It’s not just mosquitos. Flooding, extreme heat and other climate-related hazards are bringing people into contact with pathogens more often, and affecting people’s ability to fight off disease.
Algorithms can help determine what farm inputs and policies can boost food production.
Extreme downpours brought deadly flooding to the Appalachian region, just a few weeks after the destructive Yellowstone River flood.
One weather configuration has been responsible for record-breaking downpours in Australia, South America, and South Africa this year.
If the world overshoots its climate targets, drought could cause dryland areas to expand by a quarter and encompass half the Earth’s land area, threatening lives and livelihoods.
In order for snow to form, two distinctive weather properties are needed: cold temperatures and moist air. The Sahara can tick these boxes.
US disasters in 2021 told a tale of two climate extremes. A climate scientist explains why wet areas are getting wetter and dry areas drier.
Extended periods of rain are most likely found in locations where mountains are near oceans.
The State Water Project cut its initial allocations for water agencies to 0% for 2022. A California water expert explains why.
New climate simulations show that there will be more rain and less snow falling in the Arctic by the end of the century, particularly in the fall and winter.
Some Arctic regions will see more rain than snow decades earlier than previously thought, say scientists.
Many cities continue to allow developers to build homes in areas that have a high risk of flooding.
African countries cannot be ignored, or just listened to. Their needs should shape the agenda.
Globally, the temperature changed by half a degree Celsius, but it dramatically altered the likelihood of extreme local weather.
Not every extreme weather event is caused by climate change, but heat waves that were once ridiculously improbable are showing up more often. Just ask Portland.
Scientists used artificial neural networks to analyze precipitation records. They found evidence of human activities influencing extreme rainfall or snowfall around the world.
‘Thirsty air’ can create rapid and devastating drought – new research offers hope we might be able to see it coming in advance.
Drought conditions are so bad, fish hatcheries are trucking their salmon to the ocean and ranchers are worried about having enough water for their livestock.
The US is shifting to a new set of climate ‘normals’ – data sets averaged over the past 30 years. But normal is a relative concept in a time of climate change.
In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels.