climate disasters

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18 10 2021 | 09:28

Rising sea levels threaten Marshall Islands’ status as a nation, World Bank report warns

Large parts of Pacific country’s capital would be permanently flooded and islands would disappear, according to new projections Projected sea level rise would mean 40% of the buildings in the…

16 10 2021 | 13:03

Climate change may already affect 85 percent of humanity

Researchers comb through some 100,000 studies documenting climate change’s effects around the planet. Climate change could already be affecting 85 percent of the world’s population, an analysis of…

16 10 2021 | 13:01

Why white people get wealthier after disasters but others suffer – an illustrated story.

Government programs that help people recover their wealth after natural disasters end up reinforcing inequality    

16 10 2021 | 12:05

Pinpointing the role of climate change in every storm is impossible – and a luxury most countries can’t afford

Tropical Storm Ida recently left a path of devastation across the US, capping a summer beset by wildfires, heatwaves and floods which broke records around the world. The inevitable question after…

15 10 2021 | 15:49

At least 85 percent of the world’s population has been affected by human-induced climate change, new study shows

Researchers used machine learning to analyze more than 100,000 studies of weather events and found four-fifths of the world’s land area has suffered impacts linked to global warming At least 85…

01 10 2021 | 14:30

Climate Change Could Force 216 Million to Flee Home

As many as 216 million people could be forced from their homes by the impacts of climate change in the next 30 years, a new report from the World Bank finds.

28 09 2021 | 14:32

Rapid climate action could save 1.8 billion people from facing tropical storms by end of century, study says

Meeting 1.5C target could save millions from ‘death, strong economic damages and forced migration’, lead scientist tells The Independent Rapid climate action could spare nearly two billion people…

24 09 2021 | 15:45

Drought in southwest US worst in over a century, induced by climate change, says government report

It also had third-highest daily average temperatures since 1895 between Jan 2020 and Aug 2021. Climate change has led to the worst drought on record in the US and rainfall has been at the lowest 20-…

20 09 2021 | 16:18

Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’

Droughts and floods forcing workers from rural areas, leading to their exploitation in cities, report warns Millions of people forced to leave their homes because of severe drought and powerful…

17 09 2021 | 15:48

One-third of the world’s tree species are threatened with extinction – here are five of them

One in three of the world’s tree species are at risk of becoming extinct, according to a recent report by the Global Tree Assessment – the first attempt to estimate the conservation status of all of…

17 09 2021 | 14:33

More Than 100 Birds Found Coated in Oil After Ida

More than 100 birds have been found covered with oil following a spill linked to Hurricane Ida's path through the Gulf of Mexico late last month.

16 09 2021 | 13:00

Biden comforts Louisiana as police make door-to-door searches after flooding death toll rises in northeast

At least 49 people have been killed, the majority of whom became trapped in submerged apartments or cars. President Joe Biden returned to a familiar role as comforter-in-chief on Friday as he…

16 09 2021 | 12:57

Climate change is relentless: Seemingly small shifts have big consequences

Climate change has been accumulating slowly but relentlessly for decades. The changes might sound small when you hear about them – another tenth of a degree warmer, another centimeter of sea level…

16 09 2021 | 12:52

Wildfire burn scars can intensify and even create thunderstorms that lead to catastrophic flooding – here’s how it works

Wildfires burn millions of acres of land every year, leaving changed landscapes that are prone to flooding. Less well known is that these already vulnerable regions can also intensify and in some…

16 09 2021 | 08:24

Drought puts 2.1 million Kenyans at risk of starvation

National disaster declared as crops fail after poor rains and locusts, while ethnic conflicts add to crisis An estimated 2.1 million Kenyans face starvation due to a drought in half the country,…

10 09 2021 | 13:24

Komodo dragon ‘at risk of extinction’ as rising sea levels destroy habitat

Lizard species placed on endangered list The world’s largest lizard is in danger of extinction as rising water levels are shrinking its natural habitat.

09 09 2021 | 14:25

Unprecedented Crime: Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival Paperback – October 14, 2017

In 2017, the heat waves, extreme wild fires, and flooding around the worldconfirmed beyond doubt that climate disruption is now a full-blown emergency.We have entered Churchill’s “period of…

09 09 2021 | 13:31

Fighting the climate crisis? It’s a no-brainer

Debbie Colson says the chancellor’s short-sighted approach to spending upfront will lead to a far larger global disaster

06 09 2021 | 15:25

Tennessee flooding prompts Biden disaster declaration

President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Tennessee after record rainfall caused devastating floods that killed at least 22 President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster…

06 09 2021 | 14:37

‘Climate crisis is here’ says Biden in week of storms, floods and wildfires

The president warned that ‘we need to act now’ as trail of destruction blighted west, south and north-east. The widespread destruction caused by extreme weather coast to coast, with Hurricane Ida…