droughts

amazigh women in a village with an association that cultivates an olive tree nursery

In the High Atlas mountains, the future hinges on water

In the villages of the Amazigh people, community collectives provide voice and solidarity in the face of multiple climate threats — Life and death for whole communities hang in the balance of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that include eliminating poverty, conserving forests, and addressing climate change, passed by the United Nations unanimously …

In the High Atlas mountains, the future hinges on water Read More »

residents wade through floodwaters in the suburb of hermit park in townsville this week

Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo

Amid record temperatures, severe flooding and devastation of wilderness, the political message from the government is business as usual — The people of Townsville know about heavy rain, but this was new. Over the past fortnight, the northern Queensland city’s 180,000 residents have been hit by a monsoon strengthened by a low-pressure front that dragged …

Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo Read More »

fish are dying in their hundreds of thousands in the lower darling river

Michael McCormack makes first visit to Menindee since fish kill: ‘We’re all experts in hindsight’

Nationals leader, who had earlier blamed mass deaths on lack of rain, defends irrigators and plays down climate change — The Nationals leader Michael McCormack has made his first visit to Menindee since the ecological disaster which led to the death of up to a million fish, claiming “we’re all experts in hindsight”. The deputy …

Michael McCormack makes first visit to Menindee since fish kill: ‘We’re all experts in hindsight’ Read More »

melting ice on khumbu glacier in the everest-khumbu region

A third of Himalayan ice cap doomed, finds report

Even radical climate change action won’t save glaciers, endangering 2 billion people — At least a third of the huge ice fields in Asia’s towering mountain chain are doomed to melt due to climate change, according to a landmark report, with serious consequences for almost 2 billion people. Even if carbon emissions are dramatically and …

A third of Himalayan ice cap doomed, finds report Read More »

morning after a snowfall in new york's central park

Q&A: How is Arctic warming linked to the ‘polar vortex’ and other extreme weather

The past week has seen some brutal weather hitting the US and Canada. With cold Arctic air plunging south down to the US midwest, six states have seen temperatures lower than the south pole and at least eight people have died due to the extreme cold — The UK, too, is braced for snow this …

Q&A: How is Arctic warming linked to the ‘polar vortex’ and other extreme weather Read More »

Scroll to Top