FLOOD

14/04-2022: The Conversation

Local knowledge adds value to mapping flood risk in South Africa’s informal settlements

Flooding is arguably even more problematic in informal settlements because of the lack of planning

30/03-2022: The Guardian

‘There’s a cracking’: residents are broken in Lismore after the NSW town is flooded again

People were positive and ‘getting stuff fixed’ after the February inundation but now stoicism has given way to a ‘splintering of confidence and will’, locals say

17/03-2022: The Guardian

A drowning world: Kenya’s quiet slide underwater

Kenya’s great lakes are flooding, in a devastating and long-ignored environmental disaster that is displacing hundreds of thousands of people

31/01-2022: The Conversation

New flood maps show US damage rising 26% in next 30 years due to climate change alone, and the inequity is stark

A street-by-street analysis shows where the risks are rising fastest and also lays bare the inequities of who has to endure America’s cripplinflood problem

23/01-2022: The Conversation

5 ways climate change increases the threat of tsunamis, from collapsing ice shelves to sea level rise

Climate change doesn’t just affect the atmosphere and the oceans, it affects the Earth’s crust as well

23/01-2022: The Guardian

Chinese officials arrested for concealing true scale of flood death toll

Beijing government says officials in Henan province were found to have deliberately underreported the disaster

06/12-2021: The Conversation

Floods are going to get worse: we need to start preparing for them now

Global floods in 2021 showed the danger of poor emergency preparedness - and the importance of planning ahead

21/11-2021: The Guardian

Floods and wildfires are now normal life in small-town Canada

Locals traumatised by the scorching heat of the summer are having to rebuild their lives once again after massive flooding

19/11-2021: The Guardian

Canada floods: 18,000 people still stranded in ‘terrible, terrible disaster’

Alarm grows about climate change in British Columbia after summer wildfires wiped out vegetation that could have slowed flooding

18/11-2021: The Energy Mix

Devastation in B.C.: Massive Flooding Disrupts Supply Chains, Plunges Communities into Chaos

As rescue workers continue to search for the missing and communities struggle to cope with broken supply chains, damaged and endangered infrastructure, and lost homes and livelihoods in the wake of British Columbia’s catastrophic rainstorm, experts warn of many more such “disaster cascades” to come in an overheating world

17/11-2021: The Guardian

Pacific north-west storm wreaks havoc, with one dead and Vancouver cut off

Fears death toll will rise after record rainfall destroys highways and leaves tens of thousands in the US and Canada without power

15/11-2021: The Guardian

Thousands of people in the NSW central west have been warned to prepare to evacuate as the Lachlan River threatens to flood after heavy rain lashed the state

21/10-2021: The Conversation

Extreme rain heads for California’s burn scars, raising the risk of mudslides – this is what cascading climate disasters look like

Studies show climate change is raising the risk of cascading hazards that alone might not be extreme but add up to human disasters. Communities and government agencies aren’t prepared

05/02-2019: Scientific American

Warning Scale Unveiled for Dangerous Rivers in the Sky

Strings of ocean storms called atmospheric rivers flood California and other western coastlines, although sometimes they can be beneficial