What is a Black Nor'easter, what’s causing all this rain and does it have anything to do with climate change? I’m an atmospheric scientist who researches atmospheric rivers, extreme rainfall and climate change. Here’s what you need to know.
Conversation Media Group, the
Taiwan sits on a boundary of tectonic plates, and its long history of catastrophic quakes has forced the island to improve its building construction and design-related technologies.
Deutsche Welle
Family posing for photos amidst flooding and storm surge from Hurricane Sally along Lake Pontchartrain
New elevation data, maps, and analysis document how, by the end of this century, risk zones will extend higher and further inland, into areas where 93 million people live today.
Climate Central
A new report by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) presents a tool for conducting an initial broad-based assessment of the resilience of a country’s health system to disasters and climate change.
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR)
Global concept of climate change
Climate engineering could be part of an equitable solution to climate change. But it also carries risks. Put simply, climate engineering is a technology that can’t be ignored, but more research is needed so policymakers can make informed decisions.
Conversation Media Group, the
For a region so densely populated, the number of recorded deaths is minimal compared to the strength of the earthquake — a testament to the country’s preparedness, a Northeastern disaster recovery expert says.
Northeastern University
Timorese women working
What if the place you were looking for could not be found on any map? Not because it's hidden, but because it was never mapped. And what if people in need were living in unmapped places?
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
A closeup of a seismograph machine needle drawing a red line on graph paper
A powerful new resource for understanding and mitigating earthquake risk at the national level is now available on the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) PreventionWeb platform.
Global Earthquake Model Foundation (GEM)
As rising sea levels and extreme weather contaminate drinking water sources, doctors are seeing alarming numbers of women with serious health problems including pre-eclampsia
Guardian, the (UK)
Tornado going over land close to a house.
Two experts ponder the social and physical factors that may shape the next colossal onslaught of twisters.
Yale Climate Connections

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