Climate change is increasing the risks of extreme heat, floods and bushfires, meaning more people are having to consider moving home. But different people come to different decisions.
The strong El Niño that started in 2023 will still have big impacts at least through March. Here’s what to watch for next.
Cyclones and hurricanes are getting more intense. But introducing new categories of storm may not be the answer.
Wetlands can prevent flooding, trap carbon and support livelihoods, as long as they are protected and managed.
The new threat from cyclones can come from behind you – flooding from more intense rainfall.
We crave certainty in our weather forecasts. But that’s only possible for big weather events such as cyclones and major storms. Everything else is probability.
Floodwaters pulsing into the sea normally clear within six days. But the 2022 floods in eastern Australia were different.
Regular floods are washing away parts of KwaZulu-Natal faster than they can be rebuilt.
An atmospheric scientist explains how rising temperatures are helping to fuel extreme storms, floods, droughts and devastating wildfires.
Puddles are an often-ignored but crucial habitat for rare and unusual wildlife.
The North Queensland floods remind us of the need to build community resilience to disasters – during the event, in the immediate aftermath and beyond.
The US saw a record number of billion-dollar disasters in 2023, even when accounting for inflation. The number of long-running heat waves like the Southwest experienced is also rising.
Once the immediate crisis in North Queensland has subsided, authorities will need to grapple with how to deal with the ‘new normal’ of extreme weather events. The big question is: are they prepared?
COP28 was Africa’s ‘most vocal COP ever’. African leaders’ assertiveness paid off with new climate finance deals being struck.
The world’s coastal deltas are home to hundreds of thousands of people – but they’re now under threat.
The agreement still leaves many unanswered questions, as well as concerns from vulnerable countries about who will qualify, who pays and who is in charge.
Getting climate funds to frontline communities may require rich countries and the UN easing control over how the money is spent.
Any plan to dam or extract water from some of Australia’s last wild rivers must carefully consider the consequences. Prawn, mud crab and barramundi fisheries could suffer in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The storm came from an unusual direction and dumped exceptional amounts of rain along the east coast.
Alaska has at least 120 glacier-dammed lakes, and almost all have drained at least once since 1985, a new study shows. Small ones have been producing larger floods in recent years.