Storms, flooding and other climate-related events highlight the urgent need for a national managed retreat framework. Past experiences suggests it will involve many challenges.
Australian cities remain woefully unprepared for the more extreme weather we are already seeing with climate change. But some cities overseas stand out for having developed readymade solutions.
Europe’s recent heatwave was one of the most severe ever.
Residents are living with the impacts of climate change and know it’s happening. But leaving their homes would strike at the heart of their identity.
Australia must recognise the complex risks associated with cascading natural disasters, and draw on the knowledge and experience of all citizens.
As the costs of disasters climb, working out who will finance climate adaptation has become increasingly urgent for developing nations.
It has psychological consequences for those affected now, but also for those who expect to be in future.
In the absence of peace, efforts to address climate risks will be restrained, ineffective and counterproductive.
A new biodiversity index captures the climate risk for nearly 25,000 marine species and their ecosystems and lays the groundwork for climate-smart approaches to management and conservation.
The research reviewed the available evidence on microalgae as food supplements, livestock feeds, biofertilisers, biostimulants and biochar feedstocks.
New Zealand’s first adaptation plan gives local councils clearer guidelines, but it doesn’t tackle crucial questions about who should pay and how to future-proof major investments.
The people hardest hit by climate change are invariably those who are more vulnerable. We need to pay more attention to the root causes of vulnerability and address poverty and inequity.
Adapt to climate change with insulated walls, window shutters and reverse-cycle heat pumps.
Property buybacks and managed retreat from high-risk areas were once seen as far-off options as the planet warms. Now this ‘last resort’ adaptation to climate change is an urgent priority worldwide.
The Nationals have long promoted coal for regional development and politics. But new leader David Littleproud could seize the moment and refocus the regional party.
We can’t let communities face climate change alone. We must get better at adapting to the new climate, and do it before disasters not during.
As the ocean temperature rises, many marine species are moving toward the north and south poles in search of cooler waters, thus rewriting the menus of seafood restaurants on the West Coast of Canada.
The current heatwave isn’t even a huge outlier compared to normal temperatures.
How can we, personally, prepare for a future with not only more frequent natural disasters, but one that will also profoundly change the environment, communities and the economy?
The UN estimates one in four city dwellers live without access to basic services or adequate housing.