Peru’s ingenious solutions https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75452

Practical action and early warning systems https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75445

Long-term improvement in precautions for flood risk mitigation: A case study in the low-lying area of central Vietnam https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75438

Exposure to natural hazard events unassociated with policy change for improved disaster risk reductionhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-20435-2

ASEAN achieves a milestone towards regional disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75462

Australian bushfires 2019–20: Exploring the short-term health impacts https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75469

The changing risk and burden of wildfire in the United States https://www.pnas.org/content/118/2/e2011048118

Contribution of historical precipitation change to US flood damages https://www.pnas.org/content/118/4/e2017524118

Has Haiti built back better? 11 years after the devastating earthquake https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75495

Advanced tools reveal critical infrastructure connections and help mitigate disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75493

How do we limit the impact of disasters in a country with a very high risk index? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75511

The European Commission publishes the new report on disaster risks in the EU https://ec.europa.eu/echo/news/european-commission-publishes-new-report-disaster-risks-eu_en

Emergency management

One in five in England have had Covid, modelling suggests https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2021/jan/10/one-in-five-have-had-coronavirus-in-england-new-modelling-says

The Japanese authorities understood covid-19 better than most https://www.economist.com/asia/2020/12/12/the-japanese-authorities-understood-covid-19-better-than-most

Southern Queensland still in drought while northern region battles floods https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-10/southern-queensland-still-in-drought-while-north-floods/13039008

After a record 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020, it’s time to overhaul US disaster policy – here’s how https://theconversation.com/after-a-record-22-billion-dollar-disasters-in-2020-its-time-to-overhaul-us-disaster-policy-heres-how-152439

Asking people to prepare for fire is pointless if they can’t afford to do it. It’s time we subsidised fire prevention https://theconversation.com/asking-people-to-prepare-for-fire-is-pointless-if-they-cant-afford-to-do-it-its-time-we-subsidised-fire-prevention-151913

Disaster during a pandemic: Lessons from 2020 flooding in South Japan https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75482

Droughts, floods, super typhoons. But 2020’s extreme weather was eclipsed by COVIDhttps://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/01/2020-covid-deadly-extreme-weather-events

Literature review on law and disaster recovery and reconstruction https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75510

COVID-19 impact in India https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75507

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How the children of Cobargo are moving on from a year marked by bushfires and a pandemic https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-27/year-on-cobargo-black-summer-bushfires-recovery-children/13006836

How does drowning happen and how can you prevent it? https://www.smh.com.au/national/how-does-drowning-happen-and-how-can-you-prevent-it-20201123-p56h2o.html

Creating virtual geologic mapping exercises in a changing world https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geosphere/article/doi/10.1130/GES02308.1/593592/Creating-virtual-geologic-mapping-exercises-in-a

What you do makes a difference: Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2021 launches to help protect homes and neighborhoods https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Publications-and-media/Blogs-Landing-Page/Fire-Break/Blog-Posts/2021/01/11/Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day-2021-launches-to-help-protect-homes-and-neighborhoods

Citizen science is booming during the pandemic https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/22177247/citizen-science-amateur-backyard-birding-astronomy-covid-pandemic

Muntinlupa inaugurates its Mobile Learning Hub, the first innovative roving ‘learning bus’ in Metro Manila to teach disaster resilience https://www.goodnewspilipinas.com/muntinlupas-1st-learning-bus-teaches-disaster-preparedness-to-residents/

How To Build A 2 Week Emergency Food Supply https://ineedthattoprep.com/how-to-build-a-2-week-emergency-food-supply/

From Grug to The Fire Wombat: six books to help kids deal with bushfire anxiety https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jan/12/from-grug-to-the-fire-wombat-six-books-to-help-kids-deal-with-bushfire-anxiety

Here’s how Seattleites should prepare for an earthquake https://www.seattlepi.com/local/seattlenews/article/how-to-prepare-for-earthquake-in-seattle-2021-15848429.php

Psychology and disasters

How students are making sense of the Black Summer bushfires https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-28/how-students-are-making-sense-of-the-black-summer/13017302?nw=0

How do people perceive flood risk? Findings from a public survey in Tuscany, Italy https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12694

Sociology and disasters

How racial and gender equality are critical for building climate resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75442

Learning from population displacement in the Pacific: Case study of the 2017-2018 eruption of the Ambae volcano, Vanuatu https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75498

Social Ties, Mobility, and COVID-19 spread in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342113382_Social_Ties_Mobility_and_COVID-19_spread_in_Japan

Today in disaster resilience (8 January 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Tropical Cyclone Imogen, the first of the season, forms over Gulf, crosses coast north of Karumba https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-03/first-cyclone-of-the-season-expected-to-form/13027724

At least 2 dead & over 10,000 people evacuated from floods across Johor, Pahang & Terengganu https://mothership.sg/2021/01/malaysia-floods-10000-evacuated/

Deadly flash floods affect more than 15 000 families in Central Philippines https://watchers.news/2021/01/04/deadly-flash-floods-affect-more-than-15-000-families-in-central-philippines/

Massive landslide at Mount Silberhorn, New Zealand https://watchers.news/2021/01/04/massive-landslide-at-mount-silberhorn-new-zealand/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Papua New Guinea – Deadly Landslide in Central Province http://floodlist.com/australia/papua-new-guinea-deadly-landslide-in-central-province

Emergency warning issued as fast-moving bushfire advances north of Perth https://www.sbs.com.au/news/emergency-warning-issued-as-fast-moving-bushfire-advances-north-of-perth

Caribbean volcano rumbles back to life, MSM fake news about evacuation orders spread panichttps://www.rt.com/news/511498-caribbean-volcano-msm-fake-evacuation-order-panic/

Bolivia – Hail and Flash Floods in Sucre Leave 4 Dead, 6 Missing http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-flash-floods-sucre-january-2021

North Queensland hit with intense rainfall causing flooding as BOM issues severe storm warning https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-06/queensland-rain-ingham-area-hit-with-intense-rainfall/13035302

Indonesia – Deadly Floods in North Sulawesi and West Nusa Tenggara http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-northsulawesi-westnusatenggara-january-2021

Sri Lanka – Thousands Affected by Floods in Batticaloa http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-batticaloa-january-2021

Chennai records heaviest 24-hour January rain since 1915, India https://watchers.news/2021/01/06/chennai-records-heaviest-24-hour-january-rain-since-1915-india/

Bushfire emergency continues north of Perth as firefighters brace for worsening conditions https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-07/hot-windy-weather-as-bushfire-emergency-continues-north-of-perth/13038462

North Queensland rain will continue into next week, BOM warns https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-07/flooding-more-storms-brings-rainfall-queensland-north/13036168

More than 500 evacuated after new eruption at Merapi volcano, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2021/01/07/more-than-500-evacuated-after-new-eruption-at-merapi-volcano-indonesia/

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Jan 2021: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/118428/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Jan-2021-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sang.html

Namibia – Flooding in South as Rivers Overflow http://floodlist.com/africa/namibia-floods-south-january-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Five reasons to be optimistic about climate action https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/five-reasons-to-be-optimistic-about-climate-action.html/

Greta Thunberg turns 18, hopes 2021 will be the ‘year of awakening’ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/greta-thunberg-turns-18-hopes-2021-will-be-the-year-of-awakening?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Last year was dismal in many respects but it was a landmark for renewables in Australia https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/02/last-year-was-dismal-in-many-respects-but-it-was-a-landmark-for-renewables-in-australia?CMP=share_btn_tw

Australia records fourth-warmest year in 2020, despite La Niña https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/01/australia-records-fourth-warmest-year-in-2020-despite-la-nina

Many Indian districts ‘hotspots’ of climate change https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/many-indian-districts-hotspots-of-climate-change/article33303346.ece

Many Scientists Now Say Global Warming Could Stop Relatively Quickly After Emissions Go to Zero https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03012021/five-aspects-climate-change-2020/

‘The sea is rising, the climate is changing’: the lessons learned from Mozambique’s deadly cyclone https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75357

Rising seas threaten China’s long, low, and crowded coast https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75359

‘Snub’: Australia leaves 2030 climate goals unchanged in UN submission https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/snub-australia-leaves-2030-climate-goals-unchanged-in-un-submission-20210104-p56rng.html

Dozens of nations miss deadline to boost climate ambition https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210105-dozens-of-nations-miss-deadline-to-boost-climate-ambition

New data-driven global climate model provides projections for urban environments https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75380

Summer temperatures could rise faster in the UK than average global rates https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75382

Uzbekistan advances its climate change adaptation planning https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75383

Impacts of climate change on Georgia’s coastal zone: Vulnerability assessment and adaptation options https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75392

Climate adaptation solution for informal settlers in Asian coastal cities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75399

What can COVID-19 teach us about preparing for climate risks in Europe? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75393

Who should pick up the tab for the costs of climate change in north Queensland? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/06/who-should-pick-up-the-tab-for-the-costs-of-climate-change-in-north-queensland?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Assessing Shifts in Regional Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. River Basins in Response to Climate Change over the 21st Century https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2020EF001657

How Australia can phase out coal power while maintaining energy security https://theconversation.com/how-australia-can-phase-out-coal-power-while-maintaining-energy-security-152747?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

Connections of climate change and variability to large and extreme forest fires in southeast Australia https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-00065-8

Building resilience in India https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75432

As climate risks rise, U.S. urged to update flood maps and building rules https://news.trust.org/item/20210106194055-fi3zz/

Australia’s Annual Climate Statement 2020 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/aus/

Disaster risk reduction

Catastrophic bushfires have led to a heightened interest in Indigenous burning practices. How do Aboriginal experts use fire to care for their land? https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/what-is-cultural-burning-20200228-p545e2.html

A new measure that can predict whether a city is prone to rain- or tide-based flooding https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/a-new-measure-that-can-predict-whether-a-city-is-prone-to-rain-or-tide-based-flooding/article33482930.ece

Public ‘Lost Confidence’ in Authorities as Floods Displace a Million People in South Sudan – Report https://sputniknews.com/africa/202101021081633935-public-lost-confidence-in-authorities-as-floods-displace-a-million-people-in-south-sudan–report/

Priorities and Effectiveness in Wildfire Management: Evidence from Fire Spread in the Western United States https://media.rff.org/documents/WP_20-21.pdf

Northern Australian communities need more affordable insurance https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75352

Integrating wildfire risk management and spatial planning – A historical review of two Australian planning systems https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75358

Embracing a new approach to flood risk management across socio-economic environments https://environmentjournal.online/articles/rethinking-flood-risk-management/

This is Cat Tales, the e-newsletter of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, for November/December 2020 https://issuu.com/iclr/docs/cat_tales_novdec_2020

SERVIR Flood Mapping Service Brings Speed to Cambodia Disaster Managementhttps://www.climatelinks.org/blog/servir-flood-mapping-service-brings-speed-cambodia-disaster-management

USF volcanology team develops new approach to understanding massive volcanic eruptions https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75378

How wildfires in the Americas and tropical Africa in 2020 compared to previous years https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/how-wildfires-americas-and-tropical-africa-2020-compared-previous-years

What if Typhoon Jebi had been stronger and taken a different path? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75411

How scientists are identifying ways to prevent the next pandemic https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75409

Strengthening disaster risk reduction and management at the local level: A report on capacity and needs assessment of six rural and urban municipalities of Nepal https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75403

Why hurricane risk modelling has to change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75418

Global map shows nineteen percent of the global population may face a high probability of subsidence https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75433

Yet more wildfires https://www.swissre.com/risk-knowledge/mitigating-climate-risk/yet-more-wildfires.html

Flood damage and mortgage credit risk: A case study of Hurricane Harvey https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10527001.2020.1840131

Macroeconomic modeling of managing hurricane damage in the Caribbean: The case of Jamaica https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75423

Emergency management

Recommitting to help countries recover fairly from COVID-19, and with climate-resilient economies https://feature.undp.org/2020-year-in-review/

Understanding what data tell us about COVID-19’s socio-economic impact https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/understanding-what-data-tell-us-about-covid-19s-socio-economic-i.html/

Study Confirms New U.K. Coronavirus Variant Is Substantially More Transmissible https://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriaforster/2021/01/01/study-confirms-new-uk-coronavirus-variant-is-substantially-more-transmissible/?sh=416c462d2e96

Africa Left With Few Options for Vaccines, South Africa Sayshttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-03/pfizer-to-supply-african-health-care-workers-with-vaccines?sref=7YQGdXLq

As victims of typhoon-prone Philippines’ worst floods in 50 years clean up and rebuild, its disaster-risk management is back under the spotlight https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75353

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 2.85 mln: Africa CDC http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-01/06/c_139644193.htm

One American dies from Covid-19 every 33 seconds as the vaccine rollout hits snagshttps://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/04/health/us-coronavirus-monday/index.html

South Sudan floods displace a million as hunger and diseases loom https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/1/our-children-die-in-our-hands-floods-ravage-south-sudan

Expressways to host more disaster shelter areas https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/01/04/national/japan-expressways-disaster-shelters/

Getting ahead of crises: A thesaurus for anticipatory humanitarian action https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75407

Coronavirus variant: Europe needs to coordinate lockdowns now to control it https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75416

Practical lessons for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic: Principles for recovery https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75428

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Volcano Series 1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08xc2v8

The COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook https://hackmd.io/@scibehC19vax/home

Helping Our Senior Community Prepare https://fireadaptednetwork.org/helping-our-senior-community-prepare/

Psychology and disasters

Mental health is one of the biggest pandemic issues we’ll face in 2021 https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/04/health/mental-health-during-covid-19-2021-stress-wellness/index.html

Pandemic Kindness Movement https://aci.health.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/kindness

Sociology and disasters

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

Flood exposure and social vulnerability in the United States https://www.preventionweb.net/files/75365_floodexposureandsocialvulnerability.pdf

To build back from COVID-19, don’t overlook informal workers https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75417

Today in disaster resilience (1 January 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Flood and wind warnings across UK as Storm Bella sweeps in https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/dec/26/flood-and-wind-warnings-across-uk-as-storm-bella-sweeps-in

Deadly flooding hits Rio de Janeiro, Brazil https://watchers.news/2020/12/24/deadly-flooding-hits-rio-de-janeiro-brazil/

Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Los Lagos, Chile https://watchers.news/2020/12/27/los-lagos-earthquake-december-27-2020-chile/

Tropical Storm “Chalane” to make landfall over Madagascar, head toward Mozambique https://watchers.news/2020/12/25/tropical-cyclone-chalane-landfall-madagascar-mozambique/

Portugal – Evacuations After Floods and Landslides in Madeira http://floodlist.com/europe/portugal-floods-madeira-december-2020

Croatia earthquake leaves children among dead, forcing hospital evacuation and nuclear plant shutdown https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-30/croatia-petrinja-earthquake-shakes-slovenia-injuries-death/13020682

Strong eruption at Suwanosejima volcano, Alert Level raised, Japan https://watchers.news/2020/12/28/suwanosejima-volcano-alert-level-december-2020/

At least 12 climbers dead as heavy snow hits Tehran, Iran https://watchers.news/2020/12/29/12-climbers-dead-heavy-snow-tehran-iran/

Ecuador – Flood Damage Leaves Thousands Without Drinking Water in Azuay Province http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-azuay-province-floods-december-2020

DR Congo – Deadly Floods Strike Again in Uvira http://floodlist.com/africa/dr-congo-floods-uvira-december-2020

Madagascar – Tropical Storm Chalane Triggers Minor Flooding http://floodlist.com/africa/madagascar-tropical-storm-chalane-december-2020

Neighbourhood evacuated as landslide buries houses, destroys buildings in Norway https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-31/landslide-buries-houses-gjerdrum-norway/13022952

Sleeping volcanoes rumble to life in the eastern Caribbean https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/30/v

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Dec 2020: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/118019/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Dec-2020-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sangay.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

From bushfires to flash flooding, what will the Australian summer of the future look like? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-28/bushfires-flash-flooding-what-will-summer-of-future-look-like/12989778

Climate of change puts business and Coalition at odds https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-of-change-puts-business-and-coalition-at-odds-20201218-p56oqb.html

India achieves record low price for large scale solar plant https://reneweconomy.com.au/india-achieves-record-low-price-for-large-scale-solar-plant-51986/

New Zealand readers say ‘everything’ must be prioritised in battle against climate change https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/26/new-zealand-readers-say-everything-must-be-prioritised-in-battle-against-climate-change

Oregon wildfires are adding more fuel to young activists’ legal climate battle https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/23/oregon-wildfires-climate-crisis-juliana-v-us

Project Drawdown https://drawdown.org/

New climate models suggest faster melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet https://www.carbonbrief.org/new-climate-models-suggest-faster-melting-of-the-greenland-ice-sheet

WMO: Siberian heatwave put 2020 among three hottest years on record https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/12/02/wmo-siberian-heatwave-put-2020-among-three-hottest-years-record/

2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/2020-closes-decade-of-exceptional-heat

Climate change: Extreme weather causes huge losses in 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55416013

Australia’s bushfires among the world’s worst weather disasters ‘boosted’ by climate change, report finds https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-s-bushfires-among-the-world-s-worst-weather-disasters-boosted-by-climate-change-report-finds?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Counting the cost 2020: A year of climate breakdown https://reliefweb.int/report/world/counting-cost-2020-year-climate-breakdown-december-2020

Sea-level rise from climate change could exceed the high-end projections, scientists warn https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-rising-sea-levels-worst-case-projections/

Australia trails Pacific nations in fight against climate change https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/australia-trails-pacific-nations-in-fight-against-climate-change-20201229-p56qms.html

‘We cannot make it without science’: Greta Thunberg says climate experts are being ignored https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/29/we-cannot-make-it-without-science-greta-thunberg-says-climate-experts-are-being-ignored?CMP=share_btn_tw

Experts should lead climate change response: NSW Environment Minister https://www.afr.com/politics/experts-should-lead-climate-change-response-nsw-environment-minister-20201228-p56qen

Floods, storms and searing heat: 2020 in extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/30/floods-storms-and-searing-heat-2020-in-extreme-weather?CMP=share_btn_tw

Tampa addresses chronic flooding as climate challenges loom https://www.tampabay.com/news/tampa/2020/12/27/tampa-addresses-chronic-flooding-as-climate-challenges-loom/

2020 Broke All These Environmental Records Despite The Pandemic https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/2020-climate-change-records-covid-pandemic_uk_5fc62d73c5b61d04bfad3c77

Cambridge becomes the 1st US city to require stickers warning the threat of climate change at gas pumps https://www.businessinsider.com/cambridge-gas-pumps-post-warning-climate-change-2020-12?r=AU&IR=T

Disaster risk reduction

This year wasn’t unprecedented. If anything, it set the precedent https://www.smh.com.au/national/this-year-wasn-t-unprecedented-if-anything-it-set-the-precedent-20201224-p56pzt.html

Evolution of a pyrocumulonimbus event associated with an extreme wildfire in Tasmania, Australia https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/20/1497/2020/

The top 10 weather and climate events of a record-setting year https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/12/the-top-10-weather-and-climate-events-of-a-record-setting-year/

The anatomy of a firestorm: Researchers use radar to peer into a bushfire phenomenon https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-27/tasmania-anatomy-dunalley-fire-thunderstorm-revealed/13016480

Rising to meet the tide https://knowablemagazine.org/article/physical-world/2020/rising-meet-tide

Could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/29/could-covid-lockdown-have-helped-save-the-planet

Billion-Dollar Disasters: The Costs, in Lives and Dollars, Have Never Been So High https://insideclimatenews.org/news/29122020/billion-dollar-weather-disasters-climate-change-wildfire-hurricane-storms/

Overshadowed by COVID: the deadly extreme weather of 2020 https://theconversation.com/overshadowed-by-covid-the-deadly-extreme-weather-of-2020-151237

California must burn more of its forests to save them. Is the public ready?https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/article/California-must-burn-more-of-its-forests-to-save-15829961.php

ACCC inquiry finds northern Australia properties difficult to insure due to flood and cyclone risks https://www.accc.gov.au/publications/northern-australia-insurance-inquiry-final-report

Emergency management

Withstanding winter vulnerabilities: A way of life in a northern seaside community https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343874277_Withstanding_winter_vulnerabilities_A_way_of_life_in_a_northern_seaside_community_OPEN_ACCESS

Covid pandemic turned 2020 into deadliest year in U.S. history, CDC finds https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/covid-pandemic-turned-2020-deadliest-year-u-s-history-cdc-n1252078?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

Here’s a Plan to Stop the Coronavirus From Mutating https://www.wired.com/story/heres-a-plan-to-stop-the-coronavirus-from-mutating/

Covid world map: which countries have the most coronavirus cases and deaths? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/27/covid-world-map-which-countries-have-the-most-coronavirus-cases-and-deaths

With the new Covid variant everywhere, it’s not enough to just wait for the vaccine https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/28/covid-vaccine-uk-restrictions-independent-sage

Theodore, the first Queensland town to be totally evacuated, reflects on flood disaster 10 years on https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-28/decade-on-from-devastating-thedore-flood-entire-town-evacuated/12985622

Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/12/pandemic-year-two/617528/

Vaccination no guarantee of virus eradication: WHO officials https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75345

Early Action Protocol activated as Tropical Cyclone Chalane approaches Mozambique https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75341

Silence of the bush: Mallacoota residents look back over a year of loss and regrowth after fire devastation https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jan/01/silence-of-the-bush-mallacoota-residents-look-back-over-a-year-of-loss-and-regrowth-after-fire-devastation?CMP=share_btn_tw

How do the COVID-19 variants found in the UK and South Africa affect the illness? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-31/what-are-the-south-african-and-uk-variants-of-covid-19/13022430

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Taiwan dispatches its first volcano drill alert https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75334

Role of pre-disaster discussions on preparedness on consensus-making of integrated flood management (IFM) after a flood disaster, based on a case in the Abukuma River Basin, Fukushima, Japan https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75337

Psychology and disasters

Reasons to be hopeful in 2021 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/27/reasons-to-be-hopeful

Covid poses ‘greatest threat to mental health since second world war’ https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/dec/27/covid-poses-greatest-threat-to-mental-health-since-second-world-war

Eight Persistent COVID-19 Myths and Why People Believe Them https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/eight-persistent-covid-19-myths-and-why-people-believe-them/

The lost summer https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-30/cate-tregellas-family-secrets-mallacoota-bushfires-black-summer/13006130

Sociology and disasters

COVID-19 and inequality: A review of the evidence on likely impact and policy options https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75319

Regional differences in resilience of social and physical systems: Case study of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2399808320980744

Disasters and Demographic Change of ‘Single-Industry’ Towns—Decline and Resilience in Morwell, Australia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344435575_Disasters_and_Demographic_Change_of_%27Single-Industry%27_Towns-Decline_and_Resilience_in_Morwell_Australia

Regional differences in resilience of social and physical systems: Case study of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria https://www.researchgate.net/publication/347827130_Regional_differences_in_resilience_of_social_and_physical_systems_Case_study_of_Puerto_Rico_after_Hurricane_Maria

People in harm’s way: Flood exposure and poverty in 189 countries https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74356

Today in disaster resilience (25 December 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

UK weather: Landslides and flooding after half a month’s rain falls in one day https://news.sky.com/story/uk-weather-landslides-and-flooding-after-half-a-months-rain-falls-in-one-day-12168053

European neighbours shut doors to Britain amid alarm over new coronavirus strain https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-britain-travel-idUSKBN28U0GZ

Philippines – 8 Killed in Floods and Landslides, Thousands Evacuate http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-caraga-cagayan-december-2020

Malaysia – Thousands Evacuate Floods in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-kelantan-terengganu-pahang-december-2020

Brazil – 12 Dead, 9 Missing After Floods in Santa Catarina http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-santa-catarina-december-2020

Thailand – 1 Dead After Further Floods and Landslides in South http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-narathiwat-yala-pattani-december-2020

Hawaii residents told to stay home as Kilauea volcano erupts https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/21/us/kilauea-hawaii-volcano-eruption/index.html

Antarctica reports first coronavirus cases https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-22/coronavirus-cases-confirmed-in-antarctica/13007596

U.S. loses one life every 33 seconds to COVID-19 in deadliest week so far https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trends-graphic/u-s-loses-one-life-every-33-seconds-to-covid-19-in-deadliest-week-so-far-idUSKBN28W01Q

Large landslides cause major damage in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland https://watchers.news/2020/12/21/iceland-landslide-december-2020/

New eruption at Kilauea’s summit caldera, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Hawai’I https://watchers.news/2020/12/21/eruption-kilauea-volcano-hawaii-december-2020/

UK records 744 more Covid deaths, the highest since 29 April https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/23/uk-records-744-more-covid-deaths-the-highest-since-29-april?CMP=share_btn_tw

Endless wildfire season in California https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/12/23/california-wildfires-power-outages-possible-santa-ana-winds-threaten/4024825001/

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Dec 2020: Etna volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/117087/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Dec-2020-Etna-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Reven.html

Algeria – Vehicles Swept Away by Flash Floods in Jijel Province http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-floods-jijel-december-2020

Brazil – Deadly Flash Floods in Rio De Janeiro State http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-baixada-fluminense-december-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Will the Mediterranean become too hot for tourists? https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/dec/19/will-the-mediterranean-become-too-hot-for-tourists

Activists hail ‘historic win’ as NSW environment court rejects Bylong Valley coalmine https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/18/activists-hail-historic-win-as-nsw-environment-court-rejects-belong-valley-coalmine

Wetlands, not walls, may be key to managing flooding as sea levels rise https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/wetlands-not-walls-may-be-key-to-managing-flooding-as-sea-levels-rise

Floods, droughts and heat waves herald a changing climate https://datatopics.worldbank.org/sdgatlas/goal-13-climate-action/

Angry Weather https://greystonebooks.com/products/angry-weather

B.C. lacks plans for rising seas, flooding: coastal adaptation researcher https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/b-c-lacks-plans-for-rising-seas-flooding-coastal-adaptation-researcher-1004201727/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rethinking migration and (mal)adaptation to climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75266

Grid operators turn to wind, solar and batteries as system issues grow https://reneweconomy.com.au/grid-operators-turn-to-wind-solar-and-batteries-as-system-issues-grow-98646/

Taiwan may face fewer typhoons – but harsher drought – as planet warms https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75288

Climate risks to health set to worsen inequity, harm children https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75287

2020 in review: Extreme weather seen around the world as climate warms https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24833130-100-2020-in-review-extreme-weather-seen-around-the-world-as-climate-warms/

Warming Arctic with less ice heats up Cold War tensions https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/warming-arctic-with-less-ice-heats-up-cold-war-tensions

New research exposes the harsh realities of hurricanes in a warmer world https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75305

Scientists use new methods to better forecast atmospheric rivers https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75302

Climate change and the European water dimension: Enhancing resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75296

2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75315

Disaster risk reduction

Rural Resilience: Disaster Preparedness for Communities Off the Beaten Path https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/rural-resilience-disaster-preparedness-for-communities-off-the-beaten-path

Building Codes Save: A Nationwide Study of Loss Prevention https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/risk-management/building-science/building-codes-save-study

Probable maximum precipitation (PMP) as it relates to climate variability and change https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29HE.1943-5584.0002003

Words Whispered in Water; Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina https://levees.org/2020/12/18/commissioner-of-post-katrina-levee-board-praises-book/

Open data shows lightning, not arson, was the likely cause of most Victorian bushfires last summer https://theconversation.com/open-data-shows-lightning-not-arson-was-the-likely-cause-of-most-victorian-bushfires-last-summer-151912

Barriers to enhancing disaster risk reduction and community resilience: evidence from the L’Aquila disaster https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75250

The influence of prescribed burning and wildfire on lidar-estimated forest structure of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve https://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/WF20037

Global Volcanism Program https://volcano.si.edu/gvp_currenteruptions.cfm

Interactive map: which areas of Australia were hit by multiple disasters in 2020? https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2020/dec/22/interactive-map-which-areas-of-australia-were-hit-by-multiple-disasters-in-2020?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Pathological (Im)mobilities: managing risk in a time of pandemics https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17450101.2020.1862454?src=&journalCode=rmob20

Changes caused by worsening wildfires in California forests will last centuries https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-12-21/worst-california-wildfire-season-has-altered-forests-for-centuries-to-come

Colombo declaration of multi-hazard early warning and disaster risk reduction: 2020 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75270

New Volcano, Old Caldera https://eos.org/articles/new-volcano-old-caldera

Launch of the first parametric tropical cyclone risk insurance product in Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75279

Predictive deep learning for flood evacuation planning and routing https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75285

Colombo declaration of multi-hazard early warning and disaster risk reduction: 2020 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75270

Status of Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific 2020 https://www.undrr.org/publication/status-science-and-technology-disaster-risk-reduction-asia-pacific-2020

Human cost of disasters (2000-2019) https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75317

 Emergency management

ShakeAlert—Earthquake Early Warning System for the West Coast of the U.S. (2020) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq7eQ6kBgxA

RecovUS: An Agent-Based Model of Post-Disaster Household Recovery https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345120410_RecovUS_An_Agent-Based_Model_of_Post-Disaster_Household_Recovery

Disaster Law https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/what-we-do/disaster-law/

Deadly Tropical Cyclone Yasa leaves ‘devastation’ across Fiji’s north https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-20/tropical-cyclone-yasa-leaves-devastation-in-fiji/13001014

EU records fewer fires in 2020 despite monstrous blazes https://www.enca.com/news/eu-records-fewer-fires-2020-despite-monstrous-blazes

Top-down reconstruction and the failure to “build back better” resilient communities after disaster: lessons from the 2009 L’Aquila Italy earthquake https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75249

Pacific nations brace for first major cyclones of the season https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/press-release/pacific-nations-brace-first-major-cyclones-season/

Six humanitarian lessons from the COVID-19 crisis https://unocha.medium.com/six-humanitarian-lessons-from-the-covid-19-crisis-fd9acde995a5

‘People-to-people’ support – An exemplary contribution towards Nepal’s recovery efforts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75294

US deaths in 2020 top 3 million, by far most ever counted https://apnews.com/article/us-coronavirus-deaths-top-3-million-e2bc856b6ec45563b84ee2e87ae8d5e7

How Vietnam fought a pandemic and won https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/how-vietnam-fought-a-pandemic-and-won-4209547.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Mortality Risk Calculator calculates risk of mortality from COVID-19 in currently uninfected individuals https://covid19risktools.com:8443/

The structuralization of risk communication work and objectives in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster https://www.researchgate.net/publication/347216690_The_structuralization_of_risk_communication_work_and_objectives_in_the_aftermath_of_the_Fukushima_nuclear_disaster

Communication missteps during COVID‐19 hurt those already most at risk https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75258

Psychology and disasters

Trajectories of International Student Psychological Functioning and Pandemic Preparedness During COVID-19 https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/trajectories-of-international-student-psychological-functioning-and-pandemic-preparedness-during-covid-19

Sociology and disasters

Unity is Strength: Community Resilience in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/unity-is-strength-community-resilience-in-puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria

Gender, Working Parents, and the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United Stateshttps://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/gender-working-parents-and-the-covid-19-pandemic-in-the-united-states

Women’s resilience to disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/wrd/

Covid-19 and the Social Scienceshttps://items.ssrc.org/category/covid-19-and-the-social-sciences/

Building a Disaster-Resilient Community in Taiwan: A Social Capital Analysis of the Meizhou Experience https://www.cogitatiopress.com/politicsandgovernance/article/view/3106

Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project empowering women and girls https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75259

Fighting a Pandemic Requires Trust https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2020-10-23/coronavirus-fighting-requires-trust

Livelihood Resilience Measurement Framework for Dam-Induced Displacement and Resettlement https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346994038_A_Livelihood_Resilience_Measurement_Framework_for_Dam-Induced_Displacement_and_Resettlement

Today in disaster resilience (18 December 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

The number of people with the coronavirus in the United States who have died passed 300,000 https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/12/14/world/covid-19-coronavirus?referringSource=articleShare#the-number-of-people-with-the-virus-who-died-in-the-us-passes-300000

Turkey – 2 Missing After Flash Floods in Izmir Provincehttp://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-flash-floods-izmir-december-2020

Colombia – Deadly Landslide in San Luis, Antioquia http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-landslide-san-luis-antioquia-december-2020

NSW severe wet weather continues for fifth day as people in Tweed, Northern Rivers told to evacuate https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-15/nsw-severe-weather-continues-flooding-evacuation-warnings/12982944

Indonesia – Thousands Hit by Floods on Java and Sumatra Islands http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-java-sumatra-december-2020

Cyclone Yasa: Fiji prepares for category 5 storm as Tonga braces for Zazu https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/16/cyclone-yasa-fiji-prepares-for-category-5-storm-as-tonga-braces-for-zazu

Snow piling up at an unprecedented rate in Japan https://watchers.news/2020/12/16/snow-piling-up-unprecedented-rate-japan-december-2020/

Intense Strombolian activity continues at Etna’s Southeast Crater, lava emission resumes https://watchers.news/2020/12/15/intense-strombolian-activity-etna-italy-december-15-2020/

Tropical Cyclone Yasa hits Fiji, Government declares state of disaster https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-17/fiji-curfew-natural-disaster-super-storm-tropical-cyclone-yasa/12994846

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Dec 2020: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/116526/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Dec-2020-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Re.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Increasing importance of temperature as a contributor to the spatial extent of streamflow drought https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abd2f0

Climate change: Have countries kept their promises? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55222890

World is in danger of missing Paris climate target, summit is warned https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/12/world-is-in-danger-of-missing-paris-climate-target-summit-is-warned

The Marshall Islands could be wiped out by climate change – and their colonial history limits their ability to save themselves https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75125

Bangladesh’s hidden climate costs https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75122

Climate-related hazard indices for Europe https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75141

Bushfire science information report 1: Does climate affect bushfire risks in the native forests of eastern Australia? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75115

Morrison government should be ‘doing more’ with states driving 33% cut in emissions by 2030 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/15/morrison-government-should-be-doing-more-with-states-driving-33-cut-in-emissions-by-2030

Jamaica kicks off new climate plan, undeterred by pandemic and floods https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75174

Rethinking Climate Change Adaptation https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75165

Preparing India for extreme climate events: Mapping hotspots and response mechanisms https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75162

The vanishing Arctic https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-16/arctic-sea-ice-dramatic-transformation-as-seen-by-satellites/12961584?nw=0

Earth may be even closer to 1.5°C of global warming than we thought https://www.newscientist.com/article/2262953-earth-may-be-even-closer-to-1-5c-of-global-warming-than-we-thought/#ixzz6giLhR9XX

Loss and damage from climate change has pushed Sierra Leoneans far beyond their ability to adapt https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75185

How is Modern Climate Change Affecting Landscape Processes? https://eos.org/editors-vox/how-is-modern-climate-change-affecting-landscape-processes

Tip of the iceberg: Navigating the known and unknown costs of climate change for Canada https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75205

Groundwater Beneath Your Feet Is Rising With the Sea. It Could Bring Long-Buried Toxins With It https://www.kqed.org/science/1971582/groundwater-beneath-your-feet-is-rising-with-the-sea-it-could-bring-long-buried-toxins-with-it

Disaster risk reduction

Ten steps to increasing bushfire resilience https://ecos.csiro.au/ten-steps-to-increasing-bushfire-resilience/

Economic footprint of California wildfires in 2018 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-020-00646-7

Patterns and trends in simultaneous wildfire activity in the United States from 1984 to 2015 https://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/WF19150

NSW regulator investigates 1000 dams for alleged breaches https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/nsw-regulator-investigates-1000-dams-for-alleged-breaches-20201211-p56mrx.html

Coming back stronger: A city-driven infrastructure agenda for a cleaner, more resilient, more equitable America https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75117

Byron Bay beach damage ‘worst in a generation’ as storms batter 1,000km of coastline https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/14/byron-bay-beach-damage-worst-in-a-generation-as-storms-batter-1000km-of-coastline?CMP=share_btn_tw

This river in New Zealand is legally a person. Here’s how it happened https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/11/asia/whanganui-river-new-zealand-intl-hnk-dst/index.html

How Science Beat the Virus https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/01/science-covid-19-manhattan-project/617262/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Hydrological Benefits of Restoring Wildfire Regimes in the Sierra Nevada Persist in a Warming Climate https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022169420312695

Earthquakes with a chance of… volcanoes? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75170

Sink or swim? A historic year of floods in South Asia https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75177

An asset-based participatory community analysis of natural hazards in Naphuno, Greater Tzaneen Municipality, Limpopo province, South Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75169

Comparing the scale of modelled and recorded current flood risk: Results from England https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12685

Western U.S. wildfires cost insurers up to $13 billion in 2020 https://news.trust.org/item/20201215181934-2ltap/

The stochastic impact of extreme weather events https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75195

Seismic hazard assessment of Campotosto, Italy https://phys.org/news/2020-12-seismic-hazard-campotosto-italy.html

‘Nanolites’ Can Trigger Dangerous Volcanic Explosions https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nanolites-can-trigger-dangerous-volcanic-explosions/

A.I. model shows promise to generate faster, more accurate weather forecasts https://www.washington.edu/news/2020/12/15/a-i-model-shows-promise-to-generate-faster-more-accurate-weather-forecasts/

When preparing for earthquakes, don’t forget the small ones https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75214

Nature-based solutions for landslide risk management: Policy brief summary https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75211

Disaster risk reduction in bushfire prone areas: Challenges for an integrated land use planning policy regime https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/24/10496

Innovation, development and COVID-19: Challenges, opportunities and ways forward http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/policy-responses/innovation-development-and-covid-19-challenges-opportunities-and-ways-forward-0c976158/

Geosciences and the Sustainable Development Goals https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030388140

Emergency management

The coronavirus is ravaging the world. But life looks almost normal in much of Africa https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/africa-coronavirus-low-cases-deaths/2020/12/10/e907a1c2-3899-11eb-aad9-8959227280c4_story.html

California Wildfires Killed 106 People Two Years Ago. Researchers Say the Smoke Killed 3,652 https://www.kqed.org/science/1971666/california-wildfires-killed-106-people-two-years-ago-researchers-say-the-smoke-killed-3652

New Zealand travel bubble with Australia coming in early 2021, NZ PM confirms https://www.smh.com.au/world/oceania/new-zealand-travel-bubble-with-australia-coming-in-early-2021-nz-pm-confirms-20201214-p56na6.html

‘New variant’ of coronavirus identified in England https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/432859/new-variant-of-coronavirus-identified-in-england

FEMA Wants to Cut Disaster Aid at the Worst Possible Time https://earther.gizmodo.com/fema-wants-to-cut-disaster-aid-at-the-worst-possible-ti-184587776

Record climate disasters in Asia-Pacific push millions to ‘breaking point’ https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75228

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The winners of the 2020 Resilient Australia Awards were announced at the National Ceremony in Canberra https://www.aidr.org.au/news/resilient-australia-awards-2020-winners-announced/

The Color of Rivers https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020GL088946

What is complex systems science? https://www.santafe.edu/what-is-complex-systems-science

The development of Disaster Preparedness and Safety School model: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920315065?via%3Dihub

The influence of local flood histories on community engagement in flood risk management and its sustainability over time https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420920314825?via%3Dihub

Tropical Cyclone Knowledge Centre http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/tropical-cyclone-knowledge-centre/

Psychology and disasters

Intellectually arrogant people typically have more anti-vaccination attitudes, study finds https://www.psypost.org/2020/06/intellectually-arrogant-people-typically-have-more-anti-vaccination-attitudes-study-finds-57170

‘I felt immense grief’: one year on from the bushfires, scientists need mental health support https://theconversation.com/i-felt-immense-grief-one-year-on-from-the-bushfires-scientists-need-mental-health-support-148251

Don’t just think about earthquakes, prepare for them https://phys.org/news/2020-12-dont-earthquakes.html

Mental health and well-being of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: contrasting guidelines with experiences in practice https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/bjpsych-open/article/mental-health-and-wellbeing-of-healthcare-workers-during-the-covid19-pandemic-in-the-uk-contrasting-guidelines-with-experiences-in-practice/

Long-Term Drought Harms Mental Health in Rural Communities https://eos.org/articles/long-term-drought-harms-mental-health-in-rural-communities

Public behaviour in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: understanding the role of group processes https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/bjpsych-open/article/public-behaviour-in-response-to-the-covid19-pandemic-understanding-the-role-of-group-processes/C64F5D829F100ED0D052923F8CD7A7B8#.X9uYdPfMS8Q.twitter

Sociology and disasters

Inclusive practices in disaster risk management. Experiences of social actors and government entities in Latin America https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75121

Understanding vulnerability and resilience in Somalia https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75167

Global Launch of the 2020 Human Development Report http://hdr.undp.org/en/2020-report

How does social capital shape the response to environmental disturbances at the local level? Evidence from case studies in Mexico https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346901176_How_does_social_capital_shape_the_response_to_environmental_disturbances_at_the_local_level_Evidence_from_case_studies_in_Mexico

The Covid pandemic is both a troubling glimpse into what our new normal could be and a gateway to change https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/darkest-hour-dawn-2020-could-mark-humanitys-sunrise-instead/

Somalia’s perfect storm https://thephoenix.substack.com/p/somalias-perfect-storm

When wildfires hit, richer and whiter neighborhoods are more likely to get government support https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75227

Today in disaster resilience (11 December 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Residents of K’gari-Fraser Island told to leave immediately as bushfire threatens Happy Valley https://www.sbs.com.au/news/residents-of-k-gari-fraser-island-told-to-leave-immediately-as-bushfire-threatens-happy-valley

Indonesia – Deadly Floods in North Sumatra and Aceh Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-sumatra-december-2020

USA – Record Rainfall Triggers Floods and Landslides in South East Alaska http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-landslides-southeast-alaska-december-2020

Haines, Alaska: a major landslide leaves people missing https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2020/12/04/haines-1/

Rainfall in Ketchikan leads to flooding, but no dam break https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2020/12/06/rainfall-in-ketchikan-leads-to-near-record-flooding-but-no-dam-break/

Italy – Floods Prompt Evacuations in Veneto and Emilia-Romagna Regions http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-veneto-emilia-romagna-december-2020

Iran – Deadly Floods in Southern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-december-2020

Venice floods as forecasts fail to predict extent of high tide https://www.theguardian.com/weather/2020/dec/08/venice-floods-as-forecasts-fail-to-predict-extent-of-high-tide

Thailand – Floods Remain in 5 Southern Provinces as Death Toll Rises http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-remain-in-5-southern-provinces-as-death-toll-rises

DR Congo – Kongo Central Province Floods Leave 18 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/dr-congo-flood-december-2020

Mozambique – Flash Floods in Beira, Sofala Province, After Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/africa/mozambique-floods-sofala-december-2020

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A warning on climate and the risk of societal collapse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/06/a-warning-on-climate-and-the-risk-of-societal-collapse

ACT beats 2020 emissions reduction target, achieving 45 pct cut since 1990 https://reneweconomy.com.au/act-beats-2020-emissions-reduction-target-achieving-45-pct-cut-since-1990-1990/

Spring Heats Up Down Under https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147619/spring-heats-up-down-under

Climate change and health: preparing for the next disaster https://grattan.edu.au/report/climate-change-and-health-preparing-for-the-next-disaster/

Maladaptation: When Adaptation to Climate Change Goes Very Wrong https://www.cell.com/one-earth/fulltext/S2590-3322(20)30483-8

Climate change: UK aim of 68% emissions cut a ‘colossal challenge’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55179008

The adaptation principles: A guide for designing strategies for climate change adaptation and resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75032

This Year’s Wild Hurricane Season Is an Ominous Sign of What’s Ahead https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020-hurricane-season-overview/

European Union drafts ambition for 30 million electric cars by 2030 https://thedriven.io/2020/12/07/european-union-drafts-ambition-for-30-million-electric-cars-by-2030/

Arctic Ocean: climate change is flooding the remote north with light – and new species https://theconversation.com/arctic-ocean-climate-change-is-flooding-the-remote-north-with-light-and-new-species-150157

Climate change: Snowy UK winters could become thing of the past https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55179603

Arctic Report Card: 15 years of observations document impact of changing polar climate https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/sea-ice-loss-and-extreme-wildfires-mark-another-year-of-arctic-change

How Climate Change Is Ushering in a New Pandemic Era https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/climate-change-risks-infectious-diseases-covid-19-ebola-dengue-1098923/

Arctic warming cascades through ocean and over land, U.S. report says https://news.trust.org/item/20201208150332-kpcix/

Greenhouse gas emissions transforming the Arctic into ‘an entirely different climate’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/08/arctic-report-climate-crisis-wildfires-ice-loss?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Climate risk country profile: Afghanistan https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75071

Researchers say some corals may recover from bleaching if humans leave them alone http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/coral-study-finds-hope

Australia’s record spring heat one-in-500,000 without climate change: analysis http://nespclimate.com.au/record-2020-spring-event-attribution/

Climate-driven changes are interconnected, stresses 2020 annual Arctic Report Card https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/climate-driven-changes-are-interconnected-stresses-2020-annual-arctic-report-card/#.X8_liDjQHtY.twitter

How Australian universities and professions are preparing to meet the climate challenge https://theconversation.com/how-universities-and-professions-are-preparing-to-meet-the-climate-challenge-151662

Climate change, coming soon to a court near you: Report series purpose and introduction to climate science https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75094

The stormy, fiery year when climate disasters wouldn’t stop https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/The-stormy-fiery-year-when-climate-disasters-15791389.php

Climate change threatens ‘most Alps glaciers’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-55206215

Greta Thunberg: ‘We are speeding in the wrong direction’ on climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/10/greta-thunberg-we-are-speeding-in-the-wrong-direction-on-climate-crisis

Disaster risk reduction

‘Strongest signals for 10 years’ point to a wet, flood-hit summerhttps://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/strongest-signals-for-10-years-point-to-a-wet-flood-hit-summer-20201205-p56kx3.html

Geologists to Shed Light on the Mantle with 3D Model https://eos.org/articles/geologists-to-shed-light-on-the-mantle-with-3d-model

Once in a lifetime floods to become regular occurrences by end of century https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75031

‘You can’t just keep building sea walls’: Dutch solution urged to counter Christchurch flooding risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75034

Flood Risk Management in Australia report https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/climate-change-and-emerging-environmental-topics/flood-risk-management-australia

COVID-19: Nobody is safe until everyone is safe https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2020/12/04/commentary/world-commentary/covid-19-nobody-safe-everyone-safe/

Flood Risk Management in Canada | Research report https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/climate-change-and-emerging-environmental-topics/flood-risk-management-canada

Queensland Premier defends Fraser Island bushfire management as blaze continues to threaten Happy Valley https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-07/qld-fraser-island-bushfire-management/12957056

Floodplain harvesting likely illegal under NSW water management act, crown solicitor warns https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/08/floodplain-harvesting-likely-under-nsw-water-management-act-crown-solicitor-warns

A climate service for flood risk mapping in urban areas https://www.climate-kic.org/news/urban-flood-risk-mapping/

Mt Everest grows by nearly a metre to new height https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55218443

California’s 2018 wildfires caused $150 billion in damages https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75070

How hi-tech insurance is helping farmers survive floods https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75067

The construction of a levee setback will reduce flooding impacts on the community and restore a more natural floodplain https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/missouri/stories-in-missouri/missouri-river-levees/

Combining satellite images and mapping tools with local knowledge and community participation have made settlements safer https://news.trust.org/item/20201203110348-miym5

Wildfire risk rising as scientists determine which conditions beget blazes https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75085

New High Tide Flooding Projection Tool Aids U.S. Coastal Decision Making https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/206/new-high-tide-flooding-projection-tool-aids-us-coastal-decision-making

Can Volcano Forecasting Make Visiting Whakaari Safe Again? https://eos.org/articles/can-volcano-forecasting-make-visiting-whakaari-safe-again

How can flood data be more useful? https://brigstowinstitute.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/project/how-can-flood-data-be-more-useful/

Homes and Other Buildings Abound in Natural Hazard Hot Spots https://eos.org/articles/homes-and-other-buildings-abound-in-natural-hazard-hot-spots

Emergency management

Fears of forced removals as Bangladesh moves hundreds of Rohingya refugees to remote island https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/03/asia/rohingya-relocations-bhasan-char-intl-hnk/index.html

Use of earth observation satellites to improve effectiveness of humanitarian operations https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75011

Australian Warning System https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/australian-warning-system

The case for gender balance in the fire and emergency sector https://malechampionsofchange.com/mcc-fire-and-emergency-case-for-change/

As vaccines roll out, states face difficult questions over access https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2020/1208/As-vaccines-roll-out-states-face-difficult-questions-over-access

Covid-19 vaccine: First person receives Pfizer jab in UK https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55227325

Australian study shows wastewater testing can detect coronavirus weeks before people show symptoms https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-10/csiro-sewage-covid-19-australian-study-wastewater/12967618

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Britain’s Wild Weather https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000q5zz

Disaster risk reduction activities as learning https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-020-04443-5

Should I stay or should I go now? Why risk communication is the critical component in disaster risk reduction https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2590061720300764?via%3Dihub

Psychology and disasters

Facilitating Collective Psychosocial Resilience in the Public in Emergencies: Twelve Recommendations Based on the Social Identity Approach https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00141/full

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html

Drive-by burials and FaceTime farewells: Grief in the Covid era will weigh on the American psyche for years to come https://www.statnews.com/2020/12/09/drive-by-burials-and-facetime-farewells-grief-in-the-covid-era-will-weigh-on-the-american-psyche-for-years-to-come/

How to Build Trust in Covid-19 Vaccines http://nautil.us/issue/93/forerunners/how-to-build-trust-in-covid_19-vaccines

Sociology and disasters

The politics of disaster risk governance and neo-extractivism in Latin America https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75022

Whence the next pandemic? The intersecting global geography of the animal-human interface, poor health systems and air transit centrality reveals conduits for high-impact spillover https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75038

The nation learning to embrace flooding https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20201201-bangladesh-the-devastating-floods-essential-for-life

Bowling Alone or Masking Together? The Role of Social Capital in Excess Death Rates from COVID19 https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3744251

Quantifying the dynamics of migration after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/12/07/2001671117

Informal Disaster Governance https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346921607_Informal_Disaster_Governance

When cyclones and conflicts collide https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75101

Unequal COVID-19 vaccine deals could hurt global fight https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75103

Today in disaster resilience (4 December 2020)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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