Category: Climate Change & Our Warming World

Water crashing over a road near Galveston Bay just outside of Houston, Texas during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Photo by Eric Overton/iStock

Richer nations urged to boost protection against wild weather as economic losses jump

Economic losses caused by the most extreme weather events, from hurricanes to wildfires, are surging fastest in parts of the world outside the tropics – places that once saw relatively few such disasters, scientists and statisticians have warned.

Coal power plants are a major contributor of air pollution. Image by Johannes Plenio from Pixabay.

‘Asia undermining efforts to reduce coal dependence,’ says UN

Asia’s dependence on coal is completely at odds with the Paris Agreement to combat climate change, a UN official has warned, as experts from the region met in Bangkok to find ways to intensify efforts to stem global warming.