Each month, Jesse Zondervan picks his favourite posts from geoscience and development blogs/news, relevant to the work and interests of Geology for Global Development . Here’s a round-up of Jesse’s selections for the past two weeks:
If you thought we were safe from Tsunamis in Europe, think again. I was surprised to find out Geneva experienced a Tsunami in 563 triggered by a mudslide. On a similar tack, a recent study at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory concludes the storm surge risk for Mumbai may result in a terrible disaster.
As well as better understanding the nature of the risks we face, an important aspect of disaster risk reduction (DRR) is communication. Academics from King’s College London report on a hazards-themed workshop they gave in Malawi. Read more about how they hope to reach >2000 students.
Meanwhile, Fiji suffers from floating airport runways due to the rise in sea-level and Dr Nick Mount explores Colombia for the question: Can a river have legal rights?
There is much more to explore below so go ahead! I’ll end with the following question:
What makes you curious? What would you like to know about geology and global development?
Please do leave a reply!
Some great articles came out around the International Day for Disaster Reduction:
- Tsunami and earthquake risk on agenda at UN Open Day in Geneva by Brigitte Leoni at UNISDR.
- Malawi High School Teacher’s Workshop on Natural Hazards by Dr Faith Taylor and Professor Bruce Malamud at GeoLog
- Mumbai May Be Vulnerable to Future Hurricanes by Marie DeNoia Aronsohn at State of the Planet
- Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale at ScienceDaily
- Risk of Human-Triggered Earthquakes Laid Out in Biggest-Ever Database by Alexandra Witze at Scientific American. (See also Database of earthquakes triggered by human activity is growing, with some surprises at ScienceDaily)
- High Resolution Digital Surface Models Using Drones for Coastal Communities in São Tomé and Príncipe at OpenDRI
Climate Change Adaptation & Environmental:
- In the Pacific, climate change means trying to expect the unexpected by Chris Bennett at Transport for Development.
- Climate solution in soil? At ScienceDaily
- Climate Change Likely To Produce More Intense Rainfall & Landslides by Gianvito Scaringi at Science Trends
- Can a river have legal rights? I visited the jungles of Colombia to find out by Dr Nick Mount at The Conversation
- 2017 Student and Early Career Scientist Conference: Becoming a Resilient Scientific Community by the AGU Career Center at AGU Blogosphere
Check back next month for more picks!