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

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Don't hesitate to reach out to us to share your work/events on our website if you think it embodies the spirit of RADIX! https://twitter.com/IlanKelman/status/1448688731800719366

"COP26 can identify action to ameliorate climate risk"
https://www.ft.com/content/6d7ed594-8309-44d4-8f56-db1bbe028818
With Debarati Guha-Sapir.
@FT @FinancialTimes @uclnews

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Thank you to @shrg_ngo @CNMArbuthnott @JasdevRai @BethanWalters10 for hosting me on their podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0s33_6YGEQ with discussions covering #ClimateChange #sustainability #environmentalism #HumanRights and more. Amazing work you are doing, with thanks for the opportunity!

RADIX, Radical Interpretations of Disasters and Radical Solutions, has been revamped and relaunched https://www.radixonline.org

Led by @jcgaillard_uoa

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#DisastersAreNotNatural #NoNaturalDisasters (so we avoid the phrases #NaturalDisaster #NaturalDisasters) #vulnerability #resilience #SendaiFramework #Switch2Sendai #SFDRR #DRR #DisasterRisk #DisasterRiskReduction #disaster #disasters

"Geomagnetic storm warning as solar flare expected to directly hit Earth today"
https://uk.yahoo.com/news/geomagnetic-storm-warning-solar-flare-090900627.html

"Beware, Beware the Solar Flare"
https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/disaster-choice/202104/beware-beware-the-solar-flare

#geomagneticstorm #solarflare #coronalmassejection

"How can tackling #ClimateChange improve your #health?"
23 Nov 2021, 1300-1400 UK time
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/events/events/2021/nov/health-and-climate-change-how-can-tackling-climate-change-improve-your-health

With @MarinaRomanell2 @SustainableUCL @DrRitaIssa @j_mindell @GescheHuebner

#ClimateHealth #HealthClimate #GlobalHealth #ClimateTwitter #PlanetaryHealth #OneHealth

#DisastersAreNotNatural #NoNaturalDisasters (so we avoid the phrases #NaturalDisaster #NaturalDisasters) #DRR #SendaiFramework #Switch2Sendai #SFDRR #EMGTwitter #DRRTwitter #DisasterTwitter #risk

On #NationalPoetryDay you can access poems written by our project contributors including @IlanKelman @HariAnneReed @frantimberlake & @giulbalestra & our PI @FiddianQasmiyeh #poetrycommunity #poetry #Migration #Refugees #PoeticSolidarity https://refugeehosts.org/our-work/poetry/

International webinar series october 11 to 15.
@JICASJSY @IlanKelman @DocFloodS

"When disaster strikes" - Are disasters increasing?
https://engelsbergideas.com/essays/when-disaster-strikes
@EngelsbergIdeas

#DisastersAreNotNatural #NoNaturalDisasters (so avoid the phrases #NaturalDisaster #NaturalDisasters) #vulnerability #resilience #SendaiFramework #Switch2Sendai #SFDRR #DRR #DisasterRisk

Want to know more about drought, infectious diseases and climate change? Check out Gina Charnley's new publication ⬇️ https://twitter.com/IlanKelman/status/1445293954916921345

There's still time to register for our next #COP26 panel series event 11th October.
"Failing forward better: Transforming responses to climate-related disasters" with @ynassef @IlanKelman @leniomyrivili #IrinaKulenovic @SamehNWahba @mkvaalst
Register ➡️ http://phe-events.org.uk/cop26 https://twitter.com/DrHelenMac/status/1443124470974197764

"#Drought-related #cholera outbreaks in #Africa and the implications for #ClimateChange"
https://doi.org/10.1080/20477724.2021.1981716
Led by Gina Charnley @NERCscience @SSCP_DTP with @earthfluenza @Grantham_IC

#ClimateTwitter #MedTwitter #HealthTwitter #ClimateHealth #HealthClimate #GlobalHealth

On 11th Oct, our next #climatechange panel featuring Youssef Nassef @IlanKelman @leniomyrivili @SamehNWahba @mkvaalst & Irina Kulenovic will discuss responses to climate-related disasters #COP26 @UKHSA @RCClimate @UCLIRDR @UCLGlobalHealth @UNFCCC @UNICEF https://tinyurl.com/4rufpe73

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‘To be effective and achieve long-term, constructive results, #COP26 needs to stop isolating climate change in its own silo ...’ @IlanKelman, Professor of Disasters and Health @ucl and Earthsong science workshop leader. Book tickets for Earthsong: https://www.greatexhibitionroadfestival.co.uk/event/earthsong-science-inspired-poetry-against-climate-change/

And a #DisasterResearch perspective https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/power-prestige-forgotten-values-a-disaster #DRR #ResearchEthics

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