The final report in the IPCC’s sixth assessment series says countries will have to cut their greenhouse gas emissions 60% in the next 12 years to keep global warming in check.
Two experts in policy and technology who were also co-authors of an international climate assessment see reasons for optimism.
Should the country go into debt or raise taxes to pay for disaster recovery? The best solutions might not be the most politically attractive – and that’s a problem.
Building on floodplains was never a good idea and climate change makes matters worse. But in Queensland, Voluntary Home Buybacks are working for Ipswich, a year on from the devastating floods.
Record flooding in Auckland revealed just how unprepared the city was for extreme weather. We need to urgently invest to future-proof our critical infrastructure .
The two West African countries can help each other avert flooding disasters.
Record-breaking floods in Auckland could see insurance costs in parts of the city rise significantly – some areas may even become uninsurable.
Ensuring a swimming site is safe is key to getting people using it. That means giving people timely information about water quality.
The more the climate warms, the heavier the storm rainfalls will become. The Auckland emergency shows how urgently adaptive measures are now needed.
The majority of flood-related deaths involve vehicles in water. What if flood models could warn of the risks street by street using real-time storm forecasts? Machine learning can make it possible.
Natural disasters cause billions in damage to ports around the world each year.
Australian cities remain woefully unprepared for the more extreme weather we are already seeing with climate change. But some cities overseas stand out for having developed readymade solutions.
The Kimberley region of Western Australia is currently being devastated by flooding. Remote communities need more support with prevention and recovery plans.
A monster hurricane, destructive storms and a drought that disrupted businesses across the economy led the list of the year’s costliest disasters.
Mudslides start with destabilized land, often from wildfires, and then rain drives the cascading disaster.
The Met Office has predicted that England is to be affected by flooding this February.
Urban infrastructure was designed to take stormwater out to the ocean quickly. Now, California needs that precious water.
African leaders must take radical actions to strengthen the continent’s voice and participation in future events.
Millions of people around the world suffered through deadly flooding and long-lasting heat waves in 2022. A climate scientist explains the rising risks.
People are starting to notice the weather and climate, and to understand climate change better than ever before.