August 8, 2021 at 8:58 pm #5180August 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm #5220
This is an opportunity for folk to comment on tropical storms, and how we can perhaps explain them using the key diagrams covered in the PDRM, namely the DRMC, DRR, DRM Planning & PMC. One example you could possible choose is tropical storm Grace which is due to impact Haiti on the 17th August – this following on from the earthquake which hit the island on the 14th August.August 26, 2021 at 11:48 pm #5340
The BBC reported on the 26th Aug the wprsening food insecurity situation in SW Madagascar entitled ‘Madagascar on the brink of climate change induced famine’ – see https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-58303792. See also the latest FEWS Net update covering the project period Oct 2021 – Jan 2022 at https://fews.net/southern-africa/madagascar.August 30, 2021 at 6:32 am #5348
Note that the BBC reported Hurricane Ida impacting New Orleans (ad the Louisanna coast) on Sunday evening 29th August – see http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58378788. This article includes a diagram of the Saffir-Simpson Hurrican Wind Scale which is useful. It also highlights the importance of evacuations carried out beforehand; a storm surge up to 5 metres; and the losss of essential services such as power. Whilst the world media focus will drop off fairly quickly, the recovery process for those with damaged homes or affected businesses may be quite a long one.
September 1, 2021 at 5:39 am #5366Participant
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I was thinking about the key elements of the DRR stage, and it highlighted for me just how significant the impacts of climate change will be not only on the frequency and severity of disasters such as tropical storms, droughts or bushfires but also on our ability to respond to these disasters. Each of the elements of the DRR are interconnected but the security of food, water and biodiversity; and economic and social development, in particular, will be affected across the board by the complexities of climate change in the coming years. So while disasters will become more frequent and severe, the DRR stage will also become more difficult through lessened food, water and biodiversity security and the consequences that this will have on social and economic development in developing places.
The BBC article on Madagascar shows this in a really poignant way, as climate change is/will disproportionately affect developing and poorer people.
Regards, JohnSeptember 1, 2021 at 9:02 pm #5367
Hi John, thanks for your thoughtful comments here. I agree, as climate change will affect a number of the key components of the DRR diagram. The same thing is happening in the world at the moment, where Covid-19 has the potential, particularly within developing countries, to disrupt a number of these key DRR sectors.September 8, 2021 at 2:21 am #5420Participant
No worries 🙂 Over the weekend, I was also thinking about the role of good governance and its impact on the other key sectors in DRR – specifically how difficult facing covid-19 is going to be under the Taliban.
When it comes to pandemics and other epidemics around the world like Ebola or Dengue, could organisations such as WHO be considered another layer of governance in disaster risk management planning? When Trump announced the US was pulling funding out of WHO months into the beginning of the Corona pandemic, I thought about how that decision would devastate the response capacity in many developing countries.
The other question I had in mind is how responsive are regimes like the Taliban to organisations such as the WHO or other IGOs/NGOs?
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