According to the Global Peace Index produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), headquartered in Australia, 971 million people around the world live in areas facing high or very high exposure to climate hazards.
The areas in question have a particularly high risk of cyclones, floods, bushfires, rising sea levels and desertification.
In Australia, where some 2.4 million people are impacted, the greatest risks come from rising sea levels in the south and east, drought and desertification, and hurricanes and cyclones in the north.
According to the report, 60 percent of all the people displaced in 2017 left their homes due to disasters associated with climate, while 40 percent did so due to armed conflicts.
A monument is to be erected to honour the glacier that was first lost to global warming in Iceland. The plaque will feature a note to future generations, as well.
According to the 2018 global report of the International Energy Agency, demand for air conditioning will triple by 2050, which will increase electricity consumption and carbon dioxide emissions and thereby accelerate the rate of global warming.
The situation is worse than we thought – not only in the case of coral reefs, but also in freshwater fish populations.
Scientists have studied mortality data in 27 Chinese cities with high population densities to get an accurate estimate of the effect that global warming of 2 instead of 1.5 degrees Celsius would have on the mortality rate.
Scientists at the Norwegian Polar Institute have found an unprecedented reduction in Svalbard’s population of reindeer in 2019.
An amazing interactive map produced by the BBC allows us to check temperatures projected for 2100 around the globe.
Alpinist Bryan Mestre took an astonishing photo at the end of June, showing a lake in the French Alps that was probably created due to the heat wave that swept Europe.
28,338 species on the planet are threatened with extinction according to the latest red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The absolute temperature record was broken at one of Canada’s northernmost weather stations: 21 degrees Celsius was measured in Nunavut District beyond the Arctic Circle.
According to data from NASA, this year’s was the hottest ever month of June, and July is well on the way to setting the record for the hottest month ever.