Street-Level Maps to Help Plan For Floods, Disasters

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A tool that generates street-level maps of areas with high flood risk promises to aid future disaster planning as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Street-Level Maps to Help Plan For Floods, Disasters

As the Planet Has Warmed, Weather Disasters Have Grown Fivefold, Analysis Shows

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Weather disasters have become five times more common since 1970, due in large part to climate change, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). As the Planet Has Warmed, Weather Disasters Have Grown Fivefold, Analysis Shows

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U.S. Hit With 18 Billion-Dollar Disasters So Far This Year

Environmental News Network

Hit With 18 Billion-Dollar Disasters So Far This YearSeptember 2021 was the 5th-warmest September on record.

Americans Moving to Disaster-Prone Areas, Despite Climate Change

Environmental News Network

counties that are most prone to weather disasters are seeing an influx of new residents, while those that are least vulnerable to extreme weather are seeing an exodus, according to a new analysis by the real estate firm Redfin. Americans Moving to Disaster-Prone Areas, Despite Climate Change

Children Today to See Far More Weather Disasters Than Their Grandparents

Environmental News Network

Children Today to See Far More Weather Disasters Than Their GrandparentsUnder current climate policy, the average child born in 2020 will live through around seven times as many heat waves as someone born in 1960. .

As Disasters Mount, Central Banks Gird Against Threat of Climate Change

Environmental News Network

As Disasters Mount, Central Banks Gird Against Threat of Climate ChangeClimate change is rattling the world’s central bankers.

What Science Must Find Answers to After the Flood Disaster

Environmental News Network

What Science Must Find Answers to After the Flood DisasterOn 14 July 2021, between 60 and 180 mm of rain fell in the Eifel region in just 22 hours - an amount that would otherwise have fallen in several months and which led to catastrophic flooding. .

Natural Disasters: Can We Help?

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Natural Disasters WeatherFrom: Mission Safety Services.

Test day disaster mitigation

Environmental Economics

Mankiw is the source of the disaster

Increased Frequency of Heavy Rainstorms and Flood Disasters in the Three Gorges Region During Summer 2020

Environmental News Network

Increased Frequency of Heavy Rainstorms and Flood Disasters in the Three Gorges Region During Summer 2020

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Sargassu--A Potential Economic Disaster?

Environmental Economics

A slimy, brown monster, after slithering free of the Bermuda Triangle, is devouring beaches from Florida to Texas and the Caribbean. It’s not the plot of a bad science fiction movie, although it involves a whole lot of bad science — just zero fiction. It’s big, it’s unstoppable, it sometimes disappears only to return. And the powers that be want to keep this threat under wraps.

Landslide Disaster Risk in the Kivu Rift Is Linked to Deforestation and Population Growth

Environmental News Network

Landslide Disaster Risk in the Kivu Rift Is Linked to Deforestation and Population GrowthNew research shows how deforestation and population growth have greatly impacted landslide risk in the Kivu Rift.

Big Data-Derived Tool Facilitates Closer Monitoring Of Recovery From Natural Disasters

Environmental News Network

Big Data-Derived Tool Facilitates Closer Monitoring Of Recovery From Natural DisastersTexas A&M researchers have mined location-based data to essential establishments during Hurricane Harvey to develop a framework for monitoring communities’ resilience.

After Historic Hurricanes Eta and Iota, NASA Helps Prep Central America for Disasters to Come

Environmental News Network

After Historic Hurricanes Eta and Iota, NASA Helps Prep Central America for Disasters to ComeShortly after Category 4 Hurricane Iota began to drench Central America on Nov.

Natural disasters and net-migration? @mattkahn1966

Environmental Economics

Natural disasters are a moment to take stock and rethink the dream.   The theme of the article is that if it wasn't so dang expensive in California the residents might ride out the disasters. I feel the earth move under my feet, I feel the sky tumbling, a'tumbling down. Quakes and Fires. ): For the half-century after World War II, California represented the epitome of middle-class America on the move.

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"What Have We Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster?"

Environmental Economics

Dan Petrolia: This paper outlines what we have learned about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil disaster from the economics discipline as well as what effect the DWH disaster has had on the economics discipline. "What Have We Learned from the Deepwater Horizon Disaster?

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The Fukushima Disaster One Year On

Green Prophet

The Fukushima disaster forced 150,000 people to flee their homes – a year later, radioactive contamination is still keeping them away. As well as documenting the legacy of the nuclear disaster, they insist that now is the time to demand a renewable and nuclear-free future. The Fukushima disaster which began to unfold on March 11, 2011 was the biggest since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.

Long Term vs. Short Term Disaster Prediction

Environmental Economics

Seeing this post on Vox got me thinking - I wonder how housing prices vary in response to disaster risk when the risk is forecasted over a longer term rather than a shorter term?    For one, disasters such as hurricanes seem to strike more often so they're often more salient in homeowners' minds. 

Climate disasters displaced more people than conflicts in 2020

Inhabitant

In 2020, the number of internally displaced people in the world reached the highest level in history

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Daily Demand and Supply: Requisite Natural Disaster Price Gouging Post

Environmental Economics

 Rising prices during natural disasters are the worst outcome.except for all of the other outcomes. When the Super Bowl comes to town hotels increase prices for rooms.  Bars increase prices for drinks.  Restaurants increase prices for food.   So why when the Super Bowl of hurricanes comes to town would we expect anything less ?

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Climate disasters displaced more people than conflicts in 2020

AGreenLiving

New figures published by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) show that more people were displaced by weather disasters in 2020 than by violent conflicts. For instance, if a woman is displaced from her home due to political violence and settles somewhere else, where she is displaced by a weather disaster , two displacements are recorded. Of the 40 million displacements, 30 million are a result of weather disasters.

The Leaked IPCC Report Spells Out Disaster: What To Do Now

AGreenLiving

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the state and future… The post The Leaked IPCC Report Spells Out Disaster: What To Do Now appeared first on Earth911. The rest is here: The Leaked IPCC Report Spells Out Disaster: What To Do Now.

Middle East Countries Prepare For Natural Disasters

Green Prophet

From earthquakes to water scarcity , the Middle East faces its fair share of natural disasters but countries are only now starting to take disaster risk reduction seriously. Over the last 25 years, the Arab region has suffered 276 disasters in which 100,000 people died, 1.5 million were left homeless and 10 million affected – yet the region has systematically failed to prioritize disaster preparedness.

Biofuel Farming=Disaster?

Green Earth Journey

Any biofuel that causes clearing of natural ecosystems is likely to increase global warming," Fargione says. But not all biofuels are alike. For one, sugarcane ethanol, produced in Brazil, stands out to both researchers as the most efficient source studied, in terms of emissions. As long as there is land conversion, though, biofuels do not diminish carbon dioxide emissions.

How to Recover From a Natural Disaster

Environmental News Network

Natural disasters are among the most traumatic and frightening events human beings face: unpredictable, often inscrutable, and bearing down upon their victims the full brunt of the planet’s awe-inspiring power. The actual force of a storm or flood gets the most attention, but it’s the aftermath of a natural disaster that encompasses the essential work of picking up the pieces, caring for the afflicted, and repairing the damage—physical and psychological, both—that’s been incurred.

"Obama Marks Anniversary of BP Disaster"

Environmental Economics

I remember the explosion was treated like any human disaster. I burned one of my NYTimes freebies on this one, from the blog formerly known as Green: One year ago today, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico because of a runaway oil well. The accident killed 11 rig workers and spilled nearly five million barrels of oil into the gulf, the biggest maritime oil spill in United States history.

Olympian David Kiribati dances against climate disaster

Green Prophet

A weightlifter from Kiribati is our favorite Olympian. After completing a move called the “clean and jerk lift”, he steps away from the barbell and transitions into jubilant dance. He wasn’t celebrating his sixth-place finish in the 105kg weightlifting competition; he’s not aiming for gold on social media. His message is serious, belying the grin on his face. David Katoatau is dancing to save his island nation from climate change. Click here to view the embedded video.

Calling all Filmmakers: explore HATCH Disaster Film Award

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Calling all Filmmakers: explore HATCH Disaster Film Award July 21, 2010 Once again, my friends at explore.org are teaming up with HATCH to champion the selfless acts of others through a short film award at this year’s HATCHfest Bozeman film festival in Montana.

Croatian Firm to Design Istanbul’s First Disaster Prevention & Education Center

Green Prophet

Radionika Arhitekture from Croatia won an international design competition to design Instanbul’s Disaster Prevention and Education Center, which is hoped to create more public awareness about earthquakes in particular. In the last two months, two large earthquakes in Turkey claimed a total of 670 lives – deaths that might have been prevented with better disaster preparedness and more resilient building design.

Will the next coal ash disaster be in your neighborhood?

Sierra Club Compass

lack adequate safeguards, leaving nearby communities at risk from potential large-scale disasters like the massive coal ash spill in Tennessee in 2008 or the Duke Energy coal ash breach into the Dan River earlier this year. If that's not enough, communities are also at risk from slow-motion disasters as coal ash toxins seep into drinking water sources or are blown into nearby communities.

Mediterranean Agency Could Avert Offshore Marine Disasters

Green Prophet

As Israeli rigs start drilling for natural gas, a new disaster prevention agency is proposed to avert another BP-Florida Gulf disaster. As Israel ramps up offshore drilling for natural gas , advocates are eyeing a system that would prevent these disasters on their own coast. A pipeline leak or infrastructure disaster, perhaps like the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon, would be catastrophic.

Leaked: European Union Trade Document, Translation: Climate Disaster

Sierra Club Compass

A leaked European Union trade document , published today by the Washington Post , reveals the dangers of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership for communities and our climate.  The document, similar to a previously leaked EU proposal for a chapter on energy which I wrote about here , makes it clear that the EU is looking to use this secretly negotiated trade pact as a back-door channel to get automatic, unfettered access to U.S. fracked gas and oil.

Former BlackRock executive believes we are sleepwalking into a climate disaster

AGreenLiving

Go here to see the original: Former BlackRock executive believes we are sleepwalking into a climate disaster. Tariq Fancy, BlackRock’s former chief investment officer for sustainable investing, thinks its governments, not businesses, that must take the lead on climate change. Business Green black business-model devil fancy for-sustainable investment-officer property-insurance recently-deemed surge take-the tariq-fancy the-world- worst

Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster

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Climate change disasters doubled – eating up world’s food security

Green Prophet

Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of many developing countries and putting them at risk of growing food insecurity, the UN’s FAO warned in a new report released today ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris next month. Investment in disaster risk reduction is extremely low: only around 0.4

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Tata Mundra: The newest World Bank coal project disaster

Sierra Club Compass

Tata Mundra coal-burning power plant serves as the backdrop for this local community in India. Photo courtesy of Joe Athialy. The World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim and the bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) are at a crossroads -- they can either choose to to be on the right side of human rights and the environment, or they can continue ignoring the facts.

The most dangerous spots in the Mediterranean for natural disasters

Green Prophet

Threats of potential extreme geohazards against humanity became partial reality this month, following the spectacular eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile (photo above); and the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in northern Nepal. The Nepal earthquake, occurring in one of the poorest countries in the world, has so far killed more than 7,400 people , made thousands homeless; and caused deadly avalanches on nearby Mt. Everest. Entire rural villages were destroyed.

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Fracking California is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Sierra Club Compass

Add fracking to that mix, and you have a disaster waiting to happen. Photo by Shane Davis, Rocky Mountain Chapter Sierra Club. By Kathryn Phillips, Director,Sierra Club California. Sometimes fact is so much stranger than anything even the best novelist could write. Take California, which sits atop a 1,700-square-mile oil shale deposit that is threatened to be accessed by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Climate change doubles natural disaster costs in the US

AGreenLiving

If you think that investing in solar panels and a sustainable wardrobe instead of fast fashion are expensive, take a look at how climate change is escalating the cost of repairing disasters. spent $95 billion on fixing damage caused by natural disasters last year, which was almost twice the 2019 costs. disaster total. New buildings need to stand up better to natural disasters. “We Climate change doubles natural disaster costs in the US.

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The Fukushima nuclear disaster was “man-made”

Green Blog

Commission Chairman Kiroshi Kurokawa, a doctor, fellow of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and former president of the Science Council of Japan, wrote in an introductory message: “The earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 were natural disasters of a magnitude that shocked the entire world. Although triggered by these cataclysmic events, the subsequent accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant cannot be regarded as a natural disaster.

The Gulf Oil Disaster Hits Home

Green (Living) Review

Gulf Coast Seafood Contaminated - This Affects You, Now! NEW YORK, NY, December 3, 2010: There is a danger lurking at your office Holiday Party, at your favorite restaurant and even at your dinner table… you can’t see it, you can’t taste it, but propylene glycol and sub-surface oil, have tainted Gulf shrimp and, likely, other seafood. The problem has come to our homes and families,” says Actor/Author/Radio host, Stephen Baldwin - the director of the upcoming documentary, WILL TO DRILL.

Cano Bobblehead Night or Epic Disaster in the Making?

Sightline Daily

Yet there was chance—unlikely but entirely possible—that it could have been a an epic disaster. It’s exactly the same kind of train—loaded up exactly the same kind of fuel—that resulted in a deadly disaster in a small town in Quebec. It was still the ninth inning when fans began filtering out of the stadium. The Seattle Mariner’s were wrapping up a 3-2 win over Detroit on a warm, spring Saturday night. It was a perfect day at the ballpark.

UN: extreme weather is becoming more frequent and costly

A Greener Life

The UN body, The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), has said that the number of weather disasters driven by climate change has increased fivefold over the past 50 years. The disasters have killed more than two million people and have cost an astounding $3.64