Today in disaster resilience (7 September 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Nagaland: Post-flood landslides paralyse relief work, acute shortage of essentials reported https://scroll.in/article/892837/nagaland-post-flood-landslides-paralyse-relief-work-acute-shortage-of-essentials-reported

2018 now worst fire season on record as B.C. extends state of emergency https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/state-emergency-bc-wildfires-1.4803546

14 People Die Due To Flooding In Different Parts Of Niger State https://www.naijawide.com/2018/09/just-in-14-people-die-due-to-flooding-in-different-parts-of-niger-state/

USA – Deadly Flash Floods in Maryland and Pennsylvania After 250mm of Rain http://floodlist.com/america/usa/flash-floods-maryland-pennsylvania-31-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Vietnam and China – Floods and Landslides Leave 9 Dead http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-china-floods-landslides-august-september-2018

What Was Lost in Brazil’s Devastating Museum Fire https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/brazil-rio-de-janeiro-museum-fire/569299/

Typhoon Jebi: Japan hit by strongest storm of 25 years https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/04/typhoon-jebi-japan-hit-by-strongest-storm-for-25-years

Historic flooding hits Manhattan, Kansas, state of emergency declared in 5 counties https://watchers.news/2018/09/05/historic-flooding-hits-manhattan-kansas-state-of-emergency-declared-in-5-counties/

151 dead or missing, tens of thousands displaced as major floods hit North Korea after ‘unprecedented’ drought https://watchers.news/2018/09/05/151-dead-or-missing-tens-of-thousands-displaced-as-major-floods-hit-north-korea-after-unprecedented-drought/

Hurricane Florence strengthens in Atlantic: Tips to prepare for the storm http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/05/hurricane-florence-strengthens-in-atlantic-tips-to-prepare-for-storm.html

India – 19 Dead in Uttar Pradesh Floods as Rivers Rise http://floodlist.com/asia/india-uttar-pradesh-floods-september-2018

Deadly Gordon brings drenching rains to Gulf Coast after making landfall near the Alabama-Mississippi border https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/04/us/tropical-storm-gordon-preparation-wxc/index.html

Japan hit by deadly earthquake and mudslides https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45429673

There have been 2200 wildfires in Germany this year https://blog.datawrapper.de/weekly43-wildfires-germany/

Mexico – 10,000 Hit by Floods in Piedras Negras, Coahuila http://floodlist.com/america/mexico-floods-piedras-negras-coahuila-september-2018

Country-wide flood death toll rises to 1,459, India https://watchers.news/2018/09/06/country-wide-flood-death-toll-rises-to-1-459-india/

Flood kills Nursing Mother, Child,19 Others  in Kano, Niger, Jigawa http://nationalinsightnews.com/flood-kills-nursing-mother-child19-others-in-kano-niger-jigawa/

Volcanic activity worldwide 6 Sep 2018: Semeru volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Sabancaya, Aoba https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70458/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-6-Sep-2018-Semeru-volcano-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Sabancaya-Aoba.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

What a New York Times op-ed misses about living with climate change http://blogs.edf.org/growingreturns/2018/08/27/new-york-times-op-ed-living-with-climate-change/

Pacific nations push Morrison government to pledge support for Paris climate accord https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/pacific-nations-push-morrison-government-to-pledge-support-for-paris-climate-accord-20180829-p500jz.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed&csp=0ef578ba64bd33bdd745338efbf749a5

‘Archived’ heat has reached deep into the Arctic interior, researchers say https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829143836.htm

The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/nov/03/three-degree-world-cities-drowned-global-warming

NSW records its driest year to date since 1965 but the Top End gets ‘abnormal’ winter rain http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-03/warm-and-dry-winter-for-nsw/10188560

Heatwave: 2018 was the joint hottest summer for UK https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45399134

Viet Nam embracing climate action in pursuit of a more sustainable, resilient future https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/ascending-dragon

In Vietnam, early-season floods warn of climate change risks to come https://www.irinnews.org/photo-feature/2018/09/03/vietnam-early-season-floods-warn-climate-change-risks-come?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=irinsocial&utm_campaign=irinupdates

In Australia when it rains, whether it is light, moderate, or extreme rainfall, it rains more https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2018GL078875

Don’t Be Fooled: Weather Is Not Climate https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/dont-be-fooled-weather-is-not-climate/

Mann receives 2018 AGU Climate Communication Prize https://news.psu.edu/story/534583/2018/09/04/research/mann-receives-2018-agu-climate-communication-prize

Books that show us climate change http://www.publicbooks.org/let-us-now-see-climate-change/

Combining role-play with interactive simulation to motivate informed climate action: Evidence from the World Climate simulation https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202877

The Cost of Climate Change in Hawaii https://www.hawaiibusiness.com/cost-of-climate-change/

The global temperature for August 2018 was well above average https://climate.copernicus.eu/resources/data-analysis/average-surface-air-temperature-analysis/monthly-maps/surface-air-12

Europe needs coastal adaptation measures to avoid catastrophic flooding by the end of the century https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/europe-needs-coastal-adaptation-measures-avoid-catastrophic-flooding-end-century

Yale Climate Opinion Maps 2018 http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/visualizations-data/ycom-us-2018/?est=happening&type=value&geo=county

Accelerating Climate Action in Urgent Times https://newclimateeconomy.report/2018/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=NewClimateEcon&utm_campaign=NewClimateEconomy

Submerged rock features near Pine Island Glacier—a major contributor to global sea-level rise—play a critical role in the ice’s movement https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/antarctic-glaciers-breakup-is-controlled-by-seafloor-topography/?amp

Australia signs declaration saying climate change ‘single greatest threat’ to Pacific https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/sep/06/australia-signs-declaration-climate-change-greatest-threat-pacific-islands

A new analysis of how air moves between two layers of Earth’s atmosphere reveals a deep system that could enable long-term weather forecasts and better climate models https://earth.stanford.edu/news/finding-pulse-polar-vortex

Australia is not yet on track to meet its emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement https://climateworks.com.au/story/media-release/australia-not-track-reach-2030-emissions-reduction-target-potential-there-report

 

Disaster risk reduction

Floods should not be forgotten after the monsoon because they are a national issue http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-08-31/plan-and-prepare.html

In Kerala and Kodagu, ecologists warned of extreme floods years ago https://qz.com/india/1370367/in-kerala-and-kodagu-the-extreme-floods-were-foretold/

Bangkok is sinking. How will Thailand’s capital cope when flooding disaster strikes again? https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2162409/bangkok-sinking-how-will-thailands-capital-cope-when

Earthquake Precursors, Processes, and Predictions https://eos.org/editors-vox/earthquake-precursors-processes-and-predictions

New automatic weather stations advance climate information & early warning in the Kingdom of Cambodia https://floodresilience.net/blogs/take-care-unclear-conditions-ahead

Issues of Natural Hazards NZ https://www.naturalhazards.org.nz/NHRP/Publications/Natural-Hazards-Issues

In Quake-Prone California, Alarm at Scant Insurance Coverage https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/us/california-earthquake-insurance.html#click=https://t.co/hysQVXFK4i

Frontal fault location and most recent earthquake timing for the Alpine Fault at Whataroa, Westland, New Zealand https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00288306.2018.1509878?tokenDomain=eprints&tokenAccess=Wcp9G73ZaAtdXAgxKjyN&forwardService=showFullText&doi=10.1080%2F00288306.2018.1509878&doi=10.1080%2F00288306.2018.1509878&journalCode=tnzg20

In wildfire-prone B.C. and California, urban sprawl and bad planning are fuelling future infernos. What can we do? https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-in-wildfire-prone-bc-and-california-urban-sprawl-and-bad-planning/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

We invited the floods by encroaching the riverbeds https://gangatoday.com/en/articles/194-encroachment-on-kerala-rivers.html#.W40LaWMzIwg.twitter

Citizens, Satellites, and the Future of Disease Monitoring https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/citizens-satellites-and-the-future-disease-monitoring?utm_content=buffere701a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Multiple Disasters Provide Opportunity for Learning https://www.argolimited.com/multiple-disasters-provide-opportunity-learning/

Mapping, modelling, drones: understanding flood risk in the Niger capital https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1041/mapping-modelling-drones-understanding-flood-risk-in-niger-capital

Bad dam management caused Kerala floods: Madhav Gadgil https://www.livemint.com/Politics/itmlA9tzBbbYwJaS5haeuJ/Bad-dam-management-caused-Kerala-floods-Madhav-Gadgil.html

Enormous wildfires spark scramble to improve fire models https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06090-0?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf196788729=1

Govt to start $37mn Glacial Lake Outburst Flood project https://arynews.tv/en/govt-start-37mn-glacial-lake-outburst-flood-project/

House prices in Brisbane’s flood-prone areas float to the top https://therealestateconversation.com.au/news/2018/09/04/house-prices-brisbanes-flood-prone-areas-float-the-top/1536022250

Investigating the role of iwi management plans in natural hazard management https://resiliencechallenge.nz/matauranga-maori-programme/iwi-management-plans-in-natural-hazard-management-funding/

Houston a year after Harvey report http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/d29356_e091a002a4044214a943df4d5d2100df.pdf?platform=hootsuite

New Florida Keys Cottages Are Storm-Proof Affordable Housing https://www.citylab.com/design/2018/08/new-storm-proof-cottages-will-help-house-the-florida-keys-workforce/568210/?utm_medium=social&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_term=2018-08-31T18%3A53%3A17&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=city-lab

New Software Can Predict Landslides Weeks Before They Happen https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/new-software-can-predict-landslides-weeks-before-they-happen-180970181/

UCL Hazard Centre at the forefront of preparing for volcanic eruptions https://www.ucl.ac.uk/mathematical-physical-sciences/news/2018/sep/ucl-hazard-centre-forefront-preparing-volcanic-eruptions

Grand Forks votes to buy out entire neighborhood after major flood https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/grand-forks-votes-to-buy-out-entire-neighborhood-after-major-flood-1.4811582

Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals http://datatopics.worldbank.org/sdgatlas/?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Incoming Pakistani government is considering flood management measures but is hoping to steer clear of expensive, hard engineering or structural approaches https://tribune.com.pk/story/1795390/1-soft-engineering-measures-govt-mulling-alternative-flood-management-plans/

Caribbean hurricane season ‘will be different this time’ https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/09/1018591

Why the focus on insurance to address loss and damage is a distraction from real solutions https://us.boell.org/2018/08/30/not-silver-bullet

Coastal Labs Studying Increased Flooding Consider Moving Because Of Increased Flooding https://www.npr.org/2018/09/06/644855015/coastal-labs-studying-increased-flooding-consider-moving-because-of-increased-fl?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Submerged Risks Haunt Low-Level Airports https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-05/submerged-risks-of-climate-change-haunt-low-level-airports

Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/history/environmental-history/empire-and-ecology-bengal-delta-making-calcutta?format=HB

The 2015 landslide and tsunami in Taan Fiord, Alaska https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-30475-w.epdf?shared_access_token=p1N2w84OdhOA8ieaQPxOb9RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0NKtHb1r2bYt79OUzwlMQqXyIxKjYbXNzTEYdav7jHxmS3NKlaag2jCjZp53EBUm_3eV7-ZsMmMFLaBTHCaEVTQNH_QA1dEMGolXcEGkdFd-x9toWvqvAp1pnWbRpH_omA%3D

As climate risks surge, flood barriers rise in Britain http://news.trust.org/item/20180906120046-pejcq/

A Year After Hurricane Harvey, Congress Still Hasn’t Improved U.S. Flood Policy https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/08/24/a-year-after-hurricane-harvey-congress-still-hasnt-improved-us-flood-policy

 

Emergency Management

Flood alert as ‘unprecedented’ volume of water flows down Brahmaputra https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/08/31/flood-alert-as-unprecedented-volume-of-water-flows-down-brahmaputra/

Inter-organisational learning in public safety management system https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-09-2017-0217?journalCode=dpm

Early warning a must to cope with floods https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/2018/09/03/early-warning-a-must-to-cope-with-floods/

Why Firefighters Need to Practice Self-Care Before Caring for Others https://inpublicsafety.com/2018/04/why-firefighters-need-to-practice-self-care-before-caring-for-others/

Communicable Diseases Claim 60 in Post-Floods Kerala https://weather.com/en-IN/india/monsoon/news/2018-09-03-communicable-diseases-kerala-floods

Kerala officials estimate post-floods rebuilding will cost $3.7bn https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/08/kerala-authorities-estimate-rebuilding-flood-cost-3bn-180831104259692.html

Hurricanes and wildfires overwhelmed FEMA in 2017, according to new GAO report https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/hurricanes-and-wildfires-overwhelmed-fema-in-2017-according-to-new-gao-report/2018/09/04/cb778e18-af9a-11e8-9a6a-565d92a3585d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3e810d8b560a

Japan recovering from Jebi http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/123668.php

Grenfell inquiry: Missing plans endangered crew and residents https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45425582?ns_campaign=bbcnews&ocid=socialflow_twitter&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter

While Kerala gets support of the country, flood ravaged Northeast is missing from the headlines https://rightlog.in/2018/08/northeast-floods-01/

2018 Resilient Australia Award winners announced https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/news/2018-resilient-australia-award-winners-announced?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EM+Update+September+2018&utm_content=emv.vic.gov.au%2Fnews%2F2018-resilient-australia-award-winners-announced&utm_source=www.vision6.com.au

Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2018 https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/51

Preparation Encouraged as Peak Hurricane Season Begins http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Preparation-Encouraged-as-Peak-Hurricane-Season-Begins.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

An empirical assessment of impact based tornado warnings on shelter in place decisions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918301195

Typologies of citizen co-production in flood risk governance https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901118302466

Transforming Disaster Planning – A Child Centred Approach http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/cuidar/en/film/

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

New Hamburg residents fed up with flooding https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8877460-new-hamburg-residents-fed-up-with-flooding/#.W5AErcWwqnI.twitter

Flood engagement officers help communities become more flood resilient in the UK https://www.gov.uk/government/news/helping-communities-be-flood-resilient

Hurricanes: Common Misperceptions Heard from the National Hurricane Center http://www.weathernationtv.com/news/hurricanes-common-misperceptions-heard-from-the-national-hurricane-center/#.W5Gd197W9bo.twitter

Australian Public Information and Warnings Handbook launched https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/resources/handbook-16-public-information-and-warnings/

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Follow #30days30waysUK throughout September on social media http://30days30waysuk.org.uk/

 

Sociology and Disasters

New report details how Houston floodplain ordinance can worsen inequality in face of future floods https://texashousers.net/2018/08/30/new-report-details-how-houston-floodplain-ordinance-can-worsen-inequality-in-face-of-future-floods/

Landslides are growing risk to the poorest https://climatenewsnetwork.net/landslides-are-growing-risk-to-poorest/

How social ties influence evacuation behaviour https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/48/

The Politics of the Anthropocene https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-politics-of-the-anthropocene-9780198809623?cc=us&lang=en&

Loss and damage from a gender equality perspective https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/2018/09/04/loss-and-damage-from-a-gender-equality-perspective

 

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Today in disaster resilience (31 August 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Lane batters Hawaii with life-threatening flooding, dozens of landslides https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/reports-hurricane-lane-batters-hawaii-with-life-threatening-flooding-dozens-of-landslides/70005881

NASA images from space show a world on fire https://www.sfgate.com/science/article/NASA-images-from-space-show-a-world-on-fire-13180187.php?utm_campaign=twitter-mobile&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social

Lane’s Rains Topple Records, Inundate Parts of Big Island https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Lanes-Rains-Topple-Records-Inundate-Parts-Big-Island

Afghanistan – Deadly Flash Floods Hit Kunar Province http://floodlist.com/asia/afghanistan-flash-floods-kunar-province-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Taiwan – Floods Leave 7 Dead, Thousands Displaced http://floodlist.com/asia/taiwan-floods-rainfall-august-2018

Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/over-1-200-people-killed-in-south-asia-monsoon/article/530462

More than 50,000 evacuated in Myanmar as homes, shops flooded after dam fails https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-dam/myanmar-dam-breach-floods-town-two-villages-blocks-highway-fire-department-idUSKCN1LE09D

A map of fires burning across the globe https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/map-of-worlds-wildfires

2018 now worst fire season on record as B.C. extends state of emergency https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/state-of-emergency-extended-as-2018-becomes-worst-b-c-wildfire-season-on-record-1.4803546

Flood hits 8 local government areas in Kano state http://guardian.ng/news/flood-hits-8-local-government-areas-in-kano-state/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

483 Dead, 14 Missing In Kerala Floods https://www.ommcomnews.com/india-news/483-dead-14-missing-in-kerala-floods-vijayan

Midwest: Severe storms lead to widespread flooding and high water rescues, leave 110 000 without power https://watchers.news/2018/08/30/midwest-severe-storms-lead-to-widespread-flooding-and-high-water-rescues-leave-110-000-without-power/

High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, 2 000 people flee from lava flows, ash up to 15 km a.s.l., PNG https://watchers.news/2018/08/26/high-impact-eruption-at-manam-volcano-2-000-people-flee-from-lava-flows-ash-up-to-15-km-a-s-l-png/

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Aug 2018: Krakatau volcano, Dukono, Turrialba, Sangay, Sakurajima https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70376/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-30-Aug-2018-Krakatau-volcano-Dukono-Turrialba-Sangay-Sakurajima-Sa.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Supersized solar farms are sprouting around the world (and maybe in space, too) https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/supersized-solar-farms-are-sprouting-around-world-maybe-space-too-ncna901666

Climate change worsens extreme weather and hurts people of color the most https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2018/08/24/video-climate-change-worsens-extreme-weather-and-hurts-people-color-most-when-will-mainstream-media/221095

Hurricane Lane Brings Hawaii a Warning About Future Storm Risk https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25082018/hurricane-lane-climate-change-ocean-sea-surface-temperature-hawaii-global-warming-tropical-weather

Climate change denial strongly linked to right-wing nationalism https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/cuot-ccd082118.php

‘It’s alarming’: Wildfire emissions grow to triple B.C.’s annual carbon footprint https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/it-s-alarming-wildfire-emissions-grow-to-triple-b-c-s-annual-carbon-footprint-1.4259306

California’s Fourth Climate Assessment http://www.climateassessment.ca.gov/

The Arctic’s ‘last bastion’ of sea ice is breaking up for the first time on record https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/23/world/arctic-sea-ice-breakup-greenland-trnd-wxc/index.html

Climate change is real. We must not offer credibility to those who deny it https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/26/climate-change-is-real-we-must-not-offer-credibility-to-those-who-deny-it?CMP=share_btn_tw

How Wildfires Can Affect Climate Change (and Vice Versa) https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23082018/extreme-wildfires-climate-change-global-warming-air-pollution-fire-management-black-carbon-co2

Australia Wilts From Climate Change. Why Can’t Its Politicians Act? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/world/australia/australia-climate-change-malcolm-turnbull.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

The human role in this summer’s heat https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/simon-donner-the-human-role-in-this-summers-heat

Drought is inevitable, Mr Joyce https://theconversation.com/drought-is-inevitable-mr-joyce-101444

Richard Glover on climate policy: Australia insignificant? Pathetic and absurd https://www.smh.com.au/opinion/richard-glover-on-climate-policy-australia-insignificant–pathetic-and-absurd-20180821-h149jc.html

Global warming is changing the jet stream, increasing extreme weather events https://aboutclimatechange.com/global-warming-changing-jet-stream-extreme-heat-drought-rainfall/

Dual Climate and Mitigation Plans Get Santa Cruz, Calif., into Action http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Dual-Climate-and-Mitigation-Plans-Get-Santa-Cruz-Calif-into-Action.html

Earth is the warmest it’s been in 120,000 years https://mashable.com/2018/08/27/earth-warmest-temperatures-climate-change/?europe=true&utm_cid=hp-h-1#YmzOlil62iqH

All models used by Bureau now point to El Nino by the end of spring https://www.smh.com.au/environment/sustainability/all-models-used-by-bureau-now-point-to-el-nino-by-the-end-of-spring-20180828-p500cb.html

Hawaii Begins to Tally Costs, Contemplate a Future of Extreme Rainfall https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/08/28/hawaii-climate-costs-hurricane-lane/

What we knew when about global warming https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2018/august/1533045600/lesley-hughes/what-we-knew-when-about-global-warming

Global sea-level budget 1993–present https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/10/1551/2018/essd-10-1551-2018.pdf

Inequity amplified: climate change, the Australian farmer, and mental health https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2018/209/4/inequity-amplified-climate-change-australian-farmer-and-mental-health

Far-sighted adaptation to rising seas is blocked by just fixing eroded beaches https://theconversation.com/far-sighted-adaptation-to-rising-seas-is-blocked-by-just-fixing-eroded-beaches-96503?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Last Glacier Standing in Venezuela https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92659/last-glacier-standing-in-venezuela

A modest 0.5-m rise in sea level will double the tsunami hazard in Macau http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/8/eaat1180.full

Heat is not just about hardware – it’s about people http://news.trust.org/item/20180828094854-pub98

Rising CO2 levels could push ‘hundreds of millions’ into malnutrition by 2050 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/60195

Sri Lanka getting ahead of disaster risks http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/2018/08/getting-ahead-of-disaster-risks/

Disaster on the horizon: the price effect of sea level rise https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60097

Scientists say climate change models need to be revised after back-to-back summers of wildfire emergencies https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/the-future-looks-grim-after-2-years-of-devastating-b-c-wildfires-1.4801181

Global warming is intensifying El Niño weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/aug/29/global-warming-is-intensifying-el-nino-weather?CMP=share_btn_tw

What Is Going on with the Weather? Reflections on Gaps Between Data and Experience https://www.epicpeople.org/data-and-experience/

As climate change takes hold, temperature records are being broken around the world month by month. What does that look like – and how are people responding? http://news.trust.org/packages/rising-heat/

Dry times to continue as BOM releases grim spring outlook http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-30/dry-times-ahead-as-bom-releases-spring-outlook/10177842

Climate change can be deadly if you live alone https://theconversation.com/climate-change-can-be-deadly-if-you-live-alone-100881

Global warming to increase water in South Asian rivers http://www.eco-business.com/news/global-warming-to-increase-water-in-south-asian-rivers/

Local Efforts Noble, But Study Shows Scale of Climate Threat Demands ‘Heavy Lifting’ of National Governments https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/30/local-efforts-noble-study-shows-scale-climate-threat-demands-heavy-lifting-national

 

Disaster risk reduction

Check out the latest articles to appear soon in Disaster Prevention and Management https://www.emeraldinsight.com/toc/dpm/0/0

Urban resilience implementation: A policy challenge and research agenda for the 21st century https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/1468-5973.12233

Kerala floods: Poor dam management behind disasters, experts say https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/kerala-floods-poor-dam-management-behind-disasters-experts-say/story-WR43JJjuHQjYRms3m2VxhI.html

Harris County voters pass $2.5 billion flood bond https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harris-County-voters-pass-2-5-billion-flood-bond-13182853.php

Building Resilience in an Urban Coastal Environment https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2193.html

Hurricane Harvey Is Houston’s Unending Nightmare https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/hurricane-harvey-is-houstons-unending-nightmare/568579/

India among nations most affected by landslides due to human activities: study https://www.livemint.com/Politics/vJOn6G5QmwK4EMTevhBiUL/India-among-nations-most-affected-by-landslides-due-to-human.html

Managing Forests to Reduce Wildfire Risks http://www.ppic.org/blog/managing-forests-to-reduce-wildfire-risks/#.W4MfodP4YG5.twitter

Global disaster losses totalled $36 billion in the first half of 2018 http://www.aidforum.org/Topics/disaster-relief/global-disaster-losses-cost-36-billion-in-the-first-half-of-2018/

Disaster risk-informed strategies for sustainable development https://www.unisdr.org/archive/60137

Would an eruption in Melbourne really match Hawaii’s volcanoes? Here’s the evidence https://theconversation.com/would-an-eruption-in-melbourne-really-match-hawaiis-volcanoes-heres-the-evidence-101675?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Réunion Island volcano https://www.volcanocafe.org/reunion-island/

Earth’s Deadliest Mass Extinction Was Driven by Toxic Volcano Plumes https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8xbjwk/earths-deadliest-mass-extinction-was-driven-by-toxic-volcano-plumes

The global value of mangroves for risk reduction https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/the-global-value-of-mangroves-for-risk-reduction

Santa Rosa County selected for coastal resiliency training program https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2018/08/26/santa-rosa-county-selected-coastal-resiliency-training-program/1066422002/

Dams and water reservoirs need flood management systems that use scientific methods to understand when the time is right to open the gates https://sandrp.in/2018/08/27/drp-news-bulletin-27-august-2018-wrong-management-of-dams-create-floods-accept-officials-and-experts/

People living near waterways must choose between moving away or building ever-larger flood defences https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/aug/27/weatherwatch-climate-change-raises-flood-risks-for-river-communities?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why Hurricanes Like Lane May Become More Common In Hawaii https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/08/25/why-hurricanes-like-lane-may-become-more-common-in-hawaii/#4f4d907850a1

Characterizing the Spatial Scales of Extreme Daily Precipitation in the United States https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0019.1?journalCode=clim

Mapping global landslides https://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2018/08/28/mapping-global-landslides/

Buyouts Bring Promise and Challenges to Flood-Affected Homeowners https://kinder.rice.edu/2018/08/20/buyouts-bring-promise-and-challenges-flood-affected-homeowners

Visualising the 2018 Kerala Floods https://mdm.users.earthengine.app/view/kerala-flood-2018

How Landslides Become Disasters https://eos.org/project-updates/how-landslides-become-disasters

Global patterns of interannual climate–fire relationships https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gcb.14405

Routes to resilience: insights from BRACED final year http://www.braced.org/resources/i/routes-to-resilience-insights-from-BRACED-final-year/

Strengthening Resilient Livelihood http://www.kh.undp.org/content/cambodia/en/home/operations/projects/build-resilience/SRL.html

Flood risk analysis & flood warning systems for Malaysia https://www.ambientalrisk.com/flood-risk-analysis-flood-warning-systems-malaysia/

Google bets on artificial intelligence to tackle floods, diseases https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/google-bets-on-artificial-intelligence-to-tackle-floods-diseases-2890161.html

What is nuisance flooding? Defining and monitoring an emerging challenge https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60174

Preparing for the next storm: Learning from the man-made environmental disasters that followed Hurricane Harvey https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60070

Understanding epistemic uncertainty in large-scale coastal flood risk assessment for present and future climates https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/59986

Reckoning with History: Wildfire suppression is a decades-old conundrum https://www.hcn.org/articles/reckoning-with-history-wildfire-suppression-in-wilderness-a-decades-old-conundrum

Latest edition of Natural Hazards Disaster Research https://hazards.colorado.edu/disaster-research/current

State Disclosure Laws Leave Homebuyers in the Dark About Flood Risks https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/08/28/state-disclosure-laws-flood-risks/

Bushfire threat now a year-round situation in Australia, expert warns http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-29/year-round-bushfire-warnings-needed-australia/10168204

Artificial intelligence nails predictions of earthquake aftershocks https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06091-z?sf196497354=1

Houston’s Resilience Challenge http://100resilientcities.org/cities/houston/

Alpine Fault quake: It will ‘likely happen in the lifetime of many Kiwis’ https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/106661445/alpine-fault-quake-it-will-likely-happen-in-the-lifetime-of-many-new-zealanders

Open data for resilience https://index.opendri.org/

Solomon Islands communities are exposed to a number of natural hazards, exacerbated by climate change https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/wea-nao-bae-iu-go-where-will-you-go

Scientists develop low-cost flood sensing system https://phys.org/news/2018-08-scientists-low-cost.html

How past floods are shaping France’s future https://www.jbarisk.com/news-blogs/how-past-floods-are-shaping-frances-future/

 

Emergency Management

Kerala floods: Homes damaged, people afraid to leave camps https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-kerala-floods-homes-damaged-people-afraid-to-leave-camps-2654708

Big data and technology in disasters: Better integration needed for effective response https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180822141040.htm

After disaster alert failures, U.S. moves toward national system https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-disaster-alerts/after-disaster-alert-failures-u-s-moves-toward-national-system-idUSKBN1KU1C1

Sydney Airport’s disaster response tested in major emergency exercise https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-airport-s-disaster-response-tested-in-major-emergency-exercise-20180823-p4zz6k.html

FEMA updates US nuclear disaster plans http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/403481-fema-updates-us-nuclear-disaster-plans

India wins praise for ‘exemplary’ flood relief as community pitches in https://www.zilient.org/article/india-wins-praise-exemplary-flood-relief-community-pitches

Not All Fires Are Equal https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/not-all-fires-are-equal

Bridging the information gap of disaster responders by optimizing data selection using cost and quality https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S009830041730571X

Puerto Rico raises official Hurricane Maria death toll from 64 to 2,975 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/28/hurricane-maria-new-death-toll-estimate-is-close-to-3000?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Nearly 10 percent of Texans displaced by Harvey still haven’t gone home, survey says https://www.texastribune.org/2018/08/23/fema-and-texas-dont-know-how-many-people-hurricane-harvey-displaced/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1535121514

Standard operating procedure for flood early warning system in Nepal https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/60042

Kerala floods: NASA satellite images show devastating effect of deluges in India from space https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/nasa-satellite-images-show-devastating-effect-of-kerala-floods-from-space-a3921261.html

Quick Emergency Response Requires Speedy Data https://hazards.colorado.edu/article/neutralized-by-the-net-quick-emergency-response-requires-speedy-data

Here’s how the pros fight wildfires https://earther.gizmodo.com/heres-how-the-pros-fight-wildfires-1828654925?IR=T

How technology is helping responders save lives during disasters like the California wildfires https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/08/21/how-technology-is-helping-those-responding-to-disasters-like-the-california-wildfires-save-lives/

13 Years Later: Is Thailand Better Prepared for Tsunamis? https://medium.com/undp-in-asia-and-the-pacific/13-years-later-is-thailand-better-prepared-for-tsunamis-ff1cc45dffdf

Harvey overwhelmed emergency preparations https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/30/magazine/hurricane-harvey-houston-floods-texas-emergency.html?imp_id=960949758&action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Mark Schuller Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University talks about failures to help Puerto Rico at the time of need https://sputniknews.com/us/201808111067117053-puerto-rico-disaster-usa-fail-explained/

Earthquake early-warning system successfully sent alarm before temblor felt in Pasadena http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-quake-early-warning-20180829-story.html

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Smartphones may help predict flash floods soon, says study https://www.gadgetsnow.com/tech-news/smartphones-may-help-predict-flash-floods-soon-says-study/articleshow/65541646.cms

As Floods Worsen, Marshall Shepherd Works to Translate Science Into Action http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/08/27/as-floods-worsen-marshall-shepherd-works-to-translate-science-into-action

Of hope and resilience: Children of Kerala dare to dream, refuse to bow down in the face of adversity https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/kerala-floods-of-hope-and-resilience-children-of-kerala-dare-to-dream-refuse-to-bow-down-in-the-face-of-adversity-watch-video-kerala-news-kerala/274950

The Day After, Today https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/day-after-today-1

Remote Indigenous communities welcome two-way training https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/50?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=haznote50

Dukes of Hazards: The Emergency Management Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dukes-of-hazards-the-emergency-management-podcast/id810691908?mt=2

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Thousands of students, faculty and staff were turning to social media for information and help during Hurricanes Matthew and Irma https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/08/29/perils-and-pitfalls-higher-ed-social-media-management?platform=hootsuite

How Social Media Came To The Rescue After Kerala’s Floods https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/08/22/640879582/how-social-media-came-to-the-rescue-after-keralas-flood

 

Psychology and Disasters

Climate-Related Natural Disasters: Resilience and Individual Actions https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/climate-change-and-mental-health-connections/resilience-and-individual-actions

Survey: One Year after Hurricane Harvey, 3 in 10 Affected Texas Gulf Coast Residents Say Their Lives Remain Disrupted http://www.episcopalhealth.org/en/research/research-reports/harvey-anniversary-survey-one-year-after-hurricane-harvey-3-10-affected-texas-gulf-coast-residents-say-their-lives-remain-disrup/

 

Sociology and Disasters

Resilience, resistance, infrapolitics and enmeshment http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1354066117692031

Postdisaster Social Capital, Adaptive Resilience and Business Performance of Tourism Organizations in Christchurch, New Zealand https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327251951_Postdisaster_Social_Capital_Adaptive_Resilience_and_Business_Performance_of_Tourism_Organizations_in_Christchurch_New_Zealand

Including sexual and gender minorities in disaster risk reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/experts/oped/view/60079

What the Kerala Floods Tell Us About the Two Ideas of India http://indiauncut.com/iublog/article/what-the-kerala-floods-tell-us-about-the-two-ideas-of-india/

“Disasters are socially generated and constructed and we can do something to avoid them by reducing vulnerability, exposure and risk” – Prof. Emeritus Anthony Oliver-Smith http://cornellsun.com/2018/03/16/professor-challenges-conventional-ways-of-studying-natural-disasters/

I ask that all social scientists who research hazards and disasters join the Social Science Extreme Events Research network (SSEER) https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/director/a-call-to-social-scientists

A Tale of Two Puerto Ricos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caLTF5kOra4&feature=youtu.be

Today in disaster resilience (24 August 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

Flash floods in Spain https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1004879/spain-weather-costa-blanca-floods-alacante-Benidorm-storm-ernesto-rain-heatwave

Shallow M6.9 earthquake hits Lombok https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000gda5#executive

Emergency bushfire warnings issued in NSW after strong winds stoke Newcastle inferno https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/nsw/2018/08/18/emergency-bushfire-warnings-nsw/

Nine killed, 3.5 million affected as Typhoon “Rumbia” wreaks havoc across central and eastern China https://watchers.news/2018/08/19/nine-killed-3-5-million-affected-as-typhoon-rumbia-wreaks-havoc-across-central-and-eastern-china/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

B.C. declares state of emergency as nearly 600 wildfires burn across the province, Canada https://watchers.news/2018/08/15/b-c-declares-state-of-emergency-as-nearly-600-wildfires-burn-across-the-province-canada/

Flooding in southern Indian state kills more than 350, displaces 800,000 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-19/india-floods-in-kerala-kill-hundreds-and-displace-800000/10137934

M8.2 Fiji earthquake – a rare big, deep quake for the South Pacific https://www.geonet.org.nz/news/44iu2m8JXiCguqoyyiYEyO

Niger – Floods and Rain Leave 19 Dead and 65,000 Affected http://floodlist.com/africa/niger-floods-july-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Record rainfall kills 1; leaves Madison region swamped https://madison.com/wsj/weather/man-lost-in-flooding-on-madison-s-far-west-side/article_352c4985-7047-5b46-8bde-220e2d3f9bbe.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Fires in Oregon and California Grow in Size and Intensity https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2018/fires-in-oregon-and-california-grow-in-size-and-intensity

M 7.3 – 20km NNW of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000gez7#executive

South East Asia – Floods Affect 130,000 After Tropical Storm Bebinca http://floodlist.com/asia/thailand-vietnam-laos-storm-bebinca-august-2018?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Crews recover body of man swept away in Wisconsin flooding https://uk.news.yahoo.com/divers-rescuers-hunt-man-missing-wisconsin-floods-115938339.html

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Vanuatu https://watchers.news/2018/08/22/strong-and-shallow-m6-5-earthquake-hits-vanuatu/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

10 people killed after flash flood hits Raganello gorge in southern Italy’s Calabria https://watchers.news/2018/08/21/10-people-killed-after-flash-flood-hits-raganello-gorge-in-southern-italy-s-calabria/

Floods in India’s Kerala state claim 383 lives, destroy tens of thousands of homes https://globalnews.ca/news/4402895/kerala-india-floods/

Widespread flooding leaves 46 dead, 97 missing in Laos: report http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/22/c_137409616.htm

Kauai Keeps a Wary Eye on Storm’s Approach http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Kauai-Keeps-a-Wary-Eye-on-Storms-Approach.html

Landslides, flash floods hit Phang Nga http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30352790?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hawaii bracing for damaging winds, catastrophic flooding as Hurricane Lane approaches https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/hawaii-may-face-direct-hit-serious-damage-from-hurricane-lane-to-end-this-week/70005829

Volcanic activity worldwide 23 Aug 2018: Etna volcano, Krakatau, Semeru, Dukono, Reventador https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/70274/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-23-Aug-2018-Etna-volcano-Krakatau-Semeru-Dukono-Reventador-Sakuraj.html

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Doomsday scenarios are as harmful as climate change denial https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/doomsday-scenarios-are-as-harmful-as-climate-change-denial/2017/07/12/880ed002-6714-11e7-a1d7-9a32c91c6f40_story.html?utm_term=.7766007d9ccd

The summer we woke up to the health impact of climate change https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2018/08/17/the-summer-we-woke-up-to-the-health-impact-of-climate-change/

Renewable Energy Could “Effectively Be Free” by 2030, Says UBS Analyst https://www.inverse.com/article/48017-by-2030-renewable-energy-costs-will-be-effectively-zero-says-ubs-researcher

A rough 1st-order comparison of the magnitude of contemporary global warming to estimates of past climate change https://patricktbrown.org/2018/08/19/contemporary-global-warming-placed-in-geological-context/

Climate change will drive thousands to emergency room in U.S. for heat illness https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/08/07/new-study-predicts-warming-climate-will-drive-thousands-to-er-for-heat-illness/

Climate Resilience Working Paper #2- Developing Indicators of Urban Climate Resilience https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-resilience-working-paper-2

Think the Paris CO2 target is hard? You ain’t seen nothing yet https://www.afr.com/news/think-the-paris-co2-target-is-hard-you-aint-seen-nothing-yet-20180818-h145sx

Biased Estimates of Changes in Climate Extremes From Prescribed SST Simulations https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GL079176

As the Arctic Heats Up, Summer Weather Is Lingering in Place https://e360.yale.edu/digest/as-the-arctic-heats-up-summer-weather-is-getting-stuck-in-place

Majority of UK public want to install solar panels, poll finds https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/aug/20/majority-of-uk-public-want-to-install-solar-panels-poll-finds

NSW declared 100% in drought as farmers fear relief package ‘too late’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/08/nsw-declared-100-in-drought-as-farmers-fear-relief-package-too-late

What Lies Beneath is the inside story of how climate policy-making has become embedded in a culture of failure and scientific reticence https://www.breakthroughonline.org.au/publications

Researchers no longer hesitate to blame climate change for floods, fires and heat waves. Here’s how the science works https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/global-warming-can-make-extreme-weather-worse-now-scientists-can-n901751

Estimating Recent Local Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Current Real-Estate Losses: A Housing Market Case Study in Miami-Dade, Florida https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11113-018-9473-5

9 ways we know humans triggered climate change https://www.edf.org/climate/9-ways-we-know-humans-triggered-climate-change?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=edf_none_upd_dmt&utm_medium=social-media&utm_id=1534790519&utm_content=annie

Project to explore localised warnings on killer heatwaves https://www.governmentnews.com.au/project-to-explore-localised-warnings-on-killer-heatwaves/

Modeling rivers’ reactions to a warming world https://www.wired.com/story/think-rivers-are-dangerous-now-just-wait/amp?__twitter_impression=true

Heatwaves, wildfires and floods being caused by ‘stalling’ weather system phenomenon triggered by climate change, study finds https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/weather-heatwaves-wildfires-floods-climate-change-global-warming-jet-stream-arctic-a8499291.html

The influence of Arctic amplification on mid-latitude summer circulation https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05256-8

Take unprecedented action or bear the consequences, says eminent scientist and advisor https://www.climatecodered.org/2018/08/take-unprecedented-action-or-bear.html

Drought, wind and heat: when fire seasons start earlier and last longer https://theconversation.com/drought-wind-and-heat-when-fire-seasons-start-earlier-and-last-longer-101663

Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changes https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28416662

Climate Change, Young Women and Girls https://plan-international.org/publication/climate-change-girls-thailand#

Australia burns while politicians fiddle with the leadership https://theconversation.com/australia-burns-while-politicians-fiddle-with-the-leadership-101905?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Australia pulls out of climate change targets agreed at Paris conference https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australia-climate-change-malcolm-turnbull-prime-minister-leadership-a8499366.html

New satellite images show parts of the Arctic that used to never thaw are now melting https://qz.com/1366826/parts-of-the-arctic-that-used-to-never-thaw-are-now-melting/

Some Arctic Ground No Longer Freezing—Even in Winter https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/08/news-arctic-permafrost-may-thaw-faster-than-expected/

Rising seas will displace millions of people – and Australia must be ready https://theconversation.com/rising-seas-will-displace-millions-of-people-and-australia-must-be-ready-101906?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Handbook for District Collectors on Climate Resilient – Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-handbook-for-district

‘Absolutely daft’: How did we end up getting climate policy so wrong? https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/absolutely-daft-how-did-we-end-getting-climate-policy-so-wrong-20180823-p4zz83.html

Annual global temperatures from 1850-2017 http://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/2018/warming-stripes/

As the seas have been rising, home values have been sinking https://assets.floodiq.com/2018/07/ee94ac7b8efe808e9312fa34048e77f6-First-Street-Foundation-As-the-seas-have-been-rising-home-values-have-been-sinking.pdf

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

Laos tragedy prompts questions about future dam construction in SE Asia http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/big_read/30352407#.W3jGna4FzUg.twitter

Science Says: Hotter weather turbocharges US West wildfires https://apnews.com/60cb625542184d58addf9bb774eb3514/Science-Says:-‘The-warmer-it-is,-the-more-fire-we-see?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

World’s first wind-mapping satellite set to launch https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05976-3

A look back at New Orleans’ 300-year-long drainage drama https://www.nola.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/08/790f1ed00f4886/a-year-after-the-aug-5-flood-a.html

Global bimodal precipitation seasonality: A systematic overview https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/joc.5786

Why is Raspberry Pi perfect for building flood resilience? https://floodresilience.net/blogs/why-raspberry-pi-is-perfect-for-building-flood-resilience

Preventing natural hazards from becoming societal disasters https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/uota-pnh080218.php

How can Bangladesh increase its resilience to disasters through data sharing? http://blogs.worldbank.org/endpovertyinsouthasia/how-can-bangladesh-increase-its-resilience-disasters-through-better-informed-policies-and-programs

Why most states in India are less than half prepared to deal with floods https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/why-most-states-are-less-than-half-prepared-to-deal-with-floods/articleshow/65468696.cms

Can we keep rebuilding in the line of wildfires? https://earther.gizmodo.com/can-we-afford-to-keep-rebuilding-in-the-line-of-wildfir-1828467429?IR=T

While Kerala Is Recovering From Unprecedented Flood Disaster, Will It Be Cauvery Or Krishna Basin Next? https://sandrp.in/2018/08/20/drp-news-bulletin-20-august-2018-while-kerala-is-recovering-from-unprecedented-flood-disaster-will-it-be-cauvery-or-krishna-basin-next/

‘Gradual dam water release could have contained Kerala flood crisis’ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/gradual-dam-water-release-could-have-contained-crisis/articleshow/65436339.cms

Dynamic viability of the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake cascade on weak crustal faults https://eartharxiv.org/aed4b/

One Year Later: What We’ve Learned Since Harvey https://kinder.rice.edu/2018/08/19/one-year-later-what-weve-learned-harvey

Recognizing Women Leaders in Fire Science http://www.mdpi.com/2571-6255/1/2/30

Developing a global operational seasonal hydro-meteorological forecasting system: GloFAS-Seasonal v1.0 https://www.geosci-model-dev.net/11/3327/2018/

Is Dredging a Solution to Flooding Problems? http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Is-Dredging-a-Solution-to-Flooding-Problems.html

Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown must tackle deforestation, poor housing and decrepit drainage if it is to prevent the next disaster http://news.trust.org//item/20180813235952-l24vn/

Why the Kerala floods proved so deadly https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45243868

Constraining coupled hydrological-hydraulic flood model by past storm events and post-event measurements in data-sparse regions https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169418306048

Cumbria Flood Resilience Showcase Project http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=a56b3613-b7cb-4bc7-9141-48e0b04d3712

India ignored warnings of Kerala flood disaster: experts http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6082399/India-ignored-warnings-Kerala-flood-disaster-experts.html

Landslide shape, ellipticity and length‐to‐width ratios https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/esp.4479

Arundhati Roy on the Kerala floods https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/columns/straight-talk/2018/08/21/arundhati-roy-article-on-kerala-floods.html

A milestone for forecasting earthquake hazards https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180822141037.htm

Kerala shows the risk of severe floods is still evolving https://theconversation.com/kerala-shows-the-risk-of-severe-floods-is-still-evolving-101880

NASA captures monsoon rains bringing flooding to India https://phys.org/news/2018-08-nasa-captures-monsoon-india.html

Operational eruption forecasting at high-risk volcanoes: the case of Campi Flegrei, Naples https://appliedvolc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/2191-5040-1-5

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

Lombok earthquakes: different building designs could lessen future damage https://sciblogs.co.nz/guestwork/2018/08/21/lombok-earthquakes-different-building-designs-could-lessen-future-damage/

Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation Planning: Tools for Prioritizing Potential Solutions https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-climate-smart-development

Landslides triggered by human activity on the rise, study shows https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/landslide-study-petley-froude-1.799171

Global fatal landslide occurrence from 2004 to 2016 https://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/18/2161/2018/

Societies with high protection levels show no significant changes in human proximity to rivers and continue to rely heavily on structural measures, reinforcing flood protection and quickly resettling in flood-prone areas after a flooding event http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/8/eaar5779

Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan are in advanced stages of disaster risk reduction strategy development https://www.unisdr.org/archive/60137

Alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction http://napglobalnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/napgn-en-2018-alignment-to-advance-climate-resilient-development.pdf

Study: Coastal Georgia homes lost $15.3 million value due to flooding https://politics.myajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/study-coastal-georgia-homes-lost-million-value-due-flooding/tIh9Q5kSuBkQZ2VlSfOgEK/

A year after Hurricane Harvey, some Texans are using outdated flood risk maps to rebuild https://theconversation.com/a-year-after-hurricane-harvey-some-texans-are-using-outdated-flood-risk-maps-to-rebuild-99178

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

Nearly 100% of US commercial policyholders with business incomes of less than US$ 250,000 have no flood insurance coverage at all https://www.munichre.com/topics-online/en/2018/08/flood-usa

A New Approach to Flood Mapping https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/arcnews/a-new-approach-to-flood-mapping/

 

Emergency Management

Oxfam responds to Kerala floods https://reliefweb.int/report/india/oxfam-responds-kerala-floods

Hundreds dead in Indian flood disaster https://amp.news.com.au/world/asia/hundreds-dead-in-indian-flood-disaster/news-story/420f1ccbc0887d76954871a6384059ab

‘We’ve been warned’: Swelling Northern Hemisphere heatwaves bring unprecedented fires http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-19/northern-hemisphere-heat-brings-unprecedented-bushfires/10134490

Pilot fighting fire views his own destroyed house https://www.newsweek.com/carr-fire-first-lead-pilot-working-flames-lost-his-own-home-california-1078758

Massive ‘Fire Tornado’ Revealed In Footage Released By Officials https://www.npr.org/2018/08/17/639530730/watch-massive-fire-tornado-revealed-in-footage-released-by-officials?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20180817

Carr Fire Fatality Report https://drive.google.com/file/d/177gelZFHdYwH8BXRe1t7dRGAM0C68k7r/view

Laos dam collapse: survivors tell devastating tales as blame shifts to government’s aggressive growth model https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2159945/laos-dam-collapse-survivors-tell-devastating

Disaster Planning: Infant and Child Feeding https://www.cdc.gov/features/disasters-infant-feeding/index.html

Utah 2018 wildfires destroy the most structures in past 15 years https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900028664/utah-2018-wildfires-destroy-the-most-structures-in-past-15-years.html

Disaster Recoveries Typically Hampered by a Lack of Data http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/Disaster-Recoveries-Typically-Hampered-by-a-Lack-of-Data.html

Pilot dies in waterbombing helicopter crash on NSW south coast http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-17/waterbombing-helicopter-crash-nsw-south-coast-woodstock/10133264

India’s flood-hit Kerala faces huge clean-up, fear of disease https://www.yenisafak.com/en/world/indias-flood-hit-kerala-faces-huge-clean-up-fear-of-disease-3439172

More than a million people in India flood relief camps https://www.gulf-times.com/story/603486/More-than-a-million-people-in-India-flood-relief-c

Countless stories of selfless gestures were recorded from the flood-hit state https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/heroes-kerala-deserves-individuals-who-shone-during-kerala-floods-87012

Laos – Scientists Deploy Damage Assessment Tool in Flood Relief Efforts http://floodlist.com/asia/laos-scientists-deploy-damage-assessment-tool-flood-relief-efforts?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

India to ‘politely’ reject foreign aid for Kerala flooding crisis https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/kerala-floods-inida-aid-reject-international-help-dead-rescue-rebuild-a8502406.html

Firefighters on Mendocino, Calif., Complex Endangered by Verizon Move to Limit Data Service, Fire Chief Says http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Firefighters-on-Mendocino-Complex-Endangered-by-Verizon-Move-to-Limit-Data-Service-Fire-Chief-says.html

A Year After Harvey, Some Texans Are Still Suffering, Survey Finds https://www.kff.org/other/press-release/one-year-after-hurricane-harvey-3-in-10-texas-gulf-coast-residents-say-lives-remain-disrupted/

Catastrophic floods can trigger human resettlement away from rivers https://phys.org/news/2018-08-catastrophic-trigger-human-resettlement-rivers.html

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

Latest articles in the journal ‘Disasters’ https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14677717/0/0

Flood map for planning https://flood-map-for-planning.service.gov.uk/

Calderdale flood network – river monitoring live feed now available http://slowtheflow.net/elementor-1998/

College student creates documentary on victims impacted by hurricanes https://weartv.com/news/local/college-student-creates-documentary-on-victims-impacted-by-hurricanes?platform=hootsuite

NWS TsunamiReady® Program https://www.weather.gov/tsunamiready/

National bravery awards have been announced for two Aboriginal men who rescued 68 people from the flooded NSW town of Gundagai in 1852 https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2018/08/20/wiradjuri-heroes-honoured-posthumous-awards-flood-rescues

100-year flood according to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100-year_flood

From tree spotters to beach brigades: a golden age of citizen science https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2018/0719/From-tree-spotters-to-beach-brigades-a-golden-age-of-citizen-science

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

Play new Earth Arcade game to answer how do we make flooding less damaging? https://seriousgeogames.wordpress.com/2018/08/23/the-earth-arcade-its-game-on-for-solving-environmental-issues-eartharcade-gameon/

Students being trained on disaster risk reduction https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/students-being-trained-on-disaster-risk-reduction/

Storm Surge Visualization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6W_20bwqWo&feature=youtu.be

Landslide Preparedness https://landslides.usgs.gov/learn/prepare.php

 

Social Media and Emergencies

Indians from different parts of the country are using social media to help people stranded in the flood-hit southern state of Kerala https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45218556

The use of social media for news has started to fall in a number of key markets – after years of continuous growth http://www.digitalnewsreport.org/

“Social media analysis provides fast and relevant information during emergencies” http://www.i-react.eu/a-tweet-can-save-lives/

 

Psychology and Disasters

After Nate, Costa Rica looks to measure mental health damage too https://www.reuters.com/article/us-costa-rica-climatechange-mentalhealth/after-nate-costa-rica-looks-to-measure-mental-health-damage-too-idUSKBN1L114J?platform=hootsuite

Study finds evidence that ‘trigger warnings’ can be psychologically harmful https://www.psypost.org/2018/08/study-finds-evidence-that-trigger-warnings-can-be-psychologically-harmful-52007

Predicting self-evacuation in Australian bushfire https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17477891.2018.1512468?journalCode=tenh20

 

Sociology and Disasters

Community Participation to Build Back Better: Evidence from the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327077647_Community_Participation_to_Build_Back_Better_Evidence_from_the_2015_Nepal_Earthquakes

Social ties are the engine of resilience https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/44/

Aerial photos reveal the stark divide between rich and poor https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-45257901

Natural disasters widen racial wealth gap https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180820164234.htm

Damages Done: The Longitudinal Impacts of Natural Hazards on Wealth Inequality in the United States https://academic.oup.com/socpro/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/socpro/spy016/5074453?redirectedFrom=fulltext

“Social components of disaster preparedness and response…are far more important factors in determining whether or not a community will recover successfully from a natural disaster” https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/lets-strengthen-our-community-lucy-jones-on-the-big-socal-shakeout/#!

“Human settlements are clustered near the outlets of major river basins, with settlement density decreasing exponentially with distance upstream” https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2017EF000746#.W33q6Z9gNPw.twitter

Mosque gives shelter to Hindu families displaced by Kerala floods https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/mosque-gives-shelter-to-hindu-families-displaced-by-kerala-floods/story-yPsVL0k74ik1upcUXx4zoN.html

 

Today in disaster resilience (17 August 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergencies

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

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (10 August 2018)

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergencies

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

 

 

Today in disaster resilience (3 August 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergencies

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

 

Today in disaster resilience (27 July 2018)

disaster

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

Recent emergencies/disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster risk reduction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Emergency Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Disaster education, communications and engagement

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Social Media and Emergencies

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

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

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

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

 

Psychology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Sociology and Disasters

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

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

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

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

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

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