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Woman at a fruit market in Africa.
Climate change may cause food prices to increase by 3.2% per year, according to a new study by researchers in Germany. As climate change continues to worsen, this price inflation will mean more and more people don’t have enough food.
Conversation Media Group, the
A mother-of-four from the Aban Jotar village, Sindh, Pakistan cradles her toddler while her husband works in the nearby fields,
As anecdotal evidence of low birth weight and pre-term labour increases, doctors are embarking on a first-of-its-kind study across Sindh to determine the effect of heat during pregnancy.
The Third Pole
A Vietnamese school girl bikes through the flooded streets in Ho Chi Minh wearing her school uniform.
A recent paper published in Nature Climate Change reviewed studies linking climate change-related events or “climate stressors” to education outcomes.
Conversation Media Group, the
Thunderstorm over fields in South Africa.
The researchers reported that adding microwave data collected by low-Earth-orbiting satellites to existing computer weather forecast models produced more accurate forecasts of surface gusts in a case study of the 2020 Midwest Derecho.
American Geophysical Union
Hail storm
ETH researchers led by Professor Benedikt Soja, have succeeded in detecting heavy precipitation events directly with GPS data. The results of their study could significantly improve meteorological monitoring and forecasting.
ETH Zurich
Cover and source: World Bank
The RRS evaluates and rates investment projects from C to A+, based on their resilience attributes in two complementary dimensions.
A farmer takes a break in the midday heat
A 3 F rise in temperature due to global warming may seem endurable, but it can actually feel like 10 F.
University of California, Berkeley
Two proud African girls carrying heavy household items on their head
The process of integrating anticipatory action into contingency plans has many challenges, yet it holds immense promise for enhancing humanitarian preparedness.
Anticipation Hub
Digital thermometer showing a high temperature in a town
Scientists at the University of Vienna have uncovered an error in an established calculation method, leading to a systematic underestimation in the frequency of heat days.
University of Vienna
Family posing for photos amidst flooding and storm surge from Hurricane Sally along Lake Pontchartrain
To better understand how sea-level rise threatens coastal areas, scientists propose a new indicator to estimate the risk of coastal flooding under climate change.
Eos - AGU
Bookshelves in a library.
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