A spate of extreme warmth in the Arctic over the past two months has startled scientists, who warn that the high temperatures may lead to record-low ice coverage next summer and even more warming i

Climate change is having devastating impacts on communities’ lives, livelihoods and food security across South Asia. Its consequences are so severe that it is increasingly contributing to migration, and this incidence is likely to escalate much more in the years to come as climate change impacts become more serious.

This report serves as the technical and reference document for the data, methods, and analytic approach used in the analysis of the exposure of critical infrastructure to natural disasters. The analysis includes 11 natural hazards and five infrastructure sectors.

There is a growing body of literature on the impact of climate change in Africa. Most studies have concentrated on the impact of climate change on crop and livestock productivity, while other studies have assessed adaptation to climate change.

Scientists estimate that anthropogenic climate change leads to increased surface temperature, sea-level rise, more frequent and significant extreme weather and climate events, among others. This study investigate how climate change can potentially change the vulnerability to poverty using a panel data set in Indonesia.

This paper explores household-level responses to extreme weather events in Bangladesh and Pakistan, which are among the most disaster-prone countries in the world. In particular, the frequency of extreme floods is on the rise in Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Climate-fragility risks are on the rise globally and developmental paths taken by countries can shape these risks. To understand the link between development and climate-fragility risks in Asia, this brief presents the findings of a survey conducted with development practitioners and experts from a range of developing and developed countries.

2015 saw a historic double success for sustainability and climate policy. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Paris Agreement on climate ­protection establish a system of ambitious policy goals for the world.

This special report in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society presents assessments of how climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events. 

This fifth edition of explaining extreme events of the previous year (2015) from a climate perspective continues to provide evidence that climate change is altering some extreme event risk.

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