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Risk and adaptation


    Yacht washed ashore and grounded during Storm Ciara at Cardwell Bay, Gourock, UK with H M Coastguard in attendance

    Climate resilience: Is the UK ready for the impacts of global warming?

    Every area of UK society will feel the effects of climate change and, as global emissions continue to rise, preparing for life in a warmer world is c...Read More

    Risk and adaptation| Mar 13. 2023.
    Flooding at the Bagmati river in India, a branch of the Ganges, due to heavy monsoon rains and melting of Himalaya glaciers.

    Climate change will make it harder for world’s poorest to migrate, study says

    Climate change will make it harder for the world’s poorest people to migrate – leaving them “extremely vulnerable” to continued impacts and i...Read More

    People| Jul 25. 2022.
    Climate change protest in Glasgow

    Guest post: How to model society's response to climate change

    How ambitious climate policy will be in the future is key to understanding the scale of climate change impacts we can expect. Yet, the question of ho...Read More

    Guest posts| Feb 25. 2022.
    Sabratha, Libya. Credit: Liquid Light / Alamy Stock Photo. AYWF1W

    Mapped: African world heritage sites threatened by sea level rise ‘to triple by 2050’

    Three times as many sites of sacred value, scientific wonder and natural splendour across Africa could face risks from human-caused climate change by...Read More

    Sea level rise| Feb 10. 2022.
    Army and local emergency services evacuate Fayetteville residents from floods caused by Hurricane Matthew_KHA8JE

    US flooding increase will ‘disproportionately’ impact black and low-income groups

    Climate change and population growth could drive a 26% rise in US flood risk by 2050 – disproportionately impacting black and low-income groups –...Read More

    Floods| Jan 31. 2022.
    A woman plants tree on the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan

    Climate-adaptation funds have not reached half of ‘most vulnerable’ nations, study finds

    Many countries in Africa and those experiencing armed conflict are struggling to access money set aside to prepare them for climate change, according...Read More

    Risk and adaptation| Jan 20. 2022.
    INTERNATIONAL BORDER: MEXICO - UNITED STATES (aerial view). Algodones Dunes in the Sonoran Desert, Baja California, Mexico (left of wall)

    Global warming will make undocumented migration into US ‘increasingly dangerous’

    The already perilous desert crossing from Mexico to the US will become more dangerous as the climate warms, new research says. The research, publi...Read More

    People| Dec 16. 2021.
    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.

    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.
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