Last year was the hottest in recorded history. That heat led to a range of unusually intense weather events across Australia.
Cyclones and hurricanes are getting more intense. But introducing new categories of storm may not be the answer.
The new threat from cyclones can come from behind you – flooding from more intense rainfall.
Whether it’s pamphlets aimed at prevention or text alerts, mass communication is often relied on during disasters. This flawed approach can be improved by engaging meaningfully with communities.
The impacts of record heat on the global water cycle were severe and wide-ranging – and the trend will continue in 2024.
A heatwave in 2022 redefined scientific expectations of the Antarctic climate. Now the global community must prepare for what a warmer world may bring.
We rarely see good news headlines when a cyclone, earthquake or wildfire does not turn disastrous.
Sea-level rises and storm surges don’t discriminate, but societal structures do.
We all know climate change makes extreme weather more likely. But it’s also loading the dice for quick-forming drought, sudden and intense rainfall and fast-forming tropical storms.
It may soon be possible to reduce cyclone formation and intensity by spraying particles into the atmosphere above a forming storm. But the technology opens up a can of worms
Do record-breaking wind speeds mean a particularly catastrophic storm? Not always – and it can be tricky to get precise measurements.
The housing crisis coupled with climate change could see more people living in the kinds of shanty towns and tent cities seen around the time of the Great Depression.
The record-breaking Cyclone Freddy was a wake-up call to prepare for the storms of the future.
Tropical cyclones are becoming more frequent in the Indian Ocean. Here’s why and what that means.
African leaders must take radical actions to strengthen the continent’s voice and participation in future events.
Research shows storms that might have caused minimal damage a few decades ago are becoming stronger and more destructive as the planet warms.
Storm Fiona caused a lot of property damage and erosion on the Canadian coast. But its effects are also felt in the depths of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Facing human threats, Mumbai’s Koli community are taking risk reduction into their own hands – other vulnerable coastal settlements should take note.
We must heed lessons from past storms and plan ahead, as climate change will only exacerbate future coastal disasters.
Cyclones, floods and other climate change-linked events are threatening Indigenous heritage tens of thousands of years old. Unless we act, they’ll be gone for good.