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 Arctic is on average around 3℃ warmer than it was in 1980.
But new research offers some hope if we are able to keep climate change under control.
Antarctica’s ice shelves have helped insulate it from dangerous levels of ice loss. But this is changing.
The findings underscore the urgency of limiting global warming to below 1.5℃, to avert the most catastrophic climate harms.
Telling people they have a flood risk rating of 10 is less powerful than explaining how much they’re likely to pay to deal with flooding over the next five years.
This event was the world’s worst incidence of mangrove tree deaths in recorded history. These photos show the devastating scale of this disaster.
Coastal erosion along the St. Lawrence River has economic, social and cultural impacts.
For Pacific Islands, climate change trumps all other threats to their security. While they welcome Australia’s new emission targets, this is an issue of survival that demands greater ambition.
Climate change is changing wave patterns and strength. Bigger waves combined with sea level rise will hit coasts hard – but only in some countries.
Thwaites Glacier’s ice shelf appears to be splintering, and scientists fear it could give way in the next few years. A polar scientist takes us on a tour under the ice to explain the forces at work.
Liquid water below the ice determines how fast an ice stream flows. As the ice sheet gets thinner, more of that salty groundwater could rise.
This goes against the general understanding of how climate change impacts the coast. So what’s going on?
If fossil fuel burning stopped, emerging research suggests air temperatures could level off sooner than expected. But that doesn’t mean the damage stops.
We asked 680 Florida real estate agents what they’re seeing in the market. Here’s what they said.
Data analysis suggests local activity will intensify the effects of global warming - so adapting means rethinking national development strategies
Hundreds of Africa’s heritage sites are exposed to sea-level rise and coastal erosion in the future.
A sea level scientist explains the two main ways climate change is threatening the coasts.
Glaciers in North America, Europe and the Andes, in particular, have significantly less ice than people realized.
Around 17% of the mainland coastline is affected.