Food supply chains had already taken a serious hit by panic-purchasing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The B.C. floods remind us how effective supply chain management planning can help avert crises.
Research on the front lines of climate change highlights the need to address the mental health outcomes of extreme weather events.
Without financial support that helps communities adapt to climate impacts, climate change is projected to push tens of millions more Africans into extreme poverty by 2030.
Extreme weather is already having an influence on global food prices.
Building even more power poles and transmission lines won’t avert outages when major disasters strike.
How scientists are improving their understanding of the connection between extremes and climate change – and what’s to come. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Research shows climate change is already affecting the healthy psychological development of children worldwide. Children’s mental health risks will only accelerate as climate change advances.
Rapid attribution studies reveal climate change’s influence on the weather, but they’re expensive and time-consuming.
Small and medium-scale farmers and agri-businesses in Southern and Eastern Africa, which are at the heart of inclusive food value chains, are not receiving fair prices for their produce.
Evidence is mounting that, as the climate warms, the amount of rain falling in heavy storms is increasing, especially in the central and eastern US.
Counter to what you might expect, events like the February cold wave that froze Texas can actually become more likely with global warming.
A new attribution study finds human-caused climate change made Europe’s July floods more likely. What about Tennessee’s flooding? An atmospheric scientist explains how scientists make the connection.
Not all forests respond to hotter and drier conditions in the same way.
We need specific action now to make net zero emissions by 2050 possible.
Water-related hazards are exceptionally destructive, and the impact of climate change on extreme water-related events is increasingly evident, a lead author of the new report warns.
Australia may warm by 4℃ or more this century, the IPCC has found. As these IPCC authors explain, there is no going back from some changes in the climate system.
Scientists tend to study heatwaves and floods as discrete events – but this overlooks the crucial connections between them.
Heat endurance specialists have warned for years that temperatures at Tokyo 2020 events would be extreme. Should future Summer Olympics become the Autumn Games?
Globally, the temperature changed by half a degree Celsius, but it dramatically altered the likelihood of extreme local weather.
The water cycle is intensifying as the world warms, bringing heavier downpours and longer droughts.