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Flood barriers holding back the River Severn

Guest post: How to assess regional climate information for adaptation planning

From heatwaves and wildfires, to floods and rainfall-induced landslides, the northern-hemisphere summer of 2021 has seen a brutal series of extreme w... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 21. 2021.
Waves crashing into sea wall, Filey Bay, Yorkshire

CCC: Adaptation to climate risks ‘underfunded and ignored’ by UK government

Efforts to manage climate risks in the UK have been “underfunded and ignored” leaving the nation vulnerable to rising temperatures, according to ... Read More

UK policy | Jun 16. 2021.
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Guest post: How to assess the multiple interacting risks of climate change

A key threat of a warming climate is that it does not pose one single risk, but rather it presents multiple, interacting risks.  In a highly ... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 27. 2021.
Women and children walking in the fields

Guest post: Why avoiding climate change ‘maladaptation’ is vital

With the delayed UN climate talks coming up this year, COP26 president Alok Sharma recently launched a “Race to Resilience” to underscore the urg... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 10. 2021.
Malawian workers toil in a crop of soay below Mount Mulanje.

Guest post: Lessons from Africa on climate change adaptation

The Earth’s changing climate is already having major consequences for the environment and society. While these impacts highlight the need to cut gr... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 1. 2021.
Students at english class. Madaba, Jordan. Credit: Thomas Imo / Alamy Stock Phot

Tackling gender inequality is ‘crucial’ for climate adaptation

Efforts to tackle gender inequality can play a key role in how countries adapt to the growing risks posed by climate change, a new study says. The... Read More

Risk and adaptation | Dec 15. 2020.
A Chinese woman cleans electric fans at an outdoor stall in Beijing.

Guest post: Demand for cooling is blind spot for climate and sustainable development

With rising global temperatures and increasingly severe heatwaves, much of the world’s population is vulnerable to the growing health risks of extr... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 19. 2020.
Glacial lake, Patagonia, Argentina. Credit: DPK-Photo / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: How climate change is turning glaciers into lakes

Lakes formed by melting glaciers around the world have increased in size by 50% over the past 30 years.  That is the main finding of our new ... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 31. 2020.
Permafrost thaw in the Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska. Credit: Natural History Archive / Alamy Stock Photo. M5R6R1

Guest post: The irreversible emissions of a permafrost ‘tipping point’

Across vast swaths of the northern hemisphere’s higher reaches, frozen ground holds billions of tonnes of carbon.  As global temperatures r... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 12. 2020.
An argo float measures ocean temperatures. Credit: Argo program, Germany/Ifremer.

Guest post: Could the Atlantic Overturning Circulation ‘shut down’?

Generally, we think of climate change as a gradual process: the more greenhouse gases that humans emit, the more the climate will change. But are the... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 11. 2020.
People stuck in a traffic jam in Somerset, UK, leave their cars during a heatwave on 30 July 2016. Credit: Timothy Large / Alamy Stock Photo. GFAT52

Guest post: How heatwave images in the media can better represent climate risks

Dr Saffron O'Neill is an associate professor in geography at the University of Exeter. Between 2012 and 2017 she held an Economic and Social Research ... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 29. 2019.
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