The devastating hurricanes and wildfires that caused widespread destruction across several U.S. states and territories last year have already cost insurance companies billions of dollars, a ThinkProgress analysis of recent corporate financial disclosures found. Show More Summary
No matter what the current presidential administration wants you to think, the climate is changing. Storms have become more powerful, and natural weather disasters are more common than ever. Today’s meteorological infrastructure, however,...Show More Summary
(Princeton University) Ours is not the first society to be confronted by massive environmental change. Over the course of history, some societies have been destroyed by natural disasters, like Pompeii, while others have learned how to accommodate floods, droughts, volcanic eruptions and other natural hazards. Show More Summary
The U.S. spent a record $306 billion on weather and climate-related disasters in 2017.
The immediate disasters of The Day After Tomorrow remains wild exaggeration, but melting ice could yet cause dramatic climate changes by altering ocean currents
INTERNATIONAL - Natural disasters from droughts to floods are costing farmers in poorer countries billions of dollars a year in lost crops and livestock, and it’s getting worse thanks to climate change. Agricultural losses from weather...Show More Summary
In the Himalayas, as in a lot of places, the impacts of climate change have a “gradual until they aren’t” quality. Rising temperatures melt more of the snowpack that collects on peaks like Mount Everest. This water trickles down, filling into dips in the mountain landscape to form high-altitude glacial lakes. Show More Summary
We must build resilient communities before disaster strikes. Communities around the globe are feeling the effects of climate change, from scorching heat waves and out-of-control wildfires to lengthy droughts, rising sea levels and hurricanes. Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is backing a hedge fund that aims to raise $200 million to give developing countries access to climate risk insurance.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is backing a hedge fund aiming to raise $200 million to give developing countries access to climate risk insurance, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
We have known for decades that global climate change is one of the greatest impending threats to human survival on Earth. But, as the science has become more and more precise, and an […] The post Better Science is Allowing Cities and Counties to Sue Oil Companies for Disasters appeared first on Geek.com.
In 2018, state and city policies should focus on climate change prevention, with programs that reduce emissions, while also preparing for worst-case scenarios with action plans to cope with the (inevitable) aftermath of disasters. It is critical that adaptation is planned for in parallel with regulatory efforts.
Extreme weather events in the United States seemed ever-present in the media during 2017, with historic wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and droughts receiving national coverage. What was less common, however, was major TV news networks making the connection between these kinds of billion-dollar disasters and climate change for their viewers. Show More Summary
Last year, climate-linked disasters caused a record $306 billion in damage.
Feminist site Jezebel, whose position on abortion is safe, legal and on demand anytime up until tee-ball, brings us a fascinating report about (wait for it!) not having babies. It seems that, “With Environmental Disasters Looming, Many are Choosing Childless Futures.” Author Madeleine Davies asks, “How do we justify bringing new life into a world […]
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The unprecedented brutality of the 2017 hurricane season showed the potential that natural disasters have to destroy livelihoods, displace families, and uproot entire communities. Show More Summary
Southern California sits at the intersection of wealth, poverty and climate change.
Cape Town is headed for unknown territory. After years of drought, the city of 4 million on the Western Cape of South Africa is facing an unprecedented disaster: Unless a major rainstorm occurs, officials are predicting that on or around April 12 the city’s water supply will run dry. After that, most residents will have to […]
Wildfires, droughts, floods and other climate-influenced disasters have already affected American military infrastructure around the world.
"We have ended the war on American energy, and we have ended the war on beautiful, clean coal."