Today in disaster resilience (13 August 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

US averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-b0811d7287ef240ae619ba1e385e0a63

Greece wildfires: Hundreds more evacuated as uncontrolled fires rage https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58138614

Dangerous fire conditions continue as dozens of wildfires devastate the West https://abcnews.go.com/US/dangerous-fire-conditions-continue-dozens-wildfires-devastate-west/story?id=79351500

El Salvador – Heavy Rain and Flash Floods Affect 4 Departments https://floodlist.com/america/el-salvador-floods-august-2021

India – Madhya Pradesh Floods Death Toll Rises to 24 https://floodlist.com/asia/india-madhya-pradesh-floods-update-august-2021

South Sudan – 90,000 Affected by Floods Since Start of Rainy Season https://floodlist.com/africa/south-sudan-floods-august-2021

Mexico – Homes Destroyed by Flash Floods in Coahuila and Durango https://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-coahuila-durango-august-2021

Indonesia – 2 Dead After Floods and Landslides in 5 Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-august-2021

Thousands forced to evacuate as massive wildfire spreads through Greek island of Evia https://watchers.news/2021/08/09/evia-wildfire-greece-august-2021/

Over 350 villages inundated across Uttar Pradesh, India https://watchers.news/2021/08/09/350-villages-inundated-uttar-pradesh-india-august-2021/

Severe flash floods hit Coahuila and Durango, Mexico https://watchers.news/2021/08/08/severe-flash-floods-hit-coahuila-and-durango-mexico/

China – 80,000 Evacuate Floods in Sichuan https://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-sichuan-august-2021

USA – Flash Floods Hit Omaha, Nebraska After Heavy Rain https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-omaha-nebraska-august-2021

Floods in North Korea destroy hundreds of homes https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/08/06/nkorea-North-Korea-flood-disaster-South-Hamgyong-province/9071628260499/

India – Hundreds of Villages Flooded in Uttar Pradesh, 9 People Dead https://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-uttar-pradesh-august-2021

Russia – Far East Faces Another Wave of Floods as Rivers Rise Again https://floodlist.com/asia/russia-far-east-floods-august-2021

Ethiopia – Hundreds Displaced by Floods in Afar Region https://floodlist.com/africa/ethiopia-floods-afar-region-august-2021

China – 80,000 Evacuate Floods in Sichuan https://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-sichuan-august-2021

Death toll rises in Sudan floods https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/death-toll-rises-in-sudan-floods

Floods hit Turkey’s north after south ravaged by wildfires https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/11/floods-hit-turkeys-north-after-south-ravaged-by-wildfires

Destructive wildfires leave at least 65 dead in northern Algeria https://watchers.news/2021/08/12/wildfires-tizi-ouzu-kabylie-algeria-august-2021/

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Aug 2021: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Merapi, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/138180/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-12-Aug-2021-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Merapi-Shiveluch-Rincon-de.html

Turkey – Floods in Black Sea Region Leave 6 Dead, 1 Missing, Dozens Injured https://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-black-sea-floods-update-august-2021

India – 7 Rivers Above Danger Mark in Bihar, Floods Affect Over 250,000 https://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-bihar-august-2021

Central African Republic – Thousands Affected After Floods and Rain Destroy Homes in Bangui https://floodlist.com/africa/central-african-republic-floods-bangui-august-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

‘Insanely cheap energy’: how solar power continues to shock the world https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/25/insanely-cheap-energy-how-solar-power-continues-to-shock-the-world

Apocalyptic fire and rain as UN climate report looms https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0806/1239496-weather-climate-change/

Italy and Spain are next: brutal heatwave with near +46 °C will be baking southern Europe https://www.severe-weather.eu/europe-weather/heat-dome-mediterranean-extreme-heatwave-italy-spain-mk/

World’s climate scientists to issue stark warning over global heating threat https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/08/worlds-climate-scientists-to-issue-stark-warning-over-global-heating-threat

Australia ‘lagging at the back of the pack’ of OECD countries on climate action, analysis finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/09/australia-lagging-at-the-back-of-the-pack-of-oecd-countries-on-climate-action-analysis-finds

The world is on the brink of ‘catastrophe,’ leader of next UN climate talks warns https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/08/world/climate-warning-alok-sharma-cop26-ipcc-intl/index.html

234 scientists read 14,000+ research papers to write the IPCC climate report – here’s what you need to know and why it’s a big deal https://theconversation.com/234-scientists-read-14-000-research-papers-to-write-the-ipcc-climate-report-heres-what-you-need-to-know-and-why-its-a-big-deal-165587

Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/06/reduce-methane-or-face-climate-catastrophe-scientists-warn

Climate Change 2021: IPCC Sixth Climate Change Assessment Report https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/

Major climate changes inevitable and irreversible – IPCC’s starkest warning yet https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/aug/09/humans-have-caused-unprecedented-and-irreversible-change-to-climate-scientists-warn

Some Past Sea Levels May Not Have Been as High as Thought, Says Study of Rising and Sinking Landmasses https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/some-past-sea-levels-may-not-have-been-high-thought-says-study-rising-and-sinking

Climate change has already hit Australia. Unless we act now, a hotter, drier and more dangerous future awaits, IPCC warns https://theconversation.com/climate-change-has-already-hit-australia-unless-we-act-now-a-hotter-drier-and-more-dangerous-future-awaits-ipcc-warns-165396

A New Climate Change Report Without Much New Overall https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/disaster-choice/202108/new-climate-change-report-without-much-new-overall

Yes, a few climate models give unexpected predictions – but the technology remains a powerful tool https://theconversation.com/yes-a-few-climate-models-give-unexpected-predictions-but-the-technology-remains-a-powerful-tool-165611

Sea level projection tool https://sealevel.nasa.gov/ipcc-ar6-sea-level-projection-tool

‘We’re not about to back down’: how climate experts hold hope despite the IPCC report https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/10/were-not-about-to-back-down-how-climate-experts-hold-hope-despite-the-ipcc-report

Climate change: IPCC report is ‘code red for humanity’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58130705

How Do We Predict Climate Change? https://scienceexchange.caltech.edu/topics/sustainability/climate-change-predictions

How we can transform our energy system to achieve net-zero emissions https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25133463-600-how-we-can-transform-our-energy-system-to-achieve-net-zero-emissions/

United States of Wildfire https://apps.npr.org/us-wildfires-impact-environment-climate-change/

The water cycle is intensifying as the climate warms, IPCC report warns – that means more intense storms and flooding https://theconversation.com/the-water-cycle-is-intensifying-as-the-climate-warms-ipcc-report-warns-that-means-more-intense-storms-and-flooding-165590

Future-Proofing Cities Against Climate Change https://www.archdaily.com/966045/future-proofing-cities-against-climate-change

What does the latest IPCC report mean for Australia? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-11/what-does-the-ipcc-report-mean-for-australia/100364884

Mediterranean faces fiercer heatwaves, drought, fires: UN draft report https://phys.org/news/2021-08-mediterranean-fiercer-heatwaves-drought.html

Insurers Won’t Save a Heating World From Floods and Fire https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-07-25/insurers-won-t-keep-bailing-out-climate-disasters-like-these-fires-and-floods

New heat record in Italy as ‘Lucifer’ sweeps in https://amp.france24.com/en/live-news/20210811-new-heat-record-in-italy-as-lucifer-sweeps-in

Italy may have registered Europe’s hottest temperature on record https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58130893

‘How high above sea level am I?’ If you’ve googled this, you’re likely asking the wrong question — an expert explains https://theconversation.com/how-high-above-sea-level-am-i-if-youve-googled-this-youre-likely-asking-the-wrong-question-an-expert-explains-165882

Greenhouse gas emissions must peak within 4 years, says leaked UN report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/12/greenhouse-gas-emissions-must-peak-within-4-years-says-leaked-un-report

Defunct NSW coal mine belches 1 million tonnes of CO2 without penalty https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/climate-change/defunct-nsw-coal-mine-belches-1-million-tonnes-of-co2-without-penalty-20210811-p58huv.html

Insights for African countries from the latest climate change projections https://theconversation.com/insights-for-african-countries-from-the-latest-climate-change-projections-165944

Disaster risk reduction

Here’s why $1.7 billion in hurricane levee work is needed in the New Orleans area https://www.nola.com/news/environment/article_027011c4-f6fb-11eb-b8a1-3bb8f37aad3a.html

Uttarakhand CM launches India’s first earthquake early warning mobile app developed by IIT-Roorkee https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/india/uttarakhand-cm-launches-indias-first-earthquake-early-warning-mobile-app-developed-by-iit-roorkee/articleshow/85036170.cms?from=mdr

China’s high-tech anti-flood efforts show innovation strengths https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-08-06/China-s-high-tech-anti-flood-efforts-show-innovation-strengths-12vxIvbGfAc/index.html

3 wildfire lessons for forest towns as Dixie Fire destroys historic Greenville, California https://theconversation.com/3-wildfire-lessons-for-forest-towns-as-dixie-fire-destroys-historic-greenville-california-165718

York flooding: Build defences outside city, council says https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-58092514

Turkey spent only fraction of forest protection budget before wildfires erupted https://news.trust.org/item/20210806070027-z7yg8/

Global catastrophic risk from lower magnitude volcanic eruptions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-25021-8

Satellite-based tools provide regional perspectives on landslide hazards, help assess risks in near-real time, and guide emergency responses https://www.preventionweb.net/news/satellites-support-disaster-response-storm-driven-landslides

Cost–benefit analysis of flood mitigation measures: a case study employing high-performance hydraulic and damage modelling https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-021-04814-6

Integrating Multiple Research Methods to Unravel the Complexity of Human-Water Systems https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2021AV000473

Navigating trade-offs between dams and river conservation https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/global-sustainability/article/navigating-tradeoffs-between-dams-and-river-conservation/6ADB5F2FB8C7D5B3B35AEF5F87541F22

Stanford researchers use artificial intelligence to unlock extreme weather mysteries https://woods.stanford.edu/news/stanford-researchers-use-artificial-intelligence-unlock-extreme-weather-mysteries

Integrated management of surface water and groundwater to mitigate flood risks and water scarcity in arid and semi-arid regions https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12720

Seismic risk management through insurance and its sensitivity to uncertainty in the hazard model https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-021-04748-z

Why understanding community behaviour matters for flood risk management? https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12724

The East Asian Covid-19 Paradox https://www.cambridge.org/core/elements/abs/east-asian-covid19-paradox/766AD8C7829F8A36A6232E399B2A9503

Italy’s Mount Etna – Europe’s Tallest Active Volcano Has A New Summit https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2021/08/11/italys-mount-etnaeuropes-tallest-active-volcano-has-a-new-summit/?sh=7140b2a46aab

Watch Venice’s new $7 billion Flood Defense System in action https://www.openculture.com/2021/08/watch-venices-new-7-billion-flood-defense-system-in-action.html

Coral Reef Restorations Can Be Optimized to Reduce Coastal Flooding Hazards https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2021.653945/full

Planning and Suitability Assessment of Large-scale Nature-based Solutions for Flood-risk Reduction https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11269-021-02848-w

Emergency management

Fires in Europe: EU steps up its aid and sends planes and firefighters https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2021-08-09-fires-in-europe–eu-steps-up-its-aid-and-sends-planes-and-firefighters.BJXGBu5RyF.html

Government publishes detailed list of countries helping in fire-fighting https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1165995/government-publishes-detailed-list-of-countries-helping-in-fire-fighting/

Long wait for flood compensation was ‘not acceptable’: Manitoba auditor general https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/long-wait-for-flood-compensation-was-not-acceptable-manitoba-auditor-general/ar-AAN6C5M?ocid=st

Method to extract difficult-to-evacuate areas by using tsunami evacuation simulation and numerical analysis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921004477?via%3Dihub

Russian AN-124 to Deliver Australian Water Bombers to Greece to aid in wildfire Emergency https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/08/12/russian-an-124-to-deliver-australian-water-bombers-to-greece-to-aid-in-wildfire-emergency/

Israel to expand use of COVID drug that gets 88% of patients out of hospital https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israel-to-expand-use-of-covid-drug-that-gets-88-percent-of-patients-out-of-hospital-676397

Car ‘graveyard’ a monument to the power of China’s record floods https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/world/car-graveyard-a-monument-to-the-power-of-china-s-record-floods/ar-AANegDD?ocid=ob-tw-ensg-489

What can we improve now to prepare for future catastrophic and cascading disasters? https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/what-can-we-improve-now-prepare-future-catastrophic-and-cascading-disasters

Disaster education, communications and engagement

These games will test your know-how in a wide range of emergencies and teach you how to build the emergency kit https://www.ready.gov/kids/games

Adaptive governance and community resilience to cyclones in coastal Bangladesh: Addressing the problem of fit, social learning, and institutional collaboration https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353780006_Adaptive_governance_and_community_resilience_to_cyclones_in_coastal_Bangladesh_Addressing_the_problem_of_fit_social_learning_and_institutional_collaboration

Australians back science and scientists to lead recovery https://scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au/australians-back-science-and-scientists-to-lead-recovery/

Psychology and disasters

‘People can’t sleep’: Rhondda valley flood leaves climate fear in its wake https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/08/people-cant-sleep-rhonda-valley-flood-leaves-climate-fear-wake

There Are More Than 50 Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2021/08/10/there_are_more_than_50_long-term_effects_of_covid-19_789293.html

‘We can’t let this happen’: How ordinary people handle climate distress https://www.smh.com.au/national/we-can-t-let-this-happen-how-ordinary-people-handle-climate-distress-20210811-p58hpw.html

Resources for working with climate emotions https://gendread.substack.com/p/resources-for-working-with-climate

Why understanding community behaviour matters for flood risk management? https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12724

Sociology and disasters

In the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, women are risking to pay a higher price for the crisis than men https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/how-will-covid-19-crisis-affect-existing-gender-divides-europe

Hispanic people more likely to die at home from COVID-19 in North Carolina https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hispanic-people-more-likely-to-die-at-home-from-covid-19-in-north-carolina/ar-AAN6U6X?ocid=st

Does social capital contribute to prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic? Empirical evidence from China https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353664300_Does_social_capital_contribute_to_prevention_and_control_of_the_COVID-19_pandemic_Empirical_evidence_from_China

Bleak future feared for Asia’s disaster-prone poor after UN climate report https://www.rappler.com/world/asia-pacific/bleak-future-feared-asia-disaster-prone-poor-climate-report

Infographic: Understanding societal resilience & risk awareness https://www.project-engage.eu/outcomes-results/infographic-understanding-societal-resilience-risk-awareness/

Today in disaster resilience (6 August 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Wildfires burn across Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey in heatwave bringing temperatures above 40C https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/01/tourists-evacuated-from-pescara-as-italy-records-over-800-wildfires

Western Wildfires May Take Weeks To Months To Contain https://www.npr.org/2021/08/01/1023274008/western-wildfires-oregon-california-drought

Wildfires destroy entire villages, death toll rises to 4, Turkey https://watchers.news/2021/07/31/turkey-wildfires-damage-death-toll-july-2021/

Afghanistan – Red Crescent Confirms 113 Flood Deaths in Nuristan Province https://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-nuristan-july-2021

Colombia – Floods Affect 50,000 After Rivers Overflow in Arauca https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-arauca-july-2021

Chad – Thousands Affected by Floods in Five Regions https://floodlist.com/africa/chad-floods-july-2021

Turkey appeals for help to fight wildfires as heatwave continues https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/02/turkey-appeals-for-help-to-fight-wildfires-as-heatwave-continues

Niger – Floods Leave Over 30 Dead, Thousands of Homes Destroyed https://floodlist.com/africa/niger-floods-leave-over-30-dead-thousands-of-homes-destroyed

Wildfires reach outskirts of Athens during scorching heatwave https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/03/wildfires-reach-outskirts-of-athens-during-scorching-heatwave

South Sudan: Flooding Kills 7 in South Sudan’s Unity State, Official Says https://allafrica.com/stories/202108030081.html

India – Air Force Helicopters Rescue Dozens From Rooftops in West Bengal Floods https://floodlist.com/asia/india-west-bengal-floods-august-2021

Philippines – 1 Missing, Thousands Displaced as Southwest Monsoon Causes Floods and Landslides https://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-august-2021

USA – 1 Dead as Severe Flash Floods Hit Utah for Second Time in a Week https://floodlist.com/america/usa/utah-flood-august-2021

Record Wildfires and Heat Sweep Across Greece, Threatening Historic Sites https://gizmodo.com/record-wildfires-and-heat-sweep-across-greece-threaten-1847421313

India – Thousands Stranded in Madhya Pradesh After Rivers Reach Record Highs https://floodlist.com/asia/india-thousands-stranded-in-madhya-pradesh-after-rivers-reach-record-highs

Sudan – Floods Cause Deaths, Destroy Homes in 3 States https://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-july-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Aug 2021: Pacaya volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/137461/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Aug-2021-Pacaya-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Reventador-Sangay.html

Site of first ancient Olympics at risk as fires rage in Greece https://www.euronews.com/2021/08/05/site-of-first-ancient-olympics-at-risk-as-fires-rage-in-greece

India – Fatalities After Floods and Rain in Rajasthanhttps://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-rajasthan-august-2021

Italy – Evacuations After More Flooding in Areas Around Lake Como https://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-lake-como-august-2021

Iran – Floods Affect 10 Provinces, Red Crescent Reports 8 Fatalities https://floodlist.com/asia/iran-floods-august-2021

Trinidad and Tobago – Flash Floods Wreck Homes and Vehicles https://floodlist.com/america/trinidad-floods-august-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Adapt or die. That is the stark challenge to living in the new world we have made https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/01/adapt-or-die-that-is-the-stark-challenge-to-living-in-the-new-world-we-have-made?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

Greenland experienced ‘massive’ ice melt this week, scientists say https://www.arctictoday.com/greenland-experienced-massive-ice-melt-this-week-scientists-say/

You’re living on a heat island https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/weather/2021/07/16/ever-hear-of-a-heat-island—

Germany’s floods highlight need for urgent climate action https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-germanys-floods-highlight-need-for-urgent-climate-action/a-58702221

In fast-warming world, Tokyo is barometer for future Olympics https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/79205

Strengthening climate resilience through better flood management https://www.unescap.org/blog/strengthening-climate-resilience-through-better-flood-management#

State of the UK climate 2020 https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.7285

In summer of apocalyptic weather, concerns emerge over climate science blind spot https://www.axios.com/extreme-weather-heat-waves-floods-climate-science-dba85d8a-215b-49a1-8a80-a6b7532bee83.html

New report: State of the science on western wildfires, forests and climate change https://www.washington.edu/news/2021/08/02/new-report-state-of-the-science-on-western-wildfires-forests-and-climate-change/

This is the impact of extreme weather on lives and livelihoods https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/08/water-global-disasters-climate-change/

From China to Germany, floods expose climate vulnerability https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/china-germany-floods-expose-climate-vulnerability-2021-07-22/

How summer 2021 has changed our understanding of extreme weather https://theconversation.com/how-summer-2021-has-changed-our-understanding-of-extreme-weather-165268

When the desert becomes flooded: climate change in Chad https://unocha.exposure.co/when-the-desert-becomes-flooded

Africa’s most populous city is battling floods and rising seas. It may soon be unliveable, experts warn https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/01/africa/lagos-sinking-floods-climate-change-intl-cmd/index.html

UN Climate Panel Contends With Models Showing Implausibly Fast Warming https://e360.yale.edu/digest/un-climate-panel-contends-with-models-showing-implausibly-fast-warming

Seismic waves reveal the Arctic is on shaky ground https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/seismic-waves-reveal-the-arctic-is-on-shaky-ground-13066/

Five lessons from the Global South on climate-related disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/79255

Australian Bushfires Had a Bigger Climate Impact Than the Pandemic in 2020 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/wildfires-had-a-bigger-impact-than-the-pandemic-in-2020

Vast wildfires in Russia’s Yakutia have already set an emissions record https://www.arctictoday.com/vast-wildfires-in-russias-yakutia-have-already-set-an-emissions-record/

Predicting droughts and floods: why we’re studying 19th-century ocean records https://theconversation.com/predicting-droughts-and-floods-why-were-studying-19th-century-ocean-records-164985

Relentlessly hotter: Sizzling heat increasingly the norm in Israel, data shows https://www.timesofisrael.com/sizzling-heat-increasingly-becoming-the-norm-data-shows/

Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/05/climate-crisis-scientists-spot-warning-signs-of-gulf-stream-collapse

Meals on Wheels prepares to check on seniors as metro area heat wave begins https://www.kptv.com/news/meals-on-wheels-prepares-to-check-on-seniors-as-metro-area-heat-wave-begins/article_bde3a074-efd5-11eb-b409-d703ba8ef092.html

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency 2021 https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biab079/6325731

World to hit temperature tipping point 10 years faster than forecast https://www.afr.com/policy/energy-and-climate/world-to-hit-temperature-tipping-point-10-years-faster-than-forecast-20210805-p58g7u

Disaster risk reduction

August edition – Disaster Risk Reduction and Open Data Newsletter https://tonkintaylor.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/t/0D2AC7430F7CEB992540EF23F30FEDED/E1B19278A0D5E96A405DC10595964AA8

Campaigners call for national flash flood alert system as extreme rain ‘puts millions at risk’ https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/flash-flooding-alert-system-climate-crisis-b1894358.html

China floods: did Zhengzhou’s ‘smart’ flood prevention system fail to prevent the disaster? https://www.scmp.com/tech/big-tech/article/3142898/china-floods-smart-city-system-capabilities-called-question-after

Flood protection and land value creation — Not all resilience investments are created equal https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79213

California fire hazard zone map https://www.kqed.org/news/11759209/map-do-you-live-in-a-high-risk-fire-zone

Africa’s largest yearly floods are more strongly linked to regions’ annual peaks in soil moisture than to annual peaks in precipitation https://eos.org/articles/soil-saturation-dictates-africas-flood-severity

The race to save the Underground from flooding https://www.wired.co.uk/article/london-underground-flooding

How Wildfires Threaten U.S. Water Supplies https://labs.waterdata.usgs.gov/visualizations/fire-hydro/index.html

Latest edition of Floodplain Manager newsletter https://www.molinostewart.com.au/editorial/floodplain-manager-july-2021-2/

Sea Levels Influence Eruptions On Volcanic Island https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2021/08/04/sea-levels-influence-eruptions-on-volcanic-island/

How implementing Sendai could have saved Beirut  https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/76946

Understanding Typhoon and Earthquake Risk in Japan https://www.air-worldwide.com/japan/japan-typhoon-and-earthquake-model/

New global map shows populations are growing faster in flood-prone areas https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/08/04/1030533/population-climate-flood-risk/

Flood mapping start-up: Cloud to Street https://www.cloudtostreet.ai/

Enhancing early warning systems in Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/enhancing-early-warning-systems-cambodia-and-lao-people%E2%80%99s-democratic-republic

Nature-based solutions in China: Financing “sponge cities” for integrated urban flood management https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/79263

Community insurance against climate change, wildfires in California, and the need for forward-looking wildfire loss modelling https://riskfrontiers.com/insights/community-insurance-against-climate-change-wildfires-in-california-and-the-need-for-forward-looking-wildfire-loss-modelling/

Near real-time global fire map https://firms2.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/map/#d:2021-08-05;l:country-outline;@0.0,0.0,3z

A Road Map For Adapting Dry Forests To New Fire Regimes https://www.eurasiareview.com/05082021-a-road-map-for-adapting-dry-forests-to-new-fire-regimes/

Evaluating 9 m of near-surface transpressional displacement during the Mw 7.8 2016 Kaikōura earthquake: re-excavation of a pre-earthquake paleoseismic trench, Kekerengu Fault, New Zealand https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/CXSZNEGRV9TD2PFRS4ZM/full?target=10.1080/00288306.2021.1954958

Germany flood risks were clearly underestimated https://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2021_070_flood-risks-were-clearly-underestimated.php

Emergency management

July edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-july-2021/

Florida Breaks Record for COVID-19 Hospitalizations https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/coronavirus/florida-breaks-record-for-covid-19-hospitalizations/2515096/

Tokyo’s New COVID-19 Infections Hit A Record Again, Topping 4,000 For The First Time https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/07/31/1023183575/tokyo-covid-coronavirus-cases-4000-japan

Less than 0.1% of vaccinated Americans tested positive for COVID-19 https://www.axios.com/chart-vaccinated-americans-delta-covid-cases-b93710e3-cfc1-4248-9c33-474b00947a90.html

Death toll in Afghanistan floods tops 100, dozens still missing https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/1/death-toll-afghanistan-floods-tops-100-dozens-still-missing

Fauci: More ‘pain and suffering’ ahead as COVID cases rise https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/fauci-more-pain-and-suffering-ahead-as-covid-cases-rise

Sweden daily Covid deaths hit zero, with human liberty still intact https://www.biznews.com/health/2021/07/26/sweden-covid

How extensive were the adverse health effects of bushfire smoke in the summer of 2019/20? https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/health/how-extensive-were-adverse-health-effects-bushfire-smoke-summer-201920

Covid is surging in Florida. Doctors and nurses are back in crisis mode https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/covid-surging-florida-doctors-nurses-are-back-crisis-mode-n1275746

More firefighters needed to protect Victoria’s snow gums, report recommends https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-04/fires-alter-alpine-landscape-put-snow-gums-at-risk/100345354

WHO calls for moratorium on vaccine booster shots as global infections surpass 200M https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/08/04/covid-mask-mandates-delta-variant-vaccine-cdc-who/5477581001/

County Vaccination Coverage and COVID-19 Case Rates https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccination-case-rate

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How Hamburg recovered after the catastrophic flood of 1962 https://www.thelocal.de/20210730/how-germanys-extreme-weather-has-brought-back-memories-of-the-catastrophic-hamburg-flood-of-1962/

Consultation hub for Scotland’s draft flood risk management plans https://consultation.sepa.org.uk/evidence-and-flooding/frmplans/

Wakayama University students create disaster prevention booklet for children in ‘easy Japanese’ https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210731/p2a/00m/0li/008000c

Ring the alarm: it’s time for US schools to have climate disaster drills https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/566098-ring-the-alarm-its-time-for-us-schools-to-have-climate-disaster

Weather, Climate, and Narrative: A Relational Model for Democratizing Risk Communication https://journals.ametsoc.org/view/journals/wcas/10/3/wcas-d-17-0050_1.xml

Words into Action guideline: Man-made/technological hazards https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/54012

Effect of health belief model on flood-risk educational approach among elementary school children in Malaysia https://jamba.org.za/index.php/jamba/article/view/1102

Psychology and disasters

Fully Vaccinated but Anxious About a Return to Normal Life? You May Have ‘Cave Syndrome’ https://www.wsj.com/articles/fully-vaccinated-but-anxious-about-a-return-to-normal-life-you-may-have-cave-syndrome-11626870612

Psychology researchers offer better tool for visualizing hurricane danger https://natsci.source.colostate.edu/no-more-cone-psychology-researchers-offer-better-tool-for-visualizing-hurricane-danger/

Wildfires Ignite Mental Health Concerns https://therevelator.org/wildfire-mental-health/

Extreme floods change men’s risk preferences, and it could matter for financing climate adaptation measures https://voxeu.org/article/extreme-floods-change-men-s-risk-preferences

Australians are three times more worried about climate change than COVID. A mental health crisis is looming https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-06/australians-three-times-more-worried-about-climate-change-covid/100354008

Australians report climate change as a bigger concern than COVID-19 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667278221000298?via%3Dihub

Sociology and disasters

Homeless scramble to survive rare cold snap, Brazil https://watchers.news/2021/08/01/homeless-scramble-to-survive-rare-cold-snap-brazil/

Over 50% of people in high income countries vaccinated compared to 1% in low income countries https://data.undp.org/vaccine-equity/accessibility/

Why FEMA Aid Is Unavailable To Many Who Need It The Most https://www.npr.org/2021/06/29/1004347023/why-fema-aid-is-unavailable-to-many-who-need-it-the-most

Does social capital contribute to prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic? Empirical evidence from China https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921004623?via%3Dihub#fig1

Disaster and the lived politics of the resilient city https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0016718521002001?via%3Dihub

The Genealogy of Disaster https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2021/08/05/the-genealogy-of-disaster/

Today in disaster resilience (30 July 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Heavy rain in India triggers floods, landslides; at least 125 dead https://www.reuters.com/world/india/heavy-rain-india-triggers-floods-landslides-least-125-dead-2021-07-24/

Woman Dead, Three Missing After Flooding in CO Burn Area https://www.firefighternation.com/news/woman-dead-three-missing-after-flooding-in-co-burn-area/

Flooding in London after heavy rain https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-57963856

Italy: Wildfires rage through Sardinia, forcing evacuations https://www.dw.com/en/italy-wildfires-rage-through-sardinia-forcing-evacuations/a-58635590

Philippines evacuates thousands as monsoon rains flood Manila, provinces https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/philippines-evacuates-thousands-monsoon-rains-flood-cities-provinces-2021-07-24/

Typhoon In-fa makes landfall on China’s east coast, Shanghai flights cancelled https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-25/typhoon-in-fa-makes-landfall-near-shanghai/100322316

California’s largest fire burns homes as blazes scorch West https://apnews.com/article/fires-environment-and-nature-california-climate-change-da4043fa5e9a1d3b36c83122ba86f61b#:~:text=INDIAN%20FALLS%2C%20Calif.,property%20across%20the%20U.S.%20West.

Belgium – Cars Swept Down Streets After More Floods Strike https://floodlist.com/europe/belgium-storm-floods-namur-late-july-2021

Panama – Thousands of Homes Damaged by Floods in Bocas Del Toro Province https://floodlist.com/america/panama-floods-bocasdeltoro-july-2021

Russia – More Deadly Floods Hit Sochi https://floodlist.com/europe/russia-floods-sochi-july-2021

‘We saved nothing’: Floods displace hundreds in Burundi https://www.africanews.com/2021/05/15/we-saved-nothing-floods-displace-hundreds-in-burundi/

Philippines – Thousands Evacuate Floods in Manila and Northern Regions https://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-typhoon-infa-july-2021

Belgium – Cars Swept Down Streets After More Floods Strike https://floodlist.com/europe/belgium-storm-floods-namur-late-july-2021

Western Europe – Storms Cause Floods in Switzerland, Germany and UK https://floodlist.com/europe/storms-floods-switzerland-germany-uk-july-2021

Wildfires scorch Spain and cause ‘disaster without precedence’ in Sardinia https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/27/europe/southern-europe-wildfires-sardinia-intl/index.html

Bangladesh – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Cox’s Bazar https://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-landslides-coxs-bazar-july-2021

China – 69 Dead, 5 Still Missing in Henan Floods https://floodlist.com/asia/china-henan-floods-update-july-2021

India – Maharashtra Floods and Landslides Death Toll Climbs to 192 https://floodlist.com/asia/maharashtra-floods-update-july-2021

Costa Rica – Floods Leave 2 Dead, 2 Missing, Thousands Displaced https://floodlist.com/america/costa-rica-floods-july-2021

Lebanon battles wildfires in country’s north, firefighter dies https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/lebanon-battles-wildfires-countrys-north-firefighter-dies-2021-07-28/

Homes evacuated in Turkey as forest fire rages near southern coast https://www.euronews.com/2021/07/28/homes-evacuated-in-turkey-as-forest-fire-rages-near-southern-coast

Deadly floods and landslides hit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh https://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2021/7/61015b864/deadly-floods-landslides-hit-rohingya-camps-bangladesh.html

Unseasonal rainstorms hit Yemen, claiming at least 14 lives https://watchers.news/2021/07/28/yemen-flood-july-2021/

Strong explosive eruption at Stromboli volcano, Italy https://watchers.news/2021/07/28/stromboli-eruption-july-28-2021/

Italy – Evacuations After Floods and Landslides Near Lake Como https://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-lake-como-july-2021

USA – State of Emergency After Flash Floods in Utah, Nevada; 3 People Missing in New Mexico and Arizona https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-utah-newmexico-nevada-july-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Jul 2021: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Semeru, Shiveluch, Ibu, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/136692/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Jul-2021-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Semeru-Shiveluch-Ibu-Reventador.html

Afghanistan – Dozens Feared Dead After Floods in Nuristan Province https://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-nuristan-floods-july-2021

Mexico – Flash Floods Cause Damage and Casualties in Sonora https://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-sonora-july-2021

Pakistan – Deadly Flash Floods Hit Islamabad After ‘Cloudburst’ https://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-islamabad-july-2021

Myanmar – Thousands Displaced by Floods in 4 States https://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-floods-july-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate adaptation should be based on robust regional climate information https://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2021/07/climate-adaptation-should-be-based-on-robust-regional-climate-information/

Renewables drive Australian emissions lower as wind records blown away https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/renewables-drive-australian-emissions-lower-as-wind-records-blown-away-20210725-p58cpk.html

America in 2090: The Impact of Extreme Heat, in Maps https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/opinion/climate-change-heat-waves.html

Plans of four G20 states are threat to global climate pledge, warn scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/25/plans-of-four-g20-states-are-threat-to-global-climate-pledge-warn-scientists

Beware summer! As climate crisis deepens, attitudes to season shift https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jul/24/as-the-climate-crisis-deepens-the-uks-attitude-to-summer-begins-to-shift

Climate change: Israel to cut 85% of emissions by mid-century https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-57965028

Climate change could spark floods in world’s largest desert lake: new study https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/79107

Flash floods will be more common as climate crisis worsens, say scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/26/flash-floods-will-be-more-common-as-climate-crisis-worsens-say-scientists-london-floods

‘Record-shattering’ heat becoming much more likely, says climate study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/26/record-shattering-heat-becoming-much-more-likely-says-climate-study

Climate change: Researchers begin discussions on vital report https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57944015

Yep, it’s bleak, says expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/25/gaya-herrington-mit-study-the-limits-to-growth

Guidance to help water and sewerage companies and flood risk management authorities to prepare for future increases in rainfall intensities from global warming https://www.ukclimateresilience.org/news-events/climate-adaptation-on-future-changes-to-uk-rainfall-intensifies/

On the heels of Europe’s devastating floods, scientists warn more is yet to comehttps://grist.org/extreme-weather/europes-devastating-floods-scientists-warn-more-is-yet-to-come/

Flash floods: a grim reminder that adaptation is as important as reducing emissions https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/flash-floods-a-grim-reminder-that-adaptation-is-as-important-as-reducing-emissions/

Is climate change to blame for the recent weather disasters? 2 things you need to understandhttps://theconversation.com/extreme-heat-waves-in-a-warming-world-dont-just-break-records-they-shatter-them-164919

Mapping the way to climate resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79111

The Climate Change Link To More And Bigger Wildfires https://www.npr.org/2021/07/27/1019898087/climate-change-wildfires

COP26 climate summit president says progress made, but not enough https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57975025

What the EU climate plan means for national targets https://www.transportenvironment.org/publications/what-eu-climate-plan-means-national-targets

Mapped: How climate change affects extreme weather around the world https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-how-climate-change-affects-extreme-weather-around-the-world

Great Adaptations – a book on the climate crisis https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/great-adaptations

More livestock, more carbon dioxide, less ice: the world’s climate change progress since 2019 is (mostly) bad news https://theconversation.com/more-livestock-more-carbon-dioxide-less-ice-the-worlds-climate-change-progress-since-2019-is-mostly-bad-news-165168

Western Wildfires Are Sending Carbon Offsets Up in Smoke https://gizmodo.com/western-wildfires-are-sending-carbon-offsets-up-in-smok-1847370861

Climate change increasing high heat index days in Austin https://www.kxan.com/weather/weather-blog/climate-change-increasing-high-heat-index-days-in-austin/

Why Extreme Heat Is So Deadly https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-extreme-heat-is-so-deadly/

Climate emergency not slowed by COVID-19 pandemic and planet’s ‘vital signs’ worsening, scientists say https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-07-28/climate-emergency-pandemic-planet-vital-signs-worsening/100329094

Record-breaking heatwave hits Hokkaido, Japanhttps://watchers.news/2021/07/28/record-breaking-heatwave-hokkaido-japan-july-2021/

Small climate changes can have devastating local consequences – it happened in the Little Ice Age https://theconversation.com/small-climate-changes-can-have-devastating-local-consequences-it-happened-in-the-little-ice-age-164916

Bushfires, not pandemic lockdowns, had biggest impact on global climate in 2020 https://news.ucar.edu/132802/bushfires-not-pandemic-lockdowns-had-biggest-impact-global-climate-2020

Australian farmers are adapting well to climate change, but there’s work ahead https://theconversation.com/australian-farmers-are-adapting-well-to-climate-change-but-theres-work-ahead-164860

Scientists say temperatures in South America could rise by 4°C https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/temperatures-south-america/116402/

Rainfall becomes increasingly variable as climate warms https://english.cas.cn/newsroom/research_news/earth/202107/t20210729_276360.shtml

The Spanish heat paradox: temperatures soar but related deaths drop https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2021-07-28/the-spanish-heat-paradox-temperatures-soar-but-related-deaths-drop.html

Disaster risk reduction

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it https://www.terracestandard.com/opinion/we-cant-predict-the-next-wildfire-disaster-but-we-can-plan-for-it/

Climate illusions are no substitute for disaster management https://www.gisreportsonline.com/climate-illusions-are-no-substitute-for-disaster-management,politics,3574.html

Scientists reveal fresh insights about New Zealand’s 7.8 quake https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/scientists-reveal-fresh-insights-about-new-zealands-78-quake/4URDVTIRDICV7JBVP2GPZIOSZ4/

Water-related hazards dominate disasters in the past 50 years https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/water-related-hazards-dominate-disasters-past-50-years

You may have heard the ‘moon wobble’ will intensify coastal floods. Well, here’s what that means for Australia https://theconversation.com/you-may-have-heard-the-moon-wobble-will-intensify-coastal-floods-well-heres-what-that-means-for-australia-164632

Urban flood risks, impacts, and management in Nigeria https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79100

As floods stir climate change fears, Israel may be up a creek without a plan https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-floods-stir-climate-change-fears-israel-may-be-up-a-creek-without-a-plan/

Nearly two thirds of global drowning deaths occur in Asia Pacific https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-drowning-prevention-day/2021

NYC’s outdated flood maps leave thousands at risk for disaster bills https://gothamist.com/news/nycs-outdated-flood-maps-leave-thousands-risk-disaster-bills

Catastrophic flooding spotlights Germany’s poor disaster preparedness https://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/left-to-their-own-defenses-catastrophic-flooding-spotlights-germany-s-poor-disaster-preparedness-a-b3821147-97d2-4f23-951c-0206bd9ff9b2

Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for flood prone buildings – final project report https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-8130

Disaster management and remote sensing https://www.geospatialworld.net/blogs/disaster-management-and-remote-sensing-remote-sensing/

Can We Predict The Eruption Of A Supervolcano? https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2021/07/27/can-we-predict-the-eruption-of-a-supervolcano/

Bewdley: Worcestershire town washed out for three years running set to receive £6.2m to improve flood defences https://news.sky.com/story/bewdley-worcestershire-town-washed-out-for-three-years-running-set-to-receive-16362m-to-improve-flood-defences-12364942

Assessing the Impact of Aftershocks on Regional Earthquake Loss Estimation https://www.air-worldwide.com/blog/posts/2021/7/assessing-the-impact-of-aftershocks-on-regional-earthquake-loss-estimation/

Uncertainty and bias in global to regional scale assessments of current and future coastal flood risk https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020EF001882

On safer ground: Floodplain buyouts and community resilience https://knowledge.uli.org/reports/research-reports/2021/on-safer-ground-floodplain-buyouts-and-community-resilience

Measuring community disaster resilience at local levels: An adaptable resilience framework https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921003241?via%3Dihub

Planned retreat from flood-prone Westport and its stoic history https://www.newsroom.co.nz/planned-retreat-from-flood-prone-westport

More ‘good fire’ could help California control future catastrophes https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/more-good-fire-could-help-california-control-future-catastrophes

Record funding for flood defences in England as climate crisis worsens risks https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/29/record-funding-for-flood-defences-in-england-as-climate-crisis-worsens-risks

Latest Philippine earthquake reveals tectonic complexity https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/latest-philippine-earthquake-reveals-tectonic-complexity-13026/

Satellite-based flood mapping in the boreal region for improving situational awareness https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12744

Identifying drivers of streamflow extremes in West Africa to inform a nonstationary prediction model https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094721000414?via%3Dihub

Does hot and dry equal more wildfire? Contrasting short- and long-term climate effects on fire in the Sierra Nevada, CA https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.3657

Emergency management

Doctors warn over increasing number of young people with Covid in ICU https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/25/seriously-ill-young-people-in-current-covid-admissions-expert-warns

Unvaccinated COVID patients likelier to suffer serious symptoms https://www.jpost.com/health-science/unvaccinated-covid-patients-likelier-to-have-serious-condition-ministry-674870

Satellite images of wildfires are saving lives. The Pentagon might let the program expire https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-07-27/fireguard-expiration-congress-wildfires

Catching fire: AI is helping scarce firefighters better predict blazes https://news.trust.org/item/20210722120845-s2q1j/

The Delta Variant Upends the World’s Pandemic Response https://www.wsj.com/articles/thedeltavariant-upends-the-worlds-pandemic-response-11627225200

Vaccination rates in France and Italy have soared after leaders announced a raft of restrictions that will drastically curtail the freedom of unvaccinated people https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/07/27/explosion-in-vaccinations-and-protests-follow-health-pass-announcements-as-europe-cracks-down-on-vaccine-holdouts/?sh=1f08ea24136b

Wildfires have burned a combined area the size of Delaware and Rhode Island — and then some https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/28/weather/western-wildfires-wednesday/index.html

Oxford researchers develop tool to predict human displacement post-disaster https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/science-blog/oxford-researchers-develop-tool-predict-human-displacement-post-disaster

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Emergency infrastructure needed to keep Americans safe: Public media https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/564629-emergency-infrastructure-needed-to-keep-americans-safe-public

How to Use Social Media in Healthcare: A Guide for Health Professionals https://blog.hootsuite.com/social-media-health-care/

Rapid increases in social media adoption and use since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have been maintained https://wearesocial.com/au/blog/2021/07/digital-2021-july-global-statshot-digital-audiences-swell-but-there-may-be-trouble-ahead

How Hosukai’s Great Wave emerged from Japan’s isolation to become a global icon https://aeon.co/videos/how-hosukais-great-wave-emerged-from-japans-isolation-to-become-a-global-icon

Wildfire Actions https://www.fema.gov/disaster/wildfire-actions

Towards protective action: effective risk and warning communication during natural hazards https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-8131

What have we learned about COVID-19 volunteering in the UK? A rapid review of the literature https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-021-11390-8

New book: A Brief History of Earth is subtitled “Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters” https://www.forbes.com/sites/chadorzel/2021/07/29/book-review-a-brief-history-of-earth-by-andrew-h-knoll/

Weather, climate, and narrative: A relational model for democratizing risk communication https://journals.ametsoc.org/view/journals/wcas/10/3/wcas-d-17-0050_1.xml

Psychology and disasters

The Impact of Earthquakes on Apartment Owners and Renters in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington) Aotearoa New Zealand https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353453933_The_Impact_of_Earthquakes_on_Apartment_Owners_and_Renters_in_Te_Whanganui-a-Tara_Wellington_Aotearoa_New_Zealand

COVID-19 linked to ‘significant’ drop in intelligence: research https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/covid-19-linked-to-significant-drop-in-intelligence-research-1.5524877

Urban pluvial flood adaptation: Results of a household survey across four German municipalities https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12748

Sociology and disasters

Understanding the Willingness to Share Resources in the Hurricane Irma Evacuation: A Multi-Modeling Approach https://escholarship.org/uc/item/70g3c3nk

Implementation of social equity metrics in an engineering-based framework for distributing disaster resources https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353421170_Implementation_of_social_equity_metrics_in_an_engineering-based_framework_for_distributing_disaster_resources

Bridging the Divide: Does Social Capital Moderate the Impact of Polarization on Health? https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/JGVJHRR3KDTEJEBGVGNA/full

Gender equality, social inclusion and resilience in Malawi https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79108

Procedural Vulnerability and Its Effects on Equitable Post-Disaster Recovery in Low-Income Communities https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01944363.2021.1929417?src=

Keeping Each Other Safe: Who Checks on Their Neighbors During Weather Extremes in Summer and Winter? https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/disaster-medicine-and-public-health-preparedness/article/abs/keeping-each-other-safe-who-checks-on-their-neighbors-during-weather-extremes-in-summer-and-winter/BFAA54C464794AABF65A04695F65033F

Investigating the resilience of refugee camps to COVID-19: A case of Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353482011_Investigating_the_resilience_of_refugee_camps_to_COVID-19_A_case_of_Rohingya_settlements_in_Bangladesh

Today in disaster resilience (23 July 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Merkel visits areas devastated by ‘terrifying’ floods as death toll reaches 190 in Europe https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210718-merkel-to-visit-areas-devastated-by-floods-in-germany-as-death-toll-in-europe-tops-180

US firefighters bracing for dangerous weather as 70 wildfires burn across California and Oregon https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-18/us-wildfires-burn-across-california-oregon-dangerous-weather/100302756

India – at Least 20 Killed in Mumbai Landslides and Floodshttps://floodlist.com/asia/india-mumbai-landslides-july-2021

Oman – Floods After 200mm of Rain Leave 4 Dead, Dozens Rescued https://floodlist.com/asia/oman-floods-july-2021

Luxembourg – Dozens Evacuated After Record Rainfall Causes Rivers to Break Banks https://floodlist.com/europe/luxembourg-floods-july-2021

USA – Emergency Declared After Deadly Flash Floods in Arizona https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-arizona-july-2021

Covid-19: India excess deaths cross four million, says study https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-57888460

Thunderstorms and lightning threaten to spur more fires in US west https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/20/us-west-wildfires-bootleg-fire-oregon

Heavy flooding hits central China, affecting tens of millions https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/20/heavy-flooding-hits-central-china-affecting-tens-of-millions

Nigeria – Hundreds of Homes Damaged by Floods in Taraba State https://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-taraba-july-2021

USA – Flash Floods Cause Chaos in Alabama https://floodlist.com/america/usa/flash-floods-alabama-july-2021

Iran – 8 Dead as Flash Floods and Storms Affect 15 Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/iran-flash-floods-july-2021

Canada’s BC declares state of emergency as wildfires surge https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/20/canada-bc-declares-state-of-emergency-as-wildfires-surge

At least 25 dead in China as province deluged by heaviest rains in 1,000 years https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/death-toll-rises-china-henan-province-historic-rains-n1274579

Romania – Evacuations, 1 Dead After Heavy Rain Triggers Flash Floods https://floodlist.com/europe/romania-floods-july-2021

Germany floods: 155 still missing as hopes of further rescues fade https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/21/germany-floods-one-hundred-fifty-five-still-missing-hope-further-rescue-fade

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Jul 2021: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/136115/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Jul-2021-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Sangay-Lew.html

Indonesia – More Than 5,000 Families Displaced by Floods in West Kalimantan https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-west-kalimantan-july-2021

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Colorado and New Mexico https://floodlist.com/america/usa/flash-floods-colorado-new-mexico-july-2021

Tajikistan – Deadly Floods and Mudslides Strike Sughd Region https://floodlist.com/asia/tajikistan-floods-mudslides-july-2021

China – Over 350,000 Evacuated, 33 Dead, 8 Missing After Zhengzhou and Henan Floods https://floodlist.com/asia/china-henan-zhengzhou-floods-update-july-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Why a killer US heatwave points to a stifling future for our cities https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/why-a-killer-us-heatwave-points-to-a-stifling-future-for-our-cities-20210716-p58ae9.html

‘It Is All Connected’: Extreme Weather in the Age of Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/16/climate/europe-floods-climate-change.html

Germany needs better climate policy, Merkel says from flooded region https://www.dw.com/en/germany-needs-better-climate-policy-merkel-says-from-flooded-region-live-updates/a-58304082

How climate change fueled the devastating floods in Germany and northwest Europe https://www.vox.com/22577431/germany-flooding-europe-climate-change

Climate change: Science failed to predict flood and heat intensity https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57863205

Climate scientists shocked by scale of floods in Germany https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/16/climate-scientists-shocked-by-scale-of-floods-in-germany

Boston On List Of Cities With Worst Urban Heat, Where Temperatures Can Spike 15-20 Degrees In A Matter Of Blocks https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/07/15/urban-heat-islands-cities-list-boston-climate-central/

Warmer weather ‘loading the dice’ towards more intense rainfall, scientists say https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/125789352/warmer-weather-loading-the-dice-towards-more-intense-rainfall-scientists-say

Warming Indian Ocean sets stage for spring floods in NSW and Victoria https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/warming-indian-ocean-sets-stage-for-spring-floods-in-nsw-and-victoria-20210720-p58be6.html

Extreme heat warning: what first-ever Met Office alert means https://theconversation.com/extreme-heat-warning-what-first-ever-met-office-alert-means-164757

The Northern Hemisphere has a punishing heat wave infestation https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/07/20/heat-wave-northern-hemisphere/

Siberia hit by unprecedented heatwave and forest fires – video report https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2021/jul/20/siberia-hit-by-unprecedented-heatwave-and-forest-fires-video-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

US cities are working to shore up their flood defenses in the face of climate change, building and upgrading pumps, storm drains, and other infrastructure https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/07/20/1029748/cities-infrastructure-prevent-flooding/

Preliminary analysis concludes Pacific Northwest heat wave was a 1,000-year event https://climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/preliminary-analysis-concludes-pacific-northwest-heat-wave-was-1000-year

Catastrophic floods could hit Europe far more often, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/21/catastrophic-floods-could-hit-europe-far-more-often-study-finds

Scientific proof points to more intense and longer hot spells ahead https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/scientific-proof-points-to-more-intenseand-longer-hot-spells-ahead-40674337.html

Extreme heat waves in urban areas are much more likely than previously thought https://cee.illinois.edu/news/new-modeling-technique-shows-greater-likelihood-frequency-extreme-heat-events-urban-areas

Climate-Driven Changes in Clouds are Likely to Amplify Global Warming https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19072021/climate-driven-changes-in-clouds-are-likely-to-amplify-global-warming/

This catastrophic summer even has climate scientists worried https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/07/21/news/climate-change-scientists-heat-wave-summer

What makes a resilient landscape? Climate, fire, and forests in the Northern Rockies https://www.nrfirescience.org/resource/23344

The record-smashing Pacific Northwest heat wave suggests that climate change has forced us past a threshold for temperatures https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/this-summer-could-change-our-understanding-of-extreme-heat?

Germany floods: Can we tell if extreme weather is linked to climate change? https://news.trust.org/item/20210716170026-viwbq/

California weighs first step in ‘managed retreat’ from rising Pacific https://news.trust.org/item/20210720091734-1d84f/

How the dynamics of a heating planet are driving extreme weather https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/how-the-dynamics-of-a-heating-planet-are-driving-extreme-weather-20210722-p58c1c.html

From China to Germany, floods expose climate vulnerability https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/china-germany-floods-expose-climate-vulnerability-2021-07-22/

Scientists are worried by how fast the climate crisis has amplified extreme weather https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/20/world/climate-change-extreme-weather-speed-cmd-intl/index.html

Emissions Could Hit New Record by 2023 Without More Green Spending https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-20/less-than-15-of-covid-19-recovery-spending-went-to-green-energy

Summer in the city: Improving community resilience to extreme summertime heat in Northern Manhattan https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79073

Disaster risk reduction

Bob Carr appeals to UNESCO over Warragamba Dam https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/bob-carr-appeals-to-unesco-over-warragamba-dam-20210718-p58aq4.html

Why did Europe’s flood warning system so lethally fail? https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-07-17/Why-did-Europe-s-flood-warning-system-so-lethally-fail–11YtoG2cGU8/index.html

Satellites over Europe track massive floods in Germany and Belgium https://www.space.com/satellites-monitor-flooding-in-germany-belgium-july-2021

How can the UN help prevent another Beirut disaster? https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/08/1070582

AIDR joins Resilience Valuation Initiative https://www.aidr.org.au/news/aidr-joins-resilience-valuation-initiative/

Europe’s flood tragedy didn’t have to be this severe https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/19/opinions/europe-flood-climate-change-evacuations-speight/index.html

Europe’s deadly floods leave scientists stunned https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/europe-s-deadly-floods-leave-scientists-stunned

Deadly floods inundated parts of Europe, but the Netherlands avoided fatalities. Here’s why https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/19/world/netherlands-germany-flood-defense-warning-system-intl-cmd/index.html

Report from Europe’s flood zone: researcher calls out early warning system gridlock amid shocking loss of life https://theconversation.com/report-from-europes-flood-zone-researcher-calls-out-early-warning-system-gridlock-amid-shocking-loss-of-life-164648

New web platform for planning flood prevention in cities https://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/media-and-communication/news/details/article/new-web-platform-for-planning-flood-prevention-in-cities/

Saving lives and livelihoods through flood protection in Cameroon https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2021/07/06/saving-lives-and-livelihoods-through-flood-protection-in-cameroon

ADB approves $35 million project to reduce landslide risk in Kyrgyz Republic https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/79028

As coastal flooding worsens, some cities are retreating from the water https://theconversation.com/as-coastal-flooding-worsens-some-cities-are-retreating-from-the-water-164463

Earthquake Retrofitting: Everything You Need To Know https://www.regionalfoundationrepair.com/foundation-repair/earthquake-retrofitting/

PG&E plans a 10-year effort to put power lines underground to reduce fire risk https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/business/energy-environment/pge-underground-powerlines-wildfires.html

Plans in place to protect large area of Yukon from unprecedented flooding https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/plans-in-place-to-protect-large-area-of-yukon-from-unprecedented-flooding-1.5516849

Critical Disaster Studies book https://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/toc/16276_toc.html

Europe’s catastrophic flooding was forecast well in advance – what went so wrong? https://theconversation.com/europes-catastrophic-flooding-was-forecast-well-in-advance-what-went-so-wrong-164818

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it https://theconversation.com/we-cant-predict-the-next-wildfire-disaster-but-we-can-plan-for-it-164232

Reducing flood risk through the modelling of Nature-Based Solutions https://www.ambientalrisk.com/reducing-flood-risk-through-the-modelling-of-nature-based-solutions/

Probabilistic tsunami hazard and exposure assessment for the pacific islands- Fiji https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921004192?via%3Dihub

Managing city-scale slow-onset disasters: Learning from Cape Town’s 2015–2018 drought disaster planning https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921004209?via%3Dihub

Forecasting Wildfire Intensity https://www.nbcbayarea.com/weather/climate-discussion-forecasting-wildfire-intensity/2600183/

Barrie tornado: Engineering professor calls for building code changes, review of damaged homes https://globalnews.ca/news/8035812/barrie-tornado-homes-roofs-damages-ontario-building-code/

Emergency management

Massive ‘Fire Clouds’ Are Dropping Embers On Firefighters Battling US’s Biggest Blaze https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/massive-fire-clouds-are-dropping-embers-on-firefighters-battling-uss-biggest-blaze/

England will soon abandon almost all coronavirus restrictions. The Netherlands shows what could happen next https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-18/freedom-day-looms-in-england-despite-coronavirus-surge/100295326

Flooding in Germany: Before and after images from the Ahr and Eifel regions https://www.dw.com/en/flooding-in-germany-before-and-after-images-from-the-ahr-and-eifel-regions/a-58299008

Residential fire fatality and injury strategy: towards zero fatalities https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/residential-fire-fatality-and-injury-strategy-towards-zero-fatalities

Using diversity and inclusion to strengthen capability in emergency management https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/99

Delta Variant Accounts for 83% of Known U.S. Covid-19 Cases https://www.wsj.com/articles/delta-variant-accounts-for-83-of-known-covid-19-cases-11626807019

Leverages and obstacles facing post-cyclone recovery in Saint-Martin, Caribbean: Between the ‘window of opportunity’ and the ‘systemic risk’? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353251882_Leverages_and_obstacles_facing_post-cyclone_recovery_in_Saint-Martin_Caribbean_Between_the_%27window_of_opportunity%27_and_the_%27systemic_risk%27

Austrian man saves Turkish neighbors from raging floods https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/diaspora/austrian-man-saves-turkish-neighbors-from-raging-floods

Ministry prepares for 2021-2022 cyclone season https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/79029

COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: all eyes on Indonesia https://theconversation.com/covid-19-in-southeast-asia-all-eyes-on-indonesia-164244

Child cases of Covid-19 are rising as schools gear up to reopen https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/20/health/covid-children-cases-schools-reopening/index.html

How the Delta variant achieves its ultrafast spread https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01986-w

Central Europe staggers toward recovery from catastrophic flooding: more than 200 killed https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/07/central-europe-staggers-toward-recovery-from-catastrophic-flooding-more-than-200-killed/

Preparedness to respond effectively to multiple hazards https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2021/07/19/preparedness-to-respond-effectively-to-multiple-hazards/

US in ‘another pivotal moment’ as Delta variant drives surge in Covid cases https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/22/us-covid-cases-rise-delta-variant?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Henan floods: aerial images show devastation in Chinese province – video https://www.theguardian.com/weather/video/2021/jul/22/henan-floods-aerial-images-show-flood-devastation-in-chinese-province-video

Fighting wildfires in western WA requires different approaches https://crosscut.com/opinion/2021/07/fighting-wildfires-western-wa-requires-different-approaches

China breaches dam to divert deadly flooding https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/07/21/china-breaches-dam-to-divert-deadly-flooding/

Fires, droughts, floods, power outages. The interval between disasters is shortening, or in some cases disappearing altogether https://www.circleofblue.org/2021/world/the-disasters-are-exhausting-emergency-response/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Facebook Clashes with the US Government Over Vaccine Misinformation https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-clashes-with-the-us-government-over-vaccine-misinformation/603509/

Final draft of the Disaster Resilience Education for Young People Handbook has been submitted for approval https://www.aidr.org.au/news/two-aidr-handbooks-submitted-for-ema-approval/

Unit: Disaster Resilience Education – Years 7 & 8 https://www.coolaustralia.org/unit/disaster-resilience-education-years-7-8/

Amateur Radio Responds to Flooding in Western Europe https://qrznow.com/amateur-radio-responds-to-flooding-in-western-europe/

Germany faces calls for mobile phone disaster alerts after floods https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/merkel-heads-flood-zone-facing-questions-over-preparedness-2021-07-20/

Using community resilience vision statements to build flood resilience in Bangladesh https://floodresilience.net/blogs/community-resilience-vision-statements-build-flood-resilience-in-bangladesh/

Psychology and disasters

New research guides mental health support for young adult volunteers https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/new-research-guides-mental-health-support-for-young-adult-volunteers

A qualitative evaluation of Southwark Council’s public health response to mitigating the mental health impact of the 2017 London bridge and borough market terror attack https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353345579_A_qualitative_evaluation_of_Southwark_Council’s_public_health_response_to_mitigating_the_mental_health_impact_of_the_2017_London_bridge_and_borough_market_terror_attack

Sociology and disasters

Does the shock of natural hazard-associated disasters affect the authority of regional governments? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0143622821001363?via%3Dihub

Back to basics: Gender equity and social inclusion in flood resilience https://floodresilience.net/blogs/gender-equity-and-social-inclusion-in-flood-resilience/

Exploring the interactions between vulnerability, resilience and adaptation to extreme temperatures https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79044

An unequal pandemic: insights and evidence from communities and civil society organisations https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79011

Bowling alone or distancing together? The role of social capital in excess death rates from COVID19 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953621005736?via%3Dihub#

A social model of secondary stressors in relation to disasters, major incidents and conflict: Implications for practice https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420921003976?via%3Dihub

In Europe and Central Asia, the poor lose more when disaster strikes https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2021/07/20/in-europe-and-central-asia-the-poor-lose-more-when-disaster-strikes

Today in disaster resilience (16 July 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Violent tornado hits downtown Shenxian, leaving catastrophic damage, China https://watchers.news/2021/07/11/shenxian-shandong-china-tornado-damage-july-2021/

Northern California wildfire grows, destroys homes amid extreme conditions https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-11/northern-california-wildfire-grows-destroys-homes-beckwourth-complex-fire

B.C.’s wildfire service battles 49 new fires over the weekend, expects more Sunday https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-wildfires-3-new-1.6098451

Japan – Evacuations in Kagoshima After 95mm of Rain in 1 Hour https://floodlist.com/asia/japan-kagoshima-flood-july-2021

Colombia – Over 5,000 Families Hit by Floods in Magdalena After Rivers Overflow https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-magdalena-july-2021

UK – Flash Floods Cause Chaos in Eastern England https://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/flash-floods-peterborough-july-2021

Chad – 5 Dead, Thousands in Need of Shelter After Heavy Rains in Tandjilé, Say UN https://floodlist.com/africa/chad-flood-rain-june-2021

USA – Rain From Storm Elsa Floods New York Subway https://floodlist.com/america/usa/storm-elsa-floods-new-york-subway-july-2021

Multiple Saskatchewan communities face wildfire risk, evacuations https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/07/12/multiple-saskatchewan-communities-face-wildfire-risk-evacuations.html

Flash floods cause travel chaos in parts of London https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-57805391

Himachal Pradesh: Cloudburst results in flash floods damaging public property, NH blocked in Shimla https://www.opindia.com/2021/07/himachal-pradesh-cloudburst-dharamshala/

Germany floods: Dozens killed after record rain in Germany and Belgium https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-16/flooding-deaths-damage-germany-belgium-netherlands-france/100291248

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Jul 2021: Etna volcano, Stromboli, Fuego, Karymsky, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/135474/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Jul-2021-Etna-volcano-Stromboli-Fuego-Karymsky-Reventador-Sanga.html

Oregon blaze threatens 2,000 homes as new wildfires erupt in western states https://news.trust.org/item/20210715165353-sqegc/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

In California’s interior, there’s no escape from the desperate heat: ‘Why are we even here?’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/10/california-central-valley-extreme-heat-race

Edinburgh flooding: ‘We are going to see more of these extreme events’ says climate expert https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/weather/edinburgh-flooding-we-are-going-to-see-more-of-these-extreme-events-says-climate-expert-3301354

New York City warned ‘climate change is here’ as storm floods streets and subway https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/09/new-york-city-storm-flooding-climate-change

Heat wave engulfs the West as Death Valley hits 130 degrees https://www.axios.com/west-heat-wave-record-temperatures-42b2907b-c6ea-4a92-bc36-2c515aacfaf2.html

Study projects a surge in coastal flooding, starting in 2030s https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78917

With seas rising and storms surging, who will pay for New Zealand’s most vulnerable coastal properties? https://theconversation.com/with-seas-rising-and-storms-surging-who-will-pay-for-new-zealands-most-vulnerable-coastal-properties-163807

Our climate change turning point is right here, right now https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/12/our-climate-change-turning-point-is-right-here-right-now

Iqaluit’s average temperature increased by a degree between 1991 and 2020, researcher says https://www.arctictoday.com/iqaluits-average-temperature-increased-by-a-degree-between-1991-and-2020-researcher-says/

Pacific Northwest heat wave would have been “virtually impossible” without climate change, experts say https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-heat-wave-pacific-northwest/

Malaria and dengue predicted to affect billions more people if global warming continues uncurbed https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78944

World’s largest study of global climate related mortality links 5 million deaths a year to abnormal temperatures https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/worlds-largest-study-of-global-climate-related-mortality-links-5-million-deaths-a-year-to-abnormal-temperatures

Better projections of the impact of climate change on coasts in the coming century https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/better-projections-of-the-impact-of-climate-change-on-coasts-in-the-coming-century/

Projections of temperature-attributable mortality in Europe: a time series https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(21)00150-9/fulltext

A practical guide to climate-resilient buildings & communities https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78926

Two Dozen Large Cities Produce 52 Percent of Urban Carbon Emissions https://e360.yale.edu/digest/just-25-cities-produce-52-percent-of-urban-emissions

New AEMO boss wants Australian grids to handle 100 pct renewables by 2025 https://reneweconomy.com.au/hold-new-aemo-boss-wants-australias-grid-to-handle-100-pct-renewables-by-2025/

12 reasons why 2020 was a bad year for climate change https://theplanet.substack.com/p/12-reasons-why-2020-was-a-bad-year

American west stuck in cycle of ‘heat, drought and fire’, experts warnhttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/12/wildfires-california-oregon-drought-heat-fire-cycle

Public understanding of climate change-related sea-level rise https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0254348

Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/14/amazon-rainforest-now-emitting-more-co2-than-it-absorbs

EU unveils sweeping climate change plan https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57833807

Coastal communities across the U.S. continued to see record-setting high-tide flooding in 2020 https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/HighTideFlooding_AnnualOutlook.html

Middle East and North Africa: heatwaves of up to 56 degrees Celsius without climate action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78996

Systematic mapping of global research on climate and health: a machine learning review https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(21)00179-0/fulltext

Extreme weather no guarantee of support for climate action https://thebulletin.org/2021/07/extreme-weather-no-guarantee-of-support-for-climate-action/

Estimate of global surface temperature change https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/

From climate change to climate emergency https://hellofuture.undp.org/

Hot zones: urban heat islands https://medialibrary.climatecentral.org/uploads/general/2021_UHI_Report.pdf

Disaster risk reduction

WorldFloods – AI pioneered at Oxford for global flood mapping launches into space https://watchers.news/2021/07/11/worldfloods-ai-pioneered-at-oxford-for-global-flood-mapping-launches-into-space/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The problems of prescribed fire https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/562167-the-problems-of-prescribed-fire

Resilient Cambridge Plan Released https://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/News/2021/7/resilientcambridgereportpublished

Searching for Faults From Afar https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2021/07/12/searching-for-faults-from-afar/

California Wildfires Are So Intense, They’re Sparking Firenadoes https://gizmodo.com/california-wildfires-are-so-intense-they-re-sparking-f-1847273001

New study: the number of structures at risk from natural hazards is on the rise in the United States https://cires.colorado.edu/news/risky-development

Indigenous fire and land management – impact and sustainability https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-8116

US heatwave: Could US and Canada see the worst wildfires yet? https://www.bbc.com/news/57770728

How many 500-year floods must Detroit endure in a decade? https://grist.org/cities/how-many-500-year-floods-must-detroit-endure-in-a-decade/

Recent increase in major Atlantic hurricanes may be ‘rebound’ after 1960-1980s lull https://www.carbonbrief.org/recent-increase-in-major-atlantic-hurricanes-may-be-rebound-after-1960-1980s-lull

EMDNA: an Ensemble Meteorological Dataset for North America https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/13/3337/2021/

Resilience Reset: Creating Resilient Cities in the Global South https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/mono/10.4324/9780429355066/resilience-reset-aditya-bahadur-thomas-tanner

Moon wobble to bring surge in coastal flooding in 2030s, NASA study predicts https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/13/us/moon-wobble-coastal-flooding-scn-trnd/index.html

Improving flood response in Somalia through remote sensing http://www.fao.org/emergencies/fao-in-action/stories/stories-detail/en/c/1416034/

With poor regulation of floodplains, India is more vulnerable to flood damage https://india.mongabay.com/2021/07/with-poor-regulation-of-floodplains-india-more-vulnerable-to-flood-damage/

Advancing practical applications of resilience in Aotearoa-New Zealand https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353247159_Advancing_practical_applications_of_resilience_in_Aotearoa-New_Zealand

Adaptation required to preserve future high-end river flood risk at present levels https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/1/eaao1914.full

Seismic research ship goes boom-boom to seek answers at origin of the next Big One https://www.kuow.org/stories/seismic-research-ship-goes-boom-boom-to-seek-answers-at-origin-of-the-next-big-one

New project scales up early warning systems in the Pacific https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/new-project-scales-early-warning-systems-pacific

Australia’s burning question: How can we build better bushfire resilience? https://www.zurich.com.au/news/media-releases/2021/australia-burning-question-how-can-we-build-better-bushfire-resilience.html

Economics of natural hazards – final project report https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79008

Emergency management

Americans who lost homes to devastating wildfires brace for an even worse season https://www.pbs.org/newshour/amp/show/americans-who-lost-homes-to-devastating-wildfires-brace-for-an-even-worse-season

Representing Disasters and Long-term Recovery – Insights from Tamil Nadu https://iihs.co.in/knowledge-gateway/representing-disasters-and-long-term-recovery-insights-from-tamil-nadu/

NSW Rural Fire Service exonerates itself over backburn gone wrong https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/nsw-rural-fire-service-exonerates-itself-over-backburn-gone-wrong-20210630-p585kt.html

FEMA never followed 20-year-old disaster law https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063736879

Israel offers ‘booster’ jab as Covid infections spiral https://www.ft.com/content/bfec0129-83e0-49d1-bf9d-e31ce47f6150

New Regulations Would Increase Wildfire Risk to Firefighters and Civilians, Fire Experts Warn https://www.kqed.org/news/11880400/new-regulations-would-increase-wildfire-risk-to-firefighters-and-civilians-fire-experts-warn

Flood-resilient mass transit planning in Ouagadougou https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78942

COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh reach 1 million, causing major concern for Rohingya refugees https://www.rescue.org/press-release/covid-19-cases-bangladesh-reach-1-million-causing-major-concern-rohingya-refugees

Solomon Islands: disaster displacement risk profile https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78967

Indonesia records its highest increase in COVID cases –– and numbers are likely to rise again before they fall https://theconversation.com/indonesia-records-its-highest-increase-in-covid-cases-and-numbers-are-likely-to-rise-again-before-they-fall-164063

Communication and the vocabulary used during emergencies can have a significant effect on people’s behaviour https://www.crisis-response.com/Publisher/File.aspx?id=288941

Leverages and obstacles facing post-cyclone recovery in Saint-Martin, Caribbean: Between the ‘window of opportunity’ and the ‘systemic risk’? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353251882_Leverages_and_obstacles_facing_post-cyclone_recovery_in_Saint-Martin_Caribbean_Between_the_%27window_of_opportunity%27_and_the_%27systemic_risk%27

Ethical Considerations for Postdisaster Fieldwork and Data Collection in the Caribbean https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0002764220938113

Disaster education, communications and engagement

A fixed smartphone network offers inexpensive earthquake early warning potential https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78907

Sydney’s multicultural leaders help to spread vaccination message https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-s-multicultural-leaders-help-to-spread-vaccination-message-20210713-p58947.html

Hurricane Preparedness https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Hurricane-Preparedness/

An analysis of social media use and neighbor-assisted debris removal in Houston following Hurricane Harvey https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420921004118

The science and history of forest fires https://tree-nation.com/projects/inside-tree-nation/article/8099-the-science-and-history-of-forest-fires

Psychology and disasters

A significant number of New Zealanders overestimate sea-level rise — and that could stop them from taking action https://theconversation.com/a-significant-number-of-new-zealanders-overestimate-sea-level-rise-and-that-could-stop-them-from-taking-action-164312

Behavioural and cultural insights shed light on how the pandemic has left youth behind https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-determinants/behavioural-and-cultural-insights-for-health/news2/news/2021/07/behavioural-and-cultural-insights-shed-light-on-how-the-pandemic-has-left-youth-behind

Yes, this lockdown is harder than before. A trauma specialist explains why https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/lockdown-is-harder-than-before-trauma-specialist-explains-why/100252974

Sociology and disasters

With daily inoculation numbers dropping, health officials have recruited community leaders to coax holdouts; ‘it’s like swimming upstream’ https://www.wsj.com/articles/stalled-covid-vaccination-outreach-hesitancy-11625754826

Why FEMA Aid Is Unavailable To Many Who Need It The Most https://www.npr.org/2021/06/29/1004347023/why-fema-aid-is-unavailable-to-many-who-need-it-the-most

Stanford researchers show sea-level rise may worsen existing Bay Area inequities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78964

Quantifying Psychosocial Impacts From Coastal Hazards for Cost-Benefit Analysis in Eastern Quebec, Canada https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353242407_Quantifying_Psychosocial_Impacts_From_Coastal_Hazards_for_Cost-Benefit_Analysis_in_Eastern_Quebec_Canada

Oregon heat wave victims older, lived alone, had no AC https://apnews.com/article/canada-environment-and-nature-oregon-heat-waves-76bb82bebd17c6bef7fd8af97c311984

Vaccine inequality, health systems under pressure, socio-economic fallout https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/maps-and-graphics/2021/coronavirus-humanitarian-update-map-data-vaccine-aid-response

Importance of social capital in COVID-19 vaccination uptake https://theconversation.com/covid-19-how-a-sense-of-community-can-increase-vaccine-uptake-161462

Doing it for us: Community identification predicts willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccination via perceived sense of duty to the community https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/casp.2542

Poor and minority communities suffer more from extreme heat in U.S. Cities https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/poor-and-minority-communities-suffer-more-from-extreme-heat-in-u.s-cities

Widespread Race and Class Disparities in Surface Urban Heat Extremes Across the United States https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021EF002016

When disaster strikes, you truly do get by with a little help from your friends https://news.northeastern.edu/2021/07/14/how-to-rebound-from-disasters-resilience-starts-in-the-neighborhood/

Today in disaster resilience (9 July 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Tropical storm watch issued for Florida Keys as Elsa whips Dominican Republic and Haiti https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/03/weather/hurricane-elsa-saturday/index.html

Japanese rescuers find two bodies, continue search for 20 more after landslide in Atami, south-west of Tokyo https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-04/two-dead-in-japan-landslide-atami/100266228

Canada heatwave: Wildfires spread in British Columbia after lightning strikes https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57703853

Nepal – Floods and Landslides Leave 10 Dead, 4 Missing https://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-landslides-july-2021

China – Over 60,000 Evacuate Floods in Jiangxi https://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-jiangxi-july-2021

Flooding and thunderstorms as rain and wind batters Scotland https://news.stv.tv/scotland/flooding-and-thunderstorms-as-rain-and-wind-batters-scotland?top

Crimea – More Floods After Heavy Rain Leave 1 Dead, Dozens Evacuated https://floodlist.com/europe/crimea-floods-july-2021

Fast-moving Atlantic Storm Elsa makes landfall in Cuba https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/5/atlantic-storm-elsa-speeds-toward-landfall-on-cubas-coast

Indonesia – Floods Damage Over 2,000 Homes in Aceh Province https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-damage-over-2000-homes-in-aceh-province

Russia – State of Emergency After Floods in Krasnodar Krai https://floodlist.com/europe/russia-floods-in-krasnodar-sochi-july-2021

South Korea – 2 Killed in Floods and Landslides After Heavy Rain https://floodlist.com/asia/south-korea-floods-landslides-july-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 8 Jul 2021: Etna volcano, Fuego, Karymsky, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/134806/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-8-Jul-2021-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Karymsky-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-T.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How to organise climate action in the Decisive Decadehttps://sbs.ox.ac.uk/news/how-organise-climate-action-decisive-decade

Summer swelter trend: West gets hotter days, East hot nights https://apnews.com/article/climate-change-science-cd3e6dcb4d2490ed8c2ddcd3c54f69ab

Climate Change Could Destroy America’s Roads https://www.vice.com/en/article/3aqpxn/roads-buckling-heatwave-climate-change

Unprecedented heat, hundreds dead and a town destroyed. Climate change is frying the Northern Hemisphere https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/04/world/canada-us-heatwave-northern-hemisphere-climate-change-cmd-intl/index.html

Sea level rise poses economic threat to Asia coastal cities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78792

‘Megadrought’ along border strains US-Mexico water relations https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78796

New Zealand experiences hottest June on record despite polar blast https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/05/new-zealand-experiences-hottest-june-on-record-despite-polar-blast

The Graphic Truth: Where are climate-linked scorchers deadliest? https://www.gzeromedia.com/the-graphic-truth-where-are-climate-linked-scorchers-deadliest

Europeans consider climate change to be the most serious problem facing the world https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_3156

‘We are living it already’: Climate change behind extreme weather events in Canada, experts say https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/we-are-living-it-already-climate-change-behind-extreme-weather-events-in-canada-experts-say-1.5495229

A Space Laser Shows How Catastrophic Sea Level Rise Will Be https://www.wired.com/story/a-space-laser-shows-how-catastrophic-sea-level-rise-will-be/

The North American heatwave shows we need to know how climate change will change our weather https://theconversation.com/the-north-american-heatwave-shows-we-need-to-know-how-climate-change-will-change-our-weather-163802

Nordic countries endure heatwave as Lapland records hottest day since 1914 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/06/heatwave-hits-nordic-countries-lapland-temperature-

Climate Change Brings More Summer Heat Stress To New Hampshire And Its Infrastructure https://www.nhpr.org/post/climate-change-brings-more-summer-heat-stress-new-hampshire-and-its-infrastructure#stream/0

2020: The escalation of extreme rainfall events in Brazil https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78837

‘We need to become the solution’: older New Zealanders join climate change fight https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/06/we-need-to-become-the-solution-older-new-zealanders-join-climate-change-fight

Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change https://theconversation.com/global-evidence-links-rise-in-extreme-precipitation-to-human-driven-climate-change-163715

Managed retreat and environmental justice in a changing climate https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78867

Climate change: US-Canada heatwave ‘virtually impossible’ without warming https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57751918

Climate crisis ‘may put 8bn at risk of malaria and dengue’ https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/08/climate-crisis-may-put-8bn-at-risk-of-malaria-and-dengue

Oregon adopts emergency rules to protect workers in extreme heat https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2021/07/oregon-adopts-emergency-rules-to-protect-workers-in-extreme-heat.html

How to Use ArcGIS Pro to Map Urban Heat Islands https://www.gislounge.com/how-to-use-arcgis-pro-to-map-urban-heat-islands/

Antarctica hit record high temperature in 2020, scientists confirm https://thehill.com/policy/equilibrium-sustainability/561463-antarctica-hit-record-high-temperature-in-2020-scientists

Climate change linked to 5 million deaths a year, new study shows https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/climate-change-linked-to-5-million-deaths-a-year-new-study-shows

Infrastructure for a Changing Climate https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/07/infrastructure-for-a-changing-climate

Unpacking Miami’s new 40-year plan against rising sea levels https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78890

Disaster risk reduction

Natural Hazards Research Australia continues the coordinated multi-disciplinary national research effort of two Cooperative Research Centres over the last 18 years https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/porter/media-releases/world-class-natural-hazards-research-centre

Community flood vulnerability and risk assessment: An empirical predictive modeling approach https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfr3.12739

Improved algorithms help scientists monitor wildfires from space https://eos.org/research-spotlights/improved-algorithms-help-scientists-monitor-wildfires-from-space

Monitoring the Nyiragongo eruption in DRC and Rwanda https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78759

Disaster resilience in Australia: A geographic assessment using an index of coping and adaptive capacity https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921003836?via%3Dihub

Flood map update alters thousands of Brisbane property flood levels https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-06/brisbane-flood-mapping-changes/100268292

Warragamba Dam wall-raising assessment open to legal challenge, leaked documents say https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-06/warragamba-dam-project-environmental-federal-government-comments/100262494

Outlook for earthquake early warning for Aotearoa New Zealand: Insights from initiating a community-of-practice https://repo.nzsee.org.nz/handle/nzsee/2350

Analysis of pluvial flood damage costs in residential buildings – A case study in Malmö https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242092100368X?via%3Dihub

High-resolution flood risk approach to quantify the impact of policy change on flood losses at community-level https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921003903?via%3Dihub

Exploring the gap between policy and action in Disaster Risk Reduction: A case study from India https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921003897?dgcid=coauthor

‘Negligence of developers’ costing taxpayers over Norfolk flooding https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/housing/call-for-government-to-act-over-norfolk-flooding-8121472

Indonesia – Over 70 Floods and Landslides Recorded in June 2021, Says Disaster Agency https://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-june-2021

Hydromet Investments save lives and make economic sense https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78896

AI bolsters human-centric disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78891

Enhancing efficiency in humanitarian action through reducing risk – A study on cost-benefit of disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78827

Emergency management

North Miami Beach Condo Evacuates Residents on Safety Concerns https://www.wsj.com/articles/miami-area-collapsed-condo-search-efforts-continue-amid-complications-11625237257

Wildfire watchmen: the mountain tower where lookouts spot blazes https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/03/wildfire-lookout-california-mt-tamalpais

Japan: UN chief praises work of emergency responders in wake of deadly landslide https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/07/1095312

How Dangerous Is the Delta Variant, and Will It Cause a COVID Surge in the U.S.? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-dangerous-is-the-delta-variant-and-will-it-cause-a-covid-surge-in-the-u-s/

Anger grows over B.C. Emergency Health Services’ handling of heat wave that left hundreds dead https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/anger-grows-over-b-c-emergency-health-services-handling-of-heat-wave-that-left-hundreds-dead

As wildfires increase in number and size, the number of hotshot crews dwindles https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/as-wildfires-increase-in-number-and-size-the-number-of-hotshot-crews-dwindles

First Nations Wildfire Evacuations https://www.ubcpress.ca/first-nations-wildfire-evacuations

Warning over children as Indonesia suffers its worst Covid outbreak https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/06/warning-over-children-as-indonesia-suffers-its-worst-covid-outbreak

Japan – Many Still Missing in Atami Mudslide as Search and Rescue Operations Continue https://floodlist.com/asia/japan-atami-mudslide-update-july-2021

Disaster management and the need for a reinstated social contract of shared responsibility https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921004015?via%3Dihub

Is it more infectious? Is it spreading in schools? This is what we know about the Delta variant and kids https://theconversation.com/is-it-more-infectious-is-it-spreading-in-schools-this-is-what-we-know-about-the-delta-variant-and-kids-163724

Living with COVID: is now the right time for England to lift all restrictions? https://theconversation.com/living-with-covid-is-now-the-right-time-for-england-to-lift-all-restrictions-164022

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tanzanian communities unite to tackle the growing risk of floods https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/tanzanian-communities-unite-tackle-growing-risk-floods

NAIDOC week has just begun and, after several tumultuous years of disasters in Australia, the theme this year is Heal Country https://theconversation.com/although-we-didnt-produce-these-problems-we-suffer-them-3-ways-you-can-help-in-naidocs-call-to-heal-country-163362

Educating for resilience: parent and teacher perceptions of children’s emotional needs in response to climate change https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504622.2020.1828288?journalCode=ceer20

Community Resilience Action Groups build flood resilience in Bangladesh https://floodresilience.net/blogs/community-resilience-action-groups-build-flood-resilience/

BeFloodReady: Missy’s Tale by Aardman Animations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJhttx0kCI

Resilience learning and indigenous knowledge of earthquake risk in Indonesia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921003848?via%3Dihub

An analysis of social media use and neighbor-assisted debris removal in Houston following Hurricane Harvey https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420921004118?via%3Dihub

Psychology and disasters

New research finds that those living and working alone during the pandemic have suffered the worst effects of all https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jul/04/revealed-rise-in-stress-among-those-working-from-home

Sociology and disasters

Attracting altruists: Explaining volunteer turnout during natural hazards in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349060146_Attracting_altruists_Explaining_volunteer_turnout_during_natural_hazards_in_Japan

The effect of social capital on disaster conflicts in local communities: Focusing on disaster victims https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352987099_The_effect_of_social_capital_on_disaster_conflicts_in_local_communities_Focusing_on_disaster_victims

The case for equity to reduce disaster risk: An analysis of Bolivia https://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/case-equity-reduce-disaster-risk-analysis-bolivia?cid=ccg_tt_climatechange_en_ext

Threat to Latinos has grown in the past decade, and they are twice as likely to live in areas most threatened by wildfires relative to the overall U.S. population https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/06/wildfires-latino-threat-498273

Locating potential sources of capacity and vulnerability in geographically remote areas: Reflections based on three case studies https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921003940?via%3Dihub

Today in disaster resilience (2 July 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant spreading fast in California https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-06-27/highly-contagious-delta-coronavirus-variant-spreading-in-california

USA – State of Emergency Declared in Response to Floods in Southeast Michigan http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-michigan-detroit-june-2021

Romania – 1 Dead, 1 Missing, Dozens Evacuated After Floods and Rain Affect 16 Counties http://floodlist.com/europe/romania-floods-june-2021

Russia – Hundreds Evacuate Floods in Far East http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-floods-amur-oblast-june-2021

Venezuela – Families Evacuated After Damaging Floods in Caracas http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-caracas-june-2021

Bulgaria – Flash Floods in Sliven Province After 60mm of Rain in 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/europe/bulgaria-floods-sliven-june-2021

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Missouri http://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-flash-floods-missouri-june-2021

China – 20,000 Evacuate Floods in Heilongjiang https://floodlist.com/asia/china-floods-heilongjiang-june-2021

Mexico – Hurricane ‘Enrique’ Causes Floods and Wind Damage in Western States https://floodlist.com/america/mexico-hurricane-enrique-floods-landslides-june-2021

USA – 2 Dead After Floods and Heavy Rain in Western Texas https://floodlist.com/america/floods-texas-june-2021

USA – Evacuations After Flash Floods in New Mexico https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-new-mexico-june-2021

Canada Lytton: Heatwave record village overwhelmingly burned in wildfire https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57678054

BOM forecasts ‘seasonally significant’ amount of rainfall across large parts of Queensland https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-01/bom-weather-queensland-storms-heavy-rain-tully-flood-warning/100258982

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Jul 2021: Dukono volcano, Sangay, Sarychev Peak, Taal https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/134106/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Jul-2021-Dukono-volcano-Sangay-Sarychev-Peak-Taal-Nevado-del-Ruiz.html

Pacific Northwest bakes under once in a millennium heat dome https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/heat-dome-2021-seattle-portland-weather/

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Sea level rise due to climate change eyed as contributing factor in Miami-area building collapse https://news.yahoo.com/sea-level-rise-due-to-climate-change-eyed-as-contributing-factor-in-miami-building-collapse-172145539.html

Failure to model costs of climate change to coal, gas ‘beggars belief’ https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/failure-to-model-costs-of-climate-change-to-coal-gas-beggars-belief-20210628-p584x3.html

Northwest “heat dome” signals global warming’s march https://www.axios.com/northwest-heat-dome-global-warming-5915a972-20d2-4c62-bdd7-ac3ae609e4b4.html

Portland and Seattle see record highs soar past 100 degrees as heat wave sweeps the Northwest https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/28/weather/heat-waves-west-coast-records/index.html

New climate science could cause wave of litigation against businesses – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/28/new-climate-science-could-cause-wave-of-litigation-against-businesses-study

Insurance Industry Perspectives on Regulatory Approaches to Climate Risk Assessment | Issue brief https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/climate-change-and-emerging-environmental-topics/insurance-industry-perspectives-regulatory

‘Tip of the iceberg’: New government report looks at costs of climate change https://financialpost.com/commodities/energy/tip-of-the-iceberg-new-government-report-looks-at-costs-of-climate-change

This report provides a national perspective on how climate change is impacting Canadian communities, environment and economy, and how we are adapting https://changingclimate.ca/national-issues/

Climate-driven coastal flooding in the US likely to get worse suddenly https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/climate-driven-coastal-flooding-in-the-us-likely-to-get-worse-suddenly/

Assessing the risks of human displacement in a changing climate https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78659

The looming Arctic collapse: More than 40% of north Russian buildings are starting to crumble https://www.arctictoday.com/the-looming-arctic-collapse-more-than-40-of-north-russian-buildings-are-starting-to-crumble/

The Record-Breaking High Temperatures Aren’t Even the Worst Part of the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave https://slate.com/technology/2021/06/seattle-heat-dome-record-temperatures-climate-change.html

Portland cooling centers provide relief from heat https://www.oregonlive.com/weather/2021/06/portland-cooling-centers-provide-relief-from-heat.html

Billions needed to protect Glasgow from climate effects, report says https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jun/29/billions-needed-to-protect-glasgow-from-climate-effects-report-says?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Bangladesh scraps 10 coal-fired power plants https://techxplore.com/news/2021-06-bangladesh-scraps-coal-fired-power.html

Police report spike in sudden deaths as blistering B.C. heat wave continues https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-heat-wave-heat-dome-sudden-deaths-1.6084873

Germany fast-tracks zero emissions to 2045, lifts interim targets https://reneweconomy.com.au/germany-fast-tracks-zero-emissions-to-2045-lifts-interim-targets/

‘Hazards are many’: Millions found to be at risk from sea level rise https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/hazards-are-many-millions-found-to-be-at-risk-from-sea-level-rise-20210629-p585ay.html

Philippine climate adaptation and risk reduction study https://climateadaptationplatform.com/philippine-climate-adaptation-and-risk-reduction-study/

Global LiDAR land elevation data reveal greatest sea-level rise vulnerability in the tropics https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-23810-9

Canada is a warning: more and more of the world will soon be too hot for humans https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/30/canada-temperatures-limits-human-climate-emergency-earth

Sea level and deep-sea temperature reconstructions suggest quasi-stable states and critical transitions over the past 40 million years https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/26/eabf5326

Australia ranks last for climate action among UN member countries https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/01/australia-ranks-last-for-climate-action-among-un-member-countries

Thunderstorms will dump more rain and worsen floods as the globe heats up https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/from-drying-rainforests-to-heavier-downpours-australia-s-climate-is-changing-20210630-p585lh.html

Climate change in a land of extremes https://nespclimate.com.au/landofextremes/

‘Never seen anything like this’: 100s dead amid Canada heatwave https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/30/never-seen-anything-like-this-100s-dead-amid-canada-heat-wave

Climate change: Extremes committee validates Antarctic record heat https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57676695

How to redesign cities to withstand heat waves https://www.vox.com/22557563/how-to-redesign-cities-for-heat-waves-climate-change

Canada heatwave: How could cities adapt to rising temperatures? https://news.trust.org/item/20210629114348-xbsaz/

Disaster risk reduction

Disaster resilience in Australia: A geographic assessment using an index of coping and adaptive capacity https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420921003836?via%3Dihub#fig2

Benefits of disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/disaster-risk/invest-in-drr

The power of New Zealand’s Alpine Fault https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-22/nz-racing-to-be-ready-for-magnitude-8-on-alpine-fault/100134024

Urban wildfire research https://environmentalhealth.ucdavis.edu/california-wildfire-research

Learning from a disastrous megathrust earthquake https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78643

Risky development: Increasing exposure to natural hazards in the United States https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020EF001795

Disaster risk governance – solution or driver of vulnerability https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0965-3562/vol/29/iss/5

Hazard News June 2021 https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resources/hazardnewsedition/8103

Predicting volcanic eruptions: Discovery helps pinpoint where and when better than ever before https://www.unige.ch/communication/communiques/en/2021/analyser-les-volcans-pour-anticiper-leur-reveil/

COVID-19: Make it the last pandemic https://theindependentpanel.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/COVID-19-Make-it-the-Last-Pandemic_final.pdf

More Than Half Of U.S. Buildings Are In Places Prone To Disaster, Study Finds https://www.npr.org/2021/06/23/1009062465/more-than-half-of-u-s-buildings-are-in-places-prone-to-disaster-study-finds

Sensors boost earthquake resilience in Christchurch https://cities-today.com/dense-sensor-network-boosts-earthquake-resilience-in-christchurch/

A unique new study builds on understanding of how ocean waves behave in coastal areas, using data from satellite-based altimetry measurements https://www.pml.ac.uk/News_and_media/News/Understanding_waves_through_satellite_data#.YNuVNEViRgg.twitter

Estimating the economic impact of natural hazards on shared accommodation in coastal tourism destinations https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352380337_Estimating_the_economic_impact_of_natural_hazards_on_shared_accommodation_in_coastal_tourism_destinations

Understanding and preventing violent extremism https://www.undp.org/blogs/understanding-and-preventing-violent-extremism

Flood risk underestimated, particularly in the tropics https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/flood-risk-underestimated-particularly-in-the-tropics/

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

Driving change with Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/100

Welcome to Natural Hazards Research Australia https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/welcome-natural-hazards-research-australia

A national flood forecasting system for Guyana: A step towards greater resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78757

Emergency management

Disaster response and mitigation in an AI world https://phys.org/news/2021-06-disaster-response-mitigation-ai-world.html

Miami-Area Condo Collapse Death Toll Increases to Nine https://www.wsj.com/articles/miami-area-condo-collapse-search-effort-enters-fourth-day-11624806358

Miami-Area Rescue Effort Is Hampered by Fire as Families Cling to Hope https://www.wsj.com/articles/search-at-miami-area-condo-collapse-hindered-by-continuing-fire-11624720433

Recovery from the 2018-19 disaster season https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/2019completion

South Sudan faces famine threat as flooding continues https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-south-sudan-faces-famine-threat-as-flooding-continues/

Underpaid firefighters, overstretched budgets: The U.S. isn’t prepared for fires fueled by climate change https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/07/01/underpaid-firefighters-overstretched-budgets-us-isnt-prepared-fires-fueled-by-climate-change/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How to Prevent Your House from Flooding https://www.valuepenguin.com/homeowners-insurance/how-to-prevent-home-flooding

Local Leadership for Disaster Resilience https://www.seedsindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Local-Leadership-for-Disaster-Resilience-Profiles-from-Asia-and-the-Pacific.pdf

Community organisation involvement in disaster management https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-8109

Caribbean artists, sports stars, TikTok influencers join forces for hurricane season https://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Caribbean_artistes,_sports_stars,_TikTok_influencers_join

New Mixed Methods Approach for Monitoring Community Perceptions of Ebola and Response Efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo https://www.ghspjournal.org/content/9/2/332

Psychology and disasters

How to promote and protect the mental health of young emergency service volunteers https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/98

Traumatic exposure, work-related stressors and gender as risk factors in the development of psychological distress for ambulance personnel https://doi.apa.org/record/2021-61057-001?doi=1

We’ve been following victims of the Boxing Day tsunami for 16 years – this is what we’ve learned about recovering from disaster https://theconversation.com/weve-been-following-victims-of-the-boxing-day-tsunami-for-16-years-this-is-what-weve-learned-about-recovering-from-disaster-163100

The impact of climate change on mental health and emotional wellbeing: current evidence and implications for policy and practice https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78682

Sociology and disasters

High-resolution human mobility data reveal race and wealth disparities in disaster evacuation patterns https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-021-00824-8

From ‘fried egg’ to ‘scrambled egg’, this is how COVID reshaped our cities https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2021/06/13/working-from-home-cities/

The Haywired Connection: Societal Consequences of Earthquakes https://www.spur.org/events/2021-06-30/haywired-connection-societal-consequences-earthquakes

Civic Duty: A Booster for Resilience? https://www.ssph-journal.org/articles/10.3389/ijph.2021.1604064/full

In Chicago, Flooding Overwhelmingly Strikes Communities of Color https://www.circleofblue.org/2021/world/in-chicago-flooding-overwhelmingly-strikes-communities-of-color/

Five ways to ensure flood-risk research helps the most vulnerable https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01750-0

Why FEMA Aid Is Unavailable To Many Who Need It The Most https://www.npr.org/2021/06/29/1004347023/why-fema-aid-is-unavailable-to-many-who-need-it-the-most Rumor has it: The role of social ties and misinformation in evacuation to nearby shelters after disaster https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096321000498?via%3Dihub

Today in disaster resilience (11 June 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Utah wildfire burns closer to homes after hundreds evacuated https://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2021/06/06/mammoth-fire-utah-burns-closer-homes-after-hundreds-evacuated/7579568002/

Sri Lanka – Floods and Landslides Death Toll Rises to 17http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-landslides-update-june-2021

Europe – 1 Dead, Several Injured After Thunderstorms and Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/europe/europe-storms-june-2021-germay-croatia

Somalia – 400,000 Affected by Floods Says UN http://floodlist.com/africa/somalia-floods-may-june-2021

Colombia – Deadly Landslide in Antioquia, Hundreds of Homes Flooded in Arauca http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-arauca-antioquia-june-2021

Guyana – 25,000 Households Affected by Floods http://floodlist.com/america/guyana-floods-update-june-2021

Antarctic blast brings strong winds, snow, and flood-inducing rains to eastern Australia https://watchers.news/2021/06/08/antarctic-blast-brings-strong-winds-snow-and-flood-inducing-rains-to-eastern-australia/

Germany – Damaging Floods in Baden-Württemberg, 1 Fatality Reported http://floodlist.com/europe/germany-floods-baden-wurttemberg-june-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Jun 2021: Semeru volcano, Ibu, Reventador, Sangay, Lewotolo https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/132329/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Jun-2021-Semeru-volcano-Ibu-Reventador-Sangay-Lewotolo-Nevados-.html

India – Monsoon Rains Cause Havoc in Mumbai, 11 Dead After Building Collapses http://floodlist.com/asia/india-monsoon-rains-mumbai-june-2021

Brazil – Flash Floods in Santa Catarina After 280mm of Rain in 24 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-santa-catarina-june-2021

Turkey – Severe Flash Floods in Ankara http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-flash-floods-ankara-june-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The media is still mostly failing to convey the urgency of the climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/03/media-climate-change-crisis-emergency

adelphi launches new flagship assessment of climate-driven conflict risks https://www.adelphi.de/en/news/adelphi-launches-new-flagship-assessment-climate-driven-conflict-risks

Carbon dioxide lasts for centuries – so should carbon offsets https://theconversation.com/carbon-dioxide-lasts-for-centuries-so-should-carbon-offsets-161916

Flood-prone communities in Accra, Ghana, require urgent, locally-led adaptation assistance https://gca.org/from-the-field-flood-prone-communities-in-accra-ghana-require-urgent-locally-led-adaptation-assistance/

Inaugural workshop on intermittent estuaries in a changing climate https://www.linkedin.com/events/inauguralworkshoponintermittent6793388876284219392/

Scientists develop new method to estimate exposure to indoor heat https://news.ucar.edu/132794/scientists-develop-new-method-estimate-exposure-indoor-heat

UN warns of ‘point of no return’ on climate change as Australians mark World Environment Day https://www.sbs.com.au/news/un-warns-of-point-of-no-return-on-climate-change-as-australians-mark-world-environment-day

Heat stress in U.S. may double by century’s end https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp

G7 leaders urged to show solidarity on climate change and COVID-19 at summit https://news.trust.org/item/20210607184509-chaga/

G7 countries will lose $5tn a year by 2050 if temperatures rise by 2.6C https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/07/climate-crisis-to-shrink-g7-economies-twice-as-much-as-covid-19-says-research

Faster decline and higher variability in the sea ice thickness of the marginal Arctic seas when accounting for dynamic snow cover https://tc.copernicus.org/articles/15/2429/2021/

Surface air temperature for May 2021https://climate.copernicus.eu/surface-air-temperature-may-2021

Carbon dioxide in the air at highest level since measurements began https://news.trust.org/item/20210607180406-pgwkt/

Study of past South Asian monsoons suggests stronger monsoon rainfall in the future https://www.brown.edu/news/2021-06-04/monsoon

People on the move: strengthening adaptation responses to support human movement in a changing climate https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78246

Tasmania’s reached net-zero emissions and 100% renewables – but climate action doesn’t stop there https://theconversation.com/tasmanias-reached-net-zero-emissions-and-100-renewables-but-climate-action-doesnt-stop-there-160927

A Stark View of Rising Seas in Georgia https://nexusmedianews.com/georgia-sea-level-rise/

Solar and wind cheapest energy source in Australia https://cosmosmagazine.com/technology/energy/solar-and-wind-cheapest-energy-source-in-australia/

The ScienceBrief Review: Climate change increases extreme rainfall and the chance of floods https://news.sciencebrief.org/press-release-extreme-rainfall/

World climate and security report 2021: warning of catastrophic climate risks and urging significant greenhouse gas reductions https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78272

Record heat bakes Middle East as temperatures top 125 degrees https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/06/07/record-june-heat-wave-middle-east/

Insurers’ Principles for Climate Change Adaptation https://adaptingtoclimate.com/

Inside One Researcher’s Quest To Understand How Volcanoes Impact Climate Change https://time.com/collection/next-generation-leaders/6047437/yves-moussallam-next-generation-leaders/

Climate change is making ocean waves more powerful, threatening to erode many coastlines https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-making-ocean-waves-more-powerful-threatening-to-erode-many-coastlines-160998

UN-backed report finds no G7-based stock exchange indices align with Paris climate goals https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/06/1093822

Disaster risk reduction

‘Legacy of trauma’: Warragamba survey downplays cultural risks, opponents say https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/legacy-of-trauma-warragamba-survey-downplays-cultural-risks-opponents-say-20210604-p57ydh.html

Protecting people and communities from the risk of floods in Metro Manila https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2021/05/18/protecting-people-and-communities-from-the-risk-of-floods-in-metro-manila

Wildfire risk maps aren’t capturing the threat of extreme events and seasons https://academictimes.com/wildfire-risk-maps-arent-capturing-the-threat-of-extreme-events-and-seasons/

High-Resolution Multi-Hazard Approach to Quantify Hurricane-Induced Risk for Coastal and Inland Communities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352172489_High-Resolution_Multi-Hazard_Approach_to_Quantify_Hurricane-Induced_Risk_for_Coastal_and_Inland_Communities

Dredging and levees among Warragamba options ignored by NSW government https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/dredging-and-levees-among-warragamba-options-ignored-by-nsw-government-20210607-p57yos.html

Sunk Costs: The Socioeconomic Impacts of Flooding https://www.mmc.com/insights/publications/2021/june/the-socioeconomic-impacts-of-flooding.html

Economics for disaster prevention and preparedness in Europe https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2021/06/04/economics-for-disaster-prevention-and-preparedness-in-europe

Economics for disaster prevention and preparedness: understanding the needs of civil protection agencies and opportunities for scaling up disaster risk management investments: summary report https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/349561622438336398/summary-report

Improving Community Resilience and Emergency Plans by Mapping Risk and Preparedness at the Neighborhood Scale https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352212187_Improving_Community_Resilience_and_Emergency_Plans_by_Mapping_Risk_and_Preparedness_at_the_Neighborhood_Scale

Puerto Rico is prone to more flooding than the island is prepared to handle https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78270

Weather adds stress to America’s crumbling infrastructure https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/weather-adds-stress-to-americas-crumbling-infrastructure/926996

UC experts convene to discuss innovative solutions to California’s wildfires https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/uc-experts-convene-discuss-innovative-solutions-california-s-wildfires

Building materials, architectural detailing, landscaping choices and even road design will enhance fire safety in the West and other parts of the country https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-wildfire-threat-rises-at-risk-communities-eye-new-defenses-11623250836?st=v8l37hv61lpypy5&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

The mechanistic flow of complex drivers of wildfire for fire prone ecosystems https://www.cafiresci.org/research-publications-source/category/4driverswildfireweather

Engineering professor solves deep earthquake mystery https://phys.org/news/2021-04-professor-deep-earthquake-mystery.html

Understanding the Needs of Civil Protection Agencies and Opportunities for Scaling up Disaster Risk Management Investments https://reliefweb.int/report/world/understanding-needs-civil-protection-agencies-and-opportunities-scaling-disaster-risk

DisasterAWARE is the most powerful and reliable early warning and multi-hazard monitoring platform https://www.pdc.org/apps/disasteraware/

Emergency management

Wildland firefighter smoke exposure and risk of lung and cardiovascular disease https://mailchi.mp/blm/wildland-firefighter-smoke-exposure-and-risk-of-lung-and-cardiovascular-disease?e=d25e9d02c5

Calling in the army for the vaccine rollout and every other emergency shows how ill-prepared we are https://theconversation.com/calling-in-the-army-for-the-vaccine-rollout-and-every-other-emergency-shows-how-ill-prepared-we-are-162247

A multidimensional framework for disaster recovery: Longitudinal qualitative evidence from Puerto Rican householdshttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0305750X21001017

India to give adults free COVID shots after surge in infections https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/7/india-to-give-adults-free-covid-shots-after-surge-in-infections

The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo: its health effects will be felt for a long time https://theconversation.com/the-eruption-of-mount-nyiragongo-its-health-effects-will-be-felt-for-a-long-time-161990

ResponDrone Adds 3D Mapping Abilities to Provide First Responders with Near Real-Time Data https://finance.yahoo.com/news/respondrone-adds-3d-mapping-abilities-113000974.html?.tsrc=fin-srch

20% of schools in Japan lack disaster evacuation plans, ministry survey finds https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/06/08/national/schools-lack-evacuation-plans/

Bringing tech innovation to wildfires: 4 recommendations for smarter firefighting as megafires menace the US https://theconversation.com/bringing-tech-innovation-to-wildfires-4-recommendations-for-smarter-firefighting-as-megafires-menace-the-us-162178

How Low and Middle-Income Countries Are Innovating to Combat Covid https://hbr.org/2021/06/how-low-and-middle-income-countries-are-innovating-to-combat-covid?ab=hero-subleft-2

Disaster education, communication and engagement

Chasing lightning: a photographer’s pursuit of the elements – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/jun/06/chasing-lightning-a-photographers-pursuit-of-the-elements-in-pictures

How does a fast food restaurant build flood resilience? https://floodresilience.net/blogs/livelihood-diversification-for-flood-resilience-nepal/

Serious Games about Flooding https://seriousgeo.games/activities/

Is Your Home Ignition Resistant? theme of new Lake Tahoe Wildfire awareness campaign http://www.southtahoenow.com/story/06/08/2021/your-home-ignition-resistant-theme-new-lake-tahoe-wildfire-awareness-campaign

Integrating Geoscience and Community Hazard Knowledge https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352261817_Integrating_Geoscience_and_Community_Hazard_Knowledge

Structural fire emergency school education resources https://brigadekids.com/

Disaster resilience school education resources https://disasterresilience.vic.gov.au/students/what-is-disaster-resilience/

The series offers best practices for extreme events research and includes check sheets for free to the research community https://converge.colorado.edu/resources/check-sheets

Psychology and disasters

Climate crisis inflicting huge ‘hidden costs’ on mental health https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/26/climate-crisis-inflicting-huge-hidden-costs-mental-health

Carrot or stick? How countries are tackling COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy https://news.trust.org/item/20210601155421-gr1fs/

Sociology and disasters

The dual effect of social ties on COVID-19 spread in Japan https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348513136_The_dual_effect_of_social_ties_on_COVID-19_spread_in_Japan

As Warming Fuels Disasters, Relief Often Favors White People https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/07/climate/FEMA-race-climate.html

Social dynamics of community resilience building in the face of climate change: the case of three Scottish communities https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11625-021-00950-x

Today in disaster resilience (4 June 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Parks Canada says two dead following avalanche on Alberta mountain https://www.cp24.com/news/parks-canada-says-two-dead-following-avalanche-on-alberta-mountain-1.5448888

New Zealand – Emergency Declared After Floods in Canterbury http://floodlist.com/australia/new-zealand-floods-canterbury-may-2021

Large mud volcano eruption in Colombia injures 1 person and forces 150 to evacuate https://watchers.news/2021/05/31/mud-volcano-eruption-necocli-colombia-may-30-2021/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

At least 4 people dead as heavy rains trigger floods and landslides in Nepal https://watchers.news/2021/05/31/at-least-4-people-dead-as-heavy-rains-trigger-floods-and-landslides-in-nepal/

Flooding forces hundreds from their homes in New Zealand https://news.sky.com/story/flooding-forces-hundreds-from-their-homes-in-new-zealand-12321218

Guyana – Government Distributes Relief Supplies to Flood Victims in 7 Regions http://floodlist.com/america/guyana-floods-may-2021

Peru has world’s worst per capita Covid toll after death data revised https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/01/peru-has-worlds-worst-per-capita-covid-toll-after-death-data-revised

Significant flooding sweeps through parts of New Mexicohttps://watchers.news/2021/06/01/significant-flooding-sweeps-through-parts-of-new-mexico/

Wildfires sweep across Bolivia’s Pantanal wetlands https://news.trust.org/item/20210601164540-v6n3d/

Philippines – Tropical Storm ‘Choi-Wan’ (Dante) Triggers Deadly Flash Floods and Evacuations http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-storm-choi-wan-dante-june-2021

Brazil – Rio Negro Reaches Record Highs in Manaus http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-amazon-manaus-june-2021

USA – 2,700 Homes Damaged in Mid-May Floods in Louisiana, Governor Requests Federal Disaster Declarationhttp://floodlist.com/america/usa/usa-louisiana-governor-requests-federal-disaster-declaration-may-2021-floods

Chile – Floods Prompt Rescues and Evacuations in South-Central Regions http://floodlist.com/america/chile-floods-landslides-june-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Jun 2021: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Reventador, Nyiragongo, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/131722/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-3-Jun-2021-Fuego-volcano-Semeru-Reventador-Nyiragongo-Sangay-Sinab.html

Colombia – 1 Dead, Hundreds Affected by Floods and Landslides in Antioquia http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-landslides-antioquia-june-2021

France – Thunderstorms Trigger Flash Floods, 50mm of Rain Falls in 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/europe/france-thunderstorms-floods-june-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

CSIRO predicts more drought, drastic drop in Murray-Darling basin water https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-05-30/climate-change-modelling-murray-darling-basin-water-allocations/100168038

A freak cyclone destroyed Ian’s pub. A warming climate could mean more are on their way https://www.sbs.com.au/news/a-freak-cyclone-destroyed-ian-s-pub-a-warming-climate-could-mean-more-are-on-their-way

Heatwave deaths set to soar as UK summers become hotter https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/30/heatwave-deaths-set-to-soar-as-uk-summers-become-hotter

Bogota crowdsources a green transport future to hit climate goals https://longreads.trust.org/item/Bogota-C40-cities-network

Cyclone Tauktae Documents a Climate Trend in the Tropics https://eos.org/articles/cyclone-tauktae-documents-a-climate-trend-in-the-tropics

Forecast: 40% Chance Earth To Be Hotter Than Paris Climate Agreement Goal Soon https://www.huffpost.com/entry/forecast-40-percent-chance-earth-to-be-hotter-than-paris-climate-agreement-goal-soon_n_60af8969e4b0a256831c97b6

Climate change is not gender neutral: harnessing data to empower women and girls as change agents https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78131

Human-induced global heating ‘causes over a third of heat deaths’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/31/human-induced-global-heating-causes-over-third-heat-deaths?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Wind and solar help Australia slash emissions, but no credit to Coalition https://reneweconomy.com.au/wind-and-solar-help-australia-slash-emissions-but-no-credit-to-coalition/

Heatwave deaths set to soar as UK summers become hotter https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/30/heatwave-deaths-set-to-soar-as-uk-summers-become-hotter

Cities Are Woefully Unprepared for the Havoc of Climate Change https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/05/cities-woefully-unprepared-climate-change-adaptation-global-warming/

New city ‘heat officers’ take aim at climate change’s ‘silent killer’ https://news.trust.org/item/20210528155111-p84jo/

The Link Between Pollution and the Number of Hurricanes That Form https://www.nbcmiami.com/weather/hurricane-season/the-link-between-pollution-and-the-number-of-hurricanes-that-form/2460910/

Paleo-ENSO influence on African environments and early modern humans https://www.pnas.org/content/118/23/e2018277118

US environmental agency releases climate report delayed by Trump https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57095347

Predicting the unpredictable: How scientists are improving cold-region water and climate prediction models https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78158

Climate explained: why is the Arctic warming faster than other parts of the world? https://theconversation.com/climate-explained-why-is-the-arctic-warming-faster-than-other-parts-of-the-world-160614

Australian coal burnt overseas creates nearly twice the nation’s domestic emissions https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/02/australian-coal-burnt-overseas-creates-nearly-twice-the-nations-domestic-emissions

Canterbury floods: Is climate change to blame for severe weather events? https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/125299269/canterbury-floods-is-climate-change-to-blame-for-severe-weather-events

Augmenting the spatial resolution of climate-change temperature projections for city planners and local decision makers https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abf7f2

Antarctica wasn’t quite as cold during the last ice age as previously thought https://phys.org/news/2021-06-antarctica-wasnt-cold-ice-age.html

Climate tipping points could topple like dominoes, warn scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/03/climate-tipping-points-could-topple-like-dominoes-warn-scientists

U.S. cities hire specialists to counter climate change as impacts worsen https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78193

Disaster risk reduction

‘You will sterilise land from residential use’: New powers to refuse floodplain development https://www.smh.com.au/national/you-will-sterilise-land-from-residential-use-new-powers-to-refuse-floodplain-development-20210528-p57w36.html

World’s Most Comprehensive Global Earthquake Risk Map Online https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2021/05/06/worlds-most-comprehensive-global-earthquake-risk-map-online/?sh=46fa070e115c

Making a Model: European meteorologists strive to make accurate storm predictions https://wsvn.com/news/special-reports/making-a-model-european-meteorologists-strive-to-make-accurate-storm-predictions/#.YLJSMYfCl4A.twitter

Why hurricanes devastate some places over and over again – a meteorologist explains https://theconversation.com/some-coastal-areas-are-more-prone-to-devastating-hurricanes-a-meteorologist-explains-why-160765

A large earthquake is happening right now – but you can’t feel it https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/a-large-earthquake-is-happening-right-now-but-you-cant-feel-it/FDRR26E6CENZSQ6XZL6VMDAZ4M/

Zoning Ordinance Overhauled To Increase Community Resilience To Flooding https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/norfolk-zoning-ordinance.html

Mount Nyiragongo’s volcano: why it’s unique and treacherous https://theconversation.com/mount-nyiragongos-volcano-why-its-unique-and-treacherous-161847

Bangkok improves drainage system to reduce flooding during rainy season https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78169

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

Native forest logging makes bushfires worse – and to say otherwise ignores the facts https://theconversation.com/native-forest-logging-makes-bushfires-worse-and-to-say-otherwise-ignores-the-facts-161177

New World Bank support to protect 120,000 people against flood risks in peri-urban areas of the Senegal capital-city https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78188

Inconsistent building codes leave some states vulnerable to hurricane damage https://ibhs.org/ibhs-news-releases/inconsistent-building-codes-leave-some-states-vulnerable/

Linked faults under Salt Lake City may elevate risk of building damage https://phys.org/news/2021-06-linked-faults-salt-lake-city.html

Wildfires and global change https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.2359

Economics for disaster prevention and preparedness: investment in disaster risk management in Europe makes economic sense https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78183

Emergency management

How long would it take to escape Auckland if a volcano was about to erupt? https://phys.org/news/2021-05-auckland-volcano-erupt.html

Further assistance urgently needed for people following DRC volcano eruption https://www.msf.org/half-million-without-drinking-water-following-drc-volcano-eruption

Nyiragongo Shows How A Minor Eruption Can Cause A Major Humanitarian Disaster https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2021/05/30/nyiragongo-shows-how-a-minor-eruption-can-cause-a-major-humanitarian-disaster/

Destruction by Cyclone Amphan continues to haunt its survivors after one year https://www.dhakatribune.com/climate-change/2021/05/30/destruction-by-cyclone-amphan-continues-to-haunt-its-survivors-after-one-year

Canterbury floods: More stress for communities already hit by fires, quakes https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300320443/canterbury-floods-more-stress-for-communities-already-hit-by-fires-quakes

Lessons for Africa from India’s deadly COVID surge https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78142

Looming hurricane season raises displacement risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78191

Caribbean rolls out multi-hazard preparations for hurricane season https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78210

Disaster education, communications and engagement

In weather emergencies, a lack of Spanish-language information endangers the public https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/05/30/spanish-weather-language-gap/

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/prepare-for-the-worst-10-steps-to-get-ready-for-wildfire-smoke

Can social media and crowdsourcing create more disaster resilient societies? https://open-research-europe.ec.europa.eu/articles/1-60/v1

Designing tsunami risk communication with communities: A site-specific case study from Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Aotearoa New Zealand http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/issues/2021-1/AJDTS_25_1_full.pdf

Words into Action guide on Engaging Children and Youth in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building https://www.undrr.org/engaging-children-and-youth-disaster-risk-reduction-and-resilience-building

Psychology and disasters

Worldviews, trust, and risk perceptions shape public acceptance of COVID-19 public health measures https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78162

Sociology and disasters

Is your floodplain management strategy working? innovative social research in the Wimmera https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351973327_Is_your_floodplain_management_strategy_working_innovative_social_research_in_the_Wimmera

Floods in the neighborhood: Mapping poverty and flood risk in Indonesian cities https://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/floods-neighborhood-mapping-poverty-and-flood-risk-indonesian-cities?cid=ccg_tt_climatechange_en_ext

Geographies of the evolution of social capital legacies in response to flood disasters in rural and urban areas in Sri Lanka https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2212420921003253?via%3Dihub#

Hurricane damage harms the most vulnerable, reveals inequality and social divides https://theconversation.com/hurricane-damage-harms-the-most-vulnerable-reveals-inequality-and-social-divides-159678

Today in disaster resilience (28 May 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Volcano erupts in Congo near Goma city, lava reaches airport as residents flee https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-23/volcano-erupts-near-congolese-city-of-goma-residents-flee/100158642

Villages evacuated after major forest fire in conservation area near Athens https://news.sky.com/story/villages-evacuated-after-major-forest-fire-in-conservation-area-near-athens-12314327?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter

Uganda – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods and Landslides in Kasese http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-landslide-kasese-may-2021

Malaysia – Thousands Evacuate Floods in Sabah and Sarawak http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-sabah-sarawak-may-2021

At least two people killed as cyclone bears down on India’s east coast https://news.trust.org/item/20210525151818-w3gmb/

Brazil – Severe Flooding in Amazonas State Affects 450,000 People http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-amazonas-may-2021

Guatemala – Strong Winds, Floods and Landslide Affect Over 10,000 http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-floods-may-2021

China braces for summer floods as 71 rivers exceed warning levels https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-braces-summer-floods-71-rivers-exceed-warning-levels-2021-05-26/

Kenya – 40,000 Displaced by Recent Floods, Says Red Cross http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-update-may-2021

Indonesia – Floods Affect 60,000 in Bandung, West Java http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-bandung-west-java-may-2021

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 May 2021: Etna volcano, Kilauea, Nyiragongo, Nevados de Chillán, Great Sitkin https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/131236/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-May-2021-Etna-volcano-Kilauea-Nyiragongo-Nevados-de-Chillan-Great-Sit.html

India – Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Causes Flooding in Odisha and West Bengal, 1.5 Million Evacuate http://floodlist.com/asia/india-cyclone-yaas-may-2021

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Scott Morrison’s claim Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling does ‘not stack up’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/24/scott-morrisons-claim-australias-greenhouse-gas-emissions-are-falling-does-not-stack-up

New Arctic Council Reports Underline the Growing Concerns About the Health and Climate Impacts of Polar Air Pollution https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20052021/new-arctic-council-reports-underline-the-growing-concerns-about-the-health-and-climate-impacts-of-polar-air-pollution/

Study: Climate change to blame for $8 billion of Hurricane Sandy damages https://grist.org/science/study-climate-change-to-blame-for-8-billion-of-hurricane-sandy-damages/

G7 Countries agree to end coal financing before end of 2021 https://reneweconomy.com.au/g7-countries-agree-to-end-coal-financing-before-end-of-2021/

Can wildfires be prevented in a world dealing with climate change? https://www.forbesindia.com/article/take-one-big-story-of-the-day/can-wildfires-be-prevented-in-a-world-dealing-with-climate-change/68127/1

The largest iceberg in the world just broke off from Antarctica https://www.cbsnews.com/news/iceberg-breaks-off-antarctica/

Yellowstone is Warming at Its Fastest Rate in 1,250 Years https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/yellowstone-is-warming-at-its-fastest-rate-in-1-250-years/

How cables in glaciers could help forecast future sea level rise https://www.arctictoday.com/how-cables-in-glaciers-could-help-forecast-future-sea-level-rise/

Unless Floridians address the warming climate, we risk more storm damage, higher insurance rates and lower property values https://www.theinvadingsea.com/2021/05/23/unless-floridians-address-the-warming-climate-we-risk-more-storm-damage-higher-insurance-rates-and-lower-property-values/

Hundreds of coastal airports at risk from flooding, sea-level rise, study finds https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/05/coastal-airports-at-risk-from-flooding-sea-level-rise-study-finds/

Climate Change and Changes in Compound Coastal-Riverine Flooding Hazard Along the U.S. Coasts https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2021EF002055#.YKvbO6xLz_4.twitter

Arctic climate change update 2021: key trends and impacts. Summary for policy-makers https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77973

Climate concerns resume rise as coal mine ban draws support, Lowy says https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-concerns-resume-rise-as-coal-mine-ban-draws-support-lowy-says-20210525-p57uyg.html

Satellites may have underestimated warming in the lower atmosphere https://phys.org/news/2021-05-satellites-underestimated-atmosphere.html

After a deadly landslide in climate-hit Uganda, survivors sue for action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77996

Storms and rising seas: the post-climate change world is upon us https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78033

Climate Poll 2021 by the Lowy Institute reports the results of a nationally representative survey on Australians’ attitudes to climate change https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/climatepoll-2021

Going electric and banning new petrol-powered cars could be Australia’s next big light bulb moment https://theconversation.com/going-electric-and-banning-new-petrol-powered-cars-could-be-australias-next-big-light-bulb-moment-161431

New research shows how much warming is costing society by exacerbating disasters https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-added-8-billion-to-hurricane-sandys-damage1/

Net-Zero Emissions: Winning Strategy or Destined for Failure? https://e360.yale.edu/features/net-zero-emissions-winning-strategy-or-destined-for-failure

Australian teenagers’ climate change class action case opens ‘big crack in the wall’, expert says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-27/climate-class-action-teenagers-vickery-coal-mine-legal-precedent/100169398

Climate change is erasing ‘flammability barrier’ that protects high-elevation forests https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/climate-change-erasing-flammability-barrier-protects-high-elevation-fo-rcna1046

Climate: World at risk of hitting temperature limit soon https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57261670

New climate predictions increase likelihood of temporarily reaching 1.5 °C in next 5 years https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/new-climate-predictions-increase-likelihood-of-temporarily-reaching-15-%C2%B0c-next-5

New NASA earth system observatory to help address, mitigate climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78081

Building community resilience against climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78080

Disaster risk reduction

Lancashire communities to receive new flood warning service https://www.lep.co.uk/news/environment/lancashire-communities-to-receive-new-flood-warning-service-3246481

Stop going around in circles: towards a reconceptualisation of disaster risk management phases https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-03-2021-0071/full/html

Fire money: how Indigenous land management is transforming Arnhem Land https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/24/fire-money-how-indigenous-land-management-is-transforming-arnhem-land

Twice burned: California ramps up wildfire prevention spending 16-fold https://grist.org/climate/california-to-increase-wildfire-prevention-spending-by-16-times-in-2021/

Built on pudding: Can modern quake engineering prevail? https://depts.washington.edu/urbanuw/news/built-on-pudding-can-modern-quake-engineering-prevail/

Predicting fire risk and improving forest fire management with UAV LiDAR https://www.suasnews.com/2021/05/predicting-fire-risk-and-improving-forest-fire-management-with-uav-lidar/

Grim western fire season starts much drier than record 2020 https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/grim-western-fire-season-starts-drier-record-2020-77876091

New study shines light on hazards of Earth’s largest volcano https://phys.org/news/2021-05-hazards-earth-largest-volcano.html

‘Slow slip’ earthquakes’ hidden mechanics revealed https://phys.org/news/2021-05-earthquakes-hidden-mechanics-revealed.html

Tanzania’s ‘forgotten’ cyclones and concerns for the future https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77998

Modeling dire wildfire circumstances can help save lives https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78004

The Fractal Scaling Relationship for River Inlets to Lakes https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021GL093366

Drought conditions could worsen California wildfires that have already burned 5 times more land this year than same time last year https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/26/us/california-wildfires-burn-5-times-more/index.html

Burn Severity Portal https://burnseverity.cr.usgs.gov/

Wildfires and Climate Lies: On the Myth of the “Tidy Forest” https://lithub.com/wildfires-and-climate-lies-on-the-myth-of-the-tidy-forest/

Miami’s chief heat officer calls for action on ‘silent killer’ in climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/27/miami-chief-heat-officer-jane-gilbert-climate-crisis

Enhancing resilience of critical road structures: bridges, culvers and floodways under natural hazards – final project report https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/publications/biblio/bnh-8016

Emergency management

Houston, Harris Co. get zero of $1 billion federal Hurricane Harvey relief funding http://katytimes.com/stories/houston-harris-co-get-zero-of-1-billion-federal-hurricane-harvey-relief-funding,3750#.YKqLwusGPD8.twitter

I lived through Hurricane Katrina and helped design the rebuild – floods will always come, but we can build better to prepare https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75849

Drones and Sensors Could Spot Fires Before They Go Wild https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/sensors/remote-sensing/drones-sensors-wildfire-detection#.YKwFLGX-FlI.twitter

As hurricane season looms, Biden doubles funding to prepare for extreme weather https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/05/24/biden-hurricanes-fema/

DR Congo’s Goma volcano: Drone images show devastation https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-57232384

COVID is surging in the world’s most vaccinated country. Why? https://theconversation.com/covid-is-surging-in-the-worlds-most-vaccinated-country-why-160869

Toronto’s Actions After Hurricane Hazel Still Reap Rewards https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/disaster-choice/202105/torontos-actions-after-hurricane-hazel-still-reap-rewards

‘Hurricane fatigue’: Gulf Coast emergency managers still rebuilding as they prep for more storms https://southerlymag.org/2021/05/26/hurricane-fatigue-gulf-coast-emergency-managers-still-rebuilding-as-they-prep-for-more-storms/

New funding from the Government of France will boost FAO’s flood response in Somalia http://www.fao.org/emergencies/fao-in-action/stories/stories-detail/en/c/1402112/

Disaster education, communications and engagement

‘Nature-enhanced learning’ and geography education https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03098265.2021.1926938

Don’t Wait for the Ground to Shake: Prepare for Earthquakes Before They Happen http://www.oesnews.com/dont-wait-for-the-ground-to-shake-prepare-for-earthquakes-before-they-happen/

How to create a Community Wildfire Protection Plan https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/coffee_break/062420.html

Psychology and disasters

Doing it for us: Community identification predicts willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccination via perceived sense of duty to the community https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/casp.2542

The impact of trust and risk perception on the acceptance of measures to reduce COVID-19 cases https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.13675

Perceptions of Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78047

Sociology and disasters

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

New article on the role of social ties in evacuation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096321000498?via%3Dihub

How do social connections accelerate post-flood recovery? Insights from a survey of rural households in central Vietnam https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351845402_How_do_social_connections_accelerate_post-flood_recovery_Insights_from_a_survey_of_rural_households_in_central_Vietnam

Displacement and gender on St Vincent following the La Soufriere volcanic eruption https://crisisready.io/post/displacement-and-gender-st-vincent/

The role of homelessness community based organizations during COVID-19 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jcop.22609

The missing half of the Sendai framework: Gender and women in the implementation of global disaster risk reduction policy https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77993