Today in disaster resilience (24 May 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

Sri Lanka Floods – Over 90 Dead, 500 Homes Destroyed

Somalia – Thousands Displaced as Shabelle River Overflows

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned

The climate response to five trillion tonnes of carbon

Future Arctic Temperature Change resulting from a Range of Aerosol Emissions Scenarios

Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy

Abrupt Atlantic Ocean Changes May Have Been Natural

Recent slowing of Atlantic overturning circulation as a recovery from earlier strengthening

Staying on Track from Paris

Poorest countries experience earlier anthropogenic emergence of daily temperature extremes

Slowdown of the Gulf Stream System or AMOC (Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation)

Disaster risk reduction

Global Report on Internal Displacement

UEA landslide research could help save lives

Wildfires in West have gotten bigger, more frequent and longer since the 1980s

Past and Projected Changes in Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Exposure

Power cuts caused by flooding ‘major danger’ to British lives, engineers warn

Myanmar Seeks to Break Vicious Circle of Flood and Drought

Emergency management

Tornado Sirens, an Old Technology, Still Play a Vital Role

In a humanitarian crisis, sharing data can save lives

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Transformation Often Begins With a Single Conversation

The Ten Deadliest Natural Disasters in US History

Social Media and Emergencies

“Not So Black and White”: Discussions of Race on Twitter in the Aftermath of #Ferguson and the Shooting Death of Mike Brown

How quickly does news of terrorist attacks spread on Google


Today in disaster resilience (23 May 2016)

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

Current emergencies/disasters

State’s wildfire season gets off to abrupt, early start

The Aranayake landslide in Sri Lanka

Sinabung Volcano erupts in Indonesia killing 7

Half a million flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

Record-breaking rain in North Queensland

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Wet Bulb Near 35 C — Heatwave Mass Casualties Strike India Amidst Never-Before-Seen High Temperatures

When the Rains Disappear: Drought Grips Pacific Islands

Study Helps Explain Sea Ice Differences at Earth’s Poles

As European glaciers dwindle, dams could replace them

Sydney And Melbourne Copping Record May Heat. The Reason Why Is Scary

Climate change demands an electrifying solution

Disaster risk reduction

Norfolk: A Resilient City Taking Action

Alpine fault rupture research

A World at Risk report

Canada fires continue, set to be largest insured wildfire loss ever

New online tool for the development community, which enables non-experts to consider natural hazard information in project design

Cumbria’s approach to protecting communities from floods could be adopted across England

Emergency management

Is there a leadership gap in humanitarian relief?

Leave no one behind: Women, children and adolescent health in emergencies

IoT Provides Affordable Earthquake Early Warning to Communities

Kyushu quakes spur national rethink of guidelines for emergency supplies

Can a new ‘global alliance’ rethink disaster response in cities?

Disaster education, communications and engagement

When building community resilience, you need to look inside within your own community as well as outside within the context of your broader community

FEMA Announces 2016 Youth Preparedness Council Members

This app lets rescue workers send offline alerts when disaster strikes

Social Media and Emergencies

Networking in science data collaboration using social media

The Live map’s been available in the Facebook app for about a month, but it’s now accessible via desktop

Possible to derive important demographicinformation from Twitter data if we’re prepared to think creatively