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An Emory University study published Feb. 15 in Nature Mental Health shows wildfires lead to an increase of anxiety-related emergency department visits in the western United States.
Emory University
Scientists have successfully applied a pair of advanced computer models to simulate last year’s wildfire that devastated the Hawaiian town of Lahaina. The development could lay the groundwork for more detailed predictions of wildfires.
National Center for Atmospheric Research
After months of warnings, authorities in Catalonia have declared a drought emergency. The region is in the midst of the worst drought since records began.
Cover and source: Economics of Disasters and Climate Change
Using a new composite climate-risk index, this study shows that population in high-risk counties in the United States has grown disproportionately over the last few decades, even relative to the corresponding commuting zone.
Cover and source: Asian Development Bank
Analyzing how intensifying climate change threatens to increase poverty and hunger in the Asia and the Pacific, this report highlights the need for transformative solutions that advance climate action, increase resilience, and protect development gains.
Cover and source: Environmental Science & Policy
This article argues that framing climate risk in terms of physical, socio-economic and/or ecological risks remains problematic in ensuring adequate climate risk assessment information translates into more effective adaptation decision-making.
Researchers scout ice fields by boat
The sanctity and resilience of the global scientific community have never been more crucial. This report addresses the urgent need to protect scientists, academics, and educational institutions increasingly targeted in various global crises.
International Science Council (ISC)
Cover and source: International Science Council
This paper looks at lessons from the advocacy and solidarity efforts of the International Science Council and its partners using relevant examples and a policy review to examine the scientific community’s response to crises affecting science systems.

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