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The latest Bureau of Meteorology forecast offers relief from record rain and floods brought about by La Niña. A longer-term outlook for El Niño is still up in the air – but its arrival would be disastrous.
Globally, the air is getting hotter and drier, which means flash droughts and risky fire conditions are developing faster and more frequently.
Seeing an animal in distress after disaster makes us want to help. But feeding them doesn’t always make the situation better.
To keep up with climate-related disasters, we need transformational solutions. These range from ‘sponge cities’ and floating houses to putting out bushfires minutes after they start.
The report synthesises the latest science about Australia’s climate – and paints a worrying picture.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup, beginning on Nov. 20, will be held in Qatar.
As the FIFA World Cup kicks off, researchers take a look at the impact of climate change on the future of soccer.
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Rain and floods mean mozzie numbers are booming. Australia has around 300 different mosquito species, but they can’t all make us sick, or even bite.
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With Australia experiencing its third year of a La Niña weather cycle, First Nations communities continue to be disproportionately impacted by floods. Culturally safe solutions are needed.
Millions have lost their homes in flooding caused by unusually heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan this year that many experts have blamed on climate change.
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Does the Global North have a moral responsibility to protect and compensate those in the Global South that disproportionately bear the brunt of climate change devastation?
Floods upend the plans of humans and wildlife – but after the water calms, it’s boom time for nature.
Desire’s story of loss and longing is threaded with moments of hope, like a ‘dangerous but invigorating’ ocean swim.
Jessie Cole’s memoir traces a love affair: a long-distance relationship with an unnamed, older lover. It’s set against layers of thinking about love, desire, bodies and ecological disaster.
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Natural disasters associated with climate change put people at risk of injury and death, and alter the prevalence and distribution of illnesses and infectious diseases.
A flooded highway in Nigeria.
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Despite the impact of flooding on food security, it is not recognised as a threat by policymakers.
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We wanted to find out how agencies and communities are heeding the lessons of past floods to manage the wet summer
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People who live with dementia and those who care for them are at increased risk of social isolation and loneliness. That can make floods and other emergencies especially distressing and dangerous.
The flooding wiped out farms in Kogi and other affected states.
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Proper dam management can help check flooding in Nigeria.
A woman removes water from her house after heavy rains.
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Nigerians’ capacity to prevent, cope with and reduce flood risks is determined by access to housing, transport, drainage, income and education.
Floods have hit 27 of Nigeria’s 36 states this year.
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Nigeria must adopt a multi-pronged approach to address its flooding menace and minimise the effects.
A flooded farm from the Loddon river in Serpentine, Victoria.
Farmers face a multitude of challenges in future. Crops and livestock are not only on the line, but also the mental health of rural communities.
Processes like La Niña set the scene for the sort of extreme weather that has hit eastern Australia. But what decides which towns and suburbs are hit hardest, and which ones are spared?