climate damage

Climate Change: African Nations Most In Peril – Private Wealth – 31/01/2017

With its 2017 Climate Change Vulnerability Index, Verisk Maplecroft showcases the countries and locales most exposed. The African continent hosts the worst performing countries under a weakened political climate change scenario. The Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and South Sudan are among the top five most vulnerable places in 2017, according [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Statement on Climate of India during 2016 – reliefweb – 13/01/2017

The climate of India was significantly warmer than normal during 2016 in line with the warmer than normal global climate observed during the period. The annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over the country during 2016 was +0.910C above the 1961-1990 average, thus making the year 2016 as the warmest year on record since [...]

By |January 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Severe weather, natural disasters cause record year for insurable damage in Canada – Yahoo News – 06/01/2017

From the wildfires that swept through Fort McMurray in May to the floods that devastated parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland over Thanksgiving weekend, severe weather had a huge impact on Canadians in 2016. According to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ), insured damage for 2016 topped $4.9 billion – smashing the previous annual record of [...]

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Climate change will cost Bangladesh $121 billion – Dhaka Tribune – 12/01/2017

Climate experts and researchers warn that it may cost the country up to USD 121 billion or 5% of the national GDP from 2005-2050 as it is not capable of dealing with the adverse effects of climate change through mitigation and adaptation, at Gobeshona conference yesterday.

Source:  Dhaka Tribune, 2017/01/12

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The next migrant wave – Eco Business – 09/01/2017

Climate migration is on the rise, and Asia is set to be among the worst affected regions. Asian Development Bank vice president Stephen Groff outlines how the region can prepare for the next wave of migrants.

Source:  Eco Business, 2017/01/09

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

US had its second-hottest year, along with weather and climate disasters that cost $46 billion – CNBC – 09/01/2017

Climate and weather disaster events cost billions of dollars and killed more than 100 people across the U.S. in 2016, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Last year, was the country's second-warmest year on record in the 122 years of record-keeping, bolstered by a gradual global warming trend and [...]

By |January 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Russia to be biggest winner in case of climate change – Realnoe Vremya – 27/12/2016

The U.S. new president seems to be persistent in his intention to switch the state's energy policy to traditional fuels. If other countries follow his pattern, global warming may gain momentum. Trump is willing to help his country's energy industry, but climate change may benefit Russia even more.

Source:  Realnoe Vremya, 2016/12/27

By |January 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Major flooding in UK now likely every year, warns lead climate adviser – The Guardian – 26/12/2016

A year after severe floods in wake of Storm Desmond, John Krebs says ministers still have no coherent long-term plan to deal with it.

Source:  The Guardian, 2016/12/26

By |January 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Extreme rainfall risks could triple in the U.S. under climate change, scientists warn – The Washington Post – 05/12/2016

U.S. residents may want to start preparing for a stormier future, scientists say. According to a new study, future climate change could cause an increase in extreme precipitation events throughout much of the country — in fact, these events could become up to five times more frequent in some areas.

Source:  The Washington Post, 2016/12/05

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Climate change will stir ‘unimaginable’ refugee crisis: experts – Malaysia Sun – 04/12/2016

We hear about the continued effects of climate change all the time, but The Guardian reports military experts have another warning, Egadget said. The group said that even if the rise in global warming is held under 2 degrees Celsius, there still could be a major humanitarian crisis to sort out. That figure is widely [...]

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |