Today in disaster resilience (25 February 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

South Manchester severe flood warning prompts home evacuations

Brazil – Evacuations After Floods Hit Espírito Santo

Madagascar – Storm Dumako Leaves 6 Dead, Homes Damaged

Storm Eunice unleashes record-setting winds, widespread damage in England

Portugal’s drought worsens, rainfall down to 7% of average

Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Emnati headed for vulnerable Madagascar

Colombia – 1 Missing After Flash Floods in Nariño

Brazil – Flooding Rivers Displace Thousands in Rondônia

South Africa – 1 Dead, 3 Missing After Floods in Gauteng

Woman dies in floodwater after Queensland records ‘scary’ amount of rain, BOM warns of more to come

UK – Hundreds of Homes Damaged After Storm Franklin Causes Rivers to Rise

Bolivia – 20 Feared Missing After Floods in Tarija

Argentina wildfires spread to engulf key cattle farming region

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Feb 2022: Fuego volcano, Semeru, Ibu, Sangay, Telica, Nevado del Ruiz

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The night brakes on fires are failing

Magpies face bleak future as heat rises with climate change

Western Sydney will swelter through 46 days per year over 35°C by 2090, unless emissions drop significantly

Heatwaves and public housing in Melbourne

How Australia’s geology gave us an abundance of coal – and a wealth of greentech minerals to switch to

Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption

How does Antarctic sea ice differ from Arctic sea ice?

Brazilian Town is Losing at Least 5 Meters of Coast Per Year

In worst case climate, rain and storm surge combine often for extreme flooding

Rising Seas Could Raise Insurance Rates of Those Living Near Water

How will climate change impact different regions in America?

Storm Eunice: UK set for more ‘red’ Met Office weather warnings as a result of climate change

Minnesota winters will warm 11 degrees by 2100, study says

Timing of emergence of modern rates of sea-level rise by 1863

Cold blob in Atlantic may be slowing ice loss from Iceland’s glaciers

How public opinion can help shape climate policies

Coal, oil and gas projects emitting greenhouse gases above estimates given at environmental approval, new study finds

Antarctic sea ice falls to lowest level since measurements began in 1979

Climate change is intensifying Earth’s water cycle at twice the predicted rate, research shows

Wildfires likely to increase by a third by 2050, warns UN

Future of the human climate niche

Climate change is warping our fresh water cycle – and much faster than we thought

NASA develops technology to dissect the lower atmosphere

Swiss rivers on track to overheat by the end of the century

NASA is helping fly drones in the Arctic. Here’s what that means for sea ice and sea level change

The first step to preparing for surging climate migration? Defining it

Melting glaciers, fast-disappearing gauge of climate change

Cities are abandoning homes that will be destroyed by climate change

Disaster risk reduction

London flooding poses ‘significant risk’ unless immediate action taken

Understanding what happens when bushfires merge

Inclusive disaster risk management: What have we learned?

Mitigating the Impact of Climate Change and Flooding on Austria

The problem of doing more: success and paradoxes in scaling up informal initiatives for disaster risk reduction and climate action

The very large urban landslide at Morro da Oficina in Petrópolis

NSW government’s issuing of flood plain harvesting licences ‘an act of bastardry’, crossbenchers say

Virginia Beach leaders to discuss flood protection plans

Stockton earthquake: How many quakes happen in the UK?

Managing residual flood risk behind levees: Comparing USA, France, and Quebec (Canada)

Our infrastructure is succumbing to natural disasters — we need to be ready for worsening floods

Parramatta Powerhouse: NSW arts minister dismisses claims $915m museum is being built on a flood zone

Identification of flood-prone areas with GeoFlood: Lessons learned from the Tiber River case study

Experimental Evidence for Coverage Preferences in Flood Insurance

Comparing machine learning models for earthquake detection

Flood-hit village Boris Johnson promised to ‘get done’ 2 years ago is underwater again

Towards stronger and more accountable EU-wide disaster risk management

Emergency management

England is expected to end all virus restrictions in the coming days

Who is dying of COVID amid omicron surge and widespread vaccine availability?

Brazil – Search Continues for Dozens Missing in Petrópolis Floods and Landslides

Enhancing pedestrian evacuation routes during flood events

What Does Building Back Better Look Like?

Horn of Africa Drought: Humanitarian Key Messages

British Columbia set to move to year-round BC Wildfire Service

Why does the Omicron sub-variant spread faster than the original?

Iceland to lift all COVID-19 restrictions on Friday

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The call for nominations for the 2022 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction is open, under the theme “Building resilience through a multi-hazard approach.”

Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework – Open Stakeholder Survey

Maritime Tsunami Preparedness

Tsunami hīkoi – your evacuation walk – to high ground or inland, by foot or bike

Role-Play Workshops Accelerate County’s Adaptation Action

Four Ways Education Can Fight Climate Change

Science needs to address its imagination problem – lives depend on it

Psychology and disasters

Climate change contributes to poorer mental health: study

Research found that rural residents generally perform better than urban residents in terms of community resilience

Sociology and disasters

Inclusive Approaches to Disaster Risk Management — A Qualitative Review

Today in disaster resilience (18 February 2022)

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Recent emergencies/disasters

WA weather warnings: Severe storms light up skies with over 2 million lightning strikes

Brazil – Floods Affect Thousands in Minas Gerais and Rio De Janeiro States

Oman – Dozens Rescued After Flash Floods in Muscat

Madagascar – Death Toll From Tropical Cyclone Batsirai Rises to 121

Honduras – Hundreds of Families Evacuate Floods in Atlántida

Indonesia – Over 16,000 Affected by Floods in West Kalimantan

Guatemala earthquake kills two, triggers landslides

Flooding in Brazil leaves 102 dead after landslide hits city of Petrópolis in Rio de Janeiro state

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

“Australia is falling behind:” Clean energy investment shackled by outdated rules

Himalayas Are Experiencing an “Exceptional” Loss of Glacial Mass

Ice velocity and thickness of the world’s glaciers

Europeans more likely to vote green after extreme weather events

How the UK can cut carbon emissions and reduce household energy bills

Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles could be the hottest on record

Bushfires, dry lightning, rapid spark and spread all indicate climate change, southern fire chief says

Stunning solar milestone as Australia passes 25GW mark

Cold connections: Climate change challenges ice roads into remote communities

Southwest experiencing driest conditions in at least 1,200 years due to climate change, new study finds

Experts say UN’s next climate change warning will be ‘a nightmare painted in the dry language of science’

Narrabri mine expansion would make it dirtiest thermal coalmine in Australia, environmentalists say

Global sea-level budget and ocean-mass budget, with a focus on advanced data products and uncertainty characterisation

Global sea level rise: All roads lead to one conclusion

Explicit calculations of Wet Bulb Globe Temperature compared with approximations and why it matters for labor productivity

Experts outline governing principles to fund climate loss and damage

Sea level to rise one foot along U.S. coastlines by 2050, government report finds

U.S. faces “significant consequences” from more severe coastal flooding

Flower growth in Antarctica is accelerating due to warming climate

Rapid intensification of the emerging southwestern North American megadrought in 2020–2021

2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report

China’s rising influence on climate governance: Forging a path for the global South

The Effects of Climate Change

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent/Concentration

Fact check: Have we really avoided the ‘worst case’ climate change scenarios?

Oil majors ‘not walking the talk’ on climate action, study confirms

How hot will the planet get? Public opinion is key factor, finds study

What drives sea level rise? US report warns of 1-foot rise within three decades and more frequent flooding

Western Sydney will swelter through 46 days per year over 35°C by 2090, unless emissions drop significantly

HeatWatch: Extreme heat in Western Sydney

Disaster risk reduction

Why do landslides happen?

GLOBathy, the global lakes bathymetry dataset

Better prediction of megathrust earthquakes: Illuminating slow slip plate tectonics in south-western Japan

As Australia faces new fire reality, forest restoration tactics reevaluated

Tonga Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami: World Bank Disaster Assessment Report Estimates Damages at US$90M

Improving the performance of city-scale hydrodynamic flood modelling through a GIS-based DEM correction method

Mobile home residents face higher flood risk

Tongan volcano eruption leaves scientists with unanswered questions

Disasters Spur Planned UK Coastal Flood Barrier

Human ignitions on private lands drive USFS cross-boundary wildfire transmission and community impacts in the western US

Controversial floodplain harvesting regulations could soon be in place in NSW

Is flooding in England getting worse?

Interior Announces Plan to Implement Historic Wildland Fire Management Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Emergency management

New Covid Variant: What We Know About the BA.2 Omicron Strain

When communities lose affordable housing, it’s harder for businesses—and the entire economy—to recover from those disasters

Can Haiti rebuild a food system broken by disaster, historical injustice, and neglect?

As bushfires tore through Bridgetown the power and phone lines were cut

We can’t surrender to COVID. Why ‘back to normal’ is a dangerous fantasy

US has suffered more than 1m excess deaths during pandemic, CDC finds

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Free online tool identifies climate risks in your neighborhood

What happens to your home’s value when your neighbourhood floods?

What makes a climate story effective?

Public asked to help build national flood photo database

Psychology and disasters

One of the greatest assets following a disaster is the people who experience them. But this asset is hugely underutilised

Disaster preparedness and resilience at household level in Yangon, Myanmar

Can Empathy Grow in the Metaverse and Virtual Reality?

Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Black Communities

Sociology and disasters

As climate change continues to spur more natural disasters, a new study found that Black Americans are likely to bear the brunt of the risks associated with floods over the next several decades

Heat waves hit the poor hardest – a new study calculates the rising impact on those least able to adapt to the warming climate

(In)visibilities About the Vulnerabilities of People with Visual Impairments to Disasters and Climate Change: A Case Study in Cuiabá, Brazil

Social Capital and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Preliminary Qualitative Analysis

Queer Communities Often Left Out of Disaster Planning, Research Shows

Today in disaster resilience (11 February 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Cyclone Batsirai: Whole villages swept away in Madagascar

‘Horrendous’ bushfires hit WA’s Wheatbelt in devastating weekend

South Africa – 3 Missing, Dozens Evacuated After Floods in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal

United Nations says 13 million face hunger as Horn of Africa drought worsens

Colombia – Heavy Rains Trigger Deadly Mudslide in Risaralda

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Horn of Africa, Ethiopia, Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Dovi causes major flooding in Vanuatu

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Feb 2022: Semeru volcano, Reventador, Nyamuragira, Sangay

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

US household air conditioning use could exceed electric capacity in next decade due to climate change

Are winters losing their chill in the Kansas City region as the climate changes?

Robust but weak winter atmospheric circulation response to future Arctic sea ice loss

Ice velocity and thickness of the world’s glaciers

Glaciers of the world mapping

Lessons from New York: What makes a community turn against climate adaptation?

Non-state climate change action: Hope for just response to climate change?

Arctic Sea Ice extent is the highest since 2009, now above 14 million square kilometers. On the other side of the pond, Antarctic Sea Ice at an all-time low

The Roles of Celebrities in Public Disputes: Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef

How Climate Change Could Impact Your Skin

The world is on fire and our leaders are failing, poll finds

Making Indian cities climate and water resilient

CO₂ emissions dataset: Our sources and methods

Assessing extremes in hydroclimatology: A review on probabilistic methods

Increasing Heat-Stress Inequality in a Warming Climate

Disaster risk reduction

Failure to prevent pandemics at source is ‘greatest folly’, say scientists

Daylighting Rivers and Streams

Future hurricanes likely to pose much greater flood risk to U.S. East and Gulf coasts

Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Flood Risk (Part One)

Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Flood Risk (Part Two)

How countries can better cope with flood risk

Deforestation Is Flooding West African Coasts

Volcanoes, plague, famine, endless winter: Historians and scientists recall 536, the ‘worst year to be alive’

Researchers identify ‘double-hazard’ zones for wildfire in the West

NRDC Pushes FEMA for Climate-Smart Flood Maps and Standards

Flood Risk-Related Research Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean

Google Maps to fix directions after years of trapped travellers around Burketown

What determines variation in remotely sensed fire severity? Consideration of remote sensing limitations and confounding factors

The role of the scientist in a post-truth world

JBA launches flood model for more effective risk pricing

Atlas provides districts maps on hazard events and vulnerability for all the calendar months and at annual scale in India

Storm Ana’s devastation in southern Africa highlights need for early warnings

US flood risk is about to explode — but not for the reasons you think

Impacts of space weather

Earthquake early warning system could save lives in southern Europe

Why the Tongan eruption will go down in the history of volcanology

Rethinking resilience and development: A coevolutionary perspective

The Canadian Partnership for Wildland Fire Science

The benefits of strengthening buildings against earthquakes

Emergency management

How accurate are weather forecaster’s predictions, really, and how do they come up with them?

The future of the pandemic is looking clearer as we learn more about infection

Using drone technology in Africa’s devasting cyclones

Practice Makes Preparedness: NASA Participates in North Carolina Hurricane Exercise

Drawing disaster-preparedness lessons from Tonga’s volcano

Increasing Public Criticism, Confusion Over COVID-19 Response in U.S.

Wildfire smoke increases inflammation, lung disease risk

Covid rules are to be axed in England, but is pandemic’s end really in sight?

Evacuation Planning Handbook review update

The INFORM Severity Index is a regularly updated, and easily interpreted model for measuring the severity of humanitarian crisis globally

Disaster education, communications and engagement

2022 Great Washington ShakeOut

Professionalization of community engagement in flood risk management: Insights from four European countries

Exploring Soils: A Living Treasure

15 things not to do when using a rapid antigen test, from storing in the freezer to sampling snot

The Invention of Disaster: Power and Knowledge in Discourses on Hazard and Vulnerability

2022 Australia Digital report

Naming Competition: National Large Air Tanker

Psychology and disasters

The Well-Being of Secondary School Principals One Year into the COVID-19 Pandemic

Virtual reality experiment shows most people living in high-risk fire zones are “woefully unprepared”

‘Harrowing’: trauma caused by Morwell coalmine fire set high school students back 18 months

Sociology and disasters

The U.S. Equity-First Vaccination Initiative

Unequal Impact: Putting Justice at the Heart of the Climate Fight

Fleeing the unsustainable city: soft policy and the dual effect of social capital in hurricane evacuation

Social protection to ensure those most affected by climate change can strengthen their resilience capacity and avoid the worst impacts of disasters

Poorer populations may be hit with a one-two punch of more heat waves from climate change due to their location and an inability to keep up with it as a result of lack of heat adaptations like air conditioning

Today in disaster resilience (4 February 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Ecuador – Thousands Affected After Floods in 4 Provinces

Brazil – Floods and Landslides in Sao Paolo Leave at Least 19 Dead

Haiti and Dominican Republic – Thousands Displaced After Flash Floods Damage Homes

Ecuador – Catastrophic Flash Floods in Quito Leave 11 Dead, 9 Missing

250 households cry for aid as floods lash St Mary

Massive mudflow hits Quito after extremely heavy rain, Ecuador

DR Congo – Thousands Displaced by Floods in Maniema

Strong M6.5 earthquake hits northern Peru at intermediate depth

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Feb 2022: Etna volcano, Santiaguito, Fuego, Erta Ale, Sangay

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

EV boom: ‘Australia should be an electric vehicle leader’

Through earthquakes and sea-level rise, climate change is increasing risk of tsunamis

Three reasons why climate change models are our best hope for understanding the future

Earth inhales and exhales carbon in mesmerizing animation

The share of renewables in January, 2022, in Australia’s main grid is 34.4 per cent

Survey Results are in: Are Prairie Communities Prepared for Climate Change?

Rising Seas Boost Tsunami Impacts on Distant Shorelines

Annual flooding damage costs in the U.S. could increase 26% by 2050

Robotic Exploration of Uncharted, Underwater Glacial Walls Set for 2023

Missing the Housing for the Trees: Equity in Urban Climate Planning

Extreme heat in oceans ‘passed point of no return’ in 2014

Lessons from COVID-19 for managing transboundary climate risks and building resilience

The Causes of Climate Change

Heating and cooling: a route to net zero emissions

Greenland ice cap loses enough water in 20 years to cover US: study

Coral reef safe zones set to plummet, while potential bleaching events loom in Qld, WA

Delayed Antarctic sea-ice decline in high-resolution climate change simulations

Spring in the U.K. Arrives a Month Earlier than in the 1980s

Giant iceberg blocks scientists’ study of ‘Doomsday Glacier’

Climate extreme indices and heat stress indicators derived from CMIP6 global climate projections!/dataset/sis-extreme-indices-cmip6

Non-linear response of temperature-related mortality risk to global warming in England and Wales

Mt. Everest’s highest glacier is a sentinel for accelerating ice loss

Study provides first statistical characterisation of methane ultra-emitters from oil and gas

Disaster risk reduction

How much more contagious could the coronavirus get?

Data shows building codes can reduce vulnerability of homes in wildfires

Four things tsunami-vulnerable countries must do to prepare for the next disaster

Volcano-observing Drone Flights Open Door to Routine Hazard Monitoring

Extreme floods in Europe: going beyond observations using reforecast ensemble pooling

2021 Geohazards in New Zealand

Inequitable patterns of US flood risk in the Anthropocene

Towards drought impact-based forecasting in a multi-hazard context

Digital twin-driven intelligence disaster prevention and mitigation for infrastructure: advances, challenges, and opportunities

Tsunami models underestimated shockwave from Tonga eruption

Mountains Sway to the Seismic Song of Earth

Natural Flood Management work underway in Northumberland village

Latest edition of Molino Stewart’s ‘Floodplain Manager’ newsletter

Warragamba Dam wall raise could risk Blue Mountains world heritage status

A new database includes past wildfire satellite images from the U.S. Geological Survey

Paleotsunami history along the northern Japan trench based on sequential dating of the continuous geological record potentially inundated only by large tsunamis

Emergency management

SARS-CoV-2 can remain active for longer than recommended quarantine period, study shows

Getting COVID-19 is much riskier for your heart than vaccination

After a wildfire, how does a town rebuild?

The Role of GIS in Kentucky’s Tornado Response

Timor-Leste floods teach costly lessons

Satellite images show the aftermath of Tonga volcano’s eruption

UN: Worst Not Over in Flood-stricken Malawi

It’s summer, so bushfires and COVID collide. 3 ways one affects the other

Haiti struggles to provide water, food after heavy floods

Mozambique’s Storm Ana aftermath: 778 schools destroyed

Breakthrough COVID powers up immune response to variants — including Omicron

After losing everything, Marshall Fire survivors struggle to inventory their belongings

Natural disasters require FEMA to think outside the box with emergency alert system

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Words into Action (WiA) guidelines are designed to provide practical guidance on disaster risk reduction topics

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Psychology and disasters

Trees don’t rush to heal from trauma and neither should we

Heightened generalized conditioned fear and avoidance in women and underlying psychological processes

Sociology and disasters

Overcooling of offices reveals gender inequity in thermal comfort

New flood maps show US damage rising 26% in next 30 years due to climate change alone, and the inequity is stark

Survey of gender bias in the IPCC

Small towns, big disasters

Today in disaster resilience (28 January 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Iran – 1,200 Homes Damaged After More Floods in Kerman Province

Zambia – Floods Affect Thousands in Southern Province

Floodwaters submerge parts of outback South Australia as rain washes away highway and cars

Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, leaving at least 12 people dead

Wildfire near Big Sur prompts evacuations, closes major highway, California

Peru – 1 Missing After Floods and Mudslides in Machu Picchu

Storm Ana kills at least three in Mozambique and Malawi

At least 2 killed, 50 injured after M5.3 earthquake and series of aftershocks hit Haiti

Severe floods and landslides leave at least 34 people dead, 64 000 affected in Madagascar

Uganda – at Least 9 Killed in Western Region Flash Floods

Pakistan – 8 Killed After Heavy Rain Causes Damage and Landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How to understand your climate uncertainty

Four surprising ways climate change is affecting people’s health in England and Wales

Carbon offsetting is not warding off environmental collapse – it’s accelerating it

Climate Change Is Pushing Greenland Over the Edge

Is the World Ready for Good News on Climate?

Plausible 2005-2050 emissions scenarios project between 2 and 3 degrees C of warming by 2100

Scientist Mike Mann’s must-read book, ‘The New Climate War’

The climate crisis demands courage not optimism

What’s climate change really doing to the ocean? Ask the robots

Climate change is physics

Lack of vegetation exacerbates exposure to dangerous heat in dense settlements in a tropical African city

Coal, gas power shrinking in Australia as renewable energy shines

Almost half of Americans are very concerned about climate change, yet only 14% think others around them are very concerned

Analysis of community deaths during the catastrophic 2021 heat dome

Landsat Shows Western Canada’s Glaciated Environments Rapidly Changing

Slippery Slopes: How Climate Change is threatening the 2022 Winter Olympics

Urban greening ‘not a panacea’ for dealing with extreme weather, study finds,-study-finds

Disaster risk reduction

Most Americans live in natural hazard hot spots

Tonga volcano triggered record-breaking lightning and a never-before-seen tsunami

In the race to solve Boston Harbor’s coastal flooding problem, who calls the shots?

The 2021 Natural Catastrophe Bingo Game. What is in the 2022 roller?

Underwater volcanoes: How ocean color changes can signal an imminent eruption

Tonga eruption equivalent to hundreds of Hiroshimas: NASA

Radiometric dating sheds light on tectonic debate

2021 floods: UN researchers aim to better prepare for climate risks

Next-gen modelling to improve EQC’s natural disaster planning and response

Risky moves: More Americans are relocating to climate-vulnerable areas

Understanding the resilience of Mexico City to future water crises

The Netherlands can prepare even better for extreme weather: seven recommendations in response to the floods of July 2021

Scientists take step toward warning those in tall buildings during earthquakes

Nepal’s Municipal Disaster Risk Governance Assessment Tool: a case study on strengthening disaster risk management

Has volcanic activity been increasing?

Contested flood risk reduction: An analysis of environmental and social claims in the city of Genoa

Table Mountain wildfire, floods and ‘severe weather’ cost SA billions in 2021

Emergency management

World Bank Support for Country Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Covid: New Zealand PM Ardern cancels wedding amid Omicron wave

Chinese officials arrested for concealing true scale of flood death toll

Researchers Create Legged Robot That Can Hike Difficult Terrain

This is what long-term immunity to Covid-19 might look like

Key warnings guidelines backed by latest CRC research

Regional excess mortality during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in five European countries

Whether it’s a hurricane, an active shooter, or a pandemic, we must reconsider campus emergency planning

Despite Omicron arriving, keeping schools open as safely as possible should be the goal

FEMA administrator unpacks multilayered approach to COVID-19

For vulnerable people who catch COVID, quick action and these treatments can help

Ocean water and volcanic ash have contaminated the drinking water of tens of thousands of people in the Pacific island nation

Texas puts final estimate of winter storm death toll at 246

From recovery to resilience building: learning from tropical cyclone Seroja in Timor-Leste

Workers in Peru race to reopen Machu Picchu after floods

Disaster education, communications and engagement

ShakeAlert earthquake warnings can give people time to protect themselves – but so far, few have actually done so

Social media videos show how people react during an earthquake

Water education for climate resilience in Asia and the Pacific: a regional curriculum

Defining Disaster: Disciplines and Domains

Psychology and disasters

Live Better By Being More Present in the Moment

How COVID-19 changed the way we shop – and what to expect in 2022 and beyond

U.S. teens were in mental health crisis before COVID-19

The Science Behind PTSD Symptoms: How Trauma Changes the Brain

Memory Loss Could Be a Long-term COVID-19 Symptom, Research Says

How can we assess Omicron’s psychological toll?

Sociology and disasters

A social perspective on perceived distances reveals deep community structure

How COVID-19 Omicron wave turned Parramatta into a ‘ghost town’

Removing Barriers: Including People with Disabilities in Disaster Risk Management Planning

Tonga tsunami: More preparation needed for disabled people in a natural disaster

Revealing social power and inequalities will help us deal with future droughts and water shortages

Drought and society: Scientific progress, blind spots, and future prospects

COVID-19 to go? The role of disasters and evacuation in the COVID-19 pandemic

Why renters are uniquely vulnerable to climate disasters

‘Risk No Matter Where I Go’: For Many Disabled People, a Future of Ever-Present COVID Is Daunting

Today in disaster resilience (21 January 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Massive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai produces huge shockwave and 1.2 m high tsunami, Tonga

Pacific volcano: Ash-covered Tonga is like a moonscape say residents

Widespread damage after winter storm spawns multiple tornadoes in Florida, U.S.

Peru – 2 Dead After Tonga Volcano Triggers Coastal Flooding

Madagascar – 10 Killed After Heavy Rains Trigger Floods and Landslides in Antananarivo

Uruguay – Floods in Montevideo After 150mm of Rain in 1 Hour

South Africa – Dozens Evacuate Floods in KZN

Perth heatwave declared as firefighters contain blaze burning near Karrakatta cemetery on 42-degree day

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Jan 2022: Fuego volcano, Reventador, Sangay, Nevados de Chillán

Iran – 1,200 Homes Damaged After More Floods in Kerman Province

Zambia – Floods Affect Thousands in Southern Province

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Past seven years hottest on record, prompting calls for stronger climate action

South Australia breaks record by running for a week on renewable energy

Record numbers of Americans are alarmed or concerned about climate change

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2022

Climate crisis could wipe 1% a year off UK economy by 2045, say ministers

Natural Disaster Costs Exceed $250 Billion in 2021 and Worse to Come, Scientists Warn

The problem with the carbon footprint

‘Rivers’ in the sky likely to drench East Asia under climate change’Rivers’%20in%20the%20sky,ScienceDaily.

Painting Barcelona’s rooftops could lower temperatures by up to five degrees, say experts

‘We have a lot to lose’: 16 Minnesota cities declare climate emergency, urge legislative action

New Research Shows How Health Risks to Children Mount as Temperatures Rise

Warm Season and Emergency Department Visits to U.S. Children’s Hospitals

Giant canyon discovered underneath Vanderford Glacier in Antarctica, revealing history behind rising sea levels

2021 was one of the hottest years on record – and it could also be the coldest we’ll ever see again

Disaster risk reduction

Why the volcanic eruption in Tonga was so violent, and what to expect next

First-ever 3D compound inland-coastal flooding guidance system

Building a Resilient Canada

Shock waves, landslides may have caused ‘rare’ volcano tsunami: experts

Flood risk management plans are Scotland’s route map for reducing the effects of flooding on our communities

How Volcanologists Tracked a Violent, Months-Long Eruption

30th Anniversary Disaster Prevention Management Virtual Issue

US plans $50B wildfire fight where forests meet suburbia

Hard truths about a hard time: Marshall Fire devastation illustrates conditions leading to wildfire disaster

Severe Weather in 2021 Caused $2.1 Billion in Insured Damage in Canada

State agencies among groups to criticise Warragamba Dam proposal

“Spacing here was a problem”: Closely built homes helped Marshall firestorm spread, researchers say

The ‘Disasterology’ author wants us to rethink emergency management

Scientists Are Racing to Understand the Fury of Tonga’s Volcano

New simulations can improve avalanche forecasting

Emergency management

Waves from the Tonga tsunami are still being felt in Australia – and even a 50cm surge could knock you off your feet

The Tonga volcanic eruption has revealed the vulnerabilities in our global telecommunication system

Hong Kong quarantine rules are no longer just an inconvenience

Israeli trial, world’s first, finds 4th dose ‘not good enough’ against Omicron

The pandemic’s true death toll: millions more than official counts

Living with endemic Covid will not be painless

FEMA Strategic Plan

All plan B Covid restrictions, including mask wearing, to end in England

This Guidebook describes institutional options, successful characteristics and management lessons based on real-world experience with disaster recovery operations

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Creating effective emergency alerts

The words used in warning communications can powerfully convey risk and encourage immediate behaviours such as moving to a safer area or avoiding floodwaters

Collaborating With Communities: Citizen Science Flood Monitoring in Urban Informal Settlements

New Zealanders need to understand the hazards of volcanoes here

Mauna Loa:Preparing for the next eruption of Earth’s largest active volcano

How to Plan a Tsunami Walk!

Province’s new interactive flood-predicting map ‘basic’ but valuable, says advocate

Psychology and disasters

Repeated exposure to major disasters does not make people mentally stronger

Sociology and disasters

The crisis forces us to consider what kind of society we want to have

Equitable Community Resilience: The Case of Winter Storm Uri in Texas

Coldhearted Policies Put People at Risk of Extreme Heat Work Hazards

Today in disaster resilience (14 January 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

At least 19 dead, including 9 children, in massive fire at NYC apartment; 63 hurt in total

22 freeze to death after unprecedented snowstorm traps thousands of cars in Murree, Pakistan

Tropical Cyclone “Tiffany” to make landfall over the far north Queensland, Australia

Brazil cliff collapse leaves 10 dead

3 people missing, 991 homes destroyed and 127 damaged by catastrophic Marshall Fire in Colorado

Maryborough CBD evacuated as ‘catastrophic failure’ of gates under levee threatens major flooding

Malawi – Houses Destroyed After Flash Floods in Blantyre

Schools closed after shallow M5.5 earthquake, series of aftershocks hit Florina, Greece

Destructive floods hit Eastern Cape, South Africa

Indonesia – Floods in East Java Leave 1 Dead, 1 Missing

Brazil – Rising Rivers Force 700 Families to Evacuate in Pará

What We’re Watching: Weekly Disaster Update

Fiji – Tropical Storm Cody Causes Flooding, 1 Dead, 4,000 Evacuated

Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Fox Islands, Alaska, U.S.

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Cyprus

France – Evacuations After Rivers Flood in South West

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 Jan 2022: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Shiveluch, Ibu, Sangay, Ruapehu

Brazil – Thousands Displaced After More Floods and Landslides in Minas Gerais

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Plan Mitigates Climate Change, City’s Environmental Racism

COP26 energized the global effort to halt global warming. Research is now crucial to monitoring progress and creating solutions

The Uncertain Future of Antarctica’s Melting Ice

Climate crisis: last seven years the hottest on record, 2021 data shows

Amsterdam’s floating suburb offers solutions to rising waters

Climate change destroying homes across the Arctic

Sedimentation strategies provide effective but limited mitigation of relative sea-level rise in the Mekong delta

Carbon offset credits set to soar on net zero ambitions

Hurricanes, cold waves, tornadoes: Weather disasters in USA dominate natural disaster losses in 2021

Global long-term mapping of surface temperature shows intensified intra-city urban heat island extremes

How coastal cities can build climate resilience as the clock ticks

Meet the scientist moms fighting climate change for their children

‘Extraordinarily warm’: winter is fastest-heating season in most of US

Contiguous U.S. ranked fourth warmest during 2021; 20 billion-dollar disasters identified

Global Warming’s Six Americas, September 2021

‘Rapid stop’ to CO2 emissions needed to limit global warming to 1.5C, says Met Office

Impacts of super typhoons and climate change

Permafrost carbon emissions in a changing Arctic

Australia matches its hottest day on record as Western Australia town goes above 50C

2021 was 45th year in a row with a warmer-than-normal global temperature

2021 officially New Zealand’s hottest year on record, Niwa says

Heat-health advisories to farmers in rural Jalna district, Maharastra state, India

Disaster risk reduction

Plumes of rock that feed volcanic hotspots are surprisingly cold

What is the value of a wave? How changes to our coastline could wipe out surfing’s benefits

GP2022: Website and registration launched for the Seventh Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

How can we Optimize Data and Modeling Techniques to Respond to the Effects of Climate Change, Disaster Management and the Security

A Quarter of U.S. Roads Could Be Regularly Flooded in 30 Years

Cities boosted rain, sent storms to the suburbs during Europe’s deadly summer floods

Insurance isn’t enough: Governments need to do better on natural disaster resilience

Enhancing warnings

2021 Was One of the Deadliest and Costliest Years for Climate Disasters

Stop blaming the climate for disasters

Data collection critical to disaster mitigation

Property owners could be hit with higher insurance bills or find themselves uninsurable after a catastrophic infrastructure failure flooded the Queensland city of Maryborough

Health Impacts of Air Pollution from Australian Megafires

Disaster resilience quantification of communities: A risk-based approach

What do large-scale patterns teach us about extreme precipitation over the Mediterranean at medium- and extended-range forecasts?

Warragamba Dam heritage assessment ‘manifestly inadequate’: archaeologists

In Haiti, disaster risks linger as another earthquake anniversary passes

Global Risks Report 2022

The Deadly Dynamics of Colorado’s Marshall Fire

Sequence of tectonic earthquakes under the summit of Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand

Natural Disasters Data Book 2020

Gauging the resilience of complex networks

Urban floods are becoming more common as a result of increasing urbanisation, poor urban planning, and climate change. A new report by PlanAdapt explores how African cities are rising to the challenge, and how their work can inspire others

Fire management in Australia has reached a crossroads and ‘business as usual’ won’t cut it

Current and future flood risk in Luxembourg

Rainy days harm the economy

Challenges Associated with Creeping Disasters in Disaster Risk Science and Practice: Considering Disaster Onset Dynamics

Emergency management

COVID vaccines for ages 5 to 11 start today but can schools to open safely in the shadow of Omicron?

Covid: UK records more than 150,000 deaths

China’s Tianjin testing all 14 million residents after Omicron found

How do death rates from COVID-19 differ between people who are vaccinated and those who are not?

As omicron spreads, Europe scrambles to shore up health care

‘Hero’ police captain dies while rescuing Eastern Cape flood victims

Stories of survival emerge from Gympie floods as horses tread water for hours

Typhoon Rai’s trail of destruction in the Philippines reignites loss and damage calls

This Fire Apparatus has Two Engines, 56,000-Gallon Tank Capacity and a Caboose

U.S. May Soon See Sharp Drop in Omicron Cases, Experts Say

Assessment of Top-Down Design of Tsunami Evacuation Strategies Based on Drill and Modelled Data

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learn About Earthquake Hazards

Citizen Science Helps Communities Participate in, Understand, and Trust Science

Indie City-Building Games Finally Reckon With Climate Change

Teaching about volcanoes

When Science Meets the Public, Communication Matters

Public safety messages for floods and storms

Attentiveness to Early Warning Drought Information: Implications for Policy Support and Climate Risk Reduction in Ghana

Psychology and disasters

Climate disasters trigger mental health crisis in Pakistan’s mountains

Farmers tell of frantic rescue efforts as Gympie floods sweep Victorian father, daughter away

Sociology and disasters

Book Review: Cities in the Anthropocene: New Ecology and Urban Politics by Ihnji Jon

Did Volcanoes Accelerate the Fall of Chinese Dynasties?

Building Resilience of the Urban Poor in Indonesia

In Bihar, women face floods and increasing violence

Today in disaster resilience (31 December 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Brazil – Dam collapses prompting urgent evacuation

Spain declares end to La Palma volcano eruption

9 feet of snow wallops California mountains as brutal cold invades U.S.

Extreme rainfall hits Brazilian state of Bahia, causing catastrophic damage

Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Barat Daya Islands at intermediate depth, Indonesia

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

New Data on Earth’s Youngest Glacier Reveals a Healthy Fellow, while Earth’s Ice Elsewhere is Losing its Battle Against Global Warming

2021’s climate disasters revealed an east-west weather divide, with one side of the country too wet, the other dangerously dry

Floods getting bigger and more frequent, says river expert

Affluent seaside landowners plead for help in SC’s battle against rising ocean

A new report by Christian Aid, Counting the cost 2021: a year of climate breakdown identifies 15 of the most destructive climate disasters of the year

Social Cost of Carbon

Why WA’s south-west is drying out at one of the worst rates in the world

The US could reliably run on clean energy by 2050

Deadly heat and extreme rainfall: This is what the world will be like if the temperature rises by 3 degrees, according to researchers

2021 Arctic Report Card: image highlights

It Keeps on Raining Too Much Too Fast

Rainfall in the Arctic will soon be more common than snowfall

Three loud climate warning signals

In Australia’s climate wars, delay and deception are the new denial

Poleward expansion of tropical cyclone latitudes in warming climates

Alaska ‘Icemageddon’ warning follows heat record

World’s largest offshore wind farm generates first power

Disaster risk reduction

The pandemic is a warning: we must take care of the earth, our only home

The Cost of Natural Disasters on Communities, the Environment

Canada wasn’t prepared for natural disasters in 2021 — and next year threatens a repeat,Canada%20wasn’t%20prepared%20for%20natural%20disasters%20in%202021%20%E2%80%94%20and,increasingly%20volatile%20and%20dangerous%20climate.

We can build homes to survive tornadoes like Kentucky suffered. We just haven’t

No brainer’ to raise Warragamba Dam wall

Prediction of severe adverse events, modes of action and drug treatments for COVID-19’s complications

The increased number and severity of wildfires increase in recent years had led to a sharp rise in insurers’ decisions not to renew homeowners’ policies in California or to write new business there

New Bradfield scheme on agenda as north Queensland prepares for floods

Catalogue of Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Resilience

2021: The Year in Volcanic Activity

A Numerical Investigation of the Characteristics of Seismic Signals Induced by Rockfalls

Flood disaster takes bite out of B.C. economy, sends infrastructure wake-up call

Transposing flood risk from extreme rainfall events: A case study of Hurricane Harvey

Equilibrium/Sustainability — Dam failures cap a year of disasters

Emergency management

More than 50 long-term effects of COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Omicron escapes the majority of existing SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies

Christmas miracle: German flood victims receive tiny houses

Simultaneous compound disasters from COVID-19 and catastrophic flooding

FEMA offers cash to cover COVID-19 funeral costs

Fauci suggests people steer clear from large New Year’s Eve parties: “I would stay away from that”

The virus antidote: political leadership, progressive government, public services

CDC: Omicron made up 59% of virus cases last week

Omicron Variant Might Help Defend Against Delta, Lab Study Suggests

French daily Covid cases above 200,000 as Italy introduces stricter green pass

Brazil government to send relief funds to flood-ravaged northeast

Malaysia floods: Country seeks UN climate adaptation funds for the first time

With omicron, it may be harder to tell if you have COVID, the common cold or flu

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Engaging communities with Canada’s earthquake early warning system

School Pupils in Osaka are Champions for Avoidable Deaths from Tsunamis

Stories of cultural burning in southern Australia

Psychology and disasters

The pandemic has caused nearly two years of collective trauma. Many people are near a breaking point

Worry and behaviour at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak: results from three UK surveys

A lesson in tornadoes’ wake: Warnings work, but human response is key

Flood Disaster Risk, Sense of Place, and Preparedness of Entrepreneurs in Communities along a River

Sociology and disasters

Has the pandemic fundamentally changed our ethics?

Today in disaster resilience (24 December 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

One dead, two people critical after severe storm hits Sydney’s northern beaches

Typhoon Rai: rescue efforts continue after strongest storm to hit Philippines this year

Widespread floods destroy more than 1 400 homes, leave 15 people dead and 9 missing in the Republic of Congo

Typhoon Rai kills 375 in the Philippines, military deployed to help affected areas

Widespread floods hit Malaysia after more than a month’s worth of rain in 1 day

High-level eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano, Tonga

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Dec 2021: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Piton de la Fournaise, Sangay

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

La Niña just raised sea levels in the western Pacific by up to 20cm. This height will be normal by 2050

Scientists extend and straighten iconic climate “hockey stick”

Himalayan glaciers melting at ‘exceptional rate’

WAMPUM: An Indigenous-Designed Path to Sea Level Rise Adaptation

Hot in the city: Teaching Europe how to live on a warmer planet

U.N. climate chief: COP26 put nations on notice to act fast

Heatwave fatalities in Australia: a new analysis

Is it possible to achieve net-zero emissions?

Dunes Dance to a New Rhythm in Climate Change

2021: A Year in Photos From the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis

From floods and wildfires to inaction and urgency: These are the top climate and weather stories of 2021

Current coal phaseout pledges ‘absolutely not enough’, warn experts

Unprecedented die-offs, melting ice: Climate change is wreaking havoc in the Arctic and beyond

Addressing Climate Migration

2021 brought a wave of extreme weather disasters. Scientists say worse lies ahead

North America Climate Resilience Program

Consumer Activism on Global Warming, September 2021

Disaster risk reduction

New volcano activity monitoring method enhances early warning,are%20in%20the%20Aleutian%20Islands.

Global Community Steps Up with $93 Billion Support Package to Boost Resilient Recovery in World’s Poorest Countries,more%20resilient%2C%20and%20inclusive%20future.

Increasing flood resilience in the Great River Ouse

Dual-Objective-Based Tornado Design Philosophy

Researchers analyzed 36 years of data to understand how atmospheric rivers and other factors drive chronic coastal flooding

A Rapid Prediction Model of Urban Flood Inundation in a High-Risk Area Coupling Machine Learning and Numerical Simulation Approaches

UH leads game-changing earthquake, tsunami undersea early warning system

Quantile-Based Hydrological Modelling

Thailand’s population of nearly 70 million to be protected by new early warning and hazard monitoring technologies

Pandemic weather: The effect of COVID-19 on lightning

Emergency management

Omicron ‘is going to take over’ this winter, and Fauci says Americans should brace for a ‘tough few weeks to months’

Omicron, Africa, and the Need for Much Better Policy from High-Income Countries

Moderna says booster shot of its COVID-19 vaccine should protect against Omicron

Covid: Christmas travel will fuel spread of Omicron, US expert warns

‘Another storm coming’: WHO warns of Omicron surge in Europe

Philippine supertyphoon Rai ‘exceeded all predictions’ – forecaster

Global COVID-19 vaccine distribution map

Omicron wave appears milder, but concern remains

Omicron overpowers key COVID antibody treatments in early tests

Omicron up to 70% less likely to need hospital care

Second Royal Caribbean ship has COVID-19 outbreak and is denied entry to Curacao and Aruba

Disaster education, communications and engagement

In a series of public education programs and workshops, researchers in Canada are engaging with communities and other stakeholders to develop an earthquake early warning system

Reviewing volcano hazard and risk communications in Ecuador: experiences from a fast-format workshop

Super Volcanoes book

What Have We Learnt About Crisis Communications in 2021?

Disaster communications with resettled refugees: Six principles of engagement

Psychology and disasters

American Attitudes About Vaccine Globalism

They Survived the Wildfires. Then Came the PTSD

Assisting persons with severe mental illness can mitigate or prevent adverse outcomes

COVID-19: Impact of lockdown on children’s development will ‘last for years and years’

Predictors of hurricane evacuation decisions: A meta-analysis

“It became trying to save as much as we could” – Resident speaks about flooding hell one year on

Sociology and disasters

Early Insights from the Equity-First Vaccination Initiative

Unraveling the complexity of human behavior and urbanization on community vulnerability to floods

Today in disaster resilience (17 December 2021)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Intense deluge forces evacuations in France

‘Quad-State Tornado’ crossed four states in four hours, a rare December tornado

Violent tornado outbreak hits U.S. South and Midwest, leaving up to 100 people dead

Intense Storms Cause Flooding, Bridge Collapse in Western Greece

Spain – Rain Triggers Deadly Floods and Landslides in Navarre

More than 835 000 people affected by floods in South Sudan

Severe thunderstorms hit Eastern Cape, claiming 6 lives and damaging more than 1 000 homes, South Africa

Congo-Brazzaville – Floods in Leave 15 Dead, 9 Missing and Thousands Displaced

Papua New Guinea – Coastal Floods Affect Thousands

Severe damage across Visayas from Typhoon Odette’s rampage

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Dec 2021: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Reventador, Sangay, Ruapehu

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Fleeing global warming? ‘Climate havens’ aren’t ready for you yet

The Politics of Our Climate Attribution Obsession

Explainer: Was Deadly Tornado Storm System Related To Climate Change?

Scientists Find a New Source of a Greenhouse Gas Emissions in The Siberian Permafrost

FEMA chief says powerful storms ‘new normal’ in era of climate change

Protect or retreat: rising seas threaten Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific Coasts

‘2.4C is a death sentence’: Vanessa Nakate’s fight for the forgotten countries of the climate crisis

“This Isn’t a Natural Disaster”: Climate Scientist Michael Mann on Deadly Tornadoes in 8 States

A new report outlines how Australia is being left behind in the global race to urgently reduce emissions during the 2020s to avoid catastrophic climate change

Canada on track to reduce fossil fuel use by 62% by 2050

Thwaites: Antarctic glacier heading for dramatic change

Landfills Belch Climate-Warming Methane. Even the EPA Doesn’t Know How Much

The Arctic has a new record high temperature, according to the U.N.

2021 was a remarkable year for Earth’s climate

Near-term transition and longer-term physical climate risks of greenhouse gas emissions pathways

Conversations, culture and constructive climate action

November 2021: Earth’s 4th-warmest November on record

How rising groundwater caused by climate change could devastate coastal communities

How Climate Change is Impacting Extreme Weather Events in Germany

Tornadoes and climate change: What a warming world means for deadly twisters and the type of storms that spawn them

Australia forecast to have summer of extreme heatwaves and floods

Climate of chaos: Stanford researchers show why heat may make weather less predictable

In praise of ‘Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction’

The Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the world

Here’s what we know about corporate climate ambition

2021 Arctic Report Card: Winter sea ice pack likely thinnest on record

Time lag between intervention and actual CO2 decrease could still lead to climate tipping point

This BAMS special report presents assessments of how human-caused climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events

Disaster risk reduction

How the ‘deadly December tornado’ carved a 250-mile path through 4 states

Indigenous-led action plan focused on flood strategy for entire Lower Mainland

A framework for global science in support of risk-informed sustainable development and planetary health

Why the southern US is prone to December tornadoes

Three Questions About Last Weekend’s Devastating Tornado Outbreak

Evidence for Shared Earthquakes Between San Andreas and San Jacinto Faults

Estimation of levee breach discharge hydrographs: comparison of inverse approaches

As floods slam more U.S. firms, $50 billion economic drag expected in 2022

How to select the most suitable fuel management strategies to reduce bushfire risk

Environmental Sensors to improve bushfire prediction capabilities

Malawi: New early warning system to reduce mortalities and loss

A massive underground tunnel may be the way to alleviate Houston’s flooding, Army Corps says

Chennai’s floods: the city has learned nothing from the past – here’s what it can do

Emergency management

Grenfell delivers yet more horrors. But the guilty still fail to take responsibility

Crews search for the missing in Kentucky after devastating tornadoes

Caldor Fire suspects: Son converted firearm into a machine gun, district attorney says

Latest edition of Fire Australia magazine

A new set of evidence-based resources for people and organisations engaged in disaster recovery

What South Africa needs to do to exit the pandemic state of disaster

Why did the early warning system fail to save the lives of residents around Mount Semeru?

The NSW and Australian Government have committed over $790 million to support recovery, repair and rebuilding efforts of storm and flood impacted regions

S. Africa reports record daily COVID-19 cases as Omicron spreads

U.K. Sets New Record For Daily Covid-19 Cases

Broadly neutralizing antibodies overcome SARS-CoV-2 Omicron antigenic shift

B.C. paramedics, firefighters to be given more medical powers to assist in emergencies

UN chief: ‘We cannot defeat a pandemic in an uncoordinated way’

Cautious clean-up on La Palma as hopes rise for end to volcano eruption

Disaster education, communications and engagement

National Award Winners and Finalists

Australian Warning System: Know the signs

Improving Tornado Warnings Will Help Save Lives

Not just the weather: How TV meteorologists influence the public’s views on climate

Psychology and disasters

Survivors describe the fear and horror they endured as tornadoes tore through the southern and central US

Exploring the Long-Term Impact of Cascading Disasters in the U.S. Virgin Islands on High School Student and Teacher Mental Health and Resilience

Black Dog Institute Bush Fire Support Service

Prepare for the upcoming disaster season with free trauma training

6 Ways to Help Someone with PTSD

Brain study on how to slow down climate change

Mental health during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada

Sociology and disasters

NZ’s social cohesion post-Covid still unclear — researchers

New Research Shows Household Income Impacts of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, Need for More Equitable Climate Resilience Planning for Cities

Informal social support and disaster preparedness: Mediating roles of perceived collective efficacy and self-efficacy