Relocation from risky areas is the only safe response.
Beach erosion in Nags Head, North Carolina, photographed May 15, 2005.
Many US coastal towns are building defenses to protect against rising seas and storms. This can encourage people to stay in place when they should be moving inland.
As part of its commitment under the Paris Agreement, New Zealand’s government has committed to planting one billion trees within a decade.
Planting more native forests could help mitigate the causes of climate change, but unless funding is closely tied to successful outcomes, such projects face the risk of failure.
To properly consider climate risks for their business, directors need the financial expertise of accountants.
Company directors have been put on notice about their duty to consider and disclose climate change risks. And to do that properly they need to call on the expertise of accountants.
Cars sit in flood water from Boston Harbor on Long Wharf during a coastal storm on Jan. 4, 2018.
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They don't all support the same strategies for coping with it, but US mayors increasingly see climate change as a pressing urban challenge.
COP 22 President Salaheddine Mezouar from Morocco, right, hands over a gavel to Fiji’s prime minister and president of COP 23 Frank Bainimarama, left, during the opening of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.
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Although climate change threatens the world's small island nations, many can find ways to adapt and preserve their homes and cultures – especially if wealthy countries cut emissions and provide support.
Trump waves au revoir to the Paris deal.
Donald Trump has fulfilled his pledge to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement struck in 2015, leaving China and Europe with the job of preventing other nations from following suit.
Healthy soil from an Oregon farm.
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To help feed a growing world population, restore biodiversity and slow climate change, a geologist calls for a moon shot effort to restore healthy soil around the world.
Soybean farmer in Malawi.
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How can we feed a growing world population while protecting the environment? One key strategy is to improve yields on small farms, which produce much of the food in the world's hungriest countries.
Warmer temperatures are likely to cause heat stress in cattle raised on natural pastures and in feedlots.
Drought is a massive problem for southern Africa. The region requires adaptation and mitigation strategies if it's to cope with the changing climate.
Iceland’s geothermal power plants are an ideal place to test pumping carbon dioxide underground.
An Icelandic trial shows carbon dioxide can be pumped underground and stored as rock.
Countries such as Mauritania have contributed little to climate change, yet face the worst impacts such as crop failure.
The countries that have contributed the least to climate change will experience the worst of its effects.
CSIRO still needs to focus on preventing the impact of climate change, such as drought, in Australia.
Any shift in the focus of climate change research at CSIRO should look at how to stop the problem and reduce its impact on Australia.
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A key sticking point may be resolved at the Paris climate talks: but at what cost to developing countries?
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Climate change leads to increased likelihood of drought, but strategies for mitigation could make things even worse. How can we resolve the conundrum?
Worldwide, the livestock industry is a bigger source of greenhouse gases than transport.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
The recent Lancet Commission report rightly pointed out that climate change is a huge risk to global public health. But it shied away from one of the main issues: the world consumes far too much meat.
Acehnese fishers are among the quarter of the world’s population who live on the coast, and for whom climate-driven changes to the oceans would make life much harder.
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Failing to stick to the world's agreed global warming limit of 2C won't just affect the atmosphere - it will play havoc with the oceans too, potentially ruining ecosystems on which much of humanity depends.
Unless Africa can manage the effects of climate change, the agricultural future for many African’s looks bleak.
Unless Africa can manage the effects of climate change, the agricultural future for many Africans looks bleak.
Australia risks becoming a ‘fossilised’ economy unless we take action on climate change without delay.
Economic studies on the costs of climate action share a common message: action on climate change is cheap, and delaying it will be costly.
Luangwa River, Zambia, at the start of the dry season.
Emma Archer van Garderen
We need political intervention if southern African countries are to mitigate the effects of climate change.