Today in disaster resilience (17 August 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

British holidaymaker’s terror after campsite submerged in France https://en.brinkwire.com/news/british-holidaymakers-terror-after-campsite-submerged-in-france/

Three villages flooded in Satkhira after embankment fails https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2018/08/12/three-villages-flooded-in-satkhira-after-embankment-fails

Flood Cripples Philippine Capital as 54,000 Are Evacuated https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-12/philippines-evacuates-17-000-after-intense-rain-floods-capital

A Fiat Chrysler dealership lost lots of cars to a major flood in northeast New Jersey https://jalopnik.com/watch-a-new-jersey-dealerships-jeeps-and-rams-get-swept-1828301463

Evacuations, rescues as ‘historic’ floods hit northeastern U.S. https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/evacuations-rescues-as-historic-floods-hit-northeastern-us-idUKKBN1KZ1PX

Italy bridge: Rescuers search for survivors in Genoa https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45190735

B.C. declares state of emergency as nearly 600 wildfires burn across the province, Canada https://watchers.news/2018/08/15/b-c-declares-state-of-emergency-as-nearly-600-wildfires-burn-across-the-province-canada/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ilfracombe hit by flash flooding https://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/ilfracombe-flash-flooding-1-5646416

Kīlauea Volcano status report https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/status.html

Himachal Pradesh: Five persons die, 60 animals buried alive https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/shimla/himachal-pradesh-five-persons-die-60-animals-buried-alive-due-to-rains/articleshow/65395030.cms

Four killed, houses and vehicles damaged in Jammu flash floods https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/four-killed-houses-and-vehicles-damaged-in-jammu-flash-floods/story-w4MhvVBaFtYXlfciKTg8CN.html

Kansas Storms: 2 Killed in Floodwater, Tornado Confirmed http://www.koamtv.com/story/38890734/2-killed-swept-away-by-floodwater-in-southeast-kansas

Fears for historic city of Agadez as flooding continues http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6063977/Fears-historic-city-Agadez-flooding-continues.html

Colombia and Venezuela – Thousands Displaced as Rivers Continue to Rise http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-venezuela-orinoco-river-floods-august-2018-update?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Kerala rains: Toll rises to 79; PM asks MoD to step up relief & rescue ops https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/kerala-floods-toll-rises-to-79-pm-modi-asks-defence-min-to-step-up-relief-118081600217_1.html

Flash Floods in Sudan kill 23 and displace almost 9,000 families http://www.aidforum.org/Topics/disaster-relief/flash-floods-in-sudan-kill-23-and-displace-almost-9000-families/#utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Aug 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Dukono, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Ebeko https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70180/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-16-Aug-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Krakatau-Dukono-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Eb.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How can we address the effects of climate change on communities of color? http://amp.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/influencers/article216228920.html?__twitter_impression=true

A warmer world means a greater risk rain lands on snow, triggering floods https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/a-warmer-world-means-a-greater-risk-rain-lands-on-snow-triggering-floods/

Halfway to boiling: the city at 50C https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/aug/13/halfway-boiling-city-50c?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate change and wildfires – how do we know if there is a link? https://theconversation.com/climate-change-and-wildfires-how-do-we-know-if-there-is-a-link-101304?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Heat: the next big inequality issue https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/aug/13/heat-next-big-inequality-issue-heatwaves-world

The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057/978-1-137-43020-5

Valuing the global mortality consequences of climate change accounting for adaptation costs and benefits https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59929

Prioritizing the needs of children in a changing climate https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59829

Cyclical natural phenomena that affect planet’s climate will amplify effect of manmade global warming, scientists warn https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/aug/14/extreme-temperatures-especially-likely-for-next-four-years?CMP=share_btn_tw

Coastal flooding in Europe ‘could cost up to €1 trillion per year’ by 2100 https://www.carbonbrief.org/coastal-flooding-in-europe-could-cost-up-to-one-trillion-euros-per-year-by-2100

Humanity can still avoid the apocalyptic future laid out in the much-discussed “hothouse earth” paper https://theintercept.com/2018/08/14/hothouse-earth-climate-change-neoliberal-economics/

July 2018 was third-warmest such month on Earth, NASA finds https://www.axios.com/july-2018-was-third-warmest-such-month-on-earth-1534345383-9fdaa57a-6f86-45b2-acce-208095d8a4a0.html

Mapping Sea-Level Change in Time, Space, and Probability https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-environ-102017-025826

Study: As Sea Levels Rise, Home Values Sink https://www.forbes.com/sites/reneemorad/2018/07/31/study-as-sea-levels-rise-home-values-sink/#540f41e25029

Outlook for SE Australia: more heat and drought https://reg.bom.gov.au/climate/outlooks/#/overview/video

July 2018 Global Temperature Update http://www.columbia.edu/~mhs119/Temperature/Emails/July2018.pdf

Climate change is a women’s issue http://interactive.unwomen.org/multimedia/photo/climatechange/en/index.html

Climate Change, Health and Equity https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/climate-change/guide

 

Disaster risk reduction

Why we need to restore floodplains https://floodresilience.net/blogs/why-we-need-to-restore-floodplains

Better forecast, better preparedness – investing in improved weather services https://floodresilience.net/blogs/better-forecast-better-preparedness-investing-in-improved-weather-services

Building urban resilience in New Zealand https://resiliencechallenge.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Building-Urban-Resilience-in-NZ-2017-6.pdf

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44636934

What Role Does Adaptive Management Play in Restoring Our Coast? http://mississippiriverdelta.org/what-role-does-adaptive-management-play-in-restoring-our-coast/

Bridging the Divide: Integrating Animal and Plant Paradigms to Secure the Future of Biodiversity in Fire-Prone Ecosystems http://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/2/29/htm

What’s changed in Louisiana’s housing codes since 2016’s epic flooding? Not much https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_a7cb87f4-9752-11e8-8db9-aff7b1343455.html

City of Katy to consider stricter building codes in floodplains and other ordinance updates https://communityimpact.com/houston/katy/city-county/2018/08/10/city-of-katy-to-consider-stricter-building-codes-in-floodplains-and-other-ordinance-updates/

The U.S. Desperately Needs a Better Way to Predict Storms. One Scientist Might Have the Solution http://time.com/longform/better-storm-prediction/?xid=tcoshare

We need to help people move to higher ground https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/editorial-we-need-to-help-people-move-to-higher-ground/article_6b54a15c-9c02-11e8-b67e-6f88bf267d0d.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Is Investing in Defensible Space Worth It? Six Examples Point to Yes! https://fireadaptednetwork.org/is-investing-in-defensible-space-worth-it-six-examples-point-to-yes/

Understanding the 42-year-old Idukki dam which is now saving Kerala https://theprint.in/opinion/in-monsoon-battered-kerala-idukki-dam-has-stood-tall-to-prevent-floods/97579/

Improving Flood Maps in Ungauged Fluvial Basins with Dendrogeomorphological Data http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/8/8/300

Fight fires with indigenous knowledge, researchers say http://news.trust.org/item/20180813085232-1lw0o/

The impacts of flooding on well-being and the role of ecosystem-based adaptation https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59933

Cred crunch, Issue no. 51, July 2018 – Earthquakes in Europe https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59930

Role of women in disaster risk governance https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59870

Tsunami preparedness in the Chatham Islands 150 years after the devastating South American event https://resiliencechallenge.nz/media-release-tsunami-preparedness-in-the-chatham-islands/

How “levee wars” are making floods worse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTv6RkFnelM&feature=youtu.be

Lombok lifted 10 inches by quake that killed nearly 400 https://apnews.com/4f2179321aeb4983a63bb4acf49fc51b

Wildfires are inevitable – increasing home losses, fatalities and costs are not https://theconversation.com/wildfires-are-inevitable-increasing-home-losses-fatalities-and-costs-are-not-101295

Bhutan Earthquake Opens Doors to Geophysical Studies https://eos.org/project-updates/bhutan-earthquake-opens-doors-to-geophysical-studies

What are the factors that turn some natural disasters into human catastrophes? https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/earthquakes-why-some-natural-disasters-are-more-deadly-than-others-1.3591048#.W3MSBZ__byg.twitter

Multiple benefits of Natural Flood Management http://naturalcourse.co.uk/uploads/2018/08/Multiple-benefits-of-NFM.compressed.pdf

Poll: Most Floridians Say They’re Prepared for Hurricanes, But Not Covered for Flood https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2018/08/14/497876.htm

Australian Rain Proves Fiercer Than Expected http://floodlist.com/australia/australian-rain-proves-fiercer-than-expected?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century https://phys.org/news/2018-08-europe-coastal-catastrophic-century.html

After The Storm: The Rising Risk Of Floods http://theonebrief.com/after-the-storm-the-rising-risk-of-floods/

Flood event attribution and damage estimation using national‐scale grid‐based modelling: Winter 2013/2014 in Great Britain https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/joc.5721

Ten Principles for Building Resilience https://americas.uli.org/research/centers-initiatives/urban-resilience-program/ten-principles-building-resilience/

Financing resilient communities and coastlines https://www.edf.org/ecosystems/financing-resilient-communities-and-coastlines?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=expert_none_upd_eco&utm_medium=social-media&utm_id=1534196536

Flood inundation models are now being used for flood risk assessment and monitoring https://hepex.irstea.fr/we-need-better-topography-data/

There is a need for clear-cut Standard Operating Procedures for mitigating urban flooding https://thepolicytimes.com/urban-flooding-is-a-reality/

Time to rethink approach to floods, speaker says http://www.osoyoostimes.com/time-to-rethink-approach-to-floods-speaker-says/

Testing the Added Value of Market Incentives on Disaster Risk Reduction in Western Nepal https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/testing-the-added-value-of-market-incentives-on-disaster-risk-reduction-in-western-nepal

Resilient Cities Report 2018 https://resilientcities2018.iclei.org/wp-content/uploads/RC2018_Report.pdf

This Is Not the Way to Stop Homes From Flooding https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/opinion/fema-flooding-development-buyout.html

Why Two Years of Historic Wildfires Haven’t Made Southern California Safer https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-15/why-two-years-of-historic-wildfires-haven-t-made-southern-california-safer

Burnett Catchment Flood Resilience Strategy http://qldreconstruction.org.au/BCFRS

Resilient Queensland – regional approaches to building resilience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnE-eUsm34I

Brisbane Flood Resilient Homes Project https://www.citysmart.com.au/floodwise/

Ten years after the catastrophic Koshi embankment breach, none of its lessons seem to have been learned https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/08/15/a-dammed-history-of-the-koshi-in-bihar/

Florida’s flood laws can be a nationwide model https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article216644305.html

The Challenge Of River Basin Monitoring https://sciencetrends.com/the-challenge-of-river-basin-monitoring/

Home Buyers Face Stacked Deck to Learn of Past Floods https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/home-buyers-face-stacked-decks-learn-past-floods?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=PolicyFlood

 

Emergency Management

Philippines bride wades down flooded church aisle to reach groom after monsoon https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/bride-aisle-church-flood-monsoon-wedding-philippines-manila-a8488491.html

Emergency Alert Systems Still Need a Major Upgrade http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/EDITORIAL-Emergency-Alert-Systems-Still-Need-a-Major-Upgrade.html

UK wildfires: prevention is more than a fire service issue https://theconversation.com/uk-wildfires-prevention-is-more-than-a-fire-service-issue-100127

Wildfire policy and management in England: an evolving response from Fire and Rescue Services, forestry and cross-sector groups http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/1696/20150341

The devastation caused by wildfires is self-evident – but their impact is greater and more wide-ranging than you might think https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/12/the-five-wildfires-impact-health-housing-economy-biodiversity-soil?__twitter_impression=true

Greece wildfires: Emergency chiefs replaced https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45077978

Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) return on investment study https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59894

How does resilience change over time? Tracking post-disaster recovery using mobile phone surveys https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59868

Nepal government’s emergency response to the 2015 earthquake: a case study https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59820

Is a Lack of Institutional Knowledge Plaguing Emergency Management? http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Is-a-Lack-of-Institutional-Knowledge-Plaguing-Emergency-Management.html

Does Wildfire Open a Policy Window? Local Government and Community Adaptation After Fire in the United States https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/56375

When disasters strike, seniors need priority attention http://evidencenetwork.ca/when-disasters-strike-seniors-need-priority-attention/

‘Patchwork’ System Leaves Some Californians Out of Emergency Alerts http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Patchwork-System-Leaves-Some-Californians-Out-of-Emergency-Alerts.html

Massachusetts Firefighters to Get Better Benefits for Cancer Treatment http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Firefighters-to-Get-Better-Benefits-for-Cancer-Treatment.html

What are you doing to transfer knowledge from one generation of emergency managers to the next? http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/learning-from-the-past-or-learning-anew-which-do-you-ascribe-to.html

Emergency management breakdown aide http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/sites/default/files/managed/embam/

The Team Process Checklist has been developed to assist emergency management teams deal with breakdowns in communication https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/teamprocesschecklist

‘It’s all bad’: Earliest total fire bans on record an ominous sign https://www.canberratimes.com.au/environment/weather/it-s-all-bad-earliest-total-fire-bans-on-record-an-ominous-sign-20180815-p4zxn8.html

Environment Agency’s ‘Incident Management Portal’ receives international award https://www.gov.uk/government/news/environment-agencys-incident-management-portal-receives-international-award

AI Startups Promise to Help Disaster Relief and Evacuation https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-16/ai-startups-promise-to-help-disaster-relief-and-evacuation

U.S. Disaster Relief at Home and Abroad https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/us-disaster-relief-home-and-abroad?utm_content=081618&utm_medium=social_earned&utm_source=tw&utm_term=us-disaster-relief-home-and-abroad

Victoria Emergency Management Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/PubPDocs.nsf/ee665e366dcb6cb0ca256da400837f6b/c8907db5d350657dca25823a007830c8!OpenDocument

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Why Do We Turn to Stories in the Midst of a Disaster? https://lithub.com/why-do-we-turn-to-stories-in-the-midst-of-a-disaster/

Newtown & Berhampore Community Response Planning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_skkB6bK3Q

Citizens with drones can help fighting disasters http://www.i-react.eu/citizens-drones-can-help-fighting-natural-disasters/

What controls the shaking you feel during an earthquake? https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/animation/earthquake_intensity

In this powerful extract from her new book, Chessie Henry interviews her father who was caught up in the drama of the Christchurch earthquakes https://thespinoff.co.nz/books/13-08-2018/the-monday-excerpt-february-22-2011-christchurch/

Localisation in practice: emerging indicators and practical recommendations https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59895

Community puppet theatre as a participatory alternative method to strengthen flood resilience https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/community-puppet-theatre-as-a-participatory-alternative-method-to-strengthen-flood-resilience

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

Earthquake Education Videos – Official Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbAmX72CFA&list=PLuuX-B3xC1Fqus0qFpxHoPZTpSzsGNwPR

One year after Freetown mudslide http://news.trust.org/item/20180510080420-239zm/

Disaster Media Effects: A Systematic Review and Synthesis Based on the Differential Susceptibility to Media Effects Model https://academic.oup.com/joc/article-abstract/68/4/734/5003433?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Supervolcano lessons a hit for Hilltop students https://gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/What-s-new/Supervolcano-lessons

Texas Students Undergo Drone Training for Public Safety Use http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Sharyland-Students-Undergo-Drone-Training-for-Public-Safety-Use.html

A Model for Aligning Key Internal Resources Before Crisis https://thecrisiscommunicator.com/2018/08/13/a-model-for-aligning-key-internal-resources-before-crisis/

Crisis Communication: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from International Disasters https://www.amazon.com/Crisis-Communication-Studies-International-Disasters/dp/1498751342/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502144008&sr=8-1&keywords=brataas+crisis

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Calls for help fill social media as floods swamp Metro Manila http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/11/18/calls-for-help-fill-social-media-as-floods-swamp-metro-manila

14% of Americans have changed their mind about an issue because of something they saw on social media http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/08/15/14-of-americans-have-changed-their-mind-about-an-issue-because-of-something-they-saw-on-social-media/

Australian Twitter Collection https://www.qut.edu.au/institute-for-future-environments/facilities/digital-observatory

 

Psychology and Disasters

The Way We Process Risks Can Keep Us in Harm’s Way http://behavioralscientist.org/the-way-we-process-risks-can-keep-us-in-harms-way/

“Harvey’s not over”: School’s about to start — but the trauma from Hurricane Harvey lingers https://www.texastribune.org/2018/08/13/harveys-not-over-schools-about-start-trauma-hurricane-harvey-lingers/

 

Sociology and Disasters

‘Natural disasters’ and people on the margins – the hidden story https://theconversation.com/natural-disasters-and-people-on-the-margins-the-hidden-story-100251?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Drought, Flood Driving Worsening Crises in Vulnerable Populations https://www.watercanada.net/drought-flood-driving-worsening-crises-in-vulnerable-populations/

Social Capital and Dietary Intakes Following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30033956

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Disaster Recovery https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/DRGS_gender_equality_WEB.pdf

 

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Today in disaster resilience (10 August 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Lynchburg floods: Flooding fears spark evacuations in US city https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45054961

20 dead, 8 missing as record heavy rain triggers floods in Xinjiang https://reliefweb.int/report/china/20-dead-8-missing-record-heavy-rain-triggers-floods-xinjiang

Myanmar endures worst of Mekong monsoon floods http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6018871/Myanmar-endures-worst-Mekong-monsoon-floods.html

More than 700 firefighters are battling a major wildfire in southern Portugal’s Algarve region, as parts of Europe continue to swelter https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45070498

Lombok: Scores die as quake again hits Indonesian island https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45076800

Two children die in eastern Sudan rains and floods https://www.dabangasudan.org/en/all-news/article/two-children-die-in-eastern-sudan-rains-and-floods

Revenge of the river: How a flood-swollen Yamuna is endangering Taj Mahal https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/nation/story/20180813-revenge-of-the-river-how-a-flood-swollen-yamuna-is-endangering-taj-mahal-1303350-2018-08-05

2 dead in Assam floods, toll touches 45 https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/2-dead-in-assam-floods-toll-touches-45/article24610600.ece

Environment Canada gives Manitoba tornado 2nd-highest severity classification https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/alonsa-manitoba-tornado-severity-level-environment-canada-1.4775513

Dramatic rescues in China floods https://news.sky.com/video/dramatic-rescues-in-china-floods-11463799

On cam: Flood washes away 2-storey house in West Bengal’s Bankura https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/on-cam-flood-washes-away-2-storey-house-in-west-bengals-bankura/videoshow/65307273.cms

A record ‘you don’t want to see’: Mendocino Complex fire has become California’s largest ever https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/08/06/wildfires-continue-to-char-california-but-one-fire-is-in-a-destructive-league-of-its-own/?utm_term=.4b7c08c57a91

Flood water enters many homes in Srinagar https://jkedunews.com/2018/08/07/flood-water-enters-many-homes-in-srinagar-many-people-evacuated-jammu-youth-drowns-in-bemina-while-rescuing-dog/

Flooding in Thailand http://bangkokjack.com/2018/08/05/mekong-river-bursts-banks/

Thousands marooned in a ‘dam-induced’ flood in Golaghat https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/thousands-marooned-in-a-dam-induced-flood-in-golaghat-61326

Algeria – Deadly Floods Hit Tamanrasset Province http://floodlist.com/africa/algeria-deadly-floods-tamanrasset-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Indonesians Estimated to Have Been Displaced by Quake Exceed 150,000 https://www.wsj.com/articles/indonesians-displaced-by-quake-exceed-150-000-1533732322

Toronto reeling after rain, flash floods wreak havoc Tuesday night with more showers on the way https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/08/07/16000-without-power-in-north-york-as-heavy-rain-batters-toronto-causing-floods-in-parts-of-the-city.html

Residents in Phetchaburi are building sandbag embankments to save their home https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1516946/locals-brace-for-brutal-floods#cxrecs_s

Two men trapped in elevator rescued from Toronto floods https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45117349

66 houses, 264 shops damaged in Turkish flood as officials visit Black Sea province http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/vice-president-oktay-interior-minister-soylu-visit-flood-hit-ordu-135624

France floods: 1,600 evacuated, German missing at campsite https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45134715

Another Ebola outbreak in Congo, this time in a conflict zone https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/08/09/briefing-another-ebola-outbreak-congo-time-conflict-zone?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Debris flow hits village in Switzerland http://www.severe-weather.eu/news/big-debris-flow-hits-chamoson-switzerland-august-7-2018/

Indonesia minister says quake deaths pass 300 https://www.apnews.com/f5e00faad919405bb00803a6901e999c?utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter

Niger floods leave 22 dead and thousands homeless http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6042129/Niger-floods-leave-22-dead-thousands-homeless.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 9 Aug 2018: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Agung, Sangay, Sakurajima, Sabancaya, Ebeko https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70091/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-9-Aug-2018-Fuego-volcano-Dukono-Agung-Sangay-Sakurajima-Sabancaya-Ebeko.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The apocalyptic tone of heatwave-reporting doesn’t go far enough – not when the issue is human extinction https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/heatwave-weather-report-human-extinction-issue-a8478271.html

UK politicians ‘failing to rise to the challenge of climate change’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/16/uk-politicians-failing-to-rise-to-the-challenge-of-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

Australia’s Turnbull: ‘Now we are the land of droughts’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45075838

Building Resilient Communities: Land Use Change, Rural Development and Adaptation to Climate Consequences http://www.lulu.com/shop/brittany-berger-and-bishawjit-mallick-and-kihwan-kim/building-resilient-communities-land-use-change-rural-development-and-adaptation-to-climate-consequences/ebook/product-23728338.html#formatComparison

We Are All Climate Refugees Now https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/climate-change-disaster-in-the-making-by-jeffrey-d-sachs-2018-08

Chronic Flooding and the Future of Miami https://blog.ucsusa.org/ucsblog/chronic-flooding-and-the-future-of-miami

Climate Change Mentions Are Hard to Find in Coverage of Record Setting Summer Heatwaves https://www.citizen.org/media/press-releases/national-and-state-media-failing-connect-recent-extreme-heat-events-climate

How Not to Talk About Climate Change https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/new-york-times-losing-earth-response-climate-change

During the rise of mammals, Earth’s temperatures spiked in a scary way that the planet may experience again soon https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/earths-scorching-hot-history/566762/?utm_source=twb

Destructive Flood Risk in U.S. West Could Triple if Climate Change Left Unchecked https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06082018/global-warming-climate-change-floods-california-oroville-dam-scientists

Domino-effect of climate events could push Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/domino-effect-of-climate-events-could-push-earth-into-a-hothouse-state?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115

Adding Up the Cost of Climate Change in Lost Lives https://www.wsj.com/articles/adding-up-the-cost-of-climate-change-in-lost-lives-1533121201?mod=cx_picks&cx_navSource=cx_picks&cx_tag=contextual&cx_artPos=1#cxrecs_s

Valuing the Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3224365&mod=article_inline

On climate change, it’s time to start panicking https://www.salon.com/2018/08/05/on-climate-change-its-time-to-start-panicking/

The Inequality of Climate Change From 1.5 to 2°C of Global Warming https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1029/2018GL078430

Save the Date: IPCC Special Report Global Warming of 1.5ºC http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/ma-p48.shtml

The coastal retreat has begun https://thebulletin.org/2018/07/the-coastal-retreat-has-begun/

Engineers warn that climate change will mean escalating costs for UK’s water industry http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/aug-2018/engineers-warn-climate-change-will-mean-escalating-costs-uk%E2%80%99s-water-industry

Villagers ‘living between life and death’ as Pakistan’s glaciers melt http://news.trust.org/item/20180806100007-e6wwt/

Don’t despair – climate change catastrophe can still be averted https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/07/climate-change-catastrophe-political-will-grassroots-engagement

Arctic carbon cycle is speeding up https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2776/arctic-carbon-cycle-is-speeding-up/

The Mississippi Delta is losing land. Here’s why https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/08/the-mississippi-delta-is-losing-land/

Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change? https://www.npr.org/2016/08/18/479349760/should-we-be-having-kids-in-the-age-of-climate-change

Climate change is making wildfires more extreme. Here’s how https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/climate-change-is-making-wildfires-more-extreme-heres-how

Hurricane Harvey Links to Ocean Heat Content and Climate Change Adaptation https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2018EF000825?hootPostID=438a05cfe7c5ee8039f5a3ce71a3d2c6

Coal industry on steady decline under Trump’s leadership https://thinkprogress.org/latest-government-statistics-show-coal-industry-on-steady-decline-under-trumps-leadership-188e724520e6/

New study on the collapse of Mayan civilization should be climate wake-up call https://thinkprogress.org/a-megadrought-destroyed-the-mayan-civilization-were-next-92e10dea33c5/

How to beat the heatwave: creative solutions from Tokyo to Berlin https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/03/how-to-beat-the-heatwave-creative-solutions-from-tokyo-to-berlin

Terrifying insights into climate change could build legislative momentum for emissions cuts, researchers argue https://phys.org/news/2018-08-insights-climate-legislative-momentum-emissions.html

Terrified by ‘hothouse Earth’? Don’t despair — do something https://grist.org/article/terrified-by-hothouse-earth-dont-despair-do-something/

Global warming to increase water in South Asian rivers https://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/disasters/news/global-warming-to-increase-water-in-south-asian-rivers.html

No, we didn’t almost s­olve the climate crisis in the 1980s https://www.vox.com/mischiefs-of-faction/2018/8/6/17649906/climate-crisis-solve

‘The Water Will Come’: New book on Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/jeff-goodell/the-water-will-come/9780316260206/

Cut electricity emissions by 52-70pc, CSIRO tells government https://www.afr.com/news/cut-electricity-emissions-by-5270pc-csiro-tells-government-20180808-h13ook

The global heat wave as seen by satellites, airplanes, and weather stations https://qz.com/1349882/drought-wildfires-and-flood-images-from-the-uk-japan-and-the-arctic/

Florida Adaptation Planning Guidebook https://floridadep.gov/fco/florida-resilient-coastlines-program/documents/adaptation-planning-guidebook#.W2w7ManE3e8.twitter

Climate Resilient Water Management http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/collaborations/action-on-climate-today/#ui-id-9

Palaeoclimate constraints on the impact of 2 °C anthropogenic warming and beyond https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0146-0

Influence of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Planetary Wave Resonance and Extreme Weather Events https://www.nature.com/articles/srep45242.epdf?shared_access_token=k5UqlHes_hobBLci-Idw5dRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0Npxhuy_7SSahS4SxGwSjlQCJxh9T7fXl-0aX3aRU4rTpM9kvBmSviOogUsf5ut7KyD4S7HJofz6a1Z3rKI4FauatxMrzItC6lTpyZfZGWWug%3D%3D

Colombia’s glaciers face extinction within 30-years https://thecitypaperbogota.com/news/colombias-glaciers-face-extinction-within-30-years-claims-ideam/20434

What Does Climate Change Mean for Coastal Communities? https://www.barrfoundation.org/blog/what-does-climate-change-mean-for-coastal-communities

 

Disaster risk reduction

Pakistan’s mountain communities brace for flash floods https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/08/03/pakistans-mountain-communities-brace-for-flash-floods/

Will Hurricane Harvey Recovery Sink or Save a Texas City Already Fighting for Survival? https://www.texasobserver.org/hurricane-harvey-one-year-later-port-arthur/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Four Ways Kīlauea Is Redrawing the Map https://eos.org/features/four-ways-kilauea-is-redrawing-the-map#.W2QrvPm78AM.twitter

European Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.unisdr.org/conference/2018/efdrr

After Harvey, Houston Hopes to Boost Flood Defenses With $2.5 Billion Bond https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-harvey-houston-hopes-to-boost-flood-defenses-with-2-5-billion-bond-1533470402

Applications of Open-Access Remotely Sensed Data for Flood Modelling and Mapping in Developing Regions http://www.mdpi.com/2306-5338/5/3/39

Despite crises rising, firms are unprepared – Deloitte study https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/media-releases/articles/despite-crises-rising-firms-unprepared-deloitte-study-110718.html

To See How Levees Increase Flooding, We Built Our Own https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/levees

Flood Thy Neighbor: Who Stays Dry and Who Decides? https://www.propublica.org/article/levee-valley-park-flood-thy-neighbor-who-stays-dry-and-who-decides

Projected increases and shifts in rain-on-snow flood risk over western North America https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0236-4

The impacts and costs of flooding https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/5/the-impacts-and-costs-of-flooding/?__twitter_impression=true

Sydney’s first resilience strategy a ‘breakthrough’ https://architectureau.com/articles/sydneys-first-resilience-strategy-a-breakthrough/

From natural hazard to disaster: academic to discuss the impact of poor urban planning at public talk http://www.lboro.ac.uk/news-events/news/2018/august/academic-discusses-impact-poor-urban-planning/

EQC funds research on Auckland volcanic surges https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/eqc-funds-research-on-auckland-volcanic-surges

RM50 million spent on assets acquisition to face floods http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/08/06/rm50-million-spent-assets-acquisition-face-floods

Report faults years of neglect for 2017 New Orleans floods https://uk.news.yahoo.com/report-faults-years-neglect-2017-orleans-floods-154753234.html

Restoring floodplains to give rivers more room to accommodate large floods is the best way to keep communities safe https://www.americanrivers.org/threats-solutions/restoring-damaged-rivers/benefits-of-restoring-floodplains/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=americanrivers

Scaling up of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood risk reduction in Northern Pakistan http://www.adaptation-undp.org/node/3408

A turning point in China’s disaster preparedness? https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/10768-A-turning-point-in-China-s-disaster-preparedness-

Quick uptake on communities flood mitigation report https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/infrastructure/2018/07/quick-uptake-communities-flood-mitigation-report

An introduction to flood risk https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/guides-reviews/introduction-flood-risk/44157/

Global organisations unite to solve fire safety in buildings http://www.rics.org/us/news/news-insight/press-releases/global-organisations-unite-to-solve-fire-safety-in-buildings/

The era of megafires: the crisis facing California and what will happen next https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/07/california-wildfires-megafires-future-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Cost of Flood Insurance Is a Price Worth Paying https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/08/the-cost-of-flood-insurance-is-a-price-worth-paying/566363/

Future climate and runoff projections across South Asia from CMIP5 global climate models and hydrological modelling https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214581817304573

Laos Suspends New Dam Projects Following Catastrophe https://www.voanews.com/a/laos-dam-project-on-pause/4518337.html

Hunting for Landslides from Cascadia’s Great Earthquakes https://eos.org/project-updates/hunting-for-landslides-from-cascadias-great-earthquakes

Structure of the Residential Flood Insurance Market https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/resilience-lab-notes/structure-of-the-residential-flood-insurance-market/

Hurricane Harvey Wind Damage Investigation https://disastersafety.org/hurricane/hurricane-harvey/

Economic Losses and Displacement Should Drive Disaster Risk Reduction Efforts https://unchronicle.un.org/article/economic-losses-and-displacement-should-drive-disaster-risk-reduction-efforts

Urban flood resilience https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/352098-urban-flood-resilience

More flooding, mudslides expected as wildfires run rampant https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/more-flooding-mudslides-expected-as-wildfires-run-rampant-expert-1.4043300#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=eZf82LR

A levee saves one town but threatens others https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060092987

Thriving in the Face of Disasters https://disaster-recovery.cioreview.com/cxoinsight/thriving-in-the-face-of-disasters-nid-26887-cid-106.html

Disasters are not natural http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/disasters-are-not-natural-jason-von-meding/9920536

Kīlauea Eruption Abruptly Slows Down https://eos.org/articles/kilauea-eruption-abruptly-slows-down

A preliminary report on the 2018 Lombok region – Indonesia earthquakes https://www.emsc-csem.org/Files/news/Earthquakes_reports/Lombok%20earthquake%20report%20GTV%209-8-2018.pdf

Caribbean states kick off green defense against disasters http://news.trust.org/item/20180809201319-lf7i5/

NOAA Lowers Hurricane Season Forecast, Says El Niño Likely on the Way https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09082018/hurricane-season-2018-atlantic-forecast-update-el-nino-cooler-ocean-temperatures

Urban flood risk management in Pakistan https://dailytimes.com.pk/280433/urban-flood-risk-management-in-pakistan/

Variation of extreme drought and flood in North China revealed by document-based seasonal precipitation reconstruction for the past 300 years https://www.clim-past.net/14/1135/2018/

 

Emergency Management

Overview of CWC’s Flood Monitoring & Forecasting in North East India https://sandrp.in/2018/08/05/overview-of-cwcs-flood-monitoring-forecasting-in-north-east-india/

Stories of survival: Escaping the floodwaters in Laos https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/2018/08/03/stories-survival-escaping-floodwaters-laos/?platform=hootsuite

Defining Extreme Wildfire Events: Difficulties, Challenges, and Impacts http://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/1/9

Federal Disaster Recovery Efforts Are ‘Not Sustainable,’ Report Says https://www.routefifty.com/management/2018/08/federal-disaster-recovery-not-sustainable/150249/

The Grenfell inquiry: tragic revelations of failure, buck-passing … and bravery https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/04/grenfell-inquiry-tragic-revelations-failure-bravery

The architecture of relief: how design builds hope in the wake of disaster https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/the-architecture-of-relief-how-design-builds-hope-in-the-wake-of-disaster-20180727-h138dq.html

Siege review: Deborah Snow’s compelling account of the Lindt Cafe disaster https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/siege-review-deborah-snows-compelling-account-of-the-lindt-cafe-disaster-20180725-h1354f.html

‘No one expected a fire tornado.’ Jerry Brown says wildfires are going to get expensive https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article215852940.html

In Nepal, a rushed earthquake rebuild leads to a mountain of debt https://www.irinnews.org/news-feature/2018/08/06/nepal-rushed-earthquake-rebuild-leads-mountain-debt?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Medical supplies, tents and other aid rushed to victims of Indonesia quake that killed at least 98 people http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-indonesia-earthquake-20180806-story.html

CFS volunteer hours have soared as summers and bushfire seasons lengthen https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/news-story/cef8ab9471eaf659dfdb6ad3911cd096

West Japan flood victims still living in despair a month after disaster: survey https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/08/06/national/west-japan-flood-victims-still-living-despair-month-disaster-survey/#.W2jRztIzbIU

Higher inflow to Doyang reservoir forced release of water: NEEPCO https://www.time8.in/neepco-denies-flood-charges-says-higher-inflow-to-doyang-reservoir-forced-release-of-water/

249 Nights Away at California Fires: Firefighter Families Cope With a ‘New Normal’ http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/249-nights-away-at-California-fires-Firefighter-families-cope-with-a-new-normal.html

Landmine risk for thousands displaced by floods in Laos https://uk.reuters.com/article/laos-floods-landmines/landmine-risk-for-thousands-displaced-by-floods-in-laos-idUKL5N1UY19M

India floods: ‘I’ll have nothing if I leave my house’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-asia-india-45091665/india-floods-i-ll-have-nothing-if-i-leave-my-house

Myanmar people struggle amid floods https://www.mmtimes.com/news/myanmar-people-struggle-amid-floods.html

Tackling a known unknown: How post-disaster aid can provide what people really need http://blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacific/tackling-known-unknown-how-post-disaster-aid-can-provide-what-people-really-need

2017 Disasters Could Prompt Reconsideration of FEMA’s Role with States http://disasterphilanthropy.org/blog/preparedness/2017-disasters-prompt-reconsideration-femas-role-states/

Wildfires Have Changed. The Technology to Fight Them Hasn’t — Yet http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Wildfires-Have-Changed-The-Technology-to-Fight-Them-Hasnt—-Yet.html

A look at California’s largest wildfires, by the numbers https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/07/us/california-fire-numbers/index.html?utm_source=twCNNi&utm_term=image&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-08-07T21%3A21%3A06

Building Back Better : Achieving Resilience through Stronger, Faster, and More Inclusive Post-Disaster Reconstruction https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29867?cid=SURR_TT_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT

Cleaning Up: Inside the Wildfire Debris Removal Job That Cost Taxpayers $1.3 Billion https://www.kqed.org/news/11681280/cleaning-up-inside-the-wildfire-debris-removal-job-that-cost-taxpayers-1-3-billion

Indonesia earthquake: Rescuers search for survivors, tourists flee holiday islands http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-07/tourists-flee-indonesia-lombok-after-earthquake-kills-98/10081358

EU provides emergency relief to flood victims in the Philippines https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/philippines_en/49167/EU%20provides%20emergency%20relief%20to%20flood%20victims%20in%20the%20Philippines

Do bushfire planning & response behaviours differ between pet owners with low or high attachment & does it matter if the animals are large or small? http://currents.plos.org/disasters/article/bushfire-preparedness-planning-and-response-among-animal-guardians-a-south-australian-case-study/

New Emergency Management Commissioner Appointed https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/new-emergency-management-commissioner-appointed/

Caught in a Disaster? Your Rescuer Might Be an Amateur http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2018/08/08/caught-in-a-disaster-your-rescuer-might-be-an-amateur

Puerto Rico: 1,400 died from hurricane but toll still at 64 https://apnews.com/amp/1fe6c144340d4d41963fd304d569c088?__twitter_impression=true

14,000 Fight California Fires, Some From Prisons or Overseas https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-international/14000-Fight-California-Fires-Mendocino-Complex-490415521.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

In case of emergency: Children map community using Lego and Minecraft https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/363368/in-case-of-emergency-children-map-community-using-lego-and-minecraft

Place-based education: Teaching geoscience in the context of location and culture https://www.earthmagazine.org/node/22056

This FEMA interactive allows you to enter any address and see the flood risk in Houston https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/fema-map-flood-zone-houston-2018-13127794.php

‘I don’t think anyone escaped it’: Sheboygan’s 1998 flood left scars, triggered changes https://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/news/2018/08/06/sheboygan-1998-flood-scars-still-leaves-scars-camelot-boulevard-historic-flooding/775256002/

6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire https://fireadaptednetwork.org/recover-after-wildfire/

National Preparedness Month https://www.ready.gov/september

Indonesia’s Lombok quake revives the question of taking cover versus running outside https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/forget-doorframes-expert-advice-on-earthquake-survival-strategies/

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Social Media Use Continues to Rise in Developing Countries but Plateaus Across Developed Ones http://www.pewglobal.org/2018/06/19/social-media-use-continues-to-rise-in-developing-countries-but-plateaus-across-developed-ones/

Tweets Prove to be Reliable Indicator of Air Quality Conditions During Wildfires https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/news/release/tweets-wildfire-air-quality

 

Psychology and Disasters

When your faith in New Orleans gets flooded out, what’s next? https://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2018/08/flooding_new_orleans_sewerage.html?utm_campaign=nolanews_sf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

How collective action produces psychological change and how that change endures over time: A case study of an environmental campaign https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/bjso.12270

PTSD, Suicide, and Despair: The Silent Perils of Being a Firefighter https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/j5nbm4/ptsd-suicide-and-despair-the-silent-perils-of-being-a-firefighter?utm_campaign=sharebutton

Motivations and experiences of sheltering in place during floods: Implications for policy and practice https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918304345

Farmers experiencing drought-related stress need targeted support https://theconversation.com/farmers-experiencing-drought-related-stress-need-targeted-support-98239

 

Sociology and Disasters

Echoing the voice of women with disabilities http://www.didrrn.net/echoing-the-voice-of-women-with-disabilities-in-the-2018-amcdrr/

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (3 August 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Indonesia earthquake: 14 dead after 6.4 quake hits tourist island of Lombok http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-29/indonesia-earthquake-leaves-thirteen-dead/10049006

Northeast Thailand in grip of severe floods http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30351031

Flooding in Scotland https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2991501/scotland-weather-floods-rain-thunder-lightning/

Typhoon Jongdari Makes Landfall In Japan As The Nation Reels From Record Floods And Heat https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2018/07/28/typhoon-jongdari-makes-landfall-in-japan-as-the-nation-reels-from-record-floods-and-heat/#6c7ec3f4bd55

Hundreds of Thais stranded on active volcano after quake hit Indonesia http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30351019

Current wildfires across North America https://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/charts/cams/fire-activity?time=2018072900,24,2018073000&projection=classical_north_america

Hospital submerged as floods hit India’s Bihar state https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/hospital-submerged-as-floods-hit-india-s-bihar-state-1.2258695

Over 570 dead as monsoon rains flood India, country-wide monsoon deficiency remains at 5% https://watchers.news/2018/07/30/over-570-dead-as-monsoon-rains-flood-india-country-wide-monsoon-deficiency-remains-at-5/

California fires: 8 killed, 880+ structures destroyed and more than 37 000 people evacuated https://watchers.news/2018/07/30/california-fires-6-killed-880-structures-destroyed-and-more-than-37-000-people-evacuated/

Yamuna to hit 5-year-high in Delhi today, displaced families say they haven’t received relief https://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/yamuna-to-hit-5-year-high-in-delhi-on-tuesday-displaced-families-say-they-haven-t-received-relief/story-q9cvcjkLAlZD0MtoFcayGP.html

Assam floods: Two more people die as toll rises to 38 this year; almost 60,000 affected by torrential rains https://www.firstpost.com/india/assam-floods-two-more-people-die-as-toll-rises-to-38-this-year-almost-60000-affected-by-torrential-rains-4871601.html

Carr Fire becomes seventh most destructive California fire https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/31/us/carr-fire-california/index.html

Indonesia’s Krakatau Volcano Spits Lava Bombs and Boulders in Spectacular Eruption https://uk.news.yahoo.com/indonesias-krakatau-volcano-spits-lava-023751424.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw

A Swedish Train Station Flooded And People Turned It Into A Swimming Pool http://www.ladbible.com/funny/weird-a-swedish-train-station-flooded-and-it-was-turned-into-a-swimming-pool-20180731

Drone photos capture Australia’s worst drought in living memory https://twitter.com/i/moments/1024645596974657537

Flash floods threaten the East as fire danger persists out West https://abcnews.go.com/US/flash-floods-threaten-east-fire-danger-persists-west/story?id=56983098

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 Aug 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Turrialba, Sakurajima, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70004/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-Aug-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Turrialba-Sakurajima-Saban.html

Myanmar floods claim 12 lives, forces 132,000 out of homes: Report https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/myanmar-floods-claim-12-lives-forces-132-000-out-of-homes-report/story-0Kwbw8Z34GKGToaMqliEtK.html

Colombia and Venezuela – Flooding Rivers Affect Thousands http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-venezuela-orinoco-river-floods-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Researchers proposed that night-time temperatures are more easily affected by an increase in greenhouse gases http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-19/nights-getting-hotter-climate-change-has-deadly-consequences/9985340

Will the Maritimes be insurable if climate change left unchecked? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/climate-change/will-maritimes-insurable-climate-change-left-unchecked-1004135020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extreme global weather is ‘the face of climate change’ says leading scientist https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/27/extreme-global-weather-climate-change-michael-mann

These Climate Change Photos From The Last 100 Years Will Shock You https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/heres-what-the-arctic-glaciers-look-like-after-100-years-of?utm_term=.km9bG0MmK#.evVmZBKay

‘In many places, people are preparing for the past or present climate. But this summer is the future.’ https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27072018/summer-2018-heat-wave-wildfires-climate-change-evidence-crops-flooding-deaths-records-broken

Experts Discuss Recent Heat Waves and Atmospheric Changes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atUpkiwURl8&lc=UgzsP9gQIUtlH15SgXd4AaABAg

Warming Arctic could be behind heatwave sweeping northern hemisphere https://www.newscientist.com/article/2174889-warming-arctic-could-be-behind-heatwave-sweeping-northern-hemisphere/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Science Says: Record heat, fires worsened by climate change https://apnews.com/a4255779e2b6461b9cc8dbf24ea4b96c

Using Critical Thresholds to Customize Climate Projections of Extreme Events to User Needs and Support Decisions https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-using-critical-thresholds

Climate change made 2018 European heatwave up to ‘five times’ more likely https://www.carbonbrief.org/climate-change-made-2018-european-heatwave-up-to-five-times-more-likely

Why Are Siberian Temperatures Plummeting While the Arctic Warms? https://eos.org/articles/why-are-siberian-temperatures-plummeting-while-the-arctic-warms

Climate Change: We’re Not Literally Doomed, but… https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/climate-change-were-not-literally-doomed-but/

We Should Never Have Called It Earth https://medium.com/@onbeing/we-should-never-have-called-it-earth-b613331fe76f

2018’s global heat wave is so pervasive it’s surprising scientists https://www.axios.com/global-heat-wave-stuns-scientists-as-records-fall-4cad71d2-8567-411e-a3f6-0febaa19a847.html

Using Data to Address Climate Challenges: 5 Takeaways from Sierra Leone and Tanzania http://www.wri.org/blog/2018/07/using-data-address-climate-challenges-5-takeaways-sierra-leone-and-tanzania?

The atmospheric response to sea-ice loss https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0243-5

Contrasting the Antarctic and Arctic Atmospheric Responses to Projected Sea Ice Loss in the Late Twenty-First Century https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0666.1?journalCode=clim

This coastal town’s battle against sea-level rise could offer lessons for others https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/this-coastal-towns-battle-against-sea-level-rise-could-offer-lessons-for-others/2018/07/26/8c7e43a2-8b6c-11e8-85ae-511bc1146b0b_story.html?utm_term=.86075d94c724

When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame? https://www.npr.org/2018/07/29/633203732/when-the-weather-is-extreme-is-climate-change-to-blame?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=socialThe Cascading Impacts of Climate Change https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/the-cascading-impacts-of-climate-change/

Droughts, heatwaves and floods: How to tell when climate change is to blame https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05849-9

California’s Death Valley Will Have The Hottest Month Ever Recorded On Earth https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/08/californias-death-valley-will-have-the-hottest-month-ever-recorded-on-earth/

China could face deadly heat waves due to climate change http://news.mit.edu/2018/china-could-face-deadly-heat-waves-due-climate-change-0731

Intense rainfall worse than expected under climate change modelling, meaning flash floods https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/technology/news-story/3140d07f359bcc0d1d90588afcb4fde9

The Met Office’s 4th annual State of the UK Climate report confirms 2017 was the 5th warmest year in a record dating back to 1910 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2018/state-of-the-climate-2017

Climate Change and the Emergency Management Sector https://files-em.em.vic.gov.au/public/EMV-web/AFAC-Climate-Change-Discussion-3July2018FINAL.pdf

As the UK swelters, government plan for extreme heat is criticised http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/07/20/uk-swelters-government-plan-extreme-heat-criticised/

Climate change: second UK national adaptation programme (2018 to 2023) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/climate-change-second-national-adaptation-programme-2018-to-2023

Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans https://phys.org/news/2018-08-scientists-climate-oceans.html

Grim report card for planet ranks 2017 one of hottest years in recorded history https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/01/world/state-of-the-climate-2017-noaa-wxc/index.html

2017 State of the Climate: Highlights https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/state-climate-highlights/2017

Saving Earth: Don’t Fall Into Climate Change Fatalism https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-gleick-new-york-times-climate-change_us_5b61fafbe4b0b15aba9f3959?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Sydney and large regions of eastern Australia posted their hottest July on record https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/balmy-august-start-for-sydney-after-record-july-heat-as-big-dry-grows-20180801-p4zurr.html

Climate Change Could Supercharge Threat of Antibiotic Resistance: Study https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-antibiotic-resistance-2572071872.html

New guidebook on climate risk assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation https://www.unbonn.org/node/13162

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html

An Optimist’s Guide to Solving Climate Change and Saving the World https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3kyp8y/an-optimists-guide-to-solving-climate-change-and-saving-the-world

Physiographic influences on dense shelf-water cascading down the Antarctic continental slope https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001282521830031X

Scientists aren’t impressed with New York Times’ new story on climate change https://thinkprogress.org/scientists-slam-new-york-times-climate-story-for-whitewashing-role-of-big-oil-and-gop-63fbc3a85b09/

Can Fiction Change People’s Minds About Climate Change? https://chireviewofbooks.com/2018/07/24/the-honey-farm-harriet-alida-lye-interview/

Implications of transforming climate change risks into security risks https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-04-2018-0121?journalCode=dpm

How Climate Change Ignites Wildfires From California to South Africa https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-wildfires-2573967514.html

The Big Melt https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/08/16/arctic-big-melt/

Climate change explained https://www.gov.uk/guidance/climate-change-explained

When is migration a maladaptive response to climate change? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-018-1387-6

Record-breaking temperatures leave 29 dead in South Korean heatwave https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/02/asia/south-korea-heatwave-deaths-intl/index.html

Concern for climate as Sweden’s highest peak melts away https://www.yahoo.com/news/concern-climate-swedens-highest-peak-melts-away-145032770.html

NASA scientists reveal details of icy Greenland’s heated geologic past https://phys.org/news/2018-08-nasa-scientists-reveal-icy-greenland.html

Your Climate Change Questions, Answered https://outrider.org/climate-change/articles/your-climate-change-questions-answered/

 

Disaster risk reduction

The city’s $2 billion program to repair streets and infrastructure doesn’t include innovative water management https://thelensnola.org/2018/07/26/the-citys-2-billion-program-to-repair-streets-and-infrastructure-doesnt-include-innovative-water-management/

Now is best opportunity to reduce risk of floods http://www.maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk/news/16382275.reader-letter-now-is-best-opportunity-to-reduce-risk-of-floods/

European data to fight floods, fires and other hazards http://www.i-react.eu/european-data-to-fight-fires-floods-and-other-disasters/

A Quantitative Hydrological Climate Classification Evaluated With Independent Streamflow Data https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018WR022913

Geochemical detective work helps answer questions about Kīlauea’s ongoing eruption https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hvo_volcano_watch.html

Societal Security and Crisis Management https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319923024

Removing the Drudgery from Earthquake Seismology https://eos.org/editor-highlights/removing-the-drudgery-from-earthquake-seismology

A decade of progress in disaster risk reduction http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7c3e2b67#/7c3e2b67/2

Six of California’s Most Destructive Wildfires Have Struck in the Past 10 Months https://weather.com/news/news/2018-07-30-california-20-most-destructive-wildfires-carr-fire

Laos Dam Disaster: “avoidable, man-made disaster due to neglect of contractors, decision makers, consultants and supervising agencies” https://sandrp.in/2018/07/30/drp-news-bulletin-30-july-2018-laos-dam-disaster-yet-another-wake-up-call/

25 years and millions of dollars after the Great Flood, is Kansas City safer? https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article215578845.html

Authorities to look at 2013 flood & frame plan https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/authorities-to-look-at-2013-flood-frame-plan/articleshow/65195321.cms

Harvey’s Devastating Flooding Boosts Insurance in Texas https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2018/07/30/297724/harveys-devastating-flooding-boosts-insurance-in-texas/

Congress Again Punts Flood Insurance Reform into Future https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/07/30/flood-insurance-reform-climate-change/

Development and assessment of uni- and multivariable flood loss models for Emilia-Romagna (Italy) https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/18/2057/2018/

Prevalence of Seismic Rate Anomalies Preceding Volcanic Eruptions in Alaska https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2018.00100/full

Small Businesses Are a Vital Part of Community Resiliency but Often Overlook Vulnerabilities http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Small-Businesses-Are-a-Vital-Part-of-Community-Resiliency-but-Often-Overlook-Vulnerabilities.html?

Finally, Penang gets RM150 million for flood mitigation project http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/07/31/finally-penang-gets-rm150-million-for-flood-mitigation-project/

Extreme storms and flash flooding are coming to Australia https://www.businessinsider.com.au/storms-flash-flooding-australia-research-science-2018-7

United Kingdom Historical Rainfall Digital Maps from 1866 to 1964 https://oasishub.co/dataset/united-kingdom-historical-rainfall-digital-maps-from-1866-to-1964-hydro-gis

Why do people keep building in floodplains? http://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-flood-zone-floodplain-development-homes-zoning.html

Two Active Volcanoes in Japan May Share a Magma Source https://eos.org/articles/two-active-volcanoes-in-japan-may-share-a-magma-source

Quantification of subsurface hydrologic connectivity in four headwater catchments using graph theory https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718327645

These perennial floods http://www.tribuneonlineng.com/157629/

Lancaster flash flood prompts calls for more prevention measures https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-45018773

Flooding – Govt Surface Water Management Action Plan says “necessary to go much further” https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/flooding/item/15328-flooding-govt-surface-water-management-action-plan-says-necessary-to-go-much-further

Integrating climate change into disaster risk reduction strategies https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/integrating-climate-change-into-disaster-risk-reduction-strategies/

Some Requirements for Simulating Wildland Fire Behavior Using Insight from Coupled Weather—Wildland Fire Models http://mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/1/6

The Laos disaster reminds us that local people are too often victims of dam development https://theconversation.com/the-laos-disaster-reminds-us-that-local-people-are-too-often-victims-of-dam-development-100588?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Open Data for Resilience Index https://index.opendri.org/about.html

Prehistoric mass graves may be linked to tsunamis, new research reveals https://phys.org/news/2018-08-prehistoric-mass-graves-linked-tsunamis.html

How the Carr Fire morphed into a towering, deadly “fire tornado” https://www.axios.com/science-behind-carr-fire-tornado-redding-california-f77a451d-9aec-46bd-8091-acb0dd45fff0.html

Millions of Americans reside along the coasts and in floodplains. Despite the risks and long-term ramifications of climate change and sea-level rise, their numbers continue to increase http://www.governing.com/gov-data/census/flood-plains-zone-local-population-growth-data.html

Floods to frequent Chennai as rainfall may double in 60 years https://www.dtnext.in/News/City/2018/08/02022546/1082481/Floods-to-frequent-Chennai-as-rainfall-may-double-.vpf

DPWH completes 9 flood control projects in Southern Leyte this August https://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/dpwh-completes-9-flood-control-projects-southern-leyte-august?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Impact of flash floods, taking effective long-term measures https://reliefweb.int/report/myanmar/impact-flash-floods-taking-effective-long-term-measures?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

FloodFlash uses sensors to create new form of catastrophe insurance https://www.techworld.com/startups/floodflash-develops-tech-bring-catastrophe-insurance-masses-3681645/

 

Emergency Management

California wildfires are breaking the rules by burning downhill fast https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/california-wildfires-are-breaking-the-rules-by-burning-downhill-fast

Eritrean refugees, UN laggards, and disasters times three: The Cheat Sheet https://www.irinnews.org/news/2018/07/27/eritrean-refugees-un-laggards-and-disasters-times-three-cheat-sheet?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Evaluating critical links in early warning systems for natural hazards https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/evaluating-critical-links-in-early-warning-systems-for-natural-hazards

National Mass Evacuation Tracking System Fact Sheet https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/167207

Are we experiencing a “new normal” of wildland fire behavior? http://wildfiretoday.com/2018/07/29/are-we-experiencing-a-new-normal-of-wildland-fire-behavior/

How National Disasters Create Doctors With Borders https://www.forbes.com/sites/premramkumar/2018/07/27/how-national-disasters-create-doctors-with-borders/#d3d6e941ef1a

Greek PM Tsipras faces fierce criticism over handling of wildfires disaster https://www.euractiv.com/section/justice-home-affairs/news/greek-pm-tsipras-faces-fierce-criticism-over-handling-of-wildfires-disaster/

Volcanic fatalities database: analysis of volcanic threat with distance and victim classification https://appliedvolc.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13617-017-0067-4

The future of search-and-rescue robots might be centaur, not human https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/28/17620936/centauro-centaur-robot-hybrid-design-search-and-rescue-iit

The Annual Assurance Summary provides a high-level picture of emergency management sector performance, risks and progress against Victoria’s reform agenda through 2017-18 https://www.igem.vic.gov.au/reports-and-publications/publications/annual-assurance-summary-2017-18

Monitoring and Assurance Framework for Emergency Management https://www.igem.vic.gov.au/reports-and-publications/publications/monitoring-and-assurance-framework-for-emergency-management

Latest edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-july-2018/

Tracking Scotland’s wildfires from space https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-45032463

From bad to worse: U.S. wildfires continue to break hearts, records https://community.nfpa.org/community/fire-break/blog/2018/07/30/from-bad-to-worse-us-wildfires-continue-to-break-hearts-records

How Cal Fire Dozer Operator Died: Report Lays Out Steps Leading to Ferguson Fire Tragedy https://www.kqed.org/news/11683753/cal-fire-incident-report-on-death-of-dozer-operator-braden-varney

Laos Officials Raise Liability Concerns Over Dam Collapse http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?lang=e&Seq_Code=138310&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Learning from past flooding tragedies https://www.globalweatherclimatecenter.com/history/learning-from-past-flooding-mistakes-credit-glen-barber-at-the-denver-post

The EU mobilises €6 million for disaster preparedness in South and Southeast Asia http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4785_en.htm

Disaster education, communications and engagement

How a public school in Marikina prepares for natural disasters https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/preparedness/207516-sta-elena-high-school-marikina-disaster-risk-reduction-program

Education and communication play a vital role in improving resilience of vulnerable populations https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/institutes/sustainable-earth/natural-hazards

How to write an effective warning message for natural hazards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TILHN1-Mx0k&feature=youtu.be

Mastering the art of the narrative: using stories to shape public policy https://www.themandarin.com.au/96474-mastering-the-art-of-the-narrative-using-stories-to-shape-public-policy/

Flood levee influences on community preparedness: a paradox? https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-jul-2018-flood-levee-influences-on-community-preparedness-a-paradox/

Resources for schools on fire https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/topics/fire

Decision making with risk-based weather warnings https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091830400X

The influence of impact-based severe weather warnings on risk perceptions and intended protective actions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918304011

Sending a message: How significant events have influenced the warnings landscape in Australia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918302760

Would You Take Cover or Run? https://www.geohaz.org/single-post/2018/07/26/Would-You-Take-Cover-or-Run

Guidance on Developing Messages for Protective Actions to Take During Earthquake Shaking https://www.geohaz.org/guidance-on-developing-messages-for-prot

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Using Social Media and Social Network Analysis in Law Enforcement https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2301.html?adbid=1024409625238491136&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453&adbsc=social_20180731_2462281

 

Psychology and Disasters

Walking together: behavioural signatures of psychological crowds http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/5/7/180172

Emergency decision making for natural disasters: An overview https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420917302789

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Responses To A Tornado Warning In Georgia https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/08/02/the-good-bad-and-ugly-of-responses-to-a-tornado-warning-in-georgia/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Sociology and Disasters

Only catastrophe truly reduces inequality, according to a historical survey https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2017/03/02/the-lessons-of-violence-and-inequality-through-the-ages?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/apocalypsethenthelessonsofviolenceandinequalitythroughtheages

Finding resilience in post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2018/07/finding-resilience-in-post-hurricane-maria-puerto-rico/

“Ensure that persons with disabilities have access to humanitarian response without discrimination” http://www.didrrn.net/resources/

“Financial inclusion, labor regulations, and social protection systems are important building blocks of a more resilient society” https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/resilience-more-income-lessons-accra-s-2015-floods

Why cultural heritage matters for urban resilience https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/why-cultural-heritage-matters-urban-resilience

 

Today in disaster resilience (27 July 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Severe Flooding in Jibia https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/severe-flooding-in-jibia-262062.html

Hanoi residents work all night to save their belongings from flooding https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/hanoi-residents-work-all-night-to-save-their-belongings-from-flooding-3781430.html

Oregon Gov Declares Emergency As Deadly Western Fires Continue to Rage https://weather.com/news/news/2018-07-21-oregon-california-wildfire-yosemite-national-park

In pictures: Fighting the Swedish wildfires https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44917545

Incessant rain triggers flood-like situation, cripples normal life in Bhubaneswar http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2018/jul/16/incessant-rain-triggers-flood-like-situation-cripples-normal-life-in-bhubaneswar-1844130.html

Philippines: Several Dead, Over 700,000 Affected By Cyclones https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Philippines-Several-Dead-Over-700000-Affected-By-Cyclones-20180723-0002.html

Arctic Circle wildfires rage on as blistering heat takes hold of northern Europe https://news.sky.com/story/arctic-circle-wildfires-rage-on-as-blistering-heat-takes-hold-of-northern-europe-11443819

Kerala floods: Kainakiri remains submerged; residents struggle http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2018/jul/23/kerala-floods-kainakiri-remains-submerged-residents-struggle-1847149.html

Continuous rains trigger massive flooding in Central Luzon areas http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1042261

More heat-related deaths in Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/22/national/least-11-dead-saturday-heat-wave-continues-grip-japan/

Laos dam collapse: Many feared dead as floods hit villages https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44935495

Greece wildfires: At least 74 dead as blaze ‘struck like flamethrower’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44941934

Pakistan – Deadly Floods Hit Gilgit-Baltistan http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-gilgit-baltistan-july-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Liberia – Flooding Affects Over 30,000 http://floodlist.com/africa/liberia-flooding-montserrado-margibi-monrovia-july-2018

7 briefly hospitalized following tornado that damaged Vermeer http://www.pellachronicle.com/news/local_news/briefly-hospitalized-following-tornado-that-damaged-vermeer/article_257cb51a-8ba0-11e8-b3c0-5b984ff66746.html

Vietnam flood death toll rises to 27, more rain forecast https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-storm-vietnam/vietnam-flood-death-toll-rises-to-27-more-rain-forecast-idUSKBN1KE0CL?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Volcanic ash turns day into night on Vanuatu’s Ambae https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/pacific/362670/volcanic-ash-turns-day-into-night-on-vanuatu-s-ambae

Laos: Bodies found amid flooding, hundreds remain missing https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/laos-bodies-flooding-hundreds-remain-missing-180725052401679.html

Flood displaces hundreds of Damaturu residents https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/277702-flood-displaces-hundreds-of-damaturu-residents.html

Myanmar flooding displaces more than 16,000 people https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44962585

At least 5 killed as floods wreak havoc in Cameroon https://reliefweb.int/report/cameroon/least-5-killed-floods-wreak-havoc-cameroon

Landslides, floods kill five children in southeastern Bangladesh http://uk.businessinsider.com/r-landslides-floods-kill-five-children-in-southeastern-bangladesh-2018-7/?r=AU&IR=T

Volcanic activity worldwide 26 Jul 2018: Santiaguito volcano, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Krakatau https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69930/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-26-Jul-2018-Santiaguito-volcano-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Duk.html

Thousands of Cambodians evacuated as floods hit https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/07/thousands-cambodians-evacuated-floods-hit-180725212853073.html

One woman killed, another missing as storms deluge eastern U.S. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/storms-pennsylvania-maryland-virginia-north-carolina-flooding-today-2018-07-25/

Searing Summer Heat Follows Killer Floods in Japan https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/searing-summer-heat-follows-killer-floods-in-japan/

Heavy rain, flood kill 10 in various areas in Sudan http://www.newtimes.co.rw/africa/heavy-rain-flood-kill-10-various-areas-sudan?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Recent Australian droughts may be the worst in 800 years https://theconversation.com/recent-australian-droughts-may-be-the-worst-in-800-years-94292?utm_medium=amptwitter&utm_source=twitter

All the ice that melted at the South Pole in the past 25 years, visualized with swimming pools https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/6/28/17475342/antarctica-ice-melt-thaw-climate-change-sea-level

The big heatwave: from Algeria to the Arctic. But what’s the cause? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/22/heatwave-northen-hemisphere-uk-algeria-canada-sweden-whats-the-cause?CMP=share_btn_tw

This Is How Climate Change Will Shift the World’s Cities http://www.climatecentral.org/news/global-cities-climate-change-21584

UN’s New Migration Pact Offers Hope for Climate Refugees https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/united-nations-migration-compact-climate-refugees/

Comprehensive study: carbon taxes won’t hamper the economy https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jul/16/comprehensive-study-carbon-taxes-wont-hamper-the-economy

What threats does climate change pose to Bangladesh’s development now and in the future? And how is the highly vulnerable nation responding?  https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/bracing-for-climate-change-in-bangladesh

NZ companies, councils, not ‘walking talk’ on climate risk https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12092946&ref=twitter

My baby can’t sleep from the heat, why aren’t we talking about climate change? http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/07/09/baby-cant-sleep-heat-arent-talking-climate-change/

Is climate change causing the heat wave? To all intents and purposes, yes https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/blog-post/3036355/is-climate-change-causing-the-heat-wave-to-all-intents-and-purposes-yes

Dynamics of water fluxes and storages in an Alpine karst catchment under current and potential future climate conditions https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/3807/2018/hess-22-3807-2018.html

Climate change will sink cities, but first it will make them expensive https://www.fastcompany.com/90204840/coastal-cities-are-already-in-the-grips-of-climate-gentrification

The existential threat of climate change https://www.wvgazettemail.com/opinion/gazette_opinion/editorial/gazette-editorial-the-existential-threat-of-climate-change/article_e4dfbf45-f04e-5253-a07b-33da7a676c2b.html

‘Time bomb’: Tropics expansion nudges cyclone formation into new areas https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/time-bomb-tropics-expansion-nudges-cyclone-formation-into-new-areas-20180723-p4zt26.html

Rising sea, falling prices: climate change hits Key Biscayne home values http://news.trust.org/item/20180712101849-ykxko/

Global heat wave: an epic TV news fail https://thebulletin.org/2018/07/global-heat-wave-an-epic-tv-news-fail/

Early emergence of anthropogenically forced heat waves in the western United States and Great Lakes https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0116-y

Increases in winds weaken Southern Ocean carbon sink https://www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/increases-in-westerly-winds-weaken-the-southern-ocean-carbon-sink/

Why is Europe going through a heatwave? https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/24/why-is-europe-going-through-a-heatwave?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

UK should prepare for more heatwaves and drought due to climate change, experts say http://www.itv.com/news/2018-07-24/uk-should-prepare-for-more-heatwaves-and-drought-due-to-climate-change-experts-say/

Climate Change Is Disrupting the Planet’s Seasons https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-20/climate-change-is-disrupting-the-planet-s-seasons

“Climate change is likely making drought conditions in southwest and southeast Australia worse” https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/CC_MVSA0146-Fact-Sheet-Drought_V2-FA_High-Res_Single-Pages.pdf

End of the line for coal in Australia http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/coal-in-australia/

Climate Change, Extreme Precipitation and Flooding: The Latest Science https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/floods#.W1jvPdIzbIU

How markets will drive the transition to a low carbon economy https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264999318304619

Mayors May Hold the Keys to Climate Adaptation http://meetingoftheminds.org/mayors-may-hold-the-keys-to-climate-adaptation-27768?

The Media’s Failure to Connect the Dots on Climate Change https://newrepublic.com/article/150124/medias-failure-connect-dots-climate-change

Victoria to meet 40% renewables target five years early https://reneweconomy.com.au/victoria-to-meet-40-renewables-target-five-years-early-90487/

Fossil fuels are pushing us into a new era of forest fires https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/slideshow/fired-up-wlidfires-climate-change?showall=1

Americans’ best option in the face of climate change is to retreat from the coasts https://qz.com/1336118/americans-best-option-in-the-face-of-climate-change-is-to-retreat-from-the-coasts/

Heat waves can create stormy economic weather https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/heat-waves-can-create-stormy-economic-weather-n894311

The world is hot, on fire, and flooding. Climate change is here https://grist.org/article/the-world-is-hot-on-fire-and-flooding-climate-change-is-here/

Which countries have done the most to adapt to climate change? https://jp.weforum.org/agenda/2015/11/which-countries-have-done-the-most-to-adapt-to-climate-change?utm_content=bufferd87f4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The August to October outlook shows most of mainland Australia is likely to be drier than average http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/archive/outlooks/latest-outlook.shtml

Glaciers in East Antarctica also ‘imperiled’ by climate change, UCI researchers find https://news.uci.edu/2018/07/26/glaciers-in-east-antarctica-also-imperiled-by-climate-change-uci-researchers-find/

Historic label on buildings may preclude protection against sea rise, developer says https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article214683505.html

Focus on use of Paris-related carbon instruments http://ndci.global/undp-and-paris-finance-finding-pathways-to-efficiency/

Record-breaking summer marches on to the beat of climate change https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/23/world/global-heatwaves-climate-change-wxc/index.html

Regular heatwaves ‘will kill thousands’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44956310

Kink in the Jet Stream and Climate Change Spur Extreme Weather https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-25/the-world-s-on-fire-blame-a-kink-in-the-jet-stream-the-climate

 

Disaster risk reduction

The ‘rainbow waters’ of the Brahmaputra: The annual monsoon floods of the great river destroy everything in their path, but they also nurture life https://www.livemint.com/Leisure/HGT5GoDXDdChvkKGCrlKiM/The-rainbow-waters-of-the-Brahmaputra.html

Tremors shove Washington westward, offer clues into next big earthquake https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/tremors-shove-washington-westward-offer-clues-into-next-big-earthquake/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

Smart disaster risk management saves lives: Royal Government of Cambodia and UNDP push for greater coordination in reducing disaster risk http://www.kh.undp.org/content/cambodia/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2018/smart-disaster-risk-management-saves-lives–royal-government-of-.html

Can more accessible data equal less disaster in Asia-Pacific? https://www.devex.com/news/can-more-accessible-data-equal-less-disaster-in-asia-pacific-93115

Mumbai Rains: Why City Is Most Vulnerable To Urban Flooding https://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-rains-why-city-is-most-vulnerable-to-urban-flooding/19628185

The ‘levee paradox’ explored: increasing the levels of flood protection can attract more settlements and high-value assets in the areas protected by the new measures https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/hess-2018-333/

Residents offer support, project ideas for $2.5B Harris County flood bond https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Residents-offer-support-project-ideas-for-2-5B-13095376.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Post-Disaster Needs Assessment PDNA – Lessons from a Decade of Experience 2018 https://reliefweb.int/report/world/post-disaster-needs-assessment-pdna-lessons-decade-experience-2018

Seasonal predictability of onset and cessation of the east African rains https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094717301986

The ‘volatile’ Mississippi: Challenges ahead as region sees continued development, more floods http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/volatile-mississippi-challenges-ahead-region-sees-continued-development-more-floods#stream/0

Cities ‘build green’ to help fight flood risk https://cityriskindex.lloyds.com/2018/07/23/cities-build-green-to-help-fight-flood-risk/

Lloyd’s City Risk Index https://cityriskindex.lloyds.com/

Thousands of properties across England will be better protected against the threat of flooding thanks to a multi-million pound investment by the government https://www.gov.uk/government/news/40m-extra-funding-to-better-protect-thousands-of-homes-against-flooding

To curb disaster damage, we need smart investments in nature https://www.iucn.org/crossroads-blog/201807/curb-disaster-damage-we-need-smart-investments-nature

‘Floods were never seen as disaster; they were a blessing for our village’ https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/-floods-were-never-seen-as-disaster-they-were-a-blessing-for-our-village–61203

Scientists peer into heart of hurricanes to improve intensity forecast http://news.trust.org/item/20180715100024-aeg6u/

Flooded Filipinos pay P1.2B for flood-control project that Aquino stopped http://www.manilatimes.net/flooded-filipinos-pay-p1-2b-for-flood-control-project-that-aquino-stopped/422409/

Flood Risk Assessment, Future Trend Modeling, and Risk Communication: A Review of Ongoing Research https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29NH.1527-6996.0000294

Talk of making a ministry for disaster risk reduction in Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/22/national/deadly-rains-western-japan-revive-calls-disaster-prevention-ministry/

Resilient Sydney Strategy http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/vision/towards-2030/resilient-sydney#page-element-dload

Residents asking feds to investigate Charleston for failure to protect against flood risks https://www.postandcourier.com/news/residents-asking-feds-to-investigate-charleston-for-failure-to-protect/article_1f8b1786-8e80-11e8-bb5e-5f4152cd6a01.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Use of probabilistic medium‐ to long‐range weather‐pattern forecasts for identifying periods with an increased likelihood of coastal flooding around the UK https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/met.1719#.W1bdxYT7xj4.twitter

Why assessing the state of the world is harder than it sounds https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/23/are-things-getting-better-or-worse

Understanding Risk and Resilience to Natural Hazards https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3008/fs2011-3008.pdf

6 ways countries can prepare for the next infectious disease pandemic https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/infectious-disease-pandemic-clade-x-johns-hopkins/

Even inland, hurricanes are going to cost you http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-hurricane-flood-insurance-harvey-0722-20180720-story.html

A new model can help experts address such risks by estimating the likelihood of landslides that will be caused by earthquakes anywhere in the world https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/07/24/researchers-develop-model-for-predicting-landslides-caused-by-earthquakes/

USA: 5 common flood insurance myths https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/59483

Room for rivers: Risk reduction by enhancing the flood conveyance capacity of the Netherlands’ large rivers https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59399

When Bangkok floods (and it floods a lot), this park does something amazing https://floodresilience.net/blogs/when-bangkok-floods-and-it-floods-a-lot-this-park-does-something-amazing

Move over, Yellowstone: Geologists are far more worried about a postcard-perfect peak in the Pacific Northwest https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/07/news-most-dangerous-volcano-mount-rainier-supervolcanoes-yellowstone/

A Tampa Bay approach to make region more resilient against flooding, storms http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/Column-A-Tampa-Bay-approach-to-make-region-more-resilient-against-flooding-storms_170163139

Efforts To Reduce Wildfire Risk Fall Short, Buck Science https://www.opb.org/news/article/west-wildfire-risks-fuels-treatment-thinning-burning/

River ecosystem resilience to extreme flood events https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ece3.4300

Flood Mitigation for Pennsylvania’s Rural Communities: Community-Scale Impact of Federal Policies http://aquadoc.typepad.com/files/psu_report_flood_mitigation_2017_rev_2018.pdf

Drones Swoop in to Measure Gas Belched from Volcanoes https://eos.org/project-updates/drones-swoop-in-to-measure-gas-belched-from-volcanoes

Gaps in catastrophe risk modeling point to path forward https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20180724/NEWS06/912322840/Gaps-in-catastrophe-risk-modeling-point-to-path-forward

Over 90% of homes in New Jersey and New York could see cheaper premiums with private flood insurance https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/over-90-of-homes-in-new-jersey-and-new-york-could-see-cheaper-premiums-with-private-flood-insurance-according-to-milliman-300685611.html?tc=eml_cleartime/?utm_source=Facebook

Is Byron Shire ready for another big flood? https://www.echo.net.au/2018/07/byron-shire-ready-another-big-flood/

A GNS Science-led investigation of a handful of active faults in the wider Dunedin area has a mix of good and bad news for the city https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Dunedin-Study

Auckland could get just five days’ warning of eruption https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12095896&ref=twitter

Award-winning flood resilience program works through collaboration with non-profit and academic organizations to increase communities’ ability to withstand the threat of flooding https://www.zurich.com/en/knowledge/articles/2018/07/our-hidden-gem-the-foundation-helps-communities-worldwide

The Philippines is building a green, disaster-resilient city https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/new-clark-city-philippines/index.html

Drought: An Interdisciplinary Perspective https://cup.columbia.edu/book/drought/9780231176897

Greek wildfire tragedy: world must ‘step up efforts’ against deadly fire risk, says UN disaster reduction chief https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/07/1015532

“The U.S. has a long history of providing federal disaster relief to states and local areas to recover from flood events, but the use of federal disaster funds is proving ineffective in lessening risk and building resilience to future events”  http://news.rice.edu/2018/07/18/texas-must-rethink-long-term-hazard-mitigation-efforts-according-to-new-rice-u-report/

Impacts of Severe Natural Catastrophes on Financial Markets https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/risk/publications/natural-catastrophe-and-climate/impacts-of-severe-natural-catastrophes-on-financial-markets/

Pacific Northwest: Three types of tectonic earthquakes https://www.iris.edu/hq/inclass/animation/pacific_northwest_three_types_of_tectonic_earthquakes

New reality’ dawns for storm-stunned islands https://www.zilient.org/article/opinion-new-reality-dawns-storm-stunned-islands

Flood insurance program may lapse next week, despite House vote for temporary extension https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2018/07/25/flood-insurance-program-may-lapse-next-week-despite-house-vote-temporary-extension

Global natural disaster losses reach $45bn during 1H 2018; insurance payouts estimated at $21bn https://www.slipcase.com/view/194191-global-natural-disaster-losses-reach-45bn-during-1h-2018-insurance-payouts-estimated-at-21bn?track=0

Ground-breaking open source platform to be used for catastrophe modelling in the Philippines and Bangladesh https://oasislmf.org/news/press-release-oasis-loss-modelling-framework-adopted-international-climate-initiative

 

Emergency Management

What is Emergency Social Services? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6T1-P3b5SI&feature=youtu.be

Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico’s power grid https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/turmoil-slows-rebuilding-of-puerto-ricos-power-grid/?__twitter_impression=true

Jamaica Needs Community-Based Disaster Management http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories/20180720/jamaica-needs-community-based-disaster-management

Big dry prompts NSW authorities to expand early start to fire season https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/bushfire-season-early-nsw-dry-weather-20180723-p4zt4l.html

Israel-based Carbyne has developed an emergency call-handling platform, supported by an ecosystem that integrates live video streaming, location services and texting capabilities https://techcrunch.com/video/carbyne-wants-to-replace-outdated-911-systems/

Hurricane disaster relief should be data driven http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/398490-hurricane-disaster-relief-should-be-data-driven

The long road: building effective diversity and inclusion in emergency management https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59424

Enhancing digital resilience and preserving connectivity amid more frequent disruptive events https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/2018/07/enhancing-digital-resilience-and-preserving-connectivity-amid-more-frequent-disruptive-events-newsdeeply-panel-discussion/

Volcano of Fire: A first responder’s view https://medium.com/@UNDP/volcano-of-fire-a-first-responders-view-7e4bc83444ef

NADMO Moves To Share Flood Contingency Plan https://www.modernghana.com/news/870707/nadmo-moves-to-share-flood-contingency-plan.html

Complaints of inadequate evacuation plans for Greece wildfires https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/26/greece-wildfires-authorities-blamed-for-high-death-toll?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Briefing note: Laos flood due to dam collapse https://www.acaps.org/country/laos/special-reports#container-1028

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Church, Community and Beyond: Effective Disaster Risk Communication with and for Pacific People in Auckland’ https://resiliencechallenge.nz/urban-programme/church-community-and-beyond/

Curious Kids: Why do volcanoes erupt? https://theconversation.com/curious-kids-why-do-volcanoes-erupt-98251?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Bringing children’s voices into emergency management http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/cuidar-tools-resources/

What emergency preparations should I make for my pet? https://sar.anzdmc.com.au/2018/07/23/emergency-preparations-make-pet/

Rethinking flood risk communication https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/58586

Flood risk awareness https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/flood-risk-awareness-paul-cobbing/

 

Social Media and Emergencies

“The best source to get timely information during a disaster is social media, particularly microblogs like Twitter.” https://news.psu.edu/story/527730/2018/07/10/research/improving-disaster-response-through-twitter-data

Facebook video spreads climate denial misinformation to 5 million users https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jul/25/facebook-video-spreads-climate-denial-misinformation-to-5-million-users

Facebook growth is slowing, a lot https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebook-q2-numbers-user-growth-slows-raising-concerns-about-future-poten/528664/

A tweet can save lives http://www.i-react.eu/a-tweet-can-save-lives/

 

Psychology and Disasters

Rising temperatures linked to increased suicide rates https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/23/rising-temperatures-linked-to-increased-suicide-rates

Mental health a daily battle for many emergency service workers, Senate inquiry told http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-18/mental-health-a-battle-for-emergency-services-senate-inquiry/10009762

‘It Won’t Happen to Me’: Why People Don’t Prepare for Disasters http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/people-wont-prep-hurricane-season/

Individual and household decisions contribute to disaster vulnerability https://faculty.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/atmosphere-09-00032-v2.pdf

Video Games as a Potential Modality for Behavioral Health Services for Young Adult Veterans: Exploratory Analysis http://games.jmir.org/2018/3/e15/

Mumbai Floods: July 26, 2005 – The Day When My ‘City of Dreams’ Became The ‘City of Nightmares’ https://www.latestly.com/social-viral/mumbai-floods-july-26-2005-the-day-when-my-city-of-dreams-became-the-city-of-nightmare-288991.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

How will Sydney bounce back from a disaster? Know your neighbour https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/how-will-sydney-bounce-back-from-a-disaster-know-your-neighbour-20180719-p4zsi3.html

Persons with disabilities are especially vulnerable when disaster strikes – five actions for better inclusion in disaster management http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/five-actions-disability-inclusive-disaster-risk-management

Chaos on campus: Are students and staff at The University of Auckland ready for a natural hazard? https://resiliencechallenge.nz/urban-programme/chaos-on-campus/

With drones and satellites, India gets to know its slums http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=f88e4df4-b277-4828-8dc1-8d61a2f0fb31

Social capital as a vital resource in flood disaster recovery in Malaysia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325093431_Social_capital_as_a_vital_resource_in_flood_disaster_recovery_in_Malaysia

Designing neighbourhoods with residents is good for community cohesion https://resilientmelbourne.com.au/resilient-communities/

 

Today in disaster resilience (20 July 2018)

disaster

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

Devastating Floods Hit China https://financialtribune.com/articles/environment/89727/devastating-floods-hit-china

Images of the disastrous landslides in Japan this week https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/07/12/japan-1/

Japanese authorities say 210 people have been confirmed dead http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/123393.php

At least five people have been reported dead and property worth millions of naira as flood wreaked havoc in some parts of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria https://rich-news.media/flood-in-abeokuta-kills-at-least-five-people-including-two-children/

Fierce heatwave hits Japan as it recovers from deadly floods http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1010732/fierce-heatwave-hits-japan-as-it-recovers-from-deadly-floods

Sweden battles forest fires north of Stockholm https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-44850836/sweden-battles-forest-fires-north-of-stockholm

25 Persons Killed, 90 Houses Destroyed as Flood Wreak Havoc in Katsina https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/07/16/25-persons-killed-90-houses-destroyed-as-flood-wreak-havoc-in-katsina/

Japan heatwave: 14 dead and thousands treated for heatstroke as temperatures rocket to 40 degrees https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japan-heatwave-14-dead-thousands-heatstroke-floods-latest-updates-a8451416.html

45 people, 1,000 houses perish in Katsina flood https://www.pmnewsnigeria.com/2018/07/16/tragedy-45-people-1000-houses-perish-in-katsina-flood/

Meteotsunami floods islands of Mallorca and Menorca, Spain https://watchers.news/2018/07/17/meteotsunami-floods-islands-of-mallorca-and-menorca-spain/

Lava bomb hits a tour boat in Hawaii, injuring 23 people https://watchers.news/2018/07/17/lava-bomb-hits-a-tour-boat-in-hawaii-injuring-23-people/

Heavy Monsoon rain in Madhya Pradesh to continue, no relief from floods https://www.skymetweather.com/content/weather-news-and-analysis/heavy-monsoon-rain-in-madhya-pradesh-to-continue-no-relief-from-floods/

Afghan landslide destroys hundreds of houses https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/12/world/afghan-landslide-destroys-hundreds-houses/#.W1EEcE8UnIU

Satellite photos of wildfires in Siberia http://wildfiretoday.com/2018/06/17/satellite-photos-of-wildfires-in-siberia/

Wildfires rage in Arctic Circle as Sweden calls for help https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/18/sweden-calls-for-help-as-arctic-circle-hit-by-wildfires

Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Jul 2018: Karymsky volcano, Krakatau, Dukono, Agung, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69833/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-19-Jul-2018-Karymsky-volcano-Krakatau-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Saku.html

India – Deadly Floods Hit Gujarat http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-gujarat-july-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Mongolia – Floods Prompt Rescues and Evacuations http://floodlist.com/asia/mongolia-floods-july-2018

USA – Severe Flooding in Massachusetts After Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flood-massachusetts-july-2018

India – Floods Leave 12 Dead and Over 34,000 Displaced in Kerala http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-kerala-july-2018

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Regional climate models capture changes to extreme storms http://climateextremes.org.au/regional-climate-models-capture-extreme-storms/

Climate change is behind the global heat wave. Why won’t the media say it? http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-stokes-heat-wave-media-climate-change-20180715-story.html#‘Serious questions’ over whether Australia’s emissions cuts are real https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/serious-questions-over-whether-australia-s-emissions-cuts-are-real-20180710-p4zqln.html

Huge iceberg threatens Greenland village https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44831663

Climate change to worsen urban air quality, lifting death toll https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-change-to-worsen-urban-air-quality-lifting-death-toll-20180715-p4zrnp.html

Rising ocean waters from global warming could cost trillions of dollars https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jul/12/rising-ocean-waters-from-global-warming-could-cost-trillions-of-dollars?__twitter_impression=true

Sweden to reach its 2030 renewable energy target this year https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/sweden-to-reach-its-2030-renewable-energy-target-this-year

A groundbreaking study outlines what you can do about climate change https://grist.org/briefly/groundbreaking-study-outlines-what-you-can-do-about-climate-change/

The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541/meta

The world has a herculean task ahead of it, including developing currently unproven negative emissions technologies https://earther.com/the-next-decade-will-decide-our-future-climate-1827147417

Projected heat stress under 1.5C and 2C global warming scenarios creates unprecedented discomfort for humans in West Africa https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018EF000873

The record-breaking high temperatures across much of North America appear to be shaping people’s thinking, a survey finds http://closup.umich.edu/issues-in-energy-and-environmental-policy/37/as-americans-experienced-the-warmest-may-on-record-their-acceptance-of-global-warming-reaches-a-new-high/

Climate change wreaking havoc with Colombia’s glaciers https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/341360-climate-change-wreaking-havoc-with-colombia-s-glaciers-govt

‘New Zealand can be a leader on climate change’ – WWF https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/07/new-zealand-can-be-a-leader-on-climate-change-wwf.html

Could Climate Change Be Much Worse Than We Ever Thought? http://www.eurasiareview.com/15072018-could-climate-change-be-much-worse-than-we-ever-thought/

Heat Index Trends and Climate Change Implications for Occupational Heat Exposure in Da Nang, Vietnam https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-heat-index-trends

A new poll suggests the vast majority of Kiwis expect to see frequent and extreme storms, more droughts, inundated coastlines from sea level rise https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12089410

New technique to select best model subset for extreme projections http://climateextremes.org.au/new-technique-for-extreme-projections/

Indicators of urban climate resilience: A contextual approach https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-urban-resilience-indicator

Climate change is contributing to the migration of Central American refugees https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-07-15/climate-change-contributing-migration-central-american-refugees

Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms http://news.trust.org/item/20180716040058-2j73u/

July 2018 ENSO Update: Dog days https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/enso/july-2018-enso-update-dog-days

UK carbon emissions in 2017 fell to levels last seen in 1890 https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-uk-carbon-emissions-in-2017-fell-to-levels-last-seen-in-1890

Thousands Of South Florida Homes To Face Constant Flooding in Next 30 Years http://wlrn.org/post/thousands-south-florida-homes-face-constant-flooding-next-30-years

Climate change data in one place https://resourcewatch.org/topics/climate

Coping with heat waves: 5 essential reads https://theconversation.com/coping-with-heat-waves-5-essential-reads-99495

Coastal communities struggling to adapt to climate change are beginning to do what was once unthinkable: retreat https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/surrendering-to-rising-seas/?previewid=B4AC698F-FEC3-4DA1-B970AA1D792D0A65

Global warming poses “devastating” threat to the internet, study says https://www.axios.com/global-warming-might-knock-out-internet-rising-seas-884eef30-8230-4076-bc76-245fbe2b9fab.html

It’s Time To Take Climate Change Personally http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2018/05/31/global-warming-harvard-gina-mccarthy

How Climate Change in Bangladesh Impacts Women and Girls https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-climate-change-in-bangladesh-impacts-women-and-girls

Literature Review of Critical Climate-Stress Moments in the Hindu Kush Himalaya http://lib.icimod.org/record/33837/files/HI-AWARE-Resource%20Kit.pdf

India needs to do more to reduce carbon emissions https://www.livemint.com/Opinion/oKOkHb63kdXUnQLXimdJjL/India-needs-to-do-moretoreduce-carbon-emissions.html

How Does a Heat Wave Affect the Human Body? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heat-wave-health/

Study confirms link between global warming, glacial retreat in Greenland https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/07/17/Study-confirms-link-between-global-warming-glacial-retreat-in-Greenland/7531531836384/

Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/limiting-global-temperature-rise-15-degrees-1606855

Flood damage costs under the sea level rise with warming of 1.5 °C and 2 °C http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aacc76/meta

Climate change warning: One-fifth of global deaths due to flooding in India https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/climate-change-warning-one-fifth-of-global-deaths-due-to-flooding-in-india-118071700128_1.html

South Asia’s Hotspots : Impacts of Temperature and Precipitation Changes on Living Standards https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/28723

Broward sea-level-rise efforts bring resiliency success stories http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/fl-op-viewpoint-sea-level-rise-broward-teamwork-20180712-story.html

Study finds climate determines shapes of river basins http://news.mit.edu/2018/climate-determines-shapes-river-basins-0718

2018 Global Heat So Far http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/2018-global-heat-so-far

U.N. pact offers hope to world’s climate migrants http://news.trust.org/item/20180719154822-ub6go/

East Africa’s cities need to plan for climate change flooding now http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/07/16/east-africas-cities-need-plan-climate-change-flooding-now/

The likelihood of El Niño forming in 2018 is approximately 50%; double the normal chance http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

Climate: A New Story – Charles Eisenstein https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/climate-a-new-story-charles-eisenstein/

“Unprecedented Crime”; Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival” https://medium.com/@maryliz.thomson/climate-change-is-quite-a-story-d06b59a33b11

What Climate Change Looks Like In 2018 https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-climate-change-looks-like-in-2018/?ex_cid=story-twitter

‘Powerful evidence’ of global warming’s effect on seasons found in troposphere https://www.carbonbrief.org/powerful-evidence-global-warmings-effect-seasons-found-troposphere?utm_content=buffer8d181&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Human influence on the seasonal cycle of tropospheric temperature http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6399/eaas8806

 

Disaster risk reduction

From deterministic to probabilistic thresholds: possibly a better way to take advantage of  predictive uncertainty in flood emergency management http://www.gh2mf2.org/2018/07/14/a-keynote-to-understand-the-predictive-uncertainty-in-flood-forecasting-by-prof-ezio-todini/

Nine years ago today: NZ’s forgotten monster quake https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12089335

Why the Central European Floods of 2013 Were So Devastating http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/Why-the-Central-European-Floods-of-2013-Were-So-Devastating/

Understanding and mitigating cascading crises in the global interconnected system https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918307994

Profiles of 21 communities across the US that mitigated flood risk

Profiles of 21 communities across the US that mitigated flood risk https://www.floodeconomics.com/communities/

Flow duration curves for all major rivers from satellite http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/7/1107

Interactive map shows all US wildfires http://wxshift.com/climate-change/climate-indicators/us-wildfires

Giant pumps from KSB keep Mexico City dry https://www.ksb.com/ksb-en/About-KSB/References/el-caracol/123358/

Annual Average Loss for residential properties in the UK could rise by 25-30% over the next 20 years as a result of climate change http://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/new-uk-climate-change-flood-model/

These N.J. properties flood over and over again, costing taxpayers like you millions https://www.nj.com/data/2018/07/these_nj_properties_flood_over_and_over_again_costing_taxpayers_like_you_millions.html

Learning from El Niño Costero 2017: Opportunities for Building Resilience in Peru https://www.i-s-e-t.org/learning-from-el-nino-costero-2017

UK Environment Agency better protected over 45,000 additional homes from flooding this year https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-environment-agency-publishes-annual-report-2017-18

A spatial analytical approach for evaluating flood risk and property damages: Methodological improvements to modelling https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jfr3.12483#.W05LmHGiz4A.twitter

Wildfires In The U.S. Are Getting Bigger https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wildfires-in-the-u-s-are-getting-bigger/

‘Controlled Burns’ Can Help Solve California’s Fire Problem — So Why Aren’t There More of Them? https://www.kqed.org/science/1927354/controlled-burns-can-help-solve-californias-fire-problem-so-why-arent-there-more-of-them

Des Moines will spend $11.5 million to buy 80 flood-damaged homes https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2018/07/16/des-moines-flood-damaged-homes-voluntary-buyout-80-homes-11-million-dollars/787798002/

Why Don’t We Build Resilient Roads? https://medium.com/@UNDPasiapac/building-resilient-roads-realities-and-challenges-62fa1749ed20

The Sendai Framework Monitor, launched by UNISDR in March this year, received a ringing endorsement at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) for Sustainable Development https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59412

What controls whether a volcanic eruption is explosive or effusive? https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05293-3.epdf

While neither U.S. landfalling hurricane frequency nor intensity shows a significant trend since 1900, growth in coastal population and wealth have led to increasing hurricane-related damage along the U.S. coastline https://tropical.colostate.edu/media/sites/111/2018/07/klotzbachetal2018.pdf

Creating a flood resilient city: Moving from disaster response to disaster resilience in Ibadan http://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/creating-a-flood-resilient-city-moving-from-disaster-response-to-disaster-resilience-in-ibadan

Using drones to provide detailed insights into flooding and damage https://www.geospatial-insight.com/resources/case-studies/uk-floods/

 

Emergency Management

Using Photography to Assess Housing Damage and Rebuilding Progress for Disaster Recovery Planning https://www.academia.edu/37049477/Using_Photography_to_Assess_Housing_Damage_and_Rebuilding_Progress_for_Disaster_Recovery_Planning?campaign=upload_email

Asian Ministerial Calls for Accountability for Disaster Losses, Advances Work to Reduce Displacement http://sdg.iisd.org/news/asian-ministerial-calls-for-accountability-for-disaster-losses-advances-work-to-reduce-displacement/

West Japan rains to be designated ‘extremely severe disaster’ to increase state aid subsidies https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/15/national/government-designate-heavy-rains-western-japan-extremely-severe-disaster/#.W0vFotIzbIV

Female firefighters: Delivering strength under fire https://www.firerescue1.com/amu/articles/386874018-Female-firefighters-Delivering-strength-under-fire/

Localizing Humanitarian Drones: Robotics & Disaster Response https://blog.werobotics.org/2018/02/01/localizing-humanitarian-drones/

Alberta pushing ahead with $125-million emergency response hub https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/alberta-pushing-ahead-with-125-million-emergency-response-hub

After volcano eruption, Guatemalans lead their own disaster recovery https://theconversation.com/after-volcano-eruption-guatemalans-lead-their-own-disaster-recovery-98415

Co-Managing Wildfire: Conversations You Need to Have Right Now https://fireadaptednetwork.org/co-managing-wildfire-conversations-you-need-to-have-right-now/

In Japan’s flood-ravaged Mabi, delays and lack of awareness magnified death toll https://in.reuters.com/article/us-weather-japan-failures-insight/in-japans-flood-ravaged-mabi-delays-and-lack-of-awareness-magnified-death-toll-idINKBN1K60BD

Heaven to hell: Inside Japan’s worst flood-hit towns http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-16/japan-floods-inside-one-of-the-worst-hit-towns/9997888

Mumbai rains: Residents, Shiv Sena perform ‘last rites’ of Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation to protest flooding https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/civic/rip-vvmc/articleshow/65002201.cms

All wildfires are not alike, but the US is fighting them that way https://theconversation.com/all-wildfires-are-not-alike-but-the-us-is-fighting-them-that-way-99251?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

IN-PREP is a large Innovation Action Horizon 2020 (H2020) project in the domain of crisis management that focuses on the preparedness phase https://www.in-prep.eu/

From fires in remote locations to searches for missing persons, drones are the latest tool in the city’s public safety arsenal http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Drones-Will-Supplement-Fire-Police-Departments-in-National-City-Calif.html

Agency Update: FEMA Releases the 2017 Hurricane Season FEMA After-Action Report https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/audio/167490

Drone Captures Rescue Of 55 From Trucks In Raging Flood Waters In Andhra https://www.ndtv.com/andhra-pradesh-news/andhra-flood-drone-captures-rescue-of-55-from-trucks-in-raging-flood-waters-in-andhra-pradeshs-srika-1883869

The police investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire has moved to a new phase with a planned programme of interviews under caution http://news.met.police.uk/news/update-investigation-into-grenfell-tower-fire-314690

The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters http://www.ijmed.org/

Rethinking Disaster Recovery and Mitigation Funding in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey https://kinder.rice.edu/research/rethinking-disaster-recovery-and-mitigation-funding-wake-hurricane-harvey

Italian water bombers to help fight wildfires in Sweden https://www.thelocal.se/20180717/italian-water-bombers-to-help-fight-wildfires-in-sweden

Residents, businesses still counting costs of Hobart’s devastating flood https://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/residents-businesses-still-counting-costs-of-hobarts-devastating-flood/news-story/654db7430ccd637903c95c375acd2762?csp=843ac1fee9968d7540637a5d2716251c

Xi stresses people-centered approach in flood control, disaster relief http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-07/19/c_137335847.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Citizen science research project in NZ demonstrated that there is an urgent need to engage people in tsunami preparedness and evacuation behaviours https://resiliencechallenge.nz/culture-programme/understanding-the-2016-kaikoura-tsunami-evacuation/

Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-44097-2

Disaster preparedness and resilience among Auckland’s Southeast Asian communities https://resiliencechallenge.nz/urban-programme/student-profile-nichapat-sanunsilp/

International Day for Disaster Reduction October 13, 2018 http://biomovies.tve.org/competitions/reducing-the-human-cost-of-disasters/

DRANZSEN supports the education of young people as active participants in disaster resilient communities. Third national forum https://aidr.org.au/events/17527?l

Connect with your neighbours before disaster strikes! Check out the Neighbourhood Preparedness Guide & start talking with the people next door https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/public-safety-and-emergency-services/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/embc/preparedbc/preparedbc-guides/preparedbc_neighbourhood_guide_2018.pdf

 

Social Media and Emergencies

How your social network could save you from a disaster https://theconversation.com/how-your-social-network-could-save-you-from-a-disaster-96450

The SAGE Handbook of Social Media http://sk.sagepub.com/reference/the-sage-handbook-of-social-media

 

Psychology and Disasters

The Culture of Mental Health in Fire and EMS https://www.jems.com/articles/2018/07/the-culture-of-mental-health-in-fire-and-ems.html?c=1

Should We Leave Now? Behavioral Factors in Evacuation Under Wildfire Threat https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-018-0753-8

 

Sociology and Disasters

Elderly account for 70% of victims of floods in west Japan https://japantoday.com/category/national/Elderly-account-for-70-of-victims-of-floods-in-west-Japan

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (13 July 2018)

Disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Deadly Klamathon Fire Forces Gov. Brown To Declare State Of Emergency http://thesocialmagazine.com/news/deadly-klamathon-fire-forces-gov-brown-declare-state-emergency

When the ground opened: horizontal landslides empty Kenyan villages http://news.trust.org/item/20180709021413-t8x0m/

Torrential rains leave trail of destruction in western Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/09/national/torrential-rains-leave-trail-destruction-western-japan/#.W0PaFtIzbIV

Safe at last: Extraordinary mission to free Thai soccer team ends with all rescued https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/safe-at-last-extraordinary-mission-to-free-thai-soccer-team-ends-with-all-rescued-20180710-p4zqpg.html

Japan flood: At least 179 dead after worst weather in decades https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44790193

India – Hundreds Rescued From Floods in Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-maharashtra-july-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico – Evacuations After Storm Beryl Causes Flooding http://floodlist.com/america/dominican-republic-puerto-rico-beryl-floods-july-2018

Colorado wildfire update: Spring Creek fire set to become 2nd largest in state history https://www.denverpost.com/2018/07/09/colorado-wildfire-update-monday-fires/

Typhoon Maria has injured two people in Taiwan and prompted more than 3000 to be moved to shelters before making landfall in China https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/typhoon-maria-barrels-into-china-after-pounding-taiwan-20180711-p4zquy.html

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Jul 2018: Fuego volcano, Dukono, Agung, Reventador, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69720/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Jul-2018-Fuego-volcano-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Sakurajima-Saban.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

 

The tide is high https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/the-tide-is-high/

Global temperature rises could be double those predicted by climate modelling https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/06/global-temperature-rises-could-be-double-those-predicted-by-climate-modelling?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate Science: What’s New? https://www.climate.gov/teaching/professional-development/climate-science-what%E2%80%99s-new

Renewable Energy By The Numbers Around The World https://www.nasdaq.com/article/renewable-energy-by-the-numbers-around-the-world-cm986377

Sweden to reach its 2030 renewable energy target this year https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/world/europe/2018-07-04-sweden-to-reach-its-2030-renewable-energy-target-this-year/

Research shows that air conditioners need to become more energy-efficient to prevent worsening global warming through overconsumption https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/59174

Flood damage costs under the sea level rise with warming of 1.5 °C and 2 °C http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aacc76

Reporting climate resilience: the challenges ahead http://www.oliverwyman.com/content/dam/mmc-web/Global-Risk-Center/Files/reporting-climate-resilience.pdf

5 cognitive biases in climate risk management http://www.braced.org/contentAsset/raw-data/533c48ab-749c-49e9-971b-3d0a83293256/attachmentFile

Global probabilistic projections of extreme sea levels show intensification of coastal flood hazard https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04692-w

High-tide floods are becoming more frequent and reaching farther inland https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/sea-level-rise-chronic-floods-and-us-coastal-real-estate-implications#.W0PWsdIzbIV

Time to transform – and join up – climate adaptation http://news.trust.org/item/20180629172317-p3rvw

America faces monster 131°F heat waves in the coming decades https://thinkprogress.org/heat-waves-bother-you-under-trump-climate-policies-add-another-add-12f-fd4ef3ec514e/

Ecosystems across Australia are collapsing under climate change https://theconversation.com/ecosystems-across-australia-are-collapsing-under-climate-change-99367

June 2018 was the second warmest June on record, though by insignificant margins https://climate.copernicus.eu/resources/data-analysis/average-surface-air-temperature-analysis/monthly-maps/surface-air-10

Stronger westerlies blow an ill wind for climate https://www.climatescience.org.au/content/1216-stronger-westerlies-blow-ill-wind-climate

Daniel Zarrilli, New York City’s Chief Resilience Officer, talks about how the city is preparing to battle the effects of climate change https://www.bondbuyer.com/podcast/climate-change-warrior

Higher ambition needed to meet Paris climate targets https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705114129.htm

93% of Brits believe that the world’s climate is definitely or probably changing, however, only 25% of people are very or extremely worried https://natcenuk.shorthandstories.com/bsa35/#group-climate-change-or-2cBW05ckhB

The heartbeat of Australian extremes https://heartbeatofextremes.com/

Jeff VanderMeer and Kate Schapira on Area X, climate change, and the power of fiction https://chireviewofbooks.com/2018/07/03/jeff-vandermeer-kate-schapira-fiction-rewild-our-minds/

Time lapsed glacier collapse in Greenland https://www.wired.com/story/a-time-lapsed-glacier-collapse-is-the-saddest-science-lesson

Climate Information Services Research Initiative Presents Climate Services Learning Agenda at Conference https://www.climatelinks.org/blog/climate-information-services-research-initiative-presents-climate-services-learning-agenda

Why investors need to integrate a social dimension into their climate strategies and how they could take action http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/publication/investing-in-a-just-transition-why-investors-need-to-integrate-a-social-dimension-into-their-climate-strategies-and-how-they-could-take-action/

The Challenges of Reporting Climate Resilience http://www.brinknews.com/the-challenges-of-reporting-climate-resilience/

Nights Are Warming Faster Than Days. Here’s Why That’s Dangerous https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/07/11/climate/summer-nights-warming-faster-than-days-dangerous.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytclimate

 

Disaster risk reduction

New Zealand Rural Fire Research http://www.ruralfireresearch.co.nz/

Montreal Resilient City Strategy https://resilient.montreal.ca/en/strategy/

Largest Landslide in Icelandic History http://icelandreview.com/news/2018/07/08/largest-landslide-icelandic-history

When we look at Earth from above, fires freckle the landscape https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92367?src=eoa-iotd&utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=53992962

Australia selected to host the Third Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction http://montsame.mn/en/read/15868

Ulaanbaatar Declaration calls for greater accountability on disaster losses in Asia https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59164

Nature-based solutions for disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/green-infrastructure

Roles of non-government organizations in disaster risk reduction http://naturalhazardscience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.001.0001/acrefore-9780199389407-e-45

Afghanistan embraces Sendai Framework https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59047

New Buildings Rise in Flood Zones https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/06/realestate/luxury/new-buildings-rise-in-flood-zones.html

Linking disaster risk reduction, climate change, and the sustainable development goals https://emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/DPM-02-2017-0043

Post-Harvey Report Provides Inundation Maps and Flood Details on “Largest Rainfall Event Recorded in US History” https://www.usgs.gov/news/post-harvey-report-provides-inundation-maps-and-flood-details-largest-rainfall-event-recorded

The Challenges of Global Flood Hazard Mapping and Prediction https://eos.org/editors-vox/the-challenges-of-global-flood-hazard-mapping-and-prediction

Avoiding the Hazard by Not Acquiring the Land http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/avoiding-the-hazard-by-not-acquiring-the-land.html

Crisis mapping—the real-time collection, analysis, and distribution of location-based disaster data—has evolved in the wake of numerous catastrophes http://trajectorymagazine.com/connected-crisis/

Data portal to support flood decision makers presented in Thailand https://www.dhigroup.com/global/news/2018/06/new-online-portal-for-flood-and-drought-management-now-live

Relationships Among Wildfire, Prescribed Fire and Drought at Fort Benning, Georgia http://southernfireexchange.org/SFE_Publications/factsheets/2018-1.pdf

A long term strategy for flood protection in the UK would allow a nationwide standard of resilience to flooding, with catchment based plans https://www.nic.org.uk/assessment/national-infrastructure-assessment/reducing-the-risks-of-drought-and-flooding/

Big Data for Resilience http://iisd.org/story/big-data-for-resilience/

The number of children in the world will hardly increase https://slides.ourworldindata.org/talks/2018_un_nyc_data_on_development/2018_un_nyc_data_on_development#/21

Phoenix Tries To Reverse Its ‘Silent Storm’ Of Heat Deaths https://www.npr.org/2018/07/09/624643780/phoenix-tries-to-reverse-its-silent-storm-of-heat-deaths?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180709

The Future of Cities http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/speeches/2018/the-future-of-cities.html

Study: LA buildings will shake more in earthquakes than previously predicted https://la.curbed.com/2018/7/9/17549544/earthquake-los-angeles-buildings-cybershake

Tornado Damage Mitigation: Homeowner Support for Enhanced Building Codes in Oklahoma https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/risa.13131?campaign=wolearlyview

SDGs with Targets related to Disaster Risk https://www.preventionweb.net/drr-framework/sdg/target

What GPS Can Tell Us About Earth https://www.unavco.org/education/outreach/infographics/infographics.html

Chennai floods in December 2015 man-made, says CAG Report https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/chennai-floods-in-december-2015-man-made-says-cag-report/articleshow/64921574.cms

Reaching the Last Mile: Challenges and Lessons from Early Warning Systems https://practicalaction.org/blog/where-we-work/peru/reaching-the-last-mile-challenges-and-lessons-from-early-warning-systems/

The HayWired Scenario: An Urban Earthquake in a Connected World https://usgs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=364fa6f34520464ba081cb0785671193

The Open Data for Resilience Index (beta version): tracking data availability at the country level for disaster risk management https://opendri.org/about-the-opendri-index/

Less talk, more action: It’s time to get serious about floodplain management http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/05/16/less-talk-more-action-its-time-to-get-serious-about-floodplain-management/

India’s Government teams up with Google to improve flood management http://www.un-spider.org/news-and-events/news/india%E2%80%99s-government-teams-google-improve-flood-management

Fewer severe natural disasters in the first half of the year; overall losses below the average https://www.munichre.com/en/media-relations/publications/press-releases/2018/2018-07-11-press-release/index.html

 

Emergency Management

Triple zero flaws and agency animosity highlighted in bushfire report https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/triple-zero-flaws-and-agency-animosity-highlighted-in-bushfire-report-20180706-p4zpz2.html

L’Aquila, Central Italy, and the ‘Disaster Cycle’, 2009-2017 http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/10051485/

Grenfell firefighters ran out of basic equipment, inquiry hears https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/05/grenfell-firefighters-ran-out-of-basic-equipment-inquiry-hears

Five years after Uttarakhand floods, survivors wait for wounds to heal, lessons remain unlearned https://scroll.in/article/885292/five-years-after-uttarakhand-floods-survivors-wait-for-wounds-to-heal-lessons-remain-unlearned

The goal of disaster recovery should be more than returning to normal https://texashousers.net/2018/07/09/disaster-recovery/

Victoria’s only all-Indigenous fire brigade creating a safer place to live http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-08/victorias-only-all-aboriginal-fire-brigade-at-lake-tyers-trust/9934884

Flood exposes blind spots in Japan’s disaster preparations https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Flood-exposes-blind-spots-in-Japan-s-disaster-preparations

Japan PM visits flood disaster zone, promises help as new warnings issued https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-weather-japan/japanese-pm-visits-flood-disaster-zone-new-warnings-issued-idUKKBN1K107C

Satellite imagery and artificial intelligence could help speed disaster relief by quickly mapping landslides https://www.insidescience.org/news/updating-maps-swiftly-after-natural-disasters

Flooding shatters the dreams of a new business in Tunbridge Wells after striking twice in a year https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/flooding-shatters-dreams-new-business-1767471

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Engaging Faith-based and Community Organizations: Planning Considerations for Emergency Managers http://www.iaem.com/documents/Engaging-Faith-based-and-Community-Organizations-14June2018.pdf

Using a Staff Ride is to encourage the use of natural ignition fires as a forest management tool https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=dd5018946ea8444bb3528de3e4175422

Use of crowdsourcing as an approach to gathering information for risk assessment https://www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications/57417

The deadly Bristol floods of 1968 https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-bristol-18790002/the-deadly-floods-of-1968

Shops with a hazard name http://www.ilankelman.org/buyahazard.html

What Will A Houston Flood Museum Look Like? https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2018/7/5/houston-flood-museum-hurricane-harvey#.W0OV0Hk2Vac.twitter

The Harvey Memories Project https://harveymemories.org/

Bath remembers the 1968 flood which killed seven people in Keynsham https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/in-your-area/bath-remembers-1968-flood-killed-1770418

Words matter – using language & technology to better inform the CCA & DRR communities https://www.placard-network.eu/words-matter-using-language-technology-to-better-inform-the-cca-drr-communities/

The Development and Initial Validation of the Citizen Disaster Communication Assessment http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0093650217697521#articleCitationDownloadContainer

Bill Anderson- oral history of a prominent disaster researcher https://www.eeri.org/site/images/projects/oralhistory/Anderson.pdf

Coldest Place on Earth Found https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/coldest-place-earth-measured-temperature-antarctica-science/

Crowdsourcing to map urban heat islands https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/07/11/noaa-heat-island-campaign-to-map-what-areas-in-d-c-and-baltimore-swelter-the-most/?utm_term=.529b764c7fe8

 

Social Media and Emergencies

57% of respondents do not trust social media, while just 12% said they do trust social media http://www.tai.org.au/node/4440

Twitter aggressively removes over 70 million unwanted accounts http://www.businessinsider.com/r-twitter-suspends-over-70-million-accounts-in-two-months-washington-post-2018-7/?r=AU&IR=T

Community resilience in the age of social media: a literature review https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59155

Fifteen years of social media in emergencies: A retrospective review and future directions for crisis Informatics https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1468-5973.12196#.W0KR2bEGnxk.twitter

 

Psychology and Disasters

The Other Victims: First Responders To Violent Disasters Often Suffer Alone https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/07/04/625784687/the-other-victims-first-responders-to-violent-disasters-often-suffer-alone?platform=hootsuite

Free Crisis Counseling Helps Harvey Survivors Cope http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Free-Crisis-Counseling-Helps-Harvey-Survivors-Cope.html

 

Sociology and Disasters

Identifying the experiences and needs of LGBTI communities before, during and after emergencies in Victoria http://www.genderanddisaster.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Identifying-the-experiences-and-needs-of-LGBTI-emergencies-FINAL.pdf

Influence of social capital on community resilience in the case of emergency situations in Romania http://rtsa.ro/tras/index.php/tras/article/view/560/549

PrepTalks: Children and Disasters – Reducing Vulnerability and Building Capacity https://www.fema.gov/preptalks/peek

Youth – The Key to Building a Culture of Preparedness https://www.fema.gov/preptalks/thompson

UK research finds that higher social trust is associated with having a larger social network https://natcenuk.shorthandstories.com/bsa35/#group-trust-or-3r8mnEbzD4

Discussion of whether human lives should be prioritized over animal lives https://www.kialo.com/should-human-life-be-valued-above-animal-life-4148/4148.0=4148.1/=4148.1

If a disaster is “natural” then nobody is accountable. We don’t have to think about uncomfortable root causes http://danddresearch.blogspot.com/2018/07/challenging-disaster-myths-and.html?spref=tw

Natural Disasters by Location: Rich Leave and Poor Get Poorer https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/natural-disasters-by-location-rich-leave-and-poor-get-poorer/

Today in disaster resilience (6 July 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Romania: 3 dead, 760 rescued amid storms and floods http://uk.businessinsider.com/ap-romania-3-dead-760-rescued-amid-storms-and-floods-2018-7/?r=AU&IR=T

Yolo County fire grows to 22,000 acres, crosses into Napa County https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Northern-California-fires-grow-as-red-flag-13041391.php

Elevated seismicity under Great Sitkin volcano, alerts raised again, Alaska https://watchers.news/2018/07/01/elevated-seismicity-under-great-sitkin-volcano-alerts-raised-again-alaska/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Major incident declared as Winter Hill and Scout Road wildfires converge https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/moor-fire-winter-hill-scout-wildfires-merge-lancashire-manchester-major-incident-retreat-a8424746.html

Colorado among leading states nationwide for current wildfires, July 4th fireworks fuel concerns https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/30/colorado-wildfires-july-4-fireworks/

Heavy rains trigger flood in J&K, 3 killed https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/rains-flood-kashmir-dead-met-amarnath-schools-jammu-srinagar-highway-1274044-2018-06-30

Ghana Hit by Deadly Floods http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00044191.html

Heavy Rain Causes Widespread Flooding In Cape Town http://weeklyxpose.co.za/2018/07/01/heavy-rain-causes-widespread-flooding-cape-town/

Tornadoes cause damage in Montana, South Dakota https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2018/06/30/tornadoes-cause-damage-montana-south-dakota/748552002/

Firefighters battle Northern California wildfire, evacuations ordered https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wildfires/firefighters-battle-northern-california-wildfire-evacuations-ordered-idUSKBN1JS1TI?

Volcano tornado caught tossing lava into the air, summit collapse events occurring about every 28 hours, Kilauea https://watchers.news/2018/07/02/volcano-tornado-kilauea/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Historic flood hits Des Moines after more than a foot of rain overnight, Iowa https://watchers.news/2018/07/02/historic-flood-hits-des-moines-after-more-than-a-foot-of-rain-overnight-iowa/

Torrential rains sweep across parts of China, sparking flooding and forcing thousands from their homes https://www.aol.co.uk/video/view/thousands-evacuated-as-china-floods-continue/5b3b344fdbaab35b11d5eec3/?guccounter=1

Nepal – 12 Dead as Heavy Rain Triggers Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-floods-landslides-july-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Record-breaking rain hits Lahore, leaving most of it under water and without power, Pakistan https://watchers.news/2018/07/04/record-breaking-rain-hits-lahore-leaving-most-of-it-under-water-and-without-power-pakistan/

Flash Floods Rain Out Fourth of July Festivities in Houston http://time.com/5330436/flash-floods-rain-out-fourth-of-july-festivities-in-houston/

Italy – Evacuations After Major Floods in Trentino Province http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-floods-moena-trentino-july-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

County Fire swells to nearly 83,000 acres as firefighters inch closer to containment https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article214332939.html

Thai cave stranded say they are healthy https://au.news.yahoo.com/thai-cave-stranded-healthy-020640579–spt.html

Major rivers to rise over next 3 days in Bangladesh http://www.newagebd.net/article/45206/major-rivers-to-rise-over-next-3-days

Canada heat wave-linked death toll doubles to 33 http://uk.businessinsider.com/r-canada-heat-wave-linked-death-toll-doubles-to-33-2018-7/?r=AU&IR=T

Volcanic activity worldwide 5 Jul 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Agung, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/69646/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-5-Jul-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Agung-Reventador-Sabancaya.html

Nigeria – at Least 8 Killed in Floods in Niger State http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-kontagora-niger-state-july-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

USA – Floods Prompt 3 Minnesota Counties to Declare Emergency http://floodlist.com/america/usa/floods-minnesota-july-2018

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Climate Change Could Cost India 2.8 Per Cent Of GDP By 2050: World Bank https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/climate-change-could-cost-india-2-8-per-cent-of-gdp-by-2050-world-bank-1875302

The 2017-18 Financial Year was Australia’s hottest FY (daytime temperatures) on record

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/change/#tabs=Tracker&tracker=timeseries&tQ=graph%3Dtmax%26area%3Daus%26season%3D0706%26ave_yr%3D0

Resilient cities: How we can design urban spaces to cope better with climate change https://scroll.in/article/883247/resilient-cities-how-we-can-design-urban-spaces-to-cope-better-with-climate-change

UN Climate Change Annual Report 2017 https://unfccc.int/resource/annualreport/

Climate–carbon cycle uncertainties and the Paris Agreement https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0197-7.epdf?

How rising sea levels and flooding impact the lives of people in Tanzania https://www.unops.org/news-and-stories/stories/what-a-wall-can-do-to-live-and-learn

How climate change is increasing the risk of wildfires https://theconversation.com/how-climate-change-is-increasing-the-risk-of-wildfires-99056

‘Global’ warming varies greatly depending where you live https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-global-warming-varies-greatly-depending-where-you-live

Biological responses to the press and pulse of climate trends and extreme events https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0187-9

Explosive county fire is California’s latest climate disaster https://earther.com/the-explosive-county-fire-is-california-s-latest-climat-1827295582?utm_medium=socialflow&utm_source=earther_twitter&utm_campaign=socialflow_earther_twitter

A Warming World Creates Desperate People https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/29/opinion/sunday/immigration-climate-change-trump.html

Net-zero emissions energy systems http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6396/eaas9793.full

Luxurious Lifestyles Are Hurting Us and the Earth https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/buddhist-economics/201807/luxurious-lifestyles-are-hurting-us-and-the-earth

Under proposals backed by seven political parties across the spectrum, the Netherlands could set one of the most ambitious carbon targets in the world http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/06/27/netherlands-proposes-95-emissions-cut-2050-draft-climate-law/

Toward Standardized Data Sets for Climate Model Experimentation https://eos.org/project-updates/toward-standardized-data-sets-for-climate-model-experimentation

Global Warming in South Asia: 800 Million at Risk https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/28/climate/india-pakistan-warming-hotspots.html?rref=collection/sectioncollection/climate&mtrref=undefined

Exposure to extreme heat and heatwaves is already a significant public health problem and a leading cause of weather-related mortality in the U.S https://climatenexus.org/climate-issues/health/extreme-heat/?utm_content=buffer4ee5b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A web-based platform using satellite data and climate scenarios helps urban planners build resilient and livable cities https://development.asia/explainer/using-spatial-cloud-computing-build-livable-cities

Climate change a growing concern for Australians, Lowy survey finds http://www.abc.net.au/radio/canberra/programs/pm/climate-change-a-growing-concern-for-australians-lowy-survey/9891540

Lowy Institute 2018 Climate Change Poll https://lowyinstitutepoll.lowyinstitute.org/climate-change-and-energy/

Temperatures elevated by climate change can be deadly for people experiencing homelessness https://slate.com/technology/2018/06/climate-change-related-heat-waves-will-be-deadly-for-people-who-are-homeless.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_ru

Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/07/03/hot-planet-all-time-heat-records-have-been-set-all-over-the-world-in-last-week/?utm_term=.85998889e9b3

Importance of the pre-industrial baseline for likelihood of exceeding Paris goals https://www.nature.com/articles/nclimate3345

Global exposure and vulnerability to multi-sector development and climate change hotspots https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/vulnerability/global-exposure-and-vulnerability

‘Nobody has that much money’: One sinking city’s fight against rising sea levels https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/rising-sea-levels-sfo-foster-city-1.4711621

‘The New Normal’: Wildfires Roar Across the West, Again https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/us/fires-california-colorado.html

Why these young Republicans see hope in climate action https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2018/0628/Why-these-young-Republicans-see-hope-in-climate-action

Australian climate extremes at 1.5 °C and 2 °C of global warming https://www.nature.com/articles/nclimate3296

Future projections of Antarctic ice shelf melting https://climatesight.org/2018/06/26/future-projections-of-antarctic-ice-shelf-melting/

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

Scientists warn rising sea levels could cost world $14 trillion annually by 2100 https://www.noc.ac.uk/news/rising-sea-levels-could-cost-world-14-trillion-year-2100

Global warming may be twice what climate models predict https://www.climatescience.org.au/content/1215-global-warming-may-be-twice-what-climate-models-predict

Palaeoclimate constraints on the impact of 2 °C anthropogenic warming and beyond https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0146-0

All-time heat records have been set all over the world this week https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/heatwave-temperature-records-broken-europe-north-america-eurasia-middle-east-latest-a8432226.html?amp&__twitter_impression=true

A new framework to understand how uneven the effects of a 1.5°C world http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2018-06-25-who-shares-experiences-climate-change-15%C2%B0c-world-and-beyond

The day solar became UK’s biggest source of electricity https://reneweconomy.com.au/the-day-solar-became-uks-biggest-source-of-electricity-49660/

Climate Change, Extreme Precipitation and Flooding: The Latest Science https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/floods?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw

State’s solar and wind energy boom could power every home for a year https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/state-s-solar-and-wind-energy-boom-could-power-every-home-for-a-year-20180705-p4zps0.html

Arctic sea ice extent declined at a slightly slower-than average pace in June https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2018/07/a-sluggish-june/

Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/07/03/hot-planet-all-time-heat-records-have-been-set-all-over-the-world-in-last-week/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.963e7b943bd3

Climate Change Is Not An Argument, It’s Science Versus Denial Of Evaporation http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/climate-change-is-not-an-argument-it-s-science-versus-denial-of-evaporation-1027343561

Products generated by the Greenland Ice Sheet CCI project http://products.esa-icesheets-cci.org/products/details/greenland_ice_velocity_map_winter_2017_2018_v1_0.zip/

Registration opens for Expert Review of the First Order Draft of the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land https://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/pr_srccl_fod.shtml

Sydney reaches 25.2 Celsius (77 F), easily the hottest day on record for the first week of July https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/taste-of-summer-in-july-as-mercury-hits-record-breaking-25-2-20180705-p4zpq1.html

It’s Human Nature Not To Think About Rising Seas. Here’s Why — And What Can Be Done http://news.wgcu.org/post/its-human-nature-not-think-about-rising-seas-heres-why-and-what-can-be-done

 

Disaster risk reduction

Fiji Resilient Informal Settlements http://www.fukuoka.unhabitat.org/programmes/ccci/pdf/Brochure_Fiji.pdf

Understanding and measuring scalability in disaster risk reduction https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-04-2018-0099?journalCode=dpm

Integrating Technology into Disaster Risk Management https://cope.ku.dk/research/

Mongolia brings disaster risk centre stage https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59043

Improving FEMA’s Community Rating System to encourage investment in coastal natural infrastructure to reduce storm damages https://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/documents/Cunniff_Shore%20and%20Beach_Spring%202018.pdf

Weak embankments make Panderethan to Shivpora stretch vulnerable to floods https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/srinagar-city/weak-embankments-make-panderethan-to-shivpora-stretch-vulnerable-to-floods/289477.html

Building Coastal Resilience to Protect U.S. National Security https://www.hoover.org/research/building-coastal-resilience-greater-us-security

Ellicott City Is Hoping DHS’ Flood Apex Program Is a Match Made in Heaven http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Ellicott-City-is-Hoping-DHS-Flood-Apex-Program-Is-a-Match-Made-in-Heaven.html

What causes the collapse/explosion events at Kīlauea’s summit? https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hvo_volcano_watch.html?vwid=1371

New Era in Modeling Catastrophic Risk http://insurancethoughtleadership.com/new-era-in-modeling-catastrophic-risk/

A Multi-Agent System for Studying Cross-Border Disaster Resilience http://idl.iscram.org/files/miriamklein/2018/1543_MiriamKlein_etal2018.pdf

Understanding the Long-Term Evolution of the Coupled Natural-Human Coastal System: The Future of the U.S. Gulf Coast https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25108/understanding-the-long-term-evolution-of-the-coupled-natural-human-coastal-system

Kaikoura Quake information brought together in one science volume https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/one-volume

Embracing Complexity to Advance the Science of Wildland Fire Behavior http://mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/2/20

3 reasons why the US is vulnerable to big disasters https://theconversation.com/3-reasons-why-the-us-is-vulnerable-to-big-disasters-97592

Resilience is more than income – lessons from Accra’s 2015 floods http://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/resilience-more-income-lessons-accra-s-2015-floods

Farmers in the Andes are helping save Lima from a future of drought and flooding http://envirodm.org/post/using-the-past-to-prepare-for-the-future

Greening plant nurseries with cattle dung dilutes Islamabad flood risk https://www.zilient.org/article/greening-plant-nurseries-cattle-dung-dilutes-islamabad-flood-risk?

Internal drainage boards help reduce flood risk to over 600,000 people and nearly 900,000 properties https://www.ada.org.uk/member_type/idbs/

Mongolia opens Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59081

How far are we from the use of satellite rainfall products in landslide forecasting? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034425718301093

Flood resilience alliance in five-year extension will focus on USD 1 billion increase in investments https://www.zurich.com/en/media/news-releases/2018/2018-0703-01

Bangladesh cities join U.N. drive to build defences against disasters http://news.trust.org/item/20180703151505-2uksz/

Better risk management can reduce disaster displacement https://www.zilient.org/article/opinion-better-risk-management-can-reduce-disaster-displacement

Rivers cover a lot more of the Earth than we originally thought. Here’s why that matters https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/rivers-cover-a-lot-more-of-the-earth-than-we-thought

Working with communities to manage Mekong Delta floods https://www.britac.ac.uk/blog/working-with-communities-manage-mekong-delta-floods

A flood is not always a flood https://www.verisk.com/insurance/visualize/a-flood-is-not-always-a-flood/

Millions have been pledged to floodproof the Tasmanian town of Latrobe http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/latrobe-flood-fixes-funded

Trans-boundary flood early warning systems have the potential to save thousands of lives across Asia https://floodresilience.net/blogs/flood-warnings-save-lives-across-boundaries

Enabling an ambitious agenda for transformation in development and disaster risk https://www.sei.org/publications/enabling-ambitious-agenda-transformation-development-disaster-risk/

Researching thunderstorms in Europe https://www.tugraz.at/en/tu-graz/services/news-stories/planet-research/singleview/article/dem-gewitter-auf-der-spur/

How are we doing on hurricane hardening? https://www.naplesnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2018/06/30/hurricane-hardening-emergency-managers-florida-collier-county/745357002/?platform=hootsuite

World’s largest offshore-earthquake research centre to open in Halifax https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/offshore-earthquake-research-centre-halifax-1.4709922

Drought Monitoring and Prediction in South Asia https://hepex.irstea.fr/drought-monitoring-and-prediction-in-south-asia/

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 https://www.uncclearn.org/learning-resources/library/21295

Latin America and the Caribbean Risk & vulnerability Assessment https://www.pdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/PDC_LAC_Regional_RVA_Profile_2018.pdf

How underwriters calculate flood risk https://insider.zurich.co.uk/industry-spotlight/underwriters-calculate-flood-risk/

GEOBASE is a database of indexed research literature unequalled in its coverage of the international geoscience literature https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/engineering-village/content/geobase

Fires can have severe impacts on water quality https://www.placard-network.eu/impacts-of-fires-on-water-quality/

How manipulation of flood insurance leads to repeat disasters https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Flood-Games-How-victims-local-officials-and-an-13031069.php

Natural flood management scheme for Yorkshire Dales communities https://www.gov.uk/government/news/natural-flood-management-scheme-for-yorkshire-dales-communities

Low-cost sensors can improve flood management https://gcn.com/articles/2018/06/07/flood-sensors-apex.aspx

A global slowdown of tropical-cyclone translation speed and implications for flooding https://riskfrontiers.com/a-global-slowdown-of-tropical-cyclone-translation-speed-and-implications-for-flooding/

 

Emergency Management

Local levels told to focus on disaster preparedness https://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/local-levels-told-to-focus-on-disaster-preparedness/

Wildfire policy and management in England: an evolving response from Fire and Rescue Services, forestry and cross-sector groups https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4874416/

Crowdsourced mobile application to track disasters tested for first time in Fiji http://www.un-spider.org/news-and-events/news/crowdsourced-mobile-application-track-disasters-tested-first-time-fiji

Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, April–May, 2018: an epidemiological study https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31387-4/fulltext

‘I thought we were gone’: Family of five describe terrifying escape from flooded home http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5909341/Family-five-terrifying-escape-Des-Moines-floods.html

Thai Rescue Effort Success – All 12 Children And Their Adult Supervisor Found Alive https://apfmag.mdmpublishing.com/thai-rescue-effort-success-all-12-children-and-their-adult-supervisor-found-alive/

Building back better after Caribbean hurricanes http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/ourstories/the-quiet-after-the-storm.html

Hurricane Maria turned Dominica into a foreign-funded laboratory for stormproofing an entire nation. Progress so far is hard to see https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-02/dominica-s-plan-to-survive-climate-change-has-a-hard-road-ahead

Drones & Public Safety Summit https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-reasons-why-you-should-attend-drones-public-safety-alfonso/?trk=aff_src.aff-lilpar_c.partners_learning&irgwc=1

Army fields disaster comms systems to National Guard as 2018 hurricane season begins https://www.army.mil/article/207794/army_fields_disaster_comms_systems_to_national_guard_as_2018_hurricane_season_begins

EU committed to Nepal quake rebuilding http://www.euronews.com/2018/06/28/eu-committed-to-nepal-quake-rebuilding

Simulating Spontaneous Volunteers – A Conceptual Model http://idl.iscram.org/files/sebastianlindner/2018/1545_SebastianLindner_etal2018.pdf

The Big One: Could an earthquake cut Nevada off from California? https://lasvegassun.com/news/2018/jul/02/the-big-one-could-an-earthquake-cut-us-off-from-ca/

Update to the Victorian Preparedness Framework https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/update-to-the-victorian-preparedness-framework

This is why planes are not being used to fight the Saddleworth Moor fire https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/planes-not-being-used-fight-14835299?platform=hootsuite

Tens of thousands of Kenyans go hungry after floods – aid agencies http://news.trust.org/item/20180704115408-7z8b8/

New hurricane preparedness plans for British Overseas Territories in Caribbean https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-hurricane-preparedness-plans-for-british-overseas-territories-in-caribbean

Disaster displacement: how to reduce risk, address impacts and strengthen resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/58829

National research priorities for natural hazards emergency management https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/nationalpriorities?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=nrp

Cumbria County Council’s Millom and Haverigg Flood Investigation Report was presented yesterday http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/millom/Flooding-nightmare-continues-for-residents-struggling-to-get-insurance-5f7ac0a1-a708-44ea-887d-917169c7679b-ds

Guatemala Raises the Number of Missing People to 332 in Deadly Volcano Eruption http://time.com/5330595/guatemala-volcano-of-fire-eruption-missing/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=time&xid=time_socialflow_twitter&utm_medium=social

The New Orleans Flood Resilience Experiment http://vusa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=a3d4c376cb944305a917eec17699a91d

SL proposes “Asian Emergency Response Task Force” for disaster management http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?nid=48480

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

E-learning course on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/climate-adaptation-learning-resources/e-learning-course-on-drr-cca

geoBingAn is a crowdsourcing-base disaster information coordination platform linking between government and volunteers http://geothings.tw/en/products/geobingan/

Earthquakes for Kids https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Perennial floods: Enact laws, introduce flood risk management in schools https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2018/June-26th/perennial-floods-enact-laws-introduce-flood-risk-management-in-schools-knust-professor.php

Bureau of Meteorology ranks 14th in Australia’s most popular internet sites http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-02/how-we-spend-our-internet-minutes/9923822?smid=Page:%20ABC%20Science-Facebook_Organic&WT.tsrc=Facebook_Organic&sf192961446=1&sf192961503=1&sf192961524=1

Training the next generation of risk communication professionals http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/44fa86af-98ec-45ee-b119-5daba5d2f0e0?ns_campaign=bbc_media_action&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=corporate&ns_mchannel=social

VicEmergency has been downloaded to over 860,000 devices since it was launched almost two years ago https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/vicemergency-app-warning-community-of-risks-in-real-time

We Should Reward Scientists for Communicating to the Public https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/we-should-reward-scientists-for-communicating-to-the-public/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content=&utm_term=policy_blog_&sf193087889=1

Have your say on Potentially Vulnerable Areas (PVAs) for Flood Risk Management in Scotland https://consultation.sepa.org.uk/evidence-and-flooding/pvas2018/

Helping communities to adopt ‘flood mock exercise’ as an approach to self-test the capacity to respond floods and institutionalise disaster preparedness https://floodresilience.net/blogs/flood-mock-exercise-triggers-disaster-preparedness

The appeal of online citizen science http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/per/?p=8002

The Global Volcanism Program https://volcano.si.edu/

A Guide to the Science of Climate Change Communication https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/using-climate-information/a-guide-to-the-science-of-climate-change-communication

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Twitter will expand the Happening Now alerts to cover not only sports, but also breaking news, personalized to your interests https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-announces-major-updates-for-content-discovery-and-real-time-alerts/525662/

A Twitter Tale of Three Hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, and Maria http://idl.iscram.org/files/firojalam/2018/1579_FirojAlam_etal2018.pdf

Sydney Siege, December 2014: A Visualisation of a Semantic Social Media Sentiment Analysis http://idl.iscram.org/files/janwendland/2018/1574_JanWendland_etal2018.pdf

Helping Crisis Responders Find the Informative Needle in the Tweet Haystack http://idl.iscram.org/files/leonderczynski/2018/1587_LeonDerczynski_etal2018.pdf

Community coordination: Aligning social media use in community emergency management http://idl.iscram.org/files/robgrace/2018/1583_RobGrace_etal2018.pdf

Bad Weather Coming: Linking social media and weather sensor data http://idl.iscram.org/files/shaneerrolhalse/2018/1575_ShaneErrolHalse_etal2018.pdf

Possibility of Using Tweets to Detect Crowd Congestion: A Case Study Using Tweets just before/after the Great East Japan Earthquake http://idl.iscram.org/files/takuyaoki/2018/1581_TakuyaOki2018.pdf

Social Media in Citizen-Led Disaster Response: Rescuer Roles, Coordination Challenges, and Untapped Potential http://idl.iscram.org/files/williamrsmith/2018/1586_WilliamR.Smith_etal2018.pdf

Communicating Crisis with Persuasion: Examining Official Twitter Messages on Heat Hazards http://idl.iscram.org/files/yajieli/2018/1572_YajieLi_etal2018.pdf

 

Psychology and Disasters

Five First Responders to the Pulse Massacre. One Diagnosis: PTSD. https://www.propublica.org/article/pulse-shooting-first-responders-ptsd-diagnosis?utm_campaign=sprout&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=1528717407

Human Behavior Under Emergency and Its Simulation Modeling: A Review https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-94223-0_30

 

Sociology and Disasters

Today’s crises call on humanity to act collectively, but this possibility seems more and more remote. How do we break the cycle? https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/out-from-emergency-infrastructure-climate-state-nature-politics

Why You Need a Social Convoy https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brain-waves/201806/why-you-need-social-convoy

Using an intersectional approach to advance understanding of homeless persons’ vulnerability to disaster https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23251042.2017.1408549

Social protection reduces disaster risk for poor https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59134

Tsunamis teach importance of inclusion https://www.unisdr.org/archive/59110

 

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