Are we setting up individuals and families for ruin by allowing them to build back in areas where they can’t afford insurance? And should taxpayers bear the huge costs of future rescues and relief?
This Australian climate policy gives cause for hope, but will it really lead to a well-adapted Australia?
Images of water gushing into subway stations filled social media following heavy rain in New York City. Solutions are at hand – but it takes money and political will, an expert explains.
The arguments in favour of radical emissions reduction action, including the personal financial risks, grow more compelling by the day.
In Australia and around the world, failures in flood warnings can have devastating effects. But ‘humanitarian engineering’ may have the answer.
The unprecedented intensity of two summers of bushfires, first in the east and then in the west, offered harsh lessons for Australians. One is that some settlements must retreat from high-risk areas.
When disaster strikes, not everyone is affected the same way. Research shows the experiences of sexually and gender diverse people are frequently very different to those of heterosexual people.
Instead of telling people to buy more of the right type of insurance, we should be asking how insurance can work better for people.
We can design parks, open space and public infrastructure to hold excess water when flood strikes. That means better control of where floodwater ends up, reducing the risk to lives and property.
The climate is changing and extreme weather disasters are becoming increasingly frequent and severe. It’s more important than ever to examine who is bearing the brunt of this change.
As the climate changes and heatwaves become more frequent and severe, it’s vital we do more to understand who is most vulnerable and how we can reduce their risk.
The groundbreaking legal case has changed the game for how Australia’s $3 trillion superannuation industry invests, and how members are protected from climate risk.
Few white evangelicals in the U.S. say they believe in human-made climate change. This strand of science denial seems to have as much to do with conservative politics as the Bible’s teachings.
New research suggests investors expect cities will have to prioritize funding for efforts to combat and adapt to climate change in the future.
Hundreds of millions more people will now be at risk from rising seas in the coming decades - with Asia and island nations most vulnerable. How we react to the climate crisis is now even more crucial.
A scathing report about the Murray Darling Basin Authority highlights the importance of climate change risks to public sector companies.