One key solution is to invest in food security and rural development, which can address factors that compel people to move.
The Indian government seems to have fallen for the Big Business’ agenda of using electric cars even as climate change is accelerating.
Trump has expressed doubts about the science of climate change and has blamed former President Barack Obama’s efforts to cut carbon emissions.
If the world manages to keep warming by the century’s end below 1.5º C – an extremely ambitious target – over a third of the ice volume in Asia’s high mountains will still be lost.
“Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble,” Trump wrote in a series of posts on Twitter.
The strongest storm to hit the island in decades has left hospitals flooded, strewn with rubble and dependent on diesel generators to keep the neediest patients alive.
Apart from the unfavourable economic and financing aspects for generating energy from coal, the plant may be Kenya’s single largest pollution source.
Climate change is making berries ripen early in Kodiak, Alaska, luring bears away from eating salmon. This shift may not hurt the bears, but could have far-reaching impacts on surrounding forests.
The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed at least 32 people and devastated several small islands.
The moles, Topos in Spanish, formed as a volunteer search and rescue group in the aftermath of the devastating quake that struck Mexico City in 1985.
Maria’s strength was building as it approached the Lesser Antilles, the US National Hurricane Center said, estimating its winds at near 85 miles per hour.
A quarter of buildings in the Cuban city are in “bad or regular” shape, according to the provincial housing authority.
“There has been no change in the US’s position on the Paris agreement,” said White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters.
In addition to deaths and injuries, the storm has caused widespread damage to road and electrical infrastructure, housing stock, ports and telecommunications.
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As one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, Irma has killed 21 people, leaving hotels, airports and other buildings damaged or flattened across prime vacation islands.
Veracruz state officials said in a statement on Friday that the storm could cause landslides and flooding, and urged people living below hills and slopes to be prepared to evacuate.
UN chief Antonio Guterres urged nations to get serious about keeping the ambition high on climate action.
If there are fewer monsoon depressions in the Bay of Bengal then what is driving these rainfall extremes? A new study finds some answers.
The Sahara is the largest hot desert on Earth, covering more than 9,000 square km, comparable to the surface of China or the US.
Fewer monsoon depressions in the Bay of Bengal are causing shifts in the duration and intensity of the rainy seasons. What does this mean for South Asia?
We have an agrarian crisis today because we have failed to think through what kind of agriculture we need.
As manufacturers struggle to come to terms with the uncertainties brought on by shifty weather and a bleaker future, the labourers find themselves the most vulnerable link.
South India’s first ‘Seeds for Needs’ project will help farmers grow lost varieties of seeds and distribute them to other farmers.
It is an important time to focus on the unintended and unexpected consequences in the natural-human interactions in the food-energy- water nexus
The impact of climate change is exacerbated by conflict and poverty, resulting in the widening income inequality between women and men.
Climate change is forcing many of Mongolia’s nomadic herders to abandon their traditional lifestyle and move to Ulaanbaatar, exacerbating its smog problem.
An over-emphasis on environmental stress overlooks the role of politics and economics in shaping the socio-economic landscape of the war in Syria.
Due to rising sea levels, low-lying island nations are in immediate danger. If drastic measures are taken, this disastrous trend can be transformed into an opportunity for sustainable development.
The NITI Aayog’s draft national energy policy seeks to keep India’s economy heavily reliant on fossil fuels even in 2040.
The Republic of Kiribati is experiencing baki-aba, or ‘land hunger’, as its population grows and atolls shrink.
In a mental landscape increasingly dominated by the ephemeral nature of ‘Breaking News’, Larsen C exemplifies a global warming trait difficult to get our heads around.
In Climate Terror: A Critical Geopolitics of Climate Change, Sanjay Chaturvedi and Timothy Doyle caution us about the risks of fear-inducing climate change discourses.
The world’s top economic leaders try to bridge differences on climate change and trade as G-20 summit kicks off in Germany amid threat of violent protests.
The decision allows Australia’s conservative government to dodge political embarrassment and potential damage to the country’s lucrative tourism industry.
Thousands are expected to march in Hamburg this week against globalisation and what they say is corporate greed and a failure to tackle climate change.
If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers a historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump.
A former climate negotiator in the Caribbean says it’s in the US’s economic and political interest to address climate change.
Big Agriculture now employs its unethical marketing tactics to selling farmers “climate-smart” agriculture in the form of soils, seeds and chemicals.
According to tourism officials, the Caribbean tourism industry faces significant future threats related to both competitiveness and climate change impacts.