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

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Today in disaster resilience (10 November 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Wildfires have lit up seemingly everywhere from California to British Columbia to Greenland (!). And then there’s Portugal. https://earther.com/wildfires-have-burned-more-than-5-of-portugal-in-one-o-1819659231

Intense hailstorm hits Bogota, causing severe floods and traffic chaos https://watchers.news/2017/11/02/intense-hailstorm-hits-bogota-causing-heavy-floods-and-traffic-chaos/

Flash floods kill five in Malaysia, army deploys to rescue thousands of displaced http://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-floods/flash-floods-kill-five-in-malaysia-army-deploys-to-rescue-thousands-of-displaced-idUSKBN1D50TL?il=0

28 dead after shooting at Sutherland Springs church http://m.chron.com/news/local/article/More-than-20-dead-after-shooting-at-Sutherland-12333530.php

Thailand – 17 Provinces Still Affected After Three Weeks of Flooding http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-flooding-ocotber-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Germany, Poland and Czech Republic – Deaths and Damage Caused by Storm Herwart http://floodlist.com/europe/germany-poland-czech-republic-storm-herwart-october-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India: Death toll rises to 12 as monsoon rain tops 350 mm in Chennai https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/india-death-toll-rises-to-12-as-monsoon-rain-tops-350-mm-in-chennai/70003187

Typhoon Damrey rocks Vietnam with historic force, AIR Worldwide finds http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2017/11/07/typhoon-damrey-rocks-vietnam-with-historic-force-a?platform=hootsuite

Flood in North Sumatra displaces thousands http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/11/07/flood-in-north-sumatra-displaces-thousands.html

Typhoon “Damrey” hits Vietnam, leaving at least 89 dead, 18 missing, 100 000+ houses under water https://watchers.news/2017/11/05/typhoon-damrey-vietnam-damage-casualties/

Norway left a little shaken by rare earthquake https://www.thelocal.no/20171107/norway-left-a-little-shaken-by-rare-earthquake/amp

Flash floods in Selangor after heavy rain http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/flash-floods-in-klang-after-heavy-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Nov 2017: Fuego volcano, Shiveluch, Dukono, Reventador, Sinabung, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/65962/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Nov-2017-Fuego-volcano-Shiveluch-Dukono-Reventador-Sinabung-Sabancaya.html

Colombia – 4 Dead, 18 Missing After Floods and Mudslide in Cauca Department http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-corinto-cauca-floods-mudslide-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kenya – Deadly Floods in Central and Northern Areas http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-november-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The land is warming twice as fast as the oceans … too bad we live on the land https://thinkprogress.org/global-warming-now-twice-as-fast-over-land-than-the-ocean-nasa-chart-shows-52b4afe01345/

Women may bear the brunt of climate change’s impacts https://phys.org/news/2017-08-women-brunt-climate-impacts.html

Refugees of a different kind are being displaced by rising seas — and governments aren’t ready https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/11/climate-change-refugees-grapple-with-effects-of-rising-seas.html

Arctic sea ice news http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising – and worrying – results https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/04/scientists-mapping-greenland-have-produced-some-surprising-and-worrying-results/?utm_term=.421c2f1f67fe

Stark Evidence: A Warmer World Is Sparking More and Bigger Wildfires http://e360.yale.edu/features/the-evidence-is-clear-a-warmer-world-means-more-wildfires

Drought and heat waves the greatest threats from climate change https://majorcadailybulletin.com/news/local/2017/10/08/49487/drought-and-heat-waves-the-greatest-threat-from-climate-change.html

Clarifying Perspectives to Promote Action on Loss and Damage from Climate Change http://www.lucsus.lu.se/article/clarifying-perspectives-to-promote-action-on-loss-and-damage-from-climate-change

97% global warming consensus paper surpasses half a million downloads https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/jun/23/97-global-warming-consensus-paper-surpasses-half-a-million-downloads

We looked at 1,154 climate science results and found no evidence of ‘publication bias’ https://theconversation.com/we-looked-at-1-154-climate-science-results-and-found-no-evidence-of-publication-bias-84500

In hurricane-stricken Barbuda, UN chief urges global solidarity, accelerated climate action http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57834#.Wdvla4-CzIX

Growing majority believes global warming is happening https://www.axios.com/climate-change-poll-2493422731.html

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/02/561608576/massive-government-report-says-climate-is-warming-and-humans-are-the-cause

2017 on Track to Be Third Hottest Year Nationally http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/2017-on-track-to-be-third-hottest-year-nationally

Study Says Public’s Politics Are Correlated With Climate Change Opinion. They Shouldn’t Be. https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/11/01/study-says-publics-politics-are-correlated-with-climate-change-opinion-they-shouldnt-be/#2506c31225fa

‘Impossible To Save’: Scientists Are Watching China’s Glaciers Disappear http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/10/21/554271726/impossible-to-save-scientists-are-watching-chinas-glaciers-disappear

Extreme weather leads to public health crises – so health and climate experts must work together https://theconversation.com/extreme-weather-leads-to-public-health-crises-so-health-and-climate-experts-must-work-together-83783

Climate Science Special Report https://science2017.globalchange.gov/downloads/CSSR2017_FullReport.pdf

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming And Humans Are The Cause http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/02/561608576/massive-government-report-says-climate-is-warming-and-humans-are-the-cause

Engaging Local Actors in the NDC Process: The Next Frontier http://www.ndcpartnership.org/news-and-events/news/engaging-local-actors-ndc-process-next-frontier#.Wf8pvpGr4BQ.twitter

How Does Climate Change Affect Atlantic Hurricanes? 2017 In Perspective http://geography.fsu.edu/activities/how-does-climate-change-affect-atlantic-hurricanes/

Alarming climate report bodes badly for Paris goals – NZ scientists http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11940654

WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin https://public.wmo.int/en/resources/library/wmo-greenhouse-gas-bulletin

The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health http://thelancet.com/climate-and-health?dgcid=etoc-edschoice_email_Nov4

UN climate meeting: Pacific Islands leaders set to put heat on Australia http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/11/04/un-climate-meeting-pacific-islands-leaders-set-put-heat-australia

Humanity has entered a global warming minefield, climate scientists say https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-11-04/humanity-has-entered-global-warming-minefield-climate-scientists-say

The many Anthropocenes: A transdisciplinary challenge for the Anthropocene research http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2053019617738099

The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/nov/03/three-degree-world-cities-drowned-global-warming?CMP=share_btn_t

Climate change and ‘waterproofing’ NZ’s cities http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/2018620285/climate-change-and-waterproofing-nz-s-cities

Waiting for the tide to turn: Kiribati’s fight for survival https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/23/waiting-for-the-tide-to-turn-kiribatis-fight-for-survival

The COP23 climate change summit in Bonn and why it matters https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/05/the-cop23-climate-change-summit-in-bonn-and-why-it-matters?CMP=share_btn_tw

Even without an El Nino kick, 2017 heads for top-three ranking for global heat http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/even-without-an-el-nino-kick-2017-heads-for-topthree-ranking-for-global-heat-20171105-gzffnl.html?btis

WRI data suggests emissions have already ‘peaked’ in 49 countries https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-wri-data-suggests-emissions-have-already-peaked-49-countries

2017 is set to be in the top three hottest years on record, with record-breaking extreme weather, according to the World Meteorological Organization https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/2017s-extreme-weather-is-record-breaking

Data Snapshot: Public Acceptance of Human-Caused Climate Change Is Gradually Rising https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/snapshot/climate-change-acceptance

The City Preparing for Climate Change Without Ever Saying the Words http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-tulsa-climate-change-resilience-adaptation-flooding.html

Warming climate prompts Europe to think outside the box https://www.politico.eu/article/how-europeans-adapt-to-climate-change/

A new study finds human-caused global warming is significantly increasing the rate at which hot temperature records are being broken around the world https://news.agu.org/press-release/human-caused-warming-increasing-likelihood-of-record-breaking-hot-years/

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: ‘There is reason for hope’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/08/seven-megatrends-that-could-beat-global-warming-climate-change?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

A multi-billion-dollar seawall is among climate adaptation options under consideration for Boston https://ensia.com/features/boston-adaptation/

Limiting global temperature change to 1.5 °C http://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/limiting-global-temperature-change-to-1-5-degree-celsius

Sea level maps show Canada’s coastal communities are in race against time http://www.ladysmithchronicle.com/news/canadas-coastal-communities-in-race-against-time/

Climate Council releases new report on impacts of climate change http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5042625/climate-inaction-slammed/

Australia’s critical window of opportunity to tackle climate change is closing http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/5042625/climate-inaction-slammed/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Many homeowners unaware they lived in reservoir ‘flood pools’ http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Many-homeowners-unaware-they-lived-in-reservoir-12231188.php

Study Finds FEMA Flood Maps Missed 75% Of Houston Flood Damage Claims Between 1999 And 2009 https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/09/18/fema-flood-maps-missed-claims-harvey-houston/#515556c39938

Years after floods, South Jersey residents along Rancocas Creek get aid to lift houses http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/years-after-floods-south-jersey-residents-along-rancocas-creek-get-fema-aid-to-get-houses-lifted-20171008.html

Tokyo Is Preparing for Floods ‘Beyond Anything We’ve Seen’ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/climate/tokyo-floods.html

Old Faithful’s geological heart revealed http://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2017/10/06/old-faithfuls-geological-heart-revealed/

Earthquake ‘thermometer’ shows LA region is boiling to Northridge level http://www.pe.com/2017/09/23/earthquake-thermometer-shows-la-region-is-boiling-to-northridge-level-2/

Resilience theory can boost urban innovation http://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2010-09-08-resilience-theory-can-boost-urban-innovation-.html

Enhancing flood resilience in urban and coastal areas in Thua Thien Hue Province https://www.weadapt.org/placemarks/maps/view/35396

Mumbai may be vulnerable to future hurricanes http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/55259

Preservation of floodplains is flood protection https://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/detail/article/34198/

Recent Hurricanes Stress America’s Crucial—and Aging—Infrastructure http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/10/05/recent-hurricanes-stress-americas-crucial-and-aging-infrastructure

Houston has shown remarkable resilience in the face of widespread devastation from an unprecedented flooding event http://opportunityurbanism.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HurricaneHarvey_Whitepaper.pdf

In aftermath of hurricanes, FEMA’s slow flood mapping leaves homeowners vulnerable http://thehill.com/video/354564-in-aftermath-of-hurricanes-femas-slow-flood-mapping-leaves-homeowners-vulnerable

NZ scientists share fears of ‘megathrust’ earthquake http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/scientists-share-fears-of-megathrust-earthquake/

What fueled Wine Country’s infernos? http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/09/what-fueled-wine-countrys-infernos/

Australian Tropical Cyclone Outlook for 2017 to 2018 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/cyclones/australia/

How Fire Suppression Techniques Can Change As Wildfires Get Bigger http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558390511/how-fire-suppression-techniques-can-change-as-wildfires-get-bigger

Victorian Fire Management Strategy Discussion Paper https://engage.vic.gov.au/vfms

Assessing Australia’s resilience to natural hazards file:///C:/Users/ndufty/Downloads/hazard_note_39_assessing_aus_resilience_to_natural_hazards.pdf

Earlier, More Frequent, More Dangerous: Bushfires in NSW https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/nsw-bushfires-2017

Fire and Emergency New Zealand requested an independent review into the operational response to the Port Hills Fires https://fireandemergency.nz/research-and-reports/port-hills-operational-review

Resilient Atlanta Strategy http://100resilientcities.org/strategies/atlanta/

New York City’s search for resilience continues five years after Sandy https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/new-york-citys-search-for-resilience-continues-five-years-after-sandy

Improving our understanding of disaster risk http://www.unisdr.org/archive/55439

Extreme multi-basin flooding linked with extra-tropical cyclones http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa868e

Natural flood management – part of the nation’s flood resilience https://www.gov.uk/government/news/natural-flood-management-part-of-the-nations-flood-resilience

Buyouts Won’t Be the Answer for Many Frequent Flooding Victims https://features.propublica.org/houston-buyouts/hurricane-harvey-home-buyouts-harris-county/

Monitoring Coastal Zone Changes from Space https://eos.org/opinions/monitoring-coastal-zone-changes-from-space

Landscape restoration could be a low-cost way to reduce the risk of flash flooding in rural communities http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/flooding-risk/

From Bhutan to Cambodia, early warning saves lives in floods http://www.eco-business.com/news/from-bhutan-to-cambodia-early-warning-saves-lives-in-floods/

Mitigating Flooding and Drought through Data for Decision-Making https://earthzine.org/2017/10/24/mitigating-flooding-and-drought-through-data-for-decision-making/

Higher density in a flood zone? Here’s a way to do it and reduce the risks https://theconversation.com/higher-density-in-a-flood-zone-heres-a-way-to-do-it-and-reduce-the-risks-86608

Extreme Weather, Extreme Costs https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/reports/2017/10/27/441382/extreme-weather-extreme-costs/

Managing the hazards in Franz Josef, New Zealand https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/11/03/franz-josef/

Natural flood prevention scheme pioneered by SDC http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/15639453.Reader_s_letter__Natural_flood_prevention_scheme_pioneered_by_SDC/

As wildfires expand, fire science needs to keep up https://theconversation.com/as-wildfires-expand-fire-science-needs-to-keep-up-86103

How are cities preparing for natural disasters? http://digital.thechicagocouncil.org/natural-disasters

Building a radical, new home that he could defend in the event of another fire http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-30/kinglake-black-saturday-survivor-builds-earthship/9091972

Modelling impacts of agricultural practice on flood peaks in upland catchments: An application of the distributed TOPMODEL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hyp.11355/full

As floods get worse, fewer homeowners buy flood insurance http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/as-floods-get-worse-fewer-homeowners-buy-flood-insurance/article_079c1718-bc3c-11e7-92ad-67093d0ce46b.html

Latin American and Caribbean earthquakes in the GEM’s Earthquake Consequences Database (GEMECD) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-017-3087-9

A volcano can show many signs that an eruption might be brewing http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/2017/11/06/volcano-warning-sign-iceland-tenerife-hype/#.WgDPxI-CzIV

Six Chennai maps spanning over a century explain why the city faces flood danger each year https://scroll.in/article/856756/six-chennai-maps-spanning-over-a-century-explains-why-the-city-faces-flood-danger-each-year

Chennai to get flood warning system http://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/chennai-to-get-flood-warning-system-59031

Natural disasters predicted to account for £72bn insurance claims in 2017 https://www.mcmgroup.co.uk/natural-disasters-predicted-to-account-for-72bn-insurance-claims-in-2017/

Estimating urban flood risk – uncertainty in design criteria https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/62238/

San Francisco outlines comprehensive flood resilience strategy https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/san-francisco-outlines-comprehensive-flood-resilience-strategy/509925/

Solutions Lab Partnership Tackles Houston’s Biggest Problems http://www.govtech.com/civic/Solutions-Lab-Partnership-Tackles-Houstons-Biggest-Problems.html

Netherlands sets model of flood prevention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-pJGhHrnGg&feature=youtu.be

Cal Fire Says It’s Focusing on Fire Prevention; But Critics Say Current Efforts Leave State Vulnerable to More Mega Fires https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Cal-Fire-Says-Its-Focusing-on-Fire-Prevention-455949893.html

Strengthening the National Flood Insurance Program https://medium.com/strengthening-the-national-flood-insurance-program/strengthening-the-national-flood-insurance-program-f12efff65fbd

A Massive Heat Source Was Just Discovered Under Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt And Volcanism https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/11/08/massive-heat-source-was-just-discovered-under-antarctica-driving-melting-volcanism/#678ddaac346d

Reducing Our Risk competition: winners announced https://solutionsearch.org/contest/reducing-our-risk

‘A huge shift in our mindset’ – Charleston looks at how best to treat flood-prone homes http://www.postandcourier.com/columnists/a-huge-shift-in-our-mindset—charleston-looks/article_7832b064-b82b-11e7-b029-4f6fd9954481.html

Let’s Start with Better Floodplain Maps https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/lets-start-with-better-floodplain-maps/#disqus_thread

In Tulsa, a National Blueprint for Managing Floods as Cities Grow and Climate Changes https://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2017/11/02/in-tulsa-a-national-blueprint-for-managing-floods-as-cities-grow-and-climate-changes/

Investing in prescribed burning: how much should we spend? https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/42?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote42

How Houston’s newest homes survived Hurricane Harvey http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-houston-harvey-home-survivors/

Simulated disasters http://www.dailyuw.com/science/article_1dd8caf4-c500-11e7-bb70-43ef718d34e8.html

Resilience through caring for nature in times of transition http://www.assar.uct.ac.za/news/resilience-through-caring-nature-times-transition

 

Emergency Management

Population and energy elasticity of tornado casualties http://myweb.fsu.edu/jelsner/PDF/Research/FrickerElsnerJagger2017.pdf

Puerto Rico’s morgues full of uncounted bodies as hurricane death toll continues to rise http://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j4648

A year after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti’s children still incredibly vulnerable to disasters http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57813#.WdqbU4-CzIU

The UF Hurricane Team Headed South to Meet Irma Head On http://news.ufl.edu/articles/2017/10/the-uf-hurricane-team-headed-south-to-meet-irma-head-on.php

What happens when corporations rush in to help in a disaster? https://www.marketplace.org/2017/10/09/sustainability/weather-economy/disaster-zones-puerto-rico-need-innovation-not-experiments

A Doctor’s Guidance For Hospitals After Mass Shootings http://www.npr.org/2017/10/07/556320319/a-doctor-s-guidance-for-hospitals-after-mass-shootings

The latest jobs report reveals hurricanes Harvey, Irma’s economic costs https://www.marketplace.org/2017/10/06/economy/weekly-wrap/latest-jobs-report-reveals-hurricanes-harvey-irma-s-economic-costs

What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/09/29/554291950/what-the-pileup-of-u-s-disasters-means-for-the-world

In ‘Only The Brave,’ The True Story Of Fated Wildland Firefighters http://www.npr.org/2017/10/21/559098473/in-only-the-brave-the-true-story-of-fated-wildland-firefighters

Who cleans up after hurricanes, earthquakes and war? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-d7bc8641-9c98-46e7-9154-9dd6c5fe925e

FEMA Looks To Hire 2,000 More People As It Responds To Long List Of Disasters http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558390521/fema-looks-to-hire-2-000-more-people-as-it-responds-to-long-list-of-disasters

Bushfires: What it takes to be a fire behaviour expert with the Rural Fire Service http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-02/what-it-takes-to-be-a-fire-analyst-with-the-rfs/9109262

Texas residents sue over water release during Harvey http://www.dailyjournal.net/2017/11/02/us-harvey-orange-county-lawsuit/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Portugal is to formally open a National Tsunami Warning Centre http://www.unisdr.org/archive/55762

Road to recovery – the Kaikōura quake http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/insight/audio/201861421/insight-road-to-recovery-the-kaik-ura-quake

Many Puerto Ricans have endured the longest blackout in American history following a direct hit from Hurricane Maria https://www.cbsnews.com/news/puerto-ricos-storm-of-misery/

Searing Lessons: How the 2007 Wildfires Changed San Diego County http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Searing-Lessons-How-the-2007-Wildfires-Changed-San-Diego-County.html

Breathing Fire http://www.climatecentral.org/news/breathing-fire-california-air-quality-smoke-waves-21754

Unemployment claims soar as Puerto Rico’s economy reels from a ‘Category 5’ hit http://www.bradenton.com/news/weather/hurricane/article181917576.html

The use of emerging technology in post-disaster reconnaissance missions https://www.istructe.org/getattachment/resources-centre/technical-topic-areas/eefit/EEFIT-Research-Grant-Scheme/Stone-D-Ayala-final-report.pdf?lang=en-GB

Bishop helps rebuild lives after Sri Lankan floods https://www.ucanews.com/news/bishop-helps-rebuild-lives-after-sri-lankan-floods/80710

Master of Science in Threat and Response Management Alum Crisis Stories | Chrissy: Haiti Earthquake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7XTXi-I_JM&feature=youtu.be

A new computer application that enables the easy calculation of expected fire danger and fire behaviour via a simple easy‑to-use interface http://data61.csiro.au/en/Our-Work/Safety-and-Security/Disaster-Management/Amicus

Penang bickers over flood issues as evacuees head home http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/penang-bickers-over-flood-issues-as-evacuees-head-home?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

7 years after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, who remains displaced? https://reliefweb.int/report/haiti/humanitarian-aid-7-years-after-2010-earthquake-who-remains-displaced-0?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Four years after Yolanda: New book honors the pioneering achievements of Filipino aid workers http://newtontechfordev.com/four-years-yolanda-new-book-honors-pioneering-achievements-filipino-aid-workers/

UK Flood Forecasting Centre Annual Review http://www.ffc-environment-agency.metoffice.gov.uk/about/

Self-recovery from disasters: an interdisciplinary perspective https://www.odi.org/publications/10963-self-recovery-disasters-interdisciplinary-perspective

Environmentally Responsible Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction Recommendations https://reliefweb.int/report/world/environmentally-responsible-disaster-recovery-and-reconstruction-recommendations

Developing a national system for fire danger ratings https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/developing-a-national-system-for-fire-danger-ratings

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Study: Interpreting hurricane forecasts displays can be difficult for general public http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/55252

Our Restless Earth: photography competition winners 2017 – in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2017/oct/09/our-restless-earth-geological-society-photography-competition-winners-2017-in-pictures-earth-science-week

Chance to find out more about city’s future flood risk plans http://www.leicester.gov.uk/news/news-story-details/?nId=89360

Climatedogs Ridgy, Enso, Indy and Sam muster climate science http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/4205059/climate-dogs-off-the-leash-videos/

Flood-prepared communities http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/flood-prepared-communities

World Tsunami Awareness Day http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/speeches/2017/world-tsunami-awareness-day-.html

River and sea levels in England https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels

Community Emergency Plan explained | UK Emergency Preparedness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7CW32CrGeU&feature=youtu.be

Household Preparedness | UK Emergency Preparedness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9BcMplitw8&feature=youtu.be

The Natural History Museum of Utah tackles climate change head-on with new exhibit — complete with flying goats http://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2017/10/30/the-natural-history-museum-of-utah-tackles-climate-change-head-on-with-new-exhibit-complete-with-flying-goats/

Public Safety During Severe Weather and Other Disasters Could Be Improved With Better Alert Systems and Improved Understanding of Social and Behavioral Factors http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=11012017&_ga=2.244877445.1841942279.1509624129-1744579233.1509624129

Citizen science for hydrological risk reduction and resilience building http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/55667

NSW RFS working with school communities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7vjeHef8xU

Emergency Plan for Small Businesses https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc_small_business_plan_web.pdf

UGA helps coastal community keep its head above water http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-helps-coastal-community-2017/

Workshops teach youngsters how to turn Hull into world’s most flood resilient city http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/workshops-teach-youngsters-how-turn-728249

Focus on lives lost, not the killer, say critics on mass shooting news coverage http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-november-7-2017-the-current-1.4389786/focus-on-lives-lost-not-the-killer-say-critics-on-mass-shooting-news-coverage-1.4389904

Why it’s important to mark the anniversaries of earthquakes, even ones that happened 300 years ago https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2017/11/09/important-mark-anniversaries-earthquakes-ursula-cochran/

Calstock residents urged to have say on flood alleviation plan https://www.gov.uk/government/news/calstock-residents-urged-to-have-say-on-flood-alleviation-plan

 

Social media and emergency management

How to use social media to better engage people affected by crises: a brief guide for those using social media in humanitarian organizations http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/55553

Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a Connected World https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004CRSN8I/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_9shaAbM34BE1D

Social Media: A Force for Good or Evil? https://wasimahmed.org/2017/11/04/social-media-a-force-for-good-or-evil/

Lismore Helping Hands Facebook page was as active as ever with 7000 people still members of the group https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/still-providing-helping-hands/3229184/

Social media rallies thousands of volunteers for flood clean-up http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-12/social-media-rallies-thousands-of-volunteers-for-flood-clean-up/8432758

Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/07/twitter-is-officially-doubling-the-character-limit-to-280/

 

Disaster psychology

 

Houston man creates colorful tribute on home to husband who died in Harvey flooding http://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Man-creates-colorful-tribute-on-home-where-12259379.php?cmpid=twitter-mobile

How Disasters Impact Ambition http://www.npr.org/2017/10/25/559963761/how-disasters-impact-ambition

Do I Stay or Do I Go? Hurricane Risk Perception and Evacuation Behavior https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/do-i-stay-or-do-i-go-hurricane-risk-perception-and-evacuation-behavior

Hurricane Sandy, five years later: ‘No one was ready for what happened after’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/27/hurricane-sandy-five-years-later-climate-change

Mental health, disasters and what not to do http://www.evidenceaid.org/mental-health-disasters-and-what-not-to-do/

Suicide rate among wildland firefighters is “astronomical” http://wildfiretoday.com/2017/11/04/suicide-rate-among-wildland-firefighters-is-astronomical/

Earthquakes! Fires! Shootings! Storms! How Tech Can Help Ease ‘Disaster Fatigue’ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/13/well/mind/earthquakes-fires-shootings-storms-how-tech-can-help-ease-disaster-fatigue.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

The devastation from recent earthquake has blurred the normally rigid class divisions of Mexico City https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/09/lab-report-how-mexico-citys-quake-leveled-class-divisions/540561/

Flood vulnerability, local perception and gender role judgment using multivariate analysis: A problem-based “participatory action to Future Skill Management” to cope with flood impacts http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094717301585

All Politics is Local: Judicial and Electoral Institutions’ Role in Japan’s Nuclear Restarts https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/41/

Today in disaster resilience (18 August 2017)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Sierra Leone – Over 300 Dead After Mudslide and Floods in Freetown http://floodlist.com/africa/sierra-leone-mudslide-floods-freetown-august-2017?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Regent landslide, Sierra Leone: an uncertain picture http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2017/08/15/regent-landslide-1/

B.C. nears worst wildfire season with 8,450 square kilometres burned http://www.theprovince.com/news/local+news/nears+worst+wildfire+season+with+2c450+square+kilometres/14214485/story.html

Nearly a 100 killed, lakhs displaced by floods in multiple states https://scroll.in/latest/847285/nearly-a-100-killed-lakhs-displaced-by-floods-in-multiple-states

Flooding kills 11 in Iran’s northeast, west http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/12/531463/Iran-Khorasan-Razavi-flooding-fatalities

Nepal: Death toll rises to 70 after floods, landslides http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/nepal-floods,-landslides-leave-49-dead:-officials/8802952

India – Over 40 Killed in Himachal Pradesh Landslide http://floodlist.com/asia/india-himachal-pradesh-mandi-landslide-august-2017

Three tropical systems develop along the ITCZ in the northeast Atlantic https://watchers.news/2017/08/16/three-tropical-systems-develop-along-the-itcz-in-the-northeast-atlantic/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Bangladesh – Rivers at Record High, Floods Affect 1.3 Million http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-floods-august-2017

Assam floods kill 11 more, toll crosses 120 http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/assam-floods-kill-11-more-toll-crosses-120/story-FyKiOshHTIIKusMGbWxVEO.html

Landslide Leaves Forty People Dead In Democratic Republic Of Congo http://guardian.ng/news/landslide-kills-40-in-northeast-dr-congo/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

City planning for natural disasters pivots from ‘recovery to resilience’ https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/city-planning-for-natural-disasters-pivots-from-recovery-to-resilience/70002360

Increasing risk over time of weather-related hazards to the European population: a data-driven prognostic study http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(17)30082-7/abstract

Fires in Europe Fuelled by Urbanisation and Climate Change http://www.unisdr.org/archive/54477

Trump to Roll Back Obama’s Flood Standards for Infrastructure https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/climate/flooding-infrastructure-climate-change-trump-obama.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Mystery of missing tsunamis explained by geological model https://www.newscientist.com/article/2143611-mystery-of-missing-tsunamis-explained-by-geological-model/

Falling moisture levels and rising mercury point to risk of major fires in NSW http://www.smh.com.au/environment/falling-moisture-levels-and-rising-mercury-point-to-risk-of-major-fires-in-nsw-20170807-gxrdfg.html

Flood costs could multiply by factor of five over next three decades http://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/flood-costs-could-multiply-by-factor-of-five-over-next-three-decades-76034.aspx

Urban Floods Intensifying, Countryside Drying Up, Says Study http://floodlist.com/climate/urban-floods-intensifying-countryside-drying-up-says-study

Flooding in Freetown: a failure in planning? https://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/newsite/blog/flooding-in-freetown-a-failure-of-planning/

Scientists uncover largest volcanic region on Earth under West Antarctica https://watchers.news/2017/08/14/largest-volcanic-region-on-earth-under-west-antarctica/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

U.S. Geological Survey Makes Moves to Expand, Improve Earthquake Early Alert System http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/US-Geological-Survey-Makes-Moves-to-Expand-Improve-Earthquake-Early-Alert-System-EM.html

Extreme weather events, innovative solutions to manage them in urban areas – examples of major European and US metropolises http://corriereinnovazione.corriere.it/cards/piazze-d-acqua-dune-verdi-citta-cambiamento-contro-alluvioni/progetto-rotterdam.shtml

Assam Floods: Complexities of Disaster risk reduction http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/social-strings/assam-floods-complexities-of-disaster-risk-reduction/

Philippines Launches Innovative Insurance Program to Boost Natural Disaster Risk Management http://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/philippines-launches-innovative-insurance-program-boost-natural-disaster-risk

Why flooding in Nigeria is an increasingly serious problem https://theconversation.com/why-flooding-in-nigeria-is-an-increasingly-serious-problem-82272

 

Emergency Management

Intelligent Mobile Robots being developed for disaster mitigation, firefighting https://www.samaa.tv/technology/2017/08/intelligent-mobile-robots-being-developed-for-disaster-mitigation-firefighting/

Bangladesh recovers from floods and braces for more https://social.shorthand.com/IFRCAsiaPacific/jgcCYwzgVxu/glimmers-of-hope

Businesses still working to reopen, return to normal after tornado struck midtown Tulsa last week http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/businesses-still-working-to-reopen-return-to-normal-after-tornado-struck-midtown-tulsa-last-week

Firefighter health and wellness: How the movement has evolved https://www.firerescue1.com/health/articles/296772018-Firefighter-health-and-wellness-How-the-movement-has-evolved/

How Real-Time Data Intelligence Is Transforming UK Flood Response http://www.silicon.co.uk/data-storage/bigdata/environment-agency-data-intelligence-216395?inf_by=59939aa7671db88c468b4867

In Victoria there are over 100,000 emergency management volunteers https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/a-message-from-the-commissioner-on-sustainable-volunteering

NSW firefighters fight for presumptive legislation to recognise work-related cancers http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/nsw-firefighters-in-lone-fight-for-cancer-compensation/8790274

U.S. fire managers on Thursday raised the nation’s wildfire readiness status to its highest level http://www.meteorology-news.com/tabs/blog/2017/08/us-wildfire-preparedness-raised-to-highest-level—by-reuters

Video: Elephants rescue tourists stranded by floods in Nepal http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-elephants-rescue-tourists-stranded-by-floods-in-nepal-36038087.html

Wildfire-ravaged parts of Portugal declared state of public calamity https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/08/18/world/wildfire-ravaged-parts-portugal-declared-state-public-calamity/#.WZYSFfgjHIU

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How Company Responses to Natural Disasters Strengthen Community Resilience http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1086026616629794?hootPostID=f1f7bfc1b68b6cf1233fcc79252e7e0a&utm_source=SAGE_social&journalCode=oaec

Building Resilience with Hunter and Eve http://dcc.missouri.edu/hunter-eve.shtml#solving-problems?platform=hootsuite

Around 500 Indonesian School Children Taking Part in Tsunami Drill in Bali https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2017/08/7bc27dfd5a51-tsunami-evacuation-drill-held-at-school-in-indonesias-bali.html

Lynmouth Flood Disaster remembered http://www.visitlyntonandlynmouth.com/about/lynmouth-flood

Field-Trip guide to mafic volcanism of the Cascade Range in Central Oregon—A volcanic, tectonic, hydrologic, and geomorphic journey https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20175022H

“Kids can play a key role in helping their families get ready for disasters” using Prep Rally program http://blog.savethechildren.org/2017/08/taking-the-scary-out-of-disaster-for-kids.html

Safe Rooms for Hurricanes and Tornadoes https://www.fema.gov/safe-rooms

 

Social media and emergency management

Tracking and Analyzing Individual Distress Following Terrorist Attacks Using Social Media Streams http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/risa.12829/abstract?campaign=woletoc

 

Disaster psychology

Disasters can harm older adults long after storms have passed https://theconversation.com/disasters-can-harm-older-adults-long-after-storms-have-passed-81429

When optimism spells disaster… https://mahb.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MAHBBlog_Optimism_JCribb_Aug2017.pdf

IAFC, VCOS Release Report on Behavioral Health in the Fire Service https://www.iafc.org/press-releases/press-release/iafc-vcos-release-report-on-behavioral-health-in-the-fire-service

Psychosocial Support in Flooding http://reliefweb.int/report/world/psychosocial-support-flooding-toolbox

 

Social Capital and Disasters

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