Today in disaster resilience (1 February 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Queensland rain: Daintree River beats 118 year flood record cutting off hundreds https://www.9news.com.au/national/2019/01/28/06/38/queensland-flooding-rainfall-daintree-river-record-level?ocid=Social-9News

Tasmanian bushfire property losses expected today as authorities warn of ‘risk to life’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-29/bushfire-risk-to-life-still-high-in-tasmania/10756452

Brazil – Hundreds Missing After Tailings Dam Collapse in Minas Gerais http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-tailings-dam-collapse-brumadinho-minas-gerais-january-2019

Havana tornado: Cuba’s capital hit by rare twister https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-47025852?ocid=socialflow_twitter

Congo Ebola cases rise to 736 as problems noted in Katwa http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2019/01/congo-ebola-cases-rise-736-problems-noted-katwa

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides jumps to 68 https://coconuts.co/jakarta/news/death-toll-indonesia-floods-landslides-sulawesi-climbs-68-thousands-forced-flee-homes/

Algeria’s civil protection unit said on Saturday that five people died after being swept away by flood waters https://www.sott.net/article/405818-Flooding-kills-five-in-snow-hit-Algeria

Strong injuring mining earthquake near Rudna, Poland – 8 miners missing, 10 injured – January 29, 2019 https://earthquake-report.com/2019/01/29/moderate-earthquake-poland-january-29-2019/

Two dead one missing after floods, landslides in the Philippines https://www.sott.net/article/405960-2-dead-1-missing-due-to-floods-landslide-in-the-Philippines

A powerful polar vortex is blamed for at least seven deaths across the Midwest https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/temperatures-plunge-historic-lows-not-seen-decades-n964391

Peru – Heavy Rain Causes Building to Collapse in Apurímac Region http://floodlist.com/america/peru-hotel-collapse-rain-flood-apurimac-january-2019

Indonesia – Deadly Landslide in Bali http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-landslide-kubutambahan-bali-january-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 31 Jan 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Planchón-Peteroa, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/74424/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-31-Jan-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Planchon-Peteroa-Sabanc.html

12 killed and over 170 injured as severe floods hit Saudi Arabia https://watchers.news/2019/01/30/saudi-arabia-flood-january-2019/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate Change’s Hidden Victim: Your Mental Health https://medium.com/s/2069/the-emotional-damage-done-by-climate-change-2f8f9ad59155

Leaving no-one behind: Including a billion people to adapt to climate change https://www.adaptation-undp.org/leaving-no-one-behind-including-billion-people-adapt-climate-change#.XE7BWQtvGaQ.twitter

Get used to polar vortex outbreaks https://phys.org/news/2019-01-science-polar-vortex-outbreaks.html
Faster CO₂ rise expected in 2019 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2019/2019-carbondioxide-forecast?WT.mc_id=LinkedIn_Content

Sea Level Rise Has Eroded $400 Million In Regional Home Values, Study Says https://www.wbur.org/news/2019/01/22/flooding-already-costing-homeowners-millions-in-lost-appreciation-study-finds

Can we take climate change more seriously? https://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/20190128184911-is-there-a-way-that-scientists-and-meteorologists-can-help-regular-citizens-take-climate-change-more-seriously/

Losses caused to India doubled due to change in climate https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/losses-caused-to-india-doubled-due-to-change-in-climate/story-Fa6agqIHvTYlCXWvX0iHIJ.html

The Next Financial Crisis Could Be Caused by Climate Change https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59xpxa/the-next-financial-crisis-could-be-caused-by-climate-change?utm_source=vicetwitterus

Climate change: The more we know, the worse it seems https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/25/opinions/climate-change-getting-worse-intl/index.html

People-powered climate change adaptation in Nepal https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/in-pictures-peoplepowered-climate-adaptation-in-nepal

Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/01/climate-change-colder-winters-global-warming-polar-vortex/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=twitter::cmp=editorial::add=tw20190127env-resurfcoldweather::rid=&sf206643510=1

U.S. Climate Concern Is Trending Upward https://www.carbontax.org/blog/2019/01/28/u-s-climate-concern-is-trending-upward/

World to miss 2020 climate ‘turning point’: analysis https://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/health/World-to-miss-2020-climate-turning-point/1954202-4945374-nnsgg8z/index.html

‘A January to forget’: Hot end to month puts heat records in play https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/a-january-to-forget-hot-end-to-month-puts-heat-records-in-play-20190129-p50u9i.html

Virtual-reality app shows future sea-level rise in San Francisco https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/01/app-shows-future-sea-level-rise/

ICRC to UN Security Council: Double impact of climate change and armed conflict harms people’s ability to cope https://reliefweb.int/report/world/icrc-un-security-council-double-impact-climate-change-and-armed-conflict-harms-people-s?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shared&utm_source=twitter.com

Rapidly receding Arctic Canada glaciers revealing landscapes continuously ice-covered for more than 40,000 years https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08307-w

Disclosure of climate-related financial risk https://riskfrontiers.com/disclosure-of-climate-related-financial-risk/

Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy https://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-germany-coal-power-20190126-story.html

The World Just Experienced the Four Hottest Years on Record https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/nasa-noaa-shutdown-2018-warmest-climate-record/581221/

Your World Is Going to Shatter: A letter from the future https://medium.com/s/2069/your-world-is-going-to-shatter-620ac40ec25c

Here’s How Much Ice Antarctica Is Losing—It’s a Lot https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heres-how-much-ice-antarctica-is-losing-its-a-lot/

U.S. Midwest Freezes, Australia Burns: This Is the Age of Weather Extremes https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/29/climate/global-warming-extreme-weather.html

European waters drive ocean overturning, key for regulating climate https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190131143344.htm

U.S. Intelligence Officials Warn Climate Change Is a Worldwide Threat https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30012019/worldwide-threat-assessment-climate-change-intelligence-agencies-national-security?amp&__twitter_impression=true

In pictures: Polar vortex strikes North America https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47071683?ocid=socialflow_twitter

Polar vortex: Whatever happened to global warming? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47078054

 

Disaster risk reduction

New earthquake risk model could better inform disaster planning https://phys.org/news/2018-09-earthquake-disaster.html

To Improve Disaster Preparedness and Urban Resilience, Japan Shares Best Practices with Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2016/09/26/to-improve-disaster-preparedness-and-urban-resilience-japan-shares-best-practices-with-armenia-kyrgyz-republic-and-tajikistan

Near-Real-Time Flood Forecasting Based on Satellite Precipitation Products https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/11/3/252

Ontario Overland Flood Risk Mapping https://www.cityfloodmap.com/2016/06/ontario-overland-flood-risk-mapping.html

Pennsylvania Flood risk and mitigation https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/fact-sheets/2019/01/pennsylvania-flood-risk-and-mitigation

Ashghal to upgrade tunnel designs to prevent flooding https://www.gulf-times.com/story/620322/Ashghal-to-upgrade-tunnel-designs-to-prevent-flood

County recognized for floodplain management program https://www.fayettetribune.com/news/county-recognized-for-floodplain-management-program/article_73afbc9c-2000-11e9-85eb-2380a27c92c4.html

Signs of progress on national flood program for Canada https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/is-flood-re-coming-to-canada-1004151282/

Incorporating inland flooding into hurricane evacuation decision support modeling https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-019-03573-9

Google’s AI can predict floods with 75% precision https://venturebeat.com/2019/01/29/googles-ai-can-predict-floods-with-75-precision/

Space technology predicts droughts several months in advance http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/space-technology-predicts-droughts-several-months-in-advance

Understanding impacts of flooding and drought in South East Asia https://nerc.ukri.org/press/releases/2019/04-impacts/

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Zambia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOygmQFnaXY&feature=youtu.be

From El Nino to earthquakes: A leading disaster watcher scans the horizon for 2019 https://www.irinnews.org/opinion/2019/01/29/el-nino-earthquakes-leading-disaster-watcher-scans-horizon-2019

Extreme rainfall events are connected across the world https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/190029/extreme-rainfall-events-connected-across-world/

Toward a flood-resilient Kolkata http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2019/01/29/toward-a-flood-resilient-kolkata/

Inside efforts to prevent a regional Ebola crisis in central Africa https://www.irinnews.org/special-report/2019/01/16/ebola-crisis-prevention-central-africa-congo-uganda?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

River levels tracked from space https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190129124901.htm

The Unpredictability of Floods, Erosion, and Channel Migration https://eos.org/research-spotlights/the-unpredictability-of-floods-erosion-and-channel-migration

‘Absolutely necessary:’ Alberta buys more land for flood mitigation project in Calgary https://globalnews.ca/news/4903618/alberta-flood-mitigation-project/

A British tsunami? The Great Flood of 1607 http://www.kyrackramer.com/2018/01/30/a-british-tsunami-the-great-flood-of-1607/

Tackling uncertainty in flood forecasting http://www.hrwallingford.com/news/tackling-uncertainty-in-flood-forecasting

Don’t build mental health hospital on a flood plain, warns St. John’s deputy mayor https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/new-mental-health-hospital-1.4995720

European Flood Awareness System new web page https://www.efas.eu/

Study: Ultra-slow earthquake indicates deep crustal movement near Istanbul, Turkey https://watchers.news/2019/01/31/study-ultra-slow-earthquake-indicates-deep-crustal-movement-near-istanbul-turkey/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Emergency Management

Water Bombing Aircraft Crashes While Battling Victorian Fires https://tendaily.com.au/news/australia/a190128xoy/water-bombing-aircraft-crashes-while-battling-victorian-fires-20190128

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center in Paradise, Calif., Offering Services to Camp Fire Victims http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/FEMA-Opens-Disaster-Recovery-Center-in-Paradise-Calif-Offering-Services-to-Camp-Fire-Victims.html

Insurance Claims From Deadly California Wildfires Top $11.4B  https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/California-Insurance-Commissioner-Claims-2018-Wildfires-504979801.html

Heatwaves Strike At The Heart And Claim More Lives Than Any Other Natural Disaster https://tendaily.com.au/lifestyle/health/a190124brh/heatwaves-strike-at-the-heart-and-claim-more-lives-than-any-other-natural-disaster-20190124

Culture of bullying could take years to change – Fire and Emergency boss https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/380907/culture-of-bullying-could-take-years-to-change-fire-and-emergency-boss

A Small Island Town Prepares for a Major Earthquake https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/01/vashon-island-washington-seattle-earthquake-disaster-preparedness/581401/

Vale to Dismantle 10 Dams in Wake of Brazil Mining Disaster https://www.wsj.com/articles/vale-employees-arrested-after-brazil-dam-collapse-11548760265

From Disaster Response to Community Recovery: Nongovernmental Entities, Government, and Public Health https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304895

Displaced by California’s Camp Fire, They’ve Been Through ‘Hell.’ As Last Shelter Closes, Where Will They Go? http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Displaced-by-Californias-Camp-Fire-Theyve-Been-Through-Hell-As-Last-Shelter-Sloses-Where-Will-They-Go.html

Fiji’s unheralded frontline disaster responders: women https://www.irinnews.org/news-feature/2019/01/30/fiji-s-unheralded-frontline-disaster-responders-women?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Drones to the rescue as Cyclone Desmond storms Mozambique https://insight.wfp.org/drones-to-the-rescue-as-cyclone-desmond-storms-mozambique-d7f501e40b0f

If the police step up stop-and-search tactics, trouble will follow https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/31/police-stop-and-search-riots-2011-london?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The science and art disciplines are usually treated as mutually exclusive entities, but they have much to offer each other https://eos.org/project-updates/sciart-teaching-across-the-interface

Bottom‑up citizen initiatives in natural hazard management: Why they appear and what they can do? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901118312577

Geography in education: exploring a definition https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education/geography-education-exploring-definition/content-section-0?active-tab=description-tab

‘Hell in High Water’: Bluesman taps Mississippi roots in New Stage play about Great Flood of 1927 https://mississippitoday.org/2019/01/29/hell-in-high-water-bluesman-taps-mississippi-roots-in-new-stage-play-about-great-flood-of-1927/

Today in Dutch history: the 1953 North Sea flooding disaster https://www.iamexpat.nl/read-and-discuss/expat-page/articles/today-dutch-history-1953-north-sea-flooding-disaster

 

Disaster psychology

Zeehan residents on Tasmania’s west coast make decision to stay or go as bushfire threat looms https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/zeehan-residents-evacuate-or-defend-in-tasmania-bushfires/10748914

Americares: Healing in Puerto Rico https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrZMbCSi8h4&feature=youtu.be

Mild traumatic brain injury linked to higher risk of PTSD, depression https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/30/health/mild-traumatic-brain-injury-ptsd-depression-study/index.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Anchors of Social Network Awareness Index: A Key to Modeling Postdisaster Housing Recovery https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29IS.1943-555X.0000471?casa_token=raZWxekXXIIAAAAA%3Ap5MUBflPfkTwI2FE4qsdXyYuMa0i-19Pg1yVvpyNQoUdsWSwxyM0gnRKl8DlrwLVeQuLa6k3LJk&

Role of Social and Human Capital in Household Resilience: Empirical Evidence from an Agricultural Village Community with Exposure to Significant Environmental Stresses in Sri Lanka https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40609-018-00137-w

Quantifying inequities in US federal response to hurricane disaster in Texas and Florida compared with Puerto Rico https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/1/e001191

Social capital and disasters: How does social capital shape post-disaster conditions in the Philippines? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330727013_Social_capital_and_disasters_How_does_social_capital_shape_post-disaster_conditions_in_the_Philippines

The Sociology of Climate Change as a Sociology of Loss https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/european-journal-of-sociology-archives-europeennes-de-sociologie/article/sociology-of-climate-change-as-a-sociology-of-loss/B16D58EC8D7F9AEE3227A35F4A9A5E20

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Today in disaster resilience (11 January 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Marshalls and Kiribati hit by unseasonal storm https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/379459/marshalls-and-kiribati-hit-by-unseasonal-storm

Five dead, floods, blackouts after Thai storm, but tourist islands spared https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2180812/five-dead-floods-blackouts-after-thai-storm-tourist-islands

Afghan officials: Flash flood kills at least 30 villagers https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-6562161/Afghan-officials-Flash-flood-kills-30-villagers.html

Philippines – Over 100 Dead After Tropical Depression ‘Usman’ Triggers Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-tropical-depression-usman-floods-landslides-december-2018

Sri Lanka – Over 100,000 Affected by Floods After Days of Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-december-2018

Climate change hits home as Solomons flood again https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/379508/climate-change-hits-home-as-solomons-flood-again

Indonesia landslide death toll reaches 32 https://www.rappler.com//world/regions/asia-pacific/220455-death-toll-indonesia-landslide

Pacific Islands – Thousands Affected by Floods After Heavy Rain and Storm Surge http://floodlist.com/australia/pacific-islands-penny-mona-fiji-solomon-january-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thailand – Tropical Storm Pabuk Hits Southern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-tropical-storm-pabuk-january-2019

Powerful eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G. https://watchers.news/2019/01/08/manam-volcano-eruption-january-2019/

Eruption at San Miguel (Chaparrastique) volcano, El Salvador https://watchers.news/2019/01/09/eruption-at-san-miguel-chaparrastique-volcano-el-salvador/

Bolivia – Flooding Reported in Central and Southern Areas http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-floods-january-2019-santa-cruz-cochabamba-chuquisaca-tarija

Storm kills Syrian girl in Lebanon, causes widespread damage https://www.bradenton.com/news/business/article224123330.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Widespread flooding as storm hits northern Argentina https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/widespread-flooding-storm-hits-northern-argentina-190110085213297.html

Fears for more than 11,000 children in Idlib, Syria, as flooding hits camps https://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/fears-more-11000-children-idlib-syria-flooding-hits-camps

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Jan 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/73290/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Jan-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Shiveluch-Dukono-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Katharine Hayhoe: ‘A thermometer is not liberal or conservative https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/06/katharine-hayhoe-interview-climate-change-scientist-crisis-hope

As seas continue to rise, New Jersey buys residents out of flood zones https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/as-seas-continue-to-rise-new-jersey-buys-residents-out-of-flood-zones

With heatwaves like this, what sort of future do we have in store? https://www.smh.com.au/national/with-heatwaves-like-this-what-sort-of-future-do-we-have-in-store-20190103-p50pim.html

Why Are Sea Levels Rising Unevenly? https://www.ecowatch.com/sea-levels-rise-uneven-2625114769.html

All too often it’s poorer outer suburbs that end up far hotter than inner city enclaves https://amp.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/the-australian-suburbs-and-council-areas-most-vulnerable-to-extreme-heat/news-story/0df25ff17daedbb5793b20da70968671?__twitter_impression=true

Bottling generosity: People bring gifts of water to help quench a dry town https://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/5837438/bottling-generosity-people-bring-gifts-of-water-to-help-quench-dry-town/?cs=103

Adapt to climate change fallout, famed Western researcher advises https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/adapt-to-climate-change-fallout-famed-western-researcher-advises/wcm/fe11aade-5624-49eb-83a6-a226efdb0970

4 Ways Cities Can Build More Climate-Resilient Neighborhoods http://100resilientcities.org/4-ways-cities-can-build-climate-resilient-neighborhoods/

Widespread and Accelerated Decrease of Observed Mean and Extreme Snow Depth Over Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2018GL079799

Taking climate model evaluation to the next level https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0355-y

Report: US 2018 CO2 emissions saw biggest spike in years https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46801108

How soon will climate change force you to move? https://www.fastcompany.com/90288934/how-soon-will-climate-change-force-you-to-move

Once derided, ways of adapting to climate change are gaining steam https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/01/communities-adapt-to-changing-climate-after-fires-floods-storms/

Building human resilience for climate change http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/551504/28051577/1546448956667/Preparing+People+on+the+West+Coast+for+Climate+Change-+Recommenations+from+ITRC+Assessment+for+CA+and+the+PNW+Final+1-8-19.pdf?token=YDM8ForQ9ok5%2FALzVJ2t2C7nanw%3D

New solar energy installations tripled in capacity in 2018 in Australia https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/records-blown-away-as-rising-power-bill-fears-trigger-solar-pv-surge-20190108-p50q8f.html

The 2nd edition of the Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report (OSR 2) published in 2018 provides information on changes and variations in the ocean over the past decades http://marine.copernicus.eu/science-learning/ocean-state-report/ocean-state-report-2nd-issue/

Climate change poses dire challenges for Bangladesh https://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-poses-dire-challenges-for-bangladesh/a-46740543

The stunning chart revealing Australia’s record-breaking run of rising temperatures https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/the-stunning-chart-revealing-australia-s-record-breaking-run-of-rising-temperatures-20190110-p50qk1.html

Many companies are failing to accurately characterise their climate change risk or adequately prepare for its physical impacts http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/12/12/new-study-companies-around-the-world-are-vastly-underestimating-climate-change-risks-to-their-business/

Progress on integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction for sustainable development pathways in South Asia: Evidence from six research projects https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-integrating-drr-cca-plan

Greenland’s residents grapple with global warming http://news.trust.org/item/20190110115325-p53ly/

Climate change and climate denial: Two realities we need to confront http://news.trust.org/item/20190107133728-c9vqk/

Warming oceans likely to raise sea levels 30cm by end of century – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/10/warming-oceans-likely-to-raise-sea-levels-30cm-by-end-of-century-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Using satellite imagery of grounded icebergs near Greenland, researchers estimate the drafts of these ice masses and therefore water depth, measurements that shed light on future sea level rise https://eos.org/articles/icebergs-reveal-contours-of-the-ocean-bottom

Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2018 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/10/australia-had-third-warmest-year-on-record-in-2018

Antarctic sea ice is ‘astonishingly’ low this melt season https://grist.org/article/antarctic-sea-ice-is-astonishingly-low-this-melt-season/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly&utm_content=antarctic-sea-ice-is-astonishingly-low-this-melt-season%3Futm_medium%3Demail

The Last Four Years Have Been Earth’s Warmest on Record https://weather.com/news/climate/news/2019-01-08-2018-global-temperatures-fourth-warmest-climate-change

 

Disaster risk reduction

Trump Administration Sits on Billions in Storm Protection Money https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-03/trump-administration-sits-on-billions-in-storm-protection-money?

The search for the perfect indicator: Reflections on monitoring and evaluation of resilience for improved climate risk management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096318301414

Register your voluntary commitment to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction https://sendaicommitments.unisdr.org/

The death of Venice? City’s battles with tourism and flooding reach crisis level https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/06/venice-losing-fight-with-tourism-and-flooding?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Volcanic lightning can help warn of dangerous eruptions https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/12/volcanic-lightning-can-help-warn-dangerous-eruptions-earth-geology/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=social::src=twitter::cmp=editorial::add=tw20190105science-volcaniclightning::rid=&sf205397452=1

More than 1.6 million Sydney residents are at high risk of flooding or bushfires, new analysis shows https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/millions-in-australia-s-east-face-natural-disaster-risk-20190101-p50p31.html

Total economic losses from natural and man-made disasters in 2018 are estimated to be USD 155 billion, down from USD 350 billion in 2017 https://www.swissre.com/media/news-releases/nr_20181218_sigma_estimates_for_2018.html

Special Issue “Statistical Analysis and Stochastic Modelling of Hydrological Extremes” https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/hydrological_extremes_model

Global mortality from storm surges is decreasing http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa98a3

Flood Cloud, a highly effective, simple-to-use, and cost-effective solution that is available to anyone who wants to undertake flood risk modeling https://www.wateronline.com/doc/how-cloud-based-modeling-capabilities-can-help-boost-cities-resilience-and-infrastructure-needs-in-the-face-of-climate-variability-0001?hootPostID=4cdf3b9d71a4fd0769a4683af35f9217

Nepal: A bigger, stronger earthquake is in the offing https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/natural-disasters/a-bigger-stronger-earthquake-is-in-the-offing-62668

Building resilient cities: an assessment of disaster risk management policies in Southeast Asia https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/urban-rural-and-regional-development/building-resilient-cities_9789264305397-en

Research to assess the economics of coastal change management in England and to determine potential pathways for a sample of exposed communities https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/economics-of-coastal-change-management-in-england-jacobs/

Adaptive process for SMART community governance under persistent disruptive risks https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-018-0204-7

Forest fires: Sparking firesmart policies in the EU https://ec.europa.eu/info/files/forest-fires-sparking-firesmart-policies-eu_en

CU Boulder hazards center lands $3M grant to support natural disaster research http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_32364233/cu-boulder-hazards-center-lands-3m-grant-support

Why doesn’t California treat its wildfire hazards like it battles flood risks? https://www.ocregister.com/2019/01/04/why-doesnt-california-treat-wildfire-hazards-like-it-treats-floods/

Australian Disaster Resilience Conference 2019 https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/australian-disaster-resilience-conference/

AFAC19 – Call for abstracts https://www.afacconference.com.au/call-for-abstracts/

Top 10 countries most at risk of humanitarian disaster in 2019 https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/top-10-countries-risk-humanitarian-disaster-2019-181213184843061.html

For the number of lives lost in flood events, 2018 figure of 35% was substantially higher than the 14% 1980-2017 average https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/climate-change-and-natural-disasters/natural-disasters/the-natural-disasters-of-2018-in-figures.html

Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves 2018 Interim Report https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/mmc/NIBS_MSv2-2018_Interim-Repor.pdf

Bagan Disaster Risk Management Plan https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/Bagan%20DRM%20Eng.pdf

Changing construction to boost flood resilience http://www.constructionmanagermagazine.com/onsite/changing-construction-boost-flood-resilience/

Participatory Risk Governance for Reducing Disaster and Societal Risks: Collaborative Knowledge Production and Implementation https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-018-0201-x

Volcanic avalanches and landslides are pretty common in the geologic record  http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2019/01/08/volcanic-avalanches-are-pretty-common/#.XDUVPtIzbIU

Storm Surge Propagation and Flooding in Small Tidal Rivers during Events of Mixed Coastal and Fluvial Influence https://www.mdpi.com/2077-1312/6/4/158

How much do floods cost India? https://medium.com/world-of-opportunity/how-much-do-floods-cost-india-4a9446117f71

Forest fire insurance costs soar https://www.reuters.com/article/us-insurance-disasters/forest-fire-insurance-costs-soar-idUSKCN1P2129

‘The focus shall not be on cost but on economic and social benefits of adaptation and resilience’ https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1091/a-the-focus-shall-not-be-on-cost-but-on-economic-and-social-benefits-of-adaptation-and-resiliencea

Congress Again Defers on Reforming Flood Insurance Program https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2019/01/09/congress-again-defers-on-reforming-flood-insurance-program

How Physics‐Based Earthquake Simulators Might Help Improve Earthquake Forecasts https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/568099/how-physics-based-earthquake-simulators-might-help#.XDYiGSOj_0A.twitter

From Dams to Coastal Barriers: How the U.S. Is Fighting Flooding in 2019 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/from-dams-to-coastal-barriers-how-the-u-s-is-fighting-flooding-in-2019/

Hull’s £42m tidal flood scheme gets the green light https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hulls-42m-tidal-flood-scheme-gets-the-green-light

New Zealand’s Islands Are Creeping Closer Together https://www.livescience.com/64175-earthquake-pushed-new-zealand-islands-closer.html

Mapping Where Norway is Moving https://www.gislounge.com/mapping-where-norway-is-moving/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gislounge+%28GIS+Lounge%29

California wildfire was world’s costliest natural disaster in 2018, insurer says https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-wildfire-was-world-s-costliest-natural-disaster-2018-insurer-n956376?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

Ombudsman to probe flood control ‘scam’ https://www.manilatimes.net/ombudsman-to-probe-flood-control-scam/494445/

Adapt, move or surrender? Manufacturing firms’ routines and dynamic capabilities on flood risk reduction in coastal cities of Indonesia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918308124

2018 UK Flood Map Update https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/2018-uk-flood-map-update/

Hurricane satellites reveal flooding https://spacenews.com/hurricane-satellites-show-flooding/

Approved developments in Charleston to see more scrutiny for flood rules https://www.postandcourier.com/news/approved-developments-in-charleston-to-see-more-scrutiny-for-flood/article_aac3b754-135f-11e9-922f-c3ea4bc00556.html

Emergency Management

3 Crisis Simulation Exercise Scenario Planning Tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAgcN_H60RE&feature=youtu.be

Deepwater, Baffle Creek bushfire recovery draws Team Rubicon ‘angels’ to help residents rebuild https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-04/deepwater-baffle-creek-bushfire-recovery-draws-team-rubicon/10685300

Night fire bombing deployed for the first time in Australia https://emergency.vic.gov.au/news-and-media/night-fire-bombing-deployed-for-the-first-time-in-australia

2 former deputies arrested after 2 women drowned in their transport van during Hurricane Florence https://www.yahoo.com/gma/2-former-deputies-arrested-2-women-drowned-transport-210515599–abc-news-topstories.html

With floods on the rise in Quebec, group looks to better prepare communities https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/flooding-quebec-prepare-1.4963293

Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/scholarships-for-volunteers/

Damage bill from Sydney December hail storm ‘catastrophe’ nears $675 million https://www.smh.com.au/money/insurance/damage-bill-from-december-hail-storm-catastrophe-nears-675-million-20190107-p50q1w.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1546852806

Preparing for Wildfire in Puget Sound https://sustain.org/preparing-for-wildfire-in-puget-sound/

February 2019 marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires which was one of the most significant disasters Victoria has experienced https://www.vic.gov.au/2009-bushfires.html

Safely Evacuating The Elderly In Any Emergency Takes Planning And Practice https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/12/28/673710296/safely-evacuating-the-elderly-in-any-emergency-takes-planning-and-practice

Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Advances in Evacuation Modelling https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-018-0807-y

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 https://interactive.unocha.org/publication/globalhumanitarianoverview/#ataglanceposition

Australia’s emergency warning system hacked to deliver flood of messages https://portswigger.net/daily-swig/australias-emergency-warning-system-hacked-to-deliver-flood-of-messages

Federal Government Shutdown Could Hurt Hurricane Forecasts, Delay Storm Reports http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Federal-Government-Shutdown-Could-Hurt-Hurricane-Forecasts-Delay-Storm-Reports.html

Anchorage, Alaska, Is Swamped with Requests for Earthquake Damage Inspections http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Anchorage-Alaska-is-Swamped-With-Requests-for-Earthquake-Damage-Inspections.html

How to include more local women in emergency response https://www.irinnews.org/interview/2019/01/09/qa-how-include-more-local-women-emergency-response?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Oregon took a different approach to planning its initial response and other actions to save lives in the event of a major disaster https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2019-01-08/commentary-oregons-cascadia-playbook-focuses-on-disaster-preparation

President Trump warns he’ll cut off FEMA money for California fires https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/09/donald-trump-fema-california-wildfires/2523581002/

California to spend millions more on disaster response http://news.trust.org/item/20190109012252-t7uqp/

Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies Vol 22, Port Hills Wildfire Special Edition http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/issues/2018-2/AJDTS_22_2_full.pdf

Thailand limits death toll from Pabuk https://www.unisdr.org/archive/63029?preview=a0ae0e56534

‘Flood? What flood?’ Pub back open just hours after tidal surge flooding https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/harbour-inn-southwold-suffolk-2019-storm-surge-flooding-1-5846067

European Union brings relief to the victims of floods and landslides in the Philippines https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/philippines_en/56337/European%20Union%20brings%20relief%20to%20the%20victims%20of%20floods%20and%20landslides%20in%20the%20Philippines

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Learning Through Citizen Science https://www.nap.edu/download/25183

The tenth anniversary is a time to reflect and remember the 173 people who died in the 2009 Victorian bushfires, and to learn about how the fires changed the lives of so many, and how communities have rebuilt https://www.vic.gov.au/2009-bushfires.html

Of course everyone can communicate, but not everyone is good at it http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2019/1/4/of-course-everyone-can-communicate-but-not-everyone-is-good-at-it?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn

Earthquake early warning app now available in Los Angeles https://www.foxnews.com/tech/earthquake-early-warning-app-now-available-in-los-angeles?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Prepared pet-owners can avoid bushfire grief https://lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/january/prepared-pet-owners-can-avoid-bushfire-grief

Interactive map plots your address over 750 million years of Earth’s history https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/interactive-map-plots-your-address-over-750-million-years-earths-history

Education under attack and battered by natural disasters in 2018 https://reliefweb.int/report/world/education-under-attack-and-battered-natural-disasters-2018

Does it take a miracle to survive a wildfire? https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2019/01/05/does-it-take-a-miracle-to-survive-a-wildfire

 

Disaster psychology

The physics of a crowd https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/the-physics-of-a-crowd/

Dynamic response and hydrodynamics of polarized crowds http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6422/46

Flowing crowds http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6422/27/tab-article-info

How To Determine if a Risk is Worth Taking https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/wander-woman/201901/how-determine-if-risk-is-worth-taking

Formative research for assisting behavior change: a practical guide for field workers https://www.actionagainsthunger.org/publication/2018/03/formative-research-assisting-behavior-change-practical-guide-field-workers

Geopolitical factors and mental health I https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0020764018808548?journalCode=ispa&

Media Coverage, Forecasted Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, and Psychological Responses Before and After an Approaching Hurricane https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2720065

Perceptions of floods and flood risk in Hull past/present/future https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/perceptions-of-floods-and-flood-risk-in-hull-past-present-future/?p101726

Factors Influencing Evacuation Behavior in Kīlauea Eruptions: An Examination of Residents in the Puna District, Hawaiʻi https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/factors-influencing-evacuation-behavior-in-kilauea-eruptions-an-examination-of-residents-in-the-puna-district-hawai-i

 

Sociology and Disasters

Young people most at risk in a flood according to British Red Cross and Environment Agency http://nemrc.net/2019/01/05/uk-young-people-most-at-risk-in-a-flood-according-to-british-red-cross-and-environment-agency/

Flood Memories, Social Vulnerability and Risk Communication in Southern Poland https://www.springer.com/la/book/9783030045937

Social Vulnerability as a Factor in Flood Preparedness https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-04594-4_4

How disaster can disrupt the boundaries between the private, parochial and public realms, allowing strangers to freely enter the home https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0038026118754781

How Canadian disaster law can begin to integrate a vulnerability perspective to rectify existing gaps and flaws at all stages of the disaster cycle https://albertalawreview.com/index.php/ALR/article/view/2480

Today in disaster resilience (21 December 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Scotland’s weather: Storm Deirdre wreaks havoc across the country https://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland-s-weather-storm-deirdre-wreaks-havoc-across-the-country-1-4844851

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen Dumps Record Rain in Queensland http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-ex-tropical-cyclone-owen-dumps-record-rain-in-queensland?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Luopu Village: an interesting landslide triggered by a M=5.7 earthquake in Sichuan yesterday https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/12/17/luopu-1/

Tropical Cyclone Owen’s rainfall legacy http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/tropical-cyclone-owens-rainfall-legacy/528934

After Andhra, Cyclone Phethai accompanied by heavy rains makes landfall in Odisha, over 11,600 people evacuated https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india-cyclone-pethai-andhra-pradesh-depression-bay-of-bengal-met-department-indian-navy-standby-rescue-operations-odisha-high-alert-latest-updates-493865

Teenager found dead 2 days after swept away by flood https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1596426/teenager-found-dead-2-days-after-swept-away-by-flood

Thailand – Flash Floods Hit Southern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-floods-southern-provinces-december-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 20 Dec 2018: Krakatau volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72441/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-20-Dec-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Sa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

To take on climate change, we need to change our vocabulary https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/15/to-take-on-climate-change-we-need-to-change-our-vocabulary?CMP=share_btn_tw

UN climate accord ‘inadequate’ and lacks urgency, experts warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/16/un-climate-accord-inadequate-and-lacks-urgency-experts-warn?CMP=share_btn_tw

200 Nations Agree On Global Climate Pact Rules After Weeks Of Talks https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paris-climate-agreement-global-deal-poland_us_5c157158e4b049efa752d123?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

The science is clear. Global warming is happening. We are the primary cause. https://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/global-warming/science-and-impacts/global-warming-science#.XBbArdIzbIV

Arctic’s 2nd-Warmest Year Puts Wildlife, Coastal Communities Under Pressure https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11122018/2018-arctic-report-card-climate-change-sea-ice-alaska-ecosystem-caribou-fish-global-warming?utm_content=buffer07747&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sydney and Melbourne vow to ditch coal power http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/12/13/sydney-melbourne-vow-ditch-coal-power/

Paris Agreement: Delivering Better Rules, Higher Ambition https://www.nrdc.org/experts/jake-schmidt/paris-agreement-mobilizing-higher-ambition-right-now

UN report: Cities are ‘key implementers’ of climate policies https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/un-report-cities-are-key-implementers-of-climate-policies/544041/

UN climate change talks avoid contentious issues in draft agreement https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/15/un-climate-change-talks-postpone-contentious-issues-with-draft-agreement?CMP=share_btn_tw

A road map to regional resiliency: solving climate change with capitalism https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article223094850.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Policy plan for renewable-powered Europe https://www.europeaninterest.eu/article/policy-plan-renewable-powered-europe/

How a Warming Himalaya Will Affect the Monsoons https://thewire.in/environment/how-a-warming-himalaya-will-affect-the-monsoons

Climate gentrification: Is sea rise and flooding turning Miami high ground into a hot commodity? https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article222547640.html

November 2018 ranked as the fifth hottest November on record, with the year to date coming in as fourth hottest for planet Earth https://www.noaa.gov/news/november-2018-was-fifth-hottest-on-record-for-globe

Summary of the Katowice Climate Change Conference http://enb.iisd.org/vol12/enb12747e.html

The rising sea and shaping of New Zealand https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2018/11/beach-road/

‘Greater warming’: different species under threat https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/greater-warming-different-species-under-threat-20181219-p50n7k.html

A warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, and this is an important driver of the observed increase in the intensity of short-duration rainfall in Australia, sometimes linked to flash flooding https://theconversation.com/state-of-the-climate-2018-bureau-of-meteorology-and-csiro-109001

There has been a long-term increase in extreme fire weather, and in the length of the fire season, across large parts of Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

Why is sea level rising faster in some places along the US East Coast than others? https://phys.org/news/2018-12-sea-faster-east-coast.html

New IFRC report addresses climate change as #1 threat-multiplier for displacement in Asia Pacific https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1083/new-ifrc-report-addresses-climate-change-as-1-threat-multiplier-for-displacement-in-asia-pacific

That Global Warming Hiatus? It Never Happened. Two New Studies Explain Why. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18122018/global-warming-hiatus-pause-never-happened-studies-explain-climate-change-risbey-oreskes-mann

Concrete outcomes from UN climate change talks in Poland mean it is time to get to work http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2018/exceeding-expectations-in-katowice.html

‘Future-proofing’ is how you say climate change in Texas https://grist.org/article/future-proofing-is-how-you-say-climate-change-in-texas/

El Niños will be stronger and more frequent in the decades ahead because of global warming, causing “more extreme events” in the United States and around the world https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2018/12/16/global-warming-el-ninos-stronger-more-often-and-cause-floods/2295717002/

Singapore vulnerable to rising sea level, severe floods https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-vulnerable-rising-sea-level-flood-masagos-climate-11025762

Antarctic ice sheet crack raises global flood concerns https://mygoodplanet.com/antarctic-ice-sheet/

Risks of ‘domino effect’ of tipping points greater than thought, study says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/20/risks-of-domino-effect-of-tipping-points-greater-than-thought-study-says?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Rising Waters Are Drowning Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-amtrak-sea-level/

The Best Books About Climate Change of 2018 https://chireviewofbooks.com/2018/12/20/the-best-books-about-climate-change-of-2018/

Heatwave set to blaze across Queensland for next few days https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-20/heatwave-weather-across-queensland/10634450

The Met Office global temperature forecast suggests that 2019 will be close to record warmth due to climate change and the added effect of El Niño-related warming in the Pacific https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2018/2019-global-temperature-forecast

Global warming has already raised the risk of more severe droughts in Cape Town https://theconversation.com/global-warming-has-already-raised-the-risk-of-more-severe-droughts-in-cape-town-107625

What would Jesus do? Talking with evangelicals about climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/19/talking-with-evangelicals-about-climate-change-south

Australia needs to take a leadership position on climate change https://www.theage.com.au/national/australia-needs-to-take-a-leadership-position-on-climate-change-20181218-p50mxh.html?btis

 

Disaster risk reduction

Oakland to mandate seismic retrofits of unsafe apartment buildings https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-to-mandate-seismic-retrofits-of-unsafe-13467812.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Locally-augmented resilience measurement in New Zealand https://resiliencechallenge.nz/trajectories-programme/locally-augmented-resilience-measurement-in-new-zealand/

What gets measured gets done: The New Zealand Resilience Index https://resiliencechallenge.nz/trajectories-programme/the-new-zealand-resilience-index/

Paradise will ‘rise from the ashes’ after Camp Fire. Is that a good idea? https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article222900130.html

Preparing for very bad floods in Jakarta https://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2018/12/15/preparing-for-very-bad-floods.html

Number of people living in flood-prone areas in Japan has risen 4.4% over 20 years, research shows https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/12/17/national/number-people-living-flood-prone-areas-japan-risen-4-4-20-years-research-shows/#.XBgLu9IzbIU

Sugar Companies Must Construct Flood Protection Dykes To Save Investments https://nigeriaindustrialdigest.com/2018/12/17/sugar-companes-must-construct-flood-protection-dykes-to-save-investments/

Flood control projects now new cash cows https://inqsnap.inq.news/micro/182011

Anthropogenic stresses on the world’s big rivers https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0262-x

Remodelling the past for a resilient future https://www.gfdrr.org/aftershocks

Tracking open data for disaster risk management https://index.opendri.org/

Analysis of recent Sydney 1-in-100 year storm event https://www.jbarisk.com/flood-services/event-response/1-in-100-year-rainfall-causes-flooding-in-sydney/

Bridging the Gap Between Sustainability and Disaster Management https://eos.org/meeting-reports/bridging-the-gap-between-sustainability-and-disaster-management

Small Particles Play Large Role in Tropical Thunderstorms https://www.newswise.com/doescience/?article_id=705636&returnurl=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubmV3c3dpc2UuY29tL2FydGljbGVzL2xpc3Q=

Can Rivers Cause Earthquakes? https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/can-rivers-cause-earthquakes/

A million California buildings face wildfire risk. ‘Extraordinary steps’ are needed to protect them https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-california-buildings-in-fire-zones/

European Flood Awareness System https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL84noOfy_U

Top 10 Most Significant Flood Events By National Flood Insurance Program Payouts https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-flood-insurance

How Thames Water is tackling climate change and future flood risk by creating £60 million of green spaces https://www.bitc.org.uk/resources-training/resources/impact-stories/how-thames-water-tackling-climate-change-and-future

After Major Hurricanes, Communities Are Building Back Bigger, Not Smarter https://e360.yale.edu/digest/after-major-hurricanes-communities-are-building-back-bigger-not-smarter

California Knew the Carr Wildfire Could Happen. It Failed to Prevent it. https://www.propublica.org/article/california-carr-wildfire-failed-to-prevent-it

Why do people in Indonesia still live in disaster-prone areas? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/62715?platform=hootsuite

Why do people live in flood-prone areas? Reflections from Dar es Salaam https://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/why-do-people-live-in-flood-prone-areas-reflections-from-dar-es-salaam

Solving Nigeria’s flood menace https://www.stearsng.com/article/solving-nigerias-flood-menace

Improved guidance to assess flood defence overtopping http://www.hrwallingford.com/news/improved-guidance-to-assess-flood-defence-overtopping

This Native American Nation Maintained Canals In The Face Of Flooding For Over 1000 Years https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidanderson/2018/12/17/native-americans-worked-to-maintain-canals-in-the-face-of-flooding-1000-years-ago/#654370b91213

New Reports Give Sask. Guidance on Flood and Natural Hazards https://www.watercanada.net/new-reports-give-sask-guidance-on-flood-and-natural-hazards/

Federal support for 18 Alberta flood mitigation projects https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/federal-support-for-18-alberta-flood-mitigation-projects-702939911.html

Huge Global Tsunami Followed Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact https://eos.org/articles/huge-global-tsunami-followed-dinosaur-killing-asteroid-impact

Top 10 publications on PreventionWeb in 2018 https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/2018-top-10

Warning against ‘volcano tourism’ risks https://www.bbc.com/news/education-46621304

The underground cathedral protecting Tokyo from floods http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20181129-the-underground-cathedral-protecting-tokyo-from-floods

Mozambique: tackling flooding through climate-resilient agriculture https://reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/mozambique-tackling-flooding-through-climate-resilient-agriculture

Emergency Management

A storm plan: New research creates model to help plan for special needs, pet-friendly shelters https://news.fsu.edu/news/science-technology/2018/11/19/a-storm-plan-new-research-creates-model-to-help-plan-for-special-needs-pet-friendly-shelters/

Lateral knowledge: shifting expertise for disaster management in Chile https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/disa.12313

Navigating the Paradox and Complexity of Humanitarian Relief https://theglobalobservatory.org/2018/12/navigating-paradox-complexity-humanitarian-relief-qa-fiona-terry/

For Many Southcentral Alaska Families, the Quake Isn’t Over. Dozens Are Still Displaced from Unsafe Homes http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/-For-Many-Southcentral-Alaska-families-the-Quake-Isnt-Over-Dozens-are-Still-Displaced-From-unsafe-Homes.html

Pompeii will evacuate people to Sardinia by boat if Vesuvius erupts https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/18/pompeii-authorities-agree-evacuation-plan-in-case-vesuvius-erupts?CMP=share_btn_tw

Learning from the rubble: the case of Christchurch, New Zealand, after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329778744_Learning_from_the_rubble_the_case_of_Christchurch_New_Zealand_after_the_2010_and_2011_earthquakes

L’Aquila, central Italy, and the “disaster cycle”, 2009-2017 https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-01-2018-0022

Last day in Paradise: the untold story of how a fire swallowed a town https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/20/last-day-in-paradise-california-deadliest-fire-untold-story-survivors

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Community modelling: A technique for enhancing local capacity to engage with flood risk management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901118302491

Their Plans Derailed by a Wildfire, Seniors at Paradise High School Wonder What’s Next https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/us/paradise-fire-survivors-california.html

What Googling Trends Tell Us about Public Interest in Earthquakes https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article-abstract/89/2A/653/526296/what-googling-trends-tell-us-about-public-interest?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Preventing fire deaths through fire prevention public education https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-prevention/articles/393100018-Preventing-fire-deaths-through-fire-prevention-public-education/

Can seasonal hydrological forecasts inform local decisions and actions? A decision-making activity https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/35/2018/

Camp Fire created a black hole of communication https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/16/camp-fire-created-a-black-hole-of-communication/

Earthquake risk education: a partial statement for Italy https://terremotiegrandirischi.com/2018/12/13/earthquake-risk-education-a-partial-statement-for-italy-interview-with-romano-camassi/

Australian Disaster Resilience Glossary https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/glossary/?wordOfTheDayId=&keywords=&alpha=&page=1&results=50&order=AZ

Visualising the world’s population in 3D https://pudding.cool/2018/10/city_3d/?fbclid=IwAR06hBaoJBtJ-_fUlLYxq0Ku32364rLCyWzIVLNaKIsq7IX3-2KuwB9qfpo

Preparing for the ‘Big One’: ShakeAlert 2.0 May Save Your Life https://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/winter-2018-play/preparing-for-big-earthquake-shakealert-may-save-your-life

The importance of the Let’s Talk About Flooding campaign https://www.floodre.co.uk/guest-blog-paul-cobbing-chief-executive-of-national-flood-forum-looks-at-the-importance-of-the-lets-talk-about-flooding-campaign/

First European mobile app that enables its users to share pictures and other information on natural hazards in real time, and to access data about potential risks in their area https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/disasters-and-climate-change/an-app-to-fight-against-floods-wildfires-and-extreme-weather-events

The Waves Were Enormous, We Were Afraid of a Tsunami Attack https://medium.com/undp-in-asia-and-the-pacific/the-waves-were-enormous-we-were-afraid-of-a-tsunami-attack-c80007352e0d

Satellite Image Guide for Journalists and Media https://pierre-markuse.net/2018/12/18/satellite-image-guide-for-journalists-and-media/

A Serious Game Designed to Explore and Understand the Complexities of Flood Mitigation Options in Urban–Rural Catchments https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/10/12/1885

Communicating for maximum comprehension http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/57

Fire Stories: Living with Risk is a moving and beautifully told documentary about the 2013 bushfires which devastated the Blue Mountains https://www.bmwhi.org/fire-stories-living-with-risk?fbclid=IwAR3JBciqqgDMt8EU-nIPq6FT-U5RiAp0indzJlogUF_vFA3_FfQQfdK4bHU

‘You Cannot Argue with a Flood’: new 360 film in English and Tagalog https://www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org/you-cannot-argue-with-a-flood-new-360-film-in-english-and-tagalog/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Success of the Workshop on the use of Social Media and Crowdsourcing for Disaster Management https://www.e2mc-project.eu/success-of-the-workshop-on-the-use-of-social-media-and-crowdsourcing-for-disaster-management

Nine tips about how to debunk geohazard misinformation in real time https://eos.org/articles/lessons-learned-from-kilauea-eruptions-media-frenzy

Crowdsourced study into harassment against women on Twitter https://www.wired.com/story/amnesty-report-twitter-abuse-women/

Paris terror attacks: exploring the mainstream and social media reaction https://realkm.com/2015/11/16/paris-terror-attacks-exploring-the-mainstream-and-social-media-reaction/

 

Disaster psychology

‘Children with higher levels of PTSD symptoms reported lower levels of social support from parents, teachers, and their schools’ https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/preliminary-findings-from-the-saint-thomas-strong-study

Stressed into silence: When the worst calls hit home for first responders https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/stressed-into-silence-when-the-worst-calls-hit-home-for-first-responders/417-623776080

Move out or dig in? Risk awareness and mobility plans in disaster-affected communities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329788631_Move_out_or_dig_in_Risk_awareness_and_mobility_plans_in_disaster-affected_communities

 

Sociology and Disasters

Biker Bar In The Malibu Hills Serves As Bedrock For A Fire-Ravaged Community https://www.npr.org/2018/12/19/675558726/biker-bar-in-the-malibu-hills-serves-as-bedrock-for-a-fire-ravaged-community?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2049

 

Today in disaster resilience (7 December 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Heavy rain sweeps away cars, leaves Bodrum underwater, Turkey https://watchers.news/2018/12/01/bodrum-flood-turkey-november-29-2018/

Strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits Anchorage, Alaska https://watchers.news/2018/11/30/anchorage-earthquake-november-30-2018/

Brutal flash floods hit Saudi Arabia https://watchers.news/2018/12/02/brutal-flash-floods-saudi-arabia/

7.0 Quake Strikes Anchorage https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/11/30/7-0-quake-strikes-anchorage-here-is-everything-you-need-to-know/#65a815a1d125

Iraq’s Nineveh province declares state of emergency following flash flooding https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/iraq-s-nineveh-province-declares-state-of-emergency-following-flash-flooding-1.798252

Colombia landslide leaves at least 254 dead and hundreds missing https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/01/colombia-landslide-mocoa-putumayo-heavy-rains

Indonesia – Deadly Floods and Landslides Hit Java and Sumatra http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-java-sumatra-december-2018

The largest December tornado outbreak in history of Illinois https://watchers.news/2018/12/04/illinois-tornado-outbreak-december-1-2018/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

7.5 Quake Rocks New Caledonia: Here Is Everything You Need To Know https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/12/05/7-5-quake-rocks-new-caledonia-here-is-everything-you-need-to-know/#49a34a5e1347

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Dec 2018: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72165/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Dec-2018-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Saba.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Loss and Damage from Climate Change https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-72026-5

Very Hot and Very Dry Conditions Have Doubled Worldwide, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/very-hot-and-very-dry-conditions-have-doubled-worldwide-study-finds

Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46384067

‘New weapon’: courts offer hope for driving serious climate action https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/new-weapon-courts-offer-hope-for-driving-serious-climate-action-20181130-p50jb0.html

Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/02/world-verge-climate-catastophe?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Canadian cities woefully unprepared for effects of climate change: study https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-cities-woefully-unprepared-for-effects-of-climate-change-study-1.4201312#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=8wFUUdT

Queensland’s ‘abnormal’ bushfires linked to climate change https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-01/why-qld-bushfires-have-been-described-as-abnormal-unprecedented/10571122

Climate Change First Became News 30 Years Ago. Why Haven’t We Fixed It? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/07/embark-essay-climate-change-pollution-revkin/

Dueling realities? Age, political ideology divide Canadians over cause & threat of climate change http://angusreid.org/climate-change-beliefs/

Sir David Attenborough: Climate change ‘our greatest threat’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46398057

‘We are last generation that can stop climate change’ – UN summit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/03/we-are-last-generation-that-can-stop-climate-change-un-summit?CMP=share_btn_tw

IAG says extreme weather events consistent with climate change https://www.afr.com/business/insurance/iag-says-extreme-weather-events-consistent-with-climate-change-20181130-h18k4k

COP24: climate protesters must get radical and challenge economic growth https://theconversation.com/cop24-climate-protesters-must-get-radical-and-challenge-economic-growth-107768?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1543588466

How Germany is helping cities around the world deal with the effects of climate change https://www.deutschland.de/en/topic/environment/urban-climate-protection-project-cities-fit-for-climate

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets under  1.5 °C global warming https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0305-8.epdf?shared_access_token=zooxRw-On3fgULlmEI7hDNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0P_tXi6EBxQ8p_EcCElhVk0mzj-1VRC3iQllL4RNWUFGvmCZygJ3nW44MDllPI04_p-Z1CDbnGTRkJn-_V-QsSXqjYYE03eFD83L-W5qR6LL7vkdR7Nk8yjrduy42MuVc8%3D

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/climate-change-adaptation-in-africa.html

‘Retreat’ Is Not An Option As A California Beach Town Plans For Rising Seas https://www.npr.org/2018/12/04/672285546/retreat-is-not-an-option-as-a-california-beach-town-plans-for-rising-seas

The psychology of climate change: Why people deny the evidence https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/climate-change-psychology-1.4920872

Making Australia a renewable energy exporting superpower https://theconversation.com/making-australia-a-renewable-energy-exporting-superpower-107285

Follow the leader? Conceptualising the relationship between leaders and followers in polycentric climate governance https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09644016.2019.1522029?journalCode=fenp20

Carbon emissions will reach 37 billion tonnes in 2018, a record high https://theconversation.com/carbon-emissions-will-reach-37-billion-tonnes-in-2018-a-record-high-108041

The Climate Clock: Counting down to 1.5C https://theconversation.com/the-climate-clock-counting-down-to-1-5-107498

Australia won’t lift 2030 Paris target as minister heads to summit https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/australia-won-t-lift-2030-paris-target-as-minister-heads-to-summit-20181204-p50k6v.html

Global Carbon Budget 2018 https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/10/2141/2018/

Tracing the Path of Carbon in North America https://eos.org/articles/tracing-the-path-of-carbon-in-north-america

Climate change has chipped away at home values on the Mississippi Coast, new analysis says https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2018/12/04/seal-level-rise-flooding-affect-home-values-mississippi-gulf-coast/2154522002/

Playing chicken with the government on rising seas https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/12/05/351236/playing-chicken-with-the-government-on-rising-seas

In the face of climate change, ranking states by prosperity invites disaster https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/05/climate-change-ranking-prosperity-invites-disaster-henrietta-moore-ucl?CMP=share_btn_tw

Global warming will happen faster than we think https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07586-5

Greenland’s Ice Melt Is in ‘Overdrive,’ With No Sign of Slowing https://insideclimatenews.org/news/05122018/greenland-ice-sheet-melting-tipping-points-sea-level-rise-climate-change-arctic-warming?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Climate change made 2018 UK summer heatwave ‘30 times more likely’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/met-office-climate-change-made-2018-uk-summer-heatwave-30-times-more-likely

 

Disaster risk reduction

Bushfires, cyclones and floods put Australia in the world’s natural disaster top 10 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-30/natural-disaster-economic-impact-chart/10499688

Anchorage earthquake was a big one, but it could have been much worse. Why L.A. should take warning https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-anchorage-earthquake-explainer-20181130-story.html

Protect, accommodate, retreat or avoid (PARA): Canadian community options for flood disaster risk reduction and flood resilience https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-018-3529-z

Clifton and Rawcliffe flood defence plans on show https://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/2752129/clifton-and-rawcliffe-flood-defence-plans-on-show/

Designing for Flood Risk: European Strategies for Climate Adaptation https://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/committee-resilient-environments-core-4

Egypt parliament members urge government to prepare for floods http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/2/61299/Parliament-members-urge-government-to-prepare-for-floods

Flood insurance rebuilds homes with public money repeatedly http://www.sungazette.com/news/top-news/2018/12/flood-insurance-rebuilds-homes-with-public-money-repeatedly/

Extreme Rainfall and Flooding over Central Kenya Including Nairobi City during the Long-Rains Season 2018: Causes, Predictability, and Potential for Early Warning and Actions https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/9/12/472

Managed retreat: Is the RMA up to it? https://resiliencechallenge.nz/governance-programme/managed-retreat-is-the-rma-up-to-it/

Friday’s massive earthquake was a potent reminder of Alaska’s risks https://www.arctictoday.com/fridays-massive-earthquake-potent-reminder-alaskas-risks/

A new collection of satellite images starkly illustrates the sheer size and imprint of the world’s urban centers and their vulnerability https://e360.yale.edu/features/from-high-above-a-new-way-of-seeing-our-urban-planet

Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/strict-building-codes-helped-anchorage-withstand-quake

How Llanelli avoided flooding during Storm Callum https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-46344363

Bushfires in the tropics: Queensland faces terrifying new reality https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/04/bushfires-tropics-queensland-terrifying-new-reality-cyclones-flooding

Revised ACT riverine flood maps https://www.environment.act.gov.au/water/riverine-flood-maps

Venice flooding is getting worse – and the city’s grand plan won’t save it https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/venice-flooding-sinking-climate-change-sewage-waters-rising-10957746

Report: Maria had $43B impact on Puerto Rico’s economy https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/report-maria-43b-impact-puerto-ricos-economy-59584452

Anchorage Has Had 1,400 Aftershocks In Just Four Days. Here’s Why https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/12/03/anchorage-has-had-1400-aftershocks-in-just-four-days-heres-why/#707210d21d8d

From risk to opportunity: Expanding the risk management toolbox to build more resilient societies https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/risk-opportunity-expanding-risk-management-toolbox-build-more-resilient-societies

Causes of the Anchorage quake http://earthquakes.berkeley.edu/blog/2018/12/03/a-quake-inside-a-diving-plate.html

Restore Louisiana offering buyouts to people living in floodways who were affected by 2016 storms https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_d49673ec-f752-11e8-ba35-6f71f9270ab0.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

The Connectivity Hub aims to help the climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) communities work together https://www.sei.org/projects-and-tools/tools/the-connectivity-hub/?utm_content=buffer043ba&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Urban flooding disrupts local economies, public safety, housing equity http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20181130-urban-flooding-disrupts-local-economies-public-safety-housing-equity#.XAaShAIHFjs.twitter

Adaptable, scalable and cost effective local solution to urban flooding prevention https://phys.org/news/2018-11-scalable-effective-local-solution-urban.html

Tornado Alley shifting east https://watchers.news/2018/12/02/tornado-alley-shifting-east/

Livestock ‘couldn’t escape the fire’ say farmers pointing finger at National Parks for lack of controlled burning https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-12-05/farmers-losing-livestock-point-fingers-at-national-parks/10580338?pfmredir=ms

Scientists release new global earthquake hazard and risk maps https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/earthquake-hazard-and-risk-maps

AI startup aims to predict flooding, down to your block https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/technology/article/Startup-aims-to-predict-flooding-down-to-your-13443313.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Design for flooding: how cities can make room for water https://theconversation.com/design-for-flooding-how-cities-can-make-room-for-water-105844

Sinking Jakarta could face major flooding by 2025, experts say https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/sinking-jakarta-could-face-major-flooding-by-2025-experts-say

Hurricane Florence made history, breaking 28 flood records in the Carolinas https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article222615945.html

Let it flow: In about-face, state breaks and shifts levees to restore natural floodplains https://calmatters.org/articles/restoring-floodplains-reversal-california-central-valley/

Climate Report Proves Need for A Flood Protection Standard https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/climate-report-proves-need-flood-protection-standard

California insured wildfire losses could reach $13B: AIR https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20181206/NEWS06/912325536/California-insured-Camp-Woolsey-wildfire-losses-could-reach-$13-billion-AIR-Worl?utm_campaign=BI20181206BreakingNewsAlert

Planning application submitted for further £112.1m of Leeds flood defences https://www.gov.uk/government/news/planning-application-submitted-for-further-1121m-of-leeds-flood-defences

 

Emergency Management

Camp fire evacuation warnings failed to reach more than a third of residents meant to receive calls https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-paradise-evacuation-warnings-20181130-story.html

A spatiotemporal analysis of fire incidents in Manila from 2011-2016: Implications for fire prevention https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-05-2018-0147?journalCode=dpm

Body Composition Changes of United States Smokejumpers during the 2017 Fire Season https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/3/48

California Regulators to Review PG&E’s Corporate Structure, Safety Culture in Wake of Deadly Fires https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/california-to-review-pges-corporate-structure-safety-culture-in-wake-of-dea#gs.l8ECuMI

Well-practiced collaboration among emergency agencies is crucial to an effective response https://www.governmentnews.com.au/run-diagnostic-on-disaster-plans-expert/

GIS technology aids in effective response to California wildfires https://www.firerescue1.com/amu/articles/393022018-GIS-technology-aids-in-effective-response-to-California-wildfires/

What motivates new firefighters? https://www.firerescue1.com/recruitment/articles/393028018-What-motivates-new-firefighters/

Police exercising independent authority at NSW bushfires https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/police-exercising-independent-authority-at-nsw-bushfires/

The Queensland community fighting large bushfires that feels it has been ‘forgotten’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-02/forgotten-fire-community-in-queensland/10575446

Kerala Government, Congress spread misinformation about bill for Kerala flood rescue operations https://www.opindia.com/2018/12/kerala-government-congress-spread-misinformation-about-bill-for-flood-rescue-operations/

Nearly 1 in 4 businesses are still closed months after May flooding in BC https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/grand-forks-small-business-grant-flood-recovery-1.4930405

New lifeboat to help flood-affected people https://www.chinadailyhk.com/articles/179/146/191/1542966628909.html

Rebuild Paradise? Since 1999, 13 large wildfires burned in the footprint of the Camp Fire https://www.chicoer.com/2018/12/02/rebuild-paradise-since-1999-13-large-wildfires-burned-in-the-footprint-of-the-camp-fire/

Young people most likely to take deadly risks in a flood https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2018-12-05/young-people-most-likely-to-take-deadly-risks-in-a-flood/

Officials question why SC deputies drove into flood, killing 2 mental health patients https://abcnews4.com/news/local/officials-question-why-sc-deputies-drove-into-flood-killing-2-mental-health-patients

Many of the dead in Camp Fire were disabled. Could they have been saved? https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article222044970.html

Hoses used as tool to reduce risk of cancer for firefighters https://bc.ctvnews.ca/hoses-used-as-tool-to-reduce-risk-of-cancer-for-firefighters-1.4206346

Alberta Amends Emergency Management Act https://www.watercanada.net/alberta-amends-emergency-management-act/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Exactly how powerful the Anchorage, Alaska earthquake was https://qz.com/1481131/the-alaska-earthquakes-power-vs-dc-nepal-and-indonesia/

Scientific communication in a post-truth society http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/11/21/1805868115.short

In Youth Vision & Voice in Wood Buffalo, Wood Buffalo youth (aged 14-24) share their experiences, ideas, and visions for resilient and vibrant communities http://resiliencebydesign.com/youthvoiceswb/

Remembering the eruption of Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KVz6ACZQa8&list=PLiS3_A16hqqHWdtqVde4AHFmuzBRS4fZE

The Flood Hub https://thefloodhub.co.uk/

Preparing for the Worst: Experts Recommend What to Pack in Your Emergency Kit http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Preparing-for-the-Worst-Experts-Recommend-What-to-Pack-in-Your-Emergency-Kit.html

Can seasonal hydrological forecasts inform local decisions and actions? A decision-making activity https://www.geosci-commun.net/1/35/2018/

Creating Disaster Health Communications Your Community Can Understand https://www.phe.gov/ASPRBlog/pages/BlogArticlePage.aspx?PostID=320

 

Disaster psychology

Disaster mental health resources launched https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/about+us/news+and+media/media+releases/disaster+mental+health+resources+launched

Psychological Outcomes in Disaster Responders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Effect of Social Support http://www.irdrinternational.org/2018/10/09/psychological-outcomes-in-disaster-responders-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-the-effect-of-social-support/

Camp Fire: Conflicting Emotions Are Normal After A Disaster https://redcrosschat.org/2018/12/05/camp-fire-conflicting-emotions-are-normal-after-a-disaster/?cid=disaster&med=social&source=arctwitter

Only 1 in 10 Victorians living in areas at high risk of bushfire say they would leave early on days of high fire danger https://news.cfa.vic.gov.au/-/understand-fire-danger-ratings-leave-early-and-live

 

Sociology and Disasters

Function of Social Capital Embedded in Religious Communities at Times of Disaster: Cases of Disaster Relief Activity by a Muslim Community and a Soka Gakkai Community in Japan https://www.fujipress.jp/jdr/dr/dsstr001300071323/

Americans unhappy with family, social or financial life are more likely to say they feel lonely http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/12/03/americans-unhappy-with-family-social-or-financial-life-are-more-likely-to-say-they-feel-lonely/?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true

 

November Floodplain Manager Newsletter from Molino Stewart http://emaillinks.com.au/tools/View.php?id=21145&t=5af5c4b48f778fb301bfb30ee1c53ae3

Today in disaster resilience (30 November 2018)

disaster

Please find below links to recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disaster

6.4-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran: Iran institute https://phys.org/news/2018-11-magnitude-earthquake-western-iran.html

Queensland bushfire evacuation order widens and conditions set to get worse this week https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-26/queensland-bushfires-fires-deepwater-baffle-creek/10553422

California’s deadliest fire on record is 100% contained, officials say https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-camp-fire-contained-20181125-story.html

Vietnam – Tropical Storm ‘Usagi’ Leaves 1 Dead and 100,000 Displaced Vietnam – Tropical Storm ‘Usagi’ Leaves 1 Dead and 100,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-tropical-storm-usagi-november-2018

Iraq floods leave 21 dead and tens of thousands displaced https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iraq-floods-leave-21-dead-and-thousands-displaced-432744640

‘Once-in-100-year’ storm triggers Sydney chaos as heat fans Queensland fires https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-weather-floods/australias-wild-weather-floods-sydney-fans-deadly-bushfires-idUSKCN1NW2G1?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

8,000 evacuated in Queensland bushfires https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/emergency-crews-brace-for-fire-storm-conditions/news-story/ff0b5b6abb18a84cf4ec66c2b17eb35b

Deadly landslides hit Morona Santiago, Ecuador https://watchers.news/2018/11/28/deadly-landslides-hit-morona-santiago-ecuador/

Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Nov 2018: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Dukono, Turrialba, Sangay https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72028/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-29-Nov-2018-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Dukono-Turrialba-Sangay-Saku.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

A Grave Climate Warning, Buried on Black Friday https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/11/national-climate-assessment-black-friday/576589/

Fourth National Climate Assessment: Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/

The warming may be global, but adaptation will need to be local https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-oakes-global-warming-adaptation-local-20181125-story.html

Vanuatu says it may sue fossil fuel companies and other countries over climate change https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/22/vanuatu-says-it-may-sue-fossil-fuel-companies-and-other-countries-over-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

125,000 buildings at risk from first metre of sea level rise https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/11/20/329590/125000-buildings-worth-38bn-at-risk-from-first-1m-sea-level-rise-draft-report

UN 2019 Climate Summit http://www.un.org/en/climatechange/

Climate May Force Millions to Move and U.S. Isn’t Ready, Report Says https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-23/climate-may-force-millions-to-move-and-u-s-isn-t-ready-report

Assessing adaptive capacity and adaptation: insights from Samoan tourism operators https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17565529.2017.1410082?journalCode=tcld20

Climate change: UK summers could be over 5C warmer by 2070 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46343103

The UK Climate Projections 2018 (UKCP18) delivers a major upgrade to the range of UK climate projection tools designed to help decision-makers assess their risk exposure to climate https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/collaboration/ukcp/about

WMO Update: 75-80% chance of El Niño within next 3 months https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/wmo-update-75-80-chance-of-el-ni%C3%B1o-within-next-3-months

Report: Climate change communication in practice: how are we engaging the UK public on climate change? https://climateoutreach.org/climate-communications-in-practice-engaging-uk-public/

How to be more engaging when communicating around climate change https://theclimatecommsproject.org/climate-communication-in-practice/

Climate change: CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46347453

Emissions Gap Report 2018 https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/emissions-gap-report-2018

The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/opinion/climate-change-denial-republican.html

Climate change could lead to threefold increase in storms that bring flooding to Europe and North America, research shows http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_694511_en.html

New study questions Kerala flood link with climate change http://vigyanprasar.gov.in/isw/kerala-flood-link-with-climate-change-story.html

Yes, Prime Minister, I’m striking from school: consider it a climate lesson https://www.theage.com.au/national/yes-prime-minister-i-m-striking-from-school-consider-it-a-climate-lesson-20181127-p50iqd.html?btis

Climate change signals and impacts continue in 2018 https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/climate-change-signals-and-impacts-continue-2018

Temperatures on track for 5-degree rise by 2100 after another hot year https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/temperatures-on-track-for-5-degree-rise-by-2100-after-another-hot-year-20181129-p50j8g.html

Mapping Just Transition(s) to a Low-Carbon World http://www.unrisd.org/jtrc-report2018

Why rising seas will force coastal residents to move – or spend https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/29/climate-report-trump-tried-to-bury-rising-seas-coastal-residents

Explainer: What is Global Warming? https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-45971337/explainer-what-is-global-warming

 

Disaster risk reduction

Venice’s grand plan to stop flooding isn’t going to work https://qz.com/1461629/venices-grand-plan-to-stop-flooding-isnt-going-to-work/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Italy’s PM: DRR ‘fundamental for all governments’ https://www.unisdr.org/archive/62105

Forest holiday homes in WA’s Nornalup beautiful, but dangerously vulnerable to bushfire https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-25/bushfire-concern-for-nornalup-holiday-homes-in-wa-forest/10521682

Mexico launches public-private network for DRR https://www.unisdr.org/archive/62109

Heavy rains and blocked drains: Nairobi’s recipe for floods http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/11/18/heavy-rains-blocked-drains-nairobis-recipe-floods/

‘It’s going to happen again’; Victoria has $2.4M to buy homes at risk of flooding https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/government/it-s-going-to-happen-again-victoria-has-m-to/article_c85dae54-edcc-11e8-ac55-7facf43412a8.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Multimillion-dollar Canmore debris dam set to break ground in 2019 https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/multi-million-dollar-canmore-flood-retention-structure-set-to-break-ground-in-2019

New Zealand’s North and South Islands moving closer together https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/23/asia/new-zealand-islands-closer-together-scli-intl/index.html

Fire Facts: What are? Measures of Fire Behavior http://www.nwfirescience.org/biblio/nwfsc-fire-facts-what-are-measures-fire-behavior?platform=hootsuite

This Is Why The Solar System’s Largest Volcano Will Always Be Martian https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/08/31/this-is-why-mars-will-always-have-the-solar-systems-largest-volcano/#757e5b7960f6

How UAVs can help mitigate flood damage to properties https://environmentjournal.online/articles/how-uavs-can-help-mitigate-flood-damage-to-properties/

Water release from dams didn’t lead to Kerala floods: IIT-M-Purdue University study https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/water-release-from-dams-didnt-lead-to-kerala-floods-iit-m-purdue-university-study/article25570143.ece

Half of the world’s measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days https://news.ucar.edu/132637/half-worlds-annual-precipitation-falls-just-12-days-new-study-finds

The Uneven Nature of Daily Precipitation and Its Change https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GL080298

National Disaster Mitigation Program Supports Flood Prevention and Mitigation in B.C. https://www.watercanada.net/national-disaster-mitigation-program-supports-flood-prevention-and-mitigation-in-b-c/

How Flood Control Officials Plan To Fix Area Floodplain Maps https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/in-depth/2018/11/26/312880/how-flood-control-officials-plan-to-fix-area-floodplain-maps/

Focus on smarter rebuilding in hurricane zones  https://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2018/11/26/focus-smarter-rebuilding-hurricane-zones-opinion/2094619002/?platform=hootsuite

Why I Became a Disaster Expert http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/11/became-disaster-expert/

The Dawn of Interplanetary Geology https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/11/insight-lander-mars-nasa/576622/

Fire-Resistant Homes Don’t Have to Cost a Fortune, Report Says https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-27/fire-resistant-homes-don-t-have-to-cost-a-fortune-report-says

Flooding From Intense Rainfall (FFIR) is a 5 year NERC funded programme which aims to reduce the risks of damage and loss of life caused by surface water and flash floods http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/flooding/

Understanding flood risk in America http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/what-we-do/american-floods/?platform=hootsuite

Beauty or safety? Europe seeks to protect heritage from disasters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-disaster-culture/beauty-or-safety-europe-seeks-to-protect-heritage-from-disasters-idUSKCN1NV1T2

New El Nino could bring flooding this winter, meteorologists warn https://news.sky.com/story/new-el-nino-could-bring-flooding-this-winter-meteorologists-warn-11565396

Why do houses burn but trees remain? Photos from California wildfires reveal lessons for B.C. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/photos-from-california-wildfires-reveal-lessons-for-b-c-1.4905324

Exploring the Role of Implementing Agencies in Home Buyouts: Process, Equity, and Inclusion in Program Design and Implementation https://hazards.colorado.edu/quick-response-report/exploring-the-role-of-implementing-agencies-in-home-buyouts-process-equity-and-inclusion-in-program-design-and-implementation

An initiative to strengthen multi-hazard early warning systems in the Caribbean https://reliefweb.int/report/world/caribbean-strengthen-early-warning-systems-and-resilience-climate-change

Real Estate Development in Flood Zones Is Surging in Some States http://mentalfloss.com/article/564513/real-estate-development-surging-in-flood-zones-states-mapped

Rain &Floods, Nigeria’s Biggest Seasonal Problem http://africa.annews24.com/?p=488

A national look at the causes and impacts of urban flooding https://cdr.umd.edu/urban-flooding-report

Mitigation projects yield positive return on investment in coastal, inland states https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/11/20/new-report-strengthens-economic-case-for-flood-prepared-infrastructure

Why can’t Sydney cope when it rains? https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/why-can-t-sydney-cope-when-it-rains-20181128-p50iyj.html

Climate change affects flood risks https://phys.org/news/2018-11-climate-affects.html

 

Emergency Management

California’s Privileged Are Hiring Private Fire Crews to Save Their Homes. Regular Firefighters Aren’t Happy About It http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Californias-Privileged-are-Hiring-Private-Fire-Crews-to-Save-Their-Homes-Regular-Firefighters-Arent-Happy-About-it.html

Putting People with Disabilities on the Map http://www.al.undp.org/content/albania/en/home/presscenter/articles/2018/putting-people-with-disabilities-on-the-map.html

Expert Reaction: Extreme weather as fires and floods sweep across Eastern Australia https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/expert-reaction-extreme-weather-as-fires-and-floods-sweep-across-australia#

Implementing post-earthquake reconstruction plans in China: a resilience perspective https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329249866_Implementing_post-earthquake_reconstruction_plans_in_China_a_resilience_perspective

Young people most at risk in a flood, warns Environment Agency & British Red Cross https://www.gov.uk/government/news/young-people-most-at-risk-in-a-flood-warns-environment-agency-british-red-cross

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

A new approach to disaster education https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/63/

UNDP and People in Need continue collaboration to realise a weather-ready climate-smart Cambodia https://adaptation-undp.org/undp-and-people-need-continue-collaboration-realise-weather-ready-climate-smart-cambodia

Geography: Shaping Australia’s Future including natural hazards research https://www.science.org.au/supporting-science/science-policy-and-sector-analysis/reports-and-publications/geography-shaping

Audio story of the California wildfires https://beta.prx.org/stories/260121

Flood Forum USA https://anthropocenealliance.org/floodforumusa/

Become a citizen scientist for flooding and other extreme weather using the WeatheX app https://climateextremes.org.au/weathex/

Interdisciplinary Risk Communication Pressure Cooker http://www.wateryouthnetwork.org/understanding-risk/

What to do in a flood https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/what-to-do-in-a-flood?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=TwitterNationalStatic&utm_campaign=FloodsDestroy

Communication and Dissemination of Forecasts and Engaging User Communities https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B978012811714900019X?via%3Dihub#!

Do you rent your home? Do you know if it’s at flood risk? https://news.derby.gov.uk/do-you-rent-your-home-do-you-know-if-its-at-flood-risk/

 

Social Media for Emergency Management

The perils and possibilities of using social media as an academic https://medium.com/@mark_carrigan/thought-leaders-ted-heads-and-self-replicating-media-nodes-the-perils-and-possibilities-of-using-8c320ca3462c

Viral fake images of Sydney weather make a return during thunderstorms https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-29/the-fake-photos-of-the-sydney-flooding/10566278

 

Disaster psychology

More firefighters accessing mental health help in the face of traumatic jobs https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/108446024/change-in-job-sees-spike-in-fenz-personnel-utilising-counselling-services

The effect of group involvement on post-disaster mental health: A longitudinal multilevel analysis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953618306403?dgcid=author

What happens when people experience a disaster or traumatic event? https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/wildfire.aspx?utm_content=1543346135&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Study explores stress in Hurunui which has been rocked by quakes, drought https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12167680

National Mental Health and Wellbeing Study of Police and Emergency Services https://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/about-our-work/workplace-mental-health/pes-program/national-mental-health-and-wellbeing-study-of-police-and-emergency-services?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=personalbest_timeline

An Introduction to Crowd Psychology http://www.workingwithcrowds.com/introduction-crowd-psychology/

World-first study of emergency service workers finds higher risk of distress and suicidal thoughts https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-29/high-rates-of-mental-health-conditions-in-emergency-services/10563902

 

Sociology and Disasters

How do natural hazards affect participation in voluntary association? The social impacts of disasters in Japanese society https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918308070

Spatial quantification of community resilience in contexts where quantitative data are scarce: The case of Muzarabani district in Zimbabwe https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329166637_Spatial_quantification_of_community_resilience_in_contexts_where_quantitative_data_are_scarce_The_case_of_Muzarabani_district_in_Zimbabwe

California Wildfires: Mapping Social Vulnerability https://www.directrelief.org/2018/11/california-wildfires-mapping-social-vulnerability/

If the Lord Is Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise: Religious Attendance and Disaster Recovery in the Deep South https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329191338_If_the_Lord_Is_Willing_and_the_Creek_Don’t_Rise_Religious_Attendance_and_Disaster_Recovery_in_the_Deep_South

A Janus-Faced Resource: Social Capital and Resilience Trade-Offs https://irgc.epfl.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Aldrich-et-al-for-IRGC-Resilience-Guide-Vol-2-2018.pdf

Communities of Color Are More Vulnerable to Wildfires https://eos.org/articles/communities-of-color-are-more-vulnerable-to-wildfires

 

Today in disaster resilience (23 November 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

California wildfires death toll jumps to 79, more than still 1,000 missing https://watchers.news/2018/11/17/california-wildfires-november-2018/

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that flash floods have killed at least 30 people across the desert nation over the past month http://strangesounds.org/2018/11/never-in-the-memory-of-man-theres-been-case-of-flood-of-that-magnitude-in-the-desert-of-saudi-arabia.html

Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East https://watchers.news/2018/11/13/middle-east-floods-october-november-2018/

Cyclone Gaja rips through Tamil Nadu coast: 33 lives lost, 177,500 people in 351 relief camps https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/cyclone-gaja-rips-through-tamil-nadu-coast-33-lives-lost-177500-people-in-351-relief-camps/315889

Another large, deep, event in Fiji (there have been quite a few this year): 500+ km deep M6.7 within subducting slab, no direct tsunami hazard https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/at00pieoqx/executive

12 dead in Vietnam floods, landslides https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/12-dead-in-vietnam-floods-landslides/articleshow/66679432.cms?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Thousands flee as Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46261168

Evacuations as flooding hits Dunedin https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/evacuations-flooding-hits-dunedin

Uganda – Deadly Floods in Central Region http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-floods-november-2018

Philippines – Tropical Depression 33W Brings Flooding and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-floods-tropical-depression-33w-samuel-november-2018

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Nov 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/71849/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Nov-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

From sea to rising sea: Climate change in America https://www.seas.harvard.edu/content/from-sea-to-rising-sea-climate-change-in-america

With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/26/how-extreme-weather-is-shrinking-the-planet

Climate change on track to make world ‘uninsurable’ https://www.afr.com/business/insurance/climate-change-on-track-to-make-world-uninsurable-iag-20181115-h17xu5

A real-time Global Warming Index https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pfEPgPpARc&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_media_organic&utm_content=AngWan-Nature-Scientific_Reports-Multidisciplinary-Global&utm_campaign=SCIREP_USG_twitter_noncfp_content&sf202400510=1

In Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta, climate change effects such as saltwater intrusion are increasingly devastating crops and livelihoods https://www.climate2020.org.uk/change-in-the-delta/

A small country with a big climate change plan http://www.tl.undp.org/content/timor_leste/en/home/stories/TL_NAPA_aileu_farmers.html

The Urban Adaptation Assessment (UAA) is an interactive database https://gain-uaa.nd.edu/

Broad threat to humanity from cumulative climate hazards intensified by greenhouse gas emissions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0315-6#Abs1

Deluge and Drought: Climate Council issues grim warning on looming water security crisis https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/water-security-report/

‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/climate/climate-disasters.html

Broad threat to humanity from cumulative climate hazards intensified by greenhouse gas emissions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0315-6

China glacier melt speeds up in ‘wake-up call’ for world http://news.trust.org/item/20181120054011-p9qi1

Second warmest October and fourth warmest year-to-date on record https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201810

Assessing the alignment of national-level adaptation plans to the Paris Agreement https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901118306592?via%3Dihub

New study warns we face wildfires, superstorms, floods, droughts all at once, everywhere https://thinkprogress.org/trump-great-climate-wildfires-superstorms-floods-droughts-all-at-once-everywhere-4e5d6e3455a4/

Climate change linked to more destructive fires https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/11/20/letter-climate-change-linked-to-more-destructive-fires/

Images like that of a polar bear on a melting ice field are iconic. But in terms of getting people to act on climate change, they may be ineffective http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20181115-why-climate-change-photography-needs-a-new-look

Antarctic melting slows atmospheric warming and speeds sea level rise https://phys.org/news/2018-11-antarctic-atmospheric-sea.html

Warming ocean waters turned Hurricane Michael into a superstorm https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-11-05/warming-ocean-waters-turned-hurricane-michael-superstorm?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=psu%20official

Canadians produce three times more greenhouse gas emissions than G20 average https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canada-found-to-produce-most-greenhouse-gas-emissions-per-person-among/

Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46263770

Traceable evidence of the impacts of climate change on humanity http://impactsofclimatechange.info/

Addressing the most vulnerable first: Pro-poor climate action in informal settlements https://unhabitat.org/un-habitat-thematic-guide-addressing-the-most-vulnerable-first-pro-poor-climate-action-in-informal-settlements/

Wildfires Show Snowballing Effect of Climate Change: Study https://www.bna.com/wildfires-show-snowballing-n57982094072/

A Very Grim Forecast: Global Warming of 1.5°C: An IPCC Special Report https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/11/22/global-warming-very-grim-forecast/

Pacific Ocean typhoons could be intensifying more than previously projected https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/11/20/pacific-ocean-typhoons-intensifying-more-than-previously-projected/

2018 Yearbook of Climate Action https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/GCA_Yearbook2018.pdf

Fast-growing African cities at ‘extreme risk’ from climate change: analysts https://www.maplecroft.com/portfolio/new-analysis/2018/11/14/84-worlds-fastest-growing-cities-face-extreme-climate-change-risks/

When Rising Seas Hit Home: An Analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists https://ucsusa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=64b2cbd03a3d4b87aaddaf65f6b33332

Twentieth-century contribution to sea-level rise from uncharted glaciers https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0687-9

The Climate Change Gender Gap https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-11-20/yale-women-more-worried-less-knowledgeable-about-climate-change

Climate-heating greenhouse gases at record levels, says UN https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/22/climate-heating-greenhouse-gases-at-record-levels-says-un

WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin (GHG Bulletin) – No. 14 https://library.wmo.int/index.php?lvl=notice_display&id=20697#.W_cl8IczbIU

 

Disaster risk reduction

Coastal Cities Consider Waterfront Parks Over Sea Walls To Combat Flooding https://www.greenmatters.com/news/2018/11/08/Z2jLeC8/coastal-cities-waterfront-parks-sea-walls

Surveying soil from the sky: Can satellites predict droughts and floods? https://wle.cgiar.org/thrive/2018/01/22/surveying-soil-sky-can-satellites-predict-droughts-and-floods

Researchers link urban sprawl to increase in rainfall, flooding during Hurricane Harvey https://now.uiowa.edu/2018/11/researchers-link-urban-sprawl-increase-rainfall-flooding-during-hurricane-harvey

FEMA flood maps don’t factor in sea level rise or changes in extreme weather, and many are years out of date. In Mexico Beach, ‘minimal-risk’ homes were swept away https://insideclimatenews.org/news/01112018/fema-flood-map-climate-change-hurricane-mexico-beach-florida-sea-level-rise

Cities are sinking — and experts say we’re not doing enough to save them https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-17/cities-are-sinking-so-what-are-we-doing-about-it/10503924

What the Dutch Can Teach Us About Wildfires https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/opinion/sunday/what-the-dutch-can-teach-us-about-wildfires.html

Images and video of the aftermath of the Jinsha River landslide https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/11/16/jinsha-river-landslide-2/

‘We need help’: N.C. towns plead for dam, levee upgrades after second major flood in two years https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/we-need-help-nc-towns-plead-for-dam-levee-upgrades-after-second-major-flood-in-two-years/2018/09/18/1792b788-bb61-11e8-a8aa-860695e7f3fc_story.html?utm_term=.40671b6d4edc

Call for developers, not taxpayers, to foot bill for flood defences https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/17231475.call-for-developers-not-taxpayers-to-foot-bill-for-flood-defences/

Nearly 400,000 U.S. Homes Will Experience Chronic Flooding by 2050 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/nearly-400000-us-homes-will-experience-chronic-flooding-by-2050

As fires become more frequent and more powerful, is there a way to create resiliency that minimizes the damage? https://www.fastcompany.com/90266666/can-we-design-neighborhoods-to-survive-wildfires

Insurance for disasters is unaffordable for some, but it’s middle Australia that is underinsured https://theconversation.com/insurance-is-unaffordable-for-some-but-its-middle-australia-that-is-underinsured-105662?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Adelaide scientists have proven the ability to issue an accurate warning about deadly heatwaves days in advance https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/adelaide-scientists-have-proven-the-ability-to-issue-an-accurate-warning-about-deadly-heatwaves-days-in-advance/news-story/f18d2b22f6542cb971ad6a0db8f68f23?csp=c42eb5015f5e7725685bd435fbb85d6e

Are big earthquakes a concern for the eastern United States? http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2018/11/19/are-big-earthquakes-concern-eastern-united-states/#.W_MsToczbIU

National Disaster Mitigation Program Supports Flood Prevention and Mitigation in B.C. https://www.watercanada.net/national-disaster-mitigation-program-supports-flood-prevention-and-mitigation-in-b-c/

This website provides open access to Environment Agency hydrological data https://environment.data.gov.uk/hydrology/index.html#/landing

Spaces of post-disaster experimentation: Agile entrepreneurship and geological agency in emerging disaster countercartographies https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328925321_Spaces_of_post-disaster_experimentation_Agile_entrepreneurship_and_geological_agency_in_emerging_disaster_countercartographies

Enhanced views of Earth tectonics https://phys.org/news/2018-11-views-earth-tectonics.html

To enhance the diversity of research underway in natural hazards, the National Science Foundation recently created CONVERGE, a $3 million research center at the University of Colorado Boulder https://www.designsafe-ci.org/community/news/2018/november/nsf-creates-3m-converge-center-augment-natural-hazards-research/?platform=hootsuite

Landslides are a growing risk to the poorest http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/11/02/landslides-are-growing-risk-to-poorest/

Community based initiatives to mainstream climate change adaptation into disaster risk reduction: evidence from the Hunter Valley (Australia) https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/PZYujGYTwyRWs5qcXRgP/full

Stormy Weather: Human Security Should Include Freedom from Hazard Impacts https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2018/11/stormy-weather-human-security-include-freedom-hazard-impacts/?utm_content=buffer5342d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How California Cities Can Tackle Wildfire Prevention https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/11/california-wildfire-prevention-wildland-urban-interface-zones/575827/

AFAC TV explores Risk and Resilience https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/afac-tv-explores-risk-and-resilience

Capturing the variability of wind for modelling the variability of bushfires https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/53

EU Floods Directive 2007 had positive effects overall, but planning and implementation now need improvements https://www.eca.europa.eu/en/Pages/NewsItem.aspx?nid=10878

Ghana loses USD $200 million annually due to floods and droughts http://www.ghananewsagency.org/social/ghana-loses-200-million-dollars-annually-due-to-floods-droughts–141902

Cheap tsunami system tested http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/cheap-tsunami-system-tested

We can’t stop wildfires – we need to relearn how to live with them https://theconversation.com/we-cant-stop-wildfires-we-need-to-relearn-how-to-live-with-them-106894

The AI shaking up earthquake research https://www.alphr.com/artificial-intelligence/1010215/the-ai-shaking-up-earthquake-research

National Flood Insurance Program is a deluge of damaging policy. Congress must rebuild it https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/20/congress-fix-national-flood-insurance-program-prevent-damage-hurricane-column/2018529002/

How mudslides and rivers of debris could suddenly hit California cities https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/20/us/wildfire-flooding-mudslides-debris-flow-dangers/index.html

Global DRR Technology platform http://www.pr4gdm.org:8080/main

Operationalising resilience: A heuristic framework for analysis https://resiliencechallenge.nz/governance-programme/operationalising-resilience/

Resilience Governance in practice https://resiliencechallenge.nz/governance-programme/resilience-governance-in-practice/

Expanding the capabilities of people with disabilities in disaster risk reduction https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918308562?via%3Dihub

How Urbanization Makes Wildfires And Hurricanes Worse https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/11/21/how-urbanization-makes-wildfires-and-hurricanes-worse/#66852f7218b3

To Avoid Future Catastrophes Like The California Fires, We Must Learn To Build Smarter https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-california-fires-infrastructure_us_5beb4fefe4b044bbb1a9eaf4?pks

 

Emergency Management

Paradise carnage and destruction reminiscent of Victoria’s Black Saturday fires https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-17/paradise-burning/10504594

California wildfire smoke becomes health hazard as cities become world’s most polluted https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-18/california-wildfires-smoke-sparks-health-concerns/10508830

Firefighters from 17 states are answering the call for help in wildfires that are consuming the state of California https://www.firerescue1.com/mutual-aid/articles/392924018-Firefighters-from-around-the-U-S-travel-to-help-in-Calif-wildfires/

In the wake of deadly wildfires, California needs a reliable emergency alert system to save lives http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-wildfire-emergency-alerts-20181117-story.html

It’s time to fix our broken public warning system https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-time-fix-our-broken-public-warning-system-kelly-mckinney/?published=t

Culture – the “X Factor” for Building Back Better after Conflict and Disasters https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/11/16/culture-the-x-factor-for-building-back-better-after-conflict-and-disasters

Cities are looking to machine learning to streamline their disaster-response efforts. Will it be too little too late? https://www.fastcompany.com/90232955/disaster-relief-is-dangerously-broken-can-ai-fix-it

Current Australian disaster responses fail to consider the forecast increase in disasters and the cascading impacts of climate-related disasters https://www.governmentnews.com.au/new-era-of-disasters-warrants-response-rethink/

‘Bus driver from heaven’ rescued children from California wildfire https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/18/us/wildfire-school-bus-rescue/index.html

Resilient Post Disaster Recovery through Building Back Better https://www.routledge.com/Resilient-Post-Disaster-Recovery-through-Building-Back-Better/Mannakkara-Wilkinson-Potangaroa/p/book/9781138297531

Disaster after disaster, California keeps falling short on evacuating people from harm’s way https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-paradise-fire-evacuation-system-20181120-story.html

Climate change and the emergency management sector https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/climate-change-and-the-emergency-management-sector-afac-news

Tsunami handbook prepares for rare but devastating hazard https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/tsunami-handbook-prepares-for-rare-but-devastating-hazard

Using graphs for good: Modelling multi-hazard impact scenarios to better inform communities and emergency services https://resiliencechallenge.nz/hazard-programme/using-graphs-for-good/

Impacts of Information from Various Sources on the Evacuation Decision-Making Process during No-Notice Evacuations in Campus Environment https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328912769_Impacts_of_Information_from_Various_Sources_on_the_Evacuation_Decision-Making_Process_during_No-Notice_Evacuations_in_Campus_Environment

Italy storms caused over €3bn in economic losses, says Minister https://www.reinsurancene.ws/italy-storms-caused-over-e3bn-in-economic-losses-says-minister/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

A New Guiding Framework for Engaging Diverse Populations in Disaster Risk Reduction: Reach, Relevance, Receptiveness, and Relationships https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-018-0193-6

Managing Pets During Disasters: Findings and Recommendations from the Horse River Fire, Fort McMurray, Alberta http://www.kawilliamsphd.com/report-managing-pets-during-disasters.html

Fighting the Flood: Community Activism and Education in Pensacola https://publiclab.org/notes/joyofsoy/11-09-2018/fighting-the-flood-community-activism-and-education-in-pensacola

Heatwaves and hot weather have killed more people in Australia than any other natural disaster https://www.redcross.org.au/get-help/emergencies/looking-after-yourself/heatwaves-and-hot-weather?

Practicing for disaster: In Cambodia and around the world, a safe community starts with a safe school https://undpasiapac.exposure.co/practicing-for-disaster

Why Australian retailers should respect the past and rename their ‘Black Friday’ sales https://theconversation.com/why-australian-retailers-should-respect-the-past-and-rename-their-black-friday-sales-107015

Methodology for Participatory GIS Risk Mapping and Citizen Science for Solotvyno Salt Mines https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/11/1828

Flash flooding in Jordan: Sirens and evacuation plans are no substitute for education and communication https://phys.org/news/2018-11-jordan-sirens-evacuation-substitute.html

Leveraging cognitive biases and social influence can make conservation efforts more effective http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6417/889/tab-pdf

World of Thermo—Thermometer Rising is the story of Thermo the Flying Thermometer, a character designed and illustrated to educate young people about climate change and meteorology https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1724917269/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1724917269&linkCode=as2&tag=weatherdude09-20&linkId=fcc7dcaa8ae4d68911eec22e10083a7d

Training kids to be first responders https://www.cbsnews.com/news/america-today-training-kids-to-be-first-responders-60-minutes/

How game can help flood-prone communities https://games4sustainability.org/2016/08/18/flood-resilience-game-for-flood-prone-communities/

 

Social Media for Emergency Management

Why A New Study Says Scientists Should Use Twitter https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/11/19/why-a-new-study-says-scientists-should-use-twitter/#525abd903329

New Guide: Engaging the public through social media https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/sites/default/files/publication/what_works_engaging_the_public_through_social_media_november_2018.pdf

 

Disaster psychology

Study says: 65% of 7,000 firefighters across the nation are haunted by memories of bad calls https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/study-says-65-of-7-000-firefighters-across-the-nation-are-haunted-by-memories-of-bad-calls/1595303034

Hurricanes deliver devastating blows to NC communities hollowed out by disasters https://www.jdnews.com/news/20181120/hurricanes-deliver-devastating-blows-to-nc-communities-hollowed-out-by-disasters

California Offers Safe Space For Firefighters To Work Through Stress And Trauma https://www.npr.org/2018/11/17/668770583/california-offers-safe-space-for-firefighters-to-work-through-stress-and-trauma

 

Sociology and Disasters

A research agenda for disaster entrepreneurship https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317751407_A_research_agenda_for_disaster_entrepreneurship

Today in disaster resilience (2 March 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

At least 4 dead after reported tornadoes, flooding sweep through the South http://abcnews.go.com/US/dead-reported-tornadoes-flooding-sweep-south/story?id=53342956

Crazy floods hit the Midwest when hardly anyone was looking https://grist.org/article/crazy-floods-hit-the-midwest-when-hardly-anyone-was-looking/

PNG troops respond to major 7.5 quake as aftershocks feared https://www.24matins.uk/topnews/headline/png-troops-respond-to-major-7-5-quake-as-aftershocks-feared-54692

M6.0 and 6.3 aftershocks hit Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2018/02/26/m6-0-aftershock-hits-papua-new-guinea/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Unprecedented hailstorm hits Saudi Arabia, injures more than 50 people https://watchers.news/2018/02/26/unprecedented-hailstorm-hits-saudi-arabia-injures-more-than-50-people/

USA – 6 Dead as Flooding in Central and Southern States Worsens http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flooding-central-southern-states-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA – Rising Rivers Prompt Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency http://floodlist.com/america/usa/louisiana-state-emergency-floods-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Indonesia – Floods and Landslides in Java Leave 15 Dead and 50,0000 Affected http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-java-february-2018

Iraq – Floods Affecting 200,000 in Relief Camps http://floodlist.com/asia/iraq-february-2018-floods-damage-relief-camps

Extinct Bosavi volcano showing signs of awakening, Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2018/02/28/extinct-bosavi-volcano-showing-signs-of-awakening-papua-new-guinea/

Flood Rescues After Heavy Rain in Queensland http://floodlist.com/australia/floods-queensland-nsw-february-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

These striking photos show the extent of the Midwest flooding https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/27/us/flooding-midwest-photos/index.html

Record-breaking cold claims at least 24 lives across Europe https://watchers.news/2018/02/28/record-breaking-cold-claims-at-least-24-lives-across-europe/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Papua New Guinea: at least 16 dead after strongest ever earthquake hits https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/28/papua-new-guinea-dead-strongest-ever-earthquake-hits?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Planet Labs imagery of the Pasir Panjang landslide in Indonesia https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/03/01/planet-labs-pasir-panjang-landslide-1/

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Mar 2018: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/67767/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Mar-2018-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventado.html

Major rainfall event affecting Queensland, record floods possible https://watchers.news/2018/03/01/major-rainfall-event-affecting-queensland-record-floods-possible/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

Managing climate change risks: an independent audit https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57096?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Climate change and your life events https://climate-life-events.herokuapp.com/

These flood-proof towers could withstand rising sea levels in New York https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/02/these-flood-proof-towers-could-withstand-rising-sea-levels-in-nyc/

Sweden pledges to cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/sweden-pledges-greenhouse-gas-emissions-zero-2045-paris-agreement-a7561111.html

‘Really extreme’ global weather event leaves scientists aghast https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/really-extreme-global-weather-event-leaves-scientists-aghast-20180226-p4z1q4.html

Northeast Florida scientists agree: Sea-level rise is here, and it’s dangerous http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180223/northeast-florida-scientists-agree-sea-level-rise-is-here-and-its-dangerous

Extreme Weather Will Occur More Frequently Worldwide https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-weather-will-occur-more-frequently-worldwide/

Vulnerabilities and resilience of European power generation to 1.5°C, 2°C and 3°C warming http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aab211

Climate Models Are Uncertain, but We Can Do Something About It https://eos.org/opinions/climate-models-are-uncertain-but-we-can-do-something-about-it

Our Drowning Coast: Left to Louisiana’s tides, Jean Lafitte fights for time http://www.nola.com/expo/erry-2018/02/37908ff4b8/our_drowning_coast_left_to_lou.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Ireland Demonstrates Climate Leadership with €22 billion Investment Plan https://cop23.unfccc.int/news/ireland-demonstrates-climate-leadership-with-eu22-billion-investment-plan?utm_content=bufferdccdf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Pictures Show Climate Change’s Dramatic Arctic Impact https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/my-climate-action-q-a-aslund-arctic-glacier-greenpeace/

Could More Snow in Antarctica Slow Sea Level Rise? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-more-snow-in-antarctica-slow-sea-level-rise/?utm_content=bufferfdc97&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change pushing weather extremes ‘off the scale’, says global cities group https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-cities-c40/climate-change-pushing-weather-extremes-off-the-scale-says-global-cities-group-idUSKCN1GB0D1

Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/27/arctic-warming-scientists-alarmed-by-crazy-temperature-rises

Gone With the Wind: Norway’s Glaciers to Disappear in Hundred Years https://sputniknews.com/environment/201712051059707719-norway-melting-glaciers/

It might seem counterintuitive, but global warming plays a role in blasts of bitter cold weather. The reason: It influences the jet stream https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02022018/cold-weather-polar-vortex-jet-stream-explained-global-warming-arctic-ice-climate-change

China’s Arctic Dream https://www.csis.org/analysis/chinas-arctic-dream

Six research priorities for cities and climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02409-z

The Climate Just Map Tool shows the geography of England’s vulnerability to climate change at a neighbourhood scale http://www.climatejust.org.uk/map

Reality Check: Where in the world is snow getting rarer? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43158532

What is the most climate-resilient place in the US? https://psmag.com/environment/the-most-climate-resilient-counties-in-america

Integrating adaptation into cities, infrastructure and local planning in Uruguay http://www.adaptation-undp.org/projects/NAP-Uruguay

 

Disaster risk reduction

A bottom-up approach to developing a neighbourhood-based resilience measurement framework http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-07-2017-0169?journalCode=dpm

Better flood management: How can we help make every second count? https://www.createdigital.org.au/better-flood-management-help/

Strengthening resilience in the face of natural disasters and shocks in Pakistan http://www.fao.org/emergencies/fao-in-action/stories/stories-detail/en/c/1103745/

Urban Development and Flood Risk in Vietnam-experience in three cities http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/working-papers/urban-development-and-flood-risk-in-vietnam-experience-in-three-cities.html

Here come the megacities http://edge.ensia.com/here-come-the-megacities/

The Rising Tide of Flood Insurance http://wkar.org/post/rising-tide-flood-insurance#stream/0

Animated Map: The 20 Most Populous Cities in the World by 2100 http://www.visualcapitalist.com/animated-map-worlds-populous-cities-2100/?utm_content=bufferb82c4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Major study probes NZ’s big landslide threat http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11999892

Coastal communities hit by Harvey will get $1 billion for hazard mitigation https://www.texastribune.org/2018/02/13/coastal-texas-communities-hit-harvey-will-get-1-billion-hazard-mitigat/

South African risk and vulnerability atlas https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57213

“We must build resilient communities before disaster strikes” https://www.alternet.org/environment/global-climate-change-causing-local-trauma-heres-how-two-communities-are-fighting-back

Why Canada needs to change how to forecast and prepare for floods http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-february-26-2018-1.4551733/why-canada-needs-to-change-how-to-forecast-and-prepare-for-floods-1.4551776?hootPostID=f5b9f9c9b6a3908968d66363ccd0d551

When is the right time for a prescribed bushfire reduction burn? http://www.abc.net.au/radio/canberra/programs/breakfast/when-is-the-right-time-for-a-prescribed-bushfire-reduction-burn/9492158

A groundbreaking new study, led by the University of Bristol, has found that 41 million Americans are at risk from flooding rivers, which is more than three times the current estimate http://bristol.ac.uk/news/2018/february/america-flood-risk.html

Many Irish cities to face more extreme weather conditions by 2100 https://greennews.ie/many-irish-cities-face-extreme-weather-by-2100/

Can Atmospheric Science Improve Global Disaster Resilience? https://eos.org/editors-vox/can-atmospheric-science-improve-global-disaster-resilience

Harvey victims: do you want your homes bought out or elevated? https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/houston/article/Harvey-victims-do-you-want-your-homes-bought-out-12714593.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Drought and flood risk profiles to be developed for 16 countries in Africa https://www.unisdr.org/archive/57277

The NSW Government has funded a $3 million land swap arrangement to save a number of Murwillumbah businesses devastated by the 2017 Flood https://rdanorthernrivers.org.au/land-swap-saves-local-jobs-businesses-tweed/

Environment Secretary Michael Gove set out his thoughts on the future of the water industry at this year’s Water UK City Conference https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/a-water-industry-that-works-for-everyone

Humble, Houston propose new floodplain development regulations https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/humble/news/article/Humble-Houston-propose-new-floodplain-12714037.php?utm_campaign=twitter-desktop&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Investing in Mitigation to Build a More Resilient Nation https://www.fema.gov/blog/2018-01-11/investing-mitigation-build-more-resilient-nation

Why Is California Rebuilding in Fire Country? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-03-01/why-is-california-rebuilding-in-fire-country-because-you-re-paying-for-it

UN launches effort to collect data on disaster losses https://www.unisdr.org/archive/57294

 

Emergency Management

The Population of Montecito Plummeted 75% after the January Mudslides https://blog.safegraph.com/the-population-of-montecito-plummeted-75-after-the-january-mudslides-ac2125ce4f76

A framework for disaster resilience education with homeless communities http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/DPM-08-2017-0196

What happens if… disaster recovery for the smart city and beyond https://www.csoonline.com/article/3256049/disaster-recovery/what-happens-if-disaster-recovery-for-the-smart-city-and-beyond.html

Disaster diplomacy governs who gets help after catastrophic events around the world https://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-is-disaster-diplomacy-during-catastrophic-events-around-the-world-2018-2?r=UK&IR=T

Federal Disaster Rebuilding Spending: A Look at the Numbers https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/disaster-aid/federal-disaster-rebuilding-spending-look-numbers/

Extreme weather due to climate change displaced more than a million people from their homes last year https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/welcome-to-the-age-of-climate-migration-w516974

After a devastating storm season, researchers are seeking better ways to rebuild and to support their most vulnerable colleagues https://www.americanscientist.org/article/scientists-in-the-wake-of-the-hurricanes

First Responder Research Monitor https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/library/collections/all_hazarts_alert.html#article2

Disaster diplomacy investigates how and why disaster-related activities do and do not influence conflict and cooperation http://www.disasterdiplomacy.org/

New evidence of nuclear fuel releases found at Fukushima https://phys.org/news/2018-02-evidence-nuclear-fuel-fukushima.html

Tonga – Drones Play Key Role in Cyclone Gita Disaster Recovery http://floodlist.com/australia/tonga-drones-cyclone-gita-recovery?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Police breath-test a helicopter pilot after he landed on a road to deliver supplies to residents trapped by flooding http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5444703/Police-breath-test-helicopter-pilot-Townsville-floods.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Performance of the UK’s Flood Information Service https://www.gov.uk/performance/flood-information-service

What if the dinosaurs had survived? http://www.sciencefocus.com/article/nature/what-if-dinosaurs-had-survived#.WpRr4RD1XtI.twitter

Global view of rocks https://www.clisap.de/research/b:-climate-manifestations-and-impacts/crg-chemistry-of-natural-aqueous-solutions/global-lithological-map/

Planting the seeds for a flood resilient future https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/2514809/planting-the-seeds-for-a-flood-resilient-future/

Increasing Flood Risk Awareness Through A Real Estate Professional Training Program https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/flood-risk.html

Efficient, Adaptable Simulations: A Case Study of a Climate Negotiation Game https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/UMWQnreVdjpdynDE32ZX/full

Managing animals in emergencies https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2017/managing-animals-emergencies?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=managinganimalsfireaus

A river runs through my office http://www.anovelecho.com/nature/flooding/

Find out about the latest plans to reduce flood risk in Otley https://www.gov.uk/government/news/find-out-about-the-latest-plans-to-reduce-flood-risk-in-otley

Educating local middle-schoolers about emergency preparedness allows the small city of Miami to build climate resilience in an accessible way—and broach the topic of climate change https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/eighth-graders-and-emergency-preparedness-oklahoma

Prototyping Virtual Reality Serious Games for Building Earthquake Preparedness: The Auckland City Hospital Case Study https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.09119

School earthquake and tsunami safety http://www.eeri.org/projects/schools/subcommittees/#tsunami

Students of flood-prone school in Oro trained in disaster preparedness http://davaotoday.com/main/environment/disaster-environment/students-of-flood-prone-school-in-oro-trained-in-disaster-preparedness/

The WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services has just released a new school education program called North West Bushfire Patrol https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/newsandmedia/pages/newsarticle.aspx?ItemId=241

Property Flood Resilience Training for Surveyors http://www.property-care.org/training-qualifications/property-flood-resilience-training/

Learning Events Boost Capacity for Living with Fire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/better-work-bigger-impact-recent-fire-adaptation-highlights/

Defining generations: Where Millennials end and post-Millennials begin http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/01/defining-generations-where-millennials-end-and-post-millennials-begin/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

The role of unstructured data in real-time disaster-related social media monitoring http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8258377/?reload=true

Artificial Intelligence system that continuously monitors different types of hazards on social media and autonomously extracts high-quality, organized information from posts https://www.maize.io/en/content/saving-lives-with-social-media

A new report will offer plans, proposals and guidance on handling social media during and after disasters http://www.nextgov.com/media/gbc/docs/pdfs_edit/022218jm1ng.pdf

Twitter’s bookmark feature will help us keep tweets for later reading https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitters-rolling-out-its-new-bookmarks-feature-to-all-users/518097/

 

Psychology and disasters

 

Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience: A Framework for Addressing and Preventing Community Trauma https://www.preventioninstitute.org/publications/adverse-community-experiences-and-resilience-framework-addressing-and-preventing

The science of resilience: What are the ingredients that help people cope? http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/science-resilience-what-are-ingredients-help-people-cope?utm_source=newsfromscience&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=scienceresilience-18126

More than 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, scientists are learning what makes some survivors more resilient than others http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/more-12-years-after-hurricane-katrina-scientists-are-learning-what-makes-some-survivors

What Are Active-Shooter Drills Doing to Kids? https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/02/effects-of-active-shooter/554150/

‘I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy’: Flood also leaves behind emotional mess http://www.wlwt.com/article/i-wouldnt-wish-this-on-my-worst-enemy-flood-also-leaves-behind-emotional-mess/18931641

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

Social Capital and Natural Hazards Governance http://naturalhazardscience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.001.0001/acrefore-9780199389407-e-254

Social Capital in Disaster Mitigation and Recovery video https://www.fema.gov/preptalks/aldrich

Social Capital in Disaster Mitigation and Recovery guide https://www.fema.gov/preptalks