Learning about sustainable development and consumption should not be limited to particular disciplines like those in the sciences and technologies.
Beavers in our landscapes have great potential to provide small-scale adaptations to climate change – if humans can figure out how to live with them.
International refugee law must be overhauled to consider climate change and include “deadly environments” as a form of persecution.
important decisions must be made today for urban greening programs to succeed in a warmer world.
A draft plan for Sydney’s water supplies includes expanding desalination and potentially adding highly treated sewage to drinking water. All options must be on the table as the climate warms.
US disasters in 2021 told a tale of two climate extremes. A climate scientist explains why wet areas are getting wetter and dry areas drier.
Long before climate change was evident, California began planning a system of canals and reservoirs to carry water from the mountains to drier farms and cities. It’s no longer enough.
The State Water Project cut its initial allocations for water agencies to 0% for 2022. A California water expert explains why.
A Western scholar proposes allocating water from the Colorado River based on percentages of its actual flow instead of fixed amounts that exceed what’s there – and including tribes this time.
This hardy desert plant lives in the hostile Atacama Desert in Chile by sucking moisture out of passing fog. As water resources become ever more scarce, humans could follow suit.
Many of the temperatures presently being recorded in Africa, and those projected in the next decade, are already close to the limits of human survival, or “liveability”.
Collaboration can have immediate benefits in the most dire circumstances.
Policy-makers need the courage to commit to meaningful reductions of greenhouse gas emissions if we want to avoid the widespread loss of mountain glaciers.
Tree rings carry a wealth of information, which can be used to uncover climate data from hundreds of years ago.
A consequence of a warming world is prolonged dry spells and periods of drought that can lead to infectious diseases like cholera.
African livestock keepers need help: without proactive interventions, increasing temperatures will reduce meat and milk production.
The picture seems hopeless, but with mitigation and adaptation strategies and policies driven through COP26, southern Africa can reduce the impacts of climate change on local livelihoods.
Studies show climate change is raising the risk of cascading hazards that alone might not be extreme but add up to human disasters. Communities and government agencies aren’t prepared.
More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and that share is growing. Rapid climate change could make many cities unlivable in the coming decades without major investments to adapt.
African countries cannot be ignored, or just listened to. Their needs should shape the agenda.