Climate models suggest North Africa will get drier in future. But its caves tell a different story.
There’s a rule of thumb that rainfall intensity increases by about 7% per degree Celsius as temperatures rise. But the increase is much higher in the mountains, scientists found.
An ‘omega block’ helped Storm Daniel wreak devastation in Libya.
There’s a consensus that extreme hydrological events will increase throughout the continent. This will lead to growing issues with power system reliability.
New or improved flood protection can give a false sense of security – the so-called ‘levee effect’. But climate change is unpredictable, meaning ‘residual risk’ always exists and must be planned for.
A new study shows that river barriers, similar to those built by beavers, can protect areas at risk of flooding by storing water upstream.
With average insurance premiums up 28% in the past year, there’s growing pressure on the insurance industry to rethink its opposition to a government-owned and run disaster reinsurance pool.
Across the world, elderly people tend to be the most vulnerable to climate-related disasters.
As extreme weather events increase in frequency and severity, many Canadians are still unaware of how to prepare for a natural disaster.
The predicted El Niño is a worry, but it doesn’t guarantee the record-breaking heat we’re seeing in parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
Some were quick to point the finger at climate change when floods hit eastern Australia in February and March 2022, in the lead up to the federal election. But it’s not that simple, scientists say.
In praise of messy rivers.
Australia’s beloved billabongs and waterholes are in danger of filling up with eroded soil from farms, leaving little room for the aquatic animals that depend on these vital drought refuges.
When the roads flooded around Lismore, it left supermarket shelves empty for months. Keeping everyone fed took a huge community effort. Now we need to make food supply secure.
FEMA runs the largest managed retreat program in the country, Two disaster response experts looked at the demographics of who gets those buyouts and where they go.
The research help us understand how El Niño and La Niña will change as the world warms in the future.
Yes, we need better flood warnings. But most of us don’t or can’t evacuate from floods. Safety means focusing on community resilience as well as warnings
Flood risks are rising, yet communities may spend millions of dollars in federal infrastructure funding on systems that aren’t built to handle them.
Extreme weather is a threat to the UK’s electricity system – and climate change is likely to make it even worse.
Recognizing the challenges posed by climate-induced displacement is important. But officials must avoid rhetoric about displaced people that can fuel xenophobia.