The upper troposphere/lower stratosphere is an unexplored region in the atmosphere which is neverthelles crucial for climate change prediction and building robust climate models.
Mosquito resting on grass
With a changing climate, animal, insect, and plant species will either adapt or die under new environmental and climate conditions – this brings new challenges in the study of vector-borne infectious diseases.
Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, describes the stakes of the climate crisis.
Masai warrior walking beside flooded dirt road, Amboseli NP, Kenya.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242.
The goo that grows in soaked buildings can cause infections and allergies—an issue that’s understudied even as climate change leads to more frequent deluges.
Deciphering the role of climate change is also challenging in regions with large gaps in the quality and length of historical weather observations, partly due to a lack of financial support from wealthy governments.
If the Antarctic ice sheet all melted, global average sea levels would rise by 58 metres. But scientists are grappling with exactly how global warming will affect this great ice sheet.
The project will support weather forecasting, warning, and flood resilience in the Kelani river basin.
StEER engineers assess why some buildings survive hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, and why others do not.
To help prevent a repeat of the catastrophic damage, UNDP has invested in flood protection civil works along the river, including four flood protection river spurs and one embankment on the Gash.