Ilan Kelman

Ilan Kelman

Author

Ilan Kelman is a Professor of Disasters and Health at University College London, England and a Professor II at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway. His overall research interest is linking disasters and health, including the integration of climate change into disaster research and health research. That covers three main areas: (i) disaster diplomacy and health diplomacy http://www.disasterdiplomacy.org ; (ii) island sustainability involving safe and healthy communities in isolated locations http://www.islandvulnerability.org ; and (iii) risk education for health and disasters http://www.riskred.org

Ilan’s debut trade book, Disaster by Choice: How our actions turn natural hazards into catastrophes, was published by OUP in 2020. Praise for Disaster by Choice includes:

“Disaster by Choice demonstrates in a vivid and engaging way why big issues like the current climate crisis, where people are starting to accept that their actions can contribute to a collective result on a global scale, are just the tip of the iceberg.” ― Dominic Lenton, Engineering & Technology

“This is an excellent little book that crystallises ideas about the influence and impact of human actions on natural catastrophes into a thoughtful and informative narrative, concluding – and rightly so – that there is no such thing as a natural disaster. A must-read book.” ― Professor Bill McGuire, author of Waking the Giant

“This perfectly crafted and well written book … is long overdue, much needed and greatly welcomed.” ― James Lewis, Buildings & Cities

Ilan Kelman @IlanKelman

The videos from the launch of the free-to-download @UCLpress book #Antarcticness https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/180739 are now at:
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_pYBQCNDHs
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkUY-HHH4Pw

#Arcticness remains at https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/88283

#Arctic #Antarctic #Antarctica #PolarScience #PolarResearch

Today is #WorldAsteroidDay #WorldAsteroidDay2022 so stop calamity https://360info.org/real-heroes-plan-ahead-collaboration-to-protect-earth

From @360info_global's report https://360info.org/special-report-deflecting-asteroids

#DRR #EMGTwitter #DRRTwitter #AsteroidDay #asteroid #asteroids #DisastersAreNotNatural #NoNaturalDisasters (avoid #NaturalDisaster).

"Α walk through #DisasterRiskReduction #history:
The early experiences and works of the pioneers"
https://www.preventionweb.net/sendai-framework/walk-though-history-disaster-risk-reduction
Amazing work by @UNDRR.

More archives https://ilankelman.org/disasterarchives.html

#Switch2Sendai #SFDRR #DRR #DisasterRisk #DRRTwitter #disaster #disasters #EMGTwitter

"#Disaster #risk perceptions and multinational cooperation in #Barentsburg, #Svalbard" now free to download at https://doi.org/10.1017/S003224742200002X

With @NavonelGlick

#DisasterDiplomacy #DRR #EMGTwitter #ArcticResearch #PolarStudies #Arctic #Norway @RCN_Norway @forskningsradet @forskningno

Thank you, @MhariGordon! With the #science and #research of "Climate Change and Humanitarian Shelter":
1. Blog https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/disaster-choice/202107/climate-change-and-humanitarian-shelter
2. Vlog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjjeBHe5eEM

#humanitarian #humanitarianism #shelter #settlement #Climate #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming #EMGTwitter #DRR

"Lessons to stop drought becoming #disaster"
https://360info.org/lessons-to-stop-drought-becoming-disaster

Part of "#Cities in #Drought" https://360info.org/special-report-cities-in-drought from @360info_global

#DisastersAreNotNatural #NoNaturalDisasters (avoid the phrases #NaturalDisaster #NaturalDisasters) #DRR #EMGTwitter #DRRTwitter

Check out our *new* open-access article on Connecting Positive #Peace and Positive #Health in a #SystemsApproach to #SustainableDevelopment at the Community Level https://www.mdpi.com/2673-4931/15/1/46 2/4

@IlanKelman @GeordanShannon @UCLIRDR @UCLGlobalHealth @StemaHealth

📢 Don't miss this Wednesday a special #HumGov webinar: The launch of the book 'Why Vulnerability Still Matters. The Politics of Disaster Risk Creation'
edited by Greg Bankoff and @hilhorst_thea

💻 22 June on Zoom | 16:00-17:30 CEST
📣 Info & Register: https://www.iss.nl/en/events/book-launch-why-vulnerability-still-matters-politics-disaster-risk-creation-2022-06-22

The amazing @LucyGoBag inspiring @UCLIRDR at #IRDR12 organised by @s_ayebkarlsson and @EarthShams.

See Lucy's book "When the Dust Settles" https://www.hodder.co.uk/titles/lucy-easthope/when-the-dust-settles/9781529358247

#DRR #EMGTwitter #DRRTwitter #DisasterTwitter #EmergencyManagement #EmergencyResponse #DisasterRiskReduction

Thank you for a wonderful collection!

#DRR #EMGTwitter #DRRTwitter #DisasterTwitter #DisasterResearch #DisasterStudies

The book https://global.oup.com/academic/product/disaster-by-choice-9780198841357 being careful in today's hot sunny weather in #London #England #UK. Stay cool and hydrated. Do not make disaster by choice.

@LBecologies from @invisibleflock above @ExploreWellcome.

#heatwave #londonheat #londonweather #DRR #EMGTwitter

#DRR #EMGTwitter #NoNaturalDisasters #DisastersAreNotNatural so avoid the phrases #NaturalDisaster #NaturalDisasters.

Join us on 22 June for the 📙 launch of 'Why Vulnerability Still Matters: The Politics of Disaster Risk Creation'. This online event is part of the #HumGov webinar series.

Please register here➡https://bit.ly/3MQeG0a

@ERC_Research  @IlanKelman @hilhorst_thea
@Routledgebooks

Book launch: "Why #Vulnerability Still Matters. The Politics of #DisasterRisk Creation".
https://www.iss.nl/en/events/book-launch-why-vulnerability-still-matters-politics-disaster-risk-creation-2022-06-22
22 Jun, 1600-1730 Netherlands time.

10 years after we published https://www.researchgate.net/publication/230736075_The_Good_The_Bad_and_The_Ugly_Disaster_Risk_Reduction_DRR_Versus_Disaster_Risk_Creation_DRC

@rodmenaf @hilhorst_thea @ayeshasiddiqi12

#DRR #EMGTwitter #ClimateTwitter

Will #SB56 #BonnClimateConference better link #climatechange #CCA #disasters #drr #SDGs?
a) https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-02-2017-0043
b) https://doi.org/10.1007/s13753-015-0046-5
c) https://doi.org/10.1007/s13753-015-0038-5
d) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-016-2294-0
e) https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Disaster-Risk-Reduction-Including-Climate-Change/Kelman-Mercer-Gaillard/p/book/9781138924567
f) http://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v4i4.729
#ClimateTwitter #EMGTwitter

A reminder of this week's events, with YouTube livestreaming details now on the websites.

#EMGTwitter #humanitarianism #ClimateTwitter #DRR #Climate #ClimateChange #DRRTwitter #DisasterTwitter

See you soon and looking forward to learning from the other panellists!

#DisasterDiplomacy #DRR #EMGTwitter https://disasterdiplomacy.org

#DRR #DisasterRisk #DisasterRiskReduction #DisasterRiskMitigation #disaster #disasters #EMGTwitter #DRRTwitter #DisasterTwitter #ClimateTwitter #WxTwitter #science #ScienceTwitter #AcademicTwitter

🚨Job opportunity to join me, @EmmaLiu31 and our team @CPOM_news @ES_UCL for up to 3 years as a Research Fellow in Remote Sensing of Sea Ice for Safe Travel in Inuit Nunangat Sikuttiaq. Deadline June 27th.
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CQA969/research-fellow-in-remote-sensing-of-sea-ice-for-safe-travel-in-inuit-nunangat-sikuttiaq

'Climate change: the IPCC has served its purpose, so do we still need it?' by @IlanKelman (@UCL) https://orlo.uk/outDT