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Coastal erosion on the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea

Guest post: Adapting to climate change through ‘managed retreat’

Miyuki Hino is a doctoral student at Stanford University specialising in climate change risks and adaptation decisions. ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 27. 2017.
Savannah landscape at sunrise, Tanzania

Dramatic decrease in ‘mild’ weather for tropical countries by 2100

While climate change tends to be associated with extreme weather events or the long-term rise in global average temperature, a new study takes a... Read More

Extreme weather | Jan 18. 2017.
Orange electric car on charge, London, England, UK

Autumn statement 2016: Key climate and energy announcements

There were high hopes that today's autumn statement, the Treasury's second set of budgetary announcements for the year, would provide clarity on a... Read More

UK policy | Nov 23. 2016.
flooded river Nidd Knaresborough Yorkshire UK December 2015

Changing climate demands new approach to flood risk, say MPs

A new report by MPs says the government could be doing a lot better at managing flooding, as well as telling people how much risk they are exposed to... Read More

Floods | Nov 2. 2016.
Vietnamese village on the Mekong

Shifting tropical cyclones increases threat to sinking Mekong delta

With their furious winds, torrential rains and deadly storm surges, tropical cyclones are usually known for their destructive power. ... Read More

Storms | Oct 19. 2016.
Flooding in Brooklyn, NY

Hurricane Sandy-sized floods up to 17 times more likely by 2100

As the remnants of Hurricane Matthew recede into the Atlantic Ocean, the warnings and evacuations in the Caribbean and US east coast are giving way to... Read More

Storms | Oct 10. 2016.
Lonely van floats in flooding in Nether Poppleton, England, United Kingdom, on 27/12/2015.

In-depth: Climate change confusion over government's flooding review

The government has unveiled its long-awaited review of the risk the UK faces from heavy rain and flooding. ... Read More

Extreme weather | Sep 9. 2016.
A Coast Guardsman looks out from an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter searching for stranded residents in Baton Rouge, LA on Aug. 15, 2016

Climate change doubled the chances of Louisiana heavy rains, scientists warn

Torrential rains unleashed on south Louisiana in August were made almost twice as likely by human-caused climate change, according to a quick-fire... Read More

Attribution | Sep 7. 2016.
Interior view of the abandoned and bullet-scarred hospital in Quneitra, Syria. Quneitra was occupied by Israel for seven years beginning in 1967. Today, though decades have passed since the Israeli withdrawal, the town has been left in its destroyed state.

Climate-related disasters raise conflict risk, study says

Extreme weather increases the risk of armed conflict in ethnically-diverse countries, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Human security | Jul 25. 2016.
Theresa May

Revealed: The time when Theresa May spoke out on climate change

Tomorrow afternoon, Theresa May is set to replace David Cameron as the UK's prime minister. ... Read More

UK policy | Jul 12. 2016.
The cliffs being eroded at the Birling Gap. The houses on the cliff are long empty and uninhabited.

UK faces urgent climate change risks, says CCC

The UK must address a number of urgent risks due to climate change, the government's climate advisers have warned. ... Read More

Risk and adaptation | | Jul 12. 2016.
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