Updates

This week's deluge brought the heaviest rains in 115 years in Seoul, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration. At least 10 people have perished due to the torrential rain that has swept across the northern part of the country since Monday.
Afghan men construct a wall
When a magnitude-6.0 quake struck Afghanistan in June, long-standing vulnerabilities — including a heavily faulted region, traditional adobe-style construction, and lack of enforceable building codes — were again revealed.
Panorama od old town and mountains of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
COP27 host Sharm El-Sheikh has set its sights on being recognized as a global leader in urban disaster resilience.
The rising frequency and intensity of heat waves can trigger various forms of emotional distress affecting people’s mental health. One such emerging form of distress is eco-anxiety.
The European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) has warned that the current drought could be the worst in 500 years.
The academic collaboration will support the development of climate-conditioned fire danger indices through research on changes to future fire weather behavior in the U.S. while implementing data from CMIP6.
This week Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards led a delegation of business and state leaders on an economic development, water management and resiliency mission to the Netherlands.
View from a beach in Palau as a storm approaches
New research on early warning and early action for typhoons in Palau and drought in Tuvalu will help shape the Green Climate Fund programme enhancing climate resilience in five Pacific island nations, preparing the ground for new early action protocols.
The Southeast Asia Flash Flood Guidance System (SeAFFGS) has been officially launched, ushering in the prospect of improved early warnings for a major natural hazard.
In the context of weather forecasting, Impact-based forecasting (IbF) reflects a shift from describing and communicating what the hazard will be to what the hazard might do.