Flood damage in Bundaberg, Queensland, in 2013. Most communities are at some risk from extreme events, but repeated disasters raise the question of relocation.
Climate change has got to the point that communities around the world are having to contemplate moving. It's never an easy process, but good planning improves the prospects of successful relocation.
Grinton, North Yorkshire, July 2019.
Bridges were often built for pedestrians and small, old cars – not heavy modern traffic and climate-linked flooding.
Keeping cool in Brooklyn.
Hot weather kills more Americans yearly on average than floods, tornadoes or hurricanes. Three scholars explain how cities can prepare and help residents stay cool.
Agriculture – including methane from cows and sheep – currently contributes almost half of New Zealand’s greenhouse emissions.
New Zealand's government has released a bill that sets targets to bring long-lived greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050 and reduce emissions of the shorter-lived methane by 10% within a decade.
Pastoralists rely on water tankers and aid in times of drought.
Changes in weather patterns have made life a great deal more precarious for pastoral communities.
As African cities like Lagos in Nigeria become increasingly populated, climate change adaptation is key.
Urban adaptation to climate change is more effective where local citizens participate.
How can we design projects, such as tunnels, to last decades yet still account for the uncertain effects of climate change?
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Climate change science was driven by curiosity in the past. Now climate researchers need to focus on managing the risk of global warming's ill effects.
We need to know we can handle whatever the climate throws at us.
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In the years after Black Saturday, climate adaptation research was in full swing, creating knowledge in how to deal with the risks. But a series of funding cuts have left this research in decline.
Climate change is increasing flooding caused by seasonal ‘king tides’ in Florida and other coastal areas.
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Climate change is happening and will intensify in coming decades. Some experts say it's time for a triage strategy that focuses investments where they are most likely to have an impact.
The Quelccaya Glacier in Peru, which has major social and economic value, is disappearing along with other tropical glaciers.
A climate scientist has been visiting the same glacier in Peru for years and explains the complex effects its rapid melting is having.
Experimental field of a salt-tolerant rice variety in Bangladesh.
Rising seas and groundwater depletion, both driven by climate change, are making soils saltier in many parts of the world. Farmers will need help adapting, especially in developing countries.
It’s not just about the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland’s rainforests - particularly in the mountains - will also change thanks to a warming climate.
The reality is that without human intervention, ecosystems will reshape themselves in response to climate change. The Queensland government has launched a climate plan for the state's ecosystems.
When subsistence farmers become climate refugees, who will help them pay the cost of relocation?
The $4 billion that foundations are pledging to spend within five years amounts to less than 1 percent of what businesses and governments spend on global warming every year.
Miami is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to raise roads in response to rising sea levels.
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Infrastructure systems – roads, water treatment systems, power grid – can't be built the same ways as in the past. What's a better roadmap for the future?
2016’s warm winter meant not enough snow for the start of the Iditarod sled dog race in Anchorage, so it was brought by train from 360 miles north.
For everyone from traditional hunters to the military, the National Park Service to the oil industry, climate change is the new reality in Alaska. Government, residents and businesses are all trying to adapt.
Climate change denial, underwater.
The results of a study that measured public responses to a policy aimed at reducing carbon emissions contradict a common environmental concern.
The Okavango Delta in Botswana.
For hot, dry and water-stressed countries like Botswana and Namibia, high temperatures and droughts will be more severe than the global average.
How much should a council pay to protect private beachfront properties?
How far will we go to protect high-risk beachfront property? New research suggests local councils are too willing to spend public money to protect private landowners from coastal climate change.
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Serious heat is a serious threat, and people must get better at talking about it.
Floodwaters surround farm equipment in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., on Sept. 16, 2018.
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Donald Trump claims his administration has carried out an "all-out effort" in preparing for the effects of climate change. Nothing could be further from the truth.