Urban plantings are part of the solution to living in warmer cities, but most tree and shrub species in the world’s cities will struggle too. The impacts on liveability could be huge.
Climate change will increase the frequency of both floods and droughts in Pakistan. To address these challenges, enhancing infrastructure, building dams and educating the public are necessary.
The flooding in Pakistan is the latest in a sequence of exceptional disasters in the Northern Hemisphere. How much is climate change to blame?
The worst effects are during high nighttime temperatures, something happening more often with climate change. Wildfires add to the risk.
The tropics are projected to face almost daily dangerous heat by 2100. And “extremely dangerous” heat that’s almost unheard of today will occur more often in several regions.
Flash flooding often follows periods of drought.
A small number of people experience a debilitating level of eco-anxiety that limits their ability to live happy and healthy lives.
Global heating may be making the weather systems behind heatwaves more common in Europe.
Hotter, drier summers risk making widlfires more like those of southern Europe.
The UK recorded blistering hot temperatures as the US and Europe also experienced sweltering heat waves.
Summer heat may be far from people’s minds here in Australia. But Europe’s ordeal is yet another sign changes in Earth’s climate have already reached dangerous levels.
Summer sports camps and pre-season training often have kids running hard in high heat and humidity. The combination can be deadly.
Rising temperatures — and inflation — are increasing household energy bills. Many Canadians are struggling to meet their basic energy needs.
High temperatures make baseball players and coaches more irritable, and are associated with an increase in violence.
Fire weather reason – when wildfires are most likely to strike – has expanded almost everywhere.
In parts of Australia that are already very hot, we show how climate change is driving inequities even further – in housing, energy security and health.
Exposure to hot and dry conditions can damage the DNA of nestling birds in their first few days of life – meaning they age earlier and produce less offspring.
And after India banned wheat exports in May due to the high temperatures, we find out how vulnerable crops are to extreme heat. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Beekeepers in British Columbia reported honeybee deaths during the 2021 heat dome. Other insects may also be at risk.
Many of the temperatures presently being recorded in Africa, and those projected in the next decade, are already close to the limits of human survival, or “liveability”.