Today in disaster resilience (29 June 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Divers re-enter Thai cave to search for 13 cut off by floods https://www.fox13memphis.com/news/power-line-put-in-thai-cave-to-help-search-for-missing-boys/777038624?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Floods, landslides in northern Vietnam kill 17, leaving 11 missing http://www.tert.am/en/news/2018/06/26/vietnam/2725044?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India – Torrential Rain and Floods in Maharashtra and Gujarat http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-maharashtra-gujarat-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA – Evacuations After Rivers Rise in Iowa and South Dakota http://floodlist.com/america/usa/iowa-south-dakota-floods-june-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Myanmar – Deadly Floods and Landslides Strike Mohnyin District, Kachin State http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-floods-landslides-strike-kachin-state-june-2018

Sudan – Rains Destroy 420 Homes in Central Darfur Camps http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-rains-destroy-420-homes-in-central-darfur-camps

Saddleworth Moor fire declared major incident as residents evacuated https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/27/manchester-moorland-fire-declared-a-major-incident-by-police?CMP=share_btn_tw

Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece https://watchers.news/2018/06/27/destructive-flash-floods-hit-parts-of-greece/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Intense eruption starts at Sierra Negra volcano, evacuations ordered, Galapagos, Ecuador https://watchers.news/2018/06/27/sierra-negra-eruption-galapagos/

State of emergency in Northern California as Pawnee Fire destroys 22 buildings, threatens 600 https://watchers.news/2018/06/26/state-of-emergency-in-northern-california-as-pawnee-fire-destroys-22-buildings-threatens-600/

Destructive tornado hits Eureka, 5 people injured, state of disaster declared, Kansas https://watchers.news/2018/06/27/destructive-tornado-hits-eureka-5-people-injured-state-of-disaster-declared-kansas/

Flood halts academic activities in Moulvibazar https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2018/06/27/flood-halts-academic-activities-in-moulvibazar

Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Jun 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Agung, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69565/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-28-Jun-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Cl.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Adapting to Climate Change Will Take More Than Just Seawalls and Levees https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/adapting-to-climate-change-will-take-more-than-just-seawalls-and-levees/

Climate displacement: “an untold story” https://www.unisdr.org/archive/58917

Rising seas: ‘Florida is about to be wiped off the map’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/26/rising-seas-florida-climate-change-elizabeth-rush?CMP=share_btn_tw

There’s an Easy Way for National Governments to Help Cities Act on Climate Change – Give Them Data http://thecityfix.com/blog/theres-easy-way-national-governments-help-cities-act-climate-change-give-data-greg-carlock-pankaj-bhatia-christopher-ede-calton/

Unprecedented summer heat in Europe ‘every other year’ under 1.5C of warming https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-unprecedented-summer-heat-europe-1-5c-warming

Cities face dramatic rise in heat, flood risks by 2050, researchers say http://www.eco-business.com/news/cities-face-dramatic-rise-in-heat-flood-risks-by-2050-researchers-say/

Hit by extreme weather, Zimbabwe rolls out triple climate policy https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/58958

Responding to economic climate risk in Australia http://427mt.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Economic-Climate-Risk-in-Australia-1.pdf

Barents Sea seems to have crossed a climate tipping point https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/06/barents-sea-seems-to-have-crossed-a-climate-tipping-point/

New climate adaptation and resilience indicators for Canada http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2018/eccc/En4-329-2018-eng.pdf

Residual fossil CO2 emissions in 1.5–2 °C pathways https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0198-6

Even if global warming is limited to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels this century, rapid polar warming may release additional greenhouse gases, and sea-levels will rise by several metres https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/climate-change/many-current-climate-models-could-be-wrong-about-global-warming-study-60965

4 tech startups that are fighting for coastal climate resilience — and winning https://www.greenbiz.com/article/4-tech-startups-are-fighting-coastal-climate-resilience-and-winning

Efforts to build climate resilience in Chad turn up a surprising barrier: Violence against women http://news.trust.org/item/20180621110729-vpd8b/

UK is not on track to meet its own climate targets, says report https://www.newscientist.com/article/2172829-uk-is-not-on-track-to-meet-its-own-climate-targets-says-report/

A city in Oman just posted the world’s hottest low temperature ever recorded: 109 degrees https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/06/27/a-city-in-oman-just-set-the-worlds-hottest-low-temperature-ever-recorded-109-degrees/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ddae75feeecf

Rising seas are eating into Puerto Rico’s beaches and that makes it even more vulnerable to hurricanes https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/06/rising-seas-eat-into-puerto-rico-beaches/

As Science Improves Climate Change Forecast Gets Hotter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NGVZWXfKg0

Urbanists Should Not Ignore the Slow Creep of Climate Change on Resilience https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2018/06/28/urbanists-not-ignore-slow-creep-climate-change-resilience/

Meet America’s new climate normal: towns that flood when it isn’t raining https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/28/rising-elizabeth-rush-extract-towns-flooding

 

Disaster risk reduction

Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation Planning: Tools for Prioritizing Potential Solutions https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-climate-smart-development

What Alabama Can Teach You about Storm Resilience https://nextcity.org/features/view/what-alabama-can-teach-you-about-storm-resilience

How Do You Reduce Disaster Risk in River Deltas? http://news.trust.org/item/20180620131059-06lrb

Coastal resilience is getting high-tech, but there are still information gaps to fill http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/06/20/coastal-resilience-public-sector-technology-mapping/

Lessons Learned From Hurricane Harvey Highlighted in Zurich Report https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2018/06/25/493207.htm

Movement around the world to build smarter and “spongier” cities that can absorb rainwater instead of letting it flow through miles of pavement and cause damaging floods https://www.citi.io/2018/06/26/how-to-build-a-city-that-doesnt-flood-turn-it-into-a-sponge/

Great visual report using satellite photos: Track flooding across Australia’s vast Lake Eyre Basin http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-26/lake-eyre-and-the-ancient-rhythms-of-our-red-centre/9864010

Flood data released for ten South American cities https://oasishub.co/your-city-your-future/south-america/

After Harvey, Houston has to get greener https://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/harvey-houston-green-natural-infrastructure-13030407.php

Multiple factors often interact to amplify the effects of severe storms, droughts, and other extreme water-related events https://eos.org/features/when-environmental-forces-collide

The role of fire in UK peatland and moorland management: the need for informed, unbiased debate http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/1696/20150342

Mexico City, Mexico: Seismic Resilience Recovery Plan https://medium.com/urban-resilience-prospectus-latin-america-and-the/mexico-city-mexico-seismic-resilience-recovery-plan-60b5dea95aea

Canada’s best province for flood risk management https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/catastrophes/canadas-best-province-flood-risk-management-1004133390/

Early flood detection and warning system in Argentina developed with Libelium sensors technology http://www.libelium.com/early-flood-detection-and-warning-system-in-argentina-developed-with-libelium-sensors-technology/

Central Asia Fault Database https://esdynamics.geo.uni-tuebingen.de/faults/

A set of 38 indicators, recommended by an Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group, will track progress in implementing the seven targets of the Sendai Framework https://www.preventionweb.net/drr-framework/sendai-framework-monitor/introduction

Rapid 3-D analysis of rockfalls in Yosemite https://phys.org/news/2018-06-rapid-d-analysis-rockfalls-yosemite.html

Nature Does Flood Control Better Than Concrete: One Idea in South San Francisco https://www.kqed.org/science/1926410/nature-does-flood-control-better-than-concrete-one-idea-in-south-san-francisco

Suffolk businesses stand to gain from Ipswich’s new flood barrier http://www.eadt.co.uk/business/poundfield-products-isaacs-on-the-quay-businesses-benefit-from-ipswich-tidal-barrier-project-1-5579788

 

Emergency Management

Lessons learnt from 2017 Caribbean Hurricane Season https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/lessons-learnt-from-2017-caribbean-hurricane-season

Women’s leadership in disaster preparedness https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/58965

Disasters & emergency preparedness: a practical resource guide https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/58961

The Gulgong Fire Station just received a very special piece of equipment https://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/5490745/the-gulgong-fire-station-just-received-a-very-special-piece-of-equipment/?cs=1863

Good intentions, unintended consequences: how to help when disasters strike the Pacific https://reliefweb.int/report/samoa/good-intentions-unintended-consequences-how-help-when-disasters-strike-pacific

McAllen Dealing With Fallout From Heaviest Rainfall Since Hurricane Beulah http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/McAllen-Dealing-With-Fallout-From-Heaviest-Rainfall-Since-Hurricane-Beulah.html

Kilauea volcano helps emergency managers better prepare for threats in Washington https://medium.com/wagovernor/kilauea-volcano-helps-emergency-managers-better-prepare-for-volcano-threats-in-washington-42dec55d7f0c

State leaders preparing for what they say may be the biggest wildfire season in history http://kimatv.com/news/local/state-leaders-preparing-for-what-they-say-may-be-the-biggest-wildfire-seasons-in-history

 

 

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

More than half of Americans (53 percent) do not have any emergency preparation plans in place, yet 42 percent are concerned about an emergency happening https://www.healthcareready.org/programs/community-preparedness

The SC Emergency Manager contains a variety of tools and features that help people prepare for weather disasters or any other kind of emergency http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/New-App-Helps-People-Stay-Safe-During-Natural-Disasters.html

In Bihar, this initiative focuses on creating community leaders to tackle disasters https://yourstory.com/2018/06/help-hand-creating-community-leaders-disaster-bihar/

Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate? https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fire-narratives-accurate/?platform=hootsuite

Practical Action supported flood drills in three vulnerable villages to enhance community preparedness and ensure effective use of early warning systems https://www.usaid.gov/nepal/fact-sheets/enhancing-flood-preparedness-nepal

Information and education critical to tackling U.S flood risk, says Swiss Re’s Junge https://www.reinsurancene.ws/information-and-education-critical-to-tackling-u-s-flood-risk-says-swiss-res-junge/

FloodSafe resources https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/floodsafe

Participatory digital mapping: building community resilience in Nepal, Peru and Mexico https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/participatory-digital-mapping-building-community-resilience-in-nepal-peru-and-mexico

Preparing the community – An agency-based framework of community engagement for disaster preparation https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/research/resilience-hazards/4596

How stories can help communicate volcanic risk to communities http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/how-stories-can-help-communicate-volcanic-risk-communities?cid=SHR_BlogSiteShare_XX_EXT

What if Vesuvius erupted today? https://www.gfdrr.org/en/aftershocks

Learning from public response to natural hazard videos https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Learning-from-public-response-to-natural-hazard-videos

What was the largest volcanic eruption in the 20th century? https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/what-was-largest-volcanic-eruption-20th-century?qt-news_science_products=0#qt-news_science_products

University gets UNESCO backing to enhance global geoscience awareness https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/university-receives-unesco-backing-to-enhance-global-geoscience-awareness

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Struggling to stay on top of fake social media posts in a disaster https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/06/23/national/media-national/struggling-stay-top-fake-social-media-posts-disaster/

Canadian survey: While social media clearly has a place in spreading information during emergencies, the top preferred channels continue to be television (23 per cent) and local radio stations (22 per cent) http://www.redcross.ca/crc/documents/Disasters_report_2018.pdf

Investigating Community Resilience in the Age of Social Media https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Drop-Cover-and-Tweet

 

Psychology and Disasters

Are Wellingtonians prepared for a natural hazard event? https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Culture/Cultural-resilience-in-the-capital

Does A Major Earthquake Change Attitudes and Well-Being Judgments? A Natural Experiment http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1948550617707016#articleCitationDownloadContainer

Many firefighters silently suffer from PTSD https://www.cbsnews.com/video/many-firefighters-silently-suffer-from-ptsd/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Female leadership is crucial in building resilient communities http://news.trust.org//item/20180626104353-0djmk/

What is equitable resilience? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X18301396

The slow recovery in Puerto Rico https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/puertorico_photo-essay-slow-recoery-180969346/

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Today in disaster resilience (6 April 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Very deep M6.8 earthquake hits Chuquisaca, Bolivia https://watchers.news/2018/04/02/very-deep-m6-8-earthquake-hits-chuquisaca-bolivia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Cyclone “Josie” claims 4 lives in Fiji https://watchers.news/2018/04/02/tropical-cyclone-josie-claims-4-lives-in-fiji/

Dust storm kills three in Uttar Pradesh, India https://watchers.news/2018/04/01/dust-storm-kills-three-in-uttar-pradesh-india/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Several rivers in the Balkans have broken their banks over the last few days, causing flooding in parts of northern Greece, southeastern Bulgaria and northwestern Turkey https://www.sott.net/article/381404-Rivers-overflow-flooding-areas-of-Greece-Bulgaria-and-Turkey

Flood warnings issued across UK as river levels rise after wet Easter https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/03/flood-warnings-issued-across-uk-as-river-levels-rise-after-wet-easter

Village near Ambae volcano faces relocation after flash flood, Vanuatu https://watchers.news/2018/04/03/vanuatu-village-faces-relocation-after-flash-floods/

Scientists keep close eye on Alpine Fault quake swarm http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12025977

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Apr 2018: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Agung, Reventador, Turrialba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68344/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Apr-2018-Fuego-volcano-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Turrialba-Sakuraj.html

Cape Town ‘Day Zero’ pushed back to 2019 as dams fill up in South Africa https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-safrica-drought/cape-town-day-zero-pushed-back-to-2019-as-dams-fill-up-in-south-africa-idUKKCN1HA1LN

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Changes in climate extremes, fresh water availability and vulnerability to food insecurity projected at 1.5°C and 2°C global warming with a higher-resolution global climate model http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/376/2119/20160452

‘Extreme’ Changes Underway in Some of Antarctica’s Biggest Glaciers https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02042018/antarctica-ice-sheet-shelf-glaciers-grounding-line-receding-worst-case-sea-level-rise-risk

The number of new coal plants under development worldwide continues to fall dramatically http://reneweconomy.com.au/global-new-coal-plant-pipeline-keeps-shrinking-45886/

An alarming 10 percent of Antarctica’s coastal glaciers are now in retreat, scientists find https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/04/02/an-alarming-10-percent-of-antarcticas-coastal-glaciers-are-in-retreat-scientists-find/?utm_term=.66c3420b18a6

Ice-free Arctic summers could hinge on small climate warming range https://www.colorado.edu/today/2018/04/02/ice-free-arctic-summers-could-hinge-small-climate-warming-range

Reduced probability of ice-free summers for 1.5 °C compared to 2 °C warming https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0127-8

Impact of Climate Change on Flood Frequency and Intensity in the Kabul River Basin http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/8/4/114

FEMA removed all reference to climate change from its planning document earlier this month https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/fema-climate-change-strategic-plan-ellison-letter_us_5abc16ede4b04a59a3143183

Fiji PM: Climate change threatens our survival http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43625608

The Climate Ex map will tell you what the weather will be like in 2070–and where to go to get the weather you like in 50 years https://www.fastcompany.com/40548716/these-maps-show-how-climate-change-will-mess-up-the-weather-where-you-live

At least 7 countries break monthly records as heat wave hits Asia https://mashable.com/2018/04/03/severe-heat-wave-asia-monthly-records/#ZVipSzSfMGqU

Senegal city races to move families as sea swallows homes https://www.zilient.org/article/senegal-city-races-move-families-sea-swallows-homes

Warmest March in Bahrain since 1902 https://watchers.news/2018/04/05/warmest-march-in-bahrain-since-1902/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

April snowstorm covers parts of Saudi Arabia in white https://watchers.news/2018/04/04/april-snowstorm-covers-parts-of-saudi-arabia-in-white/

New York City sees heaviest April snow since 1982 https://watchers.news/2018/04/04/new-york-city-sees-heaviest-april-snow-since-1982/

Five key lessons other cities can learn from Cape Town’s water crisis https://theconversation.com/five-key-lessons-other-cities-can-learn-from-cape-towns-water-crisis-94045

Arctic sea ice extent for March 2018 was the second lowest in the 1979 to 2018 satellite record http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2018/04/2018-winter-arctic-sea-ice-bering-down/

More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy, data shows https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/feb/27/cities-powered-clean-energy-renewable

‘Summer-like’ heat to nudge late-season heat records across south-east https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/summer-like-heat-to-nudge-late-season-heat-records-across-south-east-20180405-p4z7x4.html

Global warming of 1.5°C is imminent, likely in just a decade from now https://reneweconomy.com.au/climate-change-1-5c-closer-imagine-44124/

 

Disaster risk reduction

How Overbuilt Levees Along the Upper Mississippi River Push Floods Onto Others https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/rockisland

World’s first 3D thermal image of volcano https://watchers.news/2018/04/02/first-3d-thermal-image-of-volcano/

Large crack in East African Rift is evidence of continent splitting in two https://watchers.news/2018/03/30/large-crack-in-east-african-rift-is-evidence-of-continent-splitting-in-two/

USGS Publishes Bulletin 17C, “Guidelines for Determining Flood Flow Frequency” https://www.floods.org/n-news-hottopics/article.asp?id=539

California Earthquake: Big Risk, Big Exposure http://www.rms.com/blog/2018/03/27/california-earthquake-big-risk-big-exposure/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=wcirb_eq

National flood insurance is underwater because of outdated science https://www.salon.com/2018/04/01/national-flood-insurance-is-underwater-because-of-outdated-science_partner/#.WsKdvAAdi6J.twitter

Atmosphere and land model development has historically been segregated but coupled processes crucial to prediction and extremes can be properly represented only with a holistic approach https://eos.org/editors-vox/coupled-from-the-start

Welcome Dutch fixes for Charleston’s flooding woes https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/welcome-dutch-fixes-for-charleston-s-flooding-woes/article_50d6006e-3375-11e8-9ebf-73482288f347.html

“Mitigation is most likely to occur soon after a flood, and is most successful when decisions are community-based” https://phys.org/news/2018-04-denial-coastal.html

Proposed Floodplain Changes to Raise Houston Elevations https://www.enr.com/articles/44236-proposed-floodplain-changes-to-raise-houston-elevations

Could Sydney be the next Houston? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/could-sydney-be-next-houston

FEMA Announces its Intent to Transfer NFIP Risk to the Capital Markets https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/04/02/fema-announces-its-intent-transfer-nfip-risk-capital-markets

Urban wetlands management in Colombo: a new model for urban flood resilience https://reliefweb.int/report/sri-lanka/urban-wetlands-management-colombo-new-model-urban-resilience

Landslides triggered by the 14 November 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake, New Zealand https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/03/bssa-mw-7-8-kaikoura-earthquake-1/

FG installs flood warning system in 5 Niger Delta states http://ndlink.org/2018/04/03/fg-installs-flood-warning-system-in-10-states/

“The next generation of flood-risk assessment models should integrate better knowledge of how people deal with risk and damage” https://www.cmcc.it/article/human-behavior-is-the-key-to-reducing-flood-risk

Houston City Council adopts stricter flood plain development rules https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Houston-City-Council-adopts-stricter-flood-plain-12805504.php?src=hp_totn

Ecosystem-based adaptation to increase flood resilience of vulnerable people – Evidence from central Vietnam https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57603?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Forecasting and warning system for Sava River almost complete https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/forecasting-warning-system-sava-river-almost-complete/

Skilful seasonal forecasts of streamflow over Europe? https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/2057/2018/hess-22-2057-2018.pdf

Will a Huge New Flood Barrier Save Venice? https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/04/will-a-huge-new-flood-barrier-save-venice/556226/

Government dedicates £36 million to new UK flood defence schemes https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/government-dedicates-36-million-to-new-uk-flood-defence-schemes/70004548

In conversation with the next generation of flood engineers https://environmentagency.blog.gov.uk/2018/03/19/in-conversation-with-the-next-generation-of-flood-engineers/

Study: flood control engineering likely has worsened floods http://www.wbrz.com/news/study-flood-control-engineering-likely-has-worsened-floods/

Climatic control of Mississippi River flood hazard amplified by river engineering https://www.nature.com/articles/nature26145

Bushfire Prevention — Data-Driven Powerline Installation and Brush Monitoring https://medium.com/planet-os/bushfire-prevention-data-driven-powerline-installation-and-brush-monitoring-d7919e8d1e7e

Two of the more interesting landslides from the Papua New Guinea earthquake https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/04/04/papua-new-guinea-earthquake/

Hurricane forecasters see above-average 2018 U.S. storm season http://news.trust.org/item/20180405173130-fo5zg/

Tokyo’s enormous underground flood protection system pumps excess water out of the metropolitan area into the sea but climate change might take it to its limits http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/03/29/tokyos-massive-flood-protection-facility-might-not-be-enough-cdue-to-climate-change/

 

Emergency Management

Mudslide losses top $421 million in hard-hit California town https://apnews.com/9b8ef4351765428e9f57beeb4781cf15/Mudslide-losses-top-$421-million-in-hard-hit-California-town?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=APWestRegion

Global disaster response needs at networked approach https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/03/30/global-disaster-response-needs-a-networked-approach/

A model for relief and recovery https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/resilienceindex?utm_source=Twitter&utm_term=0_f923f18da4-7eaf9480f4-555353465&utm_content=can-atmospheric-science-improve-global-disaster-resilience

Municipal plans to fight wildfire and floods in focus as draft bill hits the road http://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/municipal-plans-to-fight-wildfire-and-floods-in-focus-as-draft-bill-hits-the-road

Victoria has gained approval to conduct night time firebombing operations next summer season https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/night-time-firebombing-approved

Namibia: Floods DREF MDRNA010 Emergency Plan of Action Final Report https://reliefweb.int/report/namibia/namibia-floods-dref-mdrna010-emergency-plan-action-final-report

Are we leading enough in the emergency services? https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/afac-ceo-are-we-leading-enough

How Cyclone Alby 40 years ago caught WA off-guard, with deadly consequences http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-04/a-look-at-cyclone-alby-40-years-on/9614592

Bureau of Meteorology blames late cyclone warning on ‘staffing issue’ https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/04/04/06/21/cyclone-iris-queensland-wild-winds-flooding-as-storm-moves-southeast

Aid distribution underway in Fiji post cyclone http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/354003/aid-distribution-underway-in-fiji-post-cyclone?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rewiring Puerto Rico: Power and Empowerment After Hurricane Maria https://medium.com/@dangerbui/rewiring-puerto-rico-power-and-empowerment-after-hurricane-maria-7efdff23da6d

Earthquake warning system expands with the help of federal funding http://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/early-earthquake-system-expands-with-the-help-of-federal-funding

Puerto Rico says tourism has roared back to life http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/03/news/puerto-rico-tourism/index.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The information needs of women during disasters http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-02/helping-women-overcome-disaster-preparedness-gaps/9549862

Facilitating Dialogue in Communities: Using the FAC Self-Assessment Tool https://fireadaptednetwork.org/using-fac-self-assessment-tool/?platform=hootsuite

Children aren’t liabilities in disasters – they can help, if we let them https://theconversation.com/children-arent-liabilities-in-disasters-they-can-help-if-we-let-them-93794

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Countering False Information on Social Media in Disasters and Emergencies https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/SMWG_Countering-False-Info-Social-Media-Disasters-Emergencies_Mar2018-508.pdf

Social Media Analysis During Disasters online course https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dis_courses/social-media/index.html

What strategies do public service media have for news distribution on social media? https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-research/public-service-news-and-social-media

 

Psychology and disasters

The impact on mental health has been greatest among people who were affected by flood damage in a variety of ways http://ucrh.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/After-the-Flood-Research-Seminar-22-Mar-2018-flyer_.pdf

Climate changes mental health https://apha.org/-/media/files/pdf/topics/climate/climate_changes_mental_health.ashx?la=en&hash=AFF50C8C183A2846372355AB2B438A1157E1B3AE

 

 

Sociology and Disasters

“Building that connectedness before a disaster happens is an important part of preparedness so it naturally happens in response to a disaster” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-29/natural-disaster-impact-on-mental-health-costly/9597104

When the flood that resulted from last year’s Cyclone Debbie swept through, the community of Murwillumbah didn’t wait for the wheels of government bureaucracy to act http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-01/murwillumbah-the-town-that-refuses-to-define-itself-by-disaster/9602180

Today in disaster resilience (16 March 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Queensland floods: Mammoth clean-up and more rain to come https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/03/12/05/38/queensland-floods-mammoth-clean-up-as-potential-cyclone-looms

Single lightning strike kills 16, injures 140 in Rwanda https://watchers.news/2018/03/11/single-lightning-strike-kills-16-injures-140-in-rwanda/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

State of emergency after landslide destroys over 100 homes, Peru https://watchers.news/2018/03/09/state-of-emergency-after-landslide-destroys-over-100-homes-peru/

Deadly thunderstorm, tornado hits Thailand https://watchers.news/2018/03/10/deadly-thunderstorm-tornado-thailand/

Kazakhstan – Hundreds Evacuated After Heavy Rain and Melting Snow Cause Flooding in East http://floodlist.com/asia/kazakhstan-floods-march-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

At least a third of the Queensland’s local government areas are impacted by floods, with the damage bill to reach “in the millions” http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2018-03-12/queensland-floods-man-assaulted-with-baseball-bat-amid-breakins-in-flooded-ingham/1741758?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Records broken by 3rd nor’easter in 2 weeks, 4th possible next week https://watchers.news/2018/03/15/records-broken-skylar-3rd-noreaster-in-2-weeks-4th-possible-next-week/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Landslide destroys 7 homes in Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia https://watchers.news/2018/03/13/landslide-destroys-6-homes-in-hrvatska-kostajnica-croatia/

Tropical cyclone expected to form off Northern Territory coast, Australia https://watchers.news/2018/03/15/tropical-cyclone-expected-to-form-off-northern-territory-coast-australia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Mar 2018: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/68025/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Mar-2018-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sakurajim.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Britain’s CO2 Emissions Have Fallen to Levels Last Seen in 1890 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/britains-co2-emissions-have-fallen-to-levels-last-seen-in-1890

Special issue: Resilience and the climate threat https://thebulletin.org/blog/whats-new-bulletin/resilience-and-climate-threat-guest-edited-alice-c-hill?platform=hootsuite

Australia’s greenhouse gas pollution levels have jumped yet again, increasing for the third consecutive year https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/emissions-data-released-2017

Global Carbon Budget 2017 https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/10/405/2018/

Australia’s solar future bright as households install record 3.5m panels https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/mar/06/australias-solar-future-bright-as-households-install-record-35m-panels

22 leading Commonwealth science bodies urge action on climate change http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12010657

‘Vulnerable’: Climate change threatens Wollongong homes, WIN Stadium https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/vulnerable-climate-change-threatens-wollongong-homes-win-stadium-20180312-p4z40u.html

When Rising Seas Hit Home: Hard Choices Ahead for Hundreds of US Coastal Communities https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/when-rising-seas-hit-home-chronic-inundation-from-sea-level-rise#.Wqb5SR1ubIW

Data Snapshot: Millennials and Climate Change https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/snapshot/millennials-climate

Climate Conflicts: Myth or Reality? https://theglobalobservatory.org/2018/03/climate-conflicts-myth-reality/

As the Arctic warms, nor’easters may get worse https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/13/us/winter-weather-arctic-warmth-linked/index.html?utm_content=buffer3ce09&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change is a disaster foretold, just like the first world war https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/12/climate-change-is-a-disaster-foretold-just-like-the-first-world-war?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

A climate-themed album sobers and inspires https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/03/climate-themed-album-sobers-inspires/

February 2018 was sixth warmest February on record https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2694/february-2018-was-sixth-warmest-february-on-record/

It’s 50 years since climate change was first seen. Now time is running out https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/15/50-years-climate-change-denial

Physicians are noticing an influx of patients whose illnesses are directly or indirectly related to global warming https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/doctors-warn-climate-change-threatens-public-health/

How people in Nepal live with the threat of a dangerous glacial lake outburst flood caused by climate change https://slate.com/technology/2018/03/how-people-in-nepal-live-with-the-threat-of-a-glacial-lake-outburst-flood-caused-by-climate-change.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

Turning Dhaka into a resilient city http://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/environment/turning-dhaka-resilient-city-1546240

After the tsunami: Japan’s sea walls – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2018/mar/09/after-the-tsunami-japan-sea-walls-in-pictures?CMP=share_btn_tw

Drones will be used to investigate Auckland’s big landslide threats as part of EQC-funded study http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12010555

Sendai Framework Monitor takes off https://www.unisdr.org/archive/57401

Wet, cool summers create major fire threat on neglected crown land http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-11/are-wa-authorities-dropping-the-ball-on-fire-prevention/9532028

Water crises are hitting our economies: Time to hit back with natural infrastructure http://news.trust.org/item/20180221150159-vjq6b

Options for reducing house-losses during wildfires without clearing trees and shrubs https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204618300598

Improving meteorological services to issue advance warnings & protect people from climate hazards in Moldova https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/sound-the-alarm

Flooding has flushed 43 billion plastic pieces out to sea http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/flooding-has-flushed-43-billion-plastic-pieces-out-sea?utm_source=newsfromscience&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=floodinghas-18361

Continental United States Hurricane Landfall Frequency and Associated Damage: Observations and Future Risks https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0184.1

Vietnam and U.N. to build storm-proof housing for coastal communities http://news.trust.org/item/20180312080130-dwbm2?platform=hootsuite

Once the levee is constructed and accredited, more than 3,100 properties in Aberdeen and Hoquiam will be removed from the area that FEMA has mapped https://www.thedailyworld.com/news/design-permit-phases-of-north-shore-levee-project-now-fully-funded/

St. Louis’s Preliminary Resilience Assessment https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/mayor/news/city-releases-preliminary-resilience-assessment.cfm

How plant traits determine the flammability of ecosystems and interact with climate and weather to influence fire regimes http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa9ead/meta

Study shows NRA is wrong about Aussie gun laws https://www.smh.com.au/national/study-shows-nra-is-wrong-about-aussie-gun-laws-20180312-p4z41i.html?

To grow economically, protect Houston from flooding https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Houston-needs-housing-that-doesn-t-flood-12744658.php

Six figures for six feet: Some Harvey victims in Houston spend huge sums to elevate their homes https://www.texastribune.org/2018/03/14/harvey-elevate-homes-flood-houston-money-costs/

U.S. Infrastructure Must Be Flood-Ready, State and Local Officials Say http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2018/03/13/us-infrastructure-must-be-flood-ready-state-and-local-officials-say

A New Flood Protection Standard for the US’ Flooding Problem https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/new-flood-protection-standard-us-flooding-problem

East Coast Nor’easters Amplify Calls for Resilient Building Code Regulations https://www.enr.com/articles/44146-east-coast-noreasters-amplify-calls-for-resilient-building-code-regulations

Delivering urban resilience https://www.usgbc.org/sites/default/files/delivering-urban-resilience-summary-report-2018.pdf

Hazard Mitigation for Natural Disasters: A Starter Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-08/documents/160815-hazardmitigationfornaturaldisasters.pdf

Disaster Risk Reduction can protect smallholder farmers, experts say http://news.trust.org//item/20180314224038-vuc5p/

Historic reconstructions of daily river flow for 303 UK catchments (1891-2015) https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/documents/f710bed1-e564-47bf-b82c-4c2a2fe2810e

Disaster resilience at the local level http://www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/opinion/2018/03/14/editorial-disaster-resilience-local-level-593557

Implementation guide for local disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/57399_drrresiliencepublicreview.pdf

Natural Disasters Are Costing Farming Billions of Dollars a Year https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/natural-disasters-are-costing-farming-billions-of-dollars-a-year

Africa: Climate-Threatened Nations to Get Profiles of Drought, Flood Risk https://africareportonbusiness.com/2018/03/15/africa-climate-threatened-nations-to-get-profiles-of-drought-flood-risk-2/

Floods don’t just happen in flood zones https://www.philrichardinsurance.com/floods-dont-just-happen-flood-zones/

Number of natural disasters in the United States from 1900 to 2016, by type https://www.statista.com/statistics/236504/number-of-natural-disasters-in-the-us-by-type/

Cascading hazards: need to focus on research https://thehimalayantimes.com/opinion/cascading-hazards-need-to-focus-on-research/

 

Emergency Management

Papua New Guinea quake: An invisible disaster which could change life forever http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43297145

Five months after Hurricane Maria, the rebuilding effort in Puerto Rico is powered by women https://www.vogue.com/projects/13542078/puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria-2/

Here’s How Mobile Technology Makes Disaster Zones Less Disastrous https://sanvada.com/2018/03/04/heres-mobile-technology-makes-disaster-zones-less-disastrous/

Puerto Rico’s New Resiliency Commission Pushes for Community-Led Recovery https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/03/09/puerto-ricos-new-resiliency-commission-pushes-community-led-recovery/

Fukushima nuclear disaster: did the evacuation raise the death toll? https://www.ft.com/content/000f864e-22ba-11e8-add1-0e8958b189ea

Firebombers in Australia set to tackle bushfires at night https://www.9now.com.au/today/2018/clip-cjenij2jh002j0gpcdgr90qqa

Incorporating intelligence for typical evacuation under the threat of fire spreading https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753517308330

90 Years Later, The St. Francis Dam Failure Remains A Vital Safety Lesson https://damsafety.org/article/awareness/90-years-later-st-francis-dam-failure-remains-vital-safety-lesson

Irma Caused 129 Deaths, More Than $53 Billion in Damages, Hurricane Center Concludes http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Irma-Caused-129-Deaths-More-Than-53B-in-Damages-Hurricane-Center-Concludes.html

Elevating Emergency Response in Tanzania https://www.gfdrr.org/en/feature-story/elevating-emergency-response-tanzania

A study of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has emphasized the importance of economic recovery to the well-being of communities in the post-disaster phase https://www.unisdr.org/archive/57445

The Relationship Between Firearm Availability and Suicide https://www.rand.org/research/gun-policy/analysis/supplementary/firearm-availability-suicide.html

Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) Community Resilience Strategy 2016-2019 – Year One Outcomes Report has been released https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/resilience

FEMA Releases 2018-2022 Strategic Plan https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2018/03/15/fema-releases-2018-2022-strategic-plan

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Impressive animation – family prepares for major Tokyo earthquake https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/972022507669667840

Dozens of persons with disabilities (PWDs) from the Province of Benguet underwent a one day training on disaster preparedness https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/03/10/pwds-undergo-disaster-preparedness-training-in-benguet/

Tornado safety starts with preparedness http://www.wandtv.com/story/37697941/tornado-safety-starts-with-preparedness

3M survey shows public has hope for science, if others do it http://www.startribune.com/3m-survey-shows-public-has-hope-for-science-if-others-do-it/476336893/

Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster http://www.dw.com/en/japan-marks-7th-anniversary-of-tsunami-and-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/a-42926522?maca=en-rss_top_news-13961-xml-mrss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Seismic waves visualisation http://ds.iris.edu/seismon/swaves/

European Region countries convene to boost emergency preparedness and response http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/emergencies/disaster-preparedness-and-response/news/news/2018/2/european-region-countries-convene-to-boost-emergency-preparedness-and-response

We should be promoting early STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills https://theconversation.com/five-things-parents-can-do-every-day-to-help-develop-stem-skills-from-a-young-age-92927?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

When the Earth Moves Under Your Feet: What to Do When an Earthquake Strikes http://riskconversation.com/blog/personal/2017/03/08/what-to-do-when-an-earthquake-strikes/

Fun way to examine Australia’s future population scenarios http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-13/big-australia-or-small-australia-you-decide-our-population/9470156

Everything has changed. Even the way we change has changed https://globalecoguy.org/inflection-point-97d81c4ec445

FEMA offers tips for rebuilding after Harvey at home improvement stores https://www.chron.com/business/bizfeed/article/FEMA-offers-tips-for-rebuilding-after-Harvey-at-12742309.php?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Giant Spider Rescued From Herbert River, North Queensland, Twitterati Frightened After Watching The Video https://www.latestly.com/social-viral/giant-spider-rescued-from-herbert-river-north-queensland-twitterati-frightened-after-watching-the-video-60801.html

Drills in schools to mark 2011 Japan earthquake & tsunami https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/live/

“Americans use the phrase ‘natural disaster’ with ease, but have continued to debate its meaning even more following Hurricane Katrina” http://www.processhistory.org/parker-disasters-have-histories/

Australians rescued a giant spider from floodwaters. The rest of the world wonders why http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-australians-giant-spider-20180312-story.html

Measurement and communication: what worked and what did not in Fukushima http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/ANIB_45_2S

Malawi’s Recovery and Resilience Efforts Have Major Impact on Education https://reliefweb.int/report/malawi/malawi-s-recovery-and-resilience-efforts-have-major-impact-education

Gamification in disaster management http://www.humanitarianleadershipacademy.org/topics/gamification/

Resilience Through Creativity: Global Resilience Institute Art Show https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/event/resilience-art-show/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

A social media analysis tool that monitors Twitter to gather real-time information on the disaster situation to be tested in Piedmont http://www.i-react.eu/i-react-tests-for-the-first-time-its-technology-against-floods-in-piedmont/

A majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/03/01/social-media-use-in-2018/

Unofficial weather forecaster Higgins Storm Chasing criticised for alarmist social media flood post http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-15/higgins-storm-chasing-criticised-by-farmers-for-flood-forecast/9549878

With 7 billion hits, Hurricane Irma nearly broke the Internet http://www.bradenton.com/news/state/article204796764.html

 

Psychology and disasters

Pre-Disaster PTSD as a moderator of the relationship between natural disaster and suicidal ideation over time https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322239746_Pre-Disaster_PTSD_as_a_moderator_of_the_relationship_between_natural_disaster_and_suicidal_ideation_over_time

 

Sociology and Disasters

Flooding and gentrification https://mailchi.mp/ef63e5ab2d8b/flooding-the-g-word?e=c165902733

Humans ‘thrived’ after historic Mount Toba eruption http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43377960

Research shows the importance of social capital in longevity https://hackspirit.com/psychologist-reveals-secret-longevity-us-largely-ignore/?utm_content=bufferff8ae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (18 January 2018)

disaster

Please find links belong to some aspects of disaster resilience in the news recently…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sanchi: Burning tanker off Chinese coast ‘in danger of exploding’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-42600720

Snow sprinkles Saharan dunes in white http://www.severe-weather.eu/recent-events/snow-sprinkles-saharan-dunes-in-white/

Surprise awakening of Papua New Guinea volcano forces evacuations https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/07/surprise-awakening-of-papua-new-guinea-volcano-forces-evacuations

At least 79 dead as cold wave grips northern India and Nepal https://watchers.news/2018/01/08/at-least-79-dead-as-cold-wave-grips-northern-india-and-nepal/

Heavy snowfall affects 2.3 million people, kills 21 and destroys 700 homes, China https://watchers.news/2018/01/08/heavy-snowfall-affects-2-3-million-people-kills-21-and-destroys-700-homes-china/

Heavy rain fell across Singapore early on Monday morning causing flash floods in at least nine areas in the eastern part of the island http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/flooding-in-9-areas-due-to-unusually-heavy-rainfall-what-to-do-during-a-flash

Tropical Cyclone “Ava” causes floods and landslides, leaves 29 dead https://watchers.news/2018/01/08/tropical-cyclone-ava-causes-floods-and-landslides-leaves-6-dead/

17 dead as mudslides sweep away homes in storm-blasted Southern California https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/01/09/storms-mudslides-sweep-away-homes-southern-california/1016641001/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Independent filmmaker and American University professor Bill Gentile has released “Fire and Ice on the Mountain,” a short documentary film exploring how religion and climate change intersect in Peru http://www.pulitzercenter.org/blog/filmmaker-bill-gentile-releases-fire-and-ice-mountain

2017 will be the warmest year in history without an El Niño http://grist.org/briefly/2017-will-be-the-warmest-year-in-history-without-an-el-nino/?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#24348876-tw#1513693473664

There’s so much CO2 in the atmosphere that planting trees can no longer save us http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/co2-atmosphere-planting-trees-oxygen-greenhouse-gas-carbon-dioxide-earth-scientists-climate-change-a8116856.html?utm_content=buffer3c5e2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

A new study shows that even relatively small-scale climatic changes affect volcanic activity https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/get-ready-for-more-volcanic-eruptions-as-the-planet-warms/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content&utm_term=sustainability_news_&sf177320425=1

Homegrown African climate model predicts future rains – and risks http://news.trust.org/item/20171222185357-3f9yt/?utm_content=buffer88cd6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

CO2 levels https://www.co2.earth/

Maputo illustrates the urban dimension of climate change-related challenges facing Africa https://stockholmenvironmentinstitute.exposure.co/africas-new-urban-climate?utm_content=buffer2d113&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Humidity may prove breaking point for some areas as temperatures rise, says study https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/teia-hmp122017.php

The very real climate crisis at the North Pole https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2017/12/24/the-very-real-climate-crisis-north-pole/79ZKyIqZ97Vz5VjopuLEtO/story.html

Polar Ice Is Disappearing, Setting Off Climate Alarms https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27122017/arctic-antarctic-sea-ice-sheets-2017-year-review-glaciers-disappearing-polar-records

‘Really awful’: 50-degree days possible for Sydney, Melbourne, as warming worsens http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/really-awful-50degree-days-possible-for-sydney-melbourne-as-warming-worsens-20171002-gyt512.html

Not a record, but mighty hot: Sydney weather reaches 47 degrees http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-off-to-a-hot-start-as-it-braces-for-heatwave-temperatures-20180106-h0ej5h.html

2017: The year climate change hit http://www.dw.com/en/2017-the-year-climate-change-hit/a-41944142

2017 extends period of exceptionally warm years, first complete datasets show https://climate.copernicus.eu/news-and-media/press-room/press-releases/2017-extends-period-exceptionally-warm-years-first-complete

Climate change and critical infrastructure – floods https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56461

The Right Way to Build Resilience to Climate Change https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/42/

Antarctic expedition to uncover impacts of global warming https://gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Antarctic-expedition

2017 was the third warmest year on record for the United States https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201712

Climate Science Special Report (CSSR) https://science2017.globalchange.gov/chapter/front-matter-about/

Four things executives can do about climate change https://hbr.org/2018/01/climate-change-is-an-overwhelming-problem-here-are-4-things-executives-can-do-today?utm_campaign=hbr&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Extreme event attribution is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of climate science https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-can-now-blame-individual-natural-disasters-on-climate-change/

A new study based on satellite observations finds that temperatures could rise nearly 5 °C by the end of the century https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609620/global-warmings-worst-case-projections-look-increasingly-likely/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-01-06&utm_campaign=Technology+Review

NASA scientists solve mystery around Earth’s rising methane emissions http://mashable.com/2018/01/05/nasa-study-solves-methane-increase-puzzle/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_sid=57212404e9328b8f188b5958&utm_content=bufferc51ba&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#Ux3v0C0cm5q5

‘Quite surprising’: Near-record hot 2017, heat burst point to warming world http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/quite-surprising-nearrecord-hot-2017-heat-burst-point-to-warming-world-20180107-h0ewah.html

New study reveals strong El Nino events cause large changes in Antarctic ice shelves http://en.brinkwire.com/77053/new-study-reveals-strong-el-nino-events-cause-large-changes-in-antarctic-ice-shelves/

2017 was the third hottest year on record in Australia and seven of Australia’s ten hottest years have occurred since 2005 https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/2017-heat-records

Australia’s climate in 2017 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/aus/?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=org&utm_campaign=sm-017-0002&utm_content=vid

The ‘imminent mini ice age’ myth is back, and it’s still wrong https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jan/09/the-imminent-mini-ice-age-myth-is-back-and-its-still-wrong?CMP=share_btn_tw

Temperature and snowfall in western Queen Maud Land increasing faster than climate model projections http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL075992/full

Pre-caution: a warming world http://geographical.co.uk/nature/climate/item/2544-pre-caution

The year that made climate change personal https://medium.com/@tmhill/when-climate-change-knocks-on-your-door-what-will-you-say-5bbdbb68f4ed

How Record-Breaking Weather Informs Climate Change Policy http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/01/05/record-weather-climate-resiliency

Sinking ocean floor leads to underestimates of sea level rise http://www.newsweek.com/climate-change-sinking-ocean-rising-sea-levels-772862?utm_content=bufferc09b2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change ‘hot spots’ http://edge.ensia.com/hot-spots/

The heat is on: but we’ve been there before https://riskfrontiers.com/the-heat-is-on-but-weve-been-there-before/

Sea Level Rise Is Creeping into Coastal Cities. Saving Them Won’t Be Cheap https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28122017/sea-level-rise-coastal-cities-flooding-2017-year-review-miami-norfolk-seawall-cost?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Rising Humidity Due to Climate Change Could Push Humans to Their Physical Limit https://www.seeker.com/climate/climate/rising-humidity-due-to-climate-change-could-push-humans-to-their-physical-limit#632155022-tw#1515529630469

Temperature and humidity based projections of a rapid rise in global heat stress exposure during the 21st century http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaa00e

Annual renewable shares of electricity production in Germany https://energy-charts.de/ren_share.htm?source=ren-share&period=annual&year=all

Top 10 Sinking Cities in the World https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-10-sinking-cities-world-john-englander/?trackingId=OF7tbkl%2FvjOCJGlgjOPN%2Fg%3D%3D

Paris 1.5C Goal Crucial to Protecting Communities from Rising Seas https://cop23.unfccc.int/news/paris-15c-goal-crucial-to-protecting-communities-from-rising-seas

Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flooding risks across the globe by the 2040s, says a new study http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/01/10/rivers-predicted-to-flood-more-as-world-warms/

First-of-its-kind climate change study to form national framework for coastal protection measures http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/first-of-its-kind-climate-change-study-to-form-national-framework-for-coastal

Floods seen as warning of Boston’s future https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/01/05/threat-rising-sea-levels-hits-home/kRSnmY2avJ2kLbvcYEYRbP/story.html

Global warming will expose millions more to floods http://www.france24.com/en/20180110-global-warming-will-expose-millions-more-floods?ref=tw_I

 

Disaster risk reduction

 

Mapping Canadian wildland fire interface areas http://www.publish.csiro.au/WF/WF16221

Urban Disaster Risk Reduction in Vietnam: Gaps and Challenges http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/working-papers/lessons-acccrn-viet-nam-series-urban-drr-gaps-challenges.html?platform=hootsuite

Measuring the seismic velocity in the top 15 km of Earth’s inner core http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031920117302315

Louisiana, Sinking Fast, Prepares to Empty Out Its Coastal Plain https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-22/louisiana-sinking-fast-prepares-to-empty-out-its-coastal-plain

Global disasters in 2017 cost $306 billion—nearly double the cost of 2016 https://qz.com/1162791/2017-natural-disasters-and-climate-change-effects-cost-the-world-306-billion/

Improved flood protection for Hull and Humber Estuary http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-42449541

Examining the scientific evidence – what do we know about natural flood management? https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/what-difference-could-natural-flood-management-techniques-make

After a Year of Natural Disasters, Investors Pump $20M into Mitigation Startup One Concern http://ht.ly/c24530hq1WP

Operational guidance for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in climate and disaster resilience-building operations http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/692091513937457908/Operational-guidance-for-monitoring-and-evaluation-M-E-in-climate-and-disaster-resilience-building-operations

Disaster Prevention and Management (DPM) advances knowledge in the field of disaster risk reduction and management http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=dpm

“It’s not just about cutting trees in the wildland-urban interface” https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fantastic-failure-false-hope-and-the-four-mile-canyon-fire/?platform=hootsuite

As major storms become more common, could amphibious architecture keep at-risk neighborhoods intact? https://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/a-floating-house-to-resist-the-floods-of-climate-change

Luzerne County man refuses flood buyout for historic home http://www.timesleader.com/news/local/687284/luzerne-county-man-refuses-flood-buyout-for-historic-home

The future of Sydney: a tale of three cities? https://theconversation.com/the-future-of-sydney-a-tale-of-three-cities-88568

Natural disasters cause record costs for insurers in 2017 https://www.munichre.com/en/media-relations/publications/press-releases/2018/2018-01-04-press-release/index.html

After a Historic and Deadly Fire Season, California Homeowners Struggle to Stay Insured http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/01/after-a-historic-and-deadly-fire-season-california-homeowners-struggle-to-stay-insured/

In DR Congo, flood tragedy highlights perils of urban sprawl http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5240931/In-DR-Congo-flood-tragedy-highlights-perils-urban-sprawl.html

“We live in a moment of global flooding” http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19428200.2017.1390365

Reactions to earthquake hazard: Strengthening commercial buildings and voluntary earthquake safety checks on houses in Wellington, New Zealand https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303758

In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/new-york-city-flood-maps-fema.html?smid=tw-share

The Freakonomics Of Extreme Extreme Vetting https://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-r-miller/the-freakonomics-of-extre_b_11821634.html

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/english/hyogo/gar/atlas/

FEMA signs pact with reinsurers to take on $1.46 billion in flood risk https://www.reuters.com/article/us-floods-insurance-fema/fema-signs-pact-with-reinsurers-to-take-on-1-46-billion-in-flood-risk-idUSKBN1EU1YP

Louisiana Says Thousands Should Move From Vulnerable Coast, But Can’t Pay Them https://www.npr.org/2018/01/04/572721503/louisiana-says-thousands-should-move-from-vulnerable-coast-but-cant-pay-them?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180107

RESILIENT: Zero Carbon, Risk-Informed, Sustainable http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/resilient.html?cq_ck=1512771423126

New NOAA Report Shows 2017 Was the Costliest Year on Record for US Disasters https://blog.ucsusa.org/rachel-cleetus/new-noaa-report-shows-2017-was-the-costliest-year-on-record-for-us-disasters

In 2017, there were 16 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/

Most Londoners have no idea they’re being constantly protected by a team of people working round-the-clock to prevent the Thames from flooding https://www.newstatesman.com/2018/01/meet-andy-batchelor-man-who-keeps-london-dry

Interactive map shows areas at risk of floods, mud flows from Thomas Fire http://www.keyt.com/news/safety/interactive-map-shows-areas-at-risk-of-floods-mud-flows-from-thomas-fire/682034330

Seismic Sensors Record Hurricane Intensity, Study Finds http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/01/08/seismic-sensors-record-hurricane-intensity/

Council targets developers to tackle surface water flooding http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/your-council/about-your-council/news/latest-news/council-targets-developers-to-tackle-surface-water-flooding/

Could England Face Major Changes to Flood Risk Management? https://www.ambientalrisk.com/england-face-major-changes-flood-risk-management/

Working Together Toward Better Volcanic Forecasting https://eos.org/project-updates/working-together-toward-better-volcanic-forecasting

Scientists to map quake-prone Asian region in hope of mitigating disaster http://news.trust.org/item/20180104105810-6svni/

After record disasters, Congress must act to protect Americans http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-environment/367866-after-record-disasters-congress-must-act-to-protect#.WlT-tfiW4cU.twitter

When Predictions Match Reality: The Power of LiDAR for Flood Warnings https://www.gislounge.com/predictions-match-reality-power-lidar-flood-warnings/

Work starts on major Northumberland flood scheme https://www.gov.uk/government/news/work-starts-on-major-northumberland-flood-scheme

Why holistic community-based approaches to managing flood risks should be a key feature of investment programs https://www.adb.org/publications/embedding-community-based-flood-risk-management-investment

Datafying Disaster: Institutional Framings of Data Production Following Superstorm Sandy http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24694452.2017.1402673

New Zealand: Cost of storm and flood claims surge by 70% http://www3.asiainsurancereview.com/News/View-NewsLetter-Article?id=41261&Type=eDaily&utm_source=News&utm_medium=Email&utm_media=Website#.WlYregQXe_g.twitter

Undersea eruption near New Zealand was century’s biggest http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=11972711&ref=twitter

The NGO flying drones to map flooding http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-flying-drones-map-flooding

Guide to facilitating community-led disaster risk management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56533?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Mitigation funding can save $6 in future disaster costs, for every $1 spent on hazard mitigation http://www.nibs.org/page/mitigationsaves

The Other Side of Resilience to Terrorism http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319569420

Build ‘rain gardens’ to prevent floods, says Wildlife Trusts http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/11/build-rain-gardens-prevent-floods-says-wildlife-trusts/

This report quantifies the economic damages caused by flooding in England during December 2015 and January 2016 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/floods-of-winter-2015-to-2016-estimating-the-costs

Floods, Fires, and LA’s Future https://www.nrdc.org/experts/floods-fires-and-future

As cities develop, their exposure to climate and disaster risk also increases http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/urbandevelopment/overview?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

 

Emergency Management

By The Numbers: A look at B.C.’s record setting 2017 wildfire season http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/a-by-the-numbers-look-at-b-c-s-record-setting-2017-wildfire-season

Flinders St incident: first paramedic on the scene speaks http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/flinders-st-incident-first-paramedic-on-the-scene-speaks/news-story/38f1cbc3ab9dbf18d8eed550d9104f9c

Lessons in Resilience from 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/lessons-resilience-from-2017-satyamoorthy-kabilan/?published=t

Three Decades of Responding to Infectious Disease Outbreaks https://www.domesticpreparedness.com/updates/three-decades-of-responding-to-infectious-disease-outbreaks/

12 slang terms only a firefighter would know https://www.firerescue1.com/firefighter-humor/articles/127611018-12-slang-terms-only-a-firefighter-would-know/

The hurricane in Puerto Rico has become a man-made disaster, with a death toll threatening to eclipse Katrina’s http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/12/hurricane-maria-man-made-disaster.html

Promising new wildfire behavior model may aid fire managers in near real-time https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2017/12/22/promising-new-wildfire-behavior-model-may-aid-fire-managers-near-real-time/

How Harvey Hurt Houston, in 10 Maps https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/harvey-maps

What Happened To Mexico’s Earthquake Warning System? https://www.npr.org/2018/01/07/576301183/what-happened-to-mexicos-earthquake-warning-system

Major post-event inquiries and reviews: review of recommendations https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56463

Harvey’s historic floods left behind epic damage — and some urgent questions that will take months, if not years, to answer https://www.texastribune.org/2018/01/04/four-months-after-hurricane-harvey-four-major-questions-about-recovery/

Flooding Puts Windsor On The Map http://www.windsorsquare.ca/archives/2018/flooding-puts-windsor-on-the-map/110243

The Fire Next Time https://www.city-journal.org/html/fire-next-time-15632.html

Copernicus Emergency Management Service https://www.geospatialworld.net/blogs/glimpse-copernicus-in-2017/

Researchers at the University of Alberta have trained a “self-organizing map” to identify high-risk days for fires https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/how-artificial-intelligence-could-help-predict-major-forest-fires?utm_content=buffer74444&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Ten humanitarian crises to look out for in 2018 http://www.irinnews.org/feature/2018/01/01/ten-humanitarian-crises-look-out-2018

Biliran landslide not caused by mining http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1020844

Only The Strong Survive – Is FEMA’s New Preparedness Posture a Death Sentence for the Underserved? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/only-strong-survive-femas-new-preparedness-posture-death/

Hurricane Aid Package Includes Poison Pills https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/hurricane-aid-package-includes-poison-pills?platform=hootsuite

e-Sanctuary: Open Multi-Physics Framework for Modelling Wildfire Urban Evacuation https://www.nfpa.org/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Research-reports/Other-research-topics/Open-Multi-Physics-Framework-for-Modelling-Wildfire-Urban-Evacuation

Rhetoric or reality: crisis coordination https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/44

Tracing how disaster impacts escalate will improve emergency responses https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0118/090118-improving-emergency-disaster-responses

Flood governance: a multiple country comparison of stakeholder perceptions and aspirations https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3271

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Play the Extreme Event game https://www.koshland-science-museum.org/extreme-event/

Christmas Flood (1717) http://www.deltawerken.com/Christmas-flood-(1717)/305.html

Educational flood management displays https://www.leftlion.co.uk//read/2017/december/ian-bartletts-flood-plains-models

Using maps in community disaster education and engagement http://www.fireadaptedwashington.org/blog/maps-are-cool-people-like-maps?utm_term=0_e0fee91f16-0943d35b42-169230441&utm_content=buffer4280e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Heatwaves: Helpful tips to make sure you’re prepared http://www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/plan-for-an-emergency/heatwave/

“The land is a book, waiting to be read” http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksplus/catherine-mckinnon-novel-storyland/8384062

Aventura students called Weather Rangers learn about hurricanes from experts http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/community-voices/article187190793.html

People need to make safe decisions themselves and not rely solely on emergency warnings http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-06/emergency-announcements-alone-during-disasters-not-reliable/9304666

Introducing some voices of the Residents of Fukushima, with footage shot by drone camera from around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (Ōkuma & Namie), and photos from a personal photo album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHdcnA_yIds&feature=youtu.be

A diary from Fukushima https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U35cXKd–w4&feature=youtu.be

Fukushima Today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0C_l80Hfd0&feature=youtu.be

Using maps in community disaster education and engagement http://www.fireadaptedwashington.org/blog/maps-are-cool-people-like-maps?utm_term=0_e0fee91f16-0943d35b42-169230441&utm_content=buffer4280e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Your one-stop-shop for knowledge and learning on what does and doesn’t work in disasters and emergencies preparedness https://disasterpreparedness.ngo/

Four measures to protect pets (and their owners) in disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/56031

How to communicate with vulnerable populations in emergency situations http://blog.basecampconnect.com/english/communicate-with-vulnerable-populations-in-emergency-management

Communicating Unnatural Disasters https://eartharxiv.org/jm4y3/

Real-time view of Sierra Leone mudslide https://www.youvisit.com/tour/wbg/139366?

Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) chair appointments https://www.gov.uk/government/news/regional-flood-and-coastal-committee-rfcc-chair-appointments–2

New Year’s Honours: Glenridding man was central in flooding clear up http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/15818365.New_Year__39_s_Honours__Glenridding_man_was_central_in_flooding_clear_up/?ref=twtrec

A visualisation of earthquake waves http://ds.iris.edu/seismon/swaves/index.php?lat=34.2&lon=-118.5&depth=17&mag=6.7&title=Northridge%201994&date=1994-01-17T12:30Z&w_terrain=false&wiki=https%3A%2F%2Fearthquake.usgs.gov%2Fearthquakes%2Fstates%2Fevents%2F1994_01_17.php

A Home Buyer’s Nightmare: Moving to a Flood Zone Without Knowing It https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-home-buyers-nightmare-moving-to-a-flood-zone-without-knowing-it-1513512000

Storm Eleanor photos could improve flood warnings http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-42634015

A history of tipping points from an ecological perspective and how they inform resilience thinking in global development https://rethink.earth/backwards-and-forwards/

Seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems http://applyingresilience.org/en/start-en/

This project is dedicated to engaging Cameroon youth in action, awareness raising, communication and research for reducing risk and improving resilience to water-related natural disasters—particularly, floods and drought http://www.floodmanagement.info/engaging-cameroons-youth-in-flood-and-drought-risk-prediction-and-management/

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Developing an understanding of the phases of crisis using social media http://dergipark.gov.tr/download/article-file/333414

Resilience on Twitter: insights on influencers, networks and topics https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/11966.pdf

How Social Media Became a Game-Changer for the Deaf Community https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/how-social-media-became-a-game-changer-for-the-deaf-community/514223/

This document introduces the concept of VOST digital volunteering and goes through the proven track record of these teams in supporting authorities in emergencies with social media emergency management (SMEM) http://www.eena.org/publications/vost-teams#.WlUyaLyWbIW

Using Twitter to determine the location of floods which can help first-responders react quicker in case of emergency http://www.amsterdam-water-science.nl/shared-content/news/news/2017/08/using-twitter-for-flood-detection.html

Data Mining of Twitter for Predictive Social Network Analysis https://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blog/show?id=6448529:BlogPost:365249&utm_content=bufferc3b7a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

People in poorer countries just as likely to use social media for news as those in wealthier countries http://www.pewglobal.org/2018/01/11/people-in-poorer-countries-just-as-likely-to-use-social-media-for-news-as-those-in-wealthier-countries/#people-in-poorer-countries-just-as-likely-to-use-social-media-for-news-as-those-in-wealthier-countries

 

Disaster psychology

Months later Hurricane Harvey survivors feel grief, distress http://www.680news.com/2018/01/06/months-later-hurricane-harvey-survivors-feel-grief-distress/

Coping with Disasters While Living in Poverty: A Systematic Review http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15325024.2017.1415724?journalCode=upil20

Why are people so fascinated by storms, even when they’re nowhere near them? https://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/snow-blizzard-thrill-scary?mbid=social_twitter

Children and the trauma of floods http://nctsn.org/trauma-types/natural-disasters/floods

More than half of men and women had experienced one or more traumas over the course of their lives, with experience of a natural disaster the second most common trauma type https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA17-5047/SMA17-5047.pdf

“Communicating with your Congregation After Trauma http://www.ictg.org/downloadable-guidelines.html

Researchers from the University of Missouri have found that survivors of natural disasters have the potential to experience positive changes or growth in addition to the stress they experience http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2018/0110-lessons-from-joplin-personal-growth-often-coexists-with-post-traumatic-stress-following-natural-disasters-mu-researchers-find/

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

Africa is urbanising at an incredible rate. Over the next 20 years the number of city dwellers will increase from 400 million to more than 1.26 billion https://www.irinnews.org/in-depth/poverty-your-doorstep-challenge-urbanisation-africa?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Natural Disasters Are Social Disasters https://www.sapiens.org/column/the-climate-report/hurricane-harvey-inequality/

Hurricane Katrina’s Forgotten Survivors https://www.sapiens.org/culture/hurricane-katrina-lower-9th-ward/

Why would anyone in Puerto Rico want a hurricane? Because someone will get rich https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/how-puerto-rican-hurricanes-devastate-many-and-enrich-a-few/2017/09/22/78e7500c-9e66-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.fbc47c6a0c2e

Social capital as a shield against anxiety among displaced residents from Fukushima https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/40/

Today in disaster resilience (22 December 2017)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

10 houses swept off in Keningau floods http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/fire-brigade-10-houses-swept-off-in-keningau-floods#lLdp0XbeTAGgHe8M.97

Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 17 Dec 2017 https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquakes-volcanoes/news/66606/Volcano-earthquake-report-for-Sunday-17-Dec-2017.html

Chile: Landslide destroys village and kills at least five http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-42382413

Firefighters on Thomas Fire save hundreds of homes in Montecito area http://wildfiretoday.com/2017/12/17/firefighters-on-thomas-fire-save-hundreds-of-homes-in-montecito-area/

Heavy rain hits Dubai, flooding in parts of UAE https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/weather/Videos-Heavy-rain,-flooding-in-parts-of-UAE-

The massive Thomas Fire, which will soon rank as the largest wildland fire in modern California history https://psmag.com/environment/thomas-fire-largest-wildfire-in-california-history

Philippines – Dozens Killed or Missing as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak Causes Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/philippines-storm-kai-tak-december-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Malawi – Floods in Lilongwe Leave 6 Dead http://floodlist.com/africa/malawi-floods-lilongwe-december-2017

Heavy rain, severe flooding hits Oman https://watchers.news/2017/12/18/heavy-rain-severe-flooding-hits-oman/

Victoria weather: Buildings damaged, thousands remain without power after severe storms hit http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-19/victorians-left-in-the-dark-after-severe-storms-hit-state/9273806?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Wild weather, record heat across Australia http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/12/wild-weather-record-heat-across-australia.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Dec 2017: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Agung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/66676/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-21-Dec-2017-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Agung-.html

Sudan – 500 Left Homeless by Floods in Northern Sudan http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-northern-sudan-december-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Malaysia – Floods in Sarawak Leave 1 Dead, 100s Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/malaysia-floods-sarawak-sabah-december-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

More Than 30 Dead After Tropical Depression Kai-Tak Brings Flooding Rain, Landslides to the Philippines https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2017-12-16-pacific-kai-tak-philippines?utm_content=buffer4c7ea&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Global and Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change, study says https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/12/14/world/science-health-world/global-asian-heat-waves-2016-due-purely-climate-change-study-says/#.WjbWJU8UnIU

Climate Change Is Increasing Forest Fires, and the Cost Will Be Huge https://futurism.com/climate-change-forest-fires-cost-huge/

Moving towards a more resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya http://cariaa.net/research/blog-moving-towards-more-resilient-hindu-kush-himalaya

Extreme Storms to Multiply, Intensify Across U.S., New Simulations Suggest https://www.ecowatch.com/extreme-weather-climate-change-2517180162.html

Here’s where U.S. residents will move to escape rising seas https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/12/where-americans-will-move-as-seas-rise/

The Arctic shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen state it was a decade ago https://blogs.agu.org/thefield/2017/12/15/driven-open-ocean-arctic-continues-warm/

Antarctic climate variability on regional and continental scales over the last 2000 years https://www.clim-past.net/13/1609/2017/

Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2017 snapshot http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/publication/global-trends-in-climate-change-legislation-and-litigation-2017-snapshot/

A climate researcher finds a link between a 20-year spate of hurricanes and the content of song lyrics https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/more-hurricanes-make-for-stormier-pop-charts/548528/?utm_source=twb

The year is 2037. This is what happens when the hurricane hits Miami https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/17/miami-hurricane-2037-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

An American Beach Story: When Property Rights Clash with the Rising Sea https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16122017/beach-erosion-sea-level-rise-property-rights-massachusetts-government-storm-nourishment-project

Globe had its third warmest year to date and fifth warmest November on record https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201711

Yesterday’s 100-year storm is today’s 30-year storm https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/12/more-studies-examine-role-of-climate-change-in-hurricane-harvey/?platform=hootsuite

Scientists pinpoint link between climate change and Hurricane Harvey’s record rainfall https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-12-13/scientists-pinpoint-link-between-climate-change-and-hurricane-harveys-record?utm_content=buffera13f9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The new simulator allows anyone with a computer to perform idealized experiments with sea level and learn about its complexities https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/m/news/news.php?release=2017-308#.WjgvptKWbIW

A century of glacier retreat at Hintereisferner https://vimeo.com/243845079

569 Scottish reservoirs face flood risk over climate change http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15777847.Revealed__569_of_Scotland__39_s_670_reservoirs_pose_flood_risk_thanks_to_climate_change/

Rising sea levels: Will we adapt or drown? https://medium.com/@OECD/rising-sea-levels-will-we-adapt-or-drown-3c70855fddfe

The health of Antarctic ice shelves https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-017-0037-1

Climate change will displace millions in coming decades. Nations should prepare now to help them https://theconversation.com/climate-change-will-displace-millions-in-coming-decades-nations-should-prepare-now-to-help-them-89274?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Are Rising Seas, Coastal Erosion and Powerful Storms a Wave of the Future for Small Island Nations? http://www.caribbean360.com/news/rising-seas-coastal-erosion-powerful-storms-wave-future-small-island-nations#ixzz51jykKRQFhttp://www.caribbean360.com/news/rising-seas-coastal-erosion-powerful-storms-wave-future-small-island-nations

Climate change, migration and displacement: the need for a risk-informed and coherent approach https://www.odi.org/publications/10977-climate-change-migration-and-displacement-need-risk-informed-and-coherent-approach

Warmer, wetter climate could mean stronger, more intense storms https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/csu-wwc121817.php

Direct and indirect climate controls predict heterogeneous early-mid 21st century wildfire burned area across western and boreal North America http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0188486

A Year of Climate Change in Photos https://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2017-12-20/a-year-of-climate-change-in-photos

International Energy Agency says burning of fossil fuel is falling fast, driven by drop-off in use by EU, China and US https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/18/global-coal-consumption-forecast-to-slow

China Just Moved Closer to Becoming the World’s Climate Leader http://time.com/5069912/china-climate-change-trump/

Alaska’s Northernmost Town Warms So Fast, It Fools NOAA Computers https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/alaska-rsquo-s-northernmost-town-warms-so-fast-it-fools-noaa-computers/

Mainstreaming climate adaptation: taking stock about “what works” from empirical research worldwide https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-017-1259-5

Jakarta Is Sinking So Fast, It Could End Up Underwater https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/21/world/asia/jakarta-sinking-climate.html

Centennial to Millennial Climate Variability http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/pages-magazine/11504

Officials’ long struggle to publish new sea level guidance https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/12/20/70263/officials-long-struggle-to-publish-new-sea-level-guidance

The Road to Ruin: Making Sense of the Anthropocene https://www.ippr.org/juncture-item/editorial-the-road-to-ruin-making-sense-of-the-anthropocene

Small islands and climate change http://news.trust.org/spotlight/small-islands-and-climate-change/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

 

Recommendations for scaling up the implementation of the disaster resilient housing project in Da Nang City http://blog.i-s-e-t.org/technical-handbooks-on-design-construction-and-renovation-of-typhoon-resilient-low-income-housing/?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#632155022-tw#1511884138522

Scientists identify population growth as the “primary driver” of the key global problems https://www.populationmatters.org/15000-scientists-warn-of-impending-environmental-crisis/?utm_content=buffer31b12&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How Cities Can Harness the Flood-Fighting Powers of Urban Parks https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/cities-harness-flood-fighting-powers-urban-parks

Largest Wildfire Debris Removal Operation in California History Moved a Half Million Tons Thus Far http://www.oesnews.com/largest-wildfire-debris-removal-operation-in-california-history-moved-a-half-million-tons-thus-far/

Floridians should brace for stronger hurricanes http://www.theledger.com/news/20171216/fugate-floridians-should-brace-for-stronger-hurricanes

Wildfires in California add to ‘horrific year’ of disaster losses https://www.ft.com/content/cd3ad8cc-e321-11e7-97e2-916d4fbac0da

The U.S. federal civilian buildings most exposed to floods are concentrated in the capital https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-19/ground-zero-for-flooding-washington-s-trump-international-hotel

We have strong evidence that human activity has dictated fire regimes for centuries https://fireadaptednetwork.org/science-tuesday-naturally-human/?platform=hootsuite

Updated NZ earthquake forecasts https://www.geonet.org.nz/news/5JBSbLk9qw8OU4uWeI86KG

Report: More Than 30 Million People Live in U.S. Floodplains http://furmancenter.org/thestoop/entry/new-data-from-the-nyu-furman-center-finds-that-more-than-30-million-people

Population in the US Floodplains Report http://furmancenter.org/files/Floodplain_PopulationBrief_12DEC2017.pdf

Population and Housing in the Floodplain Battered by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma http://furmancenter.org/files/Floodplain_HurricaneBrief_12DEC2017.pdf

Imminent NFIP Lapse Will Mean Trouble For Homebuyers In Flood Plains https://www.bankerandtradesman.com/guest-post-imminent-nfip-lapse-will-mean-trouble-homebuyers-flood-plains/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

Flood Impact Analysis Tool https://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/tb/techbriefs/environment/28017

Latest edition of HazNet http://haznet.ca/haznet-fall-2017/

Drone images give researchers in-depth knowledge of wildfire devastation, forest regeneration http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/drone-bc-wildfire-research-1.4456460

A disaster within a disaster: cyclone fears in fragile Rohingya camps http://www.irinnews.org/news/2017/12/20/disaster-within-disaster-cyclone-fears-fragile-rohingya-camps

Experts worry that if insurers start to pull out of flood-prone seaside communities, it could cause a crisis worse than 2008 https://www.inman.com/2017/12/18/coastal-mortgage-time-bomb/

America’s fourth largest city is built on an ancient river network that flooded catastrophically after Hurricane Harvey. With 400,000 homes in the watershed, achieving resilience is the Texan boom town’s greatest challenge https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/dec/20/bayou-houston-flood-hurricane-harvey-texas-resilience

Hudson’s town council is proposing a new bylaw to reduce the risk of future flood damage by forbidding new construction within the known 100-year flood zone http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/off-island-gazette/west-island-living-hudson-puts-a-freeze-on-building-in-flood-zone

Global insured losses of USD 136 billion are third highest on sigma records http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/56385

100,000 more properties across the UK are now better protected from flooding thanks to the 350 new flood schemes that have been built since April 2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/flood-defence-milestone-100000-more-properties-better-protected

Local level disaster risk reduction is not a panacea https://mahb.stanford.edu/blog/local-level-disaster-risk-reduction/

Induced seismicity provides insight into why earthquake ruptures stop http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/12/eaap7528

City council votes against plan to develop floodplain area https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/risk/city-council-votes-against-plan-to-develop-floodplain-area-87747.aspx#.WjvM-HystVo.twitter

Volcanica is a broad-scope diamond open-access international journal promoting research into all aspects of volcanology https://www.jvolcanica.org/ojs/index.php/volcanica

Published since 1983, ADA Gazette is the longest running magazine dedicated to the UK water level and flood risk management sector https://www.ada.org.uk/gazette/

Ireland – Government Sets Out Flood Management Plans http://floodlist.com/europe/ireland-government-sets-out-flood-management-plans?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

UK Government sets out plans to strengthen surface water flood risk management https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/14704-government-sets-out-plans-to-strengthen-surface-water-flood-risk-management

The Spatial Exposure of China’s Infrastructure System to Flooding Risks in the Context of Climate Change http://www.greengrowthknowledge.org/resource/spatial-exposure-china%E2%80%99s-infrastructure-system-flooding-risks-context-climate-change

 

Emergency Management

MIT conference seeks solutions for reconstruction in devastated Caribbean http://news.mit.edu/2017/mit-conference-seeks-solutions-reconstruction-devastated-caribbean-1215

Proactivity is better than reactivity for firefighter safety on the fireground https://www.firerescue1.com/firefighter-safety/articles/370671018-Proactivity-is-better-than-reactivity-for-firefighter-safety-on-the-fireground/

The USA Is Not Prepared for a National-Scale Disaster http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/the-usa-is-not-prepared-for-a-national-scale-disaster.html

Grenfell Tower fire: Survivors, Royal family attend memorial service for victims http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-15/grenfell-fire-royal-family-attends-memorial-service/9260634

Getting Fire Science Research to the Boots-on-the-Ground https://wildfirelessons.wordpress.com/2017/12/08/continuing-the-conversation-getting-fire-science-research-to-the-boots-on-the-ground/?platform=hootsuite

The China-India row that spells disaster for flood victims http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-42335242

European Commission has revealed ambitious new plans to strengthen Europe’s ability to deal with natural disasters http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-4731_en.htm

Earthquake Early Warning System Explained http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/earthquake-early-warning-system-explained.html

Navigating the Latest Terrorism Trend https://www.rand.org/blog/2017/12/navigating-the-latest-terrorism-trend.html?adbsc=social_20171219_2024101&adbid=943214861076410369&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

100 Days Marks Hurricane Irma Recovery Progress https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2017/12/19/4337/100-days-marks-hurricane-recovery-progress

Mexico Earthquakes Humanitarian Situation Report – Three Month Review, 19 December 2017 https://reliefweb.int/report/mexico/mexico-earthquakes-humanitarian-situation-report-three-month-review-19-december-2017

An Ongoing Disaster: Hurricane Maria’s Potential Effects on Public Health https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/an-ongoing-disaster-hurricane-maria-s-potential-effects-on-public-health

How 2 brave Assamese girls rafted through flood hit village to rescue 30 stranded people https://www.nelive.in/assam/news/how-2-brave-assamese-girls-rafted-through-flood-hit-village-rescue-30-stranded-people

Boosting female participation in firefighting http://www.safetysolutions.net.au/content/fire/news/boosting-female-participation-in-firefighting-250285361

Flood victims, still unable to go back home, await new government action plan http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/flood-victims-still-unable-to-go-back-home-await-new-government-action-plan-1.4457298

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Estate agents should tell house hunters more about flood risk, say insurers https://thenegotiator.co.uk/agents-should-tell-house-hunters-more-about-flood-risk-say-insurers/

Who Participates in the Great ShakeOut? Why Audience Segmentation Is the Future of Disaster Preparedness Campaigns https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5708046/

New book showcases latest mapping of New Zealand’s geology https://gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Science-update-18-12-2017-New-book-showcases-latest-mapping-of-New-Zealand-s-geology

2017: The Year in Volcanic Activity https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/12/2017-the-year-in-volcanic-activity/548273/?utm_source=fbb

Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans and our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions http://geographical.co.uk/reviews/books/item/2521-the-ends-of-the-world-volcanic-apocalypses-lethal-oceans-and-our-quest-to-understand-earth-s-past-mass-extinctions-by-peter-brannen

3.5 billion-year-old fossils of Earth’s earliest life discovered in Australia http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/3-5-billion-year-old-fossils-earths-earliest-life-discovered-australia-1652022

Leadership in Community Resilience Program Application http://nlc.org/leadership-in-community-resilience-program-application

21-Point Checklist for Preparing for Natural Disasters https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/12/preparing-for-natural-disasters.html

Public Alerting in Canada – Bridging the Gap http://haznet.ca/public-alerting-canada-bridging-gap/

Reported natural disasters since 1900 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2017/12/15/year-in-review-2017-in-12-charts?cid=ECR_TT_WorldBank_EN_EXT

Aren’t we all comms people now? http://comms2point0.co.uk/comms2point0/2017/12/18/arent-we-all-comms-people-now

A ‘Community Hub’ giving York residents the opportunity to keep up-to-date with new flood defence schemes across the city has opened its doors

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15781615.New_city_hub_to_reveal___45m_flood_schemes/

Flood Forum USA launches “SPOUT!” to combat bad planning, corruption and climate change https://www.anthropocenealliance.org/news/

Disaster Narratives: Predictions, Preparedness, & Lessons https://eganhistory.com/2017/09/19/disaster-narratives-predictions-preparedness-lessons/

A few realizations about natural disasters https://www.insblogs.com/uncategorized/realizations-natural-disasters/8023

As climate change brings more storms and flooding to the islands in the South Pacific, communities in Fiji are educating residents in disaster preparedness https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2017/1221/Residents-of-Fiji-learn-disaster-preparedness-to-weather-coming-storms?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

17 Ways We Grew: Community Wildfire Resilience Lessons from 2017 https://fireadaptednetwork.org/17-ways-we-grew-community-wildfire-resilience-lessons-from-2017/?platform=hootsuite

 

Disaster psychology

 

The Financial and Emotional ‘Wear and Tear’ of Fighting Fire https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/12/16/the-financial-and-emotional-wear-and-tear-of-fighting-fire/

Managing mental health in the midst of disaster https://www.marketplace.org/2017/12/15/life/managing-mental-health-midst-disaster

Natural Disasters And The Implications Of Missing So Much School https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/12/15/564058043/natural-disasters-and-the-implications-of-missing-so-much-school

Fort McMurray wildfire leaves many still dealing with psychological trauma https://globalnews.ca/news/3922504/fort-mcmurray-wildfire-mental-health-psychological-trauma/

How New York City is tackling a mental health crisis spurred by Hurricane Sandy http://grist.org/article/how-new-york-city-is-tackling-a-mental-health-crisis-spurred-by-hurricane-sandy/

What Happened to Our Environment and Mental Health as a Result of Hurricane Sandy? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27087495

End of the Lone Wolf: The Typology that Should Not Have Been http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1057610X.2017.1419554?journalCode=uter20&#.WjrMrWy4jAg.twitter

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

Growing inequality within almost every country will drive a further concentration of income around the globe https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/14/business/world-inequality.html

Impacts of Flooding and Flood Preparedness on Subjective Well-Being: A Monetisation of the Tangible and Intangible Impacts https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10902-017-9916-4

Social capital and disaster risk reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56300

Today in disaster resilience (8 December 2017)

Disaster

Please find below links to some recent disaster resilience news…

Recent emergencies/disasters

Summer in Tasmania brings torrential rain to dry east coast, snowfalls in Central Highlands http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-03/welcome-to-summer-in-tasmania-its-snowing-again/9221090

Sri Lanka – Floods, Rain and Strong Winds Leave 13 Dead and 5,000 Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/sri-lanka-floods-cyclone-ockhi-december-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Indonesia: At least 20 killed, 5 missing in landslides, floods https://article.wn.com/view/2017/12/03/Indonesia_At_least_20_killed_5_missing_in_landslides_floods/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Flooding in Northern and Central Albania http://copernicus.eu/news/copernicus-ems-rapid-mapping-activated-floods-albania

Terrawatch: the reawakening of Öræfajökull https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/03/terrawatch-iceland-volcano-oraefajokull-agung?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Homes Flooded in North Eastern Victoria After Record Rain http://floodlist.com/australia/australia-homes-flooded-in-victoria-after-record-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dramatic Trang River bank collapse hits homes https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1371803/dramatic-trang-river-bank-collapse-hits-homes Ventura County wildfire rages over 45,500 acres, destroys more than 150 structures; 27,000 flee http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-school-fire-20171204-story.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Dec 2017: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Klyuchevskoy, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/66431/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Dec-2017-Fuego-volcano-Karymsky-Klyuchevskoy-Shiveluch-Dukono-Re.html

Flooding again in Albania? http://www.albaniannews.com/index.php?idm=17117&mod=2&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

New Zealand considers creating climate change refugee visas https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/31/new-zealand-considers-creating-climate-change-refugee-visas?utm_content=buffer93ede&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Scoping for the Operation of Agile Urban Adaptation for Secondary Cities of the Global South: Possibilities in Pune, India http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/9/12/939

Extremes and Weather: Exploring Connections with Human Health http://www.weathernationtv.com/news/extremes-weather-exploring-connections-human-health/#.WiMF_ea6fG0.twitter

Our scorching sea: Marine heatwave unfolding as hot temperatures continue https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/99491972/week-starts-with-a-scorcher-warm-weather-settled-in

Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/bix133/4644513

Unusual hot spell for Victoria and Tasmania driven by warm seas, stable systems http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/unusual-hot-spell-for-victoria-and-tasmania-driven-by-warm-seas-stable-systems-20171203-gzxzwf.html

Credit Rating Agency Issues Warning On Climate Change To Cities https://www.npr.org/2017/12/01/567843604/credit-rating-agency-issues-warning-on-climate-change-to-cities

How can climate risk insurance be linked with other forms of social protection to help vulnerable communities absorb climate impacts? https://www.climatecolab.org/contests/2017/absorbing-climate-impacts

UK weather: Could La Niña phenomenon deliver Britain a record freezing winter? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/la-ni-a-uk-weather-winter-record-met-office-could-what-is-polar-vortex-a8088501.html

U.S. Disbands Group That Prepared Cities for Climate Shocks https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-04/trump-disbands-group-meant-to-prepare-cities-for-climate-shocks

With sea-level rise, waterfront owners confront their options https://www.eopugetsound.org/magazine/is/slr

New maps of climate opinions by political party http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/new-maps-climate-opinions-political-party/

November 2017 extended the spell of exceptional global warmth that has now lasted since mid-2015 https://climate.copernicus.eu/resources/data-analysis/average-surface-air-temperature-analysis/monthly-maps/surface-air-3

“Apocalyptic” Melting Transpires in Antarctica as Earth Wraps Up a Scorching Year http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42777-pollution-and-diseases-wreak-havoc-in-a-scorching-year-with-apocalyptic-melting-in-antarctica

13,000 U.S. Archaeology Sites To Be Flooded by Rising Seas https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/thousands-of-united-states-archaeological-sites-to-be-flooded-by-rising-seas-spd/

The sleeping ice giants of Antarctica are stirring. Will we wake up before they devour us? https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/mark-kernan/Myth-and-dystopia-in-the-Anthropocene

These are the tipping points that will push us into climate disaster https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/11/are-we-reaching-our-climate-change-tipping-points

While Southern California battles its wildfires, we have to start preparing for our hotter, drier future http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-ventura-sylmar-wildfires-20171205-story.html?platform=hootsuite

To forecast sea level rise, a flotilla of robot subs must map the unseen bottom of a melting ice shelf—if they are not sunk by it https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ice-diving-drones-embark-on-risky-antarctic-mission/

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

“The 100-year line is too arbitrary for comfort” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/houston-flood-zone-hurricane-harvey.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Lawmakers Skeptical of Trump’s $12 Billion Plan to Prevent Flooding https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-01/trump-s-12-billion-plan-to-prevent-flooding-opposed-in-congress

Fixing the broken National Flood Insurance Program http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20171202/fixing-broken-national-flood-insurance-program

How to break the cycle of repeated flooding https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/climate-smart-flood-insurance-ib.pdf

“A dollar spent on mitigation saves society on average $4” http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nibs.org/resource/resmgr/MMC/hms_vol1.pdf

USGS on Fire: It’s not a matter of “if,” it’s a matter of “more fire science data please!” https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-fire-it-s-not-a-matter-if-it-s-a-matter-more-fire-science-data-please?qt-news_science_products=1#qt-news_science_products

Putting Disaster Risk Into Adaptation Plans http://www.unisdr.org/archive/56107

Do weak global stresses synchronize earthquakes? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL074934/abstract

Resiliency Plan of the Year: Resilient Boston https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/resiliency-plan-of-the-year-resilient-boston/510151/

Almaty sits on a huge active fault, and here is why we know http://paleoseismicity.org/almaty-sits-on-a-huge-active-fault-and-here-is-why-we-know/

Modeling Volcanic Mudflow Travel Time with ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Network Analyst http://www.esri.com/esri-news/arcuser/fall-2017/modeling-volcanic-mudflow-travel-time

Damage to vulnerable infrastructure caused by climate hazards could triple by the 2020s and rise over ten-fold by the end of the century http://floodlist.com/europe/vulnerable-infrastructure-at-risk-from-climate?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Two years on from the December 2015 flooding that hit the North of England http://www.newground.co.uk/news-events-media/knowledge-centre/two-years-on-from-the-december-2015-flooding/

An innovative cloud based platform as a service solution for the Goulburn Broken CMA using HydroNET http://watertech.com.au/news/webinars/?utm_content=buffer5803e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

By spring 2020 we aim to have 100% LIDAR coverage of England https://environment.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Styler/index.html?appid=09b15081af4f48e8a2bb6415a830c1f2

This Year’s Hurricane Season Was Intense. Is It A Taste Of The Future? http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Thousands-Still-Await-Clean-Water-After-Harvey.html

Our thirst for drinking water is causing severe subsidence in many areas around the world, putting them at risk of flooding http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20171130-the-ambitious-plan-to-stop-the-ground-from-sinking?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter

The decision of Europe to rely on weather forecasts for wildfire prediction https://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/media-centre/science-blog/2017/wildfires-hazard-no-other

The lack of adequate infrastructure that can defend against the impacts of floods, sea level rise, landslides or earthquakes https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/lets-make-deal-resilient-cities

These half-million-dollar floating villas can withstand Category 4 hurricanes http://www.businessinsider.sg/waterstudio-is-building-floating-villas-in-the-netherlands-2017-12/

Space technologies key to risk reduction http://www.unisdr.org/archive/56167

People like living in hazard zones https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/people-love-to-live-in-places-that-are-at-risk-for-disasters-and-this-is-what-happens/2017/10/15/ba50ed38-b03f-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.21777cd3d38a

Rising Waters: Can a Massive Barrier Save Venice from Drowning? http://e360.yale.edu/features/rising-waters-can-a-massive-sea-barrier-save-venice-from-drowning

Boston Barrier flood defence gets the green light https://www.gov.uk/government/news/boston-barrier-flood-defence-gets-the-green-light

Towards a flood delta city index http://www.delta-alliance.org/nl/25222819-%5Blinkpage%5D.html?location=-792208859356054,10885393,true,true

Supporting the uptake of low cost resilience for properties at risk of flooding http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/32994/

A Global Outlook on Disaster Science Report https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/538091/ElsevierDisasterScienceReport-PDF.pdf

You’ll never guess where homes are the most at-risk for flooding https://therealdeal.com/2017/12/03/youll-never-guess-where-homes-are-the-most-at-risk-for-flooding/

A wave of tsunami modellers descends on Canberra http://www.ga.gov.au/news-events/news/latest-news/a-wave-of-tsunami-modellers-descends-on-canberra?utm_source=2017-promotion&utm_medium=Tsunami-Workshop-News&utm_content=ga-twitter&utm_campaign=News-Highlights

Catastrophe losses triple for P&C insurers in 2017, Fitch Ratings reports http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2017/12/06/catastrophe-losses-triple-for-pc-insurers-in-2017?eNL=5a28322a140ba01e1e9c9d21&utm_content=buffer363db&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Slow slips are silent earthquakes that occur below the Earth’s surface over a large area, unlike traditional earthquakes we feel that occur in a relatively small region https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/videos/1756-slow-slip-event-an-animation

Why shrinking glaciers could mean more volcanic eruptions https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21731814-volcanology-and-glaciology-why-shrinking-glaciers-could-mean-more-volcanic?fsrc=scn/tw/te/rfd/pe

Reviewing and visualizing the interactions of natural hazards http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013RG000445/full

More than 900 drains in York are permanently blocked – adding to flood risk https://www.yorkmix.com/life/revealed-900-drains-york-permanently-blocked-adding-flood-risk/

 

Emergency Management

 

Over 200,000 Puerto Ricans have arrived in Florida since Hurricane https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/over-200-000-puerto-ricans-have-arrived-florida-hurricane-maria-n825111?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ltMaria

75 days after Maria, this is life in St. Croix https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/12/03/us/us-virgin-islands-maria-recovery-trnd/index.html

5 steps to overcoming volunteer firefighter recruitment obstacles https://www.firechief.com/2017/11/06/5-steps-to-overcoming-volunteer-firefighter-recruitment-obstacles/

New fire trucks not yet ordered to replace ageing, dangerous vehicles, union warns http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-01/old-trucks-hoses-put-firefighters-in-danger-tas-union-warns/9213562

Victorian Premier defends flood warning language and predictions http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5096648/premier-defends-storm-warnings-taken-to-extremities/?cs=48&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New data shows hurricane deaths in Puerto Rico could be 20 times higher than the government claims https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/29/16623926/puerto-rico-death-toll-hurricane-maria-count

Top Emergency Management Official: Hit the ‘Reset Button’ on Disaster Recovery Roles http://www.routefifty.com/public-safety/2017/11/fema-brock-long-congress/144205/

Queensland floods: Dam engineers ‘bet against’ BOM rain forecasts, class action hearing told http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-04/2011-flood-class-action-begins-against-government-dam-operators/9223624

Quake warnings, seismic culture http://science.sciencemag.org/content/358/6367/1111

Cross-border agencies join in joint disaster response exercise https://www.discoverferndale.com/cross-border-agencies-join-joint-disaster-response-exercise_71118/

What happens if Mount Baker erupts? Local emergency responders are prepared http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article184033411.html

 

Long-term recovery narratives after natural disasters https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s10113-017-1260-z?author_access_token=syAc6M9P8ib-T85D_-y-mfe4RwlQNchNByi7wbcMAY4ZMNZYPtSF3ZrF_cHc2YCipP4bp1n5Sko4gybkreypPq1YLwUwX6GCD0dVw4W1HUHkWsVGNp7a-XRcDruiEVO6CuxF8ZoGPB6N-ZS5_2RpCQ%3D%3D

Struggling to bounce back after Harvey’s 50-plus inches swamped water systems, subdivisions and mobile home parks across southeast Texas http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Thousands-Still-Await-Clean-Water-After-Harvey.html

Safety risk: waste facilities not prepared to battle fire outbreaks at Victorian centres http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/safety-risk-waste-facilities-not-prepared-to-battle-fire-outbreaks-at-victorian-centres/news-story/92e56e5e3cb683c3d5a5381e63663bd2?csp=6b069891508b7db486a7695f0b27d517

The Walking Forward Disaster Relief Team provides a secure database networking system for Equine and Pet owners across Australia https://www.tepscon.community/aboutNEDTwo years on: £70m spend on Storm Desmond repairs https://www.cumbriacrack.com/two-years-70m-spend-storm-desmond-repairs/

Fort McMurray region acts on lessons learned from 2016 wildfire http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4402496

Public Health in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria https://www.kff.org/report-section/public-health-in-puerto-rico-after-hurricane-maria-9123-issue-brief/

2017 US National Preparedness Report https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=806107

How the Internet of Things Can Prepare Cities for Natural Disasters https://hbr.org/2017/12/how-the-internet-of-things-can-prepare-cities-for-natural-disasters

Post-event review of flooding in Peru http://blog.i-s-e-t.org/2017-flooding-in-peru-identifying-effective-disaster-risk-management-and-resilience-efforts-through-a-post-event-review/

FEMA Staffers Told They Might Be Billed for Working Too Much https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-05/fema-tells-staffers-they-might-get-billed-for-working-too-much

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

Selecting a quality publisher https://royalsociety.org.nz/what-we-do/research-practice/publishing-guidance/

What is at the heart of the rise of citizen science? https://medium.com/@kellygibbs/why-do-people-want-to-be-scientists-7cb7e550b6e5

The Fire Learning Trail https://fireadaptednetwork.org/fire-learning-trail-interview-jenifer-bunty/

Facilitating two-way public communication in crisis and disaster management https://www.crisis-response.com/comment/blogpost.php?post=366

You should never drive into floodwater – some roads are more deadly than others https://theconversation.com/you-should-never-drive-into-floodwater-some-roads-are-more-deadly-than-others-88551

The public understood the potential dangers from storm surge and took the appropriate steps to stay safe http://www.noaa.gov/news/new-storm-surge-watches-and-warnings-saved-lives

Children who were directly affected by flooding proposed a series of measures that they felt should be taken to improve flood resilience in homes, communities, schools and wider society http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/outputs/

Creating maps in a more open way can generate valuable opportunities to engage with communities in more creative policy-making regarding the threats they face and how they can respond http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tran.12227/epdf

Community engagement and accountability in emergency management: Good practices from around the world http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56095

Strengthening community resilience through peer-to-peer learning http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56112

‘Learning for resilience’: Developing community capital through flood action groups in urban flood risk settings with lower social capital http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303138

The amount of political information communicated decreases as the number of people in the chain increases. Furthermore, the information is increasingly distorted as the length of the chain increases http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/694767

Flood Snakes & Ladders http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/cyp-floodrecovery/what-weve-produced/flood-snakes-and-ladders/

Effective flood early warning systems should be people-centered http://www.floodresilience.net/how-to-build-an-early-warning-system

 

Social media and emergency management

 

Tools that can be used to create network graphs of Twitter data https://wasimahmed.org/2015/06/14/tools-that-can-be-used-to-create-network-graphs-of-twitter-data/

One graph shows how morally outraged tweets stay within their political bubble https://qz.com/1024117/one-visualization-shows-how-morally-outraged-tweets-stay-within-their-political-bubble/

Social media can be used for identifying potential risks through environmental scanning activities, such as identifying real-time events such as a flood and communicating safety information https://www.crisis-response.com/comment/blogpost.php?post=366

Articles published in journals with any sort of Twitter presence receive more citations than those published in journals with no Twitter presence http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2017/12/04/academic-journals-with-a-presence-on-twitter-are-more-widely-disseminated-and-receive-a-higher-number-of-citations/

Social media tools are “democratizing” disaster response efforts, allowing people to communicate more easily with first responders http://www.rmmagazine.com/2017/12/01/technology-to-the-rescue/

The ‘poetic and whimsical’ tweets of the crisis manager handling Bali’s erupting Mt Agung volcano http://www.smh.com.au/world/the-crisis-manager-handling-balis-mt-agung-eruption-one-tweet-at-a-time-20171206-gzzw17.html

 

Disaster psychology

 

Planned and ultimate actions of horse owners facing a bushfire threat: Implications for natural disaster preparedness and survivability http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303369

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind? https://theconversation.com/what-if-consciousness-is-not-what-drives-the-human-mind-86785

After Las Vegas shooting, 87 children cope with loss of parent https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/shootings/after-las-vegas-shooting-87-children-cope-with-loss-of-parent/

Only 19% think deaths from terrorist attacks are lower in the past 15 years than they were in the 15 years before that – when they are also significantly down across most of these countries, and overall they are around half the level they were https://theconversation.com/survey-shows-gloomy-public-wrong-about-crime-immigrants-and-teen-pregnancies-88665?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1512556681

Ipsos’ Perils of Perception 2017 Survey https://perils.ipsos.com/

Many are still unaware of the dangers of living in the wildland-urban interface http://www.hcn.org/articles/opinion-firefighters-your-next-mission-might-be-local

 

Sociology and Disasters

 

Through the Fog of Disaster: The Process of (Re)Creating Inequities https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/through-the-fog-of-disaster-the-process-of-re-creating-inequities

From local community volunteers to those on the frontline of natural disasters, volunteers are quintessential to humanity https://volunteeringqld.org.au/blog/1364-international-volunteer-day-5-december-2017?platform=hootsuite

Power to the Flooded! https://www.gofundme.com/flood-fighters

Volunteers, residents work to restore Puerto Rico’s communities https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/volunteers-local-residents-work-to-restore-puerto-ricos-communities/2017/12/05/b2efb1aa-c8b3-11e7-b0cf-7689a9f2d84e_story.html?utm_term=.be6fbf78da20

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (24 November 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Greece floods death toll rises to 20 with discovery of body http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-5098261/Greece-floods-death-toll-rises-20-discovery-body.html

Greece Was Hit By Storm Some Called A ‘Medicane.’ What’s That? https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/20/565385544/greece-was-hit-by-storm-some-called-a-medicane-what-s-that?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=science&utm_source=dlvr.it

Indonesia – 2 Dead, Hundreds of Homes Damaged in Flash Floods in West Nusa Tenggara http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-west-nusa-tenggara-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Haiti – Flooding Leaves 5 Dead and 10,000 Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-floods-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tropical Storm Kirogi hits Vietnam http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/tropical-storm-kirogi-hits-vietnam-171120091544628.html

Small eruption at Agung volcano http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2017/11/21/agung-finally-erupts-indonesia-volcano/

Iceland’s largest volcano is getting restless http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2017/11/21/oraefajokull-unrest-iceland-volcano/#.WhSZq9KWbIV

‘Dramatic’ flash floods kill 2, directly affect 2 280 in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia https://watchers.news/2017/11/21/dramatic-flash-floods-kill-2-directly-affect-2-280-in-west-nusa-tenggara-indonesia/

Heavy rain wreaks havoc across Jeddah, Saudi Arabia https://watchers.news/2017/11/21/heavy-rain-wreaks-havoc-across-jeddah-saudi-arabia/

Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/spain-portugal-struggle-with-extreme-drought

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Nov 2017: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/66148/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Nov-2017-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung.html

UK floods: 70 people and horses rescued in Lancashire http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-42092038

Heavy Rains Lash MoBay Causing Major Flooding http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20171123/heavy-rains-lash-mobay-causing-major-flooding

Flooding ravages Phetchaburi, southern highway https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1365571/flooding-ravages-phetchaburi-southern-highway

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

As scientists ponder “hacking the climate”, poor countries are wary https://www.zilient.org/article/scientists-ponder-hacking-climate-poor-countries-are-wary

Despite U.S. lagging, climate action gathers speed, if limited cash http://news.trust.org/item/20171118110651-qkj9b

NASA map of Earth over 20 years highlights astonishing impact of climate change http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-map-earth-20-years-impact-climate-change-global-warming-life-environment-a8062221.html

As climate disasters surge, world puzzles over who will pay http://news.trust.org/item/20171116171402-mz97j/

Future Acceleration of Antarctic Ice Sheet Retreat http://glacierhub.org/2017/11/20/roundup-ice-cliff-instability-buffers-glacial-retreat/

Battered by extreme weather, Americans are more worried about climate change https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/nov/20/battered-by-extreme-weather-americans-are-more-worried-about-climate-change?CMP=twt_gu

Seven in ten Americans (71%) think global warming is happening, an increase of eight percentage points since March 2015. A majority of Americans think global warming made several extreme events in 2017 worse https://www.climatechangecommunication.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Climate-Change-American-Mind-October-2017-min.pdf

A real-time Global Warming Index https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-14828-5.pdf

Arctic climate change being felt farther south, scientists say http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/climate-change-arctic-felt-south-1.4410138

Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) 2017 http://www.amap.no/documents/doc/Snow-Water-Ice-and-Permafrost-in-the-Arctic-SWIPA-2017/1610

New Research Indicates Likely Hydrological Implications Of Rapid Global Warming https://scienmag.com/new-research-indicates-likely-hydrological-implications-of-rapid-global-warming/

Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent https://www.apnews.com/c1ef302f0e844806817aedbe12fa32e7/Warming-to-make-thunderstorms-larger-and-more-frequent

New global survey reveals that everyone loves green energy https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/11/20/16678350/global-support-clean-energy

2017 Green Energy Barometer https://orsted.com/-/media/WWW/Docs/Corp/COM/Barometer-campaign/Green-Energy-Barometer-2017_with-appendix.ashx?la=en&hash=65C5D0F30494C277249CA7622AF0229AD5B6D3CB

States and Regions Climate Tracker https://www.cdp.net/en/research/global-reports/states-and-regions-climate-action-tracker?utm_content=bufferff7ae&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Venezuela’s last glacier is about to disappear, making it the first country in modern history to lose all of its glaciers http://earthsky.org/earth/venezuela-losing-last-humbolt-glacier

The Climate Change Performance Index 2018 https://germanwatch.org/en/14639?utm_content=buffer45dfc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

An excerpt from a new book looking at climate change and Indigenous communities around the world https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2017/11/15/Lessons-Hope-Resilience-Tlaoquiaht/

A Global Outlook on Disaster Science https://www.elsevier.com/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/538091/ElsevierDisasterScienceReport-PDF.pdf

Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century https://grist.org/article/antarctica-doomsday-glaciers-could-flood-coastal-cities/

COP 23: three ways cities are leading the fight against climate change https://theconversation.com/cop-23-three-ways-cities-are-leading-the-fight-against-climate-change-87277?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Images Show Impact of Sea Level Rise on Global Icons http://www.climatecentral.org/news/global-icons-at-risk-from-sea-level-rise-pictures-19633

Sea Change: Climate Politics and New Zealand https://sciblogs.co.nz/scibooks/2017/11/23/book-review-sea-change/

Climate Change and Disasters https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-63254-4_8

 

 

Disaster risk reduction

We don’t need more houses in floodplains. We need more greenspace http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/We-don-t-need-more-houses-in-floodplains-We-need-12354090.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

The total costs of natural disasters in Australia are forecast to more than double in real terms to $39 billion per year by 2050 http://australianbusinessroundtable.com.au/assets/reports/media-release-nov-11.pdf

A media report from the weekend suggests a link between the Earth’s rotation and an increase in intense earthquakes https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2017/11/20/media-reports-increased-earthquakes-2018-expert-reaction/

Looking Inside an Active Italian Volcano https://eos.org/research-spotlights/looking-inside-an-active-italian-volcano#.WhJx-FE394o.twitter

Ocean Sediments Off Pacific Coast May Feed Tsunami Danger http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2017/11/20/ocean-sediments-off-pacific-northwest-may-feed-tsunami-danger/#.WhNAL4O_aB0.twitter

USGS Monitors Huge Landslides on California’s Big Sur Coast, Shares Information with California Department of Transportation https://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2017/10/fieldwork.html

More Harvey-Sized Hurricanes Likely to Hit Texas https://www.ecowatch.com/more-texas-harvey-hurricanes-2511012347.html

New book shows how human relationships with river systems changed along with transformations in society and culture https://www.luminosoa.org/site/books/10.1525/luminos.43/

Building disaster resilience requires learning from both the past and present, and from successes and failures, to prepare for whatever the future may hold http://blog.i-s-e-t.org/after-last-disaster-before-next-one-the-value-of-pre-post-event-learning-disaster-resilience/

Cumbria Flood Resilience Project gets underway http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/11/20/cumbria-flood-resilience-project-gets-underway/

Natech and the Liability Implications from Natural Catastrophes http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/Natech-and-the-Liability-Implications-from-Natural-Catastrophes/?utm_content=bufferba16d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

High-latitude Volcanic Eruptions Also Have Global Impact http://english.iap.cas.cn/RE/201711/t20171120_186328.html

Uncontrolled construction in Greek capital has led to many streams being concreted over, leaving rivers no outlet to the sea https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/21/illegal-building-played-central-role-in-floods-that-killed-20-in-athens

“Typically, after people are flooded two or three times they’re ready to sell out” https://www.npr.org/2017/11/20/564317854/how-tulsa-became-a-model-for-preventing-floods

“Government/industry collaboration was the main driver behind the rapid increase in flood insurance penetration in Australia following devastating floods in Queensland in 2010 and 2011” http://institute.swissre.com/research/library/Topic_Flood_protection_gap.html

Recent extreme weather events show how the outdated and imperfect information systems used by cities exacerbates the devastation https://psmag.com/environment/information-technology-systems-and-disaster-preparedness?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter

Landslides from the Iran-Iraq earthquake https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/11/23/iran-iraq-earthquake/

Nearly three months after Hurricane Harvey, Harris County is proposing using 500-year floodplains instead of 100-year floodplains for new development http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Harris-County-proposing-dramatic-overhaul-of-12374889.php?utm_campaign=twitter-desktop&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Christie was right not to allow building on flood-prone areas. Why the change? http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/10/christie_was_right_not_to_allow_building_on_flood-.html

La Nina likely to develop in the Pacific by December, Bureau of Meteorology says http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/la-nina-likely-to-develop-in-the-pacific-by-december-bureau-of-meteorology-says-20171121-gzpugq.html

“Don’t forget, we have had significant fire activity in La Nina years.” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-22/hot-summer-outlook-provokes-bushfire-danger-update/9179780

 

Emergency Management

 

The Cyclone Debbie Review https://www.igem.qld.gov.au/reports-and-publications/Documents/Cyclone%20Debbie%20Review%20Rpt1-17-18_PUBLIC_WEB.pdf

The U.S. Flooded One of Houston’s Richest Neighborhoods to Save Everyone Else https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-11-16/the-u-s-flooded-one-of-houston-s-richest-neighborhoods-to-save-everyone-else

Drones are fighting wildfires in some very surprising ways https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/drones-are-fighting-wildfires-some-very-surprising-ways-ncna820966?utm_content=buffer071fb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Egads! – a Hurricane Harvey recovery tax http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Adams-Egads-a-Hurricane-Harvey-recovery-tax-12367308.php

Using Digital Technologies Makes Disaster Relief More Efficient http://medicalfuturist.com/digital-technologies-disaster-relief/

Fire departments around the U.S. are struggling to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters https://www.firerescue1.com/volunteer/articles/362194018-Volunteer-firefighting-Responding-to-common-excuses-criticisms/

Volunteer firefighters growing older, most over 40 http://www.poconorecord.com/news/20171004/volunteer-firefighters-growing-older-most-over-40

Vulnerable communities in Africa and the Pacific and Caribbean are now benefiting from improved early warning systems against extreme weather https://reliefweb.int/report/world/improved-early-warning-systems-protect-most-vulnerable

Implications of Volunteered Geographic Information for Disaster Management and GIScience: A More Complex World of Volunteered Geography http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24694452.2017.1321979?journalCode=raag21

Research into disasters ‘heavily skewed towards richest countries’ https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/research-disasters-heavily-skewed-towards-richest-countries

Planned and ultimate actions of horse owners facing a bushfire threat: Implications for natural disaster preparedness and survivability http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917303369

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

 

Best Way to Get a Resident’s Attention: Burn Down Their Home (Through a Wildfire Simulation, Of Course) https://fireadaptednetwork.org/residents-attention-wildfire-simulations/?platform=hootsuite

Resilience Evaluation, Analysis and Learning (REAL) Award http://www.fsnnetwork.org/resilience-evaluation-analysis-and-learning-real-award

Floods: How to stay safe when disaster strikes http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-42018364/floods-how-to-stay-safe-when-disaster-strikes

The game aims to help teach children around the world about the Sustainable Development Goals https://go-goals.org/downloadable-material/

One means of slowing antimicrobial resistance is by combating misuse and overuse as proposed by education campaigns https://ourworldindata.org/vaccines-antibiotic-dependence

2017 national Resilient Australia Awards finalists announced https://aidr.org.au/news/2017-resilient-australia-awards-finalists-announced/

Deadliest American Disasters and Large Loss-of-Life Website launched http://www.usdeadlyevents.com/?platform=hootsuite

Rocky Outcrops in Australia book http://www.publish.csiro.au/book/7725

Citizen Science: Theory and Practice https://theoryandpractice.citizenscienceassociation.org/articles/

Learning and Action Alliance framework to facilitate stakeholder collaboration and social learning in urban flood risk management https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901117304355

Call for case studies of community-based disaster risk management programs http://www.gndr.org/programmes/cbdrm/call-for-case-studies.html

 

Social media and emergency management

Most young Australians can’t identify fake news online https://theconversation.com/most-young-australians-cant-identify-fake-news-online-87100

Social media has increasingly become a way for private citizens affected by disasters to fill gaps they find in the response and to connect http://www.petaluma360.com/news/7639830-181/facebook-twitter-served-as-lifelines

Military analysts can now also use platforms such as Twitter to find nuggets of information about persons of interest, or gauge the political temperature of a region http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2017/11/21/industry-developing-new-social-media-simulation-tools-for-military-analysts

“Social media is viewed as a potential goldmine of information. The key is to work out how to mine this abundant source of public sentiment.” https://theconversation.com/we-learn-from-our-mistakes-how-to-make-better-predictions-from-tweets-87599

 

Disaster psychology

Why do people light bushfires? A convicted arsonist explains http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-20/why-do-people-light-bushfires-a-convicted-arsonist-explains/9162190

In the face of natural disasters, let’s not forget the mental health needs of the kids http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/361011-in-the-face-of-natural-disasters-lets-not-forget-the-mental-health-needs#.WhNOHuJ8Ync.twitter

Selling Bad Therapy to Trauma Victims https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psychologically-minded/201711/selling-bad-therapy-trauma-victims

 

Sociology and Disasters

What is social resilience? Lessons learned and ways forward https://www.erdkunde.uni-bonn.de/archive/2013-1/what-is-social-resilience-lessons-learned-and-ways-forward

Interdisciplinary Team Awarded Grant to Study Resiliency Among Hurricane Harvey Victims https://news.uark.edu/articles/39718/interdisciplinary-team-awarded-grant-to-study-resiliency-among-hurricane-harvey-victims

How Much Hotter Is It In The Slums? https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/11/20/564314257/how-much-hotter-is-it-in-the-slums?utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=science&utm_source=dlvr.it

The world’s happiest countries https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/the-worlds-happiest-countries-in-2016/

“Across disasters, survivors and communities with stronger social infrastructure—the ties that bind us to each other—did better” https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/17204-why-some-communities-recover-better-after-natural-disasters

Influence of natural disasters on social engagement and post-disaster well-being: The case of the Great East Japan Earthquake https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0922142517300440