Today in disaster resilience (8 July 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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Today in disaster resilience (24 June 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (17 June 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (10 June 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (27 May 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

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

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (20 May 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emergency management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psychology and disasters

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

Sociology and disasters

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

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

Today in disaster resilience (13 May 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Heavy rain and thunderstorms pose flood risk for southern Queensland’s already saturated catchments https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/09/wet-weather-system-could-cause-flash-flooding-in-queensland-and-prolonged-rain-in-sydney-bom-says

Dangerous winds, wildfire conditions returning to New Mexico https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-fires-environment-new-mexico-las-vegas-4cf3dd4dc812e18e70448c72a29c7fd7

Pakistan – Massive Floods Destroy Bridge in Gilgit-Baltistan https://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-glof-floods-gilgit-baltistan-may-2022

USA – Emergency Declared After Deadly Flash Floods in West Virginia https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-westvirginia-may-2022

USA – Ice Jam Causes Flood Emergency in Manley Hot Springs https://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-manley-hot-springs-alaska-may-2022

A man in his early 20s is “lucky to be alive” after police and firies rescued him from a flooded causeway in Mount Isa overnight https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-10/qld-weather-storms-heavy-rain-forecast-north-queensland/101049362

Thailand – Severe Flash Floods Hit Southern Provinces https://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-southern-provinces-may-2022

New Mexico wildfire continues rampage as new blaze erupts in California https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/12/new-mexico-wildfire-california

Volcanic activity worldwide 12 May 2022: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Karymsky, Krakatau, Merapi https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/180338/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-12-May-2022-Stromboli-volcano-Fuego-Karymsky-Krakatau-Merapi-Semer.html

Millions of lives at risk as famine stalks Horn of Africa https://abcnews.go.com/International/millions-lives-risk-famine-stalks-horn-africa/story

Evacuations ordered in Colorado Springs as homes destroyed in California https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/california-wildfires-map-laguna-beach-b2077938.html

Nearly 1,000 people forced from homes in northern Alberta because of flooding https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/alberta/article-nearly-1000-people-forced-from-homes-in-northern-alberta-because-of/

Australia – More Floods in Queensland After Widespread Heavy Rainfall https://floodlist.com/australia/queensland-floods-may-2022

Woman killed in flood waters amid record-breaking rain in Queenslandhttps://7news.com.au/news/qld/woman-killed-in-flood-waters-amid-record-breaking-rain-in-queensland-c-6753547

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Ozone is accelerating climate change at a faster rate https://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-science/ozone-is-accelerating-climate-change-at-a-faster-rate/article

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

The rush to renewable energy means a new mining boom. But first, Australia needs to make some tough choices https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-09/renewable-energy-may-require-australian-mining-boom/101034914

How climate change weakened India’s defence against heatwaves https://www.deccanherald.com/national/how-climate-change-weakened-indias-defence-against-heatwaves-1107479.html

Record heat in India and Pakistan is a wake-up call https://grist.org/agriculture/record-heat-india-pakistan-billion-people-affected/

Climate limit of 1.5C close to being broken, scientists warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/09/climate-limit-of-1-5-c-close-to-being-broken-scientists-warn

Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial support https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/11/vanuatus-push-for-legal-protection-from-climate-change-wins-crucial-support

Getting It Right Matters: Temperature Goal Interpretations in Geoscience Research https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2017GL075612

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

Renewable power is set to break another global record in 2022 despite headwinds from higher costs and supply chain bottlenecks https://www.iea.org/news/renewable-power-is-set-to-break-another-global-record-in-2022-despite-headwinds-from-higher-costs-and-supply-chain-bottlenecks

The strengths and weaknesses of future visioning approaches for climate change adaptation: A review https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378022000656

Communities in India flooded by ‘Amphan-scale cyclones’ could triple by 2100 https://www.carbonbrief.org/communities-in-india-flooded-by-amphan-scale-cyclones-could-triple-by-2100

The extraordinary heat wave in India and Pakistan, explained https://www.vox.com/23057267/india-pakistan-heat-wave-climate-change-coal-south-asia

Human Behavior Is the Other Puzzle for Climate-Change Modeling https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/human-behavior-is-the-other-puzzle-for-climate-change-modeling/ar-AAXbEDH

What does neighbourhood climate action look like? A scoping literature review https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s44168-022-00009-2

Disaster risk reduction

How our bushfire-proof house design could help people flee rather than risk fighting the flames https://theconversation.com/how-our-bushfire-proof-house-design-could-help-people-flee-rather-than-risk-fighting-the-flames-182046

Experts call for a shift in wildfire strategy https://universityofcalifornia.edu/news/after-record-breaking-fire-year-experts-call-shift-wildfire-strategy

“The role of Earth Science in 21st century Australia” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDNHHsNYua8

Reducing Australian Bushfire Risk with Traditional Practices https://www.air-worldwide.com/blog/posts/2022/4/reducing-australian-bushfire-risk/

In a wildfire burning embers transported downwind are what cause most structures to burn https://wildfiretoday.com/2022/05/10/in-a-wildfire-burning-embers-transported-downwind-are-what-cause-most-structures-to-burn/

A progressive flow-routing model for rapid assessment of debris-flow inundation https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10346-022-01890-y

Research shows future super cyclones would expose vastly greater numbers of people in most vulnerable parts of the world to extreme flooding https://bristol.ac.uk/news/2022/may/super-cyclones.html

The National Risk Atlas (NRA) is an information system that allows the identification of  hazards caused by natural and man-made phenomena https://www.preventionweb.net/news/mexico-national-risk-atlas-and-its-potential-disaster-risk-reduction

For one Māori community, a board game sparked serious discussions about flood risk https://hakaimagazine.com/news/using-a-board-game-to-plan-for-a-changing-planet/

Second National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/second-national-action-plan-for-disaster-risk-reduction/#paper

Life on the edge: Land loss on England’s east coast – a photo essay https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/may/11/life-on-the-edge-land-loss-on-englands-east-coast-a-photo-essay

Assessing the Impacts of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/stories/katrina.html

A new earthquake warning system will prepare Canada for dangerous shaking https://theconversation.com/a-new-earthquake-warning-system-will-prepare-canada-for-dangerous-shaking-180848

Continent-Scale Detection of Triggered Low Frequency Earthquakes https://eos.org/editor-highlights/continent-scale-detection-of-triggered-low-frequency-earthquakes

B.C.’s risk of spring flooding ‘considerably’ higher, report says https://globalnews.ca/news/8823815/b-c-s-risk-of-spring-flooding-considerably-higher-report-says/

Hit hard by storms and forest loss, Zimbabwe builds stronger homes https://news.trust.org/item/20220510065821-jvslu/

Precursors to eruption https://www.nature.com/ngeo/volumes/15/issues/5

Atmospheric waves and global seismoacoustic observations of the January 2022 Hunga eruption, Tonga https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abo7063

Three-day Scottish flood forecast system goes on trialhttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-61422649

Murphy announces latest measures to protect NJ communities from floods https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/weather/flooding/2022/05/03/phil-murphy-nj-flooding-measures-announced-blue-acres/9628348002/

Why the 2022 Southwest Fire Season Is So Early and Intense https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-the-2022-southwest-fire-season-is-so-early-and-intense/

EU tools to respond to natural disasters https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/lt/document/IPOL_STU(2022)699637

Gravity signals could detect earthquakes at the speed of light https://www.science.org/content/article/gravity-signals-could-detect-earthquakes-speed-light

Emergency management

Businesses in flood affected Lismore still without power https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-06/businesses-in-flood-affected-lismore-still-without-power/13869736

We’re not prepared when extreme wildfires, flooding hit B.C https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/fire-flood-bc-facing-two-extremes-series-part-1

White House warns of “pretty sizeable” COVID surge this winter https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/05/covid-cases-hospitalizations-death-could-surge-this-winter-white-house-warns/

Coronavirus: economic toll of China’s latest outbreak ‘10 times more severe’ than Wuhan in 2020 https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3177190/coronavirus-economic-toll-chinas-latest-outbreak-10-times

U.S. firefighters in final push for healthcare as wildfires surge https://news.trust.org/item/20220511144817-91lte/

Covid-19: US tracker overestimated deaths among children https://www.bmj.com/content/376/bmj.o831

California’s 2020 Wildfire Season https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/californias-2020-wildfire-season-numbers

Flood-damaged businesses in Lismore say disaster financial assistance taking too long https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-10/businesses-devastated-by-floods-say-financial-help-too-long/101054170

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Be prepared for floods https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-management/preparedbc/know-your-hazards/floods

Crowd-sourcing observations of volcanic eruptions during the 2021 Fagradalsfjall and Cumbre Vieja events https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-30333-4

Psychology and disasters

Cognitive impairment from long COVID equivalent to aging 20 years, study finds https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/cognitive-impairment-from-long-covid-equivalent-to-aging-20-years-study-finds-1.5893922

Why It’s So Hard to Make Risk Decisions in the Pandemic https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-its-so-hard-to-make-risk-decisions-in-the-pandemic-180980037/

Post-Disaster Mental Health and Wellbeing in Japan https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/disaster-choice/202205/post-disaster-mental-health-and-wellbeing-in-japan

Sociology and disasters

Hurricane Ida’s Impact On Socially Vulnerable Communities https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/780e11bd19cc4dfca54ac8fb1d5e926f

3 Ways the Pandemic Has Made the World Better https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/03/three-ways-pandemic-has-bettered-world/618320/

Climate disasters drive Bangladesh children from classrooms to work https://news.trust.org/item/20220507212405-85gbq/

Homes in high-risk flood zones are the only affordable option for Durban’s poorest residents https://www.circleofblue.org/2022/hotspots/hotspots-h2o-we-have-nowhere-left-to-go-durbans-affordability-crisis-pushed-development-into-flood-zones/

Today in disaster resilience (6 May 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Current drought is worst in 1,200 years in California and the American West, new study shows https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/02/14/current-drought-is-worst-in-1200-years-in-california-and-the-american-west-new-study-shows/

Guadeloupe – Deadly Floods Strike After 300mm of Rainhttps://floodlist.com/america/guadeloupe-floods-april-2022

Venezuela – Fatalities and Evacuations After Floods Hit Several States https://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-april-2022

Swollen rivers, flooded roads prompt evacuations in some areas of Manitoba https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/swollen-rivers-flooded-roads-prompt-evacuations-in-some-areas-of-manitoba-1004220872/

Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report https://volcano.si.edu/reports_weekly.cfm

USA and Canada – Evacuations After Widespread Flooding in Manitoba, North Dakota and Minnesotahttps://floodlist.com/america/floods-manitoba-northdakota-minnesota-may-2022

Spain – Floods in Valencia After 260mm of Rain in 24 Hours https://floodlist.com/europe/spain-floods-may-2022

Tanzania – Floods in South Leave 5 Dead, Thousands Displaced https://floodlist.com/africa/tanzania-floods-mbeya-songwe-april-2022

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 May 2022: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Merapi, Semeru https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/179691/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-May-2022-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Merapi-Semeru-S.html

Afghanistan – Flash Floods Cause Fatalities and Severe Damage https://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-floods-may-2022

Uganda – Homes Destroyed, Thousands Displaced After Floods in Eastern and Western Regions https://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-april-may-2022

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Net zero by 2050 will hit a major timing problem technology can’t solve. We need to talk about cutting consumption https://theconversation.com/net-zero-by-2050-will-hit-a-major-timing-problem-technology-cant-solve-we-need-to-talk-about-cutting-consumption-181951

Rising risk: How the NZ coast will be transformed https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/rising-risk-how-our-coast-will-be-transformed/R24X3UURX7ESXCLKCGDSHFU2EU/

Green infrastructure helps cities with climate change. So why isn’t there more of it? https://www.npr.org/2022/04/15/1092336365/green-infrastructure-bill-spending-floods

Why some beaches, including in Queensland, are getting bigger despite rising sea levels https://theconversation.com/why-some-beaches-including-in-queensland-are-getting-bigger-despite-rising-sea-levels-180964

One in 25 Australian properties will be effectively uninsurable by 2030, due to rising risks of extreme weather and climate change https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/australian-homes-uninsurable-2030-climate-risk-map/

‘We are living in hell’: Pakistan and India suffer extreme spring heatwaves https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/02/pakistan-india-heatwaves-water-electricity-shortages

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

State of the climate: Start of 2022 is the fifth warmest on record https://www.carbonbrief.org/state-of-the-climate-start-of-2022-is-the-fifth-warmest-on-record

Climate change will more than double the risk of intense tropical cyclones by 2050 https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/climate-change-will-more-than-double-the-risk-of-intense-tropical-cyclones-by-2050/

Climate change is why New Mexico’s wildfire season started early this year https://news.yahoo.com/climate-change-is-why-new-mexicos-wildfire-season-started-early-this-year-130202150.html

Climate Risk Map of Australia https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/climate-risk-map/

Climate policy across Australia is fragmented, but researchers are aiming to use big data to make better sense of it https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/mapping-climate-policy

What coal communities need on the path to net zero https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/what-coal-communities-need-on-the-path-to-net-zero/13867702

Draft NZ National Adaptation Plan for climate resilience https://www.building.govt.nz/about-building-performance/all-news-and-updates/draft-national-adaptation-plan-consultation/

Polluters are using forests as ‘carbon offsets.’ Climate change has other plans https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/forests-as-carbon-offsets-climate-change-has-other-plans

Scorched dystopia or liveable planet? Here’s where the climate policies of our political hopefuls will take us https://theconversation.com/scorched-dystopia-or-liveable-planet-heres-where-the-climate-policies-of-our-political-hopefuls-will-take-us-182513

India and Pakistan’s brutal heat wave poised to resurge https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/05/india-and-pakistans-brutal-heat-wave-poised-to-resurge/

Climate-proofing the world https://www.climateadaptationservices.com/en/

Scientists identify the most extreme heatwaves ever recorded globally https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2022/april/heatwaves-media-release.html

India heatwave: why the region should prepare for even more extreme heat in the near future https://theconversation.com/india-heatwave-why-the-region-should-prepare-for-even-more-extreme-heat-in-the-near-future-182452

Disaster risk reduction

High impact compound events in Australia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094722000408

Alpine Fault: What scientists are learning about NZ’s big quake-maker https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/alpine-fault-what-scientists-are-learning-about-nzs-big-quake-maker/Y74677ZF57TIKVFUN4SOAP75LM/

Modeling Coastal Environmental Change and the Tsunami Hazard https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2022.871794/full

Extreme tornado footage captured by drone over Andover, Kansas https://watchers.news/2022/05/02/extreme-tornado-footage-captured-by-drone-over-andover-kansas/

Space-based system using GPS satellites could warn of incoming tsunamis https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2022/apr/space-based-system-using-gps-satellites-could-warn-incoming-tsunamis

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Fight Western Wildfires? https://www.govtech.com/products/can-artificial-intelligence-help-fight-western-wildfires

AccuWeather’s 2022 US Wildfire Forecast: Drought to spur another intense season https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-forecasts/accuweather-2022-us-wildfire-forecast/1178642

Study Develops Framework for Forecasting Contribution of Snowpack to Flood Risk During Winter Storms https://www.dri.edu/study-develops-framework-for-forecasting-contribution-of-snowpack-to-flood-risk-during-winter-storms/

Models Show How Topography Influences Ground Shaking in Seattle Area https://www.seismosoc.org/news/models-show-how-topography-influences-ground-shaking-in-seattle-area/

New portal improves forecasts of devastating storms in West Africa https://www.ceh.ac.uk/new-portal-improves-forecasts-devastating-storms-west-africa

Flood risk reduction confers multiple benefits https://phys.org/news/2022-05-reduction-confers-multiple-benefits.html

Construction to begin on flood mitigation project west of Calgary https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/construction-to-begin-on-flood-mitigation-project-west-of-calgary-1004220987/

Emergency management

NSW flood victims kicked out of caravan parks to make way for tourists https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/01/nsw-flood-victims-kicked-out-of-caravan-parks-to-make-way-for-tourists

Australian researchers uncover clue to rare and severe response to Covid in children https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/02/australian-researchers-uncover-clue-to-rare-and-severe-response-to-covid-in-children

‘Disaster’s in the recovery’: bushfire survivors still waiting for homes https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/30/disasters-in-the-recovery-bushfire-survivors-still-waiting-for-homes

NSW Far North Coast & Northern Rivers flood impact research, March 2022 https://riskfrontiers.com/insights/nsw-flood-impact-research-march-2022/

Learning from the Taal experience https://startnetwork.org/news-and-blogs/taal-experience

New Drones Could Spot Wildfires Earlier, Even Help Snuff Them Out https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-drones-could-spot-wildfires-earlier-even-help-snuff-them-out/

The Southwest is on fire – with iconic deserts and towns at risk, Biden issues a disaster declaration https://theconversation.com/the-southwest-is-on-fire-with-iconic-deserts-and-towns-at-risk-biden-issues-a-disaster-declaration-182426

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Accounting for Local Flood Knowledge in Citizen Science: Discussing Resilience and Adaptation to the Effects of Climate Change through a Flood-Monitoring Project https://bridges.monash.edu/articles/thesis/Accounting_for_Local_Flood_Knowledge_in_Citizen_Science_Discussing_Resilience_and_Adaptation_to_the_Effects_of_Climate_Change_through_a_Flood-Monitoring_Project/19210134/1

Determine Your Risk (Hurricane Preparedness) https://www.noaa.gov/determine-your-risk-hurricane-preparedness

Quake Chasers: 15 Women Rocking Earthquake Science https://www.amazon.com/Quake-Chasers-Rocking-Earthquake-Science/dp/1641606460

How to survive a heatwave https://theconversation.com/how-to-survive-a-heatwave-182180

CoastSnap citizen science around the world https://www.coastsnap.com/map

Psychology and disasters

Teachers say pandemic hurt child development, ask for study into chaotic schools https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/teachers-say-pandemic-hurt-child-development-ask-for-study-into-chaotic-schools-20220429-p5ah5e.html

Disaster descriptions do not capture many mental health and well-being impacts https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/disaster-choice/202204/how-are-disasters-defined

Trauma, disbelief and plenty of ideas shared at NSW flood inquiry hearing in Lismore https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/04/trauma-disbelief-and-plenty-of-ideas-shared-at-nsw-flood-inquiry-hearing-in-lismore

Women, low earners ‘prone to disaster-linked depression’ https://www.scidev.net/sub-saharan-africa/news/women-low-earners-prone-to-disaster-linked-depression/

Today in disaster resilience (29 April 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

One dead and thousands forced to flee as wildfires sweep across US https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/24/thousands-forced-to-flee-as-wildfires-sweep-through-new-mexico

Sandbagging efforts ongoing as Winnipeg homeowners battle flood waters https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/sandbagging-efforts-ongoing-as-winnipeg-homeowners-battle-flood-waters-1.5874133

Huge wildfire sweeps across Canford Heath nature reserve in Dorset https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/24/wildfire-canford-heath-nature-reserve-dorset-fire

Colombia – Emergency Declared After Deadly Landslides and Floods in Cundinamarca https://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-cundinamarca-april-2022

Western Queensland soaked in record-breaking April rain as Longreach surrounded by floodwaters https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-27/qld-weather-record-rain-western-queensland-flood/101018128

Brazil – Flooding Jari River Affects Thousands in Amapá https://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-amapa-april-2022

DR Congo and Rwanda – 20 Killed in Floods and Landslides https://floodlist.com/africa/drcongo-rwanda-floods-landslides-april-2022

Extreme heatwave in India and Pakistan causes power and water shortages https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/28/extreme-heatwave-in-india-and-pakistan-causes-power-and-water-shortages

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Apr 2022: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Krakatau, Semeru, Ibu https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/179136/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Apr-2022-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Krakatau-Semeru-Ibu-Rincon-de-.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Which countries could become the world’s hydrogen superpowers? https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/02/clean-hydrogen-energy-low-carbon-superpowers/

Now we know the flaws of carbon offsets, it’s time to get real about climate change https://theconversation.com/now-we-know-the-flaws-of-carbon-offsets-its-time-to-get-real-about-climate-change-181071

Young people are on front line of climate change, but they’re not accepting it as an inevitability https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-26/young-people-climate-change-what-does-future-hold/100950770

Urban heat toolkit released for council planners https://www.governmentnews.com.au/urban-heat-toolkit-released-for-council-planners/

Americans are fleeing climate change — here’s where they can go https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/21/climate-change-encourages-homeowners-to-reconsider-legacy-cities.html

Increasing Human-Driven Global Disasters Risk A ‘Spiral Of Self-Destruction’ https://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/increasing-human-driven-global-disasters-risk-spiral-self-destruction

Wildfire smoke accelerates glacier melt, affects mountain runoff: USask research https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2022/wildfire-smoke-accelerates-glacier-melt,-affects-mountain-runoff-usask-research.php

Time’s up: why Australia has to quit stalling and wean itself off fossil fuels https://theconversation.com/times-up-why-australia-has-to-quit-stalling-and-wean-itself-off-fossil-fuels-180666

Sweltering Heat Blankets India https://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/sweltering-heat-blankets-india

Too many new coal-fired plants planned for 1.5C climate goal, report concludes https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/apr/26/too-many-new-coal-fired-plants-planned-for-15c-climate-goal-report-concludes

Twitter bans ads that contradict science on climate change https://apnews.com/article/climate-technology-science-business-media-8ba71b6baf07c520ddb6fbfff101ad4a

This is why India’s heatwaves are getting hotter https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/04/india-heatwaves-hotter-more-frequent

European State of the Climate 2021 report https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/european-state-climate-2021-summary

What Elon Musk Buying Twitter Could Mean for Climate Disinformation https://insideclimatenews.org/todaysclimate/what-elon-musk-buying-twitter-could-mean-for-climate-disinformation/

The top four transport issues to address at COP27 https://blogs.worldbank.org/transport/top-four-transport-issues-address-cop27

The most devastating hurricanes could double by 2050 in nearly all regions of world, scientists say https://amp-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/04/27/weather/intense-tropical-cyclones-could-double-climate/index.html

Climate adaptation is going to be a disaster https://thebulletin.org/2022/04/climate-adaptation-is-going-to-be-a-disaster/

India experiences its hottest March in 122 years https://qz.com/india/2156332/india-experiences-its-hottest-march-in-122-years/

New Climate Modeling Predicts Increasing Occurrences of Flash Flooding Across Most of the U.S. https://ou.edu/research-norman/news-events/2022/climate-modeling-predicts-increasing-flash-flooding

Increased infectious disease risk likely from climate change https://apnews.com/article/climate-science-health-environment-infectious-diseases-a354d82963fc2bd246e7be51d0033af9

NOAA and communities to map heat inequities in 14 U.S. cities and counties https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/noaa-and-communities-to-map-heat-inequities-in-14-us-cities-and-counties

Disaster risk reduction

Assessing placement bias of the global river gauge network https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-022-00873-0

The 1992 Cape Mendocino Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/earthquakes/cape-mendocino

These are the 10 fastest sinking cities in the world https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/04/coastal-cities-flooding-sinking-climate-change

Picoastal: A low-cost coastal video monitoring system https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352711022000541

SADC countries urged to ‘strengthen early warning capacities’ to deal with natural disasters https://clubofmozambique.com/news/sadc-countries-urged-to-strengthen-early-warning-capacities-to-deal-with-natural-disasters-215201/

Copernicus data supports flood monitoring on Europe’s coasts https://marine.copernicus.eu/news/copernicus-data-flood-monitoring-europe-coasts

Human activity and behaviour are contributing to an increasing number of disasters across the world, putting millions of lives and every social and economic gain in danger, warns a new UN report https://www.preventionweb.net/news/humanitys-broken-risk-perception-reversing-global-progress-spiral-self-destruction-finds-new

In 2021, the Emergency Event Database (EM-DAT) recorded 432 disastrous events related to natural hazards worldwide https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/2021-disasters-numbers

The Weather behind the Eastern Australian floods – the storm cluster from 23rd February to 2nd April, 2022 https://riskfrontiers.com/insights/eastern-australian-floods-february-april-2022/

Floods create health risks: what to look out for and how to avoid them https://theconversation.com/floods-create-health-risks-what-to-look-out-for-and-how-to-avoid-them-181718

The first interactive classification of extreme events in Italy https://www.cmcc.it/article/earth-day-a-map-of-extreme-events-in-italy

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GAR2022) https://www.undrr.org/publication/global-assessment-report-disaster-risk-reduction-2022

A New Index to Quantify River Fragmentation https://eos.org/articles/a-new-index-to-quantify-river-fragmentation

Why Vulnerability Still Matters: The Politics of Disaster Risk Creation https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.4324/9781003219453/vulnerability-still-matters-greg-bankoff-dorothea-hilhorst

Complex Networks Help Explain Extreme Rainfall Events https://publishing.aip.org/publications/latest-content/complex-networks-help-explain-extreme-rainfall-events/

New earthquake assessments available to strengthen preparedness in Europe https://www.globalquakemodel.org/GEMNews/european-earthquake-hazard-risk-model-2022

Urban health challenges: Lessons from COVID-19 responses https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016718522000458

New Zealand shares multi-hazard modelling tool with Pacific countries https://www.undrr.org/news/new-zealand-shares-multi-hazard-modelling-tool-pacific-countries

Australia braces for more wet weather with above-average rainfall predicted through winter and into spring https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/29/australia-braces-for-more-wet-weather-with-above-average-rainfall-predicted-through-winter-and-into-spring

Part of the solution: Harris Policy Labs students identify Chicago neighborhoods most at risk in rising tide of urban flooding https://civicengagement.uchicago.edu/news/part-of-the-solution-harris-policy-labs-students-identify-chicago-neighborhoods-most-at-risk-in-rising-tide-of-urban-flooding

Better land use and insurance to mitigate natural disasters https://voxeu.org/article/better-land-use-and-insurance-mitigate-natural-disasters

Emergency management

COVID-19 third leading cause of death again in 2021- U.S. study https://www.reuters.com/world/us/covid-19-third-leading-cause-death-again-2021-us-study-2022-04-22/

Retired Fire Chief killed in Nebraska wildfire https://wildfiretoday.com/2022/04/25/retired-fire-chief-killed-in-nebraska-wildfire/

Ida permanently retired from list of Atlantic hurricane names https://www.klfy.com/weather/ida-permanently-retired-from-list-of-atlantic-hurricane-names/

U.S., European Commission estimate most of their populations have contracted COVID-19 https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/europe-us-covid-infections-1.6432416

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning with student climate strikers’ humour: towards critical affective climate justice literacies https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13504622.2022.2067322

Ready California https://www.caloes.ca.gov/ICESite/Pages/National-Preparedness-Month.aspx

Take Action for Climate Justice – A guide for teachers and educators working with young people aged 9-16 https://reliefweb.int/report/world/take-action-climate-justice-guide-teachers-and-educators-working-young-people-aged-9-16

Leading Through Extremes https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/director/leading-through-extremes

World Environment Day prep https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/

Immersive VR: empowering kids to survive in fire, flood, and war https://www.unisa.edu.au/media-centre/Releases/2022/immersive-vr-empowering-kids-to-survive-in-fire-flood-and-war/

Shaping Children’s Knowledge and Response to Bushfire Through Use of an Immersive Virtual Learning Environment https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/07356331211054569

63 percent of the world’s total population is now online and 59% use social media https://wearesocial.com/au/blog/2022/04/more-than-5-billion-people-now-use-the-internet/

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

Towards a liberatory pedagogy of disaster risk reduction among built environment educators https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-02-2022-0041/full/html

Teaching climate issues through gameplay gains a following in Brazil https://news.mongabay.com/2022/04/teaching-climate-issues-through-gameplay-gains-a-following-in-brazil/

Psychology and disasters

Majority of family members of Covid patients treated in the ICU report PTSD symptoms https://www.statnews.com/2022/04/25/majority-of-family-members-of-covid-icu-patients-report-ptsd-symptoms/

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

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

Sociology and disasters

Transforming Governance for a Resilient Future https://www.undrr.org/gar2022-our-world-risk#container-downloads

Understanding the Impacts of Managed Retreat and Resettlement on Informal Communities https://hazards.colorado.edu/mitigation-matters-report/understanding-the-impacts-of-managed-retreat-and-resettlement-on-informal-communities

Today in disaster resilience (22 April 2022)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Dozens still missing as South Africa floods death toll rises to 443 https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/rescuers-hunt-missing-after-south-african-floods-kill-more-than-400-2022-04-17/

Horn of Africa drought: Late rains in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are inflaming hunger, warns WFP https://www.wfp.org/stories/horn-africa-drought-late-rains-ethiopia-kenya-and-somalia-are-inflaming-hunger-warns-wfp

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Apr 2022: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Semeru https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/178533/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Apr-2022-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Semeru-D.html

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australian scientists in a bid to measure the impact of climate change on a glacier in East Antarctica https://www.antarctica.gov.au/news/2022/cold-chisel-antarctic-rocks-reveal-glacial-retreat/

Study shows a disastrous climate combination on the rise: wildfire followed by flood https://www.abc10.com/article/weather/study-shows-disastrous-climate-wildfire-floods/73-285b2222-cc56-4906-969a-0e34429f5257

Gas prices are soaring. What does it mean for climate? https://www.eenews.net/articles/gas-prices-are-soaring-what-does-it-mean-for-climate/

South Australia grid reaches record high of 136.6 pct renewables https://reneweconomy.com.au/south-australia-grid-reaches-record-high-of-136-6-pct-renewables/

Climate-induced fire regime amplification in Alberta, Canada https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac60d6

‘Climate laggards’: Australian isolationism puts us on par with Saudi Arabia https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/australian-climate-change-isolationism-sees-it-fall-behind-the-world-20220419-p5aect.html

South Africa’s floods a ‘teachable moment’ for climate adaptation https://news.trust.org/item/20220414173248-g51ik/

As climate change floods U.S. coast, islands fight for public money https://news.trust.org/item/20220412162756-a4pqw/

Why delayed action on climate change will be profoundly damaging for poverty reduction efforts around the world https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/acting-climate-and-poverty-if-we-fail-one-we-fail-other

Global seasonal forecasts of marine heatwaves https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04573-9

Australia’s coal export boom forecast to end abruptly amid big drop in demand from China https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/apr/21/australias-coal-export-boom-forecast-to-end-abruptly-amid-big-drop-in-demand-from-china

Heatwaves and snow: What’s really happening to the Antarctic climate? https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/04/18/poles-apart-what-does-antarctica-s-freak-heatwave-mean-for-the-climate

Melting land-based ice raises sea levels globally but can produce lowered levels locally https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/04/220421130951.htm

Climate Change Worsened Record–Breaking 2020 Hurricane Season https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-worsened-record-breaking-2020-hurricane-season/

Madagascar: The humanitarian impact of climate change https://www.hi-us.org/news-hi-madagascar-humanitarian-impact-climate-change

More Frequent El Niño Events Predicted by 2040 https://eos.org/articles/more-frequent-el-nino-events-predicted-by-2040

Planning for urban heat resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/planning-urban-heat-resilience-0

Disaster risk reduction

Evolving Risk of Wildfires in Europe https://www.undrr.org/publication/evolving-risk-wildfires-europe-thematic-paper-european-science-technology-advisory

Watery research boundaries: A bibliometric and network science approach to explore gaps and overlaps in water research https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468312422000086

Higher incidence of high-severity fire in and near industrially managed forests https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.2499

New Research Overlays Sociodemographic, Green Infrastructure And Stormwater Flood Risk Data To Assess Equitable Distribution Of Green Infrastructure https://www.pdx.edu/research/news/rain-floods-and-green-infrastructure-are-cities-mitigating-hazards-equitably

What’s behind South Africa’s flood disaster https://phys.org/news/2022-04-south-africa-disaster.html

Neural network model helps predict site-specific impacts of earthquakes https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/news/70445

Niger: Improving Municipal Resilience to Flooding and Access to Basic Services https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2022/04/15/afw-niger-improving-municipal-resilience-to-flooding-and-access-to-basic-services

FEMA’s State and Local Flood Mitigation Planning Policy Guides Updated https://www.floods.org/news-views/fema-news/state-and-local-mitigation-planning-policy-guides-updated/

U.S. Geological Survey and Department of Energy Los Alamos National Laboratory partner to advance fire research capabilities https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/new-federal-partnership-will-advance-predictive-models-wildfire-behavior

Property Buyouts Can Be an Effective Solution for Flood-Prone Communities https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2022/04/property-buyouts-can-be-an-effective-solution-for-flood-prone-communities

New research detects pre-eruption warning signals at Whakaari White Island and other active volcanoes https://theconversation.com/new-research-detects-pre-eruption-warning-signals-at-whakaari-white-island-and-other-active-volcanoes-181090

Global sensitivity analysis in hydrodynamic modeling and flood inundation mapping https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1364815222001049

A quiet section of the San Andreas once had big quakes https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/a-quiet-section-of-the-san-andreas-once-had-big-quakes-14107/

More flood money for NSW http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/more-flood-money-for-nsw

Real-time coastal flood hazard assessment using DEM-based hydrogeomorphic classifiers https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/22/1419/2022/

Coastal boulders constrain prehistoric tsunamis https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/coastal-boulders-constrain-prehistoric-tsunamis-14094/

Planet image of the Kantagnos village landslide in the Philippines https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2022/04/19/kantagnos-village-landslide-1/

Early warnings for floods in South Africa: engineering for future climate change https://theconversation.com/early-warnings-for-floods-in-south-africa-engineering-for-future-climate-change-181556

Natural disasters cost the nation: we’ve calculated the income tax revenue lost in their wake https://theconversation.com/natural-disasters-cost-the-nation-weve-calculated-the-income-tax-revenue-lost-in-their-wake-180505

KZN floods — three practical steps to make South African cities more flood resilient https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-04-20-kzn-floods-three-practical-steps-to-make-south-african-cities-more-flood-resilient/

How drones are improving landslide risk management in Brazil https://geonadir.com/drones-landslide-risk-management/

Emergency management

Disaster Data: How Donors Can Play a Role https://givingcompass.org/partners/disaster-relief-recovery/disaster-data-how-donors-can-play-a-role

Unvaccinated U.S. children hospitalized at twice the rate during Omicron surge, study says https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/unvaccinated-u-s-children-hospitalized-at-twice-the-rate-during-omicron-surge-study-says-1.5867418

Covid hasn’t given up all its secrets. Here are 6 mysteries experts hope to unravel https://www.statnews.com/2022/04/19/six-covid-mysteries-including-how-it-will-evolve/

‘Living with COVID-19’ must be more than an empty phrase: Individuals need tools to manage BA.2 and future waves https://theconversation.com/living-with-covid-19-must-be-more-than-an-empty-phrase-individuals-need-tools-to-manage-ba-2-and-future-waves-181132

Isolation rules for close contacts are changing. What happens next? https://theconversation.com/isolation-rules-for-close-contacts-are-changing-what-happens-next-181592

Firefighters hopeful as U.S. government moves to speed up health claims https://news.trust.org/item/20220421195646-1ngur/

NSW Premier concedes it’s ‘not good enough’ with nine out of 10 flood victims still waiting to receive grants https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-21/nine-out-of-ten-nsw-flood-victims-still-waiting-for-grants/101005704

Disabled people are being left out of COVID recovery. Here are five ways to change that https://theconversation.com/disabled-people-are-being-left-out-of-covid-recovery-here-are-five-ways-to-change-that-181362

Disaster education, communications and engagement

A new Minecraft world is inspiring children to tackle flooding and climate change https://news.microsoft.com/en-gb/features/turning-the-tide-a-new-minecraft-world-is-inspiring-children-to-tackle-flooding-and-climate-change/

Typology development of earthquake displays in free-choice learning environments, to inform earthquake early warning education in the United States https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420922000218?via%3Dihub

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day https://www.nfpa.org/Events/Events/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day

Estuary education https://coast.noaa.gov/estuaries/

The climate game: Can you reach net zero by 2050? https://ig.ft.com/climate-game/

6 ways to build resilience and hope into young people’s learning about climate change https://theconversation.com/6-ways-to-build-resilience-and-hope-into-young-peoples-learning-about-climate-change-177718

Community Science Builds a Seismic Network in Haiti https://eos.org/articles/community-science-builds-a-seismic-network-in-haiti

Psychology and disasters

Another day, another flood: preparing for more climate disasters means taking more personal responsibility for risk https://theconversation.com/another-day-another-flood-preparing-for-more-climate-disasters-means-taking-more-personal-responsibility-for-risk-180034

Deadly wet season sees drivers trapped in floodwaters, so is safety messaging working? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-16/flooded-forget-it-messaging-ignored-drivers-trapped-floodwaters/100963578

Sociology and disasters

Local knowledge adds value to mapping flood risk in South Africa’s informal settlements https://theconversation.com/local-knowledge-adds-value-to-mapping-flood-risk-in-south-africas-informal-settlements-181304

Building Rural and Native Communities’ Resilience to Disasters https://www.urban.org/events/building-rural-and-native-communities-resilience-disasters Social capital’s impact on COVID‑19 outcomes at local levels https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml