A typhoon hits Hong Kong. Scientists warn that the danger ahead isn’t just from supercharged weather catastrophes. A warmer planet increases the chances of "compound events,” where multiple disasters — natural and manmade — occur at the same time or place.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jun 19, 2024
The era of super-wild weather is already here
Floods, wildfires, droughts and heat waves have become more widespread and volatile than before.
Environmental activists from the group Extinction Rebellion demonstrate outside the media center set up for the Group of Seven leaders' summit, in Bari, Italy, on Friday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jun 15, 2024
Experts and activists slam 'pointless' G7 on climate
The Group of Seven rich democracies was assailed for having failed to deliver significant new progress on climate during a summit in Italy.
In Catan: New Energies, players must decide between fossil fuels and clean energy.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jun 15, 2024
In Catan: New Energies, the goal is avoiding climate catastrophe
When put to the test, players were racked by indecision, laying bare the complexity of solving climate change.
A firefighting plane disperses fire retardant over a wildfire in Puertollano, near Tarifa, Spain, on June 4.
Airplanes won't solve Europe's wildfire problem, but prevention might.
Climate change is costing Europe tens of billions of euros per year, and that will rise if nothing is done to reduce emissions and invest in prevention.
A street vendor shelters from the sun on the outskirts of Cairo.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jun 13, 2024
Egypt's extreme heat is an ominous warning for global economies
Experts worry this summer will be even more brutal than last year in Egypt, upending commodities and agriculture.
Solar panels at the Khavda Renewable Energy Park of Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL), in Khavda, India, on April 12
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jun 13, 2024
Climate change funding talks stuck ahead of COP29 summit
Some negotiators have said that ministers could raise the issue at higher level meetings such as G20 ministers' gatherings in Brazil ahead of COP29.
Fire rages after a Russian missile strike in Kyiv on Jan. 2.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jun 13, 2024
Study details emissions resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine
The 175-million-metric-tons estimate the report gave was the equivalent to the annual emissions produced by 90 million cars.

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