Today in disaster resilience (28 September 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Tunisia floods kill at least 4, cause major damage http://uk.businessinsider.com/ap-tunisia-floods-kill-at-least-4-cause-major-damage-2018-9/?r=AU&IR=T

‘It’s pretty devastating’: Ottawa family left to pick up pieces after tornado levels home https://globalnews.ca/news/4479219/ottawa-tornado-levels-home/

44 dead as Florence-weary Carolinas face more flooding and rising rivers https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/22/us/florence-carolinas-flooding-saturday-wxc/index.html

Rains, Flash Floods Claim Eight Lives In North India https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2018/09/24/rains-pound-north-india-8-killed-in-j-k-hp-hry#gs.bEoPHq0

Thousands in South Carolina brace for post-Florence flooding https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-florence/thousands-urged-to-flee-ahead-of-post-florence-flooding-in-south-carolina-idUSKCN1M305N

Environment Canada confirms 3 tornadoes and 2 downbursts in Ottawa, Ontario https://watchers.news/2018/09/25/environment-canada-confirms-3-tornadoes-and-2-downbursts-in-ottawa-ontario/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Worst floods since 1995 claim lives of 25 people, over 1 100 stranded, Himachal Pradesh, India https://watchers.news/2018/09/25/worst-floods-since-1995-claim-lives-of-25-people-over-1-100-stranded-himachal-pradesh-india/

Nigeria – Floods Affect Half a Million as Death Toll Rises http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-september-2018-update

Mexico – 7 Dead, 8 Missing After Flash Floods in Michoacán http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-flash-floods-michoacan-september-2018

After Florence, South Carolinians brace for record flooding https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/historic-after-florence-south-carolinians-brace-record-flooding-n913036

Flash floods hit Connecticut turning roads into rivers https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/flash-floods-hit-connecticut-turning-roads-rivers/

Niger flood death toll up to 42: UN https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6216283/Niger-flood-death-toll-42-UN.html

Super Typhoon Trami heads for Japan as US flooding remains https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/26/world-weatherwatch-super-typhoon-trami-heads-for-japan-as-us-flooding-remains

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Sep 2018: Popocatépetl volcano, Krakatau, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70782/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Sep-2018-Popocatepetl-volcano-Krakatau-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The ludicrous gulf between our climate change goals and reality, in one chart https://www.vox.com/2016/8/18/12520344/climate-change-goals-reality-one-chart

‘It’s hyped up’: Climate deniers in the path of Hurricane Florence https://grist.org/article/its-hyped-up-climate-deniers-in-the-path-of-hurricane-florence/

How much the vanishing ice will make global sea levels rise https://graphics.reuters.com/CLIMATECHANGE-GREENLAND-CHALLENGES/010080EH0V0/index.html

UN lacks plan to help climate migrants, finds internal report http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/09/21/un-lacks-plan-help-climate-migrants-finds-internal-report/

Florence and the 5 stages of climate change acceptance https://thebulletin.org/2018/09/florence-and-the-5-stages-of-climate-change-acceptance/

Documentary data and the study of the past droughts: an overview of the state of the art worldwide https://www.clim-past-discuss.net/cp-2018-118/

City resiliency in the face of climate change https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2018663866/city-resiliency-in-the-face-of-climate-change

‘We’re moving to higher ground’: America’s era of climate mass migration is here https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/24/americas-era-of-climate-mass-migration-is-here

The Long Hot Summer: Part 1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csxlq9

Country-level social cost of carbon https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0282-y

Globe had its fifth warmest August and June–August on record https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201808

New study reconciles a dispute about how fast global warming will happen https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/sep/24/new-study-reconciles-a-dispute-about-how-fast-global-warming-will-happen?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

On the time evolution of climate sensitivity and future warming https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018EF000889

Florence floods damaged thousands more homes because of sea level rise, study shows https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article218944875.html

Google’s New Tool to Fight Climate Change https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/09/google-climate-change-greenhouse-gas-emissions/571144/?utm_source=twb

Global warming isn’t just a natural cycle https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/09/global-warming-isnt-just-a-natural-cycle/

Years-Long Debate Over Sea Level Rise And Real Estate In N.C. Is Getting A Wake-Up From Hurricane Florence https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/commercial-real-estate/did-north-carolina-favor-development-over-sea-level-warnings-93239

73% of Australians are concerned about climate change, up from 66% in 2017 http://www.tai.org.au/content/climate-nation-2018

New Climate Debate: How to Adapt to the End of the World https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-26/new-climate-debate-how-to-adapt-to-the-end-of-the-world

The Climate Crisis And Your Health: Infectious Disease https://below2c.org/2018/09/the-climate-crisis-and-your-health-infectious-disease/

We haven’t reached climate despair just yet. We can still save ourselves https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/09/the-case-against-climate-despair

World ‘nowhere near on track’ to avoid warming beyond 1.5C target https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/26/global-warming-climate-change-targets-un-report?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Warm waters boosted 2017’s major hurricane tally, study says https://phys.org/news/2018-09-boosted-major-hurricane-tally.html

Dominica: Striving Towards Climate Resilience http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/Dominica_Striving_Towards_Climate_Resilience.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

Little-known flood-control district asks Denver metro voters for first tax hike https://www.denverpost.com/2018/09/13/denver-metro-flood-control-district-tax-hike/

After the Big One: Understanding aftershock risk https://earth.stanford.edu/news/after-big-one-understanding-aftershock-risk

‘First salvo’: Lines drawn as battle over raising Warragamba Dam begins https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/first-salvo-lines-drawn-as-battle-over-raising-warragamba-dam-begins-20180920-p5050c.html

Lost for Words Amongst Disaster Risk Science Vocabulary? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13753-018-0188-3

The Amazon is flooding five times more often than it used to https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2018/09/19/The-Amazon-is-flooding-five-times-more-often-than-it-used-to/9691537384801/

Too many Indian cities flood every monsoon https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/too-many-indian-cities-flood-every-monsoon/article24994808.ece

Mind the Gap: Reconciling Mitigation and Recovery in Home Buyout Programs https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/147?

Preparing to Research Hurricane Florence https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/early-reconnaissance-preparing-to-research-hurricane-florence?

Disaster-prone Asia must not cut corners on critical infrastructure http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=76a4960d-4f9a-43cd-9731-fb1872bf1a76

Kerala floods: IIT professor identifies four major factors https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/kerala-floods-iit-professor-four-major-factors-for-disaster/article25021967.ece

New NASA Study Able To Track Hurricane Harvey Storm Water With GPS https://sciencetrends.com/new-nasa-study-able-to-track-hurricane-harvey-storm-water-with-gps/

60 Minutes program on Dutch stormwater management https://www.cbsnews.com/news/storm-water-management-dutch-solution-henk-ovink-hurricane-florence-damage-60-minutes/

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

Peter Head on systems-thinking for planning resilience in the Hunter https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/innovation/design/peter-head-systems-thinking-planning-hunter/101017

What happens when you buy a house in a disaster zone – and no one told you? https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/sep/25/property-on-floodplain-laws-rights-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

How Serbia transformed its approach to disaster risk management https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbw8DhkRzZo

North Carolina flooding soaks federal taxpayers all over again https://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/articles/north-carolina-flooding-soaks-federal-taxpayers-all-over-again

First Street Foundation: Analyzing the risks, causes and solutions to sea level rise and flooding https://firststreet.org/

Linking technology and community early warning: UNDP and People in Need to extend disaster early warning for Koh Kong and Sihanoukville communities http://adaptation-undp.org/linking-technology-and-community-early-warning-undp-and-people-need-extend-disaster-early-warning

Leading the Way to a More Resilient Future http://100resilientcities.org/leading-way-resilient-future/

Untangling Complex Systems: A Grand Challenge for Science https://comdig.unam.mx/2018/09/25/untangling-complex-systems-a-grand-challenge-for-science-pier-luigi-gentili/

Uncharted territory: Why the magnitude of the flooding yet to come is so uncertain https://wpde.com/news/local/uncharted-territory-why-the-magnitude-of-the-flooding-yet-to-come-is-so-uncertain

Philippine official proposes cooperation with Taiwan on flood management http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201809240011.aspx

Mapping the 2018 East Africa floods from space with smapr https://www.r-bloggers.com/mapping-the-2018-east-africa-floods-from-space-with-smapr/

Re-Charge Pakistan: PM Imran approves project for utilization of flood waters https://arynews.tv/en/re-charge-pakistan-pm-imran-approves-project-for-utilization-of-flood-waters/

Florence loss estimates vary wildly between £2.8bn and $11bn https://www.intelligentinsurer.com/news/florence-loss-estimates-vary-wildly-between-2-8bn-and-11bn-16526

Building sustainable and resilient cities http://urbanresiliencehub.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WCD-Concept-Note2.pdf

The terrifying, destructive force of glacial floods – and the growing threat to millions https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/26/terrifying-destructive-force-glacial-floods-growing-threat/

Swedish delegates visit Hull to learn how flood defence schemes are protecting the city https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/swedish-delegates-visit-hull-learn-2044499

New report finds barriers along US-Mexico border exacerbate flooding, harm ecosystems and contribute to migrant deaths https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/25/border-wall-security-dangers-flooding

Tackling climate extremes with technology in the Balkans https://floodresilience.net/blogs/tackling-climate-extremes-with-technology-in-the-balkans

Charleston adopts new flood prevention rules — mostly to avoid federal penalty https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-adopts-new-flood-prevention-rules-mostly-to-avoid-federal/article_9feb6b66-c0d9-11e8-a7b8-57b938f2407b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Preventing flooding via pre-emptive, preventive measures https://www.environewsnigeria.com/preventing-flooding-via-pre-emptive-preventive-measures/

Why does Nigeria keep flooding? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45599262

Model Decisions: Cost-Based & Value-Based Stormwater Infrastructure https://www.watercanada.net/feature/model-decisions-cost-based-value-based-stormwater-infrastructure/

Bangkok’s sinking truth https://theaseanpost.com/article/bangkoks-sinking-truth

 

Emergency Management

Debts stemming from reconstruction and recovery piling up in disaster-prone Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/09/21/national/debts-stemming-reconstruction-recovery-piling-disaster-prone-japan/#.W6gKYU8UnIU

After a year of trying to rebuild with little government aid, these communities in Puerto Rico aren’t ready for another blow https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/hurricane-maria-families-rebuilding-next-storm_us_5ba290a2e4b07c23ef37a282

Health Workers Go Above and Beyond for Vulnerable Patients in Rural North Carolina https://www.directrelief.org/2018/09/health-workers-go-above-and-beyond-for-vulnerable-patients-in-rural-north-carolina/

The Legacy of Maria https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/the-legacy-of-maria-quick-response-research-focuses-on-impacts-to-puerto-ricans?

Hurricane Florence, the Never-Ending Disaster http://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/disaster-zone/hurricane-florence-the-never-ending-disaster.html

How do natural hazards cascade to cause disasters? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06783-6

Nigeria: States Cry as Floods Reach Disaster Level https://allafrica.com/stories/201809220074.html

Protecting the local community or following the IC’s command? https://emergencylaw.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/protecting-the-local-community-or-following-the-ics-command/

The Buffalo fire, near Silverthorne, was one of the first big tests for fire breaks in Colorado. Now, communities are changing their tune toward them https://coloradosun.com/2018/09/26/buffalo-wildfire-clear-cut-colorado/

Facts and Stats: Disaster Preparedness in US Communities https://icma.org/blog-posts/facts-and-stats-disaster-preparedness-our-communities

Bangladesh: Displacement due to embankment collapse Emergency Plan of Action https://reliefweb.int/report/bangladesh/bangladesh-displacement-due-embankment-collapse-emergency-plan-action-dref-n

The number of deaths associated with the inhalation of wildfire smoke in the U.S. could double by the end of the century https://news.agu.org/press-release/u-s-wildfire-smoke-deaths-could-double-by-2100/

Portugal charges 12 over huge wildfire that killed 66 people https://m.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Portugal-charges-12-over-huge-wildfire-that-13262251.php?utm_campaign=twitter-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

House Passes Bill To Improve Casualty Count In Natural Disasters https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/house-bill-casualty-count-natural-disasters_us_5baca2efe4b091df72edea98

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

1 in 3 children and young people is out of school in countries affected by war or natural disasters – UNICEF https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/1-3-children-and-young-people-out-school-countries-affected-war-or-natural-disasters

City to meet with Austin areas projected to have greater flood risk https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/city-to-meet-with-austin-areas-projected-to-have-greater-flood-risk/1465496517

Read Up! New NHC Resource Features Hazards and Disaster Journals https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/150?

Some New Disaster Web Resources https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/some-new-web-resources-180?

Kia Pakari is for educators to empower young people to build resilience in school communities across Aotearoa New Zealand https://www.redcross.org.nz/what-we-do/in-new-zealand/education-programmes/kia-pakari-schools-resilience-programme/

September’s National Preparedness Month is a Reminder to Join Millions in October’s Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/septembers-national-preparedness-month-is-a-reminder-to-join-millions-in-octobers-great-shakeout-earthquake-drills-300717816.html

A continual challenge for preparedness and response leaders is communicating their story – here are hints to do it better https://soundcloud.com/harvard/whats-your-story?in=harvard/sets/leader-readycast

Five things to keep in mind when talking about disasters http://www.i-react.eu/5-things-to-keep-in-mind-when-talking-about-disasters/

Potential Pet Hazards After a Hurricane or Natural Disaster https://www.americanveterinarian.com/news/potential-pet-hazards-after-a-hurricane-or-natural-disaster

International Day for Disaster Reduction 13 October https://www.unisdr.org/disasterreductionday

The importance of personal relationships in risk mitigation: Meeting with business owners in North Canterbury https://resiliencechallenge.nz/economics-programme/the-importance-of-personal-relationships-in-risk-mitigation/

Science in the pub for bushfire researcher http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/science-pub-researcher

 

Social Media and Emergency Management

Americans are changing their relationship with Facebook http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/09/05/americans-are-changing-their-relationship-with-facebook/

 

Disaster Psychology

Disaster relief is about more than healing physical trauma. It’s about emotional recovery too https://mashable.com/article/psychosocial-disaster-relief-natural-disasters-unicef/#ilZTmYmomZqS

How to Support Survivors of Hurricane Florence https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/heal-and-carry/201809/how-support-survivors-hurricane-florence

You’ve Heard of Post-Traumatic Stress, but What about Post-Traumatic Growth? https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/youve-heard-of-post-traumatic-stress-but-what-about-post-traumatic-growth/

The Resilience in Survivors of Katrina Project (“RISK”) Project https://www.riskproject.org/

Evacuation decision-making: How people make choices in disasters https://phys.org/news/2018-09-evacuation-decision-making-people-choices-disasters.html

Contrary to what we’ve been led to believe, people tend not to panic during emergencies, and looting is rarely widespread https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/there-goes-hurricane-florence-here-come-the-disaster-myths/

 

Sociology and Disasters

The Black Communities That Have Fought for Their Right to Exist in the Carolinas https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/09/the-black-communities-that-have-fought-for-their-right-to-exist-in-the-carolinas/570751/?utm_source=twb

Climate gentrification: the rich can afford to move – what about the poor? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/25/climate-gentrification-phoenix-flagstaff-miami-rich-poor?platform=hootsuite

The Response: Disaster collectivism and community resilience https://www.shareable.net/blog/the-response-disaster-collectivism-and-community-resilience

Suggestions that change can be handled through ‘adaptation and resilience’ assume continuity of cultural norms and value judgements, but here we explore what might happen if cultural assumptions are upset by radically discontinuous change http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1742715016680675

Impacts of Structural Social Capital and Cognitive Social Capital on the Psychological Status of Survivors of the Yaan Earthquake https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327311329_Impacts_of_Structural_Social_Capital_and_Cognitive_Social_Capital_on_the_Psychological_Status_of_Survivors_of_the_Yaan_Earthquake

Mapping Where Environmental Justice Is Most Threatened in the Carolinas https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/09/mapping-where-environmental-justice-is-most-threatened-in-the-carolinas/570985/?utm_source=fbia

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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/