Today in disaster resilience (23 August 2019)

 

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Canary Islands wildfire prompts 9,000 evacuations; reaches park https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1V80HK

Four dead, 20 rescued as rain washes away several houses in Uttarakhand https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/10-missing-after-floods-wash-away-15-houses-in-uttarakhand/story-M07lQm8NvkG9xxnMOEAxtM.html

Torrential downpour in Turkey triggers deadly flooding https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/torrential-downpour-in-turkey-triggers-deadly-flooding/70009103

Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest – space agency https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49415973

Yemen – UN Says Thousands Hit by Floods and Heavy Rain in Western Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/yemen-floods-unocha-report-august-2019

Laos – Flooding Hits Northern Provinces http://floodlist.com/asia/laos-floods-oudomxay-vientiane-luangpraban-houaphanh-august-2019

Spain – Flash Floods in Valencia Region After 40mm of Rain in Less Than 1 Hour http://floodlist.com/europe/spain-flash-floods-valencia-august-2019

Guatemala – 25,000 Affected by Floods and Landslides http://floodlist.com/america/guatemala-floods-landslides-august-2019

Sudan – Floods Leave 54 Dead, Over 170,000 Affected http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-update-august-2019

McKinley Fire in Alaska threatens more than 1,000 structures as wildfires rage in a dozen states https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/21/us/wildfires-in-12-states-alaska-mckinley-fire/index.html

Flood Kills 6, Pregnant Woman, Displaces More Than 1000 Families In Jigawa https://tribuneonlineng.com/flood-kills-6-pregnant-woman-displaces-more-than-1000-families-in-jigawa/

China – Dozens Dead or Missing After Floods in Sichuan http://floodlist.com/asia/china-sichuan-province-floods-august-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 22 Aug 2019: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Karangetang https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/85802/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-22-Aug-2019-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Karangetang-Ibu.html

Wildfires Are Raging in the Amazon, Adding to Widespread Global Blazes https://e360.yale.edu/digest/wildfires-are-raging-in-the-amazon-adding-to-widespread-global-blazes

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

How Soap Operas Can Help Communities Adapt to Climate Change https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2019/08/soap-operas-communities-adapt-climate-change/?utm_content=bufferc0b6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Iceland Mourns Loss of a Glacier by Posting a Warning About Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/world/europe/iceland-glacier-funeral.html

Climate change will drive longer extreme heatwaves in summer https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213721-climate-change-will-drive-longer-extreme-heatwaves-in-summer/#.XVsGgg0NEm4.twitter

New study offers roadmap for detecting changes in the ocean due to climate change https://phys.org/news/2019-08-roadmap-ocean-due-climate.html

Climate change may change the way ocean waves impact 50% of the world’s coastlines https://theconversation.com/climate-change-may-change-the-way-ocean-waves-impact-50-of-the-worlds-coastlines-121239
Majority of Canadians believe in climate change — here’s why some still don’t https://globalnews.ca/news/5782855/why-people-deny-climate-change/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/scientists-have-been-underestimating-the-pace-of-climate-change/

Heatwaves longer, more deadly even in a 2C world https://phys.org/news/2019-08-heatwaves-longer-deadly-2c-world.html

Voyage of ice-melt discovery in Greenland https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12259345

‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/science/historic-preservation-climate-newport.html

The Cost of Rising Seas: More Than $400 Billion (and Lots of Angst) https://www.wired.com/story/the-cost-of-rising-seas-more-than-dollar400-billion-and-lots-of-angst/

When it comes to coal, Australia has transitioned away from economics and common sense https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/21/when-it-comes-to-coal-australia-has-transitioned-away-from-economics-and-common-sense?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate scientists may not be the best communicators of climate threats https://theconversation.com/climate-scientists-may-not-be-the-best-communicators-of-climate-threats-121901

What U.S. Cities Facing Climate Disaster Risks Are Least Prepared? https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/08/climate-impacts-resilient-cities-environmental-justice/596251/

Imagining Disasters in the Era of Climate Change: Is Japan’s Seawall a New Maginot Line? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334448650_Imagining_Disasters_in_the_Era_of_Climate_Change_Is_Japan’s_Seawall_a_New_Maginot_Line

Climate change evacuation planning needs to start now, urges scientists https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-08-23/climate-retreat-planning-science/11435382

 

Disaster risk reduction

Should Taxpayers Subsidize More and More Destruction? https://townhall.com/columnists/patrickmichaels/2019/08/17/should-taxpayers-subsidize-more-and-more-destruction-n2551758

Inquiry over whether utility firms should be made to contribute to coast and flood defences https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/latest-news/inquiry-over-whether-utility-firms-should-be-made-to-contribute-to-coast-and-flood-defences-1-9942161

A Deluge Like the one in 2018 Would be Big Trouble for Wisconsin https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/A-Deluge-Like-the-2018-one-Would-be-Big-Trouble-for-Wisconsin.html

A terrifying preview of ‘The Big One’ — a giant quake that may hit Southern California https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/a-terrifying-preview-of-the-big-one–a-giant-quake-that-may-hit-southern-california/2019/08/16/da4c8700-be9d-11e9-a5c6-1e74f7ec4a93_story.html

Research shows why there’s a ‘sweet spot’ depth for underground magma chambers https://phys.org/news/2019-08-sweet-depth-underground-magma-chambers.html

Inside Australia’s plan to survive bigger, badder bushfires https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613336/inside-australias-plan-to-survive-bigger-badder-bushfires/

No lessons learnt from 2018 Karnataka floods: IISc report http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2019/aug/21/no-lessons-learnt-from-2018-karnataka-floods-iisc-report-2021959.html

Critical infrastructure and flood resilience: Cascading effects beyond water https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/wat2.1370

NFU responds to Defra call for flood evidence https://www.nfuonline.com/cross-sector/environment/water/flooding/nfu-responds-to-defra-call-for-flood-evidence/

After Harvey surprised thousands with unexpected flooding, new law aims to better inform homebuyers https://www.texastribune.org/2019/08/22/texas-law-requires-buyers-to-disclose-flood-risks/

USGS Awards More Than $12.5 Million to Advance the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System in California, Oregon and Washington https://www.usgs.gov/news/usgs-awards-more-125-million-advance-shakealert-earthquake-early-warning-system-california?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_term=c550143e-9e56-4c0f-ac6d-a3619610596c&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

 

Emergency management

More than 300 women aid workers, and their allies, have signed an open letter demanding that world leaders better meet the needs of women and girls caught up in conflict and crisis https://www.rescue.org/press-release/world-humanitarian-day-letter-world-leaders

Why the U.S. disaster agency isn’t ready for catastrophes https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060992591

July 2019 Nepal Floods: Needs assessment report https://floodresilience.net.np/%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%AE%E0%A4%97%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%B9%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%81/item/july-2019-nepal-floods-needs-assessment-report

Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts https://news.yahoo.com/brazils-bolsonaro-blames-amazon-fires-ngos-twitter-erupts-194758259.html

Guidelines for Assessing the Human Impact of Disasters https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/crisis-prevention-and-recovery/guidelines-for-assessing-the-human-impact-of-disasters.html

Data Pinpoints 14 California Towns Where an Emergency Escape Could Be a Problem https://www.kqed.org/science/1946668/data-pinpoints-14-california-communities-with-most-limited-emergency-escape-routes

Disaster READY: Small-scale response packs powerful lessons for Disaster READY PNG https://www.australianhumanitarianpartnership.org/field-stories/small-scale-response-packs-powerful-lessons-for-disaster-ready-png

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Seismology School in Nepal https://britgeopeople.blogspot.com/2019/07/seismology-school-in-nepal-by-paul.html

Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe! https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/tsunamis-be-prepared.html?utm_source=SocialMedia&utm_medium=SocialMedia&utm_campaign=School

Different types of flooding in the UK https://www.morganclark.co.uk/about-us/blog/different-types-of-flooding-in-the-uk/

The light show – put on by the Environment Agency and partners – aims to raise awareness of flood risk https://www.gov.uk/government/news/light-extravaganza-to-raise-flood-awareness-at-tendring

Examining the Role of Twitter in Response and Recovery During and After Historic Flooding in South Carolina https://journals.lww.com/jphmp/Abstract/2019/09000/Examining_the_Role_of_Twitter_in_Response_and.18.aspx

Geopolitical and environmental crises help to explain why more students are choosing geography GCSE https://www.tes.com/news/gcse-results-tectonic-shift-geography-entries

 

Psychology and Disasters

Nature and mental health: An ecosystem service perspective https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/7/eaax0903

 

Sociology and disasters

How unequal are we? A new Atlas of Inequality for England https://medium.com/@undertheraedar/how-unequal-are-we-a-new-atlas-of-inequality-for-england-e0fc75009b7c

The dark cultural heritage of volcanoes https://phdvolcanology.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/the-dark-geocultural-heritage-of-volcanoes/

While resilience and stories of the communities “building back better” has become the legacy of Haiyan, those on the ground says it’s actually more like “building back bitterhttps://theconversation.com/myths-about-disaster-survivors-stall-the-global-response-to-climate-change-121548?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019 shows how these disasters are closely linked to inequality and poverty, each feeding on the other and leading to a vicious downward cycle https://www.unescap.org/publications/asia-pacific-disaster-report-2019

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Today in disaster resilience (9 August 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Flood: Seven dead in Yola https://thenationonlineng.net/flood-seven-dead-in-yola/

Typhoon Wipha kills 5, leaves 13 missing in Vietnam https://www.gulf-times.com/story/638316/Typhoon-Wipha-kills-5-leaves-13-missing-in-Vietnam

Turkey – 1 Missing After Floods in Manisa Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-manisa-province-june-2018

India – More Fatalities as Flooding Continues in Gujarat and Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-gujarat-maharashtra-august-2019

India – Over 17,000 Displaced as Godavari River Overflows in Andhra Pradesh http://floodlist.com/asia/india-godavari-river-flood-andhra-pradesh-august-2019

Sierra Leone – Deadly Flash Floods Hit Freetown http://floodlist.com/africa/sierra-leone-flash-floods-freetown-august-2019

Day zero approaches for Stanthorpe as locals face prospect of levy to cover cost of trucked-in water https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-05/stanthorpe-drought-bites-as-town-runs-out-of-water/11381886?pfmredir=sm

Eruption at Sabancaya volcano ejects ash up to 9.4 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, Peru https://watchers.news/2019/08/05/sabancaya-eruption-peru-august-5-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

10 dead, 3 missing in flash flood at Chinese scenic gorge http://www.arabnews.com/node/1535766/world

Nigeria – Deaths Reported as Floods Hit Eastern and Central Areas http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-adamawa-abuja-august-2019

Floods hit North Karnataka as hundreds of families evacuated http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2019/aug/05/floods-hit-north-karnataka-as-hundreds-of-families-evacuated-2014116.html

Floods claim 531 lives, leave 655 000 displaced, India https://watchers.news/2019/08/06/floods-claim-531-lives-leave-655-000-displaced-india/

Italy – Evacuations After Floods and Landslides in Lombardy http://floodlist.com/europe/italy-evacuations-floods-landslides-lombardy-auguat-2019

Nepal – Deadly Landslide in Baglung http://floodlist.com/asia/nepal-landslide-baglung-august-2019

Myanmar – More Flooding as Rivers Rise in Ayeyarwady, Mon and Kayin http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-flood-rivers-ayeyarwady-mon-kayin-august-2019

Sudan – 12 States Hit by Heavy Rain http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-floods-kassala-north-darfur-august-2019

Three Members Of A Family Killed In Rawalpindi Flash Floods https://92newshd.tv/three-members-of-a-family-killed-in-rawalpindi-flash-floods/#.XUtRy-gzaUk

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Siberian Wildfires and Heatwaves in Alaska: How the Arctic Is Nearing a Point of No Return https://time.com/5641751/arctic-wildfires-heatwaves-alaska-climate-change/?xid=tcoshare

Australia records third-hottest July https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/02/australia-records-third-hottest-july?CMP=share_btn_tw

A Nearly 100-Year-Old Physics Model Replicates Modern Arctic Ice Melt https://eos.org/articles/a-nearly-100-year-old-physics-model-replicates-modern-arctic-ice-melt

Climate Change Becomes an Issue for Ratings Agencies https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04082019/climate-change-ratings-agencies-financial-risk-cities-companies

July confirmed as hottest month recorded across the world https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/05/world/hottest-july-on-record-climate-sci-intl/index.html

Greenland ice sheet loses 11 billion tons of water in one day amid historic heat https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/amid-historic-heat-greenland-ice-sheet-loses-11/story?id=64737944

Climate Change to Cause Chaos in Africa, Warn Scientists https://www.voanews.com/africa/climate-change-cause-chaos-africa-warn-scientists

Arctic wildfires, hybrid embryos and record-breaking heatwave https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02305-0?

Record heatwave ‘made much more likely’ by human impact on climate https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/02/record-heatwave-made-much-more-likely-by-human-impact-on-climate?CMP=share_btn_tw

Sea level rise began accelerating in the 1960s, researchers find https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-08-06/sea-level-rise-accelerated-sixties/11373830

Alaska’s sea ice has completely melted away https://mashable.com/article/alaska-sea-ice-melt-2019/

Just one in 20 Australian news stories about drought mention climate change https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2019/aug/02/just-one-in-20-australian-news-stories-about-drought-mention-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

Increased shear in the North Atlantic upper-level jet stream over the past four decades https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1465-z

Fires, floods (and even bugs) are challenging Russia’s stance on the climate crisis https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/06/asia/arctic-fires-russia-climate-change-intl/index.html

Rising global temperatures wreak havoc on urban “heat islands” https://www.axios.com/extreme-heat-cities-climate-change-strategies-0f090ff3-ba4f-45f8-b252-adf51e1ec161.html

With nowhere to hide from rising seas, Boston prepares for a wetter future https://www.sciencenews.org/article/boston-adapting-rising-sea-level-coastal-flooding

 

Disaster risk reduction

Insurers reveal Townsville flood cost, warn region is ‘unprofitable’ https://www.afr.com/companies/financial-services/insurers-reveal-townsville-flood-cost-warn-region-is-unprofitable-20190804-p52do5

Study: El Niño has outsize economic effect on California https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/07/30/study-el-nio-has-outsized-economic-impact-california/?utm_term=.610e55e618f5

A new global map of freshwater hydrography may be the most accurate ever made—so precise scientists could use it to predict future flooding events around the world https://www.futurity.org/global-water-map-floods-rivers-lakes-2113702-2/

Mekong River Commission utilizes space technology to improve flood forecasting https://smartwatermagazine.com/news/servir-mekong/mekong-river-commission-utilizes-space-technology-improve-flood-forecasting

Tales of resilient cities https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/20resilient-cities

Articles on earthquake event that shocked the city of L’Aquila in April 2009 https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0965-3562/vol/28/iss/4

Even in cities, natural signs can warn of floods, researchers find http://news.trust.org/item/20190807120511-pi5mk/?source=gep

 

Emergency management

This US heartland has been flooded for five months. Does anyone care? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/03/yazoo-backwater-mississippi-flooding-months

‘The dam very nearly went’: the scramble to save Whaley Bridge https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/05/whaley-bridge-dam-very-nearly-went?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Lessons Management Handbook https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/lessons-management-handbook/

Australian Fire Danger Rating System: research prototype report released https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/australian-fire-danger-rating-system-research-prototype-report-released

Roadmaps to safety and resilience in the Pacific https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/roadmaps-to-safety-and-resilience-in-the-pacific

First all-female hazard reduction burn with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/

Enhanced capacity to measure recovery https://www.aidr.org.au/news/enhanced-capacity-to-measure-recovery/

Ensuring That Disaster Planning Considers People With Disabilities https://www.routefifty.com/public-safety/2019/08/disabilities-accessibility-needs-natural-disaster-planning-california/158911/

We can’t stop Congo’s Ebola outbreak until communities lead the response https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/opinion/2019/08/01/Ebola-outbreak-community-response-Congo?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social

Situational Awareness is a Complex Topic https://www.samatters.com/situational-awareness-complex-topic/

Satellites to the rescue after natural disasters https://spacenews.com/satellites-to-the-rescue-after-natural-disasters/

Year after floods, same status: Homeless and landless https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/08/06/idukki-deluge-diaries-subair-cheruthoni-river-kerala-floods.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

This new innovative education intervention enables children to engage with parents and build disaster resilient households http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2019/winning-disaster-preparedness

Who’s responsible for managing flood risk? https://thefloodhub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/UPDATED-POYNTON-Whos-responsible-for-managing-flood-risk_.pdf

 

Psychology and Disasters

What Drives People to Mass Shootings? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/health/mass-shootings-mental-health.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimesscience

 

Sociology and disasters

Social Capital and Disaster Resilience in the Ninth Ward https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334844676_Social_Capital_and_Disaster_Resilience_in_the_Ninth_Ward

Resource Loss and Psychosocial Stress in the Aftermath of the 2008 Tennessee Valley Authority Coal Ash Spill https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334946273_Resource_Loss_and_Psychosocial_Stress_in_the_Aftermath_of_the_2008_Tennessee_Valley_Authority_Coal_Ash_Spill

Reliance of Government in times of Disaster https://books.google.co.jp/books?hl=en&lr=&id=wCCmDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA61&ots=eanTewtYi4&sig=pBmFGbd3LJffRx0hodrNLm0Yj6w&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

It’s time to stop treating the housing crisis and the climate crisis as two separate issues—and start designing solutions for both at once https://www.fastcompany.com/90386051/homelessness-is-already-a-crisis-but-climate-change-makes-it-much-worse

 

Today in disaster resilience (2 August 2019)

Dis 2 Aug

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

‘Unprecedented’: more than 100 Arctic wildfires burn in worst ever season https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/26/unprecedented-more-than-100-wildfires-burning-in-the-arctic-in-worst-ever-season?CMP=share_btn_tw

Volcano on Indonesia’s Java gushes ash, causes panic https://phys.org/news/2019-07-volcano-indonesia-java-gushes-ash.html

Greece: Magnitude 4.2 aftershock strikes close to Athens https://phys.org/news/2019-07-greece-magnitude-aftershock-athens.html

Russia declares state of emergency in four regions over wildfires https://punchng.com/russia-declares-state-of-emergency-in-four-regions-over-wildfires/

UK weather: flooding across UK with half a month’s rain falling in 24 hours https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/28/flooding-reported-across-uk-after-half-a-months-worth-of-rain-falls-in-24-hours

Russia – Thousands Evacuated After Floods in Amur and Irkutsk http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-floods-amur-irkutsk-july-2019

India – Hundreds Rescued After Floods in Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-train-maharashtra-july-2019

Strong M6.6 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth https://watchers.news/2019/07/31/vanuatu-earthquake-july-31-2019/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

At least 8 people killed, dozens injured after series of strong earthquakes hit Batanes Islands, Philippines https://watchers.news/2019/07/27/batanes-itbayat-philippines-earthquakes-july-2019/

Death count in Bihar floods rises to 130, situation eases in Assam https://www.newsnation.in/india-news/death-count-in-bihar-floods-rises-to-130-situation-eases-in-assam-article-232530.html

Flood renders over 1,000 Nigerians homeless https://www.tostvnetwork.com/flood-renders-over-1000-nigerians-homeless/

12 killed as flooding paralyses Pakistan’s Karachi http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/12-killed-as-flooding-paralyses-pakistan-s-karachi/article/555024

Drone video shows flooding in Ottawa, Kansas https://www.kansascity.com/news/weather-news/article233389382.html

Norway – 1 Missing After Floods and Landslides in South West http://floodlist.com/europe/norway-floods-landslides-jolster-forde-july-2019

UK – Flash Floods Cause Severe Damage in North of England http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/flash-floods-yorkshire-july-2019

Pakistan – Rain Causes Deadly Floods and Landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-rain-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-july-2019

Whaley Bridge dam collapse: Evacuation over Toddbrook Reservoir fears https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49189955

Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Aug 2019: Fuego volcano, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl, Krakatau, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/84412/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-1-Aug-2019-Fuego-volcano-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Krakatau-Dukono.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite imagery shows Europe pulsing red http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/copernicus-sentinel-3-satellite-imagery-shows-europe-pulsing-red/article/554789

Heatwave: think it’s hot in Europe? The human body is already close to thermal limits elsewhere https://theconversation.com/heatwave-think-its-hot-in-europe-the-human-body-is-already-close-to-thermal-limits-elsewhere-121003

Nordic countries sizzle as European heatwave moves north https://phys.org/news/2019-07-nordic-countries-sizzle-european-heatwave.html

How federal flood policy is, and isn’t, addressing climate change today https://www.curbed.com/2019/7/29/8931718/storm-flood-climate-change-insurance

North Pole melts, forms lake at top of the world https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/north-pole-melts-forms-lake-at-top-of-the-world

Continent‐wide, interferometric SAR phase, mapping of Antarctic ice velocity https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019GL083826

Climate sensitivity on geological timescales controlled by non‐linear feedbacks and ocean circulation https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019GL083574

The terrible truth of climate change https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2019/august/1566136800/jo-lle-gergis/terrible-truth-climate-change
Going Under: How sea level rise is threatening to sink major Asian cities https://kontinentalist.com/stories/going-under-how-sea-level-rise-is-threatening-to-sink-major-asian-cities

UN chief calls for 2050 zero emissions plans – but Australia remains tightlipped https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/30/un-chief-calls-for-2050-zero-emissions-plans-but-australia-remains-tightlipped?CMP=share_btn_tw
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, leading to the desiccation of vegetation, which fuels huge blazes https://www.wired.com/story/the-bizarre-peaty-science-of-arctic-wildfires/?mbid=social_twitter_onsiteshare

Climate Change Really is Causing California’s Raging Wildfires https://www.insidescience.org/news/climate-change-really-causing-california%E2%80%99s-raging-wildfires

Australian climate change policies face growing criticism from Pacific leaders https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-31/australian-climate-change-policies-criticised-pacific-leaders/11369086

Greenland is melting in a heatwave. That’s everyone’s problem https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/31/europe/greenland-heatwave-climate-crisis-intl/index.html

What do Alaska Wildfires Mean for Global Climate Change? https://blog.ucsusa.org/carly-phillips/alaska-wildfires-climate-change

Climate change is making wildfires so frequent and large that a dedicated task force has been set up in Lancashire https://inews.co.uk/news/climate-change-is-making-wildfires-so-frequent-and-large-that-a-dedicated-task-force-has-been-set-up-in-lancashire/

2℃ of global warming would put pressure on Melbourne’s water supply https://theconversation.com/2-of-global-warming-would-put-pressure-on-melbournes-water-supply-118389?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

The most important event on the planet right now? Arctic Climate Chaos https://www.patreon.com/posts/28765160?fbclid=IwAR3VZr9vPkI-WhtkENR50gz6B8QUCEhuJwryT110SJHYLkbNRgilHXy98Q4

The State of Sea Level Rise (2019) http://climatestate.com/2019/08/01/the-state-of-sea-level-rise-2019/

Greenland Is Melting At Its Highest Elevations And That’s Unusual https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/07/31/greenland-is-melting-at-its-highest-elevations-and-thats-unusual/#20fc3d587394

 

Disaster risk reduction

Approach for Analysis of Land-Cover Changes and Their Impact on Flooding Regime https://www.mdpi.com/2571-550X/2/3/27

Hurricane Hunting NASA Style: Using Space-Based and Airborne Measurements to Better Understand and Predict Hurricanes https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-8766?loclr=eanw

Sydney flooding: Worst-case scenario would affect 100,000 residents, modelling shows https://7news.com.au/news/natural-disasters/sydney-flooding-worst-case-scenario-would-affect-100000-residents-modelling-shows-c-371752

Landslide Activity Ramps Up With Extreme Rainfall https://eos.org/editor-highlights/landslide-activity-ramps-up-with-extreme-rainfall

Sinking Jakarta Urgently Needs Giant Sea Wall For Its Protection http://investvine.com/sinking-jakarta-urgently-needs-giant-sea-wall-for-its-protection/

Innovative Flood Mapping Helps Water and Emergency Management Officials https://www.ecomagazine.com/news/science/innovative-flood-mapping-helps-water-and-emergency-management-officials

Faint foreshocks foretell California quakes https://phys.org/news/2019-07-faint-foreshocks-california-quakes.html

Gilbert White and the Flood Problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F0oiXg1Lc4&feature=youtu.be

Enabling Private Sector Engagement in Disaster Resilience in South and East Asia https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/rhc3.12175

Homes Are Being Built the Fastest in Many Flood-Prone Areas, Study Finds https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/31/climate/climate-change-new-homes-flooding.html

How to recognize where a volcano will erupt https://phys.org/news/2019-07-volcano-erupt.html

Damage from hurricanes could be lessened with the help of Dutch-innovated stormwater management https://www.cbsnews.com/news/storm-water-management-dutch-solution-henk-ovink-hurricane-damage-60-minutes-2019-07-21/

Why Canada’s political system makes it difficult to fight floods https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/why-canadas-political-system-makes-it-difficult-to-fight-floods-1004166555/

Mississippi River flooding and Hurricane Barry could have inundated New Orleans. Here are four actions we need to take before that happens again http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2019/07/26/mississippi-river-hurricane-barry-4-ways/

Modes of Uncertainty: Rethinking Flood Risk in Colorado https://items.ssrc.org/chancing-the-storm/modes-of-uncertainty-rethinking-flood-risk-in-colorado/

Improving future flood resilience https://icasp.org.uk/2019/07/31/improving-future-flood-resilience/

Floodplain restoration project to be ‘game-changer’ for refuge https://www.camaspostrecord.com/news/2019/aug/01/floodplain-restoration-project-to-be-game-changer-for-refuge/

Hurricanes and Agricultural Commodities: Economic Impacts https://streamingscience.com/2019/08/01/hurricanes-and-agricultural-commodities-economic-impacts/

Disaster studies inside out https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/disa.12323

Changes in flood damage with global warming in the east coast of Spain https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci-discuss.net/nhess-2019-253/

 

Emergency management

China first to share satellite data with India on floods in Assam https://indianexpress.com/article/india/china-first-to-share-satellite-data-with-india-on-floods-in-assam-5855504/

Meeting with flood victims in Irkutsk Region http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/61099

Atlantic hurricane season shows signs of more activity https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/signs-activity-atlantic-hurricane-season-190731102338713.html

600 Killed, 25 Million Affected By Floods In South Asia: United Nations https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/600-killed-over-25-million-affected-by-floods-in-south-asia-united-nations-2076264

Bangladesh tries new way to aid flood-hit families: cash up front http://news.trust.org/item/20190726013905-65t4e/

 

Psychology and Disasters

Californians’ Concerns About Worsening Wildfires at Record High https://www.kqed.org/science/1945845/californians-concerns-about-worsening-wildfires-at-record-high?mc_cid=e54ceb5b5c&mc_eid=517a07c688

Today in disaster resilience (26 July 2019)

Dis 26 July

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

These satellite images show the severity of the floods in Assam and Bihar https://scroll.in/article/931127/these-satellite-images-show-the-severity-of-the-floods-in-assam-and-bihar

Bihar floods: 97 dead, 6 rivers still in spate https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Bihar-floods-97-dead-6-rivers-still-in-spate/articleshow/70310104.cms
‘My entire world was gone’: floods devastate northern Pakistan https://www.france24.com/en/20190719-entire-world-was-gone-floods-devastate-northern-pakistan

Portugal wildfires: Huge operation tackles central Portugal blazes https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49061785

Monsoon flooding death toll climbs to 164 in South Asia https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/monsoon-flooding-death-toll-rises-152-south-asia-64455419

Turkey – 2 Dead, 5 Missing After Floods and Landslides in Düzce Province http://floodlist.com/asia/turkey-floods-duzce-july-2019

Wildfire Smoke Swirls Over Russia https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145355/wildfire-smoke-swirls-over-russia?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Peru evacuates hundreds in south after volcano rumbles https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-volcano/peru-evacuates-hundreds-in-south-after-volcano-rumbles-idUSKCN1UG001

Severe flooding death toll in India, Nepal and Bangladesh surpasses 300 https://watchers.news/2019/07/22/severe-flooding-death-toll-in-india-nepal-and-bangladesh-surpasses-300/

Bangladesh – Over 5 Million Affected by Monsoon Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/bangladesh-monsoon-floods-july-2019

Uganda – Homes and Crops Destroyed After Flash Floods in Western Region http://floodlist.com/africa/uganda-bundibugyo-floods-july-2019

India – 20 Dead in Kerala After Monsoon Rains and Floods http://floodlist.com/asia/india-kerala-monsoon-rain-floods-july-2019

Rain-triggered floods killed four tourists in east China’s Jiangxi province https://www.sott.net/article/417204-Deadly-floods-hit-south-and-east-China-6-inches-of-rain-in-3-hours

Myanmar – Thousands Displaced by Floods in Rakhine and Sagaing http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-floods-rakhine-sagaing-kachin-july-2016

Brazil – More Deadly Floods Hit Pernambuco http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-pernambuco-july-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 25 Jul 2019: Karymsky volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/83960/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-25-Jul-2019-Karymsky-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Ubinas.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Wildfires are raging in the Arctic after an unprecedented heatwave https://bgr.com/2019/07/19/arctic-wildfires-global-warming-climate-change/

The terrifying Greenland ice graph that’s shocked climate scientists https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2019/06/the-terrifying-greenland-ice-graph-that-s-shocked-climate-scientists.html

Lake discovered 11,000ft high in the Alps, in ‘truly alarming’ sign of climate change https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/climate-change-french-alps-lake-snow-melting-global-warming-mount-blanc-a9006916.html

Climate change could drown Kiribati, but the nation looks for Noah’s Ark https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-21/kiribati-hopefull-in-face-of-climate-change-rising-sea-levels/11228658?pfmredir=sm

Venice, the Great Barrier Reef, and other World Heritage Sites are threatened by rising seas, massive storms, and extreme heat https://www.businessinsider.nl/world-heritage-sites-damage-climate-change-2019-7/

As U.S. heat wave breaks records, cooling centers offer relief http://news.trust.org/item/20190721195843-9bpu0/

Drought now officially worst on record https://www.theland.com.au/story/6281386/drought-now-officially-our-worst-on-record/?src=rss

Southeast Asia will be hardest hit by melting ice; governments urged to speed up change https://www.eco-business.com/news/southeast-asia-will-be-hardest-hit-by-melting-ice-governments-urged-to-speed-up-change/

Scientists memorialize the first glacier lost to climate change in Iceland https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/22/world/iceland-glacier-climage-change-trnd/index.html?utm_source=fbCNN&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-07-22T22%3A02%3A43

40 years ago, scientists predicted climate change. And hey, they were right https://theconversation.com/40-years-ago-scientists-predicted-climate-change-and-hey-they-were-right-120502?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

A Glacier the Size of Florida Is Becoming Unstable. It Has Dire Implications for Global Sea Levels https://time.com/5622632/thwaites-glacier-antarctica-melting/

During deadly heat wave, New York utility cut power to high-risk neighborhoods https://grist.org/article/during-deadly-heat-wave-new-york-utility-cut-power-to-high-risk-neighborhoods/

New York and climate change flooding http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/09/new-york-future-flooding-climate-change.html

Eric Rignot: On the Current State of Sea Level Rise Estimates (2019) http://climatestate.com/2019/07/24/eric-rignot-on-the-current-state-of-sea-level-rise-estimates-2019/

Volcanoes shaped the climate before humankind https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190724133645.htm

Extensive historical data shows recent extreme warming is unprecedented in past 2,000 years https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/24/scientific-consensus-on-humans-causing-global-warming-passes-99?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48964736

Europe heatwave: French city of Bordeaux hits record temperature https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49083283

Consistent multidecadal variability in global temperature reconstructions and simulations over the Common Era https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0400-0

The Climate Crisis Is the First Truly Global Climate Shift in the Past 2,000 Years, Studies Confirm https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-crisis-global-climate-shift-2639338854.html

Hague climate change judgement could inspire a global civil movement https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/24/hague-climate-change-judgement-could-inspire-a-global-civil-movement?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

All-Time Heat Records Melt in Europe; 108°F in Paris https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/All-Time-Heat-Records-Melt-Europe-Worst-Come-Thursday

Nope, Earth Isn’t Cooling https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2893/nope-earth-isnt-cooling/

Europe’s Cities Weren’t Built for This Kind of Heat https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/07/europe-heat-wave-temperature-cities-climate-change-plan/594811/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Kaleshwaram Project To Control Flood In Telangana https://www.pratidintime.com/kaleshwaram-project-to-control-flood-in-telangana/

If your coastal home could be threatened by flooding 80 years from now, would you want to know? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-22/climate-change-affecting-property-prices-noosa-climate-emergency/11327474

New vegetation map to help Victoria manage bushfires and floods https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/new-vegetation-map-to-help-victoria-manage-bushfires-and-floods

Adapting Swansea, Lake Macquarie: Planning for future flood risks https://shape.lakemac.com.au/adapting-swansea

Better Flood Maps Are Required to Protect Canadians and Their Property https://www.cigionline.org/publications/better-flood-maps-are-required-protect-canadians-and-their-property

Data Reveals Major Gap of Awareness and Misunderstandings Around Natural Disasters https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/90318-data-reveals-major-gap-of-awareness-and-misunderstandings-around-natural-disasters

£2.9m funding to boost property flood resilience https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/building-control-news/property-flood-resilience/60489/

Informatics researchers leading the way in developing ‘smart city’ floodwater management https://www.newswise.com/articles/informatics-researchers-leading-the-way-in-developing-smart-city-floodwater-management

Outdated FEMA flood maps cost uninsured homeowners millions; North Florida hit the hardest https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/local/state/2019/07/22/outdated-fema-flood-maps-cost-uninsured-homeowners-millions/1687235001/

Two sides of the same coin: Business resilience and community resilience https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333487244_Two_sides_of_the_same_coin_Business_resilience_and_community_resilience

FEMA Flood Data: What We Still Need to Know https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber/femas-flood-data-what-we-still-need-know

Government throws another £2.9m at flood-proofing homes https://www.showhouse.co.uk/news/government-throws-another-2-9m-at-flood-proofing-homes/

RivWidthCloud: An Automated Google Earth Engine Algorithm for River Width Extraction From Remotely Sensed Imagery https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8752013

Michigan’s largest cities most at-risk for environmental hazards, according to study https://www.michiganradio.org/post/michigans-largest-cities-most-risk-environmental-hazards-according-study

The sea is consuming Jakarta and the people are not insured https://www.wired.com/story/jakarta-insurance/

The Dam Truth: The 91,000 Dams in the US Earned a “D” for Safety https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2019/07/the-dam-truth-the-91000-dams-in-the-us-earned-a-d-for-safety/

 

Emergency management

‘Nobody cares about us’: Hunger and despair for India flood victims https://www.malaymail.com/news/world/2019/07/21/nobody-cares-about-us-hunger-and-despair-for-india-flood-victims/1773423

How Often Should You “Keep an Eye on the Tropics” During Hurricane Season? https://www.houstonpress.com/news/guidelines-for-watching-the-weather-during-hurricane-season-11326298

Using drones to reduce impacts of floods in The Gambia https://en.unesco.org/news/using-drones-reduce-impacts-floods-gambia

Why heat waves are a threat to public health https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/07/why-heat-waves-are-a-threat-to-public-health/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

India – Large floods threaten the schooling of more than 1,000 children http://seac.aide-et-action.org/india-large-floods-threaten-the-schooling-of-more-than-1000-children/

WhatsApp flood alerts from Bhutan bring relief to Assam villages https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/whatsapp-alerts-from-bhutan-reach-out-to-assam/articleshow/70285374.cms
DisasterNet Weekly https://disasternet.co/newsroom/

This risk could wipe out everything you own. How to prepare https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/10/this-risk-could-wipe-out-everything-you-own-and-youre-unprepared.html

About three-in-ten U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly’ online https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/07/25/americans-going-online-almost-constantly/

 

Psychology and Disasters

‘In my nightmares I’m always in the sea’: a year on from the Greek fires https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/20/greek-fires-one-year-on-103-dead-survivors-and-rescuers-look-back

 

Sociology and Disasters

The geographies of community disaster resilience https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959378014001459

Factors Affecting Community Empowerment During Disaster Recovery https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334578664_Factors_Affecting_Community_Empowerment_During_Disaster_Recovery

The Other Uncertainty: The View from Disaster History https://items.ssrc.org/chancing-the-storm/the-other-uncertainty-the-view-from-disaster-history/

 

Today in disaster resilience (28 June 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

8,100 Alberta wildfire evacuees allowed to return home Tuesday https://globalnews.ca/news/5428552/alberta-wildfire-high-level-area-evacuees-return/

8,100 Alberta wildfire evacuees allowed to return home Tuesday https://globalnews.ca/news/5428552/alberta-wildfire-high-level-area-evacuees-return/

Ecuador – Deadly Floods and Landslides in Tungurahua Province http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-landslides-tungurahua-june-2019

UK – Rescues After Heavy Rain Causes Floods in Scotland http://floodlist.com/europe/united-kingdom/floods-scotland-edinburgh-stirling-june-2019

Extreme rainfall hits capital Belgrade, 1 month worth of rain in 45 minutes, Serbia https://watchers.news/2019/06/24/extreme-rainfall-hits-capital-belgrade-1-month-worth-of-rain-in-45-minutes-serbia/

Massive eruption at Raikoke volcano, ash to 13.1 km (43 000 feet) a.s.l., Sea of Okhotsk https://watchers.news/2019/06/22/raikoke-volcano-eruption-june-2019/

Rescue for 14 in Stirling trapped by flash floods https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-48755009

Vietnam – 2 Dead After Storms, Floods and Landslides Hit North West http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-2-dead-after-floods-and-landslides-hit-north-west

Mexico and USA – Floods Hit Texas and Tamaulipas After 30cm of Rain in 4 Hours http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-usa-floods-texas-tamaulipas-june-2019

France – Flash Floods and Evacuations in Normandy http://floodlist.com/europe/france-floods-lisieux-normandy-june-2019

European heatwave: Spain battles major Catalonia wildfire https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48790242

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Jun 2019: Klyuchevskoy volcano, Popocatépetl, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/82399/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Jun-2019-Klyuchevskoy-volcano-Popocatepetl-Shiveluch-Dukono-Rev.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Florida newsrooms band together to cover the effects of climate change https://www.tampabay.com/breaking-news/florida-newsrooms-band-together-to-cover-the-effects-of-climate-change-20190625/

Guide: Communicating Climate Impacts Through Adaptation https://climateoutreach.org/resources/guide-communicating-climate-impacts-through-adaptation-wi/

‘Climate apartheid’ to push 120 million into poverty by 2030, UN says https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/25/world/climate-apartheid-poverty-un-intl/

Electricity Demand Will Soar as Households Try to Cope With Hotter Temperatures https://e360.yale.edu/digest/electricity-demand-will-soar-as-households-try-to-cope-with-hotter-temperatures

Europe heatwave: record high of 45C expected in France https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/25/highs-of-45c-expected-in-france-as-heatwave-scorches-europe?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

‘Hell is coming’: Europe braced for hottest June on record https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/hell-is-coming-europe-braced-for-hottest-june-on-record-20190626-p521ab.html

Australian cities are declaring a ‘climate emergency’, but does that actually mean anything? https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-06-27/climate-emergency-sydney-extinction-rebellion/11243486

Europe heatwave: Why are temperatures on the continent soaring? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48756480

7 strategies for infrastructure resilience in a changing climate https://www.icf.com/blog/climate/climate-change-infrastructure-resilience#.XRQJ4R4hza4.twitter

New Perspectives on 2,000 Years of North Atlantic Climate Change https://eos.org/research-spotlights/new-perspectives-on-2000-years-of-north-atlantic-climate-change

 

Disaster risk reduction

Abandoning A Floodzone https://www.npr.org/2019/06/23/735191247/abandoning-a-floodzone

Japan Disasters Digital Archive http://jdarchive.org/en/about/about-archive

Answer to rising waters? Raise the house https://www.tampabay.com/st-petersburg/answer-to-rising-waters-raise-the-house-20190624/

Stop building on floodplains, say flood-hit U.S. families https://news.yahoo.com/stop-building-floodplains-flood-hit-220826380.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw

Planning an International Magma Observatory https://eos.org/project-updates/planning-an-international-magma-observatory

How mangroves protect people from increasingly frequent and powerful tropical storms https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/66140

We probed Santorini’s volcano with sound to learn what’s going on beneath the surface https://phys.org/news/2019-06-probed-santorini-volcano-beneath-surface.html

Hull leads the way in how to tackle threat of flooding https://www.hullccnews.co.uk/24/06/2019/hull-leads-the-way-in-how-to-tackle-threat-of-flooding/

Options for managing the flood costs of Canada’s highest risk residential properties https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/options-for-managing-the-flood-costs-of-canada-s-highest-risk-residential-properties-874327077.html

Flood damage at least $2 billion for Mississippi River towns https://apnews.com/d14581e6fdb34b2483bc305763ae304b

The UK’s big flooding problem is only going to get worse https://www.wired.co.uk/article/flooding-in-uk-weather-defence

After the flash flood: Fourmile, Beaverdale one year after a devastating deluge https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2019/06/26/des-moines-flooding-four-mile-creek-beaverdale-flash-flood-storm-sewers-buyouts-anniversary/1456894001/

Flood and tornado have cost city $5.6M — and counting https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/flood-and-tornado-have-cost-city-5-6m-and-counting-1.5191498

Works confirmed for next phase of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme after £76m contract signed https://news.leeds.gov.uk/works-confirmed-for-next-phase-of-leeds-flood-alleviation-scheme-after-76m-contract-signed/

How Much Does Fire Behavior of Leaf Litter Beds Change within Two Months? https://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/2/2/33

Joint UN effort bolsters Iran’s ability to reduce its disaster risk https://www.unisdr.org/archive/65049

Draft National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/fcrm/national-strategy-public/

 

Emergency Management

Corps making progress on repairing Missouri River levees, but full restorations will take time https://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/region/corps-making-progress-on-repairing-missouri-river-levees-but-full/article_50395f13-3ab8-5c3b-9336-d796652f9a61.html

Changes to Civil Defence after minister declares ‘room for improvement’ https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113627758/changes-to-civil-defence-after-minister-declares-room-for-improvement

Lawmakers Urged to Plan Ahead for Worsening Natural Disasters https://www.courthousenews.com/lawmakers-urged-to-plan-ahead-for-worsening-natural-disasters/

Disaster Management: Lessons Learned for Communities Near and Far https://impakter.com/disaster-management-lessons-learned-for-communities-near-and-far/

Emergency personnel rely on teamwork to help those in need during disasters https://www.koamnewsnow.com/news/emergency-personnel-rely-on-teamwork-to-help-those-in-need-during-disasters/1089013377

EU hit by 1,381 wildfires so far in 2019 — risk higher in areas with heatwave https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/25/eu-hit-by-1-381-wildfires-so-far-in-2019-risk-higher-in-areas-with-heatwave

Canada’s flood crisis https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/canadas-flood-crisis-don-forgeron-1c/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Virtual reality helps scare residents to flee looming storms, research says http://news.trust.org/item/20190621212633-jf3ox/

Communities hold the key to disaster preparedness https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/450298-in-the-face-of-climate-change-communities-hold-the-key-to-disaster

Community Adaptation to Flood Disaster Risk in Koto Parik Gadang Diateh District, Solok Selatan Regency http://senjop.ppj.unp.ac.id/index.php/senjop/article/view/44

Understanding Community-Level Flooding Awareness in Remote Coastal Towns in Northern Chile through Community Mapping https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/9/7/279

Play Flood Snakes and Ladders http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/floodsnakesandladders/

Communicating Flood Risk https://firststreet.org/updates/communicating-flood-risk/

 

Disaster psychology

Study provides new insights into the relationship between PTSD, genetics and inflammation https://www.psypost.org/2019/06/study-provides-new-insights-into-the-relationship-between-ptsd-genetics-and-inflammation-53932

A community plan to link farmers to mental health support after a major bushfire could be rolled out across Australia to help rural people cope after natural disasters https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/vic/2019/06/23/farm-van-inspires-emergency-relief-plans-around-australia/

Special issue of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology focuses on how children can be prepared for natural disasters and the mental health aspects of such events https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6095022/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Black Residents In Long Island Community Struggled To Get Federal Aid https://www.npr.org/2019/06/24/735329167/black-residents-in-long-island-community-struggled-to-get-federal-aid

Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology (Seventh Edition) https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/our-social-world/book259286

Today in disaster resilience (28 December 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Indonesia Tsunami Death Toll Rises to 429 as Volcano Threat Remains https://www.wsj.com/articles/volcano-remains-threat-to-tsunami-hit-indonesia-11545667946

Krakatau volcano news & eruption updates https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/krakatau/news/72509/Krakatau-volcano-Sunda-Strait-Indonesia-activity-update-Large-portion-of-Anak-Krakatau-appears-to-ha.html?fbclid=IwAR0z6CxpeDEb1yqAJFb0iViN5yZYjczIDBpgZH_TL7NSpPI3IDPMFwxpVA8

Last moments of the show: Tsunami crashes into crowd as Indonesian pop band play live https://www.rt.com/news/447239-tsunami-crash-boys-band/

Thousands affected by flash floods in Lanka https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/thousands-affected-by-flash-floods-in-lanka/article25814370.ece

Italy’s Mount Etna erupts, authorities close airport https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-etna-idUSKCN1ON0TI?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c21664904d30112758d9fef&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Mount Etna: Aerial footage shows damage from Italy quakes https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-46689502/mount-etna-aerial-footage-shows-damage-from-italy-quakes

Low-carbon ‘net zero’ buildings are starting to catch on in the U.S. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/12/net-zero-buildings-are-catching-on/

Over 74 000 affected, 11 000 evacuated due to flash floods in Sri Lanka https://watchers.news/2018/12/26/sri-lanka-flood-december-2018/

Volcanic activity worldwide 27 Dec 2018: Etna volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Krakatoa, Shiveluch https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/72612/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-27-Dec-2018-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Popocatepetl-Krakatoa-Shiveluch-Re.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Australia’s climate has warmed by just over 1 °C since 1910, leading to an increase in the frequency of extreme heat events http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/australias-changing-climate.shtml?hootPostID=5ab8bb3ec33a9a6eb331b3f2b9c2e234

Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/addressing-the-inevitable-how-to-prepare-for-the-climate-change-flood-a-1241890.html

The Most Important Environmental Stories of 2018 https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/most-important-environmental-stories-2018?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=sierramag&utm_medium=national_social

Mountain of Evidence Confirms: Climate Change Is Really, Really Bad for Human Health and Well-Being https://www.livescience.com/64300-climate-change-endangers-human-health.html

Deadly weather: the human cost of 2018’s climate disasters – visual guide https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2018/dec/21/deadly-weather-the-human-cost-of-2018s-climate-disasters-visual-guide?CMP=soc_567

Climate Change and the Rise of Poverty http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2018/Climate_Change_and_the_Rise_of_Poverty.html

Australia heatwave to break Christmas weather records with temperatures up to 47C forecast https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/24/christmas-day-heatwave-weather-records-temperatures-forecast-heat-wave-australia-sydney-melbourne-adelaide?CMP=share_btn_tw

Hydropower can ‘drive up CO2 emissions’ https://www.sustainability-times.com/low-carbon-energy/hydropower-can-drive-up-co2-emissions/

Greenland ice melting ‘even in winter’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-46646203

A Year of Climate Change Evidence: Notes from a Science Reporter’s Journal https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24122018/climate-change-evidence-reports-2018-year-review-ipcc-arctic-emissions-gap-national-assessment?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Nowhere to go” on the front lines of climate change https://www.irinnews.org/news-feature/2018/12/13/nowhere-go-front-lines-climate-change?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

Characterizing the Indian Ocean sea level changes and potential coastal flooding impacts under global warming https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169418309594

Thinking about Climate on a Dark, Dismal Morning https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/thinking-about-climate-on-a-dark-dismal-morning/

Are We Too Late to Solve The Climate Change Crisis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxLlrw3M6c8&feature=youtu.be

China’s Glaciers Supply Water to Billions. They’re Vanishing https://www.caixinglobal.com/2018-12-26/graphic-asias-toppling-water-tower-101362828.html?rkey=4jojc%2BU9Dvtd0l7r3%2FmJiPFL%2FE7ci4pKWfksr3a1LfCG2CytOnCYFA%3D%3D&cxg=web&Sfrom=twitter

As glaciers disappear, humans lose a lot more than ice https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/12/glaciers-disappear-melting-ice-impacts-human-culture-history/

2019 may be the warmest year on record as a result of an El Niño event exacerbated by global warming https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/2019-may-be-the-warmest-year-on-record-as-a-result-of-an-el-nino-event-exacerbated-by-global-warming/70006943

Australia’s extreme heatwave spans five states with high of 49C forecast https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/27/australias-extreme-heatwave-spans-five-states-with-high-of-49c-forecast?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Climate change: Huge costs of warming impacts in 2018 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46637102

2018 – the hottest La Niña year ever recorded https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/12/2018-the-hottest-la-nina-year-ever-recorded/

Majority of glaciers in Western Canada will likely disappear in next 50 years: expert https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/majority-of-glaciers-in-western-canada-will-likely-disappear-in-next-50-years-expert-1.4232003

 

Disaster risk reduction

What caused the Sunda Strait tsunami? https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/12/23/what-caused-the-sunda-strait-tsunami.html

Tsunami Possibly Triggered By Anak Krakatau Strikes Indonesia. Here’s What You Need To Know https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/12/22/indonesias-krakatoa-just-made-a-deadly-tsunami-heres-everything-you-need-to-know/amp/

White House Orders Up More Logging To Combat Wildfires https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/trump-executive-order-forest-management-wildfire_us_5c1d7c4ce4b05c88b6f8bde4?ec_carp=2575254777395066221

Inner structure of the Krakatau volcanic complex (Indonesia) from gravity and bathymetry data https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/037702739400038I

Tsunami hazard related to a flank collapse of Anak Krakatau Volcano, Sunda Strait, Indonesia http://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/361/1/79

Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46667970

Indonesia tsunami: How a volcano can be the trigger https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46666633

Landslide probability may depend more on riverside steepness than on hillsides above https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/12/21/landslide-probability-may-depend-more-on-riverside-steepness-than-on-hillsides-above/

Alaska’s newly expanded network of seismic stations keep a detailed diary of the earth’s rumbles https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/science/2018/12/22/alaskas-newly-expanded-network-of-seismic-stations-keep-a-detailed-diary-of-the-earths-rumbles/?fbclid=IwAR0FYf17S-JOV4Gy0EGZNyIl746v7AndYweS9pOrw04yx8fotMQ14Y2APE8

Reducing flooding by restoring the bends to waterways https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/22/quiet-and-healthy-flows-the-gently-meandering-river

Rising sea levels, fierce hurricanes: How SC plans to deal with more flooding https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article223264325.html

Experts have warned that twice as many Scottish homes and businesses than previously thought could be at risk of flooding https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46638329

The case of Tokyo: a pbs special on Sinking Cities: Tokyo https://www.pbs.org/video/sinking-cities-tokyo-sg5m7t/

Hampton hopes flooding solutions developed in new partnership can help entire region https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/hampton/hampton-hopes-flooding-solutions-developed-in-new-partnership-can-help-entire-region/1667169259

Proposed state fund would help facilitate flood buyouts in SC https://www.postandcourier.com/news/proposed-state-fund-would-help-facilitate-flood-buyouts-in-sc/article_12b57dde-fef7-11e8-9a1a-abc58c71d2ed.html

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: How Far Have We Come? https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-1918-influenza-pandemic-how-far-have-we-come/

New building code to improve resilience http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/local/item/71630-new-building-code-to-improve-resilience/71630-new-building-code-to-improve-resilience

Afghanistan—Multi-hazard risk assessment https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/default/files/publication/Afghanistan_MHRA.pdf

Understanding Niamey’s flood risk through open source mapping, drones, and modelling http://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/understanding-niameys-flood-risk-through-open-source-mapping-drones-and-modeling

Flood modeller webinar and videos https://www.floodmodeller.com/help-support/learning/videos-webinars/#cKZ2UW_tc30

In Ellicott City, painful debate on preventing deadly floods in historic district https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/in-ellicott-city-painful-debate-on-preventing-deadly-floods-in-historic-district/2018/12/24/94466fc8-02eb-11e9-9122-82e98f91ee6f_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.683282e9f00b

2018 will be the first year with no violent tornadoes in the United States https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/12/26/will-be-first-year-with-no-violent-tornadoes-united-states/?utm_term=.6fe886d5007b

As Floods Push Homes Higher, the Disabled Risk Being Pushed Out https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-21/as-floods-push-homes-higher-the-disabled-risk-being-pushed-out

Anak Krakatau’s Alert Level Has Been Raised. Here’s What That Means https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2018/12/27/anak-krakataus-alert-level-has-been-raised-heres-what-that-means/#779e61a36471

After a Natural Disaster, Is It Better to Rebuild or Retreat? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/us/after-a-natural-disaster-is-it-better-to-rebuild-or-retreat.html

Missourians want action over too-high Illinois levee https://www.columbiatribune.com/news/20181226/missourians-want-action-over-too-high-illinois-levee

Emergency Management

2018’s Most Horrific Sign Of Things To Come Was People With Disabilities Dying In Disasters https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-2018-disasters-climate-change-disabilities_us_5c1bc563e4b0407e90784909?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Mopping up and moving on: Kaiaua a year on from devastating flood https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12176096

Indonesia recovers and shifts to preparedness https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2018/indonesia-recovers-and-shifts-preparedness

Be a better firefighter with post-incident analysis https://www.firerescue1.com/cod-company-officer-development/articles/2116232-Be-a-better-firefighter-with-post-incident-analysis/

In Natural Disasters, A Disability Can Be A Death Sentence https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/in-natural-disasters-a-disability-can-be-a-death-sentence_us_5c1ba22ee4b0407e9077eb58?ec_carp=4626352572445210702

Tsunami Relief: Doctors Without Borders Responds to Indonesia Tsunami Disaster https://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca/article/tsunami-relief-doctors-without-borders-responds-indonesia-tsunami-disaster

Indonesia’s tsunami early warning system hasn’t worked since 2012, official says https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/International/indonesias-tsunami-early-warning-system-worked-2012-official/story?id=59998468

Kedarnath floods: Gone girl returns after 5 years https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/kedarnath-floods-gone-girl-returns-after-5-years/articleshow/67249552.cms

Low-cost tsunami warning could prevent future deaths https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2018/11/12/low-cost-tsunami-warning-prevent-future-deaths-2/

What a century of bushfire data teaches us about how to save lives this summer https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-27/bushfire-history-australia-data-saving-lives/10606144?pfmredir=sm

FEMA Curtails New Flood Insurance Policies During Government Shutdown https://bankingjournal.aba.com/2018/12/fema-curtails-new-flood-insurance-policies-during-government-shutdown/?utm_campaign=ABA-Newsbytes-122718-Special&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tsunami caused by volcanic sources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXHN14IHtLY&list=PLfp1hFsaJhKb65S435kfm_CHQ_PrDavx0&index=7

Rain disaster in western Japan tops domestic news stories of 2018 https://japantoday.com/category/national/rain-disaster-in-western-japan-tops-domestic-news-stories-of-2018

Improving Disaster Response with Virtual and Mixed Reality https://transmitter.ieee.org/improving-disaster-response-with-virtual-and-mixed-reality/#.XCPvVSo5vg4.twitter

Humanoids at Work: The WALK-MAN Robot in a Postearthquake Scenario https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8357475

MOOC: Introduction to Water and Climate https://online-learning.tudelft.nl/courses/introduction-to-water-and-climate/

 

Disaster psychology

Why natural disasters make men take more risks https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/disasters-make-men-take-more-risks

Variation in risk seeking behaviour following large losses: A natural experiment https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014292114000725?via%3Dihub

Extreme weather and dire climate reports are intensifying the mental health effects of global warming: depression and resignation about the future https://www.nbcnews.com/health/mental-health/climate-grief-growing-emotional-toll-climate-change-n946751

Disaster risk reduction: Psychological perspectives on preparedness https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329899697_Disaster_risk_reduction_Psychological_perspectives_on_preparedness

Why do people in Indonesia still live in disaster-prone areas? https://theconversation.com/why-do-people-in-indonesia-still-live-in-disaster-prone-areas-105868?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

 

Sociology and Disasters

Catalyzing Transformative Changes for Resilience: Integrated Land-Use Planning for Enhanced Social Capital https://www.i-s-e-t.org/transformative-change-nepal

Indians promised benefits of 100 smart cities, but the poor are sidelined again https://theconversation.com/indians-promised-benefits-of-100-smart-cities-but-the-poor-are-sidelined-again-107787

Does Social Capital Encourage Disaster Evacuation? Evidence from a Cyclone in Bangladesh https://www.jica.go.jp/jica-ri/publication/workingpaper/wp_178.html#.XCIoJ9dzokk.twitter

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