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29 03 2020 | 14:21

As climate heats up, planners urged to look beyond history to judge risks.

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate predictions based only on what has happened in the past underestimate the likelihood of extreme weather, which could leave people and infrastructure…

20 03 2020 | 07:35

The Sahel in the midst of climate change.

Rainfall deficits and severe droughts, but also heavy rains and devastating floods: the Sahelian region is experiencing the full impact of climate change and its dramatic consequences on people’s…

16 03 2020 | 20:50

How climate change may ‘flood’ global equities.

We estimate that approximately 7% of global facilities operated by MSCI ACWI Index constituents are threatened by coastal flooding risk. Nearly 62% of index constituents had at least one facility in…

27 02 2020 | 07:39

Africa at risk.

African nations are among the most vulnerable to climate change, with ever

23 02 2020 | 11:53

Flooded Britain: a new normal?

A series of storms have lashed Britain in the past two weeks resulting in widespread floods that have left residents and businesses devastated. But as the climate heats up and towns expand into…

30 01 2020 | 14:41

How the 'Venice of Africa' is losing its battle against the rising ocean.

Saint-Louis, the old colonial capital of Senegal, faces a flooding threat that has already seen entire villages lost to the Atlantic Ameth Diagne points to a single tree submerged in the ocean. It…

25 01 2020 | 08:39

Faced with Forced Relocation, the People of One Philippine City Designed Their Own Climate-resilient Neighborhood.

In Pasig City, Philippines, southeast of Manila, there's an apartment complex with whitewashed walls and colorful trim. It's an unassuming set of buildings, but a globally important one. The…

19 01 2020 | 14:38

Flooding in southern Iran.

Heavy rainfall has triggered flooding in southern Iran, particularly in the Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces. The downpour has led to blocked roads and destroyed bridges, crops…

17 01 2020 | 08:00

Venice canals almost dry, two months after severe floods.

Low tides have left canals in Venice almost dry, just two months after severe flooding left much of the Italian city under water. Boats have been seen almost beached as water levels dip drastically…

17 01 2020 | 07:57

Extreme weather leaves Congo capital residents underwater.

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Paulin Bolumbu thought his family lived a safe distance from the Congo River, but in November the water overran its banks by more than half a kilometer, inundating his corrugated…

05 12 2019 | 07:48

Africa looks on in frustration as COP 25 opens in Madrid.

Punctuating the climate change summit in Madrid, heavy rains continue to pound east and central Africa causing deadly flooding and landslides. Activists fear the  conference known as COP25 will…

05 12 2019 | 07:32

Africa’s Civil Society Calls for Action as COP25 Kicks off in Madrid.

MADRID - During the 25th round of climate change negotiations starting today in Madrid, Spain, African civil society organisations will call on governments from both developing and developed nations…

05 12 2019 | 07:25

Why the floods in East Africa are so bad.

Rain-triggered disasters, including flash floods and landslides, have killed at least 250 people and affected some three million people across East Africa in recent weeks, with about half of the…

05 12 2019 | 07:07

Floods predicted to uproot 50 mln people a year as climate heats up.

MADRID - The number of people at risk of being forced from their homes by river flooding could surge to as many as 50 million a year by the end of the century if governments do not step up action to…

25 11 2019 | 14:18

Venice Floods Again — What to Do When You Can’t Move to Higher Ground?

The historic city of Venice (a UNESCO world heritage site) flooded for the third time in a week, with Piazza St.

21 11 2019 | 08:58

Climate change: Warming signal links global floods and fires.

With homes under water in South Yorkshire, near record flooding in Venice, and burgeoning wildfires in Australia, many people are asking if and how climate change is connected to these extreme…

21 11 2019 | 08:55

Venice council flooded moments after rejecting climate crisis plan.

Veneto’s regional council rejected a plan to combat climate change minutes before its offices on the Grand Canal, in Venice, were flooded, it has emerged as the city continues to battle high water …

13 11 2019 | 14:20

Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor.

Severe flooding in Venice that has left much of the Italian city under water is a direct result of climate change, the mayor says. The highest water levels in the region in more than 50 years will…

10 11 2019 | 05:28

Our Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood.

New elevation data show that by midcentury frequent coastal flooding will rise higher than areas currently home to hundreds of millions of people EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As a result of heat-trapping…

16 07 2019 | 12:51

Washington Floods Expose a Double Threat: Old Drains and Climate Change.

WASHINGTON — When almost a month’s worth of rain deluged this city on Monday morning, turning streets into rivers and basements into wading pools, it showed just how vulnerable cities with aging…