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The rising frequency and intensity of heat waves has been affecting people’s mental health by triggering various forms of emotional distress including eco-anxiety, (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Climate change and extreme heat are making us more anxious

A small number of people experience a debilitating level of eco-anxiety that limits their ability to live happy and healthy lives.
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New IPCC report shows Australia is at real risk from climate change, with impacts worsening, future risks high, and wide-ranging adaptation needed

We are no longer in typical conditions. Climate change is already damaging human and natural systems we hold dear in Australia.
Southern Africa’s summer rainfall regions currently experiencing the wet-season will likely continue having wetter than normal conditions. SimpleImages/Getty Images

Southern Africa’s summer has been wetter than normal: here’s why

Southern Africa’s current above-average rainfall is a climate variability signal - a short-term fluctuation in average wet-season conditions.
Boston got socked with nearly 2 feet of snow in late January 2022. Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Why a warming climate can bring bigger snowstorms

Winters are getting warmer, yet Bostonians were digging out from nearly 2 feet of snow from a historic blizzard in late January. Why is the Northeast seeing more big snowstorms like this?
Banks around the world are evaluating the potential impact of climate change and government regulation on their lending practices. Energy-intensive sectors, like coal and oil, tend to suffer most. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

What is a climate stress test? A sustainable finance expert explains

Regulators, banks and policy-makers use stress tests to uncover weak points in how financial institutions operate and identify changes that will help buffer them from harm.

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