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The latest updates on disaster risk and resilience in the news, and news from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) community and beyond in the Prevention Web knowledge base.

Climate change is making the symptoms of certain brain conditions worse. Conditions that can worsen as temperature and humidity rise include stroke, migraines, meningitis, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's.
Conversation Media Group, the
compilation of images of different types of weather like sun and rain separated by diagonal lines
It was the warmest April on record – the eleventh month in a row of record global temperatures. Sea surface temperatures have been record high for the past 13 months. Extreme weather caused many casualties and socio-economic disruption.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Wildfire damage, Santa Rosa, California
To investigate trends in fire weather, a key factor of wildfire risk, Climate Central analyzed data from 476 weather stations to assess trends in 245 climate divisions spanning the 48 contiguous U.S. states during the last 51 years (1973-2023).
Climate Central
In Canada land subsidence, a natural sinking process intensified by human activities like groundwater extraction and wetland destruction, is playing a critical role in the extent to which communities experience impacts from rising seas.
The Energy Mix
This brief displays the May 2024 updates for the Early Warnings 4 All initiative.
Early Warnings for All initiative (EW4All)
Research published this week estimated that the record floods could reduce Britain's ability to feed itself by nearly 10% due to a reduced crop area and poor yields.
Context
Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) recently reunited with disaster management experts in Barbados following a March 2024 engagement in Bridgetown in which PDC presented the results of the National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment.
Pacific Disaster Center
Sun above a city
English schools could exceed an “overheating” threshold of 26C for one-third of the academic year if global warming reaches 2C above pre-industrial temperatures, a new study finds.
Carbon Brief

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