Time-lapse animations that once took days to create are now easy to build with publicly available satellite images and free online tools.
The two West African countries can help each other avert flooding disasters.
To keep up with climate-related disasters, we need transformational solutions. These range from ‘sponge cities’ and floating houses to putting out bushfires minutes after they start.
Social media have become a crucial source of information during emergencies – but it is prone to misinformation and bias.
Evacuations can save lives, as in the case of post-tropical cyclone Fiona. As more frequent extreme weather events are set to occur, it is important to have evacuation plans in place.
For some people, the risks associated with leaving can seem more dangerous than the storm.
The long delays in housing displaced flood victims point to the need to develop a permanent reserve of temporary housing to be available wherever and whenever disaster strikes.
While well-meaning, it’s unclear whether the benefits of training community members to respond to disasters outweigh the risks.
Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis could escalate into a complex disaster emergency with dire environmental consequences.
There is a huge amount of legislation talking about ‘shared responsibility’ but it isn’t clear what this means or who needs to do what and when.
After more than three years as prime minister, Scott Morrison is still struggling to provide much-needed crisis leadership.
Canada’s emergency management system is poorly funded and lacks consistent attention between disasters. This chronic underfunding has undermined public confidence and trust in emergency management.
Canadians need to rethink their relationship to the pandemic by learning to live in a state of continual disaster for the foreseeable future.
While promoting better risk reduction is always sensible, it leads to a tendency for disaster management systems to lean heavily on experience and systems designs of other countries
To understand the different economic impacts of natural disasters, we looked at 47 major floods and 36 major bushfires in Australia.
Low-income retirees have long found affordable housing in caravan parks and relocatable home estates. But they are becoming harder to find, and often come with a risk of hazards such as flooding.
Infrastructure is often seen as the main way to reduce the impacts of climate-related disasters like floods and drought. But cities are complex systems with many factors affecting their resilience.
Governments, universities and creative companies that have experienced growth in the pandemic should play a role in long-term collaborative strategies to support artists and small arts companies.
Clear messaging is crucial when dealing with multiple disasters.
NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.