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Twenty men and women were bathing or relaxing in the sauna at a century-old public bathhouse here on a recent evening--until they suddenly found themselves in the pitch dark.
Asahi Shimbun Company, the
A blazing wildfire starts to encroach on residential areas in Braga, Portugal
States are struggling to budget given incomplete data
Grist Magazine
Bonn technical forum
Three UN agencies are working together to develop a new tracking system for disaster impacts following agreement at COP27 on a global loss and damage fund to provide assistance to developing nations suffering from the impact of climate change.
UNDRR Bonn Office
Three Native American tribes will get $25 million each to retreat to higher ground. Despite a high initial cost, relocation may save money in the long run, by reducing damage from future disasters, along with the cost of rebuilding after those disasters.
New York Times, the
Aerial view of a flooded street in Brisbane, Australia (2019)
2022 will be remembered as the year of the Great Deluge, when record-breaking rain and floods lashed large parts of Eastern Australia, causing untold devastation for Australians and our economy.
Climate Council of Australia
Remaining puddle in a dried lake
Experts at COP27 have made apocalyptic forecasts of weather under climate change if urgent action is not taken. In South Asia the anticipated ‘climate chaos’ is already a reality for many, with extreme droughts and floods increasingly affecting the region
International Water Management Institute
The unusually stubborn and protracted La Niña event is likely to last until the end of the northern hemisphere winter/southern hemisphere summer.
World Meteorological Organization
Overhead shot of a volcano
Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began sending up fountains of glowing rock and spilling lava from fissures as its first eruption in nearly four decades began on Nov. 27, 2022.
Conversation Media Group, the