The United States has over 2,100 operational hydroelectric dams, with locations in nearly every state. They play essential roles in their regional power grids. But most were built in the past century under a different climate than they face today.
Field of dead corals, due to warming oceans
Four key climate change indicators – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification – set new records in 2021. This is yet another clear sign that human activities are causing planetary scale changes.
Kenyan women standing in a field next to a goat
“Family Insurance completes the suite of support women need in this environment to build independent and resilient livelihoods,” said Michael Carter, MRR Innovation Lab director and co-creator of this new kind of insurance.
The first satellite-telemetered seismic station in Iloilo Province was inaugurated on 28 April 2022, as part of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology's commitment to set up 115 seismic stations.
The World Bank has approved a financing package to increase flood resilience and access to urban infrastructure in selected neighborhoods and to improve urban management in Liberia.
In Indonesia's apple-growing heartlands, erratic rainfall and rising temperatures are eating away at farmers' profits
Labourers on construction sites are falling sick due to extreme heat - but when they can't work, they lose income, which makes it hard to afford enough to eat
This column presents evidence from Italy showing that high temperatures affect firm demography by reducing the entry of newborn firms in the market and increasing business closures, while relocation to colder areas plays a minor role.
Nigerien fishermen in their boats on river Niger
The World Bank supports Niger’s resilience through the Disaster Risk Management and Urban Development Project. This includes drainage, flood protection, sustainable land and water use, and capacity development in early warning, preparedness, and response.
While local and state governments have led the way on climate adaptation to date, citizens have much more to do, as the worrying lack of preparation for the floods that devastated Lismore makes clear.