Today in disaster resilience (16 August 2019)

disaster

Please find below links to recent news about disaster resilience…

Recent emergencies/disaster

Myanmar – Over 40 Killed by Landslide in Mon State http://floodlist.com/asia/myanmar-landslide-paung-mon-state-august-2019

China – Over 30 Dead as Typhoon Lekima Hits http://floodlist.com/asia/china-typhoon-lekima-august-2019

10,000 evacuated in Gujarat, rain toll at 19 https://www.dnaindia.com/ahmedabad/report-10000-evacuated-in-gujarat-rain-toll-at-19-2780784

India flood toll jumps to 144 as roads, highways cut off https://phys.org/news/2019-08-india-toll-roads-highways.html

Vietnam – 10 Dead, 2,000 Evacuated After Floods in Central and Southern Areas http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-floods-kien-giang-lam-dong-august-2019

India – Dozens Dead, Thousands Displaced as Floods Worsen in South and West http://floodlist.com/asia/india-kerala-karnataka-maharashtra-gujarat-floods-august-2019

Sudan – Rains in Darfur Leave 6 Dead, Parts of Khartoum and Sennar Flooded http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-darfur-khartoum-sennar-floods-august-2019

Man, girl missing after violent storm in Switzerland https://www.reuters.com/article/us-swiss-weather/man-girl-missing-after-violent-storm-in-switzerland-police-idUSKCN1V20TP

Switzerland – 2 Missing After Flash Floods in Valais http://floodlist.com/europe/switzerland-floods-valais-august-2019

India – Deadly Landslides Hit Uttarakhand http://floodlist.com/asia/india-landslides-floods-uttarakhand-august-2019

Pakistan – Floods and Rain Leave 26 Dead in Sindh Province http://floodlist.com/asia/pakistan-floods-sindh-province-august-2019

Rains return to Kerala after brief lull, toll rises to 102, 37 still missing http://english.varthabharati.in/india/rains-return-to-kerala-after-brief-lull-toll-rises-to-102-37-still-missing

Volcanic activity worldwide 15 Aug 2019: Etna volcano, Fuego, Karymsky, Popocatépetl, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/85336/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-15-Aug-2019-Etna-volcano-Fuego-Karymsky-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reven.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

A climate plea to Scott Morrison from a churchman of the Pacific’s sinking nations https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/a-climate-plea-to-scott-morrison-from-a-churchman-of-the-pacific-s-sinking-nations-20190808-p52f4a.html

Climate change conversations can be difficult for both skeptics, environmentalists https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/apa-ccc080219.php

The challenge to adapt our cities from rising temperatures https://energyindemand.com/2019/08/09/the-challenge-to-adapt-our-cities-from-rising-temperatures/

Who Will Pay for the Huge Costs of Holding Back Rising Seas? https://e360.yale.edu/features/who-will-pay-for-the-huge-costs-of-holding-back-rising-seas

How will hospitals cope with climate change’s impact on our health? https://www.theage.com.au/politics/queensland/how-will-hospitals-cope-with-climate-change-s-impact-on-our-health-20190810-p52fsb.html

Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth’s climate https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48069663

Pacific Islands Forum: Tuvalu children welcome leaders with a climate plea https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/11/pacific-islands-forum-tuvalu-children-welcome-leaders-with-a-climate-plea?CMP=share_btn_tw

An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the State of the Climate is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate/

As rising temperatures drastically reshape Iceland’s landscape, businesses and the government are spending millions for survival and profit https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/business/iceland-ice-melt-global-warming-climate-change.html

82% of Canadians see climate change as a ‘serious problem’: poll https://dailyhive.com/montreal/canadians-see-climate-change-as-serious-problem-new-poll

Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09959-4

West Antarctic ice loss influenced by internal climate variability and anthropogenic forcing https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0420-9?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ngeo%2Frss%2Fcurrent+%28Nature+Geoscience+-+Issue%29

What it means to be human in an age of climate change https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/what-it-means-to-be-human-in-an-age-of-climate-change/

What you need to know about the link between sea-level rise and coastal flooding https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/the-link-between-sea-level-rise-and-coastal-flooding/ https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/the-link-between-sea-level-rise-and-coastal-flooding/

Flooding misery will be Yorkshire’s new normal without urgent climate action https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/flooding-misery-will-be-yorkshire-s-new-normal-without-urgent-climate-action-simon-bowens-1-9915228

New research shows that Antarctica’s largest floating ice shelf is highly sensitive to warming of the ocean http://theconversation.com/new-research-shows-that-antarcticas-largest-floating-ice-shelf-is-highly-sensitive-to-warming-of-the-ocean-121864?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record https://apnews.com/008f6cf2564c443e8743099a3010911d?utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

Global Warming Is Changing the Winds Off Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt https://insideclimatenews.org/news/12082019/antarctica-climate-change-ocean-wind-ice-melting-glaciers-global-warming

The climate change ‘tipping point’ has already arrived for these 70 U.S. counties https://grist.org/article/the-climate-change-tipping-point-has-already-arrived-for-these-70-u-s-counties/

 

Disaster risk reduction

States brace for long-term flood fight as damages mount https://apnews.com/15f799240ef84204b5e2f2f42aaa8043

How flood water can be captured to help ride out storms https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/aug/12/weatherwatch-how-flood-water-can-be-captured-to-help-ride-out-storms

Townsville, Queensland flood industry loss up 16% at A$1.217bn https://www.artemis.bm/news/townsville-queensland-flood-industry-loss-up-16-at-a1-217bn-perils/

FEMA Releases the National Mitigation Investment Strategy https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2019/08/13/fema-releases-national-mitigation-investment-strategy

A Coupled Human–Natural Systems Framework of Community Resilience https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/naturesopolirese.8.1-2.0110?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Ambivalence towards discourse of disaster resilience https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/disa.12385

The Mississippi River Is Under Control—For Now https://time.com/5635375/mississippi-river-flooding/?xid=tcoshare

Tanzania’s Msimbazi basin plan turning flood hazard area into new city park https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/headlines/631750-tanzanias-msimbazi-basin-plan-turning-flood-hazard-area-into-new-city-park

Can the ‘masters of the flood’ help Texas protect its coast from hurricanes? https://grist.org/article/can-the-masters-of-the-flood-help-texas-protect-its-coast-from-hurricanes/

Flood-hit Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra need to learn their lessons https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/editorial/flood-hit-kerala-karnataka-and-maharashtra-need-to-learn-their-lessons/article28984423.ece

Challenges, Opportunities, and Pitfalls for Global Coupled Hydrologic‐Hydraulic Modeling of Floods https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018WR024289

Cracking the case of the Krakatoa volcano collapse https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csym23

Report: Colorado towns at higher risk for wildfire potential than Paradise https://www.koaa.com/news/report-colorado-towns-at-higher-risk-for-wildfire-potential-than-paradise

 

Emergency management

A spatially explicit model of postdisaster housing recovery https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mice.12487

England one of first nations in Europe to get Google Flood Alerts https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-one-of-first-countries-in-europe-to-receive-google-flood-alerts

Multifunctional city parks can aid residents during earthquake recovery, study says https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/resiliency-city-parks-help-residents-during-earthquake-recovery-green-open-space-st/560884/

Displacement after disasters: When there’s no place to call home https://stateofemergency.news21.com/displacement-after-disasters-when-theres-no-place-to-call-home/

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Tailoring disaster education programs to local communities https://disasterece.com/2019/08/10/tailoring-disaster-education-programs-to-local-communities/

How social learning can speed up or slow down climate action http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2019/06/the-world-needs-you-to-keep-talking-about-climate-change/

Marriotts Ridge High student tackles floodwater reduction, builds Ellicott City scale model https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/ph-ho-cf-marriotts-ridge-student-oec-scale-model-0523-story.html

Communicating science to policymakers: six strategies for success https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02372-3

 

Psychology and Disasters

Chico schools prepare for post-fire school year with mental health trainings. Will it be enough? https://www.chicoer.com/2019/08/13/chico-schools-are-preparing-for-post-fire-school-year-with-mental-health-trainings-will-it-be-enough/

Children and Disasters Special Collection https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/supporting-children-in-all-the-spheres-of-their-lives-lessons-from-katrina-1

The Hidden Toll of a Natural Disaster: Why Mental Health Needs Often Go Unaddressed https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2019/august/the-hidden-toll-of-a-natural-disaster-why-mental-health-needs-often-go-unaddressed

 

Sociology and disasters

Model of socio-economic recovery of farmers in erupted areas of mount Sinabung in Karo Regency https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/314/1/012065

Southern U.S. Lags North on Disaster Resilience https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/southern-u-s-lags-north-on-disaster-resilience/

A majority of Americans (57%) say they know only some of their neighbors; far fewer (26%) say they know most of them https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/08/15/facts-about-neighbors-in-u-s/

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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 (5 July 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia https://watchers.news/2019/06/30/massive-damage-after-worst-floods-in-history-hit-irkutsk-region-of-siberia-russia/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea https://watchers.news/2019/06/28/manam-eruption-june-27-2019/

Anxiety in Nigerian States as fear of flood mounts https://thenationonlineng.net/anxiety-in-states-as-fear-of-flood-mounts/

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

Hail Storm Buries Parts of Mexican City of Guadalajara in Ice https://www.ecowatch.com/mexico-hail-storm-guadalajara-ice-2639041600.html

Ecuador – Evacuations After Rivers Overflow in Sucumbíos http://floodlist.com/america/ecuador-floods-landslides-sucumbios-june-2019

India – Dozens Dead After Torrential Rainfall in Mumbai and Maharashtra http://floodlist.com/asia/india-floods-mumbai-maharashtra-july-2019

Japan – 1 Million Ordered to Evacuate After Torrential Rain in Kyushu http://floodlist.com/asia/japan-rain-floods-kagoshima-miyazaki-july-2019

Russia – Irkutsk Floods Leave 18 Dead, 8 Missing http://floodlist.com/asia/russia-irkutsk-floods-june-july-2019

Rain-triggered landslide buries World Heritage site in Kyushu http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201907020067.html

Stromboli: One dead as volcano erupts on Italian island https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48857422

8 Dead, 15 Missing After Dam Breach Floods Villages In Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mumbai-rains-maharashtra-dam-breach-kills-2-more-than-20-still-missing-2063093

Rare EF-2 tornado hits Bendigo, Victoria, Australia https://watchers.news/2019/07/02/ef-2-tornado-near-bendigo-victoria-australia/

Wildfire forces entire First Nation community to evacuate https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/wildfire-forces-entire-first-nation-community-to-evacuate-1004165438/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Big quake rattles Southern California, damage reported northeast of Los Angeles https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-quake/big-quake-rattles-southern-california-early-reports-of-damage-east-of-los-angeles-idUSKCN1TZ1VB?

Volcanic activity worldwide 4 Jul 2019: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Klyuchevskoy, Popocatépetl https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/82770/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-4-Jul-2019-Santiaguito-volcano-Fuego-Klyuchevskoy-Popocatepetl-Duk.html

Haiti – More Flash Floods in Ouest Department Leave 2 Dead and 3 Missing http://floodlist.com/america/haiti-floods-ouest-department-july-2019

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

UN chief warns of ‘grave climate emergency,’ says Paris Agreement goals not enough https://globalnews.ca/news/5447866/antonio-guterres-climate-emergency/

France records all-time highest temperature of 45.9C https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/28/france-on-red-alert-as-heatwave-forecast-to-reach-record-45c?CMP=share_btn_tw

Temperature rises will make Brisbane a ‘difficult place to live’ within 30 years, report finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-22/temperature-increases-from-climate-change-brisbane-unliveable/11227404

‘Precipitous’ fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/01/precipitous-fall-in-antarctic-sea-ice-revealed

Investment slow to adapt to climate change, hiking risks http://news.trust.org/item/20190701194525-2nyqi/

UN report on 1.5C blocked from climate talks after Saudi Arabia disputes science https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/06/27/un-report-1-5c-blocked-climate-talks-saudi-arabia-disputes-science/

How China’s sponge cities are preparing for sea-level rise https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/how-china-s-sponge-cities-are-preparing-for-sea-level-rise/

Australia posts hottest January-June for days as big dry rolls on https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/australia-posts-hottest-january-june-for-days-as-big-dry-rolls-on-20190702-p523f4.html

Climate change made European heatwave at least five times likelier https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/02/climate-change-european-heatwave-likelier?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate change: Antarctic Peninsula ‘can still avoid irreversible change’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48840528

Baked Alaska: record heat fuels wildfires and sparks personal fireworks ban https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/02/alaska-heat-wildfires-climate-change

Antarctic Land Ice Elevation Change Anomalies http://climatestate.com/2019/07/03/antarctic-land-ice-elevation-change-anomalies/

Initiatives for rehabilitation of climate change victims emphasized https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2019/07/04/initiatives-for-rehabilitation-of-climate-change-victims-emphasized

Migration cannot be the only option for people living on ‘drowning’ islands https://www.eco-business.com/opinion/migration-cannot-be-the-only-option-for-people-living-on-drowning-islands/

‘Unprecedented’ Wildfires Burned Across the Arctic Circle In June https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qv79b5/unprecedented-wildfires-are-burning-across-the-arctic-circle?utm_source=vicetwitterus

Climate scientist calls for ‘world war type mobilization’ to combat climate change https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/451497-climate-scientist-michael-mann-calls-for-world-war-type-mobilization-to-combat

Melted Alaska sea ice alarms coast residents, scientists https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/melted-alaska-sea-ice-alarms-coast-residents-scientists-64052510

Are parts of India becoming too hot for humans? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/03/asia/india-heat-wave-survival-hnk-intl/index.html

The most effective way to fight climate change is to plant trees, over a trillion of them: study https://globalnews.ca/news/5461284/tree-plants-climate-change-study/?utm_source=%40globalnews&utm_medium=Twitter

In the world’s northernmost town, temperatures have risen by 4C, devastating homes, wildlife and even the cemetery https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2019/jul/01/its-getting-warmer-wetter-wilder-the-arctic-town-heating-faster-than-anywhere

A new top killer emerges in hurricanes, and many blame climate change https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article232137427.html

 

Disaster risk reduction

A Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage https://www.iccrom.org/sites/default/files/201712/risk_management_guide_english_web.pdf

Unique, real-time street level flood prediction technology developed at Loughborough University has been commercially launched to save lives and livelihoods worldwide http://floodlist.com/forecasting-warning-systems/new-flood-prediction-technology-loughborough-university?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Intense, frequent wildfires will take increasing toll on health, studies say https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/06/30/wildfire-smoke-health-toll/#.XRlYnBIGDao.twitter

Iliamna Volcano landslide: a new image from the Alaska Volcano Observatory https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2019/07/01/iliamna-volcano-landslide/

Why Kogi can’t manage flood disasters – Stakeholders https://guardian.ng/news/why-kogi-cant-manage-flood-disasters-stakeholders/

Can the Quality of the Potential Flood Risk Maps be Evaluated? A Case Study of the Social Risks of Floods in Central Spain https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/11/6/1284

Oregon’s tsunami risk https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/oregons-tsunami-risk-between-the-devil-and-the-deep-blue-sea

The Twilight Zone between crisis and risk management: Why government needs to pay attention to creeping crises https://esharp.eu/opinion/the-twilight-zone-between-crisis-and-risk-management-why-government-needs-to-pay-attention-to-creeping-crises

CAG finds loopholes in BMC’s flood risk management plan https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/cag-finds-loopholes-in-bmcs-flood-risk-management-plan/articleshow/70050785.cms

Turning disaster into an opportunity for flood resilience https://www.c2es.org/content/turning-disaster-into-an-opportunity-for-flood-resilience/

How Earth Observation plays a crucial role in Flood Mapping https://www.thegeospatial.in/how-earth-observation-plays-crucial-role-in-flood-mapping-geospatial

Deep dive into flood resilience: “Even little steps will help” https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/news/flood/deep-dive-into-flood-resilience-even-little-steps-will-help-171700.aspx

Canada – Insurance Body Calls for National Flood Action Plan After Costly Spring 2019 Floods http://floodlist.com/america/canada-insurance-national-flood-action-plan-spring-2019-floods?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Standing stronger together: Reflections on building resilience for small island states http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/standing-stronger-together-reflections-building-resilience-small-island-states?CID=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

 

Emergency Management

The National Weather Service Will Soon Simplify The Vast Maze Of Weather Alerts They Issue https://www.forbes.com/sites/dennismersereau/2019/06/29/the-national-weather-service-will-soon-simplify-the-vast-maze-of-weather-alerts-they-issue/#26c767cc70fb

The First 50 Things to Disappear from Store Shelves During an Emergency https://mdcreekmore.com/the-first-50-things-to-disappear-from-store-shelves-during-an-emergency/

Characteristics of Effective Emergency Managers (Part 2) https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/managing-crisis/characteristics-of-effective-emergency-managers-part-2.html

Townsville floods: GPs integral to response and recovery https://insightplus.mja.com.au/2019/24/townsville-floods-gps-integral-to-response-and-recovery/

Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/us/wildfires-big-data-california.html

High-Tech Damage Assessment Speeds Disaster Recovery https://www.pnnl.gov/news-media/high-tech-damage-assessment-speeds-disaster-recovery

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Record Floods Prompt Nationwide Campaign https://anthropocenealliance.org/higherground

New School: A Modern Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Education for Children https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/new-school-a-modern-approach-to-disaster-risk-reduction-and-resilience-education-for-children

 

Disaster psychology

Climate-change anxiety is now a part of growing up. Pop culture has caught on https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/06/28/climate-change-anxiety-is-now-part-growing-up-pop-culture-has-caught/?utm_term=.e06d2c516355

Vicarious Trauma And Its Undeniable Link To Consumption Of Media http://theowp.org/vicarious-trauma-and-its-undeniable-link-to-consumption-of-media/

Flooding and the New Normal: What is the Role of Gender in Experiences of Post‐Disaster Ontological Security? https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/disa.12372?casa_token=uaHcnoOsHEEAAAAA:UR5PWwlIa3benNx7uDljyeraIk5nTljFuD2mLX9ft3FNm5PFKs4SBKerYc5hTczmnkFJUy0Kyi7Jin0

 

Sociology and Disasters

The Links between Climate Change, Disasters, Migration, and Social Resilience in Asia: A Literature Review https://reliefweb.int/report/world/links-between-climate-change-disasters-migration-and-social-resilience-asia-literature

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 (7 June 2019)

disasters

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Thousands in northwest Alberta put on evacuation alert as wildfires grow https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/thousands-evacuation-alert-mackenzie-county-1.5159141?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Mexico – Flash Flooding in San Luis Potosí After Torrential Rain http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-flash-flooding-in-san-luis-potosi-after-torrential-rain?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Nicaragua – Floods Leave 2 Dead, Homes Damaged http://floodlist.com/america/nicaruagua-floods-may-2019

In central US, levee breaches flood some communities https://news.yahoo.com/north-little-rock-urges-evacuations-over-flooding-fears-144512274.html

Lake Ontario hits highest water level ever recorded https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2019/06/01/lake-ontario-flooding-2019-water-level-hits-record-high/1300203001/

Colombia – Thousands Affected by Floods and Landslides in North West http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-floods-antioquia-cordoba-may-june-2019

Quakes in Albania damage 100 homes, four injured https://www.reuters.com/article/us-albania-quake/quakes-in-albania-damage-100-homes-four-injured-idUSKCN1T22ZS

Ghana – Floods in Accra and Western Region http://floodlist.com/africa/floods-accra-western-region-may-june-2019

Serbia and Bosnia – Floods Prompt Emergency Declarations http://floodlist.com/europe/bosnia-serbia-flood-june-2019

Mississippi River flooding approaches records set in 1993 https://apnews.com/0c341b09d6454fddb5978de72e5d8189

Libya – 2 Dead, Thousands Homeless After Devastating Floods Hit South West http://floodlist.com/africa/libya-floods-ghat-june-2019

Strong tornado hits Bochold, Germany, causing significant damage https://watchers.news/2019/06/05/strong-tornado-hits-bochold-germany-causing-significant-damage/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Strong eruptions at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) a.s.l. https://watchers.news/2019/06/04/popocatepetl-volcano-eruption-june-3-2019/

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Jun 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sabancaya https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/81216/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Jun-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sabancaya.html

Severe floods hit Romania, weather warnings in place until Friday https://www.romania-insider.com/floods-romania-early-june-2019

Uganda – 5 Dead, Dozens Missing After Landslides in Eastern Region https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/dead-dozens-missing-landslides-uganda-190605115548553.html

Ghat region in Libya declared a disaster zone http://www.radionigeria.gov.ng/2019/06/06/ghat-region-in-libya-declared-a-disaster-zone/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Is Climate Change Fueling Tornadoes? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/30052019/tornado-climate-change-connection-science-research-data

Learning from the history of disaster vulnerability and resilience research and practice for climate change https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-016-2294-0

Japan to review flood plans as panel warns of more torrential rain from global warming https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190601/p2a/00m/0na/027000c

Climate crisis: CO2 levels rise to highest point since evolution of humans https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-carbon-dioxide-levels-high-history-warming-global-temperatures-a8911331.html

6 Ways the Melting Arctic Threatens the Planet https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/how-melting-arctic-affects-world/

Australia’s third-warmest autumn on record http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/season/aus/summary.shtml?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=org&utm_campaign=sm-006-0161&utm_content=Br

The climate crisis is our third world war. It needs a bold response https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/04/climate-change-world-war-iii-green-new-deal?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Latest data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/04/latest-data-shows-steep-rises-in-co2-for-seventh-year?CMP=share_btn_tw

The Met Office: ‘There is medium confidence in a human contribution to global scale changes in precipitation patterns over land since 1950’ https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/understanding-climate/global-extreme-events_heavy-rainfall

Thousands could perish annually in US if global heating not curbed, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/05/thousands-could-perish-annually-us-global-heating-study?CMP=share_btn_tw

Increasing mitigation ambition to meet the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal avoids substantial heat-related mortality in U.S. cities https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaau4373

Fixing a snag in carbon emissions estimates from wildfires https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.14716

Good natured comedy to enrich climate communication http://ciresblogs.colorado.edu/prometheus/2019/06/05/good-natured-comedy-to-enrich-climate-communication/

Why there’s more greenhouse gas in the atmosphere than you may have realised https://theconversation.com/why-theres-more-greenhouse-gas-in-the-atmosphere-than-you-may-have-realised-118336?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

‘It is horrid’: India roasts under heat wave with temperatures above 120 degrees https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/its-horrid-india-roasts-under-heat-wave-with-temperatures-above-120-degrees/2019/06/05/bd713dea-877c-11e9-b1a8-716c9f3332ce_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.fa37e8358421

Today’s lesson: a safe planet is a human right https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/today-s-lesson-a-safe-planet-is-a-human-right-20190606-p51v4q.html

Japan’s deadly 2018 heatwave ‘could not have happened without climate change’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/japans-deadly-2018-heatwave-could-not-have-happened-without-climate-change

How is climate change affecting New Jersey? https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/how-is-climate-change-affecting-new-jersey/

Social interactions impact climate change predictions, U of G study reveals https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uog-sii060619.php

 

Disaster risk reduction

A look at 10 of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history shows that power lines, fireworks and other elements of human civilization are often to blame https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/How-California-s-biggest-wildfires-ignited-13907244.php

On the front lines of rising seas and extreme weather, the hospitality and tourism industry recalculates real estate and insurance risks https://www.curbed.com/2019/5/28/18642701/hotel-resort-real-estate-insurance-climate-change

The Long Road to Adoption: How Long Does it Take to Adopt Updated County‐Level Flood Insurance Rate Maps? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333572072_The_Long_Road_to_Adoption_How_Long_Does_it_Take_to_Adopt_Updated_County-Level_Flood_Insurance_Rate_Maps

Cyclone Idai: Building climate and disaster resilience in Mozambique and beyond https://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/cyclone-idai-building-climate-and-disaster-resilience-mozambique-and-beyond

Government, academic leaders sign ‘Flood Resilient Toronto Charter’ to reduce threat of urban flooding https://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2019/06/03/government-academic-leaders-sign-flood-resilient-toronto-charter-to-reduce-threat-of-extreme-rainfall.html

Automatic detection of avalanches combining array classification and localization https://www.earth-surf-dynam.net/7/491/2019/

Major Melbourne dam needs repair to lower risk of catastrophic flood https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/major-melbourne-dam-needs-repair-to-lower-risk-of-catastrophic-flood-20190603-p51u14.html?btis

Two earthquakes in Victoria seven years ago tell us a lot about how fault lines can ‘talk to each other’ to generate further seismic shocks https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/earthquakes-that-talk-to-each-other

Standing stronger together: Reflections on building resilience for small island states http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/standing-stronger-together-reflections-building-resilience-small-island-states?CID=SURR_TT_WBGCities_EN_EXT

India: New evidence shows pioneering heat action plan helps millions avoid killer heat https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65802

Since August 2016, Ascension has struggled to find consensus on growth restrictions to avoid floods https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_48af5890-87cf-11e9-b9a5-8ffdbdb93d8c.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Social factors affecting water supply resilience to disasters https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333169337_Social_factors_affecting_water_supply_resilience_to_disasters

How a town destroyed by fire is trying to make itself fireproof https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613634/paradise-california-wildfire-climate-change-rebuilding/

The Relative Importance of Different Flood‐Generating Mechanisms Across Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019WR024841

Texas Lawmakers Gave More Flood Risk Disclosure Protection To Home Buyers, But Not Renters https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2019/05/31/335237/texas-lawmakers-gave-more-flood-risk-disclosure-protection-to-home-buyers-but-not-renters/

Words into Action: Developing National Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies https://www.preventionweb.net/files/65095_wianationaldrrstrategies10052019.pdf

Reinsurers continue to show their confidence in New Zealand and EQC https://www.eqc.govt.nz/news/reinsurers-continue-to-show-their-confidence-in-new-zealand-and-eqc

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

Eruption in El Salvador Was One of the Holocene’s Largest https://eos.org/articles/eruption-in-el-salvador-was-one-of-the-holocenes-largest?

City of Toronto releases Resilience Strategy https://www.canadianconsultingengineer.com/environmental/city-of-toronto-releases-resilience-strategy/1003409271/

Cork flood defence: Campaign against ‘experiment that is likely to fail’ continues https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/cork-flood-defence-campaign-against-experiment-that-is-likely-to-fail-continues-929022.html

Flooding on Coral Reef-lined Coasts: Current State of Knowledge and Future https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/10538/flooding-on-coral-reef-lined-coasts-current-state-of-knowledge-and-future-challenges

“The lessons learned from the floods following Hurricane Harvey highlight the major shortcomings of current flood resilience plans”: ways to improve identified https://www.weathernationtv.com/news/hurricane-harvey-provides-lessons-learned-for-flood-resiliency-plans/

Green light for next stage of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme https://news.leeds.gov.uk/green-light-for-next-stage-of-leeds-flood-alleviation-scheme/

 

Emergency Management

To restore Internet access after a massive earthquake, the Peruvian government turned to balloons https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/31/restore-internet-access-after-massive-earthquake-peruvian-government-turned-balloons/

Florida Panhandle Still Feeling Effects Of Michael As New Hurricane Season Begins https://www.npr.org/2019/05/30/728386997/florida-panhandle-still-feeling-effects-of-michael-as-new-hurricane-season-begin

Implications of the California Wildfires for Health, Communities, and Preparedness https://mailchi.mp/nas/register-now-june-4-5-workshop-onimplications-of-the-california-wildfires-for-health-communities-and-preparedness

Cyclones Idai and Kenneth: International partners pledge support for reconstruction and resilience building for Mozambique https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2019/Cyclones_Idai_Kenneth_Internation_partners_pledge_support_reconstruction_resilience_building_Mozambique.html

The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018–2019 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsr1904253?query=TOC

Hurricane season is here, but thousands are still reeling from the past two years https://thinkprogress.org/hurricane-recovery-disaster-aid-puerto-rico-texas-florida-north-carolina-racism-farmers/

People with Disabilities Often Face ‘Institutionalization’ During Disasters https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/People-with-Disabilities-Often-Face-Institutionalization-During-Disasters.html

‘So much land under so much water’: extreme flooding is drowning parts of the midwest https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/03/so-much-land-under-so-much-water-extreme-flooding-is-drowning-parts-of-the-midwest?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Characteristics of Effective Emergency Managers https://www.govtech.com/em/emergency-blogs/managing-crisis/characteristics-of-effective-emergency-managers-part-1.html?AMP&__twitter_impression=true

Intergovernmental relationships after disaster: state and local government learning during flood recovery in Colorado https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333570348_Intergovernmental_relationships_after_disaster_state_and_local_government_learning_during_flood_recovery_in_Colorado

In the Age of Fast-Moving Fires, What’s the Best Way to Get People Out? https://www.kqed.org/science/1942547/in-the-age-of-the-crazy-fast-fire-a-good-evacuation-plan-may-not-be-enough

Conquering Mount Everest: High hopes and broken dreams https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/unpacking-the-tragedy-on-mount-everest/11162770

Donors pledge $1.2 bln to rebuild Mozambique after cyclones- UN http://news.trust.org/item/20190602095438-9ilzx/

Search for dead continues a year after Guatemala volcano eruption https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/search-dead-continues-year-guatemala-volcano-eruption-190603151800753.html

Tornadoes Destroy More Than 600 Homes in One Ohio County https://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Montgomery-County-Ohio-Tornadoes-Left-More-Than-600-Homes-Unlivable.html

How lessons learned from 2017 flood helped spare Pierrefonds-Roxboro https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/west-island-gazette/how-lessons-learned-from-2017-flood-helped-spare-pierrefonds-roxboro

What Long-Awaited Disaster Funding Does—And Does Not—Include https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-long-awaited-disaster-funding-does-and-does-not-include/?redirect=1

How reliable are severe weather emergency alerts? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/brokers/do-emergency-alerts-help-if-there-is-a-tornado-1004164097/

Grand Forks residents still struggling with recovery a year after flooding https://globalnews.ca/news/5344762/grand-forks-residents-still-struggling-with-recovery-a-year-after-flooding/

Women And Children Face Uncertain Future Two Months After The Floods in Iran https://women.ncr-iran.org/2019/05/27/women-and-children-face-uncertain-future-two-months-after-the-floods/

Forcibly evacuated and destroyed: a small Oklahoma town almost washed from the map in historic floods https://www.foxnews.com/us/forcibly-evacuated-and-destroyed-a-small-oklahoma-town-almost-washed-from-the-map-in-historic-floods

FEMA to Release a Flood of Insurance Data https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber/fema-release-flood-insurance-data

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

The Human Planet: How we caused the Anthropocene https://www.ucl.ac.uk/festival-of-culture/events/2019/jun/human-planet-how-we-caused-anthropocene

Former FEMA director: Everyone needs flood insurance https://www.themonitor.com/2019/06/02/former-fema-director-everyone-needs-flood-insurance/

Podcast: Introducing Disasters Deconstructed https://disastersdecon.podbean.com/e/season-1-episode-1-introducing-disasters-deconstructed/

Hurricane 2019: Get your documents and your data ready for a storm https://www.tampabay.com/hurricane/2019/06/03/hurricane-2019-get-your-documents-and-your-data-ready-for-a-storm/

Six ‘learning zones’ are being created for children to explore flooding in Cumbria https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/news/articles/articles/flood-resilience-lessons-for-400-schoolchildren-from-across-the-lune-valley.php

How does the law stand with regard to flooding in England & Wales? http://www.lawplainandsimple.com/legal-guides/article/how-does-the-law-stand-with-regard-to-flooding-in-england-and-wales

Google is improving SOS alerts by adding visual information about natural disasters and a new navigation warning system on Google Maps https://blog.google/products/maps/updates-maps-and-search-help-during-times-crisis/

 

Disaster psychology

Hurricane Katrina survivor is flooded out of new home in Arkansas: ‘I don’t think I can take too much more’ https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/hurricane-katrina-survivor-is-flooded-out-of-new-home-in-arkansas-214200836.html?.tsrc=fauxdal

Facilitating Collective Psychosocial Resilience in the Public in Emergencies: Twelve Recommendations Based on the Social Identity Approach https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00141/full

Inner strengths including grit, gratitude, compassion, and courage, can fortify resilience to help overcome life’s inevitable adversities https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/article/resilient-how-grow-unshakable-core-calm-strength-and-happiness

“Drought Destroyed Our Lives”: One Woman’s Experience of Environmental Migration https://medium.com/@UNmigration/drought-destroyed-our-lives-one-womans-experience-of-environmental-migration-dd658812c6a

 

Sociology and Disasters

Robust social networks and high levels of trust help people survive, and then bounce back after a crisis https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/social-ties-matter-most-in-a-disaster/570145/

How do households respond to coastal hazards? A framework for accommodating strategies using the example of Semarang Bay, Indonesia https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333040852_How_do_households_respond_to_coastal_hazards_A_framework_for_accommodating_strategies_using_the_example_of_Semarang_Bay_Indonesia

Gender Transformative Early Warning Systems: Experiences from Nepal and Peru https://www.floodresilience.net/resources/item/gender-transformative-early-warning-systems-experiences-from-nepal-and-peru

One of the poorest and most diverse counties with the fewest resources ended up paying the price for flooding inaction in the US – read their stories https://theintercept.com/2019/06/02/lumberton-north-carolina-hurricane-matthew-florence-flooding-csx/

The role of household social capital in post-disaster recovery: An empirical study in Japan https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420919300342?via%3Dihub

Making ‘inclusiveness’ truly inclusive https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/making–inclusiveness–truly-inclusive.html

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (3 May 2019)

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Cyclone Fani: India evacuates 800,000 from coastal areas https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/02/tropical-cyclone-fani-india-evacuates-800000-people?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true

30 million under flash flood watches from Texas to Illinois, after severe storms kill 2 in Oklahoma https://www.foxnews.com/us/flash-flood-watch-texas-illinois-midwest-severe-weather?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Cyclone Kenneth: UN says Mozambique may need another huge aid effort https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/25/cyclone-kenneth-mozambique-hit-by-strongest-storm-ever

Bolivia – La Paz Landslide Leaves 3 Missing and Over 40 Houses Destroyed http://floodlist.com/america/bolivia-la-paz-landslide-april-2019

Canada – Thousands Evacuated After Rivers Flood in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario http://floodlist.com/america/canada-flood-in-quebec-new-brunswick-ontario-april-may-2019

Indonesia – Thousands Displaced as Floods and Landslides Kill at Least 30 http://floodlist.com/asia/indonesia-floods-landslides-jakarta-bengkulu-lampung-april-2019

Very large tornado hits east of Bucharest, Romania https://watchers.news/2019/04/30/tornado-drajna-romania-april-2019/

At least 5 killed, 61 injured as severe dust storm sweeps through Iraq https://watchers.news/2019/05/02/at-least-5-killed-61-injured-as-severe-dust-storm-sweeps-through-iraq/

Volcanic activity worldwide 2 May 2019: Shiveluch volcano, Dukono, Kerinci, Reventador, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/79404/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-2-May-2019-Shiveluch-volcano-Dukono-Kerinci-Reventador-Sakurajima-.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Photo exhibition: Myanmar’s Climate change http://www.yangonphoto.com/exhibitions/climate-change-in-myanmar/#more-1975

Guidance for Environment Agency staff on how to understand and address climate risks and impacts in our strategies and plans using our Climate impacts tool https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/climate-impacts-tool

MIT podcast breaks down the facts on climate change http://news.mit.edu/2019/mit-tilclimate-podcast-breaks-down-climate-change-facts-0502

April reached a new record Arctic low sea ice extent https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

How a price on carbon reduces emissions https://www.pembina.org/pub/how-price-carbon-reduces-emissions

Climate change: What is a climate emergency? https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-47570654

In a Warming World, Evidence of a Human ‘Fingerprint’ on Drought https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/01/climate/global-warming-drought-human-influence.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Climate change link to global droughts goes back a century, study finds https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-change-link-to-global-droughts-goes-back-a-century-study-finds-20190501-p51j2n.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1556756104

Climate change: UK ‘can cut emissions to nearly zero’ by 2050 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48122911

The Vicious Climate-Wildfire Cycle https://blog.ucsusa.org/carly-phillips/the-vicious-climate-wildfire-cycle#.XMtV4F-GG5g.twitter

 

Disaster risk reduction

Contingency plans at FEMA and NASA – in case of asteroid strike https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/24/nasa-fema-and-international-partners-are-planning-an-asteroid-impact-exercise/

Storm-chaser snagged cyclonic winds with deft drone piloting in Oklahoma https://www.dpreview.com/news/9706116988/storm-chaser-captures-incredible-tornado-footage-with-a-drone

The UK has already had more wildfires in 2019 than any year on record https://www.newscientist.com/article/2200502-the-uk-has-already-had-more-wildfires-in-2019-than-any-year-on-record/

Understanding Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2019/05/02/understanding_hekla_and_eyjafjallajokull/

Burn notice: Fire’s reality in the 21st century https://news.globallandscapesforum.org/34468/burn-notice-fires-reality-in-the-21st-century/

New sensors protect vulnerable Malawians against deadly lightning https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/05/1037721

Mapping America’s wicked weather and deadly disasters https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/mapping-disasters/

Calculating the Risk of Rare Floods https://eos.org/research-spotlights/calculating-the-risk-of-rare-floods

Trudeau says country must talk about how and where to rebuild after floods https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-trudeau-says-country-must-talk-about-how-and-where-to-rebuild-after-2/

Mapping flood risk is a never-ending calculation https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/mapping-flood-risk-is-a-never-ending-calculation

 

Emergency Management

Resilience, Adaptation, and Inertia: Lessons from Disaster Recovery in a Time of Climate Change https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332803856_Resilience_Adaptation_and_Inertia_Lessons_from_Disaster_Recovery_in_a_Time_of_Climate_Change

Effective diversity in emergency management organisations: the long road https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/ajem-april-2019-effective-diversity-in-emergency-management-organisations-the-long-road/

Man plummets off 300-foot cliff into caldera of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-plummets-off-300-foot-202237982.html?.tsrc=fauxdal

Cyclone Kenneth: Stories of resilience and generosity amid the destruction https://www.unocha.org/story/cyclone-kenneth-stories-resilience-and-generosity-amid-destruction

City Managers and Elected Officials Play a Key Role in Disaster Response https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/City-County-Managers-Are-Key-in-Disaster-Planning-and-Response.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Watch 60 Years Of Eruptions Shake The Planet In This Amazing Animation https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinandrews/2019/04/30/watch-60-years-of-eruptions-shake-the-planet-in-this-amazing-animation/#194febf264bf

FEMA Readiness Dispatch: Is Your Community Financially Prepared for Disaster? https://www.hstoday.us/federal-pages/dhs/fema-dhs-federal-pages/fema-readiness-dispatch-is-your-community-financially-prepared-for-disaster/

 

Disaster psychology

Flood victims need more psychological support, says PTSD expert https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/flood-victims-need-more-psychological-support-says-ptsd-expert

‘It’s very emotional…it’s their lives’: What it’s like for soldiers rescuing flood victims, pets https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/it-s-very-emotional-it-s-their-lives-what-it-s-like-for-soldiers-rescuing-flood-victims-pets-1.5116947

 

Sociology and Disasters

Community resilience in response to the 2010 tsunami in Chile: The survival of a small-scale fishing community https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328739974_Community_resilience_in_response_to_the_2010_tsunami_in_Chile_The_survival_of_a_small-scale_fishing_community

Today in disaster resilience (12 April 2019)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disaster

Iran floods: Fresh evacuations with more rain forecast https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47837692

Major floods in Crete, streets turn into raging rivers, Greece https://watchers.news/2019/04/07/major-flooding-in-crete-streets-turn-into-raging-rivers-greece/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

National emergency declared as deadly wildfire destroys 300 structures, South Korea https://watchers.news/2019/04/05/national-emergency-declared-as-deadly-wildfire-destroys-300-structures-south-korea/

Greece – Crete Hit by Flash Flooding Again http://floodlist.com/europe/greece-crete-rhodes-floods-april-2019?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Special Climate Statement 70—drought conditions in eastern Australia and impact on water resources in the Murray–Darling Basin http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs70.pdf

Rio de Janeiro storm: Six killed in flash flooding and mudslides as Brazilian city battered by torrential rains https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newslondon/rio-de-janeiro-storm-six-killed-in-flash-flooding-and-mudslides-as-brazilian-city-battered-by-torrential-rains/

Brazil – Deadly Floods in Piauí State http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-floods-piaui-state-april-2019

Ghana – Hundreds Displaced After Floods Hit South http://floodlist.com/africa/ghana-floods-accra-ho-kumasi-april-2019

Severe storm leaves at least 6 people dead and over 50 injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan https://watchers.news/2019/04/10/pakistan-flood-april-9-2019/

Major storm system producing widespread hazardous weather across much of the Central U.S. https://watchers.news/2019/04/11/major-storm-system-producing-widespread-hazardous-weather-across-much-of-the-central-us/

Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Apr 2019: Fuego volcano, Popocatépetl, Bromo, Shiveluch, Dukono https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/78489/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-11-Apr-2019-Fuego-volcano-Popocatepetl-Bromo-Shiveluch-Dukono-Agu.html

Floods in Iran: Death toll stands at 78, 1 136 injured and around 10 million affected https://watchers.news/2019/04/11/floods-in-iran-death-toll-stands-at-70-1076-injured-and-around-10-million-affected/

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Deadly flooding around the world is a warning of the cascading impacts of climate change https://thinkprogress.org/deadly-flooding-climate-change-impacts/

Sydney set to sizzle as temperatures creep back into the 30s https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-set-to-sizzle-as-temperatures-creep-back-into-the-30s-20190408-p51bu6.html

Melting glaciers contribute a third of sea-level rise https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/world-mountain-glaciers-melting-sea-level-rise/

Global glacier mass changes and their contributions to sea-level rise from 1961 to 2016 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1071-0

Global Warming Is Pushing Arctic Toward ‘Unprecedented State,’ Research Shows https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08042019/arctic-climate-change-temperature-permafrost-sea-ice-wildilfe-ecology-study

Key indicators of Arctic climate change: 1971–2017 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aafc1b

‘Land of the short white cloud’ – NZ glaciers’ huge loss of ice in just 42 years https://www.nzherald.co.nz/environment/news/article.cfm?c_id=39&objectid=12220542&ref=rss

Climate damages and adaptation potential across diverse sectors of the United States https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0444-6

‘For Canada as a whole, there is a lack of observational evidence of changes in daily and short-duration extreme precipitation’ https://www.cityfloodmap.com/2019/04/environment-canada-report-confirms-no.html

Warmest March on record for Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/aus/summary.shtml

23 former Fire and Emergency Chiefs call for stronger action on climate change, warning that worsening extreme weather is threatening Australian lives https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/emergency-chiefs-australia-unprepared-for-worsening-extremes/

Climate change will crush real estate values for investors who don’t prepare, new report says https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/08/climate-change-will-crush-real-estate-values-for-unprepared-investors-report.html

Interactive Arctic Sea Ice Graph http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/charctic-interactive-sea-ice-graph/

How humans derailed the Earth’s climate in just 160 years https://theconversation.com/how-humans-derailed-the-earths-climate-in-just-160-years-114021?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Alps ‘will melt by 2100’ https://www.tiredearth.com/news/two-thirds-glacier-ice-alps-will-melt-2100

Scientists drilling old ice to learn more about climate change https://earther.gizmodo.com/scientists-are-gearing-up-to-drill-some-of-the-oldest-i-1833942134?IR=T

Managing climate change with early warnings https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/managing-climate-change-with-early-warnings.html

Extreme Hemispheric Heat Waves Like 2018’s Growing More Common with Climate Change, Study Says https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11042019/2018-heat-wave-climate-change-attribution-northern-hemisphere-extreme-weather-record

Renewables will dominate world’s energy needs, says global body https://reneweconomy.com.au/renewables-will-dominate-worlds-energy-needs-says-global-body-73381/

 

Disaster risk reduction

Colorado Project Is a Roadmap for State-Specific Hazard Planning https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/guiding-communities-colorado-project-is-a-roadmap-for-state-specific-hazard-planning

State-of-Art in Computational Simulation for Natural Hazards Engineering https://simcenter.designsafe-ci.org/media/filer_public/13/b5/13b5ba3e-f94a-48af-9d12-ca5d0abad5c1/state_of_art_report.pdf

Why a big Mt Taranaki eruption just got more dangerous https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12220060

Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface https://www.planning.org/blog/blogpost/9173565/

New Washington geological maps can help residents escape tsunamis http://mynorthwest.com/1336570/tsunamis-earthquake-washington/

Driving force of volcanic super-hazards uncovered http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm

Volcanic ‘avalanches’ glide on air, boosting their deadly speed https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/04/volcanic-avalanches-pyroclastic-flows-glide-on-air-boosting-deadly-speed/

Recommendations for Improving Integration in National End-to-End Flood Forecasting Systems: An Overview of the FFIR (Flooding From Intense Rainfall) Programme https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/11/4/725

Disaster Research and the Second Environmental Crisis https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030046897

Future hot-spots for hydro-hazards in Great Britain: a probabilistic assessment https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/22/5387/2018/

Tackling the drivers of East Africa’s surprising earthquake risk http://blogs.worldbank.org/nasikiliza/tackling-the-drivers-of-east-africas-surprising-earthquake-risk

How Meteorologists Compare To Other Professions That Predict The Future https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/04/02/how-meteorologists-compare-to-other-professions-that-predict-the-future/#56e2e1f35698

Australia has a new National Construction Code, but it’s still not good enough https://theconversation.com/australia-has-a-new-national-construction-code-but-its-still-not-good-enough-113729

Deforestation seen as aggravating Zimbabwe, Mozambique flood crisis https://furtherafrica.com/2019/04/08/deforestation-seen-as-aggravating-zimbabwe-mozambique-flood-crisis/

Brisbane River Strategic Floodplain Management Plan released https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=159&v=nDxpNCH05EM

As Missouri’s rivers rise, lawmakers may stop subsidizing risky floodplain projects https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/as-missouri-s-rivers-rise-lawmakers-may-stop-subsidizing-risky/

Brisbane River Catchment – Strategic Floodplain Management Plan and Flood Studies https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/brcfs

Design Flood Estimation: Exploring the Potentials and Limitations of Two Alternative Approaches https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/11/4/729

A draft environmental impact statement confirms the NSW government is planning to raise parts of the Warragamba Dam wall higher than was admitted publicly https://www.9news.com.au/national/warragamba-esi-shows-dam-to-be-raised-17m/3f71af5e-038a-47d8-a666-245dd03d5ec4

Hurricane experts predict near normal season https://www.wpri.com/weather/hurricane-experts-predict-near-normal-season/1902992685?platform=hootsuite

Two Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters Have Already Struck the U.S. in 2019 https://weather.com/news/weather/news/2019-04-09-two-billion-dollar-weather-disasters-united-states-2019

Scientists monitoring Ruapehu as crater lake heats up https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12221130&ref=twitter

‘Long or strong, get gone’: Tsunami could strike New Zealand before public officially alerted – scientists https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/long-or-strong-get-gone-tsunami-could-strike-new-zealand-before-public-officially-alerted-scientists/ar-BBVMvL1?ocid=st

Study identifies danger glacial lakes across Tibetan Plateau https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47874792

Anak Krakatau: Collapsed volcano’s tsunami simulated https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47875777

‘I Don’t Want to Stay Here’: Half a Million Live in Flood Zones, and the Government Is Paying https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/us/houston-flooding.html

Hurricane Harvey provides lessons learned for flood resiliency plans https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190410095942.htm

 

Emergency Management

Thargomindah dusts off never-been-used SES boat as flooded Bulloo River cuts off town https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-05/flood-boat-finally-gets-used-in-the-middle-of-qld-drought/10972544

Optimisation patterns for the process of a planned evacuation in the event of a flood https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17477891.2019.1593816

Flood-hit Iran getting no financial aid from abroad due to U.S. sanctions: statement https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-floods-redcrescent/flood-hit-iran-getting-no-financial-aid-from-abroad-due-to-u-s-sanctions-statement-idUSKCN1RJ0GY

‘No Help Is Coming.’ How Devastating Floods Are Fueling Sexual Violence and the Spread of HIV in Malawi http://time.com/5559499/floods-malawi-women-violence-hiv/

Six months after Hurricane Michael, a housing crisis for survivors with disabilities https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2019/04/10/hurricane-michael-survivors-disabilities-6-months-housing-crisis/3271068002/

How Malawi saved lives in Cyclone Idai http://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news-feature/2019/04/08/how-malawi-saved-lives-cyclone-idai

Mozambique: Cyclone Idai & Floods Situation Report No. 7 https://reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/mozambique-cyclone-idai-floods-situation-report-no-7-8-april-2019

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Tests Faith In Government https://www.npr.org/2019/04/08/711166854/1a-across-america-hurricane-harvey-recovery-tests-faith-in-government

Giving After Disasters https://hbr.org/2019/01/giving-after-disasters

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Educational Continuity: How One Community Kept Schools On Track after Disaster https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/center-news/educational-continuity-how-one-community-kept-schools-on-track-after-disaster

Natural Disaster Response: What Role Can You Play? https://msw.usc.edu/mswusc-blog/natural-disaster-response-volunteer/

The Fix-it face-to-face intervention increases multihazard household preparedness cross-culturally https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-019-0563-0

In disasters, Twitter users with large networks get out-tweeted http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20190401-in-disasters-twitter-users-with-large-networks-get-outtweeted

Social media usage patterns during natural hazards https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210484

The Science Behind Vanishing Ice – New Immersive Mixed Reality https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=3297Doifr7c

Riskville – A Game for Learning about Disaster Risks and Urban Planning https://www.kau.se/files/2019-01/IJMED_2018%20November%20Issue%20Christenson%20et%20al.pdf

Stories from the Storm: Houstonians reflect on Hurricane Harvey and how the storm changed their lives https://www.npr.org/podcasts/633055042/stories-from-the-storm

A serious game in which players have to protect a city from flooding https://research.reading.ac.uk/research-blog/imprexive-game-highlights-importance-of-forecasting-in-flood-management/

 

Disaster psychology

Mental health and disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/collections/mental-health-risks

What Resilience Looks Like in Complex Trauma https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hope-resilience/201904/what-resilience-looks-in-complex-trauma

 

Sociology and Disasters

Convergence as a vehicle that can drive the framework where we effectively come together to characterize the mounting natural hazards threats we face https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/director/convergence

How disaster aid leaves the disadvantaged even further behind economically https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/433609-how-disaster-aid-leaves-the-disadvantaged-even-further-behind

Measurement of Social Networks for Innovation within Community Disaster Resilience https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/7/1943

Paradise High principal quits, can’t find housing after Camp Fire https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/04/09/paradise-high-principal-announces-resignation/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/022663843X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i5