This Week in Disaster Resilience 11 October 2019

   

Recent Emergencies/Disaster

More than 90,000 people affected by flooding in Yemen
http://www.bernama.com/en/world/news.php?id=1775103&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ireland – Homes Damaged After Floods From Storm Lorenzo
http://floodlist.com/europe/ireland-floods-storm-lorenzo-october-2019

Iran – Deadly Flash Floods in South
http://floodlist.com/asia/iran-flash-floods-hormozgan-october-2019

Colombia – Thousands Hit by Flooding in North
http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-flooding-magdalena-atlantico-october-2019

Alert Level 1 raised over Taal volcano, Philippines
https://watchers.news/2019/10/07/alert-level-1-raised-over-taal-volcano-philippines/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano with ash up to 10 km (34 000 feet), pyroclastic flow produced, Russia https://watchers.news/2019/10/02/sheveluch-eruption-october-1-2019/

Venezuela – Thousands Hit by Floods in Zulia State
http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-zulia-october-2019

Kenya – Over 1,000 Displaced by Floods in North http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-marsabit-mandera-october-2019

Sudan – North Darfur Town Devastated by Rains, Flash Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/sudan-north-darfur-floods-october-2019

Vietnam – High Tides and Rising Rivers Flood Cần Thơ
http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-high-tides-rivers-flood-can-tho-october-2019

NSW bushfires that destroyed dozens of homes may have been deliberately lit, authorities say
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-09/northern-nsw-bushfires-believed-to-be-deliberately-lit/11585108

Hagibis intensifies to Category 5 Super Typhoon in one of the most explosive intensification rates on record, heading toward Tokyo, Japan
https://watchers.news/2019/10/09/super-typhoon-hagibis/

Flood sweeps away Ondo varsity final year student
https://guardian.ng/news/flood-sweeps-away-ondo-varsity-final-year-student/

Côte d’Ivoire – Deadly Floods in Abidjan and Aboisso Departments
http://floodlist.com/africa/cote-divoire-floods-abidjan-aboisso-october-2019

Nigeria – Almost 20,000 Displaced by Benue and Niger River Floods http://floodlist.com/africa/nigeria-floods-september-2019cross-river-kogi-niger-taraba

Kenya – Over 1,000 Displaced by Floods in North http://floodlist.com/africa/kenya-floods-marsabit-mandera-october-2019

Venezuela – Thousands Hit by Floods in Zulia State
http://floodlist.com/america/venezuela-floods-zulia-october-2019

Volcanic activity worldwide 10 Oct 2019: Etna volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay
https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcano-activity/news/89130/Volcanic-activity-worldwide-10-Oct-2019-Etna-volcano-Popocatepetl-Dukono-Reventador-Sangay-Sa.html

Wildfires rage in California as residents scramble without power
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/wildfires-california-fires-rage-as-residents-scramble-without-power-pge/

Two people confirmed dead in NSW bushfires after police find bodies on remote property
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-10/two-people-dead-in-nsw-bushfires/11589026

Honduras – Evacuations After Flash Floods in Copán and Colón Departments
http://floodlist.com/america/honduras-floods-copan-colon-october-2019

 

Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Analysis: How well have climate models projected global warming?
https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-well-have-climate-models-projected-global-warming

My Community Is Warming Three Times Faster Than the Rest of the World
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/wjwp5q/my-community-is-warming-three-times-faster-than-the-rest-of-the-world

How citizen science is building climate resilience in South Asia
http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2019/10/01/people-power-how-citizen-science-is-building-climate-resilience-in-south-asia/

Black Communities Need Climate Change Help, Groups Tell Congress https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/black-communities-need-climate-change-help-groups-tell-congress

Climate change poses a ‘direct threat’ to Australia’s national security
https://theconversation.com/climate-change-poses-a-direct-threat-to-australias-national-security-it-must-be-a-political-priority-123264

Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days
https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/global-warming-impacts/killer-heat-in-united-states

The National Climate Assessment (NCA): Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/

This graph illustrates the change in global surface temperature relative to 1951-1980 average temperatures
https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/global-temperature/

What are Extinction Rebellion's key demands?
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/08/what-are-extinction-rebellion-key-demands-climate-emergency?

Hundreds of temperature records broken over summer
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49753680

There are three types of climate change denier, and most of us are at least one
https://theconversation.com/there-are-three-types-of-climate-change-denier-and-most-of-us-are-at-least-one-124574?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

‘What happens in the Arctic, doesn’t stay in the Arctic’—why the north pole matters to Asia
https://www.eco-business.com/news/what-happens-in-the-arctic-doesnt-stay-in-the-arctic-why-the-north-pole-matters-to-asia/

New Research Tying 20 Companies to One-Third of Global Emissions Aids Liability Argument https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2019/10/09/global-emissions-carbon-majors-richard-heede/

Is it time for Asian cities to declare a climate emergency?
https://www.sei.org/perspectives/asian-cities-climate-emergency/

Improved understanding of conditions in the stratosphere is helping to produce more-accurate short-term climate forecasts
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02985-8

Ice core source discovery adds to study of volcanic activity, climate system interactions 
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-ice-core-source-discovery-volcanic.html

The world needs a massive carbon tax in just 10 years to limit climate change, IMF says
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/10/10/world-needs-massive-carbon-tax-just-years-limit-climate-change-imf-says/

Offering solutions to Ice Age ocean chemistry puzzle
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-solutions-ice-age-ocean-chemistry.html

Rich Counties Get More Help to Escape Climate Risk, New Data Show
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/09/climate/disaster-flood-buyouts-climate-change.html

Peruvian Glaciers Have Shrunk By 30 Percent Since 2000
https://e360.yale.edu/digest/peruvian-glaciers-have-shrunk-by-30-percent-since-2000

'Super lucky to catch it': Researchers get time-lapse video of glacial lake flood
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/glacial-lake-bursts-in-yukon-1.5312116

 

Disaster Risk Reduction

Experts warn world ‘grossly unprepared’ for future pandemics
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/sep/18/a-deadly-virus-could-kill-80-million-people-in-hours-experts-warn

Warming climate alarms Montana scientists
https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/environment/warming-climate-alarms-montana-scientists/article_c0dd7eb4-4988-506e-a162-6ad7ff43c290.html

Warragamba plan 'flawed': former SES deputy
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/warragamba-plan-flawed-former-ses-deputy-20191004-p52xs9.html

Disaster risk reduction must secure a place in all budgets, UN expert says
https://www.devex.com/news/disaster-risk-reduction-must-secure-a-place-in-all-budgets-un-expert-says-95755

A core and a periphery in disaster-related research and practice
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/core-periphery-disaster-related-research-practice-gonzalo-lizarralde/

It’s only October, so what’s with all these bushfires? New research explains it
https://theconversation.com/its-only-october-so-whats-with-all-these-bushfires-new-research-explains-it-124091?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Sweeping Study Raises Questions About Who Benefits From Buyouts Of Flood-Prone Homes
https://www.npr.org/2019/10/09/767920427/sweeping-study-raises-questions-about-who-benefits-from-buyouts-of-flood-prone-h

A systematic review and evaluation of Zika virus forecasting and prediction research during a public health emergency of international concern
https://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0007451

Communities across Washington are removing human development rather than engineering bigger and costlier fixes to the flooding that is likely to get worse as a consequence of climate change
https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2019/10/09/climate-readiness-plan-just-let-the-rivers-go-with-the-flow

Don’t count on Canada-wide, high-resolution flood modelling anytime soon
https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/claims-canada/dont-count-on-canada-wide-high-resolution-flood-modelling-anytime-soon-1004169522/

FEMA Bought 44,000 Flood-Prone Homes. They May Have to Buy Millions More
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-09/fema-may-have-to-buy-millions-of-homes-due-to-climate-crisis

How to protect homes from wildfire is subject of professor's new book
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-homes-wildfire-subject-professor.html

 

Emergency Management

The climate is changing, but our disaster-response system isn’t keeping up, experts say
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-climate-is-changing-but-our-disaster-response-system-isnt-keeping-up-experts-say/2019/10/05/d001660c-d59b-11e9-9343-40db57cf6abd_story.html

International satellites supporting disaster management
http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/disasters.asp

Nearly 1,900 Dead In Monsoon Rains, Floods Across India
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/bihar-floods-kerala-floods-nearly-1-900-dead-in-monsoon-rains-floods-across-india-2112090

Australian Fire Danger Rating System (AFDRS) initiates national engagement
https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/australian-fire-danger-rating-system-(afdrs)-initiates-national-engagement

Australian Emergency Management Arrangements Handbook updated
https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/australian-emergency-management-arrangements-handbook-updated

More Frequent and Intense Tropical Storms Mean Less Recovery Time for the World’s Coastlines
https://www.routefifty.com/infrastructure/2019/10/more-frequent-and-intense-tropical-storms-mean-less-recovery-time-worlds-coastlines/160265/

Adaptation, adaptability and resilience: the recovery of Kobe after the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336333421_Adaptation_adaptability_and_resilience_the_recovery_of_Kobe_after_the_Great_Hanshin_Earthquake_of_1995

Hurricane Michael recovery efforts point to the power of local generosity after overlooked disasters
https://theconversation.com/hurricane-michael-recovery-efforts-point-to-the-power-of-local-generosity-after-overlooked-disasters-123325

Why Machine Learning Is Critical for Disaster Response
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/why-machine-learning-is-critical-for-disaster-response/

 

Disaster Education, Communications and Engagement

Living With Wildfire
https://www.currypilot.com/news_paid/photos-environment-living-with-wildfire/article_0eb7d212-e467-11e9-bfd7-4f6f1b50e8ff.html

Are You Ready For Your Customers To Hear Thunder?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chipbell/2019/10/06/are-you-ready-for-your-customers-to-hear-thunder/#7b8ed9c216f9

Championing a bottom-up approach to community resilience
https://www.communitiesprepared.org.uk/2019/10/championing-a-bottom-up-approach-to-community-resilience/

On 13 October, communities across the world will recognise the United Nation’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to help promote a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction
https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/built-to-last-on-international-day-for-disaster-risk-reduction

The Survive and Thrive program is a long-term bushfire education partnership between Anglesea Primary School and the Anglesea CFA community
https://www.afac.com.au/auxiliary/publications/newsletter/article/survive-and-thrive-in-anglesea

This joint special issue of Disasters and Development Policy Review discusses the role of information technology and social media both in disasters and development contexts
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1111/(ISSN)1564-913X.technology

PG&E power outage: How to survive with just your cellphone
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-09/shelter-me-you-your-cellphone-and-a-disaster-what-to-do-when-communications-go-wonky

 

Psychology and Disasters

Living near a coast is linked with better mental health, study suggests
https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/coastal-living-blue-space-mental-health

A typology of spontaneous societal responses to disasters that planners can use to help them understand the links to the affected communities and motivations for action
http://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/64

Can some people sense that an earthquake is about to happen (earthquake sensitives)?
https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/can-some-people-sense-earthquake-about-happen-earthquake-sensitives

 

Sociology and Disasters

The Social Impact of Natural Hazards: A Multilevel Analysis of Disasters and Forms of Trust in Mainland China
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336259430_The_Social_Impact_of_Natural_Hazards_A_Multilevel_Analysis_of_Disasters_and_Forms_of_Trust_in_Mainland_China

Disasters, Vulnerabilities, and Equity: Moving Forward
https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2019/10/disasters-vulnerabilities-equity-moving/

The politics of disaster vulnerability
https://www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/landsam/department/noragric/publications/publications-2019/node/38518

 

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