Young teenage brides in the village of Nataka on the east coast of Mozambique, left to right: Carlina Nortino, 15, Muacheia Amade, 14, Lucia Eusebio, 15, and Fatima Amisse, 14. Photograph: Gethin Chamberlain/Gethin Chamberlain. As global warming exacerbates drought and floods, farmers’ incomes plunge – and girls as young as 13 are given away to stave off poverty
November 26, 2017 — It was the flood that ensured that Ntonya Sande’s first year as a teenager would also be the first year of her married life. Up to the moment the water swept away her parents’
Continue reading Why climate change is creating a new generation of child brides TRAINING. A representative from the Office of Civil Defense Bicol demonstrates to pupils at the Bacacay East Central School in Albay how to administer first aid. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler Bicol is the pilot area for the Office of Civil Defense’s resilience caravan
ALBAY, Philippines (Nov. 24, 2017) — The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Bicol is teaching the next generation of Bicolanos to be prepared should disaster strike in the region.
Continue reading Bicol grade school students trained in disaster response, resilience Rebecca Till in her flooded property in Galgate. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian Cumbria MP says government is dragging its feet, as torrential rain causes flooding in area hit by Storm Desmond in 2015
November 24, 2017 — Torrential rain has forced dozens of families from their homes and caused disruption across the north-west of England, prompting a local MP to accuse the government of
Continue reading Floods in north-west England prompt criticism over missing defences Flooding at Carnforth railway station in Lancashire, where heavy rain caused flooding and travel disruption. Photograph: @Bloo_Bel/Twitter/PA People evacuated in Lancashire as rain causes widespread flooding and power cuts in north-west England and north Wales
November 23, 2017 — Firefighters have rescued more than 70 people as torrential rain caused widespread flooding and power blackouts across north-west England and north Wales.
Continue reading 70 rescued from floods as severe UK weather continues A tropical storm beginning to form in the South China Sea in July 2017, as seen from the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) weather satellite. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team Scientists measure dissolved black carbon in South China Sea water samples to better understand the carbon cycle in the oceans, which absorb roughly half of all carbon emitted into the atmosphere
November 21, 2017 — To fully understand how the oceans regulate carbon concentrations in the atmosphere, scientists must have detailed knowledge of the marine carbon cycle. A large amount of
Continue reading Plumbing the Depths of the Marine Carbon Cycle SUMMIT. The 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) concludes on Saturday morning in Bonn, Germany. Photo courtesy of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Climate groups agree that the loss and damage finance agenda has been sidelined in the COP 23 negotiations
BONN, Germany (Nov. 21, 2017) — The 23rd UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) wrapped up on Saturday, November 19, at Bonn, Germany. But for the climate groups, the work is far from over.
Continue reading Climate groups lament lack of loss and damage finance pledges in COP 23 A home is surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas. Photograph: David J. Phillip/AP After months of intense hurricanes, heat waves, and droughts, a survey finds a record number of Americans worried about climate change
November 20, 2017 — The latest climate change survey from Yale and George Mason Universities is out, and it shows that Americans are still poorly-informed about the causes of global warming. Only
Continue reading Battered by extreme weather, Americans are more worried about climate change The Trump administration is peeling away rules designed to protect clean air and water, fueling a growing urgency around the struggle for environmental justice, say political leaders, academics and activists
November 20, 2017 — The Trump administration’s dismantling of environmental regulations has intensified a growing civil rights battle over the deadly burden of pollution on minorities and low-income people.
Continue reading A civil rights ’emergency’: justice, clean air and water in the age of Trump Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction through the Caribbean (Pic: NLRC via IFRC) Hurricane Irma cost Antigua and Barbuda $250m but insurance paid out just $6m, says diplomat, calling for more support at UN climate talks in Bonn
November 13, 2017 — After one of the most destructive Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, some Caribbean nations are facing heavy losses.
Continue reading Caribbean diplomat calls for support to address hurricane losses An electrical storm hits Bognor Regis, UK, on 18/07/2017. Credit: Dan Holland Photography/Alamy Stock Photo. The UK could face harsher and more frequent winter storms if global greenhouse gas emissions aren’t curbed, a new study says
November 13, 2017 — The research uses modelling to investigate how rising global temperatures could change the movements of mid-latitude storms by the end of the century. These storms form outside
Continue reading Shifting storms under climate change could bring wilder winters to the UK