The research reviewed the available evidence on microalgae as food supplements, livestock feeds, biofertilisers, biostimulants and biochar feedstocks.
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 people hardest hit by climate change are invariably those who are more vulnerable. We need to pay more attention to the root causes of vulnerability and address poverty and inequity.
Adapt to climate change with insulated walls, window shutters and reverse-cycle heat pumps.
Property buybacks and managed retreat from high-risk areas were once seen as far-off options as the planet warms. Now this ‘last resort’ adaptation to climate change is an urgent priority worldwide.
The Nationals have long promoted coal for regional development and politics. But new leader David Littleproud could seize the moment and refocus the regional party.
We can’t let communities face climate change alone. We must get better at adapting to the new climate, and do it before disasters not during.
As the ocean temperature rises, many marine species are moving toward the north and south poles in search of cooler waters, thus rewriting the menus of seafood restaurants on the West Coast of Canada.
The current heatwave isn’t even a huge outlier compared to normal temperatures.
How can we, personally, prepare for a future with not only more frequent natural disasters, but one that will also profoundly change the environment, communities and the economy?
The UN estimates one in four city dwellers live without access to basic services or adequate housing.
New breakwater designs and more sustainable materials can cut the carbon cost of coastal defences by 40%.
Flood threatened settlements must get everyone involved in an effort to become truly resilient cities.
Simply providing passive information is not enough. Governments must find better ways to deliver important messages about natural hazards.
Disasters are becoming more frequent and severe as the climate heats up – but Australia is badly under-prepared.
Three of the report’s 270 authors highlight some key findings.
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Globally, about a billion people living in coastal cities are at risk of climate hazards. The impacts go well beyond the coast and could affect us all, with disruptions to supply chains and trade.
Water is central to adapting to climate change, but very few of the strategies put in place to respond to water hazards or ensure its availability have been evaluated.
Decades of research shows disasters are caused human vulnerabilities rather than the climate itself.