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Houses being washed away through coastal erosion and sea level rise.
Since the record-breaking volcanic eruption a year ago, which triggered up to 15m tsunami waves that gutted entire villages, the Government of Tonga is building higher and higher sea walls to keep the ocean out.
Commonwealth Secretariat
The extraordinary flood event Auckland experienced on the night of January 27, the eve of the city’s anniversary weekend, was caused by rainfall that was literally off the chart.
Conversation Media Group, the
Two women in a slum in Asia.
Scale up local-level adaptation by integrating climate adaptation considerations into decentralized governance processes and resources.
Development Asia
Harbour of Auckland in New Zealand.
We’ve built our cities to be vulnerable to major weather events such as the one in Auckland. While almost no city could escape the effects of four months’ worth of rain in 24 h, there are things that could've been done to avoid some of the worst impacts.
Conversation Media Group, the
Financing for a regional project to scale up hydro-meteorological and Early Warning Services in six countries in East Africa and around Lake Victoria has been approved by the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative.
World Meteorological Organization
Commercial diver
Scientists are using acoustic sensors to collect data and improve hurricane preparedness and coastal resilience in the archipelago of San Andrés.
Eos - AGU
Some Japanese scientists are shifting their focus toward passing on that knowledge to the rest of the disaster-prone Pacific Rim in order to help ensure that other nations are adequately prepared in the event of their own 3/11.
Japan Times Ltd., the
Southeast Asia is well acquainted with the impact of climate change, but less with the resilience of energy systems. A collaborative and regional approach to climate modelling of energy systems can inform the development of effective adaptation policies.
Fulcrum