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Climate change plays a role in top 10 underreported humanitarian crises

CI

A new CARE International report confirms that climate change played a significant role in the majority of the ten most underreported disasters of 2018. This study adds to the growing body of scientific evidence that the global climate crisis undermines sustainable development and causes human suffering.

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  • ‘It eats everything’ – The new breed of wildfire that can't be predicted

    EC

    Climate change, negligent forest management and urbanisation are causing higher-intensity, faster-moving fires that can evolve into erratic firestorms, known as pyroCbs. These fires can generate 100,000 kilowatts of energy per metre, 10 times what a firefighter can handle, and experts are also struggling to predict the fires' behaviour and direction.

  • UK homes unfit for the challenges of climate change, CCC says

    CCC

    The UK's Committee on Climate Change has released a report warning that the government must act now to ensure homes are resilient to climate impacts. The government must prioritise housing performance and compliance, builders' skills gap, and retrofitting. Building new houses and filling the funding gap are also key.

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