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Maps more realistically depict flood zones with less effort, lower costs
University of Georgia
Wildfire and dark clouds approaching Hollywood City
Humans have raised CO₂ levels in the atmosphere to 50% above what they were before the industrial revolution. Bouts of severe drought, heat and low humidity are becoming more extreme as the climate warms.
Conversation Media Group, the
Learning optimal design needs from the catastrophic problem of failed structures
Hiroshima University
Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers used a new analytic approach to study more than 1.5 million deaths across the state of California.
University of Southern California
This image shows a thermometer indicating high temperatures. The sun is shining brightly in the sky.
New research led by the University of East Anglia quantifies the benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5°C and identifies the hotspot regions for climate change risk in the future.
University of East Anglia
The dangerous extremes are expected to topple records as the effects of climate change continue to shift weather patterns.
Johns Hopkins University
Menacing cloud over the sea
Attribution science has led to major advances in linking the impacts of extreme weather and human-induced climate change, but large gaps in the published research still conceal the full extent of climate change damage, warns a new study.
Institute of Physics Publishing Limited
Vehicles try to drive through a flooded street in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2020)
Flooding is among the leading climatic threats to livelihoods, bearing the potential to reverse progress in poverty reduction and development. A World Bank study estimates that 170m people in extreme poverty will face flood risk and its long-term effects.
World Bank, the