Sometimes, small isn’t necessarily beautiful. A new policy paper by the International Monetary Fund highlights the big consequences small states can suffer from natural disasters.
A new report, published Thursday as a special edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, provides some of the best evidence yet that climate change already has a hand in our worst weather.
Ranked 187th out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index, Niger is the world’s poorest country. It is almost four times the size of the UK or slightly more than twice the size of California. The high variability in the country’s rainfall patterns make the population, 80% of whose livelihoods depend on agriculture and livestock-based activities, extremely vulnerable to climate-related hazards. Droughts and floods and soil erosion and degradation drive persistent economic and food insecurity and endemic poverty.
A global task force set up to try to prevent market shocks from the warming of the planet will ask companies to disclose how they manage risks to their business from climate change and greenhouse gas emission cuts.
A new early warning system predicts the availability of forage for animals in the country's arid livestock-dependent north.
Eight of 10 provinces have signed deal to implement carbon tax or cap-and-trade markets, says Justin Trudeau.
As the world moves into an era above the ominous 400 parts per million carbon dioxide threshold, carbon storage and reforestation are becoming even more significant.
“Slowly, slow slow.” That, according to World Vision Vietnam national humanitarian and emergency affairs coordinator Duong Van Le, is the way a crippling drought snuck in to wreak havoc on the Mekong Delta from late 2015 to early 2016.
Extreme weather is driving up uninsured losses and insurers must use investments to fund global warming resilience, says study.
Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say.