Updates

A blazing wildfire starts to encroach on residential areas in Braga, Portugal
States are struggling to budget given incomplete data
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.
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.
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
The unusually stubborn and protracted La Niña event is likely to last until the end of the northern hemisphere winter/southern hemisphere summer.
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.
NOAA and Microsoft have forged a formal agreement to harness Microsoft’s cloud computing tools and help advance NOAA’s mission to create a Climate-Ready Nation.
Crowd of anonymous people walking on a busy street in Bosnia and Herzgovina
A three-day disaster simulation exercise was held in Prijedor from November 28 to 30, 2022, which concluded with a demonstration of a rescue operation in realistic conditions and providing first aid.
Australians’ well-documented affinity with the sun, surf and sand continues to fuel coastal property market growth. This growth defies rising interest rates and growing evidence of impacts of climate change on people living in vulnerable coastal locations
The Mekong river at a low water level due to drought
In Lao PDR, FAO has been working with partners and government stakeholders, including the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, to develop an anticipatory action system for agricultural drought in two target provinces: Luang Prabang and Savannakhet.