The collapse of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation would profoundly alter the anatomy of the world’s oceans and climate. New research explores the consequences.
Millions of people around the world live on river deltas and are vulnerable when those rivers shift direction. A new study shows why and where these events, called avulsions, happen.
Would you trust a weather forecast made by a machine that had learned how weather systems behaved by reviewing thousands of past weather maps?
Some Niger Delta residents are less concerned about oil-induced hazards and risks, or floods and erosion. They are more worried about a lack of sanitation amenities.
Reducing greenhouse gases is expensive, but it’s a great investment compared to the damage we can expect to the Canadian economy if the climate warms 5 C by 2100.
Sloping ground, water and clay combined to leave devastation in its wake in Durban.
Could South Africa’s recent flooding have been foreseen? It has long been a challenge for scientists and engineers around the world.
Solutions already exist. What’s holding humanity back is the will to get past the status quo and embrace innovation.
A quarter of South Africans in cities are living in informal settlements.
Women and girls living in poverty face many forms of discrimination and pressure during events like flood disasters.
Flooding is arguably even more problematic in informal settlements because of the lack of planning.
Emission of greenhouse gases is on the rise, an indication that the worst lies ahead.
Flood clusters are not unknown - but what’s new about the floods hitting Lismore is the unprecented height.
This score is a massive four points higher than the year prior. But as La Niña subsides, we’ll quickly feel the long-term warming trend again, with bushfires picking back up next season.
Flood threatened settlements must get everyone involved in an effort to become truly resilient cities.
The flood will exacerbate the housing crisis for people with disability and their carers. Here’s why – and six steps governments could take now.
Domestic violence surges during and after bushfires, pandemics, earthquakes, cyclones and floods. We need to start preparing for the next inevitable disaster.
The urge to create, or donate to, crowdfunding campaigns in a crisis is understandable. But it’s worth asking: who can succeed in crowdfunding, and who gets left behind?
Floods allow aquatic animals to venture into places you wouldn’t expect, from crocs in swimming pools to bull sharks in a golf course.
Food is a fundamental human right. But governments have left it to charities and food suppliers to step in after disasters. That has to change as climate change throws up greater stresses.