Sovereign parametric insurance can finance disaster response when extreme weather events like droughts or hurricanes cause emergencies in developing countries.
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. One climate researcher experienced some of the impacts firsthand in Svalbard.
This Month in Climate Science summarizes significant new research and provides a clearer picture of the threats posed by climate change. Studies published in July 2019, the world's hottest month on record, show that U.S. residents will see double or triple the number of days exceeding 100 degrees F.
This Month in Climate Science summarizes significant new research and gives a clearer picture of the threats posed by climate change. Studies published in February 2019 reveal the first mammal extinction caused by climate change, shifting bird migrations, disintegrating clouds and more.
The latest scientific research shows how a melting Arctic could be contributing to extreme winter weather.
This Month in Climate Science summarizes significant new research and gives a clearer picture of the threats posed by climate change. Some findings from December 2018 include more record wet and dry months, record carbon emissions in 2018, and thick Arctic sea ice declining by 95 percent.
This year we learned, once again, that climate change is not a distant phenomenon. It is here right now.
Communities in Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre are particularly vulnerable to flooding and other climate risks. A new tool helps them find ways to adapt that also benefit the poorest members of society.
Scientists have known for years that global warming can exacerbate storms. But our understanding of the connection between hurricanes and climate change has evolved significantly in just the past year.
Parts of the United States are experiencing blizzard and frigid temperatures, possibly spurred by climatic changes. It's reminiscent of the types of extreme conditions we witnessed over and over last year.
In the last weeks, we've seen deadly heat waves and wildfires in the U.S. West, massive floods in South Asia and the ravages of hurricanes in the Caribbean. What does science tell us about the links between these extreme weather events and a changing climate?
Global average temperatures have now exceeded the 20th-century average every month for the past 32 years!
In this episode of the WRI Podcast, we learn about how mayors are leading the fight for climate resiliency, and what they need to succeed.
A major new paper released by the World Resources Institute today presents a policy roadmap for the Trump administration and Congress to support local and state efforts to enhance resilience to climate change.
The U.S. government has spent $375 billion over the past decade in direct costs due to extreme weather. New WRI research outlines how the federal government and Congress can support local communities at the frontlines of climate impacts.
This paper presents a roadmap of eight priority federal policy opportunities that build on the recommendations from the 2015 Rising Tides Summit, a first-of-its-kind bipartisan gathering of nearly 40 U.S. mayors and local elected officials from 18 of the 23 coastal U.S. states.
The recent forest fire in the Great Smoky Mountains is tragic, but it’s hardly unique. It mirrors a spate of unusual fires that have devastated many parts of the world over the past two years—blazes that may become more common as climate change increases temperatures.
WRI will host a press call with James C. Cason and Dawn Zimmer to discuss new WRI analysis and a policy roadmap for the Trump administration and Congress to support communities in building resilient infrastructure and protecting the American economy and its citizens from climate-impacts.
President Barack Obama has done more to address climate impacts than any of his predecessors, notably in his administration's Climate Action Plan announced in 2013. A key pillar was enhancing resilience to the impacts of a changing climate.
2015 featured some of the most significant climate milestones in human history. From record-high temperatures to atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide not seen in a million years or more to a landmark international agreement to limit global warming, no other year has seen such a stark contrast of climate indicators.