Saw a fellow researcher do this a month or so ago, & I was intrigued. It's taken me a while to (between class & consulting work, not to mention this was really hard) to whittle it down, but here goes.
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"Zoom in: Pro-Russian social media accounts tried to "discourage the people of Lahina from going to the agencies that could help them," Brad Smith, the vice chairman and president of Microsoft, testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee meeting in September. Microsoft, along with several organizations, examined the misinformation and disinformation spread online following the August fires.
Smith said researchers also saw "what we believe is Chinese-directed activity, trying to persuade the world in multiple languages that the fire was caused by the United States government itself using a meteorological weapon," he added." #disinformation #FEMA #disasters
FEMA chief "very concerned" about disinformation from U.S. adversaries after disasters #FEMA #disinformation #disasters https://www.axios.com/2023/12/04/disinformation-misinformation-russia-china-cop28-fema?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_source=mastodon
Good #DisasterPreparedness from Colleen Hagerty here:
"Disaster preparedness advice often focuses on stuff, offering lists of material items to stock in your house or car. And while this is certainly important, there are a number of ways that you can up your readiness and resiliency through relationships rather than adding something to your cart." #disasters #preparation #advice #climate
"Categorising potential non-disasters"
#DRR #DisastersAreNotNatural #NoNaturalDisasters (so we avoid the phrases #NaturalDisaster #NaturalDisasters) #vulnerability #resilience #SendaiFramework #Switch2Sendai #SFDRR #DisasterRisk #DisasterRiskReduction #disaster #disasters
FEMA outreach to older adults for disaster preparedness. #DisasterPreparedness #FEMA #disasters https://www.kxan.com/news/why-femas-new-message-targets-one-specific-group-to-plan-now-for-next-natural-disaster/
(California) is "not the only state facing challenges to keep communication systems running. As wildfires burned through Maui this year, many peoples’ cell phones stopped working. An influx of calls jammed emergency services, and power outages and damage to cell towers cut phone service. This resulted in a “catastrophic communications failure,” according to one state senator, which made it even more difficult for people to evacuate." #disasters #communications #DisasterPreparedness
“Life-Threatening” Failures To Communicate. Public advocates say telecom companies aren’t meeting standards designed to keep phones and internet working during disasters.
#disasters #emergencies #communications #telecom https://www.levernews.com/life-threatening-failures-to-communicate/
Entering uncharted territory
The 2023 state of the climate report: Entering uncharted territory
"Life on planet Earth is under siege. We are now in an uncharted territory. For several decades, scientists have consistently warned of a future marked by extreme climatic conditions because of escalating global temperatures caused by ongoing human activities that release harmful greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. Unfortunately, time is up. We are seeing the manifestation of those predictions as an alarming and unprecedented succession of climate records are broken, causing profoundly distressing scenes of suffering to unfold. We are entering an unfamiliar domain regarding our climate crisis, a situation no one has ever witnessed firsthand in the history of humanity."
Mental health specialists (and media) give tips on how to psychologically prepare for bushfires, floods, cyclones:
"Overcoming 'denial', accept disasters will happen..."whatever life throws at us",
get ready well in advance."
#FossilFuels #disasters #ClimateEmergency #UnchartedTerritory #ClimateCrisis
If I were ever planning on buying a new car, something like this would be at the top of my list. It is specifically designed to help in disasters, like the ones caused by all the other cars that have heated the earth!
CBS: Life-saving emergency alerts often come too late or not at all #wildfires #disasters #alerting #alerts https://www.cbsnews.com/news/life-saving-emergency-alerts-often-come-too-late-or-not-at-all/
"“The direct physical damage and net-loss business interruption costs from Hurricane Otis will result in a minimum $10 billion in economic losses,” Steve Bowen, chief science officer for the global reinsurance broker Gallagher Re, wrote in an email. “It will be one of the costliest natural catastrophe events on record for Mexico.”" #Wx #disasters
"With so much more work to do on governmental and societal changes to drastically curb greenhouse-gas pollution, you might think Hurricane Otis and its assault on Acapulco would be a tipping point. But then you might have thought that about the Maui wildfire, or the choking wildfire smoke that darkened the eastern U.S., or any of the other floods or calamities that struck in the summer of 2023, as Planet Earth shattered all-time temperature records." #climate #disasters #HurricaneOtis
Acapulco 10/28/2023: "No water. No power/light. No gasoline. Despair across the entire port. Residents and tourists who want to leave cannot leave, due to the lack of transportation, blocked roads, and lack of gasoline." per Reforma. #Acapulco #HurricaneOtis #Mexico #Disasters https://www.reforma.com/libre/online07/aplicacionei/Pagina.html
"Solar-based microgrids have also seen an uptick in adoption since Maria. During prolonged outages, they can provide a cleaner and less expensive alternative to emergency diesel generators. Diesel generators emit harmful pollutants and are expensive to operate, especially in the aftermath of a devastating storm, when fuel is scarce. " #disasters #generators #solar #hurricanes #microgrids
Two M6.3 earthquakes in Afghanistan, at least 200 killed. #earthquakes #disasters #Afghanistan https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/07/world/asia/earthquake-afghanistan.html?utm_source=press.coop
"Many scientists don’t want to tell the truth about climate change. Here’s why" #climate #disasters https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2023/10/03/1-5-degrees-celcius-un-climate-change-report-barbara-moran
From Be Ready Utah: #Prepare for an emergency: This month our preparedness topic is light and power. What do you do when the lights go out? Know where there’s a working flashlight? Have essential equipment that needs power? Learn more from Be Ready #Utah #DisasterPreparedness #disasters #power https://beready.utah.gov/family-preparedness/12-areas-of-preparedness/light-power/
Axios: "Gobsmackingly" warm September was Earth's hottest on record,,, "This month was, in my professional opinion as a climate scientist – absolutely gobsmackingly bananas" #wx #climate #weather #disasters https://www.axios.com/2023/10/04/earth-hottest-september-record-year
CBS: Climate change-fueled disasters push homeowners insurance marketplace to extremes With 23 extreme weather events costing more than $1 billion each in losses so far this year, many private insurance companies are pulling out of states like California and Florida altogether. This is leaving homeowners with few choices to protect their most valuable assets. #environment #climate #disasters #insurance https://www.cbsnews.com/video/climate-change-fueled-disasters-push-homeowners-insurance-marketplace-to-extremes/
"Is climate change increasing disasters?"
Public seminar at UCL in London, 17 Oct, 1300-1400.
It will be recorded and made available.
#DisastersAreNotNatural #NoNaturalDisasters (avoid the phrases #NaturalDisaster #NaturalDisasters) #DRR #DisasterRiskReduction #DisasterRisk #RiskReduction#disaster #disasters #CCA #ClimateChangeAdaptation #ClimateAdaptation #Adaptation #Climate #ClimateChange
#SDGs #GlobalGoals #ParisAgreement #SendaiFramework #Switch2Sendai #SFDRR
‘Minutes to midnight’: UN warns world must phase out fossil fuels #disasters #weather #co2 https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/minutes-to-midnight-un-warns-world-must-phase-out-fossil-fuels-20230909-p5e3bf.html
On Sept. 1, 1923, a massive earthquake struck off the coast of Kanagawa Prefecture. It came to be defined by fire and vigilantism, particularly in Tokyo. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/08/31/japan/history/1923-tokyo-earthquake-anniversary/?utm_content=buffer2c3a8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #history #greatkantoearthquake #earthquakes #tokyo #disasters #yokohama
Carbon emissions? Still climbing
UN warns world will miss climate targets unless fossil fuels phased out
"Governments are failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions fast enough to meet the goals of the Paris agreement and to stave off climate disaster, a major report by the UN has found. Meeting the goals will require “phasing out all unabated fossil fuels."
#FossilFuels #energy #lagging #Injustices #UN #ClimateCrisis #disasters makers